Top Ten Anime ED Pt. 1

I recently came across a blog by fellow anime blogger, by the name of Anime-duology, you can read it here. I wonder, how many so-called anime fans can actually state 10 of their  favourite ending songs by heart. Well, I can’t but what I can do is give you an entire list of anime endings to choose since I can’t decide which are my favourites. No talking, no 1800+ words, just me and music.

Naruto Shippuden ED 14 Utakata Hanabi – supercell

Noragami ED Heart Realize – Tia

Bleach ED 1 Life is like a boat – Rie Fu

Tokyo Ravens ED 1 Kimi ga Emu Yuugure- Nanjou Yoshino

Fairy Tail ED 6 be as one- w-inds

Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso ED 1 Kirameki – wacci

Nabari no Ou ED 1 Hikari – Elisa

Black Butler ED 1 I’m Alive – BECCA!

Fate Stay Night ED Special Hikari – Jyuukai

Great Teacher Onizuka ED 2 Shizuku- Miwako Okuda

If you’re an anime blogger and reading this, I urge you to make a list of anime endings too. They say beauty is the eye of the beholder and so is music. You can agree or disagree with my list, but I urge you to make a list yourself. Let’s show the world the power of anime endings!!

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Tonari no Seki-kun Review

The Anime Series I finished in school!! Tonari no Seki-kun!!

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Supposedly, anyway. I’m not in school anymore, and we are not allowed to bring electronic gadgets capable of storing and playing all 21 episodes of Tonari no Seki-kun in optimum condition. Without being caught, that is.
Anyway, if you’re bored and you wanna kill time, you can watch anime on favourite electronic device. But what if you’re in school? What if you’re working and your boss is staring daggers at everyone through his CCTV? What if you have absolutely nothing to do? Enter Seki-kun, a delinquent middle school student (I think) who doesn’t give a damn about class and goes through all sorts of trouble just to play in class. If you say, “That’s relatable and absolutely doable, so what’s so special?” Well, you’re wrong. Seki-kun is not just an expert in killing time, he’s a master in killing time!

Throughout the entire series, we are presented with all sorts of deliberate and exquisite stunts just to play and kill time!

For example, if you stuck in class and have completely nothing to do, you can bring your old Transformers or Gundam models and fool around all day!

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Or, you could play chess with yourself! Or, maybe you would prefer shogi, a form of Japanese chess? Or, if you’re undecided, you can play…both!!! At the same time!!

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In fact, you can reenact your favourite fight scene from your favourite game or anime with your food! The scene below is a reenactment of a massacre scene from the popular anime series Attack on Titan!! (Not quite, actually.)

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If you do not have any toys, food, chess pieces or anything else you can waste your time on, well, why not play with your stationary? You can arrange your pencil-case, water bottle, mug, aquarium or whatever you can get your hands on into a drum set then start playing to the tune of your favourite music!

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Seriously, though, killing time yourself is good and all, but watching others kill their time, is it enjoyable? It’s definitely not too enjoyable if you watch your classmate or colleague play with a pencil and eraser all day, is it not? But, fret not, Seki-kun is not just an expert in killing time, as I’ve mentioned earlier, he’s a master.

Tonari no Seki-kun, literally meaning, My neighbouring classmate, Seki-kun, is a short anime series consisting of 21 episodes, each being around 7 minutes and 30 seconds long, which means the total running time is 2 hours, 37 minutes and 30 seconds! This indicates that you can actually finish the series in 3 hours with time to spare! But, the question is, is it worth 3 hours of your time?

Tonari no Seki-kun is set up to be quite simple. Yokoi-san, one of the class’ most diligent students is trying to concentrate on the lesson. However she is always distracted by Seki, the class delinquent and in her efforts to ignore him or even tell him off, she always gets the short end of the stick.

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In almost every aspect, Tonari no Seki-kun is only so-so. It’s not the most entertaining slice-of-life anime, nor the most entertaining, nor does it have the most original idea, nor does it have the most memorable characters. It isn’t even the shortest, losing out to a certain “Minna Atsumare! Falcom Gakuen”. So what’s so special?

