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Anime For Valentines Day!!!

14 Feb

Anit Valentines Day

So I have to apologize. Its been more than a minute since I have been on here. :c) I have had a major case of writers block/side tracked by MAL. I have been working like crazy on 2 clubs (yes there is a shameless plug coming up) the Anime Bloggers Union and the Pacific NW Anime Club. Trying to take over both from people that haven’t been running it since like forever has been a task and a half lol!!!

Since I felt bad about neglecting my poor blog and the mini handful of readers that actually read this I decided to do a half and half Valentine’s Day Anime List! The reason I am calling it half and half is because half will be for you lovely dovey, card buying, oozing sappiness people. The other half will be for the people like me that think Valentine’s day is a joke of a holiday. I mean hell, you don’t even get the day off and I have to have people at work bug me for candy and I have to see pink everywhere. I HATE PINK! Yeah I’m a girl and I freakin hate pink with a passion.

To start the list, it will be for you people that love to love and love all things pink and red! :c)

1. Ouran High School Host Club

  • I love this anime! Too freaking cute and the different themes that the club puts on is awesome. The love story in it between Haruhi and Tamaki is also cute but really doesn’t come to a head until the end of the anime.

2. Honey and Clover

  • This a longer anime that follow a group of student through art school, graduating and work. There are numerous love triangles in this anime.

3. Fruits basket

Fruits Basket

  • One of my favorite animes and also features a live triangle. Great anime to watch but a word to the wise after the last episode you need to pick up the manga at where it left off to get the full ending.

4. Clannad and Clannad After Story

  • Supposed to be one the best love story anime’s out there. I have only started watching it and its cute. Don’t know if it would call it the best…

5. Paradise Kiss

  • Love, fashion, deceit, fashion, craziness and did I mention fashion? This was an awesome anime that seriously brought a tear to my eye with the ending.

6. Nodame Cantabile

Nodame Cantabile

  • Love in the music word mixed with college life. You HAVE to watch the OVA in addition to the anime to get the actually ending. Odd how they worked that one but the story is cute and worth waiting to watch the OVA.

7. 5cm per second

5cm Per Second

  • This a short story anime film that is broken into 3 parts. With each part follow the main character through different stages in his life and the stages in his relationships.

The second half of the list is for you fellow anti-valentines day folks!

1. High School Of The Dead

Hish School Of The Dead

  • How can you beat a full worldwide outbreak of zombies?! GREAT relief to the valentine’s madness! There is even a love triangle mixed in!

2. School Rumble

School Rumble

  • Could have put this in the first half but the constant madness that is School Rumble makes it more of a laugh riot than anything else. The mistaken love interest and love triangles make for a very funny plot line!

3. Shikabane Hime

Shikabane Hime

  • Priest falling in love with dead girls that roam the world killing off demons and the possesed? Another great relief from the valentine’s madness lol!

4. Shiki

Shiki

  • A story about a girl that is obsessed with a boy she meets and haunts him even after she dies. Throw in vampires and the undead and you have a great non fluffy romance/stalking story.

5. Dance In the Vampire Bund

Dance In The Vampire Bund

  • A love story between a werewolf and vampire surrounded by death and lies. You also get a story of a fight between vampire clans and a fight to the death between beast people.

6. Big O

Big O

  • No we are not talking about that O! The story revolves around a city that has lost their memories. All that is left are these big mechs that feel the need to beat the crap out of each other. There is also a love triangle between the main character, his android and a woman whos group she works for is working against him.

7. XXXHolic

xxxholic

  • Your avegage nerd that also happens to be plagued by seeing yōkai and ayakashi. He is in love with one of his classmates and does everything he can to fight the yōkai and ayakashi in order to get them to leave him alone so that he can try and pursue her. Well that’s at least the story in a nutshell from the romance point of view.

I hope everyone had a happy and safe valentines or anti-valentines day!

 

My Time Spent Watching Anime

via my personal anime list on MyAnimeList.net

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The 12 Anime Days Of Christmas cont’d!!! (12)

23 Dec

Yay! Its the last day for The 12 Anime Days Of Christmas! I do have to say that I am proud of myself for sticking with it and doing a post each day. Yaaaay me!!! Granted I might have cheated a bit and wrote a few at a time but that still counts right?!?

