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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 27

Garou in the middle of battle

Most Bad-ass Scene from any Anime character

Garou vs Everyone

Garou has been fighting no stop for what feels like days. He eventually runs into Saitama for the second. Like their last encounter, Saitama knocks him out easily. While taking a break, Garou is seen by A-Class Hero Death Gatling. Together with Stinger, Smile Man, Wildhorn, Chain’n’toad, Glasses, Gun Gun, and Shooter, Death Gatling gang up on Garou. Cornered, Garou loudly proclaims that after he defeats them, he will “have beaten 100 heroes.” What follows is an epic fight that is only given justice by watching it.

We expect Garou must lose at some point, if not because it must exhaust him, but because he’s the villain. Not only does he defeat Death Gatling and the rest of the heroes, but he also holds his own against Genos. The cyborg is updated and bests the tired Garou. However, before Genos uses his incineration cannon on Garou, Bang arrives. Garou may be the villain, but you end up rooting for him to win. He puts in a tremendous effort despite the odds.


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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 26

Best Anime Fight (Jiraiya vs Pain)

This was the first battle that demonstrated the full strength of one of the “Legendary Three“. Pain was completely unknown in terms of his power and abilities at this point in the series. I didn’t anticipate the epicness of this fight. This battle featured everything from summons, to the introduction of Jiraiya’s senin form. Throughout this battle, Jiraiya uses his techniques and observation to determine the weakness of Pain. 

Like the audience, he has no idea what Pain is capable of or who he is. He sacrifices himself for the Leaf and provides important intel that later aids in the defeat of Pain. The fight included strategy, skill, powerful techniques, a sad ending, and amazing animation. This is why I think it was the best anime battle.


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100 Day Anime Challenge – Day 25

Saddest Anime Scene – Envy’s death in the Brotherhood 

The death of Envy was sad. Envy is a genderless shapeshifter. They can change everything when they shape-shift, directly copying others. Envy aims to make humanity suffer. Their hatred for human is at the core of Envy’s identity. In this scene, Envy goes from sadistic perpetrator to pathetic victim. The audience general goes from rooting for Colonel Mustang to burn Envy like he did to Lust, to siding with Ed and feeling sorry for Envy. It’s a magnificent moment. In the tunnels beneath Central City, Mustang and Riza search for the Homunculus. Envy attempts to trick Riza by taking Mustang’s form. He fails. Riza empties her pistol into Envy.

Drawn by the gunfire, Colonel Mustang appears. Seeking vengeance, Roy scorches Envy. Like Lust, Envy cannot regenerate and crumbles to dust. All that remains is Envy’s larval form. Mustang steps on Envy. As he prepares to kill Envy, Riza, Edward, and Scar stop him. This moment is about protecting Roy from becoming full of a hatred like Scar. Riza states that “she will not let Roy be consumed by vengeance.” Disgusted by human “sentiment”, Envy tries to create conflict. Ed remarks that Envy is “jealous” of humans. Being pitied by a human angers Envy. They remark that their “humiliated beyond imagination.” He cries and rips out his Philosopher Stone, committing suicide.


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100 Day Anime Challenge–Day 24

Moment that Shocked You the Most in Any Anime

Reg tries to sever Riko’s hand

If you haven’t seen Made in Abyss your missing out. Despite its colorful environments and adorable characters, the series has a dark foreboding tone. They released season 1 of Made in Abyss in 2017. Based on Akihito Tsukushi’s manga, Made in Abyss follows two adventures, Reg and Riko as they travel though the levels of a bottomless pit. Each level gets worse, increasing the potential dangers. Our duo survived a few levels, however, once they reach the fourth, they encounter an Orb Piercer. The creature resembles a porcupine. The Piercer are herbivores, but they are territorial. In order for Delvers to pass through the 4th level, they must pass through the Orb Piercer’s territory. Over the years, the creature has either taken the limbs or lives of hundreds of Delvers.

What makes them so dangerous is their poisonous needles that surround their bodies. These needles can pierce metal. The poison is slow acting but spreads quickly. Reg and Riko become the latest victims of the creature. When Riko gets hit in her hand by a quill, she becomes poisoned. Panicked, Riko and Reg have no choice but to descend further into the Abyss. This causes Riko to hallucinate and then bleeds from every orifice. Riko’s hand swells. She tells Reg that he must amputate. First, he has to break the bone of her arm. Then he has to cut the arm off. Suddenly, a swarm of insect appear. Riko stops breathing. The entire scene is the most gruesome thing I’ve seen in anime.


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100 Day Anime Challenge–Day 23

Favorite Attack Someone Used in an Anime (Rasengan)

On the surface, the Rasengan is just a sphere of energy. The technique is more complicated, both in its creation and impact. In Naruto, the Rasengan is a signature move of Naruto Uzumaki. Shonen anime often have signature techniques that the main protagonists consistently use throughout the series. Dragon Ball’s KameHameHa, Yu Yu Hakusho’s Spirit Gun, and Hunter X Hunter’s Jajanken (Rock, Paper, Scissors) are some of the most well-known signature moves in anime. The fourth Hokage, Minato Namikaze, created the Rasengan. He based it on the Tailed Beast Ball. It took him three years to complete.

I fell in love with the Rasengan after watching Naruto learn the technique. It was the level of difficulty that impressed me. The Rasengan is a high form of shape transformation. It requires no hand seals and once formed doesn’t need additional chakra. The Rasengan can vary in size. When the technique comes in contact with a surface, it “grinds into its target,” then it bursts, resulting in massive damage. To learn the Rasengan, the user needs to refine their chakra. Jiraiya breaks the Rasengan into three steps: 1) Rotation, 2) Power, and 3) Containment. Rasengan has many forms. Big Ball Rasengan. Spiralling Serial Spheres. Wind Release: Rasengan. Wind Release: Rasenshuriken. And Ultra-Big Ball Rasengan. The Rasengan is signature technique in Shonen, but it’s the most complex and difficult to master.