anime recommendation

Aesthetically Pleasing Anime Movies

The mentions below are a combination of beautiful visuals animation movies that had captured an immediate attention due to its fresh and appealing color choices and drawing-styles; yet, still intrigued the audience with a unique plot. Before you check out the list, keep in mind that I did not forget any of Studio Ghibli productions. I think every project in Ghibli is so special that I feel I need to make a separate post, don’t you agree? Plus, I want to give a shout-out to other animes. Some are extremely underrated and need much more love and appreciation!  ❤️  this and enjoy~ 

Hirune Hime: Shiranai Watashi no Monogatari /  Ancien and the Magic Tablet (2017)

Digimon Adventure tri. 4: Soushitsu / Digimon Adventure tri. Loss (2017)

Uchiage Hanabi, Shita kara Miru ka? Yoko kara Miru ka? / Fireworks, Should We See it from the Side or the Bottom? (2017)

Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai / I’ve Always Liked You (2016)

Koe no Katachi /  A Silent Voice (2016)

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni /  In This Corner of the World (2016)

Kimi no Na wa /  Your Name (2016)

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Hana to Alice: Satsujin Jiken / The Case of Hana & Alice (2015)  

Kokoro ga Sakebitagatterunda / Anthem of the Heart (2015)

Sarusuberi: Miss Hokusai (2015)

Giovanni no Shima / Giovanni’s Island (2014)

Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha / Inari, Konkon, ABCs of Love (2014)

Tamako Love Story (2014)

Kotonoha no Niwa /  The Garden of Words (2013)

Buki yo Saraba / A Farewell to Arms (2013)

Hal (2013)

Kaguya-hime no Monogatari / The Tale of the Princess Kaguya (2013)

Ookami Kodomo no Ame to Yuki / Wolf Children (2012)

Nerawareta Gakuen /  Psychic School Wars (2012)

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Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai / Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day (2011)

Hotarubi no Mori e /  Into the Forest of Fireflies’ Light (2011)

Hoshi wo Ou Kodomo / Children Who Chase Lost Voices (2011)

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Momo e no Tegami / A Letter to Momo (2011)

“Bungaku Shoujo” Movie / Book Girl, Literature Girl (2010)

Summer Wars (2009)

Byousoku 5 Centimeter /  5 Centimeters Per Second (2007)

Paprika (2006)

Toki wo Kakeru Shoujo /  The Girl Who Leapt Through Time (2006)

Tekkon Kinkreet (2006)

Bonus: A 15 one-minute shorts created by various people from Japan’s animation industry. Be prepared to indulge in 3 seasons of masterworks. 

Ani*Kuri15 (2007)

Anime Recommendations

I got some asks about recommending anime series which are worth the watch and here are some I thought are amazing since I'm a very picky person lol with a very short summary 

(note that there are not ranked just listed and I just realized that all except for one are fantasy OTL seems like it I have a type 🤷🏻‍♀️)

Hamatora

You like Mystery? Comedy? Super Powers? Drama? Then this ones for you. very underrated anime somehow?? this one was my favorite anime back in 2014 or so. it got 2 seasons btw and the opening of the 2nd one is just👌👌

People with special powers are called Minimum Holders and the detective agency called Hamatora is composed of two dudes called Nice and Murasaki. The jobs that they begin to receive seem to have strange connections to the serial killer whom their friend cinnamon roll I mean Art who is a police officer, is searching for. The murder victims? They are all Minimum Holders.

Originally posted by hentaikohai

Tenrou: Sirius the Jaeger

WHY ARE NO ONE TALKIN ABOUT THIS YALL IM

This one is currently on-going but one gets very hooked watching just the very first episode which is rare (for me??). 

It’s about "Jaegers" who carry musical instrument cases and came to hunt vampires. The protagonist Yuliy is a werewolf who had his home village destroyed by vampires. He and his crew engage in battle against the mysterious arc known as the “The Arc of Sirius.”

It may or may not sounds like a typical story line idk but don’t be fooled this anime is surprisingly very good you will immediately want to adopt the main character, there’s action and horror & supernatural elements and the art style of the anime is soooo good btw So do yourself the favor and watch this

Originally posted by d4c

Charlotte

First of all, there is no girl called Charlotte like I thought there would be. Second of all, that one is surprisingly a very interesting anime which I binge-watched in a night. It was that good. 

Charlotte takes place in a world where some kids have temporarily abilities and the protagonist Yuu can possess another person for 5 seconds and he uses this to cheat on to be a very smart student (basically doing something which we would all had done too come one) but gets exposed and had to forcefully transfer to a school for Pro-Ability-User because there are people who are hunting down ability users. Lastly, long story short some shit happens but its a very cool story and would recommend 10/10

Originally posted by anime1trash

Gekkan Shoujou Nozaki-kun

Idk why people think this is a very underrated anime like it was such a bomb like ¾ years ago but got little forgotten because sadly there is no new 2nd season. 

But for the ones who do not know gsnk or never watched it because of reasons, it’s about Sakura Chiyo who has fallen head over heels for the oblivious Nozaki Umetarou. A very oblivious Nozaki. He turns out to be a shoujo mangaka and some things happen and she becomes one of Nozaki’s manga assistant and he befriends many of her quirky schoolmates, including  Mikorin (cinnamon roll), Kashima Yuu (another cinnamon roll) and Seo Yuzuki (sinnamon roll). Gsnk is a very hilarious anime with a lot of ships too.

Originally posted by xoxomyseriesxoxo

Assassination Classroom

This. Fucking. Anime. I’m a very cold person but this one even melted my heart??? I’m just still not over this anime. Ok so they try to kill off their teacher, a mysterious creature who choped the moon down to a permanent crescent. The students find themselves confronted with an enormous task: to assassinate the creature responsible for the disaster before the Earth turns out the same like the moon. Furthermore, the students soon find that the strange, tentacled beast is more than just indomitable—he is the best teacher they have ever had. Like no joke I wish he was my teacher. Would recommend this one 100/10 

Originally posted by alltheanimus

I mean look at that gif I’m-

Bungou Stray Dogs

Detectives? Check. Mafias? Check. Supernatural abilities? Double Check. Atsushi gets kicked out of the orphanage and while starving on a riverbank, he saves a suicidal man called Dazai from drowning. Turns out that Dazai is a detective and some things happen and Atsushi is coerced into joining their firm of supernatural investigators, taking on unusual cases the police cannot handle. This anime has 2 seasons, a movie and they announced the 3th season. 

Originally posted by hyakuraii

Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works

would you believe me when I tell you that I rewatch this ¾ times ?? I rarely rewatch something but this one is so good and archer 👌👌👌

ok coming back to the topic this one is my favorite fate series for several reasons you can watch the others too but this one is hands down the best. Sorry but drop everything to watch this you will not regret it. Tohsaka Rin is a magi and enters a war where magis fight with their servants against other magis and their servants. Basically everyone against everyone. With her Servant, Archer, she hopes to obtain the ultimate prize—the Holy Grail, a magical artifact capable of granting its wielder any wish.

Originally posted by shiemi-li

Ajin

Mysterious immortal humans are known as “Ajin” and whenever an Ajin is found within society, they are to be arrested and taken into custody immediately. Our main boy called Nagai Kei is a high schooler and survives an accident and becomes an Ajin. He finds himself alone on the run from the entire world.

This one got an unique art style as well  and looks this one is an ajin

Originally posted by anime-angel-lover

Nurarihyon no Mago another underrated anime 

Part-time student, part time yokai

Rikuo Nura is a quarter youkai, and Nurarihyon, his grandfather, is insistent that he takes over as head of the Nura Clan even tough he doesn’t want to.

Long story short life is not easy when you’re Nurarihyon’s grandson. 

With other words his yokai form, his father and his grandfather (when he was younger) are hotter than you ever will be. Period.

Originally posted by nyboricua58

That transition tho I’m dead

Thats it and I know there are others which I did not include in this because I think they are already that well known like Tokyo Ghoul, Attack on Titan, Akatsuki no Yona, Boku no Hero Academia, Durarara, Fairy Tail, Kamisama Kiss, Erased, Gintama and so one. This is just a list for some forgotten or underrated anime. 

