I decided to cover a popular anime, My Hero Academia, which is a shonen anime. Shonen anime refers to young boys under the age of fifteen. Thus, shonen anime and manga are aimed at that demographic. A lot of these anime and manga have a young male hero and are focused on action, adventure, and fighting. My Hero Academia follows this archetype by exploring Izuku “Deku” Midoriya quest to become a hero.
There are various types of anime in ant genre making it easy to find one to suit any palate. Even with fantasy and paranormal all sub-genres are covered to suit any gender or age group. I was intrigued by the design of Goblin Slayer and decided to give it a try. Featured below are my thoughts after watching episode one of the series.
Being an avid anime fan, many anime viewers are familiar with the historical classics such as Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragonball Z, and Pokemon. I decided to review March Comes in Like a Lion, to offer readers an anime that isn’t well-known. I wanted to suggest an anime that is both fantasy and paranormal.
Being an avid anime fan, many anime viewers are familiar with the historical classics such as Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, Full Metal Alchemist, Dragonball Z, and Pokemon. I decided to review Angels of Death to offer readers an anime that isn’t well-known. I wanted to suggest an anime that is both fantasy and paranormal.
There are many who believe in the humanization of Death and that his task is to collect the souls that have gone astray. There are many myths surrounding the personification of death and the creation of his famous scythe. Funimation created the animated show Soul Eater to give an explanation on how the weapons used by Death were created.
Luna introduced me to the classic comedic anime Inuyasha, thinking I would enjoy the comedic nature between the characters and its use of time travel. The show equally balances both the present world in Tokyo, Japan and Japan's Sengoku Period. Many consider Inuyasha one of the classic animes, given how popular the anime became in the United States, earning a second installment to the series titled Inuyasha: The Final Act to show the rest of the manga written by Rumiko Takahashi.
One of the classic animes that focuses on brotherly love and their journey to discover a legendary treasure, The Philosopher’s Stone, is Full Metal Alchemist. The Elric brothers push the boundaries of science and magic by using alchemy, hoping to defy the governing law of equivalent exchange with The Philosophers Stone.
Luna introduced me to the comedic anime, Trigun, after she heard how much I appreciate action, developed characters, and humor in anime like Full Metal Jacket, she had me watch a few episodes of Trigun, and I became addicted to the show amused by how despite Vash hated violence yet was known as a deadly gunslinger. The anime was adapted from the manga of the same name, written and illustrated by Yasuhiro Nightow.
Animated cartoons have always held my attention due to the story arch and animation. I would watch these cartoons and feel a connection to the characters and the life problems they are going through. Sailor Moon was the first anime I was introduced to featuring a female protagonist working with a female team.