Welcome to another edition of Hobby Corner, a monthly edition I introduced to talk about my hobbies and interests other than reading. It’s always important to not forget these things, so here I am to talk about some of mine.
This month’s topic: anime!
I’m pretty sure most people are familiar with anime and have seen at least one episode in their lifetime of some form of it. Whether that be Pokemon, Sailor Moon, Dragonball Z, or something else entirely, you’ve probably seen an anime once in your life.
I find anime to be a really fun and fascinating thing because 1) it provides entertainment, and 2) I love most of the art styles.
Recently I got into anime again after a long stretch of not being into anime or manga (which will be another topic for another day), and I forgot just how entertaining it can be! So today I’m going to talk about my recent favorites and shows I’ve watched.
If you’ve seen my review for the manga, then you know just how much I love this series. The anime follows the manga to a T and I just absolutely love it! It’s about a girl named Naho who receives a letter from herself in the future, telling her of events that involve the new transfer student, Kakeru, and how it asks Naho to save him. It’s a story about friendship, loss, suicide, depression, and love.
This anime is so amazing. Because I’ve already read the manga I know what will happen and stuff, but it follows the story line so perfectly and I find that I fell in love with the characters all over again watching this. As of right now it’s ongoing, to eleven episodes and you can watch them on Crunchyroll.
The characters are each amazing and have distinct personalities, the plot is easy to follow between past and future and what is going on with the letters involved, and the animation style is more realistic in a sense, but still has that fun touch to it that makes it unique. I highly recommend you check out this anime!
Ore Monogatari!! (My Love Story!!)
WATCH THIS ANIME. STOP WHAT YOU’RE DOING AND WATCH IT NOW. This anime is soooo funny and soooo cute and oh my God, I can’t recommend it enough!
It’s about a high school freshman, Takedo, who isn’t your average high schooler because he’s huge, buff, and also the sweetest and purest guy you’ll ever meet. It follows him through his time meeting Rinko Yamato, a high school freshman who goes to an all girls’ school and who is also very pure and innocent. The two of them, along with Takedo’s best friend, Makato Sunakawa, develop a great friendship, and Rinko and Takedo form a beautiful relationship.
I laughed out loud SO MUCH when I watched this series! The entire series is up on Crunchyroll, so I highly suggest you check it out, for sure. 10/10 stars. Adorable story, awesome art, hilarious content, so many cliche things that are too funny, and just an overall good time.
Never in a million years would I have thought I’d be into a sports anime. BUT OH MY WAS I WRONG. This anime is about volleyball and a boy’s determination to become the best ace (spiker) he can be. But because of his height, he’s often looked at as unfit to play the part, but he shows everyone up with his awesome skills!
This anime has a lot of friendship, teamwork, getting to know yourself, and hilarity. I’ve laughed a lot at the this anime just because so much of it is just sooo funny! But I also love how INTENSE some of these episodes are because OMG. I can’t. Some of the tournament episodes literally have me on the edge of my seat, staring at the screen, chanting, “Come on come on come on…”
I highly recommend this anime even if you’re not into sports because it’s sooooo good! The art style was different and it took me a few episodes to get used to, but the action scenes are flawless and intense, the dialogue is great, and the rivalries that spawn between teammates and opponents can be felt through the screen. Definitely check it out!
Okay, I think that’s good for now. I really suggest you guys check out these anime because they are all so amazing and so fun. Definitely worth checking out each one of them!
The next time I’ll do a throwback and talk about older anime that I was wicked into as a kid (and maybe even now as an adult).
Let’s Chat! ≧◡≦
What are some recent anime shows you’ve watched and would recommend to me? What do you gravitate more towards? I love shoujo anime as it has a lot of tropes that revolve around romance, but I also like the funny ones, too. Share with me all the things!