Once again we are back with another set of anime for you to feast your eyes on. I’ve noticed the more I search for watchable anime, the chocked I am on series that I have missed in my anime travels. I hope by reading this you don’t have to miss some of the great series out there.

1. Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple

Kenichi the Mightiest Disciple

Shirahama Kenichi is an average student who has earned the nickname “Weak Legs” from always getting bullied. One day he meets a cute girl named Furinji Miu who helps him build the courage to begin training at a mysterious dojo where she lives. Here Kenichi faces intense training from masters of many different martial arts styles as he attempts to become stronger. (Quoted from http://www.animenewsnetwork.com)

I just finished watching this whole series. Its based on the normal loser getting beat up, but trains to become stronger. Something you typically see in live action Kung Fu flicks. Rooted in the main hero wanting to become stronger to protect those he values the action is intense with alot of what i call, learn from battles. On one hand Kenichi learns from the fights he is in, becoming a better fighter. On the other hand those he fights find out more about themselves as his influence causes some of them to change. What i really like about the series is the fact that there is a back story that connects Kenichi to the main villain of the series. It also connects him to where he trains and one of his partners. This anime reminds me of a Kung Fu flick I saw once called 10 Tigers. in 10 Tigers the main hero ends up learning from 10 different fighters. Kenichi learns from from 7. The funny moments are properly mixed in with the serious parts and the action parts so as not to over run the series. A definite much watch for those who love action anime.

 

2. Linebarrels of Iron

Linebarrels of Iron

Linebarrels of Iron

Kōichi Hayase, a weakling and an average student, is always bullied by his stronger classmates, and ends up being protected by his childhood friends Risako and Yajima. This makes him feel even worse since he realizes he is weaker than Risako, the woman he likes. But all this suddenly changes when a falling orbital drop mecha called Linebarrel misses the landing zone and kills him. He then returns to life, thanks to the intervention of the alien woman Emi, who was trying to land the mecha. Kōichi ends up being the pilot of Linebarrel and is linked to it for the rest of his new life. Linebarrel was designed to save humanity from an approaching interdimensional war and to bring justice to Earth—but with a pilot who has been resentful all his life this isn’t top priority. (Quoted from http://www.animenewsnetwork.com)

This is your usual loser get insane powers and has to come to term with the powers and the way he views himself. With a great story twist at the end, that you won’t see coming and a 6 way love interest storyline that is also going on. Great spin on the use of Mechs in the series and some great funny moments that make this a interesting watch. With only 29 EPs I would suggest this to any Sci Fi/Mech anime fan that has a open day to watch something.

3. Baki the Grappler

Hanma Baki, son of the strongest grappler in the world, is trying to claim his father’s throne. To do so he has to fight many; making lots of friends and enemies in the process. (Quoted from http://www.animenewsnetwork.com)

48 eps, mixed with subs and dubs. As someone who likes action anime, this series kicks ass. It reminds me of one of those old Shaw Bros. Martial Art flicks where guy training faces people of different skills and technics. the underlying dynamic between Baki, his father and his mother is what makes this cartoon different from the norm. But what takes away from this series is a lack of a proper ending. There is no big final face off that makes you feel completed, even though with the twist provided by the last fight, may make you look over that. A definite watch for someone who wants to see a interesting mesh of every fighting style from Kung Fu of Sumo Wrestling.

4. Blue Exorcist aka Ao no Exorcist

Blue Exorcist


Humans live in the world of Assiah, demons in Gehenna. The two dimensions are not meant to interfere with each other, but demons still possess creatures in Assiah in spite of this. The humans who can fight these demons are known as exorcists. Rin Okumura is a boy who bears the curse of being Satan’s illegitimate son. His foster father sacrificed himself to save him from demons. To avenge his foster father’s death as well as to prove himself, Rin decides to follow the path of an exorcist. (Quoted from http://www.animenewsnetwork.com)

what I liked about this 25 ep series is great artwork and a fresh spin on the demon Huntington thing. Of course they have the whole training school, the wild teachers and great fight scenes. but they also talk about the different style of demon hunting/fighting. everything from sword and gun fighting to chanting and spirit taming this chows give you a cool look into world of demon hunters. Then you add the interesting story of Rin and his brother…plus the people around them and you have a great series for those who are into the supernatural. What also is gonna catch your eye is the way they include the church. A definite must see.

I go to two places to get my Anime fix, http://www.animehere.com/ & http://www.animeboy.org/ . These sites are pretty good about updates and have a large library of stuff to look at. So until next time…watch and enjoy and remember who raised the ratings in this bitch…

 

See Ya Later Space Cowboy….



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