30DAC: Day 14 – Anime that Never Gets Old No Matter How Many Times You’ve Rewatched It

I’m surprised I actually chose a fairly long show/franchise for this prompt, but I’m choosing Digimon.

Matt’s spitting right in his face, yet he’s not putting on his goggles.

A gentle mix of nostalgia, cool monsters, likable characters, that thing I mentioned before about themed powers, some actually complex storylines, fun and cheesiness meld together so well that it’s so easy for me to just coast through old episodes of any of the first three series and enjoy it just as much as the first day I watched it. To be specific, though, I’m choosing Digimon series 1 or Adventure 01 since it was the one that started it all.

My Sub Dub Comparisons for the show (which I hope to get back to posting soon) have also introduced me to the awesome original version, so I can enjoy it in both languages. Sadly, it also highlighted just how awful some of the dialogue is in the dub, but I still enjoy every minute.

In essence, it usually is just a tried and true tale of good versus evil, but the setting of the Digital World and the aspects of the Digimon are pretty unique and interesting. Plus, some of the storylines, especially in Adventure 02 and Tamers are much more complex than that. I always thought it’d be awesome if it was real, but alas even with today’s technology there’s still no Digivice for me.


30DAC – Day 13: Anime Character You Are Most Similar To

A few years ago, on a forum I moderate, we had this same discussion and I chose Haruhi Suzumiya from The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya….Her character design is somewhat similar to how I look, and our personalities in terms of randomness, fantasies and to a degree escapism are also on par with each other.

However, I do look exactly like that when I’m writing reviews.

However, I’m not nearly as outgoing and confident as Haruhi. I’m only really random and fun when I’m with people I’ve known for a really long time.

Thinking it over…..I’m a lot like Tama from Bamboo Blade.

Those are exactly my glasses, but she only wears these once.

We’re both incredibly shy and anxious in public with little confidence outside of what we know best. We’re both big time anime fans, of course, though I haven’t found a show I’m quite as obsessed in as Tama is with Blade Bravers, but still. She’s very loyal to her friends, tries her best to face every challenge, but still falters when failure starts whispering in her ear. And in terms of looks, while I don’t have purple eyes or hair, we do have very similar hair styles, so that’s something. 😛

Oh yeah and we’re both broke….

Tama’s not really goofy, but she does have her funny moments mostly in regard to how awkward she can be around people. However, I think our biggest difference is that I haven’t found anything I have such a passion and talent for like Tama is with kendo. Hopefully one day, though.