too bad she doesn't have enough fanarts because nips hate her
She doesn't have much western fan art either. No love for the shiny. But I'm stubborn
I don't get it. Her design is great, she was one of the most dynamic and interesting characters in the series, even outside of Sunshine, and yet she gets the least fanart.
Am I just missing something?
All my favorite characters tend to be unpopular, so maybe I just have bad taste.
Nah man everything you said is right, I've been asking myself why she's unpopular since before the anime even ended. Once the 3rd Year story REALLY started it was clear she was one of the few characters with a lot more depth.
But for some reason everyone is obsessed with Kanan and You, aka the characters with the most boring designs and with the least development period. I do not get it. I do not.
I like Hanamaru a lot as well, and she's actually kinda popular, but again, she's not a very dynamic character.
At least her design is cute, and she almost looks a little chubby sometimes, which I love. She also reminds me of Mugi in a lot of ways, which is probably why I like her so much.
Also, don't worry about the borders of pic related. That's how the original is.
I also really like Maru, I'm glad she's pretty popular too. And I like Riko and Yoshiko too and they also seem pretty popular. I still hurt over how close Yoshiko was to winning that third PV centre competition only to lose to fucking Kanan at the very end...
I mean they all have something to like about them but man, how can a character as good as Mari get such little love?
and solo Mari to make up for not-so-solo last pic
She's half japanese and nips tend to nitpick that. Also nips like onedimensional characters and Mari is a "complex" one: she hides her insecurities behind a wacky blonde persona.
You're right, but that's why I was wondering why is Eli so popular, then. She's partly Russian and one of the more complex members of µ's. Eli and Nozomi are both really popular and Mari reminds me quite a bit of both of them..
I mean she kind of is, at least in terms of development. She goes from doing things because she feels she needs to, to finally letting herself do what she wants. She gets over her bitterness regarding her ballet days, and stops being such an ass about dancing and learns to just have fun with it and appreciate different kinds, and she definitely opens up more, going from only really having Nozomi as a friend to opening up entirely to the rest of µ's.
I think she seems pretty popular on her own though...She gets a lot of solo fan art and not just NozoEli (unlike Mari who mostly gets KanaMari or 3rd Year fan art), and either she sells a lot of figures or Alter has a huge crush on her.
Plus she's really popular with the Western fan base as far as I've seen when it comes down to polls, and that's more than can be said for Mari.
I'm starting to run out of Mari pictures