Unique Blogger Award

Back in December the wonderful shaddowcat99 nominated me for the Unique Blogger Award, and I just now got around to doing it. Unique is something that has never been used to describe me before, so I am really honored to be nominated for this award! I will not dilly dally, so let just go ahead and jump right into it!

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Winter 2018 Anime

I already feel so behind on this season because I have only really watched two shows and I saw that one show already has multiple episodes released so I am already so behind. The first week of school just so perfectly matched up with the first week many shows started airing, and since the first week is usually the craziest I had no time to watch anything because I was adjusting to my new schedule and I was exhausted after being done with many of them. I try to get out my first impressions post before I watch anything, so it worked out that I am still behind but that does not reduce my stress level. I also kind of had problems with choosing what shows I wanted to watch. Part of my struggle with this season was that there was not one show that had me jumping out of my season waiting for it. There were a few that initially peaked my interest, but nothing that really caught my attention originally. Nevertheless, I did indeed find some shows to watch and today I am going to tell you about what I chose to watch this season.

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Fall 2017 Wrap-Up

With Fall 2017 season concluded and all wrapped in a bow, it is that time of the season to go over just how I think the shows I watched this season performed. There were…quite a few drops, some additions, some put on hold, and one show I finally caught up on! This season has actually been a real rollercoaster for me as a fan, seeing as how I look at the shows I started on and the ones I actually finished and there were quite a few changes made. We have a lot to go through, so buckle up guys.

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Best Moments of 2017

tenorThis is it guys, we are at the end of 12 Days of Anime. I did it! I actually did it! Part of me expected to not get past halfway, especially when writers block hit, but I did it! Once I am done writing this I am going to go take a nap…then go work on my wrap-up for the season. It never ends does it?

Anyway, for Day 12 of 12 Days of Anime I am going to end it with going over my five favorite moments from anime from this past year. These are the moments that either had me crying, laughing my butt off, or took me by surprise. The moments from the past year that had an impact on the show or me as a person. This was another difficult list to make, because choosing which moment was better than others is always a hard thing to do.

*SPOILERS AHEAD – YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED*

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Best Characters of 2017

krzqngtWe are within sight of the end guys! We are now on Day 11 of 12 Days of Anime, and Day 2 of the Top 5 lists to round out the year! Today we are going to look at my top 5 characters from the past year. This list was actually really hard for me to do because there were a lot of characters that I really liked this year, and one show in particular had an ENTIRE cast of characters that I really liked (for fun you can guess what show it was, and then see if you were correct when I mention it later on). Like I said, this took a lot of hard thinking on my part because there were quite a few characters that I really liked, and cutting it down to five made it even harder. These characters are in no specific order, but do beat out all the other characters from this past year. They also may not necessarily be the main character of their show, the only requirement being that I had to really like them. 

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Top Openings & Endings of 2017

2017 Openings and Endings.pngAs we are nearing the end of 12 Days of Anime, I feel it is a good time to bring out the Top 5 lists for the year. The next three days will all be top 5 lists of various things. Today will technically be a top 10 list guess because there will be five openings and five endings covered. These themes will just cover the shows that aired at some point in 2017, and will exclude shows that I watched in 2017 but aired earlier. If I did that I will tell you now that Yuri on Ice would be number one in both categories because I love the opening and ending theme of that show very much and I listen to it on repeat daily. I talked about Yuri on Ice already for 12 Days of Anime, so I need to stop myself. These are in no particular order, they are just five openings and five endings that I really enjoyed. This is the day that my inner band kid takes over a little bit.

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Life Lessons in The Boy and the Beast

the-boy-and-the-beast-e28093-funimation-filmsI have to admit that when I went to watch The Boy and the Beast for the first time, I was a little reluctant because of the most recent Mamoru Hosoda film I had just watched, Wolf Children. Usually, I tend to not keep too much of a watch on certain directors or studios and try to watch things based on the show itself. I am not saying that Wolf Children is a bad movie. It is a good movie! You should give it a try. However, when the main character kisses the man in his wolf form part of me was like “eh, what is going on?” It’s a little odd, right? Like I get he’s a werewolf or a wolf-man or whatever it says he is, but it is still weird. Then when I found out about the beast world in The Boy and The Beast I was not quite sure where it was going to go. I was not quite sure what Hosoda was going to do exactly in this film, but I was pleasantly surprised at the story that it told.

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The Second Half: Welcome to the Ballroom

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Usually when a show gets 24 episodes that means that the second half usually builds on the parts of the first half that I liked. That does not always happen, I know, but that kind of happened in Welcome to the Ballroom. I debated doing a review today, but I came to the realization that I wanted to focus on things that changed and why it affected the enjoyment factor for me. A full review can always come later, after the venting has been done, but today I wanted to look at things that changed in Welcome to the Ballroom from the first 12 episodes to the second 12 episodes. It really caused my enjoyment factor for the show to decrease…not a significant amount but enough for me to notice that it was no longer the show I was looking the most forward to each week. It could also just me being picky but let us get into it.

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A Good Sequel: Kuroko’s Basketball Last Game

cyyourpwgae0eskI just realized that so far in 12 Days of Anime I have yet to talk about a sports anime. That needs to be fixed right away. So, why not talk about the sequel movie to a sports anime that I love to death. An anime that wormed its way into my heart a few years ago already, and its sequel just made me love it even more. Today I am talking about the Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game film that I finally got around to watching a few weeks ago. It was one of the anime movies that I was looking the most forward to this past year, and a sequel that I was very nervous about. Be prepared for the most fangirling I have done so far, and I think it is safe to say that this post is getting out all my fangirling for the next few days. Be ready though, because…let us just say I spent too much time focused on a certain character’s haircut, but I will spare you the details of that.

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Bakugo Is a Good Rival

4f180120e51a9362e7c33fe825f3d34d16d1cea5_hqI think part of my love for My Hero Academia, especially this past season, came from the tournament arc. It took me back to my anime roots which was something really special to me. The very first anime I ever watched, knowing that it was anime, was Naruto and I happened to jump on board that ship during the chunin exams. Watching Bakugo in both that arc and the season/show as a whole, and looking at how different he was from Sasuke (Naruto’s rival) it made it clear to me what an important role Bakugo plays in the show. So today for Day 6 of 12 Days of Anime we are going to focus on My Hero Academia and why I think Bakugo is an example of what a good rival should be. Even if he is a little crazy.

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