Bogside Artists Plagirism Accusations Against Rowling: Performs Magical Feat (TV Shows)

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KAAA….MEEEEE…HAA..ME..HHAAAAAAAAAAAAA……………..! Every major Dragon Ball fans know that comes from the Dragon Ball series, but the dumb and ignorant Bogside Arists would call you delusional for that, among so many other Anime/Manga series and fictional stories or franchises.

The Bogside Artists claim that Harry Potter author JK Rowling plagiarized their book, Travels with Li Po because both have numerous “similarities”, one of “similarities” is that both stories have both stories have their characters performing magical feats.

I can go on record and say that they are not the only stories have their characters performing magical feats. If so many other stories have characters doing magic or relating to magic, then this “similar” does not make it plagiarism. Also Travels with Li Po are not the only source for “magic” ideas as there are a million sources where Rowling could get her ideas from and other fictional authors and writers could demonstrate. I will exploit each and many other fictional stories as I can to show that Rowling did not plagiarized from the Bogside Artists. If so many fictional authors or writers have the “similar” idea, then it shows how easy people can come up with this specific idea and if it this easy then the Bogside Artists shouldn’t be the only source for “characters performing magical feats”.

Also I wrote a similar blog with “Cast of Series Introduced”. Speaking off, from my “Bogside Artists’ Plagiarism Accusations Against Rowling” blog series, I will number each example that I have mention on having similar ideas starting from the “Cast of Series Introduced” blog.

InuYasha

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Let’s start off with my personal favorite Anime, InuYasha. InuYasha is about a typical 15 year old Japanese school girl named Kagome Higurashi found her family’s well and then a demon sucked her in the past of Feudal Era Japan. She meets a half human and half demon (dog) stuck to a tree and then she frees him. She also brings the Shikon Jewel that can grant any wish of the person in the possession of it. However, Kagome accidentally shatters it and a couple of dozen of pieces flew across the country. Now Inuyasha, Kagome, and other companions they meet up must find all the pieces before evil forces finds them. Sadly the Bogside Artists have rebuts all this and call me delusional for even summarizing or/and mentioning previous times like true and typical ignorant cowards.

Starting off with the main character, InuYasha. As a half demon he can do numerous magical feats like Harry Potter and whatever main character in Travels with Li Po. InuYasha has the Iron Weaver Soul Stealer (the most common one without the sword) by attacking with his sharp claws and Blades of Blood whenever he is bleeding, he can turn his blood into deadly weapons. Also InuYaha has a samurai sword known as the Tessaiga, which is inherited by his father. With the Tessaiga, InuYasha gets extra powers like the Wind Scar (the most common one next the Iron Weaver Soul Stealer), the Backlash Wave that can deflects an enemy’s special attack (but twice the power), and the Barrier Shattering.

Also there are some negative magic for InuYasha, like kryptonite for Superman. One is that at least one night every month the moon will be the other side of the planet. InuYasha’s main powers come from the moon so if the moon is the other side then InuYasha loses all his demon powers and then become a full human until the sun comes up. Another weakness are the magic beads, if Kagome tells InuYasha to “sit”, then the beads will become magically heavy and he goes slamming hard to the ground. Many times Kagome abuses this power when InuYasha disagrees with her or gets angry… or flirting with another woman or other women flirting with him like Kikyo and Sango.

Oh Well I will let a You Tube video for the Bogside Artists to cowardly ignore…

Let see other magical feats, well we have Miroku with a cursed hand that can suck anything  unless he has magical beads to cover his hand. However, the hole of the void will get bigger and the user will get sucked in unless the main villain of the story, Naraku is gone once and for all. Also Miroku has sacred talismans that can harm a lower class demon.

Also other people can perform magical feats if they have a piece of the sacred jewel shard and if a demon has one, his or her powers increase. Like Koga have faster speeds and run like a dust devil, Kohaku (my personal favorite character of the series) who died by arrows, but stays alive by relying on a sacred jewel piece on his back or neck (it inconsitantly changes) and also his combat skills increase over time compare how he started, and we have Sesshomaru and Kikyo, Sesshomaru is InuYasha’s older half-brother and he has perform many power magical feats and Kikyo is a magical healer who pinned InuYasha to a tree with a sacred (magical) arrow and give Kohaku one more life without relying on a sacred jewel.

 

Dragon Ball series

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The Dragon Ball is about Goku and his allies trying to find seven magical orange glass balls called Dragon Balls to make wishes before villains find them for their evil purposes, like wish immorality and then uses it to take over the universe. Sometimes they don’t use that plot and just focus on bringing down the villains.

The main character starts off as a young boy from another planet came to earth in the intention of destroying and enslaving Earth. However, a young elderly man named Grandpa Gohan found him, Goku hit his head and losing his memory on his past and what he is suppose to do, and then Grandpa Gohan raise Goku as his own. One night, Goku is a Saiyan and if the look a a full moon, they become a monstrous monkey and Goku accidentally killed Grandpa Gohan.

For Goku’s “magical” powers, in the story they call it “Ki” or energy to us. Goku learned the famous Kamehameha Wave.

