It’s strange to me when people complain about seeing ships they don’t like on their timeline or headcanons they don’t like. Just mute or block the account? There’s no hard feelings – if anything they’d rather prefer you to not interact with their content if you’re going to bring negativity to them. Artists and writers work hard on what they do and don’t deserve to have negative comments or threats sent to them. Muting and blocking takes two seconds and is super easy to do! I think it’s a great idea!
Fandom is a heavilyyyyy debated topic. Do you believe that there is an anime with a ‘best’ fandom? Perhaps one that is known to be fairly non-toxic, creative, or chill?
Usually to make your fandom experience I would just suggest muting and blocking people who make content you don’t like. There’s no hard feelings! It’s just to curate your space how you want. Fandom is about engaging in a positive way for yourself after all.
An antagonist is someone who directly stands in the way of the protagonist’s desires/goals. A good antagonist really helps heighten a story.
There’s also many type of antagonists like All for One who’s obviously just evil. He has selfish motives, ideals and hurts anyone and everyone to get what he wants.
Zeke however is an initially introduced as an antagonist as the Beast Titan – but as the story progresses this changed. Zeke is given his own backstory, morals and motives which makes him more sympathetic for viewers.
In Jujutsu Kaisen, Mahito is a character that just has childish and selfish motives with no care for anyone. But he seems well-liked because of his chaotic nature and impressive skills? Geto by comparison is given a lot more backstory, and is also shown when he was friends with Gojo and a student at Jujutsu Tech. What’s interesting about Geto too is that we initially believe this character we see is Geto but later find out it’s not him.
Do you have a favourite antagonist? What makes an antagonist well-written to you?
It seems that the Attack on Titan Final Season Part 2 will be beautifully animated, like all the other seasons. I’m more interested in how everyone is going to react to it considering everyone was so pressed about the manga ending.
The Irregular at Magic High School: Reminiscence Arc
These ocean shots in the trailer are beautiful! I haven’t watched the series so I don’t know what it’s about but I hope those you like the series enjoy this arc!
Kenja no Deshi wo Nanoru Kenja:
Wow those shots of the town are stunning! I’m not a big fan of the characters in a video-game type of anime so I’ll probably give this one a miss.
Sono Bisque Doll wa Koi wo Suru:
I love the blonde girl’s style! I’d watch it just for her.
Sasaki to Miyano:
As we all know by know, I’m not a big romance fan so this one isn’t very inciting to me to watch. I love the redheaded guy’s earrings though.
Okay, this trailer is super boring and I got distracted by my well-lotioned legs instead of looking at the screen. The synopsis seems a little weak as well – with the plot following the two main characters who wanted to become sumurai and slay demons when they were young. But now society praises demons and hates samurais so the main character hides away his dream. Some stuff happens and now the boys go on a mission to restore the tarnished name of sumurai. This is something that I’m not at all something I’m interested in to be honest, so it’s a skip for me.
Shikkakumon no Saikyou Kenja:
This is also going to be a miss for me. The whole idea of ‘I’ll get re-incarnated stronger in my next life’ is a concept that I find no appeal in.
Baraou no Souretsu:
I’m actually very interested in this anime! I don’t know if it has a manga so I’m not sure how respectful the anime will be, but this is the first anime with an intersex main character – and where a lot of their struggles revolve around exploring feelings, sense of purpose, and identity mixed in with the middle ages and royalty.
Tensai Ouji no Akaji Kokka Saisei Jutsu:
Wow this is really beautifully animated for what seems to be a comedy – especially the characters the backgrounds! I love the character designs too – their outfits and hair are all super cute. It’s English title is also ‘The Genius Prince’s Guide to Raising a Nation Out of Debt’ which is a great name and interesting! The synopsis is also really funny:
It ain’t easy being a genius…
Prince Wein is ready to commit treason. And who can blame him? Faced with the impossible task of ruling his pathetic little kingdom, this poor guy just can’t catch a break! But with his brilliant idea of auctioning off his country, this lazy prince should be able to retire once and for all. Or that was the plan…until his treasonous schemes lead to disastrous consequences-namely, accidental victories and the favor of his people!
I have… quite a lot of manga. When at the shops I’m always scared about doubling up so I recently started up an Excel sheet to keep track of my manga.
And it’s been working well! It’s helpful especially to see what I may have already ordered and am waiting on, and my boyfriend can easily tell me which ones I should avoid buying (due to someone getting them as a present for me).
The manga that I’m reading as I collect the volumes as they come out include:
Black Torch – which I really like so far! I love the main character and his dynamic with the mononoke he’s tied with. They’re funny, prettyily drawn and I love a good action and fantasy story!
Jujutsu Kaisen – obviously.
Fire Punch – honestly I started this manga just because the covers are really pretty.
The Witch and the Beast – I randomly found this one and it’s a hidden gem! The art is beautiful and the story world and characters are super interesting. My only wish was that it got to be longer.
