My True Number 1 Husbando!

Happy Sunday/Monday and welcome to another blog post! First of all before I get into this blog post I just wanted to thank all the good feedback I am already getting on my Etsy shop opening up! I’ve worked really hard on it and believe me it was so so so hard for me to share with you what I’ve been working on for the past year and a half before it was ready but it is up and running! That all said, let’s get into the blog post!

Do you guys remember one of my first anime blog posts “My Top 10 Anime Crushes?” Well I have to admit to you guys something… My top spot for Top 10 Anime Crushes aka my number one Husbando has changed!

According to my original list, Kyo Sohma was my number one Husbando and as much as I do love Kyo for his charming good looks and short but sweet temper I feel my love for his revolves around being more nostalgic because Fruits Basket was one of the first animes I watched as a young girl.

So who has taken the top spot for number one Husbando??

**drum roll please**

My number one Husbando is the one, the only, Levi Ackerman from Attack on Titan!

So Why is Levi Ackerman my number one Husbando? Well…

His Style

Who doesn’t love his cravat?

Also his cleaning uniform. So adorable.

His Obsession with being Clean

One of the best episodes on season 1 is the episode when everyone is cleaning and Levi is giving the cadets (especially Eren) a hard time because they can’t clean up to his standards.

He’s such a Badass

But Levi’s obsession with being clean doesn’t keep him from being such a badass when it comes to fighting Titans. He always manages to keep his cool when in battle and many of his kills are done solo. And after a battle, he always stays humble and makes sure to clean his blades.

He’s been through a lot

He has lost a lot of people in his life, and though he may seem cold hearted to some, he still sees faith in humanity and keeps composure.

He’s Awkward

Like everyone else, Levi also has issues and is awkward (but in an adorable way). He’s OCD wanting surroundings and himself to be spotless, he doesn’t like being touched, in case he gets dirty… all going back to his obsession with being clean.

All together it is hard to not love Levi.

So for a while I thought that Levi Ackerman was the one true Husbando… but then recently I found a competitor for the number one spot!

So who could be wonderful enough to not only get high up already on my Husbando list but fight for the number one spot against Levi Ackerman???

**drum roll again please**

My second number one is Katsuki Bakugo (Aka Kacchan)from My Hero Academia!

So why is Katsuki Bakugo is the perfect competitor for my number one spot against Levi?

His Style

You can’t control his mane, but why would you want to control it?

Plus his Hero Outfit matches his Quirk Perfect!

He’s complicated

He has a complicated personality especially when it comes to Deku. He has a very teenage delinquent attitude which makes him seem very anti-hero to some, which could have been dated all the way back to his early childhood days when he was constantly praised for his powerful quirk.. He wants to be the number one hero and seeing someone like Deku who was once “Quirkless” start to surpass him upsets him.

His Temper

You can not love Kacchan’s temper… especially when it comes to his classmates. So many times in the series, I have found myself laughing out loud when perks of Kacchan loses his temper when his classmates say something funny or sometimes brutally honest to him.

He’s Smart

Though he sometimes makes irrational decisions (especially when it comes to fighting Deku), Kacchan is really smart. He puts thought into his plan of fighting and studies his enemies. I think that’s another reason why he gets so upset when it comes to Deku, Deku suddenly got this powerful Quirk out of “nowhere” and Kacchan doesn’t know how to react to it.

Kacchan is also really book smart. To get into UA, you have to be very smart as well as have a good quirk, and while Deku spent his lifetime studying books and other hero’s quirks, Kacchan got into UA with flying colors.

He’s relatable

Despite his complicated personality and short temper, Kacchan is still human. He has emotions and though he still has a lot to work on he still shows sign of being a true hero for the people. He has his pride, and hates to see it broken. He’s relatable to people in more than one aspect, and that makes him lovable as a character as well as a wonderful husbando.

So how do I choose between these two wonderful contestants? They both have great aspects to them like I stated that make them both worthy to be my number 1. I’ve thought about this for a long time and after thinking and doing tons of research I have come to a conclusion…

My True Number 1 Husbando is…

**drumroll for the last time…*

THEY BOTH ARE MY NUMBER 1 HUSBANDO!

I can’t decide which one is better so I won’t decide. They both win in my book!