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Other Dragon Ball characters like Gohan, Krillin, and Master Roshi have used the Kamehameha Wave as it is Master Roshi that taught it to Goku and Gohan used it to finish off Cell. Anyway let see those Kamehameha Wave…

Speaking of many other character have their own special attacks like Piccolo’s Masako and Special Beam Cannon.

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SAILOR MOON

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Sailor Moon is a cartoon Power Rangers show for girls, but the Bogside Artists have denied the existence of the Power Rangers franchise since they called me a liar and using misinformation about a show called Power Rangers ever existing and I lied about the show having numerous villains, cast, magical uses, and etc. They also accused me deluded for even believing that there were shows called Sailor Moon or Power Rangers, those are just more examples on how majorly ignorant and stupid the Bogside Artists are. Watching AND researching the existing of Power Rangers and Sailor Moon are not very hard, elementary school students could do it. I know many of my former fellow students from the 1st to 5th grade have done it, and we had 96-99 AOL or Netscape Navigator for crying out loud. If you can’t do something that any American elementary schooler could easily do then you suck at life in general.

Anyway back to Sailor Moon’s magical feats, the main Sailor Moon and her companions the Sailor Scouts do performs magical feats like Sailor Mercury’s bubble attacks that could send a thick mist for enemies to unable to see, Sailor Mars’ fire attacks, Sailor Jupiter’s thunder and lightning attacks, and Sailor Venus’ beam attacks. Also, lastly Sailor Moon’s attacks that finishes off the villains.

Sometimes the Sailor Scouts uses special attacks, but on very rare occasions.

Don’t expect the Bogiside Artists to either notice or acknowledge any of these videos or evidence due to their high level of cowardice and arrogance. Also don’t expect them for you to notice the videos, because they are ignorant and they have no respect for your intelligence to even notice these videos or research the existence of Sailor Moon since it is all over the internet.

POK’EMON

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What could I say about Pokemon that nobody doesn’t know about, it is about animal like creatures known as Pokemon have special attacks like lightning, earthquakes, fire, water gun, and etc. However, the Bogside Artists called me deluded for claiming that I have seen or believing the existence of the Pokemon show, let alone the show having a lot of “similar” idea that Harry Potter and Travel’s with Li Po has.

Let’s take a look at Ash Ketchum’s Pikachu’s attacks, even though the Bogside Artists would likely to ignore it like true and typical cowards like they always do.

Let’s not forget that Pokemon is known for their video games… I will have JWittz explain some of the attacks.

Again, don’t count on the Bogside Artists to notice or acknowledge the video as evidence due to their arrogance, ignorance, cowardice, and conformation bias that Rowling plagiarized from them and Rowling lied to us about Pokemon (as precedents) and they are in the belief that no one watched or heard of Pokemon… or they would accused them as delusional.

CARD CAPTOR SAKURA

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Card Captor Sakura is about a 10 year old Japanese girl wandered into her father’s library and then found a magical book. When she opened it, it released 52 magical cards (called Clow Cards) with their own type of magic like water, wind, shadow, erase, and etc. It is up to Sakura and her friends to capture all 52 cards before they wreak havoc upon the world.

The Clow Cards and the magical figures is where most of the magical feats come from, especially Sakura summoning a Clow Card like creating wind or Syaoran Li having Chinese magical talismans that can create fire or lightning. However, the Bogside Artists fired back at me that I deluded Card Captor Sakura and it is all a lie by J.K. Rowing. How could I believe in a lie by J.K. Rowling or her “associate” by watching Card Captor Sakura?

Anyway, here is an image of all 52 cards…

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OUTLAW STAR

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In Outlaw Star has the “magic” being performed by the villains when chanting Tao Magic which can get annoying and old petty fast. I can easily say that one of the themes of this story is it is technology vs. magic as technology being on the good side while magic being on the bad side.

Also you get magic like this…

POKEMON

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Pokemon has a lot of performed magical feats, mostly from the Pokemon like they could do flamethrower, thunder bolt, hyper beam, psychic, and etc.

Again, the Bogside Artists would likely to ignore the evidence provided by the video (done by Watch Mojo) and say that I deluded these “magical feats” and the rest of Pokemon like true and typical ignorant cowards. It doesn’t take a genius to watch, analyze, or research everything about Pokemon and find out enough to know about Pokemon as any seven year olds have done it since Pokemon came on the air to the United States, especially other shows that has “performed magical feats” ideas scattered all across the series. That shows the Bogside Artists combine do not have any basic critical thinking skills compare to an average seven year olds.

 

AVATAR: THE LAST AIRBENDER

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Water… Earth… Fire…. Air…

Avatar: the Last Airbender has a lot of magical feat and if you watched the show, you can’t miss them. Their are four types of human races that can bend a certain element… water, earth, fire, and air, but they can bend one element at a time and they are stuck with that element till death. They are called [insert element here] benders. Except one, who can bend all four elements and that person is the Avatar.

CONCLUSION

Don’t expect the Bogside Artists to notice any evidence I provided for my arguments or they might cowardly ignore them as they always have. Many of Anime and other fictional stories of many mediums have both Cast of Series Introduced and Performs Magical Feat elements like Harry Potter and the Travels with Li Po even though that the Bogside Artists have denied this and will call anyone delusional if they see this fact or watched any of the examples that I’d used. That is just more examples of the Bogside Artists cowardly arrogance and they think that their bias and close-minded words are facts instead of bias opinions. Mine on the other hand are not just words, but back up by actual events and proven statements.

