Summer 2012 – My Favourites

Anime: Yuru Yuri♪♪
Episodes: 12
Genre: Slice of LifeComedySchoolShoujo Ai

Yuru Yuri, is one of my all-time favourite Anime. It is never an Anime top from me if my list doesn’t include atleast one slice of life Anime, that Slice of life today being Yuru Yuri. Just an overall fun and enjoyable Anime.

MyAnimeList Synopsis
The girls of the Amusement Club return in Yuru Yuri♪♪, finding new ways to make passing time even more enjoyable. Their members consist of the always energetic Kyouko Toshinou; calm and sensible Yui Funami; polite but often overlooked Akari Akaza; and Chinatsu Yoshikawa, who stumbled upon the others while looking for the Tea Ceremony Club. Together they are the Amusement Club, which has the deceptively simple task of keeping its members entertained.

Along with the Student Council and the odd family member, they strive to enjoy their youth to the fullest. Whether it’s a trip to a hot spring or finishing overdue homework, their lives are never dull, and they will always find an excuse to spend time together.

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Anime: Kokoro Connect
Episodes: 13
Genres: Slice of LifeComedySupernaturalDramaRomanceSchool

One of the many reasons why I liked Kokoro Connect is because for some reason the supernatural aspect of the Anime really appealed to me. I personally thought it was interesting. Another reason why I liked Kokooro Connect was because of it’s art style. When you’ve watched a lot of Anime made by the Anime studio Silver Link. One thing that I’d say is consistent with a lot of their ‘older’ Anime is the similarities in how the Anime is drawn. It almost has like a ‘homie’ kind of feel, which I really, really like.

MyAnimeList Synopsis
When five students at Yamaboshi Academy realize that there are no clubs where they fit in, they band together to form the Student Cultural Society, or “StuCS” for short. The club consists of: Taichi Yaegashi, a hardcore wrestling fan; Iori Nagase, an indecisive optimist; Himeko Inaba, a calm computer genius; Yui Kiriyama, a petite karate practitioner; and Yoshifumi Aoki, the class clown.

One day, Aoki and Yui experience a strange incident when, without warning, they switch bodies for a short period of time. As this supernatural phenomenon continues to occur randomly amongst the five friends, they begin to realize that it is not just fun and games. Now forced to become closer than ever, they soon discover each other’s hidden secrets and emotional scars, which could end up tearing the StuCS and their friendship apart.

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Anime: Sword Art Online
Episodes: 25
Genres: ActionAdventureFantasyGameRomance

OKAY. I UNDERSTAND. That SAO in the eyes of many is not a good Anime. I agree that there are many things about SAO that make it extremely unappealing, ie. the second half of the first season. HOWEVER, I personally really enjoy this Anime and is why it’s on this list! For some reason there is something about SAO that really draws me to it, maybe it’s because of the badass Kirito, or the wifu material Asuna Yuuki. I know there is many things to hate about the first season, I too dislike a lot of the first season as I’ve read the light novels. But I truly enjoyed it anyway, and that’s what matters to me!

MyAnimeList Synopsis
In the year 2022, virtual reality has progressed by leaps and bounds, and a massive online role-playing game called Sword Art Online (SAO) is launched. With the aid of “NerveGear” technology, players can control their avatars within the game using nothing but their own thoughts.

Kazuto Kirigaya, nicknamed “Kirito,” is among the lucky few enthusiasts who get their hands on the first shipment of the game. He logs in to find himself, with ten-thousand others, in the scenic and elaborate world of Aincrad, one full of fantastic medieval weapons and gruesome monsters. However, in a cruel turn of events, the players soon realize they cannot log out; the game’s creator has trapped them in his new world until they complete all one hundred levels of the game.

In order to escape Aincrad, Kirito will now have to interact and cooperate with his fellow players. Some are allies, while others are foes, like Asuna Yuuki, who commands the leading group attempting to escape from the ruthless game. To make matters worse, Sword Art Online is not all fun and games: if they die in Aincrad, they die in real life. Kirito must adapt to his new reality, fight for his survival, and hopefully break free from his virtual hell.

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