Put a Tune to It: Western Songs for Anime

Hey guys.

These have gone around before, but I thought, for shits and giggles I would try my own.

We’ve all grown up with the anime music video, and probably at least watched one shonen anime with a Linkin Park song horrible edited on top of it. That still doesn’t mean however there aren’t some great western tunes that can go well with an anime or anime character! So here is my list of a few songs that might go well with a certain genre or character, and I’m going to tag a few fellow bloggers and see if we can get this going!

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Here are 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.
  • Nominate around 1-5 bloggers. I nominate
  • Lynn Sheridan
  • Yomu
  • Crow
  • Karandi
  • Irina

Check mine out after the cut! Some are dumb, some are funny, some are weird, and some you’ll disagree with! Enjoy!

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The Summer of Love: What Fellow Bloggers think of High School DxD

The Summer of Love delivers a second post this week. I’ll be flying home, so while posts will be slow for the next few days, I wanted to make sure I threw up at least one more.

Recently I asked several of my fellow bloggers to give me some quotes on what they thought about High School DxD, and they happily responded. Some gave me long answers, others did not! Some love the series, others don’t care for it. Both of these are equally important, cause shows like High School DxD and Ecchi are not for everyone, but it is important, I think at least, to give the genre the respect it is due. Join me after the cut as I share some of these quotes from fellow bloggers!

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There is no reason for this post, but I love cute Koneko

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Sitting Down with Ecchi Hunter: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord.

Hey guys.

A few weeks ago I was lucky enough to join the writers at Ecchi Hunter to discuss the relatively unknown ecchi manga: Parallel Paradise. It was a great conversation and I couldn’t wait to do it again, and we ended up doing just that! Last week I sat down with Lynn and discussed the best ecchi title of 2018: How Not to Summon a Demon Lord! I’ve gushed about this series before on this blog, but it’s always good to revisit what was the surprising hit of last year!

Check out the Conversation Here!

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Even a year later, I still remember this series for how fun it was.

Sitting down with Ecchi Hunter: Parallel Paradise.

Hey Guys.

If you missed my post from before, there is a new blog in town called Ecchi Hunter which is covering all aspects of the Ecchi/Harem genre. If you love ecchi, harem and fanservice, you should give me a look and help support their projects!

I was lucky enough to sit down with one of the bloggers and have a conversation on one such series: Parallel Paradise. I’ve already put down my own thoughts on the series beforehand, but it was great to talk shop with a fellow blogger about what works, what doesn’t, and what is an excellent additon to the Ecchi genre.

Check out our conversation here, and stay tuned for more from Ecchi Hunter.

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Hard to find a poster with no text, so this will do!

What is a ‘Great Work’ in Anime?

Hey Guys

Throughout my time on WordPress, readers might have seen me bring up the words “Great Work” several times, across several different blog posts. I’ve mentioned how some series are either a great work of it’s genre, or close to becoming it. What I haven’t mentioned though is what exactly do I mean by a “Great Work”

Well since this coming June I’ll be starting a three month long blogging project investigating whether a certain series is worth of being called the “great work” of its genre, I wanted to take some time to lay out my thoughts on the idea of a “great work” in the realm of Anime. So after the cut let’s take a dive into my thoughts.

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And the identify of the series shouldn’t surprise ANYONE who reads this blog.

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Some Housekeeping and Upcoming Posts

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Hey guys

I haven’t done a housekeeping post in a long time, life has been busy but I’ve had some free time, so I thought I’d take sometime to talk about the blog and what’s coming up.

The Spring Anime Season is going well and I’ll have my 3 episode thoughts on the series I’m watching this time round, plus a few other shows I added after my initial post. So far it’s been a ok season so far, with a few good shows but mostly it feels like the big hits of the year (Dragon Maid Season 2, ReZero Season 2, Isekai MILF) are being saved for the later year.

