Kill la Kill (Anime Review)

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Summary:ย Honnouji Academy, where an elite group of students is granted superhuman power by their special uniforms called the “Goku Uniform,” is ruled by student council president Kiryuin Satsuki. Matoi Ryuko transfers to Honnouji in search of the person who killed her father. Ryuko confronts Satsuki, who seems to have some information.

This is a really, really, really awesome anime! It’s definitely a must watch. It’s full of action, comedy, and some fanservice. I really love the plot. The truth behind all of this is gonna blow your mind, well at least it blew mine.

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My favorite character is Mankanshoku Mako. Mako is Matoi Ryuko’s bestfriend. She is seriously funny. There would be a dramatic and emotional fight and all of a sudden Mako just pops up and throws in some comedy in it. Mako is a hyperactive, carefree, and loving girl. She can also be very lazy. In episode one, you see her sleeping immediately after she eats. Actually you see her sleeping everyday in class. In Honnouji, your rank is based on stars. The more stars you have, the stronger. The highest rank is a 3 star I think. The higher your rank is, the better your life will be (bigger house, more money etc). Since Mako is a no star student, she’s very poor. But her family is the funniest. They may be poor, but they’re a happy family.

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I swear I love everything about this girl. She’s just so random. There’s a war going on behind her, and she’s just eating. Mako lights up the mood. She brings a smile to people’s faces. When Ryuko is in trouble, she doesn’t hesitate to jump in danger to save her. She cares so much about the people she loves. She’s basically the comedian of the show.

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(STORY TIME!) The Mankanshoku family loves to eat. They always eat the same thing everyday but they don’t seem to get tired of it. Her family actually reminds me of my own. In one of the episodes, Mako and her family becomes wealthy and greedy. They act like one of those rich people who just throws money around. They don’t even eat at the same table anymore. Money changed them and the fun disappeared. My family and I used to eat together and it was so fun. Now, we don’t even eat at the same time anymore. It’s still fun sometimes, but everybody has their own thing going on now that they rarely have time for each other.

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These four are called the Elite Four. They’re the top members of the student council, answering only to Kiryuin Satsuki. They all have 3 star Goku uniforms. They’re very loyal to Satsuki and are very protective of her. If you need bodyguards, they’re the best you can have. But they’re not just following Satsuki out of fear, they care about her for real.

Sanageyama Uzu – (Athletic Committee Chair) Sanageyama relies on his eyes too much that he was defeated by Ryuko so he had his eyes sewn shut so he can rely on his other senses more.

Gamagoori Ira –ย (Disciplinary Committee Chair) Gamagoori is the “Impenetrable Shield.” He is a large, and muscular young man and often shouts when a rule is broken. He is very honorable and has a strong resolve. When he was defeated by Ryuko, he was about to kill himself when Satsuki stopped him. Gamagoori’s relationship with Mako has evolved over time. At first, he viewed her as just a regular no star student but towards the end, it is implied that he has romantic feelings for her.

They’re so cute though, I totally ship them together! One time when Mako was lost, he vowed to her family that he would find her. He even put his life in danger to protect her >.<

Inumuta Houka –ย (Information and Strategy Committee Chair) Inumuta wears a collar-neck suit, which at the collar, opens whenever he talks. Inumuta usually wears clothes that have collars that can cover up his mouth and he wears blue glasses. Inumuta is a hacker. You can say he’s the brains in the Elite Four. He cares about his data a lot and he likes to collect people’s data when battling.

Jakuzure Nonon –ย (Non-Athletic Committee Chair) Although Nonon looks cute and sweet, she is highly manipulative. She often teases and mocks her fellow Elites. She calls Sanageyama a monkey, Gamagoori a frog, Inumuta a dog, and Mako an underachiever. Nonon’s 3 star Goku uniform represents that of a drum major and she’s the conductor. Nonon has known Satsuki since kindergarten so she believes that she is closer to Satsuki than the others.

