Reminiscing Childhood Anime

It’s not uncommon to hear people say that “You’re too old to watch anime!” or “Anime is just for kids.” Well, it’s true that anime are often associated/mistaken with cartoons. I’ve seen this issue discussed countless times in blogs, forums and social networks. Even I had an experience of educating my Mom about the difference between the two. But i’m not here to list the unlikeness of one from the other. Yes, anime’s like a more elaborate and artistic form of cartoon and it’s catered to a variety of audience (depending on the genre). Yes, it’s not only for kids (coz yeah, i’d be a kid if that’s the case) but it’s actually something that is greatly associated with childhood—or at least with mine.

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I know some anime fans encountered/got into anime not during childhood. Some says its during high school, college or even at work. Well, that’s too bad. As someone who only had books and TV as entertainment during childhood, i can say that i grew up with those afternoon and weekend ANIMEs. Those moments of hurrying home just to finish my assignments (my mom’s particularly strict with that) on time for the airing brings a smile on my lips. I don’t actually know that they’re ‘anime’ at that moment. I may have mistaken them as cartoons too but those beautifully-made animations saved me from the sickness-inducing boredom of my childhood.

Now if you ask me what my first anime is, i won’t be able to answer because i honestly don’t remember what. I’ve been watching anime even before i started reading or writing. I remember having a matching shirt and shorts of Sailor Moon which i really love. I was about 3 or 4 years old (1998 or 1999) that time, can you imagine? I haven’t re-watched Sailor Moon since elementary school though so i only vaguely remember the story.

90’s Anime

Of course, among the first few anime i remember is the all-popular Dragon Ball where spiky hair and shouting makes you stronger. Hahaha!  I’ve always hated the lengthy transformations of mecha anime like Voltes V and Daimos back then. There were also those strange, sometimes cute, animal-like creatures from Monster Rancher, Pokemon and Digimon; action animes like Samurai X, Virtua Fighter, Zenki, YuYu Hakusho, Flame of Recca and Hunter x Hunter; magical girl transformations from Magic Knight Rayearth, Wedding Peach, Kamikaze Kaitou Jeanne, Pretear and Ojamajo Doremi; other shoujo love stories like Fushigi Yuugi, Inuyasha, Marmalade Boy, UFO Baby, Mirmo and Cardcaptor Sakura; even the classic Cinderella Monogatari, Anne of Green Gables, Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Princess Sarah, Little Prince Cedie, Remi and Little Women; and some others including Slam Dunk, Cooking Master Boy, etc.

So do you also know these animes? Have you watched them? I think there are still some that i can’t remember at the moment but well, you really can’t expect me to remember everything i’ve watched since then but you can probably see just how long i’ve been into them. I don’t remember most of their stories but i’ll always remember just how much i like them individually.

 

‘Ace of Diamond’ Bats Straight to the Heart

Hi everyone! At last, I have finished watching Ace of Diamond last week thanks to the long holiday (holy week). I started watching this anime coz i’ve noticed that my co-bloggers Shiro and Crimson have taken a liking to it (or to Miyuki Kazuya in particular) and that got me interested. I’ve also been into sports anime lately (since Haikyuu) and this craze might last for quite a while, considering the number of other sports anime in my to-watch list. 😀

Anyway, this is my first time writing a post about my personal thoughts on a particular anime i have watched. This contains my purely biased opinion but have fun reading. ^^

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Happy Cat’s Day, nya! 🐱

 

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Hi there everyone! ^^

You might be wondering why you are reading a post from me this week coz I said in my previous post that i ‘might’ not be able to post anything but hey! I found out that today, February 22, is cat’s day in Japan and i need to contribute something about this special event right here on my blog. I have a soft spot for cats and i’m really dying to post something. Haha! Credits to Anna Koneko coz i got the inspiration to write this from her post.

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Quote #2 Miketsukami Soushi

Hi there! I noticed that i haven’t posted any picture quotes for a while now so here’s one. Since it’s Valentines and my love for this guy is currently overflowing from watching some AMV’s, i picked him for today’s picture quote. Hope you like it. 😉

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I’m being lazy so i recycled the featured image on my Best 7 Anime Couples post. I hope you don’t mind. 😁

Best 7 Anime Couples 💖

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Hello again everyone! Wah, it’s been a while since i last posted anything and… Valentines day is tomorrow so HAPPY VALENTINES DAY! (in advance) ❤️❤️❤️ And so, as an early celebration i decided to post something related to Hearts Day ➡️ my Best 7 anime couples. Fangirling mode on! 😀😍

I am personally not very romantic but as an anime fanatic and an avid reader of manga, i have a favorite pair in almost every anime i have watched (sometimes not just one pair too). I know every anime fan/otaku has a favorite pair in anime. Girls specially, are fond of romance… admit it. 😜 Regarding the pairs below, i don’t know if you will agree but no, even if you don’t, these are still my favs! 😛

Have fun reading!

Note: Not in any particular order coz it’s hard! There may be some spoilers ahead.

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7 Best Shounen Anime

For my first anime-related post here in my blog, i decided to list the 7 best shounen anime i’ve ever watched and why i love them. Why only 7? Because it’s my favorite number. 😉😛 This is just a list based on my opinion and other people’s views may vary. I just feel like compiling the best among the ones i’ve watched and probably look back after some time and see whether these are still my best 7 anime. 😁

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