Hamtaro is Japanese children’s manga and storybook turned into a anime series, created and illustrated by Ritsuko Kawai.
First episode aired in 2002 in the English language on Cartoon Network.
Hamtaro symbolizes cuteness and innocents, all through a couple of hipster Hamsters. This anime was my life in my elementary years. I love the adventures and the storytelling. This anime made me want a Hamster so badly (never got one.) If you do not love Hamtaro, then you are not a true anime fan, because to be a anime fan, you have to love the weird, the unusual, and the oddly cute. IT A LAW!
This is why Hamtaro deserves 5 out of 5.
Pretty Soldier Sailor Moon, later re-titled Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon and as we Americans call Sailor Moon is a Japanese shōjo manga series written and illustrated by Naoko Takeuchi. It was originally serialized in Nakayoshi from 1991 to 1997, with the 52 individual chapters published into 18 volumes. The manga became 200 episodes with the several series, excluding the most recent 2014 version called Sailor Moon Crystal that broadcast in 2014. The series follows the adventures of the protagonist Usagi Tsukino, who can transform into the Japanese version of wonder woman in a cutesy type of way. Sailor Moon and her diverse group of comrades, the Sailor Soldiers are also everyday school girls, with teenager attitude, drama, thoughts and fashions. They transform into different outer space planetary super powers. Such as, powers of the Moon, Mars, Mercury and so fore. The sailor soldiers battle against a wide variety of villains, many of whom seek the Earth's destruction.
Accomplishment: Since the manga became a anime series broadcast in 1992 it has receive international love and a enormous cult following with various types of “merchandising based on the series leading to a large media franchise that includes films, light novels, collectible trading card games, numerous action figures, musical theater productions, along with several collections of soundtracks and a large number of video games.”
I don’t know if I would be able to sit through a whole new series of Sailor Moon, but when I was once desperate also known as, curious, I did and I enjoyed it. I love the weird fashion and the even stranger villains.
Mew Mew Power
Dragon Ball Z Kai
Dragon Ball Z Ka
Japanese television Series produced by Toei Animation directed by Daisuke Nishio. American Channel: Cartoon Network (Toonami). Episode: 291
Frist aired in Japan: April 26, 1989
Final Episode: January 31, 1996
There is so much to say about dragon Ball Z and it's many spin-off, that I could basically write dictionary about Dragon Ball Z, which I highly advised, NOBODY tries to do, or I will find you. Well Dragon Ball Z is as American as BBQ and KFC slash chicken wings. If you haven't watched Dragon Ball Z, then you must be foreign, like Zimbabwe or the ingenious people of Indonesia foreign, because Dragon Ball Z, basically took over the world when it was introduced. There are so many series, volume and video games made, and so many anime/manga artist, like Masashi Kishimoto (author of Naruto), that was inspired by Dragon Ball Z. I also think Yu-Gi Oh! stole their hair style from DBZ-Just saying. I Love Dragon Ball Z because of its amazing character names like, Goku, Gohan, Vegeta, Trunks, Freeza, and Majin Buu. It entertains with its extreme action and drama, as well as sound effects and vocalization. It has a very skilled drawing technique and original art style. Also, it makes an enjoyable to play as a video game. Dragon Ball Z is as great to criticize for every reason that it is to praise.
Which is why it deserves 5 out of 5.
Digimon Digital Monsters
Yu-Gi Oh! (Game King), a Japanese manga series about gaming, created by Kazuki Takahashi. Published by Shueisha, Shonen Jump Magazine with 38 Volumes
Animation: Directed by Hiroyuki Kakudou
Series #2: Yu-Gi Oh! Dual Monsters
Directed by Kunihisha Sugihishima
Written by Kazuki Takashashi
Yu-Gi Oh! is what I view as a show trying to explain Bipolar sickness and the ability to have an overactive imagination. It shows what happens when the twisted imagination get played out reality. Somehow a child and a child molester merge together into one body and frequently switching bodies. I love that it was a show that took place in both modern and ancient times, and ancient Egypt for that matter. I love the characters culture shock and interpretation of ancient Egypt.
We all know the Yu-Gi Oh, without the Pharaoh slash child molester cannot dual for chicken wings with hot sauce, he sucks dry celery with no ranch, if you understand what I mean. But I think like many people who fell in love with it, which was the magic that captured all of us, and still continue to charm those kids at heart, who still have Yu-Gi Oh cards. Literally Deck out with cards, when my brother, cousin and I had to make our own and use our imagination to create Monsters. Yep, Yu-Gi Oh was everything, along with varies series and spin-off. Yu-Gi Oh hair was beyond its time, I see guys and girls swagging all day with that hair and all its color.
Fruit Basket by: Natsuki Takaya
The series: 23 Volumes
The Anime: 26 episodes.
Demo: Shoujo Manga
When I was Younger, like in 7th grade, Fruit Basket was the coolest. I saw several volumes of Fruit Basket in my school library, before that, I had never known what manga were. I fell in love with the characters. The style of this manga was so intriguing, that I wanted to draw like it. I decided to become an art student all due to the influence of manga and anime. All the twist the author added that might have seemed awesome, made me very upset, but I kept reading to the end. Fruit basket gets a 4 out of 5
Chobits is a Japanese manga slash anime series that is full of nonsense, a waste of time, unless you are perverted and would like robots to become humans, so you can date them, instead of actually trying to be with a real person. This manga series was written by Clamp, who also wrote and illustrated series like, Wish, X1999, Tokyo Babylon, XXHolic, and most recent Legal Drug (Drug Drop). I came across the manga in my local library and thought the cover looked interesting. I search to see if it had an anime, because the manga was a waste of my time. The 26 episodes long anime is basically as lame as the book, except in color.
I give this manga 3 out of 5. Although it was filled with ridiculousness in its story-line, the artwork was refine and detailed. The characters keep their character, without having an unintentional bipolar personality like most manga characters. The concept was a very interesting concept, and yes there are currently humanoid made in Japan and other places in the world. So yes, this concept of human robot, is not so far-fetched, it might have been inspiration to engineers and robotics experts.
Boys Over Flowers
This week I will be discussing anime and manga that I can remember watching or reading when I was in middle school, up to my freshman and maybe sophomore years of High-school. I only just turned 21, so that wasn't as far back, but still centuries in my eyes.
This is a list of Anime and Manga to