Haru from Sing “Yesterday” for Me
Masaomi Kida from Durarara!!
Haru from Sing “Yesterday” for Me
Masaomi Kida from Durarara!!
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
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
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
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
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
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
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!
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!
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
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.
Considering the fact that seinen is one of my favourite anime genres, I’ll go with realistic. Think of Parasyte, Inuyashiki, and Rainbow.
Light vs. 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.
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.
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.
Ene and Konoha ❤
I’m participating in a drawing challenge created by my friends. @sfuanimeart
I drew the hats from Among Us. I played it with my friends on my birthday, which was also this year’s Mid-Autumn Festival (October 1). The story behind this drawing is basically my birthday celebration. This is what an autumn day looks like to me. 🙂
Other stuff I made:
A graphic I made for Aria. Go check out her blog!
The Girl From the Other Side OVA is a 10-minute animated short based on the manga.
The first I noticed was the art. It’s very similar to the manga. I think this is very unique. Another thing is that the characters don’t talk. Instead, they convey everything through their actions.
We see an encounter between a human girl and a beast.
Whenever the beast touches a living thing, that thing is cursed. In these 10 minutes, we see that the little girl lives with the beast. The beast acts as her guardian. They live peacefully but the beast tries his best to avoid touching her, even though he wishes he could.
If you have 10 minutes to spare, I recommend watching this. It’s only 10 minutes. In fact, my only complaint is that it’s too short! I hope we will get an anime adaptation of the entire story.
I was surprised to read about Yutaka Yamada’s works because I realized I liked his music from different anime but didn’t know it. Suddenly, it all made sense.
1. Glassy Sky (Tokyo Ghoul)
Tokyo Ghoul gets a lot of hate for being a bad anime adaptation. I like Tokyo Ghoul a lot but I’ve realized it’s because of the soundtrack.
Glassy Sky helps me fall asleep. I’ve lost track of how many times I’ve listened to it.
2. Promise (Death Note: Light Up the New World)
This is from the live-action film, Death Note: Light Up the New World. I watched the film in June 2017. This song inspired me to draw this:
3. On My Own (Tokyo Ghoul)
I rarely listen to English songs too.
4. Licht und Schatten (Tokyo Ghoul)
5. Great Pretender Opening
This song is a very different from what you would hear in Tokyo Ghoul. I was surprised to learn that it was composed by Yutaka Yamada. He’s insanely talented.
Great Pretender is an amazing anime, by the way. You can read my impressions post here.
I was also surprised to learn that he did the soundtracks for Babylon, Vinland Saga, and the Inuyashiki live-action. I’ve been listening to his music on Spotify. Maybe I’ll have an updated list in the future. 🙂
1) Kaiji from Kaiji
If you’ve been following me for a while, you probably know that I love Kaiji and other FKMT series.
Chang and Mario would be on this list if Kaiji got a season three. I am hoping for it to happen…
2) Turtle from Rainbow
Turtle from Rainbow is the best friend one could have. He deserves so much recognition.
3) Ayanokoji from The Classroom of the Elite
I’ve written about Ayanokoji before, but he’s the most unfazed character I’ve seen. Having him as the MC was a breath of fresh air.
4) Seiya from Cautious Hero
Cautious Hero’s a funny anime. You can read my impressions of the first episode here.
5) Mafuyu from Given
Mafuyu’s voice is so good. I’m really impressed with his VA. I can’t wait to watch the Given movie.
6) Tanjiro from Demon Slayer
Tanjiro is so sweet and caring. I’ve written about Tanjiro before (click here to read the post). He inspires me to never give up.
7) Nezuko from Demon Slayer
Nezuko is adorable. She feels the same amount of care towards Tanjiro and she’s very strong.
8) Haru from My Roommate is a Cat
In my review of the anime, I wrote that in the second half of each episode, the story is retold from the cat’s point of view. Haru seems more mature than the human MC in some ways.
9) Naofumi from The Rising of the Shield Hero
Naofumi went through so many cursed events, which resulted in a great change in his personality. He went from being naive to cynical. He was the true hero while the rest did more harm than good.
10) The Queen from Shield Hero
Thanks to the Queen, Naofumi got justice and cleared his name.
11) Levi from Attack on Titan
Who doesn’t like Levi?
12) Izaya from Durarara!!
