Wednesday, 23 March 2011
06:19:59 PM (GMT)
WARNING. SPOILERS. PICTURES.
Day 8 - Most epic scene ever
There are a few dozen scenes I could choose for this, depending on what you define
"epic" as. I'm going to take the word as a single moment when there is absolute
justice and what you really want to happen indeed happens.
For this, I'm going to turn to Bleach, I think. And there are few moments of the same
fight worth mentioning.
1. When Isshin Kurosaki finally joins the fight against Aizen, and reveals himself as
a Captain-class shinigami to Ichigo. Everyone wanted to see this. Kubo-sensei made it
2. When Gin Ichimaru double crosses Aizen and attempts to kill him by injecting
poison into his heart. Gin had been portrayed as a bad guy for the entire series, but
I always believed he wwas good deep down and would betray the betrayer. And he did.
But then Kubo-sensei killed him.
3. The whole Urahara-Yoruichi-Isshin tag team against Aizen. 've wanted to see this
since the beginning. Kubo gave us it. Sadly, they all got defeated too (except
Urahara, actually, who was a sneaky bastard and injected a sealing Kido into Aizen's
body, in order to trap him upon his defeat at the hands of Ichigo.) :D
What can I say? Bleach is full of epic moments, and I could easily go on for a lot,
lot longer. Kubo knows what his audience wants (except for 'ships. He has no clue
about that. Dammit, we hate Orihime!!)
The whole Aizen fight is epic, and these are some of the best moments. Other examples
include: when Ichigo face-palms Aizen out of the city with brute strength, when
Urahara appears and seals Aizen, when the Vizards arrive to help the Shinigami... and
then outside of this fight: when Aizen is revealed to be still alive, when the
audience realize Isshin is a shinigami, when Yoruichi turns into a naked woman, etc
etc. There are loads.
Also worth considering is the final fight in Fullmetal Alchemist. That's one hell of
an epic fight. Hey, now that I think about it, it reflects Bleach, no? All the good
guys teaming up to fight a godmoding bad guy, resulting in the main character losing
something precious to them at the end: Ichigo - his shinigami powers, and Ed - his
Day 9 - Saddest Anime scene
Talking of FMA, it's full of some of the saddest moments in anime history... and that
doesn't just include character deaths (one of which is notorious for drawing tears).
Again, here are a couple of the worst scenes. ;_________________;
1. You knew this was coming. The saddest character death of anime ever (yes, sadder
than Kamina. I mean it.) Maes Hughes. This, single handedly, is the saddest anime
scene ever. Why, oh why, Arakawa-sensei, did you feel need to kill off such a loved
character? Just when he found out the truth... and he couldn't tell anyone! DX
2. When Roy loses his sight. That was utterly heart breaking, and it made it all the
worse that he was forced into it against his will, and also, you know he will never
be able to see his ambitions become a reality. T^T He's such a good man, he never
deserved that. I literally cried. Arakawa-sensei is so incredible at displaying
emotion - Roy's distress is so believeable and real... you feel the light draining
from his world for every moment of his realization. Luckily, he regains he sight,
so it's all good.
3. When Ling Yao accepts the Philosopher's Stone and becomes the new Greed. That's
horrible. Literally, it was hard to watch - I really, really love Ling, and though
it's his descision, the results are awful, particularly for Lan Fan. It's very sad
during the Ed/Greed fight when Ed reminds him of Lan Fan who waits for him, and in
that brief moment, he's Ling again. Also, Lan Fan and Fu's desperation for Ling to
regain his body is also heart wrenching... dammit, I'm too soft. DX Also, when Ling
finally says goodbye to Greed... that's also really sad, because Greed helps save
everybody, though dies in the process (Ling sruvives btws. it's all good. :D)
Other sad moments include: wehn Fu dies (and Lan Fan's tears drip onto Ling's face as
she stops him from falling to his death... also, her automail begins to break and
bleed - Ling demands she drops him, but she refuses), when Riza's throat gets sliced
and oy's reaction to that (and the subsequent hug afterwards - that why i ship them!
8D), when Ed leaves the Hughes' house and sees Gracia crying, at Hughes' funeral when
Elecia asks when her dad is coming back... yeah. Lots to name.
But this is what makes Fullmetal Alchemist amazing. Despite all these sad moments, it
still balances them all out with all thes epic moments and the sense of justice
against evil at the end. FMA is the best thing out there, for serious.