Unbreakable: Mikasa Ackerman

Hello ani-bloggers and friends! Today is an exciting day as we’re embarking on a new year with of one of my more popular segments’ Women Crush Wednesday. If you’re new around here, WCW focuses on more than a celebration of these ladies in comparison to the eyecandy of MCM. I highlight female leads that stand out due to their bad-assery, they’re independent attitudes, accomplishments, and character development in a series.

In previous WCWs, I’ve written about a few other strong Attack on Titan ladies, specifically Ymir & HistoriaAttack on Titan is no stranger to lots of strong females, after all the world is cruel and most of the ladies here have a story to be told.

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This week, we celebrate Mikasa Ackerman of Attack on Titan. As, this week is her birthday week! Her birthday is actually this coming Saturday, February 10. 

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[A Year in Anime] 2017 Archi-Anime Awards

2017 has come to a close! And that means another year of blogging has been completed. I will probably do a 2017 review of what the blog has been up to as well as announce some awesome stuff this week! Sorry I’ve been MIA over the holidays, work shut-down for the week and I have found myself enjoying reading and watching, and inadvertently took a small break from blogging. But, I digress. Let’s get down to what I’ve found to be the best of the year!

A few of the rules:

  • It had to have aired in the year of 2017.
  • I have finished watching these shows 100%.
  • I’ve split this up into categories, much like last year’s and again I modeled it after the Oscars and ripped Leth’s (for the most part)
  • There may or may not be runner-up’s/close-calls for every category.

Here we go!

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The Foil of the Goddess of the 104th: Historia

It’s Wednesday y’all! I’m here with a pretty awesome WCW to get you through hump day!

Krista-Chara_DesignNow as you guys know by now, outside of my love for the sports genre I’m a pretty avid follower to the fandom that is Attack on Titan. In a previous WCW I featured Ymir; and that went into heavy spoiler territory. However, now with Season 2 under our belts, I thought it would be appropriate to feature this AoT character.

So without further ado, let’s talk about The Foil of the Goddess of the 104th: Historia.

When we first met Historia, she went by the name of Christa Lenz. A beautiful petite blonde girl with the kindest nature and personality; so much so that she’s labeled “goddess” by many of the men in the 104th. However, Christa’s true nature hides behind a façade. As I’ve said before these two are actually foils of one another; Christa’s friendly façade is really Ymir’s true personality, and Christa’s nature is actually the cold loner that Ymir pretends to be. Christa has been known to place herself in dangerous situations despite her meek nature. Ymir has called her out on her somewhat fake kindess because she’s wants to be seen as a “good person”. Ymir has also accused her of wanting to die a hero as seen on the Historia episode when she’s trying to save Daz even if it means putting her own life on the line. These rash actions of Historia deal with her backstory; all she wants is to be cared about and recognized.

Again, let me reiterate that I love the dynamic between Historia and Ymir. Previously, I mentioned before that they’re like soulmates; they’re understanding of another and their trust in their bonds have added another layer of complexity to the story as we now know who Ymir really is, and Historia’s true self is about to be unfolded.

Historia’s past is still a mystery in the season 2 of Attack on Titan; but we know for sure that she’s an illegitimate child of a nobleman and was forced to change her name and distance herself from the family if she wanted to live. Historia is on the brink of becoming a crucial piece of the puzzle. Warning: this will heads into spoiler territory past the episode of season 2 that revealed Christa’s true identity. So, proceed with caution after the break!

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Anime Watch List!

Hey everyone! Today’s update to my “Anime Watch List” is a mixed bag. Due to my short break/hiatus. I’ve barely caught up with anime; a lot of stuff has been pushed onto the backburner for the time being. So this post will basically sum up what I’ve finished, not finished, and currently watching and plan to watch. I’m kind of continuing my format from the Winter Season, but not sure if I’ll be doing weekly posts on a show.

I need to do a bit of housekeeping on this post (graphics, etc), so please bear with me I’m still trying to get back into the swing of things here at Archi-Anime and trying to walk and not run back into the blogging world.

Spring 2017 list

I still haven’t decided what shows of the Spring season I want to watch, but so far:

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  • Attack on Titan 2 (season 2)
  • Clockwork Planet (it horrible so far, but I’m an ani-masochist)
  • Berserk

From Winter 2017 list

5-most-anticipated

  • Acca-13 (completed)
  • Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Impure King Arc (completed)
  • Fuuka (completed)
  • Super Lovers 2 (completed)
  • Nanbaka (completed)
  • Masamune-kun no Revenge
  • Kuzu No Honkai (Scum’s Wish)
  • Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinju: Sukeroku Futatabi-hen

I’ll get around to watching the final 3. I swear! I’ll try to write some final thoughts on these! 🙂

MISCELLANEOUS (BACKLOG)

I’ve moved a few of my incomplete’s into here..*sigh*

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  • Your Lie in April (re-watch)
    I’m following along with WeekendOtaku‘s re-watch party. Your Lie in April is one of my absolute favorites, I’ve dropped a bit in the party but I’ll be more active and spamming with comments soon. lol.

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  • Vision of Escaflowne (in progress)
  • Gravitation (completed) FINALLY
  • Re:Zero
  • March Comes in Like a Lion
  • All Out!!