30 Day Anime Challenge · Challenges

30 Day Anime Challenge – Day 19 – 21

I’ve been distracted by tennis this week ( oh, Serena). I’ve definitely been slacking with the 30 Day challenge which has taken much longer than 30 days. I can’t quit I always aim to finish what I started. So let’s continue shall we. 

30 DAY ANIME CHALLENGE

Most Epic Anime Scene (White beards final stance)

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After the death of Ace at the hands of Akainu, White beard unsurprisingly flies into a rage. Akainu burns off half his face and he still continues to attack. Delivering a devastating blow to Akainu, cuts the plaza into two. He is then attacked by Black beard and his crew losing his powers and is killed. He NEVER falls to the ground and NEVER turns his back to flee. White beard showed his true strength in character, even in death.

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Anime Character that Gets on your nerves

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Uchiha Sasuke

Some annoying characters are funny and generally entertaining but other no so much. Even thought he has resentfully had a change of heart Uchiha Sasuke is annoying. At the beginning of the series he was a little brooding but tolerable. His arrogance was very of putting but it became clear after a while that he had a one track mind. Gaining enough power to kill Itachi ( who killed his entire clan) seemed like a admirable goal. However, Sasuke’s desperation lead him betray his friends and village in pursuing of power. He did gain this power and eventually gained enough strength to “kill” Itachi. After he learned the truth about why his brother did what he did Sasuke still decided to go against his brother wishes. He has change this stance (hopefully), but still doesn’t change how annoying he used to be.

Favorite Goofy Character

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Monkey D Luffy

Luffy is the ultimate goof. He typical like many anime characters, for example he loves food. Luffy is generally simple minded, some might say dumb. This simpleness leaves Luffy with a good heart and innocent heart. This leads him to ask silly questions and when given an answer he finds that he doesn’t understand. He seems to be always excited and playful annoying his crew among others.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 13: Satsuki Kiryuin prepares to invade Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe

Episode 13 – Crazy for You

In Kill La Kill Episode 13, “Crazy for You,” Satsuki and her team prepare a strategy to conquer the big three, on her “battlefield road trip”. She issues Goku uniforms to students based on data from Ryuko’s battles. Mako is concerned by Ryuko’s behavior, she continues to suffer from fear over loosing control over herself. A student named Shinjiro Nagita arrives to attempt to convince her to fight against Satsuki.

Ryuko at first she refuses, then she changes her mind when Senketsu encourages her. Mako Mankanshoku joins Shinjiro in distributing his newspaper. She suits up to “save” Shinjiro, but this proves to be a trap. I turns out that Shinjiro is actually Nui in disguises. Ryuko is hampered by her fear of losing control, she is defeated easily by Nui. In the process of defeat Ryuko, Nui manages to cut Senketsu into little pieces. Before she can kill Ryuko, Satsuki intervenes, taking what remains of Senketsu to use in her goal of domination.

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Favorite Supporting Male Anime Character (Alphonse Elric)

Alphonse is one of the protagonists from “Full Metal Alchemist”. He takes a back seat to his older brother, Edward.  Alphonse (or Al for short) lost his entire body while attempting to bring his mother back from the dead using alchemy. His brother loses his right arm so he could seal Al into a suit of armor. Edward and Al travel in search of a way to restore Al’s body. They search for the Philosopher’s Stone, “which would allow them to restore their physical forms”.

 

15bfd54fe59f0d5a654c41f458db7a92Alphonse is a powerful alchemist in his own right and is good at hand to hand combat. He cannot feel due to have no body, he is almost invincible. Alphonse sacrifices himself (his soul) in order to restore Edwards arm aiding him in defeating father.Edward  decides to sacrifice his ability to use alchemy in exchange for bringing Alphonse back with him in his original body.

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Favorite Supporting Female Anime Character

(Asuka Langley Soryu)

Asuka Langley Soryu is the Second Child and the pilot of Unit 02. She is German and Japanese descent, but from America. Asuka has a rather abrasive, self absorbed, and often mean and abusive usually to Shinji.  She has a great confidence in her ability as an Eva pilot, and has managed to sync with Unit 02 better than average. She is severely insecure due to trauma from her childhood, and uses her attitude as a mask. In Rebuild of Evangelion series, her name is changed to Asuka Shikinami Langley.

