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Wow what a shit year! Not for anime, I mean, it was okay at worst. I think we’re definitely at the upward slope of the anime renaissance now, but still at the very start of it. It’s hard to think about that when most of what comes out (and is somehow popular) is just…the most generic shit. Well, I did the work for you. I weeded and trudged through some of the worst anime around and even some of my shit favorites to bring you the actual good, worth watching anime of the year.

Yeah, not everything you saw or want to see on this list is here, but you can check my foreword from last week that explains all that garbage. Links to each anime’s respective review will be on the titles (and added for those that just finished). Know that this list is pretty fluid. From 8 or 7 up, it’s all very much I loved them, but the higher up, the more I recommend anyone watch them.

10. Magical Girl Raising Project

Madoka was cool. I finally watched it this year and I was just as blown away by the psychological aspects as I expected to be. It just lacked that extra bite it needed to really scare my pants off. MGRP however, did indeed take a few years off of my life. I’m really in ruins right now since I can grab you by the shoulders and tell you now: you’ll like a lot of these characters and their thought out designs and personalities, but don’t get attached, cus ALMOST ALL OF THEM DIE.

I have to put MGRP on this list because aside from its fun and original designs, awesome interactions, cool-ass premise and execution (sometimes literally), it had some amazing rewatch value. I watched this anime three times, which is a lot to do in one year. I just had to watch people’s reactions and seeing stuff hidden in the background and revisiting some foreshadowing was so much fun. Definitely worth a watch and I’ll cover more about it in my upcoming review.

9. Orange

Regrets, like I have over not putting Kekkai Sensen into last year’s list, are the main theme of Orange. Buried under the shoujo themes of romance, high school, and angst, lies the actual regret: letting a friend kill himself. The main story unfolds itself very slowly as the group of friends discover that is what they must prevent, but it’s done in a realistic way. The signs of depression and suicide are so jokingly cast aside; it’s no wonder people miss it before it’s too late.

The climax of this story was heart-pounding and gut-wrenching. You find yourself rooting so hard for there to be success, to save someone who may not want to be saved, but must be saved. It might also make you pay closer attention to those around you. It’s an important anime to watch. If you do want one with a little less romantic emphasis though, I recommend you see Colorful instead (or also!).

8. Sweetness and Lightning

I need to marry someone who can cook. It doesn’t have to be a five-star chef, though I wouldn’t complain if it were the case, but Sweetness and Lightning reignited my need to be fed well. The show is about how food brings family and friends together. Aside from the great character interactions, well written children characters, and for god’s sake, the beautiful, perfect looking food, this anime was so pure in the amount of love put into it.

The food tops even some shown in Shokugaki no Soma, purely cus it’s doable for someone with a low skill level (like me), the meals are made for picky eaters (like me), and there’s not a ridiculously emphasis put on the orgasmic nature of food. That’s a thing that Shokugeki no Soma and even Koufuku Graffiti used stylistically in a comedic manner, but it doesn’t fit in Sweetness and Lightning for good reason. This show is accessible in that way, making it easier to show to someone who might want to try anime, but doesn’t want all the sexy fanservice.


Kick-ass and Metal come to mind when Drifters is mentioned. I love Kohta Hirano’s previous work, Hellsing, a lot. It was a massive gore and blood fest with a sprinkling of comedy in the mix. This is a war and gore fest with a, not a sprinkling of comedy, but more like Hirano accidentally knocked the bottle of comedy over when he was checking on the oven directly into said mix. It’s really funny, but also really awesome. I have a lot to say about it in my review, but I think a dog fight with dragons involved kind of state my case for me. Also Elves, Dwarves and other Tolkien demihumans and monsters abound. It’s fun.

The animation is also gorgeous, especially that stylized, graphic novel looking opening theme with the rock anthem “Gospel of the Throttle” making you “NA NA NA NA NA NA” along with the characters every opening. It’s an excellent show to watch with friends or get yourself pumped. Returning sometime next year!

6. Kuromukuro

How can something be so trope-y, yet so damn enjoyable? Kuromukuro isn’t an original concept, but is done in an original way. The samurai trapped in a machine for 500 years is the new exchange student. The reluctant heroine needs to board the mecha to fight the alien threat. The school festival has been compromised by an alien mecha entering the atmosphere. This anime is funny, but it’s also emotional and holds a much wider scope than I ever could have expected. P.A. Works has been putting out some good contenders in the last few years, and with their lovely art style and well-balanced budget, they were able to pull off this massive mech story in an engaging and entertaining way.

I applaud the cast for one of the best ensembles on this list, bringing forth some of the best and most memorable character chemistry of the season, and some hilarious situational humor. I also cried a little near the end, but honestly, a lot of anime on this list did that to me this year.

5. My Hero Academia

Shonen anime is such a delight now, always a favorite of mine as a kid, but not as firmly as now. I love the underdogs; I love the over the top villains; I love the powers, the fights, and the yelling to infinity. It’s just so exciting and blood pumping, and MHA made it so refreshing with such an interesting spin. These characters are children, inexperienced, with quirks that may or may not be useful. I love Deku because his anxieties and general feelings of being less than everyone else not only make it exciting to see him overcome them, but to use them to keep his head and ego from getting over inflated like some shonen protagonists. Bakugo is such a good foil to him, showing where this could be a major weakness to a shonen protagonist.

Also it’s coming back with THE TOURNAMENT ARC, and if you’re like me and haven’t started the manga yet, DO IT! You won’t regret it! I’m more than excited to see more of this awesome anime in action.

