Summer (July) Anime Releases

You can find the releases for which anime this July 2014 on the site, anichart.net. 

And I found a helpful chart here, where you can see a picture of the anime’s poster, along with it’s name. So it’s easier to find one to your animation preferences.

Must check out this anime, as it’s got a BUNCH of cool voice actors- Kirito from SAO, Ash Blake from Dragonar Academy. people from Log Hoizon, Fate/Zero?, Vampire Knight, Fairy Tail, No Game No Life, and much much more!)- called Akame ga Kill!  For details on the voice actors, plus pictures of the characters they’ll be voicing, click here.

Hope this is helpful!

It sure helped me get into the whole watching a season of anime, as it AIRS. I’ve never done that before so yeah =P

But I plan to again! It’s awesome ^_^

*poof*

-Ze

Free! the Anime

So I started  a sportsy anime, Haikyuu. A show all about this super short kid that wants to play volleyball and be the very best that no one ever was as an Ace (a position that usually requires loads of height). And the constant talk of believing in yourself, and hilarity, and just typical school closeness, with super sappy lines had me!

Epic Fanart. But they messed up the numbers on the shirts =Y

I missed anime like that so MUCH. I think the last sports anime I’ve ever seen was…I can’t even recall! That’s how long it’s been. And I fell head over heals for this genre then.

But this anime is still ongoing! And I wanted to binge watch an epic sports anime.  NOW.

So I opened up a new tab, and did some searching. I came across Korouko no Basket, and a few others. (Watched the first ep, but I got hooked on something else after Alya told me I was on the look for sport anime.)

I started watching Free!, and anime all about swimming. It’s super short, complete, and only has twelve episodes, half the normal amount of episodes most anime have. It was awesome though! I seriouslyyy loooved it~!

I actually reaaally liked it! It was adorable, and in such a short time, I did manage to bond with a bunch of the characters! That’s no easy feat with just twelve episodes, ya know 😉

But, my fave characters have got to be Haru/Nanase, Rin, and Nagisaaaaa~

Nagisa’s awesome, fun, bright, and just generally happy. Haru, you come to love. And Rin- looks so damn cool, right?- but his creepy shark fangs look a bit frightening, especially paired with those red eyes…

More pictures~!

Why is Rei randomly just THERE in the background..?

This picture ❤

Kinda Cute Chibis!

Although I watched the first eleven episodes in two days, I didn’t watch the last one til last night. (After three ish days.) But I loved it’s ending, and it ended with THIS picture;

READ THAT ENGLISH LINE. READ IT.

See you next Summer!

Which means there was the initial intention to make a second season!! So I did some more googling, and what to I find? THIS!

Dat Blue Two.

A confimation on it’s release- this JULY ❤ (I found out here.)

Yay :3 I can’t wait now!

 

New Anime Started from this Season- Reviews, Picture, and Obsessions

This season’s got some seriously cool anime that’s just released. I’ve been watching and trying quite a few, and I’m loving what I’ve seen so far. Here are the names of a few I started, and what I think of them so far. Whether I plan on continuing them or not, some picture, and a few that are just so damn ADORABLE that I’m already obsessed after one episode. (I’ll get to that.)

I Akuma no Riddle- Started it, mentioned it in my last anime related post. Watching it, and I’ll finish it too, as it is only given thirteen or twelve episodes. It’s alright, and I’m mostly watching it for the action and the animation. It’s not entirely my kind of anime.

II Broken Blade/Break Blade-

Started it just a few days ago, and I’ll continue it only for the reason that it’s a mecha anime, and I’ve never really seen one before. It’s story is pretty interesting too, so yay. It’s animation is a little different from what I’m used to and prefer, but it’s not bad, it’s still actually good.

III Nobunaga the Fool-

Only seen the first episode, a bit more of mecha, and yet I like it’s fantasy story much more. It’s got a prophecy involved, a lady of shallot hearing whispers, and even THE KING ARTHUR! In a semi futuristic setting not on Earth, I am so watching this.

IV No Game No Life- Current obsession!

 

And I’m so glad the main dude is such a badass red head, since the one in Mouhouka Koukou no Rettousei certainly isn’t even revealed to us yet, so we can’t see his badassery… Ahem, so yeah, Sora is awesome. Love him already ❤

Badass Sora

Adorable Little Sister- Shiro

The animation to this show is superb and it’s very SAO, except so far, the two siblings actually don’t want to return home. I like that plot twist. And I can’t wait to see what happens next!! Crap, I really shouldn’t have started this anime the day before a CIE…

*poof*

 

Just CIE Things- and Distractions.