Anyhow…

Happy Holidays!!!

Cowboy Bebop Merry Christmas!!!

 Happy Chrismahanikwansika To Everyone!!!

For the Twelfth Day of Chirstmas:

Honey and Clover

Honey and Clover
Season 1, Eps 4 “Actually, I don’t like Christmas all that much… … / The boy and girl are swayed”

Air Date: May 5, 2005

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice-of-Life, Romance

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

Takumi struggles with his feelings for Rika and his growing feelings for Ayumi. He later finds out that she is going out with Shūji.  Hagu also struggling with what everyone is expecting of her as an artist. Shinobu decides to invite everyone to a Christmas party which promps Yūta and Hagu to go out shopping where Hagu finds out Yūta basically hates the holiday.

While everyone is having a blast, acting like idiots and drinking their heads off, Takumi meets up outside the party with Shūji to find out where Rika is since he couldn’t get ahold of her. Shūji tells him that is off visiting her husband’s gave. (that whole arc is sooooo freakin sad!) Takumi and Shūji end up joining everyone back at the party but Takumi still has a cloud over him. The end of the night comes and Shūji takes everyone home leaving Takumi and Shinobu alone with Yūta passed the hell out. This is one of the times  that Shinobu actually acts like an adult and not a total dumbass when he ask Takumi to drink with him knowing that he is having a hard time. Awwwww….

Eps 9 “Did she notice? Why is it that I don’t tell her? / That brooch was so heavy”

Air Date: June 9, 2005

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice-of-Life

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

Shinobu being the sly dog that he is and still not being honest with himself about his feelings for Hagu, makes her this cute little brooch and leaves it for her with out saying it really was from him. This sets Yūta on a jealous spiral on if he should or shouldn’t tell Hagu that Shinobu was the one that left it for her. Ayumi also tells Takumi that she loves him and ened up creating the most akward moment ever between the two. Another random adult moment from Shinobu is when he helps Ayumi out this sticky situation.

Both Hagu and Yūta take on part time jobs for Christmas in the same district as where Ayumi’s shop is. Hagu ends up helping Ayumi in her shop while Yūta does deliveries. There is yet another Christmas party in this episode with the usual antics. Only this time its Yūta that is struggling with his feelings and still doesn’t know what to do about the brooch. Shinobu helps him with that by admitting he made it but lying that he didn’t make it for any reason. Like he made it because he liked her. Ass…

Eps 17 “What I don’t have is a destination… … / I don’t even know how I feel”

Air Date: August 11, 2005

Episode: 24min

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Slice-of-Life

My Rating: **** (4:5 stars)

Takumi is no longer at the Fujiwara office which sends Miwako into a depression. This prompts her to her a massage chair. Yeah don’t know how that helps with her ‘depression’ but whatever floats your boat… Ayumi is also depressed over the numerous proposals from her childhood friends in the family’s shops neighborhood. She ends up finding a way to turn them all down while still telling them that they will always be a part of her live and she wished them the best. Poor guys! After all that Hagu and Ayumi once again are selling Christmas Cakes in front of her family’s shop.

The group once again has their Christmas party and once again Yūta is depressed over his life which he thinks is a failure. (Can you see a pattern in this episode? This is the norm for most people around the holidays so its refreshing to see someone actually show it.) Later Yūta is admitted to the hospital after collapsing at the party. He ends up getting admitted for an ulcer thanks to his depression and stress. He has realized that he does not have goal or direction in life which is not helping him when he has been going to job interviews. He was even so depressed that his destroyed his art exhibit upsetting everyone around him even the odd old men from the school.

While at the hospital Yūta contemplates quitting school but changes his mind after talking with Mitsuko and Kazuo. This also gave him the courage to tell Hagu how he feels but is rudely interrupted when Shūji comes in with a handheld TV. As the group watches the TV the craziest thing happens! I wont tell you cause you need to see the episode and then see episode 18. So freakin funny!!!

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