Tips For People New To Anime

For those of you, who are just entering into the long road of being a forever otaku, this guide is for you! Don’t worry, you don’t have to be an otaku to love anime. Although I must warn you, after watching a few series you may suffer from; excessively watching anime, spending your last dime on merchandise, constantly singing Op songs, extreme convention fever (always attending anime/gaming convention), excessively reading manga, shouting at manga characters, saying “I ship this”, possibly even fangirling/fanboying and so forth. This may all sound really crazy but this basically what I deal with almost 95% of the time. If you do start to suffer from these symptoms just embrace them and enjoy the perks of becoming a otaku…(for the rest of your life, muahahaha).

Tip 1: The question you should be asking yourself is, what is my favorite genre?
You can find the answer to this question by recalling all of your favorite movies, TV shows and books that you watched/read recently. Do you watch a lot of chick-flicks? If so, maybe you should consider watching a anime with loads of romance scenes. Do you like TV shows that make you laugh? If so, maybe you should watch a anime that has lots of comedy. Maybe you like action, fantasy or science fiction. I could go on and on but I think you get the picture.

Tip 2: Choosing an anime to watch
There are so many different series to choose from but here are a few recommendations just to get you started.


Kimi ni Todoke
This series is started in 2009 and end in 2011. The anime has two seasons with a total of 38 episodes. The series revolves around the love life of Sawako, an sweet but unpopular girl in school. Sawako has a crush on one of the school’s popular boys, Kazehaya. As the series progresses, the two of them become great friends and Kazehaya starts to develop feeling for Sawako.


Big Windup!
This story a young boy named Rei Mihashi and his love for baseball. Mihashi isn’t the best player on his team, so he loses confidence in himself. Mihashi leaves his old team and joins Nishiura High. There he meets the team’s catcher, Takaya Abe. Throughout the series, Takaya helps Mihashi find his love for baseball again. This series has two seasons, with a total of 39 episodes.


Sota is the new employee at the family restaurant Wagnaria. On his first day at work he realizes that his co-workers are strange. Popura is cute but is extremely clumsy. Mahiru is terrified of men and hits Sota whenever she is around him. Kyoko is their lazy manager, who only sits around and eats parfaits. Jun is the mature chef that also takes pleasure in making fun of Popura. Otoo is the head of the restaurant and spends most of his time looking for his missing wife. With so many odd characters, there is never a dull moment at Wagnaria. The series was released in 2010 and has a total of 26 episodes.


Attack on Titan
There are so many action series to watch but this is one of my favorites. It was ranked Top 10 of 2013. There are lots of scenes with blood and body parts flying everywhere. (Warning: This may be too much for PG only viewers too handle) There are giant Titans going around eating people, basically. The protagonist, Eren Yeager, decides to join the military after watching one of the Titans takes his mother’s life. He devotes his life to killing all of Titans and restoring peace back to humanity.

Tip 3: Try to watch all of the first episode of the series
You will never know if you like a anime unless you watch the whole episode. Sometimes the first five minutes won’t grab your attention, I get that, but don’t stop the episode. I usually can determine whether I am interested in a anime after watching the first episode. If you’ve watched the first episode and it still doesn’t interest you, maybe you should look for another series. Reading reviews before watching a series can be helpful too.

A Pilot’s Love Song Ep1 (revised)



Kalel and his sister, Ariel Albus say goodbye to their family before leaving to become pilots. They will be leaving behind two older sisters and their proud father. I assume that Kalel’s mother is deceased because she isn’t shown. Since Kalel calls his father by his name there is a possibly their not blood related either. When the planes take off we are introduced to a potential rival. Her name is Nina Viento and from her appearance she looks like a princess. Kalel has a strong sense of hatred toward Nina. I’m not sure what happen between the two but it must have been terrible for him to want to kill her. On Kalel’s first day he meets an unfriendly pilot, whose name has not been announced yet. This pilot seems to have problem with Kalel which from the looks of it doesn’t appear uncommon for Kalel. Kalel also, meets a shy girl named Clarie Cruz. Clarie has captures Kalel’s heart as he takes her back to her dorm. The dorms are separated by class. Clarie lives with the nobles and Kalel lives with students of lower class. I hope this issue with class doesn’t ruin their relationship.



Nina Viento is the center of Kalel’s hatred. Kalel has flashbacks during the episode and they all seem to be connected to why he hates Nina. From the pieces of the flashbacks this is what I came up with: Kalel’s mother was probably accused of doing something wrong and was arrested by orders from Nina. It looks like one of the flashbacks showed what looked like a house burning down. That house could be Kalel’s but I’m not quite sure. Anyways, I believe Nina Viento is the reason for Kalel’s mothers death. I mean if his mother is dead because they don’t actually come out and say she died.Clarie Cruz was scared when she saw Kalel for the first time. Either she was not suppose where she was at the time or she thought he was someone else. I do have a feeling that she might be the one pilot’s missing partner. Maybe she may have some type of illness. Kalel does mention that she did miss the ceremony before they left. If I was Kalel I would want find out this girl’s story before falling instantly in love with her.

