Note: I was supposed to post this last night but electricity was cut off due the heavy storm. So here you go, better late than not posting. Right?
It’s been a while since I posted here. Don’t worry, my awesome readers, I wasn’t gone, I’m just doing something on the side (maybe designing for someone *winks, winks* and for myself? Yes, I’m a tease.). But since I can think of anything to post and I feel that’s been too long since I posted, so I get an idea to post a Top Ten Tuesday (I know it’s not Tuesday anymore and no, it’s not officially coming back, but I feel like sharing something here). If I wasn’t still not that obvious I’ve been watching a lot of anime. Let’s say that I’m catching up from the 3 years I was absent in this fandom. So I’m watching lots of shows that I’m quite interested, and looks like the shows that aired and currently airing are so good, I can’t help but to watch ‘em. And here are some of them:
MY TOP 10 ANIME SHOWS THAT I WATCHED/WATCHING THIS YEAR THAT KNOCK MY SOCK OFF!
(and NO I’m not ranking them so it’s in alphabetical order! )
Ao no Exorcist 「青の祓魔師（エクソシスト」 • I tried watching it when the anime was currently airing but I became impatient that I hold it off for a while…until I forgot it eventually. Got to finish it this time, almost great but man there are fillers! It was ok, I just hope they stick to the original story. And yeah, this is about exorcists and lots of blue fire!
Gintama 「銀魂」 • I know this series for a while. My sister loves this series (and now me too) and at times when she was watching it I tagged along but only the time when it was locally airing when I got to watch it steadily and finally saw Gin (the main character) serious. I always saw him goofing around so it was nice to see him so intense. And just in case you will try it beware there’s lot of dick jokes here, unabashed toilet humor and lots of breaking the fourth wall.
Haikyu!!! 「ハイキュー!」 • I hate volleyball back in high school. I remembered when my PE teacher scolded me because I kept dodging the ball instead of receiving it. But I’m slowly liking this sport thanks to this show. I love how it emphasized on teamwork. And the characters? They’re all freaking lovable, most especially the MC, Hinata. He’s so passionate, naïve—so adorable! I’m rooting for their team because gotta love the underdogs!
Hunter X Hunter 「ハンターハンター」 • I watched the first anime series back in 2002? 2003? They reboot it in 2011 and while I liked the animation in the original, I liked how close they are to the manga this time. I’ve been a huge fan of this series despite the numerous hiatuses (figures how long I’ve been with the fandom). I like Gon and Killua’s friendship, there something about these kids’ journey that I connected to. And well, Togashi-sensei is really an impressive storyteller.
Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic 「マギ」 • I love this show! Like love! A friend told me that there are so many characters to love. And she was right, I love so many characters here. But I what really love is the Arabian Nights feel to it (which was the inspiration of this series). And there’s lots of magic! Lots of flashy ‘extreme’ magic!
Noragami 「ノラガミ」 • I watched this series because one of my favorite VA (Voice Actors) was voicing the MC, Yato. The story is about this minor god (Yato) who wishes to have his very own temple. But until then he’s doing some odd jobs to make ends meet. Oh btw, he’s god of calamity so he can seriously kick some ass!
One Piece 「ワンピース」 • Aaah, One Piece, the longest running series I’m part of and it looks like I’ll be following it for another 10 years. Have known this for a while (and by while I mean more or less a decade) but NO Odacchii is not milking his cow dry. He does actually know how to make his long running series work without suffering the story. In fact, sometimes I feel that entire story up to now is still short in summary. But most of all, I love how Oda emphasized on solidarity of the pirate crew. They really are a family.
Psycho-Pass 「サイコパス」 • A utopian series which actually has functioning system. This is what I love about it, the idea of the story was really impressive. And like Death Note, this show made me question about morality. It’s really good; I’m excited for the second season! I need more Ginoza!
Shingeki no Kyojin 「進撃の巨人」 • I think I’ve said enough love for this in this post.
Tokyo Ghoul 「東京喰種 -トーキョーグール-」 • I AM IMPRESSED BY THIS SERIES, THIS SHOW, I CAN’T EVEN!!! The animation? Superb! The plot? Intense! The songs? the songs? My ear is treated with awesomeness! And I only watched the first 2 available episodes (it is currently airing). It’s about modern Tokyo and living among humans are creatures called ghouls. These ghouls eat humans, except for coffee, everything is repulsive to them. The MC, Kaneki Ken became half-ghoul. Whether he will cling to his human side or embrace the new ghoul side is what makes it so interesting to me.
And with that, here’s an announcement: this perhaps the last time I’m going to post any anime/manga related here. I decided to open a micro blog (still run on wordpress, I don’t have time to learn new CMS) for all things animanga stuff here. It’s very, very informal, posting some random bits here and there. Most fangirling so beware my thoughts are scattered there.
Oh, planning to post something soon. And maybe review a book *pushes sleeves* Yosh!!!