Here comes another question following the anime club discussion we had a few weeks back! Though this time I’d like to throw out the question of OTPs. You see, the other day I was added to a list on Twitter called AZ Hell, which I admit, I kind of still reside in, but even more than that I am currently obsessed with Diamond no Ace.
Now, if you haven’t heard of it, Diamond no Ace is a sports anime focused on a ball of sunshine named Sawamura Eijun who goes to Seido, a powerhouse high school in Tokyo, in order to develop his skills as a pitcher. The ultimate goal is to become the team’s Ace and lead them to victory at the Koushien championships.
I actually wrote up a first impression a few months back and need to get a mid-season reaction/thoughts post written up soon. And considering all the junk I recently bought it would be more accurate to say I’m in Daiya Hell (and I’m loving every minute of it), but how does this relate to OTPs? Well, my current OTP just happens to be Miyuki x Sawamura
Gah, don’t look at me like that! I never said the OTP had to be canon! 😛
Some days after being in Daiya Hell I realized I needed to consume some MiyuSawa doujinshi and soon (because pictures and fanfiction just weren’t enough anymore). That’s when I found an LJ community. Basically they translate fanbooks for hungry fans like myself and make them available for our Daiya Hell needs!
Except that there was a catch: I had to explain why I loved MiyuSawa and/or Diamond no Ace. The answer had to be at least a paragraph long and if the moderators deemed the answer insufficient we would not be allowed access into the group.
I have to admit I was seriously freaking out over being rejected! But here’s what I came up with (as I continued writing I realized I had more to say but didn’t want to send them too much):
I was looking for some MiyuSawa doujin and found this page. I just recently started watching Diamond no Ace and instantly fell in love with both Miyuki and Sawamura. Sawamura because he’s so enthusiastic about baseball and playing with the people he loves and cares about, the way he defends his friends from even bad talk from others. I also thought Miyuki was really interesting when he was first shown and I was curious. He was a first year catcher but the scout woman (sorry blanking on her name right now), specifically said he could draw out Sawamura’s potential. After that, I just couldn’t help but ship them both. The way Sawamura decides to go to Seido after his encounter with Miyuki and Azuma, and how he wants Miyuki to catch for him, going so far as to be bratty towards the decision to pair him with Chris.
Then there’s also Miyuki who appears to keep people at a distance with his jokingly nature but then he’ll have sudden burst of emotions, like the time when Sawamura insulted Chris or the time Sawamura ignored Miyuki while playing. He’s also really reliable and quick on his feet, very logical compared to Sawamura who’s all about emotions.
Also, I just started reading the manga!
I know there’s not much eloquence to my terrible response but it got me in, and maybe I’ll get more into detail explaining why I love these two later on (post idea!) but for now this’ll be the teaser. This question has also inspired me to re-watch the little of season 1 that I’ve already watched, just so that I can find some MiSawa moments! 😀
And now I’d like to extend the question to you all! Who is your current OTP? (I know OTP means one true pairing but singulars have never been part of my vocabulary). Is this your ultimate OTP or is it the couple you’re most obsessed with now? Why? Is it cannon? How did you come to love them? Are you a multi-shipper or do you guard your OTPs like a demon?
Have you done something like what I did with the LJ community? Be it to a friend, on social media, your blog, etc? What else do you want to tell me? I’m open to just about anything, and who knows, maybe we have some similar ships! 😀
Oh and if anyone is curious as to why I’m in Daiya Hell…I’m not pointing any fingers but someone named
Shiroyuni got me hooked, haha! I somehow stumbled upon her blog and read her article The Sales Pitch for Sports (Part 1): Reasons Why You Should Watch Sports Anime and Part 2: Finding the Sports Anime You Want, we talked for a bit, and DnA was recommended…Now we freak out over how amazing and handsome Miyuki is :3
I blame her, haha! Definitely check out her content 🙂