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First Impressions “A Centaurs Worries”

Also known as “A Centaur’s Life”, is an anime that follows a group of friends in a world much like our own except for the fact that there are several different races in a broader sense. The races include: Angel folk, Demon Folk, Cat People, Centaurs, Mermaids and a few others. Each race has unique physical attributes but are all equal in the eyes of the government. The history of the world within the anime and manga is nearly identical to our own except that evolution changed and went a different route than in our world.

It is a “slice of life” anime that follows high school students in their everyday life and sometimes shows the world around them and political struggles. The center character as you might have guessed is a Centaur named Hime, along with her best friends a demon girl, a goat girl and a snake girl. They live fairly normal high school lives with friends, events, confessions and other things typical of teen girls.

I really enjoyed the manga as I have a interest in the “Monster Girl” genre to begin with but this series is makes it seem so normal while bringing up a lot of real world social issues that make it a gem among newer series for sure.

Have you watched this series or read the manga? Who is your favorite character or what is your favorite race? Let me know what you think in the comments!

New series I am looking forward to

There are so many new anime series that have just come out or are coming out that I am very much looking forward to. Here is a list of the top 4 series I am excited for after having been a fan of the manga:

  1. First Love Monster: This series is about a high school girl who is normally spoiled and coddled, she is rescued by a young man who is the first person to scold her and so she falls for him instantly. This story has a lot of quirky characters and a few twists that complicate this first love.
  2. The Morose Mononokean: This story has spirits and demons and mysteries under the surface concerning the main characters. There is humor and seriousness that has a fairly good balance.
  3. Sweetness and Lightning: A father and his daughter live day to day after losing their wife and mother. They meet a young girl who starts helping them with learning how to cook more food and to open up more to others. There are lots of cute scenes and lots of yummy looking foods so don’t watch if your hungry!
  4. Orange: This series is alot more complicated and serious in my opinion than the others. It centers around a group of friends who receive letters from their future selves in order to try and prevent a tragedy concerning one of their friends. Lots of emotions run high in this story but it is a beautiful story where friendship is very important.

~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: 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!

First Impressions: Assassination Classroom

This anime series was released last year in Japan and was picked up by Funimation for the US release. The first season has 22 episodes and the second season which will have 25 is currently coming out. A live-action movie is also out.

The series revolves around a reject class of high school students from class E that are tasked with trying to assassinate their new teacher. The teacher happens to be an alien octopus like creature who if not assassinated by graduation will destroy the world. The kids soon find out the task of killing Koro-sensei (as they cal him) is next to impossible because of his super human abilities.

Each student has their own troubles and backgrounds but the series seems to focus on one Nagisa who seems to be the weakest in the lot but has the most talent when it comes to blood lust. The cast can be a bit zany and the series takes on a very comical tone with bits of seriousness thrown in here and there.

I find this series very amusing and like that not everything is as it seems.

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

~First Impressions: Wakako Zake~ It will make you hungry!

Wakako Zake is a cute short anime series that only consists of around 12 episodes lasting a mere 2 minutes long. Right away you notice the amusing artwork of the main character who is a 26 year old business woman who seems to spend all her off work time eating very certain things in certain ways. The food she eats looks delicious so do not watch this anime on an empty tummy!

Check it out on Crunchyroll and tell me what you think about it in the comments!

First Impressions : Silver Spoon

When “Silver Spoon” first popped up on Netflix I was skeptical but once I began watching it I found it very enjoyable, as did my step daughter. It is a very simple series in a refreshing way. Be warned though this series will make you very hungry at times!

The story follows Hachiken who transfers to a agriculture high school to study and get away from his overbearing family. He seems like a bit of a privileged kid compared to the other students who all come from farming family’s and who all have their minds set on agricultural fields career wise. Hachiken makes friends with many of his classmates and begins to really enjoy his school even though he has to work very hard morning to night. He learns many things about the way farms are run and how to take care of animals. I felt like I was learning right next to him!

Each of his friends is interesting and they all have their individual back grounds and dreams that they are working towards. You get to know each one and the hard ships they face throughout the series. I find the story telling very simple and a nice change of pace from some of the other anime I watch. Defiantly check this one out.

Have you already seen this series? Tell me what you thought 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!

First Impressions: KINMOZA!

Kin-iro Mosaic also known as Kinmoza! is one of my latest finds to watch. Right away the animation is super cute, and light hearted which is always nice to relax and watch. The story revolves mainly around two girls from different parts of the world who are brought together by their interest in the other one’s culture.

Shinobu Omiya is a happy energetic Japanese school girl who, while in junior high stayed at a homestay program to England where she met the adorable (much to Shino’s happiness, blond) girl, Alice Cartelet. Their first bit of time together is difficult for Alice because of the language barrier and her shyness. She quickly sees Shino’s charm and they become closer even if they can not understand each other very well. Their blooming friendship makes Alice fall in love with Japan and spurs her into learning the language and culture so that she can study in Japan to be with Shino.

Shino and Alice are surrounded by fun friends who all have their unique personality. They all seem to enjoy their school lives and enjoy each others friendship dearly. There is defiantly some shojo-ai in the mix that is comedic and sweet because of the jealousy and interests of some of the girls.

First impression is I love it! It is super cute and light! The artwork is fun and colorful, and there is just the right amount of silly >_<. If you like anime like this, check It out!

Have you watched this series before? What did you think about it? Are there any other series similar to this one you would suggest? Let me know about it in the comments!

Talking about Sailor Moon

In this video I talk about what I think about the series Sailor Moon which has been a part of many of our anime lives and about the reboot series which is so pretty and follows the manga so well! Check it out and tell me what you think!