Make chii Laugh

I'm a pretty picky person when it comes to what makes me laugh but the following I can't sit through without cracking a smile or having to pause because I'm laughing way too hard. Here are my top 15 comedy anime!

Hare and his strange classmates!

Weda is awesome! That's so not just coffee in her cup! Since she's a pretty heavy drinker.

Guu and Dr. Clive were by far my favourite characters in Hare+Guu.










  1. Hare+Guu
  2. Gintama
  3. Strawberry Marshmallow
  4. Astro Fighter Sunred
  5. Yakitate!! Japan
  6. Detroit Metal City
  7. Cromartie High School
  8. Excel Saga + Puni Puni Poemy
  9. Arakawa Under the Bridge
  10. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
  11. Minami-ke
  12. Hetalia
  13. Kyoran Kazoku Nikki
  14. Legend of Koizumi
  15. Ryofuko-chan

Cats + vacumes = hilarious

Bonus anime is Kuruneko! It's 2 minute shorts, it's about cats, it's HILARIOUS! Especially if you REALLY like cats.

Probably my favourite episode

Totally my favourite episode








Clearly I like a lot of slapstick humour and really out there stuff. Hare+Guu was so strange half the time I didn't even understand why it was funny but that it just was! A brilliant weird comedy that totally deserves to be at the top of my list. Gintama makes fun of everything, has a super cast, and is really well written. Strawberry Marshmallow to this day I will always re-watch episode 6. IT NEVER GETS OLD! Yes, even I can like school slice of life comedies. Astro Fighter Sunred combines superheros that suck with wonderful monsters and has cooking lessons in some episodes! The lessons might be simple sure, but it's the hilarious thought that counts. Who would have thought an anime about BREAD would be so hilarious. Yup Yakitate!! Japan yet again combines comedy and food, 2 things that go together very well.

Freddie & flowing purple hair oh so funny

...nomnomnomnomnom








Detroit Metal City won me over with its way out there crudeness, yet it has a wonderful soft side to it that the main protagonist does perfectly. Who would have thought you could tame your inner beast and let it out through music! Cromartie High School is about many strange boy delinquents gathered in one school. They sometimes don't quite know what being a delinquent is all about. Simply hilarious! Excel Saga + Puni Puni Poemy are both wacky and rely on being super random. You'll be laughing or holding your head because of how hyper it is. Arakawa Under the Bridge combines a lot of strange people and tosses a seemingly ordinary man right in the middle of the weirdos. Like Gintama it is very well written and has an amazing cast to back it up. Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu is a random comedy right in the middle of the FMP series, that is quite series for the majority of the time. I personally think people should watch Fumoffu after the first series to really get a good laugh out of it. You'll want your very own Bonta-kun after viewing.

Delicious seafood rainbow!

And people think Akagi is intense!








Minami-ke follows 3 sisters as they go through school and the strange situations they get into. Yet another slice of school life comedy I like! It had a lovely charm to it because they aren't all the same age so we get a lot of different kind of jokes. Hetalia is personified countries of the world. That's just too good for me not to find hilarious. (BL Pairings aside XD) Kyoran Kazoku Nikki takes 8 very VERY different "people" and turns them into one great big random messed up family. Darkness lurks around every corner for each character but aside from that very hilarious. Legend of Koizumi was just wow. They took Hetalia in a totally different direction that turned out to be intense but it a very good and funny way. Ryofuko-chan is a knock off of Romance of the Three Kingdoms which I'm very much a fan of. They took my favourite character, Lu Bu, and turned him into a young girl that REALLY likes breasts! It was just way too funny for me to handle at times.

Lu Bu goes from this...

... to THIS!










So there you have it! My favourite comedies! If you know of something that I should love and haven't watched please do suggest it. I love to laugh!

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Top 15 Studio DEEN TV Shows

Picture done by Nakajima Atsuko

digitalboy brings chii back from the dead with a studio post! I first saw his J.C. Staff post and encouraged him to do more saying that I would do so as well. Well here we are! I personally love lists to no end and when they pop up on blogs I can't help but to read. Even if I don't agree with it I'll still read it and be greatly entertained. The only thing I don't like about some lists is having to order them. Making them is the easy part but putting them in order from favourite to least favourite? Ick! That takes a lot of brain power and heartache in some cases.

