Saddest Anime Death

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 25 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Saddest Anime Death!

Okay, this one is the hardest one so far because I don’t want to seem heartless by thinking one death is more sad than another. There are also plenty of anime deaths that I have yet to see.

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The first anime death that comes to my mind that hit me super hard though is Ushio Okazaki from Clannad.

It was sad enough to see Nagisa die, but to see Ushio as a young child die was absolutely traumatizing.

I expected to see Nagisa die in the series once I learned of her illnesses. It’s something that happens often enough in anime but you don’t often see a child die like that. I ugly cried so hard for so long after that.

Even though, in the anime, no one died permanently, there were more than one depressing deaths. There was Fuko Ibuki, there was Yukine Miyazawa’s brother, Kotomi’s parents, Nagisa and Ushio.

For a slice of life anime that I expected to be more school oriented, Clannad made me cry a lot.

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Moment That Shocked Me The Most

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 24 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Moment that shocked me the most!

I would say with nearly every book I’ve read or every show or movie that I’ve seen, there has been enough foreshadowing for me to take good guesses at what will happen.

However, not with Shuffle! That anime threw me for such a loop.

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Shuffle! is a harem anime so of course I had my one best girl I was rooting for the whole time *cough*Nerine*cough* but the other girls had great qualities too. I’m not sure I could pick a second favorite character in all honesty.

Shuffle! seemed like a nice, simple, ecchi, harem anime. The girls were constantly competing for Rin’s attention. It had typical harem episodes like girls making him food. Because of this, everything was what I expected it to be just with it’s own little character changes and quirks and twists.

However, what I did not know nor did I see coming was that Kaede was an absolute psychopath. I thought she was just the typical jealous girl. I didn’t think she’d absolutely snap and go after poor Asa like she did. With this sudden outburst, I can only imagine the fear poor Asa would have felt being suddenly attacked and screamed at like that on top of being told to just die.

It makes me cringe just thinking about it. I can understand why Kaede snapped, not that I condone it. I just never saw it coming!

The incident with Kaede isn’t the only thing in this anime that shocked me though! It’s an excellent anime and I would really like to play the visual novel someday as well. I highly recommend Shuffle! to you if you have not seen it.

So, what is an anime that had a scene that shocked you the most or that you just didn’t see coming? Let me know here or on facebook!

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Favorite Attack in an Anime

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 23 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Favorite Attack!

There are so many to choose from with all of the different mahou shoujo, fighting, fantasy style and mech anime out there. There is one specific attack that stands out and comes to my mind immediately though.

It’s when Pixy Misa turns Ryoko and Ayeka into Love Love Monsters in the Magical Girl Pretty Sammy OVA!

I loved the Tenchi Muyo!, Tenchi Universe and Tenchi in Tokyo series so much but my favorite part while watching these was the Pretty Sammy OVA I saw while watching Tenchi Muyo.

It was such a fun OVA and it was interesting to see all of these characters in a different setting and some playing different roles.

The reason I chose this ‘attack’ is that I love that it’s unconventional. She didn’t turn them into horrible monsters to destroy everything in their paths. It was just silly.

What is your favorite attack from an anime? Let me know here or on facebook!

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Favorite Weapon, Gear or Armor

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 22 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Favorite Weapon, Gear or Armor!

I thought really hard about writing about weapons or magic wands/items that magical girls use, but I really couldn’t think of any that were super amazing or that stood out. Not from what I’ve seen anyway. But then I remembered Death Note!

Light, Misa and any other Death Note users have one of the most dangerous and powerful weapons out there.

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All it takes for a wielder of a Death Note is to know a persons name and to picture their face when writing their name in the Death Note.

Not only can they kill a person with a Death Note, they can also choose how the person dies.

Some people would use this weapon for revenge and some would use it for justice.

Either way, it’s an extremely dangerous and powerful weapon. Most weapons, people have to be face to face to use but with a Death Note, the user can stay hidden away at all times.

What would you say is your favorite weapon, gear or armor from an anime? Let me know in the comments here or on facebook!

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Favorite Goofy Character

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 21 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Favorite Goofy Character!

There are lots of simple, comedic or even dramatic anime that have goofy characters. My favorite, though, comes from a more serious anime. It’s a slice of life anime that’s pretty simple but has it’s sad moments as well.

My favorite goofy character has to be Ibuki Fuko from Clannad.

Fuko has a pretty depressing back story. Despite this though, she remains cheerful and happy. She’s a bit ditsy which makes her super fun and silly though.

I can relate to Fuko on a certain level too. Her love for starfish is on par with my love for maids. Wait, did someone say maids?

Fuko’s theme also helps bring to life her personality and humor.

Seriously, though, how could anyone resist a cute ‘magical’ starfish girl who does the ‘Thriller’ dance and refers to herself in third person?!

Fuko may be a silly or goofy character in my opinion but that doesn’t stop her from being a great friend as well. She is generous and does her best to make the people she loves most happy.

Now that I’m thinking back on it, I can’t think of a character in Clannad that I don’t like! I’ve written about Furukawa Nagisa, Fujibayashi Kyou, and Furukawa Akio. My first tattoo was even a Clannad one!

