Monthly Archives: January 2017

POKEMON BATTLE RED VS ASH!!! (VERSUS TUESDAY)

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Its battle time πŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌπŸ‘ŠπŸΌ Versus Tuesday is here. Since Pokemon Go was like part of my life for some time I’ve decided to do a Pokemon battle.

Which duo do you think will win this fight Red and Pikachu or Ash or Pikachu??

This battle I can’t decide. It’s hard haha

FYI, I still haven’t caught a freaking Pikachu in my Pokemon go. Talk about scandal hahaha

Who do you think would win a battle???

IT’S FAN ART FRIDAYYYYYY πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨!!!!!

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Fridayyyyyyyy finally. I swear it took forever. Ugh Well you know what that means…… ITS FAN ART FRIDAYYYY YAY.

Today we have Mark 18yrs old with this OMG super adorable and cute artwork. So awesome. Check out his Instagram @markkyousuke for more amazing work.

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Lets give it up for Mark πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thanks so much Mark for submitting your awesome artwork.

If you are an artist or know an artist please submit your art work. Information is below.

1. Pictures must be yours
2. Must be anime, manga or vocaloid
3. Email animegirlsnyc@gmail.com
4. Subject line must say FAN ART
5. Please Include your name and age

Thank you and can’t wait to see all the fantastic art Work

OWLS JANUARY TOURS – DISRUPTOR

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As you may have seen there are many bloggers posting this month who are part of an awesome group called OWLS (OTAKU WARRIORS FOR LIBERTY AND SELF-RESPECT).

The theme for the tour this month is Disruptor.

Disruptor: An individual or a group disturbing a system or social norm/ conventions that they believe is destroying what is morally right.

I have already posted two tours. Here are others you should definitely check out if you may have missed them.

Venus – Japanime talks

https://japanimetalks.wordpress.com/2017/01/09/claymore-7-ghosts-of-the-northern-war/

Arria Cross – Fujinsei

β€œIn The Name of Peace” & What is Moral in Mobile Suit Gundam 00 (OWLS Blog Tour)

Pinky-chan – Pinky’s Palace

https://pinkyspalaceblog.wordpress.com/2017/01/25/the-disruption-of-the-sibyl-system-in-psycho-pass-owls-blog-tour/

Naja B. – Nice job breaking it hero

https://bakphoontyphoon.wordpress.com/2017/01/23/owls-blog-disruptors-in-cowboy-bebop/

LynLyn – Just Something About LynLyn

https://lynlynsays.wordpress.com/2017/01/16/owls-disrupting-gender-in-ouran-high-school-host-club/

Crimson613 – Crimson Blogs at Night

https://crimsonblogsatnight.wordpress.com/2017/01/20/owls-disruptor-blog-tour-connections-in-erased-and-how-a-single-person-can-make-a-difference/

Here is the schedule for the last two January tours you should check out.

27. Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Cafe)

30. Lita (LitaKino Anime Corner)

If you will like to know more about the Owls and how you can join, please click link below. πŸ˜€

OWLS

WHICH SAIYAN DO YOU LIKE BETTER?? VEGETA OR GOKU?? (VERSUS TUESDAY)

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Dragon Ball Z was my first anime I’ve watched. Β So it has a special place in my heart always. Vegeta and Goku are my favorite characters from the show.

However, you usually like another character over the other one. My favorite from these two is Goku.

1. He is hot!!! 😍😍😍

2. He is goofy , greedy and fun.

3. Plus he is super strong and cares about others.

Even though he isn’t the best dad πŸ€”πŸ€”

Now Β if Vegeta would have stayed the villain he was when they first introduced him, I would have liked him more. But now he is an antihero. So it still has hero in there. I like my villains to stay villains. But I still like him.

But Goku takes the win for this one.

WHICH SAIYAN DO YOU LIKE BETTER, VEGETA OR GOKU??

 

 

SPORTS ANIME – HOW I GOT HOOKED!

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The reason I am writing about sports anime is because, when I first started really getting into anime I said “eww I will never watch sports anime”. I was so against sports anime, I guess cause I like real sports and I thought anime would take away from the realness of sports that I watch in real life.

But when grimmgirl.com kept writing about Haikyuu I decided to give it a try. AND OH MAN I WAS HOOOOOOOKED!! I was on the edge of my seat the whole time. The intensity of the show was awesome. After that I started watching more sports anime.

The things I do like about sports anime are;

1 the team spirit! I feel like one of the players and I’m rooting for them like I’m out there with them.

2. The drive the players have to try their best to win. I feel their pain when they mess up. I feel their happiness when they do good. I feel the pain when they lose and I feel the greatness when they win. (So many emotions)

3. The intensity of the sports really keeps me on the edge of my seat. Sometimes I can’t breath. Hahah

4. The message they send through the anime, it makes you want to do your best in real life. When I’m watching the little person who is not your normal player work his hardest to become the best, it inspires me to do the same in life. (Lame I know 😳)

So I am happy I got into sports anime in the last year. I’ve watched many types, basketball, Soccer, volley ball, swimming, rugby and even ice skating.