Before I started watching this anime, I’ve read so many rave reviews about it, saying it’s a very great comedy anime series or something like that, even among my friends, some told me about it and said it was good. So, I decided to check it out. As it turned out, it wasn’t as great as everyone said in it. There were multiple faults that I can detect. For one, it was too repetitive at times and it was too inconsistent. Some episodes were quite funny while some left me dazed and some even made me feel sleepy. But that’s fine, because why the hell should I care?

In a short anime series, the main purpose of the series is to entertain and not to take care of technical things and stuff. If this was a regular 12 episode series, or even a 24-episode series, I would have panned it already for being whatever it is. But in this anime, even if it’s a waste of time, how much time can it possibly waste? 3 hours? Even so, its main purpose is to kill your time, which basically means it’s purpose is to waste your time!! The plot doesn’t go really anywhere, there’s no character development and most importantly, you don’t get anything out of it!

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I don’t even remember the name of this girl behind Seki. Should I?

Can you possibly learn how to kill time from this anime? No, you don’t need to be taught that! Is there any deep philosophical meaning to this anime? No, it’s just that. In fact, it’s like junk food. It has no nutritional value, it just fills your stomach and makes you fat. But, so what?!

“When I feel like it, I’ll eat it.” – Mr. I-don’t-give-a-flying-f***

It’s junk food and tidbits in the form of  anime. So, is it worth your time? Is junk food worth your time? Is it even something worth thinking about?

Just pop it in your mouth, dammit!

Until my next post, sayonara.

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Anime Music Ichiban! 其ノヨン!Part four!

This is a continuation of the post titled Anime Music Ichiban! 其ノサン!Part Four! So, if you’ve just tuned in, please read the previous post.

If you actually pay any attention to the anime openings and the people following them, you’ll realize that many are divided by their choices of favorite anime openings or endings. Especially in 24-episode anime series, like Attack on Titan or long running anime series, such as Bleach and Naruto. And we can actually get a glimpse of the person’s liking and taste of music based on his choice of songs. So, what are you?

Bleach

Bleach openings have a tendency of being strikingly similar, personally with most of them being almost the same and having the same format of presentation, in which the animation revolves around the characters fighting, running, flying or explosions all over the place. The songs themselves are quite good , most of them peaking within the “Top 10 of Oricon Chart” which is the equivalent of the American “Top 40” in terms of J-pop. Here are some of the ones that became went on to become fan favourites and another few that caught my eye.

OP 9 Velonica – Aqua Timez

OP 6 Alones – Aqua Timez

OP 12 chAngE – miwa

OP 1 Asterisk – ORANGE RANGE

OP4 Tonight, tonight, tonight – The Beat Crusaders

OP 5 Rolling Star – YUI

OP 2 D-tecnoLife-Uverworld

For me, Velonica, D-tecnoLife and Rolling Star was quite forgettable. Since they were standard entries of rock music and the songs weren’t exactly very memorable either, in my opinion. My favourite opening is definitely “Tonight, tonight, tonight” by The Beat Crusaders. I mean, who can forget that song? Sung in heavily accented English, the song easily reflected the carefree feel that the animation is trying to portray with the main characters running all over the place. And I love the way that the song is arranged to include the bridge part, where the song reverts to a darker tone colour. Of all the songs, this is easily the catchiest song of all the Bleach opening song line up. Other than that, Bleach also has a gem of an opening in Alones. The opening animation showed the adorable lion mascot of Bleach singing the opening phrase of the song, twitching and being all melodramatic in sync with the song. But we, the viewers, know behind the facade that the mock sadness is actually very real. With Inoue becoming a hostage by the Arrancars, treated as a traitor and held at Hueco Mundo . Or least, I think that’s the story. I’m sorry but I haven’t been watching Bleach for such a long time. It could easily be 6 years since the last time I read or watched anything Bleach-related. I could vaguely remember me being so bored that I gave up on the series altogether after Ichigo lost Tenza Zangetsu after defeating Aizen with his Final Getsuga Tenshou.

