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Naruto

Plot:

Several years ago, a devilish Nine- tailed Fox terrorized the hidden leaf village. To keep it from terrorizing the village again its spirit was sealed inside of a new born baby and that baby’s name is Naruto Uzumaki. Naruto tells the story of a young ninja named Naruto as he learns to live with the demon that is sealed inside of him.

Characters:

Team 7

  • Naruto Uzumaki
  • Sasuke Uchiha
  • Sakura Haruno
  • Kasashi Hatake

Team 8

  • Kiba Inuzuka
  • Akamaru
  • Shino Aburame
  • Hinata Hyuga
  • Kurenai Yuhi

Team 10

  • Choji Akimichi
  • Shikamaru Nara
  • Ino Yamanaka
  • Asuma Sarutobi

Team Guy

  • Rock Lee
  • Neji Hyuga
  • Tenten
  • Might Guy

Akatsuki

Review:

These aren’t your regular ninjas. The artist shows his own perspective of what ninjas are and what they do. They aren’t in black suits swinging swords around like they are shown in other shows. I love how each character has their own personality. Naruto is very talkative and loud. Sakura is sweet but her temper is short. Sasuke  keeps to himself  and is shown as the” tough guy”. He is very popular around the girls. But those are just a few of the characters. There is never a dull moment when watching each episode. Trust me you can’t help but laugh and laugh hard. Also, each mission is different and there are multiple bad guys. You aren’t going through the same routine with the same bad guys like Pokemon (first show that pop in my head. If you can think of another please comment and let me know). Romance is never far either because is a love triangle or can I even call it that. It is more of  Naruto likes Sakura but Sakura likes Sasuke and Saskue doesn’t  like no one. But that doesn’t stop from doing stupid stuff to get each others attention. To wrap this up I would recommend this anime to everybody. If you want more Naruto check out Naruto Shippuden where the story continues in new heights.

More Info:

http://naruto.viz.com/

Watch it:

http://www.hulu.com/naruto

http://www.crunchyroll.com/naruto

http://www.narutoget.com/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/naruto-shippuden

Shugo Chara

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In the generation we live in today may people are afarid to be themselves. We want to fit in so badly that we hide behind a mask. That mask shows everyone what they want to see but behind that mask is who we truly are. We pretend to be someone we are not and our true self becomes absorbed by it. But is it worth it to please other people? What about yourself? Can we have one person out of every hundered to just be themselves… no one else. I never truly thought of this myself until I watch Shugo Chara. Amu, the main character tried so hard to please other people and so she became the “Cool & Spicy” girl. But that is not the true Amu and she realizes that. So she wishes that these so called “character guardians” could help her find her true self. Each one of the those wonderful guardians helped her become comfortable about being herself.

Plot:
Amu Hinamori was viewed by others as a “cool and spicy” girl. But she is truly not that way at all. After wishing for the courage to be her “would-be” self, she discovers three eggs in her bed. With her guardian characters, she fights the Easter Company who is extracting people’s eggs to create X Eggs & X Characters in search of a special egg called the Embryo.

Season 1&2 Characters:
Amu Hinamori-(guardian characters: Ran, Miki, Su, Dia)
Tadase Hotori-(Kiseki)
Nadeshiko/Nagihiko Fujisaki-(Temari, Rhythm)
Souma Kukai-(Diachi)
Yuika Yaya-(Pepe)
Mashiro Rima-(Kusukusu)
Sanjo Kairi-(Musashi)
Tsukiyomi Ikuto-(Yoru)
Hoshina Utau-(II, EI)

#1 Reason I Am A Fan:
I A HUGE IKUTOxAMU FAN! From the moment they first met they shared a connection. That connection grew over time and it became love. But sadly Amu has her eyes on Tadase not Ikuto. Personally, I do not know what is wrong with her.

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Anyways, the real reason I am such a fan is because of how colorful it appears. This is one of the most colorful series I have ever seen. Each stroke draws your attention and your eyes go straight to the focus points. Many artist surround their most visual areas with dark, gray-ish colors. Which only shows you the beauty of that one area. But Shugo Chara has color in each and every corner. Your attention is drawn to one area but you become fully mesmerized by the colors around it. It truly displays the wonderful colors we miss with the naked eye day by day.

More Info:
http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=8182

Watch it:
http://www.crunchyroll.com/shugo-chara
http://www.animeseason.com/shugo-chara/

Anohana: The Flower We Saw That Day

Death is all around us and we can’t stop it. People are dying everyday and you don’t know who is going to be next. It could be your siblings or parents, the person right next to you or  someone you meet for the first time yesterday and maybe even you. Did you ever think of that? I never did until I watched Anohana. Its about a group childhood friends that played and laughed together every summer. Who talked to each other everyday. But they never once thought that one of them was going to die so early… so young. After a tragic accident they lose their friend Menma, a sweet little girl with so much promise. Because of their loss they go their separate ways. The plot takes place in their high school year. They haven’t talked to each other since the accident but something unexpected happens that brings them back together again. Menma  appears to Jinta, one of the childhood friends as a ghost and only he can see her. Jinta has to help Menma go to heaven by making her wish come true. But he needs everyone help to make it possible. This wonderful story shows us the hardships of losing someone close, the guilt that comes with it and the endless torment of wondering “Why?” or “What if”. It really makes you stop and think “What will I do if someone I know died today?”.

