10 anime that turn 10 this year

10 Anime that turn 10 this year Part 2

Here we go with 10 anime that turn 10 this year Part 2:

(If you want to read part 1, here it is…)

Princess Jellyfish

Princess Jellyfish anime

Princess Jellyfish centers on Amamizukan, an apartment building in Tokyo, where the only tenants are otaku women, and where no men are allowed. While each character has her own particular fixation, the protagonist is Tsukimi Kurashita, whose love of jellyfish stems from memories of her deceased mother taking her to an aquarium and linking the lace-like tendrils of jellyfish to the dresses of princesses. Tsukimi hopes to become an illustrator and is an awkward girl terrified of social interaction, attractive people and the prospect of formal work.

The other tenants of Amamizukan are the same, being NEETs who refer to themselves as the “Sisterhood”. Tsukimi meets the stylish Kuranosuke Koibuchi, the illegitimate son of a politician, who cross-dresses to avoid the obligations of politics and to feel closer to his mother. Tsukimi keeps the secret of his masculinity from her man-hating housemates, even as she is troubled by the intimacy of having a man in her room at times.

Amamizukan’s neighborhood is under threat of redevelopment, as opportunists aim to turn the quaint area into a more cosmopolitan region, with many of the buildings being demolished to make room for hotels and shopping centers. Although Amamizukan’s tenants fear and loathe attractive people, they are helped by Kuranosuke who does not want to see Amamizukan destroyed.

The Secret World of Arrietty

The Secret World of Arrietty

A boy named Shō tells the audience he still remembers the week in summer he spent at his mother’s childhood home with his maternal great aunt, Sadako, and the house maid, Haru. When Shō arrives at the house on the first day, he sees a cat, Niya, trying to attack something in the bushes, but it gives up after it is attacked by a crow. Shō gets a glimpse of Arrietty, a young Borrower girl, returning to her home through an underground air vent.

At night, Arrietty’s father, Pod, takes her on her first “borrowing” mission, to get sugar and tissue paper. After obtaining a sugar cube from the kitchen, they travel inside a hollow wall to a bedroom which they enter through an intriguing dollhouse with working electric lights and kitchen utensils. However, it is Shō’s bedroom; he lies awake and sees Arrietty when she tries to take a tissue from his night table. Startled, she drops the sugar cube. Shō tries to comfort her, but Pod and Arrietty quietly leave and go home.

The next day, Shō puts the sugar cube and a little note beside the air vent where he first saw Arrietty. Pod warns Arrietty not to take it because their existence must be kept secret from humans. Nevertheless, she sneaks out to visit Shō in his bedroom. She drops the sugar cube on the floor, letting him know that she is there. Without showing herself, she tells Shō to leave her family alone and that they do not need his help, but they soon have a conversation, which is interrupted by the crow, who attacks Arrietty, but Shō saves her and Haru comes in and drives the crow away. On her return home, Arrietty is intercepted by her father. Realizing they have been detected, Pod and his wife Homily decide that they must move out. Shō learns from Sadako that some of his ancestors had noticed the presence of Borrowers in the house and had the dollhouse custom-built for them. The Borrowers had not been seen since, however.

Pod returns injured from a borrowing mission and is helped home by Spiller, a Borrower boy he met on the way. He informs them that there are other places the Borrowers could move to. While Pod is recovering, Shō removes the floorboard concealing the Borrower household and replaces their kitchen with the kitchen from the dollhouse, to show he hopes them to stay. However, the Borrowers are frightened by this and instead speed up their moving process.

After Pod recovers, he goes to explore possible new living quarters. Arrietty goes to bid farewell to Shō, but in the course of the conversation he suggests to her that the Borrowers are becoming extinct. Arrietty tells him fiercely that they will not give up so easily. Shō apologises that he has forced them to move out and reveals he has had a heart condition since birth and will have an operation in a few days. The operation does not have a good chance of success. He believes that there is nothing he can do about it, saying that eventually every living thing dies.

