I Heard you Like Lists: Five Anime I don’t really care for

I don’t do negative stuff on Shallow Dives in Anime. There is too much of it on the internet. But that doesn’t mean I don’t call things like it is. I love a lot of anime, but there are some that I just really don’t give a fuck about. This is a list of that stuff, but with thoughts and ideas that I think are fair and balanced. So let’s get into it after the cut.

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Hit it with your 3×3! Sharing my Favorite Anime

Hey Guys.

A list of my favorite anime is not new on this blog, and frankly it hasn’t changed that much. However there hasn’t been a blog event in a long while so I figure it is time to do something. I’ve been listening to the Trash Taste Podcast, and they’ve a few episodes where they discuss their ‘3×3’, or the anime/manga/etc that are defining and important to them. I figured, why doesn’t the WordPress blogging crew try it out?

Here are the rules.

  1. List your 3×3. It has to be a total of nine titles. (I used https://bighugelabs.com/mosaic.php as mine)
  2. They can be manga, anime, light novels, whatever.
  3. Include an explanation (if you want) of why you chose them!
  4. Pass the buck to three or more bloggers.

Mine is right below, and I hope fellow writers here will give this a shot. For the first round, I’m sending the call out to: CrowIrina, momomanamu and infinitezenith!

The Rainbow Connection! Tagging stories with color challenge!

A week or so ago, I was delightfully tagged to take part in a new blogging challenge! It’s been a while since we’ve done one of these, and what better way to end the week with! Much thanks to Meg from A Geeky Gal for the nod!

The Rules:

  1. Share your favorite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colors’ traits (listed below).
  2. Send this challenge invitation to at least one of your friends. Let them fear your superiority, as you—decide their fate.
  3. 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

Sounds quite interesting right? Let’s get into my thoughts after the cut!

Also, I toss the buck to infinitezenith and Irina who I know will have a great time with this!

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I can paint with all the colors of the wind dammit!
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I heard you like lists: Five anime ideas that I’d think would be cool.

As I’ve said before, the best thing about anime, one of its (many) secret sauces, is the ability to take any idea or concept and make it compelling. Yes there are many clunkers, but when an anime hits it right, it can really hit it right. How many thought a series about working at a burger place would be compelling? The Devil is a Part Timer says yes. An anime about girls fighting with their boobs and butts? Keijo!! says hi. A story about one dude being a bartender? Look no further than Bartender. And the list goes on. But there are some ideas that I think would be really cool that (to my knowledge) haven’t been done yet. After the cut, let’s take a look at five of my own ideas!

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Pitch this!
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I heard you like lists: My thirteen favorite anime songs since Starting the Blog.

Hey guys. I’m super busy with real life stuff this week, so this’ll be the last post until probably Monday, so we are going to keep it simple. I like lists, and I heard you like lists. In the same vein as when I discussed my eleven favorite anime since I started Shallow Dives. Today it is the top thirteen favorite songs since I started the blog! Let’s get into it after the cut!

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Musical Opinions up ahead!

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I heard you like lists: Dewbond’s got an MAL now!

Hey guys.

I know you all like lists, and it was shocking that after all of the years, I didn’t actually have page on My Anime List! It’s the website considered to be the place to go to rank and discuss anime, and I figured it was time I threw one up as well. This list is still very much in progress, but it is a good idea of where I rank several of the anime I’ve watched. Only a handful of 10s, but plenty that are ranked 9 and 8. I hope you enjoy!

Check out the list here! 

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Leave your disagreements in the comments.

I heard you like lists: My Eleven Favorite Anime since Starting the Blog

Hey guys.

A long while ago, I tossed out a list of my top favorite anime and manga series of all time.I do really want to go back and re-do that list, because there has been some big changes, but today I thought I’d do something different. Below is a list of my favorite anime series, manga, light novel, everything since I’ve started blogging. That means no Fate Stay Night, ReZero, Gundam, Date A Live, or High School DxD. This is only stuff that I’ve watched since I started Shallow Dives in Anime. These aren’t in any order (except my number one favorite) so let’s get into it after the cut!

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Opinions coming, hold onto to your feelings.

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Give it a Light Novel Title: LHs Titles for Anime!

Hey guys.

My last attempt at a tag: ‘Put a Tune to it’ was rather successful, and I was thinking about what I’d do next. Well, as any anime fan in this era knows, Light novels are infamous for having long ass (sometimes comically so) titles for their stories. How Not to Summon a Demon Lord. I didn’t want to get hurt so I maxed out my defense. Is it wrong to pick up girls in a dungeon? The list goes on and on. We’ve all have a laugh about these over the years, and I got to wondering, what if some of the series that have shorter titles where given the Light novel treatment?

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Welcome to “Give it a Light Novel Title” where you give an overly long title to a series that doesn’t have one! Here are the rules!

  • Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel series that have a short title
    • Light novels that have shorter titles (Date A Live for example) are also allowed.
  • Give these series a new title based on those classic overly long Light Novels we love!
  • If someone has already picked a series you wanted. It’s OK! Let’s see your own take on the title!
  • Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas.
  • Include Give it a Light Novel title in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily.
  • Nominate around 1-6 bloggers. I nominate
  • Al’s Manga Blog
  • Inskime
  • Crow
  • Irina
  • Lynn
  • Iniksbane

Thanks for taking part. Here are my five after the cut!

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Put a Tune To it: Western Songs for Anime: The Last Round

Hey guys. A few months ago I decided to toss my hat into the ring of starting one of those infamous tagging themes. The result was Put a Tune to it which to my surprise took off far better than I expected.

First off, I want to thank everyone who took part, and I hope you all had fun. I’ve been thinking about what is going to follow up, and while I have my idea. I wanted to take one more shot at this theme before we move on. I’ve got a handful of other songs that I think fit anime or anime characters, so let’s get into it after the cut.

In case you forgot the rules.

  • Choose any number of western songs (any genre) that you think best sums up an anime or manga of any type or genre.
    • If you want to pick more than 1 from each section that’s fine. Or if you can’t think of one for a specific category that’s fine also.
  • Explain why you think your choices could work. Is it the lyrics? The tune and the beat? Or just the music video?
  • Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas.
  • Include Put a Tune to It in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily.Image result for anime singer

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