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What does it mean to be an Ara-Ara Waifu? Four Examples impossible not to Love

Ara Ara~~~♥

Akeno, from High School DxD, smiling
High School DxD, Season 1, Episode 4 || Credits: High School DxD Wiki

You probably have already heard this expression in anime, haven’t you?

You’ve probably heard this expression in anime, haven’t you?

But did you know there is a special category of female waifus who are remarkable for saying this expression?

These ladies are often collected, confident, and sometimes more mature. They can say this seemingly ordinary expression in such a sexy way that many otakus would gladly take orders from them!

What does “Ara Ara” mean?

The sexy expression “Ara Ara” (あらあら) is a common interjection used by Japanese ladies to express a specific range of emotions mildly. The translation would be “My, my…”, “Oh, my…”, “Oh, dear…” and other similar phrases.

Depending on the intonation, “ara ara” could express various emotions, such as surprise, disbelief, annoyance, and motherly affection towards children.

In anime, refined and composed women often use the expression flirtatiously or cynically, making them seem wiser or superior to others. Their confidence and gentleness are weapons to get anyone at their feet.

That’s the magic of Ara Ara!

I have selected some of the best ara ara waifus from anime, so you can truly feel the seductive power of it!

Shinobu Kocho - Demon Slayer

Shinobu, from Demon Slayer, with a calm smile
Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba, Season 1, Episode 25 || Credits: Demon Slayer: Kimetsu no Yaiba IMDb

Shinobu may act friendly and cheerful most of the time, always wearing a calm smile. However, that's her way of hiding her sadistic side and hatred for demons. The Insect Hashira likes to tease others and can be rather cruel.

Kaguya Shinomiya - Kaguya-sama: Love is War

Kaguya with a cold, emotionless face — from Kaguya-sama: Love is War
Kaguya-sama: Love is War, Season 1, Epidose 1 || Credits: Kaguya-sama: Love is War IMDb

Kaguya is a wealthy young lady, and everything about her displays superiority, from her intelligence to her cold and prideful behavior. Even if she is too young to display “motherly affection,” she’s a natural in the art of ara-ara!

In addition, contrary to some ara-ara ladies, whose kindness is often a mere facade, Kaguya’s is not. After joining the student council, she genuinely tries to act more friendly and gradually learns to interact with others.

Akeno Himejima - High School DxD

Akeno, from High School DxD, introducing herself with a warm smile
High School DxD, Season 1, Episode 2 || Credits: High School DxD Wiki

Akeno Himejima lives in my heart together with her majesty Rias Gremory!

She is a beautiful and elegant queen who often takes the role of the wise big sister in the group. But she’s sadistic and merciless when fighting and never loses her composure.

Macrophage - Cells At Work!

We all have a little bit of “ara-ara” inside us! Perhaps that’s why so many otakus are susceptible to the charms of these waifus!

In Cells At Work, ara ara is the role of the Macrophages!

These cells are gentle and caring teachers and cleaners but brutal killers who gladly stain their nurse uniform with a smile when our body is attacked.

The compilation video above shows clear examples of the different intonations of "ara-ara" that the Macrophages used on various occasions.

Oh, My! It’s Time To Go!

Aside from the characters in this list, I could also mention Kurumi Tokisaki. She is another excellent example of an ara-ara waifu that I love, but I’ve got to go for today.

The mature and fancy energy these anime darlings give off is impossible to resist!

Did you know this kind of waifu was a thing? What is your favorite type of anime girl?

Many other ladies are waiting for you in the posts below, so feel free to take a look and keep your harem growing!

Images from IMDb, High School DxD Wiki

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