Engaged to the Unidentified (revised)



An high school girl named Kobeni Yonomori wakes up on her 16th birthday with a day full of surprises. To start off this wonderful day Kobeni finds out that she is engaged. Her fiancee’s name is Hakuya Mitsumine and he will be living with Kobeni for now on. Apparently, their marriage arrangement was made by her deceased grandfather. This was one birthday present she wanted to send back. Oh! There is one tiny detail that I may have forgotten to mention. Not only will Hakuya be moving in but his little sister Mashiro as well. With so much going on at once Kobeni loses it. She now has to deal with Benio (her crazy big sister), the unexpected arrival of her fiancee and his little sister. To top it all off, both Hakuya and his sister have transferred to Kobeni’s school. Kobeni is afraid that her classmates will make fun of her if they find out that Hakuya is her fiance.Though it looks like hiding it may be harder than she thinks.



My favorite character at the moment is Benio, Kobeni’s older sibling. She has an intense case of sister-complex. She tells Kobeni that she wants to spend the rest of her life taking care of her. Which is sweet and creepy all the same time. Now that Mashiro has moved in the situation has taken a turn for the worst. Benio has set her eyes on Mashiro and she has become Benio’s next victim. Poor Mashiro becomes terrified of Benio after they first meet. Benio has claimed Mashiro as her “loli” and does not plan to let her go. Though I don’t blame Benio because Mashiro is so adorable. I just want to turn her into my own personal teddy bear so, that I can squeeze her all day long and… *clears throat* Anyways, Benio may have a sister-complex and a loli problem at home but at school she is completely different. She is quite popular and great at athletics. The whole student body can’t get enough of her. If only they knew what she was like at home.


Hakuya, Kobeni’s fiancee is actually sweet despite his appearance. He was raised his whole life knowing that one day he would marry Kobeni. He plays his role as her fiancee perfectly and protects her like a man should. He does have a few flaws here and there like the fact that he is clumsy, he isn’t good with his words and can sometimes seem a bit dumbfounded. Other than those minor issues he is (for some of us) a girl’s ideal boyfriend. It seems that Hakuya ad Kobeni have meet before when they were younger so, I can’t wait to hear that story. Love is in the air and I am so excited!

The Sunshine Blogger Award

I want to start off by thanking Masumi Amari for nominating me for the Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you so much!!


1) Thank the person who nominated you.
2) Answer the questions from the person who nominated you.
3) Nominate a few other bloggers.
4) Write the same amount of questions for the bloggers you nominated.
5) Notify the bloggers on their blog.
6) Put the award button on your blog.


1) Caraniel

2) Michael Blaker

3) nastyakaye


1) 1, 2, 3 GO!!! What was your first thought?

“T-E-E-N T-I-T-A-N-S
Teen Titans Let’s Go!
Teen Titans Let’s Go!”

2) Can you play an instrument and what is it?

I took piano classes back in high school and I still remember how to play a few songs.

3) Would you lick a public phone receiver in a phone booth for 500$?

No, I wouldn’t.

4) Do you need to lotion your knees?

No one wants ashy knees so, I would say definitely.

5) What colour is your hair?

My hair is Black but I plan to dye it purple soon.

6) What’s your favourite candy flavour?


7) What does hair taste like?

…like hair…

8) Cheesecake yes? Cheesecake no?

Yes!! I love cheesecake!


  1. How is the weather where you are?
  2. What is the name of the last movie you watched?
  3. Xbox or Playstation?
  4. Chocolate or Strawberry?
  5. Do you listen to rock music?
  6. Do you have any pets?
  7. Cats or Dogs?
  8. Favorite number?

Blood Lad (revised)



Staz is your typical vampire without the long black cape. He is the boss of one of the territories in the Demon World. He enjoys the wonders of the Japanese culture including their women but mostly the manga and anime. A human girl named Fuyumi gets lost in the Demon World. Staz is excited because it is the first time he has seen an actual Japanese girl. During the time he tries to figure out what to do with Fuyumi, she dies and turns into a ghost. Since it was mostly Staz’s fault anyway he promises to bring her back to life. While trying to gather information about how to bring people back to life, Fuyumi tells Staz about the portal she entered to get to the Demon World. After learning about this portal Staz insists they go to the human world and investigate.