4. Flip Flappers

This anime, wow this anime. I’m so upset not more people are talking about it, but have you seen this delight for the senses? I’m looking forward to reviewing it now just because my jaw is still kinda on the floor. Beautiful animation, a crazy cool style, and some of the best nonsense in magical-girl but not really fight scenes I’ve seen in a while. This anime reminds me of something, but I can’t quite put my thumb on it. I do know it’s like an amalgamation of my editor’s anime “TYPE” so you’ll see more about that in the review.

But good lord did I love the heart of this show. The pure romance, the exciting battles, the trippy psychological horror. Let me just say, that one episode (the Maria Watches Over Us “GOKIGENYO”), probably has scarred me for life, but I love it. It’s just so different and good. It deserves a watch, just for how delighted your eyes will be.

3. Erased (Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi)

I love a story that can get you emotionally invested and cheering for or yelling at the character who you don’t have any control over. Erased was paced beautifully (though some might disagree due to the slight differences in adaptation), and its animation only made every silent, tender moment more enjoyable to look at before the lighting and mood would change and the feeling of bloodlust would stain the air. That’s how you write suspense.

I’m a little annoyed because apparently some other people were reading some character motivations “differently,” (looking at you crunchyroll), but I think it’s safe to say this doesn’t cross the line into romance, at all, and stays a thriller about growing up in a life-threatening situation.

2. Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu

I love the theatre, and I love comedy and storytelling. This anime manages to hit both of these points while showcasing some of the best animation I’ve ever seen. On top of the animation, there’s good directing, and supporting that is a great soundtrack. The story is vast and covers several characters’ lives over several decades surrounding World War 2.

The rakugo, though, is what makes the story. It’s not the first anime to touch on this topic, but it’s the first to do so in such an interesting way. It was very refreshing compared to a lot of titles on this list (though many of them are refreshing ideas!) with its originality. It’s heartfelt, it’s serious, it’s funny, but it also makes me want to cry. If it weren’t for the top spot being so hype as hell and generally a weekly freak-out among me and my friends, this would have been number one.

1. Mob Psycho 100
What can I say about Mob Psycho that hasn’t already been said? Its opening is gold, its animation is unique and interesting, its writing, directing, and characters are all praise-worthy. It is just hands down the best anime of the year. You may be thinking, “but Mitsu, One Punch Man was number one LAST YEAR. Isn’t Mob a little overhyped?”

No. Sit down and shut up. One is probably one of the best writers on the scene right now and is doing a lot better at writing genuinely empathetic characters and commentary on modern anime genres and tropes than most of the big budget barf fests. I think the “overhyped” talk is nonsense when it comes to mob. It genuinely does some interesting and groundbreaking work. That’s why it’s not only on this list, but number one. It never moved an inch since I decided it should be on the list.

Everything I’ve said has BEEN said by several really good reviewers and critics out there and you should definitely check out what they have to say about it too, because honestly, they’re a lot better than I am. I like Mob Psycho, I like One Punch Man, but I like Mob more. I’m so delighted that One Punch Man will be returning shortly and I only wish for Mob to also share the spotlight, as it deserves.

Reading @kagkik’s E X C E L L E N T analysis of Kikyo’s vs. Kagome’s love for Inuyasha reminded me of something that I’ve been meaning to ask people more knowledgeable than me:

I recall this from the anime, but I’ve only read the manga sporadically, so I’m unsure if this is ‘canon,’ but didn’t Kikyo state that her spiritual powers were weakening the closer she became to Inuyasha? Like he was tainting her in some way simply for the fact he was a half-demon and she had allowed herself to fall in love with him?

Wouldn’t that, like, be a MAJOR deciding factor of who was able to love Inuyasha better, since Kagome’s spiritual powers only increased as she gained experience by Inuyasha’s side, and loving him more and more as time went on?

People smarter than me: @sankontesu @inukag @stoatsandweasels @lacyjaybird @inunanna and really everyone I follow but tagging people makes me nervous

anonymous asked:

you keep calling SasuSaku abusive but NaruSaku is also abusive

Hi anon! Thank you for being my first ask ^_^

And now my reply:

So Sakura’s tsundere behaviour of hitting Naruto when he does something childish or perverted is equivalent to Sasuke trying to kill Sakura on multiple occasions? Ok.

Now, don’t get me wrong. I am not for Sakura hitting Naruto at all, but please do look at the context here. Tsundere girl hitting boy has always been portrayed in manga and anime as comic relief and hasn’t been seen negatively. Again, I’m clarifying, I’m not for it, but it’s just something we can’t avoid in this medium.

Moving on, Sasuke has not only tried to kill Sakura, but he has demeaned her countless number of times, emotionally damaged her, rarely cared for her, never empathised with what she wanted, and has always been negative towards her. At least in the majority of the series. No I don’t care he was good to her that one time in the chuunin exams. What I care about is the entirety of the manga and how fucked up Sasuke’s behaviour towards Sakura was. The positive feelings were almost entirely one-sided, the love going from Sakura to Sasuke and rarely the other way round.

Let’s talk about Naruto and Sakura. Yes, Sakura was a bitch to Naruto at the start of the manga. But do you not remember how supportive she became of Naruto since the Chuunin exams started? How she was worried about his supposedly impossible dream being crushed? How she criticised Sasuke and pointed out how hard Naruto was trying? How she cheered him on in his fights? As for Naruto, he cheered on Sakura too, being completely supportive of her. When was this the case for Sasuke and Sakura?

Throughout part 2, Naruto and Sakura had gained so much respect for each other. Even if you don’t want to see them in a romantic way, think of them as friends. Their friendship revolves around mutual respect and trust in each other. Sakura wanted to see Naruto achieve his dream, trusted in him to save the village. Naruto wanted to see Sakura happy, acknowledged her power and strength, stood by her, supported her love for Sasuke and pushed aside his own feelings. When has this ever been the case between Sasuke and Sakura?

