30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 11

Favorite Mech Anime

Neon Genesis Evangelion

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I guess this may seem like an obvious choice, but the truth is Evangelion is the only mech anime that I’ve watched. I found the entire series, along with the movie, “End of Evangelion”, at local used book store for under $200.00, so I decided to get it.

 It is a dark, psychologically challenging, often perplexing, show. I really enjoyed it…most of it…all of it…except that last episode. That last episode wasn’t bad exactly, but it was a big bag of “Huhh??”. The “End of Evangelion” movie wasn’t a lot better either as far as wrapping up things goes (which I thought it was supposed to be). I have yet to watch the three movies, but do plan on doing so.

Besides having a compelling story, the animation is really great and for that alone is worth a watch (the direction is excellent).

Until next time: Happy viewing!

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 10

Favorite Fighter Anime

KenIchi The Mightiest Disciple 

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KenIchi, why of course! It’s all fighting! One big martial arts fest. Getting beat up, getting stronger, win the fight, wash, lather, rinse, repeat.

 It’s not high-minded, it’s just good fighting, get stronger fun. And there are some great characters. KenIchi is pretty typical, but I love the masters.
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Akisame and Sakaki being helpful.

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Shigure, so casual and expert with her weapons.

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The ever enthusiastic (kid at heart killing machine), Muay Thai Master, Apachai.

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Kensei Ma. Kempo Master and standard anime pervert.

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The head of the dojo,  Ryouzanpaku, Hayato (aka: the Elder).

It’s a fun show. It’s pretty typical shounen but it’s well done and enjoyable. I watched the English dub for this one, which was excellent and highly recommended.

 It also has one of the most baffling translations in a theme song ever:

“But if I feel like bursting into tears, giving it up and losing to my own weakness. I put myself in a birdcage and push it in the valley.”

That’s damned inspiring, that is.

Watch KenIchi. Get inspired!

 Until next time: Happy viewing!

*Oh! I actually cosplayed Kensei Ma once! No pictures though.*