Who is Art of Anime?

Today it was told to me on Twitter that I’d been on there for 1 year, and that meant I’ve been blogging for one entire year! It’s unbelievable!

I wanted to thank some of my friends and the community I’ve met this year.

For this special occasion I wanted to share a bit more about myself as a Content creator and Share my Journey with anime!

Who is Art of Anime?

Well where do I start?

My name is Tori I’m 22 years old living in the United Kingdom, I’m currently studying Photography at University and I’m in my First year.

I’m essentially a geek, I love Marvel and DC (more of a DC fan then marvel), I love to read (skullduggery pleasant, The mortal instruments).

I love watching crime shows such as Criminal Minds and NCIS, I still love watching Scooby Doo!

Here’s just some fun facts about me

First anime ever watched: Tokyo mew mew

Favorite color: Blue

Languages I speak: English and Japanese (beginner)

Favorite anime (currently): Detective Conan (sorry zankyou no Terror..)

Favorite song atm: Whatever it takes – Imagine Dragons

Favorite video game: Persona5/Animal Crossing: new horizons

A place you’ve always wanted to live: Japan

Dream job: Photographer/Gallery Curator


How did you get into anime?

Little did I know my very first anime was Tokyo mew mew, but back then it was called mew mew power and they had the English dub on UK television! (very surprising)

It wasn’t until I was 15 that my best friends started to watch Hetalia: Axis Powers and I decided to join in, I ABSOLUTELY hated it, I thought it was ridiculous so my friend lent me her DVD of Black Butler.

Sebastian had to be my first anime crush, I loved Black Butler so much I started watching more and more, the first anime’s I think watched was Tokyo Ghoul, Darker than Black, Ouran high school host club and my first ever favorite anime I had to be Guilty Crown.

In 2016 I attended my first comic con with my friend at Manchester, since then I have been 3 times, I constantly watch anime as a daily thing, I am that invested when I watch anime I can pick out VA voices and know who they are immediately, and that is the same for both Sub and dub πŸ˜‰


How did you get into blogging?

Last year I got the news that my flights were canceled and I was supposed to be heading to Japan (yes japan) and on the 31st March, Japan closed its borders and then COVID-19 took a turn for the worst and the United kingdom went into its very first Lockdown.

Since I had absolutely nothing to do, and my life had turned tits up I was stuck at home wondering where the next bit of my life would go? I have been watching anime since I was 15 and to say I’m 22 now and have watched over 200 different titles maybe even more is impressive.

1 year ago today I decided I was going to do what I’d wanted to do in such a long time, start a blog and reviewing the things I loved the most and never would I have thought to be a part of a community I’m extremely proud off.

Just the other day I got a few words of Encouragement from a fellow blogger and I realized I was exactly where I was supposed to be.


Have any Anime Preferences?

Women have the freedom to watch whatever they want, but the misconception is that girls watch romance/shoujo anime. I can’t tell I’m different because I enjoy anime like Skip Beat and Ore Monogatari!! and Kamisama Hajimemashita.

But I spend 90% of my time watching Shounen anime, and my favorites include Naruto, One Piece, and Bleach

I love My hero academia, Fairy tail and atm my favorite has to be Black Clover (that I’m not honestly ready for next Tuesday)

if you want to check out my top 10 anime (will need be updating at some point) head over to https://art-of-an-ime.com/my-top-10-anime/

Soon Ill be coming out with a review of the Saezuru Tori wa Habatakanai: The Clouds Gather movie that came out last year and I must admit I am a secret Fujoshi and I have watched many Yaoi anime’s and read many Yaoi Manga.


Subs or dubs?

As I always repeat on my reviews I’m always a pro dub anime watcher mainly because it was what me and my friends watched, Funimation was always my go to as I love watching anime’s directed by Mike McFarland such as Attack on Titan, Caitlin Glass such as Fruits basket and Zach Bolton such as Psycho pass.

Since last year dubs have been coming very slow, due to voice actors keeping safe and because of that I had the choice to wait for the dub to come out which could take some time or just watch the sub, since then I have watched more anime in sub such as Horimiya (which I’m sorry the dub is just terrible) and Jujutsu Kaisen.

In the past if an anime hasn’t been dubbed and I really wanted to watch it sub would be my only answer such as Haikyuu, Kuroko no Basket and Food wars who in recent years each has a dub, but since I watched them in sub first, I am pro sub for these certain anime titles.


