✨ anime recommendations ✨

Wednesday 5 October 2016

Hey everyone! I've been watching anime for a few years now and one of my absolute favourite things about anime, is that there is just so much choice. So many genres and so many amazing stories and characters that are hard to find elsewhere. So today I'm sharing six different anime I really love and would recommend to everyone!

For friendships and slow burning romance  

Kimi Ni Todoke 
Kimi Ni Todoke is a cross between a slice of life anime, showing everyday life of characters with a comedy and drama undertone. It follows the misunderstood Sawako, and the friendships and relationships she develops, after an encounter with Kazehaya, a popular and energetic boy in her class. Sawako such a cute little cinnamon roll. She's kind to everyone, humble, and always tries her best, even in the worst of circumstances. Her shy and kind nature is often misinterpreted by her peers as creepiness, however she always does her best to be helpful despite her undeserved reputation. (Although some of her facial expressions are quite creepy… in a cute way). Some parts were a little frustrating (especially in the second season) but it’s just adorable and so lovely to watch.


Love Live!
After hearing that their high school is closing due to lack of student applications, Honoka, with the help  her two friends Umi and Kotori and decide to create a school idol group in an effort to boost the popularity of their school and save it from closure! The series follows their failures and successes and all the hard work they put in toward achieving their goals of competing and winning the biggest school idol competition, Love Live! The whole cast of characters have such dynamic and different personalities and its such a fun and refreshing anime to watch. It’s all about always trying your best, and working hard to achieve your goals and dreams with a positive attitude. 


No Matter How I Look At It, It's You Guys' Fault I'm Unpopular!
Where do I start with this anime. It’s simultaneously entertaining, comical, and uncomfortable to watch. The anime follows fifteen year old Tomoko Kuroki, who spends her time reading manga, watching anime, and playing a ton of dating sims, and is resolute that her life will change when she enters high school and becomes a high school girl TM However, things don’t go to plan and Watamote essentially follows the struggles of Tomoko as she tries to figure things out. It's quite dark at times and might be a little hard to watch for some people, (second hand embarrassment) but I think it's a very realistic and sharp portrayal of social anxiety. The entire anime is from Tomoko’s perspective and there are very, very few other characters, which makes it a super interesting character exploration. 


Neon Genesis Evangelion 
This is the first anime I ever properly watched so it will always have a special place in my heart. Apparently the Fightstar album ‘Grand unification’ was partially inspired by this anime, and as a huge Fightstar fan I had to check it out. And boy am I glad I did! Set in a post-apocalyptic world threatened by beings known as ‘angels,’ the story follows fourteen year old Shinji who called by his father to pilot a giant robot, and battle the so called ‘angels.’ The fate of humanity hangs on Shinji and his fellow pilots and a whole host of deeper and darker secrets are revealed. Whilst this anime is considered a psychological drama, it does have some comical and light-hearted moments as well as deep, psychologically dramatic moments. The ending is a little confusing but it’s all about the journey really. 


Attack on Titan 
Set in a world where humanoid giants known as Titans roam the world, humanity has barricaded themselves behind walls in order to survive. After a hundred years of the walls existence however, one titan breaks through the walls and sets off a whole load of drama, plot twists and action. The series follows Erin, his adoptive sister Misaka, and their friend Erin as they join the Survey Corps, a military unit who are trained to go outside the walls and combat titans. Attack on Titan is one of those super popular anime that have tons of hype surrounding it, and rightfully so. This anime was so amazing I managed to watch the entire 25 episodes in two days. Needless to say it’s got some super addictive qualities.


Himouto! Umaru-chan
Himouto! Umaru-chan is another slice of life anime, following the daily adventures of Umara, a high school girl who seems to be ‘perfect’ girl – kind, popular and an overachiever, however as soon as she gets home she transforms into a lazy otaku. As a slice of life anime, there’s not much in terms of an extensive plot - it’s more about the characters and their lives. It’s funny, lots of fun to watch and it has some cute moments. It’s a great anime to watch if you’re in the mood for something fun and funny, or something to cheer yourself up!

Do you watch any anime? or any of the above!? let me know + feel free to leave me some recommendations, I'd love to hear them!


  1. I love Attack On Titan! I've yet to watch Love Live and Umaru-chan, I heard so many good reviews about them!

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    1. Yay, Attack on Titan is so insanely good and addictive!