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Weirdest Anime You’ve Ever Watched?

Published July 31, 2015 by Shay Taree

I think the weird anime I’ve ever watched is a tie between Aquarion 

  
and Glass Fleet. 

  
The plots of the show was interesting enough to keep me interested but once I got into the shows they got a little strange. 

Now this isn’t to say I didn’t know what I was getting into since I had heard about the shows on YouTube via a few anime panels, but once I watched them wow! Glass Fleets weirdness mostly came from the tag line that the main character says which is “feel my wind”. Hehe I still find that line pretty funny!

Now when it came to Aquarion the weirdness was definitely lines that was said in the show but also some noises that was made in the show. Aquarion is a mech show and to fight 3 ships must merge to make the Aquarion and when they merge I’m guessing it’s an orgasmic reaction since the noises the characters make sound like that. 

  
Once again I already knew this going into the show but still it was interesting to watch in real time.

So what’s the weirdest anime that you’ve watched? Comment down below and let me know. Also if you’ve seen the shows I’ve mention let me know what you thought of them. 

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Rockin Heaven Manga Review!

Published July 29, 2015 by Shay Taree

I haven’t done a manga review in a while so I decided it was about time I did another and plus I was in the mood for reading a good shoujo manga. 
The manga I chose was called Rockin Heaven and here is the synopsis: 

“Sawa applies to Heaven’s Wing Academy, thinking she would look cute in the uniform. But she never expected the academy to be a previously all-boys’ school! And the head honcho of the school, the class president himself doesn’t seem to like her one bit and takes no pains to hide it. At first, adjusting to life at the academy is tough. Sawa is bullied and teased, and the boys in the class even throw her new shoes in the water. While attempting to retrieve her shoes, she falls into the water and is unexpectedly saved by Ran, who up until this point has made her life hell. The newfound gentleness in Ran intrigues her, and she finds herself falling for him. What will her days be like for the rest of her school life?”

So I’m not going to lie it was your typical girl meets boy, boy meets girl, and drama happens which involves a lot of misunderstandings and love triangles. But still I could but have certain moments where I screamed in anguish off what happened or squealed with happiness when two characters kissed. 

  
One of the things I really liked about this manga is that none of the characters were side characters. They each had their own thing going on which was interesting to see. Also they gave a breath of fresh air knowing that whole manga wasn’t going to be about the main characters love story but also other characters relationships as well. There was even some friendship drama thrown in which was also nice. 

  
I also really liked how the manga didn’t end with just their graduation but it also gave an epilogue into their adult lives. That was really nice to see and was a great ending. 

  
So if your looking for a shoujo manga that is kind of your typical shoujo manga but with a great cost of characters and other stories written in between then definitely check out Rockin Heaven!

So overall I gave this manga a 8/10. Comment down below on what you thought of this manga if you read it or what you thought of this review! Join in the conversation!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Sailor Moon Crystal Anime Review!

Published July 27, 2015 by Shay Taree

Since I was off work this weekend I decided to finally finish Sailor Moon Crystal especially since it is finally finish airing. But let me just say I was definitely disappointed over how it turned out. 

Now I was definitely a fan of the first series since it was the first anime I watch as kid so I’m not saying I didn’t like it because it’s not like the original. Trust me I definitely thought of Sailor Moon Crystal as its own separate show. The biggest problem I had with the show was the plot and the characterization. 

For me I felt like Sailor Moon a Crystal’s plot was just wayyyyy too serious and way to focused on Usagi and Mamoru’s relationship. 

  
While watching Sailor Moon Crystal there were just way to many moments were Usagi was crying or they were constantly fighting someone or trying to figure something out. There were never any moments were they were having fun. This was one moment where I honestly missed filler episodes in a show. I mean I also read the manga and Crystal is supposed to follow the manga more closely and even in the manga there were filler chapters and laughter. 

  
Now for characterization I feel Crystal took a huge hit with that and I think it’s because of the focus on Usagi and Mamoru so much. I feel that none of the other Sailor Scouts were properly introduced with their different personalities and background. This for me caused me to know really have an attachment to them and the only characters that I felt attachment too were Usagi and Mamoru. Well at least that was the case for the Dark Kingdom arc. 