Studio DEEN has a lot of my top 100 favourites and a lot of favourites that just didn't fit on a top 100 list! Sure some of their stuff isn't all that pretty to look at but honestly that doesn't bother me. Ironically I'm not an animation snob that one might associate with an anime fan. Anime being animation and all and generally that's what is suppose to really impress people, with how pretty it looks. I just want great stories and a decent enough ending. I want to be entertained to the max and honestly all these shows have done so for me in one way or another. Some even don't look that bad!

1. You're Under Arrest

Consisting of 3 series, the first one being the longest at 51 glorious episodes. 6 ova's and specials and I can't only hope that there will be more someday! I really should pick up the manga someday. I can't get enough of this wacky police force. The chicks in it are total bad asses and their male counterparts match them quite well. It's another one of those adult slice of life series that I just can't get enough of!

2. Higurashi no Naku Koro ni

We have 2 amazing series plus a bunch of OVA's (one coming this summer YAY) what more could I ask for? Great mystery and just the right amount of cute girls messing around in blood.

3. Kita e ~Diamond Dust Drops~

6 lovely normal everyday girls living out their very normal lives are about to be touched by the Diamond Dust tale. "When the moisture in the air freezes on a chilly day, the air seems to sparkle and shimmer. It is said that to see the diamond dust in its glory means that lovers will stay together forever, friendships will flourish, and dreams will be realized." Each story was rather touching and is just pure awesome. This is not generally an anime that people would peg me to enjoy but it's one of the best I've ever seen.

4. Hetalia: Axis Powers

I like personified countries what can I say? It's super funny too and only 5 minute episodes. I love short series like this! I own mini figurines of 9 characters thanks to my boyfriend as an awesome birthday gift 2 years ago! This series is awesome. Go Canada XD

5. Simoun

The best yuri toned anime by far. (As long as I don't count Puni Puni Poemy anyway) More thoughts here. I've since re-rated this anime 9/10 despite what my review says.

6. Umineko no Naku Koro ni

Umineko follows Higurashi with more twists and turns in a wonderful kind of mysterious way. It also pushes me closer and closer to actually playing the VN's but I will probably just end up waiting for a Season 2 of it instead. It will happen since that seems to be what DEEN is oh so good at!

7. Rurouni Kenshin

Jointed with Studio Gallop, Studio DEEN actually did the "crappy" part of the series but did the amazing OVA's that everyone loves so much. I personally enjoyed even the filler part of Kenshin that they were part of. I enjoyed Trust & Betrayal alright but not to the extent that most others have. Still a great samurai story and worth the watch. Very excited about the upcoming new series attached to this wonderful franchise.

8. Gravitation

Everyone has fond memories of their first of anything. Sometimes anyway lol... Gravitation was my first yaoi series and honestly I know it's really not that great but I've watched it about 5+ times now and I can easily say that nostalgia just won't let me let go of this series. The music is crappy but the drama between those 2 boys is just something else. Not to mention all the other boys in the show! Oh yaoi!

9. Junjou Romantica

First yaoi followed by one of the best yaoi I've ever seen. I can't really explain WHY I enjoyed it as much as I did but well yeah, chii has a BL fangirl inside her that sometimes (rarely actually) escapes~

10. Samurai Deeper Kyo

Ok I know most people actually really dislike this series but I was highly entertained by it through and through. The complaints from it I believe were that it didn't live up to the manga (snort) but since I don't generally read manga I was perfectly ok with how things turned out in the end. I mean really, 2 souls in one body? I'll say awesome to that!

11. Read Or Die OVA

One of my first blind anime purchases and I was not disappointed. I really need to re-watch it actually as it's been 10 years now since I last watched it. I should watch the series that comes after the OVA but well something just keeps stopping me from doing so.

12. Ranma 1/2 (Joint with Kitty Films)

I first watched this series with my best friend then continued it with a past boyfriend to finish it off. Everything about it just makes me remember the "good old days" and I'd love to sit down again someday and watch it again. I'd turn into a lesbian for Shampoo.

13. Jigoku Shoujo

I've actually only seen Season 1 of this series so it may move up in this list a lot once I do. But the first season was highly enjoyable and I actually plan on blogging it soon. (lol I always say this but I seriously will) I love supernatural shows like this and Ai is a delightful tragic girl that I enjoy watching oh so much.

14. Fate/stay night

Cheesy but fun. And honestly "Archer" is dead sexy. The Unlimited Blade Works rekindled my love for the series. But I wouldn't really recommend watching UBW before you watch the series.

15. Get Backers

"For a fee, they will recover any lost or stolen item for a client with "a 100% success rate". That cockiness is what makes me love these 2 men so much. They have awesome superpowers and end up fighting a total awesome bad dude that seriously kicks ass for a baddie.

