What Was Your First Anime?

A ‘first anime’ can be a gateway into watching anime. Seeing a boppy OP, melancholic ED, cool animation and awesome voice acting can really let one fall down the rabbit hole…

For me, the first anime I remember watching was Yu-Gi-Oh! I watched it on the kids’ channel and ended up seeing the original Yu-Gi-Oh! series probably about three times over my childhood due to screening the same episodes over the years. I also remember watching some Pokemon, but I wasn’t as invested in it as Yu-Gi-Oh! because I didn’t understand what was happening. (How? I hear you asking? How does a seven-year-old understand the convoluted rules of Dueling yet not the cute Pokemon? And to that I say – I saw the first episodes of Yu-Gi-Oh! so it made more sense. The Pokemon episodes I first saw was awkwardly 3/4s through the series. And since this is free-to-air television it’s not like I could find the first ones to watch or understood the concept.) I also watched Bakugan Battle Brawlers but honestly I don’t remember anything except being wowed by how the Bakugan would pop out and having a replica toy and I’d make my mum watch me ‘battle’ while she had been trying to actually do something important. I also watched Astro Boy (the 2003 series) from which I mostly remember feeling conflicted as a child about everyone’s goals and personalities…

But the first anime I saw that wasn’t targeted towards a children’s demographic (despite some of them still being very popular with other demographics) was Guilty Crown. I think it was a great ‘first anime’ for me because it was only 12 episodes long, have pretty characters, a decent story line and concept, and awesome music – perfect for a teenage me! From there I started anime like Death Note, Attack on Titan, Tokyo Ghoul, Hyouka, Death Parade, the Studio Ghibli movies, and Yuri!!! On Ice.

What was the first anime you remember watching? Or what was the anime that got you into anime?

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5 Facts to Know About Star and Stripe

  1. Star and Stripe’s real name is Cassie. She has naturally brown hair but currently dyes it blonde and has navy blue eyes. She is from the United States and is the Number 1 ranked U.S. Pro-Hero. She has unmade parents and a younger sister.
  2. She made her debut in the manga as a silhouette in Chapter 303, and officially debuted in Chapter 328. In the anime she appeared in a cameo as a child in Episode 58 and in the movie Two Heroes (in flashbacks).
  3. Star and Stripe’s hero name is based upon a nickname for the U.S.A. flag, which her hero costume is designed after.
  4. Star and Stripe has given special authority to allow her to call upon a series of state-of-the-art hypersonic intercontinental cruise missiles from the U.S. military called Tiamat. Tiamat is the name of the Babylonian goddess of the primordial sea and chaos.
  5. Star and Stripe is called “the strongest woman around” by All for One. All for One has said that she easily notices cheap tricks and petty tactics. Her power is also shown to compete against Shigaraki while he used at 98% full power of All For One. She is shown to have superhuman physical prowess, including speed, strength, balance, endurance, agility, reflexes and more. Although her abilities are not at All Might’s level, they are still considered to be incredibly impressive.

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Are There Any Characters You’d Want to Bring to Life?

It’s an age-old, eternal question. I think it’s really hard to answer because there’s so little context provided with the question. Am I summoning them because the world’s in danger? Will we be friends? Will they be left alone to fend for themselves in this strange world?

I personally think it’s a bit cruel to pull someone out of their world, but for the sake of the question we’ll just pretend that you HAVE to pick one character to bring to life and you’ll be responsible for their integration into society. In this case I was definitely choose a character that’s sane with very little friends or family or much of a life so that they won’t feel as depressed being stuck here and isn’t going to effect our world too much. Know that I think about it that also sounds like a hard ask of characters… Maybe someone like Shinji then? Or maybe someone like L who would just solve crimes?

It’s a tough question really to answer. What do you think about it all?

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Which Anime Would You Remaster?

Some anime has just plain poor animation. It can be for a range of reasons – usually a lack of budget, poor work conditions, and rushing through production. Would you want any shows suffering from these to be re-animated? Re-making them like FMAB can really boost the fan-base after all and bring the anime the recognition it should have originally deserved if it wasn’t poorly produced.

Alternatively, remastering an anime can be nice because the animation can be improved due to technology advancements. For example, Sailor Moon can be remastered for a clearer image than the 90s series has. Are there any older anime you’d want remaster if they already haven’t been?

