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12 Days of Top 5s Day 5: Female Characters

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

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Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family Ep 2 Review: Cu Cu Train Rises

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Today’s Menu for the Emiya Family Ep 1 Review: Fate/Stay Cooking

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Top Five Girls Who Pretend to Be Boys

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Top Five Anime Opening themes

Hello, it has been awhile since doing a Top Five. Before I begin let me just say thank you everyone. Today marks the day (when this comes out) of the one year anniversary since my first post of Top Fives. Now any ideas for future Top Fives please make suggestions. I really like doing these posts and love hearing people’s thoughts on their favorites too. The polls I have set up are to vote for the order of the posts that will be going to February. This is one series of posts I would like to continue doing and hope to continue for some time and having the community involved in deciding future posts makes it a lot more fun.

(I will say this, I am not going to talk about what the series is about plot wise for this Top Five, since this is all about the music. That will be in the next one.)

So, without further ado, as originally suggested by Nick from AnimeCorps, as Top Five Openings and Endings  but I am a chronic ED skipper so here are my Top Five Opening Themes.

Number 5: Disillusion by Sachi Tainaka (Fate Stay Night 2006)

I really liked this opening theme. Among my first year of watching anime, this was the very later part. Of the ones at that time the only others that come to mind are Bleach’s first opening theme, which is amazing. Every Fairy Tail opening to that point, which was like 14. But this one I really enjoyed. It is the only one of that time period that I still like listening too and that I remember. The beat ever plays that soft beat that is just so wonderful at the very start after the short shift 30 seconds. But seeing the opening, I have to say Fate/Deen Night has nothing on the UBW. Even if it is the Fate route that was used.

Number 4: Tenohira by HERO (Fairy Tail)

Of all the openings for Fairy Tail, whenever I listened to them on a regular basis, this was the one I would hear the most. I always enjoyed it, even if I did not like the arc. It was filler, but to me it did not have the charm that Hiro Mashima puts into the manga. It really felt like something was missing. Anyway the song, I really loved. It has that beat too it that never stops once it starts that is one thing I love about Fairy Tail’s openings. Whatever it does, it does it right. That is what I always like about it.

Number 3:  Memories of the Future by Yuka (Kiddy Grade)

Although this series I started to watch over the summer, this and its sequel are amazing. I did not want to put both from the same franchise on here, But they are both equally amazing. This one has more of the space feel to it and more serious in terms of animation for the series. Which works well. It is just really great. The sequels opening that one is more fun and goes with what is used in the opening for images. The tunes for both are very great and I just really like how they are pulled off. But this one I enjoy just a little more than the second one.

Number 2: Trust in You by Sweet Arms (Date a Live II)

I love this one, so much. Once I learned the actual lines I always get a little teary eyed in what the scene in the opening is Tohka putting her head on Shido. I really enjoy the first opening very much so, but the second opening just has that certain aspect to it that I really enjoy. This was another difficult one to pick between one or the other for the openings that they have. As for the art that is used I do have a small problem, although I like the shots they used and how it is done, the starting point it feels like they made Yoshino too tall. Other than that it is really enjoyable.

Number 1: Super Affection by Minami Kuribayashi, Miyuki Hashimoto, Faylan, Aki Misato, yozuca*, and rino (Carnival Phantasm)

The best opening ever. I mean how can it not be. You get everyone from Fate/Stay Night anime and the nonexistent Tsukihime anime and make them dance and sing in an opening song. So, besides the show being super funny making fun of Type-Moon series, based on a manga by Type-Moon, plus the main reason for claiming Saber as my waifu, plus so much more enjoyable moments and humor that can easily be seen in watching other Fate Anime. There is just a lot this short 14 minutes anime can do. But have a brilliant, catchy, memorable and fun opening makes it my favorite off all. Even typing this up I had it on replay. This I have said on numerous occasions, on twitter that is, it is my favorite opening. If you do not listen to the others, that is fine, but this one please check out.

 

Honorable Mentions

  • Kiddy Girl-And
  • Death Parade
  • Bleach Opening 1
  • All Fairy Tail Openings
  • Date a Live
  • One-Punch Man
  • Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works, both
  • Fate Stay Night Opening 2
  • Strike Witches
  • KanColle
  • Testament of Sister New Devil op 1

As I stated earlier, any suggestions for future Top Fives will be appreciated. I would also love to hear your favorite openings as well.

All music belongs to their respected owners andI did not upload the original music to Youtube.


 

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. The same goes for any suggestion for anything you would like to see here.

The Reviewer’s Corner has an official twitter, which is here. All updates, polls, and information on posts and future posts can be found there.

If you are a blogger who focuses on anime, manga, or comics and make you blog known feel free to visit the blog roll page and leave a message.

