2/15/18

[AOW] Violet Evergarden (2/18-24/2018)


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You may have heard of this anime already because undoubtedly while this series was shroud in mystery before it's release (this tends to happen when lesser known light novels are adapted into anime), Violet Evergaden in my option was the most anticipated anime of Winter 2017/2018. What strikes me most about this series is the animation style which I originally thought was ufotable's handiwork; but it's actually done by Kyoto Animation (aka, KyoAni). Visually breath taking with a mysterious plot that even 6 episodes in I don't know really how to tell where this anime is trying to take me, I highly recommend checking this one out!


Type: novel adaptation
Genre(s): fantasy, drama, romance
  • # of Episodes: to be 12

    Synopsis:

    There are words Violet heard on the battlefield, which she cannot forget. These words were given to her by someone she holds dear, more than anyone else. She does not yet know their meaning. A certain point in time, in the continent of Telesis. The great war which divided the continent into North and South has ended after four years, and the people are welcoming a new generation. Violet Evergarden, a young girl formerly known as "the weapon," has left the battlefield to start a new life at CH Postal Service. There, she is deeply moved by the work of "Auto Memories Dolls," who carry people's thoughts and convert them into words. Violet begins her journey as an Auto Memories Doll, and comes face to face with various people's emotions and differing shapes of love. All the while searching for the meaning of those words.

    (Source: Anime Expo)

    1/19/18

    [AOW] Gakuen Babysitters (1/21-27/2018)


    There once was a time where I really wanted to not like cutesy anime because I felt that it was hard to explain how anime "was not just for kids, nor perverts" when I myself was watching anime that could fall in one if not both of those categories. One day I decided to stop defending my tastes (a big example of this is I really enjoyed the anime 07-Ghost which I was constantly teased for because my friends considered it a perverted boys love anime where as I completely disagreed); I decided that there was (and continue to be) plenty of anime that fell out of those categories that in order to defend all anime I'd also had to admit there existed the cute and the pervy along with the more series plot-line driven ones. Anime honestly wouldn't be anime if the extremes didn't exist! 

    These days I don't have the time to watch every anime that is playing. Instead of trying to do this I watch the titles that I initially want, then if a series has enough hype I try to go back and watch after about half the episodes are released. It's hard to watch a toddler when you're trying to read subtitles on a screen. So lately I've also been watching complete, dubbed series on Hulu that I didn't get to watch when initially released (such as My Hero Academia and Accel World). When I have some time to myself I'll watch a few subbed episodes or while watching my tot I can watch simple anime that I don't really need to read to understand. That's where a series like Gakuen Babysitters is perfect! I have a part time job watching kids ages 6 weeks to 9 years old so in a way this show is a bit like my working life... though I'm 27 not a teenager.


    Type: manga adaptation
    Genre(s): comedy, school, shojo, slice of life
  • # of Episodes: to be 12
    Synopsis:
    This anime centers on the brothers Ryuuichi and Kotarou Kashima. Ryuuichi is in high school and Kotarou is still a toddler. After their parents are killed in a plane crash, the two brothers find themselves living with the chairwoman of the Morinomiya Academy, who herself lost her son and daughter-in-law in the same accident. The chairwoman, however, has one stipulation for the brothers in order to live with her: Ryuuichi has to work at the academy's daycare center as a babysitter. (Source: Anime News Network)

    2/17/17

    [AOW] Cyborg 009: Call of Justice (02/12-18/2017)

    Hello all my nettaversers! It is I your R//W[G] here after a very long absence. I've tried getting back into thia blogging game with little luck due to this pesky human thing called "life getting in the way" which I honestly can't complain about because I've been having fun despite some struggles. Hopefully I can get back into blogging at least as much as I used to. I do post on instagram more than once daily so feel free to find me over there as @akiachan
    Type: Manga Adaptation/ original
    Genre (s): Action, Shonen, Sci-fi, Drama
    # of Episodes: 12
    Synopsis:
    Years after taking up normal lives incognito, the cyborgs are forced to fight again when the superhuman Blessed appear with a plan for humanity. (Netflix)

    12/28/16

    [Mini] Ajin Season 1

    Ajin is a weird animal. It gets boring, confusing and then sucks you in enough you watch 6 episodes then before you know it you're thankful season 2 is currently on Netflix. Well at least that's what it did for me. The story is a pretty simple one that has been done over and over- there are humans and there are those who look like human but are actually more powerful as well as immortal. Basically this how is about how the non-human are oppressed so a group of them wants the humans to just leave them alone or one powerful Ajin ia going to take over Japan. Despite being such a straight forward premise I did enjoy the first season. Only downside is this series in animated the same way as Knights of Sidonia, so it takes some time to get used to. Despite this style of animation the story translates well on screen and even has a pretty fabtastic soundtrack to go with the action. Reccomended

    6/11/16

    About Me! (facebook tag)

    Since this is from Facebook (Here are the rules - post this list on your profile (in Notes) replacing my answers with yours if you want to. Tag the person you got this from so they can read your answers) I can't really "tag" anyone here so I'll just say whoever wants to do it can. Instead of tagging me though, just put a link to my blog if you can to help me out get some blog views... if you want. You don't have to.



