Senran Kagura (Season One)

Training to be a ninja can be tough, especially when a group of evil ninja bust into the neighbourhood causing all sorts of trouble!

What did you watch and why? Right now, I’m not entirely sure how to answer either of those questions. I’d noticed a couple of episode reviews for season two of Senran Kagura which came out in the Autumn schedule and flagged it as something to catch up on later. I guess that’s the why, but the what is going to take a little more explaining.

What’s it about? Asuka, the granddaughter of a legendary Shinobi master attends a top secret ninja academy with four other girls. As you would expect it’s all top secret and conducted out of the view. This may be easier said than done when you consider the five girls training to become ninjas.

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Sunday Sevens: Favourite Anime OP

Do you skip the OP or turn it up to eleven? I pick and choose, but I never skip these because they are my favourite anime OPs.

What is this about? So, I’ve still not quite filled up the Seven Colours in his Hair list. I know it should be easy, but I want to make sure I pick the right guys. Anyhow, it gave me a chance to put together another list. When I’m not watching anime, I often find myself listening to my favourite OPs. I have a playlist with a load of them.

Occasionally, I’ve even found myself humming the tunes while singing in Japanese in my head… and I don’t even speak Japanese, although it has been a lifelong goal of mine, but that’s for another day. So, it’s time to turn the volume up and get ready for this spectacular selection of anime OPs.

This is my top seven, but I’ve put them in alphabetical order as they’re all awesome in their own way.

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Saturday Sketches: Week 6

It turns out we’ve been lied to. Now, I’m not talking about politicians or the media, although I’m sure they’re a part of it. I’m talking about ninjas. Everything we know about them has been a lie.

What did you draw this week? So, it looks like I’m taking inspiration from the series I’ve recently watched. This week I managed to squeeze in Senran Kagura, which is the new found source for everything ninja. It’s an interesting watch and I’ll be sure to get the review out soon.

Basically, in Senran Kagura there are good ninjas and evil ninjas, which admittedly is a bit on the nose, but whatever. All of the ninjas that the show follows are girls and there is a great deal of clothing shredding action…

Anyhow, as I was watching there was one character that stood out as one to draw, especially as I had said last week how I’d like to draw more of the body too. Well, this one has body, that’s for sure…

So, here is Haruka the evil ninja. Enjoy!

And you thought ninjas wore black, tight fitting clothing. It was all a lie!

For this sketch, I switched to an A3 pad, which for those that don’t know is twice the size of the regular A4 sheets. That’s close to twice the size of standard sheets of paper in the States too. That combined with the mechanical pencil means that I’ve been able to get more of the body in without sacrificing detail.

Want to see me draw someone or something (I’m prepared to draw mecha or monsters too) then put in the comments and I’ll see what I can do.

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The Promised Neverland (Episode 5)

With plans to move the escape forwards and a traitor in their midst, nobody said it was going to be easy, but will letting more people in on the secret help or hinder their progress?

What did you watch? All right, here we go again. As always this first little bit here is spoiler free and ensures that nothing pops up inadvertently. This is a great series, however, I can’t help but feel that this episode didn’t quite live up to the rest of the series so far.

It was still fascinating, but it didn’t quite grab me the way the previous ones did. So, that’s enough of this inane waffling. Let’s dive into episode five of The Promised Neverland.

What happened? In the final seconds of the last episode, Norman accused Ray of being the spy. It led to a shocked face, then some awkward stares in the brief moment of silence before the credits rolled. So, Ray’s had a whole week to come up with an excuse. This is going to be good.

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Cat Planet Cuties (Season One)

Waking up to find a cute cat-girl in your bed would probably be a bit of a shock. Imagine discovering the ears and tail are real and you’re now the point of contact for a planet full of cat-girls!

What did you watch and why? This is my selection for the letter C in my A to Z Anime Challenge. After watch Blood-C and then Goblin Slayer!, it was time for a bit of mindless fun and Cat Planet Cuties appears to have an abundance of it.

What’s it about? Kio arrived at the funeral with the booze his uncle asked him to sneak in. As a reward, his uncle lets him have some and introduces him to a cute girl. That’s where it all gets fuzzy.

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