First of all Happy New Year!
I spent my new years eve countdown in a house with lots of friends somewhere in Vermont. We stayed there for 5 days and had a lot of fun. While there I didn't think about anime or blogging very much and I have now returned ready to face the new year with some fun goals. I have some personal goals in here again along with my lovely anime blogging ones. Last year I did this as well and I'm happy to say I pretty much have completed everything on the Anime side of the goals list. I do still have Gundam Seed and Chrono Crusade to finish off but they are slow watches because I've been buddy group watching them. The only goal I flat out failed was reading manga that wasn't just One Shots. It's really hard for me to sit down and read I guess which is hilarious considering watching anime is basically reading!
One thing I would like to talk about while I got your attention is my 365 Days of Anime Characters posts. They are complete now and I seriously had a lot of fun doing it. I hope everyone had fun reading them even if I choose a character from a show you haven't seen. The goal was to make some lesser known series more known or to at least have people say to me "I'm gonna check this out, thanks!" I got quite a few of those responses which pleased me very much. I won't be continuing this project this year but I might bring it back again in 2012 or later. (Don't hold me to that though haha.) So instead, in the next week or so I'll be starting a new series that will be only once a week. I don't have a name for this project yet but it'll probably be along the lines of chii's Movie Pick or something like that. So look forward to it. If you have a movie suggestion leave a comment and I'll add it to my list! Once again, THANK YOU for reading the Anime Character Series!
Here's my goals for 2011!
- Read more manga (not just one shots)
- Watch all anime that starts airing in 2011 (some exceptions apply)
- Watch the titles I have not seen on Digiboy's top 100 list
- Watch the straggler anime I still haven't finished from 2009 to present
- Make more crazy top whatever anime lists
- Instead of just reading everyones blog posts actually comment on them more
- Attack Shinmaru and Prede's Anime-Planet lists and watch all that they have that I haven't
- Watch those really popular shows I have been putting off for some reason
- Pick ONE show from each season and episodically blog it (hopefully keep it to 12-13 episodes)
Suggestions for which shows to blog each season will be most appreciated! Level E is in the lead so far for Winter.
List of anime on Digiboy's list I will watch:
- Pani Poni Dash
- Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
- Darker Than Black*
- Bamboo Blade
- Neo Ranga*
- The SoulTaker
* means I'm looking forward to it and was going to watch this year anyway
List of popular shows I will watch plus super long ones:
- Ergo Proxy*
- Great Teacher Onizuka*
- History's Strongest Disciple Kenichi*
- Shakugan no Shana
- Da Capo
- Zero no Tsukaima
- Ghost in the Shell
- Tsubasa Chronicle
- Lupin III*
- Hajime no Ippo
- City Hunter
- Yu Yu Hakusho*
- Saint Seiya*
- Maison Ikkoku
- Black Jack
- Saint Seiya*
- Mazinger Z*
- Prince of Tennis
- Fist of the North Star*
- Kyo Kara Maoh*
* means I'm looking forward to it
If anyone has suggestions for other possible popular stuff that I haven't already seen just leave a comment. This obviously isn't a complete list but I thought 25 titles up there were good enough for the moment off the top of my head.
- Continue Pokemon Workout to loose that weight
- Try to get into a proper routine
- Still figure out more ways to make money working from home
- Try to get in better health so I'm able to get a job (STILL not too sure how to handle this one)
- BE HAPPY
From the anime Aria, President Aria Pokoteng is an Aqua cat that is the mascot for Aria Company. Cats on Aqua have been bred to be as intelligent as humans, though they cannot speak. Blue eyed cats are considered lucky which is why all companies have them hanging around and give them the title President for their companies.
Why I like him: He was hilarious! I'm in love with this giant ball of fluff that is suppose to be super smart! I love the way it interacted with all the other Presidents and that he was actually in love with one. At first I had no idea he was actually a cat but when I look at him more and more I totally see it. As weird of a kitty he may be he is completely adorable to me.
Why I hate him: I can't hate him. He made an UNWATCHABLE show watchable!
Overall: I don't care what anyone says. The cats are the best thing about Aria. It's just too bad I can't stomach the show enough to watch more seasons. But I honestly don't see that as a huge loss since looking at pictures of dear President is enough for me.
From the anime Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt, the Anarchy Sisters are Panty and Stocking! They are angels who were so bad they were kicked out of heaven to Daten City. There they must kill monsters under the watchful eye of reverend Garterbelt to collect enough Heaven Coins in order to be able to return back to Heaven. Panty is a sex crazed blond and Stocking is a goth girl who loves to eat sweets. Together they fight monsters... When they feel like it...
Why I like them: It's all in their names! Panty turns her panties into guns where Stocking turns her stockings into swords! That is pretty darn awesome if you ask me. I actually enjoyed Panty's sex crazed attitude at times. Generally it was pretty nasty but it was good for a laugh. I love that Stocking carries around a stuffed kitty. Somehow it just makes her one of those adorable goth girls that just dress the part in my mind.
Why I hate them: I understand that they are bad evil foul mouthed angels but holy crap I wasn't expecting to be irritated by their behaviors that much.
Overall: Anarchyyyyyyyyyyyyyyyy Everyone wants to be me! lol at a potential Season 2!
From the anime Otome Youkai Zakuro, Bonbori and Hozuki are twin half-spirit girls who have fox ears. They are chosen as spirit representatives in the Ministry of Spirit Affairs and are partnered with Hanakiri Ganryu. He ends up being one of the few people that can actually tell them apart. They fight with cherry blossoms and singing to control where the blossoms go.
Why I like them: The are the most ADORABLE twins ever. I seriously can't think of any better ones. I love that they fight by singing and waving a branch of cherry blossoms around! That's like the best way to fight! Their attachment to Hanakiri Ganryu is simply too cute. Their past in the cave was SO touching. I just wanna eat them up honestly!
Why I hate them: IMPOSSIBLE!
Overall: A delightful series that should have been 26 episodes! Picture above by mashiro (bee0hatimitu).
From the anime Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai, Ruri Goko AKA Kuroneko is an otaku girl who lives near Kirino. They came to know each other through Saori, the leader of the "Anime Girls Unite!" group on the internet. She is often dressed in gothic lolita clothing based on a character from her favorite anime.
Why I like her: Her outfits are adorable. Super scrumptious when she adds cat ears and a tail. I like that she has a pretty powerful opinion on things especially anime and will stand up for it. Claiming to have "dark magic" is hilarious!
Why I hate her: Total bitch at times. But then again my inner bitch would come out if I had to be around Kirino.
Overall: Not a bad show at all but I won't ever watch it again honestly. The brother and sister leads were just too annoying for my tastes. Ruri and everyone else was awesome!