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~First Impressions: Anne-Happy~

I am usually drawn to anime series like this with large eyed colorful characters that are in a word MOE. This anime is quirky in many senses but is also a simple joy to watch with little stress. You follow a group of girls who are all very unlucky in different ways. Each of them has entered a new school and in their class the main goal for the year is- to be happy and over come their misfortune.

Some of the misfortunes are wacky and silly but it is fun to watch this cast  of girls deal with each situation.

Have you watched this series? What did you think about it? Let me know in the comments!

First Impressions: Haven’t you heard? Im Sakamoto

A quirky anime about a cool and stylish student named Sakamoto who is the subject of resentment from his fellow male students and the crushes from his female peers (and some of his male ones). He handles every situation with grace and style, though many of the situations are a little silly from sword fighting with a Bee to battleing forces of nature.

The series consists of 13 episodes and is packed with zany fun in each one. Since being simulcasted starting in April I have come across many a posting across internet sites of funny moments. A little late to the game but I finally found this series and think it is def one to sit back and watch.

Have you watched  this one? What did you think of it? Let me know in the comments!

~First Impressions: One Punch Man~

One PUUUUUUNNNCCCHHHH!!!!!

So. ~Ahem~ This series aired at the end of this last year and boy did it sweep across the anime community quick! It aired a total of 12 episodes and holy moly is that not nearly enough.

The plot focuses on a hero for fun Saitama who is so powerful he decimates his enemies with just one punch (hence the name). This grows old for Saitama because he craves a equal fight to really get him pumping. Soon he finds himself getting involved with much more serious happenings and meeting a host of quirky (some uncomfortably terrifying) characters. There is a bit of all sorts of comedy and nippits of seriousness in this show. You have cyborgs, martial arts, espers, monsters, aliens and so much more.

My husband and I watched this show together on Hulu while it was simulcasting and loved every bit of it. It is so funny and the fight scenes are pretty great. The main character is unique and its hard to get enough of his emotionless face. There is a bit of everything in this show and we are impatiently awaiting the second season.

Did you watch this show or read the manga? Tell me what you thought about it in the comments!

~Trying Umaibo~

My daughter and I have been wanting to try the ageless popular Japanese snack called Umaibo which translates as “delicious stick”. There are many different flavors and what they basically are is cylindrical corn puffs seasoned. Here we try each one and find out what we think of them.  Spoiler alert: some of them are NOT good =_=.

What in the….”HATOFUL BOYFRIEND”

I have recently come into possession of this game, and I must say, Oh good lord what the hell is this.

This Otome style dating simulation game centers around, if you couldn’t tell from the picture, yes, birds. You are a human girl in a school of all birds who are intelligent and seem to be the ruling race in this alternate world. You get to know all the different birds and build relationships with which every birdie you choose. Each character is unique and has their own story and quirks. At first it just seems that this game is like a normal dating sim, simple and fluff. However, there are odd little details here and there that point to something sinister and questionable.

You quickly get the feeling that there is more to this world you live in and begin to be flooded with questions. Why are the birds intelligent? Why do you live in a cave in the game? What the hell is up with the doctor?! There have been so many moments where I vocally shouted “WHAT?! I DON’T UNDERSTAND!” then proceeded to sit there and re-evaluate my life choices.

I won’t give you all the details of the game to leave some mystery. Plus I don’t think anyone can accurately convey the feel and oddity of this game.

Have you been so lucky or bored to play this game? What did you think about it? Which bird did you go after? Let me know about it in the comments!

First Impressions: ~Monster Musume~ (mature anime)

Okay, so I had been a little familiar with the series “Monster Musume” quite a while ago as it was a random manga I had looked at while at the bookstore. Very quickly when you look through a few pages you know exactly what kind of manga it is, ecchi overflowing. I thought it was amusing but not enough to read through and get into the story. Now fast forward and the anime version is being released. I figured “eh why not” and checked it out, now I can’t wait for the episodes to come out fast enough!

The anime is so awkwardly hilarious, I find myself laughing throughout every episode. The shenanigans these monster girls get into are crazy and super amusing through and through! But be warned this is a mature anime, lots of boobies and questionable actions.

The story revolves around a young man named Kimihito who takes on monster girls (being forced to originally) for a homestay exchange program. The knowledge of different humanoid species has been acknowledged by the government and so to learn more about each other they have made it to where other species can come stay in the human areas to learn. Kimihito winds up with seven girls to take care of all of different species.

