Thursday, September 29, 2011

Favorite Pokemon Ships (short for relationships)

Ash Ketchum was my first crush. I mean, what six year old little girl wouldn't fall in love him and Pikachu? Pokemon has been in my heart since I was a little kid, but only now have I realized the love written between the lines of this story. However, the sad reality of it all is that the pairings we desperately want to see, will never happen. But who says a girl can't dream? Here's my list of favorite Pokemon couples:
1. PokeShipping (AshxMisty): It's the first Ash ship ever. I find these two to be perfectally suited for each other. Though they fight, we all know that they deeply care for each other. Misty is my favorite pokegirl, and her strong personality matches Ash's stubbornness.
ContestShipping (DrewxMay): I'm not as into this ship as pokeshipping, but it does kinda remind me of Special A. They are constantly competing against each other, and that competition created a bond that no one else had with her. They went through losses and wins together, supporting each other, and that strengthened their relationship.
IkariShipping (PaulxDawn): I have no reason or proof why this ship would work. I just think that those two look really cute together. And who knows? Maybe Dawn's carefree attitude will loosen Paul up a bit.

Monday, September 26, 2011

Death Note Ep. 15-17 Mind F***

Ok, so Misa is all lovey dovey with Light, yet Light fears that his assosiation with her will give him away as Kira and Misa away as the Second Kira. *change scene* Light and L are having a conversation at school, when Misa approaches the two, announcing that she's Light's girlfriend (baka). L steals her phone, tells Light that there's proof that she is the Second Kira (hair, crumbs, etc. on CD packaging). Misa gets arrested and then her Death God Rem tries to help her by giving up her ownership of the Death Note. Light then says he's a crazy, subconsious Kira, and is arrested as well. For two week, there have been no reports of Kira cases. Light then erases his memory of being Kira by relinquishing the Death Note. The killings begin again (Rem gave the Death Note to someone else, but they had to kill a two weeks worth of criminals). Craziness happens, Light's name is cleared, and Misa is still under suspision. Light seems to be a totally different person, keeping morals and people's feelings in mind. *inhale* So, now Light is now working with all his heart to find "Kira", who happens to be himself, just he doesn't know it...What is going on?! This anime is seriously a mind f***!!

Sunday, September 25, 2011

Fruits Basket

This sweet, shoujo anime follows the story of Tohru Honda, a girl who lost her father at a young age and recently her mother. Abandoned by her grandfather, Tohru decides to live in a tent, unknowingly staying on Sohma property. Once she is discovered, and her tent is destroyed, she then is forced to live with the Sohmas: Yuki, Kyo, and Shigure. The Sohma family is cursed, with thirteen of them possessing the spirit of a Chinese zodiac animal. Whenever they become tired, or are hugged by the opposite sex, they turn into the animal that possesses them.Yuki is the rat, Shigure the dog, and Kyo is the cat that was tricked into missing the induction banquet of the zodiac.

I'm on chapter 26 of the manga and episode 8 of the anime. So far I've found it to be incredibly heart warming. Though the story isn't fast paced or complex, the characters make it for me. Tohru is such a sweet, optimistic, and strong girl, whose personality proves to help Yuki and Kyo open up. The series itself is actually quite sad at times, as you see how their curses effect their life and love. However, the comical side of the series truly proves to be comical (laughed my head off at the end of the first episode. And when Haru turned into a cow? Good stuff). This is a great series for any woman (or man) out there.

To watch the first episode of Fruits Basket click here.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Death Note: L is reveal

Finally!!! May we all celebrate, throw out hats up into the air, scream out in joy! I've finally reached the episode where we get to see L's face! And it's about time, too! 6 episodes? Grr....I've been impatiently waiting to see the man behind the computer screen.
However, when I saw his face, I realized that I've seen it before. I've seen in on a forum. What was the forum's topic? Hottest anime guys (yes, I admit it). Now, I don't understand. From what I've seen, L looks like a mixture of Dobby from Harry Potter, and a rabid raccoon. However, I do respet those fangirl's opinions...he is sort of mysteriously sexy. In a very creepy way.

Dobby + Rabid Raccoon= L

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Dubs, oh dubs!