Anime Recomendations

Love Stories/Romance/Shoujo Anime:
-Ao Haru ride
-Ouran High school Host Club
-Toradora
-Snow White with the red hair
-My little monster
-Black prince and wolf girl
-Sukitte ii na yo
-Nijiiro days
-Bonjour Koiaji Patisserie
-Masamune-kun no revenge
-Tamako Market

Supernatural/Fantasy/Action/Comedy:
-Kyoukai no Kanata
-Ao no Exorcist
-DURARARA!!
-Noragami
-Soul eater
-The devil is a part timer
-Naruto
-Boruto
-Boku no Hero Academia

Sports Anime:
-Haikyuu!!
-Free!
-Yuri on Ice!!!
-Koruko no Basket

Anime Movies:
-Kimi no na wa
-Hotarubi No Mori e
-Tamako Love Story
-Koe no Katachi
-Kyoukai no kanata (mirai-hen)
-My Neighbor Totoro
-Princess Mononoke
-The Wind Rises
-When Marnie was there
-The Cat Returns
-Howl’s Moving Castle
-The Whisper of the heart


Hello, I’d just want to recommend anime to watchs ( ^ ‿ ^)-b. Gomen, if it’s placed wrong, please tell me. ⋋⁞ ◔ ﹏ ◔ ⁞⋌

anonymous asked:

fav anime list/recs??

Ooooh! I love getting asks like these! As of right now:

Boku no Hero Academia- if you’re into a really feel-good kind of shounen show filed epic moments and incredible characters then this is definitely a good one!

Originally posted by raittos

Beyond the Boundary- Suspense, drama, romance, and insane action all melded into one incredible show! It’s absolutely stunning!

Originally posted by psychajin

Little Witch Academia- Hilarious, feel-good, and a show with such amazing AMAZING characters! If you want something to just entertain you with no stress, then this is a great one!

Originally posted by velo

Haikyuu!!- A sports anime that’s actually fairly realistic with well-written character development and action sequences that will have you at the edge of your seat! The characters are so lively and entertaining you’ll just love everyone!

Originally posted by vktvr

Re: Zero- A heart-wrenching heart-stopping and heartbreaking series filled to the brim with suspense, mystery, and thrill! It is incredible and one of the best written shows I’ve seen.

Originally posted by nichij0u

Your Lie in April- If you love classical music and drama that will give color to your life then break your soul then this is definitely a good one!

Originally posted by chasma-abyss

Nisekoi- Hilarious and cute all around. If you want nonsensical romance with the most hilarious comedy sequence for shits and giggles then this is gold!

Originally posted by gurrenlagging

Hunter x Hunter- THIS ANIME IS ONE OF THE MOST INCREDIBLY WRITTEN, DIRECTED, AND ILLUSTRATED AND IT IS TIMELESS! I can even say that this anime can rival how well-made FMA is.

Originally posted by osakaxkobe

RWBY- Of course I have to mention this haha, if you don’t already watched this, I HIGHLY RECOMMEND IT! THE CHARACTERS ARE AMAZING AND COMPLEX! Personally, I do really love the world and the plot. A really really great show!

Originally posted by kawaiiellie-chan

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood- HONESTLY IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN THIS YET IN YOUR LIFE, YOU ARE MISSING OUT! THIS SHOW HAS EVERYTHING LIFE COULD TEACH YOU! IT IS HILARIOUS, HEARTBREAKING, STUNNING, THRILLING, AND BEAUTIFUL IN EVERY WAY! WATCH IT!

Originally posted by wakata

Summer Anime 2016

This summer we have so many anime with an all-male cast, I was so happy I decided to to a rec/ranking/review/summary. Note: I only watch anime with mostly males I’m sorry it’s just what I like lol so this list may not match yours. (I cannot stand female leads - except maybe Gintama? - because they will escalate into romantic relationships and they annoy me to no end. It’s like the only purpose of females is romance and I hate that.) And a warning is that I’m kind of shallow so I normally look at the guys’ looks and then their character. But good character and relationship developments are definitely essential to me too.

1. Fukigen na Mononokean

I’ve rec it so many times I feel like I’m part of the official publicity comm but it’s really good :) My favourite character is Abeno cause he’s really adorable and tsundere (?) haha. If you like youkai, friendship and touching moments, do try this out!! It’s a little similar to Natsume Yuujinchou too.

2. Servamp

It looks really interesting so I watched it and when I saw the OP I screamed cause all-male cast! Compared to Spring 2016 this season does look more appealing to me. And I’ve ran out of anime with all bromance (other than sports anime) and no romance. So anyway for Servamp, Kuro was a really cute cat, and the setting seems interesting enough for me to chase. I feel like I might not like the main character as much though but we’ll see. 

3. Fudanshi Kokou Seikatsu

Ahh this is really cute I can relate so much to the main character as a Fujoshi myself :D and I can hardly find friends who can fangirl with me. It’s really sad to be embarrassed for liking gay ships ;n; The only bad thing about the series is that it’s too short each episode haha.

4. D.Gray-man Hallow

I’ve read the manga but didn’t understand most of it. Still, it’s likeable and I like Allen and Kanda. I felt like this season they beautified all the characters and Kanda definitely looks better with his new hairstyle/fringe :DD I hope they can animate most of the manga and I hope we can finally understand what is going on with the 14th.

5. Handa-kun

I just watched the 1st episode today and all I can is that it’s really good and hilarious omg. Only it’s too short with the first 9min trying to break the fourth wall and I couldn’t understand the humor at all. Still, the rest of the episode was worth it! Can’t wait for the rest!

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Top Perverted Anime Girls

*GRAPHIC WARNING*

As you all must aware, Halloween is just around the corner and I wanted to get a little “naughty” with my posts (sorry for the corny, I tried :p ). Anyway, this is a small list of the ladies that all kawaii on the outside but could be very dangerous when they wished to. Well, I’m not good with words so just check out the post for yourself and I warning ya it is graphic content (I could go all out but keep in mind there is a wide range of age within my followers), If you want to see more, well, google it and savor the goodness (omg now I sounded like a pervert!). 

Momo Deviluke (To LOVE-Ru)

Rias Gremory (High School DxD)  

Chizuru Minamoto (Kanokon / Kanokon: The Girl Who Cried Fox) 

Riko Suminoe (Kiss X Sis)

Yamada ( B-gata H-kei / Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei)

Anna Nishikinomiya (Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai / Shimoneta: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist)

Kuroko Shirai (To Aru Kagaku No Railgun)

Kajou Ayame - Shimoneta

Rika Shiguma (Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai /  Haganai: I Don’t Have Many Friends) 

Maria Naruse (Shinmai Maou no Testament / The Testament of Sister New Devil)

Kousaka Kirino (Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai / Oreimo)

Haruhi Suzumiya (Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu / 
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya)

Yaya (Machine-Doll wa Kizutsukanai / Unbreakable Machine-Doll)

Miwako Mizukoshi  (Hen Zemi)

Nobara Yukinokouji (Inu X Boku Secret Service)

Hana Midorikawa (Prison School)

Nyaruko (Haiyore Nyaruko-san / Nyaruko: Crawling With Love!)

Yukari Sendo ( Rosario to Vampire / Rosario + Vampire)

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Miyamae Kanako  (Maria†Holic)

In honor of Valentine's Day, I thought I'd recommend my top ten favorite romance anime.

1) NANA

A frank depiction of the love/sex life of a woman in her twenties, this anime follows badass, chain-smoking, aspiring punk rocker Nana, and her clumsy, feminine roommate of the same name as they struggle to find a meaningful connection with someone in the big city, and also find themselves. Features the struggle of love vs. career, the consequences of giving your heart (and body) to the wrong person, the difficulties of long-distance relationships, and the joy and pain of living on your own. 

Warning: depicts sex, drinking, smoking, domestic violence, and a male prostitute character. Not a show for kids or anyone uncomfortable with these subjects. 

2) Peach Girl

Teenage protagonist Momo takes absolutely zero shit from the characters around her, be it her love interests or her female rivals. That’s one of the reasons I love this series. It’s got an insanely complex and dramatic plot with a million twists and turns that would be impossible to explain concisely here, but the basics are this: Momo’s years on the swim team have bleached her hair and tanned her skin, making her think her crush, Toji, will never be attracted to her and the rest of the school think she’s a Barbie-copycat bimbo. Her “friend”, Sae, bullies her constantly, and her one actual friend, Kairi, is a perverted knucklehead who she can’t quite figure out her feelings for. How can she survive the minefield of rumors, miscommunications, and mean girls that is high school?

