Day 30 - An anime you wish never ended and just continued its awesomeness?
Sailor Moon, Code Geass, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Skip Beat, NANA, Evangelion, Kenshin.
But then, I guess all good stories need an ending. However, some of those are ongoing manga with incomplete anime that I wish would get more seasons.
( here's the full list of questions if you want them to do the quiz yourself )
Favorite school uniform?
I love the girls uniforms from Sailor Moon, I've had a thing for naval collars since I was tiny kid. I think Usagi's school is called Juban High.
As for boys I love the Ouran High uniforms because they are blue and look pretty swish. I'm also loving the Ashford Academy boys uniforms from Code Geass.
Bonus trivia.. I own 2/3 of these uniforms mentioned :P
Now I'll own 3/3, haha
~30 Day Anime Challenge~
Day 27 - Favorite anime ending theme song.
I'm just gonna go with some I liked from recent years:
"Come" from Inuyasha Final Act
"Don't Say Lazy" from K-On
"Beautiful World" from Evangelion 2.2
"A Song for Chivalrous Youth" from Code Geass
"Kimi Monogatari" from Naruto Shippuden
"Magia" from Madoka Magicka
Day 28 - Favorite pokemon?
My favourite pokemon are Mew, Pikachu, Pichu, Mudkip, Pachirisu, Marril, Squirtle and "Greggu" (Croagunk in English, GuruGuru in Japanese)... and I pretty much like anything else that is blue and cute.
Day 26 - Favorite anime opening theme song?
At the moment it's "Colors" by Flow (Code Geass opening) because it gets stuck in my head every day. Seriously, every day my brain is "~JIIIIIBUUUNNN WOOOOO~".
I also love the Soul Eater opening "Resonance", the Sailor Moon opening "Moonlight Legend", Naruto opening "Haruka Kanata" (there's heaps of Naruto openings I like actually), Death Note opening "What Up People", Serial Experiments Lain opening "Duvet"...hmmm trying to think up all the anime opening songs I've obsessed over. I may add to this later :D
( have a video link for the Code Geass opening song )
~30 Day Anime Challenge~
Day 20 - Favorite anime of characters attending high school
I think that 90% of anime has characters that are in highschool. But in an effort for some variety, I shall try to pick something where events occur at the school more often. So I will go with Ouran Highschool Host Club! It's so insanely funny. I guess it's pretty much a reverse harem with a reverse trap.. funtimes all around. XD
Day 21 - Favorite goofy character from any anime
Naruto is kinda goofy but you already know I love him. So how about we go with Luffy from One Piece! He's quite amusing. My favourite thing is when he grabs Zoro and sling shots them both on or off the boat (or something else), clocking Zoro in the process while Luffy remains unharmed. XD
Day 16 - Favorite attack someone used in a anime?
Gaara's Sabaku-kyu (Sand Coffin)... yeahhhh crush people to death with sand ♥
Allllll of Sailor Moon's attacks. I used to twirl around and immitate them as a drunk 18 year old, I was pretty awesome XD
Aaaaand Suzaku's spinning kick meme "Spinzaku" cracks me up. He even does that spin kick in a giant robot. LOL!
Day 15 - Anime you want to see but haven't yet
I'll probably watch Star Driver next because I already downloaded half the episodes. I really need to watch the stuff I've got instead of it sitting around and eating up my HDD space.
I'd also like to watch Gurren Lagann, Ao no Exorcist and Clannad sometime in the near future.
Although I'm halfway through some bigger series and I should probably catch up on those before downloading more stuff. D.Grayman, Bleach, Reborn and One Piece are the main culprits.
You can check my "plan to watch" list here: http://myanimelist.net/animelist/
Day 11- Fave mech series
Two months ago it would have been Evangelion hands down but now it's a tie with Code Geass!
Evangelion is another of my all time favourite anime. I was pretty obsessed with it back in the day when it first aired on SBS in Australia. Naturally I'm excited about the new movies that retell the story and eagerly awaiting the third one to come out. Evangelion are a sort of organic mecha, there is a living thing under all the armor. I remember when Shinji's Eva: Unit 01 goes beserk for the first time, that I was all like "woah, this is awesome!". I love the little clips the pilots have on their heads, they are cute. I have the red ones like Asuka's, which I bought in Japan.
I like mecha anime but there's not many that I've fully obsessed over since Eva.. and then along came Code Geass. Which just blew me away. The mecha in Code Geass are called Knightmares. It's pretty funny how Lelouch is such a brilliant strategist but a shit pilot. He always gets the crap kicked out of him! Suzaku's knightmare is called Lancelot and he has a cat called Arthur.. hehe :D
Day 10 - Favorite fighter anime
I think Naruto has to win this one. I've been obsessed with it for 5-6 years now. I still read the manga weekly. The anime I've gotten a bit lazy with because I know what happens anyways. But I'm only a few eps behind atm. Naruto was one of those shows that I had meant to watch much earlier but didn't get around to it due to my computer being way too shit to run large video files at the time. So by the time I watched it, there was already 130~ish episodes out. I remember my friends being weirded out that I liked Gaara when I bought the Gaara & Naruto poster that currently adorns the inside of my bedroom door. I started reading the manga around the start of the time jump because I knew Gaara was in it and my little preference for GaaNaru over SasuNaru just totally exploded from there on out.
Perhaps I should talk about the actual battles in Naruto. If you don't know by now, Naruto is about ninjas. Ninjas with magical powers to be more precise. Usually there's the typical Dragonball Z formula of: new bad guy shows up, characters get their ass whupped, so then they train to get stronger, get in another battle and then Naruto shows up late to beat down the enemy in a blaze of glory. While it probably sounds boring to some people, when you know and love the characters, it's incredibly exciting. The characters all have their unique personalities and abilities, plus quite interesting stories of their own that fuel their reason to fight. There's manly tears and heart wrenching moments. Often elitists write Naruto off as being too mainstream, but there is good reason for why it is so popular.
