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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Steps


1.
Figure out what genre you're into. As with books and movies, anime has genres. Are you a fantasy person, a horror, romantic, comedy, action? First figure out what you like most to help ease yourself into the artform.

2.
Look online for classic anime of the genre. While you can find anime online [we'll talk about that later] it is good to research what anime you're interested in since anime can be costly.

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The art style. A particular anime might be your genre, the art style might turn you off. 80's Anime looks different from newer Anime thanks to unique and changing styles. As well, some is too cartoonie for personal taste [pokemon] if there's a style you like, but not in your genre of choice, still check out the anime, sometimes the art is the main sticking point of a movie or series for some people.

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Check out series online to see if you enjoy it. I don't condone a person excusivly use sites like animea.net [totally not a plug] for their anime viewing needs, sometimes it's good for a preview. This is especially true when one doesn't have an Anime channel in their area. [or...
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Steps


1.
Find your anime festival/ anime con that you would want to go. A smart thing to do is to find the closest or the easiest ways you can go to an anime festival.You could always ask a friend that would want to come if you desire( its twice as fun!) but it is optional.

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Visit the Anime Festival site. If you already have paid for the tickets or waiting for the front door, skip to step 3, if not, continue reading this step.After you have found which anime con/festival, its the best you visit the site first if they have one, so you can always find out all the info you will need,( How much tickets are, if you can bring food, what they have, competitions, etc.) After that, Buy the tickets online or just wait for the front door ones. Remember to find our the times for the Con/Fest.

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Decide what Anime character you want to be. remember, you don't have to be a anime character, you can always be an well known video game characters. (e.g Mario, Final Fantasy)You can always add stuff to your cosplay, but don't over do it or put too much, it can sometimes have a bad result.
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Steps

1.
Master the shapes. Anime and manga are drawn in a stylized manner. Heads are round with large, round eyes, usually low on the face. Chins are triangular. Lines for things like eyebrows and mouths are usually simple.

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Pay attention to the shading. Anime is typically shaded boldly but simply. Look at where highlights and shadows fall and how it gives a feeling of depth to the characters. Eyes are an especially important detail, but hair, faces, and costumes usually have at least some shading, too.

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Use colors. Anime characters often have bold colors, whether on their costumes or their hair. The color can also set the mood.

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Work on characters and moods. Is your character perky, evil, shy, determined? Try lots of different facial expressions, shapes, and postures to portray.
Notice what part of the body goes in front. Does the character walk head-first? She might be very determined. Is the chest out front? He might be (overly) proud or confident.
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Steps

1.
Figure out what type of character you are. You know them! Think Ouran High Host Club.

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Imagine you are an anime character right now. What would you do?

3.
Dress the part as well! You can't do this half heartily.

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Get a friend to go anime with you. The more the merrier.

5.
Keep a journal for a week. See your life before the change. Document your new lifestyle and see the difference.

6.
DO NOT do anything crazy like trying to fly or get in fights with a gang over a kitten. That is NOT advised!

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Hair styles matter. Look at the hair and it says what kind of character they are. So think about how you should style it.

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Enjoy the good things in life: pocky, manga, and good friends.

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Be adventurous and bold.

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Have Mecha fights are try to be a furry.

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News by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Ichijinsha's Manga 4-Koma Palette magazine has revealed that an anime adaptation of Cherry Arai's comedy manga Mikakunin de Shinkokei has been green-lit.

Mikakunin de Shinkokei follows the trials and tribulations of a high school girl named Kobeni Yonomori. On her 16th birthday a young man "with little presence" named Hakuya Mitsumine suddenly shows up on her doorstep proclaiming to be her fiancé. With him is his younger sister Mashiro. Joined by Konbeni's older sister Benio, the unlikely group begin a new life under the same roof.

The manga has been running in Manga 4-Koma Palette, but only three volumes have been released so far. This shortage of material has led many fans to speculate that the form of this adaptation will be 3-5 minute shorts à la Teekyu and Aiura.

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Barakamon Will Receive Anime Adaptation

Satsuki Yoshino's popular slice-of-life manga Barakamon will receive an anime adaptation. Square Enix's Gangan Online revealed the upcoming adaptation on Thursday.
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Tips

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Be Realistic. Don't expect to fight alien-robots for the sake of the world on a Saturday morning.

