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.

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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.

Quaran-tober Days 2 & 3

Quaran-tober Day 1 HERE.

Day 2: Burst

If you pretend to be someone you’re not, won’t your inner self try to “burst” out? If you pretend for too long, will you even know your true self anymore? What is a true self, anyway?

Day 3: Wet

A teru teru bozu is a handmade doll hung to prevent the rain. I drew the teru teru bozu I made in 2015.