  
When it came to the Black Moon arc there was definitely some character development which saved the show just a little bit for me. 

  
That being said the whole show wasn’t completely bad. I definitely enjoyed the Black Moon arc the most. There was a lot more action which was great to see and great character development beyond Usagi and Mamoru. Also the opening for Crystal was just amazing and I couldn’t help watching it every time I watched an episode.

Overall though even with the better arc when it came to the Black Moon it still couldn’t save the show for me. I ended up giving this show a 5/10. It wasn’t completely bad but I definitely didn’t enjoy it like I thought I would. Hopefully the next season is better if they have realized the mistakes that was made with this season. 

So comment down below on what you thought of Sailor Moon Crystal if you watched it and also what you thought of this review. 

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

Fairy Tail 1st Movie Review! 

Published July 24, 2015 by Shay Taree

So of course since I finally finished watching the 1st fairy tail series I had to watched the 1st movie too and I must say that I really liked it. Here’s the synopsis: 
“The film revolves around a mysterious girl named Éclair who appears before Fairy Tail, the world’s most notorious wizard’s guild. She lost all of her memories, except for the imperative that she must deliver two Phoenix Stones somewhere. The stones may spell the collapse of the magical world, and Natsu, Lucy, and the rest of the Fairy Tail guild are caught up in the intrigue. ”

At first when I started watching it wasn’t all that into it and guess that’s because it did start off kind of slow but once it got into more action and the back story I became very much more intrigued with the movie and into it. 

The movie was very much Lucy 

  
oriented since she definitely played a bigger role and the movie and I actually really liked that.

One of the other things that I like about this movie was that while there was a lot of action 

  
I also really liked the emotional aspect of the movie. Especially since it got you more connected to Lucy and plus there was a really good NaLu moment for all the NaLu fans out there.

  
Overall though I gave this movie a 7/10. It was enjoyable once I got through the beginning of the movie and the emotional aspect and action was awesome. So check it out! Comment down below if you seen this movie and also let me know what you thought of this review!

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

New Fruits Basket Manga!!! 😄

Published July 22, 2015 by Shay Taree

Yes I know I squealed for joy too when I read this news as well. Now this new manga series is actually going to be a sequel to the original manga that ran from 1998-2006 but still I’m very excited for this.

The new manga is going to be titled Fruits Basket: Another and will take place in the same setting as the original but it will have a new female lead by the name of Sawa. 

  
From the information that I’ve been able to gather Tohru, Kyo, and Yuki will not be in this series but they will be mentioned. As far as the other beloved characters in this series we will just have to see if they show up or are mentioned. 

  
The manga is planned to start in September of 2015 and will only be about 2-3 volumes long. I can’t wait to read a translated version of this. I can’t help but have high expectations for this. But what do you think will happen in this new Fruits Basket manga and how do you feel about it? Comment down below I would love to know! 

~ Anime Reviewer Girl! 

P.S. Yes I did change the name of my blog just to make everything under the same name. I’m so sorry if there was any confusion.

Fairy Tail 1st Series Anime Review

Published July 20, 2015 by Shay Taree

Okay I know that I am quite late when it comes to finishing this series but what can I say I had been watching dub and didn’t want to have to watch the series subbed. 
But anyway for those of you who have not seen or Fairy Tail series or know what it’s about here is the synopsis: 

“Set in an imaginary world, the Earth Land, there exists a Mage Guild called “Fairy Tail.” Fairy Tail is stationed in the town Magnolia, residing in the Kingdom of Fiore, and is currently governed by Makarov, Guild’s master.

Lucy Heartfilia, a 17-year-old girl, wishes to become a full-fledged mage and join one of the most prestigious Mage Guilds in the world, Fairy Tail.

One day, out of pure coincidence, she meets Natsu Dragneel, a boy who is transportation-sick, but very cheerful in nature. However, the thing she does not know is that Natsu is the closest connection to Fairy Tail, as he is a Mage in Fairy Tail.”

This show was actually really fun to watch! Even though when it comes to long shows there were of course a few filler episodes but they honestly weren’t that bad. They actually were pretty entertaining and quite funny!