3) Suzuka

This anime is unusual in that it’s a love story (not a harem and/or ecchi series) told from the perspective of a teenage boy. Yamato falls in love at first sight with the beautiful Suzuka when he sees her practicing her high jump, and summarily joins the track team in an attempt to impress her. It….doesn’t work, at least not at first, but Yamato vows to keep trying, because she’s the only one for him. Yamato and Suzuka are also hilariously tsundere to each other and manage to say the exact worst thing at least a dozen times. XD But, there’s also a lot of real drama here that will hit you right in the feels. 

4) Uta no Prince-sama

This admittedly cheesy reverse-harem anime follows young Nanami’s quest to write songs worthy of the seven handsome musicians she attends performing arts school with, in hopes that one day they can all debut as idols together. Many of her scenes with these boys are incredibly romantic, despite the fact that not one of them actually kisses her in the entirety of the two currently available seasons. -_- This series is full of awesome J-Pop, beautifully animated bishies, and far more heart than you’d expect.

5) Kamigami no Asobi

Revolving around a mortal woman named Yui who is spirited away to an extradimensional island and commanded by Zeus to teach the value of humanity and love to gods from Greek, Norse, Japanese, and Egyptian mythology, this reverse-harem series starts out cute and fluffy and then heads right into Feels-and-Yandere Land with no goddam warning. It also has copious amounts of manservice. ;) I highly recommend it! 

6) B Gata H Kei

An extremely frank depiction of high-school sexuality that’s also over-the-top comedy, this anime tells the story of horny teenager Yamada, whose dreams of having casual, anonymous sex with as many boys as she can get her hands on (a total 180 from the usual blushing, innocent shoujo heroine). But, every sexually liberated woman has to start somewhere, and so Yamada chooses naive, awkward gentleman Kosuda (what a role reversal!) to be her first sexual experience. But, seducing him proves much harder than she initially imagined, because he’s the most oblivious boy on the planet! This series bravely features scenes other anime would consider taboo, like shopping for condoms and visiting a love hotel.  It’s also one of the funniest comedies I’ve ever watched.

Warning: contains nudity and arguably “ecchi” scenes. 

7) Fruits Basket

A shoujo classic suitable for any age group, this anime tells the heartwarming tale of how unfailingly optimistic orphan Tohru heals the emotional wounds of a beautiful but broken clan of cursed shapeshifters. 

8) AnoHana

You’ll bawl your eyes out over the tragic love between emotionally stunted Jintan and the ghost of his childhood friend, Menma, who he was never able to confess his true feelings for (and the unrequited-ish love of his other friend, Anaru, who still lives, but wonders if she can ever compete with Menma’s memory). 

9) Ouran High School Host Club

Another classic, this anime tells an unconventional but unforgettable love story about a blue-collar, arguably non-binary teen and the ultrarich, clueless coterie of boys who she forms a host club with. It’s half parodying comedy, half feelsy drama, and all awesome!

10) Princess Jellyfish

Tsukimi is an agoraphobic, extremely socially anxious, awkward, nerdy NEET girl with a bizzarre obsession with jellyfish. Kuranosuke is a rich, extroverted drag queen. You wouldn’t think they’d fall in love, but they do, and it’s one of those stories you just need to see. 

I definitely reccomend all ten of these anime to anyone!! Have a wonderful Valentine’s Day, followers!!

Please Watch “Orange”

Ok everyone. I’m sure some of you have probably heard of this anime, and those people who have heard of it have probably strayed away from it for the same reasons I did. 

I am a huge fan of romance anime. I’m basically addicted to anything involving love, but I was weary of this show, called “Orange,” because (1) you learn from within the first few minutes of the first episode that the love interest is going to die, (2) it looks really cliché, (3) it is not very popular, and (4) it looks sad. 

I was wrong. So very wrong. 

(1) Yes, the anime has its bleak, raw moments, but those moments were the ones that I never had anticipated that I would appreciate the most. Something that definitely became an admirable point of the anime was its very real, non-sugar-coated portrayal of depression, mental illness, suicide, and grief. This series does what most shojou romance series shy away from and actually shows the audience what depression is like through Kakeru, the fated-to-die protagonist, and the seriousness of suicide. 

As someone who has personally battled with clinical depression for years and has been to therapy and counselling, this anime hit home for me. The faking smiles, pretending everything is okay, the self-loathing, thinking you are at fault, thinking you are a burden to others, denying yourself happiness, not allowing yourself forgiveness, and the thoughts of death; they are all things that I could relate to. They even included how you can still experience moments of true happiness even if you are depressed, but how it never really goes away. Sure, this anime might not be as light-hearted as others, but it’s the heart-rending instances in this show that give it so much impact and substance. 

(2) This anime does have some clichés (i.e. cultural festival, giving chocolates on Valentines Day, new kid at school sits next to the main character), but the plot completely colors these events in ways that make them so much more meaningful and different than you have ever seen them. One of my main concerns going into this show was that I would be bored, but I ended up watching it all in one sitting simply because of how much I needed to know what would happen. Additionally, the secondary characters are wonderfully fleshed out and are actually important to the plot, instead of feeling like accessories. 

(3) I know this anime was based off of a manga (which I had once picked up on a whim, but put down once I saw how sad it was probably going to be), but I have never heard people talk about it, like ever. Even when the show came out (which it did recently), there was no buzz about it. Although the lack of chatter surrounding Orange only made me more pessimistic regarding the quality of the show, if there is anything I have learned from watching hundreds of anime, it is that sometimes good shows can fly beneath the radar. I am glad I decided to pick it up after it’s completion and give it a chance, because I just found a series that has easily earned a spot on my top 10 list. 

(4) Is this anime sad? Yes. Is it too sad to watch? No. The biggest obstacle that stood in my way for this show was the fact that it pretty much promised from the get-go to be sad. “But love is supposed to be happy and have a happy ending,” you might say, “so how can that be possible when one of the protagonists is destined to commit suicide.” I don’t want to spoil it, so all I can tell you is that I was very pleased with the conclusion and it ends much differently than you are lead to believe it will. Trust me guys. My heart is made of glass. I would not recommend this show to anyone if I didn’t think the denouement was really good

So, in conclusion, set aside a few hours one day and let this series show you its magic! 

2018: The Return To Anime (again)

2016 I did this thing where I promised myself that I would watch more anime and I now have THIS POST to prove that I did great. 2017 however did not go as well… Apart from re-watching stuff that I had already seen, the only new animated series I saw was the new season for Attack On Titan and a few movies. But this year I will be better! Not only because I enjoy it, but because it gives me tones of inspiration for my own work. 

Current Biggest Recommendation: Mob Psycho 100 

PS: Some of these shows are not appropriate for an younger audience! Before viewing, please check out the recommended age restrictions, genres and potential trigger warnings.

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SERIES:

Shingeki No Kyojin / Attack On Titan (S2) - The MOMENT all the episodes were available online I had a marathon. Sat up till 4AM because I couldn’t stop. When season 1 ended I spoiled the story for myself and checked out what would happen (because I demanded answers), but that did not stop my enjoyment of the season. The titans still scare me, the character are still enjoyable, the animation is even more amazing, a we STILL don’t know what’s in that damn cellar!! D,X So yeah - We got some answers, but we got 10+ new questions. *sits down to patiently wait for season 3*


Akatsuki No Yona / Yona Of The Dawn (S1) - I started watching this in 2016. Then I FORGOT IT! I was on episode 8 and I forgot the show and didn’t finish it until now. That’s… not good. The characters are likeable, the story is basic enough, and the animation is decent. I think that I would have loved this to the moon and back if I had seen it when I was in my Fushigi Yuugi stage. But now I had a hard time getting into it. I needed more than what it could offer me, which isn’t fair for the anime, but that is just how I felt. If you are super into Fushigi Yugi or even Inu Yasha, then I think you will really enjoy this, but trust me when I say that this doesn’t really offer anything new. HOWEVER: I’m still so darn proud of my girl Yona! My daughter has come so damn far!! And when she gave HIM that LOOK!! Goddamn, I almost shat myself, she scared me so!! D,X


Ore Monogatari!! / My Love Story!! (S1) - Don’t kill me, but I initially stopped watching after episode 4. I was just not in the mood for a slice-of-life anime at the time. But I did go back to it and finish it and naaaawww!! Takeo and Rinko are just the cutest! If you are into sugary-sweet love stories where everything is just too pure and shiny then I highly recommend checking this one out. 


Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun / Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun (S1) - I love it. It’s so random and just too cute! And it’s hilarious to boot! Since our male lead is a mangaka they use a lot of shojo manga tropes as part of the humour and it’s fantastic. This is definitely one of the best comedies I have seen in a long time.


Eikoku Koi Monogatari Emma / Emma: A Victorian Romance (S1-2) Kaoru Mori is one of my all time favourite mangakas. Her drawing style, attention to details, historical accuracy and just her general talent for making even the most mundane events seem interesting has always fazinaited me. So I had high expectations for this anime from the get go, seeing that Emma was a manga that I loved. But oh boy… They did NOT have the budget they needed to make a fateful adaptation. Everything feels like such a downgrade compared to the manga. And for the first time it felt… wrong to not have an English dub. Like, it’s VICTORIAN ENGLAND!? Give me my old timey English! So yeah, that was a little disapo— What? There is a second season? With a new studio AND dub?! …. FUCK ME UP, SEASON 2!!

Update: I have now seen the second season. Never before have I seen such horrible casting choices for voice actors. Or it could be bad directing, but my gahwd, so many of the characters sounded ridiculous and did not at all mirror the personalities of the characters (Arthur being the worst defender). And even though they made their own ending they still managed to screw up any suspense there could have been. The last few episodes were so darn boring. Conclusion: Read the manga - It’s 100% better.  


Akame Ga Kill! (S1 + 24OVA) - Reminded me of Samurai Deeper Kyo (the manga that is. The anime sucks!) with it’s pervy humor, blood, constant fight scenes, and easily replaceable enemies. The dub was pretty impressive most of the time as well. But can Tatsumi just stop promising that nobody else will die??? That’s an impossible promise, ESPECIALLY in this show where over half the cast will be offed by the finale’s end… BTW: Only one character’s death made me cry and you are allowed to try and guess who it was that broke me. ;)

PS: This show also made me realize who damn prominent BANGS are in anime. Like… THEY ARE EVERYWHERE!!! 


Mob Psycho 100 (S1) -  I had a feeling I was going to like this after seeing a few shots of the no-konventional art direction, and I was right. Hands down a 10/10 show in my books! Absolutely amazing action scenes, the different art styles are super creative, lovable characters and a fantastic dub to boot. I have a great need for season 2! And yes, I think this is better than One Punch Man, and I really liked OPM. ((And once again: BANGS!!!)) 


Boku No Hero Academia / My Hero Academia (S1-2 + 2 OVA) - GAH!! Episode 2 broke me so damn hard!! Seriously, if episodes 1 and 2 had been a short movie with nothing more attached to it I would have been completely satisfied with that. But that was such a great introduction to a series. I felt like such a mom during the whole thing; just wanted to protect all my children, including the very very angry Boom-Boom Boy (but seriously Bakugo, chill out for at least a minute every day). And DAMN YOU, SHIGARAKI!! DON’T TOUCH THE CHILD AGAIN OR I SHALL SMITE YOU!! D8<


Noragami: Stray God (S1-2) - Once upon a time I tried getting to the manga for this, but never got past the first volume. I guess the story simply didnt pull me in hard enough. But it’s easier to kinda force yourself to finish an anime since you can have it play on the side. And oh boy am I glad that I did. I was such a mess during episode 9. The characters are all so likable/relatable and there’s something about the style in this that is just very pleasing to the eye. And this is one of those cases where the second season is better than the previous one.


Kiseijuu: Sei no Kakuritsu / Parasyte (S1) - WTF EW!!!! Ewewewewewe… FUCKING NOPE!! Eeeeeeewwww… Ooooo, cool! But noooooo!!! Nononoo- EYAAARRRGHH!! NOPE! Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. Nope. EWEWEWEWEW!! Put that thing back!! Gross!! NOPE! NOPE! NOPE! Aaaa yes, blood! BUT NOPE!

Conclusion: 8/10 disgusting alien hands, would recommend!


Gangsta. (S1) - This is definitely one of the most mature anime I have watched: drugs, prostitution, abuse, torture, assassination galore. But what I like the most are the characters. First off: it’s always refreshing to get an anime with main characters in their mid thirties. But on top of that; Worick and Nicolas are such well developed (and designed) individuals with both strengths and flaws. I was also positively surprised by the representation for several disabilities such as deafness. So glad I gave it a chance! 

BUT BE WARNED: The anime is unfinished so everything ends on a giant cliffhanger. 


Seirei No Moribito / Moribito - Guardian Of The Spirit (S1) - This anime has one of the BEST first episodes I have ever seen, so I was pulled in straight away. The show itself does gradually slow down both action and drama wise, but the plot still kept me interested the whole season. The show is based on a book series about a warrior bodyguard who is hired to protect the countries second prince, so in a sense it’s kinda like Yona Of The Dawn, but with the genders swapped around. And I really enjoyed the adult/adoptive child aspect of the relationship since I’m weak for stories with this element. 


Haikyu!! (S1) - Just look at all these volleyball loving nerds! Just look at them! Naaaw! I just want to hug them all!! Do your best guys!! :,3 And kudos to the animators in charge of all the sneakers. It was a really fun ride and I don’t regret checking it out, but the I will wait for seasons 2-3 to get dubbed before I continue. I got attached to the English voices. <3


Tokyo Ghoul (S2) - The most disappointed I have been since The Lost Village. It was simply not good, not only compared to season 1, but as an action/horror anime overall. I felt nothing for any of the characters and just wanted it all to end as quickly as possible so that I could go on to better things. But I did take the time out of my day to make an experiment by pausing the final episode (when you know who is carrying you know who around) and tried coming up with a satisfying but still tragic ending. And you guys - I made myself sob!! In just a few minutes I created a scene compelling enough to make myself really feel something for the main characters’ loss. But then I pressed play and just swore at the actual ending. Just FUCK THAT SHIT!! 

PS: Did you enjoyed the show? Treasure that! I wish that I could have felt the same way.


Higashi No Eden / Eden Of The East (S1 + 2 movies) - I remember watching Eden Of The East at a convention way back when it first came out, but I remembered literally nothing about the plot. Therefor I thought that this was an ideal chance to see something for the first time AGAIN, something that I would love to experience with some of my favorite pieces of media. But when I started watching nothing felt familiar, except for the main lead’s character designs and the ending animation (so pretty), so I’m like whuuut?!? Maybe I saw the movie? Or another season? Or I just have a sucky memory. Anyway: This is good show and movies with awesome twists and turns. Totally worth the watch!


Binbougami ga! / Good Luck Girl! (S1) - Behind this 4th-wall-breaking ecchi comedy there is a genuine messages about fear of abandonment, friendship and family. So in-between laughing at anime references I was feeling all warm and fuzzy. And the dub was amazing! And warning for a super catchy opening song. 


Death Note (S1) - I read the manga ca 10 years ago and loved it, but never watched the anime. So better late than never I guess. :P But even though the anime is a really good adaptation I still prefer the manga. However, I would still recommend giving this one a shot if you like detective work, mind games and main characters that are morally grey. I would also consider this to have the most satisfying final episode I have ever seen. 


Chihayafuru (S1-S2) - This must be the very first time I just start watching an anime without any kind of recommendation from anybody. Like, I literally just save the thumbnail for it and clicked. I don’t even do that on Netflix. I had previously never heard of neither the anime and manga, all I knew going in was the image shown below and the genres (it was “sport” that caught my interest) and then I pressed play. But I hit the jackpot with this one! This anime introduced me to a traditional sport I had never heard of before, and it comes with good characters and polished animation and soundtrack.


Hyouka (S1) - A super cute anime about four high schoolers that like solving the small everyday mysteries that happen around them. The animation is stellar, the characters super likable, and the English dub is amazing. 


Shiki (S1) - This could have been so much better. So much better. Not only didn’t I care one single bit about any of the main characters, but I really dislike the character designs in this. It’s super distracting how half the cast have very realistic and down to earth designs, while the rest of the cast looks like they just stepped out of Yu-Gi-Oh. And I hate how the human eyes are drawn (Seishin’s eyes are a sin). But I must say that the last episodes were pretty entertaining with all the gore and there were a few shots that made me shiver.