Now on to the next “stolen idea”…

Number of examples used…

  • InuYasha – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magical Feast
  • Rurouni Kenshin – 1
    • Cast of Series Introduced
  • Dragon Ball – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magical Feat
  • Sailor Moon – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magical Feat
  • Card Captor Sakura – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magical Feat
  • Yu Yu Hakasho – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magical Feat
  • Outlaw Star – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magical feat
  • Pokemon – 2
    • Cast of Series Introducecd
    • Performs Magical feat
  • TMNT – 1
    • Cast of Series Introduced
  • Avatar: The Last Airbender – 2
    • Cast of Series Introduced
    • Performs Magic Feat
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Things that the Bogside Artists are pathetically scared off…

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I have been trying to use evidence and examples that JK Rowling did not plagiarized “Willy the Wizard” or the Bogside Artists’ “Travels with Li Po”, by using other works that used the same ideas which are the hero relying on friends and allies (like Star Wars, Power Rangers, and millions of other examples), a story using magical or mystical powers, and etc.

However the Bogside Artists say that I deluded all the works that I used as examples (as if they don’t exist) and they tend to ignore the examples that I provided, such as sources, pictures, videos, and links. That is because they are scared of them.

So let’s see what they are pathetically scared off…

Ash Ketchum

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One of the works that I used is Pokemon, but sadly the Bogside Artists say I deluded Pokemon and act if nobody seen or heard of Pokemon as it does not exist. They also avoid acknowledging I ever mentioned Ash Ketchum or anything Pokemon related as if they are scared of Ash Ketchum.

I believe that every Pokemon fan knows that without Ash’s Pokemons, he is harmless than a fly even when he tries to physically fight you so how can you be scared of someone like Ash Ketchum. Maybe they are so pathetic that maybe Ash Ketchum beat their candy asses. Why else the Bogside Artists are so scared of him that they wouldn’t even try to acknowledge him, acknowledge that I have mention him or related to him, or bother to look him up even I provided Ash Ketchum related to them on a silver platter.

WWE STYLE FIGHT BRAWL: Ash Ketchum vs. Bogside Artists (William Kelly, Thomas Kelly, and Kevin Hasson).

In this corner, weighing 95lbs… Ash Ketchum. In the other corner is the team of the Bogside Artists. The first one is William Kelly which I think he is pissing in his pants, Tom Kelly who is hiding under a blanket, and Kevin Hasson who is crying in fear.

*ref starts the match*

Then oohhh…. Ash Ketchum just knocked out Hasson to a coma within one punch, William Kelly is running away to his mommy, and Ash Ketchum is putting Tom Kelly in an ankle lock and he is crying for his mommy. Tom is tapping out and crying for his mommy like a little bitch.

*match ends and Ash declares the winner*

How does three grown men lose a fight to one little boy?

Why else they refuse to acknowledge Ash Ketchum as if they are very scared of him.

Well it is proven time and time again that the Bogside Artists fear Ash Ketchum since they avoid any acknowledgment of Ash Ketchum or Pokemon related like cowards.

Serena/Sailor Moon

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The Bogside Artists (William Kelly in particular) are also scared of Sailor Moon since they avoid any acknowledgement of Sailor Moon that I have made. I have uploaded pictures and videos on my blog based on Sailor Moon, but the Bogside Artists chooses to ignore them like cowards and say that I deluded Sailor Moon as well other people that watched or heard of Sailor Moon. So them pretending that Sailor Moon never existed, I’d used Sailor Moon as example and providing any evidence from Sailor Moon, and refusing to research any of my evidence and proof involving Sailor Moon show that they are scared of Sailor Moon.

Anyone that saw and is a fan of Sailor Moon know that without her powers, Serena is harmless than Ash Ketchum could ever be… which is pathetic for a person who is scared of her and can lose a brawl fight against her… let alone three people. What happened? Did Serena slapped their mothers into a coma?

WWE STYLE MATCH: SERENA (without her powers) vs. THE BOGSIDE ARTISTS in a Handicap Match.

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Serena slaps William Kelly in the face and now he is crying like a baby. Serena kicks Thomas Kelly in the stomach and then she kicks him in the face and knocking him into a 4 month coma. Then Kevin Hasson is curling up in the corner and crying out “please don’t hit me”. Then Serena lunges at Kevin and then missile kick Kevin in the face. 

Serena is the winner. Now the Bogside Artists have lost a 3 on 1 fight against Ash Ketchum and Serena (without powers or pokemon to rely on). 

Why else the Bogside Artists are so frightened of Ash Ketchum and Sailor Moon to the point they avoid anything the do with Ash Ketchum, Pokemon, or Sailor Moon?

I bet the Bogside Artists are so pathetically weak that Kim Kardashian could take all three of them on and beat the shit out of them with both hands tied behind her back.

Jim Hawking (Outlaw Star)

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Jim Hawking may not be as known as Ash Ketchum or Sailor Moon, but the Anime fans does know about Jim Hawking and he has very little hand to hand combat skills and he would never win a fight against three grown men, unless it is the Bogside Artists and they fear Jim Hawking to a high degree.

