It’s Already Over?!// My Thoughts on Attack on Titan Season 2! (SPOILERS!)

Happy Sunday and welcome to another blog post! Last week, sadly the last episode of “Attack on Titan Season 2” aired and I am left emotionless. Even though I knew ahead of time when “Attack on Titan Season 2” was first released that there was only going to be 12 episodes, I couldn’t help getting into each and every single one of them and wanting more. So since it is last the episode of the season, and we don’t know how long it will be until Season 3 (said to be released next year.. we shall see) let’s talk about it! There is a major spoiler alert for this blog post, so if you haven’t seen “Attack on Titan Season 2” and are planning on watching it, this blog post is not the post for you! But if you are caught up on Season 2, or you don’t care about it and would like to know my opinions, keep on reading! That being said I have lots to say so let’s just get right into it!

Opening Theme

First of course since we all know how I love a good opening theme song, let’s talk about the Season 2 opening animation and song. If you read my blog post “My Favorite Anime Openings” you already know that the opening animation for “Attack on Titan Season 1” is my top favorite. It gives me chill right at the beginning of the song and gets me pumped for the episode. I am happy to say that the opening lives up to the first one and is just as great. The song is just as intense (which goes great with how intense the show is) as the first opening and even though it doesn’t give you chills right away like the first opening does, it definitely gives you chills during it.
And that ending animation where everything just goes crazy…. If you aren’t pumped up for the episode after just watching the opening animation, I don’t know what will get you pumped up. I also love how they keep the same artist for the opening song as well. All around I have no complaints for the opening credits and I am pleased with how it turned out. I know that every time I listen to it just like the first opening, no how many times I watch it in a row, I will always get goose bumps!

If you want to watch the opening sequence you can click here to watch it:

The Story

Now that we’re pumped to watch the show from the awesome opening credits, let’s talk about the story. Even though there were only 12 episodes it doesn’t feel like it because each and every single episode is jam packed! Even that one episode where all that was happening was talking (if you’ve seen the season, you know what episode I’m talking about) was jam packed with story with the way the characters were talking to each other.
The season premiere was no exception. Right from the start they drop the bomb that Titans are inside of the walls and then introduces us to the Beast Titan, a Titan unlike any other one we’ve seen before (he looks like a hairy oversized monkey with abs…kinda).

 

After that without any warning the season dropped more and more things on us from left to right. There is an attack (which seemed to be controlled by the Beast Titan…Titans can control other Titans what?!) and some of Eren’s comrades are trapped in a tower unarmed surrounded by titans.

Then another bomb is dropped when we find out that not only is Ymir a Titan, but then suddenly Reiner tells Eren that he is the Armored Titan and that Bertholdt is the Colossal Titan. Not only that, but Reiner and Eren kidnap Eren and the injured Ymir and run away from the wall, headed to their “hometown”! And that’s only half way through the season! Thankfully those were the only massive bombs on us (my heart would have probably exploded if they dropped another one on us) and the rest of the season was the escape plan being pursued to save Eren and Ymir (let’s be honest.. Mostly just Eren).

I honestly forgot how intense the show was until finishing the season premiere. But now that I have seen the twelfth episode, I am craving more. I love the story because not only does it keep me at the edge of my seat and leaves me wanting more, but I get to see more a background of the characters. Season 1 was mostly revolved around Eren, Mikasa and Armin, but in this season we get to see more of the other comrades’ stories.

Moments of Confusion

In this season, we may have learned a lot about Titans, but we are also left questioning about a few things, especially when it came to Reiner’s and Bertholdt’s plan for Eren. I know that’s the point of why the people behind “Attack on Titan” did it, to get viewers wondering and wanting more, but at times when Reiner and Bertholdt was talking to each other while trying to escape with Eren and Ymir (before she had her flashback and changed their plans), the things they were saying just seemed a bit confusing to me. They of course know what they have in store for Eren but as an audience member looking into the story we are left confused (unless you’ve read the manga). All we know is that Eren has some kind of power (that is he not aware of) that the Titans know about and want. So Reiner’s and Bertholdt’s mission is handing over Eren to a higher titan… but that’s what I’m guessing.

They also were talking about getting Christa and Annie to their hometown as well, Annie being a comrade of Reiner and Bertholdt and Christa being an important member of the church (I will get into that more soon). It seems though that Reiner makes it seem that capturing and taking Christa is just as important of getting Eren to the “hometown”, and it is so important for Ymir to see Christa again that she’s willing to jeopardize their plan of escaping to go back and capture her right then. It even got to the point where they were saying how they wanted to save Christa from the dangers inside the wall… which confuses me as well to a point but it will probably be answered when I know more about the Titan/human relationship.

The show is already is high paced and intense, so when stuff like this happens and words are being said that confuses me and before I can stop and think “What did they say?” or “What’s going on?” they already moved on to something else, or something big happens you just have no idea what to think anymore.

I watched season 2 on Crunchyroll and reading the comments most people are saying things like “Read the manga.” or “It’s funny how people who haven’t read the manga say they aren’t giving too much information and people who have read the manga say they’re giving too much information. (about the human/titan relationship)” and while yes I could read the manga, and yes I would love to read the manga one day (I may actually read it to fill the emptiness inside me now that Season 2 is over) that moment of watching a new episode not knowing what is going to happen excites me, especially with how intense and fast this show goes. When I do decide to read the manga, I am excited to learn a lot of things character and story wise as well as get some answers to the Titan/human relationship. But until then if I have questions, I already plan on rewatching the season and series and multiple times. Everytime I watch it, I hope to catch more and more bits of information I didn’t before. And if I’m still confused, I can always research it as well!

Historia the Bad-Ass!

So like I said in the last point, one of the people Reiner and Bertholdt needed to capture was Christa because of her importance to the church (plus we all know Reiner has a huge crush on her too). I was a little curious on why Christa was important to the plan and after seeing Ymir’s background it sparked my curiosity more so I did some research and found out some spoilers and background about her that makes it all (well not all, there’s still so much that confuses me) make sense.

During the first couple of episodes of season 2, the Survey Corps is revealed that Christa may know about the walls having Titans inside them because of her family background and that Christa really isn’t the girl Eren and the gang got to know during the Training Corps. In reality she is actually Historia Reiss, a girl who has been hiding her and her family’s true identity until she joined the Survey Corps and got to know Ymir.

The thing that makes Historia such a bad-ass in my opinion is the growth in this season. In Season 1, Christa was scared and was living a life treating people a certain way to make it seem like she was a good person. But in Season 2 with the help of Ymir and certain events, Christa has accepted her true identity and who she is as a person. She has found the courage to make her first Titan kill ever and to live for herself. To become what her true name means, to become in her own way a GODDESS. And that in my opinion makes her pretty bad-ass (and someone I want to cosplay one day). I can’t wait to see what else Historia can do in seasons to come.

Lack of Levi

So speaking of bad-ass people, was anyone else sad with the lack of Levi in this season?! I mean Levi was still in the season and still played an important role, but not as much as he was in the first season. I know he was on the sidelines because of an injury and in the first couple of episodes he plays a big role in getting Minister Nick to fess up about important information but other than that, he wasn’t in it till the very end. And speaking of the very end, can I say I got emotional with Levi’s reaction to the maybe truth about Titans and Erwin’s reaction?! Oh man. Plus doing a little research about Levi I found that Attack on Titan did a OVA about Levi’s background?! It’s called “Attack on Titan OVA No Regrets”!!

The Season Finale

So of course since we are talking about Season 2, I have to talk about the finale because OH MY GOODNESS THAT SEASON FINALE!! (if you didn’t have enough spoilers already… this part is just packed with them…you have been warned).