Anyway, back to the topic, Alones was a pretty decent offering however, after that, the song reverted back to the stereotypical running/walking/fighting opening. What a pity. It had so much potential. Oh, and there’s chAngE by miwa, having the catchiest opening  in the history of Bleach openings. Although I still don’t enjoy the fight scene between Ichigo and Ulquoirra Cifer, where Ichigo got his ass whooped all over the place before becoming a half-Hollow, then overwhelming and overpowering Ulquoirra. But still, that opening animation did give a glimpse of the sadness and despair of the above said fight. Oh, and the fights between the shinigamis and the Espadas in the opening were quite epic, with the most memorable scene being Siew Fong revealing her bankai for the first time. Last but not least, there’s Asterisk, the first OP of Bleach sung by ORANGE RANGE. The song in itself isn’t the highlight here, it was the opening as a whole. The animation featured the main characters in a different way, with colourful splatters across the screen at intervals. It’s fun and refreshing, a departure from the standard Bleach openings.

Guilty Crown

OP1 My Dearest – supercell

OP2 The Everlasting Guilty Crown – EGOIST

We all know what this anime series is all about, so let’s not act all stupid and just admit that this anime is really just all about the music. Oh, and Inori, but for the most part, it’s about the music. So, here we have a battle of openings that will determine whether you’re a supercell fan or an Egoist fan. My Dearest by supercell is a standard entry by the Vocaloid turned singer-songwriter duo combination. If you’ve heard of the numerous supercell songs out there, for example Kimi no Shiranai Monogatari or Utakata Hanabi (refer to links below), then you would understand what I’m talking about. Supercell is all about making sweet and somewhat sugar-coated songs. Everything ranging from the lyrics down the vocals, even the melody seems so sweet that my first impression of supercell is of a candy store. It’s sweet style is evident even in the first opening line itself:

“So, everything that makes me whole, ima kimi ni sasege yo wo~ (now I give them all to you)”.

I love the opening, it’s like candy, sweet and tasty, but sadly, the series sucks too much for me to throughly enjoy it. Now for the second OP, The Everlasting Guilty Crown. Egoist comprises of exactly the same people behind supercell, songwriter, ryo and singer, Chelly. The only thing that’s different is the style. In comparison with supercell’s sugar-coated songs, Egoist is a totally different game.

If supercell was a candy store, then Egoist would be a store selling antique dolls that look like they come straight out the horror movie, Annabelle. Or rather, the dolls from the anime series, Another. The dolls looks beautiful but at the same time, they could be haunted for all we know!

If you liked Psycho Pass’s ED and loved it, then you may like Egoist’s songs too!

It’s constant use of atonal guitar riffs or synths, provided the atmosphere for the darker tone of the song. However, in my opinion, the second OP isn’t as good as the first OP. Why? I have to admit that the songs are good, however, the opening as a whole, isn’t on par. When I first listened to supercell’s My Dearest, I have to say it was great! Catchy, sweet and totally memorable. But when I watched the opening, it didn’t embody the feeling that the song is supposed to give, thus making the opening somewhat lackluster. As for the second OP, the song wasn’t particularly catchy and I can’t seem to listen to it for too long at one time. Although the animation was a little better than the first, it still isn’t everything in an anime opening. As I said before, for an anime opening to be great, it must have three simple criteria: a good song, good animation and it must be memorable. Sadly, the openings of Guilty Crown weren’t great. So, I can’t seem to decide which is better so, I’d say the result is a draw!

Durarara!! has one of the most fun-filled anime openings in the history of anime. If you know what I’m talking about, then you probably already know which is my favourite.

Durarara!! OP 1 -Uragiri no Yuuyake

Durarara!! OP 2 – Complication

I’ve already started on the second season of Durarara!!, and truth be told, I don’t have high hopes for it. The opening for the second season seems like it’s trying to emulate what the first OP is trying to do. but frankly, I don’t think it did that. The opening for the second season is HEADHUNT by OKAMOTO’S. Although it’s a good try as it’s quite a good song but it isn’t exactly on par with the original opening, considering the high standard the first opening has set.