This series is so funny and as long as you are old enough defiantly check it out! Have you read or watched this series? Tell me what you think about it! Which girl is your favorite? Let me know in the comments!

~Ranma 1/2~ Don’t get wet!

Ranma 1/2 was the second series I was introduced to that was created by Rumiko Takahashi the first being “Inuyasha”. There are 38 volumes of manga, over 150 episodes of anime and even a few full-length films. I always thought this series was very comedic and silly but also had a few serious moments here and there that made you closer to the characters. Warning, however, there is lots of boobies all throughout the series, it is mainly about a boy who gets turned into a girl if he gets wet with cold water so…yeah he has no shame. 6_6

The story revolves around a boy named Ranma, who fell into a cursed spring along with his father on a training mission. The aftermath of them falling into the spring Ranma turns into a girl any time he is splashed with cold water, and his father turns into a large panda. They come to live with another family the Tendo’s who own a dojo. Ranma is betrothed to one of the three daughters, and it is decided the lucky girl is tough as nails Akane who seems to think Ranma is irritating and a clod. The hilarity ensues as multiple love triangles form, and each person has their own curses and past.

A large part of the plot is the various types of martial arts each person uses to fight with. Some of the moves are wacky but none the less interesting. Lots of rivalries occur between the characters, and the fights are always entertaining and fun. Check it out and let me know what you think about this series!

~My Love Story! ( Ore Monogatari!)~

My Love Story! is a manga as well as an anime series that is airing on Crunchyroll. It is so funny and good! It centers around a behemoth of a high school boy named Takeo, his good looking apathetic friend Makoto and the super sweet and cute girl Yamato.

Takeo is used to never being liked by the opposite sex since all the girls always go for his best friend, Suna. He is loyal, strong and quite the hero without thinking about it very much. He is a goob much of the time to Suna’s great amusement. One day he saves a girl Yamato from a train pervert and immediately falls in love with her. After several misunderstandings on his part, they start dating making a very awkward first love couple that is very cute and silly.

There is a lot of emphasis on not judging a book by its cover and making sure to get to know people for who they are and not what they look like. So far I love this anime and have laughed so hard several times at some of the crazy antics this boy gets into. Defiantly check this one out!

What do you think of this series? Yay or Nay? Let me know in the comments!

~Toradora~

Originally a light novel series and manga, this series became a 25 episode anime in 2008.

The main male lead is Ryuji Takasu who is entering his second year of high school and worries about how he looks. He inherited his absent fathers gangish looks and so many are afraid of him. He has at least one friend Kitamura who realizes he isn’t scary at all. One of Kitamura’s friends Kushieda also seems to know he isn’t a delinquent and greets him warmly. It becomes very apparent that Ryuji has a uber crush on Kushieda. As his new school year starts he becomes quickly involved with the pint sized “palm-top tiger” Taiga Aisaka who has a crush on Kitamura and is close friends with Kushieda.

Ryuji and Taiga band together to assist the other one in gaining the attention of their respective crushes. Taiga is violent and has a short fuse and so many in the school fear her. Her and Ryuji even though they bicker a lot get along very well and seem to understand each other like many of the others can not.

I was a bit late coming into this series but have really enjoyed it. It’s very comedic and fun with seriousness and awkwardness sprinkled throughout.

What did you think of this series? Let me know in the comments! ^_^

Cute High Earth Defense Club Love! (Welp I don’t even know….)

Sooo…I have watched many anime series in the “Magical Girl” genre and a few of the series are some of my favorite. While watching them I always thought to myself how things would go and look like if it were boys instead of girls. Well now I know and am not sure what I feel ha ha.

The first episode is out at this time on Crunchyroll and I have just watched it. It centers around 5 high school boys who meet a pink wombat looking alien that goes on and on about love and how they are the “Battle Lovers”. Where as in most Magical Girls anime once they have very little explanation they seem to easily accept their new roll and commence to use the new found power they suddenly possess. In this case however the boys are cynical and try to run from the alien. Once they are bestowed their new powers( against their will) it is comical and makes you think a little more about how in other series it seems now ridiculous. It is pretty interesting to see this genre in this form and is very funny and at times embarrassing for sure.

Im very interested to hear others opinions on this series. 🙂 So let me know what you think in the comments!