Monday, July 22, 2013


Anime Revisited

Lately I've been hooked on anime movies and series as my source of entertainment. Though there's certain things that do bug me, such as obvious plot twists, dry jokes and over-exaggerated characters, there are still things that I thoroughly appreciate - which may be why I have watched nothing but children anime for (roughly) 6 weeks.

These are the animes that I've finished in a span of 6 weeks.

Cardcaptor Sakura
Genres: comedy, drama, romance, supernatural
70 Episodes
Plot Summary:
Cardcaptor Sakura begins when ten-year-old fourth grader Sakura Kinomoto accidentally releases a set of magical cards called Clow Cards from the Clow Book, created and named after half-English, half-Chinese sorcerer Clow Reed. Each card has its own personality and characteristics and can assume alternate forms when activated. The guardian Beast of the Seal Cerberus emerges from the book and tells her it is now her responsibility to retrieve the missing cards. As she finds each card, she battles its magical personification and defeats it to seal it away.

Aren't we all love Sakura and watch her capturing each Clow card and falling in love with Li Shauran? If you want heart-warming, uplifting mahou shoujo goodness, then Card Captor Sakura, being at the pinnacle of its genre, should not be missed. It provides some excellent set-pieces and mature themes, takes you on a serious adventure, and leaves you feeling like a thoroughly entertained child - I mean - adult.
Continuation of this series is on its 2nd movie:Cardcaptor Sakura: The Movie 2: The Sealed Card

Genres: comedy, drama, romance, supernatural
167 Episodes
Plot Summary:
This anime series tells the story of a 15-year-old girl named Kagome who gets sucked through a portal in her backyard and finds herself in a fanciful version of feudal Japan full of demons and magic. In this new world, she finds that she is the chosen bearer of the Shikon no Tama, a jewel with great spiritual power.The jewel, however, has shattered into countless pieces which must all be collected. Through a series of confusing events, Kagome releases the legendary half-demon InuYasha, the enemy of her ancestor, from his imprisonment in a tree. He makes an unlikely partner for Kagome, but even still, the two will now travel together, despite not getting along particularly well, so that Kagome can collect fragments of the magic jewel. Others friends such as Miroku the priest and Shippou the fox-demon join the two in their travels to help Kagome find the jewel shards and to keep her and InuYasha from killing each other.
Watch online Inuyasha

Inuyasha The Final Act 
26 Episodes
Plot Summary: The story continues from the last moment saw on Inuyasha's original anime. Inuyasha, Kagome, Sango, Miroku and Shippou are now in the definitive quest to beat Naraku and the evil he has created and absorved, they don't lose hope since their future depends on it, but the path isn't easy nor short so they will go trough life threatening situations and must put their friendship and love on the line with wisdom to know who their friends and foes are to succeed.

Nura: Rise of the Yokai Clan 
Genres: Action, Demons, Shounen, Supernatural
2 Season (52 episodes)
Rikuo Nura, is 3 parts human and a quarter Demon, lives in a house of spirits with his grandfather, The current clan head of the Nura youkai. Rikou is set to be the next clan head, despite the fact he dislike his demon side. He soon come to terms with his demon blood and decides to take his position as young master of the Nura house. However there are those who will certainly not allow it to be easy.
Watch online Nura:Rise of the Yokai Clan

Gakuen Alice (Alice Academy) 
Genres: Comedy, Magic, School, Shoujo
26 Episodes
Plot Summary: In a small country school, Sakura Mikan and Imai Hotaru are classmates and best friends - in their own way. Ditzy, emotional Mikan seems ill-matched with aloof, emotionless Hotaru, yet they are together all the time... until Hotaru gets called away to study at the strange and forbidding Alice Academy. In her anguish at being left behind, Mikan finally decides to follow her friend - and doing so, she makes a strange discovery.

