Unpopular Anime Opinion Tag

A lot of bloggers have done this tag already so it’s about time that I do it too. Yep, I’m totally jumping on the bandwagon here. I hope your impression of me doesn’t change too much after this. ><

A Popular Anime I Don’t Like

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I didn’t like A Silent Voice.

I don’t like the idea of hanging out with your former bullies. I can see that Shouya changed but Naoko did not. Even after she was exposed for saying those mean things to Shouko, she still hung out with the group. The group didn’t really do anything about that. The only characters I liked were Shouko, her sister, and Tomohiro.

Everyone that I’ve talked to said that they loved the movie or that it made them cry.

An Anime Everyone Hates that I Love

I can’t think of one. I don’t really have a “guilty pleasure” anime.

A Love Triangle Outcome I Wasn’t Satisfied With

None.

I am not interested in romance anime with love triangles. The romance anime I watch don’t have a third person in the picture. Usually, the “third person” is not a threat or significant enough to harm the relationship. I wonder if this is an unpopular opinion.

Examples of romance anime I like are Recovery of an MMO Junkie and Ore Monogatari!!

A Popular Genre I Hardly Watch

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I don’t watch mecha anime. (Sorry, Scott!) The only show I’ve watched is Code Geass… if that counts.

A Beloved Character I Don’t Like

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These two. The anime is Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.

I do not like tsunderes. I like characters who are more honest about their feelings. I felt like I was wasting my time with this anime.

A Popular Anime I Can’t Get Into/Not Interested in Watching

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Okay, don’t unfriend for this one… JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure.

I’ve watched the first few episodes of the first JoJo and didn’t get into it.

A Popular Anime that I Prefer over the Manga

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I don’t think this is an unpopular opinion but my answer is Durarara!! It originally started as a light novel series.

The manga wasn’t as memorable as the anime. The anime adaptation was unique. The first season of the anime was beautifully done and the soundtrack was refreshing to listen to.


What do you agree and disagree with? Let me know in the comments!

My Stand on Manga and Anime Controversies

I got the idea for this post from Aria, who got it from another blogger, who got it from other bloggers.

Since this is similar to my How Do You Watch Anime? post, I thought it would be cool to do!

My Anime Wrap Up for 2018 – A Nerdy Perspective

Anime vs. Manga

According to my AniList, the total number of anime I’ve watched and manga I’ve read are almost the same. I read manga that do not have anime adaptations. If an anime for a manga series exists, I prefer watching the anime. So my answer is… both.

Subs vs. Dubs

Subs.

Vintage vs. Modern

I prefer modern. I also watch airing shows every season, so this has to do with it. I’ve found that I have a hard time sitting through older anime (pre-2000s) but anime from 2000-2010 is fine.

Moe vs. Realistic

How realistic are we talking about? I’m watching the airing donghua, Scumbag System, right now and I was initially turned away by the CGI. However, the show is great and I recommend it. It took no time at all to get used to it but I still prefer something less realistic than this.

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Considering the fact that seinen is one of my favourite anime genres, I’ll go with realistic. Think of Parasyte, Inuyashiki, and Rainbow.

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Light vs. Dark

Dark. I like anime that will make me feel empty afterward. (For more context, see my post, The Void.) Terror in Resonance, Parasyte, and Rainbow are a few of my favourite shows.

I watch light-hearted anime too but it doesn’t give me the same amount of feeling I get with dark shows.

Continuous vs. Episodic Plot

It depends. I prefer continuous plot most of the time but some shows are better suited for episodic plot. I lost a bit of interest in Millionaire Detective Balance: Unlimited when they switched it from episodic to continuous in the latter part of the show. I know that I wasn’t the only one that felt that.

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On the other hand, The Case Files of Jeweler Richard and Great Pretender (This one follows a 3 episode per arc format) did it wonderfully. The final arc of both series were longer than the beginning arcs but I never lost interest. In fact, my interest for Jeweler Richard grew when it reached the final arc.

While 95% of the shows I watch have a continuous plot, the episodic plot is nice for certain anime. The most obvious one that comes to mind is Detective Conan. I prefer the cases that are one episode in length, rather than two or three episode ones.

Series vs. Films vs. Shorts

Series. Watching movies is fun at the theatres but I’ll probably only watch a movie at home if the movie is a continuation of a show I like. The same goes for shorts.

Spoilers

I don’t have a spoiler-free policy. I don’t write that many spoilers to begin with, but sometimes I actively look for spoilers when I read other people’s blogs. As long as there is a warning, it is fine.

Weekly Watch vs. Marathon

Weekly watch. I don’t really have the patience to wait until an airing show is complete. Plus, I would rather watch as it is airing and know what everyone else is talking about.

When it comes to long series like One Piece, I prefer marathon.