Has there been a time you’ve given up watching anime for a short period of time

As a I grow Older I certainly feel like I watch less and less anime as I try and get my life on track and struggle to get through my degree.

When 2021 rolled around I decided to just watch a few anime or catch up on some that I’ve not manged to watch yet, for the winter season I’ve managed to save Attack on Titan, Beastars, sk8 infinity and log horizon, I have many episodes to binge watch this next week coming up!

I never thought that I would stop anime and I don’t think I will, but I think once I start my 3rd year at University who knows whether I’ll have the time.


Anime Youtubers you follow

Tristan at Glass Reflection.

Aki at Akidearest

Sydney at Sydsnap

Joey at The Anime man

Connor at CDawgVA


How long do you think your going to blog for?

Obviously its been a whole entire year already!

I started when the first lock down occurred when I didn’t have much to do, I have a small feeling if I’ve been able post while I’ve been juggling everything I’ve needed to do.

Then there is most certainly going to be another year of blogging!


If you could choose any of your first 10 blogs to rewrite, which one would it be and why?

If I had the time, I’d go back and rewrite most of my early blogs, from Gangsta to Kill la Kill. I definitely feel like my writing has improved as I’ve progressed through my degree and learned how to critically evaluate art, which is similar to reviewing anime.

Maybe during summer when I have a bit of free time I’ll be re-uploading some of my earlier work.


Anyone you want to give a special shout out to?

My first shout out has to be to Roki B over at @Solitarycubbyh , this guy was the first to welcome me to the community when I first started out, I feel like he has secretly supported me from the shadows this year and I’m eternity grateful.

Celeste over at @CSparkles60 has to be a special one to me, we have gotten so close lately due to the fact that we both have an obsession with Animal Crossing, and that we both live in the UK. Celeste has been my go to girl and very grateful to have her in my life ❀

Rose over at @melo__nsoda we bonded over Moriarty the Patriot last year and became close! Its nice to know we have similar tastes in anime, and I cant wait to Fan girl with her once season two comes out in a week or so πŸ˜€

Cody over at @CodyLatosh I feel me and him started at the same time but since it says he was around since 2017 I guess that wasn’t the case! I really enjoy reading his reviews and opinions and the other day sent me a really supportive message so many thanks Cody for the support

and last but not least YumDeku over at @YumDeku, YumDeku messaged me at the beginning of this year, after talking for a bit he convinced me to get a domain name, to start setting up ads, he is the reason why I art-of-an-ime.com exsists instead of .wordpress.com

But it isn’t just these 5, its everyone who has supported me and followed my journey for this entire year!

Thanks for coming on this journey with me!


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Am I That Powerful? The Powerful Female Tag!

Many thanks from Celestial Sparkles for the tag!

Its currently Sunday afternoon and I’m sitting here watching the latest Trash Taste Podcast waiting for my dinner to cook and here’s me crying with joy with the amazing feeling of being around an amazing set of women in this great blogging community!

So here I go with my tag!


Rules

  • Choose a female (real or fictional) for every prompt.
  • Tag at least one female blogger.
  • Pingback to Annie’s Powerful females’ tag.
  • Enjoy and have fun!

Name a Female for her Intelligence

Anime: Kurisu Makise (steins gate)

Out of everyone In anime I decided to go with Makise Kurisu from Steins Gate for a few reasons!

Makise is a genius girl who graduated from university at the age of seventeen, and a member of the Brain Science Institute at Viktor Chondria University and the Future Gadget Lab.

Not only is she really smart but she is also able to put up with Okabe that only a few is able to

I don’t particularly like the story line she was given (if you haven’t watched steins gate yet I suggest you do)

But if I was to hire a group of really smart people I would defiantly invite Makise to join it.

Book: Hermione Granger (Harry Potter)

Hermione Granger is my all time favorite smart book character even though I did struggle between her and Annabeth Chase from the Percy Jackson series.

Born to muggle parents. Hermione is the only witch in her family as shes an only child, and she was admitted into Hogwarts at the age of eleven. She took learning magic very seriously, and she even learned spells before she arrived. She had a bright academic mind, and she excelled in almost every subject.

If It wasn’t for Hermione I don’t think Harry or Ron would have survived during there adventures or there school life at Hogwarts.

TV: Temperance Brennan (Bones)

If you love science, you love crime dramas, love dead bodies than Bones is the show for you!