    TAG YOUR IT

    1. WERE YOU NAMED AFTER ANYONE?

    Not that I know of. All I know about my name is I originally was going to be named "Ashely Noel" but my mom was a nanny for an Ashley at the time so decided to name me "Alicia Nicole" instead.


    2. WHEN WAS THE LAST TIME YOU CRIED?

    One day probably last week when looking at my daughter Rin. 


    3. DO YOU LIKE YOUR HANDWRITING?

    When I take my time to write well, yes but for the most part my quick hand writing can be sloppy.

    4. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE LUNCH MEAT?
    Turkey



    5. DO YOU HAVE KIDS? 

    One daughter.

    6. IF YOU WERE ANOTHER PERSON, WOULD YOU BE FRIENDS WITH YOU? 
    I would hope so... I know I can be a bit tough to be around at times. Recently started thinking I might have some form of adult ADHD so when I talk it's hard for me to slow myself down and not interrupt. I've gotten better but I probably need to see a medical professional for help.

    7. DO YOU USE SARCASM?

    Hmmm, occasionally. Not really a go to thing for me.

    8. DO YOU STILL HAVE YOUR TONSILS? 
    Sure do... but I had my wisdom teeth removed. That's a fun story.

    9. WOULD YOU BUNGEE JUMP? 
    Yes! It's actually an activity on my bucket list.

    10. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE CEREAL? 
    Well I don't really have a favorite but recently I finished a box of chocolate Krave in less than 2 days.

    11. DO YOU UNTIE YOUR SHOES WHEN YOU TAKE THEM OFF? 

    Nah. I also hardly ever re-tie them so most of my shoes turn into slip-ons.

    13. WHAT IS YOUR FAVORITE ICE CREAM? 

    Recently I tried the Nutty Coconut at Baskin-Robbins as an ice cream shake. OHMYGAWSH it was so gooood.

    14. WHAT IS THE FIRST THING YOU NOTICE ABOUT PEOPLE? 
    Hard to tell but I'd like to think I notice personality before looks.

    15. RED OR PINK? 

    Red.

    16. WHAT IS YOUR LEAST FAVORITE THING ABOUT YOURSELF? 

    Getting headaches pretty easily due to high blood pressure... but that can be dealt with by me getting back in shape.

    17. WHO DO YOU MISS THE MOST? 

    My buddy Elijah who moved some years back. He keeps teasing moving back to where he used to live but it just never works out. Hopefully he does before I end up moving which is bound to happen one day now that I'm married.

    18. DO YOU WANT EVERYONE TO COMPLETE THIS LIST? 
    Isn't that the point?

    19. WHAT COLOR PANTS AND SHOES ARE YOU WEARING? 
    Well I'm wearing red Addidas shorts. No shoes.

    21. WHAT ARE YOU LISTENING TO RIGHT NOW? 

    I'm "listening" to whatever music comes on during How To Get Away with Murder.

    22. IF YOU WERE A CRAYON, WHAT COLOR WOULD YOU BE? 

    Possibly Peach cause that's what I use for skin color.

    23. FAVORITE SMELLS?
    Anything coconut or pumpkin. Also tropical scents such as mango have been pretty nice lately.

    24. WHO WAS THE LAST PERSON YOU TALKED TO ON THE PHONE?  

    My husband while asking him what kind of soda he wanted.

    25. DO YOU LIKE THE PERSON WHO SENT THIS TO YOU?

    Donny is a pretty cool guy.

    26. FAVORITE SPORTS TO WATCH? 

    I don't really watch sports.

    27. HAIR COLOR? 

    I think I can classify it as blond right now.

    28. EYE COLOR?

    Hazel

    29. DO YOU WEAR CONTACTS? 

    No. I tried them many years back. Didn't like the feel because I have astigmatism so one of my eyes is more curved.

    30. FAVORITE FOOD? 

    Corn Bread. Specifically the home made kind of my mom that has corn chunks and is paired with honey butter.

    31. SCARY MOVIES OR HAPPY ENDINGS? 

    I really dislike scary movies, but there are some really good "scary" anime that have some pretty happy yet morbid endings that are some of my favorites.

