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Anime: Conflicting Perspectives and Outcomes

Okay.. So I wrote this for my World Literature class recently, and I really, really like the topic I’m writing about (obviously cuz it’s about anime..lolz). Anime are tend to be overlooked by so many people and had accumulated many false assumptions. This research paper was written to raise awareness that anime has so much more to offer to people, more than most people give it credit for.

P.S.: Hi, Mrs. Darr, if you somehow stumbled across this post online and you still remember that it’s mine, which I doubt you would, please keep in mind that I did not copy it off the internet and that I really wrote this myself. Continue reading

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Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

It’s already 11:58 PM, so I thought I could post one more anime recommendation before going off to bed.. ^o^

Well, the guy, Yoshida Haru, can be an idiot at times… He’s cute and innocent though people would often mistake him as a delinquent due to is cold stares.

Download links will be provided at the end of the post ^o^

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he’s just this cute n innocent…>.<

So, in this romance comedy, Haru is somewhat a delinquent because he skipped school a lot. What surprised me was he scored 1st place every time, and even beat the girl,  who never got lower than first place back in her middle school, without trying. All those times that he skipped during middle school was spent on studying high school stuff at home. So yeah, he claimed that Shizuku (the girl) is his friend because she brought him lessons when he didn’t go to school. Shizuku, who only focuses on studies, was somewhat annoyed at first. She became his first real friend, unlike those guys before who only befriended him to gain benefits. Ever since the beginning, Haru claimed that he loves  Mitsutani Shizuku because his heart went “doki doki” when she hugged him to sooth him. One funny thing was when Shizuku asked him if it was a friendly love, he immediately responded with, “No, I love you. In a sexual way.” lolz I literally almost fell off my chair; Haru is too innocent and his talks really crack me up.

vlcsnap-2012-12-28-21h19m46s60Truth be told, the reason I was attracted to this anime in the first place is this. lolz  There was a kiss by the end of the first episode. >.<

Title: Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun; The Monster Beside Me; My Little Monster

Genre: Romance, Comedy, Friendship,

Episodes: 13

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Synopsis: 

Mizutani Shizuku’s only one goal in life, to secure a lucrative career, and to that end she dedicates her life to studying to get good grades.  Bookworm Mizutani Shizuku has few interests besides her grade and future career. Requested by her teacher, Shizuku brought handouts to  Yoshida Haru, a boy who should have been seated next to her but was suspended due to injuring another student in a fight on the first day of school. Because of the favor, Haru now considers Shizuku a friend, and she also learns that Haru is in fact a very nice, gentle guy with  no social skills and who is prone to violence at the drop of a hat. Mizutani has to decide if she will let Yoshida into her life to be friends, or perhaps more than friends.

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Since the beginning, Haru has been sincere about his love for Shizuku, saying that he loves and stuff. One thing I didn’t understand was when Shizuku said that she loves him, he told her that his love is different from her love. So then, she decided to move on and focus only on studies again right when Haru started to realize that he loves her “in a romantic way”. He said that he will change her mind and make her love him again. Little by little, they changed each other’s world.

vlcsnap-2012-12-29-23h50m18s133One of Haru’s many attempt to get her to love him again..lolz While Shizuku was studying in the library, he came to the window, and told her that he loves her. “Shizuku, suki-daiyo..”, which resulted in as you can see in this picture. Shizuku got embarrassed, and told him to get lost (yup, definitely a tsundere). Haru then (retardedly, may I add =.=) stood on the window seal and told her to give in.

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Sword Art Online

One word: AWESOME!!! >.< The story line is one thing, and the graphic is another thing. Both protagonists are super, duper cute!! Especially Kirito… *o* It’s about an online game in which players could actually go inside the game. Somehow, in the new game Sword Art Online, players couldn’t log out. The game became a survival game because if they die in the game, so will they in real life.

Download and watch online links will be provided at the bottom of the post ^^

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In this anime, it kind of divided into two different games. In the second game, Azuna got trapped in there, and Kirito tries to find her. Full of action and romance. ^o^ When these two fight together, they go in perfect syn.

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Title: Sword Art Online

Genre: Action, Romance, Sci-Fi

Episodes: 25

It maybe seem like a harem anime in the first couple episodes, but trust me, it’s not. =.= If it’s harem, I wouldn’t like it as much either..lolz Kirito only likes Azuna and Azuna alone. Though it’s not even funny how many girls fall for him. =.= “Back off, girls. He’s Azuna’s and Azuna’s alone.” I literally said this when I watched.

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Synopsis: 

The only way to escape is to ‘clear’ the game. Death in game means actual ‘death’ —-

The ten thousand who have logged onto the as of yet mysterious game ‘Sword Art Online’ using their Nerve Gear have been forced into this perilous death game and are trapped inside.

Protagonist Kirito, one of the many gamers, has greeted this ‘truth’.
He plays as a solo player in the giant castle that is the stage for this game —- ‘Aincrad’.

