Seasonal Anime Impressions: Fall 2017/Winter 2018/Spring 2018

It is late, but I didn’t have time to write this post when I had school.¬†I don’t actually watch that many seasonal shows because 1) I had school, 2) I watch a lot of older shows and 3) I am extremely selective about the shows I watch. I watch shows I know I will be interested in. I do my research first by reading your blog posts. ūüėČ

I have seen a lot more seasonal shows, but I’m only going to write about shows I have seen more than a couple episodes of. I don’t think I can talk about shows in this post if I only watched one episode.

Fall 2017

Net-juu no Susume – Completed (highly recommend)

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I binged this one! Everything about it was good. It was very cute. ¬†Although, I wish there were more romantic scenes. I get that it was realistic but please… progress faster.

Ah, there was controversy regarding the director of the anime. His¬†anti-Semitism views are awful but one person’s views should not reflect a TEAM. I will continue to like the show because¬†Dir. Kazuyoshi Yaginuma does not make up the whole show. Net-juu no Susume is more than him.

Blend S – Dropped

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I talked about this in my Anime I’ve Dropped post. I knew five minutes in the show that I wouldn’t like it but I watched it at my school’s anime club.

Winter 2018

Citrus – Dropped

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I’ve read the manga and dropped it before it got an anime adaptation. I watched the anime because I was curious but I knew I wasn’t going to continue it.

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni – Completed (recommend)

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It started off great but it drifted into a completely different plot. I still liked the new theme on friendships but it was misleading! If you’re going to make the show about friendships instead of romance, start it off at that way. I felt deceived. I still enjoyed the show a lot because the theme on friendships was great. The visuals were breathtaking and the music was amazing. I really love the ending song.

I still feel deceived though. -.-

Miira no Kaikata (recommend)

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It’s so cute! I normally don’t watch shows like this because I like shows with more serious topics. I didn’t learn anything from this show but it was worth watching because it was so cute.

Spring 2018

My Hero Academia 3rd Season – Currently Watching (recommend)

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I keep seeing My Hero Academia EVERYWHERE. It’s all over my Twitter and Instagram accounts and you know that feeling when you see something again and again? You start feeling annoyed by it and I think all the excitement over it has made me drop it to ‘recommend’ instead of ‘highly recommend.’ Nonetheless, I will finish it to the end.

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii – Currently Watching (highly recommend)

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It’s about a fujoshi dating a gamer. They’re both otaku and it’s about their daily life. They are friends with another otaku couple and the girl is a cosplayer. It’s nice to see otaku having fun LOL.

I would say that 90% of my IRL friends do not watch anime. Everyone knows I like anime but everyone is super supportive and accepting of me which is why it’s not an issue. It’s cute when people talk to me about anime even though they are not a big fan of it. They know I like it and it’s the effort that counts. Talking about non-anime things is perfectly fine with me. It’s flipped for online friends. 90% of my online friends are anime bloggers. So why am I talking about this? Well, Wotakoi¬†shows a life that I do not have. It’s nice to see. ūüôā

P.S. The opening song is growing on me. I LOVE it, hahaha.

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Fall 2017, I fell in love with Sakurai from¬†Net-juu no Susume. In the winter season I fell in love with Tazuki from¬†Miira no Kaikata. Now I’m majorly in¬†love with Hirotaka from¬†Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii.¬†I swear I watch anime for the plot.

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My Favourite Anime

Many people ask me what anime I like. I’m not a big fan of shojo anime anymore.

Death Note (2006 – 2007) – 37 episodes

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This was my favourite anime for many, many years. Now it’s my second favourite anime. It’s about a high school genius called Light Yagami who picks up a notebook from the ground. The notebook is called ‘Death Note’ and if you write a person’s name in it, they will die. You can also write down the time and cause of death. Light decides to become the “god of the world” and purge all criminals. The public knows Light as ‘Kira.’

It’s super interesting because it’s like a game of cat and mouse between Light and the greatest detective, L. L wants to catch Kira and you get to see two opposing sides of justice. I used to ask people who they support more and the answers were pretty mixed. Is Light a bad guy?

