the shoujo manga of my childhood

Sooo BoruSara Fandom...

WARNING: SPOILERS AND PRO-BORUSARA. HATERS STFU

Regarding Boruto Episode 2…

No one here gonna spazz about

1.) How ChouChou teases Sarada to Boruto

ChouChou is not just any person, she’s Sarada’s BFF!!! Look at her face while teasing Sarada ohmygod hahaha How I wish she said “childhood sweethearts” instead :”>

2.) How the Uzumaki-Uchiha rivalry is starting to blossom rofl.

You know those shoujo mangas (ex: Special A, Last Game) where the male and female lead compete with each other then they’ll fall in love with each other eventually HAHAHAHAHA call me delusional but that’s how I see this. Hey I’m a BoruSara shipper so of course my shipper goggles is on :P

3.) How Sarada said “This is annoying” but watched Boruto’s fight anyway lmao

Yep, Sasuke’s tsundere genes check

4.) How Sarada clenched her fists and looked so concerned when Boruto was getting beaten by Iwabe

Of course BFF noticed right away! Damn I think ChouChou is the no.1 BoruSara shipper XD

5.) How Sarada looks so proud when Boruto won

Well everyone was happy but come on, earlier she said the fight was annoying (even Chouchou thought she was not interested with the fight haha) but after Boruto won she was relieved and looked so proud like “Yeah that’s my future husband right there shannaro!” XD

I MEAN COME ON GUYS. I CHECKED THE BORUSARA TAG BUT NOBODY IS TALKING ABOUT THESE. ME ON THE OTHER HAND IS ALREADY DROWNING IN MY BORUSARA FEELS HAHAHAHA IF YOU GUYS HAVEN’T SEEN THE EPISODE YET THEN WATCH IT RIGHT NOW I TELL YOU! MY SHIPPER HEART CANT HANDLE IT ALONE HOLYSHIT THIS IS JUST THE 2ND EPISODE AND IM ALREADY DYING HOW MUCH MORE ON THE FOLLOWING ONES

STUDIO PIERROT IF YOU GUYS DON’T ANIMATE THE PART WHERE SARADA WAS STALKING BORUTO IM GONNA KILL YOU!!! KISHI DREW THAT, IT’S FUCKING CANON, I WILL NEVER FORGIVE YOU IF YOU FUCK THAT UP!!! (You guys would always fuck things up but I’m still hoping… come on faaaaaamm)

I’m sorry I just gotta let this out. It’s been a while since the last time I spazzed about an anime episode lol

P.S.

It still feels like yesterday when Genin-Naruto did this move to Kakashi when he was trying to get the bells :’)

Edit: Ok, thank you for correcting me, it was Sasuke who made this move. Man Im gettiing old rofl XD that makes me more happy tho hahaha Future-Father-In-Law move

Also Im sad Sasuke wasn’t in the opening. Glad he’s in the ending with Sakura of course <3 SASUSAKU MY NO.1 OTP! CA-TO-THE-FUCKING-NON

Alright back to reality (and finishing my next BoruSara fanart)

