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Anime 2014 – The Hits

I’ve mentioned what animes I didn’t like, so now it’s time to mention the ones that I did. It’s hard to just pick five though. Really hard to just pick five.

The Hits:

Haikyuu!!

haikyu!!

This was the first sports anime that I finished. I have this really bad habit of starting a sports anime, enjoying it, but never completing it. Haikyuu!! wasn’t like that though. The moment I started to watch it was the moment that I knew I had to finish it. Maybe it’s because the games seem more realistic, maybe it’s because it’s about volleyball, maybe because the Hinata had orange hair. I don’t know. but I loved every moment that I watched this series. The second half of the show was breathtaking. Every emotion that the players felt, I was right there with them. I cheered, I felt nervous, and I teared up a few times. The scene when Asahi hits the ball is still one of my favourite scenes of the year.

Selector Infected WIXOSS & Selector Spread WIXOSS

selector spread WIXOSS (5)

The WIXOSS series was fantastic. Lots of twists, lots of turns, and lots of screwing with its characters in horrible ways. I loved it. Despite it’s life and death situation, the show is pretty much a coming of age tale about teenage girls. Their hopes, their dreams, and their feelings are all wrapped up in a card game, but by the end of it they’ve all grown as characters and become stronger people.

The characters are fully fleshed out, the plot is deep, and the psychological aspect always had me on the edge of my seat. It still surprises me that a show about a card game was able to suck me in so quickly, but I enjoyed it.

Tonari no Seki-kun

robot family - tonari no seki-kun

I love the manga, so when I heard that this would get an anime I was over the moon. Since it has such a simple premise, it’s hard to mess it up. Even if the studio tried, they wouldn’t be able to. That’s the magic of Tonari no Seki-kun. Thankfully, the studio did a good job and the anime was even better than I could have hoped for. The humour was on point. The games were just as funny seeing them animated. And the characters, they were perfect.

In terms of overall enjoyment, I think this would be my favourite of the year. It was a perfect adaptation to an already great manga.

Gugure! Kokkuri-san

Gugure! Kokkuri-san - Kohina
What can I say about Gugure! Kokkuri-san that I haven’t said already? It’s funny. It’s cute. And Shigaraki is my new anime crush. I loved every moment of this strange anime. My only complaint is that it’s over.

Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda

Sekai Seifuku - Bouryaku no Zvezda (1)

Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda is about a terrorist group trying to take over the world. Their methods are extreme, their ideas are extreme, but they’re hilarious so I think it’s okay. I think the smoking episode really sealed the deal for me. It starts off fine. Kate is someone who hates smokers because second hand smoke is horrible, but it quickly turns into something else. After a horrible, but amazing, inspirational speech from Kate all of the non smokers decided to become hooligans in their rush to destroy every smoker in their city. Even though they hate smokers, they became worse and that’s why this show was amazing.

Plus, it produced what might be the greatest moment in anime history. The treasure dance.

I still laugh whenever I see it.

 

There’s still a lot more that I liked. 😦

Day 18 – Favourite Supporting Female Character

When it came to yesterday’s question, I noticed a very weird trend. I kind of feel like that will continue here….please don’t think less of me because of it.

 

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Mana Ouma from Guilty Crown

Guilty Crown was not everyone’s favourite anime. And I admit it, even though it had awesome animation and a great OP, it was lacking. But it did bring my attention to Mana, who I absolutely loved. She’s the main bad guy, I guess? But she hardly shows up in the anime. All we know about her is that she was the first person to be infected by the virus and it turned her into a psychotic person who wanted to have sex with her brother. Not really out of love, but to start a new race of people. There’s this scene in episode 20 where she rubs her mother’s stomach and has this really crazy look in her eyes. Her mom is pregnant with Shu and Mana already had thoughts in her head. I kind of liked her more at that point….I know it sounds weird, but she was crazy and I liked her.

yumi

Yumi Morita from Morita-san wa Mukuchi

Yumi is the mother of MayuMorita. She’s always giving great advice to her daughter in order to deal with every day life. The only problem is that she’s providing these wonderful pearls of wisdom while chastizing her husband for flirting with other woman. This is done while she’s smiling, so it seems scarier than it should and he’s always apologizing for the problem he created. They always make up though and are cute.

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Sakurako Gotou from Tonari no Seki-kun

When I was first reading the manga, I thought I was okay with reading about Seki and Yokoi’s actions, but then Gotou appeared and everything made sense. She has a wild imagination and when she sees Seki and Yokoi goofing off in class, she thinks that they’re doing lovey-dovey stuff. In the anime, she didn’t show up much but I loved it when she did.

Takanashi family

The Takanashi sisters from Working!

Their extreme behaviour made Souta hate everything that has to do with adults and tall things. I think that really says it all.


