This being an otaku’s blog…I figured it was about time I did this. That said, my favorite manga happens to be Bleach, despite the reoccurring battle scenes. And my favorite anime? I think it’s still Mobile Suit Gundam Seed, followed by Blood +. Just sayin’. No hatin’.
1. Blood +
This is an anime with an honestly unique plot line. It’s definitely something for older, more mature first timers and more seasoned otakus. And by more seasoned, I mean watched a lot of anime and looking for something new.
+well explored characters that grow to feel like real people
+that addictive factor
+intelligent, folk lore type story, reworked into amazing storytelling
-its a bit slow in the beginning. Get past the first 8 episodes and you’ll be fine.
-it takes a while to warm up to some of the characters
-cliffhangers!!! unless you like that stuff(which i do)
-the writer is EVIL. Good for the story, horrible for your nerves.
Now although the title immediately puts a childish shojo into your head, this anime develops into a real surprising contender. It’s a little childish in the begginning but the best things in this anime are the characters-for them you’ll continue to watch!
+robots and sword fights
+interesting undertones of religion and omnipotence of worship and a little bit of religious fanatisism
-first four episodes are a little annoying
-slightly childish acts and childish behaviour of the the main character
3. Eureka Seven
This is one of my absolute favourite animes. It turns from a light-hearted, futuristic, slice-of-life anime into something with a real message. Real characters. A real point. Watch it!
+character development at every turn and some mystery
+a fairly interesting, unfolding plot
-filler, oh, filler
-violence, slightly sexist undertones
I can hear the shojo-criers calling! But this is a fairly cute, quirky, less annoying version of a shojo act. I actually read the the manga so I’m not sure how much filler is in the anime, but I still love it.
+characters you want to hug…or hit
+twists and turns
-takes a while to get to the point
-maybe a little to “and they lived happily ever after”
-not completely satisfactory ending
This one really is for the Otakus in us! It’s all about two teenage boys trying to become mangakas. What could be a better way to gain an insight into the world we love so much? Plus, there’s bonus content: the story!
+somehow manages to give itself that “battle manga” quality
+insight into how manga is made
+lots of name drops that get you a little excited and drawn into the story more
-a little repetitive
-sometimes doesn’t make the most sense, but it is about teenagers right?
What are some of your favourite anime and manga? Let me know! If I watch/read it, I’ll definitely feature it! And if you have similar posts, send me a link and we can build a network of OTAKUNESS! MUHAHHAHAHA!