I have done it friends. I have started watching Sailor Moon again. I used to watch it as a child and let me tell you folks, I had no freaking clue what was going on. I just loved the transformations. Every time man. Every time there is a thrill. And I shipped Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. A child after my own heart.
In starting up again, I’ve realized several important things:
- Usagi is 14 years old. And I don’t know how to feel about it.
- Every episode Tuxedo Mask rides in, says something inspiring, and takes his roses elsewhere.
- That poor blonde evil dude will never finish with his ball of energy.
- The theme song is still freaking awesome.
I’m afraid that is all I have for now. I am getting fully prepared for the new version that is coming out soon. Off I go, TRANSFORM WOOOSH. Sorry. I had to.
Lucky Star (Photo credit: Akiraman)
Lucky Star. I can’t type this title with anything less than a great fondness in my heart. This anime was a wonder to behold and I enjoyed every second. I didn’t even have the typical loss of interest halfway through as I do with many anime. This anime transcends the average and sours up to Princess Tutu and FMAB status for me. I giggled, I sniffled, and I grinned. This anime is a great piece of comfort food for the Otaku in all of us, with its endless references and inside jokes. If I can make my love any more clear to you, I had no hesitations about reviewing this anime (unlike Blue Exorcist, which fell victim to laziness syndrome). Read on for more gushing! Continue reading
The Vision of Escaflowne Limited Edition box set, released in North America by Bandai Entertainment on July 23, 2002 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I had quite a few expectations for Vision of Escaflowne because my roommate loves it so very much. She made me wait to watch it until I had seen quite a few others on her list because it is one of her favorites. The nice thing is that I wasn’t disappointed at all. This anime is really wonderful and I didn’t see any flaws that could indicate its age. I really enjoyed this anime and would recommend it to both shoujo and shounen viewers, even if they are like me and tend to watch newer series. This show is still noticeably original despite everything else that is out there. Read on for more! Continue reading
Cover art of the first DVD compilation released by King Records, featuring main characters Ryūji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
I have finally completed ToraDora! leaving me with only 4 anime on my list of shoujo series to watch. I wasn’t sure how I would feel about this show, but I ended up liking it quite a lot. I wouldn’t say it is super different or a game-changer, but it is certainly quite good. I really enjoyed this anime and it didn’t drag at all. It was quite addicting and I ended up watching it very quickly. Both the plot and characters are unique enough to pull the show out ahead of other shoujo anime I have watched and I became very attached to what was happening. Read on to learn about ToraDora!. Continue reading
Castle in the Sky (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
As I continue on with my Miyazaki marathon, I finally made my way to Castle in the Sky, the first film put out by Studio Ghibli. I was pretty neutral on my opinions on this movie because I hadn’t heard much about it, but it blew my mind. This movie was great and is very high on my list of good reviews, even for a Miyazaki movie. I was drawn into the story right away and the characters were awesome. I definitely understand why Studio Ghibli was able to continue their work after putting out a movie like this one. Continue reading
Azumanga Daioh is the third anime I’ve completed off of my shoujo anime list and it was quite good. I’ve never really watched anything like this show before. It is completely all over the place, but in an extremely pleasant way. I found myself laughing out loud a lot during this show and being quite touched at other times. This anime is great to watch because it is so relaxing and utterly unique. It takes so many aspects of an average life and makes them unique and special while still allowing you to relate to them. I enjoyed this show a lot because I have never seen anything like it.
Cover of Princess Mononoke
As I march on with my Miyazaki movie project I am becoming more and more pleased with the movies I get to watch. My last review was of Nausicaä and I was a bit disappointed with the movie. My experience with Princess Mononoke couldn’t be more different. This movie was absolutely wonderful and really met my expectations for a Miyazaki movie. The movie was wonderfully done and I was completely absorbed. I hold Miyazaki movies to a high standard (the basis is Spirited Away which was the first Miyazaki movie I ever saw. I think that movie is absolutely perfect) and I am pleased to say that Princess Mononoke met my expectations. Read on for more thoughts! Continue reading
I started Durarara!! on a whim because I read a bit of the manga adaptation and wanted more of the story. I am also in the middle of watching a bunch of shoujo anime and it is very hard for me to watch a bunch of shoujo in a row. I always need a bit of action to break things up. Regardless, this anime was a perfect choice. I enjoyed Durarara!! so much, it is definitely one of my favorite anime now. The show was completely consuming and I couldn’t stop watching. I would recommend this anime to anyone, regardless of whether you are into romance, action, or a good mystery. Durarara!! pleases everyone. Continue reading
I have been watching a lot of Studio Ghibli films lately as part of the Miyazaki movie project assigned by my enthusiastic roommate. I have really liked this films ever since I watched Spirited Away, a beautiful masterpiece that I am glad was my first movie of Miyazaki’s. I have since then watched Kiki’s Delivery Service and Howl’s Moving Castle. I have also seen Whisper of the Heart, although this movie is not Miyazaki himself. After gaining more experience into Miyazaki’s movies, I decided to tackle his very first, and in many ways his most famous movie, Nausicaä of the Valley of the Wind. I enjoyed this movie very much, undoubtedly because it is simply a Miyazaki movie. Regardless, I had many opinions, both negative and positive about this movie. Read on for more! Continue reading
Recently my roommate and I realized that although we talked about anime constantly, neither of us had ever watched a series together for some reason. Of course we decided to fix this problem by choosing and anime to watch and fangirl over together. Baccano! became that anime, and I’m very glad we watched it. This anime series is very good and I really enjoyed watching it. It was also beneficial to watch it with another person because it could get confusing and violent and it was helpful for me to be able to discuss the plot. I would recommend this anime to those who love a good plot and piece of art. If you like series like Durarara! I think you will really like this anime as well. Read on for my thoughts! Continue reading