In Case You Missed It: My Favourite Posts of 2018

To read my favourite posts from 2019, click here!

Study Date with Moya

My first IRL meeting with Moya! If you are a blogger in Vancouver, let me know! But… maybe meet after the pandemic is over. u_u

I’ve met Falcon before too at a con!

Tea Time with: Rose

The actual collab post is on The Pantless Anime Blogger’s blog. This was my first collab (I’ve only done two). We talked about One Piece! I’m super impressed that TPAB watched an entire arc for this collab.

Tea Time with: Rose (Part II)

Part 2 of the collab with TPAB.

Why I Like Anime So Much

This is one of my most personal posts to date. I think it was a necessary post to write, though.

Anime Revolution 2018

This was one of my happiest days because I got an autograph from Kappei Yamaguchi and attended Hana and Baozi’s panel.

GUMI Megpoid Cosplay – Difficult Love/Nankai Renai

GUMI Megpoid Cosplay – Matryoshka

These are two of my favourite cosplays.


Looking back, 2018 was a good year for blogging and cosplaying. I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers are no longer active, which is unfortunate. I wonder if it’ll happen to me one day…

30 Anime Characters – Appreciation Post!

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.

RAINBOW: Nisha Rokubou no Shichinin – 21 – Random Curiosity

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.

Given Episode 6 Preview Stills and Synopsis | MANGA.TOKYO | Anime, Anime  screenshots, Aesthetic anime

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.

10 Best Quotes Said By Tanjiro In Demon Slayer | CBR

7) Nezuko from Demon Slayer

Nezuko is adorable. She feels the same amount of care towards Tanjiro and she’s very strong.

10 Reasons We Love Nezuko Kamado | CBR

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.

Appare-Josei! on Twitter: "My Roommate is a Cat, a new anime streaming on  Crunchyroll!… "

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.

Queen Mirelia Executes Poetic Justice | The Rising of the Shield Hero  Episode 21 Review - YouTube

11) Levi from Attack on Titan

Who doesn’t like Levi?

What Attack on Titan Character Are You? | Attack on titan anime, Attack on  titan levi, Anime

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.

The coat / jacket of Izaya Orihara in Durarara!! | Spotern

13) Sakurai from Recovery of an MMO Junkie

Sakurai is so wholesome.

Do it for Yuuta Sakurai! | Kawaii anime, Cosplay anime, Anime

14) Hirotaka from Wotakoi

Yes.

pat on Twitter: "blessing your tl with hirotaka's face ✨✨ #wotakoi  #WotakuNiKoiWaMuzukashii… "

15) Mii-kun from How to Keep a Mummy

Mii-kun is adorable.

Second Impressions - Miira no Kaikata - Lost in Anime

16) Airi from Erased

Airi’s really cool. I wish we saw more of her.

ERASED Episode 12 Review (Treasure) » Yatta-Tachi

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.

ERASED English Trailer - YouTube
ERASED' Anime Episode 3 Review: Satoru Tries To Save Hinazuki | Anime,  Anime episodes, Aesthetic anime

18) Aizawa from My Hero Academia

This was a good episode.

Image about boku no hero academia in ☆.。.:*𝘼𝙉𝙄𝙈𝙀.。.:*☆ by ♡ 𝒆𝒍𝒍𝒊𝒆  🩹

19) Conan from Detective Conan

Like Satoru from Erased, Conan is also transformed into a kid.

Detective Conan: The Scarlet Bullet Film Releases New Trailer Previewing  Tokyo Jihen Theme Song | Manga Thrill

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.

Laboon | One Piece Wiki | Fandom

21) Chouchou from One Piece

It was characters like Chouchou that made me like One Piece so much.

A Siren's Journey (One Piece! Various X Reader) - [6] - Orange Town Arc ~ 3  - Wattpad

22) Ace from One Piece

Dork ;) | One piece manga, One piece ace, One piece drawing

23. Luffy from One Piece

Luffy pre time skip takes on Ace. - Battles - Comic Vine

24) Juuzou from Tokyo Ghoul

Juuzou is one of my favourite characters.

Suzuya Juuzou / Tokyo Ghoul on We Heart It

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.

Ye Qiu? Ye Xiu? (2017)

26) Senku from Dr. Stone

Senku is a genius.

Stone Formula | Dr. Stone Wiki | Fandom

27) Reigen from Mob Psycho

I loved Mob Psycho, especially the second season. I don’t remember the context for this at all…

Internet Sex Symbol Reigen Arataka on Twitter: "Your toes. Hand them over."

28) Tokuchi from One Outs

One Outs is a really good psychological anime.

Anime Review: One Outs | The thoughts of the wild

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.

Twelve | Manga, Anime, Zankyō no teroru

Two-thirds of these characters are main characters. To me, a likeable protagonist makes all the difference.

Air dry clay

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!

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.

.

.

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. ❤

.

.

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!

L

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

Attack on Titan' S3, Pt. 5: The Fallen Ones | Attack on titan ...

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.

U

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.

X

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.

One Piece

I ordered a One Piece paper theatre kit. This is the iconic moment when Shanks gave Luffy the straw hat! Pictures of the process are posted on my Instagram. @misswavescosplay

I’ve placed it next to my Shanks figure (not shown).

.

.

My Favourite One Piece Characters

There are over 900 characters in One Piece!

1. ALL the Straw Hats (especially Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, and Usopp)

Top 30 The Strawhats GIFs | Find the best GIF on Gfycat

It’s really rare for me to like all of the main characters in an anime. Most of the time, I like the villain more than the main characters LOL.