Temperance Brennan also known as Bones is one of the main characters of Bones, Brennan works as a forensic anthropologist at the Jeffersonian Institute in Washington, D.C. He is identified as a leading expert in the field of forensic anthropology in the series.

If I found a dead corpse I would want her and her team of experts on the case.


Name a female for her physical strength

Anime: Ran Mouri (Detective Conan)

There are defiantly stronger women than Ran that Iove just as much but I wanted to give the award to someone that isn’t powered by magic or a tragic past.

Ran is a karate black belt as well as the captain and ace of her high school team. She has won multiple tournaments in her age group, including regional tournaments.

Makoto Kyogoku, a world-class champion martial artist who can attack in perfect harmony with her, compares and respects her abilities. Her deceptive strength and ability allow her to smash through stone pillars, steel shutters, and other big, solid targets with ease.

Book: Stephanie Edgley aka Valkyrie Cain (Skullduggery Pleasant)

The Skullduggery Pleasant series has been a all time favorite book series for me growing up and into my adult years.

Valkyrie Cain (also known as Stephanie Edgley or Darquesse) is a young woman and one of the main characters in the series who was once believed to be a descendant of the Last of the Ancients (the good guys) , but according to Dusk, her ancestors are the Faceless Ones (the evil guys).

Her character was introduced when she was 12 years old, and in only a few short years, she has gained more magic, lost too much, and grown to be as powerful as people who have lived 10 times longer.

TV: Buffy Summers (Buffy the vampire slayer)

If you have been living under a rock for the last 15 years then everyone must know The Slayer, Buffy Summers from Buffy the Vampire slayer!

β€œInto every generation, there is a chosen one. One girl in all the world. She alone will wield the strength and skill to stand against the vampires, the demons, and the forces of darkness; To stop the spread of their evil and the swell of their numbers. She is the Slayer.”

The original prophecy of the Slayer

Besides Faith, Buffy was the longest living slayer in her time, she fought countless battles, died twice and always managed to come back, but It wasn’t just the character the actress Sarah Michelle Gellar was the only reason this character ever made a difference to women watching her, she did an awesome job bringing Buffy to Life, so i give this award to them both.


Name a female who powered through difficult times

Anime: Nico Robin (One piece)

Nico Robin has been on the run from the government since she was eight years old, she has devil fruit powers after she ate the Hana Hana no mi fruit.

Robin is the sole survivor of Ohara’s devastation. D. Saul, a Jaguar, attempted to rescue her but was killed by Kuzan. In addition, Kuzan assisted Robin in escaping. But there was a catch: if she did something, he would be the first to track her down.

Despite all she has gone she is now 30 years old and shes only been captured in that time of 22 years, she is a valuable member of The Straw Hat Pirates, not only is she super smart but shes defiantly a beautiful character.

Books: Clary Fairchild (The mortal instruments)

The Mortal Instruments book by Cassandra Claire is also another favorite book series of mine, If you ever have the time go and read them! There are defiantly are other really strong shadow hunters in this book but for this category it must go …

Clary is the daughter Jocelyn Fair child and Valentine Morgen stern, her mother kept her away from her birth right because of her violent father and the dangers awaiting them if they were discovered by the shadoworld.

Clary and her mother’s lives are plunged into the deep end when they encounter Jace Wayland, and although Clary learns about her origins, the situation she finds herself in isn’t ideal.

Clary, on the other hand, is able to fight through it and, with just a little preparation, saves the world.

TV: Phoebe Buffay (Friends)

Much like Buffy the Vampire slayer, everyone has heard about the 90’s sitcom Friends, and out of the wonderful character Phoebe defiantly had it rough much more than the others.

Her father abandoned her when she was a child. Her mother took her own life.
Her stepfather was sentenced to jail. Not only that, but she still had to live on the streets, begging and pick pocketing to make ends meet. She never graduated from high school or college, lived in a car for a while, and contracted hepatitis after a pimp spit in her mouth.

Despite this, Phoebe is the most eccentric and upbeat of the show’s six friends. In contrast to her twin sister, who is anything but, she is compassionate, obedient, and caring. We’re guessing her cheerful disposition was the only thing that got her through the difficult times.


Name A female who you think is a good role model

Lady Gaga has been a role model for me for a year now and shes a inspiration to all! Just last year she was diagnosed with chronic pain called Fibromyalgia.