And as for Sakura’s fake confession, call it ‘manipulative’ if you want, but don’t forget that Sakura wanted to stop Naruto from hurting himself by going after Sasuke. Sakura pushed aside her own feelings, just like Naruto had, for Naruto to not carry the burden of saving Sasuke. Granted, it could have been done in a better way, but she wanted what was good for Naruto.

Naruto and Sakura’s feelings and, speaking canonically, friendship are pretty fucking amazing.

How could you possibly compare the ‘abuse’ between these two ships when one of them involves a lot more of healthy and positive feelings?

Good day.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I've today my depression and anxiety has kind of been especially bad because of band practice (I'm a drum major for marching band) and I'm about 2.4 seconds away from a total meltdown, can I have some twins to cheer me up?

(2/2) Hey, stressed out drum major again, I forgot to add I’d especially like to hear from Kaoru! I love both of you twins, but I think Kaoru has some pearls of wisdom to share that wouldn’t be said if Hikaru had most of the spotlight ;)

A typical day in the Host Club:  *Twins wreaking havoc*

Originally posted by piink-pastel


Hitachiin: Did you say something Haruhi?

Originally posted by a-wild-vulpix

Haruhi: Could you two just shut up for one second!!?  I’m trying to concentrate on my homework!

Hikaru: Well, we could always bring the party over to you…

Originally posted by emsohshc

Kaoru: Wait! Do you hear that?

*Piano playing in the distance*

Hikaru: Wow, senpai! That sounds amazing!!  

*Host Club nods in agreement*

*Tamaki suddenly and surprisingly makes a mistake*

Hikaru: BAHAHAHA!!! Way to go senpai!! That’s one way to play it!!!

Originally posted by lovingfucks

Originally posted by epicsaydra

Kaoru: Wait, wait, calm down boss, we were only kidding!  We can’t all be expected to be perfect all the time. We are all human and are bound to mess up at some point. It’s all about how we learn from our mistakes. We can only grow from learning from the past. Don’t get stressed out senpai. You will overcome that part. Don’t let it defeat you.

*Everyone is stunned*

Originally posted by lovingfucks

Kaoru: What? Did I say something wrong?

2k blurb sketch

hi guys! i’m back with the 2k blurb and the majority voted a sketch, so here be the art!! it was done on paper with black ink pen after pencil and the inspiration was kaori and kousei from the anime/manga shigatsu wa kimi no uso (your lie in april) :) don’t remove the credit from the art + don’t reproduce please ;P thank you all so much for following + supporting my blog!! <3

rapnamu  asked:


📚 share 3 books that you love and your favourite quote from them.

fkgeortg i haven’t been reading anything recently other than manga, the last book I did read was harry potter but one of my all time favourite quotes will always be “Of course it is happening inside your head, Harry, but why on earth should that mean that it is not real?”

🎵 name 5 songs you love at the moment

I’ve been so obsessed with listening to these songs atm

  • DAY6 - Dance Dance
  • Porter Robinson & Madeon - Shelter
  • Winner - Fool
  • Audien & MAX - One More Weekend
  • Ed Sheeran - Shape of You (Major Lazer Remix)

🐼 if you could meet anyone, who would it be and why?

okay I would personally love to meet jungkook for obvious reasons, like he’d seem like the type of person that I would 100% get along with because we’re honestly so a like. That aside I would love to meet @kimdaily @justwhatevermark @shirakashi @dsoulxxx + the rest of our discord gang, because ya’ll are in the northern hemisphere :c

send me an emoji ask

Man, sometimes is better to move on, you know?, I don’t want to sound rude, but some people’s reactions won’t make things go different, people saying that the final chapter didn’t make sense, or that Yamamori sensei changed her ending at the last minute (being quite offensive, I must say), are acting really immature, because they didn’t got what they want and find consolation in belittling the opposing ship. To be quite honest, I think a lot of us predicted that things would end up this way, isn’t that proof enough that the story actually made a lot of sense to most and probably some of you didn’t understood the story as a whole but fell in love with the initial ship and couldn’t let go?

I mean, there were so so many hints:

Mamura was there from the beginning of this story, he wasn’t just a side character thrown randomly at the middle of the story to create trouble for the main ship.

Everytime Sensei hurt Suzume, Mamura was there for her.

The most important days to Suzume somehow or another she spent it with Mamura because he stood by her even after rejection.

After Sensei lied to Suzume, it was quite obvious that this was heading to the plot of moving on from your first love, Suzume herself said that she would.

Even Yuyuka who at the beginning was in love with Mamura, supported them.

How they started dating because Suzume was the one to propose a relationship, she wanted it, no one forced it on her, she took this decision all on her own.

How Suzume could forget about Sensei when she focused solely in Mamura, like when she was making the headband.

How Mamura won the race.

How Suzume NEVER made the same mistakes she made with Shishio in her relationship with Mamura, she always looked for a way to convey her true feelings, to actively pursue a healthy relationship and avoid misunderstandings, she made so much effort in that, and tbh that was what killed her relationship with Sensei, not even the teacher-student relationship barrier, but all the misunderstandings that they both failed to avoid, in a way Suzume learnt so much from her first love, that helped her construct a healthy relationship later, that happens in most cases in life, this is realistic.

How afterall, Suzume was always running back to Mamura.

How all the sides story were heavily Mazume implied.

How the last 30 chapters focused mostly in developing Mazume’s relationship.

How Mamura almost kissed her minutes before letting her go, man why would Yamamori Sensei draw that at the last minute and just throw him away.

How Suzume went to talk with Sensei at the last 2 chapters without any of their major problems that happened around the whole manga resolved, and suddenly you expect it to be resolved in 2 chapters?

