Sword Art Online Alicization (Season 3)- Is this SAO’s redemption?

The Sword Art Online anime series started the MMORPG trend. It took the world by storm and easily gathered millions of avid fans across the globe. The biggest TV station in our country even featured SAO during its heyday telling how anime fans of all ages are getting hooked to Kirito and Asuna’s love story. Fast forward a couple of years after the first season, SAO seems to be losing its edge. Many dropped it saying that the story failed to emphasize what viewers want, which is more time with the couple together as well as more RPG-inspired fights. What SAO has been continuously doing is introduce new female leads and forcing them into Kirito’s harem. This approach has been proven to be unpopular among SAO fans. And the continuous decline of SAO’s popularity through the years is a clear indication that viewers are not happy of how the whole story is going from one season to another. Nevertheless, the third season, Sword Art Online Alicization, is quite promising. For the first time, Kirito is not adventuring in a new virtual world with another girl but a young boy who aims to save his childhood friend. Does this indicate that the people behind SAO is listening to its loyal patrons? Doe Sword Art Online Alicization live up to the hype?

 

 

Visuals: 4/5

 

They completely overhauled the SAO animation. This is expected since they hired a new animation studio to do the work. Many are not happy about this but it’s not really a big deal for me. Yes, it turned out a little bit childish because of the colors and drawing style but it’s not that bad.

 

 

Voice Acting: 4/5

I’m not a fan of Kirito’s voice especially when he screamed as the goblin leader cornered him. It almost sounded like a girl being harassed and pleading for help. I prefer male heroes to have a deeper voice. I know they are complimenting Kirito’ voice with his thin and small physique but I’m sure he’ll turn out to be more lovable and manly with a deeper one.

 

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Characters: 3/5

Eugeo and Alice Schuberg are just two of the many new characters introduced in the third season of Sword Art Online. Sadly, they’re not as unique an interesting as we expect them to be. Eugeo resembles the old Kirito. He belittles himself after failing to save Alice from being apprehended by an Integrity Knight. And Alice is like the new Asuna. She was punished for defying a taboo and had her memory replaced with fake ones. This story and character development are basically re-imagined versions of what we saw in the second season of SAO where Kirito saves Asuna from being kidnapped. The added new game-like skills, rules, and the mysteries behind the antagonists that are ruling the fantasy world made the story quite interesting at first but once they are all revealed, you’ll realize that you’re served with food made while following the same old recipe.

 

 

Plot progression (as of 13 episodes): 3/5

I have no problem about the pace of Sword Art Online Alicization. It’s not so fast to the point of skipping fine details about the story and not slow enough to bore viewers. But why is its score just 3? The main reason behind this is the fact that I am 13 episodes in yet the main antagonist is still yet to be established. At first, I thought it was the people behind the project that uses a virtual world to develop new souls but they were simply doing it to improve the government’s military force and save real lives in the near future. Kirito might not like their way of thinking but their acts are not despicable enough to be considered villains. The church in the fantasy world where Kirito is trapped is a good candidate for being the main antagonist but the leader who is pulling all the strings is yet to be introduced. When will they reveal it? I know it is part of making the show thrilling but keeping it a secret halfway through the story is overdoing it.

 

 

Is it a Nay or Yay? Borderline Yay!

Is it the saving grace of the SAO anime series? Sword Art Online Alicization is very promising but not good enough to fully lift the franchise to its former glory. Or maybe I’m concluding to early? We’ll see. I’m rooting for SAO Alicization’s success though. I want it to have a clear conclusion like the first season while leaving a few loose ends to hint a continuation. And because of this glimmer of hope, I’m giving it a borderline yay! I won’t put an effort in introducing this anime to my friends but I won’t have any qualm in recommending and giving it a decent remark if they ask.

 

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There you have it guys!  When everything is all said and done, the SAO anime franchise is still one of the most successful to date.  Although its second season failed to reach everyone’s expectations, we should not put all the blame to the creators.  Maybe our standards skyrocketed after enjoying the first season so much to the extent that everything new and different introduced in the second season all ended up being compared to the first and were all hated as a result.  Before you watch Sword Art Online III, I suggest to open your mind.  Forget about your first season experience and treat it as a new anime as a whole with familiar characters you’ve learned to love following a different story line.  By doing so, you’ll diverge from the path of comparing every bit of detail in the new anime series with its predecessors and enjoy it more. Give it a try and don’t just dump it after a one or two episodes like I did at first.  You’ll surely see that it delivers a new taste and is worth your time!  As always, give us a LIKE and continue to SHARE the anime love mina!

Top 25 Cute Anime Couples: [Updated: May 2019]

An anime series won’t be complete without romance.   An interesting protagonist would need a partner who will stay by his or her side no matter what.  It does not have to be a perfect couple but as long as they stay honest and true to their feelings, their love team would easily inspire viewers.  With all the chaos happening around the world, it’s refreshing to see shows that feature cute anime couples every once in a while just to change the atmosphere and inspire us to love more and hate less.

I’ve decided to compile the best anime love teams out there to spread happiness, love, and inspiration to all of you my otaku friends!  May the anime love story behind these love teams encourage you to dig deeper into your hearts to forgive those that made wrong to you and have the courage to trust even though almost every news around you is about heartless acts and betrayal.  Enjoy and spread the love my otaku friends!

1. Inuyasha and Kagome Higurashi from Inuyasha

Humans and demons are mortal enemies.  This is usually the norm in fantasy worlds because demons treat humans as nothing more than food.  But then again, Inuyasha sees things differently so it’s fair to say that he is a peculiar demon.  Despite being at the top of the food chain among demons and having enough strength that equates to a vast army, Inuyasha respects humans especially those who don’t have ill intentions toward peace-loving demons.  In fact, he fell in love with a human, Kagome Higurashi who belongs to the family of his first love.  The two of them prove that race is never an issue between two people who truly love each other. This is the reason why this show is among the best romance anime of all time.

 



 

2. Kyo and Tohru from Fruit Basket 2019

From the anime series Fruit Basket 2019 which is a remake of its original release in 2001. The cute couple of Kyo and Tohru are some of the main characters in the story.
These two have a lot of sweet and fun moments in the series where they show love and support for each other. Kyo sees Tohru as someone who is very special to him making him above anybody else.


