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12 Days of Anime “Best of 2018” Day 5: Saber Faces

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Top Five Anime Moms

In that half-awake state after being awake for an hour during the week, I can be a little random. I am even more random from 10-midnight on the weekends. At the same time I can screw myself over. This was one of those things waking up during the week I did a poll. It did very well, so I just screwed myself over. Plus I mean since joining twitter I gained the odd obsession with anime moms. So to be a man of my word, here are the Top Five Anime Moms for Mother’s Day. Continue reading “Top Five Anime Moms”

12 Days of Anime: Day 3 All The Waifus

Once again I really do have no idea what I am doing for these on a daily basis. I have a general idea of some topics I would like to cover and what not. So, yeah. Might as well just say with this day it is kind of obvious what I am going to talk about. So, yay.

Before I begin I just want to say it does not matter what you celebrate around this time a year, if you happen to not celebrate that is fine too. For those that do happy holidays and those that don’t have a nice day.

Saber (Arthuria) – Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works

This year, and I blame Anitwitter for it, I started labeling characters as Best Girl, and the very few got the title of Waifu. Saber, more specifically Arthuria, since seemingly everyone labels all Sabers as the same person when they clearly are not and it frustrates me. Sorry, has been the character that I always loved and admired way before I even kept track of this sort of thing.

Honestly I probably explained why I love Arthuria so many times on here. There was even a point when I was working on a post dedicated to her. But well just a quick recap, she is strong, noble, adorable, and so much more so yeah, simple as that.

Saber battle mode ready

Sonoda Umi – Love Live

Blah Blah Blah to that “Having More than one Waifu will end your Laifu” stuff. Umi I cannot deny that I really like her a lot. Besides being cute, and she is the member of Muse that I always really liked. At times she might seem like the busy body. But she is really the backbone in a sense making sure everyone is staying on target. She is reliable. Plus those reaction faces are always so cute. Plus added bonus for her senyuu being Suzuko Mimori, who voices so many characters I label as Best Girl. She is just so fitting for the role. But anyway, I really like Umi.

umi maid dance

Lucina- Fire Emblem Awakening

Since this is an anime thing and Lucina being from a video game, sadly I cannot talk about her here since this is  12 Days of Anime. So, that is all I will say.

Kaede Takagaki – Idolmaster Cinderella Girls

A part of me is admitting that although I am not a fan of Idolmaster Cinderella Girls because of all the drama. I did not really notice Kaede till after I stopped watching it. Another reason for being attracted to her is the fact she is 25, and that is really rare to see for anime characters and that brought my attention to her more. It was not realizing until writing this post that I would label her as a waifu. Somehow it did not occur to me when I looked at the Kaede Folder and seeing well over 115 pictures. (Man I really need a girlfriend, Saber folder has well over 400).

But anyway it is not just that why I like Kaede, I guess it could be because she reminds me a little about myself. She is shy, until she warms up to people. She is very passionate about what she does. There is a lot more that describes her too; I mean looking at her profile she likes lame puns, that is awesome. But enough about that.

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A part of me is curious who people label as their waifu/husbando. 

As always I hope you enjoyed.

As I mentioned feedback on what you would like to see for these series of posts would be appreciated. It will take a few posts before a set form and it might change depending on the series as well too. The same goes for any suggestion for anything you would like to see here.

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Again, I hope you enjoyed and see you next time.

– Joe


Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works Review

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Before I begin this covers everything, season one and two, since I see it as the same series just split. This, if you do not already know is a sort of remake. It is a remake of the film version from 2010, and the 2006 version covered the Fate route, by the name this one covers the Unlimited Blade Works route. So although it shares a similar beginning, it is a different story with the same characters as the Fate route. I will do my best to judge it accordingly since there is too much Rin in the Rin route and not enough Saber in this fantasy series. As always with my series reviews they are relatively spoiler free.

