Exploring the World of Anime

Hiatus Over!

So I married a non-anime geek. The wedding and honeymoon is over and I am excited to get back into my weekly groove of posting! Speaking of my husband; anime fan, he is not. He will watch anime with me and he likes Shingeki no Kyojin (shocker) but other than that, he falls asleep while I’m watching anime.  I wouldn’t even call him a casual watcher. He does not choose to watch any show on his own. He did watch Inuyasha and Naruto for a while but that petered out fairly quickly. Although I wish he liked anime almost as much as I did, I’m okay with him not being that much into it. Not sure if our household could handle two anime geeks. We’d get absolutely nothing done. I can spend hours watching anime. Our house would be a mess.


For those who are dating/married, are you with someone who is into anime as much as you are? I know that a couple of my readers are gamers as well; so the question is the same for you. And no, my blog is not about to turn into a married blog.  Its just a topic I don’t  think I’ve addressed yet.  I think its great we have different interests. Makes the relationship a bit more interesting. At least he likes playing COD: Black Ops 2 with me and I think he kind of likes Mass Effect (he’d never admit it). But enough about that, I was able to watch a few shows during the planning time and I truly enjoyed them.

Aku no Hana: This did not go the way I was expecting/not expecting. In fact, I had no expectations. I had no idea what was going to happen. It was a depressing yet beautifully done show. I know people were initially bothered by the rotoscoping but if they made it past that initial jolt, its a well-crafted story. It turned out to be a coming of age story. Teenagers finding themselves in a small town. It had a good formula for my enjoyment: very little fanservice, compelling story, quirky animation, realism, and some intrigue.

Shingeki no Kyojin: I wanted to blog about this show so much and since it is still running; I may talk about it next week after the upcoming episode. Everyone I have recommended this show to, has been enjoying it and watching it as soon as it premieres.  I really want to know the story behind the Titans. Honestly, I’m more interested in the Titans than I am the main characters, though I find Mikasa to be adorable. She’s one of the few characters that has life and personality to her.  Eren is only exciting when he’s a Titan, other than that, he is your average male main character. Either whining, crying, or angry. Armin is usually just crying but he’s the smart one. Levi is also a pretty cool character, too. I think I need to read more of the manga to satisfy my want for more information.

I’m going to end the post here so it won’t turn into a long-winded post of pent up anime blogger thoughts.  What did you all watch for the Summer? Are you ready for the Fall?


  1. Same boat as you. Though the wife did like MegaCon. Not sure if she’d like MetroCon since it’s nothing but anime. Maybe you can come down here for that, the two of us can go there, and the two of them can go to a movie or something…talk about being married to geeks. Though they might not trust us around all that anime and those figures. She’s not even interested in the same games so I lose out in that boat too.

    • He tries to muster interest but it does nothing for him. He will go the cons with me because he likes looking at what people will be wearing, plus its an experience we can share together. I consider myself a responsible anime fan. If I can’t afford it, I won’t buy it. Unless, you know, I really want it and must have it.

  2. Congrats on your marriage and I’m glad I’ll see more of your blog posts again! To answer your question about anime watching, I’ve been pretty bad with that. It’s not like I don’t want to watch anime, it’s more like I don’t have much time for it. And when I do watch it, I’m pretty much watching the older stuff as everyone else is onto the newer. I’ve become the uncool anime viewer it seems. I’ve been trying to finish the first season of Tsubasa Reservoir Chronicle on DVD, but I don’t find the anime all that engaging compared to the manga.

    • You’re not the uncool anime viewer to me! I am always dabbling in an older show. One: Because there are so many shows that I have missed from the 90s and early 2000s. Although it seems to be getting much harder for me to find shows from the 90s.

      Right now I’m also watching Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun (finally made it to episode 10) and its not a new show. Since I have Crunchyroll, I can do some of the more current shows because I have the app on every gadget I own.

  3. Congratulations on getting married! Must be wonderful (:
    Personally, I can’t imagine being with someone who didn’t like anime. It’s not just an interest for me anymore, it’s becoming a lifestyle, and I can only hope that if I do get a boyfriend, we can share that passion.

    • Hi, welcome to my blog! And thanks!

      I found it worked for me to step outside of the box. Now, it would be difficult for me to be with someone who didn’t respect my appreciation of anime. I have dated a couple of men who thought it was weird. Didn’t last long. My husband respects and will watch it with me at times. He does not need to be on the level I am. And I think it would have worked against me to only seek/date men who were into anime.

  4. It’s great to have you blogging again! Have you tried introducing your husband to Claymore? I think that it has a similar vibe. Also, Ergo Proxy is a bit similar in being a rather dark show.

    A fellow blogger has intrigued me in Aku no Hana. Though I originally had not interest in the show. He pointed out that it examines the theme of being true to oneself in very interesting ways. And, I must settle the question of whether it is in any way Augustinian in philosophy. 🙂

    • I was disappointed in Ergo Proxy and I know he most definitely not like it. He prefers more of the fighting shows such as Shingeki no Kyojin. That is definitely more his speed. I might consider Claymore. I like to watch shows with the subtitles, he prefers dubbed.

      Aku no Hana was beautifully done and well-developed. It does examine being true to oneself which is why I dubbed it a coming of age story. Finding who you are, who you want to be.

  5. My fiance doesn’t like anime or video games and it makes me sad 😦
    She does like Black Ops and we have fun playing that! She also hates Mass Effect.
    I’ve been enjoying Shingeki no Kyojin and Stella Women’s Academy
    Congratulations btw!

    • Thank you! Awesome name.

      Black Ops is great. Looking forward to Ghosts. Mass Effect is not so bad but I haven’t finished. I get easily distracted.

  6. Congratulations!!! And welcome to the “I married a non-geek” club! It ain’t so bad. 😛

    • Oh, thank goodness! I’m so happy to hear that!

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