Hey guys, how goes it? Once again, I hope everyone's doing great :D. This marks part 3 of my anime series, so continue on (if you'd be so kind :P).
Light Yagami – Death Note
A high school student who is incredibly smart, yet very bored. Nothing interesting ever happens, until one day, he notices a notebook in the middle of the school yard. With a title like "Death Note," he takes the notebook home with him, as it's piqued his interest. Reading the rules of the book proves interesting, and he decides to test it, with deadly results. He then makes a decision: he'll purge the world of evil using this strange notebook.
Light is as clever as they come, and is only matched by one person (two, if you go farther into the series) : the detective L. Almost as soon as the series starts, Light and L become instant rivals (L wants to catch Light and Light wants to kill L). This makes for an incredibly suspenseful and interesting story, with some truly memorable close calls for Light (impressively beating the situations). Light constantly has to watch his back and stay 2 steps ahead of L, which is no easy task, especially when they become cla$$mates! It's amazing how he maintains his cool at all times; he's always got a poker face on. While Light does kill a lot of people, you can't help but like his character. It's very controversial: if you had the power to kill evil people, would you? The characters of the series are all awesome, the music sets the mood well, the art is great, and the overall story is fantastic. In fact, this series is tied for first with Highschool of the Dead for my favorite anime series, it's just that good. If you get the chance, do yourself a favor and check this series out :D.
Howdy – Hamtaro
A country hamster with a red apron and a bad sense of humor :P.
Howdy is one of the most lovable characters in the show. It's not enough that he's got a funny personality, but he also tells lame jokes at the worst possible time :lol:. That aspect is relatable, as I'm sure all of us have told a joke that no one gets at some point, making for an awkward situation :P. The others can't stand his jokes, but, as Maxwell puts it, "he does have a certain charm." :P Honestly, I really enjoy this series, and I'm always laughing at Howdy's attempts at humor; he's easily my favorite character from the show. If you enjoy light-hearted series, then this one's perfect for you ;).
Churuya – Nyoron Churuya-san
A girl who is easily entertained, and loves smoked cheese :P.
Churuya is a funny individual, because her goal in each 2 minute episode is to either complete some kind of task, or obtain cheese, both of which almost never happens :lol:. When she does manage to get some cheese, she's very grateful (hence, the spirit of Thanksgiving, thankfulness, which is why I'm using her as my avi right now ;) ).This series is actually a play off of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, but is way shorter and not story driven at all. However, it's very humorous, and has a very memorable opening. One more light-hearted series to give a shot :P. (Thanks to MarioGirl64 for introducing me to the series this summer :D)
Usui Takumi – Kaichou wa Maid-sama
A high school student who is semi-quiet and arrogant, but kind. He's also the most popular guy in the school, and every girl wants to date him. However, he's lost interest in girls, because no one has interested him, until the Prez catches his eye (the other main character). She's a real hardass at school (mostly cause most of the guys are idiots), but at her after-school job, she's a friendly maid. No one knows about her job, until Usui sees her. This interests him even more, and from then on, Usui becomes involved in the Prez's life.
Usui is romantic, funny, and actually quite random at times. He's also fairly unpredictable and likes to hit on the Prez, which drives her nuts :P. Still, his intentions are good, and it turns out that Usui is actually a pretty deep and caring guy. Whenever the Prez is in trouble, Usui always shows up to help her out. Overall, the series has some great characters and humor and acts as a romantic comedy (a very well done one at that). Another worthwhile series to look into ;).
Ai's Bodyguard – Crayon Shin Chan
(Sorry for the small picture, but he's a secondary character, therefore, hard to find) A guy who works for a young girl's dad, and is also involved with the Mafia (or some kind of underground organization). He tries to stick to a schedule, but Ai (the girl) usually has different plans…
Out of the vast range of characters, this guy (a secondary character) happens to be one of my favorites, because of his situation and some great lines. His main job is to drive Ai around, but Ai usually wants to see Shin (the main character), which conflicts with the schedule. Then, Ai brings up something that her butler did to blackmail him into letting her do what she wants :lol:. Some of his funniest moments involve a bad situation, and him saying a single expletive that is perfectly timed and describes the problem effortlessly :P. By far, my favorite line of his is during Ai's piano recital, when Shin interrupts: "Should I shoot him in the head, miss?" "That won't be necessary." "Damn…" Not only that, but the banner above the recital stage reads "Clap, or we'll find you." :lol: There's just so many great jokes in the series, as well as great characters (and a very catchy ending song). I suppose this could be the anime equivalent of South Park or a similar show, so if you're into those shows, you'll have a great time with this series.
Kakeru – 11eyes
A high school student who's quiet and doesn't have many friends, except for a select few. He's blocked a very tragic and horrific past incident from his mind, and continues with his regular life. The most important person in his life, Yuka, cares for him very much, and they are very close (they grew up together). One day when they're on a date, a strange occurrence happens, changing their lives drastically…
For those who've played Lunar Knights or Persona 3, you might catch some similarities in the show. Kakeru looks very similar to Lucian from LK (right down to the eye patch), and the "Red Night" acts like the "Dark Hour" in P3. These things actually made me enjoy it more :P. Throughout the series, Kakeru learns how to fight in the strange "Red Night," and gains an amazing power. For some reason, every time he and his friends get sent into the strange dimension, they get attacked by strange beings who refer to Kakeru and the others as "Fragments." As Kakeru fights on, he begins to find out the bizarre truth of this odd world, which leads to a deadly finale. The show has great characters, awesome action, awesome opening/closing songs, and some truly surprising and heart-wrenching moments. This series is very high on my favorite anime list, and is definitely worth checking out :D.
Joe – Innocent Venus
A former member of a top-secret mech organization. He and another individual left, and shortly after, the world reached post-apocalyptic status. Now, he's tasked with protecting a strange young girl…
Joe is your typical silent tough guy, but is a very caring individual. He doesn't ask his best friend questions, he follows him in whatever he needs to get done, and together, they protect the mysterious girl. However, in a crazy turn of events, Joe's best friend in the messed up world betrays him, and stabs him through the stomach! :shock: Joe recovers, but I never even saw that coming. That extreme plot twist really made the series interesting for me, because to be honest, the series has somewhat of a slow start. Luckily, the second half really picks up and leads to a powerful conclusion. As a whole, it's a good series, and while it isn't the strongest series, I still enjoyed it. You never know, you might like it too, so give it a shot ;).
That's it for part 3! Part 4 (the final part) will come, again, whenever! :P I just finished .Hack//Sign, and I gotta say, it's been pretty cool. In fact, it might be the best out of all the .Hack series. I also had an awesome day today, rocked my logo presentation in my college cla$$ :D. Keep it real, and thanks for reading! :D