When I was 8 years old I was diagnosed with Joint Hyper-mobility and that made it difficult for me to feel like a proper child and do what everyone else could do, 3 years ago I was diagnosed with Fibro just as my mum did and it made everything 10 times worse.

Sometimes I can hardly move, sometimes I cant even get out of bed, at 22 years old I am almost disabled and that doesn’t stop me from what I love doing and neither does Lady Gaga stop what she does best is singing and being the best person she can be.


Name a female who deserves the spotlight.

This spotlight goes to someone very close to me and my heart in terms of a person more than a blogger, This spotlight goes to my mum

Last year my mom’s health went right down and since January 2020 shes had 3 operations and managed to survive each one.

2 months ago she was rushed in hospital due to current medical reasons and she only came out the other day, not only has she managed to keep her sanity while being in hospital for 2 months she has had another major op that she spent almost 7 hours in theater and I couldn’t be any prouder to be her daughter!

Not only has she supported me my whole life, she supported my decision at 22 years old to go back to education and get a degree in something I’m really passionate about but she always supports my blog and my writing as I’ve always been a creative person

This is why this award goes to her ❀


Powerful Female Bloggers

As I’m late to the party, everyone I know and respect has been tagged but I’m sure everyone in our community feels the same about each other.


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The Scariest Detective Conan Cases!

Now that Detective conan is hitting its milestone of 1000 episodes I thought I would give thoughts to my top (scariest/creapist) cases on Detective conan, Since there has been so many cases It was so hard to find the right ones.

Lets start!

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Episode 34-35

When Sonoko gets permission to use her family’s villa she invites Ran to meet some guys who are also staying for the weekend, maybe because she had to, Conan tags along, when they arrive at the house they see a man walking across the bridge with a cloak and bandges and both of them are imediatly freaked out.

Sonoko doesnt beleive them and the night continues. Ran and Conan meets Sonoko’s older sister and friends. As the night goes on Ran is invited out into the rain for a walk with Masaru but is scared by the lightning and runs off screaming.

Little does ran know the man they saw earlier is right behind her wielding an axe, the man proceeds to attack her but is scared off by Conan and Sonoko.

When everyone reconvines in the villa they try to call the police but it seems the lightning knocked out the power, Ryoichi get spooked, and runs outside and that’s when they notice the bridge was gone, they think the weather had done it but conan notices the cut marks from the axe, the man cut off the only means of escaping.

When getting dinner ready when Ryoichi watches the mask man ran across the window holding character Chikako Ikeda’s head in his hands shes obviously dead and conan runs after the masked mans with the boys, while searching they find Chikako chopped into bits.

As the case goes on conan wonders why the axe man’s first target was Ran and begins to wonder, during the night conan and ran are alseep when conan wakes up to find the masked man in their bedroom and ends up hurting his foot trying to save her.

Many attempts happen on Ran’s life only for conan to realise it isn’t someone outside the house trying to kill Ran, it is someone inside and wants to kill her for something she may or may have not noticed when she arrived at the villa.


Episode 50

(disclaimer!!

For this episode I watched in dub and Christopher Bevins who plays the Murderer in this episode did a fantastic job of making it even creepier than It was!)

After a case involving Heji, Conan and the detective boys Ayumi, Genta and Mitsuhiko head to the library to research on a book report. When conan notices that something is off with some books, the library manager takes it from him before he can take a proper look.

Shortly after Megure arrives at the libary the boys go to investigate, Megure asks about a missing clerk that failed to come home the day before last and that he never called his wife before leaving work.

Megure thinks that he was attacked while at work so the police start to investigate, they find nothing and head out, Conan and the dectective boys beleive something is up so they end up staying after hours to find out what.

After hours Conan and the others watch the libary manger head to the same spot where Conan found the out of place books and hear the manager talk about killing the clerk.

After leaving the library and the boys find the body, conan wants to call the cops but can’t see anything, Genta accidentally turns on the light alerting to the already walking away manager that someone was still in the library and goes searching for them to kill them as well.


Episode 77-78

Ran, Kogoro and Conan are invited to the Nagato family home who are just as rich as Sonoko and her family, Korgoro is asked by the head of the family Dosan-san to find his lost love before he dies.

When arriving Conan notices police in the loby of the house and notices someone but he quite cant put his finger on it.