While Sadako is out, Haru notices the floorboards have been disturbed. She unearths the Borrowers’ house and captures Homily. Alerted by her mother’s screams, Arrietty leaves Shō in the garden and goes to investigate. Saddened by her departure, Shō returns to his room. Haru locks him in and calls a pest removal company to capture the other Borrowers alive. Arrietty comes to Shō for help; they rescue Homily and he destroys all traces of the Borrowers’ presence.

On their way out during the night, the Borrowers are spotted by the cat Niya. Sleepless, Shō goes into the garden for a stroll, and the cat leads him to the “river”, where the Borrowers are waiting for Spiller to take them further. Shō gives Arrietty a sugar cube and tells her that her courage and the Borrowers’ fight for survival have made him want to live through the operation. Arrietty gives him her hair clip as a token of remembrance. The Borrowers leave in a floating teapot with Spiller.

The Disney international dubbed version contains a final monologue, where Shō states that he never saw Arrietty again and returned to the home a year later, indicating that the operation had been successful. He is happy to hear rumors of objects disappearing in his neighbors’ homes.

The Tatami Galaxy

The Tatami Galaxy

One autumn evening at a mysterious ramen stand behind the Shimogamo Shrine, a lonely third-year college student bumps into a man with an eggplant-shaped head who calls himself a god of matrimony. Meeting this man causes the student to reflect upon his past two years at college—two years bitterly spent trying to break up couples on campus with his only friend Ozu, a ghoulish-looking man seemingly set on making his life as miserable as possible. Resolving to make the most out of the rest of his college life, the student attempts to ask out the unsociable but kind-hearted underclassman Akashi, yet fails to follow through, prompting him to regret not living out his college life differently. As soon as this thought passes through his head, however, he is hurtled through time and space to the beginning of his years at college and given another chance to live his life.

Surreal, artistic, and mind-bending, Yojouhan Shinwa Taikei chronicles the misadventures of a young man on a journey to make friends, find love, and experience the rose-colored campus life he always dreamed of.

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

Trigun: Badlands Rumble

While robbing a bank in Macca City, Gasback is betrayed by his henchmen and leader Cain who plan to kill him, seize the money and retire to a life of luxury. Vash the Stampede, a humanoid gunfighter, intervenes and allows the henchmen and Cain to escape due to his strict no-kill policy. Gasback escapes using explosives, one of which destroys the city’s power plant. 20 years later, Gasback has destroyed one henchman’s property and forced him to seek refuge with Cain, who became the Mayor by using his share of money to repair the power plant. However, Cain is worried that Gasback might try to steal his huge rotating statue built in the center of the city, and insures it for 5 billion double-dollars, prompting insurance girls Milly Thompson and Meryl Stryfe to arrive and run risk prevention. Vash helps bounty hunter named Amelia fight off thugs harassing her aboard the sand steamer, and himself starts flirting with her. Amelia and many other bounty hunters have gathered there to capture Gasback upon his anticipated arrival and win the bounty of 300 million double dollars on his head. While in a bar, Gasback is rescued from police ambush by his new bodyguard Nicholas D. Wolfwood, a priest and assassin who was saved by Gasback while nearly dying of thirst in a desert. This resulted in a contract binding Wolfwood as the bodyguard but not an active participant in the robbery against Cain.

Vash and Amelia meet Milly and Meryl at dinner and the same night, Gasback destroys a factory owned by the second henchmen at a nearby town, forcing him to seek refuge with Cain. The word spreads the rumored attack on Macca City was a hoax, and as everyone begins to leave, Gasback arrives and fights off the hungover bounty hunters. Vash intervenes, but is distracted by Wolfwood who allows Gasback to enter Cain’s house. With his contract officially over, Wolfwood allows Vash to chase Gasback inside where Amelia learns Vash allowed Gasback to escape 20 years ago, and Cain manages to escape amidst the interruption. Vash once again allows Gasback to escape despite protests by Amelia who reveals Gasback’s escape harmed a lot of lives including her own and her mother’s. Gasback sets off a string of explosions that separate the massive bulb-shaped power plant from its cradle and it rolls through the city past dumbstruck citizens straight to the city’s main gates where a getaway vehicle secures the plant and drives away. Amelia pursues Gasback and is joined by Vash and Wolfwood. Vash tries to stop her from killing Gasback and himself gets shot by one of Gasback’s henchmen, eventually landing into dry quicksand. Wolfwood tries to save him but retrieves only his sunglasses. They take the sad news back to Milly and Meryl in the now darkened city and Amelia starts to think she’s no better than Gasback.

