When I first accepted this “30-Day Anime Challenge,” it just looked like a lot of fun. I had no idea it would inspire so much introspection and evaluation of what I like. Reaching the end, I feel… refreshed. It was a fun ride, and one I’ve learned from. Here it is, in brief summary.
Day 1: Very First Anime You Watched
Soap opera for teenaged boys!
Day 2: Favorite Anime You’ve Watched So Far
Admittedly, as One Piece has claimed thirteen out of thirty spots in this challenge, Fairy Tail may have just had its throne stolen from it, but it shall ever remain dear to my heart!
Day 3: Favorite Male Anime Character Ever
A Man among men!
Day 4: Favorite Female Anime Character Ever
The most dangerous woman in her guild.
Day 5: Anime You’re Ashamed You Enjoyed
T̶h̶a̶t̶ ̶W̶h̶i̶c̶h̶ ̶S̶h̶a̶l̶l̶ ̶N̶o̶t̶ ̶B̶e̶ ̶N̶a̶m̶e̶d̶ Oreimo
Really. Messed. Up.
Day 6: Anime You Want to See But Haven’t Yet
A thriller which is actually thrilling.
Day 7: Your Anime Crush
A woman who demands respect.
Day 8: Favorite Anime Couple
Naruto & Hinata tied with Edward & Winry
Just couldn’t decide between these two cute couples, ya know?
Day 9: Best Anime Villain
Father of the Homunculi
He has one Hell of an evil resume.
Day 10: Favorite Fighter Anime
Kenichi: The Mightiest Disciple
Because it’s p̶r̶e̶t̶t̶y̶ ̶m̶u̶c̶h̶ ̶t̶h̶e̶ ̶o̶n̶l̶y̶ ̶o̶n̶e̶ ̶I̶’̶v̶e̶ ̶e̶v̶e̶r̶ ̶s̶e̶e̶n̶ so much fun to watch!
Day 11: Favorite Mech Anime
Gargantia on the Verdurous Planet
Gotta love the Tin Can!
Day 12: Favorite Anime Scene
Straw Hats Standing Against CP9
“Give me my cheeseburger… I mean, give me back my crew mate!”
Day 13: Anime Character You Are Most Similar To
Just tryin’ to get by… as unscathed as possible…
Day 14: Anime that Never Gets Old No Matter How Many Times You’ve Rewatched It
Where even the filler is entertaining!
Day 15: Favorite Animal Sidekick, Pet, or Summoning From Any Anime
Soooo much better than Happy!
Day 16: Anime With the Best Animation
My favorite Studio Ghibli film
Day 17: Favorite Supporting Male Anime Character
G-5 Navy Marines
They’re a bunch of muscle-bound, bone-headed, meat-brains, but their hearts are in the right place
Day 18: Favorite Supporting Female Character
Aiko & Momo
Good, true, loyal friends
Day 19: Most Epic Scene Ever
Mikasa Finds Hope
One of the greatest scenes in all of cinema
Day 20: Anime Character that Gets on Your Nerves
Oh, how many times I have wanted to smack him!
Day 21: Favorite Goofy Anime Character
Monkey D. Luffy
The future King of the Pirates is the current King of Goofiness
Day 22: Favorite Weapon, Gear, or Armour Used in an Anime
Usopp’s Bag of Tricks
Usopp is wily
Day 24: Moment that Shocked You the Most in Any Anime
Giants Eating People
For obvious reasons.
Day 26: Best Anime Fight
Nanashi vs. Luo-Lang
Two guys with swords
Day 27: Most Bad-ass Scene From Any Anime Character
Zoro Defeats Monet
With a papercut
Day 28: Favorite Quote From Any Anime Character
“If I have to die fighting for that, then I die.”
Day 29: An Anime You Wished was Real
Life is good
Day 30: An Anime You Wished Never Ended and Continued On
It was just over far too soon!
As I said, a fun ride. Alas, all things must come to an end!
I’ll just have to find a new challenge to accept!
Bonus: My Favorite Anime Soundtrack