366 Days of Anime School Uniforms: Day 310/366 Gundam Wing

Day 310/366

Gundam Wing <3

These kids are rich brats and it totally shows! I'm alright with that though since the girl uniforms are kinda cute. Maroon is an interesting colour and oddly enough the pink vest actually looks good! I like the fancy ruffles on the white shirt too. They also match the boy uniforms very well even though the boys just wear black with an awesome orange vest. The bow ties for both genders are rather adorable too.

Overall: I guess haha.

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2000 Watched, So Lets Remember My Anime Firsts

After viewing my 2000th anime being Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Spiral Labyrinth, (a few weeks ago) I happened to come across My anime firsts post over on Mainichi Anime Yume. Very inspired I took the list from there and added some of my own questions. I started thinking right away about what my first were simply because of that post and my chiropractor whom that very night asked me what I did for a living. Not having a job in general I just said "I blog" which of course let to the question "Oh? What about?". I Had to tell him about anime and of course he had no clue what I was really talking about but he then asked "What got you into watching anime?". This question got me thinking all over again about my anime journey in life because I couldn't really come up with anything else other than I had just grown up with it. Remembering these anime is half the fun of these following questions!

Anywho, with that in mind I give you all my anime first that I can remember!

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First Anime Watched (English)

This is a toss up since when I was a little kid Fables of the Green Forest & Maya the Bee were shown on TV. So without fully knowing that I was watching anime I had started. The one I was fully aware that it was an anime would have to be Dragon Ball and then of course Sailor Moon.

First Non-Kids Anime

Dominion Tank Police on late night TV. It blew my mind on how awesome it was.

First Anime song Heard (TV size in Japanese)

I would say that Gundam Wing is the winner here.

First Anime song Heard (full version) and First Anime (Japanese with subs)

I first watched Escaflowne on TV so I heard it's "special" English OP only at first. Then my best friend told me that I absolutely had to re-watch the series in Japanese. I wasn't so sure at first why but then he showed me the full version of the actual OP for it and I was sold.

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First Anime Obsession

Sailor Moon I'd have to say. I was so tsundere for it at first too which makes it all the more hilarious to me. When Macross Plus came out the obsession moved onto that. Followed quickly by Gundam Wing.

First Anime Franchise-based Movie

Patlabor: The Movie and it ended up hooking me on awesome mecha series ever since.

First Anime Original Movie

Ninja Scroll. <3 Never gets old.

First Character Obsession (Male/Female)

Blue Saphir AKA Sapphire from Sailor Moon for my male obsession hands down. He was part of the Black Moon Clan and I can safely say that I was VERY (link contains spoilers) obsessed with his tragic character. For my female obsession it's honestly harder to remember. I suppose it would be Sailor Mercury simply because of what I stated in her character post. I think being obsessed with Myung and her alter ego Sharron was a much better fit for me when Macross Plus came along. Even the next anime obsession Gundam Wing's Relena was a better choice.

First Anime That Made Me Cry

Grave of the Fireflies hands down. It is one of only 6 titles that have ever made tears flow from my eyes. Anime for some reason has a really hard time making me cry.

First Product Bought (non-video)

I bought Sailor Moon posters from the dollar store. I still have them and one day when I can put them up on the wall again I shall and it'll be awesome!

First Figure

Figures I suppose. All these little Hetalia ones that my boyfriend bought for me for my birthday in 2010.

First Video Collection (VHS/DVD)

VHS is really fuzzy for me since I don't have any of them anymore and they ended up getting stolen at some point during my many moves. I'm pretty sure Dirty Pair was my first VHS find though. DVD wise like I said here it's either a toss up between Macross Plus or Kite. I just for the life of me can't remember the order.

First Manga Read

Battle Angel Alita because I was dating a guy that was very much into anime and helped me get even more into anime at the time. He had every original volume and I read it every time I went over to visit him haha.

First Manga Bought

Chobits but because she had the same name as ME. My nickname when I was an elementary student was chii cause I had a lot of energy like chi! I just rolled with it ever since.

First Convention

Anime North in 2009. I'm very much a convention noob.

First Hentai

Mine would have to be La Blue Girl... I'm sure a lot of other people share this as their first as well.


