I’ve said before that I haven’t watched anime seriously in around a decade now, and that I recently watched a ton of what I’d call bubblegum/popcorn series. Stuff that isn’t serious and isn’t all that memorable either. Basically most of the series I’ve watched lately are time wasters.
HOWEVER, two series stand out. I believe both will be considered classic shows soon if they aren’t already. ‘One Punch Man’ and ‘Your Lie in April’. These series stand out head and shoulders above the rest and although they couldn’t be more different I HIGHLY recommend both.
I’m not going to spoil either show so if you want those say so below and I’ll post spoilers in a separate post. ‘One Punch Man’ is a send up of the superhero/shonen genre and it is hilarious and action packed. If you like superhero stories you’ll laugh your ass off at Saitama as he wins every fight except the one he has with boredom.
In the very opposite corner you have ‘Your Lie in April’. It’s a very sweet AND sad (really need a word for this but I don’t know one that fits) story about a young piano prodigy whose life has gone totally monotone after the death of his abusive piano teaching mother and what happens to him when he becomes ‘Friend A’ to his best friends new girlfriend. A bubbly and vivacious violin player that brings color, music and yes love back into our protagonist’s life. I give this series a even BIGGER recommendation than OPM. This is a masterpiece and should be watched by pretty much anyone. One warning, have a box of tissues ready, you WILL need it. (Yes, even us burly he-men will be in tears on the final episode.)
I already said I am reading the manga for ‘One Punch Man’ (both the manga and webcomic versions) and I intend to read the manga ‘YLIA’ is based on when I can find it, but I don’t think it’ll be quite as good as the anime, because of the MUSIC! The music is WONDERFUL in this series, and I find myself listening to it off of YouTube when I can.
Both ‘One Punch Man’ and ‘Your Lie in April’ are available through Netflix. WATCH IT!
So, I’ve been reading a LOT of manga lately. I blame ‘One Punch Man’. I watched it about 2-3 weeks ago and because it had a lot of story left to tell, I checked out its manga, and the next thing I know, I’m reading all sorts of stuff.
Just finished reading “Nisekoi”. All 229 chapters! I am very glad to be done with it, but I don’t recommend it to anyone; way to cliche. It has a conclusion but watching it’s anime is probably just as good for the casual viewer. My OCD got me on this one. Once I start something (especially a story) I just have to finish it.
I’m also suffering because I ignored my ‘Jordan rule (wheel of time reference for those not in the know)’ of entertainment media. Namely don’t read/watch/listen to ANYTHING until it’s finished. I didn’t follow that rule and now I’m stuck reading One Punch Man (both versions) for the next couple of years or until it gets finished!
I mean I’ve found myself reading a lot of junk; really I just wanted popcorn stuff and that’s what I’m getting, lots of romcoms and slice of life high school junk, and I’ll let you know a quick rundown of them once I’ve finished them. If anyone requests a more in depth review I’ll do it but I doubt anyone even reads this blog anymore.
I think it may be time to give up fantasy football forever. I’ve NEVER had such a bad season as this one. I’m in two leagues this year and have not won a game in either yet. That’s right 0-4 in both.
I’ve never even come close to having a season this bad much less two at once. If you have a favorite player better make sure not to tell me because a week or two after I select him for my team he’ll go down with a suspension or injury. The number of players I’ve lost this season is just ridiculous.
This is a list of the cards that I think are the ‘best’ out of the basic set. These are the cards you are given to start with, for free, by the game.
And even though these are all ‘old cards’ you’ll find them used in many ‘meta decks’ to this day. So for new players try to focus on making your starting decks using these cards. Notice that MAGE has the most listed by far. I think this is intentional by Blizzard and most people start out with mage decks as a result.
Shattered Sun Cleric
Acidic Swamp Oooze
Bloodfen Raptor (till you get something better in this slot)
Frost Nova (iffy)
Blessing of Kings
Shadow Word: Death
Shadow Word: Pain
Power Word: Shield
Fan of Knives
Fiery War Axe (Possibly the best card in the game.)
Edit: Good arguments were made to take out Ironbark Protector and Sprint as being to slow for new player’s decks.