Before anything starts Heji and his father Heizo show up, conan finally relizing who was just downstairs, Heji accidently calls Coan by the name ‘Kudo’ and they have to quickly come up with an excuse.

After a while after family members come and go a strange man comes into the room wearing bandages, Heji immeditatlty springs into action only to be told he is Dosan’s oldest son and got burned years before.

The night goes on to celebrate dosan’s birthday and he announces his son hideomi has preposed to his secatary Miyuki, shortly after Matsuaki goes searching for Hideomi, he calls back up to the room to say he had been attacked and as Kogoro and Yasue go and see whats happening from the balcony, they watch as Hideomi comes out holding a knife between his teeth.

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Matsuaki is found imapled on the fence bellow, No one is sure that Hideomi was the one they saw because all they saw was a masked man.

After a couple of nights of trying to find Hideoi, a discovery was made just before dusk after Miyuki looses her pen in the pond, the pond is drained to find Hideomi’s corpse.

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Episode 136-137

The detective boys and Professor Agasa head camping when they arrive, The professor realises he forgot the tents, They go wondering when they notice a castle in the distance, heading over they end up being allowed to stay the night by Mitsturu Mamiya.

There are many myseteries in the castle such as a massive chessboard on the garden outside, hidden passageways and unknown cellars, and myserious deaths of the family.

When the Detective boys go to invesitgate Conan goes missing and ends up being knocked out, Ai suggests to the Professor that he call the police but ends up being taken and knocked out as well.

Ai is now left with Genta, Mitsuhiko and Ayumi to find the missing Professor and Conan, but as they investigate, each of them are picked off one by one, which of the family members left is picking them off one by one and for what reason?

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Episode 166-168

Kazuha and Heji are lost in the mountains after Heji, teasing Kazuha about having to camp in the forest, they come across a photographer who says something weird, they freak out causing them to walk slowly away, the man introduces himself as Robert san, and he is American and he is also lost.

As a truck goes by Heji gets their attention by throwing his bike helmet at it, the truck comes back and Mori and the gang realise who they are, heading over to the house Conan asks why there here when Mori gloats that he had been summond by the same man Nobukazu Takeda for a case and had paid him half before coming to the mansion

Heji explains that he was sent a creepy letter and to also come to the mansion Yuzo Takeda who is driving the truck tells them the story of the mansion that it is also referred to as “The Puppet valley’s spider mansion”

When they arrive they are told there had been multiple hanging suicides in the past, The head of the House Nobukazu turns up and in private, he tells Mori the reason he had been summoned because he thought that someone had murdered them instead of suicide.

It is very clear that the head of the house never sent Heji the letter and was so confused when more than expected had arrived.

Dinner starts and everyone then goes there seperate ways Kazuha and ran go with robert-san to a grave, the others do something within the compound, When Yuzo starts yelling for his brother who isnt where he was supposed to be everyone goes looking

They find him in the storage warehouse on the second floor behind a locked door where previous suicides took place

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The crime was a locked room murder, everyone is told to stay in their rooms as the police cant arrive until morning, the boys Mori, Heji and Conan end up processing the crime scene themselves.

Meanwhile, Ran cant find her charger which is in a pouch, the girls go searching for it with a pen light Kazhua has, while searching Kazhua finds out the pouch was given to Ran by Shinichi so Kazuha agrees to keep on searching when the batteries almost go out and Ran goes to get spares within that time, Someone is nearby with a stun gun.

After leaving the crime scene to find something Mori finds ran crying as she can’t find Kazhua and everyone goes crazy, when Heji realises that the warehouse door is open when he shut it, they find kazhua in the same position as the deceased Nobukazu

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Episode 712-715

Following a murder that took place in Tokyo, Heiji and Kazuha accompany Otaki with Conan and company to investigate a “vampire” curse on a family, it was requested that Otaki go invesitage from a request from Hattori’s father.

At the arrival of the mansion, it is reavealed that the butler Rikushige Koga submitted the request to Heiji’s father. He requested a detective to be present at the inheritance ceremony.

When they arrives even though the girls are very strong and both of them are trained in a marital arts they both get scared at the mention of Vampries, Heji trys to twist it to something else and they beleive him.