Which anime character is your favorite ‘goofy’ character? Let me know here or on facebook!

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Unmagical Girl Vol. 1

I was at my local comic shop recently and saw a graphic novel called Unmagical Girl vol. 1 written by Ryouichi Yokohama and illustrated by Manmaru Uetsuki.

 

This is no world for a magical girl!

Pretty Angel NirBrave was once the spirited magical girl heroine of a cult TV show. But when an anime director’s computer goes on the fritz, it brings Pretty Angel NirBrave out of the screen and into our world! With bills and bullies to face, it’ll take more than a sparkly transformation and a frilly skirt to get by in “real” life.

That’s what the description on the back had written and it immediately sounded great to me so I grabbed it and bought it.

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Anime Character That Gets on My Nerves

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 20 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Anime Character That Gets on My Nerves.

I feel like these ones are always dangerous territory. I never want to offend anyone.

In all honesty, if I hadn’t seen past the first few episodes of My Hero Academia, I would have said Izuku Midoriya. I did keep watching though and that is no longer the case. (I have never seen a character grow as much as he has. ❤)  There is one character though that I feel didn’t grow up, whined way too much and bothered me throughout the entire series and that is Orihime Inoue from Bleach.

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Now, I know I have already used a character from Bleach in this series of posts but, I find her REALLY annoying.

I really don’t care for the whole damsel in distress style character and that is what Orihime was. Yes, she did battle and fight for her friends but it was always that dramatic, “Oh no! What do I do? I have to talk myself through this entire thing!” and that just got on my nerves I guess. That is one reason I can’t stand to watch Yu-Gi-Oh! 😂 They talk themselves through literally everything.

I may also find Orihime a bit annoying because I may still be a bit salty that Ichigo didn’t end up with Rukia. 😢

What about you guys? Which character or characters do you find to be super annoying? Let me know here or on facebook!

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Most Epic Scene Ever

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 19 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Most Epic Scene Ever.

What defines an epic scene? My first thought was that it had to be a fight scene. I don’t feel that is right though. Any scene that has the ability to overpower any of the viewers emotions could be considered epic.

3 specific scenes come to my mind. This post will contain spoilers. You’ve been warned.

The first scene I thought of was from Sailor Moon R The Movie: Promise of the Rose.

I’m sure one of the reasons I thought of this first was nostalgia. However, I feel that this scene could be considered epic because of the power of friendship that is shown here and the risks Princess Serenity takes.

The next scene I thought of was another one dealing with friendship and risks. This one is a scene with Komari Kamikita from Little Busters!

Komari gave up her last wish to help her best friend in the whole world.

This is just one of the many scenes that made me love Komari so much. She was always there for her friends, she was always smiling. She kept the spiral of happiness going.

“Don’t cry Rin. Once, someone taught me to keep smiling till the very end. So I’m smiling now, even though you’re crying. I can’t go on with you. My story’s already over. But I want Rin to be able to smile. Let’s part with a smile, okay?”

The final scene I was reminded of was more of a battle scene. It’s a scene from Kyoukai no Kanata/Beyond the Boundary

This scene has so many elements that make it epic. There is an epic battle scene, there is sadness, there is happiness. I re-watched this scene before adding it to this post and even though I’ve seen it before, it still managed to make me cry again.

That is what I believe makes an epic scene. A scene that actually makes you feel.

What scene or scenes would you say are the most epic? Let me know here or on facebook!

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Favorite Female Supporting Character

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 18 of the Anime Challenge! Today’s topic is: Favorite Female Supporting Character!

There are so many great supporting characters out there (sometimes better than the main character!). I’m also horrible with choosing favorites. I feel though, that recently, there is one female supporting character that stands out to me.

This precious cinnamon roll. Uraraka Ochaco is not only adorable but she’s a dedicated friend, classmate and daughter.

Uraraka is so strong physically, mentally and emotionally and I did not expect to see such strength when I first saw her in My Hero Academia.

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I think part of the reason I like Uraraka so much is because she reminds me a lot of Kushieda Minori from Toradora. No matter how down she may be, she’s always there to support and cheer on her friends.

And come on, her zero gravity quirk is amazing!

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Mario Day

Today, March 10th, is observed as Mario day. This is because March 10th abbreviated spells out Mario! (Mar10)

I’m sure this applies to many of you as well, but I grew up with Mario. My introduction into the gaming world was through Super Mario World.

Since then I’ve played so many other Mario games. In fact, I just recently completed Super Mario Odyssey. It was such a good game and I love that there’s still so much to do after finishing the main story.

I would say thought that my absolute favorite Mario games are Super Mario Bros 2 and 3, Super Mario World and Odyssey. There are a few out there that I still haven’t played though. I’ll get to them someday I’m sure. 😅

The fun thing about Mario games is that there isn’t a whole lot of reading to do so it’s fun to sit down and play but at the same time it’s easy enough for a kid just learning to read to play. (I used video games a lot to help me learn to read.)

Mario is such a fun and iconic character. He’s been to so many different worlds and seen so many different things. No matter how many times he’s had to fight Bowser, he still keeps going back to do it again too.

That little plumber dude works hard.

What was your first Mario game? Which one has been your favorite so far? Let me know here or on facebook!