The episode begins with Eren and Mikasa (somehow he managed to get away from Reiner and Bertholdt) and is faced in front of the smiling Titan that killed Eren’s mother years ago. Mikasa tries to attack the Titan but due to injuries she can’t and Eren is in no shape to fight (look at those stubby fingers!) so Hannes bravely goes for the attack. He fought well but soon enough the smiling Titan captured him and started to move him closer to it’s mouth. Seeing his dear friend in danger caused Eren to want to transform to his Titan form, even though his body wasn’t ready for it. But alas no matter how many times Eren took a bite in his stubby hands, he couldn’t transform and like so many years ago, Eren helplessly watched a loved one get eaten by the same smiling Titan.

In rage Eren cries and laughs to the messed up world (literally all his comrades and friends are fighting against Titans) around him yelling how nothing has changed and that in all the years of training and becoming better, he still isn’t strong enough to make an impact on anything. Mikasa then tells him that Eren is wrong and that he has always been there by Mikasa’s side. Time is at a stop as Mikasa tells Eren how much of an impact he has made on her and almost kisses him but is stopped when Eren moves and stands up facing the Titan. He tells Mikasa that he will always and forever be there to wrap the red scarf around her neck and then with a punch, Eren somehow controls the surrounding Titans to attack and eat the smiling Titan?! The Survey Corps take this opportunity to retreat and escape. While fleeing, Ymir (still in Titan form) sees a future for Historia in behind the walls now that she sees what Eren is truly capable of even though Eren is nowhere near aware of his new power. Then we hear the word “Coordinate” for the first time from Reiner who seems very unhappy with the fact that Eren has this power and then suddenly through Eren’s rage he directs (without him unaware of it of course) the Titans to attack Reiner as they make their escape. Ymir then decides that she is turning herself into Reiner and Bertholdt parting from Historia (I wonder what her true motives are…). The Survey Corps make their escape with no more casualties… and that was just the first half of the episode!

A short time has passed and Commander Hange and Conny come in with some disturbing news… that in theory (they don’t have full proof) the true identities of Titans are actually humans. This news leaves Commander Levi and Commander Pyxis shocked but Commander Erwin is smiling at the fact that he has taken a step in learning more about the origins of Titans which makes Levi almost sick and more disturbed (aka what I said before about Levi in the last section). Meanwhile Armin tells Eren about his theory on why he thinks the Titans attacked the smiling Titan and then Reiner without harming any humans and though it may be a burden and hard for Eren, he steps up to the position to help pay for all the lives that were taken for his sake. The episode ends with the appearance of the Beast Titan and a new character we haven’t seen before and then left there to wonder what is going to be in store next for Eren and the gang. All in all I was on the edge of my seat the whole episode.

To say what I feel like about this finale in one emotion is nearly impossible because I felt so many emotions after watching it, I still feel them even know a week later after watching it.

What Next?

So there you go, my long review and thoughts of season 2! All together after everything I just said, I can honestly say that other than just a few minor things (mostly the lack of Levi) this season is just as wonderful as Season 1 plus more. In this season not only did we get to learn more about the Titan/human relationship but we really got to know more about the characters. Like I said before, the first season we really got to know Eren and his friends. But for the other characters, we only got a glance and we didn’t get to know about who they are and why they joined the Training Corps. So seeing the character development in this new season really makes the other characters more likable and relatable.

Each week it was exciting to sit down and get sucked into each episode. Then after finishing each episode, it gave me a sense of excitement for the next episode because I spent the week thinking over the episode and wondering what’s going to happen next. So in that aspect I am really going to miss this anime until the next season (which will hopefully won’t be too long of a wait) because it gave me something to look forwards to each week.

Now that it is over, I do feel sad and empty but at the same time I have this fire inside of me to know more, especially with some of the confusion I had before. And just because there isn’t a new episode to watch every week, doesn’t mean there aren’t other things I can preoccupy myself with in the Attack on Titan world. There is always the manga to read to help clear up some confusion. After reading that if I am somehow still confused, I can always look it up thanks to the wonderful thing we have called the internet! Also, not only is there that background story on Levi (which we all know I am excited to watch) but I just found out that there is an “Attack on Titan: Junior High” series I didn’t know about! I was watching some clips and I was laughing so hard because just seeing the characters in a not so intense atmosphere and as little chibi characters is both strange and adorable all in one! Plus on top of that, I do plan on rewatching the season and binge watching the whole series again multiple times, so I think I will be ok!

Conclusion

I really hope (if you stuck for this far) you enjoyed this post! I really love this anime, so of course when I went to sit down and talk about it, I had a lot to talk about so I do apologize for how long it took for me to get this post out. What did you think of “Attack on Titan Season 2”? Were there any points I missed talking about or did you just miss Levi as much as I did in this season? Have you watched either “Attack on Titan: Junior High” or “Attack on Titan OVA No Regrets”? Knowing me, after watching them I will probably do a review on those on here so that’s something to look forwards to as well! If you have any ideas for blog posts in the Attack on Titan world, anime or just anything in general as always let me know in the comments below! I’ve also noticed that on here there isn’t a way to update you guys on announcements or when a blog post is going to be late, so I am here to let you know that if you want to get announcements or just wanna know the weird stuff I do in my life, I have social media! If you want to follow me, I have an Instagram account @doodles.by.kat and I also have a Facebook page! Just type @doodles.by.kat or @katarinastarkinfo! Other than all of that, I hope you all have a great week and I will see you guys hopefully on Tuesday or Wednesday!

XOXO,
Kat

My Favorite Anime Ending Credits!

Happy Sunday and welcome to finally another blog post! These past couple of weeks have been crazy with my weird work schedule and then I also got sick… but now I feel so much better and ready to get back in the normal groove of things! And what better way to get back into it than do an anime blog post! A little while back I did “My Favorite Anime Openings” and today it is time to show you my favorite anime endings! You know that feeling when you just went through an intense episode and it ends and goes to the credit screen and just all the intensity disappears with the beautiful song and animation that goes with it. These are the anime endings that either gave me that feeling or I loved the song so much that I had to look up the whole song and listen to it on the regular… or even both! With these types of posts, I usually do a countdown but all of these anime ending credits deserve the number one spot so I couldn’t put them in a specific order. With that being said let’s get right into it!

Bleach Ending 2 “Thank You!” by Home Made Kazoku

The first ending is from Bleach. As you know, I used to really love Bleach and this was from one of my favorite seasons. Rukia is taken by the Soul Society and Ichigo and his friends are set off to rescue her. So in the ending credits I feel the song “Thank You!” fits perfectly because it is Rukia’s way of thanking Ichigo for coming to her rescue and being a true friend even though she has accepted her fate and punishment for her crimes. This brings me so many of the nostalgic feels when I hear this because it reminds me of my early anime days. I couldn’t find a video of the actual anime ending credits but here is the song so you can hear the song.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BvYuf4r-8xk

Hunter X Hunter Ending 5

This year I finally got around to watching Hunter X Hunter. If you read my blog post “Let’s Get Chatty// Good Endings and New Beginnings”, you heard some of my thoughts and feelings about the show, but this post isn’t talking about that. Before I got to season 5 I was happy with each of the seasons. The show had little to no filler episodes so each episode was jam packed with a lot of story and character build which I loved. So of course I was excited to get drawn into a new season. But after seeing the first couple of episodes I was drawn away from it because it took a turn on a more creepy level and I wasn’t really ok with one big ant eating humans. I was about to give up on the series all together. Luckily I was encouraged to watch more and I thought since I came this far, I shouldn’t give up on it now. I am so glad I continued to watch it because this season became one of my favorite seasons in the whole show. And to bring it all together there is a wonderful anime ending credits that bring all of the season together. And the song is great as well! I don’t know what it’s called because it is in a different language but I listened to the full version and it is wonderful.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EJYe0PdCiFA