The next day, Amelia and Wolfwood try to take down Gasback and reclaim the plant. They’re joined by Vash, who survived because the bullet instead hit a tough piece of smoked meat in his pocket, and the insurance girls passing there nearly fell into the same pit, rescuing him. Vash then defeats Gasback in a duel with a shot to the leg and shoulder. Gasback activates a secret energy-based weapon, which is countered by Amelia using a mechanical glove Gasback recognizes as something he made for his wife, Amelia’s mother. Amelia explains she was born shortly after Gasback left her mother well-provisioned, to commit more robberies, but rival thieves came and stole everything. The neighbors and doctors didn’t save Amelia’s dying mother. However, having adopted Vash’s outlook, Amelia allows Gasback to live. Cain emerges with a gaudy missile bearing his face which Wolfwood dispatches with a single shot from his Cross Punisher. The town is restored, and the insurance girls greet Vash and Wolfwood before going off to report on the events. Gasback, Cain and others are arrested, and the police caravan is followed by Amelia. Vash discovers a newspaper page, deciding to head in a new direction. Looking at the paper, Wolfwood learns the Dodongo Brothers have escaped prison and concludes Vash has something to do with them.

Yamada’s First Time: B Gata H Kei

Yamada's First Time: B Gata H Kei

Yamada, first name withheld, is a 15-year-old girl who has just entered Takizawa High School. Easily considered exceptionally beautiful, she has only one problem with her own body, she thinks her vagina looks weird and is very self-conscious about it.

Upon entering high school, her dream was to have casual sex with 100 men but therein lies the problem, she believes an experienced partner will tease her about the way her vagina looks or simply the fact that she’s a virgin. She stumbles upon the solution in the form of Kosuda Takashi, a fellow virgin, whom she believes will help ease the transition to more experienced partners.

There’s only one small problem, Yamada doesn’t know anything about sex or the ancient art of seduction, meaning her quest to conquer Kosuda will be a difficult one.

So far, a small list of those anime that turn 10 this year, although it seems to us that time passes too quickly. If you realize that you have missed a title to see, it is your opportunity to add good moments to your life!

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10 anime that turn 10 this year

10 Anime that turn 10 this year Part 1

I imagine that it is happening to you too: this 2020 is being especially slow (or is it that we want it to end at once …) But if we look back, we will find that there have been animes that have been released 10 years ago and We hadn’t realized that so much time had passed. I don’t want to alarm you, but we are getting old!

Here we go with 10 anime that turn 10 this year:

Black Lagoon: Roberta’s Blood Trail

10 anime that turn 10 this year Black Lagoon: Roberta's Blood Trail

Roberta, the terrorist-turned-maid that made her appearence in the first season of Black Lagoon, returns in this five-episode OVA series—and this time, all bets are off!

Roberta’s benefactor, the patriarch of the Lovelace clan, is murdered during a political rally. The assassin’s trail soon leads back to Roanapur—so now she has returned on a mission of vengeance! However, close behind her is the new patriarch, Garcia, as well as Roberta’s apprentice (and maid), Fabiola Iglesias. As the body count of Roberta’s bloody rampage mounts, forces from within the corrupt island (which includes the Lagoon Company), as well as overseas converge on what threatens to escalate into all-out war!

Durarara!! 

10 anime that turn 10 this year Durarara!!