I like Nonon. She has her annoying moments but her voice is somewhat cute. I don’t know why but I like her voice. :3

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Ryuko doesn’t like how Satsuki does things. She challenged her every chance she gets. I would like to tell more about them but that would spoil the show so you are just gonna have to watch it. ๐Ÿ™‚ It’s really good. It only has 24 episodes and it’s totally worth your time. Was their meeting fate or a coincidence? If you don’t already know, you will find out the truth about Goku uniforms and the truth about these two. So I recommend you guys watch it. See ya ๐Ÿ˜€ -R!n

Kuroko no Basket

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So I just finished Kuroko no Basket S2 today so I thought I’d write this. Did I mention that I love sports anime? Basketball is one of my favorite sports so I really enjoyed watching this. It really inspires me to just go out there and start playing. I really enjoy watching them play against each other and it’s funny too. Kuroko no Basket is a must watch anime. Sometimes when I see their new tricks I’m like, “Can people in real life actually do that?” They look so cool! :3 And…… muscles!

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(Left to Right: Seijuro Akashi, Midorima Shintaro, Aomine Daiki, Kuroko Tetsuya, Kise Ryota, Murasakibara Atsushi.) The Generation of Miracles is an all-star team of Teiko Junior High. The team won the Junior High Nationals for three consecutive years. They are recognized as the best players in the league. Their talents are far beyond a regular player. After graduation Junior High, all 6 players are now scattered across 6 different schools.

I don’t know if you’ve noticed but all their names have colors in them that match the colors of their hair with the exception of Kuroko (Kuro=black). People are wondering why Kuroko’s hair isn’t black. Well, I think it’s because the meaning behind his name doesn’t refer to his hair but to his role. He said that he was a shadow and shadow’s are black. This is just my opinion though. Aomine (Ao=blue), Midorima (Midori=green), Murasakibara (Murasaki=purple), Kise (Ki=yellow), Akashi (Aka=red), and Momoi (their manager in Teiko) (momo=pink).ย 

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Seirin High’s basketball team only consists of 1st years and 2nd years. It was formed by Kiyoshi Teppei. Their coach is a high school girl Aida Riko who is also the daughter of a trainer. Seirin High is noted for having exceptional high-leveled run and gun style. Their offense is considered one of the best in the region. Their main line up is composed of the rookie duo Kuroko and Kagami, “Iron Heart” Kiyoshi, Clutch Shooter Hyuuga, and Control Tower Izuki. I like their team, they’re fun ๐Ÿ™‚ I also love their coach. Because of her gender and age, people think she’s the manager. Because her dad’s a trainer, she’s good at identifying your physical status.ย 

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This dog is Tetsuya #2. He’s named that because of how his eyes looked like Kuroko’s. He’s so adorable! Both him and Kuroko.

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My favorite player is Aomine Daiki. I just love the way he plays. Aomine was the ace player of the Generation of Miracles and the former partner of Kuroko. When they were still in Junior High, Aomine was outgoing and friendly. He actually smiled a lot back then. Because he loves basketball, he trained and got stronger up to the point where he often completely crush his opponents’ will to play. He searched for someone who could possibly beat him but never found them. Because of this, he got to the conclusion that nobody will be able to beat him. His famous quote is, “The only one who can beat me, is me.” Aomine showed some kind of admiration towards Kuroko. (I love both of them! especially when they’re together and playing basketball!)

Aomine is literally a monster in basketball. He’s extremely fast, extremely strong, and extremely skillful. Aomine learned to play basketball on the streets without lessons. He’s play is known to be limitless. He uses many feints, unnecessary movements, and doesn’t play a standard form of basketball. He can score many creative baskets and can also get a shot off from essentially any position on the court, therefore making him unpredictable. And this is why he’s my favorite ๐Ÿ˜€

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Because they’re so cute in this picture! >.< They’re all so happy, I wish they’d be like this in the end.

