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Part 2: For the Otakus out There
Continuation of the list of my all time favorite Anime/Manga
Here is the link for the Part 1 of this list. Just click it and read if you are not able to read it before. :)
Top 5: Mafia and Babies
It's Katekyo Hitman Reborn!
The Mafia concept and the baby-ish Arcobaleno plus the powers of each character equals AWESOME to the infinity! Nah! I am exaggerating that. But it was awesome. That's the truth!
A No-good boy becomes the Boss of a Mafia. And not your ordinary mafia, they have awesome powers and awesome weapons! He's name is Tsunayoshi Sawada. He is the tenth Vongola Boss and he uses the X-Gloves as his Primary weapon.
His Guardians is as follows:
- Hayato Gokudera - Storm Guardian, Tsuna's right hand and a bomb especialist
- Takeshi Yamamoto - Rain Guardian, a swordsman
- Kyoya Hibari - Cloud Guardian, a loner, tonfa-user guy
- Ryohei Sasagawa - Sun Guardian, a boxer
- Lambo - Lightning Guardian, a 5 year old hitman in a cow suit
- Mukuro Rokudo - Mist Guardian, a mischievous guy who once become an enemy, he uses illusion as his weapon
I forgot to tell you about the babies holding different colored pacifiers, here they are:
- Reborn - holder of the Sun Pacifier, world's greatest hitman
- Yumi - holder of the Sky Pacifier
- Verde - holder of the Lightning Pacifier, the smartest Arcobaleno
- Colonello - holder of the Rain Pacifier
- Skull - holder of the Cloud Pacifier, the weakest Arcobaleno
- Viper - holder of the Mist Pacifier, an Illusionist
- Fon - holder of the Storm Pacifier, champion of the Top Martial Arts Tournament in China
- Lal Mirch - former holder of the Rain Pacifier
- Bermuda - holder of the Clear Pacifier, the former strongest arcobaleno
Oh I forgot to say that they are the world's strongest people before they become babies. :)
Which Arcobaleno is your most favorite?
Nakama!Click thumbnail to view full-size
Top 4: Power of Nakama!
Yeah the power of nakama is a very trolling concept in Fairy Tail.
I like this series that is why I put it on top 4, but the fight scenes are so lacking that the strongest enemy is always beaten by the Nakama Power-up of the fairies. But still, I love how the mysteries are now slowly unlocking. How the readers begun speculating on different theories. It blows the mind of every readers.
The thing I very adored on Fairy Tail is they're different powers:
- Dragon Slaying Magic - Natsu as the Fire Dragon Slayer, Wendy as the Sky Dragon Slayer, Gajeel as the Iron Dragon Slayer, Laxus as the Lightning Dragon Slayer, Sting as the Light Dragon Slayer, Rogue as the Shadow Dragon Slayer and Cobra the Poison Dragon Slayer. I hope more Dragon Slayers will be seen in the series. I want a Water Dragon Slayer! :)
- Ice Make Magic - the nudist Gray and his frenemy Lyon is the best in this magic
- Requip Magic - Erza Scarlet is the best if we speak of requipping armors and weapons
- Celestial Spirit Magic - with the 10 Zodiac keys in her hands Lucy is the most popular with this magic.
- Takeover Magic - The Strauss Siblings are the most popular mages in Fairy Tail that uses this magic - Satan Soul for Mirajane, Beast Soul for Elfman and Animal Soul for Lisanna
- God Slaying Magic - counterparts for Dragon Slaying Magic, Fire God Slaying Magic, Lightning God Slaying Magic and Sky God Slaying Magic
- Growing/Extending Hair Magic - ooh I forgot to say that it's a Red Hair and it's HOT!
- Dark Magic - almost all the villains have this magic. Light vs Dark duh??!
- Archive - awesome-est power! a holographic computer magic! What's the best feature for this? DOWNLOAD SPEED is of the hook!! It's so fast! I don't know what broadband is he using in his magic. :))
- Fairy Tail's Three Greatest Magic - Fairy Law, Fairy Glitter and Fairy Sphere
- Others - Card Magic, Sand Magic, Earth Magic, Fire Magic, Demons and others
I think Fairy Tail is on the verge of its ending. But I wished it is not. The Battle between Fairy Tail and Tartaros is on its climax. With 2 demons defeated I think this Manga will rise up more but please don't troll the fight scenes! Make it more believable. ok? :))
Top 3: Kamehameha!
The all time favorite of all otakus! (I think!)
Dragon Ball Z!!
Dragon Ball GT!!
Dragon Ball Z Kai!!
So many Dragon Ball! Oh wait there are only 7 of it. haha! IYKWIM! :))
So what's good with Dragon Ball?
- Fight Scenes - epic fight scenes that almost last for a week
- Super Powers - Super Saiyan Mode, Instant Transmission Technique, Kamehameha, Fusion Technique, Spirit Bomb, Kaio Ken, Magnum Finger, Super Ghost Kamikaze Attack, Eraser Canon, Blaster Meteor, Kakarot, Destructo Disk, and many more!!
- Epic Characters - Son Goku, Vegeta, Majin Buu, Cell, Frieza, Broly, Goten, Trunks, Gohan, Chi Chi, Master Roshi, Bulma, Piccolo, Raditz, the Androids, Baby and others
- Story Arc - sooooo long! but worth it since this is an epic Anime!
But why only on the third spot? Cause it's too damn long and I forgot almost everything about it!!! :))
I remember way back 2010 that a live-action film of Dragon Ball was released. But it was BAADD! So Bad! The only thing that they had copy right is Goku's hair! It was also terrible! But let's give them a credit for effort! :))
The ShohokuClick thumbnail to view full-size
Top 2: L-O-V-E Rukawa! Rukawa!
