10 Reasons why people Love Anime & its Similarities to Wuxia

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So I got thinking today. Why do people love anime? I did a little research and found these answers. Then I was just thinking of how similar these reasons are to why I love Wuxia.

I bet if I told people, hey guess what. There’s a lot of similarities between Wuxia and Anime, they’d be all skeptical and think I was crazy. I know I may appear insane most of the time but I’m not that crazy, yet! Let me now explain why I feel there are such similarities between the two.

Firstly, people probably haven’t heard of Wuxia before, also known as Ancient Chinese Series. That’s because nobody freaking promotes it! It’s hidden away in this deep, dark abyss and never seen the light of day. But I am here to make a difference...

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The Qualities of a Hero

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In many shows I’ve seen, heroes have had many different qualities, as well as similar qualities. But there is one quality I think that every hero should have.

Selfless – Putting others before Themselves

The most important trait of a hero is selflessness. What that means is, the hero should care about others more than themselves. Without this trait, the world will be thrown on chaos. Think about it. Disaster strikes, and the hero goes to hide under a rock. WTF kind of hero would that be? Or, a hero uses his/her intelligence and powers to manipulate people. That’s also not a hero!

The best way to explain it is what the Mohist Leader said to Tianming in Qin’s Moon...

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Different types of Energy in Anime

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Inner energy - Energy that comes from the body, also known as internal energy.

Ki – Dragonball Z

Ki is also known as “latent energy” or “fighting power.” The term is the Japanese romanization of the Chinese term “Chi” (氣), which directly translates as “life force.” This force is a tangible energy inside every living person, with its major focus being in the center of the body.

Chakra – Naruto

Chakra is the moulding of the physical energy present in every cell of the body and the spiritual energy gained from exercise and experience and is essential to even the most basic technique. Once moulded, it can be channelled through the chakra circulatory system, which is to chakra as the regular circulatory system is to blood, to any of the 361 chakra points in the body.

Spiritual energy – Ener...

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Anime Blogging – Goals, Deadlines and Thingymabobs

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Haha, I have no idea what the third thing at the time I was writing the title.

Do anyone out there who blogs Anime set themselves certain goals and deadlines? If so, how do you react when you do/don’t do them?

Let me share some of my experiences.

I set myself a deadline of 1 article a day, whether it’s something I write, or a compilation of fanarts/interesting pictures, or anything else. I have been doing that for almost two or three months now and it has worked out pretty well. That’s because I’m one of those, I either do it lazy-assly or I put in 100% effort. I often get into something and never finish it, so I know if I were to start this site, there was a high chance I’d blog for a couple of days, then I would just get lazy and stop...

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Would you still Watch if the Ending was Sad or if your fav Character Died?

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If you knew an Anime or show had a sad ending, would you still watch it? If your favorite character died or left the series, would you quit?

Would I watch if the Ending was Sad

I’m a person who digs up spoilers and checks out the final episode before I watch a series, so naturally I would know if it’s got a sad or happy ending. I would always want to know if couples end up together or characters die before I get invested.

If I found out that a show I really wanted to see had a sad ending, for most times, I would still watch it. This is mainly because sad endings have almost become a second nature to me, because most of my all time favorite series has a sad ending or at least, a bittersweet ending. What determines if I watch a show or not isn’t by the ending, but by the show itself...

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The Best of Raocow Video Game Moments

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Seriously, who else would come up with such brilliant quote?

“Hooray! There were no Hipotomomy… Hipotomy… is that the plural of Hippopotamus or is it Hippoponomisses? I just can’t say that word. You’re big peanut things! You know, they’re kinda shaped like peanuts, except with the skin of an elephant. But that’s not like creased. It’s… it’s a well ironed… a hippoptonomus is a well ironed peanut shaped elephant.”

Words cannot express how much I love watching Raocow’s daily LP’s.

They’re funny, entertaining, hilarious, awesome and all kinds of other words that fit in the category! Most of all, it’s so relaxing to watch and is just pure joy!

I am still working my way down his long list of video games and have only just finished Kirby’s Dreamland...

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Named Teams, Groups and Clubs in Anime and TV Shows

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Team Dai-Gurren – Gurren Lagann

Team Dai-Gurren is the name of the team Kamina formed when he came to the surface. It was originally called Team Gurren but Kamina changed it after Kittan and many other members joined in Episode 7. It is also called the Dai-Gurren Brigade. The symbol of Team Dai-Gurren is a flaming red skull with Kamina’s signature orange glasses. However, after the timeskip, most members wear a simple 5-pointed star, as they have become key members of the Earth’s new government. High-ranked members wear two stars in their chest, and Simon, being the commander-in-chief, wears three.

Yi Zhi Mei – Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei

In Strange Hero Yi Zhi Mei, a team was created called Yi Zhi Mei, which translates to A Branch of Plum Blossom...

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Digimon Tamers Episode 1 – Guilmon Comes Alive

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Digimon is one of the first Anime I ever saw and truly loved for its story, character development and values. To this day, it’s still a show I cherish and love, and I’ve decided to rekindle this love by rewatching Tamers, one of my favorite seasons.