Death Parade Ending “Last Theatre”

The anime that I am currently watching is Death Parade. I was honestly first drawn in because I fell in love with the anime opening credits but really wanted to know who these characters were and what they were up to. I also learned early on that this anime is very depressing (deals with lots of death) so I had to pump myself up to watch this anime. Now that I have started watching, yes it is very sad and very intense, but it is still so good! I’m over halfway through the anime and it’s starting to get into the real intense stuff. Anywho, I was delightedly surprised when the ending credits started to how much I loved it. The intensity in this song matches perfectly to the anime and the main ending animation really does fit the anime itself. Once again, I had to look up the full song because it is so beautiful. If you haven’t seen Death Parade and are wanting a very intense anime (it has already made me cry once) you should watch it, it is so good! I can’t wait to see how the ending is.. So please no spoilers! 🙂

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MLx_Yc02QB8

Black Bullet Ending “Tokohana” by Nagi Yanagi

The last anime ending is from the anime Black Bullet. Right at the get go when the ending credits start, I get goosebumps and is immediately drawn into the song and animation. Black Bullet is one of my favorite newer animes and I wish it had a second season, because the ending of the series made me question so much. I loved the story and the character development throughout the series (even though I did question one character in the end…). I love how the credit scene is through the perspective of Enju and I feel that you get a sense of how she feels deep inside with all of her responsibilities and troubles she has to endure. I also have to give credit to the singer Nagi Yanagi, she has an incredible song and you can feel her soul through her lyrics. I love in songs how even though I don’t understand what they are saying because of a language barrier but I can tell what it is about or what the message they are getting through with how the singer performs it. You can feel the way she is feeling as a listener.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-siXOlY3IQ

Conclusion

So that is all of them! I really do love each and every one of these anime endings. When I need a pick me up, I go to these songs to get me pumped to write or just to feel a little better. I hope you enjoyed this post and still are enjoying these anime posts, because I really love writing them! If you have any ideas for a blog post (anime or not) please let me know in the comments below, I am always up for ideas! I hope I am able to get back in the grove of getting posts out regularly now that I am feeling so much better, so I appreciate all the patience with me! I hope you guys all have a great Memorial weekend, and I will see you on Tuesday!

XOXO,
Kat

Anime I Forgot About Now but Loved as a Teen!

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another blog post! I was scrolling through my anime list ideas and noticed while doing research some animes I completely forgot as an adult but loved as an a child! Now remember, I started watching anime when I was 13 years old, so I was in the midst of my pre-teen years and was still just learning about life as a girl let alone what anime was. Other than Pokemon and Digimon, I was obsessed with Romance and Comedy/Slice-of-Life anime. I didn’t start opening up to other types of anime until I became an adult. So let’s dive into the animes I totally forgot about as an adult but loved as a child/pre-teen!

Kodocha

Right off the back let’s talk about one of my all time favorite animes, and that is “Kodocha”. “Kodocha” revolves around a girl named Sana who is part-time an elementary student and part- time a famous child star! The show shows Sana go through life growing up trying to balance being a child star and normal girl. I love this show so much because it not only is Kodocha funny and entertaining to watch, but you get to see Sana grow up with the seasons. If you go even farther than just the anime and read the manga you find in the last arc of the series, Sana goes through depression which back then I didn’t realize that it was but now appreciates the story and the characters so much more.

Marmalade Boy

The next anime is a show called “Marmalade Boy”. This anime is about a girl named Miki whose life is turned upside down when her parents announce they are divorcing. The kick is that not only are they divorcing but are switching partners with a couple they met in Hawaii. The show revolves around Miki meeting a boy Yuu through this crazy situation and her relationship with him. I loved this show when I was little, the two main characters reminded me of an older Sana and her love interest Akito (it’s probably the hair) and even though I don’t remember much that happened in the show now, if I watched it over now, I feel like I would still like it.

Shugo Chara

The next anime is a show called “Shugo Chara”. This anime is about a shy girl named Amu who wants to fit in with the cool kids at school. She one night wishes for the courage to show her true self to others and wakes up the next morning with three little eggs in her bed. These eggs hatch to little guardians who with a “character change” give Amu a different character trait. They also each give Amu a special power that helps fight and defend herself which comes in handy when trouble brews at school. I love this anime because it is about finding courage and also shows the dreams of a child.

Full Moon O Sagashite

Oh the feels with this one. This next anime is called “Full Moon O Sagashite”. It’s about this girl named Mitsuki who dreams about being a singer but has this disease that can only be cured by a surgery that can ruin her vocal cords. One day she is visited by two shinigami (gods of death) who tell her she only has one more year to live. She decides that this is her time to act upon her dream and she is helped by the two shinigami who transforms her from a 12 year old girl to a healthy 16 year old girl to live her dreams before her year is up. I love this show so much because it shows that you should live your dreams. I also love the author of this series Arina Tanemura. She is a wonderful artist and I admire all of her work.

Gakuen Alice

The last anime I want to talk about is an anime called “Gakuen Alice”. This anime is about a girl named Mikan who follows her best friend Hotaru who moved away. What Mikan didn’t realize that she followed her to a school for elite children who hold special powers or “alice” that are unique depending on the person. The more Mikan is at the school she finds out there is a trouble in the school and it is her job to protect her one true friend. I love this show because it revolves all around friendship and nothing is stronger than the power of friendship. I also love how many cute moments are in this show!

Conclusion

Well there you have it… animes I forgot about now but loved as a teen! I hope you enjoyed this post, let me know what animes you have forgotten about but still love as well as if you seen any of the animes I mentioned in the comments below! I hope you all have a wonderful week and I will see you all on Sunday!

XOXO,
Kat

What House do I Belong to?// My Sorting Hat Experience

Happy Tuesday and welcome to a better than late blog post! (aka… this was supposed to go out on Sunday). This blog post you guys to get to see my experience with the Sorting Hat Test on Pottermore! I’ve wanted to do this post for a while, I’ve seen a lot of Youtubers take the test and it made me really wonder what house I truly am in. So that being said, let’s get right into it!

My Experience

I first took the test yesterday while I was at a Creative Meeting with my older sister Cierra and dear friend Candice. Cierra is a proud Gryffindor and Candice is a proud Slytherin. For a while now I knew that deep down I am a Hufflepuff. When I was little I always thought I was going to Gryffindor but as an adult I feel I relate more to Hufflepuffs. In the movies, Hufflepuffs in the movie series are shown as the less clever but I didn’t see that! I saw them as very trusting and loyal wizards and witches who doesn’t get the credit they deserve. I just had a gut feeling that I am meant to be a Hufflepuff.

So I took the test. I thought hard about each answer but was shocked to see that I was a Slytherin. Candice was excited that I was a fellow Slytherin, but I was disappointed that I wasn’t sorted into Hufflepuff. So I took the test again knowing that if I got Slytherin again I would just have to accept it. This time around I got Gryffindor and I was just left completely confused. I went home and all night I couldn’t stop thinking about how and why I didn’t get sorted into Hufflepuff. Am I really not a Hufflepuff?

I woke up this morning and I knew I had to take it again. I sat down on my computer and retook the test once again. I took my time with each question and really thought about how I would answer each of these questions. I couldn’t accept being a Slytherin. I couldn’t accept being anything else other than a Hufflepuff… and if I didn’t get it this time, I would just have to accept it. I am happy to say that this time around I was sorted into Hufflepuff! I was so happy to see the colors yellow and black pop on my screen I was honestly about to cry I was so happy.

