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What is Waifu/concept/elaboration

Anime and manga are a type of Japanese comic that has followers all over the world. The drawing style of both genres is very precise and particular, as the characters are presented with a strong personality . In the anime and manga world, waifu is a female character. The word waifu is equivalent to wife, as it is a modification of the word wife in English. 

Anime and manga lovers have a special connection with their favorite characters

Otaku is a fan of this type of comic and expresses their emotional connection when the character is a Waifu. Somehow, he falls in love with a waifu because he is attracted to her, whether because of her physical appearance, her personality, or for other reasons.

On occasion, this kind of feeling projected onto fictional characters can escalate into fanaticism. In fact, there are young people who have become so obsessed with a waifu that they have committed suicide.

Every year new female characters appear and some become waifus of the otakus. If we take as a reference the case of waifu Asuna created by the Japanese manga Reki Kawahara, it is a young woman with long brown and orange hair, with expressive eyes, who dresses in red and white, uses a sword called Luz Lambent and has a servant character.

Unreal wives and husbands

The male version of a waifu is a husbando, a word formed by husband or husband in English. The issue of virtual wives and husbands may initially attract attention. However, this is not something as strange as it seems at first glance.

In the first place , the waifus and husbandos arouse interest among teenagers. As you know, in the phase adolescence the feelings and emotions are experienced in a very intense way.

On the other hand, falling in love with a fictional character is not a rarity or a pathology, since in the history of literature many male and female characters have become objects of desire for readers.

Thus, anyone can fall in love with Dona Inés by José Zorrilla, Jean Eyre by Charlotte Brontë or Christian Gray the illustrious character in the novel “Fifty Shades of Grey” by EL James (many women from all over the world in recent years fantasized about this character from literary fiction and declared him their ideal partner).

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