InuYasha takes a very normal high school girl and tosses her into the past.
InuYasha really wanted to make a point that this was your average girl that just happened to get transported back in time. The typical sailor suit is a clear sign of that. But they did make one small change and instead of blue they made these ones green. They stand out from the norm but not by much. From what I remember the boy uniforms were the typical black style as well. We didn't see much of this girl doing her school life stuff anyway so that doesn't really matter!
From the anime Inuyasha, Sango is a ninja like demon slayer from a village where everyone becomes a demon slayer when ready. Her main enemy is Naraku because he destroyed her village and took the lives of all her family. He uses her little brother Kohaku to manipulate Sango even more. She vows to save her brother anyway possible. Her main weapon is Hiraikotsu, a giant boomerang made of purified demon bones.
Why I like her: She's strong willed and never gives up. She is always there for her companions even through the toughest of times. She has a demon cat named Kirara who is super awesome and generally helps them out with long traveling because it can fly.
Why I hate her: She should have bitch slapped Miroku around a whole lot more from the beginning. It would have saved her a lot of heartache.
Overall: Out of the entire cast of Inuyasha I think she is by far the least annoying. In fact, she isn't annoying at all. Her story is a huge part of Inuyasha's story in general and it definitely wouldn't be the same if she wasn't in it.
Fall is another big group of airing anime and most are still going onto the new year, so most anime are just being judged on half of the shows total episodes for fall but sometimes that's enough. Some sequels were aired from earlier shows in the 2009 year. The only one I didn't get around to was Darker than Black: Ryuusei no Gemini. I just didn't have time in this busy year to catch up watching the season 1 of it. I will be watching it in the new year and looking forward to the OVA coming out around spring 2010 or so. I've heard magnificent things about the show so I hope I will not be disappointed.
Other than DtB the only shows I didn't watch were ones I couldn't get or well Battle Spirits: Shounen Gekiha Da... do you really blame me for not watching that? 😛 Gokyoudai Monogatari has no subs that I'm aware of but I don't think I'm missing much there. Shugo Chara Party! is another sequel that I have yet to watch as the other 2 two long magical girl series that come before it have yet to be viewed by me. It'll wait till later. Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu is a show about girls that magically turn into animals because they found some strange device in the attic. Sounds cool but it's kinda weird at the same time. With only 3 episodes out though, I have dropped this series and put my energy into all the other shows for the fall season. Maybe someday I'll get back to it if anyone picks it up and finishes subbing it.
Fairy Tail is likely to be the next really long airing series. Being a Weekly Shōnen Magazine manga it's sure to go on for quite some time. It hasn't won me over yet but then again I've only seen 10 episodes out of who knows how many there will be. I do like seeing Plu again. XD wooo Rave Master hahaha. Earlier on in the year I heard that Inuyasha: The Final Act was actually going to air. So I thought what perfect time to finally watch this show that so many fans complained about never ending. It was a long 167 episodes and 4 movies to get to the finale but I'm glad I finally watched this show that is loved by so many fans out there. Lame and annoying at times sure, but there is great action and the plot is rather good.
Best Show of fall for me so far is Aoi Bungaku Series. This series is made up of six classics of Japanese literature: No Longer Human (is getting a movie which makes me happy as this story really messed with my head 5/5 alone for this one), Run, Melos! (which is a updated version as there is another older Run Melos! movie. Very interesting twist), Kokoro (very thought provoking), Hell Screen (very thought provoking as well), The Spider's Thread (strange), In the Forest, Under Cherries in Full Bloom (a weird love story) I highly suggest checking this out if you like shows that tell many stories in one. More details on the synopses here.
Worst show of fall for me I know for sure is Kampfer. There's just no way anything else that is still airing will be able to screw up as much as this show did. I seriously should have dropped this show and saved my eyes and brain the headache each week but I just didn't. (stupid goal) At least shows like this are easier to get through when they are current airing. Forget trying to marathon this crap. I'll watch Bobobo-bo Bo-bobo again gladly before I touch Kampfer.
Here’s my big list of Best to Worst shows so far of fall 2009:
- Aoi Bungaku Series 8/10
- Nyan Koi! 8/10
- Natsu no Arashi! 2 8/10
- Sora no Otoshimono 8/10
- Fairy Tail (still airing) 8/10
- Armed Librarians: Book of Bantorra (still airing) 8/10
- Letter Bee TV (still airing) 8/10
- Tentai Senshi Sunred 2 (still airing) 8/10
- Winter Sonata (still airing) 8/10
- Kimi ni Todoke (still airing) 8/10
- Miracle Train ~Ooedo-sen e Youkoso~ 7/10
- Inuyasha: The Final Act (still airing) 6/10
- To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (still airing) 5/10
- Shin Koihime Musou 7/10
- Queen's Blade: Gyokuza wo Tsugumono 4/10
- Kobato (still airing) 6/10
- Thriller Restaurant (still airing) 6/10
- Cheburashka Arere? (still airing) 6/10
- Nogizaka Haruka no Himitsu: Purezza 6/10
- Kuuchuu Buranko 4/10
- Sacred Blacksmith 5/10
- 11eyes 5/10
- Asura Cryin' 2 4/10
- Yumeiro Patissiere (still airing) 5/10
- White Album 2nd Season 4/10
- Anyamaru Tantei Kiruminzuu (still airing) 5/10
- Sasameki Koto 3/10
- Kiddy Girl-and (still airing) 2/10
- Seitokai no Ichizon 2/10
- Kampfer 1/10
Surprise enjoyments: Nyan Koi! Put cat's in anything and I'm sure to like it. It helps that the characters were good too. For a harem/comedy being unique is a good thing. White Album 2nd Season. I hated season 1 of this anime A LOT but it really upped it's game more in season 2. It still isn't the best thing ever but for having such a shitty first season it was a surprise that it got me interested enough to care what happened at the end. (still pretty lame though)
Surprise fails: Sacred Blacksmith. The first episode was alright enough but after that it really just was a sword chick with big boobs with her other sword buddies doing some boring stuff. Kiddy Girl-and. I can't really say how much I'm disappointed with this show. I know it isn't suppose to follow the other series at all but I at least expected some awesome aspects from it. So far all we've gotten is ridiculous fan-service... It's kind of how I feel about To Aru Kagaku no Railgun but at least that show still entertains me.
