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Momiji Sohma – Rabbit Form – Fruits Basket

Momiji Sohma, aged 15, is the rabbit of the Chinese zodiac. His father, one of the richer members of the Sohma family, is Japanese, while his mother is German (they speak German and Japanese in the manga, but only Japanese in the anime). Momiji is depicted as a cute, cheerful, androgynous boy who hides a sad family life behind his sunny demeanor. In an author’s note, Takaya described him as “the most comfortable” of the Sohmas with his spirit possession, and “the most successful of the boys.” Momiji is older than he initially appears, and Tohru is surprised to learn he is only a year younger than she is. To Kyo’s horror, Momiji wears the girl’s version of their high school uniform with shorts instead of a skirt, until he has a growth spurt at the start of his second year and switches to the boy’s uniform. He lives alone inside the Sohma family compound, and was raised by servants. His mother learned about the zodiac curse when she first held him, just after he was born, and was repulsed; she later had Hatori erase her memory that Momiji is her son. Because of this, his younger sister, Momo, is unaware he is her older brother, even though she is interested in him. Despite his upbringing, Momiji is insightful about others and emotionally strong. Momiji takes to Tohru very quickly, even hugging her when they are formally introduced despite his curse. He sometimes helps Tohru at her evening job as an office cleaner in one of his father’s buildings, and once substitutes for her when she is sick with a cold. He is very fond of Tohru, and even defies Akito to protect her. He later warns Kyo that if he does not act on his feelings for Tohru, someone else, such as himself, might steal her away; in the final chapter, Momiji tells Hatsuharu and Rin that he hopes to find a girlfriend as wonderful as Tohru. He plays the violin. Takaya derived his name from the ninth month of the traditional Japanese calendar, momijitsuki or “autumn leaves month”; he was supposed to have been named after the third month, the month of the rabbit, but according to the author, she mixed up his and Kureno’s positions in the zodiac. Voiced by: Ayaka Saitō (Japanese), Kimberly Grant (English)

–From Wikipedia

This is Momiji’s rabbit form and is eminently snuggleable!

Momiji Sohma – Fruits Basket

Momiji Sohma, aged 15, is the rabbit of the Chinese zodiac. His father, one of the richer members of the Sohma family, is Japanese, while his mother is German (they speak German and Japanese in the manga, but only Japanese in the anime). Momiji is depicted as a cute, cheerful, androgynous boy who hides a sad family life behind his sunny demeanor. In an author’s note, Takaya described him as “the most comfortable” of the Sohmas with his spirit possession, and “the most successful of the boys.” Momiji is older than he initially appears, and Tohru is surprised to learn he is only a year younger than she is. To Kyo’s horror, Momiji wears the girl’s version of their high school uniform with shorts instead of a skirt, until he has a growth spurt at the start of his second year and switches to the boy’s uniform. He lives alone inside the Sohma family compound, and was raised by servants. His mother learned about the zodiac curse when she first held him, just after he was born, and was repulsed; she later had Hatori erase her memory that Momiji is her son. Because of this, his younger sister, Momo, is unaware he is her older brother, even though she is interested in him. Despite his upbringing, Momiji is insightful about others and emotionally strong. Momiji takes to Tohru very quickly, even hugging her when they are formally introduced despite his curse. He sometimes helps Tohru at her evening job as an office cleaner in one of his father’s buildings, and once substitutes for her when she is sick with a cold. He is very fond of Tohru, and even defies Akito to protect her. He later warns Kyo that if he does not act on his feelings for Tohru, someone else, such as himself, might steal her away; in the final chapter, Momiji tells Hatsuharu and Rin that he hopes to find a girlfriend as wonderful as Tohru. He plays the violin. Takaya derived his name from the ninth month of the traditional Japanese calendar, momijitsuki or “autumn leaves month”; he was supposed to have been named after the third month, the month of the rabbit, but according to the author, she mixed up his and Kureno’s positions in the zodiac. Voiced by: Ayaka Saitō (Japanese), Kimberly Grant (English)

–From Wikipedia

Haku – Spirited Away

This doll is of Haku from the movie Spirited Away by Studio Ghibli. This is his human form in the movie. He also has a dragon form which is in the works as well.

Matt – Death Note

Matt, whose real name is Mail Jeevas, is a consort of Mello’s. A character in the manga and anime versions, Matt was also a former resident of Wammy’s orphanage; Ohba described him as the “third most talented member” of the house. Matt is Mello’s helper as Matt performs espionage work and acts as an accomplice in Takada’s kidnapping, which results in his death when he is shot by Takada’s bodyguards. He is voiced by Tomohiro Nishimura in the Japanese anime and by Drew Nelson in English dub.

According to How to Read, Matt enjoys video games and isn’t outgoing. He also seems to be a chain smoker. He uses his last breath to smoke his cigarette. He is also behind Near and Mello in succeeding L.