How Suzume talked about her feelings in past tense and saw Sensei’s confession when he was the Sensei she was in love with.

I could go on but I think this is long enough, tbh this story was about how first love doesn’t always work, sometimes you learn from it, it helps you grow, it helps you to not repeat the same mistakes in your next relationship, sometimes first love that always feel so dazzling isn’t the one, a relationship is a work in progress, that’s what I liked the most about this manga, it isn’t a fairy tail, were things work out just by liking each other, you both have to work for each other’s happiness and love each other for who they truly are, always pursuing what’s best for the other, and Mazume represented that.

One thing I can say is the way the story ended, was developed from the beginning, don’t go saying it didn’t make sense just because it didn’t go your way, if you truly can’t convince yourself, I recommend to give it another try, with a different set of mind, hopefully some of you will see all the hints that some of us did

anonymous asked:

Shoujo manga recs?

Oh lovely anon, I had fun with this, probably too much fun.  You see, I got a little carried away and ended up making a list of 12, which isn’t so bad, but then I had to go into fangirl mode and explain while they’re all so delightful.  I really urge you and anyone else looking for some new shoujo to try one of these!

Akatsuki No Yona: If you’ve seen the anime and enjoyed it, I strongly recommend reading the manga from the beginning.  I’m not going to say much else about this one since the majority of you know it, but seriously, give Yona a go, you won’t be disappointed.

Kanata Kara: Oldie but goldie, as in it’s from the 90s (please don’t let that deter you).  This manga follows Noriko, a girl transported to another world. Upon arrival she meets the traveling warrior, Izark, and their adventure begins.   Kara is one of my favorites; it does a wonderful job juggling action, adventure, and adorable romance.  As an aside, I love the fact Noriko doesn’t just know the language in the new world but has to learn it during her travels.

Last Game: Though this series does encompass a lot of stereotypical shoujo clichés, it’s also delightfully fresh.  Unlike most, LG takes place in a university setting, and it’s the hero who has been in love with the heroine for a long time.  Ten years, actually.  Too bad he can’t just manage to spit that out.  Also, did I mention she’s pretty much better than him in everything? Bring on the rivalry love (I’m having Special A flashbacks).  

Fushigi Yuugi Genbu Kaiden: This is what I like to joking call “the original AkaYona.”  We have our chosen girl who is prophesied to save the country, and the warriors she must collect in order to do so.  One of the really cool twists in this story is that not all the warriors are men, and even more than that, all the men aren’t in love with her, save her love interest.  The heroine is also quite mature and not completely inept when it comes to combat.  Fair warning: there are a lot of deaths, have tissues ready if you cry easily.

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I feel so ashamed. I cannot believe that this whole time the IHs were right and I (+majority of the readers/watchers) were completely wrong. All IchiRuki does is bicker, they don’t really get each other.

Don’t even get me started on Rukia. She’s too aggressive

too ugly

and she never even said she loved him

it’s not like she encourages Ichigo or anything

outside of bickering they didn’t even talk that much, plus Ichigo never cared for her anyway 

(mangacap is from t-o-k-i-d-o-k-i)

I guess we all read the manga wrong then ¯\_(ツ)_/¯


               Pop art icon Takashi Murakami is returning to Paris France with his latest exhibit “Learning the Magic of Painting” which is opening this week and will remain on display until December 23rd 2016

                 On February 1st, 1962 Takashi Murakami was born. Murakami grew up in a household that placed a high value on art inspiring both Takashi and his younger brother Yuri to become an artist. Murakami developed an early love and passion for animé and manga due to the stylized art and color palettes. Aside from animation and manga Murakami credits western movies as an impact on his career “Only recently did I realize how much I’ve been influenced by Steven Spielberg.” Later Murakami would find himself at T.U.A Tokyo University of the Arts, seeking the drafting skills necessary to become an animator, but eventually majored in Nihonga, the ‘traditional’ style of Japanese painting incorporating traditional Japanese artistic conventions, techniques and subjects. With the knowledge of a Ph.D. in Nihonga and the influence of manga, he gradually chose to explore more contemporary art styles, media, and strategies.

               Murakami grew to become unsatisfied with the state of contemporary art in Japan, believing it to be “a deep appropriation of Western trends.” In response to the stale art scene Murakami began developing his own pop icon motifs such as “Mr. DOB,” whose name plays on the slang expression “dobojite,” meaning “why?“—was originally created as a statement that Japanese art doesn’t need to imitate American art, and should find its own means of expression. This later developed into a form of self-portraiture, the first of several endlessly morphing and recurring emblems shown throughout his archives. Though he garnered attention, many of his early pieces were not initially well received in Japan. With the attention gained, Murakami continued to embrace unconventional works of art embracing the now well received kawaii movement. ”I set out to investigate the secret of market survivability—the universality of characters such as Mickey Mouse, Sonic the Hedgehog, Doraemon, Miffy, and Hello Kitty.“

               While Murakami became well known (to say the least) in both Japan and the United States; it was his handbag designs for Louis Vuitton in 2003 that propelled him into worldwide celebrity status. Murakami’s designs reinvigorated and revamped the fashion empire’s products and status, making Louis Vuitton bags the hot new must-have item for any and every one that could make the purchase. Murakami applied his trademark use of vivid, bright colors to the traditional “LV” logo, incorporating his signature emblems, such as wide-open cartoon eyes and smiling blossoms. In conjunction with the Louis Vuitton handbag release, the release of Kanye West’s 2007 album release Graduation skyrocketed Murakami’s success and position in the art world due to his design gracing the cover of the album. The collaborations lead to another partnership in 2008; “The Simple Things” an art show collaboration with close friend Pharrell Williams showcasing the beauty in everyday items.