Hahaha I just watched an english dub for Fruits Basket, and I am on my back laughing right now! The voices sound so cheezy and over played. Tohru sounds like a bad Broadway actor, extending her oohhs and aahhs. Kyo sounds like an old man :P. It's almost as bad as the Sailor Moon dub. Hahaha I find dubs so funny! The only one I will ever be able to love is the Pokemon dub.

"Death Note" Crimes

We all love Death Note, and all realize that it's a brilliantly made anime, but please...Refrain from copying it! We've all seen Spongebob, right? Well, I don't know about you, but I wouldn't dress up as a sponge and live in a pinnaple under the sea. However, people around the world have been copying Death Note.

One crime happened in Belgium, where they found two notes written in latin, saying, "Watashi wa Kira- desu" (I am Kira in japanese) placed next to the dead body of a Caucasian man. And kids around the world have been found carrying Death Notebooks around with them in school. I sort of understand the kids' reasoning, seeing as it must be some form of emotional outlet against those who have hurt them. If that's the case, it may be better for them to use that. But, to go to the extreme of actually killing a man...that's no better than Light.

Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Shugo Chara Love: Amuto

Just by watching the first episode of Shugo Chara, I knew that this ship would eventually happen. I mean, the whole anime is pretty Sailor Moon-esque. Amu is Sailor Moon and Ikuto is Tuxedo Mask. It even has the phedophile thing goin on too. But, I sadly admit that I am a total fan of this relationship. I mean, Ikuto is a sexy beast! Compared Tadase (who could easily be mistaken for a girl), he just seems right for Amu. He's more real, he's more mature, and his story is so touching, that there's no way he couldn't be with her. Everyone roots for the underdog, right? Not only that, he's the "I don't want to hurt others so I isolate and emotionally harm myself for their benefit" type. My past anime experiences have told me that the guys like this always get the girl.
Think this is a perverted kiss on the lips? Nope! That was a kiss on the cheek!

However, aside from anime protocall, I just think he's right for her. Compared to Tadase, I believe that he truly loves her. From the beginning he saw past her outer characters to the true Amu, whereas Tadase was first in love with Amulet Heart. Ikuto's feelings were pure. He wasn't being superficial (Amu is 5 years younger than him), and always set his boundaries when it came to their love. In the manga, he says that he loves her, and that he would wait until she was older. The fact that a 17 year old, hormone-crazy kid would wait for a 12 year old to grow up speaks wonders to me. Though he did do some pretty sexual things to her, he never actually did anything overly perverted. Every kiss he gave her was in places other than the lips. I think he did this to preserve the innocence in her that he loves so much. He knows that she still needs to grow up and experience those things when she's ready, and he's willing to wait for that time to come. In the Shugo Chara! Encore! manga, Amu finally admits that she loved Tadase for his outer character, but loved Ikuto for who he really was. 

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Death Note: Ep. 1 Overview

Light: the sexiest asshole ever 
Jesus. From the beginning, I knew this anime was gonna be dark, but I never expected it to be this dark. It centers around a male student named Light who has straight A's, and basically thinks he's the shit. You could immediately tell that he was some sort of sadistic egotist to begin with, so putting a book such as the Death Note in his hands was just screaming for trouble.

While thinking about how horrible the people in this world were, he saw a black notebook fall to the ground through his classroom window. He then picks it up, discovering that whoevers name is written in the book will die. So, he does what every other person in this world would do. He tests it out, killing a criminal he saw on TV. After another test run, he decides that it's his job to decide who should live, and who shouldn't. We then discover the notebook belongs one of the Death Gods, Ryuk, who was simply bored, and decided to play around with humans. Because of Light's connection to this god's notebook, he and Ryuk are eternally connected. To be honest, I think they make the perfect match. I guess this anime really shows how curiousity killed the cat.

Click here to watch episode one of Death Note, either in the english dub or with english subs.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Decoded: Anime Genres

So, in spirit of procrastination (haha, screw you AP bio!) I've decided to uncode those weird names like, shoujo or shounen, for you. It's difficult to specifically identify the genres of anime, none-the-less list them all, so I'll give you the most commonly seen genres. You'll see these names practically on anything regarding anime.

