Let’s admit it, Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan has been one of the most popular anime since it started airing three years ago. Now with the ever growing fan base from all over the world, Japan has decided to make a live action out of it. The question is, is it worth it?
Who does not adore yellow capsule-shaped creatures called minions? Over the last several months, I could see them everywhere smiling from the street posters, newspapers and Internet banners. Nominally devoted to the evil masters but also innocent as kids, these always-giggling and partaking beings are so appealing that even most cynical viewers found them impossible to resist. Now they got their own feature movie titled ‘Minions’ that hit the globe cinemas earlier this month.
Much like Disney, we grew up with many animated films from Dreamworks as well, and Dreamworks also boasts their own set of heroes and heroines who have made young and old and for the child at heart laugh and cry.
What I love most about Dreamworks is the variety of types of heroines that they have, be they be animals or humans. Each heroine has her own set of quirkiness that you just can’t help but love, and one is different from the other! Here is a list of the unforgettable (mostly human) heroines from Dreamworks that we all have come to love
There is no person in the world who has not heard about ‘Warcraft’ computer game. Apparently, more than 10 million gamers have at least played it once. If you open your ‘Warcraft’ account, there is no way back, my dear friend. I have read of fellas getting married at Blizzard meetups or doing stupid things to get a precious suit for example dropping out of the study. People play the same routine quests for years without getting tired of it because every time Blizzard adds something to renew gamers’ interest. Mysterious dungeons, interesting characters, new achievements whatever. It is almost impossible to wash out a permanent ink, if you have a clue what I mean. Once you click ‘Join the game’, you become the imminent part of it.
When it comes to silly and sometimes offensive jokes, one should definitely mention ‘The Family Guy’ scriptwriter and ‘Ted’ director Seth MacFarlane. Long time ago he has proven there is no such kinds as bad publicity as everybody got shocked with his crude and deliberately scolding gags. However, as more moviegoers seem infuriated with his kind of special humor pushing the boundaries of the censorship, more popular he became. Instead of threatening to find and punish the comedy genius, everyone is laughing along with him. Because it is so funny, isn’t it? I wonder how far he will go in his controversy phrases.
Naruto is inarguably one of the most popular and well-loved anime of this generation. Many of us, in fact, grew up with this anime. The fact that that same lot stuck to the anime for the years it’s been running is a testament to its popularity. That may have something to do with the powerful, action-packed and moving yet interesting storylines, the exceptional animation, and the unforgettable characters—especially the characters. Here is a list of the thirteen most popular characters of the anime Naruto.
13. Kabuto Yakushi
At number 13, we have Kabuto. He is, in my opinion, the sneakiest guy in Naruto. A wolf in sheeps clothing, if you will. His is a characterization that underwent a startling metamorphosis. He started out as a lackey, a simple henchmen, who then turned into a mastermind himself. You rarely ever see this in anime, and his transition was flawless.
12. Neji Hyuuga
I think we can all agree that Neji is one cool dude. He’s a prodigy, a jounin, amazing in a fight and that already earns him points, but he’s also a very nice guy. He cares for his friends despite his cool guy reputation.
11. Madara Uchiha
There can’t be great heroes without super villains to give them a hard time, and boy, did he give them a hard time. He’s a true mastermind who lived the phrase, “lying in wait”, and wait he did. For decades. Talk about boss level. As badasses go, Madara is definitely one of the top contenders.
Although well-meaning at the beginning, Nagato had a skewed view of the world that strangely enough is logical. We don’t often see opponents like him in shounen manga or anime. Because of this, he’s easily one of the most complex characters in the series, and complex, in my book, is interesting.
In a world dominated by men (particularly in a world in a shounen manga), it’s rare to see a female take on the spotlight. But Tsunade doesn’t disappoint all womankind, what with her monstrous strength and kickass skills that lands her the title of Hokage.
8. Shikamaru Nara
Shikamaru is a funny contradiction. He’s lazy yet brilliant, which is probably why many people love him so much. He hates having to expend any energy but he’ll readily jump into action whenever his friends are in trouble. Sloth? Yes, but he’s actually a pretty reliable guy.
7. Rock Lee
Lee is the personification of “hardwork pays off”. Handicapped with a lack of ninjutsu arsenal, Lee doesn’t let that stop him from becoming a powerful ninja. His dedication, his intensity (perhaps a little too much, sometimes) and his cheerful personality got him through his physical limitations.
6. Minato Namikaze
As the Yellow Flash, his reputation inspired fear in awe among other ninjas. He’s well respected and powerful. He’s also kind and considerate of others. As leaders go, Minato is definitely someone to look up to.
5. Sabaku no Gaara
He started off as an incredible villain for the hero of the series, but later on transitioned into one of the most well-loved characters in the series, mostly because of his heartbreaking backstory that highlights sensitive emotions. Someone who came from a dark place and emerged into the light a better person, that’s Gaara.
4. Sasuke Uchiha
Sasuke is that guy you love to hate and you hate to love. Many of us have a love-hate relationship with him, really. But if he weren’t this dark and twisted avenger, we wouldn’t have much of an epic story. His path through the road of darkness is probably the catalyst of all the things that happen in the series.
3. Naruto Uzumaki
Can’t have an epic show without an epic hero, right? Naruto is probably your typical shounen hero, but he’s no less likable than the rest. Despite being shunned by people of his own village, his heart was big enough to forgive and love the village he was from all the same. That alone shows his strength of character.
2. Itachi Uchiha
Itachi is the anti-hero we all love. He gave everything for his village, even the lives of his family. He became the villain Konoha needed for it to become more powerful. Taking on that kind of burden takes more than just great personal strength and discipline, to be sure. That and he’s no one can deny that he’s completely badass!
1. Kakashi Hatake
Kakashi, in a word, is simply Awesome. With a capital A. Why? Because he’s the teacher, the mentor, the friend and the leader all wrapped into one. Despite his faults, he tried very hard to be there for his team and students, and he’s worthy of admiration.
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The whole story of parasitic creatures taking over human brains was originated from Hitoshi Iwaaki’s early 1990s manga. Since that time “Kiseijuu” (Parasyte in Japanese) comics were sold around 11 million times. Impressive number, right? Last year big screen business sharks decided to start fir in the fans’ hearts and produced anime series named Parasyte the Maxim and two live-action movies, first of which was released at the Tokyo International Film Festival.
Do you remember all these day and nights spent shooting the fierce ugly soldiers and horrifying monsters on the screen? My childhood finished a while ago, but I still miss playing my favorite video games. If I am not mistaken, the first ever was Pacman on some almost destroyed console can’t remember the name of. My mum got angry with me playing 24 hours a day and tried to hide it, but unfortunately I found it. What a nostalgic times!