Izaya is my favourite anime character. I wrote about the reasons I like him in a post. I even have a DRRR ita bag because of him.
13) Sakurai from Recovery of an MMO Junkie
Sakurai is so wholesome.
14) Hirotaka from Wotakoi
15) Mii-kun from How to Keep a Mummy
Mii-kun is adorable.
16) Airi from Erased
Airi’s really cool. I wish we saw more of her.
17) Satoru from Erased
Erased is about a man who goes back in time to prevent a series of murders. He goes back into his body from when he was a child but everything else (memories as an adult, cognitive skills, etc.) remains the same.
18) Aizawa from My Hero Academia
This was a good episode.
19) Conan from Detective Conan
Like Satoru from Erased, Conan is also transformed into a kid.
20) Laboon from One Piece
One Piece has a lot of characters. In fact, there’s over a thousand of them. Here’s a few of them.
21) Chouchou from One Piece
It was characters like Chouchou that made me like One Piece so much.
22) Ace from One Piece
23. Luffy from One Piece
24) Juuzou from Tokyo Ghoul
Juuzou is one of my favourite characters.
25) Ye Xiu from The King’s Avatar
Ye Xiu is a cool protagonist. I really like “starting over” and “secret identity” type of shows.
26) Senku from Dr. Stone
Senku is a genius.
27) Reigen from Mob Psycho
I loved Mob Psycho, especially the second season. I don’t remember the context for this at all…
28) Tokuchi from One Outs
One Outs is a really good psychological anime.
29) Saiki from Saiki
The Japanese VA who voiced Seiki also voiced Izaya and Levi. I love his characters.
30) Twelve from Zankyou no Terror
The bike scene in this anime is amazing.
Two-thirds of these characters are main characters. To me, a likeable protagonist makes all the difference.
Episodes watched: 3/23
First, can we talk about how pretty this anime is?
I don’t know of many anime that have such vibrant colours! The art alone made me want to continue the show.
Makoto Edamura is a Japanese con man who is tricked into going to Los Angelos by a man named Laurent Thierry. There, he gets caught in an elaborate scam and needs to find a way to survive from the target, a mafia boss, and the FBI.
As I mentioned earlier, I was deeply impressed by the art. It is by Wit Studio (Attack on Titan, After the Rain) which explains it. I thought the first two episodes were interesting but weren’t enough to “hook” me in. Things really picked up by the end of episode 3. I just finished episode 3 and am wondering what will happen next. If you’re looking for something to watch, I recommend checking out this series!
I attended a virtual workshop hosted by my university’s anime club. These are my first two creations.
Luffy’s devil fruit from One Piece (Gomu Gomu no Mi)
Chibi No Face from Spirited Away
Let me know what I should make next!
This challenge is from Ryuugi’s Tatsuya’s Anime Corner.
Day 15: What would you do if you got a Death Note?
I’ve actually thought about this question before. Let’s start from what I thought when I was younger (childhood and adolescent years).
When I was younger, I thought that I would keep a Death Note if the shinigami cared about you. For example, the way Rem cared about Misa and even gave up her life to save Misa. Lots of anime protagonists have companions (i.e. Sailor Moon, Hikaru no Go, Shaman King, Cardcaptor Sakura, Shugo Chara, Full Moon o Sagashite). I saw it as the same thing but only if the shinigami cared about you. After all, they are gods of death. I wouldn’t want a menacing shinigami to follow me everywhere. I would not write in it though.
At the time, I thought that a Death Note would be useful for self-defence. I think differently now. What are the chances of actually needing it? Furthermore, you would have to 1) recognize that you’re in danger and be certain of it, 2) have enough time to write down their name, and 3) know their face and name (assuming you don’t have the shinigami eyes). I don’t think we need one for that reason.
If I picked up a Death Note today, I would give it up. If possible, I think I would destroy it because we don’t need such a destructive weapon in the world. No good follows those who use them.
Take Minoru Tanaka from the Special One-Spot from this year. (You can read my review here). He didn’t have a grand vision like Light did. He was more selfish, like most of us. He was smart enough and succeeded in earning a lot of money by selling the Death Note. He was never caught and his memories of the Death Note were erased. Spoiler alert: He meets a bitter end.
That’s a wrap! I actually blogged for 15 days in a row. Next month, I’ll be participating in Inktober. We’ll see how far I go with that. As always, thanks for reading.