On Saturday, I shared my favorite DC & Marvel Movies and as I’ve been watching a lot of anime recently I thought I would share some of my favorite shows as well as an honorable mention. These are in not by preference but rather just how I need up making the collage of all the animes. And before everyone goes there, yes I know Avatar is technically not true anime as it’s not from Japan but I’m including it in this post as I feel like it fits in with all of these.
I learned about this anime a little over a year ago from Glam & Gore when she did a cosplay/tutorial with JKissa and Michelle Phan, and instantly became addicted to the story. There are only 2 seasons but I really hope one day they do more. But there is also a manga series and I’m planning on getting the full thing one day along with most of these as I know the story isn’t over at the point season 2 ended on. The story is about an individual named Ken Kaneki, who is turned into a half-ghoul and has to learn how to live in this new world. All the while avoiding the CCG investigators who want to kill all ghouls.
As you know I recently watched the Netflix adaptation of Death Note and hated it. But I’ve loved Death Note for a long time. Even though I know it sounds horrible, I don’t think Kira or Light was that wrong with wanting to get rid of all of the evil-doers in the world. How he went about everything and making himself a god, was his own down fall as he wanted to take credit for everything. Plus in the end, he couldn’t freaking wait to make sure his plan worked before revealing himself right as it failed. His ego was his own downfall but I honestly think of any of ending that would have worked. I don’t like it, but I can’t think of any better ending for Light. But personally, I would have kept it way more a secret so people wouldn’t investigate me so soon. But that’s whatever, it’s a great show and manga. The only difference between the two is the show is set three years later compared to the manga, but otherwise everything is the same.
I first saw this anime on Cartoon Network during Adult Swim, and got very addicted to the tales of Monkey D. Luffy who has the properties of rubber after he unintentionally ate a Devil Fruit and his crew Straw Hat Pirates on their journey in search of the world’s ultimate treasure known as “One Piece”. And whoever gets the treasure will become the next Pirate King. I have not seen every episode or read every manga, but I’m planning on finishing it before the year ends. As well as start collecting all of the books in the manga series.
In college, I really got into watching anime and one of the shows that came out on top was Soul Eater. This is a series revolving around three teams at the Death Weapon Meister Academy, each team consisting of a weapon meister and at least one weapon that can transform into a humanoid. Each team is trying to collect the souls of 99 evil humans and one witch in order to make the weapon a “death scythe.” And if they don’t do it in that order, they must start all over again. Like most of these I have seen every episode but have not read the manga series, and I really want to so I’m going to start collecting and reading each one.
In college, this is the other anime series I really got into. One of my friends, Eri, got me into this series and almost weekly we would binge watch this show on Netflix. It’s one of those no brainer games that I love to just have up in the background when I’m working on things. It’s about a platoon of frog-like alien invaders that want to conquer Earth. Their leader is Sergeant Keroro but the platoon is at the mercy of a human family of three after he is captured while trying to hide in one of their bedrooms. Keroro does meaningless chores and errands for the family after his army abandons his platoon on Earth. And they still try to take over the Earth, but it always fails.
Avatar: The Last Airbender & The Legend of Korra
I used to watch this show when it was on Nickelodeon, and I loved it. It came out when I was about 12 so the characters in the show were about my age. Or at least Aang was so I felt like I kind of grew up with this show and it’s characters. I have seen every season multiple times including the fail of a live adaptation and the sequel series The Legend of Korra. I know this isn’t technically an anime as this was an American animated television series but it has strong Asian influence and uses Chinese martial arts. There is so much to love about this series and if you somehow haven’t watched any of the seasons, I seriously recommend you check it out. But definitely avoid watching M. Night Shyamalan’s movie on it. It’s just bad all around.
And the honorable mention that I feel like I finish this post without is Naruto, it got me into watching anime. But being completely honest, I have never seen a full episode only parts with Akatsuki. As I loved that group and watched way too many fan dubs involving them. I really should watch the full thing one day.
What is your favorite anime show?