To meet the conditions of clearing the game and leaving this twisted virtual world, he must get through all 100 floors. Will Kirito have what it takes to clear the game, or will he die trying?

sword_art_online_10_9And yes, they kissed a few times in the anime… >.<

Download links:

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Toradora!

One thing I find it cool in this anime is its title..^.^ The girl was named Taiga, which sounds similar to how Japanese pronounce “tiger” in English. The guy was named Ryuji, which means “son of dragon” in Japanese. That was how “Toradora!” was named… “Tora” means tiger, which refers to Taiga. “Dora” was from “Doragon”, Japanese way of pronouncing “dragon”, which refers to Ryuji. So basically, the title of the series was named after the two main protagonists…>.<

Titles: Toradora!; Tiger x Dragon

Genres: comdy, drama, romance

Episodes: 25

Despite her small build, Taiga is brutal. She snaps at people easily, and has a negative attitude toward everyone. She tries to hide her clumsiness, which only Ryuji had noticed.

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Synopsis:

Toradora!’s story begins with the male protagonist Ryūji Takasu who is frustrated at trying to look his best as he enters his second year of high school. Despite his gentle personality, his eyes make him look like an intimidating delinquent, so he feels utterly hopeless about his chances of getting a girlfriend anytime soon, and does not have many close friends either. After being greeted by his hungover mother in the morning, Ryūji goes to school and is happy to find that he gets to be in the same class with his best friend Yūsaku Kitamura and a girl he has a crush on, Minori Kushieda. However, it is then that he unexpectedly knocks into “the school’s most dangerous animal of the highest risk level”—Taiga Aisaka—who just happens to also be in his class, and is a good friend of Minori.

Taiga has a negative attitude towards others and will not hesitate to snap at people. After meeting Ryūji, she takes an instant dislike to him. Taiga comes from a rich family, but she has moved out to live on her own due to family issues. She is coincidentally living in an apartment next to Ryūji’s. When Ryūji discovers that Taiga has a crush on Yūsaku, and Taiga finds out about Ryūji’s affections towards Minori, Ryūji suggests that they cooperate to win the objects of their affections. Taiga exploits the fact that Ryūji will do anything to get closer to Minori. She makes him her personal servant, getting him to do all her household chores (cooking and cleaning). Taiga spends a lot of her time over at his house, so much that she could almost be considered a member of his family. Since Ryūji spends a lot of time with Taiga, he has opened up to her world and to a side of her that most people do not see. The two also try to help each other improve the way people view them. However people they know from school start to become curious about their strange relationship and rumors begin to spread about them behind their backs. Ryūji and Taiga start getting along more as things progress with the relationships between the characters and eventually confess their true feelings of love towards each other.

Kaichou wa Maid-Sama

Literally the best anime I’ve ever watched!!! ^o^ Usui rocks!!! I like how he can be so retarded at times, but also serious and still keeps the cool when Misaki needed help.

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Title: Kaichou wa Maid-Sama!, My Student Council President is a Maid!, Prez is a Maid!, Maid-Sama!,
Episode: 26

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Synopsis:
Seika High School, once an all-boys school notorious for its wild students and for generally being a terrifying place for girls, has recently become a co-ed school. With the female population still a minority and living in fear of the over-the-top antics of the males, Misaki Ayuzawa takes it into her own hands to reform the school and allow the girls to feel safe in the rough environment.

Training, studying and even becoming the first female student council president of the school, Misaki has gained a reputation among the male students body as an uptight boy-hating dictator and as a shining hope for the teachers and fellow female students. However, despite her tough-as-nails appearance, she secretly works part-time at a maid cafe in order to support her family. Unfortunately, her hard-earned reputation is threatened when the popular, attractive, and somewhat impassive Usui Takumi takes an interest in her after discovering her in a maid uniform after school.

(Source: Wikipedia)

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Usui Takumi gotta be the hottest anime character ever!! *nosebleed*

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Even after many girls confessed to him, Usui never laid his eyes on any girls, that is, before he stumbled upon Misaki.. ^.^

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Despite his good look(good is a bit understated, his hot, sexy look…^^), there is still this retarded side of his, which made his personality even more perfect. He knows when to be funny, and when to get serious, like when he beats up those people from Miyabigaoka High to save Misaki from Tora Igarashi.

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Kimi ni Todoke

It’s a really sweet love story of two high schoolers who are equally dense. They didn’t realize that the other person also reciprocate their feelings. Just like the title indicates, Kimi ni Todoke means to make their feeling reach out to the person.
Title: Kimi ni Todoke, Reaching You, From Me To You
Episodes: 25

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Synopsis: Synopsis
Kuronuma Sawako is completely misunderstood by her classmates. Her timid and sweet demeanor is often mistaken for malicious behavior. This is due to her resemblance to the ghost girl from “The Ring”, which has led her peers to give her the nickname Sadako. Longing to make friends and live a normal life, she is naturally drawn to Kazehaya Shouta, the most popular guy in class, whose “100% refreshing” personality earns him great admiration from Sawako. So when Kazehaya starts talking to her, maybe there is hope for the friendships Sawako has always longed for. Maybe…there is even a little hope for some romance in her future.