I know that a lot of people don’t like Usopp, but he’s one of the most realistic characters. So many crazy things happen in the world of One Piece. Who wouldn’t be anxious?

2. Portgas D. Ace

fire fist ace | Tumblr

There’s not a single thing I don’t like about Ace.

3. Trafalgar Law

Animated gif about gif in One Piece by Fran Moreira

Trafalgar Law treats his crew mates so well. (He’s the one wearing a hat… LOL)

4. Buggy the Clown

One Piece Buggy The Clown GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Buggy was a villain. I only started liking him during the Impel Down Arc. Impel Down is one of my favourite One Piece arcs, even though Luffy was the only Straw Hat in the arc. It was the arc when I began liking a lot of the former villains.

When I watched Impel Down and Marineford, I looked forward to Buggy’s scenes the most because they were hilarious.

5. Caesar Clown

One Piece Op GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

To be honest, there’s nothing good about this guy.

I think that the Punk Hazard Arc was one of the most terrifying arcs. Caesar Clown makes a great villain. I didn’t start to like him until after he was captured by the Straw Hats and Law though, hahaha. After that arc, he had some cute and funny moments.

I LOVE HIS LAUGH SO MUCH.

6. Crocodile

A Definitive Ranking Of The Fifty Hottest Men On "One Piece" | One ...

Crocodile was a villain that I started liking in Impel Down. I was really impressed when he helped Luffy during the Marineford Arc.

7. Mr. 2 Bon Clay

Steam Community :: :: Bon Clay chan greets Luffy at Impel Down.

Bon Clay used to work under Crocodile. I didn’t like him until Impel Down. Bon Clay sacrificed so much so that Luffy could save his brother. I felt so much loyalty from Bon Clay. He’s truly one of the best characters in One Piece.

8. Boa Hancock

Boa Hancock - how dare u hurt my dear luffy? | One piece gif, One ...

I didn’t really care for Boa Hancock until she started helping Luffy. I guess I like the characters who help Luffy and the rest of the Straw Hats.

Regardless, she’s one of the strongest female characters in One Piece and I think that’s worth mentioning.

9. Sugar

Sugar GIF - Find & Share on GIPHY

Sugar is a villain that worked under Donquixote Doflamingo. I don’t like what she did to the people in Dressrosa but for some reason, I still like her.

I like Usopp’s fights because they are really funny so I think that Sugar’s battles with Usopp probably left an impression on me.


About half of the characters on this list are villains, or former villains. I didn’t like most of these villains until after their arc ended, hahaha. My favourite characters are either really powerful or comic relief characters.

If you’ve watched or read One Piece, who are your favourite characters?

My Favourites in One Piece

I am not caught up on One Piece (I know, I have to…) but I’ll try to answer these as best as I can. The first few arcs of the anime were the best for me.

Favourite Episode

There are over 900 episodes. I think my favourite episode is when Luffy, Zoro, Sanji, Nami and Usopp were about to enter the Grand Line. I remember replaying this scene several times because it was such a special moment for me. Everyone has a different reason for becoming a pirate but they all work together. Q_Q

Favourite Arc

There are over 30 arcs but my favourite arc is the Enies Lobby arc. The Pantless Anime Blogger and I worked on a collab back in February 2018 on this arc! Wow, it’s been nearly a year.

There are two parts to the collab- it’s long! You can find them on TPAB’s blog. 🙂

Favourite Opening Song

There are over 20 opening songs but my favourite opening is Hikari E by The Babystars. It’s one of the earlier openings from when I had just gotten into One Piece. Back then, One Piece was my world.

Favourite Character

There are over 1000 characters but this one is easy to answer. My favourite character is Roronoa Zoro. Luffy is my second favourite character.

I like Zoro because he is fiercely loyal to his captain Luffy, has so much trust in his friends, is strong, and has cute sides to him as well.

Favourite Straw Hat

Roronoa Zoro.

Favourite Movie

There are over 15 movies but I have only seen a couple. My favourite movie from what I have watched is One Piece Film: Gold.

.

.

I really need to catch up on One Piece. ^^

A Love Letter to One Piece

Dear One Piece,

I admit that I did not like you when I was in elementary school. I was turned away by the art style but in my second year of university, I gave you another chance. It was completely a spontaneous decision, but it’s one of the best spontaneous decisions I’ve made.

I also believe that I did not have the maturity to understand some of the themes at a younger age. I would not have appreciated the series to the fullest extent. Some people think that anime is only for children. That is an unfortunate misconception.

While the 900+ episode count may be intimidating, I do not have to worry about “missing” the series. One Piece is always there for you when you are feeling down or bored. I’ve spent many hours watching One Piece. I had a lot of free time. Not so much now because I’m always working, but all those hours watching One Piece were well spent. I wouldn’t have it any other way. I’ve learned so much from watching One Piece. I would love to travel, like the pirates in One Piece. I’ll work hard so that I will be able to do that. ^^

I dislike rewatching things. One Piece, however, is an exception due to how long it is. Eiichiro Oda is phenomenal at telling stories. It taught me what friendships can look like. I’ve cried numerous times and laughed so hard that my stomach hurt. Some days I feel nothing. I’ve felt everything at once when I watched One Piece.

From the bottom of my heart, thank you One Piece. Thank you Eiirchiro Oda and staff for creating such an exceptional series.

Sincerely,

Rose

Related post:

My Love for One Piece