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Welcome back to Honey’s Anime Astrology, where we discuss the star signs of our favorite anime characters. We are excited to resume this monthly feature with an installment focused on Taurus, the second sign of the zodiac. Those born under this star sign are extremely grounded people - unwaveringly reliable at their best, and infuriatingly stubborn at their worst.
While the commitment of a Taurus is unwavering, their habitual nature can make them somewhat resistant to change. When someone is born under this star sign they are very grounded in the material world - they appreciate the finer things in life, and are very physically-oriented. This earth sign tends to bring a sense of stability to their social dynamics, making them valuable friends and romantic partners. Without further delay, let’s take a look at some Taurus anime characters.
10. Kazuharu Fukuyama (Girls Bravo: FIrst Season)
- Birthday: May 1st
Kazuharu Fukuyama is a high school student, and like some boys his age can be a bit immature. His family is extremely affluent, and he is used to being able to use money to get the things that he wants. Despite his high-class upbringing, he acts as a perverted nuisance to the female main characters in the series, particularly Kirie Kojima.
For Tauruses, the pursuit of pleasure is one of their primary goals in life. Depending on how they interact with others, they may come across as hedonistic and off-putting, as Kazuharu does. Their fixation with physical gratification may manifest in a number of qualities, and perversion can be one of them. Not only are Tauruses concerned with material luxuries, but by that same token, wealth also gravitates towards them, so it is no surprise that Kazuharu is wealthy, either.
9. Subaru (Fushigi Yuugi)
- Birthday: May 1st
Subaru is one of the seven Byakko warriors. She is beautiful both inside and out. She is married to one of the other Byakko warriors, Tokaki, though the two make a bit of an odd pair. Tokaki is a relentless ladies man and a bit of a pervert, while subaru is a sweet, generous woman. However, they love eachother dearly and have a strong relationship despite this odd dynamic.
Though Subaru on her own may not seem to be an extreme example of Taurean qualities, when one examines her marriage, her star sign’s characteristics become more evident. A Taurus is a grounding force to their friends a loved ones. Even when surrounded by chaos and inconsistency, a Taurus retains the capability to maintain a level head.
8. Takashi Morinozuka (Ouran High School Host Club)
- Birthday: May 5th
Takashi Morinozuka is a member of the Ouran High School Host Club. He doesn’t speak much, or even smile, and generally keeps to himself. He comes across as being extremely serious, which is a part of his mysterious charm that helps woo his customers. Despite his introverted nature he has close friendships with the other hosts.
Takashi Morinozuka is a typical Taurus in a lot of ways. He has a quiet grounded intensity that is typical of this star sign. He also serves as a beacon of stability for his friends - the host club is full of dramatic individuals, but he helps to balance out the group dynamic. Additionally because Tauruses excel in all things physically demanding - which could easily help account for Morinozuka’s excellence in kendo club.
7. Kawakami Bansai (Gintama 10)
- Birthday: May 20th
Kawakami Bansai is one of the lead members of the terrorist group, Kiheitai. In addition to his role as a top assassin, he also works to produce music for a top idol. Outwardly, he appears calm, when in reality he is calculating and ruthless. As his role in Kiheitai necessitates, he is quite charismatic and has a way with words. In addition to his sharp tongue, he also possess exceptional combat abilities.
Because Tauruses are so deeply in tune with their physical bodies, they often excel at things like sports or playing instruments - anything that requires them to adeptly manipulate the material world. By this same token, those born under this star sign are often deadly in combat, able to move with unrivaled strength, accuracy and precision. Kawakami is an exceptional swordsman and no exception to this trend.
6. Monkey D. Luffy (One Piece)
- Birthday: May 5th
Monkey D. Luffy is a pirate with a dream. His ultimate goal is to discover a treasure that allows him to claim the title of Pirate King. He has earned a wide-spread reputation for being a troublemaker in the process, but his mischief is never maliciously motivated. Though he is constantly putting himself in dangerous situations he always manages to escape in one piece.