Matoi Tsunetsuki from Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

She’s the type of person to change herself for the man she loves, however she always goes overboard and starts stalking them. This is clearly wrong, but she brought forth one of my favourite scenes in the anime. The Chain of Stalkers. And her stalking of Sensei is really funny. The random places that she shows up…I love it. Plus, it gives me an excuse to post the video.

Day 3 – Favourite Male Anime Character Ever

There’s a lot of male characters that I like, but I don’t think I ever thought about my favourite one.

If I go with the obvious, it would be Mugen and Jin from Samurai Champloo, but even then that’s because of nostalgia. I don’t know if they would be my all time favourite. I do like second generation JoJo, but is he my favourite? Hiramaru from Bakuman always made me laugh…but I never watched the anime series, so I don’t think that counts.

Okay, I’m just going to pick someone who if they were here in real life, then I’d be happy about it. The choice is a lot easier that way.

Seki-kun from Tonari no Seki-kun

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I wish there was someone like him in my life. He would have made my middle school-high school days a lot more interesting. Sure, it might get troublesome during exam season, but that’s a price I’m willing to pay in order to be entertained every day.

Plus, I’m one of those students who did fine even if I didn’t pay attention. As long as I read the material and listened to people studying, I was good to go.

Seki-kun’s games are brilliant and his creativity makes me jealous. He makes everything look so easy and I know I’d get annoyed by that, but still remain in awe of what he did. I don’t think I’d interact with the games though, unless he brought the cats again.

He would still be great, but part of his dynamic is interacting with Yokoi, so if he’s here then she would need to be by his side as well.

yokai

But if that happened, where would I sit to see all of the awesome stuff? Beside Yokoi? She’d just block my view. Anyways, it doesn’t matter. Seki-kun is awesome and that’s all I should care about.

Seki-kun from Tonari no Seki-kun is my “favourite” (as in the one I’d want in my life right now) character.

he pees his pants anime

I thought it would be fun to see what search terms were entered for people to come visit my blog. I only looked at the past thirty days and it was mostly Sword Art Online search items, which is normal. The anime has a huge following. A few Mahou Sensou as well and even one for Shibainuka-san.

Most of the search terms were normal, except this one: “he pees his pants anime.”

I’m not sure what anime here relates to that, so I thought I’d just mention five comedy animes that I enjoyed. I don’t know if they’ll make you pee your pants, but hopefully they provide you with some laughs.

1. Tonari no Seki-kun

robot family - tonari no seki-kun

This is one of my top animes of the year, which makes perfect sense because the manga is one of my all time favourites. Seki-kun’s antics never fail to amuse me and Yokoi’s imagination just adds on to the humour. I like both of them, so when other characters appeared I thought it would ruin the dynamic. It didn’t. In fact, it provided even more weirdness and hilarity! Especially Gotou who thinks Seki and Yokoi are in a relationship and sees all of their actions in that manner.

Every time I watch this I always have the same thought, “I wish there was someone like Seki-kun in my class.” I may not be able to do work, but every day would be an exciting one.

2. D-Frag!

d-frag!

Another one of my top animes of the year. Personally, I thought the synopsis sounded stupid and the promo picture seemed like this would be a harem. I even avoided the manga for these reasons. I watched it though and now I want them to make another season. Every character here is awesome and they never failed to make me not laugh!

Funny story, there was this one episode that had me laughing quite a bit. While I was out doing work, I remembered that moment and started to giggle. Thankfully, no one saw me randomly laughing. That would have been embarrassing, since I was alone and not talking to anyone. This is what D-Frag! will do to you.

3. Level E

bakaprince

The manga is better, but that doesn’t matter because the Baka Prince is one of the greatest trolls that I’ve ever seen. His random schemes to mess with people are hilarious. Even if you don’t want to watch the anime, pick up the manga. It’s short and will put a smile on your face….but since this is an anime list, watch the anime too. It’s good.

4. Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei

When you first watch the anime, the lead character is trying to hang himself. A student comes by and “tries” to save him. He ends up choking and then yells, “Were you trying to kill me!” Oh the irony! This is a great anime series filled with dark humour. The stalker scene (below) never fails to make me laugh. It’s just so absurd, but awesome in the same time.

 

5. Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

tomoko - Watashi ga Motenai no wa Dou Kangaetemo Omaera ga Warui!

There are a lot of people who didn’t like the anime, because it’s cringe inducing, awkward, and hard to watch. I personally like it though, because it showcases a socially awkward teenager who struggles with life. There are things that I can relate to, but for the most part I like how Tomoko isn’t your typical heroine. She’s kind of a jerk. You’ll feel bad for her, but then you’ll shake your head and say, “Well, it is kind of your own fault.” Despite this, she does grow a bit. More so in the manga than the anime, but there is some growth.

 

So those are five comedy animes I enjoyed, maybe someday I’ll make a part two to this and include some other comedy animes. Or make another 5 something anime list. Hmmm, maybe the next list will be Five Popular Animes that I couldn’t stand. Be on the look out for that!