Conclusion

Now that I have finally got all of that off my shoulders, I hope you enjoyed this blog post! As much as I love doing makeup reviews and makeup related posts, I really do miss a good anime post like this and I can’t wait to do more. Who is your number one husbando? What anime are you currently watching now? Let me know those and what to blog about next in the comments below, I am always up to new ideas! I hope you guys are having a wonderful start of your week and I will see you on the next blog post!

If you need me I’ll be drooling over my husbandos ;).

XOXO,
Kat

My Favorite Anime Characters!

Happy Sunday/Monday and welcome to another blog post! Today I wanted to share with you my favorite anime characters! I’ve shared my anime crushes and my anime girl crushes before but I haven’t shared just my favorite characters. Have you ever watched a show and there’s a character (or a few characters) that you just fall in love with? Not in love like towards a husbando or a wifey but you just can’t help but fall in love with for being awesome. So without further ado, here are my favorite anime characters! You will notice that some of the characters come from the same show so I guess that shows how awesome the anime is if there’s a lot of lovable characters.

Ikalgo from Hunter X Hunter

The first character is actually the character that made me want to do this blog post and that character is Ikalgo from Hunter X Hunter. Ikalgo is an octopus like Chimera Ant from the Chimera Ant Arc who used to be a officer but was turned over after having an encounter with one of the main characters Killua (don’t want to say any spoilers for anyone who hasn’t seen the series). I love Ikalgo so much because after joining the gang he is so loyal to Killua. Plus he’s the comedic relief in the season as well.

Seiya Kou from Sailor Moon Stars

How could I do an anime blog post and not have a Sailor Moon character in it?! One of my favorite seasons (maybe my favorite season of all time) of Sailor Moon would be the 5th and final season Sailor Stars. One of the reasons why I love this season is because this character. His name is Seiya Kou otherwise known as Sailor Star Fighter. I love him because he is so in love with Usagi and I am all for team Seiya and Usagi. He cares about her so much and would do anything for her and even though I do love Mamoru and Usagi I still would have loved to see Seiya and Usagi together.

Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan

Now we are at that part where multiple characters come from the same show. And to start off is Sasha Blouse from Attack on Titan. She is a member of the Survey Corpse as well as Eren and the gang but is more of the laid back chilled characters. In season one you knew her as the one who loved food but in Season 2 you get to know more of her as a character which is great. If you have watched Attack on Titan you know how gory, serious and intense the show is so when there is a comic relief you cherish it because then you know the show is going to throw something intense your way. Sasha Blouse is that comic relief.

Hange Zoe from Attack on Titan

Another favorite character from Attack on Titan is squad leader Hange Zoe. I love her so much because she sees the Titans more than just predators. Whenever she gets the slightest chance to learn more about the Titans she jumps right into it with big eyes and excitement. With her influence, the Survey Corpse are not just trying to kill all Titans but learn about them as well.

Abel Nightroad from Trinity Blood

I’ve talked about this show before but if you haven’t read my last anime blog post where I first talked about Trinity Blood I just said that when I was little and first started watching anime I would sneak downstairs to the basement of the house that I grew up in to watch Trinity Blood and other animes because my parents wouldn’t let me stay up to watch it (I worded it wrong in the last post, I said in the other one that my parents wouldn’t let me watch it not because of the anime but because it was too late at night and I should be in bed, so my bad). Now when I was younger I was more into the Magical Girl genre with Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura then the darker let alone any anime about religion so why was I willing to sneak to the basement to watch Trinity Blood? The characters is one of the big reasons why I kept going back for more. One of the characters is the main character Abel Nightroad. Abel has two sides which makes me love him. He has the serious side when he’s on a mission and then at other times he’s a child stuck in an adult’s body, especially when it comes with finding food. Also when a friend is in need of someone Abel listens and is there for his friends. He makes a worthy good main character, worth enough to name my car after.

Ion Fortuna from Trinity Blood

Another character I love from Trinity Blood is Ion Fortuna. Ion is not only a Methuselah (aka a vampire according to humans) but the Earl of Memphis. How Ion’s, Abel’s and Esther Blanchett’s (I talked about her in the last anime blog post) path cross is because Ion was sent from Empress Augusta Vradica as a secret envoy to talk to Cardinal Caterina about taking a step toward peace between vampires and humans. The meeting was interrupted by an attack and then betrayed by his best friend after that Abel and Esther try to get him to Cardinal Caterina. I love Ion because in the few episodes he is you see him grow. Before everything happened Ion hated humans (or Terrans as the Methuselah would call them) who were outside of the Empire but after spending some time with Esther he has matured and have had a change of heart when it comes to Terrans. He even finds himself having feelings for Esther which I am totally down for.

