What anime did you think you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving? (30 Day Anime Challenge) – Day 30

30 Day Anime Challenge

What anime did you think you wouldn’t like, but ended up loving?

I don’t go into any anime thinking I won’t like it. It’s best to keep an open mind. That’s something that really hit home when I watched 365 films in a year. I try to go in hoping to enjoy it. If I don’t, I don’t, but sometimes I’ll get to the end and jump online and search for a second season or the manga. That’s when I know it’s gone beyond my expectations. One show that I really enjoyed recently was Hundred.

Hundred Banner

Why is that?

So, Hundred is a fairly standard harem anime. There are these giant alien monsters attacking the world, but the humans have found something to fight back. To do that they have to bond with a Hundred, a kind of weapon that adapts to the users’ fighting style.

The story follows Hayato as he tries to become a Slayer, someone that’s bonded with a Hundred to fight the aliens. He’s off to a good start because he has the highest recorded compatibility rating. Arriving at the battleship base and training academy as somewhat of a celebrity, Hayato stumbles into unfortunate encounters, one after another.

He’s managed to make a rival in Clare Harvey, the highest-ranked Slayer and her assistants. I really enjoyed the relationships between the various character, particularly between Hayato and Emilia, who was posing as a guy to get close to him. There’s also a lot of very funny incidents that keep happening to Hayato and causing him all sorts of trouble with the girls.

I really hadn’t expected to enjoy this one as much as I did and found myself bonding with the characters and hoping for another season. Saying that I really need to hit manga and light novels.

Hundred Hayato and Clare Oops

Anything else you’d like to say?

This is the final post of the 30 Day Anime Challenge. I’ve had a lot of fun putting these together and hope you’ve enjoyed reading them. If I’ve inspired you to give it a go, let me know so I can follow along and compare our answers. Thanks for reading. Now, on to the next challenge!!!

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2 Comments

  1. Congratulations on finishing the challenge.

    • Thanks, it was a lot of fun and makes me want to rewatch a loud of anime.

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