So.

CIE. A-levels. At university level. Eeps.

To say the least.

But I’m in the middle of my exams, and I’d like to add a few things I am currently obsessed with in different amounts. Varying from using day and night, to just to pass the time. Precious time that should not be wasted at that…

So here we go.

Anime (of course, the largest category);

I Mahouka Koukou no Rettousei

  Genre- Magic, Fantasy, Action (and yet uptil now there’s been a SEVERE lack of it on Tatsuya’s part!! =Y ), School Life, Comedy, Romance, futuristic, Sci-Fi, Technology.  Some incest jokes, and implied incest.

II Black Bullet  

 Genre- Action (duh), has a loli (not a genre, but still must be said for some people.), some Comedy, Thriller, Post Apocalypse, End of the World Scenario, Sci-fi, Futuristic.

III Akuma no Riddle

^Whoa, that’s a huge pic =P

Genre- Yuri (lesbian content)(so far, soft, and not anything vulgar. Not even kissing so far, but it’s only been 6 episodes.), Action, Psychological, School Life, Assassins.

IV Yu-Gi-Oh!

Which one?? The FIRST one. And no, this isn’t a nostalgic I’m-gonna-watch-old-childhood-stuff-again at all. I never saw it as a kid. So on the insistence of Zaid, and many many Duel Monsters vs Yu-Gi-Oh! debates, I decided to give it a shot. No picture, because, ew, animation from 2000.

Side note V- HunterxHunter

I am now finally up to date on HxH~! Woot Woot! Only problem is, now I’m dying for the new eps *-*

On to other stuff now…Like,

VI A Korean Drama- The Bride of the Century

And now, the best scene that had me die of laughter-

Peeing Granny

^The scene where Kang Ju’s Granny peed on Doo Rim~! xD

VII Teen Wolf

Sorry, but it’s exams time. And the theme song never fails to make me burst into laughter. I mean, Scott McCaw, the flying werewolf. It’s just too damn swagtastic.

But the stories all about Stiles now <3333 AND they added Japanese stuff to it! Like characters, mythological creatures, and even the Yakuza. I mean, it’s got the Nine Tailed Fox in it. #Naruto #Kitsune

VIII New Girl

Yeaahh…I never liked it, but Exam Hype has crippled my brain and tricked it into finding it amusing currently. Weird.

IX Don’t Trust the B—- in Apt 23!

Another TV show I started, and it’s funny, despite the  jokes being just a tad too adult for my taste.

And the rest are other anime I may be starting soon, and what not.

Like Durarara!, Dragonar Academy, Letter Bee Academy, and others I’ve forgotten right now. Oi, I’m sleeeepy. Excuse enough.

So that’s my so far distraction list! I may have forgotten a few, but oh wyell. I’ll add more if they arise. I hope note. I need to study all that I can now.

Ciao~

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

*poof*

 

 

Initial Take on Hunter x Hunter

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Sooo I was recommended some anime (Gintama, Bleach, and nichijou), so I decided to start off with Hunter x Hunter =D (recommended to me by Darke)

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^This picture is from the first arc, the one with the Hunter Exam. Where Gon meets his friends for life, Kurapika, Leorio, and even Killua =3 I found this beginning very similar to the approach done by the Naruto Manga, where you’re thrown into an exam that the main characters need to pass to accomplish their dreams, for various reasons or not-so various reasons (in Naruto, everyone wants to pass the exam to become a ninja =3 although the why is still a bit sketchy in my head, it’s all similar. Here, Gon wants to find his dad, Killua’s bored (gotta love that guy!), Kurapika wants revenge, and Leorio wants to earn enough money so he can become  a doctor.)