I love all the tricks and the soundtrack is the best I’ve heard in anime. It is popular all around the world. Some elementary schools have banned Death Note and there have been copycat crimes. There was an American Netflix adaptation. I watched it and they made heavy changes to the characters. It is definitely not on the same level of greatness as Death Note, the manga or anime, so I definitely encourage you to watch the anime or read the manga. You will see how Light changes after possessing the Death Note.

Inuyashiki (2017) – 11 episodes

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One night at a park, an explosion takes place and two people are killed. The extraterrestrial beings that caused the explosion repair their bodies but turn the two people into robots. The two people are Inuyashiki, a 50 year old man who looks like a grandpa, and a teenager named Hiro. With their robot bodies, they are able to do a lot of things that humans cannot do, such as cure diseases, heal people, kill people, control technology, and fly into space. Inuyashiki uses his powers to do good and heal people. Hiro, on the other hand, uses his powers to mass murder people.

It’s very interesting to see how people react differently to new powers. I was interested from the start, but I wasn’t hooked until I watched episode 6. That’s when things really picked up. The ending made sense to me because I’m not sure how they would end it otherwise. It was kind of expected. The last episode showed President Trump and their depiction of him.

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 Attack on Titan (2013 Рpresent) Р37 episodes & ongoing

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Titans are huge creatures that eat people. Because of this, all the humans are forced to live within these walls and the anime follows a guy named Eren who becomes a member of the Survey Corps. The Survey Corps go outside of the walls and investigate and learn more about Titans. Later on, we learn that Eren is able to transform into a Titan and the humans decide to keep Eren alive because he can help them.

A lot of people die in every episode and it might be scary for young viewers. My favourite female anime character is in this anime and her name is Mikasa. She’s one of the best at killing Titans and is not afraid to kill traitors. One thing that makes the anime interesting is that there are a lot of traitors. The first episode is really good.

Tokyo Ghoul (2015) – 12 episodes

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There is also Tokyo Ghoul¬†‚ąöA and the ongoing season, Tokyo Ghoul:re. I haven’t caught up on the anime yet so I can’t talk about them.

Tokyo Ghoul was kind of slow for me. It wasn’t until the very last episode when I decided the whole thing was worth it. I talk about this in a lot more depth in my response post. It is spoiler-heavy so you might not want to read that yet.

Mainstream, I know. Well, things are popular for a reason. I actually read and watch just about everything. I’m not a big fan of slice of life though. Obviously these are not all the shows I like. I might do a part 2 if people are interested.¬†Of course, I can’t not talk about One Piece.

One Piece (1999 – present) – 828 episodes & ongoing

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Death Note was bumped to second place because of One Piece. To be honest, I didn’t like One Piece in elementary school. I loved Naruto, Yu Yu Hakusho and Shaman King in the Shonen Jump magazines but I didn’t like One Piece because of the art style. It was also hard to follow. I became invested in One Piece when I was in second year university. I do believe that you need a certain kind of maturity to get into it. I loved the anime in the beginning but now I think I prefer the manga. Anime episodes get dragged on for a very long time. I’ve spent the past few days watching a backstory and the fighting has not started yet… I do both so I am far more ahead in the manga.

One Piece is about a young pirate named Monkey D. Luffy who has a dream of being the Pirate King. He forms a crew and each member has a backstory and Luffy helps them fight the people/thing they are struggling with. Brook didn’t officially join the Straw Hat Pirates until episode 381. Everyone in the crew has their own goals and ambitions. Their friendship is very strong and it’s one of the things that drew me in. The crew travels to different islands and they are usually faced with a conflict. Although pirates are typically seen as menacing, the Straw Hats are mostly good people and they have saved entire villages. The fact that they are pirates is very important to me because I like seeing how they live their lives. They all have Wanted posters and are seen as criminals by the Navy.

It is a commitment and the thing I hear the most is the fear of starting it because it is so long. That’s understandable, but you are definitely missing out. You can always read the manga instead. It’s never too late to start One Piece. Look at me, I started a couple of years ago.