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Yeah, you should definitely watch this, both season 1 and season 2. Season 3 probably won’t be out for a while. I get the feeling that I’m gonna have to wait for another year. *sigh* Well, hopefully it’s gonna be good. I can’t wait! :3 -R!n

Non Non Biyori

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Non Non Biyori is a slice of life anime. It shows you what they do in their everyday lives. Ichijou Hotaru and her parents moved from Tokyo to the middle of the country. She goes to a school where there are only a total of 5 students and a teacher in the whole campus. The school consists of a 1st grader, a 5th grader, a 7th grader, an 8th grader, and a 9th grader. This anime just basically shows you their lives in the country. I like it. It has a soothing feeling to it and it’s funny. I mean seriously, imagine you going to a school with only 5 people. That’s…wow. And there’s barely any stores in here. The closest you can get is a candy store. It’s like a one big family in a little village where people don’t have to lock their houses because everyone’s that nice. In the school, one of the teacher’s student is her sister and 3 other students are siblings. I would actually love to live in a peaceful place like this once in a while.ย 

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My favorite character is this girl right here, the one holding a recorder and has purple hair. Her name is Miyauchi Renge. Renge is a very random child who likes to make up her own words (like what she’s saying in the picture. It’s her own way of saying good morning) and songs. She usually wears a poker face but she also shows other expressions. Despite her blank expression, she is very friendly and social. She is loved by all characters, I mean it’s kind of hard not to. She is so cute and I love how random she is. It’s especially cute when she starts staring at one of the characters. :3

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(From left to right) Ichijou Hotaru, Koshigaya Natsumi, Miyauchi Renge, Koshigaya Komari. Ok so judging from their height, you’d probably think that the tallest one is the oldest. Well you’re wrong, Komari is actually the oldest (the one on the far right). Hotaru is actually a 5th grader, Renge’s a 1st grader, Natsumi’s a 7th grader, and Komari is an 8th grader. When you get to one of the episodes where they go to the beach, it’s really hard to tell that Hotaru’s a 5th grader.ย 

ImageOk so this is Hotaru now.

Imageย This was Hotaru last year.

Like seriously, how does someone grow that fast?! I wanna know her secrets T.T Hotaru also admires her senpai, Komari.

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My second favorite is Natsumi. She is seriously hilarious. She is really energetic and irresponsible. She can’t sit still and she likes to make everything fun and that’s what I like about her. She is often scolded by her mom about her grades and stuff like not cleaning her room. When her mom starts getting mad she calls it the Armageddon. I love how she exaggerated that, it’s so funny. She usually hides her report cards and test scores from her mom. I mean who wouldn’t with those scores? My mom would kill me if my grades were that bad. Natsumi is such a comedian.

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Then there’s this guy, Suguru, Komari and Natsumi’s older brother. He’s a ninth grader and her never talks in the anime. He participates in some stuff but you never hear him say a word. There was a time where he almost spoke but was interrupted by someone. He’s actually really good at guitar and some other stuff too, like studying, falling into a hole in the school, and making anime cat figurines out of clay. This guy just seems like he has no care in the world. He let his sister make him into a scarecrow.ย 

So you know if you have time you should watch this. It may be boring in the beginning but it gets funnier. It only has 12 short episodes. I watched this in one day so you should be able to make some time. If you’re looking for an easygoing anime to watch, you should watch Non Non Biyori.

Ok STORY TIME: There was actually this one part in the show where one of the girls (Natsumi) was putting some pepper in her noodles. You know how there’s like little holes on the container so that only a little pepper would come out? Well the cap fell off so all the pepper inside fell in. And my brothers and I laughed at this. And while we were laughing I was putting some pepper on my breakfast. I was all like, “How stupid,” while I laughed and then the same thing happened to me, the cap fell off and I ended up eating a bowl full pepper. Haha

-R!n

Blood Lad (SPOILER Alert!)

