Like every year Spring gave us more anime we knew what to do with! Unlike winter I actually watched everything as it aired. Save for those kiddy shows that I'm not following being Bakugan, Inazuma Eleven, Jewelpet, and Metal Fight Beyblade. Saint Seiya had another season but since I haven't seen any of that franchise to begin with that wasn't watched either. A season 2 of Pretty Rhythm aired but since season 1 isn't even finished being subbed that wasn't watched. When subs appear I'll watch it for sure since I'm enjoying season 1 of it alright.
Some short anime called Koi-ken aired but I haven't even seen raws for this appear. I'm ok with that since it apparently is based on a popular dating sim which I'm so not all about. Space Battleship Yamato 2199 looks interesting but I'd prefer to watch the first stuff for that before jumping into something new. Ozma I didn't watch because I want to do some fun stuff with the Leijiverse stuff eventually.
There was actually very few shows that I didn't enjoy watching this time around. The amount of great shows to choose from was just that good! Even the shitty shows had a few good things to offer so I can't complain about them too much either. I still wish more people would watch Gon...
Best Show of spring is SO hard to choose but I'm going to go with Space Brothers for sure. Honestly if it wasn't for that cat anime I'm blogging it surely would have been #1 of 2012! SPACE!!! Polar Bear Cafe is a super close second for spring too.
Worst Show of spring is Natsuiro Kiseki because while it had an interesting enough idea, cute girls doing stuff just doesn't do it for me in a drama setting.
Here's my big list of Best to Worst shows of spring 2012:
- Space Brothers / Uchuu Kyoudai (still airing) 10/10
- Polar Bear Cafe / Shirokuma Cafe (still airing) 10/10
- Mysterious Girlfriend X / Nazo no Kanojo X 10/10
- Fate/Zero 2 10/10
- Gon (still airing) 10/10
- Jormungand 9/10
- Tsuritama 8/10
- Kimi to Boku 2 8/10
- Sakamichi no Apollon / Kids on the Slope 8/10
- Folktales from Japan (still airing) 8/10
- Ginga e Kickoff!! (still airing) 8/10
- Sengoku Collection 8/10
- Zetman 8/10
- Phi Brain: Kami no Puzzle 2 7/10
- Acchi Kocchi 7/10
- Queen's Blade: Rebellion 7/10
- Accel World 7/10
- Eureka Seven Ao 7/10
- Gakkatsu! 7/10
- Kuroko's Basketball 7/10
- Kore wa Zombie desu ka? 7/10
- Haiyore! Nyaruko-san 7/10
- Arashi no Yoru ni 7/10
- Recorder to Randoseru 2 7/10
- Sankarea 6/10
- Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna~ 6/10
- Saki 2 6/10
- Dusk Maiden of Amnesia / Tasogare Otome x Amnesia 6/10
- Hiiro no Kakera 6/10
- AKB0048 5/10
- Medaka Box 5/10
- Cardfight!! Vanguard 2 5/10
- Shining Hearts: Shiawase no Pan 5/10
- Upotte!! 5/10
- Kuromajo-san ga Tooru!! 5/10
- Yurumates 3D 4/10
- Hyou-ka: You Can't Escape 3/10
- Rock Lee no Seishun Full-Power Ninden (still airing) 3/10
- Shiba Inuko-san 3/10
- Natsuiro Kiseki 2/10
Surprise enjoyment: Ginga e Kickoff!! is a children's soccer show that should be watched by everyone! Mysterious Girlfriend X is a romance anime that I had no hopes for going in but ended up being one of the best romantic anime I've ever seen. Acchi Kocchi had great winter episodes which surprised me.
Surprise fail: Medaka Box ended up being quite lacking... I'll have more to say about it in the fall review.
Honorable mentions: Arashi no Yoru ni I'd like to see more of honestly. Lupin III ~Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna BOOBS! AKB0048 is fun but still lacking in awesomeness for me but at least there's a lot of SPACE! Shining Hearts has one of the most hilarious ED's ever! Eureka Seven Ao is finished finished now right?
