So honestly upon thinking about this project more I REALLY should have started it when I started my blog. It would have been amazing to been able to have seen my stats from last year but oh well. I can do it for this year though so starting fresh is best here! I started off my year in a house somewhere in the middle of Vermont nothingness. I had a great time and oddly was able to watch 30+ episodes of anime while surrounded by rambunctious friends.
Kuragehime ep 11 END
Overall: It was rather unfulfilling first episode of the year but I still love this series to bits even if the last episode was lackluster. I really hope we see another season of this show someday because I think it was brilliant and really funny. We need some darn closure too! Don't make me go read the darn manga, but oh wait... That's not even finished either!!! It all makes sense now!
Winter Sonata ALL
Overall: If you love your drama to keep coming over and over again before you can take a deep breath this show is for you. It's a lovely Korean made anime that is beautiful to look at and it'll make you fall in love with all characters. Starts off with the character as children and they GROW up! I love anime that do this so I was taken with Winter Sonata in a heartbeat. 8/10
Heroic Age episodes 1-6
Overall: Great start to this series honestly. I've been craving a great space opera anime for quite sometime now and this certainly wet my lips.
Arakawa episodes 12-13
Overall: Very interesting and fun way to end the series. I'm still not sure what's up with it but I hope we'll see more someday. I love everyone that lives under that bridge!
Gintama episodes 1-17 (re-watch)
Overall: It's good to finally get around to this wonderful series. I'm starting from scratch again because I'm watching it with my boyfriend and it'll be more fun that way. He's loving it so far and I'm getting more out of it funny wise a second time around for sure.
Heroic Age ep 7-18
Rio: Rainbow Gate episode 1 was watched as well but I'll talk about that more in a Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.
Gintama episodes 18-28 (re-watch)
Overall: This batch holds some of my most favourite episodes. The tranny episodes were just awesome and the epic meat battle will never get old no matter how many times I watch it.
Kimi ni Todoke episode 00
Overall: Did we really need this kind of episode?
Starry Sky episode 2
Heroic Age episodes 19-26 END
Overall: I'm honestly still putting my thoughts together on this one. I'll definitely need a re-watch of it at some point too. I really, really loved it but it's hard to explain why. It has a lot to do with it being a Sci-Fi SPACE show with kick ass "mecha" like creatures. I enjoyed the music and animation a lot and the OP and ED were great. All the characters were liked except for the twins... I don't understand too much why they had to be the comic relief but there they were! Great show and I highly recommend! 9/10
Gintama episodes 29-36 (re-watch)
Overall: It was a boring fight. I did enjoy that it was 6 minutes or whatever compared to the 10+ episodes it took in the actual series.
Gundam 00 Movie Trailblazer Crap
Overall: Uhhhhhhhhhhhhhg.... Was a great way to start off my "Snack of the Week" project though!
Gintama episodes 37-43 (re-watch)
Starry Sky episode 3
Overall: This show is fucking SO ugly.
Hyakka Ryouran Samurai Girls Special 2
Overall: Kissing guide! lol...
Infinite Stratos, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Yumekui Merry, Gosick episode 1 was watched for all but once again more details will be included in the Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.
Gundam Seed episodes 16-19
Overall: It certainly was an emotional few episodes. I'm not liking this sand arc too much but I'm told that it's not all that bad so here's to hoping! Episode 19 at the very end made me a little sad for Sai honestly because everything has just gone to shit for the poor guy. *shakes her fist at Flay*
Gintama episodes 44-51 (re-watch)
Overall: Episode 50 has been one of the best episodes yet. It has about a million different parodies and references in it which was highly amusing. This show just rocks so hard!
Attraction Studio 4°C Short
Overall: This is all about not smoking. As weird as it is, it is also very interesting. Especially since you can actually interact with the show but only 4 times and it just involves clicking where they tell you to and wiggling the mouse back and forth. I highly suggest you check it out if you are a fan of Studio 4°C.
Cardfight!! Vanguard, Freezing, Oniichan Crap, Beelzebub episode 1 was watched for all but once again more details will be included in the Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.
Finished the Manga Brother
Overall: I didn't like how they kept telling the situation at the beginning of every fucking chapter. That was super annoying because it was rather short being only 2 volumes. I thought that the younger brother looking older than the real older one was just weird. 18-23 years old were the siblings which was a little odd at times. The sex was pretty darn hot though! Only check it out if you aren't afraid of yummy man sex! XD
Gintama episodes 52-54 (re-watch)
Trigun: Badlands Rumble Movie
Overall: Very much <3 I'll gush about it more for this weeks Snack.
Gintama episodes 55-61
Dragon Crisis, Kore wa Zombie desu ka, Wolverine, Mitsudomoe episode 1 was watched for all but once again more details will be included in the Winter Season Start Review post coming up soon.
