Hīrōbites – Téa Gardner, her dreams and her love life

Hīrōbites – Téa Gardner, her dreams and her love life

Let’s celebrate Téa Gardner’s birthday

Téa Gardner (known as Anzu Mazaki in Japan) is Yugi Muto’s childhood friend. She is not a big games player but we have seen her beating Joey Wheeler in Duel Monsters. On the rare occasions, she does duel, she is quite a competent player. She is more into dancing than duelling and hopes to one day become a professional dancer. Her Japanese name, ‘Anzu’ means ‘Apricot’ and the surname ‘Mazaki’ means ‘Cape of truth’, while her English dub name ‘Téa’ means ‘gift of the god’ and ‘Gardner’ is hinted at as the corruption of the word ‘guard’ or ‘the one who guards’ which reflects on the way she always seems to be Yugi’s ‘guardian’ in the anime.

Téa Gardner is always the one cheering her friends, standing up for what she believes in and always willing to help her friends when they need help. She is sometimes the voice of reason for her friends and we know her character as being down-to-earth, caring, and compassionate. There is also a romantic energy between her and Yugi and sometimes the Pharoah, and is also explored in the few times she became jealous when Mai or Rebecca or Vivian flirted with Yugi.

A nice reminder of the romance between Téa and Yugi Muto/Yami Yugi happened during the Duelist Kingdom arc when Yugi tells her that he is aware that she likes Yami Yugi more than him and offers to switch out with Yami Yugi so that she and Yami can have alone time. She stops him telling him that there is no need for that because Yugi and Yami Yugi are both Yugi, there is no need to change, as she loves both ‘personalities’. Later in the series she learns to accept that Yami and Yugi are two different people, causing her to be more confused about who she is in love with Yami or Yugi. Her character is in love with two beings in one body and what is worst is all three of them in this triangle are decent wonderful people.

Here is a video of some memorable Yugi and Téa moments. Please follow the link: http://bit.ly/Yugi-and-Tea-Moments

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Anime Character Birthdays Week 3 of August

Let’s look at the Anime Character Birthdays for this week. Who knows maybe someone shares a birthday with one of us!

Anime Birthdays (August 15,2016 – August 21, 2016)

August 2016

15 Zabuza Momochi (Naruto)
16 Rio Kinezono (BurnUp Excess)
17 Kuukai Souma (Shugo Chara)
18 Anzu Mazaki/Tea Gardner (Yu-Gi-Oh!)
19 Cloud Strife (FF VII)
20 Maya Natsume (Tenjho Tenge)
21 Auriga Capella (Saint Seiya)

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