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30 Day Anime Challenge Day 7

Day 7 Your Anime Crush


Saber from Fate Stay Night. Saber from Fate Zero. Saber just in general. Not sure where the obsession began, saber maidsince it was before I watched Unlimited Blade Works, and the last time I saw any of the series was nearly two years before I think, whenever the dub for Fate Zero came out that was when I watched the series. Anyway I think it was back when I was watching Carnival Phantasm, which was back in September area. I think that was what sparked it. You see a different side of Saber then one would be used to, that cuter side, with her in the lion costume, or as a maid, or just in general. In Unlimited Blade Works there was glasses Saber, Third Wheel Saber, and just everything in that season finally that made it so wonderful. I am sorry, right now, I love Saber.

saber lion

Okay, back to being serious and not creepy. So, yeah. If girls can get like that over glasses saberLevi from Attack on Titan, and no offence but if some guys can somehow get away with liking lolis then I think I am safe after that little bit above. At the same time I have no idea where this loving for Saber came from. Most of the time my preferences for favorite female characters share the major similarity, as in they all do, of purplish black hair. Saber is the only exception, and she always will be, that is until I realized Esdeath from Akame ga Kill is on that list too, but never mined that. I do not know if I have to say this, but my anime crush is Saber.

saber smiling

Day 6

Day 8

What is your Anime Crush?saber eating

Top Five: Favorite Anime

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I have stated several times that I have seen a lot of anime and I mean a lot, over two hundred. Still, there are some that I wish I never saw, which are few. Then there are others, one in which is on this list, which I am glad I came back to for a second chance. Although some might have lost their original luster when I first saw them, it does not change the fact that I still hold them dear. This, I have gone into without a reviewer’s state of mind, to go down memory lane to discuss why they are my favorite series in this case.

Number 5: Anything from the Fate Seriesscreenshot-logo

I am talking about Fate/Zero, Fate/Stay Night, and the other series with that title, be it a spin off, prequel, parody, or alternate telling. This, multiple different anime series I label as a single. This is mostly because it is in the same universe. One could argue with the fact that Kara No Kyokai also exists in this universe, as well as Tsukihime, but I am talking about only the Fate/Stay Night series. They are good in their own right, I only just watch Tsukihime recently, and Kara No Kyokai is at my number seven for favorite series. Anyway this is about the Fate Series and not just a Type Moon discussion.

When Fate/Zero, as in the dub of it were coming out, I had only been into anime for a little over a year at that point. I wanted to check that series out only to find out about the original Fate/Stay Night. I will admit, despite me not seeing it in forever and the current series is amazing, that it does have a flaw here and there. That series is different from all of them, since it gives an original ending, which takes pieces from all of the endings. At the same time it follows closer to the Fate ending.

This is a franchise, which is really different from a series to series basis. Fate/Zero is nothing like Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Illya. I like that on how each is different, yet still holds the same aspects. They are individual in their own right, which makes me like each of the series. I know I could go in watching the next series and enjoy it because of it. Type Moon is one of the few companies, I guess, where when a new anime based off their work comes out, I will watch it. It is simple as that. I have the Fate series to thank for that. It really opened up a lot of different series.

Number 4: The Bakemonogatari Series

This is defiantly a series one could not binge watch, sort of. I think my record for episodes was almost three or four in a row. That is about as good as it gets in all honesty. This series I like to sum up with that you could get about seven episodes of nothing but talking which is then followed by about all of three seconds of a fight before it goes back to Bakemonogatari_Logonothing but talking.

I mentioned earlier that there are some shows that I did not watch only to go back later. This is one of them. It was back in November 2012 when I first watched the first two episodes. Then I stopped. I did not like the talking. With my ADHD it felt like I needed to be medicated just to pay attention. There was nothing but talking. So I stopped.