Seth Nightlord from Trinity Blood

My last favorite character from Trinity Blood is Seth Nightlord. You first see Seth as this cute, cheery little town girl selling tea and helping Esther and Ion on there adventure but then she ends up revealing to the gang that she is the true Empress Augusta Vradica of the New Empire who has been in hiding in case of an assassination attempt (which spoiler alert, there was an attempt). We also find out that she is Abel’s youngest sibling (which I should have known, their personalities are similar) and that their older brother is up to no good (don’t want to spoil it). I love her so much because she is such a lovable character and just brings a smile to your face. Also who else loves the name Seth for a girl? I know I do.

Conclusion

So that’s all my favorite characters! I hope you all enjoyed this blog post as much as I did writing it! I just wanted to say before I end this blog post that these are my favorite characters personally and no way in any shape or form by sharing these characters are saying that they should be everyone’s favorite characters or that they are better than other characters, because there are some awesome characters out there in the anime world, I just have a special love for these individual characters for own reasons. Everyone has different opinions on characters and different reasons to love or favorite a certain character, these are just mine that I wanted to share. That being said I would love to hear what are your favorite characters and why you love them in the comments below as well as any ideas for more anime blogs. I hope you guys have a wonderful start of your week and I will see you soon in another blog post!

XOXO,
Kat

Characters I Want to Cosplay!

Happy Sunday/Monday and welcome to another blog post! It’s finally October so you know what that means… it’s time to celebrate the best time of the year with Halloween blog posts! So to start out I thought that I would talk about what cosplays I would love to do one day! In the past few months I’ve been really inspired (with the help of Kelly Eden and her friends and Jessica Nigri) to want to get into cosplaying. I’ve always loved the idea of it and how cosplayers can bring a character to life just with an outfit and a wig! Also I love the idea of working on something and being able to show it off at a convention and see other cosplayers work as well and build off of it. And with Halloween just around the corner (heads up, there is going to be a Halloween costume post coming this month so look forward to that), I would love to think I could go to anime conventions, afford the cosplays and have the self confidence to do it but since I can’t right now all I can do is work on those things and plan out the ones I would love to do!.

I split the cosplays in three separate parts: Individual, Couples and lastly Groups. That being said, let’s get right into it! Here are Characters I Want to Cosplay!

Individual

Sailor Moon

So of course with my love for Sailor Moon, Usagi aka Sailor moon would make my Cosplay list. But there are more than one version I would like to cosplay. These include:

Sailor Moon in her original Sailor Suit,

The suit in armor (found the photo on Pinterest and loved it),

Usagi in her school uniform,

Punk Usagi,

And Usagi in casual clothes.

Princess Serenity/Neo-Queen Serenity

Of course if I want to cosplay Sailor Moon, then naturally I would want to cosplay Princess Serenity and then Neo-Queen Serenity. I’ve always loved the dress since I watched Sailor Moon as a young girl and would love to be able to wear the dress and portray that character.

Luna

When I was little and I watched Luna transform from a cat to a human In Sailor Moon S: Hearts in Ice I knew I loved how cute she was. Now knowing that cosplay is a thing as an adult I would love to one day be able to bring that childhood dream into life!

Wicked Lady

Wicked Lady is one of my favorite villains in Sailor Moon so I would love to be able to cosplay her.

As well as the punk Usagi picture I found I found a punk Wicked Lady as well that would look awesome.

Ochako Uraraka

My latest anime obsession has been the show My Hero Academia. One of my favorite characters is name Ochako Uraraka and she is just the cutest! Just like Sailor Moon there are a couple different ways I would like to cosplay Ochako.

Ochako in her school uniform,

In her superhero outfit,

In Deku’s superhero outfit,

And my favorite in Katsuki’s superhero outfit.

Now I don’t know if you have seen My Hero Academia or not, but it looks like the show is leaning towards Ochako and Deku getting together, but I would love to see it turn around and Ochako and Katsuki get together. If you’ve seen My Hero Academia tell me what you think? Team Deku or Team Katsuki?

