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Sesshomaru Character Analysis and Development

My Sesshomaru Character Analysis

I feel like discussing a lot of InuYasha on my blog this week, so I’ll kick it off with my own character analysis of Sesshomaru.

First, let me have my fangirl moment and admire this gorgeous demon-dog man.

KYAAHHH~!! The hair, the eyes, the demon-dog markings... Ahh, gotta love a good-looking anime/manga character.
KYAAHHH~!! The hair, the eyes, the demon-dog markings… Ahh, gotta love a good-looking anime/manga character.

Ahem… I’m okay now. Anyway, let’s get on with the blog post! Here are the main points I’ll be discussing:

Main Points Discussed in This Blog Post

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1. Don’t Know Anything About Sesshomaru? Here’s Some Background Info

2. Why Sesshomaru is Considered Emotionless and Hates Humans and Inuyasha

3. Sesshomaru’s Upbringing and How It May Affect His Character

4. How Sesshomaru Begins to Change – Rin, the Human Girl

5. Why Sesshomaru is One of the Best InuYasha Characters

Don’t Know Anything About Sesshomaru? Here’s Some Background Info

If you’re not familiar with Sesshomaru, or if it’s been a long time since you’ve seen InuYasha, let me give you some background info on him. Sesshomaru is one of the supporting characters in the anime and manga series, InuYasha, and he becomes a major part of the series’ story.ย 

At first, Sesshomaru is seen as a cold, emotionless, and arrogant person. He’s a noble dog demon, and he’s Inuyasha’s half brother; they both are the sons of the Inu no Taisho, a famous and noble dog demon. Sesshomaru is one of those power-hungry characters, and he only lives to seek power and get stronger. In the InuYasha movie, InuYasha the Movie: Swords of an Honorable Ruler, it’s hinted that Sesshomaru challenged his father many times since the Inu no Taisho was powerful. Sesshomaru even wanted his father’s swords before the Inu no Taisho went off to his last battle. This shows that Sesshomaru greatly admired and respected his father. But, to Sesshomaru, showing emotion or attachment to anyone is a weakness.

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InuYasha Anime Review

My InuYasha Anime Review!

Beware of spoilers.

InuYasha is one of those old, classic anime that many people grew up with, but I’m not one of them. I actually just completed the InuYasha series a few weeks ago, and I’m in my early 20s xD But it’s one of those anime series that I really needed to get to and watch because of how popular it was. So what I’ll be talking about in this anime review are listed here in the list of main points I’ll be discussing:

Main Points Discussed in the InuYasha Anime Review

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1. First Impressions of InuYasha

2. What I Loved About InuYasha

3. What I Didn’t Like About InuYasha

4. My Favorite InuYasha Characters

First Impressions of InuYasha

I. Loved. It. The reason? 1) Inuyasha’s adorable dog ears; 2) the demons/youkai theme; and 3) the setting of the anime, which is mostly in the Feudal Era of Japan. I love Japanese history, so the setting was just great! I also loved Inuyasha’s character design. I also enjoyed the whole blast-to-the-past thing where Kagome goes back 500 years. I thought that was such a cool aspect of the series, and it proves to be even more meaningful later on.

Here’s a little background on the InuYasha series if you’re not familiar with it: InuYasha is about a teenage girl, Kagome, whose family owns a sacred shrine. There’s a well that takes her back to the Feudal Era, and that’s where she meets Inuyasha. Inuyasha is binded to a tree because a priestess named Kikyo sealed him to the tree 50 years ago. Kagome has something called the Sacred Jewel that demons and humans want because it helps increase their powers and gives them their desires, and it’s later learned that Kagome is Kikyo’s reincarnation. After Kikyo seals InuYasha, she dies of an injury and takes the Sacred Jewel with her, and Kagome was unknowingly born with the Sacred Jewel. Even though it’s a span of 500 years, Inuyasha’s and Kagome’s fates were intertwined :O <insert dramatic music here>

The series picks up the pace after several episodes, but it’s still enjoyable to watch. Basically, the first 15 or so episodes are about Kagome and Inuyasha’s adventures as well as an introduction of the other major characters in the series. I loved the entire youkai theme going on, and the demons in the series are based on Japanese folktales, etc., too, so that’s an added bonus.

Kagome feeling up Inuyasha’s dog ears before he wakes up xD

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Soul Eater Anime Review

My Soul Eater Anime Review!