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Be Adventurous and Curious. This is how all the anime and manga starts by the characters seeking for trouble. Don't worry, trouble doesn't always mean you are going to be in danger. Always question the unknown. Ride the public bus once in a while and meet new friends. Instead of watching TV every morning, go for a walk and explore the forested nothing behind your house. Try to always do something everyday, and meet all the new people that you can. Meeting new people is the key to having fun!

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Dress the Part. Dressing the part is very important! *The biggest mistake* people make by trying to dress the part to live like an Anime/Manga character is cosplaying everyday. Cosplaying is ONLY acceptable on Halloween, Costume Parties OR AnimeCons other than that they need to be put away. The closest style to look like an anime or manga character is the "scene" "emo" or "punk" HAIR style along with the eyeliner to emphasize your eyes. It is believed that "Emo" and "punk" started in Japan BECAUSE the kids there...
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Opinion by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Method One: A Large Eye

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Sketch a long curve. Then draw another shorter curve opposite the first. Add slightly curved lines down from each end. This is the basic eye. The top curve is typically thicker than the bottom. Notice the mini-line at the end of the top eyelid. This is a characteristic of the anime style.


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Make a large white circle pointing in the direction your character is facing. Add another small circle on the bottom corner. Typically, the top shine is larger than the bottom one. You can add more white spots if you like.


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Eyelashes. If your eye is on the left, make the lashes point toward the right side, if it's on the right side, make it point toward the left. Eyelashes in anime are more bold and less feathery than realistic drawings. You can also add smaller lashes on the bottom curve if you like.


Also, draw a thin line slightly above the thick curved line you did in the beginning. This indicates the eye socket and gives the eyes more depth.
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List by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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K-ON!
Ho-Kago Tea Time

Yui Hirasawa (平沢 唯 Hirasawa Yui)

Voiced by: Aki Toyosaki (Japanese), Stephanie Sheh (English)

Yui is the main character of K-On! She is one of the members of the light music club and plays a Heritage Cherry Sunburst Gibson Les Paul Standard electric guitar (before she knew how to play the electric guitar, the only instrument she knew how to play were the castanets) that she nicknames "Gīta" (ギー太) She does not get good grades in school (though when properly coached, she can achieve astounding results) and is easily distracted by trivialities (mainly those deemed cute and adorable). Yui is clumsy and easily spaces out most of the time. Yui has shoulder-length, brown hair (a little longer than Ritsu's) which she accessorizes with two yellow hair clips, and brown eyes. She takes a huge liking for any kind of food (though she never gains weight, which is greatly envied by Mugi, Mio, and Sawako). She has a younger sister named Ui, who is very mature and acts as the "older sister" of Yui, taking care of her and keeping her in line. Yui works extremely hard to get better at playing guitar, which is...
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Method One: An Anime School Girl

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Make an outline of the anime girl using stick figures and shapes. First, sketch a circle for the head. Add an angled shape on the lower part of the circle for the chin and jaw. Use a short line for the neck. Connect a curved line from the neck down to where the pelvis would be located. Draw a four-pointed shape for the thorax and attach more lines for the limbs. Use a triangle as guide for the hands.


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Using the stick figure as guide, add shape to the drawing. Take note of the proportions and where joints are located. Add a crossed line to the face and thorax to help you determine accurate positioning of body parts later.


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You can now sketch the eyes. Position it with the help of the crossed line as outline. Add small curved strokes for the eyebrows. Sketch an angle for the nose and a small curved line for the lips.


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Design which hairstyle to use for your anime character. Here in this illustration, it is a simple style that can be achieved by sketching slanted and curved strokes. You can also add a bow or a pin or any...
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Opinion by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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~нσω тσ мαкє α ριкα¢нυ ¢σѕρℓαу ¢σѕтυмє?~

Pikachu is one of 493 fictional creatures from the hit show Pokemon. Pikachu is one of the more famous of all the Pokemon available. If your child is a fan of the show Pokemon, then this Pikachu Halloween costume is just the right solution for you.
Halloween costumes are quickly becoming just as expensive as buying regular clothing for your children. With the traditional store bought Halloween costumes often times you are finding that they can only be worn once before they end up ripped or too small. Some traditional store bought Halloween costumes are able to be worn as regular clothing or play clothing but these Halloween costumes are sometimes a rare find. With the Pikachu Halloween costume you can quickly take off Pikachu's tail and ears and you can wear your sweat suit just as normal clothing.