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

– Joe

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.

kaede gif

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.

The Reviewer’s Corner has an official twitter, which is here. All updates, polls, and information on posts and future posts can be found there.

If you are a blogger who focuses on anime, manga, or comics and make you blog known feel free to visit the blog roll page and leave a message.

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

– Joe

 

The Wakuwafu Award

thewakuwafu award

So this award was actually created by Wakuwafu a few weeks ago, and they nominated for me. Before I begin I just want to say thank you for starters. On another note I think doing something like this is actually kind of cool, making your own award, nominating people for it as a way to thank them and what not.

*Cough* Might have an idea possibly *cough* That was a weird cough that it even showed up in the post.

So, anyway with that in mind, thank you for nominating me. I will do my best to nominate some people for this, I know some already were nominated besides me and did their post and nominated people. So my nominations will probably be limited to just a few, two or three at most. Plus I don’t want to nominate the people I always nominate, since it is me and I don’t want to feel like I am bothering them. Anyway enough about that ramble and thank you Wakuwafu for not only nominating me, but for creating an award that can help bring the blogging, mostly aniblogging community closer.

The rules (You can just copy and paste these)

  1. Thank the person who has nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  2. Choose any 3 things you would like to say about yourself to your fellow bloggers.
  3. Think up 3 questions you would like to ask the people you nominate.
  4. Give one piece of advice to your fellow bloggers.
  5. Make sure to tell us over here that you have been nominated (and/ or completed the award) so that we can put your blog up on the wakuwafu page! Make sure to put down your blog in the comments section!

Now I was not asked any questions, so that part of answering the questions will be skipped for me. However, if anyone does have any questions that they wish to ask me, I do not mind if they are asked down below.

The 3 Things about me:

For starters I am trying to make it sound like I am not a broken record.

1) When I first started this blog I wanted to make it not only anime and manga based but comic based as well. In the past I have done a few posts relating to comics, or superhero based television series, but they never did well both view wise and never really made any comments. I still wish to do a post revolving around that sort of thing, but I already established myself too much as an Aniblogger as well as slowly getting out of reading comics as well. However I still have a lot of graphic novels that I wish to get and read that I have, most probably add up. One I really wish to talk about would be the series that got me into comics in the first place. The Runaways, since I am just one volume short of having the entire complete collection.

 

2) I want some sort of figurine. The one problem I have keeping this hobby of mine a secret from my family, as well hershal greene pop figureas not having a job (money I use for manga I get from the health study I am apart of since tenth grade and I get money every few months by taking a part in it, however I think next year might be my last or next to last and money I earn when I work only goes to gas and school necessities and not whatever I feel like spending it on), I cannot really order anything online. So figurines are really hard to find, since the comic book store I go to have some, just none that I would be interested it. However there are a few Pop! Figures that are cool. I have been trying to find a Goku one for some time. I saw on the company’s website that they might be doing Fairy Tail ones at some point, I saw Attack on Titan and Black Butler, as well as a few Vocaloid ones in stores. If I saw a Fairy Tail one I would get it without hesitation probably. The only Pop! Figure I have right now is Hershel from the Walking Dead.

3) (Wow these are a lot longer than I thought they would be, kind of good for once) I have always enjoyed Arthurian Legends. This has nothing to do with my love of Saber. Not sure if my love of Saber comes from the fact I love Arthurian Legends. I have not read a lot about them, but I do love the concepts and have taken that idea as an inspiration for one of the stories I write. It deals more magic in modern-day and trying to find the decedent of Merlin. It deals a lot with magic, Excalibur, and things like that, all the ideas were thought up before I was into anime, but after getting into anime, some ideas about magic from series I have seen help inspire certain parts and stories to come in that series. Also one of the classes I am taking this semester deals with Arthurian Legends so I am supper happy about that class since that era in history is always fascinating to me, much like Greek and Roman mythology.

Since I decided not to show the book I am using for school this semester, here is a pic of my waifu Saber eating.

saber eating

Before I nominate I will ask the 3 Questions:

1) Why did you decide to start blogging, specifically about anime? (Sorry if this one you answered something similar to before, since you probably have)

2) What makes an anime a favorite after watching it?

3) Has there been any sort of struggle when it comes to blogging?

My Nominations:

Unnecessary Exclamation Mark

Animated

Kyri-chan’s Place

Anyway, I only nominated those three. So, my only advice for right now is. When you are blogging on whatever it may be, make sure you are having fun doing it.

So time to wrap up by saying once again, thank you for the nomination, it was fun.


I hope you enjoyed. If you have any sort of question for me, feel free to ask it on twitter or Retrospring. Retrospring you do not need an account for unlike twitter.

– Joe

 

Fate Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works Review

fate stay night ubw logo

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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