Hello dolls, and welcome back to another monthly favourites here on Efforlescent! I see so many of my favourite bloggers religiously posting their beauty and fashion monthly favourites and I started to feel a little left out… But you know, since I don’t have a regular/repetitive skin care/make up routine, I don’t have different products that I LOVE every month, every month for me is the same.
However… I do get through a lot of TV (and I mean A LOT of TV), so I assumed I’d start a monthly TV favourites!
This month is alllll about us weeaboos favourite thing – anime. Since before Christmas I’ve really started getting back into anime because I was gifted a Crunchyroll premium subscription! And because I went and bought myself a Chromecast and now I watch it all on my TV instead of my laptop, which makes the whole experience better.
Most of you reading this probably have never watched an anime in your life, or if you have it’s either Sailor Moon, Pokemon or Dragonball, and that’s okay, they’re amazing, and I highly recommend them too! But if you want to jump even deeper in the anime pit, this is a great place to start! So buckle up, sign up to Crunchyroll too! And enjoy the kawaii ride.
Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma! is the anime I am currently binging. Its main character, Sōma Yukihira is a brash, confident, and skilled amateur chef who enters Tōtsuki Culinary Academy to graduate from the culinary school famed for its 1% graduation rate, all while facing numerous other skilled chefs in his class. Now, Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma! is a little weird… (kind of a lot weird actually) If you can get past the first episode, you’ll be stuck in this specific anime pit. It’s funny, it’s quirky, it’s full of innuendos, adorable anime girls/boy, tension and basically, it has EVERYTHING you could ever want from an anime.
Yuri!! On Ice is a sports anime television series about figure skating, sold already right? It’s all about how after a crushing defeat in the Grand Prix Final and other competition losses, 23-year-old Japanese figure skater Yuri Katsuki develops mixed feelings about skating and puts his career on hold. You’re there for his journey, his losses and success and it’s a holy grail in my opinion.
Free! is all about how Haruka, Rin, Makoto, and Nagisa used to be the members of the same swimming club in elementary school. They won a tournament just before their graduation and then they went separate ways. Now, who wouldn’t love seeing cute boys in speedos? Honestly this was such a care-free and easy anime to watch. One I’d recommend if you’re new to the anime scene.
This God damn anime is one i re-watch every single year. It’s short (only 25 episodes) and it’s sweet. Toradora! is all about Ryuji Takasu and the “palmtop tiger” Taiga Aisaka. When the two discover that they both like each others best friends they make an arrangement to help set each other up with their crushes – and so begins the story. It’s the cutest anime I’ve watched (I’m bias because it might JUST be my favourite Christmas anime), plus Aisaka is the most adorable animu girl ever.
So they’re my favourites from December! Hope you enjoyed them, and if you watch any more anime, let me know, I’d love to know what ones!