My Answers to Questions

On Pottermore I was blown away by each of the art pieces that were with each questions. It made the experience much more interesting and felt like I was truly in the Wizarding World. I took the Sorting Hat Test three times, and each times a mix of different questions were asked, not just the same questions for each time. I was asked at least one question that was different than the others. So if you take the test different times you really have to think of each answer instead of just answering the one you think will get you in the house you want. If you take this test you may get these questions or even some other questions but here are the questions and answers I chose which helped me get sorted into Hufflepuff!

Other choices:

-Apparition and Disapparition (being able to materialize and dematerialize at will)

-Transfiguration (turning one object into another object)

-Flying on a broomstick

-Hexes and Jinxes

-All about Magical Creatures, and how to befriends/care for them

-Secrets about the castle

Other choices:

-Standing on top of something very high and realizing suddenly that there are no handholds or footholds, nor any barrier to stop you falling.

-An eye at the keyhole of the dark, windowless room in which you are locked.

-Being forced to speak in such a silly voice that hardly anyone can understand you, and everyone laughs at you.

Other choices:

-Hunger

-Cold

-Boredom

-Being Ignored

Other choices:

-The Trumpet

-The Piano

-The Drum

Other choices:

-Tabby Cat

-Siamese Cat

-Ginger Cat

-White Cat

-Tawny Owl

-Screech Owl

-Brown Owl

-Snowy Owl

-Barn Owl

-Common Toad

-Natterjack Toad

-Dragon Toad

-Harlequin Toad

-Three Toed Tree Toad

Other choices:

-The Wise

-The Good

-The Great

After I found out that I was in fact a Hufflepuff I was taken to my new homepage that was now in Yellow and Black with the Hufflepuff emblem at top followed by my name. I also read a Hufflepuff Welcome Page written by J.K Rowling and from the perspective of Prefect Gabriel Truman.

<h3> Hufflepuff Facts</h3>

<h4>Most Well-Known Hufflepuffs:</h4>

-Nyphadora Tonks

-Cedric Diggory

-Pomona Sprout

<h4>Hufflepuff emblem:</h4>

A Badger! Badgers are an animal that is often lives quietly until attacked. When provoked, badgers can fight off animals much larger than itself, including wolves.

<h4>Colors:</h4>

Black and yellow

<h4>House Ghost:</h4>

Fat Friar

<h4>Hufflepuff Traits</h4>

-Loyal

-Patient

-Fair

-Hard-working

-True

<h4>Fun Facts!</h4>

-Hufflepuff has produced the fewest Dark Wizards of any house at Hogwarts!

-Hufflepuffs aren’t the greatest Quidditch players, but we hope to win a tournament one day!

<h3>Conclusion</h3>

So that’s it! I am so happy that I did end up retaking the test this morning and really thought out my answers to each question. I knew I was meant to rock out Black and Yellow! I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post and if you want to see more like this let me know in the comments below! Also let me know what house you are in, I would love to see what houses you are all in! Hope you all have a wonderful day and I will see you in the next post!

XOXO,

Kat

Sailor Moon and I are the SAME PERSON?!

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday and welcome to a better late than never blog post!! As we all know, I love love love Sailor Moon! Sailor Moon was one of the first ever anime I got into when I was younger and will always be up in my favorite anime list. There will always be a special place in my heart for Sailor Moon!

Recently I started noticing certain things that I’ve been doing that remind me of a certain sailor scout. The more I think about it, the more it makes me laugh because when I was little I always wanted to be just like Usagi, and now as an adult I am starting to be… but not in ways I thought I would be. Beside the fact that I fight evil by moonlight… Here are the little quirks that Usagi/Sailor Moon and I have in common!!

1.WE LOVE FOOD!

2.WE WOULD RATHER BE SLEEPING!

3.WE ARE ALWAYS RUNNING LATE!

4.WE LOVE BLACK CATS!

5.SOME SAY WE CAN BE A LITTLE EMOTIONAL

6.THE HARDEST PART OF OUR DAY IS GETTING OUT OF BED.

….unless it’s to grab a snack!

7. WE DON’T LIKE LEAVING THE HOUSE!

….unless we are getting food!

…or we get someone else to bring us food 😀

8.WE ARE BOTH PRINCESSES!

9.WE ARE BOTH VERY CLUMSY!

10. A GOOD CRY IS ALWAYS NEEDED… EVEN IF WE ARE CRYBABIES!

11.WE LOVE A MAN WITH A ROSE

12. WE EMBRACE OUR WEIRDNESS!

13.WE HOLD OUR FRIENDS CLOSE!

14.WE BELIEVE NAPS ARE ALWAYS A GOOD IDEA!

15.WE BELIEVE GIRLS CAN SAVE THE WORLD!

16.WORDS CAN SOMETIMES BE VERY HARD…

17.AND IT CAN MAKE US GET VERY CONFUSED, VERY EASILY.

18.WE MAKE VERY MATURE CHOICES/DECISIONS

19.WE ARE ALWAYS DAYDREAMING!

20.WE CAN BE SERIOUS WHEN WE NEED TO BE!

21.WE WOULD DO ANYTHING FOR OUR FRIENDS!

22.SOME DAYS ARE BETTER THAN OTHERS

…but we always try to pick ourselves back up!

23.WE ARE MASTERS OF PROCRASTINATION!

24.WE GIVE GREAT ADVICE!

25. WE STAND UP FOR WHAT WE BELIEVE IN!

26. DID I MENTION WE LOVE FOOD?!

I hope you enjoyed this post… I had so much fun getting this one together!! If you would like to see more posts like this or have any ideas for posts let me know in the comments below! I hope you guys have a wonderful day/week if you need me I’m gonna go take a nap now!

Until the next post,

XOXO,

Kat

Let’s Get Chatty// Good Endings and New Beginnings

Happy Sunday/Monday (this was supposed to go up on Sunday… it’s now Tuesday…)and welcome to another better late than never blog post! I haven’t done a “Let’s Get Chatty” post in a hot second so I thought I would sit down and chit chat with you for a little bit.

“Hunter X Hunter”

For the past couple of months, I have been watching the anime show “Hunter X Hunter”. If you don’t know what “Hunter X Hunter” is, it is a show based around the character named Gon, who seeks to become a hunter (which is kind of like a magician, but they are capable of tracking down treasures, rare beasts, and even other individuals) to find his father who left him at a young age. While taking the Hunter Exam, Gon meets and befriends three other hunter applicants and go on many adventures as Gon seeks to find his father. After 6 seasons, tonight we finally finished the series. I was very sad to see it end, but was very pleased with how it ended.

The Ending

Now if you are planning on watching the series or currently watching it, you may want to skip this section, but if you have seen the show or not planning on watching it any time soon I can say (without any major spoilers) that Gon does somehow finally meet his father. Being a viewer who has watched Gon’s journey of finding his father finally come to an end and him having a conversation with his father liked he’s always wanted warms my heart up so much. He went through so much to become a strong enough hunter to be accepted by his father it’s so nice to see them both talking and laughing under the stars (and I mean it quite literally… watch the show you will know :D).