Main Genres

  • Action: Self explaintory. Swords, guns, vampires...there are no limits to imagination in anime.
  • Adult: It's like a rated R movie. It contains explicit violence or sexual activity.
  • Adventure: Traveling, finding new places. Ex. Pokemon
  • Comedy: Japanese comedy. Ranges from dry humor to simply having characters fall all over the place.
  • Parody: This is almost always comedic. Humor dervied from gags. 
  • Drama: Lots of gasps, emotions, and suspense.
  • Horror: Tons of gore, psychological scarring, and blood baths.
  • Josei: Targeted towards women ages 18-30. It depicts a more realistic sense of life and romance, rather than the idealized shoujo.
  • Romance: Love is in the air!
  • Shonen: Literally meaning few years in kanji. Specifically targeted towards boys in elementary school through grade school. It usually contains action and adventure, with the sense of bonding between characters.
  • Shojo/Shoujo: Literally meaning little female. Pretty much the same age group as shonen, just for girls. It's mostly centered around drama and romance. The action usually contains magic (magical girl anime) like Sailor Moon or Shugo Chara.
  • Mecha: When robots take over the anime.
  • Fantasy: These can range from parallel universes, small fairy-like creature following the characters around (Shugo Chara/Yumeiro Patissiere), vampires, magical girls (Sailor Moon), etc.
  • Slice of Life: Usually shows clips of the character's real life. It depicts the real life romance and comedy,while sometimes including fantasy and sci-fi elements. 
  • Seinen: For young men ages 18-30. Usually contains slapstick humor, violence, and ocassionally sexual content.
  • One Shot: This one is used more for manga. It's a short story, usually of just one chapter.
  • Ecchi: The border between hentai and non-hentai. It's usually described as "naughty" "dirty" or "erotic fantasy." Be prepared for some pretty weird sh** while watching one of these. 
  • Harem: Where the main character is surrounded by three or more people of the opposite sex. Think middle school, where all the guys like one girl and vice versa.
  • Hentai: Um...pretty much anime porn. This'll show you all the details not shown in other racy subgenres. It literally means pervert, so don't go around Japan calling people hentai.
  • Shounen AiBoys Love. Love or deep friendship between a male and male kept PG-13
  • Shoujo AiGirl's love. Love or deep friendship between two girls, also kept PG-13
  • Smut: Sexually offense material. 
  • Yaoi: Boy's love in a more sexual way. 
  • Yuri: Girl's love in a more sexual way.

Sunday, September 18, 2011

Death Note: A Psycho Thriller

So after finishing a sparkly,shojo anime, I figure it's time for me to expand my horizons to more...mature titles. Death Note seems to fit that description. It's about a young adult, Yagami Light, who finds a note containing five instructions:

  • The human whose name is written in this note will die.
  • This not will not take effect unless the writer has the subject's face in their mind when writing his/her name. Therefore, people sharing the same name won't be effected.
  • If the cause of death is writtin within 40 seconds of writing the subject's name, it will happen
  • If the cause of death is not specified, the victim will die of a heart attack
  • After writing the cause of death, the details of the death should be written in the next 6 minutes and 40 seconds.
Is anyone else slightly disturbed by this? Well, wish me luck...

Controversially Awesome 493 Pokegirls

Usually, when I see anything Pokemon-related pornographic image/racy content made by fans or perverts, I immediately look away, scarred by the image. However, this...whatever you call it (fan art?) was pretty cool, in my opinion. The girls range from cute, silly, badass, and then down right slutty. I'm not sure who drew these, but the person took pokemon, and turned them into anime girls. And yes, some of them are racy and somewhat perverted, but I think it was very creative. In a woman's opinion, some of these were done tastefully, while others were just fanservice,but all of them really depicted the Pokemon. Frankly, the person's a pervert...But a perverted genius. To see all of these pokegirls click here.

Saturday, September 17, 2011


Hi minna (everyone)! Welcome to my blog. This is pretty much just a place for me to talk about manga/anime. Simple as that. I'm gonna try posting at least once a week, and stick to it. Maybe every Friday...We'll see how it goes. This blog will pretty much document my trek through the world of anime. I'll have reviews, show summaries, and the occasional video blog, along with sections where you (the reader) can express your opinion.