Number 10: Kokonoe Rin From Kodomo No Jikan
Alluring Quality 10/10: Rin is deliberately meant to be as seductive as possible, being the nymphetish lead character of the series, and certainly doesn’t fail in this regard. From the doe like eyes with a hint of slyness to them, to the way her hair is done up with those oversized beads, right down to what she frequently wears, Rin is pure eye candy for the lolicon. Devil Rin (My nickname for the version of Rin you sometimes see that’s on the left up there) is also alluring in a terrifying inescapable wrath sort of way. More on that later.
Callousness 6/10: Rin cares deeply for her friends and family…and her sensei, but is willing to go to any length to protect them, even to become the devil itself. Enter devil Rin, a version of herself that is willing to push a teacher down the stairs she thinks is trying to steal Aoki away from her, one that pins Aoki down with crushing force when he tries to tug Mimi to hard to get her attention, one who threatens Aoki sexually to get her way, knowing full well the trouble he’d get into if she wanted to ruin his career and life and that he can’t resist as a result, and one who is just plain creepy and evil looking/sounding sometimes. It’s an odd balance, but Rin get’s a 6 for having good ends, but often means of getting them that would make Haruhi Suzumiya blush.
Power 4/10: She’s not endowed with magical powers or anything, but Rin can easily wrestle any boy in the class into submission and seems to actually be able to pin Aoki to the ground with just her foot (albeit on his groin). I’d say a 4, the maximum I’d give any normal human being.
Lolidom Factor 9/10: Rin always get’s her way over everybody it seems, even using her age and minor status as an advantage. Aoki is pretty much always at her mercy, making her seemingly the living embodiment of Lolidom…..well that is if there weren’t characters that take this to a whole other level entirely. Yes, the only reason she doesn’t get a 10 is there needs to be a contrast between her and another character few characters coming later on this list that are almost on a tier above 10 in this category.
Loliness 9/10: Chirpy voiced, thin bodied, playful, energetic, immature, but at the same time knowledgable about things that should be far beyond the average, Rin scores a solid 9. Rin is what you would expect from a 9 (10) year old, and a little more. I guess you could see her nymphetish nature is also a youthful indescretion.
Overall 38/50: A thus we have our first top tenner. A year ago I didn’t even know what Kodomo No Jikan was, but boy has it made a sudden impact. Rin is one of the most daring characters I’ve ever seen in a mainstream comic, and quiet a well written one besides being fodder for this list by virtue of her being everything one could dream of when they think Crotchstomping Loli. How could anyone top this….well I’ll just have to try and reason that when the time comes. Until then enjoy my Manga summaries for Kodomo No Jikan (hopefully).