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3. Kousei Arima and Kaori Miyazono from Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

There is no better love than one that can make the couple a better version of themselves.  Kousei is the youngest pianist to win the Saki Competition.  He was on his way to become the best in Japan but everything changed when his mother died.  Kousei’s mother is not only his trainer but his biggest inspiration in playing the piano.  After she died, Kousei lost the ability to hear what he plays.  Kaori, an aspiring violinist, became his light of hope.  She persevered to bring back Kousei’s love for music.  It’s never easy since Kousei haven’t played for years and initially has no motivation to play the piano again.  This anime love team is made and bound by music.

 

4. Eren And Mikasa from Attack on Titan

This couple is among the main characters in the anime series Attack on Titan which is currently on its 3rd Season. Personally, I see them as a nice couple especially when Mikasa shows how much she wanted to protect Eren and do not want him to be in harm’s way.
On Eren’s side, she might not think too much yet about love in a romantic way due to their current situation, I could still see that she loves Mikasa and he is willing to risk his life for her. In the kind of world they are living together, it’s great to see this kind of love team.

 



5. Tomoya Okazaki and Nagisa Furukawa from Clannad

Tomoya and Nagisa is the popular couple in the anime series Clannad. They became boyfriend and girlfriend and ended with marrying each other which is a very sweet love story.  They are somehow destined for each other since they first met on their way to school and together they helped each other restart the drama club. It is great to see that each of them complement each other. Nagisa brings hope and joy for Tomoya while on the other hand, Tomoya is always there to support Nagisa. They became officially a romantic couple when Tomoya finally confessed his feelings for Nagisa which she reciprocated.

 



6. Misaki & Usui from Kaichou Wa Maid-Sama

These characters are among the most popular anime couple of all time. They are the main characters in the anime series Kaichou wa Maid-Sama! Their love story is somehow very much relatable since Misaki always says she hates Usui, but deep inside, its the other way around. And she represents those women who try to hide their feelings for someone. On the other hand, Usui truly and deeply loves Misaki and is waiting for the right time for them to be together.

 

 

 

 

 

7. Uzumaki Naruto and Hyuga Hinata from Naruto

Are you in love with your childhood friend?  Don’t be shy since it’s typical for two people who grow together to develop a special bond.   Others might say that relationships with this kind of foundation usually don’t last but cheer up since NaruHina is one of the many anime lovers that proved them wrong.  Hinata secretly admired Naruto after he saved her from a group of bullies when they were just kids.  From that day on until their adulthood, Hinata grows tense every time Naruto is near.  She even collapses if Naruto is too close.  It was a one-sided love at first but eventually, Hinata’s true feelings reached Naruto and they became an official couple.  They even got married and now enjoying a family life with two bubbly kids.  Are you a fan of NaruHina? Which among the many sweet moments of this love team in the Naruto anime series is your favorite?  Tell us about your pick in the comments section below!

8. Kirito/Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna/ Asuna Yuuki from Sword Art Online

Love is not a game.  But what if you fell in love inside a game?  Does it translate to the real world?  How can a relationship made in a virtual world strive in the real one? These issues concern Kazuto Kirigaya and Asuna Yuuki more than anything else.  They met when a famous Virtual Reality MMORPG became a death trap for millions of players.  Kazuto known as Kirito inside the game immediately responded to the challenge and worked hard on his own to not just survive but with a grander goal which is to clear the game and save everyone.  He became a solo player while Asuna decided to join one of the biggest guilds in the game.  Although they met early in the game but since Kirito decides to do things on his own, they separated.  Their paths met once again during a dangerous mission and from that moment onwards were inseparable.  Kirito managed to beat the game but Asuna was left trapped.  Their love story is filled with challenges yet they never give up.  They support each other in every way which gives them the power to topple down even the strongest adversaries.  And sharing the same passion towards the virtual world made their relationship even stronger.


 

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9. Sadao Maou and Emi Yusa from The Devil is a Part-timer

A hero is destined to slay the demon king.  This is the cliché in every fantasy world tale but what if the female hero develops romantic feelings toward her arch rival?  Such kind of twist would change everything.  It would lead to humanity’s destruction but did not happen in Sadao and Emi’s case.  In fact, it turned out well for both parties.  Sadao Maou was transported to the present Japan when his castle was being sieged by the hero and his party.  Emi, the female hero who wields the sword bestowed by an angel, pursued Sadao.  She decided to monitor the demon king who is currently living as a normal staff in a famous food chain store.  Emi refused to believe that the demon king will be contented in becoming a normal employee but she is proven wrong every time Sadao uses the magical power he gathers in incidents to help others and restore everything back to normal. In the end, Emi admired Sadao’s sense of justice and how he prioritizes the safety of the people close to him above all even against his own. Their unique love team only proves that love knows no boundaries and affiliations!

10. Yusuke Urameshi and Keiko Yukimura from Yu yu Hakusho

Can a delinquent and a top student become friends or even more?  Of course, they can! Yusuke and Keiko’s relationship proves that love is universal.  Yusuke is not your average troublemaker.  He does not play dirty and is against bullying.  In fact, he prefers cutting classes and spending his time strolling around than fighting other delinquents but he is a trouble magnet.  Gangs target him because he is known to be unbeatable.  Keiko, on the other hand, is a diligent student who frequently reminds Yusuke to at least attend his classes.  She is not afraid of Yusuke unlike most of his classmates because she knows that he is a kind person and is just misunderstood.  Yusuke was introduced to the world of spirits and demons as the story progressed so he was forced to leave Keiko behind.  But the love they share did not fade while apart instead it ended up stronger when they were finally reunited.

11. Kenshin Himura and Kaoru Kamiya from Rurounoi Kenshin

Love is probably the last thing anyone would think of during an era of war and bloodshed.  Kenshin Himura is the legendary battousai who killed countless people with his sword.  After the war and realizing that his blade failed to accomplish his goals despite sacrificing so many lives, Kenshin wandered and decided to never kill again.  Along the way, he met Kaoru Kamiya, the sole heir of a small kendo dojo.  She was troubled by a group of thugs back then who uses the nickname battousai for their own gain.  Kenshin saved Kaoru from the predicament and agreed to stay in Kaoru’s dojo as a tenant.  He told her that the life of a wanderer is starting to tire him but is that really the case?  Eventually the feelings they secretly feel towards each other surface.  Kenshin now keeps his promise to never take a life again not just for his own salvation but for Kaoru’s sake as well.