OP 1, Uragiri no Yuuyake, which means “the betraying sunset” in Japanese, is a funky song with a catchy opening drum solo playing in the background while the camera focuses on the spinning front wheel of a black motorcycle. It then proceeds to introduce the wacky characters from the series doing crazy stuff. The song is seriously great, with the rhythm of the drums resounding in the background, the wacky guitar chords strumming in sync with the singing, it all leads to one thing and one thing alone: FUN. Catchy till the end!

As for the second OP, the song was good, but the opening was a blend of shortcomings and bad taste. For example, what the hell are the characters “DRRR!!” floating in mid-air towards the end of the opening doing there?? That’s seriously so cheapskate and weird! But the song in itself is quite good, though not very memorable in my humble opinion. Complication by ROOKIEZ is PUNK’D is a standard entry of a soulful rock song, which is quite difficult to find nowadays. However, it just doesn’t seem to fit in with the madness of the series Durarara!!, and seems out of place. It actually implies that the series has a very dark tone colour with its opening sequence of dark skies above the city of Ikebukuro, while the reality is not as implied.

So, which one is my favourite?There’s no questioning it, my favourite’s definitely OP1, Uragiri no Yuuyake!!

Until my next post, ciaossu!

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Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (暗杀教室)@ Assassination Classroom Preview

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu (暗杀教室) is part of the Winter 2014/2015 anime line up. If you hadn’t watched this and you want to but don’t whether if it’s good, well, here’s the assurance coming from me: don’t worry. It’s definitely a worthwhile watch  although it may not be Oscar fodder but it’s definitely an entertaining watch!

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Assassination Classroom revolves around a certain 3-E class in a certain Kunugigolo–Oops, I mean, Kunugigaoka Middle School which is tasked with killing a super powerful being (refer to picture above). The above said being is one with extreme power, having blown 70% of the Moon into bits, leaving behind only a crescent moon and also has the capability to travel at a maximum speed of Mach 20. Which is 20 times the speed of sound.

And, you may ask why these groups of middle school students are tasked with the impossible job of killing this super-powered being? For his own personal reasons, as you will see when you watch the first episode, he offers the Japanese government a chance to kill him by offering himself to be a teacher to teach the above said 3-E class in Kunugigolo–Oops, I mean, Kunugigaoka Middle School. Despite his ridiculous speed and out-of-this-world appearance, this being is actually quite human indeed, with him having the capability to feel tired, sad or even angry. And he is quite a good teacher, despite being a full-blown pompous asshole. In the end of the first episode, he adopts the name ‘Koro Sensei‘, which literally means ‘Teacher Kill’. This name was given to him by one of the students in the class.

Fans of the manga series, featured in the Japanese magazine, will be delighted to see the youthful presentation of the series’ much loved characters, including the pompous Koro Sensei in his full glory. The opening, for one, reflects the youthfulness of the students in class 3-E, which features them jumping up and down while giving us glimpses of the badass-fulness of the series yet to come.

If you’re thinking whether or not to watch this series, think no more. Just go ahead and do so. After all, in an anime world filled with girls fighting and destroying each other by any means necessary for the sake of one guy (Remember the music video, “ME! ME! ME!” ?), anything that doesn’t feature gawking male leads and spectacular boob action is something worth watching, especially if it’s entertaining. And this one surely fits the bill!

In the manga, the characters were quite drawn out and not as one-dimensional as those in the normal, regular anime series. They weren’t exactly very memorable but they were definitely relatable. On the plus side, this manga fleshes out the dark side of society quite nicely. It reflects the darker side of a modern day society where academics and examination results meant the world to both students and parents in an dark tone albeit it being a little too exaggerated.

Nonetheless, the action set pieces (not sequences, for one because no one can actually fight Koro Sensei one-on-one) were quite spectacular, especially when the students pull off elaborate schemes to entrap and assassinate the unkillable Koro Sensei. Personally, I’m looking forward to how the producers and animators are going to animate the episode where the 3-E class students deceive Koro Sensei into going on a trip with them to some exotic islands. Then cutting him down to size with water cannons and snipers!