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Kaichou wa Maid-Sama Quotes

My favorite, number 1 manga/anime!!! Love it so, so much! >.< Usui is so cool; no matter what he does, it’s always really cool! *Nosebleed* >,<

“I don’t want others to hear… the words that I’ve been waiting anxiously for… i want to be the only one to hear it..” -Usui Takumi

“Don’t touch her just because she’s cute.” -Usui Takumi

“I want to know more of your secrets that no one else knows.” -Usui Takumi

“Go out with me, Prez. Let’s get out of this place and search for a fun place. Just the two of us! ” -Usui Takumi

“Rather than getting kissed, I’m more of the type who kisses others.” -Usui Takumi

“I’ll come to save you as much as you want. I’ll make you fall for me as much as you wish. ” -Usui Takumi

“If you were to drown… I won’t let anyone else give you mouth-to-mouth respiration. ” -Usui Takumi

“I can’t stand seeing you becoming the beach princess and having your photos taken by those bastards.” -Usui Takumi

“You’re more important to me, though.” -Usui Takumi

“I have decide not to abandon. No matter what kind of path I choose, if some sort of sacrifice must be made, it is only Ayuzawa who will not sacrifice. Because I think if I am with Ayuzawa, I can overcome anything.” -Usui Takumi

“I’m actually a hardcore otaku who likes maids more than having three meals a day. And I only read books related to maids. Also, I only visit maid cafes. Of course, I also collect maid figurines. I play games which feature female maids and it turns me on so much. Then I’ll wear the maid uniforms and jump in joy. I’ll take my leave now.” -Usui Takumi

“I was lonely since you didn’t pay attention to me.” -Usui Takumi

“If you lay your hands on her again… I’ll tear your throat out.” -Usui Takumi

“Just how much more are you gonna make me endure?” -Usui Takumi

“I’m always going to love Ayuzawa more.” -Usui Takumi

“I wanted to see your interesting expressions, that’s why I teased you.” -Usui Takumi

“Can’t you just let people who are deeply in love enjoy some sweet moment together?” -Usui Takumi

“I just want to keep looking at Ayuzawa.” -Usui Takumi

“Being able to be so cute is really sly of you.” -Usui Takumi

“I’ll tell you if you kiss me.” -Usui Takumi

“I guess it is really worth just being by Ayuzawa’s side.” -Usui Takumi

“Because I have a girl by my side who lets me tease her so much.” -Usui Takumi

“Your sudden smiles always surprise me. But dangerous enough to make my heart race.” -Usui Takumi

“If you were my sister i’ll be turned on i tack of your sleeping face daily and make a photo albam, wonder what angle i should use to tack todays pictures.” -Usui Takumi

“My interest is to observe Misa-chan in Maid Latte. Observing Prez Ayuzawa is my specialty. My favorite food is Misa-chan’s omelet rice. Favorite word is Ayuzawa Misaki.” -Usui Takumi

“I believe there will be a lot of troubles. Although I am unable to say ‘I’ll always protect you’ or something similar. Although that is the case, I still want you to be with me.” -Usui Takumi

“Walking along the path that she chose, without being affected by others… in this sense, white is her color…. in another sense, it also makes me want to put more colors on her -Usui Takumi

“It’s okay, no need to thank me or anything else..no matter how many times, i will always be there for you, i will make you fall for me over and over again -Usui Takumi

“Well, whatever you do… i would never be disappointed by you.. -Usui Takumi

“If it is with Ayuzawa, whatever I do, wherever I am, I am happy. So it’s okay.” -Usui Takumi

“That’s exactly the way it should be. Doing only unexpected things, otherwise, i’ll lose my reputation as a perverted outer-space human.” -Usui Takumi

“How far do you want me to suppress myself only you’ll be satisfied?” -Usui Takumi

“Ayuzawa, you are the first person ever to appear in my life and able to make me a mess.” -Usui Takumi

“If you dislike it, it’s fine for you to run away, y’know? I too, don’t intend to let you run away, Ayuzawa” -Usui Takumiusa

“For me, Ayuzawa is enough” -Usui Takumi

“Usui, you perverted outer spaceman human being!” -Ayuzawa Misaki

“Why do I feel lonely when you leave me?” -Ayuzawa Misaki

“A mysterious perverted alien, from Planet Pheromones.” -Ayuzawa Misaki

“I don’t know much about you…you were the one who selfishly entered my world…yet you immediately plunged into silence..what were you thinking…did you really pick on me just because its fun..which one of it is serious and which one of it is just a joke…thats enough now..making me all messed up like this.” -Misaki

“I really don’t get it. Why don’t you tell her how you feel if you care for her so much? Why would you lie like that and keep yourself from pursuing her? -Kanou Soutaro

“Next time, when i fall in love, i want it to be with someone who pats my head just like this “ – Hanazono Sakura

“Words won’t be enough to describe it..the feeling of love keeps flowing out from everywhere…even if everyone against it… even if you know that you shouldn’t..but once you’ve noticed this feeling.. you won’t be able to stop it anymore…”        – Hanazono Sakura