Watching Alone vs. Group Watching

Both. I’ve watched shows in groups and really enjoyed it. The downside is that it takes a lot longer to finish because everyone has to be free at the same time. When I am alone, I can just binge it.

I watch most shows alone but watching in groups is nice once in a while.


Hm, I’m not sure if any of this is controversial but I might do an unpopular anime opinion post. I think that would be more controversial, hahaha.

Anime Favourites A-Z Challenge

Thank you Lina for the nomination!

THE RULES

  1. Pick a favorite series/movie for each letter of the alphabet. For titles starting with “a” “an” or “the” use the first letter of the next word of the title.
  2. Since many titles have multiple names based on the language that you are using please pick one language for the entire list (Use all English titles or all Japanese titles) and let the readers know which language you will be using. If a title has the same name regardless of the language then it can be used in any list.
  3. If you don’t have a title that fits under a particular letter, you can name another favorite from a different letter in its place, just indicate which letter spot you are using for that series. This can be done up to three times. If you can’t fill a spot then you can leave it blank. No more than 26 total series are allowed.
  4. Including a picture for each series is encouraged.
  5. Share who tagged you for this challenge and nominate 3 more to try it themselves and include links to their blogs.
  6. Just have fun with this challenge. I wanted to get everyone to share some favorite series and to spread the word about awesome blogs!

I NOMINATE

Moyatori from The Moyatorium

Ono from Post Reflections

They’re my friends in real life too.

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I’m sorry, but I’m going to cheat and use English and Japanese titles. >< I have two reasons. 1) I use English titles for certain anime and Japanese titles for other anime. I don’t have a rule for this. For example, Zankyou no Terror has always been Zankyou no Terror for me.

2) I don’t have a lot of favourite titles. If I stick with one language, I don’t think I can still call them my favourite anime.

Anyway, this is my blog so I don’t think rules matter that much. ❤

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I will also write my 2nd and 3rd picks for some letters!

Since I will be writing my runner-ups, I don’t think I need to do Rule #3 (another rule I’m breaking, hahaha).

I can fill out all the letters (i.e. put down xxxHolic for X) but I don’t know if I can call them my favourites…


A is for After the Rain

You can read my review here.

B is for Babylon

You can read my thoughts on the first three episodes here.

C is for Chuukan Kanriroku Tonegawa

This is also known as Mr Tonegawa: Middle Management Blues. This is a spin-off of Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor. You can read my review here.

Runner-up: Carole & Tuesday

D is for Death Note

Runner-up: Durarara!!

E is for Erased

You can read my review here.

F is for Fune wo Amu

This is an underrated anime. I don’t have any negative to say about it.

G is for Given

You can read my review on episode 9 here. I cried so much when I watched this episode.

Runner-up: Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation, also known as Mo Dao Zu Shi. This is the donghua version of the Chinese drama, The Untamed.

H is for Heaven’s Memo Pad

This is an underrated anime. You can read my review here.

I is for Inuyashiki

You can read my review here.

J is for Jigoku Shoujo Futakomori

This is the second season. It’s also the best season (in my opinion). You can read my review here.

K is for Kaiji: Ultimate Survivor

Watch Kaiji!

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M is for Made in Abyss

This anime looks cute but it’s definitely not for children. It’s very twisted. You can read my review here.

Runner-ups: Mob Psycho 100 II; My Roommate is a Cat

N is for Net-juu no Susume

This is also known as Recovery of an MMO Junkie.

Runner-up: Natsume’s Book of Friends

O is for One Piece

One Piece is my favourite anime.

Runner-up: One Outs

P is for Parasyte

Next To You is my current phone ringtone.

Q is for Quanzhi Gaoshou

This is also known as The King’s Avatar. There’s also a Chinese drama.

R is for Rising of the Shield Hero

This anime evoked a lot of emotions… especially anger. I wrote episodic impressions on this series. You can read part 1 here.

S is for Shingeki no Kyojin Season 3 Part 2

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Season 3 Part 2 specifically. It is terrifying.

Runner-up: Saint Onii-san

T is for Tokyo Ghoul Season 1

You can read my review on the final episode here.

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V is for Violet Evergarden

I reviewed the Special episode that came out in October 2018. You can read it here.

W is for World’s Greatest First Love

This is also known as Sekaiichi Hatsukoi.

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Y is for Yakusoku no Nebārando

This is also known as The Promised Neverland. You can read my thoughts on the first episode here.

Z is for Zankyou no Terror

Zankyou no Terror matches my taste in anime perfectly.

The Lockdown Tag

I wasn’t nominated for this, but I saw this on Hilary’s blog and it seemed fun. You can read the rules on her post since I’ll just be answering the questions.

It looks like there are two sets of questions on her post so I’ll just answer them all. LOL.

1. What country do you live in?

I live in British Columbia, Canada.