Don’t @ Me, which was something I threw up for laughs has been quite fun to do so far, so you expect that becoming a weekly to bi-weekly thing for a while. Expect posts on Fate Stay Night, General Anime thoughts, Mobile Suit Gundam, and more!

I’ll be writing up a character dive on Naruto Uzumaki sometime in the next month or so. I’ve been meaning to get into it for awhile now, but I just haven’t had the time. I’ll also be doing a re-review of Isekai Smartphone because I feel that show deserves a second look. That should be fun to do as well.

Finally this June I’ll be starting a new three-month blogging project encompassing a single series. I’ll give you three guesses on which one it is, but expect more information on that around the middle/end of May.

Overall I’m glad I’ve been able to keep up with the blog as I adjust to working full time, and I hope to keep things going. As always thanks for reading the blog, and much thanks to fellow Bloggers Crow, Irina, Lynn, Karandi, Scott, Yomu and Matt for always liking or sharing my posts and welcoming my comments. I hope you’ve all been enjoying the blog as much as I enjoy working on it.

Make it Anime: Virgins, Bookworms, and Football Heads

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Hey Guys, got another tagging post here. Thanks to Average Joe Reviews for this great idea!

Irina from I drink and watch anime was tagged in a new post series that I think is quite ingenious: taking movies and books and seeing if they would make good animes. I couldn’t wait to get tagged. Here are the rules!

  • Choose 1 Book, Movie and TV show of your choice that you think could work as an anime. (A series of books or movies is allowed e.g. Lord of the Rings, Hunger Games)
    • 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 as an anime. Maybe the advent of animation would enhance it, maybe the different anime genres could help expand and improve the story. Just go crazy with it.
  • Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas.
  • Include Make it Anime in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily.
  • Nominate around 5-10 bloggers.

Alright, my own suggestions are after the cut!

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My Pirate Crew Tag

Thanks to Lynn Sheridan for making up this idea, and for Karandi for tagging me to do this! It’s a bit late for this, but I want to give it a shot!

The Rules:

  1. Display the My Pirate Crew logo and add ‘My Pirate Crew’ as a tag.
  2. Thank the blogger who nominated you and post a link to their blog.
  3. Link back to the original post here (so I can compare your crews to mine).
  4. Select seven anime characters and give them a position on the crew. These are the positions you can to fill. Warrior, sniper, chef, doctor, scientist, navigator, strategist, mechanic, entertainer.
  5. Nominate 5-10 bloggers.
  6. Set sail and rule the seas!

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Housekeeping, End of Anime Winter 2018, and a Slowdown.

Hey guys.

Just wanted to drop in and do some housekeeping in regards to the blog and what’s coming up next week and in the new year.

First thing’s first, I will be starting a new job after the new year, which will limit how much I will able to post on this blog (I post way more than I thought I did). I expect that I might be able to post up to two or three posts a week, but that is dependent on how quick I am able to get my feet under me. I love this blog and I am glad I am starting to build a respectable audience so I won’t be going anywhere. Just expect a bit of a slowdown until things shake out.

In other news, the remaining posts of this year will be both my Quick Thoughts on the remaining seasonal anime I am watching (Bunny Girl Senpai, Senran Kagura, Golden Kamuy, Goblin Slayer, Uzamaid! and Slime) and my awards for the best (and worst) of anime in 2018. I already made an award list after the end of the fall season, but things have changed quite a bit! I am looking forward to getting into the 2019 anime season, and I already got some anime that are on my radar for next year. Doing proper shallow dives on Bunny Girl Senpai and the other seasonal anime will be coming sometime in January, along with more posts on ReZero, Naruto, and more.

As always, thank you so much for reading my blog, and to all my fellow anime bloggers who share my work, or just give it a quick like. I’m glad I have been able to make a small foundation for myself in this community, and I hope we can carry on into the new year.

So Merry Christmas! Happy Holidays, and see you in the New Year!