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MOVIES:

Hoshi Wo Ou Kodomo / Children Who Chase Lost Voices - Suffering from Ghibli abstinence? Well here’s your cure! You can basically make a drinking game out of this where you take a shot every time you can pick out a Ghibli reference/tribute. But hold onto your heart-strings, because they will be pulled! This is a movie where it’s a danger to get emotionally attached to the characters. :,o


Kotonoha No Niwa / The Garden Of Words - It’s. So. PRETTY!! If you have seen GIF compilations of animated rain then it’s most surely from this film. I personally would have wanted to remove the romance and just have it be a student/mentor relationship, but what can yah do. So yeah - the mani character’s relationship to one another could have been executed better, but the animation is out of this world. 


Fullmetal Alchemist: The Sacred Star Of Milos - It was wonderful to be able to return to my babies once again. FMA: Brotherhood is one of my favourite anime of all time and this movie did not disappoint. The only thing that I found annoying was how they were teasing us with “Oh shit, we need a mechanic” but they don’t really utilised Winry even though she was in the movie. Come on! Let the poor girl do what she does best! But other than that I had a blast. The animation is stellar and there is some amazing action scenes all throughout. And I think this can totally work as an introduction to the series.


Koe No Katachi / A Silent Voice - A beautiful story about the friendship between a former bully and his victim, a deaf girl. This movie can be a very heavy watch since it deals with hard topics such as bulling, ableism, mental health issues, social isolation, and suicide. But it’s a absolutely stunning film with wonderful visuals. Especially the hair animation stood out to me. I personally wasn’t a fan of the the editing and pacing, but I would still recommend it to anybody who likes movies that are more on the artsy side. 


Bakemono No Ko / The Boy and the Beast - You remember me mentioning that I love the adoptive parent/child dynamic? I found me a whole movie with that setup! And it was glorious. Did not beat Wolf Children or The Girl Who Leapt Through Time in my opinion, but it was still a really fun movie with stunning character animation and cool fight scenes. 

Spiritual/Yokai anime you may never have known about

I totally did not keep up with my plans to do a series of movie/anime recommendations. So sorry. Medical issues distracted me. But I have a lull day today, so here is a list of little known anime dealing with the spiritual or ‘demonic’ that you may not have heard about.

Rules of selection:

- An animation style that is compatible with the sometimes disturbing or spooky narrative.

- I’m sticking with the creep factor for the most part, so there wont be much comic relief. And if the show isn’t out-and-out ‘creepy’, it will at least be contemplative and serious about it’s own story.

- ‘Spiritual’ is a deliberate and broad genre title, because even though I aimed for stories that dealt with yokai and traditional Shinto lore, there isn’t much of a selection. So I did my best with some good ol’ mysteries that have the air of the supernatural. 

Alright, here we go.

Red Data Girl

Red Data Girl is a beautifully animated show that follows the troubles of Izumiko Suzuhara, a girl fated to be the final, heavily protected vessel of the entity known as the Himegami. The show mostly follows the burgeoning friendship (and maybe romance) between Izumiko and her reluctant bodyguard Miyuki, along with the shadowed idea of a hierarchy of exorcists that go to this one upscale school and vie for political power. The supernatural themes showcased in this anime are relatively unique, to the point of being a little hard to follow if you look away for a moment, so don’t do that. But all of the characters are relatable, and the annoying ones get a back bone pretty quick.

Red Data Girl is an adaptation of a novel series by Noriko Ogiwara. It has been adapted into a manga as well. If you like this, I would urge you to seek out the English translation of Noriko’s other novel Dragon Sword and Wind Child (and it’s sequel). It is exquisite. Red Data Girl is comparably low-key, as Red Data Girl focuses on what happens to a 21st century school girl, and DSandWC is a high fantasy based on Japanese mythology.

Total of 12 episodes

Based on a light novel (series)

Overall rating: A

English Dub: excellent

Manga adaptation: yes

Psychic Detective Yakumo

It seems to me that despite being an excellent supernatural show with enjoyable characters and fascinating plot-twists, Psychic Detective Yakumo was somehow eclipsed in the west where shows like Ghost Hunt and Ergo Proxy and what not managed to get more publicity (those are good shows too, if you are interested). 

Reserved college student Yakumo Saitou was born with a red left eye that allows him to see ghosts and spirits. He uses it with the belief that if he can communicate with them and resolve any issue they may have, then the ghost or spirit can move on to the afterlife. A fellow college student named Haruka Ozawa appears one day, asking him for help to save her friend, who she believes is being possessed by a spirit. He reluctantly accepts and afterwards gets involved in other supernatural related mysteries with her helping him.

A

Based on a novel (series)

13 episodes

No Dub

Manga adaptation: yes

Mōryō no Hako

If you start this show and are put off by the bizarre story telling that surrounds the two high school girls at the center of this murder mystery, try not to be. After the first two episodes, once the story really picks up steam, it isn’t quite such an uncomfortable or bizarre watch. 

The story brings together a war traumatized cop, a strange novelist, an eccentric detective and a brilliant bookstore owner/Onmyōji (esoteric priest) who are involved to various degrees with a prolific and incomprehensible dismemberment case. 

Based on a novel (series)

A- 

14 episodes

No Dub

Manga adaptation: yes

The Twelve Kingdoms

The Twelve Kingdoms is a great coming of age adventure story that takes place in a world of Asian myth and heroic empires. The lead female protagonist Yoko has probably the best character arc I’ve ever seen in an anime. This show also has some of the greatest quotes for anybody ever that’s looking for some inspiration. 

Give it a watch if you like swords and sorcery, because this is a beautified Japanese version of that classic trope. It’s more fantasy than it is supernatural since all the mythical creatures exist physically, but I’ll break some of my original parameters with this list just so I can spread the word about this under-loved anime.

A-

Based on a light novel (series)

45 episodes

Good dub, but original is better

Manga adaptation: no

Moribito: Guardian of the Spirit

Moribito, like The Twelve Kingdoms, is a fantasy adventure, but unlike the aforementioned tale, the supernatural goings-on in this story are strictly limited to their own world and rules.

Balsa, spear wielder and bodyguard, is a wandering warrior who has vowed to atone for eight deaths in her past by saving an equivalent number of lives. On her journey, she saves Prince Chagum, and is tasked with becoming his bodyguard. His own father, the emperor, has ordered his assassination. The two begin a perilous journey to ensure the survival of the prince. Balsa’s complicated past begins to come to light and they uncover Chagum’s mysterious connection to a legendary water spirit with the power to destroy the kingdom. 

Great characters and a fascinating mythos. Also, it is one of those rare anime that showcase middle aged persons as the main characters.

A+

Based on novel (duology)

26 episodes 

Great dub

Manga adaptation: yes

Mokke

Mokke is a beautiful slice of life series in a similar vein as Natsume Yuujinchou and Mushishi. It follows the sisters Shizuru and Mizuki, the older of which possesses supernatural sight and the younger of which is easily possessed by all manner of strange and mysterious yokai. 

The sisters are very cute and enduring and their encounters are often very touching and deep. It is a manga original, and I would recommend the manga over the anime because I think it does a better job of showing the growth and seriousness of it’s characters.

A+ (for the manga)

No dub

24 episodes and 2 OVAs

Karakuri Zoushi Ayatsuri Sakon

I’m willing to bet most of you have never even heard of this one. It’s from the late 1990′s and centers on a sweet and usually quiet young man who solves murders with his trusty Bunraku puppet, Ukon. It’s actually very enthralling and unique. Though it is more horror than supernatural, the ambiguous nature of Ukon provides this anime with a safe position on the list.

Really it is very good. I’d recommend it to anyone who thought they’d exhausted all of the good mystery anime out there.

A

26 episodes

Manga original with a light novel adaptation. As per usual I prefer the manga.

No dub

Witch Hunter Robin

Witch Hunter Robin is a little remembered gem from the early 2000′s. It follows a young witch named Robin who is tasked with hunting down her fellow witches, being led to believe that many of them have gone mad due to their power. The relationships between characters are subtle, but meaningful. Most, if not all characters are likeable. It has a steampunk/gothic flavor to it, and the cases Robin and the gang solve are unique unto themselves and generally sorrowful. It is sort of episodic, but the individual cases eventually help to weave a clear picture of the linear plot line.

Unlike the aforementioned shows, Witch Hunter Robin is an anime exclusive series with no novelised origin or manga adaptation. It’s a great one for all of us that love a little paganism in our animation. It’s one of those Japanese originals that did it’s non-Japanese myth material justice.

A+

There is a total of 26 episodes.