My Top 5 Spring 2018 Anime Opening Songs

The anime club at my university did a poll thing where members rate each opening song from this season’s anime. The goal was to compile a list of the best to worst opening songs. It inspired me to write this post! Hm, according to the statistics I liked some of the lower ranked songs more than average and liked some of the higher ranked songs less than average. Lol.

When I rated the songs, I only rated them based on the actual song. I didn’t take the opening visuals or anime into consideration.

5. Black Clover – Opening 3

I admit that I was one of the people who didn’t like Asta’s Japanese voice but I feel kind of bad about it now. I don’t think we should let one person’s voice affect our view of a show that a team of people worked hard on too much.

Anyways, I like the song’s chorus. It’s really catchy.

4. Grancrest Senki РOpening 2 (watch on YouTube)

I love the first 30 seconds the most! The singer’s voice is so nice.

3. Steins;Gate 0

The singer has a powerful voice!

2. Kakuriyo No Yadomeshi (watch on YouTube)

I love the background music because of the instrument choice. It’s a very addicting song.

1. Tokyo Ghoul:Re

It’s not as good as Unravel but nothing can beat Unravel for me. Unravel is my number one opening song of all time. I’ve always liked Tokyo Ghoul music so this was not surprising for me. I just like this type of music. I really like the singer’s voice.

What are your best (or worst) opening songs from this season’s anime?

Juuzou Suzuya fan art

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Juuzou Suzuya is probably my favourite character in the anime, Tokyo Ghoul. The feathers are from my older drawing of Misa Amane from Death Note.

Fun fact: I thought about drawing hanging dead bodies but I thought that would be just a little too graphic… Fyi, ‘four’¬†in Chinese sounds like the word ‘death’ in Chinese. That’s why there are four feathers.

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My reasons for drawing make more sense to me now. I started to draw this because I was in a bad mood and once I finished sketching Suzuya, I wasn’t angry anymore. It’s as if I poured my anger, negativity and frustrations into this very quick drawing. That’s why I felt like I didn’t need to colour or do anything fancy with this. Well, I’m off to enjoy the rest of my day. ^^

Manga I’ve Dropped

It seemed many people enjoyed my post on anime I’ve dropped¬†so I decided to make a post on manga I’ve dropped!

1. Dragon Ball

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I know that the show was a lot of peoples’ childhoods but I never got into it. The first few chapters of Dragon Ball did not interest me because there was urine, butts – just gross things. I like characters in bishonen style better. That’s just my personal preference.

2. Mikan no Tsuki

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The art style is not very good and the story was confusing. Overall, not a good impression.

3. Kirihito Sanka

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This manga is by Osamu Tezuka, the godfather of manga. I understand that he is massively influential to anime but I am not his fan. I’ve read a bit of Lost World, Astro Boy, and¬†Ribbon no Kishi. I’ve also watched Metropolis.

I am not his fan because 1) he grossly exaggerated features of POC. For example, I don’t like the way he drew Chinese characters or African characters. It’s stereotypical and racist. Kirihito Sanka (Ode to Kirihito) was done in 1971. While I can see that it was made many, many years ago, I still don’t like it. I know that some American cartoonists did the same thing too and I don’t like that either.

2) There was rape in Kirihito Sanka, more than once.¬†3) Reading Kirihito Sanka made me groan at so many moments. The characters are ridiculous and I don’t agree with many of their actions.

4. Masamune-kun no Revenge

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Masamune kept talking about taking revenge on Aki but he ran so many errands for her, like getting bread for her.

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Okay… I thought this was about revenge, not about becoming her servant. Masamune needs to grow a backbone and I don’t see anything there is to like about Aki. I don’t care if she’s cute! I don’t like anyone in the series.

5. Chobits

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I’m not big on robot manga or anime. Chi is adorable but that’s basically all there is to her. Picking her up from the trash reminds me of picking up a stray cat from the streets. Yet, she is seen as a love interest and it just doesn’t sit well with me.

Cosplay VS Cosplayer

There’s a social media challenge or trend going on right now called #CosplayVSCosplayer

Basically, you make a grid of your cosplay photos and a photo of you when you are not in cosplay in the middle. I thought I might as well share mine here!

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Sometimes I don’t feel like taking selfies so that’s why I’m wearing a mask…