Characters:

  • Menma Honma
  • Jinta Yadomi
  • Anaru Anjo
  • Yukiatsu Matsuyuki
  • Tsuruko Turumi
  • Poppo Hisakawa

Saying Good-Bye:

Episode #11- I have mixed emotions when watching the last episode. I want Menma to go to heaven but then again I want her to stay  because I feel they still need her. Maybe I am being selfish but how can you say good-bye when you love someone so much and you know you will never see them again. You start to think that it is not fair. How can such a young girl be taken a such a young age? Why did it have to be my friend? Why not someone else?  But then again I would want that person to find happiness and be sent off with  a smile. I wouldn’t want them to stay because of my own selfishness. I mean you can’t… you can’t change the past and I would be grateful to have had the chance to see that special person one last time. That is all anyone could ask for… just one more time to say good-bye.

                  

                  

                 

More Info:

http://myanimelist.net/anime/9989/Ano_Hi_Mita_Hana_no_Namae_wo_Bokutachi_wa_Mada_Shiranai

Watch it:

http://www.animehere.com/anime/anohana.html

http://www.crunchyroll.com/anohana-the-flower-we-saw-that-day

Usagi Drop

A 30 year old bachelor named Daikichi goes to his grandfather’s funeral. He meets a 6 year old girl named Rin, who he finds out to be his grandfather’s child. Daikichi has never liked children but his heart is suddenly swayed when his relatives have a meetin about what to do with Rin. Daikichi decides to take custody of her even though he knows nothing about raising a child. The two become very close as the days go by and feel more comfortable around each other. They also meet some amazing friends along the way. Rin makes a best friend named Kouki and Daikichi gets attracted to Kouki’s mother, Yukari. Daikichi also meets up with Rin’s mother, Masako who tells him her  hard decision on leaving Rin. Daikichi and Rin may be one odd pair but they were meant to be with each other.

Characters:

Rin Kaga

Daikichi Kawachi

Kouki Nitani

Yukari Nitani

Masako Yoshii

Special Moments:

Episode #1- Daikichi and Rin begin to slowly open up to each other

                 

Episode #3 & 9- Daikichi and Rin spend quality time with friends and family.

                    

Daikichi and Rin start looking more like father and daughter.

                 

More Info:

http://myanimelist.net/anime/10162/Usagi_Drop

http://deluscar.wordpress.com/2011/12/22/usagi-drop-review/

Watch it:

http://www.crunchyroll.com/usagi-drop

Read it:

http://www.mangareader.net/1618/usagi-drop.html:

 

 

 

Fruits Basket

This is a story about the Sohma family. The Sohma family is cursed, every time they are touched by someone of the opposite sex they turn into one of the Chinese zodiac signs. Chinese zodiac signs are the rat, ox, rabbit, dog, dragon, snake, horse, goat, rooster, pig and cat ( yes, the cat is a zodiac sign even though no one claims it as one). Well Tohru’s mother died so she had been living in a tent in the woods. But Yuki Sohma, her classmate saw her and invited her to live at his house. Ever since that day Tohru’s whole life changed. She has to live in the house with boys and keep the family secret.

Characters:

Tohru Honda

Yuki Sohma (Rat)

Kyo Sohma (cat)

Shigure Sohma (dog)

Momiji Sohma (rabbit)

Hatori Sohma (seahorse)

Hatsaharu Sohma (cow)

Ritzsu Sohma (monkey)

Ayame Sohma (snake)

Kisa Sohma (tiger)

Hiro Sohma (sheep)

Kagura Sohma (pig)

Saki Hanajima (Tohru’s friend)

Arisa Uotani (Tohru’s friend)

Akito Sohma (??)

Favorite Episode:

Episode #9 , Every year it is a tradition that the Sohma family goes to the main house for New Year’s Eve. Yuki, Kyo and Shigure can not bring Tohru because it is an exclusive zodiac banquet, which means Tohru has to spend the holiday alone. Tohru tells them they can go and that she will be alright. But on their way to the Sohma house Saki tells them that this will be the first New Year’s Tohru will have without her mother. When Yuki and Kyo think about how  Tohru   may have not really wanted them to go they race back to house. Only to find Tohru crying by herself and in the end they don’t go to the Sohma house. But instead watch the sun come up on the roof together.

                

                

               

More Info:

http://www.studentsoftheworld.info/sites/tv/38181.php?

http://myanimelist.net/anime/120/Fruits_Basket

Watch:

http://www.funimation.com/fruits-basket

http://www.hulu.com/fruits-basket

Its Puzzle Time In Phi Brain S2 !

Unlike last year when Kaito solved the puzzle of “Friendship” as he chased after his bipolar friend Rook, who was part of the P.O.G. This year he is faced with a new danger called “The Orpheus Order”. As Kaito and his friends get closer and closer to solving this years puzzle to figuring out who the Orpheus Order really is. In the first episode we are introduced to some interesting characters.

Pinochole

Doubt

Melancholy

Mizerka

Whist

Freecell– (looks like he could be Rook’s long lost brother)

Each of them holding a personal grudge against Kaito. I guess a man can’t be liked by everyone unless your Shugo from Nakaimo- My little sister is among them! But puzzles aren’t always a game in Kaito’s case as he learns more about himself everyday. He ends up being accused of being selfish, a liar, a traitor and a murder of a homicide. Seems Kaito killed Freecell’s mother or so it is said. Putting the aside, if you pay attention closely you can see potentially love brewing. As fans hope the forever to be friends, Kaito and Nonhana become a puzzle loving couple. As we find her in one episode (ep.36) playing with a puzzle Kaito had gave her when they were kids. But this love affair may never occur because of the shocking ending of the latest episode (ep.43). Our dear heroin goes to solve Herbert’s puzzle at the Orpheus Order’s domain when the puzzle collapses. With a deep feeling of despair we are left to wonder if our hero will miraculously survive or will his puzzle days come to an end. However, I don’t think the authors will kill off our puzzle loving heroin just like that but you never know.