Some people may view making your own Halloween costume as something that only experts in sewing can do. Well I am here to tell you that the majority of my sweat suit costumes can be made by anyone, amateurs to novices alike. The best thing about the Pikachu Halloween...
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Well that time of the year has come and gone, AX 2008. If you don't know what that means, it refers to Anime Expo 2008, the largest cosplay convention in North America, and located in Los Angeles, California. However, if you're reading this, you probably already know that. You might even have attended an anime convention before. One of the best parts about attending is cosplaying, however, a misleading aspect of anime conventions is that attendees seem to believe that they have to make their own costumes, not true! While homemade costumes are essential if you're looking to compete in costume competitions, they aren't necessary if you're simply there to geek-out and enjoy the convention. Furthermore, there are a number of excellent resources from which one can purchase a costume. From pre-made, to custom made, and just plain piecing a costume together, the internet has everything you could possibly need to prepare yourself for your next cosplay. These simple solutions are a quick and easy way to get a great costume for Halloween, costume parties, or the next anime convention.
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Steps

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Decide what you want to cosplay for. Are you going to a convention, or are you hanging out casually with cosplay buddies? Check the date, and give yourself at least two or more moths to get this cosplay.

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Decide what character you want to cosplay, or dress up as.

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Research your character. Look up images of them and take careful notice of what they wear. This is including accessories, jewelry, and shoes. Find the best picture and use it as a reference.

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Look at websites that sell your character's costume. Look up as many as you can, because a good site can be difficult to hunt down.

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Compare prices. Don't forget to check shipping prices! Some costumes seem cheap, but with shipping they end up super expensive.

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Compare the costume with your reference picture. Make sure most if not all details are accurate.
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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~нσω тσ мαкє αи σтαкυ яσσм?~

Steps

1.
Clean your room. Make sure it's clean and that you have space to put stuff.

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Write down all your favourite Animes and try to get a idea of which Animes to use for your room. (Ex: Lucky Star, Black Butler, Fruits Basket, etc...)

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Once you've decided what Animes you want to use, make sure you got money. The most important part of this project is money. So start finding some money in your piggybank.

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If you have any stores in your town/city that sells Anime you know of, go there and buy posters, figures, mangas, etc... Or if you live in a small town and got no Anime stores you could always check Ebay, Amazon, or even a Japanese Anime online store site.

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Decorate your room neatly, if it's jammed with posters on the walls and figures on the floor it'll probably become an 'Weeaboo' room. Usually Otaku's decorate there rooms a little messy but you should keep it clean so it'll look nice.
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Guide by Suishou_Tora posted over a year ago
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Steps

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Pick and watch some anime of your interest. Anime is not itself a genre; it has many, many genres that any person could appreciate. It's easier to start with some giant titles (Death Note, Naruto, Bleach, Hetalia, etc.), then once you know what you like, you can get further into it.


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Watch the anime! Most otaku look down on dubbed language watchers, and sometimes anime is better in the original Japanese (with subtitles), but if it's something you enjoy, you shouldn't let others' opinions rule you. (Especially if you're getting into anime!)


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Don't subscribe to the hype Especially outside of Japan, anime is distorted by the fan base. A lot of the best anime aren't the most popular, as with most things, so pursue it yourself.


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Talk to people like you. They are out there, I promise. Find forums and fan sites (Animevice.com, for example) where you can share your opinions, ask questions, read fan fiction, or see fan art.
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Guide by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Most often it's easy to understand anime fashion, after all, mainstream fashion tends to be shared all around the world.

But on the odd occasion, when watching your favorite shows or reading your favorite manga, you'll find something that doesn't quite make sense.

Perhaps you've come across a teenage girl with apparently demure tastes, but an iron-fisted approach to life?

Or maybe a man who looks like a cross between a biker and an Elvis impersonator?

Curious as to what it all means or where it comes from? Read on!

School Uniform

So many anime are set in highschools that it's impossible to ignore this one! If you live in a country with the same system of uniforms (england, australia, china) japanese school uniforms will make some sense. If you come from a country where school uniform is rare or inexistant, the whole concept in itself is going to be foreign to you.

So the first thing you need to know, is uniforms are used to promiote social equality. Rich kids can't show off fashion, and poor kids can't be picked on for being poor- so you'll only see a little rich-kid vs poor-kid drama...
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Guide by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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When you step into the world of anime, you step into a world of wacky colored hair and crazy hairstyles! After you've watched a couple of series, though, you might notice that certain types of characters have certain styles or colors of hair. Is this a coincidence? Are they copying each other? No! Read on as I guide you through colors, styles, and real life examples!

Nekoni - An anime style artist has been kind enough to give us a few thoughts on the reasons behind the coloring and styling on Anime hair styles.