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Although it’s from a genre I generally hate and just avoid as it’s too boring, sometimes repulsive, and just not my thing, I can’t drop it! It’s hooked me with the strategies, and the amount of thought that is needed in each episode, by each character to overcome each obstacle. I think that’s what I  like most about it =)

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With the first arc, it was the Hunter Exam, and that was pretty awesome. Oh, but before even that, there was this one utterly BRILLIANT quiz moment thing. The question ‘You can only chose one to save. Your son or your daughter/ Your mother or your lover. Who do you choose?’ You  were given ten seconds to answer, with the only possible choices of answer 1 or 2 (1 for the son, 2 for the daughter). Anything else offered as an answer would disqualify you. There was no right answer, as Leorio figured out. But Kurapika hit the nail on the head with the actual correct answer. Silence. BOOM. Mind blown, I know =O

Then there’s that one character (or more if you’re lucky, like in Ouran) that you just can’t stop staring at and squealing about/jumping up and down in their awesomeness. And for me, for this anime, it’s definitely Killua =3

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And cuz he’s so awesome, and I love stalking pictures of anime characters, here’s some more pictures of him that I liked =D

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He comes from a FAMILY of assassins, too. How cool is that?! He is also twelve, might I add. Although to me, they both (Gon and Killua) are ten to me =/ Cuz Ash Ketchum. No, that’s not really the reason xD It’s cuz they don’t look twelve at ALL. They look like little kids. Twelve year old’s look older than that, AND taller. So since they don’t look it, nor act it, they are ten to me =/ Eternally, possibly. Who knows if this is an anime with aging or not…especially since they just managed to open their something aura gates. I think it was Zen? No…Zenstu? (I just checked, and it’s zetsu..damn, so close.) I think that’s the one- nonetheless, it’s the one that considerably slows down aging. Just what a few nearly-teenaged boys needed.

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^This is an assassin technique Killua tries to use against this Oji-san/ Old man here to try and steal that ball. Rhythm Step, I think? But it’s walking at a certain speed and using frequencies to confuse your enemy/target of where you are, and cause them to see different illusions too.

Oh, and in anyyyy anime- must mention the theme song ^_^ Or at least I HAVE to with this one. Cuz- I don’t like it =/ Not really. The first time I heard it I found it hilaaarious cuz it was just SO LAME. But after repeaaatedly hearing it, it’s just boring and bleh. There are some anime that have theme songs I don’t ever want to end- and play them on loop. This ain’t one of them. Ooh, but- plot twist- the ending song definitely is!

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^A picture from the first scene in the first ending song. The awesome one ❤

The first ending song, for the HxH 2011 remake, in Japanese, is simply addictive. It’s reaaaally good, even though it’s super auto toned in places and has annoying screams in the back- kinda like the one in Death Note season 2 (something all you people, if I recall correctly?). It’s video is also pretty coolio. And it’s hilarious what Killua’s doing in many of the scenes xD Like…

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^In this scene, they’re all falling, presumably, off a cliff. Everyone’s flailing cuz they’re falling. And Killua? His hands in his pockets and just falling down like he doesn’t have a caare in the world xD

This is done repeatedly in many scenes. They’re all in difficult situations, and Killua just has  a bored expression on his face as he does what ever the situation requires, with his hands just calmly and chillly in his pockets. Woot woot.

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^This picture is one of the last they show at the ending for the first ending song…One word- Wasurenaide~!

Now, character analysis- Gon, Kirupika, Leorio, Killua, Illumi, Hisoka, Too-Cool-for-you-got-piercings-Old-Gramps, Bald Ninja (*cough* wanna be*cough*), and others I have forgotten/refuse to/incapable of remembering that I might mention, but for now, nuo. Like, they belong to what I can tell is the third arc (Ayami-Double, Zushi, and Four-Eyes).

So, We gotta start with the main character- Gon! Your typical super hero main character- like Goku, or Ash, or Naruto, or Natsu, he’s completely naive, looks for the good in people, is trusting, and- let’s face it- not the brightest ^_^ But he’s strong, kindhearted, perseveres, believes in morals to a point where it’s annoying- the works.

Kurapika- is the smart intelligent one. He’s strong too, but not nearly as strong as Killua and Gon or with any of their prodigal potential. He uses chains to defeat his arch enemies which would be The Phantom Troupe, or aka The Spider. He, much like Sasuke, is the sole survivor from his clan, where this Spider killed all his family and brethren so they could steal the red eyes, which apparently are one of the seven most beautiful things in the world in this anime/ seven world wonders. He’s blonde, desperately needs a haircut once they get to the arc with the Phantom Troupe, which I think is the third one…Since I’m now on episode 80, it’s kinda hard to keep track =P

But then there’s Leorio! The doctor to be, the guy who looks thirty, but is actually a teenager (19 at most, 17 at youngest?). This is literally the snapshot of what everyone’s reaction is when they find out he’s a teenager just like the rest of them-