As a Joke when dinner arrives, Jouhei asks them to go and get the eldest of the family, Hakuya Torakura, when they walk into the room they find a coffin at the middle of the room, they realize that the family just wanted to scare them, but when they open up the coffin they find Hakuya dead, dressed as a vampire with a stake through his heart

The Blogger Recognition Award! (20/2/21)

On the 16th of Feb I was tagged in The Blogger’s recognition award by Celestial_Sparkles60

I remember doing this last year and it feels absolutely great to be nominated again this year. There is much love for the lady that we have so much in common, not that just because we live in the Vacinity of the United Kingdom that we both have a love for Animal Crossing πŸ˜‰

So go and check her out when you get the chance.

Now to get on with the show


The Rules.

  1. Thank the person who nominated you and feature a link to their blog in your award post.
  2. Post the award banner somewhere on your blog.
  3. Share the reason why you started your blog.
  4. Share two pieces of advice that could benefit new bloggers.
  5. Nominate a maximum of fifteen other bloggers. (if only i knew 15 bloggers ahah)
  6. Tell your nominees about your award post, so they can participate!

Why did I start my Blog?

Around April of last year I was supposed to be heading to Japan (yes japan) and on the 31st March, Japan closed its borders and then COVID-19 took a turn for the worst and the United kingdom went into its very first Lockdown.

Since I had absoutley nothing to do, and my life had turned tits up I was stuck at home wondering where the next bit of my life would go? I have been watching anime since I was 15 and to say im 22 now and have watched over 200 different titles maybe even more is impressive.

In the middle of April 2020 I decided I was going to do what I’d wanted to do in such a long time, start a blog and reviewing the things I loved the most and never would I have thought to be a part of a community I’m extremely proud off.

Just the other day I got a few words of Incouragement from a fellow blogger and I realised I was exactly where I was supposed to be.


2 pieces of advice for new bloggers

I have been blogging for almost a year now and im still learning but If i’d have to say anything it would be

#1 Even if you think what you’ve written is shit, still post it

There are plenty of posts I’ve written and not been 100% happy about it, your work is your work, it is unique, it doesn’t have to have over 1000 words to be any good, you don’t need an in-depth review of the whole thing, write as much or as little as you want after a while, you will have either gone and forgotten all about it or maybe in a while you might go back and change a few things, I don’t think people are going to care all that much.

#2 Get involved with the community on Twitter

When I first started I was absolutely afraid of what people would say in the community on twitter because I was new and didn’t know anybody, my work wasn’t viewed and liked more than the others who obviously had been doing it longer than me, but that didn’t matter to me, I was taken under the wing of the most sweetest blogger ever and I’ve made a ton of new friends sharing my work, it also give you the oppurunity to get involved in things.

I will be hosting Jon Spencer’s #TheJCS in July and im super excited.


My Nominations

Cody LaTosh

TheHimotoulife

Melo_nsoda


Many thanks to everyone supporting me ^-^

My top watches for Winter 2021

It’s already been a week into the Winter anime for 2021. Let’s just say there isnt a lot of anime this season I’m really interested, but here are some titles I will be watching this season


1. Dr Stone: Stone wars

Episodes: Unknown (most propbably either 12 or 24)

Source: Manga

Genres: SCI-FI, Adventure, Shounen

When Doctor stone came out in summer 2019 I was actually quite happy to get a historical anime much like Golden Kamuy but adding science into the mix was very inventive, I am very excited to see the way this season pans out.

I definitely want to see the final showdown of Senkuu vs Tsukasa


2. Horimiya

Episodes: 13

Source: Manga

Genres: Slice of Life, School, Romance Comedy

I was introduced to Horimiya by a anime TickToker who told her follows to watch this, and oh boy im glad I decided to give this a shot, yes only one episode has been released at this current momment but I fell in love with the story and the characters at first sight.

I have also read 24 chapters in a space of a day, I can’t wait to see more of the story animated!


3. Beastars Season 2

Episodes: Unknown

Source: Manga

Genres: Slice of Life, Psychological, Shounen

Oh! man, I’m so excited for this second season. Beastars was a big hit for me last year as it was released on UK Netflix, I think it only took me a day and a half to finish the first season, Many questions were raised at the end of last season and im so excited to see them answered.


4. Log Horizion 3

Episodes: 12

Source: Light Novel

Genres: Action, Game, Adventure

I was so exited when this was announced, I was really unsure whether we would get a third season or not and I’m glad our prayers were answered. It’s been a fairly long time since I watched Log horizon but i am so ready for more ‘Villian in glasses’ action πŸ˜‰

Faviroute anime op+end 2020

Thanks for the tag over at Mallow’s Mallow’s favourite 4 anime OP/ED | Secluded Observation (solitarycubbyhole.com) here are my favourite anime Openings and endings for 2020, and I was able to widdle it down to 8.

