Yeah, I watch anime. Surprise, surprise.
These are my favorite among all the anime I’ve watched.
Here we go again.
Bleach was my first anime by choice. I watched Dragon Ball, but that was because my uncle made me record the damn thing while he was at school, but this one was different. After my boyfriend asked me to watch one episode, I chose to watch the entire series. It was both a mistake and a good decision.
Bleach has captivated me, it has everything I like, and it has also let me down with you know what since I cannot shut up about it. This anime was a master piece, and had the potential to be much more, but it died down through the years until it arrived to a premature conclusion its mangaka couldn’t handle that well. But I am loyal to it, and even if it lost its strength, for me it will be the best of them all, yet, at the same time, the worst ending ever. Thank you, Kubo.
Oh, Naruto. This is came second, because it was what I watched after Bleach, and it made me both laugh and cry. I think Naruto has more depth than the first one, because sometimes it hits home with real problems. It also makes you cry with such sad scenes and laugh out loud with the funniest ones.
Plus, it has Itachi Uchiha. What more can I ask for? Oh yeah, that he was still alive, damn it.
3.- Kimi Ni Todoke
Why is a person like me watching an anime like this? It is for girls, that is what shoujo is about; it’s for girly girls, and we all know I am everything but girly. Still, I find in Kimi Ni Todoke an innocence I sometimes like to remember, something I miss from time to time, when you had your first crush and you died every time that person looked at you. It’s so sweet I feel like I am about to die of a sugar overdose, it is cute and, let’s face it, sometimes it makes you roll your eyes at the naïve protagonist who only wants to please people. But, yeah, at the end, it’s something I need to go back to the old times, and to stop thinking for a moment.
4.- Black Lagoon
Black Lagoon is the opposite of Kimi Ni Todoke, for there is nothing cute about the characters in this one. This anime is dark, it is full with crazy and violent people who are not afraid to kill whomever they run into. I love it! It has pirates, guns, alcohol, bad words, and Revy, the most kickass sociopath in anime. This one is home for me, that’s where I really belong. Forget about romance anime and Shonen, this is good for you if you like characters who are neither good nor bad, or who are bad and don’t give a rat’s ass about it. Yay to Black Lagoon.
5.- Death Note
I think we have a psychopath here. Our protagonist finds a death note, a book in which you have to write the name of the person you want to kill. This belongs to shinigamis, who are the gods of the death, like in Bleach, only these are different. So, this guy goes from being a good student to a criminal who plays God. He first killed prisoners, he wanted to get rid of bad people, but shit went down and then he dedicated his life to kill those who stood in his way.
Death note is also an intelligent anime, where there are two geniuses trying to outsmart each other through mind games and lots of strategies. Personally, I wished the bad guy would win. Too bad the ending happened.
6.- Lovely Complex.
Lovely Complex is a funny story about two people: Risa, a girl who is too tall for Japanese standards (5’6, 5’7, maybe), and Otani, who is too small even to said standards. They both have a weird friendship in which they look like a comedy duet everyone makes fun of. I like this anime because it is fun and sweet at the same time. There is no cheesiness, and even if there is, it is hidden behind hilarious situations that never get old for me.
7.- Vampire Knight
If you know I love vampires, then you also know Vampire Knight is a must for those who are into blood suckers and anime.
I only like the first part of it, the second, where things go south, I rather ignore and pretend it never happened. It’s safer that way, I don’t want to hate another mangaka. Kubo is enough for now.
Vampire Knight goes like this:
Girl likes man, man is a vampire, vampire likes girl.
Girl has a male, hot friend. Hot friend hates vampires. Hot friend becomes a vampire, and has a crush on the girl.
Girl wants to save friend, but falls in love with vampire.
Vampire protects girl because they have a past together.
They get together.
This one is also a long running anime. It’s about… about, well, fairies. But they kick ass, they are not like Edward Cullen, I mean, Tinkerbell. They have different abilities, fire, water, zodiac, armor, you name it.
The bad thing is Fairy Tail isn’t the only long running anime I’ve watched, so this means I am pretty behind, so I don’t know what is going on in there anymore. Besides that, Fairy Tail is entertaining, it has an interesting world I haven’t read about in books yet.
It also has Gray and his fits of nudity.
This one needs no introduction.
This is the first anime I have ever watched. I remember being 6 years old and recording all the episodes my uncle missed because of school. This one was an acquired taste I still watch from time to time, because it is good and reminds me of the times my uncle said I looked like Piccolo, that bastard.
Also, it has Veku. Have you met him?
Orange broke my heart and disintegrated the pieces.
Imagine you receive a letter from your future self, in which you are told the person you just met, one you like and get to love, is no longer a part of life. Then imagine you find out that said person committed suicide and your future self wants to you to do everything you can to stop that from happening. Also, you are not the only person, but all your friends, who as well want to find a way to keep that person from killing himself even If that means changing the future, and with this, their lives.
It’s pretty dramatic.
I don’t feel bad about the man who kills himself, but for the friends who have their heart broken because of it, and for the one man who ended up with the protagonist in the future, but who is risking that same future (and his son) so that he can keep him alive. Oh, man. Here come the tears. Bye, bye, now.