The first sport-related Anime that I ever watched. Slam Dunk!
A deliquent outcast and the leader of a gang becomes a basketball player. Hanamichi Sakuragi has no previous background on sports or whatsoever but in order to impress the "love of his life" Haruko Akagi, he continues playing basketball and becomes a good player eventually.
The gang of Shohoku players are as follows:
- Hanamichi Sakuragi - a dumb who entered basketball just to impress his crush
- Kaede Rukawa - Sakuragi's rival on love and in court,he is the chick magnet in the team
- Hisashi Mitsui - an ex-junior high school MVP, the 3-pointer of the team
- Ryota Miyagi - the shortest and the fastest player on Shohoku's Team
- Takenori Akagi - the team leader, dreams of making Shohoku's Team the national champion
I like how every episode teach us something about basketball - the rules and regulations, type of pass, type of shoot, and others.
The best episode for me is when Sakuragi actually did the Slam Dunk! And because of his slam dunk, they win against Kainan an enters the InterHigh. That was an epic slam dunk! Everyone is amazed and the flash back about how Harukois teaching Sakuragi the slam dunk adds the drama in that episode.
Today there is a new Anime about basketball but I think Slam Dunk is still the better than that new series.
One PieceClick thumbnail to view full-size
Top 1: To become the Pirate King!
Who would've thought that the One Piece would be title for this epic pirate-based anime? And take not that the protagonists are PIRATES! We all know that pirates in real world are evil!
Why do everyone loves One Piece?
- The Protagonists have different personalities:
- Monkey D. Luffy - captain of the Straw Hat Pirates, a meat lover, Gomu Gomu Fruit -user, care-free, happy-go-lucky guy, has a big appetite and dreams of becoming the Pirate King.
- Roronoa Zorro - the Pirate Hunter, an expert swordsman, confident and has a comical personality, he is the strongest among Luffy's crew but often lost in direction
- Nami - the Cat Burglar, obsessed about treasures and money but is a good navigator, she dreams of drawing a map of the entire world.
- Ussop - nicknamed as the King of the Sniper, always tells a lie and very coward
- Sanji - the Black Leg, he is the cook of the gang, he has a strong sense of chivalry thus always protecting girls and never harming them, he dreams of going to "All Blue' where all kinds of fishes can be found
- Tony Tony Chopper - the Cotton Candy Lover, a blue-nosed reindeer and also the doctor of the Pirate Ship, he ate the Human Human Fruit, he is sometimes a coward too much like Ussop
- Nico Robin - the Devil Child, an archaeologist, she ate the Flower Flower fruit, she is always portrayed as calm and very intelligent
- Franky - the Cyborg, he eventually became the shipwright of the Straw Hat Pirate, he builds the Thousand Sunny, he is cool and strong.
- Brook - the Soul King, the musician of the Straw Hat Pirates, he ate the Revive Revive Fruit that gave him his second life as a living skeleton, he often cracks a joke about him being a skeleton and sometimes he is a coward too.
- The different types of Devil Fruits also amazed me:
- Logia Devil Fruit - the rarest Devil Fruits and believed to be the strongest too. They have the ability to transform their body into an element. Known Logia-user: Smoker, Crocodile, Enel, Kuzan, Black Beard, Borsalino, Sakazuki, Caribou, Caesar Clown, Monet, Trebol and Sabo.
- Paramecia Devil Fruit - most common Devil Fruit, this fruit gives the user the ability to control and manipulate their body, environment and also release/creates substances. Known Paramecia-users: Luffy, Buggy, Alvida, Miss Valentine, Mr. 5, Nico Robin, Galdino, Waphol, Bentham, Paula, Daz Bones, Hina, Bellamy, Donquixote Doflamingo, Foxy, Blueno, Kalifa, Very Good, Shu, Sharinguru, Brook, Gekko Moria, Perona and many more.
- Zoan Devil Fruit - the Devil Fruit that gives the user the ability to change form into an animal (can be mythological animal and ancient animals). Known Zoan-users: Tony Tony Chopper, Dalton, Pell, Miss Merry Christmas, Lassoo, Chaka, Pierre, Rob Lucci, Funkfreed, Jabra, Kaku, X Drake, Marco and many more.
- the drama+comedy+action+adventure = EPICNESS!!
- Luffy is so damn cool! His care for his nakama, his dedication for becoming the Pirate King, helping those who are in need, his appetite for adventure and MEAT, these things are the reason why Luffy is a very good main protagonist for this series.
- The pirate ship is a SHE! It has a gender! HAHA!
- Different power other than Devil Fruits: Haki, Sword Techniques, Martial Arts Techniques, Fishman Karate, Sword Styles, and others.
- The cute Jolly Roger Logos.
- The different den den mushi. So kawaii!
- Different animal species like : Laboon, an island whale; the panda sharks, sea kings, sea boar and news coo! Very creative way of depicting animal species.
- Different tribes: giants, normal human, and now the Tontatta Tribe, tribe of small people.
- EVERYTHING! I must say that I love everything about One Piece! The story, the characters, everything!
I think I said enough about why I really like One Piece! :)
Anime Poll Part 2
Which of the 5 Animes/Mangas above do you like best?
Here are the list of other Animes/Mangas that I watched and also liked but not enough to join the list of my top 10.
- Flame of Recca
- Hunter X Hunter
- Shingeki no Kyojin
- Card Captor Sakura
- Soul Eater
- Akazukin Cha Cha
- God of High School
- Sword Art Online
- Nanatsu no Taiza
- Rave Master
- Magic Knight Rayearth
- Deadman Wonderland
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- Top 10 Strongest Female Anime Characters
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- Top 10 Strongest Characters in One Piece
Here is a list of my top strongest characters in the Manga/Anime One Piece.