30 Days Of, 30 Days Of: Anime

30 Days Of: Anime, Day 17 and 18


Day 17: Who do you ship

There are two answers to this question, neither of which result in a particularly short description, so let’s get to it.

My first ship is Bokuto and Akaashi from Haikyuu!! Whilst wildly different characters, both compliment each other incredibly well. Bokuto needs Akaashi to keep him level and balance out his mood swings, and in return I think Bokuto helps Akaashi express himself a bit more. I think they’re both incredibly nuanced characters, and they both clearly care a lot for each other. Bokuto is obviously a lot more outward in his emotions and expresses them more frequently, but would Akaashi really take the time to learn all of Bokuto’s weaknesses to the point he can not only instantly recall them, but that he also knows how to overcome each one.


My second ship is pretty much canon depending on how you look at the anime; Ash and Eiji from Banana Fish. They repeatedly say that they’re soul mates and that they love each other, and again, they compliment each other so well. They both change for the better once they meet each other, and they share a genuine connection.


Day 19: Favourite shoujo/shounen

My favourite shounen is without a doubt Haikyuu!! Funnily, or at least to me anyway, it took me a few attempts to get into it. I had seen through going to conventions that Haikyuu!! was becoming really popular, so I decided to watch it to see what it was like. I watched the first two episodes then stopped, then the first episode again and gave up. I decided to give it a final attempt, though I’ve no idea why I still persevered at that stage, and the third time was the charm. I’ve been obsessed with it ever since, and it’s not just my favourite shounen, it’s my favourite anime in general.


With regards to shoujo, it’s not a genre I’ve delved into too much, which I will be actively trying to change, but my favourite is probably Ouran High School Host Club. 

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 15 and 16


Day 15: Most epic or shocking scene

I’m going to try and keep this as spoiler free as possible…

A few scenes jump to mind here, so I’ll talk a little about each one.

The end of Banana Fish in the library was the most shocking scene I’ve seen in a while. It really got to me, and I was sobbing from basically the moment that happened to about half an hour after the end credits rolled. I don’t want to talk on it any further as I don’t trust myself to not spoil it, and I think it’s one of those things that really needs to be experienced unspoilt.


Day 16: Favourite anime couple (canon)

I could write an entire essay here on why Bokuto and Akaashi are, in fact, canon but I’ll refrain and give you something that’s explicitly canon instead.

My favourite anime couple are Ryouma and Izumi from Love Stage. They’re just so cute together, and Ryouma loves Izumi so much. I’m also… very similar to Izumi, so it’s nice to see that someone loves him!


Another anime couple I love are Narumi and Hirotaka from Wotakoi: Love is Hard for an Otaku.  They fit together so well and really compliment each other’s characters. I really hope it gets another season, as I’d love to see them together a bit more.


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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 14


Day 14: Anime character you hate

I’m going to give two answers here, because my first answer I’ve already talked about this anime quite a bit, and also, I feel like the point of the character is to polarise people, so my second answer will be someone less obvious.

Firstly, I really, truly hate Light from Death Note. I know he’s designed so you either see eye to eye with him, or you don’t, but I just found him really manipulative and awful.


Secondly, a character that I hate just… for no reason at all really, is Shigino Kisumi from Free! Eternal Summer. He’s just so annoying! He literally turns up and inserts himself into any situation, which most of the time do not concern him at all, and he makes things awkward for so many characters at times. I didn’t even like him once you learn more of his backstory in the movies, he is just a very irritating character, in my opinion.


It’s funny how things changed because before Haikyuu!! season 4 aired, I would have said Tsukki without hesitating, but he had such a good season and showed some real character development that I can’t bring myself to put him. Even if he is unnecessarily mean to Yamaguchi.

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 13


Day 13: Favourite VA/seiyuu

My favourite VA is Mamoru Miyano! He just has such an expressive voice, and so many of the characters he voices go on to be my favourite in the series. Most notably, he is the voice of Tsukiyama Shu from Tokyo Ghoul, who is one of my favourite characters ever.

I won’t give a massive list of all of his work, you can check it out here!

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 12


Day 12: Favourite music in anime

I tried to think of this outside of OPs and EDs, so this was a little harder for me. In general, I’m not super observant with stuff like soundtracks.

ARP Backstage Pass was an anime I started watching last season. From what I can gather, and having done very limited research, ARP is an IRL virtual group, and the anime has been made and is set up as a documentary of kinds. The anime is interspersed with CGI cuts of them performing and then at the end has the idols discussing the episode and looking ahead to the next episode. I’ll do a review of it when I’ve finished it, but I’m actually quite enjoying it. The reason I bring it up is that obviously as an idol show, you’d expect it to have songs, and it does, and they’re all so good. One of the songs in particular, The Kiss, has been on repeat for me constantly since I heard it.

I’m sure there’s probably a lot better music out there, but for now, this is what I think of when I think of good music in anime, so I’ll go with it.

As a side note, I was going to choose given, but I haven’t been able to listen to a single song from it since it aired without crying, so for pure replayability and enjoyment, I’ve gone for ARP. 

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 11


Day 11: Do you like yaoi/yuri?

In short, yes. I read a lot of BL manga, as you may have picked up on if you’ve ever read the blog before, and have watched a lot of yaoi shows in my time.

With yuri, I’ve only ever watched one yuri anime Netsuzou TRap, and I hated it (in fact, you can read my review of it here). I do want to give it another chance as a genre, just with an anime that doesn’t totally suck and make me hate every single character in it.

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 10


Day 10: The anime that changed you

This is a really tough question! I’d say that Death Note is probably the anime that changed me the most. It was the first anime I watched consciously knowing what anime was, and the one where I thought, “Man, I could really get into watching more stuff like this”, and then it’s just escalated from there.

death note