Mikado Ryūgamine, a young boy who longs for the exciting life of the big city, moves to Ikebukuro to attend Raira Academy with his childhood friend Masaomi Kida, whom he has not seen since he was young. After the two meet at the train station, they set out to explore the streets of Ikebukuro. Masaomi warns Mikado about people he does not want to cross in the city such as the violent and superhumanly strong man Shizuo Heiwajima, the information broker Izaya Orihara, and the mysterious gang known as “The Dollars.” After running into some of the side characters, Mikado sees a local legend called the “Black Rider” who rides around Ikebukuro on a black motorcycle that occasionally neighs like a horse and who is rumored to have no head under her helmet. The “Black Rider’s” real name is Celty Sturluson; she is an Irish dullahan who is in Ikebukuro looking for her stolen head while working as an underworld courier. The narrative follows all of the characters equally, showing how their lives intersect and create a greater plot line from each character’s knowledge about a common incident.

Occult Academy

Anime that turn 10 this year Occult Academy

Maya is the daughter of the former Headmaster of Waldstein Academy. In 2012, the world is invaded by aliens, and time travelers like Fumiaki are sent back to the year 1999 to prevent apocalypse by destroying the Nostradamus Key. In 1999, Maya returns to the Academy as headmaster with the intention of destroying it. Her plan is interrupted when she meets Fumiaki and learns of the forthcoming destruction. They form a pact to look for the Key.

In order to find the Key, time agents were provided with specially created cell phones. By using the phone, Maya and Fumiaki investigate occult occurrences.

Oreimo

Anime that turn 10 this year Oreimo

Kyosuke Kosaka, a normal 17-year-old high school student living in Chiba, has not gotten along with his younger sister Kirino in years. For longer than he can remember, Kirino has ignored his comings and goings and looked at him with spurning eyes. It seemed as if the relationship between Kyosuke and his sister, now fourteen, would continue this way forever. One day however, Kyosuke finds a DVD case of a magical girlanime which had fallen in his house’s entranceway. To Kyosuke’s surprise, he finds a hidden eroge inside the case and he soon learns that both the DVD and the game belong to Kirino. That night, Kirino brings Kyosuke to her room and reveals herself to be an otaku with an extensive collection of moe anime and younger-sister-themed eroge she has been collecting in secret. Kyosuke quickly becomes Kirino’s confidant for her secret hobby. The series then follows Kyosuke’s efforts to help his sister to reconcile her personal life with her secret hobbies, while restoring their broken relationship and coming to terms with their true feelings for each other.

Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

Anime that turn 10 this year 
Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt

The “Anarchy Sisters,” Panty and Stocking, have been kicked out of Heaven for, to put it mildly, misbehaving. Led by a priest named Garterbelt, these angels must buy their way back by exterminating ghosts in Daten City. But this task requires unconventional weapons for these unorthodox angels—they transform their lingerie into weapons to dispatch the spirits. Unfortunately, neither of them take their duties seriously, as they rather spend their time in pursuit of other “hobbies”: Panty prefers to sleep with anything that walks, and Stocking favors stuffing her face with sweets than hunting ghosts.

Follow these two unruly angels as they battle ghosts, an overflow of bodily fluids, and their own tendency to get side-tracked in Panty & Stocking with Garterbelt.

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Anime Synopsis: Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho, Sammer Wars and Sarazanmai

Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho

Original title: Sora Yori Mo Tooi Basho
Direction: Atsuko Ishizuka
Genre: Adventure, Comedy
Format: Series
Episodes: 13
Studio: Madhouse
Year: 2018
Synopsis:
Mari Tamaki is a high school student who dreams of making the best trip of her life, but he is very afraid to do it. Then, she meets Shirase Kobuchizawa, who has been saving time to travel to Antarctica in search of her lost mother. Motivated by her friend, Mari begins working in a store part-time and saving money for the trip. Two other girls join the adventure and the four embark on a boat adventure to the frozen continent.

