Anime Challenge Day 4: What anime deserves more love?

Anime Challenge Day 4: What anime deserves more love?

Romance anime always tends to follow the same formula: hot character falls in love with (equally as) hot character. Character flaws that are present are usually beneath the skin. Rarely do we glimpse a love that isn’t initially based on looks. Where is the love that’s obviously more than skin deep? That’s where this next anime comes in to play…

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Saturday Suggestion – Anime Roundup: Short & Sweet

Saturday Suggestion – Anime Roundup: Short & Sweet

I haven’t done an anime round up yet! Be on the look out for more round up posts like this in the near future!

If you’re looking for a romance series you can knock out in a weekend (or *cough* a day *cough*), take a look at my favorites so far! Feel free to drop your own short and sweet anime suggestions in the comments! You might see them featured in the next Saturday Suggestion post.

Say I Love You

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Full Review: Saturday Suggestion – Anime: Say I Love You

Bottom Line: If you’re looking for a sweet, classic school love and (a little) tearful romance, try “Say I Love You.”

Official Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Romance, Drama, School

Number of Episodes: 13

Geeky Gal’s Score: 4 out of 5 stars!

Plastic Memories

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Full Review: Saturday Suggestion – Anime: Plastic Memories

Bottom Line: All aboard the feels trip.

Official Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Romance, Drama, Sci-Fi, Slice of Life

Number of Episodes: 13

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

My Love Story!!

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Full Review: Saturday Suggestion – Anime: My Love Story!!

Bottom Line: It’s not your typical romance, and that’s a good thing.

Official Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Romance, Comedy

Number of Episodes: 24

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

Ouran High School Host Club

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Full Review: Saturday Suggestion – Anime: Ouran High School Host Club

Bottom Line: Don’t let the stereotypical tropes fool you into thinking Ouran High School Host Club is a flop; it deserves to be on your watch list!

Official Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Romance, Comedy, Reverse Harem, Shoujo

Number of Episodes: 26

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!

That concludes our very first anime round up! With only 4 anime on the list, I think it’s time I dive back into some of my favorite shows for some more Saturday Suggestion posts. I would love to hear from you guys so feel free to drop some suggestions in the comment section here or on Facebook!

What short and sweet anime do you recommend? Let me know in the comments!

Saturday Suggestion – Anime: My Love Story!!

Saturday Suggestion – Anime: My Love Story!!

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Tired of the stereotypical shoujo boys? How about an intimidating high school guy with a heart of pure gold?

Brief intro: Meet Takeo Gouda, a tall and intimidating high school freshman who is a courageous hero to boys, but not a huge hit with the girls. With his best friend Makoto Sunakawa, Takeo attempts to navigate his lack of a love life. Unfortunately for Taeko, Sunakawa is every girl’s dream guy, much to Sunakawa’s disappointment. Comparing himself to his best friend takes Takeo’s confidence down a notch even though Sunakawa has shot down every girl who has confessed her love for him!

After saving innocent Rinko Yomato from a pervert on the bus, Takeo finds himself falling hard for the cute baker. However, he suspects that she is in love with Sunakawa. Putting his own feelings aside, Takeo decides that he will help Yomato win Sunakawa’s heart! But does she really like Sunakawa? Or are all those special treats really for Takeo?

Review: Good things happen to good people. Finally!

This anime put a bright spot into my Fridays while Alec and I were long distance. Every Friday, we got our dinner, sat in front of skype, and watched this delightful anime together. I can’t recall how long it took us to finish the season, but we recently picked it back up now that the distance is permanently closed. My love for this anime was immediately renewed.

Takeo’s character is so easy to love. He’s so big and strong, an instant hero to all the boys young and old. He can’t ever seem to “get the girl” though! They flock to his best friend Sunakawa instead. Sunakawa reminds me of my own best friend in some ways. He’s very loyal to Takeo. The girls find him handsome and charming, even though he’s very sarcastic and always bored. Not once has he reciprocated a confession from a girl who likes him!

Takeo has grown used to the girls always preferring Sunakawa’s traditional shoujo looks. Takeo is tall and built like a sumo wrestler. He looks intimidating to most girls, that is until he saves Yomato from a molester. Yomato obviously likes Takeo but is way too shy to say it. Instead, she continuously makes reasons to see him. Takeo, used to being overlooked, assumes she must like Sunakawa. In an interesting turn of events, he pledges to help Yomato with Sunakawa, putting aside his own feelings for the girl.

I found myself immediately rooting for the two of them and also wanting to smack Takeo upside the head. I loved the frustrating first episodes of watching the romance bloom. It’s beautifully done and very similar to its manga counterpart art-wise. It’s a bit of a different art style than the other anime I have recommended before. The music is sweet and complements the art wonderfully. I really adore the whole package of this romance anime.

If you have a soft spot for funny romances, My Love Story!! should be on your list.

Bottom Line: It’s not your typical romance, and that’s a good thing.

Official Rating: PG-13

Genre(s): Romance, Comedy

Geeky Gal’s Score: 5 out of 5 stars!