In the ending credits, it shows each of the characters that was shown throughout the series, and it made me think (and if you’ve seen the anime, you will understand and maybe have the same feelings as me) WHERE THE FUCK HAS KURAPIKA BEEN?! In the 5th season, Gon fights his toughest battle yet, and for most of the 6th season he is in the hospital fighting for his life. All of his friends were there trying to find a way to save him, Killua was out risking his life finding a way to save him but Kurapika was not there. Leorio even called him but there was no answer. All it showed was Kurapika sitting in an unknown place (and in a suit?!). Going forward to the ending credits it shows Kurapika in an alley. He’s still sitting, but it reveals him sitting in front of a row of Scarlet eyes aka the eyes of his fallen clan. So that hints that he’s been out collecting the Scarlet eyes since we last saw him. Big whoop, he collected the eyes, YOUR DEAR FRIEND WAS ON HIS DEATHBED!

“But he’s broken from not being able to fully get revenge on the Phantom Troupe.” —aka killing them.

He pretty much defeated the boss by taking away his Nen so I’d say he got his revenge, but who helped him get his revenge? Gon did. Who risked their life in facing them to help? Gon did. Gon was there for Kurapika, but when Gon was fighting for his life and needed his closest friends Kurapika disappears, answering the phone to no one to do what… find and collect the Scarlet eyes. I feel Kurapika is being really selfish with everything. Yes, it is very sad that his clan was slaughtered because Chrollo liked the Scarlet in their eyes and it made a really good season in the show (one of my favorite seasons, maybe even my favorite season) but like I said earlier, Kurapika got his revenge. Wouldn’t after getting revenge make you feel somewhat at ease? Apparently not because he had to collect the eyes. And for what reason? Did he feel like he had to keep them safe? Did he feel like he needed the eyes to be in better hands? So many questions we will never really know the answers to. One answer we will always know is true is that Gon is a living breathing friend, and a really good friend I might say. Gon was completely willing to give up his life (you know what episode I’m talking about) to help his dear friend. If Killua didn’t risk his like to save Gon, he could have died and Kurapika would have never known… he (in my opinion) was just centered around getting the Scarlet eyes. Yes, I know this all may sound mean, but I feel like I’ve lost a little respect for Kurapika since he wasn’t there for Gon when he needed his friends. Other than Kurapika not being there it was awesome to see characters from past seasons show up in the last season due to a reason I won’t spoil.

Would I recommend “Hunter X Hunter”?

Moving away from that little rant I really want to emphasize how much I really do love this show. In season one you see little Gon with a dream. Then he takes the Hunter Exam, meets his friends and his personal dream became a group dream. Throughout the seasons you see Gon and his friends through different experiences grow as not only Hunters but as friends (especially Gon and Killua). Than finally in the final season you see them stronger and ever, and the season ends in a recap with the main theme playing. Which speaking of the music, I love how in the 6 seasons the theme song always remained the same. The animation changed to go with each season but the song always stayed the same. I think that’s why it felt so nostalgic listening to it at the very end. I won’t deny it, I shed a tear.

So if you are looking for a new anime, I totally recommend “Hunter X Hunter”!! It has a great story, strong characters (not even just the main cast, there are a lot of awesome and lovable minor characters), and not a lot of filler episodes (there’s like maybe 3??)!

10 out of 10… would recommend!!

“Attack on Titan” Season 2 Premiere

With every ending there is always a new beginning and that true even in this situation. Just as we were finishing up “Hunter X Hunter” I saw notifications across social media sharing that the premier of season two of “Attack on Titan” premiered this weekend. I of course was excited as any other fan but I will be honest…I just hopped on the “Attack on Titan” boat last year. So I only had to wait for season two (because of course I loved it) for a few months, not the four years everyone else had to wait. In a way I’m kind of glad I didn’t watch it until recently, I would have gotten so impatient with waiting! But season two is finally here and after watching episode 27 (S2E1) I am so so ready for the rest of the season! After finishing the episode (don’t worry I won’t spoil anything for anyone who hasn’t seen the episode), the first thing I thought was that this season is going to be great.

I also read online that this season is said to be shorter than season 1? If it’s jam pack of awesome edge of seat action then I’m totally in! Honestly, no matter how long you’ve been in the fan boat, we as fans just want to see the characters again back in action kicking some Titan butt!

Conclusion

Well I hope you guys enjoyed this little chit chat with me! I really can’t wait to see what “Attack on Titan” has in store with us, and how many times it really does rip my heart out and tear it (the emotions… all the feelings). If you have any suggestions of animes (or even mangas) to watch while waiting for a new episode to air (I don’t like the waiting game, I love just binge watching all the episodes) let me know in the comments below! I would love to watch another great anime! I hope you have a wonderful evening and I will see you all in the next post!

Until next post,
XOXO

Kat

Top 10 Anime Girl Crushes!

Happy Sunday and welcome to another blog post! A couple posts ago I shared my
“Top 10 Anime Crushes” and today I am here to share my anime girl crushes! While yes I am sharing this from a perspective of a straight girl, we all have to admit that at least once (especially in the anime world) we have had a girl crush. Just like my “Top 10 Anime Crushes” it was really hard to have to put these awesome characters in order and my soul crushed a little inside doing it but I did it, so let’s get started! Here are my top 10 Anime Girl Crushes!

10. Neferpitou from “Hunter X Hunter”

My first girl crush would have to be Neferpitou or Pitou from “Hunter X Hunter”. If you haven’t seen “Hunter X Hunter” she is a Chimera Ant who was created to be apart of the Royal Guard to protect the King. To be apart of the Royal Guard, you have to be pretty powerful, and she is definitely strong. Her aura that protects the castle is so powerfully evil, if you are ever caught in it, you better hope you somehow get out alive. Aside from her being completely bad-ass, she is quite perky and very funny. Out of the three Royal Guard she is the most entertaining but most dangerous.

9. Luna from “Sailor Moon”

In the “Sailor Moon S: The Movie” after being rescued, Luna falls in love with a human Kakeru, a young astronomer. While being with Kakeru, she learns of the troubles Kakeru is going through with his girlfriend Himeko and his illness and feels for him. She also feels like her love is one sided because Luna is only a cat. Later on when she is once again reunited with Usagi, Luna after learning what true love really is confesses to Usagi that she wishes that she was human to tell Kakeru how she feels. With her wish granted, for one night Luna is transformed to the beautiful Princess Kaguya and was able to tell Kakeru to go after Himeko. I’m really sad that this is the only time you get to see Luna in her human form in the anime but she is beautiful and that scene when she confessed to Usagi was a huge tear jerker.

8. Kisara Tendo from “Black Bullet”

Next in line is Kisara Tendo from “Black Bullet”. I love this anime and I love how Kisara is there who is not afraid to call out the main character Rentaro but also be there to support him as well. She is very skilled with the sword which makes her a very powerful opponent. After seeing her in the last episode though, I hope to never have to fight her. It also made me question if what her true motives are and if she may one day become evil because even Rentaro was thinking that they might be enemies one day. That’s why they need to make another season! But even though I never want to face her in a fight, she still is pretty bad ass.

7. Haruhi Fujioka from “Ouran High School Host Club”

“Ouran High School Host Club” was one of the first animes that I watched when I was first getting into anime and throughout the anime I couldn’t help but fall in love with Haruhi. On the outside you see Haruhi always calm and witty against anything Tamaki says to her but as the anime goes on and if you go further and read the manga (which you totally do) you see her open up and let a few more emotions show to Tamaki and the others. She starts to show that she as well as being calm, cool and independent, Haruhi can also be fragile that you just want to protect. I think all of these factors contributed in all the boys falling for her (some showed it more than others tehe :D). I love how throughout the show how she gets along so well with the group and how Tamaki would do anything to please her.