Other fun information

DEEN shows that I've watched that are awesome too but missed the list: Groove Adventure Rave, Amatsuki, Giant Killing, Nurarihyon no Mago, and Kore wa Zombie desu ka?

DEEN shows I still have to watch that will make this list a top 20 list eventually: Maison Ikkoku, Kyo Kara Maoh, Zipang, Eat-Man, and Touka Gettan

DEEN shows I still have to watch but have NO interest in actually watching them anytime soon: Princess Princess, Amaenaideyo, Shining Tears X Wind, Suteki Tantei Labyrinth, Vampire Knight, and Zenki

DEEN shows I simply can't stand: King of Bandit Jing, Mouse, Seitokai no Ichizon, Full Moon wo Sagashite, Yumeria, and Twilight Q (All are actually on my top 100 hate list)

DEEN shows I was really disappointed by: Shion no Oh, Fruits Basket, Maria-sama, Hatenkou Yuugi, and Code E/Mission E

Angel's Egg is a stand alone movie that DEEN did that is one of the best and most spectacular anime movies I've watched. If I included it in my top list above by joining Umineko with Higurashi (technically I could) it would take spot #6 easily.

Picture done by Kusanagi Yuuri

More studio lists to come! Up next J.C. Staff! (because everyone else has one already LOL)

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Tuesday Tally Week 9-13 March 1 to April 4 Month Long Review

So yup it's been a while. Why? Partially because I just kind of lost interest in blogging for the winter season because of personal issues I've been having. I also mostly only watched  Detective Conan this month too even though that's not what this post will look like by the end... I completely caught up with Conan and I am most pleased with that because I love it a lot and put it off for far too long. Much like a lot of the other series I finally ended up getting around to as well.

The Lupin sexy

This "family" is weird!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 1-3

Dragon Slayer,Devil Hunter YohkoOVAs

Lupin Season 1 episodes 1-23

Overall: I found Lupin to be quite fun honestly. The gags got a little old and the OP was completely hilarious let alone the music throughout the series but it was great fun to watch. I enjoyed watching Lupin doing his thing and seeing how he would get out of certain circumstances. I'm going to start watching the movies and specials next followed by season 2 and season 3. I think I've put off The Castle of Cagliostro for long enough!

Kyoran Kazoku Nikki episodes 1-26

Overall: This series starts off wacky and just keeps on going full on right to the end. It was another title on Digiboy's top list that I wanted to watch. He said that I should like it if I watched it in the right mood. Oh how correct he was. If I wasn't in the mood for weird and crazy I probably would have hated this but I was and enjoyed it a great deal. I loved how there were a lot of OP's and ED's. I still can't pick a favourite let alone a favourite character. I'll look forward to watching this again someday.

This never gets old!

March 4-6

G-On Riders episodes 1-14

Overall: I think I said enough about this anime here.

Detective Conan episodes 236-293

He's so girly I love it. I want his hair and sexy eyes

They wouldn't be true partners if they didn't fight a lot among themselves

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 7-9

Area 88 OVA

Area 88 episodes 1-12

Overall: I fell completely in love with this series and actually plan to watch it again soon. I love aviation in anime (thank you Macross Plus) and this certainly had a lot of it. The music in the series was electronic music based which interested me greatly. It made me feel almost like I was watching Macross Plus over again! The lead characters are great and the plot is pretty darn interesting.

AD Police Files OVA

AD Police episodes 1-12

Overall: This was meant to be watched after Bubblegum but I just wanted to watch it first for some reason. The AD Police take care of rouge boomers. Lots of action and very likable characters. The ova is one off stories where the series actually follows a somewhat straight plot.

The Fashion Boy is Cool OVA

George to Gerald no Bouken Movie

Overall: 2 rival mice set off on an epic journey to see who can get the "Dragon of Light" first and be the next leader of the mice world! It's fun and childish and full of adventure. Great to watch with kids.

Durarara Specials

Shounen Sarutobi Sasuke, Shisha no Sho Movies

Sauna party!

Building a Gundam party!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 10-13

Detective Conan episodes 294-311

Bubblegum Crisis, Bubblegum Crash OVAs

Overall: Finally getting around to these 2 series that I should have watched years ago but put off for unknown reasons. Maybe so I'd still have awesome stuff to watch now who knows! I greatly enjoyed both of these and wonder just when we'll get boomers in real life.