Pokemon characters described simply (based off the games)
  • White: angry ponytail and razor shorts who has to be the neutralizing force between Cheren and Bianca; prone to disappearing acts of at least 2+ years at a time
  • Black: generic BW interpretation of Red; follows White around and usually runs into her because he doesn't pay attention
  • Serena: French girl stereotype whose got the ponytail of White but no curl; all treble and no bass in that pony; the nagging mom friend who thinks she sees and knows all
  • Calem: cool boy stereotype who thinks hats are overrated as well as everyone around him; misplaced sense of arrogance and pride
  • Red: the original Pokemon master - should be feared but also questioned for his lack of suitable attire for staying up on Mt. Silver
  • Blue/Green: cocky v-neck asshole suppressing his sexuality under layers of insults towards Red
  • Leaf: shady hat, sweaters on her legs, and generally won't put up with everyone's shit; so done with Green in every way
  • Cheren: salty mom figure; learned his multiplication tables at age 3; has no idea what empathy is most of the time; be the very best like no one ever was
  • Bianca: actual, radiant bundle of sunshine; character development is A+; best friend of the year award; likes to help people; as a result, is attracted to lost causes
  • Lyra: lives to get under Silver's skin; tomboy fashion icon; hides under Lance's cape and causes trouble
  • Silver: angst but as a person; "it's not a phase, mom"; reluctant to admit that he is wrong; just needs a hug honestly
  • Ethan: the likeable kind of cocky; sometimes; "making my way downtown" *trips and falls and rolls down the hill*
  • Dawn: so done with everything; fashion is on point; poster child for selective listening, thanks to Barry; likes nature
  • Barry: GOTTA GO FAST; horseshoe hair; dresses like a prep but does not conduct himself like one; talks 24/7; supportive friend tho
  • Lucas: Professor Rowan's 5 senses in his old age; a lab assistant who got "lucky enough" to get promoted; smarty tardy
  • Shauna: indecisive silliness; kept inside most of her childhood but yearns for love, friendship, romance and basically a shoujo manga life; wants to do all the things
  • Tierno: would rather own a club than be a trainer; gotta party like it's 2012 up in here; always up for a good time; he has literally no other characterization
  • Trevor: pls do not fight; his hair is a protective helmet from bullies; read during recess always
  • Rosa: smiles all the time without even being aware; ditzy but could easily kill a man, probably by accident; trips over air; has a big dumb crush on like five people
  • Nate: just trying to live his life; never asked for any of this, but that weird hairstyle did; team plasma were like moths to a flame; sighing
  • Hugh: eats, sleeps and dreams revenge; best older brother you could ever ask for tho; gotta go fast; hair is a qwillfish; under the impression that those pants were a good choice
  • Lance: gay for Dragonite; wants to be Red; still pretty cool even if he's not; plays dungeons and dragons with the so-called Blackthorn Dragon Taming Clan; wears a cape because why the fuck not
  • Steven: powered by rocks and minerals alone; his name is a pun that he doesn't seem to acknowledge; pretty boy who went to private school; tuxedo mask; too much money; cries at Steven Universe episodes; wants to be a Crystal Gem
  • Cynthia: Too cool for school, but went anyway; every guys dreams girl; too bad she's gay; yeah, you heard me; fashion is on point; rocks that long ass fur-trimmed coat better than any model ever could; so strong omg
  • Iris: kawaii catgirl princess that tames dragons and is capable of mass destruction; protector of Bianca; eater of ice creams; runs a pastel anime blog in spare time
  • Ghetsis: should've died in the war of 1812; too bitter and mean for this world; 10/10 would get written up by child protective services; the deadly sin of wrath as an old, decaying man with green horns for hair
  • Colress: Internet fucking Explorer; morals? what morals; did it for the science; was never meant to escape the lab; idolizes Team Galactic fashion
  • N: green haired trash baby; daddy issues; only talks to his pets; needs therapy; won't pick the twigs out of his hair
  • Lysandre: *Thom Yorke voice* "but I'm a creep..."; throws away entire drawing if he gets one line a little bit wrong; trendsetter; suppressed angst and self-loathing
  • Cyrus: thousand yard stare; *marina diamandis voice* "teach me how to feel...real."; lost all faith in humanity
  • Archie: wants to wrestle Kyogre; don't look at me like that, you know I'm right; has a big gay crush on Maxie; was once a pirate, then decided it was time for a more "streamlined" *cough cough*-- SPANDEX-- approach; major muscle man
  • Maxie: skinny tadpole who hates water and acts like he hates Archie; that is a blatant lie; he's totes gay for that fish man; the only person to actually pay attention in earth science
  • Giovanni: *evil cackling*; closest thing to American gang evil that you can imagine; ???has a son that ???... what even is that relationship; Al Capone of Pokemon (idk who that is really but I think he was a mafia dude or something)

anonymous asked:

Hi hi! How did you start your journey as an artist? I'm really inspired by your art and I'd like to get to know you more! <3

hi!! hehe that´s a really good question indeed :D

I started drawing when I was really young, you know, Sailor Moon, fantasy animals..my mum actually inspired me bc she drew Sailor Moon for me and my sis all the time. And my whole teen years were filled with childhood anime and manga so I drew a lot of that stuff!