6. Kyoko Mogami from “Skip Beat”

While “Ouran High School Host Club” was one of the first animes I ever watched, “Skip Beat” was one of the first mangas. Right away I fell in love with Kyoko because of her many mood changes which I found hilarious. She is a very head strong girl with her goal in hand which was to take down Sho but as she acts more (and meets and spends more time with Ren more cough cough) she finds that acting is more than just getting back to an ex. Speaking of her acting, she is a great actress. With every role she plays, she gets really into character (a little too much sometimes) and really makes each character into her own. I also love how innocent Kyoko can really be and Ren always has a way to bring that out in her.

5. Touka Kirishima from “Tokyo Ghoul”

Now we are finally at my Top 5 and at number 5 is Touka Kirishima from “Tokyo Ghoul”. She is a bad-ass fighter, I wouldn’t want to be against her. And though her fighting skills are awesome and she is cool in everything she does, what I really love about her is she would do anything for the people she loves. Ghouls can’t eat human food, it makes them sick, but everyday Touka knowing she would get sick eats the lunch her best friend makes for her because she cares about their friendship. She deeply cares about the people in her life and would do anything for them and I find that so pure and lovable in a character.

4. Misaka Ackerman from “Attack on Titan”

Speaking of bad-ass fighters, next on the list is Misaka Ackerman from “Attack on Titan”. That girl knows how to fight. The strongest out of her class she can chose to be any part in the military and but Misaka has only one goal in mind, and that is to always be by Eren’s side. The love and sense of protection she feels towards Eren is so overwhelmingly adorable and is what fuels her to be a better soldier. She is also humble, with a strong sense of right and wrong and just wants to live in peace with the people she loves.

3. Nana Osaki from “Nana”

Oh “Nana”… if you haven’t seen the anime, or read the manga, I suggest you do because they are both amazing. The manga/anime revolves around two opposite girls who meet by chance on a train with the same name “Nana”. They end up living together and despite having contrasting personalities and ideals, the Nanas respect each other and become close friends. Nana Osaki is a punk rock singer who is trying to make it in the singing world without the help of her ever so attractive boyfriend Ren. She may look like a tough punk rocker but she has a kind heart and a very devoted friend, especially to Hachi (the other Nana). Throughout the manga you can see because her rough past how at times she can be possessive, dark, and afraid to lose the ones close to her. But at the same time, she is very strong beautiful woman who is living towards her dream.

2. San from “Princess Mononoke”

If you haven’t noticed I love a very strong independent female characters, and San very high in both of those. She is very strong woman who fights for what she believes in. But she also shows a little embarrassment and innocence when Ashitaka tells her she is beautiful. I think she get’s a little confused after meeting Ashitaka because still has her strong feelings of hatred for the humans for destroying the forest but finds herself wanting to be with Ashitaka at the same time. San is not afraid to fight for what she believes in and that is something I always strive for.

1. Sophie Hatter from “Howl’s Moving Castle”

We are finally to number 1!! Sophie Hatter is my number 1 anime girl crush because of so many reasons. At the beginning of the movie, you see Sophie just living a life that she was inherited by her father. She shows that as the oldest daughter she has responsibilities and needs to put her own hopes and dreams aside to let the people around her live their lives even if that means sacrificing a better life for herself. But after being cursed, she sets out to find the witch who cursed her but in the end, she finds a home where she truly belongs and people who become her family. I love seeing Sophie grow to the strong girl she is throughout the movie and that gives her the number one spot in my anime girl crush list.

Conclusion

So that’s the list! I hope you enjoyed this list, and if you have any other ideas for my “Anime Top List” posts, comment down below. Also let me know who are your favorite anime girl crushes, I would love to see them! I hope you all have a wonderful Sunday and I will see you all on Tuesday!

XOXO,

Kat

My Favorite Anime Openings!

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday and welcome to a better late than never blog post! –>new saying for late posts tehe :D. Ever since I did my anime tag a couple of weeks ago, I’ve been inspired to do more posts like that. Last week I let you know my Top 10 Anime Crushes, and this week we’re going to talk about my favorite anime openings!

Ah anime openings, the gateway to an anime. Have you ever had chills listening to an anime opening song? Have you ever watched a full anime and have never skipped through the anime opening sequence? Have you ever listened to an anime opening song and craved more so you look up the full version of a song? I am here today to share the anime openings that I have answered yes to these questions. Like or dislike the anime, let’s totally ok! But for now let’s put those feelings aside and just appreciate the wonderful mix of songs and anime opening sequences…so let’s get started!

Bleach OP1 “Asterisk” by Orange Range

Bleach has a lot of great openings, but the one that will always come to mind is the opening for the first season. Right when it starts I get all of the feels of when I first got into anime when I was younger. I love seeing all the characters as well as the wide range of colors used in each sequence.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_ty-Nqm4Pdc&t=1s

Sailor Moon English Opening by Nicole and Brynne Price

Speaking of bringing all the feels back, in my “Anime Tag” Post, this was the answer to my favorite anime opening post question, so of course I had to mention it here. I remember looking forward to watching Sailor Moon when I was little and I was always the one to sing along to the song. Even now as an adult, if I even hear the words close to any of the lyrics I burst out in singing.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5txHGxJRwtQ&t=1s

Sword Art Online “Crossing Field” by LiSA

This is one of the anime openings that I can’t skip through the anime opening, and that includes the second time I rewatched the anime. I love how in the sequence it shows the characters Kirito and Asuna as two separates but by the end they were brought together by the game.

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BU1L_AR9SNo&t=2s

High School of the Dead Theme Song by Kisida Kyodan and The Akebosi Rockets

There is so much I could say about this anime, but this post is just for the anime openings so that’s where I’ll try to keep it to. No matter how I feel about this anime, I love love love the opening. The beat is great and just keeps growing until you get major chills down your back during the chorus…literally every time I listen to it I get chills. This is one of the songs I listen to when I need to get a blog post out because the upbeat gets me pumped about writing.
Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TQwQMeb-44g

Dragonaut the Resonance “Perfect Blue” by Jazzin’ Park

First of all, if you haven’t seen this anime you have to watch it so good! Second, this is the anime opening that I craved more and had to listen to the full version. I love how the sequence shows each character that if it’s your first time watching, you feel like you already know a little about them just by watching the opening. And that’s what anime openings are for, they are gateways to the anime, so it matches perfectly!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SiR3AFS5kI8
Video (Full Song): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jfHr1IaIcTo

Attack on Titan “Guren no Yumiya” by Linked Horizon

So I know in my “Anime Tag” post I said that the “Sailor Moon Theme” is my favorite anime opening, and while yes it is number one in the feels, but if we are talking about the actual anime opening Attack on Titan would be number one. Like oh my gosh… usually I get chills during the chorus like during “High School of the Dead” but right on the get go I was getting chills and was on my feet for the whole opening. And it’s not just chills the first time type of anime opening. Like I’m that type of person that when I find a song I like (anime opening or not) I put it on repeat. With this anime I can listen to it multiple times and still get chills non stop. With this anime opening it is also hard to try to work on something like a blog post and not get distracted by watching the opening as well because there is so much awesomeness going on with the anime sequence as well. Especially the last couple of seconds… this makes me more and more excited for the next season!!!

Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8OkpRK2_gVs

And that was the last one! I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post! I’m still very inspired to do more post like these and if you have any ideas for my “Favorite Anime…” or “Top 10 Anime…” let me know! Also let me know what are your favorite anime openings as well! I’m always looking for new anime openings to enjoy, even if I haven’t seen or enjoy the anime!

Thank you again for spending time with me, and I will see you on Sunday!

XOXO,

Kat

My Top 10 Anime Crushes <3

Happy Tuesday and welcome to another blog post! I’ve been watching a lot of anime video tags lately on Youtube (always watching Youtube videos) and I found myself inspired by the “Top 10 Anime Crushes Tag”. So here I am!