Ikkitousen episodes 1-13

Overall: I was told I probably wouldn't like this series by a lot of people because of the fanservice involved. THEY ALL WERE VERY WRONG! I simply fell in love with it right from the start. It was hard figuring out who was who in relation to ROTK at first but after a while it got pretty easy. I can see why they would give the girls paper clothing to get ripped off during all the awesome battles because that just adds to the hilarity of it all honestly. I like strange adaptations like this a lot and this one being based on something I really enjoy made it all the more interesting. Seeing some of the characters that are male as chicks = win.

Mokei Senshi Gunpla Builders Beginning G OVA

Overall: This short ova was about building Gundams! I laughed at it at first but really got into it when it got all futuristic with how you could get in this machine and fight with the Gundam you built like a kids card game. It reminded me of Angelic Layer but WAY more awesome because well... I like mecha not dolls.

Mahou no Tenshi Creamy Mami vs Mahou no Princess Minky Momo Short

Overall: Watching this REALLY makes me want to watch both of these series a lot. Older magical girl is oh so awesome.

And this is the only thing I knew of before going into this show

Threatening her will do you no good

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 14-19

Detective Conan episodes 312-426, One Piece episode 489, Fairy Tail episode 68, Naruto Shipooden episodes 200-202, Bleach episodes 310-312

Mnemosyne OVA

Overall: I'm glad I finally got around to watching this. I enjoy the idea about this anime but I found that it tried too hard for shock value with all the sex and violence. Generally I'm all for that but they really did try too hard in what could have been a very enjoyable title. Hype disappoints me yet again but I don't regret watching it.

The bottom half has a daisy covering his junk!

NOMNOMNOM SWEET POTATO

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 20-21

Crying Freeman OVA

Overall: Just lol really. I finally sat down and watched this after only seeing a few parts here and there when I was younger. My bf actually has a VHS tape of it downstairs and just plain out warned me that it was bad. But the thing is... It's not all that bad but it's certainly not meant to be taken seriously. I'll never forget Freeman threatening a womans nipples or how he always had to battle naked for some reason. But if you have a killer tattoo like his why wouldn't you wanna fight naked!?

Adventures of the Polar Cubs, Run White Wolf Movies

Detective Conan episodes 427-469

Mitsudomoe episodes 6-8+special

Overall: Weird that there was only 8 episodes made for a season 2 but ok. It's still pretty hit and miss with me but the points that made me laugh REALLY made me laugh so it was enjoyable when that happened. The special is probably my favourite part of the entire series aside from the barrel episode in season 1. How can I say no to sweet potatoes in the last episode too.

Heartcatch Pretty Cure Movie

Overall: Pretty much the same feeling I got when I watched all the other pretty cure movies. It was a long episode with a decent plot and a lot of cute magical girl action. I think Heartcatch needs another movie though just because it's my favourite Pretty Cure series now.

Love Position, Legend of the Halley Movie

Overall: I really enjoyed this movie a lot. I was interested because this was apparently the first original animated video produced by Tezuka Productions. I loved Hi no Tori so I was pretty sure I'd enjoy this. It has similar themes and the main girl in it is so adorable. I highly recommend people check this one out.

New and improved?

Silly countries and their chibi fights

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 22-24

Detective Conan episodes 470-514

Bubblegum Crisis 2040 episodes 1-26

Overall: Watching this re-make of the ova's was rather fun. I still can't decide which I like more but I think it might be this series. I just found it a little more fleshed out and ended well. Not to mention we randomly got to go into SPACE at the end. Instant win!

Black Lagoon OVA episode 4

Overall: Episode 5 now please.

Haiyou Shorts episodes 1-12

Overall: I still don't know why they made more of this...

Hetalia World Series Shorts episodes 1-48

Overall: I didn't find this series as fun as the first season but it had it's moments here and there. I'll have to check out the movie soon.

I like that dragon even if it's a mean one

Lu Bu got even hotter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

March 25-31

Detective Conan episodes 515-609

Overall: Finally caught up with this and I gotta say I'm most pleased with how the plot has progressed. This series really will go on forever considering we only get plot episodes here and there. But they come at just the right time when we are itching to get more info and starting to loose interest in the one off case episodes. I can't wait to see where they'll go next.

Silent Mobius Movies 1-2

Overall: Ok wow. These movies sucked SO HARD. They were nothing like I expected honestly and now I'm debating not watching the series that I assume will try to make sense of it all. We all know I'll watch it anyway though... So here's to hoping that it doesn't blow too.

