5 Things from Anime that Scared Me

Happy Halloween everyone! I hope that you are all having a wonderful day. I wanted to do a little something to celebrate so today I am looking at things from anime that scare the ever-living bejesus out of me. These five things will vary from something from an anime that used to scare me a long time ago or things that still scare me right now. They could be one specific moment from a show that startled me so bad it left an impression, or it could be someone/something that played a huge part in the show and they freaked me out. I will warn you I am one of the most easily frightened people you will ever meet. I have been zoned out and walking right past a person, that I see, and they jumped out at me which made me scream and run away. Okay, I think I set this up enough. I am easily startled, and anime has some scary stuff in it (sometimes). So, let’s get started. These are in no order, just five of the things that scared me the most.

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With All (Out) Certainty

all outI have been trying to think up a funny title for this post, but this is what I ended up with.

When I went back to see when it was All Out originally aired and saw it was 2016 it was hard to believe it was that long ago. I remember putting it on my list to watch but then ended up not watching much of anything that season. I kept meaning to watch it but for multiple reasons, it just kept getting pushed back farther and farther down my list. That was until I was browsing FunimationNow and finally decided that now was as good a time as any to finally watch it.

And boy was I not disappointed.

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In Appreciation of Sugawara

Suga.pngToday (June 13th) is the birthday for the co-captain of Karasuno, Koshi Sugawara. In celebration of this, I decided to put together a little post talking about why I love Suga and think he deserves all the good things that this world has to offer. This may go a little into spoilers (I am going to try my best to make sure that I do not) but if you have not seen all of Haikyu I suggest that you tread carefully just in case something slips through the cracks. Now, I will admit that when I first started watching Haikyu Suga was not the character that I initially leaned towards and liked above the rest was actually Coach Ukai. He was a twenty-something who was helping his high schools’ volleyball team who looked done with their teenage antics. I related to this because, at the time, I was helping to coach my high school’s marching band and his struggle was something that I really related to. I liked Suga but originally, he was just kind of this team mom 3rd year I was reluctant to be obsessed with because who knew how long the 3rd years would be with us.

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Vampires in Devils Line

Devils Line PostIf there is one sub-genre of literature, movies, and anime that has drawn me in more times than I care to admit, it is the sub-genre of vampires. I hate to admit it but back when the Twilight crazy had was sweeping over pre-teen girls like the black plague over Europe I was right there with the Team Edward fangirls. Twilight was not a perfect franchise by any means, but it did cause me to have an infatuation with vampire series. That is what drew me to Vampire Knight, the first manga I ever bought, and its anime adaptation.

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Why More Otome Adaptations Should Be Like Code: Realize

code-realize-sousei-no-himegimi-opening-ost-lyrics-kalmia-mia-reginaI have been meaning to write this post since the fall season ended and have not been able to get around to it yet. I wanted to take some time to talk about what I think Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth did right when compared to other shows with similar premises. I am not saying Code: Realize was a perfect show. It was good, and I did kind of enjoy it, but it was not perfect. Some things did not make a whole lot of sense or probably could have used a little bit more explanation in the end. But today we are not talking about the things it did wrong, we are talking about the things that it did right. For an adaptation of an otome game, Code: Realize did some things that I think stood out from other game adaptations. I could be wrong though, there could be a show that did a much better job then this one, but to me this is the best example so far. 

*SPOILERS FOR THE END OF CODE: REALIZE BELOW*

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Is Anime Better With or Without Source Material?

Hey everyone, I am back with a question that I have searched the debts of my anime/meme/Criminal Minds/nerd filled brain to find answer to, and honestly I cannot tell you if we will get to an answer by the end of this post. Who knows, we will see. This post came about because of one simple thing…the new Free! anime, and I know what you’re saying if you follow me on Twitter: “Yes Ka-chan we know you’re excited. We get it. Let’s move on! How is this relevant?”

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5 Places In Anime I’m Thankful I Don’t Live In

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans out there, and a happy Thursday to everyone else!! I wanted to do a little post to celebrate today. I knew I had two options. 1. An emotional and warm post about actual things I’m thankful for in life. 2. A somewhat silly post about things I’m thankful I do not have to deal with. If you know me (or just read the title) then you already know which one I am going to pick. So here is a silly little post about five places in anime that I am thankful I do not have to live in on this day of thanks.

Let’s get started shall we?

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Dive!! and the Olympics

maxresdefaultNow a lot can be said about Dive!! as a show. Some say it is good. Others say it is bad. Personally, I’m just curious as to if we will ever see the Olympics or if they are going to drag a second season out of this. I would be lying to you if I did not say that sitting in my ideas notebook there are a few post ideas other than this one regarding this show. But we are not going to talk about if the show in general is good, that’s for later. Today we are talking about something that I think the show does…right…well…I cannot quite find the appropriate word but I think this part they did pretty well.

So today we are turning to the sports side of things! Today we are looking at just how Dive!! portrays the Olympics as well as the expectations being chosen for these Olympics puts on the Oikawa/Sugawara love child Yoichi. Let’s do this!!

(There might be spoilers…maybe…continue at own risk. Okay?)

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The Home Stretch: Senior Year of College

Hey everybody!! Guess what time it is? That’s right I am already back at school again! Yay….anyway, now that I have settled in a little bit and got myself somewhat put together it is time for my yearly randomness about my first week back at school. Somehow it has never failed to be THE most exciting week of the year, and this year was no exception to that. You guys always get a kick out of these, and I enjoy writing them so this year we are doing another one. If you missed the past two years you can read them here: My First Week Back At College and 3rd Times the Charm: College Round ThreeSo buckle in for the usual running, a solar eclipse, a hurt back, and the usual shenanigans that happen when I decide to step a foot outside my door. It’s story time!!

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Let’s Talk About Reiner

Hello again everyone!! Now this post was inspired by a split second of thought that I had while watching an episode of Attack on Titan Season 2. Specifically episode 9. Now I do not want to go too into detail here because this post will contain spoilers for season 2. I debated just waiting another few weeks to put this post out but I’m super impatient so that is not going to happen. So if you want to listen to me ramble about Reiner for a little bit stick around.

Let’s Talk About Reiner’s Dissociative Identity Disorder

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*SPOILER WARNING*

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