I’ve watched almost all of KyoAni’s works. One of the first animes I’ve watched during my time in high school was from them. I used to love the comfy stories and adorable characters.
I was an
happy and carefree introvert girl who loved watching anime at home as a hobby. After a busy week of school, I used to make Friday my “me” time by watching anime and brewing some tea. I think KyoAni characters have helped shape me to who I am today. I have some life advice at the bottom of this post, so please read to the end 😀
Starting from the first series I’ve watched…..
After watching Anohana, I learned that Clannad was a must-watch and a big tear-jerker. And boy, were they right. I was in grade 10 when I watched Clannad. I loved the music and I used to sing to Lia’s songs and “Dango Daikazoku.” Love the fantasy parts of the story. Wah….Nagisa…..
I immediately watched Air after Clannad. I remember watching the last episodes on New Year’s. Some of my friends really like Air. Another huge tear-jerker. It was a lot darker than Clannad. Air is a summery but very, very sad story.
This is also a really nice series! It takes place in a winter setting. There are a few terrifying parts. And yes, I love the opening song by Lia the most here.
Chuunibyo Demo Koi ga Shita
I watched this in grade 11 and I really liked it >< I think Rika is so cool. I think I can understand why an adolescent would wish to stay in a imaginative world instead of facing reality. I recommend this show to everyone! Stories about a character with a mental/physical problem is really popular nowadays. Another wholesome, Cinderella-like story about how love and acceptance can save the female protagonist.
I really like this show a lot because it’s so cute >< I like Tamako and the way she loves mochi is so adorable! The movie, Tamako Love Story, is one of my favourite movies.
Beyond the Boundary
A cool story about magical users, defeating monsters, and a girl who fears the power in her blood. Another story of a girl who just wants to be accepted.
What a fun, cute, and wholesome show! And their songs are so cute and catchy! It was never, ever boring for me.
I find myself re-watching this series a lot over the years. It is a slice-of-life and mystery series. I think I just like the “old-school” and “mystery” vibes it gives off. Hyouka stands out to me because it is not your generic high school series with romances or drama. Chitanda is so traditional, elegant, and graceful, and I aspire to be like her when I grow up!
KyoAni’s best work and a complete masterpiece! I love the music so much. As you can see, that is really important to me. I really love historical fiction too…..
I’m known to be a person who is attracted to positive, pretty, and cute things. If I didn’t have KyoAni’s anime during my stressful life as a student, I believe I would have become a different person. In this world where we live amidst perilous times, it is HARD to stay positive. Reading about sad news and trying to survive in this competitive environment makes us feel angry, stressed, confused, and helpless. Learning that those close to you suffering makes us feel sad inside too. Life sort of feels like a survival game.
But despite all the negativity in the world, we should focus our time and energy on the positive. There are a lot of good things in the world. And if we are facing a tribulation, we should find ways to be calm and fix the problem. Or, we can tolerate it, and wait for it to pass.
I think young people, like me, are especially vulnerable to negativity or when things don’t go the way they imagine. Life is not about fame, success, and riches. Those photos you see of your friends? It had been cropped, altered, and photo-shopped. Your old classmate now works at a big corporation? Focus on your own path instead of being jealous of others.
I think what really helps is to surround yourself with positive things and people who support and accept you. Remove any bad habits, toxic friends you have in your life, and anything that makes you feel negative (ex: unfollowing negative people, deleting certain social media platforms). I hope my advice helps anyone out there!