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5 Facts to Know About Nejire Hado

  1. Nejire debuted at age 17 and is currently 18. She is 164cm tall, her blood type is B, she was born in the Akita Prefecture, and her favourite things are lilies and jasmine tea.
  2. Horikoshi has said that he has trouble drawing Nejire’s long hair.
  3. Nejire’s surname contains the kanji for ‘wavelength’ (波 ha) and ‘motion, change, confusion’ (動 ). Put together, her surname spells the Japanese word for ‘wave’ in physics terminology. The hiragana contained in her given name means ‘distortion, twist, warp’ (ねじれ nejire). If you put all the characters in her name together, it means ‘wave twist.’
  4. Her stats according to the Ultra Analysis Book are:
    Power 5/6 (A)
    Speed 4/6 (B)
    Technique 5/6 (A)
    Intelligence 4/6 (B)
    Eccentricity 6/6 (S)
  5. In the popularity polls Nejire placed as following:
    Ranked 64th in the 4th Popularity Poll
    Ranked 38th in the 5th Popularity Poll
    Ranked 23rd in the 6th Popularity Poll

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What’s the Worst Anime You’ve Seen?

A poorly rated anime is Rail Romanesque at 5.08 at the time I’m writing this on MAL. Interestingly, it has been approved for a second season despite this poorly performing first season. The story revolves around trains and seems to be disliked because of its poor story line and concept.

There’s so many anime out there, so obviously there’s going to be some very bad series. The worst series I’ve ever seen is Dance With Devlis because it’s the anime that taught me I don’t like harem anime and mediocre musicals numbers from strange men trying to pursue a questionable relationship. I didn’t make it past 4 episodes.

What’s the worst anime you’ve seen? Did you finish it? Why did you hate it?

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5 Facts to Know About Himiko Toga

  1. Toga likes blood and pomegranates, she is 157cm tall, and debuted at age 16 and is now 17. She is also currently the youngest member of the League of Villains and the only female member after Magne’s death. She is also the only female lieutenant in the PLF.
  2. Toga was the first character in the series to have their name revealed in katakana instead of kanji. It’s believed this was done to avoid hinting at her Quirk. Toga’s surname contains the kanji for ‘migrate’ (渡 to) and ‘self’ (我 ga), and her first name contains ‘wear, put on,’ (被 hi) ‘somebody,’ (身 mi) and ‘child’ (子 ko, this is also a feminine name suffix).
  3. Toga’s concept art had her archetypal ‘yandere’ nature, but one of her concept designs had a different and plainer face with short pigtails and sharp teeth. According to Horikoshi, Toga is the hardest female character to illustrate with her eyes in particularly being difficult to draw.
  4. Due to television regulations in Japan, Toga couldn’t be shown naked in the original broadcast of the series when she was supposed to be. Instead, the footage had to be altered to look like she was wearing a light skin toned body suit. The footage was changed back though in the home releases.
  5. Toga’s stats according to the Ultra Archive are:
    Power 1/5 (E)
    Speed 4/5 (B)
    Technique 3/5 (C)
    Intelligence 3/5 (C)
    Cooperativeness 1/5 (E)
    Toga’s stars according to the Ultra Analysis are:
    Power 1/6 (E)
    Speed 4/6 (B)
    Technique 5/6 (A)
    Intelligence 5/6 (A)
    Unruly Hair 5/6 (A)

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Are There Any Tech Anime?

Does anyone know about any anime revolving around IT? There’s always cool hackers in anime, but wouldn’t it be cool if there was a group of hackers like Anonymous hacking into a corporate/government system to release information for the greater good? The episodes can be set-up like Ocean’s 8 with the character introductions, preparation, planning, practise, and plan. It would be awesome to watch!

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Who’s Your Favourite Best Friends in Anime?

Which characters do you think have the best friendship in anime? One friendship that stands out to be is Junpei and Yuji from Jujutsu Kaisen because they barely got any time together. They were so wholesome too, making it all sadder.

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5 Facts to Know About Lady Nagant

  1. Lady Nagant’s alias is assumed to be a reference to the Mosin-Nagant, a military rifle that was first developed in the late 1800s and is still used in conflicts today.
  2. Lady Nagant’s prison number was 656698, and her real name is Kaina Tsutsumi.
  3. Lady Nagant is Japan’s best long-range fighter. Her Quirks are ‘Rifle’ which allows her to shape her hair into a substance like epoxy putty that she can make into different kinds of bullets. Her right arm shapes into a sniper rifle so she can fire the bullets from her own body. All for One also gave her the Quirk ‘Air Walk’ that lets her levitation and therefore walk in the air. She also seems to have superhuman eyesight – being able to hit targets from up to 3km away, including in the dark or in heavy rainfall.
  4. Hirokoshi has said that her skill in curving bullets was directly inspired from Fox (Angelina Jolie) in the film ‘Wanted.’
  5. Lady Nagant likes pretty and cute things.

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