I have been using Jim Hawking as an example that JK Rowling is not a plagiarists since one of the “stolen ideas” that the main protagonist gets help from friends and allies… Jim is that idea. However the Bogside Artists ignore the fact that I used Jim Hawking as an example to prove my theory right and they also refuse any acknowledgment that I’ve mentioned Jim Hawking entirely like cowards. Why do they avoid anything acknowledgment of Jim Hawking and say I deluded watching Jim Hawking without doing any research that Jim Hawking is on a show/story called Outlaw Star (another show they claimed that I deluded too along as other Anime fans). Researching Outlaw Star or Jim Hawking is not that difficult and a 4th grader could easily do it within 30 seconds. The Bogside Artists refuse to do some basic research that Jim Hawking is a real  fictional character of a show/story show that they are more scared of Jim Hawking than acrophobic are afraid of heights.

WWE STYLE MATCH: Jim Hawking vs. the Bogside Artists in a 3 on 1 handicap match

*bell rings*

 Thomas Kelly and Kevin Hasson are running away crying and whimpering in fear while Jim grabs the fleeing William Kelly. Jim punches William Kelly in the face giving him a broken nose and then throw him back in the ring. Then Jim Hawking uses HHH’s pedigree on William Kelly and William Kelly is knocked out. Jim Hawking wins by KO. 

This is an example of Jim Hawking could do to the Bogside Artists. Jim Hawking would be Triple H and the Bogside Artists would be Mark Henry.

This is an example of Jim Hawking could do to the Bogside Artists. Jim Hawking would be Triple H and the Bogside Artists would be Mark Henry.

Why else the Bogside Artists cowers from Jim Hawking? Three grown men couldn’t even man up against one little kid.

Sakura Kinomoto/Card Captor Sakura

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Sakura Kinomoto is a 10 year old typical Japanese school girl. One day she entered her father’s library and then she opens a book that released 52 magical cards. Now she must retrieve the cards back before they destroy the world. However the Bogside Artists denies all this and they avoid any acknowledgment to Sakura Kinomoto or Card Captor Sakura due to the fact they are scared of this girl, why else they’ve avoid my acknowledgments and sources relating to Sakura or Card Captor Sakura?

Without her powers, she is beyond powerless in a fight but somehow the Bogside Artists are still completely scared of Sakura like if she is the boogyman. Maybe another reason the Bogside Artists are so scared of her that she could beat the living daylights out of them despite she is powerless in a fight without her powers.

WWE STYLE MATCH: Sakura Kinomoto vs. Bogside Artists (Thomas Kelly, William Kelly, and Kevin Hasson) in a 3 on 1 handicap match.

*bell rings*

Sakura throws a little girly on William Kelly in the face and he is knocked to another coma. Then Thomas Kelly and Kevin Hasson climbs out of the ring and then they run away and crying for their mommy. 

Since William Kelly is out for the count and Thomas Kelly and Kevin Hasson ran away from the match… Sakura Kinomoto is declared the winner. 

Sakura does not get mad easily so it is one thing to have her to get her piss off to physically hurt you, but to the point that losing to her in a fight or/and running away from her like a scared little bitch goes beyond being pathetic.

Conclusion

They also would ignore any images, videos, and evidence that backs up my arguments like cowards and claim that I deluded these Anime shows as if it is impossible to watch Anime shows, let alone being an Anime fan, buying Anime products, and etc. Maybe it is impossible for them due to their obvious unbelievably lack of development and knowledge of the human world, but it does not mean it is impossible for everyone else. From all the millions of Anime fans and conventions show that I never deluded these precedents and Anime. However, they believe they speak for everyone and believe that no people could watch Anime to witness that many Anime/Manga stories have a lot of similar ideas and themes that the Bogside Artists claim that Rowling stole from them. They even call me a liar about Power Rangers and Star Wars having villains, using magical feats, having a cast and etc. despite how many people would beg to differ, that is who shallow and narrow minded on people, especially around fiction entertainment.

He would call anyone who watched or know about Power Rangers, Anime, Manga, or Star Wars delusional as again it is impossible to them for anyone watching Anime because so many Anime series have similar ideas and themes that the Bogiside Artists claim that Rowling plagiarized from them.

 

 

Bogside Artists Plagirism Accusations Against Rowling: Cast of Series Introduced (TV Shows)

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The Bogside Artists accused Harry Potter author JK Rowling of plagiarizing their story “Travels with Li Po” The Bogside Artists say that Harry Potter and Travels with Li Po have a lot of similar ideas as well as any other stories and mediums like Anime, Manga, Star Wars, Power Rangers, DC and Marvel Comics, and etc. One of those “similar” and “stolen” ideas is CAST OF SERIES INTRODUCED where a story have a bunch of main and major secondary characters. I see this “stolen” idea happen in countless and countless other stories and mediums but the Bogside Artists somehow disagree since they call me a liar and delusional when I claim to I see one. I will go through various stories and mediums like Anime/Manga, Star Wars, Power Rangers one by one and give my insights and opinions of the cast of characters of each story or medium that I mention on this blog. I will not go through all stories and mediums since there are just too many so I will go through the ones that I have personally love and watched. Also I will stick to TV show for now.

