|Zero and CC from Code Geass|
Image Courtesy: Hiino
“What in the world should I write about?” this question was haunting me since last few days. No, it’s not writer’s block. It’s just that I had too many things on my mind. Firstly, MBA admissions and then other otiose things. However, I was never busy when it came to watching Animes (Japanese toons) and reading Mangas (Japanese comics). I have watched almost all the anime series that my friends recommended yet the list of animes that I want to watch shows no sign of exhaustion. Though, I don’t understand Japanese and watch either English subbed or dubbed version of the anime, I still love watching them. I have also learnt few Japanese words and I do not find Japanese names hard-to-pronounce anymore.
My journey to the “anime” world started with Naruto, an orphan ninja, who always craved to be acknowledged by his villagers, and inside whom nine-tailed-fox chakra was sealed. It’s an ongoing show and right now, the ninja world is waging fourth ninja world war. Then, I watched Death Note. Was I impressed by Light Yagami also known as Kira? I totally fell for him and his brain. You see, it’s hard to find such an intelligent guy and when you find one, it’s either in the Animes or the Mangas. However, he had no sense of humor and he hardly cared about anyone else other than him nevertheless I liked him and I still like him but there’s someone else I like more and that’s Lelouch Lamperouge or Lelouch vi Britannia from Code Geass. I believe that I shall never like a fictional character more than I like Lelouch, who was just a high school student yet bore the burden of saving the world from the Holy Britannia Empire.
I, who has always been a sucker for vampire and werewolf stories, watched quite a few vampire animes; Shiki, a story of a quiet and boring village under corpse demons attack, the villagers battle against the plague and finally the destruction of the village itself caused by Natsuno Yuuki who plotted not only against his kind but the villagers too; Tsukihime (Lunar Princess), a story of a vampire named Arcueid, her quest to destroy Roa (her former love-interest) and her new love interest, Shiki; Black Blood Brothers, a quite humorous story of two brothers, where the eldest, Jiro, lives to protect his youngest brother, Kotaro, so that he can pass on the legacy that had once saved him; Vampire Knight and Vampire Knight Guilty, a romantic triangle between two vampires (Yuki and Kaname) and a Vampire hunter (Zero).
And under the tag “romance”, I have watched few animes; Angel Sanctuary, a romance between two siblings, where the brother also happens to be a reincarnation of an angel, who is the only one that can save the world; Skip Beat, a story of a girl named Kyoko, who followed the man whom she loved to Tokyo and did everything possible to assist him in achieving his dreams, only to be betrayed; Elfen Lied, a tale of a diclonius (a mutant) named Lucy and Kouta, her human friend.
Initial D is the only sports anime that I have watched until now and it was about Takumi Fujiwara’s discovery of his passion for street racing. Fullmetal Alchemist is an adventure of two alchemists, Alphonse and Edward, who lose their body/body-parts when they try to bring back their dead mother and later, go around the world searching for Philosopher Stone that would help them get their bodies back to normal. Darker than Black, a science fiction and supernatural story at the same time, is about Hei’s search for his sister’s whereabouts, who is also a contractor like him. High school of the dead is about a bunch of high school students, who escapes the lethal disease that turns people into zombies.
I have watched few other animes too and intend to watch more but I’m not going to talk about all of them here. Might be, I shall write another post on animes showcasing my craze for them.