I’ve loved anime since I was young so over the years (like many others) I have found myself fallen in love with a few fictional characters. I love all these characters, and they all hold a piece of my heart so it was really hard to have to put them in order, but I did, so let’s get started!

10. Ikuto Tsukiyomi from Shugo Chara

To be honest, I almost forgot about this guy! It’s been so long since I’ve watched Shugo Chara and read the manga but once I was reminded of my him I couldn’t forget to put him in this countdown! I remember when I was first watching this anime and seeing him for the first time, my heart skipped a beat. I love how in the beginning of the series he tried to play cool and be a complete bad boy, but throughout the show you could see how he became more open and a even a little protective of the ones he loves.

9. Chrollo Lucilfer from Hunter X Hunter

So recently David has gotten me into the show Hunter X Hunter and I have recently been crushing on the boss of the Phantom Troupe Chrollo Lucilfer. The Phantom Troupe has a reputation of being an evil group of thieves and murders so Chrollo being the leader/boss, he has to be pretty evil… which he definitely is. But at the same time he is also calm,(which you kind of have to be a boss of the Phantom Troupe) cool, and looks great with his hair down and not slick back.

8. Tasuki from Fushigi Yuugi

Here is another crush from my childhood watching anime and that is Tasuki from Fushigi Yuugi. When I was watching this anime when I was little I loved his bad boy attitude and how he shut himself out from everyone else but slowly opened up after meeting Miaka. Also can we talk about episode 4 for just a second?! If you have seen the show you know what I’m talking about, but in this episode he gets a little crazy with trying to portray his love towards Miaka… and I know she’s meant to be with Tamahome, but he just wants some love! I am here for you Tasuki!!!

7. Ulquiorra Cifer from Bleach

If you read my “Anime Tag” post you know that my answer for my favorite fight scene was the fight scene between Ichigo and Ulquiorra. I mentioned during that question that the reason why I love this fight scene is because I just love Ulquiorra in general. If you haven’t noticed already, I kind of the love the bad boys and he is the definition of a bad boy. For most of the season he’s very cold to Orihime and the other Arrancar but was also very cool at the same time. I was very sad when he was defeated by Ichigo.

6. Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach

So far in my countdown my crushes have been either the bad boy or the villains but I still do have a spot for the hero of the anime. My hero of this countdown would have to be Ichigo Kurosaki from Bleach. I love seeing him grow throughout the seasons not only as a soul reaper but as a person all together. You can see how much he cares about his friends during his adventures.

5. Zero Kiryu from Vampire Knight

We are down to my top 5! And starting off at number 5 is the one and only gorgeous Zero Kiryu. I originally fell in love with him from the manga, but I loved how in the anime his bad boy distant attitude comes to life. I love how in the manga/anime shows how he opens up to Yuuki plus he has a sad and moving backstory which makes me love him even more! I am here for you Zero!!

4. Domyouji Tsukasa from Hana Yori Dango (Jun Matsumoto)

Hana Yori Dango is one of my all time favorite manga/anime but is also high up in my favorite Korean Dramas. I know in this tag is supposed to be about anime characters and I do love the anime’s version of Domyouji, but Jun Matsumoto brings Domyouji to life perfectly. Domyouji is of course a bad boy but the more time he spends with Makino the more the charming side of him comes out. Plus every time he makes a cute gesture towards Makino or reacts to her sassiness I die a little inside because of how perfect Juno portrays Domyouji. Domyouji and Makino are one of my favorite couples of all time and Jun Matsumoto portrays him flawlessly. I mean look at that smile (fangirl screams)!!

3. Seiya Kou from Sailor Moon Star

Oh Seiya, I don’t even know where to start with him… Not only does he pull of being a man and a woman, but I was totally hoping Usagi would go for him instead of Mamoru. I know I know, I do love Usagi and Mamoru, and they are supposed to be together forever, Neo Queen Serenity and King Endymion, parents of Chibusa, but just something about how cool Seiya is and how he falls for Usagi makes me wish that they ended up together. But at last… like I said before, More love for me!

2. Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle

Oh Howl… (swooning). If you have seen Studio Ghibli’s “Howl’s Moving Castle” you have at least fallen in love with Howl at least once.. come on ladies, just admit it, don’t be embarrassed, I am right there with you! Not only is he so dreamy looking but the way he’s so protective and loving over Sophie makes me want a relationship like that. Can I say relationship goals?? I also love both his hair as blonde and dark, but I lean a little towards the dark hair. Which hair color do you like better?

1. Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket

And finally for my number one anime crush…. KYO SOHMA!!! I really struggled with who would win #1 with Kyo and Howl because I love them both equally but what made Kyo win the number one spot was the memories and feels I have from when I was young. You all know I already love Kyo if you read my “Anime Tag” post (so I’ll save you the explanation of why I love him) but I can’t get enough of him. If you read the manga as well as watching the anime you see him grow even more as a person and you really get to see his love for Tohru grow. If you love Kyo like I do, and have seen the anime but haven’t read the manga, you should totally read them because there’s a lot about Kyo and the other characters that are in the manga and not the anime.

Conclusion

Well there you go… those are my top 10 anime crushes! I hope you guys enjoyed this, it wasn’t until now that I realized that I love orange hair characters!! I also realized that I feel like I need to do a “Favorite Anime Couples” post because I feel like I was talking about couples a lot. If you wanna read that let me know in the comments below. Also let me know your favorite anime crushes! I hope you guys have a wonderful week and I will see you in the next post!

XOXO

See you on Sunday!

-Kat

Anime Tag!!

Hi friends and welcome to another blog post! One of the videos I saw from Kelly Eden when I was binge watching was the Anime Tag and what better way to start my new motivation kick then by starting with an Anime Tag!! There’s 22 questions so let’s get into it! (Warning: It is very hard for me to choose so most of them have 2 answers! :D)

1. Who is your favorite anime character?

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My favorite anime character by far would have to be Kyo Sohma from Fruits Basket. In the show he is the bad boy of the group always pushing Tohru (the main character) away and always running away (but always comes back when he’s hungry). He may act like a “bad boy” on the outside but on the inside he’s just looking for acceptance and love, which you get to see throughout the show and even more in the manga as he opens up to Tohru.

2. Who is your favorite Female anime character?

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I have two favorite female anime characters. The first one is of course Usagi Tsukino aka Sailor Moon. Not only do I love her because I grew up with her as a child who loves anime but I love her character growth. We all know Usagi as the clumsy crybaby in the first season but throughout the seasons we see her grow not only as a Sailor Scout but as a person.

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My second favorite anime character is Sophie Hatter from Studio Ghibli’s “Howl’s Moving Castle”. Throughout the movie you get to see Sophie grow as a person through the curse and meeting Howl and the gang. Plus Old Sophie is one of the most hilarious characters ever.

3. What is your favorite anime soundtrack?

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Speaking of “Howl’s Moving Castle” the soundtrack is amazing. I do love all of Joe Hisaishi’s work, but the work in this soundtrack is my favorite of all time. Every time I feel anxious or sad the theme song always makes me feel better.
My second favorite soundtrack is the soundtrack to one of my all time favorite anime,

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“Angel Beats”. When I’m working on doodles or blog posts, “Crow Song” is always on repeat. The awesome beat always gets me in the mood to work on stuff for you guys! Also if you haven’t seen the show, the song is in the first episode and is what helped me get drawn to the show. Here’s the scene!: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J_1GqmS8UmY

4. What is your favorite anime opening animation?

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The first season of Sailor Moon in English Dub. I remember when I was little, every time that opening would start I would go straight to the tv to watch it. Even as an adult I have all the words memorized.