I think when I was around 13, I discovered Katekyo Hitman Reborn (still my all time fave shounen manga tbh) and I was so in love with so many characters, I was literally obsessed over drawing them. So I kept drawing and drawing, and with every new manga I read/anime I watched, my style changed too (from super shoujo to more shounen like, to more realistic looking…). So I´ve always enjoyed drawing, but never took it too seriously. I took art and English as my advanced courses in highschool, showed it to friends, teachers and family, but that´s about it.

until I was 16/17-ish, when I started with digital art & sharing on the internet! That´s kinda a huge milestone for me, because I discovered this whole new world of art on social media, blogs, commissions, conventions, online shop, all these new opportunities..I seriously would have never imagined to be on cons or have an online store!! never ever! i remember how I was so proud to tell my friends that I had 200 followers on tumblr lol

It kind of happened one after the other…many unexpected things such as my rainy gifs getting over 200k notes, Mystic Messenger entering (ruining) my life but also leading to my first own zine…ofc I had many struggles in between too! The first time opening my store was very disappointing and discouraging, as I was full of expectations but got as good as no orders lmao but well I just continued doing my shit and it slowly expanded :D

but even now I have days where I doubt my whole existence as an artist..questioning wtf am I even doing etc but I guess that´s normal too. Idk what all of this will bring me to, which is scary but also exciting. 

wow i talked too much bye 

if u read to this point

i luv u

What a throwback~

I was in love with Tokyo Mew Mew and Mint and Strawberry were my favorite girls (Mint because she was blue, Strawberry because she was a cat!)

Later on I discovered this ship (here everything was dubbed in a way that doesn’t let you catch the real meaning of a relationship unless it’s an hetero relationship. “I really admired you!” my ass!) and I fell in love~

So here a redraw ♡

★ Commission Chart ★

elynight  asked:

So, I was catching up on Skip Beat! all weekend and I'd forgotten how ridiculous the body proportions are! Itty bitty torsos, long long legs and arms. Shoujo legs! And the guys have god damn yaoi hands, omg. XD XD It's not so ridiculous in the newer chapters, but in the old ones? So bad. I love Skip Beat! but I had such a hard time paying attention to the plot because I got distracted by the bodies.

Ahaha!! I haven’t read Skip Beat in years! I dropped it quite a while ago because the scanlations I was reading were like really bad and super confusing. But I’ve been meaning to try re-reading it, like so many mangas from my childhood. I remember I used to adore it when I was younger.

But yeah, the drawing style in the Skip Beat manga is just….really really strange. The anime had a pretty good drawing style. But omg their faces!!! They’re just??? So pointy??? They’re literal triangles omg XDDD

transhawkeyes  asked:

hey vinnie i've never watched an anime In My Life but most of my friends are into it so what are some of your favorite animes or recs for someone wanting to get into that sorta thing?

ooo boy i got a lot here so buckle up

i rlly like sports anime for some reason so here are my faves:

  • haikyuu!! - you’ve probably heard of it before, it’s a really popular sports anime about volleyball. every single one of the characters is great and it honestly changed my life i love it so much
  • yuri on ice - you’ve probably heard of this too lol, but again its a popular sports anime about figure skating and its very different from other sports anime but its really great and that relationship b/w yuuri and viktor is honestly top tier
  • kuroko no basket/kuroko’s basketball - this is honestly the most ridiculous sports anime ive ever seen in my life but it so fun to watch. like the shit that happens in this anime is literally impossible but i think its part of it’s charm. and kurokos and kagamis relationship is so good dude
  • daiya no ace/ace of diamond - this one is about baseball and it’s super long (s1 is 75 eps and s2 is 55 eps) but it’s great to watch. the characters are fun, the development is realistic, its a great show. though i would only recommend watching this if you can actually watch a show thats 130 eps long

if you prefer something with more action, here are my faves: 