Attack on Titan Girls

We all know my love for Attack on Titan and if I were to cosplay I would be two characters:

Mikasa Ackerman

And after watching Season 2, I would love to cosplay Christa, or should I say…

Historia Reiss

Studio Ghibli Girls

I love Studio Ghibli and one day I would love to be able to cosplay some of my favorite characters. Some included are:

Sophie Hatter from Howl’s Moving Castle

And

San from Princess Mononoke

Sakura Kinomoto

Other than Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura was one of the first Magical Girls I was introduced to as a young girl. Cardcaptor Sakura will always be one of my favorite shows from my childhood. I love this dress from the Cardcaptor Sakura Movie 2: The Sealed Card.

Esther Blanchett

Last but not least in the Individual section is Sister Esther Blanchett from Trinity Blood. I loved this show when I was first started watching anime, I remember sneaking downstairs to watch this and other shows on Funimation because my parents wouldn’t let me watch it upstairs. I found this photo on Pinterest and I just love the extra details on her outfit.

Couples

If I could find someone who would cosplay them with me these are the Couples cosplay I would love to get the chance to cosplay.

Sophie and Howl from Howl’s Moving Castle

San and Ashitaka from Princess Mononoke

Father Abel and Sister Esther from Trinity Blood

Sakura and Syaoran from Cardcaptor Sakura

Pink and Green Ranger from MIghty Morphin PowerRangers

Childhood show I loved! I’d even be ok with the white ranger!

Spider-Man and Gwen Stacy

Can’t forget my love for super-heroes!

Groups

Last but not least, the final group of cosplays are Groups. Cosplaying would be fun, but it would be more fun with a group of friends. Here are the cosplay groups I would love to cosplay one day.

Sailor Scouts

It would be my dream to be able to get a group to be able to cosplay the sailor scouts with my closest friends.

Original Suits

Armor Suits

When I was looking at Pinterest and when I clicked on the armor suit for Sailor Moon but I then found another picture but with the group. Whoever drew this and designed the suits I want to thank because they are gorgeous and I would love to bring those to life one day.

My Hero Academia Group

I can’t get enough of this anime so I would love to one day be able to cosplay it, especially with friends. There are a couple of group cosplays for My Hero Academia which include:

Students

I especially would love to get a group of girls together to do just the girls in their uniforms!

Hero Outfits

Girls as Cheerleaders

Because who didn’t love the school festival and the girls in cheerleading uniforms!

Eeveevolutions

Eevee is my favorite Pokemon of all time, when I turn on my Pokemon App I always see if there is an Eevee to catch to add to my army so I would love to be able to cosplay as Eevee and all of the evolutions. I really love how Jessica Nigri’s cosplay group of them.

Mighty Morphin Power Rangers

Like I said in the couples section Mighty Morphin Power Rangers was one of my favorite shows as a kid and is still the best season of Power Rangers in my opinion. I would love to not only cosplay the group as Rangers but in their casual wear as well.

Conclusion

Well that’s my list of characters I want to cosplay! I hope you enjoyed this post! Would you be interested in cosplay? If you are what characters would you want to portray? Comment below those as well as ideas for more blog posts, Halloween or not! I hope you are having a great start to the best month of the year and I will see you in the next post!

XOXO,
Kat

Anime I Wish had a Second Season!

Happy Thursday/Friday (not your usual posting day Kat…) and welcome to another blog post! I’ve been sick for the past couple of days and what helps me feel better is watching anime! Last night when I was looking at anime to watch I kept on running into anime that I’ve enjoyed but wished there was a second season. So I thought I would share some of them! Often times anime love to end the season with the intent of having a second season, so they leave you on a cliffhanger or with lots of questions unanswered because they can just answer it in the next season but then because of animator shortage or the anime wasn’t as popular as they thought it would be there isn’t a second season and as a viewer you are left with a lot of unanswered questions or just left sad because you enjoyed the anime and wanted more. There are a lot of wonderful anime out there with great storylines and great characters that deserve a second season, so finding out there isn’t going to be more of that is sad. Like I’ve said in posts before, I know I can get into the manga (which I end up doing) but sometimes the manga is really hard to find, there isn’t even a manga for the anime and it isn’t the same as watching the characters come to life on a screen. Before I get into the whole conversation of the Anime Industry and the shortage of animators (which as an artist/doodler I can draw this out to be its own blog post) let’s jump into the actual blog post! Here is my list of animes that I wish had a second season!

