30 Day Anime Challenge Wrap Up:

Hey everyone, I just wanted to thank everybody for following and sticking with me through this 30-day anime challenge.  I had an assembly line approach to this challenge.  When I got home from work every day, I would type up two challenge posts, edit two earlier posts, and then schedule those earlier post with days…

Anime Challenge Day 30: An anime I wished never ended

I’m going to be honest here, I don’t think there should be a single show that doesn’t end.  I know that there are a lot of long running series like One Piece and Detective Conan out there, but at some point, they need to end.  I don’t have grudges against long running series just because…

Anime Challenge Day 29: An anime I wished was real

(Yay semi return to the number people) After giving it some thought, the answer became obvious.  It has to be Patlabor. Patlabor takes place in a very normal world like ours, but giant robots are common place.  These aren’t the fantastical giant robots that fly around and do all sorts of cool battle things, but…

Anime Challenge Day 27: Most bad ass scene from any character

Ashitaka Breaking up a fight between San and Lady Eboshi There is just no contest with this one.  This is the moment when Ashitaka knocked Lady Eboshi and San out, grabs San and carries her over his shoulder, gets shot, still walks to the gate, proceeds to open the gate that takes many men to…

Anime Challenge Day 26: Best Anime Fight

Rao vs Kenshiro (Final Fight) n Fist of the North Star This fight wasn’t awesome just because of the effects and animation that went into it, which were phenomenal for the 1980’s, but the buildup as well.  This is a fight that had over 99 episodes of buildup.  Ever since the beginning of the series,…

Anime Challenge Day 25: Saddest Anime Death

The death of Maes Hugh from Full Metal Alchemist (2003 and Brotherhood) There is a lot of different reasons for this.  The first one is that he is like the Phil Coulson of FMA.  While he wasn’t an alchemist, he was completely awesome in his own way.  He apparently was great at knife fighting, which…

Anime Challenge Day 24: Most Shocking Moment

Episode one’s ending of Ushio and Tora season 2 To me, this was the moment that set up the entire second season of Ushio and Tora, so some big spoilers here if you haven’t seen it yet.  You have been warned. After fighting off Hakumen’s minions and finding a moment to relax in between conflicts…

Anime Challenge Day 23: Favorite attack someone used in an anime

Hiei’s Dragon of the Darkness Flame (Yu Yu Hakusho) This is one of the most interesting attacks that I’ve seen in anime.  It is the literally summoning of black flames from the depths of demon world itself.  Hiei uses his own spirit energy as a lure.  It could be as basic as just an energy…

Anime Challenge Day 21: Favorite Goofy Anime Character

Lord Death from Soul Eater I like him the best, because there is a reason for his goofiness.  He used to wear a much more serious and scary mask, because he is the grim reaper and everything was darker back in the past.  He fought a war against the kishin and witches.  Since he started…

Anime Challenge Day 20: Anime Character that gets on my nerves

Shippo from Inuyasha While I could have just put the entire cast of this show on this spot, Shippo was a stand out.  He was small, annoying, and didn’t do much to help the crew in anyway.  Kind of like Scrappy Doo in the Scooby Doo series.  Nobody seemed to want him around, which is…

Anime Challenge Day 19: Most Epic Scene Ever

Once again, I am going completely cliché with this one.  When Goku went Super Saiyan against Freiza. To me, that is the high point of Dragon Ball Z.  Ever since the beginning of the Dragon Ball, the entire series was built up to this point.  This also must do with the stakes of the situation…