Luffy’s quest for treasure and the title of Pirate King make a fair amount of sense when the Taurus ethos is considered. Not only do Taureans place tremendous value on possessions and tangible achievements, but they also pursue the goals they choose with a remarkable tenacity. Luffy’s unwavering commitment towards becoming Pirate King is a very Taurean pursuit indeed.
5. Takuma Onizaki (Hiiro no Kakera)
- Birthday: May 11th
Takuma Onizaki is a guardian the protagonist of Hiiro no Kakera, Tamaki, encounters on her journey. He is a remarkably powerful fighter, although his combat abilities leave something to be desired in terms of speed. However, his strength is not to be taken likely - he is said to be the descendant of demons.
Those born under the Taurus star sign are physically powerful, extremely reliable, and able to accomplish anything they set their minds to. However, this may not always happen quickly. A Taurus likes to do things at their own speed, on their own time. Takuma’s combat style is a direct reflection of this Taurus tendencies - while they may move slow, their efforts are precisely aimed and will always hit the mark.
4. Usui Takumi (Kaichou wa Maid-sama)
- Birthday: April 27th
Usui Takumi is a student at Seika High School. He is visually striking and his appearance in combination with his popularity has always attracted attention from girls. He comes across as extremely aloof and disinterested on the surface, but this simple exterior is only a facade covering a far more complex personality.
A Taurus is often more than meets the eye, and Takumi is no exception. He keeps many of his talents, desires, and even his past to himself. While a Taurus is relatively straightforward in nature and doesn’t tend to be extremely secretive, it is also rare for someone born under this starsign to broadcast their personal life, or share too much with strangers.
3. Kyoya Hibari (Katekyo Hitman Reborn!)
- Birthday: May 5th
Kyoya Hibari is the leader of a gang of violent delinquents. Though those under him follow him with unwavering loyalty he feels very little attachment to them, often using them as mere means to achieve his goals. Though he is a misfit and a bully he takes a great deal of pride in himself and his abilities. He generally dislikes people and prefers his own company.
Those born under the Taurus star sign, as previously discussed, have a sense of commitment that is more innate than any other sign. Once they decide on an objective or task, they will destroy anyone or anything that gets in the way, and take all measures necessary to get where they want to be. Although his methods are a bit heartless, Kyoya pursues his goals with Taurean conviction.
2. Tohru Honda (Fruits Basket)
- Birthday: May 6th
Tohru Honda had her entire life turned upside down, almost winding up homeless in the process. However, Tohru isn’t the type to give up easily, even in the face of adversity. Through a stroke of luck, she is able to find a new home, new friends, and face the obstacles that follow head on. Throughout all her hardship she is able to maintain her positive attitude.
Tauruses are determined if nothing else - in the face of the worst adversity their stubborn nature doubles as a strength. They absolutely refuse to give up. Tohru is no exception to this Taurean tendency. She maintains her positive and compassionate outlook on life, while solving all the problems she encounters with an approach that is one part unwavering kindness, and one part determination.
1. Katsuhira Agata (Kiznaiver)
- Birthday: May 5th
Katsuhira Agata is a melancholy young man who lives in Sugomori City, a place where the population is decreasing at a concerning rate. He is told by his classmate that he has been chosen to fulfill a special role and become a “Kiznaiver” because of his inability to experience pain. This role would put him in a position to participate in an endeavor to create world peace.
Katsuhira is another example of a Taurus who appears to be relatively simple to outsiders, but may actually be more emotionally complex than is immediately apparent. In addition to this, their is his inability to feel pain. While Katsuhira’s inability to feel pain come from disconnection, those born under the star sign can tolerate a great deal of physical pain and discomfort, especially if it means achieving their goals.
No two people born under the Taurus star sign are quite alike, although there are some common threads. Characters born under this star sign are stubborn and tenacious, and this often leads them to success in whatever areas they focus their efforts towards. Additionally, these characters, if they so choose, can be unwavering sources of support for people in their lives. While not all characters born under this sign are the same, it’s still fun to think about them through the lens of astrology. Thank you for joining us for this month’s installment of Anime Astrology - we hope to see you next month!