June 2018 | Rikka Takanashi

June 2018 | Rikka Takanashi

This month’s best girl is someone you’ve likely seen on the internet. Like many other best girls, she’s an endless fountain (is that a term?) of reaction GIFs. The anime is Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! and the best girl, who is also the main girl of the anime, is Rikka Takanashi.

She suffers from what is known as ‘Eighth Grader Syndrome’ because apparently in Japan, eighth graders are all lunatics. Rikka thinks she is a sorceress possessed by the Tyrant’s Eye (which is why she wears the eye patch). Despite her mental failings, she’s unbelievably adorable and does unbelievably adorable things, the least of which is having those shoes with the roller skates in them. I don’t know why, but I find that cute as fudge.

If you’ve not seen Chuunibyou, I highly recommend it. It’s funny, it’s cute, it has feels, and unlike a lot of great shows, it actually has a second season.

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