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My Obsession With Secondary Ships

This is actually the answer I promised on Day 16 of my 30 Day Anime Challenge where I actually couldn’t tell you my ultimate, one and only,  One True Pairing. Since then I have thought about this at great length and after hundreds of shredded post-it notes and intense arguments with myself, I have finally decided upon a winner…


Ban and Elaine (from The Seven Deadly Sins) have one of the most tragic yet beautiful stories I have ever known. I’m no a fan of tragedy, but I still love this ship more than even the likes of Royai and Shinkane. I don’t know what it is that I love so much about these two, but I do know that without them, I probably wouldn’t have continued watching the Seven Deadly Sins to the end and even be excited about the next season (I still haven’t gotten round to getting up to date with the manga but I’ve heard that something good happens).

But all that thinking also made me come to a (slightly unrelated) conclusion about my OTP preferences…


Shirayuki and Zen are probably sweet enough to give you diabetes, but it’s not my main OTP for the series.

I know, shocking.

shirazenFor some reason, I always find myself rooting for those two supporting characters more than the main ones. Especially if you’ve read the most recent chapters of Akagami no Shirayukihime, you’ll know that at this point, there’s no disputing the Kiki x Mitsuhide ship but I’ve been shipping them since before the anime even came out.

It isn’t just with Akagami no Shirayukihime but almost anything with secondary ships or where romance isn’t even a man focus of the plot. It’s almost creepy that I care so much more about some characters that don’t get anywhere near as much screen time as the main characters.

Heck, I’m still reading this josei manga about a creepy obsessive monk (seriously mate, just leave her alone) just because I really like the dynamic between two of the heroine’s coworkers in a subplot that gets about one page of development every 10 years.

I don’t know if other people do this but I still think it’s kind of weird…



30 Day Anime Challenge: The Missing Days

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It’s been a while since I bothered to post on this blog, even though I was most of the way through my 30 Day Anime Challenge,  but better late than never?

I won’t try to come up with any excuses because, to be totally honest, I don’t have any good ones (unless you’re willing to accept an excessive number of homework deadlines…). I think it’s just best to apologise and move on…

Anyway, here are the final 5 days:


Day 30: Anime I wish never ended

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I’ve been waiting for season 2  of Ouran High School Host Club since I first saw it back around Christmas in 2009 (wow, about 7 years now). I know they won’t make it since the manga ended four years ago but I guess that just makes me want it even more…

Day 29: Favourite Anime Ever (so far…)

This is probably an even harder question than my favourite OTP because, for example, I love Psycho-Pass and Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun but for completely different reasons and then there’s also the nostalgia I have attached to shows like Prétear and Sailor Moon.

But ultimately, I would have to say that ERASED (Boku dake ga Inai Machi) takes the biscuit. The story is great, the cinematography is cool, the ending is 100% satisfying.

Unlike a lot of crime dramas, they actually bothered to give you (rather obvious in hindsight) hints to solve it yourself so, as a crime drama lover myself,  when we found out who the culprit was I was kicking myself for not wanting to suspect them.

But seriously, if you like crime dramas, check it out because it won’t disappoint.

Day 28: Anime I want to see but haven’t yet

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Most urgently, I need to watch Yuri!!! On Ice at some point. I mean, how can I pass up men’s figure skating…

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I also need to get round to watching The Garden of Words. I don’t really know anything about it but a friend recommended it like over a year ago and the art looks really pretty.

Day 27: Current Anime Wallpaper

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Even though I change it pretty frequently, whenever someone asks, my phone’s wallpaper always happens to be Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun. Huh.

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But my desktop wallpaper, although it isn’t anime is currently from the webtoon Siren’s Lament.

Day 26: Coolest Attack (names)

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Atsushi: Ok, let’s go with…Something-or-Other Storm!
En: Random Splash!
Io: Added Margin Bomber!
Ryuu: I Am Awesome Fire!
Yumoto: Okay, let’s go! Something-or-Other-
Wombat: Pardon me. Could you all please stop calling out random attack names?

You just gotta love the attack names in the first episode of Binan Koukou Chikyuu Bouei-bu LOVE!

I know that it’s just parodying the action anime where they call their attacks but ‘Random Splash‘ and ‘I Am Awesome Fire‘ aren’t exactly awe-inspiring names, especially taking into account the fact that they’re a bunch of high school boys dressed like some “third-rate idol group”.