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From Real Life To Anime

Most accurately represented hairstyles and hair colors in anime tend to have the same meaning as those in the west. Pigtails are childish, messy hair is for messy people- there are, however, a few exceptions that are specific to Japan- and so, are specific to anime.

The notable exceptions that you will see in anime are:


Female Styles

Odango: 'Buns' to English speakers. When an anime character has this hairstyle, it usually implies that she's Chinese. It may be drawn with or without bangs. The buns themselves are sometimes...
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Guide by Nalu-love posted over a year ago
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Classifying anime into genres can be tricky by itself, but coming up with a set list of all the possible anime genres is even more difficult. So today I’m going to make an attempt at examining the odds and ends of anime genres…


At some point, whenever I watch a new series, I think, “What genre would I place this anime in?” or “If I were to recommend this anime to someone, especially someone unfamiliar with anime, what genres would I say it consists of?” I’ve done this many times, and I was especially focused on anime genres when I was working on my “What is Anime? – the Visual Definition” project in late ’07/early ’08.

Since then, I’ve come up with a list of what I feel are all the possible genres for anime, sixteen in total. I’ve listed them below, along with a short explanation and a few examples of each. I still don’t consider the list perfect and I’m always open to suggestions if you have any.

Just note that it’s almost always the case that an anime will fall into more than one genre. For simplicity’s sake, I only put one genre per anime in the list below. So, although I use Naruto as an...
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Fan fiction by Nalu-love posted over a year ago
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Kid: Dad, how did you meet mom?

Natsu : I heard that ‘Salamander’ was in Harageon and went there to see him. But it turned out that it was some fake idiot. Unfortunately, your mother was affected by his ‘Charm’ spell and almost fell for him until I interrupted and yelled out “Igneel”. Then some crazy chicks beat the shit out of me. But my interruption managed to disrupt the charm and allowed your mother to return to her senses. She thanked me and we had lunch together. Later I saved her from the same guy again and destroyed the whole port. We started to run from the army and I invited your mom to Fairy Tail. She agreed and came with me.

Lucy: Oh, Natsu! You’re telling him our story? How sweet! *smiles*


Natsu: Yes! I’ll tell you another story. There was this one time when we were saving the world from the dragons after the Grand Magic Games and there was this perverted dragon who stripped your mother and she–
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News by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Why does people not respect anime?

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People does not respect anime because they think they are "cartoons". Well, in fact, they are not cartoons. They are much more different.

Most people don't know that anime is made for all ages, so when you say 'I watch anime' to someone who doesn't watch it the first thing that probably pops into their head is Pokemon. Most adults think Pokemon is known as a children's show and it is the only type of anime they know. The world of anime is pretty hidden as well, especially in western countries like UK and America because you can't watch it on TV you have to actually go looking for the anime. This means that only anime fans will know of Anime such as Fairy Tail, Death Note, Fruits Basket etc. Anime also has much better story lines and depth than most shows on TV now. It also has many genres like romance, action, fantasy so you can never get bored.

Anime actually has a great story in it. The stories in anime have very good character depth in some of them, unlike a lot of American cartoons. People are just too close-minded, and when they see something animated, they're just gonna assume it's for...
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Review by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Lovely Complex ~ The Complete Series
Synopsis

Risa and Otani have height problems. Risa is mega-tall and Otani is mega-short and both of them hate it. A particularly perceptive and sarcastic teacher has labeled them “All Hanshin Kyojin,” after a popular comic act with a distinctive height gap. The two fight constantly and frequently hilariously, which doesn't help. In their own way they're good friends though, and they have weirdly compatible tastes, so their friends are always urging them to get together. But that seems unlikely. There's the height difference of course, but also they just don't see each other that way. Until, that is, Risa does. And then everything changes.

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Discotek, under its Eastern Star label, has carved out an interesting niche in the American anime market. After years of oddball licensing decisions and an increasingly ambitious spate of oddball anime releases they've become the go-to guys for old, forgotten, or plain weird and under-the-radar series. And bless them for it. Not because it's a kind thing to do for fans, especially the older ones—though it is—but because it has made this box set possible. Even if Discotek...
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Article by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Loving a person isn’t about logic or reason.
(Paradise Kiss)

Is there a limit to how much you can love somebody? No matter how much I hurt him or get hurt by him, I find myself far from hating him, actually hoping that those wounds will scar, like burns…because then you can never forget me.
Kamijou Hiroki (Junjou Romantica)