Will won’t go through the villains since I will save them for another blog.

INUYASHA

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Inuyasha is my favorite Anime series and sadly having a favorite Anime series seems impossible to the Bogside Artists’ eyes. It has a good story with multiple characters with many of them with good story arcs (except for Shippo but I will get to that when I talk about him).

The series is about a half-human and half-demon dog named InuYasha and his band finding the pieces of the mystical and powerful shattered jewel shard before the main villain Naraku gets them or it will be the end of the world.

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InuYasha is the story’s main protagonist and character just like Harry Potter in his story. Also like Harry Inuyasha can perform mystical and magical powers (in Inuyasha’s case, demonic powers).

InuYasha starts out as a “bad guy” since he has a demon side in him and he steals the Shikon Jewel and then his lover Kikyo fires a arrow into the tree causing them to hate each other for each other’s “betrayal. However the betrayal was done by manipulation and lies by the main villain of the story Naraku.

The lead female of the story, Kagome (who is the reincarnation of Kikyo) pulls the arrow out to help fight the Centipede Demon Monster. InuYasha would turn on Kagome but magical beads place on InuYasha would force InuYasha hurtfully to the grown when she says “sit”. InuYasha would be a good guy by heart and fights off a bunch of bad buys and would not harm another human being unless provoked. InuYasha would eventually fall in love with Kagome despite their stubbornness and arguments.

He would get his father’s most powerful sword Tessaiga to help him to fight numerous demons and enemies. He also have inhuman strength and invulnerability like many demons but since InuYasha is half demon he loses his powers on the night of the new moon (which means he loses his powers for one full night per month).

InuYasha’s personality is describe as hot headed, arrogant, and does not back down from a fight and prone to violence if he’s annoyed too much like he often hits Shippo.

For me personally I like Inuyasha since it is a main character starting out as a villain character and then work his way to be a good guy and fight Naraku once and for all.

Inuyasha parallels Harry Potter by being a boy (even though InuYasha is physically 15 years old and chronically 200+ years old while Harry started at 10) can travel two worlds or time and having magical powers and a war against a evil villain with a personal past.

KAGOME

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Kagome is the reincarnation of the well respected and powerful priestess Kikyo and reborn into our modern day era. On her fifteenth birthday she enters her family’s well and carrying a Shikon Jewel in her body when a centipede demon drags her into the well and brings her to the medieval 15th century Japan.

Since Kagome is the one who could sense the Shikon Jewel (one time by Sango due to a writing mistake) see agree to help InuYasha to find the Shikon jewels.

Despite InuYasha and Kagome getting off a rocky start and still having constant arguments on petty things like cooking but she eventually falls in love with InuYasha.

Like many leading female characters she is the damsel in distress and she gets captured on a constant bases and cause more problems for our heroes.

I guess he could be compared to Hermione Grangers since they are both the main female characters and they are afraid of failure of school, the only difference is that Hermione does perfect in school while Kagome comically fails her tests and exams.

MIROKU

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Miroku is one of the main characters to the story. Miroku is an 18-year-old Japanese Monk that is traveling to find Naraku because he placed a curse on his grandfather and the curse will be passed on to child to child until Naraku is defeated once and for all.

Miroku meets InuYasha and Kagome when he sees them having a jewel shard, “rescue” Kagome, and try to kill InuYasha in the fight for the Shikon Jewel until Kagome gets in the path of his Wind Tunnel.  He explains that he is cured with the Wind Tunnel that could suck anything its path and it will get bigger to the point it could suck Miroku and killing him.

Miroku is considered poised, calm, and has great wisdom. His faults is that he can be greedy, deceiving to get what he wants, and is a heavy womanizer. He eventually falls with Sango but like InuYasha and Kagome, his relationship with Sango has its faults like Miroku sexually harassing her or him flirting with other woman which usually results her hitting him.

SANGO

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Sango is a demon slayer of a small village and the daughter of the village leader until Naraku forces his little brother Kohaku to kill her father and demon slayer comrades.

Sango’s story arc is to rescue Kohaku from Naraku’s grasp and figuring out what would be the best solution of saving Kohaku.

Sango is kind, caring, and patient, but she has her limits with her kindness and patience especially with Miroku’s antics around her.

I like Sango, she isn’t the typical damsel in distress (even though she has her moments) and willing to accept the consequences of her choices especially when it comes to Kohaku. I am glad to say she is my second fictional female character and I will get to my first in a moment.

SHIPPO

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What to say about Shippo??? HE SUCKS!

He has no reason to go after Naraku except it is the right thing to do. He tags along for no apparent reason and he provides nothing to the overall story or fights. OK, he had a help in Sesshomaru’s development but other than that he pretty much useless for anything else. He has no arc to the story other than the Thunder Brother story and has no character development. Heck I believe Kagome’s little brother was more developed that Shippo and how much Souta was in the series again?

SESSHOMARU

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Sesshomaru is bad ass.

He is InuYasha’s half older brother. Sesshomaru started out as a villain but worked his way to be the good guy after his relationships with other human and especially with Rin. Sesshomaru competed and win the Tessaiga but the sword is inherited to InuYasha and he gets the Tenseiga that cannot harm any living beings (much to his dismay). If he does touch the Tessaiga, it will shock him.