Summer Wars

Original title: Summer Wars
Direction: Mamoru Hosoda
Animation: Hiroyuki Aoyama, Shigeru Fujita, Kunihiko Hamada, and Kazutaka Ozaki
Script: Satoko Okudera
Music: Akihiko Matsumoto
Genre: Science Fiction, Comedy
Format: film
Duration: 114 min.
Production: Madhouse
Year 2009
Synopsis:
Welcome to the world of OZ, the largest social network on the internet! Connecting through a computer, television or telephone, millions of people enter this virtual world and take the form of avatars to lead a new life beyond the limits of reality. Kenji is a shy and highly gifted math student who works part-time as an OZ maintenance technician. Natsuki, the girl of his dreams, invites him to spend the summer with her and her traditional family in her hometown: Nagano. But when a virus attacks OZ, triggering a worldwide catastrophe, Kenji and the entire Jinnouchi clan start a true family crusade to save the virtual world and its inhabitants.

Sarazanmai

Original title: Sarazanmai
Direction: Ikuhara Kunihiko, Nobuyuki Takeuchi.
Genre: Fantasy, action, supernatural.
Format: Series
Episodes: 11
Studio: MAPPA
Year: 2019
Synopsis:
High school students Kazuki, Toi and Enta accidentally destroy the statue of a kappa in a temple, the kappa serves as the guardian of the Asakusa district of Tokyo. The students are turned into kappas by Keppi, the guardian of the place. In order to return to their original state, students must obey Keppi’s orders: to fight against zombified kappas and collect certain elements that fulfill the wishes of those who possess them. To defeat the zombies, the students must be together for the attack to be effective.

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Chica Manga Sailor Moon

Sailor Moon Manga vs Anime


Sailor Moon is probably one of the most celebrated manga and anime of all times. It has been the inspiration of many other magical girl-themed manga and anime series like Pretty Cure, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, and even Cute High Earth Defense Club LOVE! among many others. It has also inspired some cartoons from the west such as LoliRock.

For the record, Sailor Moon manga originally spawned 18 tankōbon published by Kodansha in the 90s. In 2003, it was re-released as 12 shinsōban volumes. On the other hand, the Sailor Moon anime has around 200 episodes while Sailor Moon Crystal has 39. With all of these anime episodes, you might be asking, “How the hell did all of these anime episodes fit the 18 tankōbon volumes released?!” or “Are there differences in the Sailor Moon manga and its anime version?”

Sailor Moon Manga vs Anime

Pacing

So, one of the major differences that the manga version has compared to the anime is the pacing. This is primarily because the manga was published much slower compared to the anime version. The manga is released an act a month while the anime releases episodes weekly, hence, there are more fillers in the anime. That being said, it came quite interesting that both the manga and the anime are still closely similar to each other.

Illustration Details

There are also notable differences in the Sailor Moon manga and anime illustrations. Its manga version is much detailed when compared to the anime version. The manga is drawn with finer lines making the illustrations look more delicate. This also made the characters look prettier. It even improved as the mangaka’s drawing style peaked. The various monsters that appeared in the manga were also given more detail. Thus, making them look scarier.

Storyline

The storyline of the manga is also notably more mature and deep compared to its anime counterpart.

On violence…

There were also much more violence and suicides that appeared in the mange; very little made it through the anime version.

Content

On LGBT content…

Since the manga was mature in nature, a lot of topics on feminism and LGBT were tackled. While the anime version, especially the English dubbed version, was censored on so many different levels, the manga went on in greater detail. For instance, in the manga version Sailors Neptune and Uranus were presented as girlfriends. However, in the English run, they have become cousins instead to easily explain their closeness and dabble on the idea of same-gender relationships.

Alternatively, in the classic anime, there were certain characters, which were previewed to be gay. Take for example, Fish Eye. In the classic anime, Fish Eye is described a gay kind of cross dresser who carelessly fell head over heels in love with Mamoru. However, in the manga, Fish Eye is only deemed as slightly effeminate. He also does not cross dress in the manga nor does he display any homosexual curiosity. In the manga, he even attempted to seduce Sailor Mercury or Ami.