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With that being said I also love the opening to Sailor Moon Crystal. I was so excited that they were remaking the series and the first time I heard the opening credits I started crying with all the overwhelming feelings. It was just like when I first fell in love with the show.

5. What is your favorite ending song and animation?

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My favorite anime ending would be the ending to the anime “Black Bullet”. The song is so gorgeous and goes perfect with the anime that I couldn’t just listen to the song clipped for the animation, I had to look up the actual song. I actually just recently rewatched “Black Bullet” with David and usually with anime we skip the ending credits, but I made David listen to it every episode, which he was kind of enough to not complain. So thank you David.

Here is the ending sequence! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1xnf-wWKiCo

My second favorite anime ending sequence is the 2nd ending song to “Bleach”. This is during the season where Rukia is taken to the Soul Society and Ichigo and the others have to go rescue her. I love this ending because the song “Thank You” is so catchy and it’s like Rukia is saying Thank you for rescuing her.

Here is the ending sequence! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuJ8xRYDTOA

6. What is your Favorite Anime Scene?

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My favorite anime scene would have to be the ending scene from “Angel Beats”. If you haven’t seen Angel Beats you might wanna skip this question but if you have, oh man you know what scene I am talking about. In the last episode everyone had finally made peace with themselves and passed on from the high school except for Otonashi and Kanade. Before they pass on Otonashi wanted to tell Kanade his true feelings. I won’t get too into it (you have to see it for yourself) but after she passed and then he pass, the scene goes to another life and Otonashi is a student leaning on a building. A girl passes by humming a certain song and Otonashi has to chase and grab the girl’s arm who is Kanade. It is the most saddest, happiest ending in anime history.

7. If you had to meet any anime character who would it be?

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If I had to meet any anime character it would definitely have to meet Usagi Tsukino aka Sailor Moon. I feel like I can relate to her a lot and I feel like we would have such a great time hanging together. Plus she can introduce me to the other scouts! :))

8. What is your favorite thing about anime?

I really enjoyed Kelly’s answer which is the variety that anime has and storytelling. When I first got into anime, I admit, I just thought that most anime was about a plain high school girl getting the most popular guy to fall in love with her, but boy was I wrong. Anime can take you to any world during any time and still be relatable to you.

9. What is your least favorite thing about anime?

Long drawn out fight scenes. Are you a fan of “Bleach” and/or “Naruto”?? Now I love “Bleach” (“Naurto”, not so much), the first couple of seasons are in my top anime list but the reason why I stopped watching “Bleach” and even stopped reading the manga is because of the long drawn out fight scenes. Fight scenes are great (spoiler alert, there is a bleach fight scene as an answer in this tag) they can make or break an scene, but when it gets drawn out and it takes 3-5 episodes or 5-10 really short manga chapters than I get bored and just want it to be done.

10. Who is your favorite anime animal?

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Ok, I have three. The first one would of course be Kyo from “Fruits Basket”. Kyo as a character is very sassy but when he transforms into the cat, his sassiness shows even more.

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The second one is Luna from “Sailor Moon”. Who wouldn’t want a smart sassy black cat?

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And the last favorite animal is Kirara from “Inuyasha”. She is so adorable in both forms and so bad ass as her full grown self.

11. What anime would make a good game?

I’m going to be honest, but I don’t actually play video games… but I would love to get into them (like final fantasy and kingdom hearts) so I feel I can’t answer this question.

12. What was the first anime you ever watched?

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Me being the 90’s child I am of course my first anime was Pokemon and Digimon. Other than those two if you read my last blog post you know that “Spirited Away” was also one of the first animes I was introduced to. Followed by those were “Cardcaptor Sakura” and of course “Sailor Moon”.

13. Do you think you’ll ever stop watching anime?

NEVER!

14. What was your first genre of anime?

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Romance/Comedy/Slice-of-life

15. What is your least favorite genre of anime?

When Kelly did the anime tag, I really agreed with Kelly’s answer to this question which was the anime that do a little too much fan-service. When I say fan-service I mean when a show sexualizing female or male bodies. It doesn’t bother me when they do it a little bit but when it starts overpowering the anime it starts to bug me. If it bugs me enough, I will stop watching the show all together.

16. Are you open about watching anime with people you know?

Of course! Me and David have this thing where when we watch anime we each take turn choosing what anime we watch. This gives us a chance to show our favorite anime to each other plus let us find new anime. Plus anytime I can show someone Howl’s Moving Castle I will totally take that chance!

17. Have you ever been to Japan?

Sadly no :(( but one day I would love to go!

18. What anime was the biggest let down for you?

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“Aldnoah Zero”. It was such a great show, but the last episode during the last fight scene they killed off the main protagonist and it just kinda ended there. I was left at the end thinking what the hell just happened. I just learned recently that there was a season two, and I do want to watch it, I guess I am still getting over the ending of season one. If you have watched season two “Aldnoah Zero” let me know what you guys thought of it. I would love to know that the second season is worth it.

19. What anime was better than expected?

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“The Irregular at Magic High School”. I was scrolling through hulu looking for something to watch and I came across this anime, and just kind of clicked on it. Suddenly I was a few episode in and made sure to watch every new episode. I’m really sad they didn’t make another season (or they have and I don’t know about it), it will be an anime I will show David!

20. What is the best anime fight scene?

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Remember a few questions ago when I said that one of the “Bleach” fighting scenes is an answer to one of the questions? Well here it is! One of my favorite anime fight scenes would have to be the fight between Ichigo and Ulquirra in “Bleach”. I love this because I honestly love Ulquirra (even though I was sad to see him die). I loved the weird relationship he had with Orihime and everything that Ichigo went through leading to this fight. I remember sitting through these episodes (of course it’s “Bleach” so it took a couple episodes for the whole fight scene) so anxious and hoping Ulquirra wouldn’t die… but of course Ichigo wins the fight and I was sad to see Ulquirra die. I guess there will never be an antagonist like Ulquirra.

21. Who is your anime Husbando?

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I love that this question is next because speaking of Ulquirra, he is one of my 3 husbandos! Something about his cool and yet cold attitude made me fall in love with him.

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If you haven’t guessed by now, my second husbando would be the one and only Kyo Sohma, the sassy cool cat.

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My last husbando is Howl from “Howl’s Moving Castle”. Something about the cool boys always gets to me.

22. What was your favorite video game as a child?

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Once again I didn’t play any video games but oddly enough (it could be the artist in me) I love watching them. My old roommate was a huge fan of Kingdom Hearts and she decided to replay it when we were living together. After watching her play it once it kind of started to become a little tradition that every night when we would both come home from a long day at work we would sit in the living room and she would play, I would watch. One day if I ever do decide to start getting into playing games Kingdom Hearts would be the first followed by Final Fantasy.

Conclusion

And that was the last question! I hope you guys enjoyed this blog post. Let me know what you guys thought or any animes you really enjoyed or didn’t enjoy. Speaking of anime you least enjoy, I did mention my uncommon opinion that I don’t enjoy the ever so popular anime “Naruto”. My question for you guys would be, would you guys like me to write a post about why I don’t like “Naruto”? Let me know in the comments below! Also since I’m here full of questions, how do you guys feel about me posting on Tuesdays? My schedule is still pretty weird and it just keeps on changing so I’m not really sure what day blog posts are coming up. Plus I’m still trying to catch up with my Blog Post Goal for this year, so I’ve been trying to post twice a week. Plus I have many new blog post ideas I can’t wait to share with you.

I hope you guys have a great week and I will see you in the next blog post!

XOXO
-Kat