Rather than edit the first post with links, I’ve decided to make a new one that should be the first one seen by anyone who decides to check this out after I’m done.
“An anime you wish never ended and continued on”
Not too long ago, it was announced that Naruto is ending soon; that’s not my answer, it’s just a good reminder that even the longest series eventually end. Of course, some series are better suited to have indefinite lengths than others.
So I’m going to split my answer here.
Qualia Soup makes a popular series of videos explaining various concepts on YouTube.
Dualism came up recently in the comments on another blog, so I’m bringing attention to Qualia Soup’s videos on dualism.
“An anime you wished was real”
For the most part, whether it’s because of cities being destroyed in the series, post-apocalyptic settings, or the idea of just anybody having access to tremendous destructive power, I wouldn’t want most anime to be real.
The first good “safe” answer I thought of was My Neighbor Totoro. That way a lot of cool magic stuff gets to be real without Tokyo being underwater or tennis games being able to cause mass extinctions.
Pokemon being real would be even better; it’s just as safe (in actual practice, anyway; events that could have been disastrous have happened) and just about about everyone has Pokemon.
But there’s one other that, while not quite as free of potentially deadly conflict, might be just about as good: Astro Boy. Sure there’s enough anti-robot sentiment to get conflict out of it, but overall it’s one of the most optimistic views of the future around, anime or otherwise.
“Favorite quote from any anime character”
The things I’m most likely to intentionally quote would be things that are like catchphrases or taglines, but that doesn’t mean those are actually my favorite lines.
It’s the start of National Blog Posting Month, or NaBloPoMo for short. Team Pepper, which I’ve sort of joined, seems to have a lot of people who think that Nano Poblano is easier to remember and/or pronounce, but I don’t really see it.
Anyway, some of the posts I have in mind will have enough other relevant tags that I can’t spare more than one, so I’m sticking with NaBloPoMo as my main one.
The only way I’ll fail to post every day this month will be if I for some reason can’t access the internet at all on a particular day, which is unfortunately a possibility.