In a world where education is everything, if you manage to pass exams with your academic ability, you will start a successful life. However, those who fail the exams will start a cruel life. The world is capable of only developing the gifted from a young age as measured by exams – but there are some people who cannot accept the destiny they face if they are unable to pass the exam, and would do anything to pass it. This includes cheating and interfering with the exam. Thus, the examination hall has become a battlefield. L (learning) type and C (Cheating) type students prevent each other from interfering with the exam so that they can aim for high scores. In order to prevent the L-types from getting the high scores, C-type students battle against them. This battle also involves the examiners who do not allow cheating, making the examination hall even more chaotic! The heated battle between Mumei, a C-type student, and Koui, an L-type, begins! Can Koui outsmart Mumei and her tricks?
Kageyama Shigeo (a.k.a. “Mob”) is an 8th grader with psychic abilities. He could bend spoons and lift objects with his mind from a young age, but he slowly began to withhold from using his abilities in public due to the negative attention he kept receiving. Now, the only thing he wants is to become friends with a girl in his class, Tsubomi. With his psychic “mentor” (who has no psychic powers), he continues his daily life, attempting to realize his purpose in life.
A humorous and action-packed story about a class of misfits who are trying to kill their new teacher – an alien octopus with bizarre powers and super strength! The teacher has just destroyed the moon and is threatening to destroy the earth – unless his students can destroy him first. What makes things more complicated is that he’s the best teacher they’ve ever had!
The story begins with Yggdrasil, a popular online game which is quietly shut down one day; however, the protagonist Momonga decides to not log out. Momonga is then transformed into the image of a skeleton as “the most powerful wizard.” The world continues to change, with non-player characters (NPCs) beginning to feel emotion. Having no parents, friends, or place in society, this ordinary young man Momonga then strives to take over the new world the game has become.
One Punch Man is the story of Saitama (the main character), who is looking for a thrill in his life. After doing 100 push-ups, 100 sit-ups, 100 squats and a 10Km run every day for 3 years he lost his hair and became unbelievable strong to the point where he can defeat every opponent in one punch. He decided to become a hero with the Hero Association in hopes of fighting someone who doesn’t bore him. He becomes a hero for fun (and profit).
This is going to be a little bit of an off topic post because it won’t about an anime or anything but for all of you to get to know me a little better! So sit back, relax and let’s get started!
You can call this post my “origin story” because this post is about what anime brought me into the word of anime. I’ve probably watched about 20+ anime so far and I know that the number will only increase overtime because I love anime so much and I’m a big nerd.
You’re probably wondering what the first anime I ever watched was. Well like everyone from my generation I watched stuff like Pokémon, Digimon and Yu-Gi-Oh, but personally I don’t consider them anime or the shows that got me into anime. The first anime I ever watched was Naruto and I don’t mean Naruto Shippuden, I mean the original Naruto. I can still remember being in my room at 9 pm, sitting in my X-rocker chair and watching Team 7 fight in The Forest of Death against Orochimaru on my T.V. that had the big ass on it. You know what one I’m talking about right? Not a flat screen but the T.V that had the extended back and weighed like 50 pounds.
Naruto is my all-time favorite anime (will do a review on later), it just holds so much nostalgia for me, I got so invested in this anime and manga. I got so obsessed with this anime that I knew what time it was going to be airing and I would stay up late and watched the subbed version usually twice, so I can get everything from the episode. I would read ahead in the manga and be up to date with that also and still watch the anime even though I knew what was going to happen.
Naruto and Naruto Shippuden have a very special place in my heart. I never missed an episode from the anime or chapter from the manga, and I’m not ashamed to admit that I cried several times throughout the entirety of the series. I just love the characters from Naruto and Sasuke, to Guy and Lee, to Garaa and all the villains like Madara, Obitio and the Akatsuki.
This was the first anime I ever watched, and Naruto is easily my favorite anime of all time.
My question today is what was your “gateway anime/book”? What got you started watching or reading?
I hope you enjoyed my post, and as always, have a great day!