All posts for the month April, 2015

Reading The Manga Before Watching The Anime? 

Published April 30, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I know that the title of today’s post doesn’t make the best sense but please hold on because I will explain it. What I mean by the title is does reading the manga before watching the anime make you not as invested in the anime? 

Now for me it kind of does just because then if I’ve read the manga and then go watch the anime I don’t pay as much attention because I know what is going to happen. Therefore I tend to zone out more and not watch it as intently as I would if I hadn’t read the manga.

A few examples I can give for me is Kuroko’s Basketball 

and Bleach. 

Both shows I really like but once I started reading the manga for both and then watching the series I didn’t pay attention to it as much. Right now the 3rd season of Kuroko’s Basketball is airing and while I do love the show I haven’t been watching it every week like I thought I would and when I do watch it I don’t watch it like I did the first 2 seasons because I already know what’s going to happen.

That’s why now I don’t really read the manga of an anime until either I finish the anime or if the manga is still continuing even though the anime has finished airing.

Do this happen to anyone else? Do you prefer to watch the anime first and then read the manga or vice versa? Comment down below I would love to know.

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

New Dragon Ball Z Anime In July! 😆

Published April 29, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I know that many of you have heard about the new Dragon Ball Z anime that is coming out in July! I am on the fence about this and let me tell you why!

On one side I’m very excited since there hasn’t been a new Dragon Ball Z series in 18 years. Plus it’s a continuation and not a reboot so it will be interesting to see what happens. Also it raises a few questions such as is the artistic style going to change because since it is a new era when it comes to anime it would be neat to see our favorite characters with new looks. Also how long will the anime be?

Now for the other side I’m slightly apprehensive about this just because of the hassle that has happened with Sailor Moon Crystal. 

I understand that Sailor Moon Crystal is just following the original manga this time but it’s not considered a reboot of the original so it’s an original in its own right. I’m just scared that when the new Dragon Ball Z series comes out it won’t live up to the hype surrounding the show. I mean while Sailor Moon Crystal has been a good series so far many would agree that it could have been done better. 

So those are my thoughts so far on the announcement of this new Dragon Ball Z series. But what do you all think of the annoucement? I would love to read your thoughts. So comment down below and I will comment back!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Marmalade Boy Anime Review! ❤️

Published April 28, 2015 by Shay Taree
So I’m still in the middle of watching the anime Love Live! School Idol Project but I wanted to do a review on this anime because I’ve been thinking about it for a while.
I had watched Marmalade Boy a few years ago and it was an amazing show that had an interesting concept. Here is the synopsis: 
Miki Koishikawa lived a normal life – until her parents tell her they’ll get divorced.. She doesn’t agree, until she meets Yuu Matsuura… the handsome son of another couple, with whom her parents are switching spouses. 
They all live together now in an enormous house, and Miki and Yuu find themselves falling in love. They’ll have to struggle with their own feelings, other people who want to be with them, and whatever Lady Luck and Fate throws in their ways…”

Now I’m not going to lie the concept was weird considering the whole parents thing but I’m a sucker for romance so I wanted to see how it would turn out.

So if your a sucker for romance like myself then you will like this show because there are quite a few romantic scenes! But of course with romance there also comes drama so watch out for that too.
The drama pretty much is the typical drama that you find in shoutout anime’s but that doesn’t make it any less exciting. So check out Marmalade Boy because it is a neat gem of an anime to watch since it is an older anime that it seems many people may not have watched.

Overall I gave Marmalade Boy a 9/10! But if you have seen this show let me know what you thought of it! Comment down below and I will answer back!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

What Anime Voice Actor(s) Would You Like To Meet?

Published April 27, 2015 by Shay Taree

Like I posted in a previous blog I’ve only been to one actual convention but I want to go to more. But many of you who commented also talked about the voice actors that you have met.

I haven’t met any but I have a lot that I want to meet so here are my top 5 English anime voice actors I would love to meet:
1. Johnny Yong Bosch
2 Todd Haberkon
3. Laura Bailey
4. Travis Willingham
5. J. Michael Tatum
The reason why I chose these 5 is because they are the voice actors who’s panels I watch the most. Also I think they are so good at what they do and in some instances I also look up to them.
But what are your top 5 voice actors toys would love to meet? But if you’ve met some voice actors before let me know which ones you’ve met. Comment down below and like always I will answer back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Bleach Chapter 624 Shocker!!! 😱

Published April 26, 2015 by Shay Taree

Yes I do know what day it is and that I don’t really post on Sunday’s but I just had to post today! 

I was finally able to catch up on my manga reading and the latest Bleach chapter had me screaming! Sorry for the spoiler but Grimmjow is back! 

I knew that he couldn’t possibly be dead and I had heard rumors about this a few years back and I can’t believe that it’s true. Grimmjow is one of my favorite villains/characters so I’m excited to see what will happen next.

But what did you all think of this chapter and what do you suspect will happen now that Grimmjow is back. Comment down below and I will answer you back! Also how would you feel if I started an Instagram page for this blog? Comment about that as well!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Long Anime’s Vs Short Anime’s

Published April 24, 2015 by Shay Taree
There are of course several different anime’s out there and of course different lengths but which do you like best? Long or short ones?
For me it depends on the day or what I’m in the mood for. For example I enjoy long anime’s like Bleach, Naruto, and Fairy Tail.
But I also like short anime’s like Paradise Kiss, Angel Beats, and Another. 
I like long anime’s because I feel like I get to know the characters more and plus long anime’s definitely keep me occupied a lot longer. The cons of a long anime though is that the story lines can go on for too long and then of course there are the filler episodes.
Now when it comes to short anime’s I like them because I can finish them within a few days and the story line many times gets right to the point. Then con of short anime’s though is that well I know I miss it when it’s over. Also sometimes I don’t get to know the characters like I thought I would.
But which do you all like more? Leave your comments down below and I will answer you back
~Anime Reviewer Girl!

First Anime Convention Experience

Published April 22, 2015 by Shay Taree
Since there are conventions that go on all the time and also since I want to go to another one really badly it made me think of my first and only con experience.
The first anime convention I went to was Fanime Con in San Jose California. I had just graduated from college and it was a gift to myself. I went with a group of friends that had went last year and it was amazing! I had so much fun and bought so many things.
I went to a few panels and was able to see so many amazing cosplays and it made me want to cosplay the next time I went to a con. Now this was the only convention that I’ve gone to so far but it was definitely a great experience.
But what was everyone else first convention like and what was your favorite part? I would love to know! So comment down below and like always I will answer back!
~Anime Reviewer Girl!