Everyone goes around trying to find their soulmate, but no matter how hard they look, they can never find it. So instead, they force two bodies together. Everyone wants to use that short time they have together to open their hearts, even if it’s just a one night dream bought with money
Lawrence Hill (Boy’s Next Door)

There is only one person who you can each truly love. It’s too bad that you can’t change who that person is. If you could, the you both would be a lot happier.
Arisugawa Juri (Revolutionary Girl Utena)

I was younger then, I wasn’t afraid of anything, I didn’t think about dying for a second. I thought I was invincible. Then I met some girl. I wanted to live, I started to think like that; for the first time I was afraid of death. I had never felt like that...
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Opinion by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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So, here’s an article on where anime has gone wrong.

First and foremost, seductively designed female characters and erotic situations feature a prominent role in too many shows. A drawing can only be so alluring; so, why try to draw in audiences with this when one could perfect their craft in characterization, plot twists, novel settings, and beautiful or unique animation? While male audiences are easily ensnared by this, one can’t help think that it depresses the animators that this is the limit of their talent, and even the fans who enjoy this will eventually relegate such shows into oblivion.

Then, excessive fan service even finds itself in shows which succeed on the merit of character and plot. A show named Freezing exemplifies this best. Freezing‘s an awesome show. Its plot has the audience riveted, the characters are extraordinarily likeable, the fights and animation are superb, and the viewer has to force himself not to watch the entire 12-episode show in a sitting. But it has one major drawback: it has the fan service of Battle Vixens. Reviews of this show seem to fall in two camps: those who can tolerate all the fan service...
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Guide by Nalu-love posted over a year ago
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✿*Original / Romaji*✿
Ugoiteru toki no naka meguri aeta ne You&I
Afuredasu kono omoi kienai you ni atatamete
Kirameku mirai ni anata to futari de itai kara

Brand New Breeze kanjita koto nai this feeling
Just for you zutto nakusanai you ni
(It's never ever gonna end)
('Cause you're my real best friend)
(Baby, I can touch the sky with you)

Ureshii toki, kanashii toki mo mayowazu tonde yuku kara
Dakishimete uketomete egao wo misete hoshii no

Anata ga iru kara kyou mo ashita mo I can keep on going

Brand New Breeze ima hajimaru monogatari
Just for us zutto owaranai you ni...

(Baby, I just want you to know)
(That you make me feel so beautiful)
(And no matter what happens)
(I am never gonna let this go)
('Cause I know that we're meant to be)
(Together, forever)

Brand New Breeze ima hajimaru monogatari
Just for us zutto owaranai you ni...
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List by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Top Ten Anime Couple

Voted By Fans

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Lelouch And C.C. - Code Geass

Top Comment about Lelouch x C.C.

"This is the perfect duo out there. Not just romantic crap, Lelouch and C.C. show how cool a couple can be. This couple is just too good 'cause here both of them are equally awesome, not like other anime where the girl is like a pet that the hero protects"

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Shinichi & Ran (Rachel & Jimmy) - Case Closed Aka Detective Conan

Top Comment about Shinichi x Ran

"For me, ShinRan is the best. They show the true love. They have passion, trust and love. They are the best. They are the most perfect one"

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Tomoya & Nagisa - Clannad

Top Comment about Tomoya x Nagisa

"Tomoya and Nagisa should be in top 5. They are both great characters and there relationship makes Clannad what it is. It shows how they meet and how they get together and shows the whole roller coaster of there lives together. They are also one of the most romantic couples as well, all...
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List by Yuzuri posted over a year ago
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Anime Genres List (With Description)

Action - By far one of the most common genres out there and the name basically explains it all, normally anime based solely on this genre tends to be lacking in substance although exciting due to lack of character development or an underlying story, to resolve this creators of action based anime try to mix in other genres, usually comedy, Adventure or Fantasy. Typical Examples of this Genre are Bleach, One Piece and Freezing.

Adventure - Also another popular genre of Anime, as the same suggests it deals alot with characters moving around and exploring new places, these anime tend to be very long and drawn out but the characters typically have a solid background. The anime itself usually has a well formed story-line but due to the nature of this genre viewers often get bored and annoyed at the slow progression. Overall its a pretty decent anime genre and allows pretty much every other genre to almost seamlessly integrate themselves into it. Common mixtures are: Adventure – Action, Adventure-Historical (due to its uncanny ability to tell a story) and Adventure – Slice of Life. Examples of this Genre are Kino...
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