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Dating Nagisa Furukawa: A Valentine’s Day Thought Experiment
Nagisa Furukawa has long been held up as the ideal “waifu” in the anime community. Though there may be detractors among CLANNAD fans with some fans calling her a cockroach, probably in reference to her antennae hair (TVTropes, 2017), there is little doubt that there is a larger number of fans who would definitely hail her as the ideal girl to bring home.
In conjunction with Valentine’s day, the authors of this paper have decided to put forward an interesting conjecture. How would a date with Nagisa Furukawa work out based on personality traits determined by a generic personality test? We have chosen Tomoya Okazaki as a case example.
An extensive review of the literature was conducted. The databases, Google and TVTropes were used. The keywords included “Personality”, “Nagisa”, “Tomoya”, “Furukawa”, “Okazaki”.
The inclusion criteria was Internet posts from diehard anime fans.
The exclusion criteria appropriately included search items which had the term “Your waifu is s***” and similar.
382,000 results were found. After abstract and full text reading, 3 posts were chosen which had the relevant information.
We have chosen Tomoya Okazaki as our hypothetical suitor. A brief trip to the Internet says that his personality is ISTP, hence the “Virtuoso”. There are several inferences that can be obtained based on his actions in the series.
One of Tomoya’s first projects, was to draw dango faces on ordinary dangos so that they would look like the “Big Dango Family” for Nagisa. So that’s a plus, Tomoya making use of his personality’s natural ability to fashion a gift for her is a great use of his talents.
ISFJ’s have a strong commitment to relationships once they are established (16Personalities.com, 2017) . Tomoya was also fortunate in that he was able to elicit this trait in Nagisa when he selflessly helped Nagisa in the saving of the drama club.
However, the scope of this paper is to evaluate how a proper first date would go between them. As no official “date” in the strictest sense ever occurred between them in the series. We postulate that such an event would be unable to occur due to interference of third parties and unforeseen bouts of illness.
Despite that, the authors are confident that a Sakura tree lined lane would probably be the most appropriate venue for the date. And that the date would occur awkwardly, but mainly focus on the life happenings of the couple.
The authors have attempted to evaluate the Nagisa Furukawa date experiment using Tomoya Okazaki as a baseline. The two are a perfect couple and a date would most likely be a simple one along a tree-lined path.
None, except that the authors are diehard CLANNAD fans.
Probably would get rejected by the supervisor before it reaches the editors.
I noticed that you took down this post when I tried to look for it during lunchtime. Probably had some editing to do.
Cheers to a Happy Singles Awareness Day.
For me, I’m a INFJ/ENFJ, depending on my mood. So, either the “Advocate” or the “Protagonist” with notable figures like Martin Luther King Jr. on one side and Barack Obama on the other. I swing more towards Introverted nowadays. Had to do a online test to re-check. Though, honestly, I’ve been doing these personality tests on and off since 2013. I notice that high scores in each aspect of the BIG 4 tend to stay constant but borderline scores tend to change depending on your mood and life situation.
By the way, you should check out the Clannad Side Stories. (Perhaps for this anniversary). May I recommend the first story (Nagisa’s story) and the last story (Ushio’s story).
Catch you around.
I may be done with my schooling, but even though I’m in industry, I’m still game for reading papers and peer review processes. Here, the study would be rejected because it’s incomplete, and the comparison metrics are too rudimentary. The reviewer notes would say that while interesting, the study would need to be a little more comprehensive and use more data 😛
Jokes notwithstanding, I hope I didn’t waste too much of your time with the prompt that posts such as these can motivate. Tomoya and Nagisa did go on exactly such a date in a CLANNAD OVA, “The Events Of Summer Holidays”, and it’s a simple one that suits both of them. I wanted to see in general what dating an INFP would be like, as that was motivated by the page quote, and used Nagisa to make a tangible picture happen for said date.
The post was taken down because my iPad formats the date wrong, and tried to publish this to a week ago, which is when I laid down the post’s basic structure and created the entry in WordPress.
I’m getting old, and single though I may be, I don’t really dislike this holiday as much as I used to, so I’m content to celebrate it in full even without a partner. Knowing there is love and care out there means the world to me.
For my personality, I’ve done at least six different versions of the test on different days over a different time span, and I get ISTJ every time. I’m very introverted and very judging, while being mostly sensing and thinking. Consistency is something I think of as an asset, but whether or not that informs how I perform on these tests is left as a topic for another day.
Finally, I’ve noticed that CLANNAD is on sale on Steam right now for 60 percent off. I think that’s a pretty kickass deal. Chances are, I’ll want to beat it first before attempting the side stories, which are also on sale.
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I was afraid of that prospect. I guess if I were lucky, I could get into the opinion section of a journal.
No worries about the time lost, it would’ve gone to another session of single player Civ V anyway. I already have 600 hours clocked in, doubt it would make a difference.
I don’t remember seeing that episode. Though, that might be motivated by the fact that I used to watch these episodes from YouTube.
As for relationships, I’ve recently been rejected for the last time by a girl I’ve been chasing for 3 years. But, at least, it’s a fresh start.
You should definitely try out CLANNAD. Though, I think you might want to have a strategy guide with you to unlock after story. I bought CLANNAD when it first came out, launch price. (Though, I was more shut up and take my money)
On second thought, I might have to put CLANNAD on hold even after I buy it: I’m up to my eyeballs in good games right now…between Far Cry 4, a return to Sim City 4, beating the Valkyria Chronicles DLC, and eying TitanFall 2, there’s lots to do 😛
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You should play it on a lazy evening. 😛
It’s very fun to watch Tomoya and Sunohara playing the fool.
And the VC DLC is hard. The empire soldiers are weaker than you think.
She is a definite Fi-dom clashing with the group’s values at times such as her decision to drop the Drama Club and give birth to Ushio at home. Her aversion to change screams Se-blindness. Nagisa is the textbook sentimental idealist.
She is INFP alright, Fi is definitely her dominant function. If she were to be an Fe user, she’d consider the emotions around her and adjust to them. Nagisa doesn’t, she does the opposite which is to project how SHE feels onto others without considering them.
Unlike Madoka, she actually fits Jung’s definition in every single way. Fi can be just as selfless, she’s very self-conscious about her emotional system. Fe is detached from such as it’s completely external. And the Intuitive aspect you described is pretty much obvious Ne in the top 2 functions.