These things spark joy!
The last time I did a spark joy post was in March 2019. Click here to see it.
Last April, my marimo reproduced and created a little baby. They all look rounder now, and the baby is bigger.
To read my favourite posts from 2019, click here!
My first IRL meeting with Moya! I’ve met Falcon before at a con, too.
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.
Part 2 of the collab with TPAB.
This is one of my most personal posts to date. I think it was a necessary post to write, though.
This was one of my happiest days because I got an autograph from Kappei Yamaguchi and attended Hana and Baozi’s panel.
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 I’ve noticed that a lot of bloggers are no longer active, which is unfortunate.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…
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.
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!
Thank you Lina for the nomination!
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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).
There are over 900 characters in One Piece!
1. ALL the Straw Hats (especially Monkey D. Luffy, Roronoa Zoro, and Usopp)
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
There’s not a single thing I don’t like about Ace.
3. Trafalgar Law
Trafalgar Law treats his crew mates so well. (He’s the one wearing a hat… LOL)
4. Buggy the Clown
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
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.
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
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
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.
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?
I decided to take part in the books and outfits challenge. This is not a cosplay, but my interpretation of an outfit suitable for One Piece. It is very simple and of course, I’m wearing Luffy’s straw hat.
In May 2017, I blogged about my marimo.
Two days ago, my marimo made a baby! Their names are Zoro, Luffy, and Chopper. The baby’s name is Chopper and Luffy is the parent. Yes, I can tell them apart…
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.
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
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.
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
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. ^^