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Summary:ย Staz Blood is a vampire boss of a section of the demon world. Despite being a vampire, he’s more interested in the Japanese culture than he is in human blood. When he learned that Yanagi Fuyumi, a Japanese teenage girl, accidentally wanders into the demon world, he jumps to the occasion. But while he was dealing with an intruder in his territory, Fuyumi is killed by a monster and turns into a wandering ghost. Staz vows to her that he will find a way to bring her back to life.ย 

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This is a really funny anime and you guys should watch it. My favorite character is Staz’s little sister, Liz. She may act all tough but behind that mask, literally behind a mask, is an adorable little girl! She’s so cute, I wanna hug her. Liz is in charge of keeping order in Hell, determining whether an individual is guilty or not and gives punishment to those who are guilty. Liz feels rejected by her oldest brother Braz as he pays more attention to Staz. This caused her to despise Staz. Liz tries to act to be the “good girl” his oldest brother wants him to be. Liz is a very lonely girl wit no friends, but later in the story she grows fond of Fuyumi after she tells her she’ll always be with her.ย 

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Look at this adorable face :3

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And this is Hydra Bell, a sorceress of the highest quality. Bell is a bubbly person, but she’s also smart and clever. She is attracted to powerful men, which is one of the reasons why she fell in love with Staz. She is really good at using spatial magic, the ability to travel through space and transport just about anywhere, kind of like a magic portal. Although, she requires a frame to do this kind of magic. I like her because she’s funny.

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Ok, so apparently Bell and Fuyumi are sisters. It is said that demons have a doppelganger (a look alike) in the human world. If both doppelgangers meet, they both combine as one. One day, Bell and her demon mother went to the human world where her mother meets Fuyumi’s mom. Of course, Fuyumi and Bell were young and didn’t know this. Neyn, whose body contains both mothers decided to live in the demon world which was a hard decision for her since she had to leave Fuyumi behind (of course Fuyumi’s dad was there to take care of her). So when Fuyumi entered the demon world, Neyn ordered her son, Knell, to bring her to her for a reunion.

So all this got me thinking, what if I have a doppelganger? Wouldn’t that be cool? I’d be scared though. haha

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Oh yeah, this is how she looks after the combination. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Yeah, you gotta watch this. That’s Fuyumi by the way :3 It’s really funny and it only has 10 episodes. Not that long, so you can watch it easily. ๐Ÿ˜€ Well see ya. I’m playing Pokemon right now xD -R!nย 

Anime Characters that reminds me of Me!

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Izumi Konata is one of the main characters of the Lucky Star series. Konata reminds me so much of myself. First of all, she’s a hardcore otaku who loves anime and playing video games just like me. She can be intelligent at times but she hates studying so her grade’s aren’t all that good. I do have good grades but I really hate studying and I tend to pull all nighters and procrastinate like her. Konata is surprisingly athletic although she isn’t part of any clubs because it gets in the way of her anime. I am on the tennis team so I’m average at athleticism but at first glance, I don’t look like the type who can do sports.

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Konata also likes to play net games and is on her computer a lot. I’m the same. Sometimes I’d stay up all night on my computer and sleep in the morning. lol. She listens to anime music, goes to conventions, read a lot of manga, is lazy, and sometimes think like a middle aged man, like me! :3 I look up to her.

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Tainaka Ritsu is from the anime K-on. She’s the president of the Light Music Club and the drummer of the band. Her personality reminds me of me. She has an upbeat personality and likes making jokes. Ritsu can also be very lazy, like me ๐Ÿ˜€ Apparently she takes pride in her forehead, like me lol. I have no bangs. Ritsu is also boyish and her uniform is usually never tucked in. I’m pretty boyish and whenever my friends see me wear something girly, like skirts or sleeveless shirts, they act all surprise and make a big deal out of it so I very rarely wear skirts and sleeveless shirts.

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As much as I love Ritsu’s forehead, I really love it when she put her bangs down. She’s a different person, in a good way. Makes me wish I have bangs sometimes but I take pride in my shining forehead though!

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Sakamichi Onoda is from the ongoing series Yowamushi Pedal. He is a member of the Souhoku High School Bicycle Club, but I don’t ride bicycles competitively. The point is, he’s an otaku and so am I. He rides his bike to Akihabara every week even though it’s so far away. He also watches anime and gets his friend to watch it too. He sings anime songs while riding his bike. I ride my bike to school so I do the same thing. But I only sing when there’s no people around though so I usually ride when there’s not much people. He also wears glasses, I do too. Onoda is quite shy and has a hard time speaking up for himself. I’m the same, although when I’m with my friends, I’m the most talkative.