               Murakami returned to the art world with “The 500 Arhats” in 2012 as a token of gratitude to the nation of Qatar, one of the first countries to offer support after the Great East Japan Earthquake and Tsunami in 2011.  “The 500 Arhats” is considered to be the largest painting in history standing at 10-feet in height and stretching at a 300-feet length. The story behind the works of art came from the legend of the 500 Arhats; followers of Buddha that spent their lives spreading the knowledge of his teachings. It is said that the story was introduced to Japan during the Heian period, presenting itself to the public through works on canvas and wood and stone sculptures. Murakami engaged with more than 200 students from national colleges in order to complete this monumental artwork. After “The 500 Arhats” Murakami released his debut film “Jellyfish eyes” a child’s tale of poignant memories and wondrous dreams. When asked why embark on a children’s film Murakami responded with “Looking back at my own life, what forms me now is almost entirely my experience in childhood, the stories I heard in childhood. So I wanted to make a story addressed to children as well.” Since the release of “Jellyfish Eyes” Murakami has directed “It Girl” (a Pharrell Williams music video), and has promised a “Jellyfish Eyes” film trilogy.

                Takashi Murakami’s latest exhibit held at the famous Galerie Perrotin “Learning the Magic of Painting,” is opening this week in Paris. The 12th solo exhibition will span across the three spaces in Paris at 76 rue de Turenne and 10 impasse Saint-Claude featuring more than 40 recent and never before seen artworks. The exhibit will feature “The 500 Arhats”, 15 painted handbags with accompanying paintings, monumental multi-panel painting “A Picture of Lives Wriggling in the Forest at the Deep End of the Universe” which reaches around three walls and represents a large scale anthology of Murakami’s mind-melting world and Zen influenced sculptures alike. Throughout the exhibition, the artist’s trademark style is instantly recognizable due to the always monstrous yet “kawaii” characters, the indigenous flower and skull motifs and the tone of impermanence in our lives that Takashi Murakami so effortlessly creates.

                “Learning the Magic of Painting” will be on display until December 23rd 2016.

pendlxton  asked:

3, 8, 9

➌ Which of your ships on this blog is the fluffiest?

Answer: Okay literally I LOVE every ship on this blog… But I would like to say anything I do with @insert-rp-here (Her Josuke is my ABSOLUTE FAVORITE), and my Okuyasu/Koichi ship with @badlydrawnbrokuyasu is just CAVITY INDUCING. I particularly enjoy my ships with @joestarlegacy, @stardustcrusxders, @hairnado-deluxe, @cxmeundxne, @introvertedprophecy but I wouldn’t call them necessarily SUPER fluffy. I am pretty in love with the idea of anyone shipping with me because pretty much anything with Koichi is pretty FLIPPIN’ ADORABLE. 

➑ Give us a rough estimate: How much time have you spent on your graphics? (icons, theme, banners, promos, etc)

Answer: Honestly no time at all, the majority of my icons are free to use from the manga and a few pieces of fanart. I do intend on making some icons, but I never get the chance to do it and honestly I’d rather write in my free time than spend my time dinking around on photoshop. Lol.

➒ Got any memorable threads on here? Care to mention a few?

Answer: Anything literally super silly or whatever. I would like to say any of my interactions with Rohan normally hit up my favorites. Shout out to @supercililxus and @realitytheif. I love any threads where I get to be yandere too, which reminds me that I gotta respond to a few of those. BASICALLY I LOVE ANY really long winded threads and things that have a lot of thought and feeling. There is a lot of stuff I love and it is hard for me to pinpoint everything. But if you have made me laugh out loud than I probably have a memorable interaction with you!

My SS Reasons

I realise that I’m later than VERY late for this, but after the things that have been transpiring with Sakura Hiden lately, I wanted to inject a little positivity back into the fandom. Thus, I regained my motivation to write this. My apologies if it ends up being rather long. 

So for starters, I don’t think I could have been described as a “shipper” until after the manga had already ended. Allow me to elaborate on that.

Sasuke has always been, and will always be my favourite character in the series (despite my username), and so I always wished the best for him. Now, Sakura made a negative first impression on me. Much like Sasuke, I found her fangirling rather annoying, and in combat situations, she was in my opinion, for lack of a better word, useless. The damsel in distress trope is my joint most hated trope in all of manga/anime (so you can imagine my opinion of Hinata in The Last…), so I couldn’t have agreed more with Sasuke when he urged her to work on bettering herself as a kunoichi rather than chase him around for dates.

Now, although Sakura wouldn’t become a formidable opponent until part 2, my opinion of her gradually improved over the course of part 1, beginning from the Forest of Death. It began negatively though, because her calling Sasuke a coward during their confrontation with Orochimaru, although it was needed, I feel as though it came from the wrong person, because she was being just as much, if not more of a coward than he was, so I didn’t feel as though she had a right to call him that. Naruto was right in calling him that, not her, so that irked me a little.

But when she gave her all in protecting Sasuke, Naruto and Lee from the sound ninja, she started to gain my respect. I saw that although she still wasn’t very competent combat wise, and she knew this, she gave it her all regardless. This, coupled with the fact that she cut her hair, made me realise that at this point, she definitely was no longer just a fangirl; she was someone who took Sasuke’s words into consideration, wanted to improve her skills, and cared about his well being more than his romantic affection. Furthermore, at this point I had noticed that Sasuke paid more attention to her than Naruto did, something which Sakura failed to realise. This included Sasuke opening up to her during the bell test, complimenting her genjutsu skills after noticing she was upset, and revenge on her behalf being the first thing on his mind when he awoke with the Curse Seal activated. But I didn’t delve too deeply into it.