Some of the sports anime I’ve watched are below. My top three in order are 1. KUROKO’S Basketball, 2. Haikyuu and 3. Yuri on Ice.

IF YOU WATCH SPORTS ANIME, WHICH ONES ARE YOUR FAVORITES?

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KUROKO’S BASKETBALL

Teiko Middle School’s basketball team had 5 players called the “Generation of Miracles” because of their miraculous skills and being undefeated. Little did everyone know there was a sixth player Tetsuya Kuroko who contributed to the team with his special skill of basketball. Now all entering Highschool they each go to individual schools with top basketball teams. Kuroko is now a freshman at Seirin High school and joins their basketball team. Another freshman Taiga Kagami with his natural skills studied abroad in the USA is joining the team as well. Together Kuroko and Kagami both have the same goal to beat each individual who was part of the Generation of Miracles to take Seirin to the top in Japan. Kuroko also wants to show the Generation of Miracles that his style of basketball can beat their styles.

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HAIKYUU

Shoyo Hinata falls in love with volleyball after being inspired by a small statured pro-volleyball player. Hinata creates his own volleyball team in his last year of middle school. His team is defeated against a team that has a player called Tobio Kageyama also known as “King of the Court”. After losing to the “King of the Court” Hinata vows to surpass him one day. When Hinata enters H.S he realizes he is not going to surpass this player because Kageyama is now his teammate.

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YURI ON ICE

After an upset defeat in the Grand Prix competition Japanese skater Yuri Katsuki begins to have different feelings towards skating. After more defeats he decides to head home (Japan). There he reunites with his old friend Yuko at their hometown’s ice skating rink. Yuri performs an exact piece that 5 time Grand Prix winner Viktor Nikiforov performed in his last performance that earned him the gold medal. Not knowing Yuri’s performance was being recorded it was uploaded on the Internet and went viral. Viktor sees the video and decides he wants to coach Yuri. He heads to Japan and together they work together to win the Grand Prix.

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DAYS

Days follows Tsukushi Tsukamoto who is clumsy, non athletic and an unskilled boy who made it on the high school soccer team. We see his drive and passion to become a better player. Then you have Jin Kazama who is a natural born soccer player. We see these two become friends and work together as teammates.

 

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ALL OUT

Gion is a small statured High school kid. He watches a rugby practice game at his school and decides to join. Hoping this will help him become stronger and build his confidence. Only problem is he never played rugby in his life and doesn’t know the rules. We watch him throughout the series working hard to become the best rugby player.

 

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FREE!

Haru, Rin, Makoto and Nagisa were young boys who swam together in a relay race and won. The feeling of winning made them extremely happy. Rin moves to Australia to achieve his goal of one day swimming competitively in the olympics. During one of his winter breaks he comes back to Japan and meets up with Haru for a race, but is beaten and his feelings are hurt. After seeing this Haru gives up swimming competitively. Now as teens Nagisa enters Iwatobi highschool where Haru and Makoto both attend. One day they run into Rin who they thought was still in Australia. He challenges Haru to a race and beats him. After this race Nagisa is inspired to create a swim club at the school. Haru begins to get his passion back for competitive swimming, but refuses to swim relay only freestyle. Nagisa recruits another member Rei for their swim club to become an official club. Now they must take Iwatobi’s swim club to the nationals to compete against Rin who attends Samezuka Academy.

 

IF YOU WATCH SPORTS ANIME, WHICH ONES ARE YOUR FAVORITES?

IT’S FAN ART FRIDAYYYYYY πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨πŸŽ¨!!!!!

It’s Fridayyyyyy yayy. I’m so happy and looking forward to the weekend. Today I’m going to the 21 pilots concert with my niece. She loves them. I’m like okay they sing heathens from suicideΒ squad hahah. But besides that it’s Fan Art Friday.

Now this artist is freaking amazing. They are already selling their stuff at conventions. When he submitted his work I felt honored to showcase it.

here is Juan’s 25yrs old amazing fantastic art work. Just a note he started drawing only less than a year ago. Talk about natural talent.

you can find him on Instagram @gottyj45 or his website http://www.gottyjart.com/

definitely check out his work. He is extremely awesome

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Let’s please give it up to Juan πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Thank so much Juan for submitting for freaking awesome work. I am honored.

If you are an artist or know an artist please submit your art work. Information is below.