Fruits Basket 
Genres: comedy, drama, romance, supernatural,demons
26 Episodes
Plot Summary: Tohru Honda is 16 year old orphaned girl who gets invited to live in the house of her classmate, the handsome boy Sohma Yuki, and his cousins, 16 year old Kyo and 27 year old Shigure. However, these young men and parts of the rest of their family (both close and distant) hold a curse; if they are hugged by the opposite gender, they transform into animals of the Chinese Zodiac. Everyday is an adventure for sweet Tohru, as she gets to know everyone in the large family better (especially Yuki and Kyo), in both common and bizarre situations. But, the Sohma Family curse is certainly no laughing matter... it also holds horrible cruelity and heartbreak.
Watch online Fruits Basket

Ouran High School Host Club
 Genres: comedy, drama, romance, slice of life
26 Episodes
Plot Summary: Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she's told that she'll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she's female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She's an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Haruhi, being average almost to a fault, doesn't know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along. Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school.
Watch online  Ouran High School Host Club

Skip Beat!
 Genres: comedy, drama, psychological, romance, supernatural
25 Episodes
Plot Summary: Kyoko followed her true love and childhood friend Sho to Tokyo so she could help him reach his dream of becoming an idol. She cleans, cooks, works three jobs and does nothing for herself because she loves him so much, but gets nothing in return. Still, she remains by his side. But then one day she goes unannounced to his agency with a delivery, and overhears him talking about her; he reveals to his manager that he only took her with him as a maid, and that he doesn't care for her at all. Upon hearing this, Kyoko doesn't just sit around and cry. She cuts and dyes her hair, changes her clothes and attitude and thus begins her journey to join showbiz and have her revenge against Sho.
Watch online Skip Beat

Genres: comedy, romance, slice of life, school life
25 Episodes
Plot Summary:Despite Ryūji Takasu's gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent so he is utterly hopeless about his chances of getting a girlfriend anytime soon, and does not have many close friends either. After being greeted by his hungover mother in the morning, Ryūji goes to school and is happy to find that he gets to be in the same class as his best friend Yūsaku Kitamura and crush Minori Kushieda. However, it is then that he unexpectedly knocks into "the school's most dangerous animal of the highest risk level" — Taiga Aisaka — who just happens to also be in his class, and is a good friend of Minori.
 Watch online Toradora!

Kaichou wa Maid-sama 
Genres: Comedy, Romance, School, Shoujo
27 Episodes
Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the girls to feel safe in the rough environment. Training, studying and even becoming the first female student council president of the school, Misaki has gained a reputation among the male students body as an uptight boy-hating dictator and as a shining hope for the teachers and fellow female students. However, despite her tough-as-nails appearance, she secretly works part-time at a maid cafe in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her hard-earned reputation is threatened when the popular and somewhat impassive Usui Takumi takes an interest in her after discovering her in a maid uniform after school.
 Watch online  Kaichou wa Maid-sama

Great Teacher Onizuka (GTO)
(Still watching)
Genres: Comedy, Drama, School, Shounen, Slice of Life
43 Episodes
Onizuka is an ex-biker and gang leader who has one goal, to become the greatest teacher. He learns of the power and respect possible as an intern teacher, using his strength and connections to get his students to respect him. Now, graduated, he gets a job at a prestigious private school to handle their 'problem class' that made the past few teachers quit. He must handle a different sort of trouble when the trouble makers include some of the smartest kids in Japan who prefer a more cerebral approach to torturing their teacher. Onizuka must slowly win his students over and deal with their mistrust of teachers while handling the distrust of his fellow teachers.

Next in my anime watch list and I'll try to watch and reminiscence if I have time and write a review of these animes .
  • Akazukin Chacha, 
  • Magic Knight Rayearth, 
  • Yaiba
  • Vampire Knight 
  • Hell Teacher Nube
  • Clannad
  • FullMetal Panic
  • Hana yori Dango
  • Midori Days
  • Evangelion
  • The Vision of Escaflowne
I also started watching full high school life animes, which at start got me bored and dozed off because of no bloody-heart stopping-rising adrenaline-fight scenes, but later on I've come to love it. I can relate to every female in this types of stories where girls are having fluttering love of high school/jr. high,  when kissing and holding hands could still make us blush and later realize the real aspect of what we called love. Add the freaking fun side of every characters who always make me laugh and in my enthusiasm I downloaded some of its lovely sound track and opening/ending song.

The best thing about the anime are the straight forward fights and easy to follow storyline.The reason I watch anime is it just sends me to a whole different world where possibilities are endless. Also, some shows really do inspire me and motivates me to get back into things that I dropped before. Like inline skating, when I started watching Cardcaptor Sakura it inspires me to try skating again (though skating was only a part of Sakura's routine to school).Learn to skate was my dream when I was a kid well, watching CCS really inspired and motivated me to go above and beyond. Like I'm really starting to challenge myself and skate - wherein I've always thought were too hard for me to learn.

A lot of shows are just awesome because they show people that something that people might think is impossible to accomplish, but the truth is, its possible to do if you just work at it.

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