12. Recca Hanabishi and Yanagi Sakoshita from Flame of Recca

A ninja back in the day is a warrior known not to protect but to kill.  Nonetheless, it is now celebrated as a lethal yet loyal ally in books and movies.  Recca Hanabishi can be considered as a new-age ninja.  He was a fan of these mighty warriors way back when he was just a kid.  Recca was so fascinated by it to the point that he practiced their way of moving and fighting.  He developed inhuman strength, agility, and senses as a result.  He was undefeated in fighting among delinquents yet he was beaten by a mysterious lady while saving a woman in distress.  The woman involved is Yanagi Sakoshita, a woman who possesses a unique gift of healing.  Due to her ability, she was kidnapped by a group of criminals that aims to develop a drug that can give eternal life.  After being defeated by the lady who turned out to be his long lost mother, Recca along with his friends vowed to save Yanagi. I know I’m spoiling the show big time but it’s important to narrate these events to justify Recca’s actions.  He chose to face dangerous foes in a tournament including his step brother who controls a more powerful flame just to save Yanagi.  This is in accordance to his vow as Yanagi’s ninja.  If this won’t be good enough to express your love towards someone, I’ll be clueless what will.

13. Ichirou Suzuki/ Satou Pendragon and Aialize  from Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody

Ichirou Suzuki was transported to a fantasy world.  He was initially worried about surviving in an unknown and dangerous world but he discovered that he is granted with overpowered abilities. Since he concluded that he can live peacefully in the new world he decided to fully enjoy the experience.  He made new friends along the way and even gathered a few fangirls because of his strength and wealth.  But none of them even though they were all attractive and kind captured his heart.  Cupid’s arrow only managed to hit Satou when he met Aialize, a high elf.  Not only is her beauty unrivaled but she is also innocent and kind.  Satou’s feelings gradually grew stronger when he spent a couple of days in the elf town under Aialize guidance.  But since Aialize is a high elf and is immortal, she was hesitant about becoming Satou’s wife. Satou responded by finding ways to reach Aialize status.  He even ventured in a far and dangerous continent just to achieve this goal which only shows how he truly wants to spend eternity with Aialize.

 

14. Shinichi Kudo and Kazuha Toyama from Detective Conan

A detective’s life is dangerous.  This is why having a partner with this kind of profession can be daunting.  You can’t help but constantly worry about his welfare especially if he is assigned to a daring mission.  No matter how skillful a detective is, he simply can’t predict everything and he will suddenly end up cornered before he knows it.  This is what happened to the rising star detective Jimmy Kudo.  The syndicate he was tracking abducted Kudo and turned him into a kid with the use of a mysterious drug.  Kazuha Toyama, Kudo’s childhood sweetheart was worried sick about him after reports about Kudo missing started to circulate.  She was clueless about the fact that the man she misses is posing as the elementary student Conan.    Toyama’s worries about Kudo are lessened every now and then as Conan manages to temporarily negate the effect of the drug and meet her.  Their close relationship is obvious during these moments and no one can deny that they value each other far more than friends.

 

15. Ryuji Takasu and Taiga Aisaka from Toradora!

Do opposites really attract?  Of course, this goes true with magnets but what about two people with different personalities, body size, intelligence, and even minute details like favorite color and food?  In reality, there are only a few couples who can attest to this famous quote and one of them is from the anime series Toradora! composed of Ryuji and Taiga.  Ryuji is tall for his age and has scary eyes, which is why many are intimated by him.  Those who don’t know Ryuji would instantly think of him as a delinquent.  But don’t be deceived since Ryuji is a gentle and calm person.  He is also studious which explains his good grades. On the other hand, Taiga’s cute appearance is a far cry from her straightforward and daring attitude.  She resolves almost any conflict through force and won’t back down on anyone.  She might be small but Taiga is someone you don’t want to mess with.  The two met and got close after they discovered each other’s secret crushes.  They later on agreed to help each other out but slowly realized that the two of them are starting to like each other more than their initial crushes.  This love team is the best proof that no amount of differences can stop love when it strikes!

 

 

16. Raku Ichijo and Chitoge Kirisaki from Nisekoi

Love moves in mysterious ways.  Raku and Chitoge met when they were just kids but they were taken apart due to unavoidable circumstances and moved on with their own lives.  However, they made a promise to be a real couple when they reunite in the future.  Raku is now the heir of a powerful gang while Chitoge’s family also controls a huge part of the city because of their influence and wealth.  The two parties agreed that their marriage would benefit them without knowing about their past.  Is this destiny at work here?  I don’t know but such coincidence even made their reunion a lot sweeter.  Since they were too young when they made the promise, both of them have hazy memories of it.  The only things that reminded them of it are the key and locket they gave to each other.  The locket will only open by using the key.  It was supposed to be a happy ending but another girl close to Raku who also holds a key from her childhood emerged.  Will Raku and Chitoge’s childhood fling transition to a long and lasting love?  The uncertainty of their feelings and if they were truly paired by destiny makes this love team one of the best anime has to offer!

 

 

17. Rokuro Enmado and Benio Adashino from Twin Star Exorcists

Arranged marriages are frowned upon by today’s society but in some rare cases they turned out to be just fine for the two main parties involved.  This is what happened to Rokuro and Benio.  They were destined to marry and give birth to the strongest exorcist, the Miko.  Despite being forced to live together, it did not end up the way their superiors planned.  Although it’s obvious that Benio has strong feelings toward Rokuro, their relationship failed to move up to the next level because of Rokuro’s hesitance.  He simply does not want them to be together just because they are instructed to.  Deep inside him, he wants their relationship to be real.  Rokuro is passionate about protecting Benio even at the expense of his own life.  This anime love team will surely melt anyone’s heart as they express their feelings toward each other through simple yet sweet antics but can’t fully commit in making everything real because of their responsibilities as the savior of mankind.

