Got this awesome postcard through a direct swap from Malaysia! I normally don’t initiate direct swaps for my own sake (often it’s when someone “favorites” a card I sent on Postcrossing and I ask them if they’d like it), but I saw this card and I was like “sign me up!” But it wasn’t the swimsuit model that compelled me to request the swap (though I can’t say it didn’t contribute… I mean, let’s not kid ourselves here…) This is Suzu, one of the main characters from Nagasarete Airantou! Nagasarete Airantou is a manga/anime series where the protagonist, Ikuto Tohoin, after experiencing an escape voyage gone wrong, finds himself on an island where the only constituents are females! (I may or may not have known about this premise when picking up the anime… again, let’s not kid ourselves here…) Suzu is the very first villager that Ikuto wakes up to, giving him CPR (a bit traumatic for him actually!) And with him being the only guy on the island, most of the population becomes love-struck over him and constantly pursues him throughout the series! Suzu is actually the tamest of them all, following the “friendly, tad jealous and bit clumsy” archetype of these sorts of shows. The only thing she truly lusts after are mame daifuku, a Japanese mochi pastry filled with azuki bean paste and whole azuki beans. Something else to note about Suzu is that she is voiced by Yui Horie, one of my favorite Japanese musical artists (who also voices MANY other anime characters)! I was overjoyed to have this card reach me! Thank you so much for swapping with me, Jane!