Last month, A Geeky Gal was tagged in The Rainbow Connection! Tagging Stories With Color Challenge by Al at Al’s Manga Blog! Thank you so much, Al! Be sure to check out Al’s blog where she reviews some of my favorite geeky things like manga, comics, and video games. I love her sex positive and LGBTQIA+ reviews so if you’re looking for something special, check out her reviews for your new favorite read or game.
- Share your favorite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colors’ traits (listed below).
- Send this challenge invitation to at least one of your friends. Let them fear your superiority, as you—decide their fate.
- Link back to the original post here! And, enjoy!
- red: passionate, exciting, invigorating
- blue: peaceful, calming
- pink: romantic, caring
- orange: warm, motivating
- black: mysterious, thrilling
- green: fresh, unexpected
- white: random
Yashahime is the sequel to InuYasha, an anime most folks my age grew up watching. In fact, InuYasha was probably a lot of people’s gateway to anime. Yashahime focuses on the twin daughters of Rin and Sesshomaru and the daughter of InuYasha and Kagome as they travel between modern Japan and the Feudal Era trying to piece together their missing pasts and take on a new enemy that proves to be even more dangerous than Naraku, the villian of the original series.
Blue: BTS’ Make It Right
Make It Right by BTS is one of my favorite songs to relax to. Check out their live performance for Make It Right!
Pink: Love Alarm
Love Alarm caught my attention last year when I saw that its story was originally a Webtoon comic. This love story has it’s typical tropes and love triangle(s), but it puts a whole new spin on the story by introducing a piece of technology that everyone is using: the Love Alarm. Love Alarm is an app that anyone can download to their smart phone, and it notifies the user if a person nearby loves them. While the app does drive the story forward for our main characters, we also see how much it affects society: secret clubs for those who have an astronomical amount of admirers, the app’s affect on mental health, and more.
Orange: Fruits Basket (2019)
Fruits Basket‘s newest anime has had me reaching for the tissues more than once but it has also made me feel all the good feels too. This heart-warming series is a classic for lovers of romance, drama, and a bit of comedy. It follows Tohru Honda, an orphan, who finds herself in the midst of the Soma family’s curse: twelve members of the family are possessed by spirits of the Zodiac. As such, they can each turn into their Zodiac animal under certain conditions like becoming weak, being under stress, feeling embarrassed, or when being hugged by someone of the opposite gender. It’s a wonderful series that anyone can enjoy.
It’s been awhile since I’ve have mentioned the Fables comics on the blog. I have really enjoyed this dark take on fairy tales and its video game spin-off called Wolf Among Us. If you’re a fan of fairy tales told in their original, scary form, Fables is a series that you absolutely have to pick up. The characters from these fairy tales call themselves “Fables” and live in a modern day New York community known as “Fabletown.” They created this community centuries ago after their homelands were taken over by a villain known simply as The Adversary. We join Bigby Wolf AKA the Big Bad Wolf, as he solves some gruesome crimes within Fabletown.
Horimiya has finally gotten an anime adaptation! I remember reading the manga years ago and loving the characters so much, especially Hori-san. So far, the anime has been really good. Hori is a popular and smart student at school, but at home, she cooks, cleans and care for her brother while her mom works. Miyamura appears to be a quiet, gloomy-looking otaku at school, but is actually really caring and gentle in person who just happens to have a lot of piercings and tattoos that he keeps covered up at school. By pure coincidence, Hori-san and Miyamura-kun cross paths outside of school and an unlikely friendship/romance begins to unfold.
White: The Rise of Kyoshi
Our story begins with introducing us to a shy and quiet Kyoshi. She has zero idea that she is the Avatar which presents an interesting perspective for those who are already up to date on Avatar, the Last Airbender and Legend of Korra. The series touches on Kyoshi in a way that makes her sound and feel powerful and brave. We only got a taste of her origin story though. You can check out my full review for The Rise of Kyoshi here!
- Lesley @ Lesley’s Anime and Manga Corner
- D&A Anime Blog
- Shallow Dives in Anime
- Scott @ Mechanical Anime Reviews
- Pinkie @ Pinkie’s Paradise
Feel free to participate if you like whether you’ve been tagged or not! I apologize if you have been tagged before or don’t participate in these. Just know that I tagged you because I love your blog! Let me know if you decided to participate by linking back to this post so I can see your answers!
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