2. Favourite book?

I think my favourite book is Japanese Tales of Mystery and Imagination by Edogawa Rampo. My favourite short story from the book is The Human Chair. It’s a horror short story collection.

3. How do you spend your time during lockdown?

I work from home. When I’m not working, I watch a lot of YouTube. Lately, I’ve been watching Chuang 2020 clips, Guardian fanmade edits, Zhu Yilong interviews, and cooking videos.

Earlier during the lockdown, I watched many Thai dramas and a bunch of other stuff.

4. Have you tried cooking a new dish because of lockdown?

I’ve tried cooking a lot of new dishes and drinks. I’ve made dalgona coffee, strawberry milk, Thai milk tea, pasta, spicy cold noodles, kimbap, coffee jelly, and more. Since I like to watch cooking videos, I like to try out new recipes as well.

5. Early riser or Night owl?

I am a night owl. I detest mornings and rely on coffee. In fact, I’m writing this at 1:30 AM. I wish I was an early riser but I like the peacefulness and silence of the night.

6. Holiday dream destination?

Japan. I wonder when it will be safe to travel to Japan. I want to go to the popular anime destinations like Ikebukuro (Durarara!!).

7. Favourite food?

I have a lot of favourite foods. I love Asian food the most. I love xiaolongbao, hot pot, noodles (pho, ramen)… the list goes on. I like spicy, savoury, and bitter food and drinks.

I do not like sweet food or drinks.

8. Instagram or Twitter?

Instagram.

9. Favourite cartoon as a child?

Death Note. It’s actually rated 16+ but I watched it when I was in elementary school.

10. What do you prefer on a Saturday night? Netflix or Partying?

Of the two, I would pick Netflix. A lot of the shows I watch aren’t on Netflix, though.


1. Overall, how are you handling the quarantine?

I’m doing okay, but I miss eating out a lot. I miss hanging out with my friends and dressing up. Kind of sad, to be honest.

2. Have you violated any of the restrictions? If yes, what rule(s) did you break?

No. Peoples’ lives are on the line. Now is not the time to be irresponsible.

3. What viral recipes have you tried during the lockdown?

Dalgona coffee.

4. What activities have you missed the most during quarantine?

Celebrating friends’ birthdays and also my graduation. I also miss drinking bubble tea. I used to drink it every week.

My friend surprised me with a paper bouquet on the day of my virtual grad! I didn’t even attend my virtual grad but my friend did. T_T

5. Do you wear a mask when you leave the house?

Yes.

6. Are you an essential worker? If yes, what is your job title?

No.

7. How do you exercise during the lockdown?

My friend shares her screen and we watch a 20-minute workout video every other day. We follow the trainer in the video and we help motivate each other.

8. Have you subscribed to any new subscription services since the lockdown started?

No.

9. What did/does your daily schedule look like before the pandemic started?

I was at practicum 4 days a week and at the university once every two weeks. On the days I went to campus, I went to Anime Club. I attended weekly online Anime Club exec meetings and went to work on the weekend. I also worked from home for my other job. Since I didn’t have many assignments, I watched shows when I got home.

10. Do you think that the pandemic is getting better or worse?

I’m not the most informed person on this topic. I don’t know because Wave 2 is approaching and I don’t know what to expect when it comes. Restrictions have been lifted so I think it’s better than before. However, I don’t know if things will change for the better or worse. 2020 is very unpredictable.

Super Happy Love Blog Award

Thanks for the nomination, Yomu. Yomu explicitly wrote in his post that he expects a response from me, so I guess I have no choice.

RULES

  1. Thank the one who tagged you and if at all please tag the original post as well. This is my first blog tag and a bit of a passion project so I would like to see where it spreads! Oh and use Super-Happy-Love as a tag!
  2. Display the Super Happy Love Logo in your post. Share the rules!
  3. Choose a minimum of 2 out of these 6 prompts (see this original post for prompts) to answer in this blog! More is always allowed!
  4. You are actively encouraged not to bring negativity into this tag.
  5. Tag 6 bloggers you love so they can take on this challenge as well. 
  6. Everyone who comments something lovely about your post ALSO gets nominated. (Should they so choose).

WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT A FANDOM OR FRANCHISE YOU LOVE.

I like The Untamed/Mo Dao Zu Shi fandom. It’s nice to see people cosplay in hanfu. It’s also nice to listen to covers of the songs played by traditional Chinese instruments.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT A CHARACTER YOU LOVE.

I love Tanjiro from Demon Slayer. I wrote about how he inspires me (you can read about that here). He’s kind to everyone, including demons, and he never gives up.

TELL US SOMETHING ABOUT A PIECE OF MUSIC YOU LOVE.

My favourite anime opening is the first Tokyo Ghoul opening. It’s Unravel by TK from Ling tosite Sigure. It’s perfect. It’s everything I have ever wanted in a song. It suits my tastes in music perfectly.