Level E episode 1
Overall: I picked a GREAT anime to episodically blog about this winter season.
Episode Count: 138 + 3 Specials + 2 Movies
Manga Count: 1
Since I'm going to Anime Boston in April 2-4 I thought this video would be fitting for my Valentines Day Romance AMV
Anime Boston Winner Best Romance Video 2008 By kiarrens Music: Ordinary Day by Vanessa Carlton
Happy Valentines Day see you at Anime Boston ^_^"
Here we go again with another romance themed Monthly Marathon part of Anime-Planet. I hosted the Christmas event so I've passed on the responsibility to my partner on AP for this event, TheOmnipotentLemur. He kindly put together some wonderful romance anime (with my help later on) to celebrate what February is known for, Valentine's Day. So curl up with your most special person and prepare for your hearts to start throbbing and tears to start flowing while watching these gushy romances. Click on the image below to see the anime list.
I have decided on the following:
- Mahoraba ~Heartful Days~
- Myself; Yourself
- Honey and Clover (Both Seasons)
All but Myself; Yourself is on my wtw list that I wish to finish watching this year. I'm looking forward to Honey and Clover as I've heard a lot of good things about it over the past little while. I'm hoping Suzuka will end up being a surprise win but we'll see. I don't have much faith in the other 2. All in all, it should be a good weekend of anime. I'll be throwing in some hockey too because it is the starting weekend of the Olympics of course. 😛
Twelfth and final up for The 12 Days of Christmas: romance moments is You're Under Arrest! These 12 Days of Christmas posts aren't in any particular order. I just choose moments that actually made me feel all warm and squishy inside. Be sure to check out animemiz’s scribbling's and Desu ex Machina's and Memories of Eternity and Unmei Kaihen's blogs for more 12 Days posts! Oh and there might be spoilers about so read at your own risk. For the most part though I think I’ve kept things as spoiler free as possible.
This anime series is in my top 20 anime list. What can be so interesting about a police department going around town keeping the peace one might ask. Well for starters sure there's a lot of slice of life element to it. Doing their day to day routine checks and whatnot with silliness involved, but there's way more to this series than meets the eye.
Who? Ken and Miyuki
Why they are adorable: Sure they love each other and all. It's clear to us, it's clear to their peers. BUT neither one is willing to take that step to say the words to each other. So you have this constant battle every episode that revolves around them with the wonder if one will say something to the other about their feelings ever.
Now generally this kind of behaviour drives me up the wall. Very school romance anime like and I for the most part hate those type of anime. But You're Under Arrest takes this and puts a mature spin on it. Everything about this show is well done. Mainly the character developments throughout the series. Even the minor characters show signs of growing. It's rare for a series to have a huge cast of characters and not have me hate any.
Action, girls with guns, fast cars, and hilarious comedy. What's not to like about this combination. Check it out if you haven't!
This wraps up my 12 Days posts for this year! I hope people enjoyed reading them as much as I enjoyed putting them together. I learned a lot about making a post everyday and hope that will come in handy for my next project: 365 characters in the new year. Look forward to it 🙂
Eleventh up for The 12 Days of Christmas: romance moments is ef - a tale of memories. These 12 Days of Christmas posts aren't in any particular order. I just choose moments that actually made me feel all warm and squishy inside. Be sure to check out animemiz’s scribbling's and Desu ex Machina's and Memories of Eternity and Unmei Kaihen's blogs for more 12 Days posts! Oh and there might be spoilers about so read at your own risk. For the most part though I think I’ve kept things as spoiler free as possible.
This show has amazing music, pretty animation, and one character I like. Alright maybe that's not the best of reasons to like an anime but those are the only things that kept me watching it.
Who? Kyosuke and Kei
Why they are adorable: He really wants her to be in a movie that he is going to make and pesters her till she agrees. He randomly sees her getting injured on the basketball court and instantly thinks she is stunning with the look she has on her face. After when they are in the nurses office she starts to explain about how she is feeling and he starts recording. She gets angry about this but he persists in telling her why he wants to express his feelings to the world through his movies. They eventually grow feelings for one another over this bonding experience.
Maybe it's just me but if a cute boy like that asked me to be in a movie I'd jump at the chance. Sure I'd have the same feelings as she does (I'd suck at acting too I'm sure) but after him telling her that she doesn't need any of that, go for it! If ef was focused on my sexy delicious Kyosuke this anime would have been perfect. Step aside eye patch girl, your story along with your gay looking guy was boring. (ok not 100% boring but yeah :P) Give me a story about making videos any day.
And since it's Christmas time here's a cute picture of the girls all seasoned up with their santa suits:P