It's no secret I'm a fan of anime, and now that so much is available online I've been trying to catch up. *sigh* It's been wonderful. Today I'll be geeking out about what I've been watching, most of which I'm sure is old news to anime fanatics. Like I said—catching up.
If you follow me on Twitter, you've heard plenty of me mooning over this show. It's everything I love about anime—action + romance (leaning more to action, though), demons and ultimate evil, humor, and feudal Japan. It's also pretty clean, and the translators opted to use tamer words for the "swearing."
I'm a huge fan of action-based anime, and Bleach hits all the right notes. I've enjoyed it immensely, though Season 3 (or there abouts) is, uh, not my favorite. I haven't read the manga, but I have a feeling it's filler. Some people may not be a fan of the bloodiness, but from the anime I've seen it's about middle-of-the-road gory.
Full Metal Alchemist: Brotherhood:
I saw maybe half of Full Metal Alchemist, the first series, and decided I'd like to see what Brotherhood has to offer. Brotherhood is faithful to the story from the manga, whereas the first series followed its own story. I really enjoyed the first one, and I'm interested to see the differences.
Ah! My Goddess!:
I wanted to watch this series when I was a teen, but moved to Utah RIGHT BEFORE my friends were about to start it. So I missed it, which was very traumatic for 14-year-old me. I bought the first season, and it's totally adorable. It's about a shy, short college boy who can't get a date. He accidentally calls the Goddess hotline and ends up getting wish. He wishes for a Goddess to stay with him.
I just started watching this, and holy crap it made me like vampires again! Anime is a brilliant medium for vampires, since that "otherwordly perfection" can really be achieved. Let's face it, putting white make-up on a human just doesn't quite cut it.
So far, Vampire Knight is juicy, gothic, and creepy. It's alluring and dangerous. It's everything vampires should be.
The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya:
I bought the first three manga, and I kinda wish I had them all now. Okay, I hate that I don't have more to read RIGHT NOW. It's narrated by a boy named Kyon, but the story is really about this crazy girl named Haruhi, who wants the world to be much more spectacular than it is. I love it.
So...yeah. It might look I'm on a crazy anime binge about now, which would be entirely true. I won't deny it. I'm far too used to people calling me crazy to be swayed by those looks you're giving me. Now, off to start reading Fruits Basket, you know, since I can't edit until my kids are in bed anyway. Wee!