With everything right with Fate/stay Night, Gilgamesh completely jars my experience. He’s a spoiled prat, he lacks depth as a character, and his most defining moments as a character lacked the detail and explanation that could’ve made him seem like the unstoppable threat that he is supposed to be. Maybe I just don’t like rapists ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
Full Metal Panic! is the oddest mix of fun and seriousness that I’ve seen. Is it even correct to say that Kaname and Sousuke are a couple? It’s weird. I spent a while on this one. It was rough trying to shift through all of the “possible couples,” the “one-sided couples,” etc. and, somehow, this is the one I’ve settled on.
Go watch Full Metal Panic! (especially since the anime will finally be finished soon™), or, if you can, go read the entire light novel series.
Asuka Langley Soryu, from Neon Genesis Evangelion, is the BEST waifu. Who the hell knows why I love this bitch, but you better believe I do. I’ve got the figures, the blanket, the posters, etc. and, to top it all off, this past Saturday (August 12, 2017), I got Tiffany Grant’s autograph. You could say that I’m pretty happy right now.
Yoshiteru Zaimokuza from Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru (OreGairu) is the GOAT. And he’s voiced by Nobuyuki Hiyama? Damn son.
No, really, go watch both seasons of OreGairu.
A rarely seen bunch, yes, but Antonio, Carlos, and Jobim are probably my favorite comedic characters in anime. Every scene they’re in is great. The group is one of the little things that makes Cowboy Bebop that much better.
Pen Pen, the hyper-intelligent hot-springs penguin, is one of my favorite characters from Neon Genesis Evangelion. Having been spared from euthanization by Misato, Pen Pen now lives a comfortable life in the apartment he shares with her, Shinji, and Asuka. He reads the morning paper and takes beer with his breakfast. He takes hot baths and relaxes in his own custom climate-controlled refrigerator/chamber room thing. Quite frankly, I don’t think Pen Pen is afraid the Human Instrumentality Project, since he’s not human. Pen Pen is one of the two characters in Neon Genesis Evangelion that did nothing wrong.
Truly a classic. Golden Boy is 6 episodes of pure comedy. Kintaro Oe leaves school right before graduation and travels around Japan working new jobs and learning about the world around him. In addition to his insatiable desire to learn is an equally powerful lust of women. He uses his knowledge to do his best to woo the women he meets in his travels, but he generally fails . . . he thinks.
The OST is light and really sets the mood the entire way through. The animation is not always of the highest quality, but it works perfectly. Both the Japanese and English voice acting fit Golden Boy perfectly, and it would be wrong to say that it should sound any other way. An HD remaster of this OVA series would be a great sight to see, and I patiently await the day I can throw money at one.