This Chinese Girl in Shiny Armor Wants a Boyfriend

Shinwaka's picture

Hurry up Groz, your future wife is waiting.

Oh yeah, she is wearing shiny armor. So no worries about those nasty arrows hitting her knees either.

Sometimes you just get fed up. You think there are no good guys out there. And all you're left doing is wearing shiny armor and holding a sign, because, well, you're looking for a boyfriend.

Because that's supposedly what one young woman in China did. Twice.

The woman's name is not currently known, but she appeared wearing immaculate golden armor, sign in hand. The woman told reporters, "I want a man that is the same as the holy warriors, full of justice and responsibility, a good man!" Or did she want something else entirely? You know, attention.

In the past few years, there have been a handful of Chinese woman who have captured the country's attention by holding signs, advertising their desire to find a mate.

The woman is apparently disheartened by the current lot of males and is looking for her knight in shinning armor—while she wears, um, shinning armor. The unnamed woman is dressed as Gemini Saga from manga Saint Seiya. The sign says that she is searching for a saint-like man.

In China, Saint Seiya is iconic. The Japanese anime is not on the air anymore, but, like Slam Dunk, it strikes a core with the generation who came of age during the 1980s and 90s.

"You can take pictures if you want," the bottom of the sign reads. "I won't reject anyone." Many did just that.

Chinese websites like this (via Kotaku Japan) are flooded with photos of this woman. And the woman, who first appeared in Guangzhou, later appeared Shanghai—a 17-hour train ride from Guangzhou. It's odd that a woman would dress up in armor and then travel nearly a day by train to stand outside in said armor with her sign and pose for photos. Surely she could find nice fellas closer to Guangzhou!

It all sounds like a publicity stunt. Chinese website People's Daily thinks it is (and so do I), noting that there's a new Saint Seiya game, Legend of Saints, out in China. So if this Gemini is looking for an upright man, she's going to be a little more upright herself.

 

http://kotaku.com/5895452/this-chinese-girl-in-shiny-armor-wants-a-boyfr...

Hell, that's just enough

Rejad's picture

Hell, that's just enough crazy to make her interesting.  Except that she's probably just part of some viral marketing thing.

More than likely

Shinwaka's picture

 I kinda wish American society though was geeky enough (like the Japanese) to have advertising like this.

That would be cool :)

um

Joxmu's picture

This isn't

Japanese, this is Chinese. from China...

I know this is Chinese

Shinwaka's picture

but you see more geeky advertising like this from the Japanese.

A woman with high

Cacciatore's picture

A woman with high expectations, good luck to the poor bastard that falls for this one.

What's so bad about her?

Thrack's picture

If I was in China, I would ask her out. She is clearly a bit quirky, and odd, but she is always willing to put herself out there for what she believes in. That's admirable. I don't really know what she would be marketing, I think she is just tired of being hurt, and was looking for an outlet. A lot of people turn to games, comics, and characters from books for inspiration, or as heroes cause the real world just doesn't have the same morals as the fictional ones. Go her! I hope she finds what she is looking for.

hey man...

kibito's picture

did you read the last paragraph?

 

It all sounds like a publicity stunt. Chinese website People's Daily thinks it is (and so do I), noting that there's a new Saint Seiya game, Legend of Saints, out in China. So if this Gemini is looking for an upright man, she's going to be a little more upright herself.

sigh...

Thrack's picture

Can't anything just be true any more. I have everything now.

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