That following summer in 2013, well the “Second Season” began. I noticed the huge episode length compared to the other seasons. This made me curious about it. So, I decided to give it another shot. I started to get more of the jokes then I originally got when watching it, mostly because I have watched a lot more anime. I love some of the jokes that can be done in the series, that and the camera shots. However during the time trying to catch up to where it was airing, which took a long time almost two months, I would watch an episode before stopping. Then I managed to get to the second season and marathon it like crazy. That was when I realized that I really enjoy the show. That is why it is at number four.

I may have a love hate relationship with this series, this mostly because I am still trying to watch the last five episodes that came out in August earlier this year. That still does not change the fact that I know I could easily go in and enjoy it like I always do and look forward to whatever comes out of the series next.

Number 3: Date A Live

My first review was Date A Live. So, some things that make this series my favorite are already known. I know I can easily go back and rewatch it, laugh at the same things and such. However, I think one of the reasons why I ended up liking it so much was when it came out. My favorite series ended, and thus I had a case of the Void. That feeling that Date-A-Live-Logoyou just need to watch more of that series, but you are not going to get it. So, Date A Live was watched, as well as about fifty other series as well since it snowballed and I watched shows as they came out. Date A Live I also managed to find English translations of the novels, so I read the first, second, and third within a week. This made me really look forward to it more and more.

There were times were I questioned why I like this particular so much, but it gets me thinking about the others on the list. There was just something when I first watched it that made me know, that yes, I really like this.  So, whatever the real reason may be for me to like this series, be it that I know it or not, it has a firm hold on the third spot for my favorite series.

Number 2: A Certain Magical Index/A Certain Scientific Railgun

Index, goes back to before it was dubbed. That was how long ago when I first watched it. The dub ended up coming out later that year. For this series, I really liked it. Ironically enough this was one of the series that I found through an abridge series. So, I wanted to check it out. Well, judging by the fact that it is at number 2, I enjoyed it. I like the Certain_Magical_Index_Bannerstory, each one is different, and there is no real over arcing plot. At the same time you need to watch each episode to know what happens.

I also put Railgun on the list because it just takes one of the female protagonists from Index and makes her the main character. Railgun S, I really enjoyed. In Index the Sisters arc was one of my favorites in the first season. So going into further detail I found really interesting.

Anyway, this series was I would like to say the eighth and ninth anime series that I saw. It was also the third series that really dragged me in. Code Geass was one. Oh My Goddesses became another at a later date, despite it being the second series that I watched. I was really dragged into enjoy it. I also loved the science and fantasy aspects coming together as one, which is what I work a lot with in my stories. So, that was probably another thing that really made me enjoy it. I was able to think of new ways to look at my stories because of it.

Number 1: Fairy Tail

Yes, Fairy Tail is at number one. It was the first series I watched subbed, and liked. I ended up catching up to all the episodes, at the time there was only 130, in about two weeks. It was just nonstop on how many episodes I would watch throughout the course of the day. I think we all have that one shonen anime we like more than others. I was fairy_tail_logonever allowed to watch One Piece or Naruto when I was little. Even now I am not really into those series as well, and only saw the first few episodes. Bleach I watch about 270 episodes, maybe (forgot the exact number where I stopped). The only reason why I stopped was due to filler stopping the arc several times. Then it was each fights dragging on for way longer than it should have been. For Fairy Tail I liked how they stopped mid arc so they did not have to interrupt it with filler. Without that I would not have watch nearly all the anime that I have, let alone gotten into Date A Live and half of the ones on this list. At the same time if I was not into Fairy Tail I would not have tried out all the anime that I have.

Currently I do have my problems with the current anime arc. I know it is filler, so they can be silly as they want to, but it seems to lose its luster I once held so dear for it. I also read the manga on a weekly basis, so I know it is worth the filler so they do not have to stop again mid-arc, especially with this one. The current arc is just way too amazing. (Okay fan boy mode is over now). I can take filler, just as long as it does not have to be put in between the actual story.