18. Bell Cranel and Hestia from DanMachi/ Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?

It’s said that you’ll most likely meet the girl destined for you in an unexpected place.  But does a dungeon count?  Bell Cranel is a new adventurer who aims to reach the topmost level of the dungeon like everybody else.  Many even risk their life just to achieve this goal since reaching the top of the dungeon would mean prestige and mountains of riches.  Bell Cranel’s goal is a bit different though.  He explores the dungeon for a living and won’t mind being popular but what he truly wants is self-improvement and the ability to protect the head of his family, Hestia.  She is a new-comer just like Bell Cranel and is innocent when it comes to hardship.  Nonetheless, she loves Bell Cranel and would do everything for him to be safe while adventuring.  Bell Cranel might be too young to notice it for now but Hesita has strong romantic feelings toward him. This cute anime love team works hard together in achieving their goals and even though they often stumble upon challenging obstacles along the way, they maneuver their way out of them by trusting and supporting each other.

 

 

19. Amagiri Ayato and Julis Riessfeld from Gakusen Toshi Asterisk

Ayato and Julis met in an awkward fashion.  Julis was changing in her room back then when Ayato decided to return her handkerchief.  The incident led to a duel which resulted in a draw after Ayato successfully landed a surprise attack.  Julis acknowledged Ayato’s fighting skills after that.  Although she treats Ayato coldly, it can’t be denied that she trusts him.  It even came to the point where Julis is willing to open up to Ayato whenever something is troubling her. This anime love team is in the denial stage.  They share the same romantic feelings toward each other but are too shy to admit it.   But isn’t that how true love should be?  It is supposed to be hard to say because you don’t want your love to end up unrequited.  Maybe someday one of them will have the courage to confess and I know very Gakusen Toshi Asterisk fan is looking forward to that moment.

 

 

20. Sorata Kanda and Mashiro Shiina from Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

Pet lovers are known to be kind and trustworthy people.  Many believe that pets have the ability to see a person’s innate personality and they only cling to those who are good.  This is probably why Sorata and Mashiro easily got close to each other.  They both love the stray cats they choose to keep after being found loitering around their dormitory.  Pets are not allowed in their dormitory so both of them worked hard to go around this problem.  Sorata is so kind that he already adopted 7 cats.  He finds Mashiro to be beautiful.  Although he is a bit protective, it’s only because he wants nothing but the best for the girl he loves. Sorata is shy and is bad at social interactions but he eventually gathered enough courage to confess his feelings Mashiro and they became an official couple.

 

 

21. Lux Arcadia and Lisha/ Lisesharte Atismata from Saijaku Muhai no Bahamut

A knight in shining armor only comes around saving a princess in a fairy tale.  But this is not true for Lisha.  Yes, he met a knight but not because he was in distress but it happened when Lux Arcadia broke into the bathroom of the girl’s dormitory by accident.  Lux may not be wearing a shining armor but he is a competent drag knight who is sometimes called the “Weakest Undefeated” or the “Black Hero”.  He is also a prince of a kingdom that was destroyed 4 years ago because of a coup d’état.  Although their meeting is just by accident, it’s as if they are fated to cross paths since Lisha’s kingdom is currently in turmoil and she needs someone with experience and strength to help solve the issues before it’s too late.  Lux decided to lend her a hand and they grew closer as they face one dilemma after another.  A relationship formed this way is bound to last since it has bloomed at dark times.  What more would it be if they successfully made the kingdom peaceful and prosperous again and they have all the time in the world to focus on their feelings?

 

 

22. Takashi Komuro and Rei Miyamoto from High School of the Dead

Who in the right mind would think of hitting up with a girl during a zombie apocalypse?  This is a time when you need to focus on escaping the zombies and securing the necessary goods for your own survival.  Takashi Komuro made this daring move to rekindle his childhood fling with Rei Miyamoto.  It was easy because Rei was also in love with him at some point in the past.  But there are zombies around right?  This couple simply can’t leave everything behind and entirely focus on their relationship.  They need to lookout for their friends and visit each of their homes to reunite with their respective families.  But will their relationship last in a world that is now engulfed by death where every people would do anything to survive?

 

 

23. Natsu Dragneel and Lucy Heartfilia from Fairy Tail

Love usually is rooted in friendship.  Natsu and Lucy hold on to their friendship every time they encounter dangerous enemies in their missions.  Natsu’s ability to control dragonic magic made him one of the strongest mages in Fairy Tail.  Many argue that he can pull off any mission alone through sheer force but that’s definitely not the case.  He may be strong but he is too straightforward.  Because of his personality, Natsu easily falls to deception and would greatly struggle against an enemy who uses wits over strength.  This is where his friend Lucy comes to play.  She is not even close to being a genius strategist yet her second opinion during missions can be quite handy.  Lucy is a newcomer but her innate talent as a mage is more than enough to compensate for her lack of experience.  This duo is unbeatable especially if they share a common goal and if the safety of their friends and guildmates is on the line.  But are they really a love team?  For me they are!  Natsu may not admit it but he rampages every time Lucy is in danger which only shows how she treats her dearly.  Lucy also worries a lot about Natsu and is always the first to give a hand every time he is in trouble.

 

 

24. Shouta Kazehaya and Sawako Kuronuma from Kimi ni Todoke

There are only a few experiences in life that can match the happiness you’ll feel when finding out that the one you love also feels the same way.  Sawako is among the few lucky ones to enjoy this moment.  She was initially a shy girl.  Many were hesitant to befriend her because of her pale skin and long black hair which made her look like a ghost.  Nonetheless, her physical appearance did not stop Shouta, a famous male student in her school, to reach out to her.  Sawako captured his attention after later on because of her kindness and unique personality. They dated and then confessed to each other.  It was a typical love story but the emotional struggles they have to overcome in order to express their feelings made it extra special.

