Update 6/15/14

Hey guys! Welcome to a new week and a new update. First off let me just say a huge thank you to you the fan for getting this blog to 773 views! You have no idea how happy it makes me to see those numbers climbing. Just remember when I hit 900 views I am going to post a Facebook page for you all to join and stay connected better with this blog.

Moving on to the update.

Father's day. I actually don't get to spend Father's day with my dad this year. He and my mom are out on a road trip so we don't get to see them for a few more days.



So in honor of our father's, let's talk about those dad's in anime who also have our respect.

(Now don't judge me but I got lazy halfway through doing this and only looked up a few pics. I was getting really tired of typing names to get pics...)

Minato Namikaze from Naruto



Maes Hughes from Fullmetal Alchemist



Lieutolu Lieral from Legend of Legendary Heroes



Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad



Haruka Kuran from Vampire Knight



Ryoji "Ranka" Fujioka from Ouran High School Host Club



Van Hohenheim from Fullmetal Alchemist



Jude Heartfilia from Fairy Tail



Akio Furukawa from Clannad


Inoichi Yamanaka from Naruto


Shikaku Nara from Naruto


Hiruzen Sarutobi from Naruto


Darien Shields/Mamoru Chiba from Sailor Moon


Lord Death from Soul Eater


Spirit Albarn from Soul Eater


Makarov Dreyar from Fairy Tail


Isshin Kurosaki from Bleach


Gildarts Clive from Fairy Tail


Kaien Cross from Vampire Knight

I tip my hat to you all. Though some didn't raise their children they influenced them enough to be proud father's. Others are surrogate father's especially to friends of their own children. There is nothing wrong with having a father-like figure in your life. 

Minato and Hughes are at the top of my list because they are dad's who give their all to their child. Elicia and Naruto were well loved and know it. 

All the other dad's gave their all to their children in one way or another but there are so many of them I just cannot fit everything into one blog. 

Who is your favorite anime dad? Did I miss any really good ones? Is there an anime dad that reminds you of your own dad? 

Mix Isshin Kurosaki with Akio Furukawa and a touch of Gildarts Clive then tone them down a hair or two and you sort of have my dad. Goofy but protective as well as understanding and supportive. 

Now last week my little sister and I were talking one night as we rewatched Ouran for the umpteenth time when we got onto the topic of becoming anime characters. No I am not talking about cosplay...I mean actually being a character in an anime. We determined from the anime we had both seen together (I have seen more than her so it was only fair that I limited the list to what she has seen) which characters we would be. 

Let's see if you can sort of guess our personalities and likes from these lists. 

From Ouran Highschool Host Club, I would be: 

Renge Houshakuji


From D. Gray-Man, I would be: 

Allen Walker


From Black Butler, I would be: 

Finnian


From Blue Exorcist, I would be: 

Rin Okumura


From Kuroko no Basuke, I would be: 

Kuroko Tetsuya


From Hiiro no Kakera, I would be: 

Takuma Onizaki


From Sekaiichi Hatsukoi, I would be: 

Chiaki Yoshino


From Fairy Tail, I would be: 

Lucy Heartfilia


From Pandora Hearts, I would be: 

Jack Vessalius


From Naruto, I would be: 

Minato Namikaze


From Fruits Basket, I would be: 

Kyo Sohma


From Bleach, I would be: 

Ichigo Kurosaki


From Kaze no Stigma, I would be: 

Ren Kannagi


From Dance in the Vampire Bund, I would be: 

Akira Kaburagi Regendorf


From Pokemon, I would be: 

Eevee


From Rosario + Vampire, I would be: 

Tsukune Aono


From Vampire Knight, I would be: 

Rima Toya


Now my sister, I don't remember all her responses, but these are what she came up with. (With my help of course)

Black Butler - Grell
Ouran HSHC - Kyouya
D. Gray-Man - Road
Rosario + Vampire - Mizore Shirayuki
Blue Exorcist - Yuki
Kuroko no Basuke - Riko
Vampire Knight - Ichiru
Sekaiichi Hatsukoi - Takano
Pandora Hearts - Gil
Naruto - Sasuke
Fruits Basket - Momiji
Bleach - Chad
Kaze no Stigma - Kazuma
Fairy Tail - Mira

Weird choices right? I kind of stared at her but some of them do make sense and fit her to a T. So after we had finished that I brought up one more thing. If you could be a voice actor who would you be? I then set categories like I did with the anime characters: Japanese Female VA, Japanese Male VA, English Female VA, and English Male VA. Now I don't remember any of my sister's responses with the exception of: Travis Willingham. She then proceeded to say "Mmm...Mori likes seashells" and "That day...all female officers will be required to wear...tiny miniskirts!" Such a dork. So here were my responses. 

Japanese Male Voice Actor - Yuki Kaji (are you shocked?)



