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Below is my top favorites in anime titles and characters. My top favorites in regards to my favorite anime based on enjoyability and for characters are those that I have a fondness for. I enjoyed a variety of shows/movies that entertained me and encompass various genres and decades.
When it comes to the anime I watch/would like to watch; the criteria I look for is a good story/plot, well-written characters, and a talented cast of VA's. I also look for well-established character development when watching the anime. How I rate anime is by looking at the whole picture and not give something a good score just because it has a handful of good episodes. Enjoyment is key when I rate anime, most of those I rate 8-10 are those I like to re-watch. At times I'll watch a light-hearted or guilty pleasure anime that seems like it will be a fun watch and with those I rate differently. I pretty much will watch anime of the 80's, 90's, 00's, and this current decade...although the majority of what I've watched comes from the 90's and 00's. However, when it comes to some anime series that are highly regarded by others, there will be some where I won't share the same opinion. I dislike loli/shota anime, shows with "imouto" and "onii-chan" in the title as they are often generic harem ecchi, trashy ecchi like High School DxD and Prison School, and those long running shounen anime that goes on for 200+ episodes...they become a chore to watch and often run into predictable territory. I refuse to watch those kinds of anime.
I feel in today's anime, it is lacking in having certain great female seiyuu who made their mark in the 80's and early 90's in voicing main characters and are cast aside to supporting roles, which is sad. I'm mainly a fan of the female seiyuu that were active in the 80's and the 90's because I love their voices and those that I favor are excellent in terms of their acting and singing talent. I feel they deserve more respect, love, and fans than the currently popular ones. So I ask and encourage everyone to support these fantastic veteran female seiyuu for their amazing talents. As a fan of older anime, I disagree with those who base their superficial arguments on disliking/not watching older anime because of the animation. When it comes to anime; the story-plot, characters, and how both progress is what counts, not what the series looks like or how pretty it is. I encourage everyone to watch older anime from the 80's and the 90's, there's plenty of awesome titles to choose from and you'd be surprised on how entertaining the classic anime titles are.
ANIME CHARACTER OF THE MONTH-MICHIRU KAIOH/SAILOR NEPTUNE
Continuing profiling a Sailor Moon character for my Anime Character of the Month, this June I’ll discuss the elegant and graceful beauty Michiru Kaioh of the Outer Senshi. Her refined manners and ladylike charisma certainly makes Michiru very much like an ideal princess. I love how classy she is that I feel makes her a positive role model for girls as she is sophisticated and polite. Although it shows that Michiru has no apparent flaws in regards to her characteristics to act as a balance to counter her perfections, I feel that Michiru is the kind of person as passionate in her endeavors as she is through hard work and giving 100% her all, speaks of those accomplishments Michiru has achieved. Not only do I cherish her as an individual, I also love the relationship she shares with Haruka Tennou. The two of them are my all-time favorite shoujo-ai couple and are my favorite couple of the series, more-so than Mamoru and Usagi. I find their bond as a shoujo-ai couple endearing in how deeply their feelings for each other are with the chemistry shared between them and how much they suited one another as they look attractive together. Likewise with my last Character of the Month, Rei Hino/Sailor Mars I also admire Michiru for who she is as strong-willed heroine in her own right with a courageous heart and a tremendous sense of justice who fights for what she believes in most.
Michiru Kaioh makes her official debut in the 3rd season, Sailor Moon S and identified as Outer Senshi, Sailor Neptune alongside Setsuna Meioh/Sailor Pluto and is the lover and partner of Haruka Tennou/Sailor Uranus. Though Michiru is a cool beauty, she has quite the sense of witty humor. Other facets to her character include her gentle kindness and a tendency to be harsh and cold, the latter she displays at times as Neptune. She also attends the prestigious Mugen Academy with Haruka as first year students and met each other while they were in junior high, between that time and the present they fell in love. Mugen Academy is also where Professor Souichi Tomoe and the Death Busters secretly operate. It is unknown who Michiru’s family is, but considering her character outline in regards to her personality, I’d say she came from an upper class upbringing. She is a renowned violinist and appears in concert as a solo artist or as in the case in Sailor Moon Sailor Stars she performs with the Three Lights. She also enjoys swimming and only in the anime she also does painting. Michiru’s personality traits make it appear that it was hard to tell what she’s thinking, although Haruka is able to through the intimate connection that they share. Michiru and Haruka enjoy teasing each other from time to time, such as exchanging flirtatious advances towards others like Haruka to Usagi and Michiru to Mamoru; however they only have eyes for one another. Their interactions with Usagi Tsukino and her friends appear to be on friendly terms, but as Sailor Senshi there are certain complications that arise in how both sides operate, especially in the case with Hotaru Tomoe.