With all the ones in my top five, they have some sort of history. Sure, there may come a day where I do not like them as much. It is more of the nostalgia when remembering back on how I felt when I saw them for the first time. Without some of them I never would have gotten into anime as much as I am without them. Sure, someday one of these might fall lower, or not be my favorite for whatever reason. But for right now, these are my favorite series.

Ones that did not make the list, Attack on Titan, Oh My Goddess, Akame Ga Kill (depends how the final episode goes), D-Frag, and Kara No Kyokai. (Ha, did my top ten, not necessary in order, but all the shows are there).

The List

This is not being updated anymore, you can find the complete list here on MAL.

  This is about ninety percent of shows that I have seen. Some I did not put on the list, kind of feel a little embarrassed for watching them, so they are not here for that reason. I think I only removed about ten or so, at most. Although I have a bit of a backlog, I kind of watch series that I just feel like watching, even if they were not on that backlog. So if someone recommends me something I might consider it. This is also not the list in order of series I watched, it was whatever I remembered at the time. This will hopefully be edited over time with more series. I also did my best to get as many in their English names as possible.

  1. Fairy Tail
  2. A Certain Magical Index
  3. A Certain Scientific Railgun
  4. Sword Art Online
  5. Date A Live
  6. Darker Than Black
  7. Dragon Ball Z
  8. Guilty Crown
  9. Code Geass
  10. Future Diary
  11. Bleach
  12. Oriemo
  13. Death Note
  14. Deadman Wonderland
  15. Infinite Stratos
  16. Ah My Goddesses
  17. Deltora Quest
  18. Digimon Adventures
  19. Digimon Adventures 2
  20. Digimon Frontier
  21. Digimon Data Squad
  22. Digimon Season 3
  23. Fractale
  24. Legend of Legendary Heroes
  25. Toradora
  26. Sacred Seven
  27. Black Butler
  28. Samurai 7
  29. Spice and Wolf
  30. Sekirie
  31. Full Metal Alchemist
  32. Full Metal Alchemist Brotherhood
  33. Chobits
  34. Highschool of the Dead
  35. Rosario + Vampire
  36. Cowboy Bebop
  37. Frog
  38. Card Fight Vangaurd
  39. Ghost Stories
  40. Inyasha
  41. Medoka Box
  42. Chaos Head
  43. Steins Gates
  44. Robotics Notes
  45. Freezing
  46. Blue Exorcist
  47. Elfen Lied
  48. Kamisama Kiss
  49. Accel World
  50. Kampfer
  51. The World God only Knows
  52. Heaven’s Lost Property
  53. Maoyuu Maou Yuisha
  54. Aria The Scarlet Amo
  55. Championa!
  56. Mondaiji tachi gu Isekai Kara bou desu yo?
  57. High School DXD
  58. Baccano
  59. Baka and Tests
  60. I don’t have many Friends
  61. Psycho Pass
  62. Attack on Titan
  63. The Henti Prince and the Stoney Cat
  64. The Teenage Romcom Snafu
  65. Photo Kannon’
  66. Amagami SS
  67. Is this a Zombie?
  68. Requiem for a Phantom
  69. Arata The Legend
  70. Sparrows Hotel
  71. Fate Stay Night
  72. Fate Zero
  73. Demon King Damio
  74. The Devil is a Part timer
  75. C control the money of Possibilities
  76. Haiyore! Nyaruko-San
  77. Sket Dance
  78. Dansai Bunri no Crime Edge
  79. Dakara Boku wa, H ga Dekinai
  80. Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
  81. Aoi Sekai no Chuushin de/ World War Blue
  82. Sankarea
  83. Birdy the mighty decode
  84. Angel Beats!