Poor Calumon is being chased. I remember the first time I saw it, I was absolutely blown away by the cutness of this DIgimon! I still love him to death today, because of how little and adorable he is, and his voice fits so well.

Straight away, you can see something huge is happening with the huge Digimon chasing after Calumon and how he was blown away… To the REAL WORLD!

OMFG those Digimon cards that Takato is playing! I got ones exactly like that...

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Watching Actors/VAs do another Role when One Character was Perfect

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Firstly, let me explain the word perfect here. It’s probably not what most people are thinking: The perfect character without flaws. No, that’s not what I mean. I mean, a character perfect to you in every single way because this characters everything you ever wanted and loved. When I say perfect, they are the best character you’ve ever seen, you love them, and can’t get enough of them. Perhaps their personality just shines so much that you’ve never seen anything like it.

(This is a really good example of what I’m talking about!)

What I wanted to talk about is, or I should say, ask first – Do people find it very difficult to watch an Actor/Voice Actor play another role when they were everything you ever loved in one particular role?

Let’s talk about my experiences with this!

For Wuxia, this...

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Sword Art Online Fanart Collection #2 – SAO

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Sword Art Online is a Japanese light novel series by Reki Kawahara that has been adapted into Anime. In the year 2022, a VRMMORPG called Sword Art Online is released, and with the Nerve Gear helmet, players can experience the game like it was real. However, little did they expect that once in the game, they were not able to log out, and have to use their life to battle.

These are fanart collection of everyone in Sword Art Online, including Asuna and Kirito.

Source: pixiv

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Sherryken’s Anime Cosplay: Sword Art Online & Haruhi Suzumiya

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As always, I love browsing weibo for awesome cosplay and artwork, and I came across some amazingly awesome cosplay pictures by sherryken of Sword Art Online and Haruhi.

Sword Art Online – Asuna

Haruhi Suzumiya

Source: http://weibo.com/sherryken

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Elements of Harmony and Digimon Crests Connection

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When I saw the first two episodes of My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic in season 1, the elements of harmony immediately reminded me of the Digimon crests, where each character possesses an element or quality which represents themselves most. I simply LOVE this concept and learning about the different values of each quality, so let’s look at the similarities!

In My Little Pony, there are six elements, known as the Elements of Harmony, including the Spirit of Honesty, Kindness, Laughter, Generosity, Loyalty and Magic.

In Digimon, there are nine crests, including season 2. The crests enable a Digimon to digivolve to the next level, especially when the character is displaying these qualities on their crests...

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Fate/Extra – Saber and SaberLily Cosplay

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I was doing my usual browsing on sites I usually visit and OMG I just came across a beautiful Fate/Extra cosplay of Saber and SaberLily! Check these out, I really love the quality of it, and I think the girls are just beautiful!

Source: mosemose

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Yuri Lowenthal’s 6 Word Commercial Story

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Oh man, I love reading a good voice actor story because I obsess over English Dub voice actors of Anime, and this has to be one of the greatest things I’ve read in a long time!

(Though this is the behind the scenes picture of Yuri voicing Yosuke Hanamura in Megami Tensei, I can picture him doing this for the commercial!)

“I was in the studio to record a tag for a TV commercial. It was literally six words. I thought I’d be in and out in fifteen minutes tops, even if they had me do it several different ways to make sure they had their bases covered. Almost half an hour into the session, I’m sweating. They’ve had me do it what seemed like a thousand different ways, so obviously they’re not getting what they want...

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Background Anime

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Does anyone else just turn on an episode of anime and listen to it in the background while doing other things? ~ Source

After seeing this quote on twitter, it got me thinking. Yes, I often put on background Anime while I’m doing other things! But, the time of day matters greatly! I usually prefer to watch later in the afternoon and at night, rather than in the morning. Perhaps this is because at night, I’m done with everything I have to do for the day so I can truly sit down and relax. What type of Anime I put on completely depends on what I’m doing and my current mood. Also, there are only main three types of Anime I put on -

Fillers/Relaxing Episodes, Repeats and Nostalgic Episodes.

Based on what I’m doing, I may prefer to watch different shows...

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Why are Pokemon Obedient after being Caught through Battle?

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I’ve always been confused to why Pokemon would just immediately obey their masters after being caught through a battle. I never understood why Pokemon would be obedient if the person who captured them injured them through battle. The first time I was mystified was when Ash caught Pidgeotto, he literally injured the poor bird, and then he comes out a few seconds later, immediately obeying everything Ash said. I was like, WTF? How is he not pissed that someone just caught him?

Then, I saw episode 156, Fowl Play from the Johtto Journeys, which enlightened me a little.

Noctowl was a very hard to catch Pokemon, and after Ash helped free Noctowl from Team Rocket, he actually challenged Ash to a battle. I think when Noctowl did that, he actually already respects Ash enough to let him try...

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