She along with Haruka don’t appear in the Super S season, but do appear for a TV Special and its’ movie (which I personally don’t recommend). In the final season of the series, the mini-arc of the beginning implies that Michiru is now engaged in a physical relationship with Haruka and have become a close-knit family with Setsuna and the re-born Hotaru Tomoe, the latter refers to Michiru as “mama” while Haruka is “papa”. The Outer Senshi have supporting roles in this season, although both Michiru and Haruka appear in some episodes of the primary arc, they only have a strong presence in the battles against Queen Nehelenia at the start of the series and Galaxia near the end. Towards the end of the final season, both Neptune and Uranus take a risky gambit in order gain an upper hand on Galaxia.
As Sailor Neptune, she like Sailor Uranus were not awakened through encounters with either Luna or Artemis but rather awakened as Sailor Neptune on her own through the form of dreams and her precognitive abilities. Like Sailor Mars and Sailor Venus, she also wears high heels on her feet as part of her costume. Her titles that she refers herself as Sailor Neptune are “Soldier of Deep Waters” and “Soldier of Embrace”. She is also responsible for the awakening of Sailor Uranus. Sailor Neptune’s attacks include Deep Submerge and Submarine Reflection, the latter she uses with her Deep Aqua Mirror, which is one of the three mythical talismans owned by those of the Outer Senshi alongside Sailor Uranus’ Space Sword and Sailor Pluto’s Garnet Orb. Both Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus are seen as anti-heroes in the series as at times their way of doing things conflicts with the Inner Senshi. This is primarily due to both their dedication as Sailor Senshi and doing what they must in order to battle against any threat no matter the circumstances and do not act on emotions like the Inner Senshi. At times there is a rivalry between the pair and the Inner Senshi. In her past life during the Silver Millennium as Princess Neptune, she resided in Triton Castle and was given the duty to protect the Solar System from invaders from the outside alongside Princesses Saturn, Uranus, and Pluto.
-Here is a brief video featuring Sailor Neptune’s transformation and attacks.
-This piece of music is a particular favorite of mine, “Uranus and Neptune Transformation” composed by Takanori Arisawa.
Michiru’s brilliant voice is provided by the talented veteran seiyuu, Masako Katsuki, whose well known for her numerous anime roles over many decades and is very prolific. Her role as Michiru is my favorite role by Katsuki, truly a beautiful performance that she shined in most. She’s quite famous for a number of anime roles and also has voiced characters for some hentai such as Angel Blade and Cool Devices. Katsuki’s worked in the industry since the early 80’s and one of her first roles was as the protagonist’s pet cat Myaa of Mirai Keisatsu Urashiman. She’s also best known as the Fifth Hokage, Tsunade of the popular shounen series, Naruto. Katsuki is also well-known for these following character roles as well...
*Maya Kitajima in the original Glass no Kamen & Utako Himemiya in the 2005 series
*Farangis of the original 90’s OVA adaptation of The Heroic Legend of Arslan
*Claudia Dodge of Hitsugi no Chaika Avenging Battle
*Cecilie "Celi" von Spitzweg of the Kyo Kara Maoh! series
*Hildegard von Mariendorf of Legend of the Galactic Heroes
*Diane Lance of Metal Armor Dragonar
*Reccoa Londe of Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
*Zakuro of Ninja Scroll
*Aya Misaki of Oniisama e…
*Athena Henderson of Super Dimension Century Orguss
*Reiko Kashiwara & Kimiko Higuchi/Akai (Adult) of Top wo Nerae! Gunbuster
*Sheffield of the Zero no Tsukaima series
-I present a couple of amazing image songs by Katsuki as Michiru, wow she sure has an amazing singing voice and these two songs are truly a thing of beauty. The first is “Unmei no Utsukushiku” (Fate So Beautifully) and then “Senshi no Omoi” (Feelings of a Soldier).