English dub: Excellent

Dantalian no Shoka

Dantalian no Shoka is an episodic anime. There really isn’t an over arching plot, aside from the rules of the story which are as follows: At some point in the past (as in thousands of years ago) a few young girls were somehow turned into mystical vessels that, when ‘unlocked’ by their keykeeper, can be used to retrieve phantom tomes (huge ass alchemical texts) in order to counteract the supernatural crimes that seem to abound in this post-WWI English setting. So aside from the weird sprinkle of near loli-ness that is the ‘opening of the vessel’ (young girl) and retrieval of the books, this story is pretty enjoyable. Huey is Dalian’s Keykeeper. Dalian is the ‘Dark Reading Princess’/gateway to the mystic library of Dantalian. They have a pleasant relationship, the poetry that is read in nearly every episode is great, the animation is good and the crimes that we see them solve are very fairy tale-esque. That is important, guys. You might be put off by the non-sense that is half the show, unless you accept before hand that you are watching a straight up fairy tale. But for me, I love that shit. And the characters are all really sweet. The crimes we see can be a bit disturbing at times, but the soft animation sort of takes away the true brutality of it.

This too, is based on a light novel series, and there is a manga as well. So if you want more once you finish the anime, you might step on over to a scanlated version of the manga and check out what other troubles our lovely leads find themselves in.

Romance is questionable in this one, but there is genuine love of some sort and since you can find any anime that gives you lolicons, I’m glad this one leaves that alone in favor of the show’s more unique aspects.

One 12 episode season + one OVA

A+

No Dub

Bonus: This one has my favourite opening song in any anime ever :)

Wolf’s Rain

It’s hard to say how Wolf’s Rain really fits into this list. There aren’t any yokai, unless you consider the wolves themselves to be that, and the setting is about as un-Japanese as one can take it. But Wolf’s Rain is a fantastic anime, rich in myth-like lore and vibrating with desolation and the strong bonds that can be forged in the hopelessness that accompanies it. 

Every character in Wolf’s Rain is likable and interesting and the story has a satisfactory conclusion despite the sadness in getting there. Watch it for the beauty, the intelligence and for the music. And skip episodes 15-18 as they are completely useless recaps. 

A+

30 episodes, the last 4 of which are considered to be OVAs

Terrific dub

Though this is an anime original it has a questionable manga adaptation which I do not like.

Mermaid forest

This little gem is a work of horror by the very same author as Inuyasha and Ranma ½. Though there isn’t much ‘spiritual’ about this show, the themes and atmosphere create the same appeal. 

Yuta and Mana are travelling companions, forever searching for a cure to their immortal condition which was brought on by the consumption of mermaid’s flesh. Along the way the two meet many tragic characters whose pursuit for or misuse of mermaid’s flesh has turned them into monsters. We also get several flashbacks to the time before Yuta met Mana and was travelling alone.

I prefer the manga original called Mermaid Saga, but the anime is good and the English dub is well done. There were a couple older OVAs before the creation of the 13 episode Mermaid Forest anime, but I think the latter is the most well done.  

A-

Hoozuki no Reitetsu

Okay, I know I said the shows would be creepy, and this totally is! It is hilarious but if you really think about all that goes on in this series it is black humor to the max.

Hoozuki no Reitetsu follows the daily exploits of Hoozuki, King Enma’s second in command, as he troubleshoots the many issues that occur in Japanese hell. (So, yeah, plenty of yokai and ogres and what-have-you)…

Oh, god, is it funny. The show is set up episodically with two distinct stories about ten minutes apiece in each 24 minute long episode. There are 13 episodes and four OVAs and no dub. (And a second season on the way! AH!)

You may need to have a greater understanding of Japanese custom and lore to totally appreciate and pick up on the hilarity that lurks in every second of this show, but even without that knowledge, i’m sure it is worth trying out.

The original manga and the anime adaptation are exactly the same, so I’d recommend the show since it’s fun to watch comedy in action.

A++

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Post-script:

Nearly all of these can be found at and watched in high definition on either kissanime.ru or watchcartoononline.io

Please watch Net juu no Susume

Also called “recovery of a MMO junkie” is probably my surprise favorite anime of the season!

“Moriko Morioka is a 30-year-old single NEET woman. After dropping out from reality, she has taken off in search for a fulfilling life and ended up in a net game or “netoge.” In the netoge world, she began her new life as a refreshing and handsome character named Hayashi. While starting out as a beginner, a pretty character named Lily reached out to help her. Meanwhile, in the real world, awaits a shocking encounter with a good-looking elite company employee, a mysterious blue-eyed blonde. “

This show is probably one of the best of the season and will make you smile from ear to ear.:)

Its one of the very few show i know who show online games and friendships as something that can be positive and supportive. In Japanese the side title is “recommendation of the wonderful virtual life” and i think its a fitting title. we all had and have people online to whom we can turn when real life get hard and they are just as valid as irl ones. Whats more too is that it show how the balance of both is what best too. as people who only work get pressured and sometimes need escape and how virtual life only, while full of fantastic things can still feel lonely. 

other neat things, OLDER PROTAGONISTS! As someone in her 20s, its so refreshing to see working adults protagonists here.:) some characters are students and others married too! it really hit close to home!

that and its lightly implied that both character (especially the main guy) are interested in both gender.:) 

so yeah, if you want a nice romance, older protagonist and just a good time go watch it! its the perfect relax, happy anime!

Best Anime Siblings

This list will only consist of blood-related siblings so characters like Mika and Yuu, from Owari No Sereph, who are technically siblings through adoption won’t be considered. They have to both be actively contributing to their sibling’s life. Meaning that characters that self sacrifice for their siblings won’t be considered if the other party does not actively contribute.


Alex and Olivier- Fullmetal Alchemist (brotherhood)

Alphonse and Edward- Fullmetal Alchemist (brotherhood)

Gaara, Temari, and Kankuro- Naruto Series

Izumi and Shogo- Love Stage!!!

Kaoru and Hikaru- Ouran High school Host Club

Lelouch and Nunnally- Code Geass Series

Rin and Kou (Gou)- Free series

Rin and Yukio- Blue Exorcist

Ryuuichi and Kotaro- High School Babysitters 

Kei and Akiteru- Haikyuu Series

Saeko and Ryuu- Haikyuu Series

Sasuke and Itachi- Naruto Series

Reasons to Watch Hunter x Hunter:
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Gon, the main character, is quite possibly to most pure, earnest, and kind character you will ever meet in any anime ever

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His best friend, Killua, is a small fluffy cat child who comes from a family of assassins and has some of the most incredible character development

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Gon and Killua are giant dorks that are practically in love 

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Kurapika, the righteous mom-friend bent on REVENGE

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The series is intense without sacrificing humor

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It’s like present day, but half the time everyone travels by airship

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Disabled characters who are portrayed in important roles and whose character does not center solely on their disability

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Complicated multi-dimensional villains 

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All characters have really amazing, in-depth back stories 

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Badass POC

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Tough characters with soft-spots

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Cool powers

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Powerful characters showing everyone that it’s okay to cry

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Magical beasts

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The garbage clown character that everyone loves 

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Killua’s incredible, precious transgirl sister, Alluka

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Not to mention that there’s tons of content (a 32 volume manga, the 1999 original series, 148 episodes of the 2011 remake, and three movies), there are seven different story arcs currently animated that all feature endearing characters, and a really laid back fandom. 

anonymous asked:

if it's not too much to ask, can you maybe do an anime rec list? <3

i can! but just an fyi, i don’t actually watch that much anime, and i haven’t watched most of the classics! so these are just like, my personal favorites ^.^ (in no particular order)

(also i split it into anime shows and anime movies, so it’ll be easier ^.^)

anime shows:

clannad 

Originally posted by purple-moon-light

ok, i said in no particular order, but this is definitely one of my all time favorites. the beginning is really slow, i’ll admit, but it’s absolutely lovely and touching and complicated (especially in the second season) and i can’t recommend this enough! it focuses a lot on family and i LOVE the main characters and it’s just so so so beautiful! (warning: i’ve never in my life cried as much as i did while watching this anime, so be prepared)

NANA

Originally posted by kvnai

really good! very mature and complicated and the art is really cool. again, it made me cry quite a lot but i’m a crier haha so it might not say much :’) either way it’s a really unique anime and i really recommend it! 