On character maturity…

Though Usagi may be really cool as Sailor Moon, her usual self in the anime may have come out to be a little annoying at times. She also seemed whiny and frustrating in several occasions. However, the manga version of Usagi, can be considered to be much more mature than the anime one. In the initial parts of the manga, Usagi was a lazy and cry baby girl similar to how she was portrayed in the anime, but as the story progresses and matures, so does Usagi. Unlike in the anime version, Usagi seemed to have dragged on her annoying qualities for so long it made our heroine bothersome in the long haul.

These are just scratching the tip of the iceberg in terms of the differences between the anime and manga versions of Sailor Moon, so if you have time to spare, you could get different kicks in watching the anime and/or reading the manga.

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Chica Manga 7 Bad Ass Reasons to Start Watching Gintama

7 Bad Ass Reasons to Start Watching Gintama

Gintama is possibly one of the well-received anime of all time. Not only does it give its audience so much comedy, it also parodies a lot of different anime titles – both new and old ones. However, because of this, many other people who have not really watched Gintama think that this anime is purely full of gags and parodies. Parodies aside, Gintama has an impressive plot as well as remarkable character development – each of which has enthralling backstories of their own. Therefore, if you are still having second thoughts with Gintama, these 7 badass reasons should get your interest up.

1. Setting

The main story of Gintama is set in Japan’s Edo period. Though this time period should be full of samurai’s, Gintama’s plot setting depicts it to be completely taken over by what is known as Amanto or aliens. These aliens believe that humans, particularly samurai, belong to some lowly race of beings. That said, they still acknowledge the innate potential that they have in battle. Because of this, sword usage has been wholly banned to prevent possible rebellions. The only ones allowed to bear swords would be the police.

The story centers around Sakata Gintoki and his comrades Kagura and Shimura Shinpachi. Gintoki is not like most protagonists who are diligent, passionate, and heroic. Gintoki is more of the opposite. He is a very lazy and no-good person who runs an odd job business named Yorozuya. He and his crew would do any kind of job so long as he gets payment for the task.

2. Protagonist Back Story

With this setting all laid out, you might be thinking, “Nah~! Nothing different from the usual ‘save the world’ kind of anime protagonist” Sorry to burst that bubble, but our protagonist does not have that in mind. Gintoki should be taken simply. No, his story does not revolve about thinking of plots to drive away or eliminate the Amanto. He is just your lazy assed guy who likes to play poker games as well as eat his sweets the entire day. Saving his country from the Amanto is something that has not crossed his mind. He even out-and-out declines training to toughen up. So, you see, he is not your usual kind of hero protagonist.

The reason behind this is because of his back-story. He once served in a war where he lost so much leading him to losing his reason to live a meaningful life. The story then flows to him finding better causes to live his life as well as waking up the sleeping hatred he has deeply kept for the Amanto as well as the government supporting the latter. This mysterious past will be one of the things that will glue your attention to Gintama.

3. Sound Tracks

Gintama’s Original Sound Tracks or OSTs are excellent, to say the least. Each of them plays to trigger the appropriate mood yet still complimenting the comedic scenes and humor that Gintama has. This works with both the Opening and Ending OSTs as well.

Honestly speaking though, there are few fight scene sound tracks that are not fitting, but most serve well. The ones for the dramatic scenes are spot on though. Works every time, I must say.

4. Anime Style

Animation style has been improving circa the time that anime first popularized. However, Gintama’s animation comes to be quite nostalgic especially for long-time anime watchers – by long time, I meant the older generations. LOL! The animation style is a bit like of the classic ones so newer anime watchers may see this as something off putting. If you are one of those who are not impressed with Gintama’s anime style, just watch it for a few more episodes, the animation will grow into you eventually.

5. Character Line Up

Gintama boasts of a varied line up of characters that each have their own interesting or mysterious backstories. Some of the characters include:

Kagura is a female character belonging from an unbelievably strong clan. She is also the anime’s female lead.

Katsura is another character who has an obsession of correcting people who mispronounce his name. Viewers will often find him to displaying comedic fits and blurting out adorable and “witty” catchwords.

