After finally getting to my review of Given I started wondering why I hadn't done a list like this before. It occurred to me that the majority of Boys Love stories I've enjoyed have only come out in the last couple of years and so I probably wouldn't have been able to put this list together previously. Anyway, here are my top 5 boys love anime that I enjoyed.
You might be wondering why this sweet slice of life anime, Natsume Yuujinchou is getting featured in a month where I'm looking at spooky and creepy titles. Well, Natsume has well and truly earned his place here and let's be real: sometimes life is scary, particularly when you can see yokai.
Continuing with the spooky October theme this week I'm counting down my favourite creepy anime OP's and ED's. These may or may not belong to creepy anime but the music certainly fits a horror story.
Closing in on Halloween it is once again time to bring out some spooky top 5 lists. This week I'm looking at the top 5 creepy monster-like creatures I've come across in anime. I'd love to know which monster you think is the creepiest that anime has ever bestowed upon us.
The child soldier recruited by Koko the arms-dealer as a body guard has some really fantastic moments throughout the two seasons of Jormungand. Here I'm counting down my favourite five moments with Jonah. What are your favourites?
I have to admit, after how much fun I've had with the Summer anime I was a little worried to look ahead because I didn't know if there would be much in the fall (autumn) season of interest. And I have to admit, from just reading the descriptions of shows, I might be struggling to get a full watch list. Then again, I know that something that looks great on paper is sometimes dreadful to watch and something that seems like it shouldn't work might be amazing, so I'll keep my fingers crossed that once the next season starts I find some great shows to watch.
I'm not the biggest fan of the underdog character arc, mostly because it has been done to death. Yet every now and then a character catches my attention who seems ill suited for their dream or has a lot of baggage standing in their way and for whatever reason I'm drawn into their story. These are my 5 favourite underdog characters in anime, but I'd love to know who your favourites are.
Zombies are a fascinating monster in horror stories however sometimes we get characters who are apparently zombies but very much humanised. Here are my top 5 picks for zombies who have a heart.
I always find it somewhat surprising how many anime are based around fantasy that follows a pseudo medieval kind of look. The presence of knights in anime is equally a little bit surprising given you expect ninja and samurai but a knight wearing armour rolling out just seems like they got a little lost. Whichever way, there are some very cool anime knights and I know that not all are on my list so feel free to let me know your favourites in the comments.
At some point I am going to have to go through my fairly large catalogue of screen shots and look for the best anime facial expressions ever (or at least most laughably exaggerated) but for now the 2019 Summer season has given us more than enough fodder for a top 5 list. Here are some of the best reaction faces this season has dished up. As always, I'd love to know your favourites so be sure to share in the comments below.