Black Bullet

I’ve mentioned this anime before in a blog post before but the first anime I wish had a second season is Black Bullet. Black Bullet is an anime about a boy named Rentaro Satomi who lives in the world where mankind has fallen and the greatest threat to mankind are parasites named Gastrea. Rentaro fights alongside Enju Aihara against the Gastrea as well as trying to live a “normal” high school life. I love this anime so much because this anime is more than just high school life or just fighting Gastrea. You get to go deep in the characters, how the Gastrea affects their everyday life, especially Enju. Enju is also known as a “Cursed Child” due to the connection to Gastrea and throughout this anime, you see the troubles she has as a “Cursed Child” and how Rentaro helps her through them. I wish Black Bullet had a second season because you get so involved with the characters you want to know more about them as well as the fight for mankind.

No Game No Life

The second anime I wish had a second season is called No Game No Life. No Game No Life is about two siblings named Sora and Shiro who are experts at playing video games but not in the world outside their gaming room. They are so well known in the gaming world they attract a god from an alternate world and are summoned there. In the new world, Sora and Shiro do what they know what to do, and that is play games. With the help of their new friends, Sora and Shiro set out to conquer this new world playing one game at a time. I wish No Game No Life had a second season is because you just want to see what else these characters can accomplish. You get to know these characters and you start seeing their successes and you just want to see them get closer and closer to conquering the world.

The Irregular at Magic High School

The last anime I wish had a second season is called The Irregular at Magic High School. I’ve mentioned this anime before in my “Anime Tag” post as the anime that I thought was better than expected. The anime is about a pair of siblings named Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba who enroll at First High Magic High School. Tatsuya and Miyuki live in a world where magic exists through modern technology and Magic High School is a place where students can enhance and tone their magic skills. Students who enroll in Magic High School go through a test of their current magic skills are then put in a class (whether first or second course) which then guides where each student go through in their high school career. Though Tatsuya and Miyuki go through different experiences in their first semester in school (Miyuki is put in the first course while Tatsuya is in the second course) things start becoming “irregular” at school during their school festival. I wish The Irregular at Magic School had a second season is because things started becoming interesting and I need to know what happens next! There is a lot of conflict between first and second course because first course students think they are better than second course students and the enrollment of the Shiba siblings mix things up because even though Tatsuya is put in the second course his skills show that he should be in the first course and all Miyuki wants to do is be around Tatsuya because of her borderline sibling crush on him. Plus on top of all of that, we just started to get introduced to the Shiba sibling’s background and the “irregular” things happening around them. I just want to know more!

Conclusion

So those are the anime I wish had a second season! I do really enjoy the anime I mentioned and it makes me sad that such good and well-developed anime aren’t getting another season. But hey, maybe these anime are pulling an Attack on Titan and there is another season in the making, it’s just taking a few years. Wishful thinking aside I will continue to re-watch these series, read the manga, and find more anime to watch and love and hopefully not feel sad when there isn’t a second season. What anime do you wish had a second season? What anime have you been watching recently? I would love to know those and what anime blog post I should do next in the comments below! I hope you all are having a wonderful start to the weekend, day, whatever time it is when you are reading this (it’s late getting this post up.. But hey what’s new ;D) and I will see you in the next post!

XOXO,
Kat

If the Sailor Scouts went to Hogwarts?!

Happy Tuesday/Wednesday and welcome to another blog post! I honestly really don’t know how I got the idea for this post but I honestly just wanted to do a fun post after doing two very long (and awesome) posts and my tired brain got to thinking what if the Sailor Scouts went to Hogwarts? And if they did, what house would they be in? So if you are like me and are wondering what the answers these are you came to the right place, so let’s get right into it!

Side note I am only doing the Sailor Scouts (Inner and Outer Sensi… so yes for all you Neptune and Uranus lovers) but that’s it. I would love to do all the characters but that would just take too long, and I need to take a break from these long posts (my fingers hurt!)

Usagi Tsukino aka Sailor Moon

So out of all of them would you believe that Usagi was the hardest out of all of them to put in a house? She’s kind of a blonde so she isn’t a Ravenclaw and she’s not as resourceful and cunning like a Slytherin so that leaves it left with Gryffindor and Hufflepuff. After thinking about it for a while I finally decided on Usagi being a Gryffindor with her bravery and chivalry. So Congrats Sailor Moon, you are house Gryffindor!