  
Now as far as characters are concerned you have Lucy and Natsu who are easily the 2 main characters oh and I also can’t forget Natsu’s cat Happy! Now as far as Lucy is concerned I actually really like her. She definitely isn’t the strongest but during a few fights in the series she can totally hold her own. 

  
Now Natsu is definitely the hot head in the group and is the first one to go into a fight but that’s what makes him Natsu and makes him very funny!

  
There are definitely a crazy host of characters in this show and I totally can’t name them all but they all have distinct personalities that make them a wonderful addition to the show.

The music of this show was amazing and there are several openings and endings that I ended up having to download because they were so good. 

The only downside to this series was some of the fillers and also the same old same old when it comes to battles. One this I will say is that they ended the first series really well with a completion of a battle but also with some intrigue as to what is going to happen next. 

  
Overall I give The 1st Fairy Tail series a 7/10. It was definitely excited with a few lulls here and there! But for those of you who have watched Fairy Tail or are currently watching it, what did you think of it? Next I’m going to watch the Fairy Tail movie so expect a review on that soon!

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

What Was The First Manga You Ever Read?

Published July 17, 2015 by Shay Taree

So everyone always asks what was the first anime you watched, but what about the first manga you every read and just to go further how old were you.

I know for me the first manga I ever read was Inuyasha 

  
and I was 17 about to be 18 when I read it. I remembering me reading it because I finally finished watching it and I wanted to see how it ended. 

So what was the first manga that you read and how old were you? I would love to know so comment down below! 

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

What If Certain Anime’s Were Restricted In Your Country?

Published July 15, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I though up this topic while having a Twitter conversation with an individual who is pretty upset that Viz does not show the original Sailor Moon in her country due to the fact that a streaming service isn’t able stream in that particular country. 
Well this got me to thinking about what would you do if this was what was going on in your country. I guess what I would do is if I really loved this show I would try and watch it any way that I could. Even if it meant me not being able to use the most legal sites. This isn’t saying that I wouldn’t try and see what the deal was or sign petitions to get the show over but I also would really be all that upset about it since there are so many avenues that you could go through.

 If you would like to read more about this particular subject and what country is involved and why just click here

So comment down below on what you would do in this situation and if you read the article let me know what you think about it. I can’t wait to read your comments so join in with the conversation.

~Anime Reviewer Girl! 

Real Neat Blog Award Nomination

Published July 13, 2015 by Shay Taree

So I was nominated for the Real Neat Blog Award by both Krystallina and Takuto’s Anime Cafe. If you haven’t already please check out both their blogs they are amazing. 

So what I’m going to do is I answered both their questions and then also wrote 7 of my own for a few other bloggers I feel deserve this award! So Krystallina’s questions are first.

1. What recent news from entertainment or pop culture world (TV, movies, video games, book, etc) has got you excited?

1A. Hmmmm this isn’t recent but I’m very excited about the new Dragon Ball Z movie Revival Of F. 

2. If you opened your own personal theatre, what would be the first movie you’d play on your new big screen?

2A. I would probably play some kind of Disney movie

3. What is (or was) your favorite board game?

3A. Definitely connect 4

4. Cats or Dogs?

4A. Dogs!!!

5. If you could set up a teleporter from your house to anywhere in the world, where would you pick?

5A. Tokyo, Japan because I’ve always wanted to visit there! 

6. Name a Disney song that fits your life?

6A. Almost There by Tiana from Princess and the Frog

  
7. Pick a book or book series and briefly explain why it’s so good?

7A. So I choose the Pretty Little Liars series since I’m currently reading it and it’s really good. I also watch the show but the books are so different from the show so I recommend that anyone that is watching the show to read the books since they are so different. 

Takuto’s Anime Cafe

1. Are you absolutely content with your blog? Do you plan to add any new segments or features soon?

1A. So I’m currently thinking about doing an anime of the week segment and these are going to be anime’s that I’ve already seen that I think others would enjoy.

2. Have you ever considered making a YouTube channel?

2A. Yes I have definitely considered it but I’m still not completely for sure yet.