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Asuka shining moment for many fans is when she single handely battles armed forces and 9 mass produced EVA’s. Though she successfully in defeating them at first, Unit 02’s run’s out of power.  The Mass Produced Eva’s had infinite power (“which allow them to remain functional despite being severely damaged or mutilated”) finally allows them “to eviscerate and dismember Unit 02 using their Lance of Longinus replicas”.

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Kill La Kill – Episode 12: Ryuko Matoi rages against her fathers killer

Kill La Kill – Spit Your Sadness Away

Kill La Kill Episode 12, “Spit Your Sadness Away,” marks a significant turn in the series. Ryuko Matoi has been searching for her fathers killer since the beginning of the series. She assume (and the audience) that Satsuki Kiryuin was the killer or at least knew who it was. At the end of the last episode, Nui revealed she was the murder. Ryuko was always going to lose her mind, but I didn’t predict any thing like this. Ryuko begins to attack Nui, who proceeds to tell her how she killed her father. I personally thought this was the best part of the episode. I assumed that Ryuko’s father (Isshin) was just a weak old man that got slaughtered without much resistance.

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Ryuko becomes blinded by rage

However, we learn that Isshin created the “Rending Scissors“, and he had some fighting ability. I was thoroughly impressed by Isshin fighting, even though it wasn’t enough. He attempts to use the rending scissors against Nui, but he only manages to slashed her left eye. Nui unsurprisingly get pissed after losing her eye, and brutally stabs Isshin to death. Ryuko’s blood begins to boil, resulting in Senketsu transforming into a grotesque form. Tsumugu tries to distract Nui to aid Aikuro as he try’s to use the “adhesive bullet” on Ryuko. Satsuki decides to step in and activates her Kamui. Ryuko and Satsuki engage in a brief but impressive battle. Mako makes her usual appearance at inappropriate moment’s. She literally slaps some sense into Ryuko, saving her life (even Satsuki acknowledges this).

After Ryuko recovers from battle, Satsuki reveals that “she was the one who ordered Nui to steal the sword scissors from Isshin”. She thanks Ryuko for helping her gain greater insight into Goku Uniforms, due to Ryuko’s battles with the Elite Four. She has determine to take control over the BIG three schools to the west. I like how the world of Kill La Kill has been expanded, with the introduction of the western schools. I wonder if they also have Goku uniforms, or considering the fact that Nui didn’t need one maybe the won’t either? Regardless, I’m excited about the possibilities. Are you?

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Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack On Titan) – Ilse’s Notebook OVA 1

Its the year 850, and the Survey Corps are heading for the 49th Exterior Scouting Mission. Hange Zoe wants to capture a Titan for research, but Commander Erwin Smith refuses to approve the mission. Hange runs into an abnormal Titan, which chases her. Suddenly, it stops and returns to the forest. Hange, Levi, and his squad follow. When the Titan reaches a tree it begins banging its head against it. Oruo attempts to kill it after Hange approaches it and it attacks. However, Hange yells at him to “wait.” Distracted, Oruo is almost eaten by the Titan. Levi, however rescues him by cutting off the Titan’s arm and then killing it. Petra discovers the corpse of a soldier, decapitated within a tree.

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Hange Zoe apologizes to Oruo.

The tragic end for IIse Langnar

They find the soldiers notebook, and learn her name is Ilse Langnar. She recorded her experience during the Scout’s Regiment’s 34th Exterior Scouting Mission in her notebook. Her squad is killed and she left to travel without any ODM gear. Unfortunately, she encounters a Titan. The Titan doesn’t attack, instead it speaks to her. The Titan said “Ymir-sama, welcome back“, but after questioning it Ilse loses her composer after it fails to answer. The Titan then begins to tear its own skin off it’s face. Unsurprisingly, Ilse is disturbed and begins to flee. The Titan catches her and before she can finish writing bites off her head.

Hange uses the Notebook as proof for her request to capture and study Titans. Hange gets the approval she wanted from Erwin. She, along with Levi, Oruo, and Petra use her new capture method to successfully catch a Titan without any casualties. It’s would be a understatement to suggest that this is a game changer, talking Titans. While horrifying it’s also intriguing. Are only some Titans able to speak? Do they have to be abnormal? More intelligent Titan’s are going to bad for the Scout’s Regiment and the rest of humanity.

Read More: Attack on Titan OVA 2 Review