Gateway Drugs: Anime (The YA version)

door opening onto poppiesThis month’s Gateway Drugs is brought to you by my thirteen year old girl partner in crime, who shall henceforth be referred to as Meiko.  I know nothing about anime so I called in an expert!  Without further ado, here’s the words of our Young Adult anime guru, Meiko:

First I asked Meiko for some background.  Meiko, what is anime?

Anime is a style of drawing and japanese animation.  It can be about anything, science fiction, or fantasy, or everyday life.  I prefer the ones that are comedy.

So Meiko, what should I be watching?

Acchi Kocchi

It’s about a girl who has a crush on a boy and is nervous about it.  It’s something you could sit down and watch with your family.

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Going Home Club

It’s about a girl trying to find out how much fun they can have in their club before they have to go home.  It’s a comedy anime.  It is suitable for all ages.

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Attack on Titan

This one if more for older kids, like thirteen and up.  The titans come down and try to eat people.  I don’t get that one, but my uncle likes it, and you might like it if you like science fiction.

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Sailor Moon

It’s mainly about a girl who meets a cat that can talk.  A bunch of girls get together because they have superpowers, and they try to protect a princess.  This could probably be for any age.

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Black Butler

My friend likes this one.  It’s about a boy who signs a contract with a demon, and now the demon is the boy’s butler.  But to get the demon butler, the boy gave up his soul.  My friend thinks it’s interesting because it’s different from most animes.  Most animes aren’t about angels and demons combined – or butlers.  This is more for middle or high school kids or adults.

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Angel Beats

It’s about people fighting gods because they think their lives are unfair.  I like it because it’s interesting.  If people die they come back to life.  My other uncle recommended it to me.   It’s also for grades eight and up I think.

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Inuyasha

This is about a guy with a demon dog and a girl who falls into a well, into an alternate universe.  She frees the demon dog.  She and the dog have to find all the shards of a crystal because if it gets in the hands of evil, the world will be destroyed.  This one is good for ages thirteen and fourteen.

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So to everyone else online, what are your thoughts?  What anime should I be watching?  It’s a whole new world out there.

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2 thoughts on “Gateway Drugs: Anime (The YA version)

  1. Jen says:

    My favorite anime series is Last Exile. I could not stop watching it once I started. It’s not a comedy but it does have lots of funny moments. I also really liked Escaflowne, though I haven’t watched it in a long time so I can’t remember about the level of comedy.

  2. Deborah says:

    I appreciated Meiko’s descriptions and thoughts on different anime series because, other than surfing by Saturday morning cartoon anime, I haven’t been exposed. So now I am intrigued and have thoughts of exploring! Thanks for opening a gateway to new adventures Meiko!

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