* spoiler alert*
So we all are either in school or have been to school, and I just wanted to talk about something that really gets on my nerves. Y’know that one guy in your school who just consumed the first 5 animes on Netflix and says “I aM aN aNiMe FaN”. I’m gonna go through the top 5 animes that are part of this problem, and then 5 Netflix animes I wish they talked about.
5. 7 Deadly Sins
Okay, I get it. You like Meliodas and all his antics ooh he’s so pervy and quirky and funny and mysterious – but this anime is less than stellar. I enjoyed the first season, and I watched the second without puking at the fact that *spoilers* Ban’s lover looks 8 years old, but the third just didn’t work. It was so messy I can’t even comprehend it. Not even to mention the newest season’s animation quality.
4. One Punch Man
I really enjoyed one punch, it’s just that people really don’t shut up about it. It is for sure an instant classic, but broaden your horizons a little instead of crying that the new season hasn’t come along yet. This anime has a special place in my heart, being try he first one that I watched, but really just watch something else and talk about it. One of my favourite parts of this show was it’s beautiful animation which just keeps you caught.
3. Blue Exorcist
This was one of my first animes, (I’m pretty sure my third??) And I gotta admit the first theme with that SAX absolutely SLAPS, but i’ve got a few criticisms. I went through a like *2 month* wierd emo satanist kill me phase, so this was perfect for my concealer bleached tip ass. Not only was there SATAN but also BLOOD and KIMONOS. Everything a growing boy needs. One problem: I know some people like a dark anime, but who wants to watch something which would probably get you kicked out of a church. I’m not gonna say there aren’t any other animes which could do that, but who wants to hear screaming and see people burn into hellflame in the first 30 seconds?
2. Tokyo Ghoul
Tokyo Ghoul. We’ve got a big fish to fry here on my one man crew. I’ll sum this series up in one word for starters. Mediocre. I understand there are some big fans, but I enjoyed the first season, that one centipede form for Kaneki in root A, and that unforgettable seen between Touka and Kaneki. It just didn’t make sense. So Kaneki went all psycho and ate Jason, so I was all like ” ooh I wonder what kind of character development is going to happen”. But, to my dismay, the only thing he gained was some black and white striped leggings. He then proceeded to join the Aogiri Tree, which just made zero sense to me. I don’t know if he was trying to protect his friends or what. One thing good though. The first theme and everything else by TK.
1. Sword Art Online
Ah, my favourite isekai (just kidding please don’t shoot). Although this is one of the original ‘trapped in a video game’ kinda things, they were still beat out by dot hack. The Aincrad arc was almost completely enjoyable, except for Kirito and Asuna’s marriage making me cringe so hard my teeth grind together, which was just when they should have stopped. But they didn’t. Instead of waking up Kirito AND Asuna for a happy ending, they trapped Asuna in another game, in which Kirito conveniently has retained the stats from SAO. This arc just freaked me out a bit. What freaked me out was the fact that for one, Suguha has a crush on Kirito, who, even though he is her cousin, has been treated as her brother for her entire life, and also the fact that she found another Kirito in ALO and was just like ” Must be another Kazuto Kirigaya with the same voice as my cousin”. I enjoyed GGO much more, except for the wierd pervy dude. Now, i’m gonna go into the movie, just because I feel obliged. It is hilarious. Not on purpose, but the fact that Kirito tries to do all of the sweet flips and tricks and shit and just trips and falls on his face is comedy gold. He really is a true gamer. This and the kinda cool floor 100 boss are the only redeeming qualities.
Now, it is time for Netflix animes that people should be talking about more.
I know this show is already getting a fair bit of recognition, but just swap this out for something on the list please. It is just SO cool. The fighting looms so fluent and natural and the animation just makes me swoon. Lovin that realistically physic-ed blood.
4. No Game No Life
No game no life is a beautiful isekai with lovely – just kidding.
4. Neon Genesis Evangelion (for real)
The only way to describe this show is fever dream. It’s just so surreal and strange you can’t help but feel like you’re dreaming. Also mechas=good.
Noragami is a pretty cool anime, if I do say so myself. The concept of an unpopular god kinda reminds me of Dan Machi, which is good most of the time. I like spirit monsters.
Haikyuu is just a classic sports anime and I love it. Volleyball is such a cool sport to have a show about, and I LOVE it when characters that look weak are actually really powerful.
1. High Score Girl
I love this. I’m a big Street Fighter guy, so I ate this shit up and compacted it into my mind in 2 days. I obviously had to rewatch it, but it was well worth my time. Although the animation is a bit sketchy, it is really charming and gives me some digivolve animation vibes. I recommend this show a lot.