  • boku no hero academia - this show literally changed my life, it is so good. this show is about a world where superpowers are normal and these kids go to a hero school. this show is wonderful, the characters are great, the character development is amazing, and the plot is beautiful. if you’re up for it i highly recommend you read the manga cause wow, its amazing 
  • hunter x hunter - also another really long one. i only saw the 2011 version which is 148 eps but every single one was amazing. the relationship between killua and gon is so adorable and this show is so cute. of course this show does get dark at times (like at the phantom troupe arc and the chimera ant arc). it is so good i highly recommend it. 
  • noragami - this show is about a minor god, yato who dreams about becoming more recognized and worshiped. again the characters are great and the animation is really beautiful. (the openings are also top tier lol)
  • mob psycho 100 - this is a pretty popular show and everything about it is great. its basically about this kid who was psychic powers and every time his emotions rise, it causes an explosion of his powers. this show is absolutely beautiful and mob is such a great kid (also a lot of ppl who seen this anime also saw one punch man but i never finished it so)
  • assassination classroom - i never talk about this anime but it is really good. its about this strange octopus like creature that ends up destroying the moon into a crescent like shape and says he’ll do the same to the earth and its up to this middle school class to kill him before their graduation but it turns out he’s a great teacher. im pretty sure i explained the plot really shittily, but its a great anime and i love the animation style. its really funny but its also really deep and sad
  • bungou stray dogs - without spoiling much, this show is basically about detectives with superpowers that fight the mob. this show is really great but i have to warn you that it’s really bloody so if you’re not into that then you probably shouldnt watch it
  • fullmetal alchemist: brotherhood - this is a really popular and with good reason. this show is about 2 brothers, edward and alphonse who try to revive their dead mother with alchemy but ed ends up losing a leg and an arm and al loses his body and his soul is inside a suit of armor. this show really hits you in the heart and every episode is a treasure. i havent seen the original fullmetal series but from i heard i say you should just watch this
  • no. 6 - ooo boy this anime is so good. its basically a dystopia where everyone lives in 1 of 6 cities and everything seems great until the main character shion meets nezumi and gets a different perspective on their world. this anime also has canon gay characters so…

there are a few romance anime that i do love as well, yes they are het but they are really good in my humble opinion:

  • yona of the dawn - i dont know if i can count this as a romance anime but its considered a shoujo so  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ . basically this story is about princess yona and how she lived in luxury until her father was murdered and now has to live on the run with her childhood friend/bodyguard hak and thats when yona learns about the poverty and corruption among her kingdom and aims to change this. the anime is wonderful and i got sucked in by like ep 3. ive only just started the manga but i would recommend you read it as well
  • snow white with the red hair - this is about a herbalist shirayuki who runs away from her homeland because she didn’t want to be a concubine to the prince and she befriends the prince of the kingdom she runs to. tbh i ended up liking this more that i thought i would and the characters are great. also one of the characters, obi, is canonically bi/pan. however its only shown in the manga and not the anime but i think it was pretty obvious in the anime. 
  • gekkan shoujo nozaki kun - again idk if i can count this as a romance anime but it doesnt fit in any of the other categories i have so  ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. its about this girl, sakura who has a crush on this boy nozaki who turns out to be a manga artist and she ends up being one of his assistants. despite the fact that nozaki is literally a romance manga writer, he is painfully oblivious to sakuras feelings and it leads to some really great moments. im pretty sure this was the first anime i saw when i started getting back into anime and oh my god it is so great. this is literally the funniest thing i have ever seen in my life
  • toradora - this anime is so fucking funny too. its about a girl and boy who hate each other but team up with each other to help them get in a relationship with their best friends but they end up falling for each other. this show is pretty lighthearted but later on the series it gets really wild and deep but i do love the relationship and the characters

anyways im sorry i took to answer this but i hope you enjoy these shows!

J-Movie Stuff!

So, I have been watching some J-Movies this week. I watched Heroine Shikkaku, L♡DK, and Ao Haru Ride.

Heroine Shikkaku was so much fun! I loved it. I loved how fresh the story was. It was from the perspective of the “evil childhood friend” of the hero. And I loved how it made fun of shoujo manga cliches. Especially the scene where Hatori yells “I’m late, I’m late” with a toast in her hand, emphasizing she’s a main character and the teacher going “You’re not late?” was hilarious. I loved it. Even though I wasn’t really sold on the main couple’s romance, it was still so much fun to watch and in the end I want my heroine to end up with the one she loves and makes her happy. So, good for her! But still, major second lead syndrome. I now have a slight crush on Sakaguchi Kentaro.

I was not impressed with  L♡DK. There were some fun scenes, but it really was a fairly cliche shoujo manga story, wasn’t it? I don’t think it really put something fresh on the table. The romance didn’t work for me either. What the main character’s brother was even about? I don’t know. It was pretty mediocore and weird. I didn’t hate it or anything. You can watch without thinking much if you have free time. At least the secondary couple was adorable. (What are you doing there Larry Butz?)