Soul-Eater-Anime-Characters

Main Points Discussed in This Blog Post:

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1.ย  First Impression

2. What I Liked in “Soul Eater”

3. What I Didn’t Like in “Soul Eater”

4. My Favorite Soul Eater Characters

 

First Impression

Within a couple of weeks, I completed the 51-episode Soul Eater anime series and wanted to do a review on it, so here I am! ๐Ÿ˜€ If you don’t know what “Soul Eater” is all about, here’s a brief summary: The series centers around a group of teenagers who attend an academy, Shibusen, where they learn and train to become pro Death Weapon Meisters. The students attending Shibusen are either a Death Weapon Meister or Weapons. For example, Maka, one of the main characters of the series, is a Death Meister while her partner, Soul, is her weapon; he can transform into a weapon for Maka to fight with. The Death Weapon Meisters’ goal is to get 100 souls to turn their weapon into a Death Scythe. There are few Death Scythes in the Soul Eater world, so, as you can imagine, it’s quite hard to accomplish.

Shibusen is actually a military organization that was created by Death or Shinigami-sama to prevent another Kishin from arising. There’s an existing Kishin or Death God underneath Shibusen, but a witch named Medusa releases the Death God, whose name is Asura, and all hell and madness breaks loose. This event becomes the starting pointย  of the main plot in the “Soul Eater” series.

Anyway, let’s get on with my first impression of the series. After seeing the first episode, which featured Maka and Soul trying to get the 100th soul they needed to turn Soul into a Death Scythe, I was just like… What the hell is this anime? The anime didn’t capture me at first. Except the cute kitty-witch person, Blair xD I didn’t like the artwork at first, either, but it grew on me after watching a few more episodes.

Blair the kitty-witch :D
Blair the kitty-witch :D

Although Maka and Soul are considered the main characters of the series, I didn’t like them as much as the other characters. I started liking “Soul Eater” more after watching the episode featuring Black Star and Death the Kid. I really liked these characters a lot more, and I’ll get into more detail about them and other characters I loved in the series later.

Even though the series wasn’t anything special to me at first, I still managed to watch the entire series, so let’s get into the nitty-gritty of my thoughts on “Soul Eater.”

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The Last Naruto Movie Trailer

100-Day Challenge – Post #46

The Last Naruto Movie Trailer!

Oh my goodness, I’ve never been so excited before for a movie… the Last Naruto movie trailer looks amazing!!! Let me bullet point all the main things that are happening in the trailer:

  1. Kakashi is the 6th Hokage. And he still has the mask on…
  2. Naruto wants to tell HInata something! There’s a flashback to a time when they were kids… Oh my. Does this confirm NaruHIna?!
  3. Naruto looks SO different… Is it just his hairstyle?
  4. The Otsutsuki clan is behind the destruction of the world?! Apparently, the new villain guy is Toneri Otsutsuki, and the clan has been waiting 1,000 years for this moment. How strange.
  5. Sasuke said something about protecting someone… Is he a member of the village now after the war? Hmm…

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Character Pairing: Howl and Sophie

100-Day Challenge – Post #37

It’s been crazy lately… didn’t get time to write my posts this weekend, so I missed two days. But I’m making it up now! I’m definitely going to get 100 posts or more by the end of the year.

I know I’ve mentioned Howl’s Moving Castle several times already on the blog, but I was just browsing through my Pinterest and found a lovely image of Howl and Sophie:

How incredible is this? It’s by aiki-ame on deviantART. I absolutely adore this image of Howl and Sophie, so I decided to feature them as the anime movie couple pairing of the day!

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The Last Naruto Movie: Ino, Kiba, Shino Sketches

100-Day Challenge – Post #33

The Last Naruto movie character sketches for Ino, Kiba, and Shino have been released! And my goodness, these sketches are badass, especially with Kiba. Kiba has got to be one of my favorite sketches. His new design is awesome, and he’s looking cool as hell. I like that they added some stubble for him. His outfit kinda reminds of Tobirama’s fur thingy he wears haha I don’t see Akamaru, though! Awww ๐Ÿ™

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Hayao Miyazaki Film: Ponyo

100-Day Challenge – Post #20

I’m here again to tell you about the amazing, adorable, and super fantastic Ponyo. I feel like my childhood was incomplete without Hayao Miyazaki’s films, man. I mean, there was Disney. There was Looney Tunes. I know, I know. But seriously… Miyazaki-san, where have you been all my life?! Damn, his movies are magical, and Ponyo is one of those really wtf-I-want-to-cry-and-go-aw-forever movies, okay. It’s too cute. I saw it last night, and I love it. It’s on the same level as Howl’s Moving Castle, for me at least. ๐Ÿ™‚ Continue reading Hayao Miyazaki Film: Ponyo