366 Days of Anime School Uniforms: Day 9/366 Touch

Day 9/366

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Touch is an amazing drama that most people dismiss because of the baseball aspect to it. If you want a quick look at what the series can be like do check out the movies.

Both the girl and boy uniforms are quite plain and boring. The girls wear a long dark blue dress with a white blouse top and have a dark blue jacket that they can wear as well. The one thing I like about the girl uniforms is that they don't have to wear ties or bows. Boys are yet again boring with a very typical uniform you see in pretty much all other anime for boys.

Gym uniforms are very interesting to me. Why would you wear a long sleeved shirt when you are going to be running around a lot and sweating? The girls have red shorts with a white stripe down each side with a tiny red trim on their shirt collars. I find these to be quite nice considering how dated the look is. Boys wear long blue pants with a white stripe down the legs and have 2 red stripes on their white long sleeved shirts. The long sleeve shirts still bother me very much. Boys would HATE this unless they were running around in the snow or something. I like that they seem to all wear orange running shoes though. ORANGE! haha!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I don't have anything to say about the baseball uniform but here's a picture of it anyway!

Overall: Na, I don't think I'd bother wearing this.

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chii’s Anime Snack of the Week: Touch Movies

Watching a simply amazing story about children growing up and realizing their dreams and true loves has been a pleasure. I'm generally not one for such stories but Touch just does it right. Way better than it's recent counterpart Cross Game in my opinion too. It might be the 80's touch that won me over but everything is done in the correct way to keep the viewer interested in either the drama or the baseball parts of the show. Neither were overwhelming in the slightest and I gotta say that even though I hate baseball I enjoyed the episodes that revolved around it in this anime very much.

Boy twins

Our 3 main characters

 

 

 

 

 

The games were always buzzing with excitement

Even trains in the rain

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A VERY important charm

Positive Points

  • Movies 1-3 are recaps of the entire series adding in more scenes here and there
  • Movies 4-5 are new ones that keep the story going further
  • Good way to refresh your mind after watching the series years later
  • Amazing characters and development
  • For how old it is I personally think it looks great

Minami loves gymnastics

There's a lot of great shots like this

Rivals

 

 

 

 

 

Tatsuya's teammates are awesome

What's gonna happen nexy!?

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Negative Points

  • Not as awesome as watching the whole series
  • Some things were changed around in movies 1-3 that don't quite follow the series
  • Movies 4-5 don't fit very well after watching movies 1-3
  • The older animation of the first 3 movies might put a few people off

Breathtaking scene for some heart to heart

Minami still does her gymnastics

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Why chii thinks you should watch it

I actually only think these movies should be watched after the series. The series is so brilliant that these 1-3 movies shortened down is just sad. They are good for a recap and for a few extra scenes along with some weird alternative stuff but otherwise I really would suggest to watch the series instead. Movies 4-5 won't make sense if you watch them without watching the series as well since they pretty much pick up the series where it ended and don't meld very well with the other 3 movies. Honestly go watch Touch!

In America now

Still in Japan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

American Pochi grabs a feel

I think this little American girl has a crush

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Further reactions to these Movies:

Touch subs by Central-Anime: Greatest Fansubbing Project Ever

Touch! The only anime about baseball you will ever NEED to watch.

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Tuesday Tally Week 7-8 February 15-28 Finishing Up and Catching Up

I spent most of these 2 weeks catching up with my long running anime and finishing off a lot of big series I had on the go. Added in a lot of movies here and there that I had been wanting to watch for quite some time now and some not so much. *Glares at Gundam Seed*

Cats with swords!

Boobs in Space







February  15-18

Gintama episodes 172-175

Z-mind, Project Blue SOS, and maybe Twin Signal OVA's will all be featured in a Snack of the Week post so look out for those.

Puss in Boots Movies 1-3

Overall: A delightful re-watch of the first followed by the other 2. Puss in Boots are great family movies that anyone can enjoy. It helps if you like cats a lot too I suppose.

Kiddy Grade Movies 1-3

Overall: Only really worth watching if you have seen the whole series before hand. Which is exactly what I thought about the Fate/stay night movie. Although if someone just wants some action with a decent enough plot this'll be fine too unlike the Fate/stay night movie where you pretty much have to have knowledge before watching what it's all about. I think I got more out of these movies having seen the series but it did cut out a lot of blaa blaa I found so I almost enjoyed the movies more than the series.

To the big sleep!

