Anime Watch List #6: The Hunt for a New Anime..

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On the hunt for a new anime:

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Ranked: The 15 Best Light Novel Anime Ever 

By Sage Ashford updated Nov 10, 2021

In the same way that Hollywood pulls from comics and novels (and old films) for their films today, anime pulls from manga and light novels.{} 

{} 1. DRUGSTORE IN ANOTHER WORLD : Drugstore In Another World is another one-season anime adaptation of the light novel series of the same name, featuring the isekai protagonist Reiji running a pharmacy with Noela and Mina. Chaos ensued as the trio tended to their clients’ needs by making medicines and other helpful items. Together, they made beast repellent; tea that helped the consumer reduce anxiety and get better sleep; and energy potions. Many viewers enjoyed this series thanks to the slice-of-life aspect on top of the concept of there being a normal, non-overpowered pharmacist in an isekai setting rather than an active fighter or warrior.

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** This sounds like an anime I would watch. Now, I am going to see if I can watch it  – – sad, it’s not in English dub.. On to the next one..

{} 2. RESTAURANT TO ANOTHER WORLD: Restaurant To Another World is a slice-of-life anime that featured a restaurant serving guests from a fantasy world every Saturday. This led to all sorts of guests, ranging from literal dragons to elves checking out the restaurant whenever the door to said restaurant appeared weekly. Many doors appeared in all sorts of places in the fantasy world, giving access to a wide variety of new characters. Even as the cast increased with each new episode, so did the delicious dishes. Many fans enjoyed checking out this heartwarming series, and it got so popular that a second season is currently airing.

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** Now I have watched this anime twice and  I may watch it again. I cannot stress how much I enjoyed this anime. There is a helpful note in the background…….

{} 3. SWORD ART ONLINE: This series is almost a requirement to be on this list. It started by doing the unlikely and being one of the few light novel adaptations that aren’t immediately canceled after its first season. Instead, it’s been chugging along pretty steadily since it first aired in 2012.

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** I started watching this, but got sidetracked and didn’t finish it. This is 7th on CBR’s list of 15, and I am only listed what I know I like or what I think I would like.

{} 4. RE: ZERO – STARTING LIFE IN ANOTHER WORLD :

Re: Zero is basically if Groundhog’s Day somehow became an anime. Its lead character Subaru is a guy from the real world who enters an alternate, fantasy-like universe with one unfortunate ability: he can come back to life after he’s killed. An ability dubbed Return from Death, Subaru gets to utilize this ability to help not only himself but those around him, as coming back to life reverses time, often going back to right before a situation goes for the worst. The series gained massive popularity for its gorgeous animation courtesy of White Fox, but also its likable cast and the unique way each new scenario unfolds. It was even popular enough to survive its first season, with the second coming in 2020.

** This was the first manga novel I ever read and watched. I remember as I watched the anime I was comparing it to what I read. It’s a cool story. I couldn’t watch it again, because it’s like reading a book twice? I may not remember word for word and I know the end before I get there and sometimes it’s just not worth rereading the same story.

{} 5. THAT TIME I WAS REINCARNATED AS A SLIME

Reincarnated as a Slime takes the isekai genre and has fun with some of its tropes. Its main character is Satoru Mikami, a salaryman who dies as a 37-year-old virgin and is reincarnated as an invincible slime known as Rimuru, capable of consuming anything.

In this new world, Rimuru works to carve out happiness for him and his newfound monster friends. In Reincarnated as a Slime, fights are just as likely to be resolved by cooler heads discussing diplomacy as they are battles to the death. Having one of the most genuinely affable leads in anime, it’s no surprise the series was renewed for a second season.  

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** This is another anime series I started, but didn’t finish.  I think I will start here as I work on another project.

Bye IV Now, LD*

A Welcome Smile….

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{} The Prince of Tennis Manga series: The Prince of Tennis is a Japanese manga series written and illustrated by Takeshi Konomi. The manga was serialized in Shueisha’s Weekly Shonen Jump from July 1999 to March 2008, with its chapters collected in forty-two tankobon volumes. Viz Media licensed the manga for English release in North America. Wikipedia {}

I am so Happy that The Prince of Tennis is dubbed and I am able to watch one of my favorite anime’s. I was only able to watch three  episodes as I ate dinner. A full tummy is a good thing, but a stuffed tummy wants me to go to sleep. I may want to talk more about this anime, but it’s time to end my day…

Good ~ Night, LD*

Anime Watch List #5: Snow With with the Red Hair

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(This picture reminded me of Shirayuki, she liked to look for herbs in the forsest)

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All I want is to watch an anime without fighting in it and that is hard. I didn’t realize how hard it is to find a show I haven’t already watched or one I didn’t care to watch. I don’t want to give up on my hunt…

I almost passed up watching a good show, because I thought it was going to be like a different take on a Disney show. The anime I am talking about is, “Snow White with the Red Hair.” I really liked this anime….