Ohba said that he created Matt because when Mello started to act alone Ohba believed that he would find difficulty in advancing the story unless Mello had a character to interact with. Ohba said that to a reader Matt may appear to play video games and have no other actions, but he said that Matt’s existence was “important” in the story. In response to a question inquiring about which characters the creators had the most difficulty creating, Ohba cited Matt and said “I didn’t even know what kind of person he was!”

Obata said that he did not receive advance notice regarding Matt, who had the character concept of “a young man who loves gaming and doesn’t really care much about the world.” Obata said that he remembered seeing the thumbnails and asking his editor “Who’s this character?!” The thumbnails gave Matt a bowl haircut and goggles; Obata instead drew “what I liked.” Obata added that he could “create Matt naturally” as he had a “he probably won’t do much” mentality regarding characters introduced in the Near and Mello arc. His birthday is February 1, 1990.

From the Wikipedia

Alucard – Hellsing

Alucard is a fictional character in the Hellsing anime and manga series created by Kohta Hirano and is the main protagonist of the Hellsing franchise.

The most powerful member of the Hellsing organization, Alucard is no ordinary vampire, as it is implied he is the most powerful vampire currently in existence. He usually dresses in a Victorian fashion, including a charcoal suit, leather riding boots, and a flamboyant and intricately knotted red bowtie, covered by a long red over-coat. He also wears a red fedora hat with a wide, floppy brim and a pair of circular, heavily yellow tinted, wire-framed sunglasses. However, he does wear other outfits. He has a vast range of supernatural techniques and is an expert gunfighter, his enhanced strength allows him to wield pistols too heavy for regular mortals too handle. He fights with ferocity and often extreme cruelty, rarely shooting to kill until his target has been totally disabled and humiliated. He has a massive ego, and frequently gives enemies more than one chance to kill him before retaliating, if only to demonstrate his enormous powers. He is devoted to his master, Integra Hellsing, and gets along well with the butler Walter C. Dornez. He also has feelings of affection towards his fledgling, Seras Victoria.

–From Wikipedia

Integra Hellsing – Hellsing

Lady Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, more commonly, Integra Hellsing, is one of the main characters from the anime and manga series Hellsing. In both the TV series and OVA series, her Japanese voice is provided by Yoshiko Sakakibara and Kaori Mizuhashi (who plays young Integra), while her English voice in both is done by Victoria Harwood and Tricia Dickson. Her prototype appears as a Nazi in one of Kouta Hirano’s earlier works, HIANDLOW.

Lady Integra Hellsing is a 22-year-old noblewoman member of the Protestant Knights who is the head and last member of the Hellsing family, the Bureau Director of the Hellsing Organization, and the current master of Hellsing’s vampire, Alucard. Integra is usually a collected individual, rarely allowing her emotions to get in the way of business. However, she is sometimes prone to fits of anger. The Hellsing family is “on a mission from God,” and she values her duties to protect the United Kingdom and the Anglican Church above everything else. For her, failure is not tolerated, especially her own. She runs the Hellsing Organization with charisma and patriotism, and she is one of the few people who can stand up to the force of Alucard’s personality and command his respect.

–From Wikipedia

Catbus – My Neighbor Totoro

The Catbus (or Neko no basu) is one of the two most recognizable characters in the Studio Ghibli film My Neighbor Totoro (Tonari no Totoro), directed by Hayao Miyazaki. It is a large creature, depicted as a grinning cat with a hollow body that serves as a bus, complete with windows and seats coated with fur, and a large bushy tail. A door magically appears when a person would like to board it to travel. With its multiple caterpillar-like legs, it runs, flies, bounces, and hops across forests and lakes to reach its destination, making whole rice fields sway in its wake. Its eyes shine a yellow light brightly like headlamps to guide it. Mice with glowing eyes suspended next to its destination sign and from its rump serve as running and tail lights. The Catbus is visibly male in one scene (minutes 79-81). However it is most certain a female due to the fact it gave birth to the Kittenbus. With its large elongated smile and its ability to appear and disappear at will, Catbus is very reminiscent of the Cheshire Cat from Alice in Wonderland. Often used to transport Totoros, in the film it makes an exception to help the O-Totoro, who asked it to help Satsuki find her lost sister Mei (“next stop, little sister”). After the sisters are reunited, the Catbus volunteers to whisk Mei and Satsuki over the countryside to see their mother in the hospital, who was (presumably) suffering from tuberculosis. When the Catbus finally leaves them, its body fades into the evening shadows. The Catbus was also featured in the short 20-minute film Mei and the Kittenbus (Mei to Konekobasu), which is shown only in the Ghibli Museum. In the film Mei, the younger sister, meets the child of the original Catbus, which is simply named Kittenbus. It is just large enough to fit Mei in, and can only stir up dust devils. They fly into the forest with many other cat-based vehicles, including different types of catbuses and cattrains, which are carrying Totoro and many other forest spirits to a catliner, which is depicted as an ancient cat. Mei meets O-Totoro and befriends the catliner, before returning to her home in the kittenbus. The catbus has been produced as a popular plush toy, and as a con-vehicle.

–From Wikipedia