The point where I realised that Sakura’s crush had turned into love was during Sasuke’s confrontation with Gaara. When Sakura put her life on the line to protect Sasuke with her own body, without an ounce of hesitation, that was when I knew she was serious about him. This was also the time when I first started to actively like the idea of them as a couple, because I also obviously saw Sasuke describing her as one of his precious people, so I knew that at this point, feelings existed on both sides, regardless of the fact that they were still platonic on Sasuke’s part. So I suppose that you could say in the loosest of terms, that I started shipping SasuSaku here. I wouldn’t have described myself as a shipper yet though, I was just warm to the idea of them together.

Chapter 181 speaks for itself, so I won’t go too far into that. But I will say that it was this chapter that made me certain that if Kishi were to resolve all the romantic tension in the series between the characters, SasuSaku would be one of the endgame pairings, and I never doubted that for a second. I felt as though Sasuke needed someone like Sakura in his life, and the hug in the hospital solidified that belief.  

So once the series ended, and I saw that they did indeed get together, sure I was happy, but I just took it in stride because it had been so obvious, and I had never been active in the fandom so I hadn’t really defended it before. I therefore wanted to take a look online to see some of the reactions, and I really couldn’t believe some of the nonsense that certain antis were spouting. It was literally so bad that I just had to say something. It was then that I became a shipper for both NH and SS (and ST), but mostly SS because they were getting the most hate, for such nonsensical and hypocritical reasons. I guess my love for the ship increased as I felt the need to protect it from bullshit. And through defending it, I learnt more things about their relationship, and realised that I didn’t give enough significance to certain more subtle aspects of their relationship, such as Sasuke’s smirk, or the intense eye contact that they always seem to share. I always knew that my loyalties were with SS, I knew they were endgame from chapter 181 and supported the idea, but the reasons for hating on them were very contradictory to the themes of the manga, and it just seemed like the majority of antis had a very severe case of selective reading. Thus, the antis brought out my shipper side.

Now, I’m a huge SS fan, but I do believe Karin’s feelings for Sasuke were genuine. The concern she demonstrated during the confrontation with Killer Bee, her desire to want to see his genuine smile once more, and her being absolutely distraught over Sasuke being on the verge of death and trying her upmost to save him showcased that to me. But it’s just the fact that she seemed content with Sasuke being on his dark path. Regardless of whether Sasuke’s reasons for being on that path were in any way validated, that’s not where I wanted him to be at the end of his story. So while I feel Karin’s feelings were genuine, that’s all I can say about that. Whereas not only were Sakura’s feelings genuine, but she was also actively trying to secure what Kishi, Team 7 and the majority of the Naruto fandom deemed to be a better future for Sasuke. Because while she may not have fully understood Sasuke’s motives, she knew the pain and suffering he’d have to put himself through to achieve those goals, and she knew that being alone, much like what she said during chapter 181, wouldn’t bring him happiness, and that’s all she wished for him.

So I feel as though I went a little off track. Basically I ship SS because Sakura was able to offer Sasuke something that not only no one else could, but something that he sorely needed: love with a positive future. I ship it because Sasuke was Sakura’s motivation to better herself as a person and a ninja, and it was always (at least in part) due to his influence that she was able to accomplish feats so incredible that even he had to acknowledge her skills. I ship it because after all the hardships that they faced, Sakura’s love was finally able to get through to Sasuke when his seemingly impenetrable wall of hatred and revenge had been broken, and they were able to have the happy ending that they deserved.

(I also ship it because Sarada is fucking awesomesauce XD)

anonymous asked:

Saying that 'Shizaya will never be canon' is not 'erasing possibility'. What it's doing is following the canon plot. Narita himself says that he 'doesn't understand Shizaya'. Also, official art means very little canonly. I'm sure you're aware of how marketing works yes? So Durarara wants to make money, what's popular in the fandom, what should they market? Shizaya, yes, the most popular ship. And it works, they make money. Marketing genius and canon is not the same thing.

Canon plot?

This is a twisted story.

A twisted love story.

With the neigh of an urban legend,

with the tears of a boy,

with the return of the ordinary,

with the disappearance of the mastermind,

and with the hints of a new story beginning -

the story of twisted love now closes its curtains.


For their love is no longer twisted.

-Durarara Volume 13, Epilogue

What is the plot of Durarara? It’s a story of twisted love. That story of twisted love ended after Izaya left Ikebukuro.

So it wouldn’t be far fetched to assume the story of twisted story of love is Izaya’s yes? So he leaves, the story ends. So the story must be his. 

Either that or, since he’s the mastermind, he is in charge of the story in Ikebukuro. 

So this is my interpretation -

And if the twisted story of love closes its curtains after the mastermind leaves, wouldn’t it mean all along the twisted story was his doing? Like without Izaya there wouldn’t be a ‘twisted story’ right? He’s the one in charge of the story in Ikebukuro after all.

And if that ‘twisted story’ he creates is one of twisted love, and the story of twisted love closes its curtains ‘for their love is no longer twisted’ then well, I think ‘their’ would be referring to the mastermind, Izaya - and his twisted love for Shizuo no longer being twisted once he accepts Shizuo as human because Izaya loves humans, and Shizuo has the greatest human potential of all.

Just that.

Narita says ‘he doesn’t understand Shizaya’? Hey, show me the source. As far as I know, he never said that. The exact words he said were -

The name “Izaya” was also the brainchild of a friend of mine. When I first designed this character, I was like “It would be kinda boring if he’s just the know-it-all and unbeatable type. Why not I also make him a natural enemy of sorts” and that’s how Shizuo came into being. However…it turned out that they’re received as the “actually these two are really close!” and even bacon lettuce (BL) combination. As for why, that’s something I have yet to reflect upon…….

-Narita Ryohgo talks about Durarara!! Vol.1.