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^Hahahahahaha xD It’s actually repeated a bit, how old he looks, despite being young =P It’s the opposite of my situation, where everyone thinks I’m like fourteen, or even thirteen, when I am in fact sixteen =P

Noooow, what to talk about? I don’t wanna discuss characters anymore, so I’m just gonna move on to arcs =) Cuz I can. Deal with it B|

Kay, so arc I is the one with the Hunter Exam, already talked about that.
Arc II would be the one where they go to Killua’s house to “rescue” (quoting Gon here) him.
Arc III is the-oh!- It’s not the spider one, it’s the one where they all part ways only to meet again at Yo-something city for an auction that involved the Troupe members. So this arc was basically focusing on Gon and Killua who went to the Paradise Tower and trained, learned and mastered the basics of nen, became stronger, and passed their Hidden Hunter Exam to become Pro Hunters. (Killua failed the Hunter Exam, but he had all the knowledge and skill of a Pro Hunter. He later does get his license.) This is also the arc in which Gon fights Hisoka- le gay and creepyyyy clown guy- and SMACKS HIM IN THE FACE so he returns Hisoka’s 44 badge from the Hunter Exam ^_^
Arc IV would be the one with The Spider. Let’s just say it’s long, and there’s loaaads of drama.
Arc V would be…hm, I’m not sure if I’m skippin something  or not, but I think it was the one with Greed Island. The one where they try to find the game and buy it, only to find themselves hired to play the game, and complete it. Facing loads of challenges, even meeting Hisoka, and possibly a terrible development involving the Phantom Troupe?! But there’s just sooo much to say there…

I’m gonna make a seperate post fro Greed Island now. But here’s a picture from G.I. Tutorial, at the end of every episode of that arc.

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^Looook at how cute they look chibi-ified xD

And with that- onwards to other anime I’m on right now!

Yup, as much as I love HxH, I paused it, cuz once I got to the next VIth arc, the one with the Chimera Ants, I got bored. It’s not that interesting…and it’s a bit gross with the human-everything else on the planet hybrids =S They look creeepyy, weird, and obviously, unnactural. Even the Queen Chimera Ant…she’s got SQUARE- which means herbivore…what a fail, since she’s just purely carnivore -.-” – human teeth. EW. Gross. Ugh, heebeejeebies…

And on that very happy and joyful note-

*poof*

-Ze

 

Zero no Tsukaima~

Ze Familiar of Zero!

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One of my faaavourite anime that I started when I was in eighth grade ^_^

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[I started watching anime a lot when I was in eighth grade- that’s when I got hooked onto it! And that is also the year in which I saw the most anime I had ever seen =) ]

Okaay, so Zero no Tsukaima is a wonderous fantasy anime with just the right amount of comedic romance to easily fall into my ‘Must watch’ anime lists =3

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^See what I mean by comedy? Well, I didn’t know these terms before when I watched it the first time, but Louise (ze young tiny pink haired lass) is a tsundere (did I spell is right?? I think so..) which would be Japenese/Otaku talk? for a character that rarely expresses their love or like for anything, always get embarrassed when it’s brought up, and contradict themselves about it- that is, deny they like/love that thing/person. So if Louise is a tsundere, and falls for Saito (cuute coolio Japenese guy in a blue hoodie), then she’s going to blush furiously all the time, stutter, get embarrassed, and deny everrr liking him, and say she hates him. But she doesn’t =)

I mean, lookie, isn’t Hiraga

 

 

Saito cuute?! He is one of my favourite characters, so bear with all these pictures of him now ^_^

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HIragi saito

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^This last one’s a deviant art picture, fan art, by a fedyfaust, I think. Cheers to him/her for making it! =)

Louise also has one of the damn coolest names possible. She easily wins Ze Coolest Full Name fictional Character Award from me, at least. Her full name is- wait for it while I google it, yes it IS in fact that long- Louise Françoise de la Baume le Blanc de la Vallière~! Mhmm, best name ever, am I right? xD

Ok, now this anime is the story of how Louise, bullied and cruelly nicknamed ‘Zero Louise’ by her classmates since her success rate with all spells and anything associated with magic has been, well, zero, gets fed up with all the teasing and decided that for her Second Year at school for mages exam, is going to summon the most beautiful, most graceful, and strongest familiar ever. And that’s where the name comes in, cuz she summons- The Familliar of Zero!