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Kuroki Tomoko is the protagonist of Watamote. She often has heavy bags under her eyes due to staying up too late playing games and watching anime. I don’t stay up that late when school’s going on but on summer break it’s completely different. Tomoko isn’t very sociable which explains me in class. But it’s not because I don’t wanna talk to them, it’s just that I don’t know how to. She is also perverted at times but she’s fairly optimistic. She thinks that it will only take about a month to get a boyfriend. She’s also had a lot of experience in dating in online games, which is what I’m mostly good at. Sometimes even I think I’m popular even though I know I’m not ๐Ÿ˜›

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Madarame Harunobu in the Genshiken series is the most hardcore otaku of the Genshiken memebers. He spends nearly all of his money on doujinshi. I do that too but I did it too much that my mom put all of my earned money in the bank so I can’t spend them T.T He secretly falls in love with this girl and he never has the courage to confess his feelings even after 3 years because he is sure that his feelings have no chance of getting returned. I’m the same. Never in my life have I ever asked someone out because I’m too shy and scared. It’s usually me getting asked out by them, not me asking them out. He looks geeky too, like me ๐Ÿ™‚

So yeah, these characters all remind me of me and that’s why I love them. Mostly because most of them are otakus lol Regardless, these characters are also cool. I love Konata’s jokes and her face expressions. I love it when Ritsu teases her childhood friend and how she makes the room lively. I admire Onoda’s passion in cycling. I love Tomoko’s optimism and the way Madarame spends most of his money on doujinshi and anime stuff is kind of admiring. I love it when I watch an anime and I’m like, “Hey look, it’s the anime version of me.” -R!n

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Yowamushi Pedal First Impressions

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A friend of mine is f*cking obsessed with this anime and I was like, “It doesn’t look all that good.” Of course as a fan, she started rambling about how good it is. So I decided to give it a shot and watch it. And I have to say that it’s actually way better than I expected. Right when I saw the opening, I was like, “Woah, that dude looks freaking cool!”

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The main character, Onoda Sakimichi (the one with the glasses that’s being called an otaku), is seriously like me. When he rides his bike, he tends to sing anime songs out loud like a total nerd (no offense. I am one too). I’m still in episode 5 and so far he’s my favorite character. He wears glasses, barely interacts with anyone and wants to revive the anime club. And then there’s this cyclist, Imaizumi, who saw Onoda riding his bike up a slope so calmly and even singing without having his feet touch the ground and on top of all, he was riding a mommy bike (see the 1st pic). Imaizumi was shocked to see a total amateur riding like that so he challenged him for a race. I was so hooked that I stayed up til 4 am saying, “I can’t sleep until I finish watching their race!”

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The main reason why I hesitated watching this anime is because of this guy, Makishima Yuusuke. Honestly, at first I thought he looked creepy but then after watching him, I totally changed my view on him. He’s cool!

This anime taught me a bunch of stuff about bikes that I never even knew. I’ve been riding my bike since I was 9! Did you know that the height of your seat affects the speed of your riding? Apparently, if you put your seat high, you ride faster. I never knew that! And apparently the smaller your gear is the more you have to pedal to go fast. >.<

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Onoda Sakimichi has been riding his bike since fourth grade, going to Akihabara once a week which would take him about 2 hours to get there normally. But he rides so fast with an old mommy bike without him noticing it that everyone was impressed. I mentioned that he reminds me of myself. Another reason is because even though he wanted to join the anime club, he ends up cycling. I used to be in the anime club, but then I found tennis and decided to join it. I’ve been playing tennis since. And I also wear glasses :3

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If you haven’t watched Yowamushi Pedal, you should. It has comedy and competition in it. It will be worth your time. The anime is still ongoing. I think it has 15 episodes right now. Now, if you’ll excuse me, I will watch some Yowamushi Pedal. -R!n ๐Ÿ™‚

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