Anime Musings – for GeekWeek!

August 8, 2013 ♥ Posted in: Journal, Nerd Topics by Kristina Horner

For being a self-proclaimed geek of 6 years and counting on YouTube, you’d think I would know more about this GeekWeek thing that’s currently going on – but I’m just as in the dark about it as the rest of you. So while I sit twiddling my thumbs waiting to see what YouTube currently classifies as “geeky”, I took my personal geekdom elsewhere. To Subblime!

I’ve been casually talking about anime for a few months now, but I’ve never really made it the focus of a video or anything. I’ve never been a daily vlogger because I like keeping some elements of my life to myself, and my love of anime has stayed one of those things for quite some time. But in thinking about what to do for GeekWeek, I decided it was time to come out of the Japanese animation closet. I’m not the world’s biggest anime nerd or anything, but I do quite like it. I had wall scrolls on my bedroom walls as a child. I collected Cardcaptors glossy stickers in a notebook. I used to have a binder full of Sailor Moon drawings I had done. I genuinely took Japanese in school so that watching subbed anime would be more fun.

I fell out of the hobby for awhile during later middle school and high school (I’m going to blame Harry Potter for that one), only to be reunited in the past year or so when my roommate Justin and I started watching about an anime a month.

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Meet Kero-chan, or Kerberos – the ferocious lion guardian of the Clow!

So, if you want to head on over to my Subblime list, I’ve just posted a list of the anime I’ve seen with little blurbs about why I liked them. There’s also a giveaway – enter and you could win a complete season set of Ouran High School Host Club, the anime I am currently watching!




42xp says:

I totally just finished reading Ouran High School Host Club. It was so cute. MY favorite characters were Hunny and Mori.

Sarah says:

Yay for anime ! Have you ever seen these ? Going by your tastes, I think you’d like them.. especially the first one. 🙂

Chi’s Sweet Home
Slice of life anime entirely about a kitten

The Vision of Escaflowne (there’s a series and a movie, both wildly different – the movie is a lot darker in feel and story)
Tarot cards, cat girls, knights, angel wings, giant mecha, airships !

Mo says:

I was obsessed with anime too during middle school but fell out of it in high school as well. It’s been maybe about…8 years..? But this summer I started watching again. 🙂 I actually watched Angel Beats! because of your suggestion in one of your favorites videos. 🙂 So hooray, more suggestions!

Alley says:

I don’t know if you are looking for suggestions or not, but Kimi Ni Todoke is pretty much the best anime ever. It’s really funny and sweet. I don’t know if you’ll like it but I loved it 🙂

Natasha says:

If you want yet another anime suggestion from one of your fans I highly recommend Puella Magi Madoka Magica. You can watch it all on This anime is just so unbelievably one of a kind I mean it is a magical anime that bloody deconstructs the magical girl genre! The art style is so varied and changes which makes it a pleasure to watch and the music is just gorgeous. It is only twelve episodes long and it goes by insanely fast. Also word of warning: the series is set up so that if you try to find more information on it besides that it is a magical girl anime you will be crazy spoilered.

If you have any other questions about it let me know and I hope you can check it out at some point. 😀

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