I got asked a couple of times to recommend some Animes so i thought i’d write a whole post on my all time favorite Animes
Starting with Fruit Basket .. its an Anime that I’ve been watching my whole life. So the story is about a 16 years old recently orphaned girl who lives under some very harsh life conditions until one day she got asked to move in and live with two of her classmates, they’re both very handsome boys and they live with their uncle (guardian?) and they’re all part of the Sohma family. What’s different about this family is that they’re cursed, if they got hugged by the opposite gender they transform into animals of the Chinese zodiac. Now if you’re thinking that its just a romantic series then let me tell you that its absolutely not, in this anime you meet many characters who faced many obstacles in life and you actually do learn some life lessons from them. It’s beautiful, touching and simply creative. It’s also very funny. It’s a 26 episode series and each episode is about 24 minutes.
Vampire knight, obviously it’s about vampires but Japanese people wouldn’t stop at that, would they? “Yuki’s earliest memory is of a stormy night in winter, wherein she was attacked by a vampire… And then rescued by another. Now 10 years later, Yuki Cross, the adopted daughter of the headmaster of Cross Academy, has grown up and become a guardian of the vampire race, protecting her savior, Kaname, from discovery as he leads a group of vampires at the elite boarding school. But also at her side is Zero Kiryu, a childhood friend who’s hatred for the creatures that destroyed everything he held dear, is now determined never to trust them. This coexisting arrangement seems all well and good, but have the vampires truly renounced their murderous ways, or is there a darker truth behind their actions. Is Kaname’s infatuation with Yuki the beginning of a forbidden romance, or is it something in her forgotten past that draws him to her. Because in this world of secrets, nothing is as it seems. And the price of misplaced trust may even be worse than death.” (AnimeNewsNetwork.) so this anime is a mixture of love triangle, vampires and some very kick ass action moments. However, theres a sequel to this series and its “Vampire Knight Guilty” Shocker, i know. I know that the plot sounds cheesy but it’s really interesting and I’m sure you will end up watching both seasons in one day.
Now this Anime is a must-watch Anime series because its absolutely hilarious and you can never get bored while watching it. Ouran High School Host Club is about Haruhi who is a poor tomboyish student at a school for the ultra-wealthy, able to attend because of a scholarship, and unable to even afford a uniform. One day, she stumbles across the decidedly peculiar but very popular Ouran Host Club. She tries to leave, but accidentally breaks a vase, and unable to pay for it, she’s told that she’ll have to stay and do odd jobs. That is, until they decide she would be more valuable as a club member. Not realizing she’s female due to her appearance, they fix her up and give her a male uniform. She’s an instant hit, so they decide to have her keep up the charade even after they find out the truth. Now i think that host clubs are something common in japan but if you’re like me and you have no slight clue on what host clubs are, don’t worry this anime will explain it so well and you will be able to keep along. You will laugh, laugh and laugh while watching this and its the perfect cure for a bad day.
Kamisama Hajimemashita or Kamisama kiss is an anime that i watched recently and i absolutely adored it. It’s about a girl called Nanami who doesn’t have anywhere to live due to the fact that her father gambled away all of their money and she got evacuated from the place she lives, now since Nanami doesn’t have anywhere to live she meets a stranger who tells her his story and then he gives her a map to his place and asks here to stay there if she wants to because she saved him and he’s going somewhere so the place is empty. Now although this sounds extremely scary and creepy, Nanami does go to his place because she’s that desperate but when she arrived she found out that his place is actually a rundown shrine .. Now the crazy thing about this is that by going to this place and accepting the strangers offer she’s actually the new land god of this shrine and that’s when all the crazy creatures start popping up and by crazy creatures i mean other gods. It’s funny and adorable because theres a love-hate relationship between her and her “familiar” and just seeing a human being who lives a normal life suddenly being turned into a god is fun. The story does sound kinda crazy but it’s addicting. There’s a sequel to this anime as well and it’s just as wonderful as the first season.
Now if you don’t watch Animes and you simply wanna know what they’re and whatever you will enjoy watching it or not, you can simply start by watching anime movies. Studio Ghibli makes the best anime movies and my top two favorites are “Howl’s Moving Castle” and “Spirited Away”. I think that there are trailers out there because this production company worked with Disney and it’s really famous. I really recommend watching Howl’s Moving Castle because its fantastic.
You can watch animes online or you can buy them. You can also choose between the Dubbed and Subbed version. Dubbed means that the characters are speaking in english or any other available language that you choose and Subbed means that they’re speaking in Japanese with the choice of subtitle that you’re choosing.
Many people think that watching anime is lame because they think that Animes are cartoons, they’re both motion pictures but the difference is that Animes are more for older people because the stories they tell are deeper and consist of life issues and human emotions. Animes also differ from cartoons in the way they’re drawn, the characters are more realistic and their facial expressions are more accurate. You’re basically being offensive to the whole Japanese cultural when you say that but lets face it, who cares about what others think? Now the reason why i love watching Animes is because its the closest thing to books, when a book gets turned into a movie or tv show you kind of lose the elements of imagination but with animes you don’t. I grew up watching Animes like detective Conan, Naruto and CardCaptor Sakura and i thinks that another reason why I’ve this “connection” with Animes.
Thank you so much for reading and don’t forget to comment the titles of your favorite Animes so i could watch them. Also if you want me to review an anime just tell me which one it’s and ill be happy to do so.