wotakoi: love is hard for an otaku 

Originally posted by lilium

okay this one is super silly and fun! and the best part about it is that it’s super self aware! i was laughing and smiling a lot while watching this, so if you’re looking for a feel good anime, this one is a good choice :)

gakuen babysitters

Originally posted by kunikidaz

another feel good anime! just… watch it. it’s so cute. you’ll die. on the spot. just like that. (i still managed to cry a few times though haha)

yuri on ice 

Originally posted by its-the-anime-girl

i mean… do i really need to say anything?is there anyone on this planet who hasn’t seen it yet? gosh i just love it so much, this anime was such a big blessing and i hope it’ll open the door to more respectful, well thought out queer stories in anime :’) 

your lie in april 

Originally posted by chasma-abyss

do you love gorgeous animation? do you love beautiful, touching music? do you love crying your eyes out? if so, this anime might be the right one for you! i’ll be honest, i personally liked the best friend character more than the main girl, and the story had a tendency for melodrama, but it was still really beautiful and touching and made me sob for a week straight :”) 

number 6

Originally posted by animegifstrash

okay i’ve heard mixed reviews about this one, but i personally really liked it! the characters and the setting were interesting and the relationship between the two mains was touching and sweet and caring and i really enjoyed it :)

kokoro conect 

Originally posted by olesnica

this one is a bit weird, but i really liked it! the concept is really cool and original (in my opinion) and the characters are interesting :) 

ao haru ride

Originally posted by velvetmotel

this is a very typical high school romance story, ngl, but it’s one of the first ones i’ve seen so it has a special place in my heart :”) it’s sweet and the animation is beautiful and the characters are likable. i also like that it talks a lot about friendship, maybe even more than romantic love, which is usually something i really appreciate in a story :”) so i won’t say it’s the best thing in the world- but it’s definitely fun to watch if you’re in a romantic mood! 

free!

Originally posted by emsfree

okay. i know. shut up. this is MY list and i’m ALLOWED to like things hvgergetgtrer. it’s all dan and phil’s fault anyways!! but honestly this anime is so addicting, run, run while you can 

kids on the slope

Originally posted by nishimi

perfect perfect perfect. just… perfect. 11/10 might be the best thing i’ve ever watched. everything about this was amazing- the characters, the story, the animation, the music. everything! like i said before, i love stories that focus around deep friendships and relationships, and this was exactly that! the friendship between the two mains was so touching and sweet and loving and they cared so deeply for each other, they helped each other develop and they were always there for each other and just… ugh, so beautiful. i have no idea why this is not more popular but honestly people are missing out 

kamisama hjimemashita 

Originally posted by hellokittyismyspiritanimal

okay i’m putting this one down as a guilty pleasure lol. i will be lying if i’ll say it’s the best there is, it’s really not, but for some reason it stuck with me haha. it’s fun, it’s cute, it’s romantic. that’s about it. 

anime movies: 

(disclaimer: i won’t be adding any movies by studio ghibli, simply because they are all great and hayao miyazaki is probably the person i look up to most in life, so it wouldn’t be fair to all the other great movies haha) 

into the forest of fireflies

Originally posted by necessaryanime

beautiful, sad, sweet. a really good watch :’) 

wolf children 

Originally posted by souleater

one of my favorite movies. ever. not even just animated. it’s so good.i don’t even know how to describe it. it’s so gentle and gorgeous and caring and deals with such delicate subjects in such a respectful way. just… watch it. it’s a must in my opinion 

doukyuusei 

Originally posted by asparagusoup

this one. my goodness. this is what i wish more queer movies would be like. a casual exploration of affection and relationship and sexual attraction. even if you don’t like anime you should give this one a watch. the animation is BEAUTIFUL (you can fight me on this!!) it’s a bit different than what we usually see so it takes a few minutes to get used to, but honestly i think it’s unique in the best way! 

kimi no na wa 

Originally posted by mangastream

okay i know people talked about this one to death, so i’ll just say this: i had really high expectations for this one in it didn’t disappoint!! (and i CAN’T stress this enough: the animation is so beautiful you might start crying just from looking at it)

a silent voice

Originally posted by shiintan

i’m pretty sure you at least heard about this one as well! i really liked it, it had a heavy subject and i felt like they did a good job portraying it! should definitely give this one a watch if you haven’t :) (it’s not the easiest one to watch, honestly i was quite shaken up after it, even though the ending is quite optimistic, so you should check trigger tags for it in my opinion ^.^) 

and… that’s it! at least the ones i could think about ^.^ hope you’ll like at least some on them anon! 

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2016: The Return To Anime

I used to watch a lot of anime before, but when I moved away from my friends whom were fellow fans of Japanese animation, I became really bad at taking any initiative to sit down and watch anything new. So my New Years resolution was to simply watch more anime during 2016 (for inspiration and entertainment)! ;D And in order to prove to said friends that I am indeed keeping my promise, as well as to take the opportunity to recommend good shows to others, I will be sharing my progress list and general opinions.

PS: Some of these shows are not appropriate for an younger audience!! Before viewing, please check out  the recommended age restrictions, genre and potential trigger warnings!  

END OF YEAR UPDATE: 25 shows in total! Not bad at all considering that I maybe watched 2-3 shows the year before. But I still have a lot of series that I want to see, so don´t be surprised if I make a new post for 2017. ;) 

My personal top 3? I would say Death Parade, Re:Zero and Madoka Magica. 


SERIES:

Mushishi (S1) - Not a single cliffhanger in the whole show, so it makes for  perfect bedtime stories for teens/adults. The english dub was really good and the landscape art is 10/10.


Kino No Tabi / Kino´s Journey (S1) - Do not let the simple and cute style fool you! This show contains murder, cannibalism, suicide and war!! And it asks the hard questions in life!! RUN if you do not want to contemplate the meaning of existence!!


One Punch Man (S1+3OVA) - OK, now I know why this is in 4th place on IMDB´s “Best TV-series” list. The animation is some of the best I have ever seen in an action anime! It is simply stunning to look at and it is fun ride all the way to the out of this world (literally) finale. 


Sakurako-san No Ashimoto Ni Wa Shitai Ga Umatteiru / Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation (S1) - Pretty much like an anime version of the TV-show Bones. I love mysteries where you have to follow clues in order to solve a murder so a second season is strongly desired.


Owari No Seraph / Seraph Of The End (S1+S2+10OVA) - Pretty predictable, but the the bloody fight scenes are fabulous. Needs even more angst thou (…she said even though a bunch of children are butchered in the very first episode….). >:3 


Death Parade (S1) - And there is all the angst!!! Do not watch if you do not like pain in your soul!! Heart cannot be repaired!! AHRUM!! Excuse me. The show is really well written and the artists really knew how to create the perfect atmosphere to tell this dark story.  


Free! (S1+S2+4OVA) - It feels like everyone and their grandmother has seen this show, so of course I fell on the bandwagon. For the first 11 episodes thou I was very neutral to it… But goddammit the first season finale had me sheering, squealing and tearing up!! (Let Rin be happy!!) Sadly only the S2 OVA had me laughing; apart from that episode, the humor was not at all up my alley.


Zankyou No Terror / Terror In Resonance (S1) - I really like the style and the smooth animation in this one. And DANG, THAT ENDING! If you like thrillers that are completely based on reality and science (like Beautiful Bones) then this could be perfect for you.


Wolf’s Rain (S1+4OVA) - I remember trying to watch this when I was like 15, but I never got past episode 3 for some reason. Which is a real shame because I think that I would really, really liked it then. Perfectly angsty and tragic for little wannabe-emo-teen-me. Do you like dark fantasies with pretty people/wolves? Then do not miss out on this one! 


Mahon Shoujo Madoka Magica / Puella Magi Madoka Magica (S1+1 movie) - Oh shit. Oh holy shit. I would never have guessed that this show, this thing that looks so darn innocent and cute in design and summary, would have me in so much emotional turmoil (very much like Steven Universe in that way). But seriously; amoungst all of the animes on this list, this is in my opinion the one with the most captivating story-line, plot development and characters (I simply had to watch all 12 episodes in one sitting). Some people hate the ending, but I think it worked really well (even though all the tears could have clouded my judgement). And if you liked the show, then you MUST watch the movie Rebellion! Also: One of the the best English dubs I have ever heard in my life!! UPDATE: I have now seen everything twice… I cry every times I see Homura on screen. (O_Q)


Kuragehime / Princess Jellyfish (S1) - I watched this before when it first came out but I had a hard time remembering anything from it apart from the characters. Glad I gave it a re-watch because it´s super cute and silly; perfect for when you just want to give your feels a break from all the angst and suffering other shows come with (*stares at the one above*). I also highly recommend the live-action movie based on this! :D 


Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi / Erased (S1) - This show is both intriguing and stunning! I love how modern animation uses lightning and this show is a good example of that (same goes for Death Parade). Downside: Stress, stress and even more stress!! Please, just let the small children live!!! My heart cannot take this torture!! D,,X But the stress aside, it was all worth it at the end. 