Guilty pleasures: Sora no Otoshimono. Flying pantsu!!! The parody's were very hilarious, I laughed at every episode. Miracle Train. Bishies on a train that try to help women in trouble. Yeah it's silly but I watched every episode with a smile on my face. I kinda hope they make more. XD
Honorable mentions: Armed Librarians: Book of Bantorra. I went in not knowing a thing about it and expected a boring tale about books. I got something way more awesome than that. I can't wait to see what comes next. Winter Sonata. Is a hidden treasure hiding behind the oh so popular Kimi ni Todoke. It is Korean made but a romance/drama that has my interest even if it's a little slow. I wish more episodes would come out.
I've decided to watch everything since fall tends to be the best season to see awesome stuff in the anime world so I've noticed. Here's what I've watched so far and a small blurb on my first feelings of each series. I'm slowly catching up with everything so some stuff is missing as I haven't gotten around to them yet.
11eyes (based on 1 ep)
It's ok so far. It caught my attention. A tad cliche but whatever. If it proves to go somewhere interesting it could be good.
Aoi Bungaku (based on 1 ep)
This series interests me. I still have no idea what it's about or anything like that but it looks very promising.
Asura Cryin' 2 (based on 2 eps)
Meh I didn't overly enjoy S1 and S2 is proving to be nothing special as well.
Fairy Tail (based on 1 ep)
Very fun. Will be interested to see where it will go. I like the characters a lot.
Inuyasha: The Final Act (based on 3 eps)
It's moving along a hell of a lot faster plot wise than the first series ever did. Good to see fans of the show finally getting an ending.
Kampfer (based on 3 eps)
This show is shit. I should drop it.... We'll see...
Kimi ni Todoke (based on 2 eps)
I've found a mushy school/drama/romance show that i like! shocking! About time for another one to shine through the crap.
Kobato (based on 2 eps)
Bleh I don't get it..... Although seeing the Wish bunny at the halfway point makes me smile. CLAMP is quite interesting with their character cameo's.
Kuchu Buranko/Trapeze (based on 1 ep)
WTFWTFWTFWTFWTF?!?!?! No it's not the weird art that bothers me... I'm generally all for artsy farsty shit but this show... I don't even know what the hell it's about. I just felt like they were shoving odd visuals/characters down my throat for 20 mins...
Letter Bee (based on 2 eps)
SO PRETTY!!! The plot is pretty decent too. I saw the ova to this a year or so ago and wondered when they were going to make an actual series to it. glad I didn't have to wait long. 🙂
Nyan Koi! (based on 3 eps)
Guilty pleasure anime of the season so far. It's so typical but I guess if you add cats to almost anything I'm bound to like it.
Queen's Blade: Gyokuza wo Tsugumono (based on 4 eps)
Yup living up to S1. LOL BOOBIES!
Sacred Blacksmith (based on 2 eps)
I don't even remember what this show is about right now... I remember swords and a chick... Hopefully it'll get less forgettable.
Sasameki Koto (based on 2 eps)
Yuri at a nice boring pace... Is it so hard to ask that someone actually makes an interesting yuri based anime that doesn't totally blow???
Shin Koihime Musou (based on 1 ep)
My girls are back and just as awesome!! Can't wait to continue the journey watching my favourite black haired beauty.
Sora no Otoshimono (based on 3 eps)
All I have to say is wow... I generally don't like ecchi shows... And this one doesn't do anything special that we haven't all seen a million times over but... Episode 2.... If you don't bother watching anything else in the series.... You NEED to see ep 2... FLYING PANTSU. This episode goes into the list of awsome single eps from shows for me. Second guilty pleasure of the season.
Tentai Senshi Sunred 2 (based on 1 ep)
Picked up where they left off very nicely. Interesting humor and wacky characters. I will enjoy this as time goes on as S1 made me laugh quite a lot.
To Aru Kagaku no Railgun (based on 2 eps)
Meh I know it's an extra story revolving around one of the other characters but it isn't grabbing me and kinda sucks compaired to S1.
Yumeiro Patissiere (based on 2 eps)
I'm still on the fence with this one... It's too girly for me... But it's about food... I love food...
Miracle Train ~Ooedo-sen e Youkoso~ (based on 3 eps)
Men ride a train. Magical hot bishies and help women who need help. LOL