Strange anime crushes, we all have them. Some of us, myself included, even have a whole host of them. If pouring through all of the objects of my affection has taught me anything it’s that, rare is it that I’m actually attracted to anybody nice and normal. No, it seems I have a disturbing (and somewhat embarrassing) predilection towards literal monsters, the mentally unstable, the arrogant or otherwise overconfident, or anybody in possession of a nice, fluffy tail. Below are five more of these far from wholesome crushes…
There’s certainly no shortage of anime hotties out there! I’d even go so far as to say that some of them are so molten hot that 3D men simply cannot hold a candle to them… In spite of this vast and varied selection, I seem to continually find myself falling for characters who are more of an… acquired taste… Characters who may be attractive in a physical sense, but are so seriously weird that it’s embarrassing to admit to holding a torch for them. Since the best (and most fun) way to get to know somebody is by finding out all of their dirty little secrets, here are five of my strangest anime crushes! Stay tuned for the girls at a later date.
Spring certainly has a lot going for it in terms of anime. It’s packed with promising standalone shows, shows that began in winter but are continuing to maintain an impressively high standard, and long-awaited sequels, many of which are actually exceeding everybody’s expectations. But one of the strongest contenders for anime of the season would have to be Demon Slayer. Its story, one of an older brother who sets out on a quest to restore his sibling’s humanity after a brush with the forces of darkness, has been done before *cough* Fullmetal Alchemist *cough*, but perhaps never this stylishly! In addition to its peerless style, this show delivers in so many different ways. Below I list five of these in the hopes that it will convince you to give it a try, if you haven’t already!
Good morning, everybody!
Unbelievably, it has been just over a year since I began blogging again. In that time I’ve been pretty busy… I’m sure that this won’t impress those of you who post daily, but this is actually my 100th post since I came off of my hiatus. I don’t often pat myself on the back, but I’m actually really proud of myself for this, especially since, what with struggling to start my life over from scratch, this has been one of the busiest, most stressful years of my life! The fact that I put so much thought and energy into each and every one of those 100 posts is also something that I’m very proud of! The day when I fart out content for the sake of farting out content is the day when I’m done as a blogger… More than anything else I want my posts to be entertaining and interesting. I really hope that you’ve found that to be the case!
A big thanks to everybody who has visited Watashi Wa Bucho!! this year. Whether you’ve paid a visit once, twice, or a hundred times, I’m immensely grateful to you! I don’t blog for the sake of gaining popularity, but because I want to contribute something to the anime fandom. That being said, this experience has been all the more rewarding because of the times when you guys have engaged with my posts. It makes me happy to know that my words haven’t been lost to the void, but are actually reaching somebody! Another thank-you is in order to those of you who have given my blog and its posts more exposure – BiblioNyan, Crow, and Karandi, especially. It humbles and encourages me to know that you’ve both enjoyed my posts and think that they’re worth other people’s time! You guys are awesome!
As I’ve said before, I’m not sure what the future of Watashi Wa Bucho!! Is, at this time… My life is becoming increasingly more busy chaotic (especially now that my husband and I are gearing up to buy our first home), but, for now, I would like to keep writing. There are still things that I wanna achieve and I think that I still have more to offer, so… yeah… You’re stuck with me for now, whether you like it or not!
I would like to close this post by listing the 10 posts that I’m most proud of having written this last year. I hope that you’ll give them a read, if you haven’t already!
The Naruto franchise is far from perfect. Even though I consider it to be one of my all-time favourites I am not blind to its many flaws. A sizable chunk of episodes are filler episodes, most of which are inexcusably awful (ninja ostriches, anybody?), and some of which actually interrupt canon arcs, utterly decimating any sense of tension and/or excitement. Not to mention the massive variation in production quality throughout its runtime…
However, I am willing to overlook these issues on the strength of the franchise’s characters alone. Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden have a huge and varied cast of characters, an impressive number of which are developed and have an interesting set of abilities and characteristics. But the best thing about these characters is their relationships with each other. Given that it’s Valentine’s Day this week, I thought I’d write about some of these. Sure, Valentine’s might be associated with romantic love, but that is just one of many kinds of love – and by no means the most important! Both Naruto and Naruto Shippuuden feature an assortment of different kinds of love and relationships, such as that between a parent and child, between friends, and, yes, between lovers. Below I list some of my favourites. Enjoy!