Shimura Shinpachi is a glasses-wearing lead character. Though that said, his glasses are the ones mostly noticed first by the others – even if he is not using them.

These are just three of the many characters, of course, but most of them have their own interesting stories to tell as well as have their own unique quirks that make them adorable altogether. Gintama’s mangaka, Sorachi Hideaki, also made sure to give separate episodes for the side characters. Character development for most of the characters is carefully and exquisitely done by the mangaka.

6. Comedic Parodies

Gintama is filled with parodies, which is an element that many fans really like about this anime. Gintama parodies many other anime and manga titles as well as characters both real life and anime / manga ones. Most are made in sidesplitting ways while others even come out clever at times. Some of the anime titles that Gintama parodied include Bleach, One Piece, Dragon Ball Z, Naruto, and Super Mario to name a few. You can expect endless laughter just from the parodies.

7. Serious Drama

One of the main reasons why Gintama is veered away by many is due to the fact that they think it is lacking in drama and seriousness, but actually, that is not entirely true. Gintama is not all gags and comedy, it also has some serious drama that everyone can dig into.

Without revealing too much, Gintama can make you cry as if fresh onions were dropped right in front of you while you watch it. The serious backstories are also notable to watch out for.

If you are looking for an ounce of laughter and drama all rolled into one, then Gintama is one to watch. Give it a try and you will find yourself hooked.

Gintama originally started running in 2006 and still ongoing with the latest episode at 341 as of writing. It also currently has 4 anime films already out.

Bonus

During the celebration of the last day of the fan event Gintama Matsuri 2019 it has been revealed that work is already underway on a new animated production, of which, for the moment, no more details are known. But we leave you the promotional video …

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Christmas Specials Anime edition

Is that time of the year when all our favorite TV series are fully devoted to showing us the spirit of Christmas as its .

As at Chica Manga we love Anime, we present Christmas Specials of our loved characters!

Enjoy!

1 Punchline

Chica Manga Christmas Special Punchline

Everything starts a few days before Christmas.

One day, after an incident of bus hijacking, Yuta finds himself expelled from his own body and turned into a spirit. Guided by the cat spirit Chiranosuke, Yuta must learn to master his spiritual powers in order to protect his friends.

2 Love Hina Christmas Special: Silent Eve

Chica Manga Christmas Special love hina

There has been a rumor that when Christmas arrives that is your chance to confess your feelings to your loved one. This is a fun holiday tale that anyone can enjoy even if it is with friends and family.

3 Nichijou – Episode 22

Chica Manga Christmas Special nichijou

In this very brief Helvetica Standard segment (random comical short that is self-contained, and generally outside the main story of Nichijou), Santa visits a young boy and offers him a delightful present… Delicious melon bread. Unfortunately, the boy is less than impressed. A dramatic story in less than 3 minutes.

4 Azumanga – Episode 17

Chica Manga Christmas Special Azumanga

It’s almost Christmas, Tomo and Kagura get into an argument at class concerning Chiyo’s belief in Santa Claus, coming up with explanations regarding how gifts are given around the world in one night.
When Chiyo settles the matter by saying that Santa Claus is her father!


5 Toradora – Episode 19

Chica Manga Christmas Special Toradora

A Christmas party with all the ups and downs you can imagine!

6 Hetalia – Episode 31

Chica Manga Christmas Special Hetalia

At the World Academy W, Germany decides that the month’s newsletter will be on how other countries celebrate Christmas. Japan and Italy agree to the idea, as it sounds interesting. Germany asks Italy how he celebrates his Christmas.

7 Lucky Star – Episode 11

Chica Manga Christmas Special lucky star

There are many topics that girls can talk about: exams, studies, Santa and even cakes. Here is a anime that you can get a cuteness overload. This anime is the perfect choice to get your holiday cheer on without the heavy emotions that could be coming your way.

These are just some of our Anime Christmas specials.
What are your favorites? Which ones would you add to this list?