    32. LAST MOVIE YOU WATCHED? 

    In theaters was X-men Apocalypse, at home was The Color Purple.

    33. WHAT COLOR SHIRT ARE YOU WEARING? 



     










    34. SUMMER OR WINTER? 
    Both have their advantages and disadvantages but I tend to feel healthier in the winter.

    35. HUGS OR KISSES?
    Depends on the person and situation.

    37. MOST LIKELY TO RESPOND? 

    No one. lol

    38. LEAST LIKELY TO RESPOND? 

    Everyone. lol

    39. WHAT BOOK ARE YOU READING NOW? 













    40. WHAT IS ON YOUR MOUSE PAD?
    Not using one.

    41. WHAT DID YOU WATCH ON TV LAST NIGHT? 

    Don't have any form of cable.

    42. FAVORITE SOUND(S)? 

    Right now all the cute sounds my baby makes.

    43. ROLLING STONES OR BEATLES? 

    Neither.

    44. WHAT IS THE FARTHEST YOU HAVE BEEN AWAY FROM HOME? 

    Germany.

    45. DO YOU HAVE A SPECIAL TALENT? 
    I'm really good with kids. Turning my tongue into a 3 leaf clover.

    46 WHERE WERE U BORN? 

    San Antonio, TX

    [AOW] (Spring/Summer '16 Special) (6/12-18/16)

     I've really been slacking with watching anime mainly because the past few months I was in the final trimester of being pregnant but as of May 21st my baby was born. Now that we've settled into somewhat of a routine I can spend more time trying to get this blog back to a schedule of it's own! I recently caught up on Sailor Moon Crystal; because of this I plan to try and catch up on series I had previously started and to possibly start some currently airing ones.

    Instead of featuring one anime this week, I'm featuring a list of currently airing and upcoming ones that look very promising. You may see some of these as future features!

    April 1st, 2016
    Uchuu Patrol Luluco [original series/ short episodes] (ep.12 6/17/16)
    April 3rd, 2016
    Boku no Hero Academia [manga adaptation] (ep.11 6/11/16)
    Macross Δ [original series/ sequel] (ep.11 6/12/16)
    April 5th, 2016
    Joker Game [light novel adaptation] (ep.11 6/14/16)
    April 8th, 2016
    Sakamoto desu ga? [manga adaptation] (ep.10 6/16/16)
    April 9th, 2016
    Kiznaiver [original series] (ep.11 6/18/16)
    April 16th, 2016
    Big Order [manga adaptation] (ep.10 6/17/16)

    July 1st, 2016
    Berserk 2016 [manga adaptation/ sequel]
    July 2nd, 2016
    Hatsukoi Monster [manga adaptation]
    July 5th, 2016
    Servamp [manga adaptation]
    D.Gray-man Hallow [manga adaptation/ Sequel]
    Amaama to Inazuma [manga adaptation]
    July 9th, 2016
    91 Days [original series] 
    Hitori no Shita: The Outcast [manwha adaptation]
    July 12th, 2016
    Mob Psycho 100 [digtal manga adaptation]

    Even though I mentioned a few currently airing series, here's a complete one for you:

    Erased

    10/11/15

    [AOW] Young Black Jack

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    Let's be really honest for a second or so, this season of anime (Fall 2015) is off to a pretty lame start. I feel as if last season was really good so I honestly went into this one expecting at least one or two stand out anime but so far all of them are pretty average at best. [here's a post I'll be updating as I watch the first few episodes of each anime this season I deem worth my time. I'm skipping a lot this season such as Attack on Titan High School because the manga is so laaaame] The only two I was truly excited for this season was today's feature and One Punch Man. So far, Young Black Jack is well animated but the stories so far (i've watched both episodes that are out so far) are pretty typical. Nothing too exciting, though I have to give this one credit. A lot of surgeries that can be done today without having to be too concerned (in episode 2 there's a focus on heart transplants which now a days organ transplants from one live donor to another are far simpler and no one bats an eye as much as they did in the days YBJ takes place) are being showcased as pretty risky. I have hopes this anime will excite me more as it gets into later episodes but even if not, the young Black Jack (which he's not known by this name yet) happens to be some nice eye candy!

    [previous AOW's

     Type: Manga Adaptation
    Genre(s): Drama, Shounen, Surgery, Doctor Drama
    # of Episode(s): 12
    Synopsis:
     The year is 1968, and the world is swept up in the Vietnam War and student protests. In this time of turmoil, a mysterious young man with white and black hair and a scar on his face is enrolled in medical school. His genius skills with a surgical knife achieve many a medical miracle and are getting noticed. This hero origin story reveals how this young man earned his medical degree and the name of Black Jack.