I keep on wanting to make new theme for my weebly, but every-time I try starting to make a new one, I somehow get distracted along the way and end up not making one.
The 'Sparkly Eye' Look
Although reality may (most unfortunately) reflect otherwise, this is what I imagine I'd look like when one or more of the following occurs:
-The couple I want to get together gets together (I can't believe how many times this hasn't happened- it's quite depressing really)
-The anime has a conclusively happy and satisfactory ending
-I'm allowed to order anime DVDs (and do so promptly before opinions differ otherwise)
-I've discovered a DVD or any other merchandise of an anime I've watched in stores
And while I'm at it, here's another special bonus one I'll add:
The Ultimate Fangirl Maniac Look
Since I've found myself doing this quite frequently recently, I've decided to add it on instead of leaving this post to be dominated by the 'Sparkly Eyes'.
Unlike the 'Sparkly Eyes' that can occur on a few occasions, this look will only happen when an extremely romantic scene occurs in the anime. Squealing and sudden movements may also happen during this time.
Due to its extreme nature, this is an expression which will rarely be shown in public or with others- you could also call it the "Behind Closet Doors" Look.
Should I be worried or proud of the fact that upon looking at an entire list of ANN Similar Themes/Recommendations for Saiunkoku Monogatari, I've watched every single one listed from 7-4 similar themes (I stopped looking down after this)?
Though, according to this anime tracking website, I've watched 160 animes, and have spent over 2 months of my life watching anime. So maybe I shouldn't be all that surprised over the recommendation realisation and instead worry about how I managed to spend 2 months of my life away like that.
Now let me put something out there first- although I personally do not find long-haired guys extraordinarily attractive, I certainly don't think it would be realistic or historically accurate to have the male characters showing off their short locks in an anime based in ancient times.
(I was planning on putting this in the eventual review, but I guess I ended up writing it more for my self-satisfaction, seeing as some may tend to start thinking I have something going on for long-haired males...which, just for future reference, I don't. Sorry.)
Although I can definitely see it share some parallels with series such as Fushigi Yuugi, and Harukanaru Naku no Toki de: Hachiyou Shou, this series takes the medal for being the most enjoyable...and, somewhat satisfactory. At least, you don't have the storyline trying to imitate Hamlet's idea of "let's kill everyone" (though this applies more so in Hakuouki), or the main female protagonist not ending up with anyone, implied/suggested or conclusively.
Though, if I had to point out something that I wasn't that happy over about, it'd be the fact that they don't show Shuurei and Ryuuki's marriage. After all, it's already mentioned in the light novels that they both get married anyway, so why did the anime have to leave that part out?!?!?!?!. (spoiler hidden!)
And no, this does not turn into a full-fledged reverse harem, or at least it doesn't become so concentrated on the romantic feelings of all the male characters that it starts to drive away the interesting plot. On a side note, in considering the plot, I think that this series would suit feminists well.
How and when did this happen?!
Rest assured Howl, I've always and will always be your loyal fangirl! (≧∇≦)ﾉ彡
I knew it. I knew it. I knew it.
In Saiunkoku Monogatari, the english voice actor who plays Shuurei Kou is the same voice actor of Barbie.
....Please don't ask me how I was able to find that out after just watching one English dub episode...
...have committed a grave sin.
Although I told myself that I wouldn't watch the final episode of Saiunkoku Monogatari (The Story of Saiunkoku) Season 2...
I watched it.
Okay, and..........let's be honest, I was disappointed. Like I mean, even though they had so many conclusively romantic scenes...........WHY DO THEY NOT GET TOGETHER/GET MARRIED/I DON'T CARE JUST START DATING ALREADY!!!!(yes, instead of making a huge spoiler banner that I usually do, I got lazy and just changed the font colour to white, so for those of you who enjoy spoilers, go ahead and highlight it)
And okay, well even though I watched the ending, and was even considering (at that time) to drop watching the anime entirely, I have decided to stop being so ridiculous and just suck it up.
Hey, there are a total of 78 episodes okay? And I just started watching. Today. So.... if the ending was going to turn out bad, you can imagine why I was really considering dropping it- it's not about how much time I would've wasted watching it, but it's how high I'll drop when I realise that the ending was completely unsatisfactory to my fangirl-imaginations.
I guess the major problem with my tastes is that they're just never meant to end happily (or at least, that's what the producers who make my animes think).
Because, it's simple enough to find romantic animes that end happy- but I'm not that into the whole "sappy romantic" type of stuff. I actually get really bored halfway through, if not slightly cynical, because in the end it's just going to follow a predictable storyline, and really, whose (okay, maybe 0.000000001% of the population) romance in real life turns out like one of these sappy types of animes?