 

 

25. Hiro and Zero Two from Darling in the FranXX

Don’t despair when it seems everything that is happening as of the moment is against you.  The universe will surely find a way to repay your struggles and might even send someone special to serve as your saving grace.  This is what Zero Two is for Hiro.  They met when they were lonely and not given the chance to be pilots. Hiro, later on, was able to put his feelings for Zero Two into action with a kiss and piloted Strelizia.  This happened even though Zero Two has horns that usually turn off others who want to get close to her.   From that day on, he continuously exerts effort to prove that he is worthy not just as a pilot but also as Zero Two’s partner.

 


Other Cute Couples Worth the Mention

 

Monkey D. Luffy  and Boa Hancock from One Piece

One-sided love is a tragedy. It’s sad to see a person loving truly but not loved back.  A person who chooses to pursue such kind of love is bound to tread a challenging road.  This is the same dilemma Boa Hancock from One Piece dared to face after developing strong romantic feelings towards Monkey D. Luffy.  It’s not that Luffy does not like Hancock but he is just too innocent and straightforward to be romantically involved with anyone.   Luffy will eventually mature and Boa Hancock probably knows this which is why she is doing everything to be closer to Luffy and help him as much as possible to leave a lasting impression as soon as now.  Boa’s funny lovestruck expressions and Luffy’s innocent reactions to these acts makes this love team worthy to be a part of his list.

 

Kurosaki Ichigo and Kuchiki Rukia from Bleach

Saving a princess in distress is a knight in shining armor’s duty.  This is what Kurosaki Ichigo is for Kuchiki Rukia.  Although Rukia is a strong shinigami, she was abducted by her own brother and childhood friend.  She was forced to come back to soul society and be executed because of the dangerous evil power trapped inside her.  Ichigo can sense spirits despite being a normal human.  He was saved by Rukia from a Hollow attack and gained shinigami powers as a result.  With his newly gained powers, he ventured head first to soul society in order to save Rukia.  Ichigo knows it is like knocking on hell’s door because Soul Society houses hundreds of powerful shinigamis who can kill him in an instant.  Yet he carried out the mission without even a slight of hesitation.  This act alone is an honest confession of love.  A man would do anything for the woman he loves even at the expense of his own life.

Ainz Ooal Gown and Albedo from Overlord

Typical neets easily welcome the idea of having romantic feelings toward computer-generated characters.  This is true especially for those who are avid fans of MMORPGs and simulators where the player can immerse in an entirely new world using his own customizable avatar.  Since they are lonely, it’s not a surprise for them to be attached to characters they’ve interacted with every day even though they are not real.  But what if the so-called NPCs in MMORPGs were given life and their own unique personality?  This was the dilemma Satoru Suzuki endured when he was transported to a fantasy world along with their guild’s loyal NPCs who were turned into real beings.  Since he playfully changed Albedo’s settings before the incident, the sexy yet dangerously powerful demon lady is now madly in love with him.  I can’t really consider them as a real couple but there is definitely a spark every time Albedo tries to seduce Ainz with her demonic charm.  It would have been easy for her to grab Ainz heart if he was not transformed into an undead whose emotions are controlled.  This peculiar love team made it to this list not just because of their growing popularity but mainly for the funny story behind their relationship and how funny, awkward, and sweet situations easily materialize whenever they are together.  If you want to get to know more about Ainz Ooal Gown and other cool Overlord characters, be sure to check out this anime characters list that I’ve made: >>List of Overlord Anime Characters<<.

Krillin and Android 18 from Dragonball Z

Do you believe the opposites attract?  Some say this is true while others argue that this bizarre pairing only happens in fantasy.   But sad to say for those who frown to this idea because Krillin and Android 18 proves that it’s possible for two people with different attitude and size to be a perfect couple.  They first met in a battle where android 17 and 18 completely overpowered Krillin and his comrades.  Android 18 found Krillin to be adorable but the receiver of the praise thought of it as some kind of mockery because it came from an enemy.  Later on, Krillin pleaded Vegeta to save Android 18 after he was puked out by Cell.  He also used a Dragonball wish to turn her into a real human.  Talk about the lengths a man would make for her special someone right?  Despite being small, Krillin turned out to be a dependable husband and father.  This couple’s happy ending is an inspiration especially to all the little guys out there!

 


 

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And that’s a wrap my otaku friends!  I can already see hearts in your eyes now after reading about all the anime love teams featured in this list.  I won’t blame you since they are all inspiring.  Loving is truly challenging but it’s definitely worthwhile especially if you are among the lucky ones who have found a partner that would exert an equal amount or even more effort to keep your relationship strong.   Are you presently in a relationship?  Are you happy? Then share this with your partner so you’ll both be inspired to love even more!  And as usual, even if you are still single, give us a LIKE AND KEEP ON SHARING THE ANIME LOVE MY MINA!

Best Female Anime Cosplay Costumes To Slay Your Next Anime Convention

Anime Conventions are big and must-go-to events for true anime fans. Thus, female anime cosplay costumes  become in demand when such events are near. Regardless of age, gender, and race, anime fans across the globe should attend one at least once in their lifetime.  These are special events where the anime pop culture is celebrated.  They often extend more than a day and feature a fun activities like cosplay competition, question and answer with famous anime writers, and early screening of upcoming anime trailers.

Are you one of the lucky fans who managed to get a hold of a ticket for one?  Then you should get ready by deciding the costume you’ll wear. Don’t worry about not having the body of hot anime girls, since the anime community accepts everyone in all sizes and color. As long as you share the same passion with them, you’ll surely find a place in an Anime Convention.  Besides, there are a lot of choices if you’re looking for female anime costumes so you’ll surely find one that perfectly suits you as long as you know where to look.   To give you a head start, we collected some of the best ideas for Anime Cosplay Costumes for women.  Who knows you might find one that matches both your taste and budget!

 

Nami Cosplay Costume

There’s no better way to start a list of the best female cosplay costume ideas than Nami, from the hit anime series about a pirates called One Piece.  She is the navigator of the Straw Hat Pirates. Unlikely common first impressions, Nami is more than just a hot anime girl.  She can stand her ground even against giants and wild beasts as she can use tools which allow her to control the weather.  Nami is also cunning so she can easily get out of tight situations in no time.  Her costume is rather simple so you won’t have to spend so much to achieve her look. A pair of jeans and a bra preferably having the same design as one she wears in the anime should be enough.  Having the pole which she uses to cast magic is not a requirement but it could serve as a cherry on top to achieve a complete Nami look.