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Snow White with the Red Hair is a Japanese shōjo manga written by Sorata Akizuki. It was serialized in Hakusensha’s bi-monthly shōjo manga magazine, LaLa DX but has since moved to monthly LaLa and is published in collected volumes by Hakusensha. Wikipedia

Author: Sorata Akidzuki https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Snow_White_with_the_Red_Hair{}

I very much enjoyed this anime and even though it seemed like it ended on a good note, I couldn’t helped, but wanted to know more about the story. I was watching this on Hulu. I thought that was the end of the story, until I found out there isn’t going to be a third season.

I just had a thought, “is season three in a book?” I did ask Google and something came up, but my computer said the word virus so I clicked off that site and I am moving past this story.

I believe it will have a good ending. I may just go back to one of my favorite shows for now as I work on a scarf for my little one. I cannot believe how cold it has gotten here in North Carolina. It was in the 70’s last week. The sun is out, too bad it’s warmth isn’t with it.

I don’t want to give up on finding another anime. It can have some fighting, but nothing over the top. I am going back to my search and hope for the best. 

Okay, I know there is an anime out there, but for now I am done looking for it. I decided to finish watching the anime “K,” and get back to my crocheting. I just can’t let all this light go to waste.

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The K: Return of Kings manga is an adaptation of the anime television series of the same name, written by Hideyuki Furuhashi and illustrated by Haruto Shiota. It began serialization in the G Gantasy magazine on October 17, 2015.

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I don’t remember why I stopped watching this show, so I am going back to it to get my answer.

Bye IV Now, LD*

Anime Watch LIST#4: The Beginning of Bleach..

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I have stopped trying to find a  favorite anime, because there are way too many to even think about. Then again Bleach has NEVER stopped being to the top. When I heard it was coming back, I was screaming YES!!!!!!  The only problem I have is, I have to wait until it is dub. I can’t read and watch the show at the same time.   

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Bleach (TV series)

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This article is about Japanese anime television series. For other uses, see Bleach (disambiguation)

Bleach (stylized as BLEACH) is a Japanese anime television series based on Tite Kubo‘s original manga series of the same name. It was produced by Studio Pierrot and directed by Noriyuki Abe. The series aired on TV Tokyo from October 2004 to March 2012, spanning 366 episodes. The story follows the adventures of Ichigo Kurosaki after he obtains the powers of a Soul Reaper—a death personification similar to the Grim Reaper—from another Soul Reaper, Rukia Kuchiki. His newfound powers force him to take on the duties of defending humans from evil spirits and guiding departed souls to the afterlife. The anime adaptation includes original storylines not found in the manga with repeated appearances and stories containing these original characters.

Viz Media obtained foreign television and home video distribution rights to the Bleach anime in March 2006. Bleach was broadcast in the United States on Adult Swim from September 2006 to November 2014.

In March 2020, it was announced that the manga’s final story arc, “Thousand-Year Blood War”, would receive an anime television series adaptation, which is set to premiere in October 2022.  {}

My son has been trying to get me to read anime for years, but I find it hard to read right to left. He has told me the new story is so GOOD, but I need to read it. I will have to work on learning this new skill, but right now. I am happy to have restarted the series. Well, I started when Rukia was about to be executed, but he saved her from getting killed. 

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Rukia Kuchiki

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Rukia Kuchiki (Japanese: 朽木 ルキア, Hepburn: Kuchiki Rukia) is a fictional character in the anime and manga series Bleach created by Tite Kubo. In the series, Rukia is a Soul Reaper, (死神, Shinigami, literally ‘Death God’), in charge of slaying evil spirits known as Hollows. At the beginning, after a brief meeting with the protagonist of the series, Ichigo Kurosaki, who can see supernatural beings such as Soul Reapers, she is forced to give him her powers in order to fulfill her duties as a Soul Reaper. Rukia has appeared in several other pieces of Bleach media, including the four feature films in the series, the two original video animations and several video games.

Rukia was the first character of the series created by Kubo, her design being the one he decided to use for all the other Soul Reapers.[3] Reaction to her character is generally positive. Her differences from typical shōnen heroines is praised,[4] as is her interaction with other characters.[5] Additionally, she usually ranks second in Weekly Shōnen Jumps Bleach popularity polls, and is consistently the most popular female character in those polls.[6] Several pieces of merchandise have been released in Rukia’s likeness, including a plush doll and several figurines.[citation needed]  {}

I cannot wait to watch the new ‘Bleach,’ but until then I will enjoy the show once again. I want to say I started last Monday, skipped the part when Ichigo and the others returned to the real world, and picked it back up Season 6 chapter 110.