Sesshomaru is calm and proper but does have major arrogance and does not like to show any weakness.

He is travel by Jaken and A-un and then Rin and Kohaku later on.

His motivations to go after Naraku is unclear but he did applied that he tricked him and now has a personal grudge against Naraku but fans speculate there might be a bigger reason than that.

KOHAKU

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Kohaku is my favorite character of the story even though the Bogside Artists think having a favorite character is not possible, especially with Anime.

Kohaku started as a timid and cowardly 11 year old boy who is about to go in his first demon slayer mission. However Naraku was able to get a hold of Kohaku and made him kill his father and his demon slayer comrades and then Kohaku is killed by arrows. Naraku revives him by giving him a jewel shard on his back. Naraku uses Kohaku to use Sango’s emotions against her and make him do murderous and evil deeds. Also Naraku erased Kohaku’s memory but slowly his memory comes back and then he fully remembers everything and breaking Naraku’s mind spell. Kikyo was able to give him another life without the help of the jewel shard.

Kohaku is a well character who started out as timid and cowardly but then he becomes very brave, selfless, and willing to put his life down for the sake of others. Also he barely could use his weapon Kusarigama but then he is able to take on multiple demons at once.

To me he is the closest to Ron Weasley but I like Kohaku a lot better and he is one of my top ten favorite fictional characters of all time even though that may seem impossible for the Bogside Artists for anyone (especially me) to have a favorite and nostalgic character.

Since I am a Kohaku fan, here is a AMV on Kohaku…

KIKYO

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Kikyo becomes InuYaha’s current/former lover and becomes a foil between InuYasha and Kagome.

Kikyo is a powerful priestess and the protector of the Shikon Jewel. She tried to kill InuYasha for trying to take the Shikon Jewel but when he saved her little sister Kaede, She would eventually fall in love with Inuyasha until Naraku tricks them to turn against each other. Kikyo dies after firing an arrow at InuYasha and pinning him to a tree. Before she dies she had Kaede to burn her body with the Shikon Jewel.

Kikyo is resurrected by a dark priestess and still harbors hatred and coldness for InuYasha. However after finding out that Naraku turned them against each other her love for InuYasha returns. However int he end Naraku finally kills Kikyo but her hatred for InuYasha is no more and is able to rest in peace.

KOGA

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Koga is a Wolf Demon and InuYasha’s love rival for Kagome even though Kagome does not return any romantic feelings for Koga. However he made a promise to a female Wolf demon Ayame that he will marry her and that is what he end up doing. I find that kind of creepy where a 15 year old (physically) proposing to a little girl. Is this a trait within wolves? It happened when Jacob imprinted on Renesmee in Twilight and it happened here so I am guessing much older male wolves fall in live with much younger female wolves.

Like Sesshomaru he begins as a villain as he sends his wolf pack to attack and kill villagers, one of them being Rin. He captures Kagome and eventually falls in love with her so he become a good guy and orders his pack to never attack humans again or risk Kagome never forgiving him. Naraku ends up slaughtering most of his pack and then Koga vows to defeat Naraku to avenge his tribe.

His powers is super speed due to having two jewel shards on his legs to give him more power.

Like InuYasha he has a huge ego and easy to temper.

RIN

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Rin is a 8 year old girl who lost her parents to a bandit raid so she lives with another village who physically abuse her. Rin became traumatize so she became a mute. She finds a wounded Sesshomaru in the woods and she brings food to her. After she is killed by Koga’s wolves she is revived by Sesshomaru’s Tenseiga and then she becomes one of Sesshomaru’s companions. Now she is able to talk… non-stop.

Some fans speculate that Rin is a reincarnation of Kikyo and then pass it along to Kagome. Also there are some fans to ship Kohaku and Rin.

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Fan art by a Kohaku and Rin shipper.

RUROUNI KENSHIN

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First thing to get out of way that I hate the opening theme song. There is no energy or theme to it. It gets distracting and I can’t even understand half of the lyrics.

Rurouni Kenshin is about a samurai assassin that killed so many people. Then one day he accidentally killed his wife so he vowed to protect the innocent and never kill again.

He travels to Tokyo where someone impersonating as Kenshin Himura the Battosai and Kaoru attacks Kenshin believing he is the murderer, but finding out that Kenshin’s sword has the blade reverse so only the flat side of the blade can hit people. After defeating the fake Battosai, Kenshin stays with Kaoru to help fight corruption and evil in Tokyo and Japan. Along the way he meets with Yahiko Myojin, Sanosuke Sagara, and many other characters (but somehow the Bogside Artists denies any of this ever happened and does not believe that NOBODY watched or read Rurouni Kenshin to know this is true).

Let’s get to the characters…

Kenshin Himura

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Kenshin Himura was known as a legendary and infamous assassin with unmatched and extraordinary swordsmanship skills. He came to Tokyo where he meets Kaoru Kamiya and she finds out that he is the legendary Battosai the man slayer. Kaoru invites Kenshin to stay with him.

