Okay tonight's tribute is a Mega-Post dedicated to Yuno Gasai from the Anime Future Diary aka Mirai Nikki.
This Lucky character is Ouji Kousaka. He makes the mistake of calling Yuno and her friends ugly leading to him getting kicked around a bit. More of him in the next post as well. ^_^
(Ok Tremendous Thank Yous to Both Match25 (The Legendary Master of Sole Shots) and His Divine Shadow for recommending the Anime Character and scenes used in this tribute. Included in this post are scenes from Future Diary Episode 3, 7 and the Mirai Nikki Redial OVA)
Warning: It's impossible to Cover Yuno thoroughly without delving into major spoilers for the Future Diary series. I've tried to keep it as cryptic as possible hiding the major plot twists with a spoiler link you can activate but you still may want to watch this anime first before you read this entry. ^_^;
Future Diary is a Psychological Thriller/Drama anime that involves the main character, Yukiteru "Yuki" Amano, receiving a diary that can tell the future. While that seems like a cool ability to have, the diary comes with a caveat. Other people have been given future diaries as well and the diary owners are expected to fight and kill each other. The Last Diary Owner to survive the Death Match would become the New God of Time and Space.
Yuno Gasai is Yuki's classmate. She has a crush on him and does her best to protect him. She is a Future Diary owner as well possessing the Stalker diary which allows her to know what is happening to Yuki at any time. While it seems like she has his best interests at heart, she also seems to have her own agenda.
It should be noted that Yuno is the poster character for the Yandere trope. A Yandere relationship is basically a Romantic Crush Gone Wrong. In Yuno's case her affection goes beyond wanting to protect him and wishing for the best for him. She is willing to murder anyone she perceives as a threat to her relationship with Yuki and even drugs him and ties him up just so that she can be with him. ^_^; I guess it's kinky in a way but dangerous too.
Despite her psychotic tendencies Yuno still sort of falls into the role of Heroine in the anime. She is revealed as having a tragic background so you sort of understand why Yuki is willing to overlook/forgive her for her psychotic behavior. It's kind of sweet in a way. It doesn't hurt that she's really easy on the eyes.
Interesting Sidenote/Trivia: The Characters in Future Diary were inspired by the Roman Gods. For Example Yukiteru was inspired by Jupiter (The Roman Equivalent of the God Zeus) and Yuno was inspired by Juno (Who is the Roman Equivalent of the Goddess Hera).
Having watched Future Diary all the way through, I can vouch that it's a really good series. It's very exciting and dramatic and once you start this anime... you'll be pretty much hooked until the end of it.
Ok that's all for tonight. Watch out for Yanderes everyone and as always more to come soon!