I watch anime. There. For some reason some people find it really geeky or something bad to admit. Well, I guess that depends on your circle of friends. Maybe it’s because of their impression of the hardcore anime lovers. You know.. those ones that get into extremely unappealing costumes for cosplaying. I was about to link the infamous fat man in Sailor Moon costume, but I’ll spare you all LOL. Feel free to google it though!! That or they just fall into one of those sad groups that think, “Cartoons are for kids. Anime is basically cartoon, therefore it’s unacceptable to watch after 5 years old.” Who knows!
Sometimes when I ask someone if they watch it they immediately start judging and go, “WOW!!! I CAN’T BELIEVE YOU WATCH THAT STUFF!” Judging COMMENCE! I judge you for judging me!!
I actually enjoy it sometimes because anime can tell a whole different story than our usual dramas or English series. Comedy done in anime is very different than even a live-action production of the manga – little things even, like they can do hilarious/cute chibi faces to show a character’s emotion. I can judge the story better without being annoyed at an actor/actress because of their crappy acting! You know how Asian dramas love to cast idols that can’t really act just for views. When a character is crying more likely than not, I don’t have to stare at them crying for what seems like centuries in an anime! Plus, it’s a lot harder to get annoyed at a chibi character crying >_> LOL.
My first animes were Love Hina and Chobits (well I mean.. excluding every girl’s first anime >> Sailor Moon!! I also watched Escaflowne.). How totally inappropriate, right? LOL! I remember I saw pictures of the characters everywhere so I started watching it. I still enjoyed them. Love Hina was very high energy and always entertaining. Chobits really intrigued me with the android aspect of it. I remember being really curious about who Chi was and really wanted to know the ending. For some reason or another I stopped halfway and kept trying to start it up but never got past the halfway-mark. Think it was around high school when I finally watched the whole thing.
Since I never really talked about anime on WIL I thought I’d start it off with some of my all-time favs!
Kimihiro Watanuki is a young boy with a cursed gift. He has the ability to see evil spirits, and somehow they seem attracted to himself. One day he meets a misterious woman who names herself Yuuko. She claims to have the means to end his torment, but she never works for free, and she wouldn't help him until he works for her enough to pay for her services. Thus he starts to work in her shop and discovers that in that place, nothing is what it seems.
xxxHolic is done by CLAMP who also did Tsubasa: Reservoir Chronicle – features the two characters from Card Captor Sakura I think. I haven’t watched Tsubasa :B
I wasn’t sure if I’d like this anime because of the drawing style and usually I rather dislike watching things that are too..serious : P. Although the only time I watch more serious stuff is in anime, I just go through it really slow. xxxHolic, however, kept my interest pretty good. I went through it quickly and added the second season on to my to watch list.
Second season was a let down for me though. I’ll have to watch the specials to see how everything gets tied up >_>
Ouran High School Host Club
Haruhi is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she's told that she'll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she's female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She's an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Haruhi, being average almost to a fault, doesn't know what to make of the unconventional activities of the Host Club (or of the even more unconventional members), but having little choice, she plays along. Before long, real bonds are formed, friends made, and Haruhi finds herself accepted in a way she could never have been otherwise in this affluent school.
I’m actually rewatching this right now because I wanted to keep a copy and I’m watching every single episode I get. I can watch this anime non-stop because it’s just so light and fun. Even after I finished it I wished that it could just keep going providing me with laughs everyday XD.
Kyoko followed her true love and childhood friend Sho to Tokyo so she could help him reach his dream of becoming an idol. She cleans, cooks, works three jobs and does nothing for herself because she loves him so much, but gets nothing in return. Still, she remains by his side. But then one day she goes unannounced to his agency with a delivery, and overhears him talking about her; he reveals to his manager that he only took her with him as a maid, and that he doesn't care for her at all. Upon hearing this, Kyoko doesn't just sit around and cry. She cuts and dyes her hair, changes her clothes and attitude and thus begins her journey to join showbiz and have her revenge against Sho.
I checked this out initially because my friend kept raving about it. Now I would definitely do the same for anyone that wants to get an anime recommendation from me :B! I just love Kyoko a lot – she doesn’t go b-tch and moan about how her ‘true love’ treated her like a slave but goes show him why he shouldn’t have looked down on her. She’s a pretty awesome character and I can’t help but cheer her on.
So misleading though how the last episode indicated that there would be a second season and then no news of one after that. It was definitely not good enough to end it off the way they did. I guess it does encourage fans to read the manga… >_>. My friend’s caught up to the manga, but it only releases once a month so.. it’s enraging her LOL.
I’ll include the rest another time >< haha