WRITE SOMETHING ABOUT YOURSELF YOU LOVE!

I think that I have good taste in shows. Okay, that sounds biased but other people tell me that I give good recommendations. It makes me feel like I am doing a good job at reviewing anime and doing my part of introducing good shows to people, especially underrated ones. It’s a shame when good anime goes unnoticed.

I think I’m also good at getting people to watch the shows I like. I’ve gotten my classmates, anime club friends, and blogger friends to watch Kaiji and many more shows.

NOMINATIONS

Once again, I’m opening this up to anyone who wants to do this.

The Five ATTRACTIVES Tag

Auri tagged me in this back in November 2017. Yeah. I’ve only done one other tag thing (Click here to read it) so this is not something I regularly do.

RULES (Copied and pasted)

  • Mention the name of the blog you were tagged by, as well as the creators of this game Realweegiemidget Reviews and Thoughts All Sorts to all blogs involved and including the picture above.
  • List five of your greatest hotties undeniably attractive people from TV and/or film, i.e. crushes/objects of your affection, including musicians or sports stars too.
  • Tell us how you were introduced to them and why you like them/what appeals.
  • Add some appealing pictures.
  • Tag seven bloggers for their Five Flaming Hotties Super Attractive People.
  • Post the rules.

MY LIST

I’ll stick with 2D boys because musicians and actors are a whole other post.

1. Uta from Tokyo Ghoul

Okay, for context Uta is a ghoul and ghouls eat humans. I like anime characters with piercings and I have a few ear piercings myself (7 in total).

2. Xue Yang from Mo Dao Zu Shi

I would classify Xue Yang as a yandere. My favourite character archetype is yandere.

***Yanderes are really problematic and I don’t agree with what they do. People that have yandere-like characteristics in real life are extremely toxic and I recognize that. However, my favourite characters in fictional stories are mostly villains and I think that yanderes make stories more interesting if it is done well.***

3. Juuzou Suzuya from Tokyo Ghoul

Juuzou is my favourite character in Tokyo Ghoul. He has a unique appearance and did his stitches himself. I like unique-looking characters because they seem more authentic(?) – Characters that aren’t afraid of being themselves.

4. Izaya Orihara from Durarara!!

Izaya is my number one favourite anime character. I wrote a post outlining the reasons why I like him lolol (Click here to read it).

5. Doppo from Hypnosis Mic

Doppo is a salaryman and pessimist. I like his hair.

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Besides Uta (I feel neutral about him), I really like the remaining four characters. It’s not just appearance but their personalities as well. Or I find them really interesting characters. Appearance and personality generally go hand-in-hand for me.

NOMINATIONS

I’m going to open this up for anyone who wants to do this tag. 🙂

Unique Blogger Award

Thanks Moyatori for nominating me. Moyatori posts anime lists, reviews, and song translations. You can check out their blog here.

I feel a little ashamed by the fact that I haven’t done these award posts. I get at least 5 nominations every two months. >< If I do all the awards, then over half of my posts will be on them. Moyatori’s questions seem pretty quick to answer. Plus, we go to the same school. Although, I haven’t met Moyatori in real life.

RULES

  1. Display the award!
  2. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. (Try and include a little bit of promotion!)
  3. Answer the questions they’ve written for you!
  4. Nominate 8-13 bloggers and give them three questions in the spirit of sharing love and solidarity within our blogging family!

QUESTIONS FOR ME

  1. Why did you choose the avatar you have?
  2. Do you share your blogging experience with people you know in real life? To what extent?
  3. Do you think your blogger persona differs from your real life personality?

 

  1. I haven’t changed my avatar since January 2015, lol. I chose the bubble tea picture because I like bubble tea. Now everyone identifies me through the avatar so I don’t plan on changing it any time soon.
  2. Just about everyone who has me on social media knows about my blog. That’s because I link my blog to my Facebook and Instagram accounts. I do tell some people about my blog, but most people find it through social media. They ask me about it later or tell me they read my blog. I don’t have my family on social media so I don’t think my parents know about my blog. My brother does but he doesn’t check it. I prefer things to be this way because I want to be able to blog without being confronted about it. For example, if I write that I am feeling negative, I don’t really like it when people ask me to explain my situation.
  3. Mostly the same. I try to be my most authentic self on my blog but it’s difficult to express myself 100% the same because I don’t blog about every aspect of my life. I generally blog when I’m in a good mood so maybe the more negative side of me is not being shown. I do wear glasses all the time, even though I generally don’t wear them in my pictures.

MY QUESTIONS

  1. What is your favourite song?
  2. How many months or years have you been a fan of anime? Also, how old is your blog?
  3. Do you think you will quit blogging one day? Why or why not?

NOMINATIONS

I will open it to anyone because I don’t like choosing bloggers. I want to nominate more than 50 bloggers every time, lol. Thanks for reading.