Probably my favourite shot from the movie








February  19-22

Naruto shipooden episodes 189-199, Bleach episodes 301-309, One Piece episodes 480-487, and Gintama episodes 176-192. Shounen madness! All caught up finally with the big 3 and almost finished Gintama which is my favourite of the 4 easily. Naruto finally got back to some story. One Piece had some crazy shit go down after building it up for like 50 episodes or something (probably less but I can't be bothered to check at this point) Bleach had some kick ass stuff happen with Gin that was way more interesting than anything that has happened with Aizen.

Touch episodes 49-89

King of Thorn Movie

Overall: Better than I expected it to be honestly. I saw the end coming a mile away but I was interested in this world so that kept me watching. I might pick up the manga someday because I hear that people liked it more than the movie but we'll see. We all know how I am at this point with picking up manga XD I really loved how it looked. I watched it right after Welcome to the Space Show so I wasn't expecting anything just as awesome visually as that movie was but it works out nicely. Kind of made me want to play Resident Evil 2 again.

Welcome to the Space Show Movie

Overall: <3 I expected awesome and I got awesome. Rare but it happens sometimes! The visuals were out of this world gorgeous! You know that tingly feeling you get when you are just so excited about what you are seeing because it is SO gosh darn pretty? I got that. The last time I had that feeling was when I watched Gundam 00 on my big tv in the basement. So people wanting some eye candy will not be disappointed with this movie. It's a little confusing plot wise at times especially towards the end but overall it's a really nice story about kids bonding and going TO SPACE. Oh how I would have killed to be one of these kids and go on such a great adventure!

I have the same way of thinking when woken up

*swoons*










February  23

Legend of the Galactic Heroes: Spiral Labyrinth episodes 1-28

Overall: I wanted to make my 2000th anime special to me much like I did for my 1000th anime. So what better of a choice could I have made than to finally watch one of the extra stories of my favourite anime of all time Legend of the Galactic Heroes. I gotta say I enjoyed the first 14 or so episodes the most since those featured Yang. When the Reinhard episodes came around 2 of his arcs were amazing but one of them was a complete snore fest that involved dueling for the nobles. The last 2 episodes were a link to the main series that made me almost want to re-start it up again and watch it. I will re-watch it eventually but I think my hands are full with the anime I have chosen to watch this year already. So here's to another 2000 anime!

Gintama being over is just like that feeling

These 2 are so precious









February  24-28

Gintama episodes 193-201

Overall: I'm sad that it is over but so happy that it's coming back in April. I'm rather glad that I marathoned it honestly because waiting for the awesome each week would have sucked. That's the only thing I'm not looking forward to about the next series.

Touch episodes 90-101

Overall: Who would have thought I would enjoy a baseball romance drama! I went in skeptical and came out rewarded and glad I'm not afraid to try new things even though I think they won't be good for me. Solid 8/10.

Touch Movies 1-5

Overall: Movies 1-3 were bad re-caps of the series honestly. I got a lot more out of watching the 101 episodes than those first 3 movies that sum it all up. Movies 4-5 were extra stories that were fun but still left us hanging.

Gundam Seed Movies 1-3

Overall: I kinda wish I just watched these instead of the series...

Astro fighter Sunred episode 50

Zenryoku Usagi episode 42

Here is Greenwood OVA

Overall: I said my piece here.

Wounded Man OVA

Overall: Boobs, sex, and violence.

Oishii!

Probably my favourite character








Fairy Tail episodes 20-67

Overall: I had been meaning to catch up with this for a long time now and since I caught up with all the other shounen I decided to include this one as well. It's a lovely combination of Naruto and One Piece for me honestly. It has the character love I have for One Piece mixed with the music love I have for Naruto. Great friends helping each other out as all go on a wonderful journey to accomplish their goals. Simple but oh so good. I love Happy and Plue!

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Episode Count: 186 +  5 Specials/OVAs +  16 Movies

Manga Count: o

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Tuesday Tally Week 6 February 8-14 Parody, Drama, and Facepalm

Oh what a week. Watched some fun stuff that I had been looking forward too and finished off a lot of series too. Parody anime seems to be taking up a lot of my time these days and I think I've actually found a romance drama that doesn't annoy me in the slightest!

I still wish I could talk to cats

Coo is ADORABLE! He could be oishii too...










February 8

Miyamoto Musashi Movie

Overall: I actually had no idea what I was getting into with this movie. It is about a samurai warrior that is almost like a biography of him in some strange documentary kind of way. It was interesting but I don't think I'll ever watch it again.

Kemono to Chat OVA

Overall: I love cat humour and I'm so happy that the Japanese like to feature a lot of cat humour in their shows. This one had me crying from laughter over the 30 minutes it is. I almost wish there was more episodes to come but oh well.