First Hentai Manga

Bondage Fairies! Might be better not to ask how this came about 😛

First Fansub

This would probably be Ranma 1/2. It was the first anime I watched with my best friend whom had internet at the time and could get anime for us to watch that wasn't on TV.

First AMV Watched

It's actually really hard to remember this but I think it would have to be this one. I've never had the desire to make one but if I did it would so be for Legend of the Galactic Heroes to Muse's Knights Of Cydonia.

First Fan Fic Written

It was a Macross Plus one I'll admit but I'll NEVER let anyone see it no matter how much you ask 😛 There's even a Gundam Wing one hanging around somewhere too 😛

First Anime Web Site Made

Hilariously enough I only started my blog at the end of 2009 and it is the only anime thing I have ever done online that wasn't part of something already there.

First Anime Blog Visited

Digitalboy's many blogs I have followed since he appeared before me in 2007. He's one of the only people's opinions on anime that I really give a damn about.


First Anime Site Visited

When I was a kid my mom was dead set against having internet in the house (I don't know...) so I didn't really get into the whole internet thing a lot. Quite hilarious that I didn't really start using the internet till 2000 XD Anyway, in 2002 I discovered a little interesting site called Anime-Planet 😛 I didn't join at first cause I didn't understand that you had to join but I lurked around the main site and on the forums for many years. It wasn't till 2005 that I joined and have never looked back. 2005 I would also consider the time where I reintroduced myself to anime after a few years of not watching a lot.

First Anime Dropped

Adventures of Mini-Goddess. I started it with my best friend and thought it sucked a lot. Tried picking it up again later on my own and it still sucked. Tried watching it a few years ago with my boyfriend because we watched all of AMG and he wanted to try it out. Dropped yet again. It was meant to never be watched by me I believe.

First Anime Hated

Green Green wins this title. I disliked it SO much that I couldn't get past episode 3 of the series. Which is ok by me because I know a lot of people that think the same way I do about it.

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First Anime Drawing

I only ever drew Sailor Moon pictures because back then I actually loved to draw. My first picture was Luna the cat eating a donut. The second one hilariously is Sailor Mars's Grandpa sticking his tounge out in a YUM kind of way. It seems that strangeness of me still hasn't worn off.

First Cosplay

I dunno if I would count this because I didn't try very hard but last year at Anime Boston I cosplayed (we were on the top floor and it was really hot up there) Yamamoto-sensei and my boyfriend kindly dressed as Tsuchida. They weren't very good but whatever. I really would like to cosplay with a proper costume and all someday but money is a bitch.

Random other fun firsts I remember:

First Long-Running Shonen Series

Of course this would be Dragon Ball. Long before I even knew what a shounen series was. If I went by actually knowing I'd have to say Bleach.

First Mecha Series

Macross Plus. How I love you so.

First Gundam Series

Gundam Wing

First Magical Girl/Shoujo Series

Sailor Moon

Too funny NOT to put this here

First Harem Series

Love Hina. Surprise surprise here lol

First Reverse Harem

Fruits Basket... It was a terrible start into this sub-genre for me.

First Sports Series

Azusa Will Help! I honestly haven't watched a lot of sports anime in general.

First Food Related Series

Yakitate!! Japan. Been hooked on any anime ever since that has anything to do with cooking! Yes that even means the shoujo Yumeiro Pâtissière!

First Series that Messed With My Mind

Lain hands down and then I watched Evangelion now soon after it.

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So there you have it! Got anymore questions for me? Leave a comment and ask!

Check out this other post that has a whole list of other people's anime firsts as well. ^__^

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On the Seventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me: Seven Gundam Universes

On the Seventh Day of Christmas My True Love Gave to Me,
Seven Gundam Universes,
Six Macross Titles,
Five Delicious Openings,
Four Quirky One Shots,
Three Big Contenders,
Two Amazing Rivals,
and Char Aznable on a Horse

hehehe...

As another one of my goals for 2010 I said I wanted to watch ALL Gundam. I had only seen Gundam Wing way back in the day and I enjoyed what I saw. From then on I had always intended to watch the others. I started my year out making a huge list of The Gundam Universes for personal use. It took me quite a few days carefully tiptoeing around the internet searching for all the information but I did it. Throughout the year I have watched all titles on this list, except Seed because I was watching it with a buddy that disappeared for a while.