1. Pictures must be yours
2. Must be anime, manga or vocaloid
3. Email animegirlsnyc@gmail.com
4. Subject line must say FAN ART
5. Please Include your name and age

Thank you and can’t wait to see all the fantastic art Work

FREE! – ANIME REVIEW

 

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Haru, Rin, Makoto and Nagisa were young boys who swam together in a relay race and won. The feeling of winning made them extremely happy. Rin moves to Australia to achieve his goal of one day swimming competitively in the olympics. During one of his winter breaks he comes back to Japan and meets up with Haru for a race, but is beaten and his feelings are hurt. After seeing this Haru gives up swimming competitively. Now as teens Nagisa enters Iwatobi highschool where Haru and Makoto both attend. One day they run into Rin who they thought was still in Australia. He challenges Haru to a race and beats him. After this race Nagisa is inspired to create a swim club at the school. Haru begins to get his passion back for competitive swimming, but refuses to swim relay only freestyle. Nagisa recruits another member Rei for their swim club to become an official club. Now they must take Iwatobi’s swim club to the nationals to compete against Rin who attends Samezuka Academy.

 

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HARUKA NANASE

Haru is a second year student at Iwatobi highschool. He is quiet and has trouble conveying his feelings correctly. He may come off standoffish. He loves to swim and will strip down to his swim trunks at the sight of any water. He lost his passion for competitive swimming after he beat Rin in a race as kids and hurt his feelings. He started to regain his passion when Rin comes back from Australia and they race again. Haru’s specialty is freestyle swimming.

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RIN MATSUOKA

As a child Rin transfers to Iwatobi elementary school to swim with Haru, Makoto, and Nagisa in the relay race which they win. His dad won the same race in competitive swimming and dreamed of swimming in the olympics. But his dad dies in a typhoon. Rin heads to Australia to train in competitive swimming to get better. During one of his winter breaks he comes back to Japan and meets up with Haru for a race, but is beaten and his feelings are hurt. He goes back to Australia but his time there was very difficult. He comes back to Japan with a new bad attitude. Not like the happy kid he was when he was younger. He enrolls into Samezuka Academy. He doesn’t join their swim team. One day when he goes back to his childhood swim building that is being torn down he bumps into Haru, Nagisa and Makoto who are there visiting as well. Rin challenges Haru to a race and this time beats Haru. After this Race he decides to join his school’s swim club so he can compete against Haru again. His specialty is butterfly but he swims freestyle so he can compete against Haru.

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MAKOTO TACHIBANA

Makoto is a second year student at Iwatobi highschool. He is Haru’s best friend and they grew up together swimming. Makoto is more personable than Haru when it comes to interacting with others. He has a fear of the ocean after a traumatic situation with an old fisherman he idolized drowned and died in a typhoon. Makoto’s specialty is the backstroke. He is also captain of the swim club.

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NAGISA HAZUKI

Nagisa is a first year student at Iwatobi Highschool. He swam with Haru, Makoto and Rin in the relay when they were younger. He always looked up to Haru and decided to go to the same school so he can swim with him again. Unfortunately, when he gets there, there is no swim club. After Rin races Haru and beats him, Nagisa is inspired to create a swim club at the school. He is the treasurer. Nagisa’s specialty is the breaststroke.

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REI RYΕͺGAZAKI

Rei is a first year at Iwatobi highschool and Nagia’s classmate. He was on the track team as a pole vaulter, he didn’t perform well because he calculated his jumps too much. He likes all things that are beautiful. Even a person’s form in a sport. He was approached many times by Nagisa to join the swim club after Nagisa saw how athletic Rei was. Rei refused him many times. But Nagisa never gave up. When he goes to a swim practice just to see what it’s all about he witnesses Haru’s swimming and admires his beautiful freestyle. After this moment he joins the club. Little did Nagisa know, Rei can not swim. Rei manages to learn to swim by doing the butterfly stroke. Rei’s speciality is the butterfly stroke.

 


REVIEW

I’ve been into sports anime as of lately. I’m totally all about them. So I decided to give Free! A try.

First the animation for this show is really good, the men are drawn super hot. 😍😍😍 their bodies are definitely as defined as the real swimmers. The drawing with the men swimming in the water is amazing. It looks as though you are watching Michael Phelps swim in the olympics. The drawing of how the bodies move in water is on point.

This show felt more like a drama than a sports anime. Usually, the sports anime I’ve been watching keep me on the edge of my seat. The intensity is not as crazy like the others. Don’t get me wrong the swimming was amazing. The races were cool but it doesn’t keep me on the edge of my seat.

The show focused mainly on Haru and Rin’s relationship; they once use to be best friends and then that changes when they get older. Haru only wanting to swim because he just likes the water. No rules. Then Rin trying to achieve a goal like his dad. Then Rin getting upset with Haru not being motivated to move on after highschool in his career. It kind of was annoying to keep going back and forth with their relationship. Their relationship and selfish personality also effected the other members in this show. So as for a sports anime I will give it a 5/10 and for drama 7/10.

This show was good but not the best sports anime.