Anime seems to grow more and more year in and year out, garnering fans from all corners of the world. With popularity skyrocketing anime has started to affect different entertainment markets in big ways. We now have big budget big screen movie releases like Dragon Ball Super: Broly and My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising. Original Soundtracks for anime are gaining big followings from shows on Spotify, Apple Music and other streaming services and most importantly the most popular anime are getting video game adaptations which is perfect. When you think about all the fun power fantasy scenarios, they truly translate perfect into games (when done right).
So before I even start let me say I haven't read the novel and I will be looking at if this show works in its own environment and not with any source material backing it.
There's nothing like a good swordsman in anime. Swords just have this certain entertainment to them. It is flat out fun to watch a character slash at high speeds especially if they are facing off against another fellow swordsman. So right now I'm gonna give my five favorite swordsmen in anime. This is obviously my list so do not take it to heart and also this has nothing to do with power or pitting them against each other in the order of strongest or weakest (although I think I just got a good idea.) So the way this will work is I will list the character, the anime they are from, and any cool tidbits about there sword or sword style if I can find any.
The phrase, "I love anime," is pretty broad, in all honesty. To someone who's not aware of anime culture and is on the outside looking in, it may seem like a simple enough statement. But really, this statement is the same as "I really love movies," or "I love TV." Sure, it's possible for a person to love all movies or all TV shows, but usually, a person likes certain kinds of movies and TV shows. This applies to anime as well. There are different genres, but undeniably shonen is the biggest and most popular. This is for sure what I would consider to be my favorite type of anime, as I have seen quite literally seen thousands of episodes of these types of anime. So when you have seen as much shonen anime as me, you start to notice these tropes. The main character has a goal and must become stronger or just better at whatever it is they do to achieve said goal. This types of anime has been coming out for decades and it can sometimes be hard to stand out from the pack, so when an anime does, it gets mass praise and here's where Dororo comes in. Not only does Dororo perfect each and every shonen troupe it uses, but it also adds so much to the formula that it makes no sense why it has not received any mainstream praise. I have a theory as to why, but we'll get to that.
Here we are again with the DC animated universe. I do not even have the slightest idea of how profitable these movies are but honestly, if these movies ever get the mainstream push that the DCEU gets then they will elevate this market to a level never seen in superhero animation. Now I am not saying that Wonder Woman: Bloodlines would be the movie to do it but it certainly would bring well-deserved attention to the DCAU(Dc Animated Universe). By no means is Wonder Woman: Bloodlines a bad movie, but if a few things here and there were changed it would go from good to great. THIS IS A SPOILER REVIEW MOSTLY BECAUSE I DON'T THINK THE STORY IS WHERE THE MOVIES SHINES SO IF YOU WANT TO EXPERIENCE IT ON YOUR OWN BE WARNED.
Sasuke Uchiha went through many transformations through Naruto and Naruto Shippuden. From the calm, cool, and collected character at the beginning of the series to what comes across as a sadistic, rage-fueled, monster later on. Now, by all means, each and every person in the world has the right to his or her own opinion when it comes to anything because like the old saying goes there is no such thing as a wrong opinion and this now and forever will be true. But too often within the Naruto fandom, I see people call Sasuke "poorly written" or just call him a downright bad character because of the way he acted in the series. It is one thing to not like a character based on his or her motives, actions, or ideologies, but that should not have an impact on how well or poorly you think the character is crafted. Often in communities such as Reddit, Instagram, Twitter, and YouTube, fans complain about Sasuke, calling him "too whiny and emo," therefore making him a bad character and I am tired of it. So let's get into why I think Sasuke Uchiha is the most over hated character in all of anime and how not only is he a good character but one of the best-written characters the series as a whole has to offer. (If you have not seen Naruto or Naruto Shippuden be warned because I will be heading into massive spoiler territory.)