Staz is an example of what I like to call a “modern age” vampire. He doesn’t live in a haunted house with cob webs and sleep in a dark, damp coffin. He doesn’t drink human blood but enjoys monstrous food that has the appearance of pizza. He can be lazy and goof off but he knows when it is time to be serious. The Demon World he lives in is basically the underworld twin of Tokyo. Fuyumi is an easy character to fall in love with because she is quiet and reserved. Put a shy human with an rambunctious vampire and you get the strangest, perfect couple. Anyway,the show does have its funny moments which is great because I love comedy. Though I’m confused, I’m not to sure if this show is meant to be about a human in the Demon World or a vampire in the Human World. Either way its going to be interesting.

Hal the Movie (revised)


Hal, is an heartfelt movie about learning how to recover after losing someone you love. A fatal plane accident destroys the love between the couple, Hal and Kurumi. A robot named Q01 is sent to portray as the dead loved one in hopes of showing the other how to live again.

A robot is sent to repair the hearts of a broken relationship. Hal, “the robot”, visits Kurumi during her time of grieving. Hal is told that Kurumi has stopped eating and hasn’t come out of room since the incident. Hal finds out that Kurumi loved solving Rubik’s cubes. On each Rubik’s cube, Kurumi would write down her wishes. Hal decides to solve all of the Rubik’s cubes to uncover Kurumi’s wishes and fulfills each wish to try to lure Kurumi out of her room. 3778990_orig

As Kurumi starts to open up to Hal more, she lets him into her room. During this time, Kurumi shows Hal a red button. This red button carries all of Kurumi’s memories with the “real” Hal in the past. Kurumi shares with Hal her good and bad memories. Apparently, Kurumi and Hal’s relationship was struggling because of serious financial issues. Kurumi shares with Hal that she and Hal had an argument before the plane accident. Kurumi also, tells Hal that the reason she hadn’t left her room was because she was spending her time fixing the button. She holds the button next to Hal’s heart and sews it on his Kimono.  She apologizes to Hal for not being able to fully understand him. 9278420_orig

Hal devotes his time to care for Kurumi and cherishes ever moment with her. Hal’s wish is to see Kurumi smile again and after a trip to a local festival she does. At the end of a wonderful day at the local festival, Hal discovers the sad truth.



Even after the plane accident Kurumi and Hal were still in love. This couple’s heartbreaking story had me crying until the end. The characters struggled with a sense of regret and guilt. The regret of not being able to share their feelings clearly to one another and the guilt of arguing at the airport before departing. During the movie, I noticed that red button was the key to unraveling the truth of their past. We are shown glimpses of their past, which leaves the viewer trying to figure out what happened with the clues left by the characters. The reason I love this movie is because of the sudden twisted at the end. I must warn you though, the movie starts off slow but it is worth watching until the very end.

Kamigami no Asobi (Revised)



In the beginning of the episode, a girl is seen running on what looks like a planet in outer space. The girl is shown crying as she runs toward these guys flying in the air. (Trust me, I was as confused as you are.)

After this short foreshadow, the girl running is introduced as Yui Kusanagi. Yui appears to be a normal high school girl. She spends the morning before the closing ceremony to practice sword fighting. Apparently, Yui has loved swords and martial arts since she was a young girl.


The Kusanagi family lives and works at the local shrine. Yui goes to pray after school and notices a light coming from a near by shed. She goes inside and sees the light coming from a long box on the table. Usually, I would think, when people see strange lights they wouldn’t go anywhere near it but this chick decides she just has to open it. Once Yui notices the sword inside she disappears.

Yui wakes up on the floor of some building she has never seen before. Lost, Yui decides to walk around to see if she can find out where she is, how she got there and how to find a way to get back home.


While she wanders around this unfamiliar building she stumbles upon some beautiful but unfamiliar faces. She attempts to get some information about her situation from each of them, only to find out they are as clueless as she is. After a few encounters with some unfriendly company, Yui becomes nervous and makes finding the way out her top priority.

After while, Yui meets Zeus. Zeus explains why Yui and the others were sent there. He thought it would a great idea to build a  Academy on an island in the middle of nowhere and turn into a school for gods. Yes, the several beautiful men walking around the Academy are gods from different regions. Zeus wants the gods to be educated about love and humanity, which is why he kidnapped Yui. Yui completely freaks out after hearing this. She demands that Zeus sends her back home but he tells her she cannot leave until she educates the naive gods.


The Academy that Zeus made looks freaking amazing! I mean, if I was Yui I don’t know if I would be in a rush to get home anytime soon. Also, While I watched this episode I could not help but to pause the show every 5 seconds to look at all of the outstanding details of this castle.

As Yui meets the different gods in the Academy with her I couldn’t help but notice that she has a “thing” for blondes. She is constantly blushing when she meets Bladr and Apollon. They also seem to be attracted to her as well. Bladr uses his clumsiness as an excuse to get closer to her and Apollon greets her with a kiss on the neck. These gods are extremely bold.


Overall, this anime seems like it will be another interesting reverse harem.