Balsa is Best Girl: Moribito Reflection

I have two questions…

 

Have you watched Moribito yet?

and

Why haven’t you watched it?

 

It is an excellent show from the 2000s era, which was a unique era for anime. This anime has everything you need for a good show, intriguing plot, good action scenes and fantastic characters.

 

What is Moribito?

 

Moribito is an anime about a cursed prince who was supposed to be murdered to save his kingdom, but a female warrior comes to his country and makes a pact with the cursed prince’s mother to protect the prince.

 

Why is Moribito awesome

 

What makes Moribito impressive is the elements of depth and surprise. A lot of older anime have this element; It is what makes anime extremely unique way of storytelling. The portion of storytelling is usually something that may seem random, off-hand, propels the entire story into another realm. With Moribito, the element of surprise is another world. This series not only delves into the culture and how religious matters affect politics. What may seem like just another fighting show on the surface turns into something much more than that.

 

Another part of Moribito that shines is the characters. None of the characters seemed like an antagonist. They were very level-headed, and their motives were easy to relate too. Chaggum, the prince, was a fantastic character. He wasn’t your typical annoying prince or a fairytale like the prince. He had his snobby moments but also moments of leadership. He let his actions speak for him more than his words.

 

Balsa, the main character is another great character.  She expresses her morals and values through everything she does. The way her role is designed down to her fight style tells you more about her than she will say about herself. What makes Balsa amazing is the fact that she is a real ride or dies. She will go to complete a job or protect those she cares about. It does not matter if she is facing an invisible monster or will have a life of running away from royal guards. Balsa will finish what she starts, and I find that quite astonishing.

 

If you like the emotional element of Fullmetal Alchemist or you are looking for an excellent anime from the 2000s era, this is the show for you.

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New Video!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I didn’t want to do another top favorite blog post so I did a video. This video is on my favorite characters.  I was very nervous and camera shy but I finally did it. It was very fun and I probably will do another video like this again.

Let me know in the comment section what your favorite characters are

 

Top 10 Anime Series I like

Ghost In The Shell

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What drew me to this series was the Major’s character design. It took me a while to start watching this series but when I finally did I enjoyed myself. Episode 1 will always be memorable but it also feels like it was a rip off from the movie. The movie version was much more interesting but the series is still cool. Also, the soundtracks are amazing.

Deadman Wonderland

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The gritty dialogue is what sells this anime. The main character, Ganta is like Shinji Ikari (From Neon Genesis Evangelion).  What makes Ganta a better character than Shinji is that Ganta becomes assertive.

Wakakozake (The anime and The drama)

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This anime is one that I rewatch frequently.  I really like this anime because it is about a woman who eats food and enjoys going out by herself. I also like going out by myself so I can relate. The anime overall feels like taking a warm bath; it’s soothing.

Hunter x Hunter (2011)

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I was very skeptical about this show when I was first watched it, but now it is one of my favorite series.  After the first watch, it took me awhile to revisit the series and then I binged watch the series.

Devilman: Crybaby

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The art direction and everything about this anime was great. It was also thought-provoking.

Miss Koboyashi’s Dragon Maid

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This is another series that I rewatch frequently. It is funny and I love the characters plus, this series contains one of the best fight scenes in anime.

Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood

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This anime is the epitome of a good balance. There are the comedy, depth, and it’s just overall a great anime.

Ouran Highschool Host Club

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I have recently rewatched this show.  I enjoy watching this show because it makes me feel happy.  It’s fun and lighthearted.

Monster

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I’m not finished with this anime but the story is great. Each episode is glorious. I feel like this series is a bit underrated so far but again I am not finished with the series.

Kaiba

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I really enjoyed Kaiba. It was a short yet powerful series.  It has a similar art style as the Little Prince, Nemo Adventures in Slumberland and some other childhood favorites but it is a very adult show.

Special Mentions:

-Shinsekai Yori

-Samurai Champloo

-Aria

-Neon Genesis Evangelion

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