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Why Do People Even Like Sena from Haganai Anyway?
Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/6/16

xxJing wrote:


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xxJing wrote:


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Sena gets a bad name because she's beautiful, popular and OCD.


I don't understand why some people hate Sena so much while they adore Yozora.

This isn't a Chitoge vs Onodera thing where both characters are generally nice people.

Sena puts on a conceited facade but everything she tries to do is helpful and nice even if what she says doesn't reflect it. The only one she ever insults is Yozora, and Yozora always starts the fight. Sena is never malicious toward anyone. Hell, during the amusement park episode she even offers to pay for Maria's ticket when they were short one.

Now what I said about Sena can also be said about Yukimura and Rika. They never do anything to really hurt any of the other girls, and they even help out most of the time.

Yozora on the other hand did a crap load of small, but nonetheless malicious, actions against Yukimura, Sena, and she even fooled Maria a bunch of times. Yozora was an asshole. The only reason I can think of that she didn't do anything against Rika was that she knew that she would lose if she tried to pick a fight with her.


He does say the truth. Sena is by far the least flawed and most popular of the potential mates. I think it's sort of a streisand effect on part of the authors bias toward's Sena and her perceived popularity. In short, it's hipsterism, but Yozora is kind of an every man for the troubled, the unloved, and the asshole. She's somewhat sympathetic and she's a fairly entertaining character as well as intelligent. In contrast to Sena, who for some odd reason is the most beautiful, Yozora's academic superior, rarely malicious as the story wants to make us believe, rich, openly loves Kodaka.....do you see where this is going? It's gotten to the point where I don't know if people genuinely like Sena or rather the idea of her and her admit tingly well designed character. I gravitate for the person with the broken past, the bashful tsundere, the timid stepford smiler, the broken bird, and I think a lot of people do like those characters, especially those that play VNs that generally revolve around this trope. As far as I know Sena never had to deal with the stuff Yozora has done in the slightest.


I guess it's different characters for different people.

I tend to enjoy stories either about a character who is put into a shit situation and manages to end up on top through their will power (Shonen). Or About characters who are gifted and try to fix a shitty world.

I hate stories about people who were put into a shitty situations and decide to make things shittier for everyone.


Sena by herself isn't a very interesting character in my opinion without Yozora. Sena is way too perfect for me to like her. I goddamn hate perfect people that the entire story works around, I.E. No Game No Life. Much of what got me hooked on Haganai was the groups interaction, but to see it so one sided all of a sudden where Yozora can not even blast an insult without breaking into tears and running is exactly why I given up on the series. The author didn't preserve the precious to and fro of these characters and that's why I think quality control is sorely needed.

Everything that has happened happened because of Yozora, and I feel that she was an entertaining character that deserved better.
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Posted 2/6/16

xxJing wrote:

Yozora on the other hand did a crap load of small, but nonetheless malicious, actions against Yukimura, Sena, and she even fooled Maria a bunch of times. Yozora was an asshole. The only reason I can think of that she didn't do anything against Rika was that she knew that she would lose if she tried to pick a fight with her.


Just remember though that Sena ruined Yozora's plan to get reacquainted with Kodaka. The whole thing was set up for that one purpose. Yozora however didn't think anybody would see, understand and want to join the club. I don't hate any of the characters. Sena doesn't bother me at all except maybe for the OCD part.
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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/9/16

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Sena by herself isn't a very interesting character in my opinion without Yozora. Sena is way too perfect for me to like her. I goddamn hate perfect people that the entire story works around, I.E. No Game No Life. Much of what got me hooked on Haganai was the groups interaction, but to see it so one sided all of a sudden where Yozora can not even blast an insult without breaking into tears and running is exactly why I given up on the series. The author didn't preserve the precious to and fro of these characters and that's why I think quality control is sorely needed.

Everything that has happened happened because of Yozora, and I feel that she was an entertaining character that deserved better.


I can agree with you there. I spoiled the rest of the LN for myself and I really can't accept the author's ending as canon because it's so stupid. It's like 10x as idiotic as Oreimo's ending.
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Posted 2/6/16
I liked her because her character is funny and has a lot of the best gags. This is mainly a comedy series right? This thread seems to be over thinking it a bit.
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I liked her because her character is funny and has a lot of the best gags. This is mainly a comedy series right? This thread seems to be over thinking it a bit.


Comedy / Drama 50/50 like Oregairu
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Posted 2/6/16

xxJing wrote:


Balzack wrote:

I liked her because her character is funny and has a lot of the best gags. This is mainly a comedy series right? This thread seems to be over thinking it a bit.


Comedy / Drama 50/50 like Oregairu


I don't buy for a second that Haganai is 50% drama.
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I love the whole cast. Think they are all hilarious and endearing in their own, messed up, ways, haha.

They are a bunch of lovable misfits who have zany adventures and make even the mundane amusing.
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Rika best girl.

Agreed. Liked her in the first series, loved her in the second.

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I like her hair.
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I like her hair.


YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

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Posted 2/6/16 , edited 2/7/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:

Sena is clearly a pedophile with no respect to Kobato's boundaries. Therefore, she is a pedophile in nature and in actions. One might say it is played for comedy, but people hate Patrick Star from Spongebob for being such an asshole.

Oh, but let me guess. She's BEAUTIFUL. I guess it's easy to excuse beautiful people when they're suffering from Affluenza, huh? No but seriously, Yozora gets hated on for being a bitch, but wouldn't you be a bitch if said love triangle story was so freaking biased?


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LionelJeid wrote:

I like her hair.


YOU SHUT YOUR MOUTH!

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All right, fine.

I like her boobs.
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Posted 2/6/16
Wait wait wait...people hate Patrick Star?
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Posted 2/7/16

PeripheralVisionary wrote:
That makes no sense. Reality and western media have no 1:1 relationship either.

Westerners think fiction and reality must maintain a 1:1 relationship, as evidenced by you treating Sena as if she was a real person in the real world.
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