Winter 2016-What I’m Watching

Since we’re about halfway through this season, I wanted to list the four series I’ve decided to watch. I don’t usually try to keep up with currently airing shows, but there were some that I wanted to watch so this is what I ended up with.

1. Haikyu!! 3rd Season

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I picked up the first two seasons of Haikyuu in order to prepare for this one, and I am certainly not disappointed. It is a bit harder to watch when there’s only one episode a week, which slightly disrupts the flow from episode to episode. Haikyuu does an excellent job making you eager for the next episode, and even though I know how the season will end, I still find myself on the edge of my seat during some seriously epic moves. Gah, sports anime always gets me.

2. Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love Legend Star

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In short, the fourth season (how did it make four, you have to wonder) is pretty much the same as all the others. I’m not really sure why I keep watching it, after all, Ai isn’t going to be in this season that much. I just like laughing at how corny this show can get. The plotline of this season, which basically has every member of STARISH pair up with a member of HEAVENS to sing a song, get slightly repetitive over time. I’ll keep watching it because I want to see the animation for STARISH’s song.

3. Watashi ga Motete Dousunda (Kiss Him, Not Me)

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I’m a little upset because there were many arcs from the manga that weren’t shown in the anime, including the arrival of Mutsumi’s brother and everyone’s confession to Kae. Those  were my favorite parts and it’s unfortunate that they weren’t included. The most recent episode (The Fujosji Dispute) was pretty amusing, especially since I’ve had that argument with my friends before (She said Izaya X Shizuo, I said Shizuo X Izaya, we agreed to disagree).

4. Yuri!!! on Ice

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My favorite show this season, and possibly of all time, is definitely Yuri!!! on Ice. It has everything I look for in an anime, including:

  • Sports (which is incredibly well animated)
  • Cute boys (the style is really pretty, Victor is my personal favorite)
  • Yaoi (LOADS of it)

It isn’t officially tagged shounen-ai or anything, but just seeing how Yuri and Victor act around each other, anyone would think they’re in love.

I’m the more hyped for the next episode of Yuri!!! on Ice than any of the other shows I’m watching. I’ve probably screamed more in the fifth episode than any other show. I already want there to be a second season, and I think there will be due to the amount of popularity the show has gotten. It’s not based off of anything, so I don’t believe that anyone really knows what’s going to happen other than the staff. Also, if you change the lyrics of the opening song from “We were born to make history” to “We were born to ship Victuri”, it fits in perfectly. AHHHHH I SHIP THEM SO HARD THAT’S A NEW OTP RIGHT THERE!!!

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I like Victor a lot a lot…

That’s all for now. I’ll post once the season ends!

 

 

Haikyuu!!

Well, well, well, That Insane Haikyuu!! Trash has finally posted.

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Sorry not sorry

I started watching Haikyuu!! way back in- what was it- April. My friend had been telling me that it was so good, that I had to watch it, but I was in the middle of bingeing Kuroko no Basket at the time so I wasn’t able to keep it up. I had also stumbled upon a picture of Yuuji Terushimh, but upon learning that he only was in two episode of the second seaoson. I decided to quickly skim those episodes and take screenshots but stop after that (which I did, see Enjoyment). Then, once I saw that the third season of Haikyuu was coming out this season, I decided to watch the first two seasons to see what the hype was about. And I was certainly not disappointed.

 

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Summary: In middle school, Shoyo Hinata decides that he wants to become a volleyball player but is immediately crushed by the so-called “King of the Court,” Tobio Kageyama. Not yet discouraged, Hinata joins the volleyball team at Karasuno High School in order to defeat Kageyama. However, Kageyama has also come to Karasuno and they are now stuck on the same team. Despite their contrasting personalities, the two’s abilities fit hand in hand and they become a powerful duo.

Art: I’ve heard mixed reviews of the art, and I believe that at some times the art is better than others. Half of the characters are really cute, the others… not so much.

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Ugh dang it why do I love him so much

Sound: Every time the sound of a volleyball getting blocked hits my ears it affects me so much. I don’t know how they did it, but it sounds really real and gets a reaction out of me. Theme songs are what you’d expect from a sports anime, pretty much.

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Characters: BNDIUEWJBCENWUIFNEWOIcBIJBNCWjksfncDNIOkdnewkdnmiQWOK!!!

In other words, 10000000/10. Even minor characters that are only in a couple episodes are given a back story that connects you to them. You can’t exactly think of the opposing team as an enemy after seeing how hard they’ve been training to get to the match. Some of my favorites were Tooru Oikawa, Yuuji Terushima, Lev Haiba, and Kei Tsukishima. Bokuto and Kuroo were also very likable, I hope to see more of them in future episodes.

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Oya oya?

Enjoyment:

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Yeah… I think it’s pretty clear that I have become complete Haikyuu trash now… *goes to worship Oikawa shrine*

Score: An easy 10/10. No downsides.