Now, utterly and completely humiliated since she summoned a mere human instead of something spectacular like a dragon, or a griffin, or a Charmeleon on Steroids (I kid you not, there is in fact one.) she summons something with even less magical potential than hers- a human, which has none!

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^Man, Kirche should’ve hit the B button while she still could…wait, I’m actually veryyyy glad she didn’t. I mean, how many of use really want to see a Charmander on steroids? O.o

But Louise still completes the ceremony to make a binding contract with her new familiar. Here’s  a snapshot of that. Cuz if it’s any sort of magical ceremony- there’s GOTTA be a kiss involved. It’s only expected of a Japanese anime. But come on, what about the girl who had the Charmeleon on Steroids?! Did she kiss that fat lizard??! Ewwww!

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At this point in the story, I should explain what happened. Louise summoned Saito from Japan, Earth and he got transported to this new world- Helgia or something of the sort- and this country, with it’s fabulous two moons eternally apart of the skyline (one huge blue, a smaller cute pink. Subtle message?). Now Saito, Japanese teenager, only knows Japanese. These people are speaking something else. And Louise, when having to deal with him flipping out- seeing that Charmeleon on Steroids going to freak the best of us, right? And two moons in the sky when there’s supposed to be one sun? Although that’s a minor detail to the damn lizard on fire.- and screaming, Louise expertly and maturely decides that this is the perfect time to test a silence spell, and keeping her zero percent success rate intact, she somehow manages to have him speak and understand their language (which, because it’s an anime, shall obviously be Japanese, despite where in space they are. I mean, even the Namakians knew Japanese…They should’ve at least explained it, like in Doctor Who..).

BUT- plot twist/Some Spoilers- Louise doesn’t suck at magic! Whaaat? And Saito IS one legendary familiar- Gandalfr (yep, he’s a Gandalf with an R =/ ) but I won’t explain. That you’ll have to understand by watching the anime =D It’s really amazing, and totally must be tried out if you like fantasy, magic, romance, comedy, feels, war, and sooome ecchi =S (I hate ecchi, but it’s there…here, at least as far as I’ve seen so far, they just show loads of cleavage…so ecchi related to boobs, nothing else, thank god. So far >.> )

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I still haven’t finished it? What-whyyy? Because, it’s got four seasons (the author died after that so it ended sooner than it otherwise would have.), and I watched up til somewhere in the middle or beginning of the third, then dropped it, for whatever reasons back then. Now, I watched from season 1 and 2, all in a looong go, (a few days, please. Not a marathon.) and now I’ve stopped cuz I got sick and did something stupid, anime related stupid, before I started off with season 3.

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Here’s some cute fan art again >w<

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^(Kirche should be properly dark skinned >.> What’s with changing her complexion?!)

Although this was probably a bit more than a week ago, I never got round to posting all this on Zero no Tsukaima…I was reaaaaally hooked on watching my anime rather than write about it… oopsies =P (then I also started a new anime, not a rewatch like this one- Hunter x Hunter, the 2011 remake, and I wanted to write an initial take on that first…so I did, but then I couldn’t post any of the pictures, for some reason they weren’t uploading, and that infuriated me to no end. Which put me in a foul mood to actually get round to posting this =P)

And here would be a few more pics cuz I did download and save them, so hence I must post them =3

images (7)^Hahahahahahahaha xD See, Louise refers to Saito as a dog and initially treats him as a pet since he’s her familiar- which is usually a magical animal- and this is from one of the endings, where Saito the dog reaches a paw out to his lovely and dazzling little master =3

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^I ship Saito and Louise, they’ve had my support from the beginning =) Saito x Louise ❤

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^This is actually a super important scene in the anime. It’s in a boat. And it’s-spoiler- where Saito confesses! ❤

Ok, that’s all mah pics, and now I gotta update a bit more on what I’ve been doing with anime ^_^ Since these winter holidays I’ve been doing nothing but watch anime =P

And there’s still that thing I did when I was sick yesterday…

Should explain that now. But Fiiiiirst, finish that Hunter x Hunter post! Since all these pictures were uploaded with no problems, those should too now ^_^ Wish me luuuck =3

Buh-byyye~!

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

ps.
if you thought that was a lot, wait til you see how much I’ve got to type for HxH…I mean, it was supposed to be a first reaction kinda thing, but now I’ve seen the first 80 episodes, I’ve got a looot more to write about =)