3. Do you find yourself reading more manga, playing more games, or watching more anime?

3A. Definitely watching more anime!

4. What is the first anime that you recommend to a new person, considering that they are cool with any genre and episode length.

4A. Probably Ouran High School Host Club.

  
5. Do you prefer to buy anime limited or standard edition, if any?

5A. I’ll buy the limited edition if it has some awesome features and it depends on the anime.

6. Borrowing from JekoJeko, which show do you wish your life was more like?

6A. I have to say Uta No Prince Sama because I would love to have my life where I went to a musical school and have a group of guys like me haha. 

7. What is one anime that you will defend to your death, if any, regardless of its understandable flaws?

7A. Definitely Sailor Moon since it was the first anime I watched!

  
Now I nominated these 4 blogs!

Mangaotakuu
Mangataku-kun
Masumi Amari
Leaveit2me
My Questions: 

1. What is your least favorite anime?

2. What anime character would be your rival?

3. What is your favorite Pokemon?

4. Do you have a talent?

5. Favorite genre of music?

6. What is your favorite Disney movie?

7. What is your favorite dessert?

Here are the rules for the Real Neat Blog Award. If you choose to accept, please leave a comment below with a link to your post so that I may read it!

Put the award logo in your Blog

Answer 7 questions asked by the person who nominated you

Thank the people who nominated you, linking their blogs

Nominate any number of bloggers you like, liking their blogs

Let them know you nominated them (by commenting on their blog)

Ask the bloggers 7 new questions

Alright so once again thank you for the nominations and I hope that those I nominated accept the award! Also would you all like an anime of the week blog. Comment down below and let me know!

~Anime Reviewer Girl!

Another Sunshine Award Nomination! Yay! 😆

Published July 10, 2015 by Shay Taree

Thank you Deniz for nominating me and please check out their blog!!! 

Now to answer your questions: 

1. Do you get anxious or discomforted if you don’t watch anime for some period of time? If yes how much time?

A. I wouldn’t say that I get anxious but I do miss it because anime for me is an escape from reality for just a short period of time. But everyday I do something anime related whether it’s reading a fanfic, reading manga, or writing on my Twitter.

2. What anime will you watch from Summer 15?

A. As of right now probably none but that’s only because I rarely watch series as they are airing and I always wait until they finish airing. So in the future yes but which ones I’m not sure yet.

3. Who is your favorite anime character, someone you relate yourself with?

A. My favorite anime character is definitely Usagi from Sailor Moon. This is because I love how she really cares about her friends and I love how brave she can be. She is someone that I hope to be.

4. Is there a seiyuu you personally follow?

A. Hmmmm not really to be honest.

5. Do you like watching anime openings and endings, are you watching both?

A. I will actually sit through the opening and endings a few times to see if I like the song and if I do I will watch it throughout the series and if I don’t then I will usually skip it. 

6. Do you have a MyAnimeList account? How often and with which purposes do you use it?

A. Yes I do have a MyAnimeList account and I mostly use it for keeping track of the anime I watch or have seen. Before though I was more active in the MyAnimeList community.

7. What is your favorite anime genre?

A. My favorite anime genre has to be a tie between romance, comedy, and action.

8. Have you ever cosplayed before? If yes, where?

A. No I haven’t cosplayed although I’ve wanted to.

9. For manga adaptation anime, are you reading the manga because you just can’t wait for new episodes to come?

A. Most of the time I read the manga adaptation of an anime if I’ve heard the manga is very different or if the manga continues from where the anime left off.

10. Do you think you’ll watch anime 10 years from now?

A. Yes of course!!! 

Now I nominate these 4 blogs for the sunshine award as well! 

Krystallina
Madreceiver
Dandylion13
Mirrorpurple
I hope you all choose to accept and also answer these questions.

1. Is there an anime you wish didn’t exist?

2. What anime character do you think would be your rival?

3. If you could have any superpower what would it be?

4. What is your favorite movie?

5. Dub or Sub?

6. Read or write?

7. Who is your current anime crush?

8. What is your favorite Dessert? 

Please answer this questions and thank you for read my answers to Deniz questions! Comment down below what you think. 

~Anime Reviewer Girl!