To those who are already looking forward to watching the anime series, do not worry, the series does not disappoint. This is actually coming from someone who reads and follows the manga series fervently. The animation is great, the soundtrack is splendid and the producers follow the plot quite closely. What more can you expect from it?

To those not knowing whether or not to watch this, please do watch the first episode to find out. The first episode is the introduction story arc by itself, so you can watch it whether or not you like it. But don’t be discouraged to watch this just because you think the plot may get too repetitive. Because I can guarantee you that the plot will remain fresh even the over-arcing theme of 3-E being the underdogs remains the same. After all, according to the manga, the focus of the plot varies from time to time. I won’t say more but I’ll tell you this, only Ansatsu Kyoushitsu can make examinations or sports days so damned epic!!

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So, if your question is whether this anime is worth your time, my answer is this: As long as it’s entertaining and does not feature human cows and scrawny kids acting all goody-two shoes, it’s definitely worth your time.

So, till my next post, sayonara.

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Top 5 Favourite Anime – Final Post

Finally, we have come to the end of the long list of my favourite anime series. I would like to thank all of you who have followed my all of my ‘My Top 20 Favourite Anime’ posts so far, and for those of you who just joined in the madness (not exactly), you’re welcome all the same. First, *sniff* I would like to thank *sniff* my family, for their *sniff* great support. (They don’t know about my blog, or anyone around me, save a few close friends, for that matter.) Next, I would *sniff* *whine* *yelp* I can’t do *sniff* this anymore…Boohoo hoo!!!

5. Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

A bombshell of memorable characters!!!! From left, the naive and dense basketball player, Wakamatsu who is in love with Lorelei of the Glee Club. He also doesn’t like Yeo Suzuki who pesters him to no end, on and off the basketball court, but is still vaguely interested in her. What’s more is that he doesn’t know that the two are actually the same person!! Chiyo Sakura, probably the most ordinary character in this line up, is in love with the titular character, Umetaro Nozaki. When she tries to confess her feelings to Nozaki, she phrases it in the wrong way and he gives him an autograph instead. As it turns out, Nozaki is actually a renowned shoujo manga artist who goes by the pen name of Yumeno Sakiko. Sakura ends up being Nozaki’s personal assistant, helping out when he needs help with his manga. Sakura is after all, from the Art Club and her talent has caught the eye of Nozaki long before she tried to confess her feelings to Nozaki. The red-headed (See what I did there? Get it? Red? Headed? Huh? Huh?) bishonen is Mami–Mikoto Mikoshiba, who is very popular among girls in school. However his shy and meek demeanor makes him a little less sociable as he is too shy to talk with anybody other than his close friends like Nozaki. He also often helps out at Nozaki’s place with his manga and inadvertently becomes a reference for the female protagonist in Nozaki’s manga, Mamiko because of his likeness to a shy and timid girl. And finally, we have Kashima who earned the title “The School Prince” because of her bishonen looks and tall demeanor. And yes, she is actually a girl. And she is a girl who is very popular among the girls, hence the title, Prince. Because of her looks, she is enlisted into the school Drama Club by Masayuki, who is now the Drama Club president. In a weird way, she tries to get Masayuki’s affection by pissing him off through her actions, such as not attending practice which leads to her being chased down by Masayuki and get walloped thoroughly before being dragged to practice. The duo is undoubtedly the best and memorable SM couple in the entire history of anime. All in all, the combination of all these oddballs and memorable characters makes the series a comedic bombshell filled with laugh-out-loud antics derived from the characters’ personality and chemistry between. This is the only anime that has successfully made it all the way this high up my list solely through its’ characters. I mean, seriously, this is one of the best comedy anime of all time, upstaged only by Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou (more on that later). It’s timing and precision is executed perfectly and the jokes never seemed forced at all although it can be a little, just a little, mind you, repititive. The only setback is that it seems to take itself a tad bit, just very little, too seriously. In a nutshell, it comes close to being a perfect anime. But it isn’t so that is why it’s in Number 5. Sigh~ what a shame…