Later Kenshin meets numerous allies like Yahiko Myojin and Sanosuke Sagara while some deadly enemies like Shishio Makato and Yukishiro Enishi. Some enemies turn to allies like Shinomori Aoshi and Saito Hajime. He would eventually fall in love with Kaoru, marry her and then have a son named Kenji.

Kenshin does not go through any major character development since he stays a calm demeanor unless someone pushes to his breaking point but keeps the mentality to never to kill another life but there are some moments that he came close. He is kind of Batman, he has no superpowers and must rely on his skills and smarts to survive each battle and protect his friends from harm without killing anyone. I guess it is safe to say that he is the Batman of Japan in the 19th century.

Kaoru Kamiya

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Like any other main female character, she is the love interest for the main lead character Kenshin.

Kaoru is the head master of the Kamiya Kasshin Dojo. She had multiple students until the fake Battosai was using the Kasshin style to murder people, students quit and stop coming. Then she meets Kenshin where she invites him to live at the dojo.

Despite having a school that teaches to use swords in a post-Samurai era, she is teaching sword techniques that protects people without resorting to kill anyone. She does teach this lesson to Yahiko Myojin and several other students that come and gone.

Of course she falls in love with Kenshin and they become the main couple of the story where they get married and have a child named Kenji.

Yahiko Myojin

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Let me say this off the bat, I LOVE YAHIKO MYOJIN!. He is not only my favorite character in Rurouni Kenshin but he is my favorite ANIME/MANGA character. Sadly the Bogside Artists act like it is impossible to have a favorite fictional character, especially an Anime character.

Yahiko is from a Samurai family. An orphaned Yahiko Myojin was pickpocketing for the Yakuza because they paid her mother’s medical bills until she died from an unknown illness then Yahiko has to pay them back. After being rescued by Kenshin and Kaoru, Yahiko becomes a student at the Kamiya Dojo to learn swordsmanship training from Kaoru. Yahiko starts off as cocky, arrogant, and has a lot of pride but his skills develop to back up his words and is willing to put his own life at risk for the sake of others like risking his own life for a little boy against Kujiranami Hyōgo. He is one of the most developed characters of the series by being a bratty kid with almost no skills and now he become one of the most formidable fighters of Japan.

Yahiko is like Robin and maybe better than Robin since Yahiko had to start from scratch and Yahiko does not have any fancy gadgets to help him out of a funk and Yahiko needs to rely on his smarts and skills a lot more.

Also Yahiko is one of my Storm Fighter characters and the leader of the team.

GO YAHIKO!

Sanosuke Sagara

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Sanosuke Sagara is Kenshin’s best friend and most reliable ally. He is like Ron Weasley of the story except Sanosuke is more confident (sometimes over confident), strong, and reckless who is looking for any kind of danger instead of avoiding it.

When Sanosuke was a young boy Sanosuke was a member of the Sekiho Army. He respects his captain Sagara Sozo and once his captain and army was betrayed by the revolutionary government due to financial problems, his captain and most of his Sehiko Army were killed and executed. After his captain’s death, he inherits “Sagara” to his last name.

Years later he become an assassin for hire when he was hired by Gohei to kill Kenshin and then lost. Then he becomes Kenshin’s right hand man and most trusted ally.

 

SAILOR MOON

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Sailor Moon is considered to be the gateway of Anime to North American audience. It one of the first Anime shows that has been distributed for North American audience and so many people were intrigued by it, for girls and boys. Like it or not this is show that really cemented Anime for North American audience. I know there are Voltron, Speed Racer, and Astro Boy but despite being a huge success it still did not cemented Anime until Sailor Moon arrive and then Pokemon (I will get to Pokemon later).

Serena Tsukino (Sailor Moon)

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Serena Tsukino (or Usagi in the original Japanese version) is the former moon princess of the Moon Kingdom when the evil Negaverse attack the Moon, forcing Queen Serenity to have her daughter and the four sailor scouts to be reborn in the future so they can fight the evil Negaverse once again.

Serena is a typical school girl in Tokyo, Japan who does poorly at school, very dimwitted, always hungry, and a bit lazy. When one of the guardian’s Luna chooses her to be Sailor Moon. She defeat bad guy after bad guy and then villain after villain. She at first was scared and reluctant in early of the series but later she goes into battle without hesitant.

Later they discover that she is the moon princess and is the permanent leader of the Sailor Scouts.

Amy (Sailor Mercury)

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Sailor Mercury or Amy is considered the brains of the group. She is a heavy bookworm, does almost perfect in her class, and always taking extra classes. She is kind of like Hermione without her stuck up personality.

Sailor Mercury is the second Sailor Scout joining the team after Serena and Luna suspect her as a Negaverse agent but it turns out that she is Sailor Mercury.

She does not have a lot of character development, she is the brainy nerd but does not rub in people’s faces and she will give her life for Serena, her friends, and the innocents alike. At one point she was willing abandon her friends and duty to study medicine but she realizes that she is abandon her friends who need her and then she postpone her time to study medicine.

Rei (Sailor Mars)

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Sailor Mars works as a Shinto priestess with a short temper, ambitious, and always get into arguments with Serena.