Jigoku Shojo / Hell Girl (S1) - My Golb, the young girls in this look exactly like the characters I would draw at 14-16. X,D The animation is just okay, and it takes a long time before we learn anything worthwhile about the main characters. But what made me watch a whole season (26 ep) was because of the interesting stories in each episode. It was fascinating to see how little/much it was required for people to give up their souls for eternal damnation in return for the death of a person they hated. 


Steins;Gate (S1+1OVA) - It took me a while to get into the story, but by the half way point, when shit got really intense, I was waaay hooked. I usually do not like stories that involve time-traveling because it makes my head hurt, but this (Like Madoka Magica) was really well written. I have very little to fault the show on ((apart from how the harassment of a trans girl is used for comedy in at least 2 episodes…)) and would recommend!


Love Live! School Idol Project (S1+S2+1 movie) - Decided to watch something really cute with sis again and this is what we ended up with. And oh darn it, it is cute alright! Everything is so sugary sweet and lovely, and good music too that you will hum on for weeks. Apart form the occasional funky looking CGI (which actually looks really good in the movie), the animation is top notch. A simple story about a bunch of girls and their lives and friendships when guys are not in the picture.


Makura No Danshi / Pillow Boys (S1) - Finally met up with my anime loving friends and this was one of the things we saw. The episodes in this are very short, all of which are about different types of guys talking to YOU before you go to sleep. It´s… different to say the least. Who was my favourites? Hmmm… I guess the guy from Ep 2, since I recall him the clearest. He also felt like someone who had known me for a while and I appreciated that. WARNING: Ep 10 did give me some extreme rapist vibes! BAD TOUCH!! (O_O)


Koutetsujou No Kabaneri / Kabaneri Of The Iron Fortress (S1) - If you like bloody action of high quality with humans fighting against superhuman enemies then this is most surely something for you. Many parallels can be pulled to Attack on Titian, but I would never call this a rip-off. All the animation is in the A+ class and there is this wonderful colouring/lighting effect they sometimes use for close ups which makes the characters look absolutely stunning. The level of details on the character designs also stuck out to me (A+ there too).


Shokugeki no Soma / Food Wars: Shokugeki no Soma (S1+S2+1OVA) - Also known as food porn. I had never heard of this until Dan and Phil mentioned it in a video and when I understood that it was about food I had to check it out. I love shows/stories that are centered around cooking (Hell´s Kitchen, Master Chef, Kitchen Princess, etc) so I really got hooked on this. Not only is the food animated beautifully, but you learn a lot at the same time. And the absurd (dirty) humor is so redicoulus that I cannot help but laugh.


Re:Zero Kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu / Re:ZERO - Starting Life in Another World (S1) - When I first saw posters for this show they never caught my interest. It looked so much like the generic fantasy harem anime that I just ignored it. But then a friend forced me to actually see it and BOY was I wrong. Let me put it this way: Imagine Higurashi No Naku Koro Ni but with a higher budget and set in a fantasy land. So if you enjoy blood, gore and mind games, check this baby out!


Ghost Hunt (S1) - I know that I had seen this anime when it was new, but apparently I never saw the final episodes of the season since I had no idea what was going to happen. But glad that I saw this again! Not the scariest or goriest show out there, but it is fun and entertaining. My favorite part is how all the characters get along even though they have different beliefs and ways of dealing with the unknown. 


Psycho-Pass (S1 + S2 + 1 movie) - Everybody were recommending this show to me and I understand why. There is detective work, blood/gore, and some kick-ass action; just right for me. However, I am not into all the tech porn (you know - when the put so much time and focus on weapons and other technology when they open up, charge, fire, etc. Not my thing!), but it was still a good anime. The only downside was that I felt very little when characters died, which was strange since I usually get attached very easily and morn fictional characters on a regular basis.  


Mayoiga / The Lost Village (S1) - Oh maaan. I was expecting something along the lines of Battle Royale, but this was nothing but a big disappointment. There was so much potential in the first episodes for this to become the next Another or Corpse Party, but nooo. Lack of death aside, I guess it had it´s creepy moments, but the finale was not worth the wait in my opinion. I was actually so upset by the final twist that I sat down and basically created an alternative version of the story. Same basic structure, characters, feel and pitch, but with a more classic psychological horror plot. I would also have put the focus on other characters over the two basic cardboard cutouts (I vote for Valkana and Nanko!).


Corpse Party: Tortured Souls - Bougyakusareta Tamashii No Jukyou (5OVA) - I had seen this before when it first came out, but since I am still in a Halloween mood I decided to give it a re-watch. Totally one of those shows that I cannot look away from (not only because I need the subs, but you know what I mean). Spooky details all over the place blended with intestines and body horror. I may not be a big fan of the Elfen Lied-wannabe character designs, but I would totally watch it a third time when I once again forget the ending. I was so shocked that all I could do was to stare at the screen while the credits passed by. 


Mira Nikki / The Future Diary (S1) - That moment you like the premise and concept of a show, but dislike the main characters. Damn that moment. It could be that the English dub makes the protagonists seem more douchey than what they actually are in the oringal Japanese version, or it´s just that they are both written poorly (IMO). But I like the background characters and there is some genuine tension throughout the show, so I watched it all.


Yuri!!! On ICE (S1) - I had been looking forward to this since the first trailer, so it was really really hard for me to wait until all episodes had aired before I had a marathon. But gah! It was worth it! There are no cliffhangers no, but the show just makes you feel so warm and fluffy that you want to see more right away. It is a sports anime, but the characters and relationships are so well developed that I would say to give it a chance even if sports isn’t for you. You will still fall in love with everybody and you just want them all to win gold and be happy!!

PS: Oh dear brother of mine, if you are reading this, be prepared for an anime night next time we meet. You and Jorge will love this! ;D


MOVIE:

Kimi No Na Wa / Your Name - Hands down one of the best MOVIES I have seen this year. Well made, a story that pulls you in, heart-wrenching and beautiful music. This is totally up there amongst Wolf Children and The Girl Who Leapt Through Time and I will definitely be showing this to all my friends, no matter if they are into anime or not. 

What to Watch: Summer 18

Well we’ve entered a new season, so it’s time for some first impressions. Here’s what’s worth checking out from best to worst, ranked by my taste.

Absurdist comedy is a real hit-or-miss, but this show hit me dead on. Chio goes to school, and has wacky adventures along the way. So far those adventures focus on Chio being a putz and getting herself into awkward situations. Definite a laugh at her, not with, sort of show

“Osmosis Jones the anime” is perhaps accurate, but definitely under selling it. Cells is an action comedy staring a personified ditzy red blood cell and a personified violent white blood cell. It’s fun and educational!

This is a strange one, and it’s far better than I expected. What if Fooly Cooly had a plot and a better focus on non-sexual themes? Judging by episode 1, this is what you’d get.

In the cutthroat world of playing beach volleyball for fun, everything hinges on the connection between teammates. TBH, the show doesn’t take itself that seriously, there’s just one character who’s that high strung. The protagonist on the other hand is just the chillest and she makes this show fun. Unfortunately it suffers from some bad CG and weirdly quiet sound design.

Shoujo ☆ Kageki Revue Starlight is a battle royal idol show, in which Akemi Homura transfers to drama school and if you die in auditions you die in real life. And did I mention the giraffe? You can’t appreciate this show until you watch it, so please do. It might just end up among the best of this season.

Dropkick is part Coyote-and-Roadrunner-style slapstick comedy and part touching story about an earthbound angel who can’t return to heaven because she misplaced her halo. Come for a couple cheap laughs, stay for all the characters besides Jashin.

Asobi is a clubroom comedy that goes hard on “lol random” and reaction faces.

A Mafia drama centered on the upstart ganglord, Ash Lynx, who stumbles onto a secret new drug. It’s able to take on a serious subject while still being a ton of fun along the way. 

The badminton anime. This is a high drama sports show. At least two characters have had their lives ruined by badminton. And they’re going to face off in episode 2. Good use of CG on the shuttlecock, bad use of jiggle physics with Nagisa’s urgent need for a sportsbra.