Samurai Shodown Movie

Art of Fighting, Samurai Spirits, Ogre Slayer OVA

Ikkitousen: Dragon Destiny episodes 1-12+Specials

Overall: This one focuses on Liu Bei whom I have always really enjoyed too since he's always the main character in ROTK series for the most part being one of the "good" guys. Seeing him portrayed as a weak bookworm lady though was rather odd. But Guan Yu made up for that being in LOVE with him XD This was the most yuri undertone series of all the Ikkitousen franchise.

Ikkitousen: Great Guardians episodes 1-12+Specials

Overall: This season is my favourite and that's because they focused on Lu Bu for this one. He's probably my favourite ROTK character aside from Zhou Yu.

Ikkitousen: Xtreme Xecutor episodes 1-12+Specials

Overall: Bring on season 5! LOL

I'd be a little weirded out at this point

Friend or Foe?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 1

Yu Yu Hakusho episodes 1-29

Overall: Super fun so far. It's like Hunter x Hunter but not as good mixed with some Bleach because of the supernatural effect. Most people find generic shounen fighting anime to be pretty boring but honestly it's pretty great if that's all you are looking for. It also helps that this one has a decent amount of plot but never gets in the way of the fighting. The version I have is pretty low quality but I'm just too lazy to get a better copy right now.

I can't get enough of hand planes!

Oh Conan will you ever solve this!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 2-3

Tide Line Blue episodes 1-13

Overall: I'll have a review coming shortly for this. Worth watching but nothing overly special either. Still really fun though.

Macross Frontier Movie

Overall: I think I enjoyed this a little more than the whole series put together. I like movie compilations for series a lot, if they are good that is. This one was pretty darn good but I'd still recommend that people watch the series first for all those other little goodies that they left out of the movie. Some of it was rushed but they got all the real important stuff in there that anyone should really care about. I can't wait for the next movie!

Detective Conan Movie 13

Overall: By far the best Conan movie that they have made so far simply because it was about the plot and not just a one off story. I highly suggest not watching it unless you are past episode 500 or somewhere along those lines in the series.

Gintama Movie

Overall: So glad to have finally seen this. Sure it's something I have already seen already in the series but the intro and the end were SO worth it for more laughs. I hope they make all of these "serious" arcs into movies eventually!

Ah the Phoenix

See! That's what Wolverine is suppose to look like!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X-Men episode 1

Overall: KYAAAAAAAA It looks so awesome! Wolverine actually looks like what he's suppose to now! This was the Marvel adaptation I was looking forward to a lot and since the first episode didn't disappoint I'm hoping the rest will be great! The OP gave me goosebumps after I viewed it too!

Chicken man is hilarious!

These girls are pretty funny

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

April 4

Yu Yu Hakusho episodes 30-53

Overall: Looking forward to more fighting and strange monster creatures!

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Episode Count: 674 + 21 Specials/OVAs + 12 Movies

Manga Count: o

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365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 185/365 America

Day 185/365

America

From the anime Hetalia: Axis Powers, America is well... America! AKA Alfred F. Jones, is the leader of the Allied Forces. America is like a young sibling to Arthur AKA England because he helped America become who he is today. He is the brother of Canada. When they meet they are shocked at the similarities but clearly have very different personalities. He is often eating junk food (especially hamburgers) and has a giant ego.

Why I like him: He's fun and outgoing. Loves to be the life of the party and knows how to have a good time. He has a great relationship with Canada even if he makes fun of him for the most part. Ahh a siblings love.

Why I hate him: Everything has to be about him ALL the time.

Overall: Happy Independence Day America!

Japan hanging out with America.

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365 Days of Anime Characters: Day 182/365 Canada

Day 182/365

Canada

From the anime Hetalia: Axis Powers, Canada is well... Canada! AKA Matthew Williams, is the brother of Alfred F. Jones AKA America, but they grew up separately as children. One day Arthur AKA England, made them meet. Canada is known for being very shy, easy going, and avoids fights whenever possible. He is seen with his pet polar bear Kumajirou all the time.

Why I like him: He's quite energetic yet very polite. (Just like Pete) I enjoy the fun stereotypical mannerisms of a Canadian portrayed too.  I like his interesting relationship with America. I totally understand Canada's annoyance when he is mistaken for America. 😛 I also find it hilarious when the other countries don't acknowledge that he is around.

Why I hate him: I can't. That would be like hating myself! (chii is Canadian if readers didn't know already :P)

Overall: HAPPY CANADA DAY!

Always invisible

America making fun of Canada








I am Canadian!

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