30 Days Of, 30 Days Of: Anime

30 Days Of: Anime, Days 19 and 20

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I realised I have mixed up day 18 and 19, so we’ll pretend I didn’t do that and carry on…

Day 19 – Favourite anime ED

This is actually such a difficult question, there’s so many great ED’s out there. I’ve chosen the ED for Free! Eternal Summer, because if I think back I can think of many, many moments when I’ve had it stuck in my head on a loop.  So, enjoy!

 

Day 20 – Favourite tsundere

I picked Kyo Sohma for this question. Though I never watched the original Fruits Basket, I’ve been watching the remake, and whilst there are a lot of characters I love (okay.. literally all of them, they’re all great), Kyo really edges it for me.

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I think that what I love so much about Kyo is that you can really see how he grows as time goes on. He starts very closed off, but gradually you can see how much he cares for people and he starts to let people in. I guess that’s what makes tsundere characters in general so appealing, it’s really rewarding to put the time in with them and see them soften a little bit on the occasions where that happens, and it does with Kyo!

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 15 and 16

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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.

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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!

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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

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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.

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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.

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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 7

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Day 7: Which character would you want to be your workout buddy?

This one was pretty tough because I have watched a lot of sports anime in my time, and it goes without saying that any of the characters would be prime workout buddies.

I’ve gone for a double pick here, firstly choosing Aida Riko from Kuroko No Basuke. I feel like her scan ability would be really helpful in order to bring out the best in my workouts and target key areas!

For the same reason, I’m also going for Matsuoko Gou from Free! Gou’s love of muscles and experience in putting together training plans would really come in handy!

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30 Days Of: Anime, Day 1

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Day 1: Very first anime

Way back before I even knew what anime was, back when I was 11 or 12, my first was Pokémon. Pokémon was something I was pretty obsessed with in my youth, and still enjoy playing now. I haven’t watched the anime for a really long time, probably since I was about 13 or so – when I last watched it they were still in the Kanto region. I’m not certain I would watch it now. I feel like it’s a lot of time to invest into something, and Pokémon has already had enough of my time.

As an adult making a conscious decision to watch anime, the first anime I watched was Death Note. Death Note is something I should probably rewatch as I can’t really remember, but it still holds a fond place in my heart. I even cosplayed L a couple of years ago – here’s a photo of that with my friend, Chelsie,as Misa.

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30 Days Of: Anime

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Whilst I get my new features off the ground, and get planning new content, I thought I’d ressurect an old feature; 30 Days Of.

If you recall, these were daily (theoretically anyway) blog posts centred around a theme. We kicked off with 30 Days Of: Gaming, and also ended there… Whoops. I do think I might revisit gaming as looking back on some of my answers, things have definitely changed.

For now, I’m going to take a stab at 30 Days Of: Anime using these prompts I found online.

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