30 Day Anime Challenge

Who’s up for a challenge? Did somebody say challenge? Very well, I accept. What do I have to do?

For this challenge, you have to answer one question a day about your experiences with anime. That doesn’t sound like much of a challenge, but I’ve already accepted so let’s get down to business. Can I see the questions ahead of time?

Of Course. The challenge originated on A Geeky Gal‘s Blog. You can see all of the questions and her answers there.  Awesome! Let’s do it.

For ease of navigation, here is the full list. Great, I will update them so that they link to the posts as they are published.

  1. What was your very first anime?
  2. Who was your first anime crush?
  3. Do you prefer Subs or Dubs?
  4. What anime deserves more love?
  5. What is your guilty pleasure anime?
  6. What anime recommendation have you tried this year?
  7. Who or what was the most annoying anime character?
  8. What is your favourite anime so far?
  9. What anime series will you never watch?
  10. What anime destroyed you emotionally?
  11. Who is your favourite female anime character?
  12. Who is your favourite male anime character?
  13. Who is your favourite anime couple?
  14. What is your favourite anime opening or ending?
  15. What anime has the best soundtrack?
  16. What is the last anime you watched?
  17. What is an anime you want to watch but haven’t yet?
  18. What is the weirdest anime you enjoyed?
  19. What anime would make a great video game?
  20. What video game would make a great anime?
  21. Share your favourite anime quote!
  22. What anime has the saddest death scene?
  23. What anime do you wish never ended?
  24. What anime had a big emotional impact on you?
  25. What is your comfort anime?
  26. Who is your favourite anime villain?
  27. What anime character are you most like?
  28. What anime has the best fight scene?
  29. What anime scared the crap out of you?
  30. What anime did you think you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving?

Are you ready to begin? I’m always ready, you can blame the Scouts for that. Everyone is more than welcome to join in. Just link back to this post so I can follow your progress. If you don’t have a blog, feel free to answer the questions in the comments.

Vampire Hunter D

What did you watch and why? This was selected by Jon as a part of the Otaku on Writing podcast where we analyze classic anime to inspire original fiction. Also, I loved this movie when I was younger, and if Jon hadn’t selected it, I would have done with my next pick.

One line pitch! Wandering vampire hunter wins big contract to protect farmgirl from a vampire noble…

What’s it really about? Set in the distant future where humanity competes with vampires and other creatures of the night. A vampire noble selects a human girl to be his next bride. Desperate to avoid the fate she hires a vampire hunter to kill the ancient and powerful noble.

What hooked you? Continue reading “Vampire Hunter D”

Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six

Bloodline: Otaku Stories Six

Vampires stalk the shadows, searching for prey.

After sleeping for eons, they’re ravenous.

Whose bloodline will prevail?

Bloodlines: Otaku Stories 6 contains three bloody tales inspired by Vampire Hunter D. In this collection, the authors raise the stakes and give their stories some bite.

In the Otaku on Writing podcast, Jon Cronshaw, Lynn Sheridan, and Killian Carter break down classic anime and extract story ideas to create exciting new fiction.

Listen to podcast episodes 17 to 19 and get a unique glimpse into the thought process behind these bloody tales.

Grab a copy now!

Hanebado! – Season One

What did you watch and why? This was another of those anime that I thought I could watch when the kids were up, and with Hanebado! I actually was able to. It’s another sports anime and this time it focused on badminton.

One line pitch! And you thought Badminton would be calm and relaxing…

What’s it really about? Ayano Hanesaki was a badminton prodigy, but she gave it all up. Nagisa Aragaki always had power on her side, but that alone isn’t enough. The story follows the rivalry between these two girls as they compete to be the greatest badminton player.

What hooked you? Continue reading “Hanebado! – Season One”

I was a guest on the Stop Booking Around Podcast

What is the Stop Booking Around podcast? Jon Cronshaw, author of The Ravenglass Chronicles helps his friend, Russ to write and publish his first book.

What did you discuss? The topic for this episode was all about finding and developing original ideas for stories. To assist Russ in completing his challenge, Jon also interviews other authors to document tips and ideas. This was one of those episodes and I was the guest. Yeah!

One line pitch! Finding and developing original ideas, with Lynn Sheridan

And here is the episode for your entertainment…