Sailor Moon is like with a great number of people my gateway anime series and some still cherish the series in this present day, I consider myself one of those people. My love for the original Sailor Moon have been revived recently when I picked up the Sailor Moon Sailor Stars season. The series is the masterwork by manga-ka Naoko Takeuchi, Toei Animation in adapted the series as an anime. Since then, it’s become a global phenomenon loved by generations of fans. I remember watching the series during the mid-90’s when it was airing on TV back then and that it I found it fun to watch Sailor Moon and all her adventures. Yes, I admit to having a childhood crush on Mamoru Chiba/Tuxedo Mask at that time until seeing Mobile Suit Gundam Wing and turning my attentions to Treize Khushrenada. Sailor Moon has an amazing attribute in its’ world building through the diverging eras within the mythology from the Silver Millennium to Crystal Tokyo in the 30th century. When I did eventually watch the first and second seasons in their original Japanese language format, I found myself not being too thrilled with the monster-of-the week formula that remains my least favorite part of the original 90’s series, but I can see the purpose that they served in building up the solid teamwork that the Sailor Senshi have. Also, the filler arc from Sailor Moon R had a bad storyline and not a good way to start the new season. When I watched Sailor Moon S, I found Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune acting as foils for the Inner Senshi quite engaging and how they developed as two of the finest allies that the Inner Senshi could have later on. I absolutely came to adore Hotaru when she came into the picture with her gentle grace and charisma. Even though I was never fond of Chibi Usa, I have to admit the friendship she and Hotaru share together is heartwarming. Professor Tomoe is my favorite Sailor Moon antagonist, he had a wicked appeal to his character that I liked and having a talented seiyuu like Akira Kamiya voice the character was the icing on the cake. The Sailor Moon S movie is a favorite of mine with its’ endearing story of Luna’s innocent love for a young man that struck her fancy and is one of my most loved stories centered on the series’ beloved mascot. Last month I completed the final season of the original 90’s anime, Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. The only things that stood out to me was the mini-arc with Queen Nehelenia which was quite an amazing story overall and the gutsy undertaking Uranus and Neptune did in the final battle against Galaxia. Singer Mitsuko Horie did quite an amazing performance as Galaxia and shows she’s as amazing a voice actress as she is a singer. Otherwise, the main arc was not to my liking. Part of the reason is taking Mamoru out of the picture so early on just to make room for a potential new romance story for Usagi with Seiya Kou and unnecessary melodrama to build up because of Mamoru’s absence. Another reason is Galaxia’s underlings were quite lame in comparison to those of the Dark Kingdom, Black Moon Clan, and the Death Busters. The seiyuu who were cast as the Starlights gave underwhelming performances and were not on par with Megumi Ogata who does an amazing job performing male characters herself and she still sounded more masculine for her character Haruka than Shiho Niiyama’s Seiya male-type. I think the Starlights would’ve been better performed by seiyuu like Rica Matsumoto as Seiya, Urara Takano as Taiki, and Minami Takayama as Yaten who I feel are in league with Ogata and are great singers in their own right. I think when the Crystal version of this season is made, I believe it will be an improvement. What will always stand out for me about the 90’s anime series of Sailor Moon in its’ five season run is the strong camaraderie that is formed between the Sailor Senshi, despite the clashing personalities that each of them have, they stand united no matter what the cost and that bond resonates the strongest as they all come together in their stand against Queen Nehelenia at the beginning arc of the 5th season. My Top 3 arcs of the series that I enjoyed the most are the Infinity arc in Sailor Moon S, the Dark Kingdom arc in the first season, and the Black Moon arc in Sailor Moon R. My current Top 5 favorite Senshi are as follows; Rei/Mars, Michiru/Neptune, Haruka/Uranus, Minako/Venus, and Hotaru/Saturn. Sailor Moon’s enduring legacy lies within these heroines who have captured our attention with their courageous hearts and the enthralling stories that are told.
I’ll be providing the OP & ED songs for the Sailor Moon S series in addition to the OP song for Sailor Moon Sailor Stars. These are my top three favorites in the original franchise. The Sailor Moon S version of “Moonlight Densetsu” is sung by Moon Lips, the ED song “Tuxedo Mirage” is sung by the seiyuu of the Inner Senshi under the group name Peach Hips; Kotono Mitsuishi, Aya Hisakawa, Michie Tomizawa, Emi Shinohara, and Rica Fukami.
My Rating System
10.Masterpiece-Ultimate perfection, re-watch is a must because it was so terrific a series to watch that I can enjoy endlessly without it ever being a dull moment.
9.Great-Truly awesome and a definite re-watch, but just barely makes it to the level of masterpiece.
8.Very Good-A pleasant watching experience, some re-watch worthy, but has at least one or two flaws that prevented it from getting a higher score.
7.Good-A decent series, just a few flaws, yet was entertaining to see.
6.Fine-Could've been done much better, but wasn't too bad.