 

 

Mirajane Strauss Cosplay Costume

 Mirajane Strauss is the older sister of Elf man and is one of the lead female protagonists in the anime series titled Fairy Tail.  There was one point in her life when she was feared by both magicians and criminals due to her impatient attitude and brutality.  Some ever referred to her as a demon with a human body.  Nonetheless, she reformed after an incident and became a sweet and caring member of the Fairy Tail Guild.  Achieving Marijane’s look may not be easy but it’s definitely worthwhile.  It has both playfulness and class.  You can also choose between her previous or current look.  Her look when she was younger is perfect for those who love punk and rock while the current one is the best choice for those who aims for a mature, formal, yet sexy anime look.

 

Yuuki Asuna Cosplay Costume

Yuuki Asuna is one of the most famous female anime characters today.  This is not surprising since Sword Art Online’s fan base stretch up to billions worldwide.  She is the main female protagonist of the show and shares a romantic relationship with the main male protagonist, Kirito.   The best thing about being Asuna while attending an Anime Convention is that everyone will know who you are portraying in just one look.  Her costume might be a bit complicated but there are a lot of online anime shops today that sell it and ordering one that fits your size is just a call away.


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Tsunade Cosplay Costume

 Are you worried that your figure is not fit for cosplay?  That extra bumper and bust might help you if you just know who of the many female anime characters to portray.  And probably the best option for women who has a little bit more weight than normal is Tsunade.  She is a previous Hokage of Konoha, the village where Naruto’s journey started in the anime series of the same name.  Tsunade’s costume is simple yet very sexy.  It greatly relies on a woman’s breast size to be successfully pulled of making it perfect for larger women.  The costume is basically a robe and you can add a slug-like stuff toy and a paper fan to complete the whole Tsunade look.

 

 

Taiga Aisaka Cosplay Costume

 Taiga Aisaka is a typical Japan school girl.  In the anime series Toradora, she pairs up with Ryuji to form a romantic couple with completely opposite personalities but somehow manage to satisfy each other’s longings.  A Taiga Aisaka  cosplay can be achieved by simple wearing a Japanese school girl uniform that matches the one she wears in the series.  You can also copy her P.E uniform or her casual look.  The school girl uniform is your best option as it is the most famous.  Attitude is everything if you want to be like Taiga Aisaka.  You need to be outgoing and loud.  Your anime poses should focus on her wild and grumpy expressions.

 

Rukia Kuchiki Cosplay Costume

 What if you don’t have enough time and money to prepare an elaborate anime cosplay costume?  That’s not a problem since you can always buy a black robe and borrow your little brother’s samurai sword toy to achieve a Rukia Kuchiki look.  You can add her signature accessories later on but these alone should be enough to convince everyone in an Anime Convention who you are portraying.  Copying Rukia’s short black hair would also be very helpful. Bleach is a famous anime so expect to meet new friends during the convention as Rukia.  In the anime series, she is portrayed as a silent girl who tends to hide her feelings and desires for the sake of keeping the ones she care about safe.  Avoid a full smile when you are in character and highlight Rukia’s mysterious and serious personality in your cosplay.

 

Erza Scarlet Cosplay Costume

 Erza  Scarlet is a famous female character among cosplayers because of her beautiful armors.  She is one of the lead female protagonists in the anime series Fairy Tail where she possesses a peculiar type of magic which allows her to equip various weapons and armors anytime.  She usually wears a plain knight armor so it’s your best bet if you can’t afford expensive costumes.  Nonetheless, if you have both the time and money, up it by several notches by portraying Erza on her sophisticated armor complete with wings and matching sword. You’ll surely be a head turner if you successfully pull it off.

 

Kagome Higurashi Cosplay Costume

 Do you prefer old school anime series? Then why not cosplay the most famous female characters decades ago like Kagome Higurashi?  She is the lead female protagonist in the anime series titled Inuyasha.  She wears a school girl uniform and has a bow and arrow as weapon.  She is also distinguished by her long and silky black hair.  Simplicity is the key to achieve the Kagome look.  It also has to do with her silent and simple personality so try to pose meekly while being in character.  Cute and romantic poses are also good especially if you can pair up with someone wearing an Inuyasha costume.

 

Albedo Cosplay Costume

 Are you confident about having an attractive body?  Then you should put it to good use by wearing an Albedo Cosplay costume.  Albedo is one of the main characters of the hit series titled Overlord.  In the show, she is a demon who obsessively loves her master.  Despite having a pair of horns and wings, Albedo’s sexiness is described as out of this world.  If you are planning to be Albedo for the next Anime Convention you are attending, be ready to show some curves and skin.  Watching Overlord is also  a great idea so you can know some of her poses as she discriminate humans or express loyalty towards her master.

 

Saeko Busujima Cosplay Costume

 Who said we can’t combine anime school girls, guns, and gore?  If you have the body, then pulling of Saeko Busujima’s look is a perfect idea to impress everyone in the upcoming Anime Convention.  Saeko belongs to the group of students who managed to survive after a zombie outbreak in the anime series titled High School of the Dead.  This heroin wields a samurai sword and a rifle while wearing a sexy tattered Japanese school girl uniform.  You can also put blood stains in her uniform to achieve a look close to the real one when Saeko was brutally decapitating zombies as they make their way out of the school.

 

If you have other female anime cosplay ideas, be sure to share them in the comment section below!  You can also post images of your recent cosplay to inspire those who are still struggling to find an anime cosplay costume that fits them.

 

 

 

Hot Anime Guys You Would Want To Date

Anime introduces a world where everything is possible.  It features various stories ranging from everyday school interactions among a group of friends to adventures in a new world ruled by magic and monsters.  It’s not unusual for an anime title to feature a handsome and hot main character. This is why many anime fans have their own collection of hot anime guys who they wish to be real.  Are you one of them? Who is your anime guy crush? Do you prefer outgoing types like Uzumaki Naruto or those who have a mysterious feel around them like Yamato Kira?