Coo: Tooi Umi Kara Kita Coo Movie

Overall: This movie was really long and slow but it was actually rather interesting... As long as you are ok with sea monsters befriended by humans though.

The Little Prince and the Eight-Headed Dragon and Alakazam the Great are 2 more movies I watched but I really don't have much to say about either. They are OLD.

@.@ and this isn't even the strangest of SoulTaker

Simply a pure hilarious and awesome episode 25 of Paniponi Dash







February 9-10

SoulTaker episodes 1-13

Overall: While watching this show I felt the same way while I was watching both Utena and Melody of Oblivion. Both shows use a lot of imagery and a lot of strange things are going on. You fill in the blanks what things could possibly mean. Like the other 2 anime SoulTaker leaves me wondering what I watched and confused as how I feel about them in general. I know I liked the shows but I couldn't really explain why very well either. They are fun and SoulTaker proves to be mysterious in a rather mysterious way. I can see why this is on Digiboy's top 100 list since he eats these kind of shows up like candy.

Gundam Seed episodes 38-42

Paniponi Dash episodes 5-26+OVA

Overall: This is basically on the same level as all those other cute girls doing cute things parody shows for me. Lots of laughs but lots of misses too. In fact I'll say that I found most of it boring but at least it didn't annoy me as much as Lucky Star ended up doing after a while. I've also come to the conclusion that while I do like to laugh my funny bone just happens to be VERY different from the majority when it comes to comedy titles. Yet another worthwhile watch from digiboy's top 100 list. Oh and the ova was the funniest over the entire show. hehe

Level E episodes 3-5

Overall: I swear I'll make a post about this soon... >.>

Loups=Garous Movie

Overall: This movie was BORING. I expected good things but man... No I haven't read the book that this is based on but it's safe to say that the book is probably way better than this crappy movie that took me over 4 hours to watch and I had to restart it 3 times cause I just would stop paying attention. >.< I watched it because I was going to feature it for a snack of the week post but after viewing I just couldn't bring myself to write anything about it.

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February 11-12

Magical Chocolate OVA re-watch

Touch episodes 1-42

Overall: Having been created by the same person that made Cross Game I expected to not overly enjoy this older version. Oh how wrong I was! So far this show has been a complete blast and does the drama romance side of the baseball story just fantasticly. The twist that was thrown in around episode 25 was REALLY good but had me wondering just how the show would keep my interest. So far though it's doing a wonderful job and I'm sitting at a 8/10 rating so far. I'm not interested in baseball in the slightest but there's enough romance drama filling the show up nicely that I don't mind sitting through an intence game here and there. I do find it weird that they give the next episode preview before they roll the ED credits. I'm not sure why they decided to do it that way but it keeps me on my toes to skip to the next episode in order not to be spoiled. At first I thought the main girl lead would annoy the crap out of me but she has shown herself to be not all that bad. Has tantrums now and then but that I can deal with. I can't wait to get to finishing off this series!

Zenryoku Usagi episode 41

Gundam Seed episodes 43-45

At least Seed did something right in the end...

I HAVE to make this someday! Dango AND Haro MURDER!








February 13-14

Gundam Seed episodes 46-50

Overall: Finally finished this shitty show... I REALLY feel bad for making my friend watch this terrible show with me... I was going with the benefit of the doubt when I first started it but sadly that failed. The way it ended just made me rage all the more but it was a very fitting ending considering the SHOW SUCKS BALLS. I won't even go into a lot of details about it since the show is so shitty it doesn't even deserve my rage... (right now) I really have to stop picking favourite characters in shows as they always die... >.< But at least my most hated character was put to rest.

Touch episodes 43-48

Gintama episodes 147-171

Overall: Coming closer and closer to the end only to have it start back up of course! I've actually found that from the beginning of season 4 I haven't been laughing nearly as much as the others have. Only 2 episodes so far got a lot of laughs from me. I'm hoping the best is yet to come though as generally parody comedy shows do start off lighter when they start fresh on a new season.

Gundam Evolve OVA

Overall: It was really fun watching all these shorts especially after viewing Seed I really needed some awesome Gundam to shine through. Episode 7 and 13-15 were my favourite episodes. I really wish this was made after Gundam 00 aired so one of that could have been included somehow. Very fun watch and just might get me ready to watch Destiny sooner than later...

Baldr Force Exe Resolution OVA

Overall: Fun look at a world that is very connected through the internet. I'll feature this for a snack of the week post sometime soon.

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Episode Count: 122 + 5 Specials/OVAs + 5 Movies

Manga Count: o

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