It’s rare to spot Yukka Ichihara trying to woo, among others, Link (at least OUTSIDE of the Rave).
Everything from licensing rights to pure logic prohibits such romances from forming in the characters’ source material. However, on the set of the Cosplay Dating Game, the only rule players need to follow is to try to be the best match possible.
Hosted by Buddy Christ from “Dogma” (a major improvement over Jim Lange), the Cosplay Dating Game, held Friday evening in the Main Events hall, matched two lucky bachelorettes and two even luckier bachelors with mates selected from the audience. An overly enthusiastic crowd filled the seats to see who would wind up with who.
Utterly absent from the Cosplay Dating game are the unoriginal (“What makes you smile?”) and innuendo-laden (“if I was a popsicle…”) questions that were a staple of its television counterpart. Instead, the audience and contestants alike were treated to a much better variety of questions…questions that may not have appeared on Jim Lange’s stage (except possibly when Andy Kaufman was a guest). Among the queries:
“Cake or pie?”
“If I were to push you off of a building, would you die?”
“Would you make fun of the outfit I wear on our date?”
“I live with 2 artificial girls, an animal that talks, and a man who is enslaved to me. How does this make you feel?”
And, of course, the most important question of all (even more important than “Cake or pie?”):
“Would you go to an anime con with me?”
Amidst an hour and a half of laughter, cheers, and applause, Cupid’s arrow struck eight people by the time Buddy Christ said goodnight, creating the following pairings:
–Shizuo Heiwajima and a cat;
–Lucy Heartfilia and BLU Medic;
–Sebastian Michaelis and Yumichika Ayasegawa;
–Yuuko Ichihara and The Baron.