I think a lot of people have their niche in which they may or may not feel that you fit in with the outside world, but it’s your world. For me, that world included anime, manga, and books, which eventually lead to the blog that I’ve had for a couple of years. I’ve even been judged for not being “girl” enough, whatever that means. I then found The Wallflower by Tomoko Hayakawa that felt too close to home in so many ways. I am in fact protagonist Sunako Nakahara without having my privacy invaded by a bunch of dudes.
This manga, in so many ways, is a crazy rollercoaster ride from beginning to end. We follow four, super-attractive guys, as they move in with the expectation of turning Sunako into a “lady,” filled with all the stereotypes imaginable while Sunako is just trying to live her life watching horror movies and true-crime documentaries: something that everybody is doing nowadays.
Also, for everyone’s well-being, the characters are all eighteen. I don’t care if it says everyone is in their first year of high school. That was a mistake, and we are not questioning it. Just remember 18, mainly for this one character who can’t keep it in his pants. You’ll know who I’m talking about.
This the super duper adorable anime Tsuredure Children, you meet – I want to say – eight different couples with completely different stories. At first, I thought it would be annoying switching between at least four relationships every single episode, but all it did was make me want to watch more. When you leave a couple, you are left on a cliff-hanger or with a major case of the feels. Every single relationship is different, which also makes it really interesting. If it was the same relationship, every single time, it would not be as cute as it is. I feel that this show did everything right. This show is the right amount of cute and angst from all the feels. This show is for every lover of romance ever.
When your co-workers are getting on your nerves, it time to sing some death metal, like Retsuko in Aggressive Retsuko (ONA). This Netflix original show had everything (in my Stephan-voice): cute, fuzzy animals, horrible bosses, and that annoying co-worker that never gets anything done because she is too busy opening a jar. This anime is a take on how you would probably deal with the stress of work if you were an animated red panda. This is based on the original shorts, but in this version, there is an actual plot. (Don’t you just love plot). And this show is decently short at just ten 15-minutes episodes that justs gives death metal some life.
In any great romance, there are some funny moments (I assume at least. I’ve never been in a relationship.). That’s where the webcomic My Giant Nerd Boyfriend by fishball comes in. It follows a real-life couple as they go through their everyday lives as artists and nerds. It’s not complete, but it is updated very often. I have finally gotten up-to-date with it (after binge-reading it for a day). I personally think that they are so cute together. Apparently, they have been together for four years, and are still so cute together. I personally think that they should get married, but I don’t want to force that on the two of them. When the time is right, they’ll do it. My shipping heart wants it to be soon though. Tell me if you agree!
What a show with absolutely no plot but is amazing at the same time? Watch Sakamoto desu ga? (There is a question mark in the title. That sentence weirds me out.) Sakamoto is the coolest guy in school by doing things that are not completely normal. Each episode is a two in one deal, including a special that has you questioning why, but an enjoyable experience none the less. You are also rooting for this kid, even though you don’t have to because he just does everything so cool.
P.S.: NateWantsToBattle did an English cover of the opening and it is AMAZING!
The protagonist of Shounen Maid takes this every seriously. He is a totally neat freak, who lives with is uncle after the death of his mother. He, in fact, forces himself to be a maid do he doesn’t feel like a free loader and can clean the house to his own content. The premise is kinda flimsy but it’s a watch. I will also admit that you might love this show if you like a very slow going show, but me, I was checking the time every view minutes to see how long I had left. Checking the time is a sure sign that it’s not something you love, but it was something to watch while I was bored.
I have watched the entirely of Itazura Na Kiss for what has to be the fifth time. And I am still loving it. It is the stereotypical love story between an intellectually-challenged girl and an emotionally stunted boy. You know, the usual. Except in this one, you actually see them through their life, separate and together as this anime takes them through high school, college and their adult working life. It’s girly, but I very much enjoyed it, and maybe you will too.