Regardless of your taste, don’t settle on mainstream anime in search for a crush.  Why not explore other hot anime characters who are equally or to an extent even more lovable than the popular ones?  If you don’t know where to start, then you’re at the right place. Read further and discover some of the hottest anime guys you would want to date in real life.  All of them come from an anime series that do not receive a lot of audience and is overshadowed by mainstream ones.  But don’t worry since their unique and interesting personalities as well as their awesome anime looks will easily capture your heart.



 


Rin Okamura

Have you tried dating a troublemaker?  If not then, Rin Okamura can be your first time.  He is an aspiring demon hunter who is often caught up in dangerous situations because of his origin.  Although it might be intimidating to think that you’ll be dating the son of Satan, it’s not that bad if you consider the possibilities. He is strong so you don’t need to worry about thugs ruining your date.  Rin is also sweet and caring so he will surely find a way to make your date extra special. And most importantly, Rin cares for his friends and family so much.  Being a part of the circle of people who he loves most is definitely worth the risk of meeting a few dangerous demons along the way.


Kakashi Hatake

A ninja as a date would be cool.  You can visit scenic places in a piggy back ride as he jump from one tree after another to cover ground in an instant.  Kakashi Hatake can turn this kind of date to another level silent but cute personality.  It’s easy to judge him as a boring person but he also has a humorous side which he only shows to people close to him.  If you manage to do so then you’re in for a treat.  There will be no boring moments during a date with Kakashi especially if you share the same love for books.  You can enjoy an afternoon read a top a beautiful mountain overseeing the sunset.  No woman can resist such a simple yet memorable date.


L Lawliet

What would happen if you date a famous detective?  That would be exciting at first until you are reminded that keeping secrets is pointless.  This is true particularly if the one you are dating is L Lawliet.  He is weird but its what makes this anime boy hot. A detective who was assigned to a case involving the appearance and use of death note in our world.  L is talented in patching up simple clues and turning them into elaborate evidences to solve crimes.  Having him as a date will surely mean unexpected surprises and interesting dates.  With his brilliant mid, L can come up with interesting gifts for your anniversary and new ways to celebrate the occasion.  Don’t be intimidated by his look since it’s obvious that with just a little make-over, L can transform into the prince charming of your dreams.


Kirito

How would you react if you end up trapped in a MMORPG?  Would you desperately seek for a way out or lock yourself up in a room? If you choose the first option, how will you approach the upcoming adventure?  Do you prefer moving through challenges on your own or by forming a party to make things easier?  Having someone to watch your back is a safer way but it also comes with risks.  You can’t just choose a random guy you just met unless it’s Kirito.  He is an anime guy who you can fully trust especially in protecting party members.  Kirito already experienced losing a party member in front of him so he will do everything within his power to prevent that from happening again.  This is why having a date with a handsome and gentle anime guy like Kirito while venturing on a magical world is a dream come true to most anime fans. Kirito is also included in the list of hot anime boys because he still look young and very innocent.


Haruka Nanase

Swimming is not just a good form of physical exercise but it can also be a sweet activity for couples.  Imagine having a cute anime guy teach you how to swim in a pretty beach with sparkling white sand.  This is a summer dream for a lot of anime fans.  How would you feel doing it with Haruka Nanase?  He might be a competitive swimmer but he also has a sweet and caring side.  This character is one of the many reasons why this sports anime is among the most popular of all time.

Having Haruka as your date in the beach will guarantee your safety since he can save you from any kind of danger in the waters with his powerful legs and impeccable swimming skills.  You can also enjoy a talk while lying on the beach and watching at the clear night sky at night as the both of you share the calming sound of the sea waves.


Genos

There are a lot of problems if you date a humanoid.  It’s likely that he needs to be charged from time to time.  Your humanoid might also have limited sets of emotions so he can’t express himself well.  Nonetheless, it might not be a bad idea if you date Genos.  Unlike the usual half man half robot, Genos has the ability to express emotions.  He has a complicated brain so he can move and think like a normal human being.             He is also a skilled fighter and can even defeat dangerous monsters so being with him is probably the safest place you can be in the event of an emergency.  Genos is also good looking if you set aside his robotic arms and laser-like eyes.


Sanji

They say that the best way to a man’s heart is through his stomach.  But is this true the other away around?  How would you like having a date with a skillful cook like Sanji?  You may gain a few pounds after several dates with this handsome anime guy due to his mouthwatering dishes but it won’t be a problem since Sanji is loyal.  He tends to disregard a person’s background and other unnecessary clutter after deciding confessing his love.  Others may think of him as a womanizer because of how he reacts after seeing sexy women but it just shows his honest side.  He appreciates lady curves and pretty faces but in the end comes back to the woman who owns his heart.  With Sanji as your date, both your stomach and heart will be filled to the brim.


Aomine Daiki

Men who are good at sports are often popular among women.  This is also true in the anime world. Nonetheless, Aomine Daiki is a special case.  His basketball skills is impressive to the point that it’s almost impossible to beat him in a one on one match but his selfish personality and stingy attitude stops people around from getting close to him.  Only a few who managed to get to know Aomine’s true self considers him as a good friend.  Despite how rude he might be, Aomine can still be a great date particularly for women who prefer bad guys.  He might be harsh and cold but that would only make a few sweet gestures from him from time to time extra special.  You’ll definitely hit the jackpot if you manage to capture this hot anime guy’s heart.


Ken Kaneki

Dating a monster is something we only wish to happen in nightmares.  But what if it’s Ken Kaneki?  He was once a normal being until attacked by a ghoul.  After the incident, the doctor was left with no choice but to transplant an organ from the ghoul to Kaneki in order to save his life.  The result is Kaneki having the characteristic of both human and ghoul.  Dating him might be dangerous since ghoul’s are known to treat humans as food but it’s a different story if we talk about Kaneki.  He refuse to give up his humanity in spite how the constant taunt of the ghoul in him.  Setting aside his struggles as a half ghoul, Kaneki is a sweet guy.  He considers friends as precious and would do anything to protect them from harm.  As long as you trust Kaneki, dating him can be a sweet and exciting experience.