5.Average-Just meh, not bad but not great either.
4.Bad-Nothing really good to speak of because the flaws outweigh anything good about it.
3.Very Bad-Flawed and possesses no redeeming qualities.
2.Horrible-Too flawed and too horribly made, a complete waste of time.
1.Unwatchable-Things like those trashy harem ecchi and lolicon anime is what I would consider unwatchable. Tasteless anime like that is beyond horrible. Also anime that makes me facepalm myself and say WTFPWP!
Top 30 Anime Shows I Dislike (Those With An Average Rating of 6 or Higher)
5 Centimeters Per Second
Bouken! Iczer 3
Evangelion Rebuild Movies
Genesis Climber Mospeada
Genji Monogatari Sennenki
Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Inuyasha (TV Series/Movies 2 & 4)
Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Kyoukai no Rinne
Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Mobile Suit Gundam SEED/SEED Destiny
Najica Blitz Tatics
Nobunaga the Fool
Rurouni Kenshin Seisou-hen/Shin Kyoto-hen
Shingeki no Kyojin
The Sky Crawlers
Yume de Aetara
Anime Characters I Dislike
Everyone in the Iga Ten (Except Oboro)-Basilisk
Janet Bhai-Black Lagoon: The Second Barrage
Shinji Matou & Caster-Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works
Gavlet Gablae & Quwasan Olibee-Heavy Metal L-Gaim
Kozue Izumi-Infinite Ryvius
Naraku, Shippo, and Kagome Higurashi-Inuyasha
Sabato Rokudo-Kyoukai no Rinne
Mitsuki Hayase & Ayu Daikuuji-Kimi ga Nozomu Eien
Kazuya and Kyoshiro Ayanokouji & Kuu Shiratori-Kyoshiro to Towa no Sora
Emile von Seele-Legend of the Galactic Heroes
Nekki Basara-Macross 7
Suzu Sakuma & Jinny Golding-Marmalade Boy
Wong Yun Fat-Mobile Fighter G-Gundam
Ribbons Almark & Nena Trinity-Mobile Suit Gundam 00
Bernard Monsha & Nina Purpleton-Mobile Suit Gundam 0083
Quess Paraya-Mobile Suit Gundam: Char's Counterattack
Flay Allster-Mobile Suit Gundam SEED
Shinn Asuka-Mobile Suit Gundam SEED Destiny
Katz Kobayashi & Rosamia Badam-Mobile Suit Zeta Gundam
Happosai, Genma Saotome, Cologne, & Kodachi Kuno-Ranma ½
Kyouichi Saionji & Anthy Himemiya-Revolutionary Girl Utena
Madame de Polignac-Rose of Versailles
Touma Inaba-Sakura Diaries
Katsumi Liqueur-Silent Mobius
Ataru Moroboshi-Urusei Yatsura
The Toguro Brothers-Yu Yu Hakusho
Favorite NHK Taiga Dramas-Hojo Tokimune (2001), Nobunaga: King of Zipangu (1992), Shinsengumi! (2004), & Yoshitsune (2005)
Favorite Japanese Movies-The Bad Sleep Well (1960), Gate of Hell (1953), High & Low (1963), Kuroneko (1968), Rashomon (1950), Seven Samurai (1954), Sansho the Baliff (1954), Sisters of the Gion (1936), Stray Dog (1949), Throne of Blood (1957), Ugetsu (1953), & Yojimbo (1961)
Favorite Live-Action TV Shows-Adam-12, Babylon 5, Better Call Saul, Breaking Bad, Burn Notice, Dragnet (1967), Emergency!, The Expanse, Hell on Wheels, The Hollow Crown, Law & Order (Seasons 1-10), Miami Vice, Sherlock, Star Trek, Suits, White Collar, & X-Files
Favorite Live-Action Movies-2001: A Space Odyssey, Alien, Avengers: Age of Ultron, Back to the Future, Blade Runner, Bram Stoker's Dracula (1992), The Breakfast Club, Cleopatra (1963), Captain America Trilogy, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, Dark Knight Trilogy, Die Hard, Dr. Strangelove, The French Connection, The Godfather Trilogy, Iron Man 1 & 2, Jaws, Jurassic Park, Raiders of the Lost Ark, The Right Stuff, Robocop (1987), The Shining (1980), Silence of the Lambs, Star Trek: The Motion Picture, Star Trek II: The Wrath of Khan, Streets of Fire, Superman (1978), The Terminator (1984), Teminator 2: Judgement Day, & Titanic (1997)