Day 7 - Favorite anime couple
I can't decide on one. I never can. Lets go with my favourite het couple and favourite yaoi couple.
Princess Serenity/Prince Endymion (Sailor Moon)
In the anime version, 1000 years ago, Serenity and Endymion die together while the Moon Kingdom is being attacked by Queen Beryl. In the manga version, Princess Serenity actually commits suicide out of grief when Prince Endymion dies in battle. It's pretty epic, I liked the manga version because it was so much more tragic (yep, theres my morbid romance fetish at work). Selenity, the queen of the moon uses the ginzoushou (silver crystal) to seal the evil queen Beryl and send her daughter Serenity, her guardians and the prince to the future for a chance at a second life, at the cost of her own. Reincarnated, Usagi and Mamoru are still drawn to each other in their normal lives and as their alter ego's Sailor Moon and Tuxedo Mask. It's a beautiful story of fated lovers. Time and time again, their feelings for each other help them overcome the obstacles thrown at them. And there's some pretty horrible bad guys out there trying to break them up or kill them. Actually I always love how when it comes down to the boss fight at the end of a series/movie, Mamoru is the one that needs saving or is dying. Gender roles need to be shaken up like this more often :)
I'll go on about this until I'm blue in the face, it's canon. Gaara has a crush on Naruto. Just about everytime that boy opens his mouth or has some internal monologue, he mentions Naruto. Naruto also feels something for Gaara, when they first fought, Naruto took pity on Gaara and held no grudge and goes to great length to save Gaara from the Akatsuki 2-3 years later. As a fellow jinchuuriki, Naruto understood Gaara's pain and knew how important it was for him to reach out to Gaara and be there for him. When Naruto thought he had failed and that Gaara was dead, the poor boy bawled his eyes out. Then used his in chakra to revive Gaara, with the adorable little mind link scene of Naruto running to find Gaara. There is so much bromance going on here, do not deny it. (oh, I think my morbid romance fetish has surfaced again). Also I love the bit where Gaara goes to get up after being revived, Matsuri tries to help him but he shoves her away, then Naruto goes to help him and lets him. If Gaara was female, people would be all over it like they other het love interests for Naruto. Even some of the SasuNaru shippers are starting to admit they see GaaNaru coming through. So yeahhhh! GaaNaru, it's so damn cute and also feels like a fated romance with their jinchuuriki bond and dreams of leading their villages. <3
Day 6 - Most annoying anime character?
I struggled to think of any characters that really piss me off. Asked Chez for a suggestion and she said Happosai from Ranma 1/2. So I'll go with that, because he is a pretty annoying character and whenever an episode focuses on him it makes you go "uggghhh no!".
Kira also reminded me that Nina from Code Geass is pretty annoying too. She's a bit of a racist bitch and it really irked me.
Day 4 - Anime you’re ashamed you enjoyed?
I'm seriously not ashamed to admit when I like something that everyone else likes to bash. Is what I originally said on Facebook earlier today and I posted a link to MyAnimeList So yeah, this sort of question is a lost cause on me.
ianiceboy gave me a decent prompt to rethink it.
"Then, to rephrase, of which of those are you least proud?"
And so my answer to that becomes: I saw 3 episodes of Chuu Bra and that was 3 episodes too many!
No seriously, that anime is terrible. It was all a bit too pedo loli shit. And what is it doing in on 'on hold' list, that should be in the dropped list. Mehhh, I'll fix it later when I'm not capped.
( While were on the subject of no shame and facebook )
Day 3 - Your anime crush
I have a boy harem of anime crushes. Sabaku no Gaara, Naruto Uzumaki, Tuxedo Mask (Mamoru Chiba), Lelouch Lamperouge, Suzaku Kururugi, Kaito (yes I know Vocaloids are not anime but they are drawn that way so close enough), Hikaru & Kaoru Hitachin, Inuyasha, Kenshin Himura, Tsunayoshi Sawada, Lambo (adult version of course), Zelos Wilder, Kaoru Nagisa.
Characters mentioned are from the following series: Naruto Shippuden, Sailor Moon, Code Geass, Vocaloid, Ouran Highschool Host Club, Inuyasha, Rurouni Kenshin, Katekyo Hitman Reborn, Tales of Symphonia, Evangelion.
If this extended to video game characters, the list would get longer :D
~30 Day Anime Challenge~
Day 1 : Very first anime!
Astro Boy & Kimba The White Lion were officially my first anime as a tiny little kid, I don't remember which one I saw first. Although I didn't know what anime actually was until I saw Sailor Moon and got on the internet. Things kinda exploded in my mind from there on out. :D
The first FIVE people to comment in this post get to request that I write* a drabble/ficlet of any pairing/character of their choosing**. In return, they have to post this in their journal, regardless of their ability level. (If you absolutely can't write, maybe find a creative alternative?)
Fandoms: Naruto, Reborn!, Soul Eater, NANA, Sailor Moon, X-men, Phantasy Star Universe, Tales of Symphonia, Inuyasha, Pandora Hearts, Full Metal Alchemist, Card Captor Sakura, Vocaloids, One Piece.. if you've seen me fangirl over anything else it's also fair game.
*Unless I completely hate the pairing and would rather puke :P
** I'm not an experienced writer but I would like some practice, in some cases I may do a sketch if I don't feel I know the characters well enough to write about them.