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But wait! There’s one more category…

Bromance scale: 60/100 Points for Bokuto and Kuroo, but otherwise the bromance is kept at a minimum and shippers must make a effort to find ship-worthy content. The following is a list of ships me and my friend put together:

  • Kageyama X Hinata (obviously)
  • Oikawa X Iwaizumi (IWA-CHAN!!!!)
  • Daichi X Suga (she really loves this one)
  • Kuroo X Kenma
  • Kuroo X Bokuto
  • Bokuto X Akaashi
  • Lev X Kuroo
  • Lev X Kenma
  • Tsukishima X Yamagughi
  • Kuroo X Tsukishima
  • Asahi X Nishinoya
  • Tanaka X Nishinoya
  • Oikawa X Kageyama

I’ll stop there.

There will definitely be more Haikyuu!! from this blog in the future…

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Another

Horror anime always sticks with me for some reason. And Another completely nailed it.

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Another is about a boy who moves into a new town and enrolls in Yomiyama North’s class 3, which has been under a curse for 26 years. He is immediately interested in Mei Misaki, an eyepatch-wearing girl who doesn’t seem to exist to the rest of the class. But the fact that he is interacting with her causes the curse to begin again and every month, someone connected to the class dies…

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I liked the fact that, for almost entire story, the viewer was on the same page as the main character. We didn’t know what was wrong with the class, and we didn’t understand why everyone was ignoring Mei Misaki. The ending was done well – also, I would have never guessed any of that was going to happen. Oh, and now I’m afraid of staircases because of the umbrella scene.

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This poor girl ;;

For some reason I started laughing during some of the horror scenes. Either it was nervous laughter, or I’m seriously evil. Some of them were way more gruesome than others (take everything that happened in the hotel, for example, versus the heart attacks). I’m still not sure what the relevance of the dolls were, though. To freak people out?

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I thought he was the dead one ><

My favorite character was Tomohiko Kazami, the class officer for class 3. Something about him made me like him a lot, and I was disappointed that he wasn’t very main. I will believe that he survived for now, until I read the novel and know for sure.

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Sorry for the big post gap! I’ll just be finishing up some things I dropped in the next week, but a Hetalia: Axis Powers review should come soon.

100+ Followers!!!

Thank you all so much for 100 followers!

(102 to be exact)

It’s been my goal since I started this blog and, after two years of posting, I’ve made it!

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I just looked back to my first post and I can see that I’ve come a long way. I was obsessed with Minecraft and Star Wars back then (though I still play Minecraft daily), followed by my Harry Potter phase, then Artemis Fowl, after that came Sherlock, and then Anime took over my life. I’ve notice that I’ve posted a whole lot more since I got into anime, with only 53 posts in 2014 and 2015 combined, yet 114 in 2016 and the year hasn’t ended! My views also went way up this year. It makes me so happy to know that people actually care about the same things as me.

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This picture is in the top five most viewed things somehow >.<

I’m considering doing another 30 Day Anime Challenge or making up my own! They’re really fun to do, and I always enjoy posting on here. I’ve gotten nominated for a couple awards, though I know I have no chance of winning because everyone on WordPress is so great! Anyways, I’m gonna close out this post by saying THANK YOU once again, and I love you all!

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K: Return of Kings

I’m quite overdue for this review, but here goes!

The first thing I have to say is, if you plan on watching the second season of K Project, watch the movie K: Missing Kings first. The second season has a lot of flashbacks to what happens in the movie and there are many references to it. It’s only an hour long, but it’s fairly hard to find online.

Despite what many other reviews say, the character development was better in this season and I’m pretty confident that I know all their names (maybe not the background characters, but no one cares about them :D)! The green clan, JUNGLE, had a pretty cool concept with anyone being able to join online. I’m sure if the clans were real, JUNGLE would definitely dominate! I really like Sukuna Gojou as a character too.

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Back to the original cast of characters, Fushimi was great! I actually didn’t realize he was acting until they actually revealed it. Also, Yata and Fushimi’s bonding time was just <3.

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My only problem was Awashima. Maybe GoHands thought that the show needed fan service for all genders, but it was really annoying and bothered me every time. (Skip to 5:03 of this video if you want to see) She gets so much screen time and she doesn’t even do much.

Overall score: 9.5/10, minus the .5 because of this lady!

There’s a rumor of a third season coming out this year but I’m not sure if it’s real or not. I hope it is!

Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)

Well I finished watching this recently and, honestly, I’m just gonna say 7/10.

The twenty episodes were great, 9/10, I couldn’t stop watching. But then, after SPOILER happened, I started getting really confused about what was happening. The whole time travel thing and “Yuno from the ___ word” got really mixed up and I didn’t understand the loops. Also, Murmur’s character didn’t make much sense to me. Did she want Deus to die so she could replace him? Were she and Yuno working together the entire time? I’ve given up on trying to tell.

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Akise Aru is easily my favorite character.

The whole thing about Yukki being a weak main character makes me think: Wouldn’t most people probably act like him if put into that situation? Though I really like what Yuno said to Yukki in the end, which I think was something alone the lines of “I would’ve been fine with anybody so as long as I could depend on them, and you would have loved anybody who would have protected you.“I feel like that’s really true, how it was purely chance that Yuno fell in love with Yukki and Yukki only reflected the feelings because she came to him in the first place. Oh, and I ship Yuki x Akise!

DOKI DOKI!