July 26, 2018, 2:08 p.m.
My personal opinion on Kurumi Ohnuma (very long)
My feelings towards Kurumi Ohnuma is... I can't find the right word for it, I'm so conflicted
On one hand, all I know about her is that she's not much more than a moeblob with not much personality and is usually only used for fanservice. I mean, most of her cards in Mobamas is really fanservicey. I don't mind the fanservice but IMO it's kinda sad because she doesn't have much more than that, but maybe that's the entire point of her character?
On the other hand, I can't take my eyes off her, and I think "This can't be all she has, right? Surely she has some degree of character depth I haven't discovered yet, right?". I tried to look for more info on her but all I have are the commus in Deresute, not much more. Those commus helped a little and that's fine, but maybe I expected too much? At least I know that some kids bullied her in the first memorial commu which might explain her crying tendencies
It's as if I want to like her but I can't like her the same way I like my other favorites, even though I normally really love other idols who are shy and can cry easily (Hanayo K., Yukiho H., Karen S.). Heck, I don't even know if I actually like her or not. It's like I got drawn to her mostly out of pity and not because of her more positive aspects, but then again I might be biased because unvoiced CG girls generally gets much less attention
With the 3 idols I mentioned, their shyness is backed by other personality traits (Hanayo's passion for idols, Yukiho being a caring "older sister" figure to younger idols, Karen's desire to show that even girls like her can be an idol despite having confidence issues, etc) and that helps me relate to them now and make me like them more. On the other hand, Kurumi reminds me more of my younger self when I was 4 or 5, and now I can't relate to her at all and that leaves me with not much else to like. At least she's really cute when she smiles...