‘As for why, that’s something I have yet to reflect upon…’ -Narita said this. Not that he doesn’t understand Shizaya. He never said he didn’t understand Shizaya. He only said he hasn’t thought about it…yet. And he said it in the interview for Durarara volume 1 where Shizuo and Izaya basically only had one meeting (where they met in front of Mikado). There’s been 12 volumes since then. What’s to say he hasn’t thought about it since then? For Durarara’s story of twisted love? Shizuo and Izaya’s relationship is clearly a twisted one.

Sure. I won’t deny that official Shizaya art is to make money. I’m totally fine with that, everyone needs to earn an income. But you missed my point. My point is that even official art has Shizuo and Izaya getting closer throughout the years. My point is that Nartia himself wrote a story of Shizuo stalking Izaya and that Izaya can do good things (helping Akane with her homework, buying uniforms for his sisters). So what is that for? Fanservice? To make money? Does Narita look the type? From his interview, he seems like kind of a serious person? Kind of a bit awkward but honest? I honestly don’t think he’s the ‘fanservice’ type.

Look at Karisawa Erika. She’s a BL fangirl. In what other show, is there a BL fangirl as a significant character? Erika is no weak girl. She freaking tortures people, has tortured people before, and takes great joy in it. She was involved in criminal organizations with Yumasaki in the past. She’s clearly a significant character. And she showed her belief in Shizuo’s and Izaya’s love in volume 2. What’s to say Narita hasn’t thought about it since then? It’s a possibility. 

For what is Erika’s trademark? It’s not her BL fangirl-ness, though we like to think it’s that. It’s the fact that she considers her fantasy her reality. 

“Reality is such a pain. Those of us who were fed up with that kind of reality decided to remake it. We’d set up a wall, separate what’s important to us from what was trash, put only the things we loved on our side, and got rid of the rest.”

“It wasn’t that bad once we started! We found that we could make a world completely of moe, tsundere and boys’ love!”

*Cue BL manga of two guys who look like Shizuo and Izaya, but with red and blue hair*

-Durarara! Episode 20

BL isn’t the only thing Erika thinks about. It just happens to be one of the major things. She is primarily a fantasy viewer who sees life as her fantasy. She once fantasized about Dennis (who threw a knife at them in Russia Sushi) about him having such skills of precision because he’s a soldier running away from his past in Russia -

And if you’ve watched season 2 or read the novels, he actually is. 

I get your interpretation, really. And I respect that you didn’t resort to insults. Thank you for that. But I have my own interpretation and reasons behind it with being a Durarara fan for years. So I’d appreciate it if you would respect my interpretation as well.

In defense of Hinata's character for being so " Naruto Centric" or "Obsessed"

I really hope every Hinata haters is able to read this. 

btw just to clarify THIS IS NOT A SHIPPING HATE RANT!

It’s come to my attention that there are a lot of people (namely Hinata haters) who obviously do not understand her character at all. They twist her into being an obsessed freak who would do better if she stopped being so “Naruto Centric” and started to do things for herself. Then you have the other half who think she’s a fairly decent character but still never fail to mention how obsessive she is and how her obsession makes them like her a whole lot less.

If you have ever said or thought that, that’s how I already know you don’t understand her character. You can’t seem to look pass her “obsession ” with Naruto, so why don’t we start with her “obsessiveness” as many so kindly put it.

Here is the definition of obsessed :

Now please tell me how this sounds ANY thing like Hinata,

  • “Preoccupy or fill the mind of someone, continually, intrusively, and to a troubling extent.”
  • "possess,haunt,consume,plague,torment,hound, bedevil”

Unless i’m reading from a terrible fanfic, this will never EVER sound any thing like Hinata. Her love towards Naruto has never been shown in a negative light. It also hasn’t been shown to have a negative effect on her mind with thoughts that haunts or consumes her either.

Here’s where it get’s good,

Now look up the definition of Inspire:

  Now this actually sounds like the realistic Kishimoto version of Hinata. Her “obsession” doesn’t control her, instead Naruto INSPIRES her to move forward and encourages/motivates/moves her,which sadly a lot of people have fail to see.

All that the haters want to focus on is how she thinks of Naruto and so in their mind, that automatically makes her obsessive or state that it’s a big no-no to love someone and be inspired by said person. They simply ignore how the inspiration Naruto gives her actually effects her character in positive ways.

Cause AS FAR AS I SEE there has never been a single moment where Hinata’s inspiration for Naruto has been supported as being anything other than good,

An example of how it is shown positively:

So please tell me how her feelings are “unhealthy?” or “makes her weak?” Right, you can’t, because time after time Hinata proves the haters wrong.

Okay so what have we covered so far? Hinata is not obsessed but inspired, sorry haters.

 On to the next part. Many fans tend to rant and say:  

“Hinata’s world revolves around Naruto” or “She’s so Naruto Centric”.

They complain that she has no goals set for herself and that in part 2 all she could care about is Naruto.That her dream  is pathetic seeing as all she wants to do in life is “sit in a bench with Naruto”. They are upset and think that Hinata’s character is ” ruined ” simply because she didn’t dream of getting Hiashi’s approval, or something other than Naruto.

Let’s get one thing straight. A majority of her character development was done in Part 1. That’s another thing many people don’t get.

Let me explain, so here are three goals that Hinata realistically has

1.) Change herself

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2.) “to have her fathers approval” apparently said by a few NS fans/ Hinata haters

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3.) be able to walk alongside Naruto 

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Now that we have an basic idea of her goals, lets evaluate goal number One:

“ 1.) Change herself “

First off, she already has.