What strange things people start to find cute or attractive trend wise it rather strange. The Japanese are all about these kind of weird things! Then again so is everyone else in the world. Here's a very incomplete list of the awesome anime things I enjoy "trend", "fetish" or just plain anime tropes wise in my anime.
- Mecha porn
- Ship porn
- Tactics porn
- Anime food porn
- Characters running or dancing in the ED
- Magical girls or boys
- Animal sidekicks that aren't annoying as fuck
- Big boobed fighting girls... Fighting girls in general especially when they loose clothing and flash their pantsu
- Big boobed girls... Bonus if I actually like the character
- Char clones
- Old anime men... Bonus if they are hot
- China girl
- Yamato Nadeshiko
- Japanese/Chinese "paper" umbrellas
- Yaoi and yuri
- Ear cleaning
- Talking animals
- Shishi-odoshi (bamboo water stick)
- Anime characters cosplaying
- Cherry blossoms
- Snot bubble
- Military uniforms... Uniforms in general that aren't school ones
- Ditsy teacher
- Emotional anime eyes
- Waking up all bandaged up
- Idiot crow
Some people have awesome silly dreams. Some have normal dreams. Some are big dreamers while others are more realistic dreamers. I can't honestly remember what I wrote on any of those kind of papers in school. I'm sure it was a marine biologist like every single other little girl who just happened to really like dolphins. I do know at one point I wanted to work at NASA... lol... What did you want to be when you were a child?
For some reason we dive into sunfish facts... And there's a huge one swimming for America... But somehow this all ties into the "Dream Big" concept I'm sure.
There was a time where people wanted to go to America to make their dreams come true. This might still be the case honestly but I'm not sure and I'm too lazy to look into it further. There is this cute ad on TV though that has some lady singing about "dreams" and "making them come true" and at the end it just says America or something. So maybe America still is considered the place to make your silly big dreams come true!
Transfer students leaving could be sad I suppose. I've never personally had that experience since I didn't really go to any schools that would attract those kind of students. Maybe in my high school but I didn't get too close to people there anyway. In my elementary school I remember being friends with some Russian girl and she ended up leaving due to her being the daughter of the Russian Embassy dude. I honestly don't remember too much about how I felt about it back then though...
The prince Ngvangida is going back home. He speaks of how everyone has been so nice to him. But he still has his rich ways coming through since he thinks everyone lives in small houses and dresses poorly. Culture differences and class differences are always quite interesting to me. How each view the other can be quite amusing.
As it turns out at the end of the episode Ngvangida will be staying in Japan since his family has fled his country. Their pink diamonds have apparently run dry and the family is in ruin... Crappy episode is crappy... What was the debate again?!
Personally I call my mother "Mommy". My father is "Daddy". The bf uses mom and dad. Sometimes when he's being "cute" he'll use mother or father but that's in a teasing kind of way for some reason. I guess kinda how a mother would call her son "Dave" but when she's being serious she'll say "David" to really get her point across. That's in my experience anyway. I'm not sure why calling to a parent would be considered strange when you are a growing teenager like this episode suggests but I'll pass this off as being a difference of cultures or something.
Hilariously enough this episode starts off with a subject that I'm pretty interested in and really wish they discussed instead of that stupid mother stuff.
When I was younger I didn't give a crap about vandalism honestly. It was just another thing you saw while living in a city. Now that I'm older and live in a different city (one way smaller than where I grew up) I can't stand seeing vandalism and I notice it EVERYWHERE. It's not the fact that they are causing trouble or getting even with "the man" it's more that it's UGLY to my eye. I can't stand walking past some of our buildings that have ugly blue paint splattered all over them just to cause shit. It honestly makes me really angry and sad. I feel sorry for small shop owners that get vandalized. They don't deserve it so why? Damn kids! *shakes her little fist*