Nor am I interested in any other hardcore version of all other genres. Though it doesn't sound as convincing, I can also say that I don't really enjoy harems, reverse or otherwise, either. Especially those that are so predictable and contain fan-service (I'm currently very sick of watching animes drenched from the first to last episode in fan-service).
I like animes that have a good balance of both supernatural (not the psychopath type), romance, comedy, mystery and historical. I also don't like animes that have no "moral behind the story" (this is why I usually can't sit through watching a comedian perform).
Not to mention, I'm extremely picky about character design; if I don't like at least how the main characters look like, I won't watch it.
Yeah.....now I'm starting to wonder how I even managed to watch so many animes, with all this picky selection process haha
Okay, so I know that it's rare for me to watch something that aired a few seasons ago, but I've been currently trying to hold off watching this season's anime line-up, frankly because of its extremely repetitive themes that are obviously targeted towards the male audience.
It's not that I'm some innocent saint who doesn't watch or can't stand watching these themes roll out on my screen, but when you realise that there aren't any animes that you find are completely fan-service free, you get annoyed. Well, at least I do, but that can also be due to the fact that I've watched too many to tolerate sitting through another 6 more.
Hence, I decided to watch Hataraku Maou-sama instead.
At first, I wasn't really expecting much. I know that it got really good reviews from a loads of people when it was airing, though I personally don't take other people's reviews into account (the irony haha) simply because I don't like being swayed by others in what I should watch versus what I actually want to watch. That and the fact that my tastes are not that easily/well-defined.
So, back to Hataraku Maou-sama. Literally translated, it means Working Overlord/Satan (or, The Devil is a Part-timer!). And really, that's basically what the entire anime's about: a unique situation where the ruler of Hell suddenly finds himself being forced to live on Earth, Japan, as a human, and working as a part-timer at McDonalds, or in his case, "MgRonald".
For an anime I didn't have many expectations for, I was really impressed after watching a few episodes. It's not something to watch if you're looking for the "deep-and-meaningful" kind of anime, though it is definitely one to watch for those who want to start their anime-watching career....okay, okay, I was joking, but it is definitely an anime that's perfect for introductions (did that even make sense?).
I almost, during that time, felt like coming back on my blog to write about how amazing it is, though now, having finished it a day later, I'm somewhat glad that I didn't.
Yes, the anime is very good. I really loved how light-hearted it was, and when I say that it's primary genre is comedy, I mean that it's amazingly funny as well. I can't even remember how many times I just burst into laughter watching this.
I'm serious, if you're ever looking for some light, funny anime, this is what you should watch. It's short as well- only 13 episodes (each approximately less than 30mins long).
However, I did feel that this anime, as funny as it is, kinda ran out of steam towards the end. Sure, it tried to adopt a more serious tone, but I did find that the anime, in terms of concluding the plot, fell extremely, extremely short. Although, in the directors defence, I also couldn't think of any better way to conclude it apart from how they decided to conclude it.
Though, all in all, still a very good anime! (^^)
So, at the moment, I'm currently being chased by what I call
"The IA Monster".
It's a monster that's well known for driving the mentality state of various students deep into the depths of Stressville, and is commonly found hiding under the mental guilt blanket created by students who choose to ignore and hide its presence. Can only be defeated using a successfully completed IA.
Okay. So by this point, either you have got no idea what I've been rambling on about because it does not make 'logical' sense, laughing hysterically because you get it, or simply didn't bother reading it because you were more interested in the picture above.
Anyways, was just going to bring forward a few new updates:
-At the request of one of my dear readers *cough* Ivy *cough* I've decided to post up my "Not-so-complete Anime Watched List". I say not-so-complete, because there are a few animes which I'll admit I've watched, but I'm not ever going to bother posting up (either because they were too boring, or that their contents are....well, let's just leave it at that shall we?)
-I'm also taking in Anime suggestions for the "Anime Memes" Page! So, if there's an anime you desperately want to see the memes of, feel free to post a comment! (Subtitle memes have also been updated~)
And... whilst we're on the topic of memes, I recently decided to make one myself. It's from the anime Free! Iwatobi Swim Club, and unfortunately, unless you've watched/spoiled the anime for yourself, you won't be able to get it. But for those who have, enjoy! (I hope you get it haha- I'll reveal it next time I post~)
Pretty self-explanatory from the title, but essentially the (not so) personal blog of an otaku. End.
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