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chica manga fruits basket new adaptation to anime

Fruits Basket will be completely adapted into a new anime

Fruits Basket will be completely adapted into a new anime.

Natsuki Takaya’s manga will again reach the small screen, but this time it will tell the full story published between 1999 and 2006.

Next year FunimationNow will exclusively broadcast the new Fruits Basket anime which, unlike its 2001 predecessor, will completely adapt the manga created by Natsuki Takaya.

“We’ve heard the question: ‘Will there ever be a new Fruits Basket season that covers the whole manga?’ in conventions and on social networks for years,” Funimation wrote on his blog announcing that now the manga will actually be carried by complete a series thanks to an alliance of FunimationNow and TMS Entertainment.

The new Fruits Basket anime will be supervised by the director Yoshihide Ibata, while Taka Kishimoto will be responsible for the composition of the series, Yuu Shindou of the character design and Natsuki Takaya will be the executive producer.

Along with the announcement was revealed an image of what will be this new adaptation of the magician, which presents the four main characters  of the story including Tohru Honda, who will have the voice of Manaka Iwami.

The first anime of Fruits Basket, was produced by Studio Deen in 2001 and lasted 26 episodes that only reached to adapt 6 volumes of magician that was just finished by Takaya in 2006. This, although the story did not explore all the elements of the original material, left the fans waiting for more.

But now the followers of Fruits Basket will have a new opportunity to follow the adventures of Tohru in the adaptation of 2019 that will feature the voices of Nobunaga Shimazaki as Yuki Sohma, Yuuma Uchida as Kyo Sohma and Yuichi Nakamura as Shigure Sohma in addition to the aforementioned Manaka Iwami in the role of Tohru.

Wait for this great event and enjoy all the treasures of Fruits Basket. Choose yours and succeed!

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Chica Manga anime most viewed fall season by country

The most watched anime releases of this season by region

The most watched anime releases of this season by region.

With the start of the fall season, and with many anime releases going on, most fans have already discovered what their favorite series are.
Here is a summary of the tastes of the viewers by country or region
Which series triumphs more in each region? And in your country? Join us to discover it!

As an explanation, we remind you that these maps only include series premiered this season and not those that have continued since previous seasons, such as Black Clover or Boruto: Naruto Next Generations.

Search your area and have fun learning what animes your neighbors watch.

EuropeChica Manga anime most viewed fall season by country Europe

Europe, region of very different countries where the triumph of Giorno with Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Golden Wind is something indisputable, including in Spain and Portugal. Perhaps it is because of its setting in Italy or because it is a series with a very Mediterranean atmosphere, but it has managed to overcome Goblin Slayer, which is less popular here. In second place is That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime.

We also have Sword Art Online, Seuran Kanuga, Zombieland Zaga, and Ulysses: Jeanne d´Arc and the Alchemist Knight.

America

Chica Manga anime most viewed fall season by country US

Only Goblin Slayer in the whole country? Because it is the most popular in each of the states! Although the adventures of Rimuru in That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime were in second place in practically every state.

Latin America

Chica Manga anime most viewed fall season by country Latam

The fans of Latin America are full of passion, so they have not been able to avoid placing Goblin Slayer as the most popular series with its harshness, crudeness and interesting background, something that has managed to dazzle the fans of Mexico and Brazil, for example. That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and Sword Art Online: Alicization also has its dose of fans, and even Zombie Land Saga appears in Haiti … although we all know that this series is increasing its legion of fans.

Canada

Chica Manga anime most viewed fall season by country Canada

Canada has more disparate tastes than its southern neighbors, and although Goblin Slayer also occupies a large part, there is room for That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime, Sword Art Online: Alicization in Quebec and New Brunswick, and even Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure : Golden Wind.

Australia

Chica Manga anime most viewed fall season by country Australia

The Internet legends  say that in Australia there are a lot of beings that can kill you, but if something does not kill you there are the goblins, or the goblins, as they are also called: Goblin Slayer completely dominates the views of the fans of the country .

Do you agree with this data? What is your favorite anime for this season?

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