Japanese Female Voice Actor - Sanae Kobayashi (again...surprised?)



English Male Voice Actor - Todd Haberkorn (should I say it?)



Now this last one was a three way tie: 
English Female Voice Actor - 
1. Colleen Clinkenbeard


2. Terri Doty


3. Cherami Leigh



(are you shocked that all three are Fairy Tail actors? I was...it didn't click in my head until I started to write them all down)

If you had the same question asked of you, who would you choose?

It is once again that time of the update. Every week on Instagram I post a hint or two of a character pic asking for guesses on which anime character I selected. This week was no different and the anime character I chose for Character of the Week is:

Maes Hughes



From Fullmetal Alchemist and Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood.

I know what you're thinking. Why would I choose to do a spotlight on one of the saddest father's in anime? My reason is simple. Maes Hughes was the absolute best character as well as the best (albeit obsessive) father. So he is perfect for Father's Day.


When everyone thinks of Maes Hughes they all think one thing: "Episode 25". This is something that anyone who has seen the original 2003 anime can relate to. Several people were furious when Fullmetal Alchemist Brotherhood was released because Episode 25 became Episode 10. You didn't get to fall for Hughes' character like you did in the original but it was still really hard to watch and to this day Elicia's voice makes me cry.



In a world such as Fullmetal Alchemist which is set in war time, you can bet your ass that there will be death. However FMA is probably one o fthe few anime I can say shocked me with the death of a character. It was as shocking as a certain death in Naruto Shippuden that just was shown recently...(still a touchy, sensitive subject so I won't mention more than that). However, before I get into his death, let's talk about his life.


Maes Hughes is first introduced on the train when Al and Ed are up against an enemy of the state. (In the 2009 anime he is introduced in the first episode as an already goofy character with a slight serious nature) Maes is shown talking on the phone to Mustang about his wife who just found out she was pregnant. He is a bit of a comical relief character in several episodes but can be shown to be very serious. When Hughes realizes what is happening he quickly steps into action and is able to get control of the situation alongside Edward Elric.



After that you get to experience the ultimate goofy that is Maes Hughes. The episode "Flame vs. Fullmetal" is my favorite Hughes moment when he is the emcee of the fight between Mustang and Ed he announces that it is almost Elicia's birthday. It is hilarious and cute. (To be honest though that is my favorite episode of FMA because of Roy Mustang's role in it)

"That day all female officer's will be required to wear tiny miniskirts!"
"Dog, huh? I love dogs!"
"Loyal canine how we salute thee!"

Okay, I got off track...

Another funny episode is Elicia's birth. He runs to find a doctor in a blizzard only for Ed and Al to have to deliver the baby. (2003 anime only, Elicia is already like 2 or 3 in the 2009 anime)



Now. The moment. Yep. Episode 25. I won't say too much about it but I will talk about the parts that stand out as important.

This was the turning point for a lot of characters. The death of Maes Hughes destroyed Roy Mustang and Edward Elric. They then knew it was highly important to win even if it killed them. Maes Hughes was murdered by the shape shifting Homonculus and was the catalyst of the wars change. He had discovered so much about the bad guys that they killed him to try and protect themselves, but he was good enough to get the information out anyway.

Because of his quick thinking, it makes him an important character and one of my favorites.

Which character is your favorite? Were you surprised by the character of the week? Who do you want to see? Let me know and maybe your choice will be featured.

It is once again the end for those of you who do not read the manga updates for Naruto and Bleach. Spoilers are ahead so farewell to you all. Until next week.

SPOILER ALERT - READ AT YOUR OWN RISK - SPOILER ALERT

Naruto 

It is so hard to keep straight what I am excited about. The anime just premiered the reamination of the past Hokage while in the manga Sasuke and Naruto are planning something as well as the Hokage.



The struggle is real.



I just really want this war to end. If the damn villain morphs one more time...I may just scream.


Akatsuki -> Tobi -> Madara -> Madara and Obito -> Madara -> Old Lady

It's really frustrating to keep up with ho is good and bad anymore.



From now on I think I will be on team Naruto's Jacket. At least that will never betray my trust.

I am hoping the Hokage are able to help Naruto and Sasuke win.

I just don't know how to feel about these chapters.

Bleach

Really Tite Kubo?! That is it for the fight? You hide Ichigo for MONTHS and he gets two chapters worth of a fight and he is mostly dodging?!?!



I am so curious what A has planned for Ichigo especially since he is now releasing something powerful.



So yeah...I don't have a lot to say about this chapter. I was too furious about the fight.

I mean COME ON he fires a Getsuga Tensho and tells the girl to dodge it?! Since when has Ichigo been a wimp about fighting his enemy?



Where is Grimmjow to kick his ass?

Well that is it for this update. See you all next week.

Ja ne!
xx Kat
=^.^=

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