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Ichigo Kurosaki

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Ichigo Kurosaki (Japanese: 黒崎 一護, Hepburn: Kurosaki Ichigo) is a fictional character in the Bleach manga series and its adaptations created by Tite Kubo. He is the main protagonist of the series, who receives Soul Reaper powers after befriending Rukia Kuchiki, the Soul Reaper assigned to patrol around the fictional city of Karakura Town. These powers come at the cost of Rukia’s own, and as a result, Ichigo concedes to work as Rukia’s stand-in, fighting to protect people from evil spirits called Hollows and sending good spirits, wholes, to a dimension known as the Soul Society. In addition to the manga series, Ichigo appears in many other pieces of Bleach media, including the anime series, the four featured films, the two original video animations, rock musicals, several video games, light novels and the 2018 live-action film.

Kubo said that Ichigo was created to replace Rukia as the protagonist of the series because he felt she was not suited for the role. In the animated adaptations of Bleach, Ichigo is voiced by Masakazu Morita in Japanese.[1] In the English adaptations, he is voiced by Johnny Yong Bosch.[3] In the live-action film, he is played by Sota Fukushi.[5]

His character has been well received among both readers and reviewers. Ichigo is often featured in Weekly Shōnen Jump character popularity polls. He was consistently ranked as the most popular character in Bleach.[6] The 2007 Japanese Newtype magazine polls ranked Ichigo as one of the top 100 most-loved anime characters. Reviewers of the series have praised his personality, though some consider him to be a stereotypical anti-hero. Merchandise based on Ichigo’s likeness has been released, including toys, clothing and action figures. However, critics disliked his anticlimactic fights in the series’ latter half due to his lack of memorable scenes at these points.  {}

I am about to work on my dark mix stitch project and watched Bleach until  family game time. I was telling my son – it’s too bad Grimmjow is a bad guy, but he is cute. 

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Grimmjow Jaegerjaquez sometimes romanized as Grimmjow Jeagerjaques or Grimmjow Jaegerjaques is a prominent member in the Aizen-affiliated army of Arrancar, and the sexta Espada. He is often considered to be Ichigo Kurosaki’s rival in terms of personality, and is one of the series’ central antagonist and Anti-Hero.

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Played by: Junichi Suwabe

TV show: Bleach {}

I Love anime as much as I Love to crochet…..

Bye IV Now, LD*

The Sohma Family: Momiji & Akito…

I cannot remember how many times I watched Fruit Basket, but when I watched Momiji Sohma realized his curse had been broken. He was in wonder of how free he felt , but also sad at the same time. Akito Sohma (the head of the family) realized he was no longer attached to her at the same moment and rushed to see him. She didn’t understand what was happening and was surprised when she was asked to go home.

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If I keep trying, then someday… I’ll be strong enough that those memories can’t defeat me. I want to believe that there’s no such thing as a memory that’s okay to forget.

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Momiji held love in his heart even when the most important person pushed him aside. His mother couldn’t handle him turning into a rabbit, so her memory of him was erased. She may have forgotten about the son she gave birth to, but he remembers and loves her. True love cannot be forgotten. 

One cannot force anyone to love them, a bond isn’t made from force, but from LOVE. LOVE is a bond that cannot be broken. Love is what holds everything together. Rather you show love to family, to a handful of people you call friends, or to a stranger passing by………

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God and the spirits of the Zodiac made a promise. It was a long, long time ago. Hundreds of years or more. To be together, for eternity. No matter how many times they were reborn, the spirits would go to God’s side and never leave. They would meet, and stay forever. Together… forever. We’re bound by that promise even now. Even if we don’t remember it, the blood of the Zodiac spirits remembers. From the outside, a “bond” may sound romantic, but if it feels like a burden to those involved, then it’s only a manacle. That’s why it’s a “curse”.

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This curse of the Sohma family is a bond that should have never been started. It started out of being lonely. When the original god got some friends, he didn’t want that feeling to end, so that feeling went on for years, but with different people.

We all show love in different ways and some don’t even realizes its 

Love that controls their every step. How can one word mean so much? Has so many different forms. 

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Is it okay for me to have my own life now, father, now that I’m not “special” anymore?


 
~ Akito Sohma.

Akito Sohma is the main antagonist-turned-heroine in the manga and anime series Fruits Basket. She is the love interest of Shigure Sohma. She is the head of Sohma family and cursed by the God of the zodiac. She is also the only daughter of Akira Sohma and Ren Sohma. {}

Only a handful of people know Akito was a girl. She was surrounded by people, no people were attached to her, but her fear of being alone made her act in a different way than love. The act she was forced to play all her life, she didn’t know how to act or be anyone else. The problem with a lie is the truth always wants to come out.

I have always wondered why some fight for love, while others fight against it? Some say love can make you blind or strong. I believe love is a little of both, but through it all, being honest with your feelings. 

`Love is an intense feeling of affection.’

For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 3:16 KJV

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Love shouldn’t be feared, forced, or ignored. 

Bye IV Now, LD*