Blue Period – I started this manga around the same time the anime started which works well to keep myself engaged.
My Hero Academia – again, obviously.
The Way of the Househusband – the best ex-yakuza househusband and wife combo.
I’ve talked on my blog before about how I think tattoos are super cool, but I’m terrified to get any. Recently though, there have been many tattoos added to my list of ones I like and I thought I’d share them!
Manga Tattoo Ideas
I really like the above Nishinoya and Maki panels! They’re such powerful moments from the two of them and the poses and art is beautiful.
Small Tattoo Ideas
I’ve seen a few people with Aizawa’s goggles as tattoos, and they’re a nice small tattoo! I also just like Organisation XIII from Kingdom Hearts and think these two designs would be cute small designs.
Sword Tattoo Ideas
Having swords surrounded by flowers going down them is so pretty! It makes for good customisation options too.
Anime series have some very exciting and creative weapons.
I particularly like the 3D Maneuver Gear from Attack on Titan. It’s a very effective tool to use against titans and is so fun to watch the Scouts fly from tree to tree, do spins and more!
Death Scythes from Soul Eater are also such as interesting concept already with how someone is a ‘weapon.’ I also just like the shape of scythes and they swing around nicely when used.
Another weapon I like is Aizawa’s capture weapon because it’s innovative and complements his fighting style with his Erasure Quirk well. It’s fun to watch and interesting to see how versatile it is.
I also like Maki’s Cursed Tools. She’s so impressive to watch because she’s so talented with them. It’s fun to watch her make Panda carrying some too or use Megumi’s Shadow Storing Technique to store more weapons for her to effortless swap between.
Is there any weapons you’ve seen in an anime that’s your favourite?
There are some characters that just grow on you throughout a series. You start off either disliking them, a bit apathetic to them or liking them to rooting for them 110%.
It makes me wonder: what makes us start to love these type of characters?
Perhaps it’s because they are not particularly likeable characters, but rather relatable characters.
Likeability is the quality of being easily liked. It covers the perceptions of warmth, friendliness, attractiveness, approachability and similarity. Characters that I think of that are likeable include Itadori from Jujutsu Kaisen, Mob from Mob Psycho 100 and Sasha from Attack on Titan. These are characters you like and root for from the start.
However, relatable characters are characters you can bond with, empathise with and identity with. They are characters you usually watch develop and bond with as the story progresses. Characters that are think are relatable include Akaashi from Haikyuu!!, Yuri from Yuri On Ice!!!, and Saiki from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K. I’m not saying that these characters aren’t likeable – but they are known to be very relatable.
With this in mind some characters that definitely I found grew on me as a series progressed – and ended up being some of my favourites – including Bakugou from My Hero Academia, Nanami from Jujutsu Kaisen and Jean from Attack on Titan.
Something that I found to link Bakugou and Jean is that they didn’t have the most impactful introduction on people – but became fan favourites the more they were shown.
Bakugou was kind of hated by fans when he was first introduced – he was a bully, arrogant and mean. But as he develops thorughout the series he’s become number 1 in the most popular character polls. Now, people understand that he’s trying to be better, cares for his classmates, is emotional and is still so driven after facing a lot of bad things. By revealing more about Bakugou’s view points and understanding beliefs his character became more relatable to others.
Jean had mixed reception by fans I feel when he was first introduced – he was kind of rude and arrogant. But he had the best development by far in Attack on Titan – his leadership, caring nature, struggle with keeping his morals, ability to perform well under pressure and courage are well loved now. As Jean grew in his teen years and experienced more in the Scouts he really matured and fans appreciated that he was the most ‘human’ character in the series.
Nanami was well-loved from the start because of his comedic introduction with his relatable, ‘Work is shit!’ Nanami doesn’t emanate ‘warmth’ because he’s blunt and serious, but he’s relatable from the start and fans love his more realistic and mature mentality than other adult sorcerers we’d seen so far. He’s the one just trying to make money in a career he’s suited to and acknowledges that children are children and should be treated as such.
It’s as we’re shown more about these characters I’ve mentioned that we come to appreciate and bond with them. We learn to understand their motives, ambitions and struggles and so – we root for them because we understand them.
What are your thoughts on this topic? Do you think characters that grow on you in series are relatable? Or is there another common thread?
As an Ackerman, Mikasa’s physical abilities are insane. Seeing her throughout the series we see her carrying way more boxes and barrels than others and carrying multiple rails and thunder spears. It made me wonder how much can Mikasa lift? I would assume she carries 150+kg easily since she carries large bundles of thunder spears.
This thread by u/YamiRang ‘How much can Mikasa carry?‘ is very interesting because it calculates a higher amount that she can carry than I had assumed. It’s rather interesting so I suggest giving it a look! It’s always fun to read others’ theories and speculations.