4. Durarara!!

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Durarara!! Like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, this anime has a variety of splendid and memorable characters. If you were to ask the legions of Durarara fans, which is their favourite character in the series and you’ll probably get a variety of different, different answers. But if we were to compare Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun with Durarara, we will see that Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun will be dwarfed in comparison. Why? Because unlike Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Durarara’s characters are actually drawn out and complete with their own back story. In short, they don’t need anybody to compliment them to stand out. Each and every one of them are interesting by themselves. Needless to say, it actually beat Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun at it’s own game. Unlike Gekkan Shoujo, Durarara has a larger mind frame since it’s setting is in the district of Ikebukuro and it’s characters aren’t limited to just high schoolers. But of course, that’s not the only reason it’s No. 4 in my list. The way the story is told is different from other anime and not as straightforward as normal anime. It’s unique sense of story telling is a huge plus point as it has made the series stand out a lot. They actually tell a story from different perspectives at a time. They don’t follow conventional ways of storytelling and take a great deal of risk since there is always the danger of the viewer being unable to follow the story, however most of the time the story telling is flawless. However, with so many risks taken, it is inevitable that it may trip or even stumble but the pros are more than enough to make up for the cons. In a way, it delivers a unique way of presenting their story that makes it stand out among all the anime that I have watched before. Unique, funny and moving, what more can you ask from an anime? But after watching a certain mind-blowing **** anime series known as Bakemonogatari and Nisemonogatari (more on that later), Durarara actually dwarfs in comparison. As the Chinese proverb goes, “the tallest mountain is not always the tallest”. But what the heck, this is quite the mind-blowing **** in it’s own right.

3. Cowboy Bebop

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Ok, three, two, one, let’s jam! Tede, tede, tede, tede de~~ Such an iconic opening. Tede, tede, tede, tede de~ I’m talking about the opening song, Tank by The Seatbelts. If you haven’t heard of it, you’re probably living in a well underneath Mars. Speaking of which…Mars was the birthplace of Spike, the main protagonist of Cowboy Bebop. Anyway, if you really hadn’t heard of Cowboy Bebop, well, here’s the setting. Cowboy Bebop is set in the near future where the invention of space gates have made space travel very simple for humankind. However, during the explosion due to a space gate accident has left Earth in ruins which meant humans now have to abandon Earth and colonize the other planets in the solar system. Well, that is the setting, but you know, who gives a damn? Like, Spike doesn’t. In fact, he doesn’t seem to so much as frown at anything whether it’s being hunted down by an immortal six year old kid who has a knack for playing the harmonica or hunting down petty pirates roaming the galaxy. Oh, right, and he’s a bounty hunter. Ta-da!!! Tede, tede, tede, tede de~ Well, I love this anime because it has rich character development with ample time and space for each character living in the Bebop, the name of the spaceship Spike and his fellow bounty hunters live in, to flourish. And not only that, each episode gives you different feel altogether. Some gives you a sad feeling, some leaves you breathless, and some even have you cowering behind the curtains in fear! Heck, there’s even an Alien-esque episode where the crew of the Bebop had to hunt down a mutated sea cucumber monster in the very own home, the Bebop! Each episode carries its’ own different feel and story but most importantly, they’re all great fun! What’s there not to love about this series? It has great fight scenes, great chase scenes, great characters, great plot even a great soundtrack! Ok, three, two, one, let’s jam! Tede, tede, tede, tede de~~ Oh, did I mention, in every episode, even the genre of the soundtrack differs! Seriously, this is almost the most memorable series yet! Haha, thinking of it now is making jump up and down in exitcement! Whoo~~~Tede, tede, tede, tede de~~~~~~