All of these songs at this current momment I listen to on a daily basis and have on my playlist.

1: Jujustsu Kaisen Opening

Kaikai Kitan by Eve

My first opening has to be Kaikai Kitan by eve for the most anticipated anime of the year, Jujustu Kaisen’s opening I honestly skipped this opening a couple of times in the first few episodes but by the 5th I was singing along and it became my favourite.

2 and 3: Moriarty the Patriot Opening and Ending

ALPHA by Stereo Drive Foundation

Stereo Drive Foundation have been a favourite of mine since Gangsta’s opening ‘Renegade’ and Dimension W’s opening ‘Genisis’.

Moriarty has been of my top 5 anime for this year (List coming on the 31st December) and its song Dying Wish by Tasuku Hatanaka has also been my favourite! It’s very rare I like both Opening and ending.

Even though Alpaha has a bit more beat to it, they are both wonderful songs.

Dying Wish by Tasuku Hatanaka

4 and 5: Fugou Keiji:Balance:Unlimited

“NAVIGATOR” by SixTONES

Both of these wonderful songs deserve praise, but when I watch the opening for Balance ulimiated it doesnt really fit the anime and much reminds me about Gangsta’s opening instead.

“Welcome My Friend” by OKAMOTO’S

6: Fire Force Season 2 Opening

“SPARK-AGAIN” by Aimer

I have been a big fan of Aimer, and I listen to her music quite often, when I saw Fire force season 2 first cour would have her song as its opening Imeediatly fell in love with it.

7: Haikyuu!! To the Top ending

“Kessen Spirit (ζ±Ίζˆ¦γ‚Ήγƒ”γƒͺγƒƒγƒˆ)” by CHiCO with HoneyWorks

My final favourite song for the year has to be Kessen Spirits for Haikyuu top the top 1’st season ending, I find myself searching for this song to sing on my playlist and it’s the first time I’ve heard of CHiCO.

8. The God of High School Opening

“Contradiction feat. Tyler Carter” by KSUKE

There are no words to describe this song! I absoutley love it

5 Underrated anime everyone should watch at least once

1. Log Horizon

Let’s start with Log Horizon!

If you have ever watched sword art online and hated it? Then Log Horizon will definitely get you liking stuck in game animes again.

This light novel anime has 2 seasons and a 3rd one coming in Januauary 2021 and each season is 24-25 episodes long and let me tell you, you wont be disappointed!

When logging into Elder tales after a update, Shiroe, Akatsuki, Naotsugu and friends are now stuck in the avatars and can’t leave the game.

Now stuck in the game Shiroe and his friends must find a way to live in the city of Akihabara and get along with the new and approved NPC’s who now are people of the land with there own thoughts and feelings but also learn of a way to get out of the game.

2. Trinity Blood

Trinity Blood is definatly not given the credit it desveres and everyone should watch this anime at least once.

This light novel anime made its way into animation back in 2005 with 24 episodes.

Following the adventures of Priest Abel Nightroad, who also happens to be a vampire working for the Vatican under a team called The AX Unit, working together with his colleagues to find a way that vampires and humans can coexist with each other but also battle evil who don’t wish that to happen.

3. The Wallflower

If you have never heard of the wallflower yet? well you have now!

This 25 episode anime came to us back in 2006.

If you like a bit of humour with getting scared out of your pants, this is the anime for you. Following Sunako forced to live in a house with four handsome men (aha yeah no πŸ˜‰ ) Sunako unfortunately had a bad rejection from a boy calling her ugly, and she decided she would literally not care what she would look like and would shut herself off forever.

Living with the boys, she goes through the challenges as her aunt tells the boys if they can turn her into a respectable lady their rent would be free, I kid, you not the whole series was spent them crying for their mamma’s and Sunako turning to a small little child.

4. Death Parade

This Orignial anime came out in Winter 2015 and I love the opening for this, “Flyers” by BRADIO makes you get up and dance and I love that in an anime opening.

After death, where is it we go? This anime gives the chance to humans to save their lives by playing games, whether it, be darts that hurt vital organs or bowling that does damages to the heart, you fight a stranger or someone you know for your lives but what if you’re already dead? And someone has to sort out whether you’re going to heaven or hell?

