Anime Idol: Week 9

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12 hopefuls. Only 3 remain to be voted out.
It’s Anime Idol’s ninth week!

After a considerable number of anime characters, we’ve come down to twelve hopefuls to vie for the prestige of becoming the first Anime Idol.

Two weeks ago, we’ve introduced the contestants. Each week, they will be put through a test to determine which should be properly idolized by the growing otaku community. Those who are not able to get enough merit would not move on and would be eliminated.

Last week, Usagi was left to muster enough courage to move on. But who leaves us forever this week?

But first, here’s a hint of the character attitude we’re looking for:

Our strength grows out of our weaknesses

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Have you guessed the attitude we’re looking for on Week 9?



Even the strongest of strong will always have a weakness. It’s a negatory side to things positive, providing a sense of balance.

And so Anime Idol turns the table to look for the one Idol hopeful who possess the least amount of strength—of heart, mind, and body.

For it is the only through weakness that strength can be discovered.

And after much deliberation, it seems the choice was obvious…

Week 9 Out - Naruto

Despite the strong power of the fox-demon dwelling within Naruto Uzumaki’s body, he may have to learn to muster up the courage to face the biggest obstacles. In a matter of speaking, he needs to be as strong-hearted as the other Idol hopefuls to whom he has just lost.

It is indeed another case of “being young and fragile” and unfortunately for Naruto, he will need to grow older to be as tough as his remaining Idol hopefuls.

Yet we see a potential in this young man. Having grown up with problems too big for any kid, and still facing tougher trials while in his teens, we are certain that the name Naruto Uzumaki would become a legend someday.

As for the moment however, sad as we may be, Anime Idol bids farewell to one of the most beloved ninja in anime.

Anime Idol reaches its climactic turn. Next week, only two remains…

Anime Idol Round - Week 9

Who will be the last two standing?

This is the clue for Week 10 and the last for this competition:

Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.

~ Leo F. Buscaglia