2. Bakemonogatari & Nisemonogatari

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Just the first two series, mind you. The subsequent series were lacking in purpose and drive as if they’ve lost their goal, although in Tsukimonogatari, they seem to have rediscover it. But, you know, whatever…Did I mention that the reason I’m watching anime full time is because of these two series? Well, now I did. Anyway, the series basically revolves around Araragi Koyomi, who is a half-vampire after being attacked by one legendary vampire during summer vacation. The series revolves around him trying to help people (read GIRLS) with their supernatural problems since he became more aware of their situation after the above said incident. Well, that’s just it, the summary. But what makes this anime interesting is that it doesn’t give a shit about anything. One moment, it can be talking about ways to solve some poor guy’s (read GIRL’S) problem, the next moment, you see Araragi pouncing on a loli, grabbing her boobs and her butt. “WHAT??!!!” you may ask.

Well, I’m just joking, nothing like that happened…*guiltily looks away* Anyway, this series is extremely interesting due to the variety of memorable characters, ranging from the self-proclaimed tsundere, Senjougahara Hitagi to the athlete cum tomboy cum homosexual pervert, Kanbaru Suruga. Those characters by themselves were so memorable that they could have gotten themselves into my list all by themselves, except they didn’t! While it may be true that this series has one of the most interesting harem combinations in the entire realm of anime, but that doesn’t mean that it doesn’t have anything else! Aside from the banter, I love the way Bakemonogatari reflects on the darker side of humans, the lust, the greed etc.. But I also love the way they present the good side, the loving side, the joy, the peace. It kinds reminds me of how it is to be human, what it means and what it is about. But of course, many people do not perceive this anime to be something like that and take it for it’s surface value only. However, I must say, I enjoy the banter and the hareming as well, however I love the philosophical aspect of the anime as well.I believe that’s what the author has in mind all this time. Now long and forgotten by everyone but not by me. I will treasure this, for all of my life… Bleech!!! Did I just say something as cheesy as that????!!!!! Bleech! Blekkkk!!!!!

1. Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou

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And here’s number one! Why? Because if you don’t laugh at the stupidity of this anime series, you’re a heartless person. Or rather, you’ve haven’t gone through puberty. Or simply put, you’re no longer human!!! Wait…babies haven’t gone through puberty. Hmm…alright then, if you don’t like this anime, you’re a baby. Bah!! You’re a baby!!

If there’s one thing that is more enjoyable than warm sunshine and lying on a bed of flowers, it’s rewatching Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou with a group of friends and laughing out loud with them!!! Everything in this anime screams, “Laugh at me, you brickheaded idiots!!” ranging from the sketchy artstyle to the character design to even the opening and the ending of the series. Seriously, watching the ED by itself is enough to make a grown man cry…laughing his butt off. Even as I write this, I am grinning so much, thinking about the stupidity of the characters, the pranks, the jokes, it’s as if my grin is plastered in place. If someone would see me now, they would think that I’ve gone berserk! Now, that’s just about as funny as it can get. So, how do you define ‘perfect anime’? I’d say it’s being able to make the viewers feel the way you want them to, make them react the way you want them to. And if an anime’s sole objective is to make the viewers laugh their heads off and pull it off the way Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou does, then I’d say it’s perfect. And not even a moment of down, it’s all up! Enough talk, just watch it. Go. Now. Or I’ll crack your head wide open. I’d fly all the way to wherever the **** you are, and hunt you down and crush your **** into oblivion!! Beware…I’m watching you…

So! That’s all there is to it. This is my list of favourite anime and I highly recommend everything to everyone, starting from the 7th entry. Oh, if you’re wondering, where’s One Piece? My answer is nowhere near my list. Before you One Piece fans scream your heads off at me, I do want to tell you that when I first heard of One Piece, One Piece was already in it’s 400th plus episode, and now, the number of episodes would have at least doubled, I think. So, don’t blame me for not watching it. Blame the anime for being so bloody long. So, don’t ask anything One Piece related, I can’t answer them.

Anyway, this is the end, I think. But fret not, all ye sons (and daughters) of men, I shall be returning with my normal anime reviews now that I’ve listed my list of favourite anime. So, until my next post, Hasta la Vista!!!!

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