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Note how she quotes “you changed me”,

 Now compare part 1 Hinata to part 2 Hinata. The change is there people! She is no longer as shy of a girl as she use to be, who always gave up when the going got tough. Naruto taught her to never give up no matter how slim the chances looked,and that if you say something, you must stand by it 110 percent.That’s how he had changed AND saved her.

so that’s one goal finished.

Now goal number 2 

"2.) To have her fathers approval”

Once again,she has already gotten it. Proof of this is shown a bit towards the end of part 1 and more during part 2.

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In Part 1 it’s pretty clear that they are on better terms than before

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 and unless you ignored all these panels, it’s painfully obvious that he has already approved of his daughter in Part 2. So once again,why would she dream of Hiashi approval if she already has it?

Okay, so you guys remember what was her third goal :)?

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Right! to be with Naruto and walk along with him XD. SO therefore it makes perfect sense of why she is thinking of Naruto during the war.

 This panel with Hinata further proves my point

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She has already changed herself, and she has already gotten her fathers approval, so only the obvious is left.

Some say that her dream and the handhold scene is a resolution to Hinata’s love for Naruto and that she will lose her feelings for him. I STRONGLY disagree, in my eyes it shows us just how serious she is about being with Naruto and that her feelings aren’t going any where anytime soon.            

 So trying to put down her dream is only something a truly biased  person would do, but then again (in my opinion), if you hate Hinata, a majority of what your going to say anyway is biased, filled with your made up facts, and completely twisting Hinata’s character. So in other words, who cares what you have to say, you don’t understand Hinata and you never will.

I want to also state that it’s ridiculous for anyone to say Hinata should change by herself with no one’s basically Naruto help, and needs to fly solo. Once again your missing the point of the manga!

remember when Naruto tried to fly solo?

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Now, how do these two situations relate? They relate due to the message Itachi was trying to conceive to Naruto.To never forget the people who made him who he is today.

Your literally going against the manga by saying Hinata should do things by herself, your telling her to turn her back on the very person who inspired her to begin with. Your forgetting that being inspired changes people, having someone by your side changes you, and NEVER FORGETTING YOUR FRIENDS LEADS TO SUCCESS.

so I repeat, by telling us that Hinata should move on and forget Naruto in order to be able to become stronger is quite dumb and contradicting to the manga.

So if you just want a quick summary




Your welcome ;)

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Ah, so very interesting story here.

Mum has always liked manga and drawing. Back when she lived in Japan, she and her brother had a very impressive collection together. In college, she was in her school doujinshi club (doujinshi meant something very different back then than now, it just meant amateur comic, not necessarily derivative fanwork). Then, she got in an arranged marriage (very common back then) and abandoned her hobbies to be a Good Respectable Wife. They got divorced then she got married to my dad and had me, but then they moved to the States and mum started working on her Masters then Ph.D, so no time for hobbies. When I was very, very young, she would draw for me and that’s definitely the starting point of my own interest in drawing, but she didn’t have the time or energy to draw as I grew up. She continued to be super workaholic (and divorced dad), but never discouraged my own fandom tendencies, always joining in during what little time she had (we loved LotR and PotC together back when I was in elementary school).

Getting long, so beneath cut, but fascinating story if I do say so myself, please read on if interested ^ ^

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Why am I positive about my Hide theory post?

See my Hide Theory post here

Because I researched the OTHER Ace cards and it fits the TG Aces pretty well.

Kaneki Ken, the Ace of Hearts

The Ace of Hearts represents a desires of affection, appreciation, and it leads to selfishness

Kaneki desire motherly affection, ever since he lost his mother. The CCG analyzed that and mentioned it. 

and he is so afraid of being alone that he decided to protect the people he cares about, but Touka is implied that it’s selfish, because Kaneki is only protecting himself from loneliness.

Tsukiyama Shuu, the Ace of Diamonds

The Ace of Diamonds represents Ambition as in money and wealth, and it also represents business and associations. The Ace of Diamonds are also known to very charismatic. 

This represents Tsukiyama really well. Because

1. He’s a high class ghoul (regarding wealth)

2. His family is associated with many different companies and businesses. 

3. and of course, Tsukiyama is charismatic lol. 

Touka Kirishima, the Ace of Clubs

The Ace of Clubs represents the desire of knowledge, curiosity, and also the desire of a soul mate, and marriage.

The knowledge part explains about Touka attending school, and thinking about majoring in biology in Kami because she is curious about how human and ghoul bodies work. 

Now for the soul mate part, look I’m not into ships like that so don’t hate me, but I think this tells me that Touka actually do love Kaneki from the way she’s acting in the manga, and that TouKen probably might become canon?

Hideyoshi Nagachika, the Ace of Spades

The Ace of Spades represents death, metamorphosis/change, and key to the mystery of life

see my Hide Theory Post about it

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CONCLUSION: Ally has a thing for tsunderes.


This is why I love this couple. This is why I love the slow pace of skip beat. 

Ren is finally able to be at peace with himself, and kyoko is the reason.

She helped him and she taught him how to move on and be free from the past which was weighing so heavily on him. Look at his smile in the end, and compare it with his facial expression at the beginning of the corn-kyoko meeting (reminder :kyoko asked “corn” why isn’t he smiling and she was wondering whether or not he was truly enjoying her company.)

When kyoko started telling Ren about how the pain and past experiences have molded her and helped her become the person she is now, Ren began to finally understand, he doesn’t have to resent himself, he doesn’t have to erase “kuon’s” existence . And I think that this is a major thing in the plot because, I beleive that the past is what was making Ren hold back his feelings for kyoko. 

(reminder : in the dark moon arc, ren has admitted to Lori that he will always keep finding new excuses to stop himself from loving a certain person, and I think that “kuon” is the real reason.)

I love how we get to see, not only Kyoko’s character development, but also Ren. I love how each of them has helped the other grow and become a better person.