K: Project

This fablous original anime has two seasons a movie and a bunch of OVA’s but It never gets the credit it deserves

The show follows Kings with special powers all with their own colours Makoto Suho (Red King), Reishi Munakata (Blue king) etc, from the first season to the movie to the second season they all have their own story lines but ultimately come into one.

Each King has their own clansmen and their own territory. The Season starts when one of the lieutenants of the red king is killed and all they have to go on is a video with a teenage boy calling himself the colourless king, a battle starts within the city as Mikoto (red) goes on a rampage and Reishi (Blue) has to put a stop to him, but is there more to the story that meets the eye?

My 5 Candidates to be my Wifu

Maki Oze – Fire Force

Let’s start with a very recent wifu miss second generation Maki Oze from Fire Force. If you haven’t seen this girl in action you need to! not only is she totally hot she is defiantly the strongest female I’ve seen on the anime so far!

Asuna Yuki – Sword Art Online

Asuna has defiantly been my wifu for some time. Sword Art online was one of the first RPG anime I watched even though season’s 1 second core wasn’t the best but if it wasn’t for Asuna and her awesome sword skills I wouldn’t continue to watch it.

I would defiantly fight Kirito for her hand in marriage πŸ˜‰

Yumeko Jabami- Kakegurui

How can you not like the compulsive gambler Yumeko Jabami. Her cuteness is infectious, her desire for a high stakes gamble is dam right scary but does this stop me from crushing on her hard, No it doesn’t πŸ˜‰

Rin Tohsaka- Fate

Rin I’d say is a dark horse but let me tell you why I’d marry this girl.

Rin is strong, smart and beautiful that she learned how to be a caster without the help from her father who died in the previous war, she puts slime ball Shinji Matou to shame.

With Mela Lee’s voice Rin is the perfect wifu ❀

Erza Scarlet – Fairy Tail

Erza Scarlet, the queen of fairies who shall forever be in my heart ❀

Her past makes her stronger not only is Erza beautiful she is fierce but always knows who her friends are and almost every time asks for help, I will treasure her smile always.

My 5 candidates to be my husbando

So Yesterday us Ani Bloggers on Twitter thanks to Scott over at @MechAnimeReview decided it would be fun to share our husbando list!

Even though in my personal life I am 100% Lesbian that does not exclude my faviroute male anime characters that I wouldnt mind marrying πŸ˜‰

Without Further a do! Let’s start πŸ˜‰

Shinya Kogami

First of with the one Shinya Kogami, I guess you could say Psycho pass was one of my very firsts anime to try along with Black Butler and Tokyo Ghoul. I fell in love with Kogami because under that broken and very hard exterior πŸ˜‰ I love his English voice actor Robert Mocollum and when the movie came out I had to watch in sub, I then fell deeply in love with his Japanese voice and he just stayed in my heart forever ❀

Shinmon Benimaru

When Fire force came onto our screens last year I was immediately drawn in by the fact its graphics were so similar to Soul Eater and luckily enough they both have the same writer Atsushi Ōkubo who is a genius I might add! I feel in love with Fire house Seven’s captain Sinmon Benimaru the first time shinra and the others headed over to there jurisdiction, it was his eyes and cold attitude that lit a fire in my soul.

Sebastian Michaelis

Sebastian has been my number 1 since I was 15 years old and I will never let him go! His grace, his sexiness, his anger, his tenderness is why Sebastian will have a special place in my heart always, and I wouldn’t say no to a little pampering off him if I do say myself πŸ˜‰

Daisuke Kanbe

Daisuke has been a recent addition to my list, I am very much enjoying Millionaire Detective and I think it is a great show, I can honestly say I absolutely hated Daisuke until up to episode he didn’t want to go home and ended up getting drunk with Haru and was so adorable when he was found asleep in the bathtub, my whole entire attitude towards him changed! I could definitely see myself marrying into a wealthy Japanese family πŸ˜‰

Kaname Kuran

and my final man has to be a blast from the past, yes its the vampire Kaname Kuran from Vampire Knight. Ezra Weisz’s voice and Kaname’s features and character makes my heart a flutter just thinking about re-watching this all time faviroute show.

I would defiantly fight Yuki for this man

and there you have it five male anime characters that have there ways of making my heart flutter ❀

Stay tuned and watch out for my wifu list coming your way πŸ˜‰