This project was a lot of fun for me honestly. I love space battles and there's plenty of that in Gundam. I love great characters and yummy politics for a pretend Universe. Real life politics only irritate me. I love hating on things and Gundam had a lot of that for me too. All around everything was just awesome!

The fairest way to honestly rate these would be in 3 groups. One will be for all the titles in the Universal Century Gundam. One will be for all the other Universe titles and the last will be all 7 of the Universes as a whole.

Universal Century Gundam

#1 Mobile Suit Gundam 0083: Stardust Memory

This one ended up my favourite because it was SO much like Macross Plus. Everything about it was well executed and it was just perfect.

#2 Mobile Suit Gundam 08th MS Team

It was short, exciting, and wonderful! The action and characters were just so well done I was taken by it completely.

#3 Mobile Suit Gundam Unicorn

It might be the pretty graphics talking me into putting it here... But it's a good place for the moment since there are only 2 episodes out.

#4 Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam

Ah there's too much to absolutely love about this series. It gave me such enjoyment while watching it. It was everything I wanted the first Gundam to be and more.

#5 Mobile Suit Gundam MS IGLOO

These were a joy to watch! So pretty. MS IGLOO 2 for some reason wasn't as enjoyable as the first 2 were. I should re-watch to pinpoint that reason at some point.

#6 Mobile Suit Gundam

I really, really appreciate this for being the first one and all but I just couldn't get into it as quickly as I had hoped. I will say that the condensed movies were really great and I will be watching them again at some point.

#7 Mobile Suit Victory Gundam

There was a lot of death in this one. It certainly earns the title as the most depressing Gundam made. It's just too bad I didn't care about most of the characters... Gundam F91 was a great pre movie for this series though. It was delightfully twisted.

#8 Mobile Suit Gundam 0080: War in the Pocket

Nomnomnom hamburgers...

#9 Mobile Suit Gundam ZZ

HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE HATE... I think you get the idea... Saving grace was Haman Karn... But even she couldn't save it...

The Other Universes

#1 Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (Anno Domini)

Gundam 00 was a pleasure to watch from start to finish. Even though it's S2 wasn't nearly as awesome as S1 I still was addicted. Hell S2 even managed to make me cry! Only 5 other anime have ever done this so that is an achievement in itself.

#2 Mobile Suit Gundam Wing (After Colony)

This was my first Gundam title and yes, I watched it on TV in English. I remember being blown away by it and even though a lot of fans hate it with a passion, I'll always cherish it because it popped my Gundam cherry. Everyone remembers their first time!

#3 Turn A Gundam (Correct Century)

HARRY ORD... Honestly enough said...

#4 Mobile Suit G Gundam (Future Century)

Shounen fighting meets Gundam! It's everything I could have asked for and more. Sides, who doesn't like seeing different countries represented by really weird Gundams?!

#5 Mobile Suit Gundam Seed (Cosmic Era)

I will admit that I've only seen 10 episodes of S1 so far. I'm fairly confident that it won't top the enjoyment I got out of G Gundam or any of the other higher series. It's ok so far but I've hear a lot of people telling me it is pretty bad. But it was a gateway Gundam for a lot of fans out there so it can't be all that bad... After all, I have fond memories of Wing and I am drawn to things that are bad anime wise...

#6 Mobile Suit Gundam X (After War)

Honestly all of the other Universes are pretty awesome except for Gundam X... I hate this one a lot...

All Gundam Universes

#1 Universal Century

#2 Anno Domini

#3 After Colony

#4 Correct Century

#5 Future Century

#6 Cosmic Era

#7 After War

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365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 32/365 Duo Maxwell

Day 32/365

Duo Maxwell

From the anime Gundam Wing, Duo Maxwell is the pilot of the Gundam Deathscyth. He comes from a broken past which is why he wears a priest like outfit and has a long braid, so that he may never forget those he has lost. He becomes part of an organization known as the Sweeper Group, whom sends him to Earth to battle Oz.

Why I like him: Goofy, yet strong. Silly, yet serious. Long hair kept up nice and neat. He was one of my first anime crushes and is totally in my male anime harem. 😛 (will list a male harem someday)

Why I hate him: Emo at times but with good cause... Otherwise I don't hate him.

Overall: Duo brought a light hearted yet heavy story to Gundam Wing. Sure it might not be the best Gundam series out there but I'll always love it because I grew up with it.

Deathscythe

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