  85. Higurashi when they cry
  86. Maji de Watashi ni Koi Shinasai!
  87. Sunday Without God
  88. Senki Zoussho Syphogear
  89. Bakemonogateri
  90. Dog and Sissors
  91. Fate/ Illiya Prism
  92. Blood Lad
  93. Servent x Service
  94. Love Hina
  95. Rozen Maiden
  96. My Bride is a Mermaid
  97. Gatchaman Crowds
  98. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai!
  99. GJ-Bu
  100. Mayo Chiki!
  101. Strike the Blood
  102. Outbreak Company
  103. Golden Time
  104. Kill la Kill
  105. Kyousougiga
  106. Ore No Nounai Sentakushi Ga, Gekuen Love Comedy (NouCome)
  107. Yozakura Quartet Hana no Uta
  108. Log Horizon
  109. Unbreakable Machine Doll
  110. Kyoukai no Kanata
  111. Tokyo Ravens
  112. I couldn’t become a hero, So I reluctantly decided to get a job
  113. Sekai de Ichiban Tsuyoku Naritai!
  114. Gingitsune
  115. Good Luck Girl
  116. Humanity has Declined
  117. Seitokai Yakuindomo
  118. Pokem xy
  119. Plastice Nee-san
  120. Oreshura
  121. D-Frag!
  122. Buddy Complex
  123. Witchcraft Works
  124. Inu x Boku SS
  125. Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha
  126. Sakura Trick
  127. Nisekio
  128. World Conquest
  129. Onii Chan ga kanta
  130. brynhildr in the darkness
  131. Captain Earth
  132. Soul Eater NOT!
  133. Black Bullet
  134. Mekacity Actors
  135. The World is Still Beautiful
  136. Nanana’s Buried Treasure
  137. Dragonar Academy
  138. The Manga Artist and his Assistants
  139. One Week Friends
  140. Coffin Princess Chakia
  141. No Game No Life
  142. Samurai Girls
  143. Nekoamiga san and Inuagami san
  144. Neon Genesis Evengelion
  145. If her Flag Breaks
  146. Akame GA Kill
  147. Kara no Kyōkai
  148. Tokyo ESP
  149. Adanoah Zero
  150. Locodol
  151. Gekka Shoujo Nozaki
  152. Blade Dance
  153. Sailor Moon Crystal
  154. Hanayamata
  155. Zetsumetsu Kigu Shojo Amazing Twins
  156. Sabagebu!
  157. Sailor Moon
  158. Jinsei
  159. Invaders of the Rokujyoma?!
  160. Magimoji Rurumo
  161. Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works
  162. Seven Deadly Sins
  163. Trinity Seven
  164. Galaxy Angels
  165. Helsing Ultimate
  166. Carnival Phantasm
  167. Ane Log
  168. Tsukihime
  169. World Trigger
  170. When Supernatural Battles become a common place
  171. Ore Twintails ni Narimasu
  172. Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
  173. Shigatsu wa Ki no Uso
  174. Yona of the Dawn
  175. Parasyte- the maxim
  176. Amagi Brilliant Park
  177. Ai Tenchi Muyo
  178. Selector Infected WXIOSS
  179. Celestial Method
  180. Grisaia no Kajitsu
  181. Madan no Ou to Vanadis
  182. Cross Ange Tenshu to Ryuu no Rondo
  183. Dabba ga Nani wo Itteriru ka Wakaranai Ken
  184. Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete
  185. Gintama
  186. Magi The Labyrinth is Magic
  187. Dog Days
  188. Darararar!

Unfinished Series (But some I still wish to go back too)

  1. Shakugan No Shana season 3
  2. Tenchi Universe
  3. Familiar Zero season 3
  4. Sakrasou No Pet NA Knojo
  5. Code Breaker
  6. Black Cat
  7. Little buster
  8. Coppelion
  9. Nagi no Asu kara
  10. The Irregular at Magical High School
  11. Corpse Princess
  12. Noragami
  13. Eurecka Seven
  14. Aquerion EVOL
  15. Soul Eater
  16. Tokyo Ghoul
  17. A Good Librarian is like a Good Shepard

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