Kyouya Sata

A prince as a date is not a bad idea.  In fact, each one of the girl anime fans has dreamt in becoming a princess inside an anime world at least once.  Kyouya Sata might be the prince charming you are searching for.  He may not be the standard prince but his protective personality and cunning mindset should be more than enough to change your impression about him.  Kyouya is a sadist and it might turn you off at some point but don’t give up on him.  Try to know this guy some more and you’ll realize that there is much more to him than his weird fetish.  His idol-like face and figure can be considered as freebies making him not just an ideal date but a boyfriend and partner in life as well.

Have I missed the hot anime guys that are worth mentioning in this list?  If you have some great suggestions in mind, feel free to share them below!

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Best Sword Art Online Season 1 Fights

Sword Art Online Season 1 easily climbed up the list of popular anime titles of all time when it was released in 2012.  There are a lot of factors that contributed to its success but possible the most obvious one is its art style. Sword Art Online introduced a refreshing feel. It’s as if every scene is carved out from all our expectations of what a fantasy world would be. The sceneries and overall beauty of the fantasy world is just a small part of it. Both the main and supporting characters were well thought-of. Their equipment and skills were carefully laid out to match their personality and affiliations.

The RPG elements introduced all throughout the series were also new flavors back then. Currently, there are now a lot of anime series similar to SAO like Overlord. It’s fun to watch an anime that makes you remember fun-filled memories when you were playing a MMORPG with friends. Slaying monsters to gain experience points and ganging up a powerful boss monster just to obtain rare loot are just two scenarios that will surely hype RPG fanatics while watching Sword Art Online. The love story between the two main characters, Kirito and Asuna, served as a delightful cherry on top.  However, some fans are a bit disappointed that the development of their feelings toward each other seemed rush.

 



 

As Kirito and Silica were heading out after harvesting a rare item which can revive dead pets, Rosaia and a group of thieves blocked their way. Silica was scared because they were outnumbered and she had yet to know Kirito’s combat ability. Rosalia and his companions had red names. This means that they already killed players in the past. It was a dire situation for Silica but Kirito remained his cool. He was confident because of the level difference. Despite having the numbers, Rosalia’s group can’t damage Kirito enough to overcome his passive regeneration. No matter how hard they try, their efforts ended up pointless. This did not only affirm Kirito’s strength but also revealed how being trapped in a game can corrupt people. Rosalia and his group were evidently denying the fact that they will die in real life if they lose all their hit points in the game.

 

Kirito is the hero. He was chosen from the start to save everyone from the being trapped in SAO. It was not explained whether it was by chance or if Akihiko found something special in Kirito. He was also clueless about his destiny until a rare skill suddenly appeared. It gave him the ability to dual-wield. Kirito was still confused why he got the skill. The only thing clear to him is that he will eventually be put on a tight spot in the near future and be forced to use the skill. This is why he decided to get a spare sword. Everything displayed on the blacksmith shop he went to were not on par with his requirements. He want his second sword to be at least as strong as his main weapon. He was lucky to meet Asuna’s friend, Rika. She personally accompanied Kirito in search for a Frost dragon. The scales of an ice dragon can be used to form a strong and sharp blade. Their adventure was short-lived but Rika can’t help but admire Kirito’s bravery and skills.

 

After catching a rare ingredient, Kirito was searching for someone with a high cooking level. He went to his friend to discuss it and found. Fate clearly smiled on Kirito as he met Asuna there.  Kirito was very excited after knowing that Asuna maxed out her cooking skill and the feeling is mutual since Asuna could barely believe that a rare ingredient is in front of her. Since Kirito is doesn’t have cooking tools, Asuna invited him to her house. Kuradeel, Asuna’s bodyguard immediately objected. He portrayed that it was his duty to protect his Vice-Captain but he clearly has ulterior motives. Asuna insisted that it was alright and shed dragged Kirito away from Kuradeel. The day after, Kuradeel was relentless in pursuing Asuna and preventing her from making a party with Kirito. His persistence even qualifies as an act of obsession as he continued to chase Asuna until Kirito stopped him. Kuradeel insisted to have a duel with Kirito. Although it ended in just a few seconds, it was long enough for Kirito to prove that he can protect Asuna.

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Heathcliff was the avatar of Kayaba Akihiko, the creator of Sword Art Online.  He placed himself as the leader of the Knights of the Blood guild, the biggest and most powerful in SAO. Their guild led every expedition under the objective of clearing all the floors as soon as possible. Asuna is her Vice-Captain. Although their relationship as depicted in the anime series is only as companions, Heathcliff is protective towards Asuna. He thought of Asuna as an important piece in their guild which is why he challenged Kirito to a duel. If Kirito wins, he can leave with Asuna without further complications concerning the Knights of the Blood. However, if the duel’s result favors Heathcliff, Kirito will be forced to join their guild.

The duel did not last long. Kirito’s gear is far from shabby. He can even hold his ground against a couple of monsters without a party. Despite being an offensive behemoth, Kirito was clearly outmatched against Heathcliff’s defense. He wielded a huge shield which blocked every attack Kirito mustered.. This was happening while Kirito is slowly losing hit points from Heathcliff’s weak but precise attacks. Kirito turned the tide of the battle around by using dual swords. He somehow overpowered Heathcliff’s defense and was about to land the decisive blow when Heathcliff did something that shocked Kirito.

 

Gleam Eyes was the 74th Floor boss. They needed to beat 100 floors in order to finish the game and come back to the real world. Although it’s the boss of a floor that is still considerably far from their intended final destination, Gleam Eyes is a fearful opponent.  It’s huge and muscular frame alone are enough to scare even the bravest vanguards in the front line.

Every previous boss battle were carefully planned to minimize casualty and optimize the use of resources but it was not the case against Gleam Eyes. Kirito and Asuna long with Klien and his guild members were force to engage it. They were left with no choice since they need to do so in order to save a group of soldiers from being slaughtered. Despite Kirito’s warning, they mindlessly fought the boss thinking that their superiority in numbers alone is enough to deal with it. Kirito was hesitant at first but Asuna gave in to her compassion and rushed to help the weary soldiers before it was too late. Her growing feelings toward Asuna and his past experience when he lost party members convinced Kirito to step in. It was obviously hopeless battle. At one point, Asuna and Klein already accepted their inevitable fate. But then again, they were clueless about Kirito’s trump card.

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