Geek Day - Anime/mangas/tv-series
I’m going to be real with you guys. I am not well diverse in the anime world. People would consider me a basic person who likes anime, which is fine because I don’t care about people labeling me of who I am without knowing me personally. Neither should you listen to other people telling you who you are. As long as you are enjoying anime with yourself or other people, then that is all matters.
For those who don’t know what anime is. It is a genre of animated films, books, shows, etc., that Japan created for entertainment. It got famous worldwide, but it has been a massive hit in the U.S. to watch it and become a fan.
Back to talking about anime, I like to watch anime movies and tv shows. I have read some mangas before, but I don’t do it as often as I watch a show or movie. I just have been losing interest in reading mangas that might become an anime. I have been readings animated stories on Webtoon, though. Webtoon is an app/platform for people to create reports and publish them to read them. It’s a free app, but you can pay to get early access to individual stories. There are so many different kinds of genres that you can pick and read. My favorite stories on Webtoon are; Hive, Lore Olympus, The Girl Downstairs, Lookism, Boyfriend of the Dead, and Let’s Play.
As I am writing this blog, I don’t think I have watched an anime movie from a TV show or Studio Ghibli film. This is weird because I thought I did and I was so pumped writing this blog to share my interest in watching anime movies...oh well. I can just share with you what Studio Ghibli’s films I have watched and continue watching. Studio Ghibli is a Japanese film company known for its animated short films, films, and television commercials. It started in 1985 and has been making films since then. I like all their movies that I have watched, to be honest. I recommend watching these films first before watching anime TV shows or mangas because they are shorter to watch than anime TV shows/mangas. I made my family watch Studio Ghibli’s films, and they like it. My family consists of Latino males. I’m not trying to say that Latino or other people of color don’t watch or like anime but watching anime, not many people watch anime compare to now. At least, that is what I grew up in...Anyway, I watched; Ponyo, Spirited Away, Howle’s Moving Castle, Kiki’s Delivery Service, My Neighbor Totoro, Castle In The Sky, The Cat Returns, The Wind Rises, When Marnie Was There, and Porco Rosso.
Now is the time to talk about anime tv-shows. This will be very hard for me to explain particular tv-shows belonging in specific categories because the fans of anime are very different from each other. I don’t want to upset many people—this all from my opinion from someone who is not a super fan of anime but enjoys it.
I was born in the early 2000s, so I never grew up watching the 80s to 90s anime tv-shows like Sailor Moon or Dragon Ball Z, but I would like to observe a few of them once I am ready to watch them. My younger and only brother and I have discussed how TV shows are part of the older generation and which TV shows are part of the newer generation. I know Demon Slayer, My Hero Academia, and Black Clover are part of the new age because they started after 2010 and continue to be made. I don’t know how certain animes are considered old, even though those certain animes are still being made. For example, One Piece as a tv-show came out in October 1999, and their 20th season was aired in 2019, stopped in April 2020 because of COVID but later released new episodes halfway through 2020. In my opinion, I would consider One Piece as a new generation, even though it has been through two decades. It is going to release more episodes after 2021. But that is just my opinion, and probably a few people or none relate to what I think. Which is okay; everybody has their idea.
Here are some animes that I watched; Food Wars, Demon Slayer, Attack On Titan, Sword Art Online, Naruto, Dragon Ball, Yu-Gi-Oh, Pokémon, Black Clover, Parasyte, My Hero Academia, Hunter x Hunter, Seven Deadly Sins, How To Pick Up Girls In A Dungeon, Boruto, The Promised Neverland, Assassination Classroom, and Blood Blockade Battlefront. I never finished a few animes because I got tired of them or I started to watch other ones.
Of course, there are other animes that people want me to watch, and I will. I have plenty of time to watch them. If you haven’t watched a few of them, then you should watch them. So we can talk about it.
Written By: Julian Calderon