Ami Mizuno aka Sailor Mercury

Complete opposite from Usagi I knew right away that Ami would be put in house Ravenclaw. In class Ami would always to be the first to answer questions and spend her breaks reading books about wizard history, potions and spells. Ami would definitely be the smartest witch of her time I would say! Congrats Sailor Mercury, you are house Ravenclaw!

Makoto Kino aka Sailor Jupiter

With her strong ambition and good use of resourcefulness Makoto would be in house Slytherin, and not because she is evil like some classmates may think she is, because she is absolutely not! House Slytherin should be happy to have Makoto’s awesome cooking skills, there’s always a cooking party in Slytherin! Congrats Sailor Jupiter, you are house Slytherin!

Rei Hino aka Sailor Mars

Rei was easy to sort in a house and that is house Gryffindor. She is very brave and out of everything she has a lot of nerve… especially when it comes to bugging Usagi! But her bravery triumphs over everything and that has earned her in house Gryffindor. So congrats Sailor Mars, you are house Gryffindor!

Minako Aino aka Sailor Venus

I know I had a special spot in my heart for Minako when I was watching Sailor Moon because just like me, Minako is house Hufflepuff! **GO TEAM HUFFLEPUFF!!** She’s very loyal, patient and yellow is just her color! (I’ve kind of noticed that with a lot of the scouts…hmmm) Maybe with Minako’s skills, Hufflepuff will finally win a Quidditch World Cup? Maybe? Congrats Sailor Venus, you are house Hufflepuff!

Chibiusa Tsukino aka Sailor Chibi Moon

So just like her mother, when Chibiusa grows up she would of course be in house Gryffindor! At such a young age she has already shown bravery and chivalry in and out of being a sailor scout and that has definitely given her a spot in Gryffindor. So congrats Sailor Mini Moon you are house Gryffindor!

And now time for the Outer Senshi!

Michiru Kaioh aka Sailor Neptune

 

So as much as I wanted to put Michiru in house Hufflepuff (for her loyalty and dedication to a certain other scout) but her intelligence and knowledge has put her in house Ravenclaw! She may not be as smart as Ami but her love for the violin and wit has landed her a spot in Ravenclaw! Congrats Sailor Neptune, you are house Ravenclaw!

Haruka Tenoh aka Sailor Uranus

Who would I be if I didn’t put Haruka in house Slytherin?! His cunning personality and ambition in fights has landed him/her a spot in house Slytherin! Also, can we picture Haruka in a Slytherin uniform?! I would not mind seeing that. So congrats Sailor Uranus, you are house Slytherin!

Setsuna Meiou aka Sailor Pluto

Because of her loyalty to Chibiusa and the Royal Kingdom, Setsuna is joining house Hufflepuff! **GO TEAM HUFFLEPUFF!** I can never get over how loyal she is and is so good towards the Royal family, they know they are safe with Sailor Pluto around! So congrats Sailor Pluto, you are house Hufflepuff!

Hotaru Tomoe aka Sailor Saturn

And last but not least, we have Hotaru! Now she is a hard one to decide but I think that she would be in house Slytherin, and not because she was evil for a little bit. She is very cunning even at such a young age and is a very powerful girl, she would be a very powerful witch. So congrats Sailor Saturn, you are house Slytherin!

BONUS!! Mamoru Chiba aka Tuxedo Mask

So of course I couldn’t do the Sailor Scouts without doing the main man Mamoru! As much I would love love love to put Mamoru with Team Hufflepuff because of his loyalty and patience (and with Usagi, you need patience) I have to put him in Gryffindor for his bravery! That man is so brave, he always puts a brave foot in every battle, because do you know how many times he has saved Usagi without even thinking about it?! So congrats Tuxedo Mask, you are Gryffindor!

Conclusion

So that’s it! What do you guys think? Do you think I sorted them in the right houses? Let me know what you guys think in the comments below! This idea was the result of a tired brain but in all honesty I had so much fun doing it! If you want me to do other Sailor Moon characters or any other animes (I have a few shows in mind) just let me know in the comments below as well as any other ideas for posts! I hope you guys enjoyed this post as much as I enjoyed making it and I will see you guys on the next post!

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You guys are great and I hope you have a great week!

XOXO,
Kat

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

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