Ao Haru Ride, on the other hand, was surprisingly beautiful. The cinematography and colours in the movie were lovely. I loved the main actress. I also loved that the story wasn’t just about romance, but also about friendship, facing your trauma and healing with the help of other people. I appreciated that. I lost my father fairly recently too. My parents were divorced and we weren’t really close. It hurts. The guilt hurts so much. I loved that the story addressed it. I was able to move on thanks to my friends, the people I chose to be my family and that’s why the movie hit home for me. The only complaint I have is that, the side characters’ stories were left hanging. I’m guessing on manga, it is handled much better because there’s no time constraint and I’m definitely going to read it. A TV series would be nice for this story too. I really liked it and I recommend it.

I have Strobe Edge on my list next. What else would you recommend that are similar to these movies? 

anonymous asked:

hi! i was wondering if you could recommend me some really heart wrenching shoujo manga? just a couple would do! thank you so much!! (really in the mood to just bawl my eyes out)

Sorry for the late response, I’d say:

Orange (TAKANO Ichigo)

Koizora 

Deep Love - Ayu no Monogatari   

Deep Love - Host

Deep Love - Reina no Unmei

Kare Wa Tomodachi 

Kimi ni Chiisana Uso Hitotsu   

Bokura No Koi Wa Shi Ni … o You De 

I’m trying to remember one where there are three childhood friends who live on this island; two boys and one girl. The girl moves away from the island to go to high school in the main city but i think she got expelled for having a relationship with a teacher and she has to go back to her hometown. Her two childhood friends who are in love with her are lowkey competing to win her heart until one of them dies from a fishing accident. It’s driving me crazy trying to remember it but if it rings a bell for anyone please send me an ask!

Hope this helps though!!    

UPDATE: shoujo-paradise suggested  Watashitachi no Shiawase na Jikan, i just read it and it’s really good!! I definitely cried.



I love the relationship friendship between Choo Sarang/Akiyama Saran (from Korean reality show The Return of Superman)

and her childhood friend, Yuto.

In TROS ep 78, Sarang-chan and Yuto-kun went to a gym class together. They did a race, in which Yuto won first, resulting in Sarang to cry so hard because she lost. And when they did it again for the second time, Sarang finally won and feel very happy about it. But, like her before, Yuto got cried too because he felt upset that he didn’t win.

When Sarang’s father, Choo Sung Hoon (Akiyama Yoshihiro), Sarang, and Yuto went to have a lunch after gym class, Sung Hoon asked the two of them.

It’s so obvious that Yuto still felt sad and the atmosphere between him and Sarang were kind of awkward… and then, Sarang’s chopstick feel down…

Yuto was still so TSUNDERE (he still felt upset towards Sarang) but after that its seemed like he couldn’t stand it anymore…

ooohhh my heart feels… >///////<

In the end, Yuto always cares for Sarang no matter how angry/upset/mad he feels towards her. What a beautiful childhood friendship. Yuto is such a gentle boy. I admit that I also like her relationship close friendship with Song Manse (another cast in TROS) and how they are so close and how happy Sarang is every time Manse showers her with affections, but… I like her with Yuto more.

This is an actual example of why Japanese childhood friendship (like in shoujo mangas) has a high chance to grow into love.

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I posted this on one of my other tumblr blogs, but I’ll post it here as well.

For my final year of University, I completed an undergraduate Honours Thesis on Magical Girls.  I won’t get into the details too much since I’m still in the process of research (and will be for the next two years).  Basically, for this project I explored how Joseph Campbell’s mythical narrative, the Japanese cultural aspect of “shoujo” (that is, the period between childhood and adulthood), and the changes in Shoujo manga which saw women taking over storytelling duties from me intersect to illustrate how a heroine’s transformation into a magical girl is a mechanism for personal growth and spiritual (and in some cases, sexual) maturity.  

The two series I focused on were Takuechi Naoko’s “Sailor Moon” (particularly “Sailor Moon Crystal” since it’s so close to the Manga), and Studio Trigger’s “Kill la Kill”.  I used the original Japanese versions of both series (even though my Japanese still needs to level up) to avoid any “lost in translation” issues.

Not only did I do this for my Honours Thesis, but I also to complete the requirements for a research award I received in 2014.  I presented my research during the month of March at Idea Fest at the University of Victoria.  While I can still do more to improve my research, it nonetheless received a positive response.

In the future, I hope to present my research to a more widespread audience.