Sailor Mars is the second in command and in the beginning tenure she tries to overthrow Serena as leader so she could be the leader, even to the point she refuses to help Serena, Molly, and Melvin from danger (and forcing Amy to not help too) in protest. I guess Serena is suppose to be the main hero and having Rei to be more selfish than Serena would make Rei incapable to be the leader of the Sailor Scouts. Also there was an episode where Rei was making bad decisions as a leader when Serena was being chocked to death while Rei is hesitating what to do and Serena almost died as a result. She does get a lot better even though Serena and Rei still get into constant arguments.

When Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune belittles Serena as a Sailor Scout and the leader for saving a possessed Sailor Scout instead of taking the easy way out, by killing her Rei came to Serena’s defense.

 

Lita (Sailor Jupiter)

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Lita (Sailor Jupiter) is the fourth member of the Sailor Scouts and is the toughest and physically the strongest member of the Sailor Scouts.

Lita is loyal, hot-blooded, full of energy, boy crazy, and someone you don’t want to screw with. Lita is trained in the martial arts (even though she use her skills rarely) and she is physically the strongest as she once lift a monster over her head and this is without her powers. Like Amy, she doesn’t have a way of a lot of character development either. She is the same from start to finish.

Mina (Sailor Venus)

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Sailor Venus is favorite character. Like Serena she is a regular ditzy blonde, she loves the mall, very friendly, many times late for school, and is the most boy crazy out of the entire group.

She becomes the last official sailor scout to join the team until Rini and the Outer Sailor Scouts (despite Sailor Jupiter being considered a “Inner” Sailor Scout and Jupiter is a outer planet).

She became a Sailor Scout before the other four as Sailor V by becoming a vigilante in England before joining the Sailor Scouts and why it took so long to go to Japan and join the team is anyone’s guess. She got her powers from a white male cat named Artemis and he introduced her to the other sailor scouts when they are about to be crushed to death by Malechite and then Sailor Venus saved both the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask.

What is interesting there is an unaired episode in the United States where the Negaverse finds out her true identity. At another point where she almost blow her cover by saying “is this the Sailor Scout meeting”, what would happen if she was the wrong place and said that out loud?

Darien/Tuxedo Mask

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Tuxedo Mask/Darien is the love interest of the main character and protagonist, Sailor Moon. At first Serena and Darien hate each other for unknown reasons sine Darien always call her “meatball head” due to her hairstyle. Once Darien realizes that Serena is Sailor Moon and the Moon Princess they fall in love and became an official couple.

According to TV Troupes he is considered as the “Sixth Ranger” to the team. At first the identity of Darien and Tuxedo Mask didn’t know each other’s identity until Tuxedo Mask takes on of the Rainbow Crystals and revealing that Darien is Tuxedo Mask. The Negaverse captures him, brainwashes him, and then turn them against the Sailor Scouts although his mentality and memory of his alliance are still there so motivation other than being brainwash is still there. Serena is able to regain his memory back but still has no memory of his previous life, Serena, or being Tuxedo Mask until the end of the Cardian Saga.

Darien is having dreams of the future where Serena gets hurt for being with her so he distance himself from Serena but they get back together when Serena sees the future and willing to take the risk. Then after the Dark Moon Kingdom Saga he has no character arc after that. He does go to America to go to college but he is absent most of that time.

Rini/Sailor Mini Moon

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What can I say about Rini? SHE’S A BITCH.

She goes back and time to find the Silver Imperial Crystal where she lives with Serena’s family (who ironically and technically are her family). She is targeted by the Dark Moon Force so they could break the barrier that protects Crystal Tokyo. In her first outing she annoys and antagonizes people for shallow and vague reasons (mostly Serena). When Amy was about to go away, she antagonize the Sailor Scout’s going away present without knowing what it is and at one point poisons them.

She becomes the evil Wicked Lady but then she becomes Sailor Mini Moon and to be trained by the Sailor Scouts.

Sailor Uranus and Sailor Neptune

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Sailor Neptune (Michelle in civilian form) was introduced in the Infinity Arc (or the Heart Snatchers Arc). She and her cousin/lesbian lover Sailor Uranus were set to find three mystical items that are hidden in three human hearts.

At the start of her tenure, she prefers to work independently with her partner (yes, even romantically) Sailor Uranus from the other Sailor Scouts and does not share the morals is to find the right way out instead of the easy way. Heck at one point when Sailor Moon made the right way by finding a way to save Sailor Saturn (when she was under an evil spell) instead of killing her because it was the easy way, they berate her and try to take her powers away. She does learn the errors of their ways since the other Sailor Scouts would follow Sailor Moon to do the right thing instead of the easy thing.

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Just like Sailor Neptune, Sailor Uranus (Amara) was introduced at the beginning in the Heart Snatcher’s arc with her partner/cousin Michelle.

She did stand out more than her cousin/lover, she looks like a male so many characters mistakes her as a male.

She also chooses to be independent from the other Sailor Scouts and fight along with her partner. She believes she and Michelle are superior than the other Sailor Scouts and chooses to do the easy or selfish thing than the right thing, like the other Sailor Scouts… especially Sailor Moon. However Sailor Moon shows them the error of their ways and becomes an ally to Sailor Moon.

Sailor Pluto/Trista

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Sailor Pluto was introduced when the Sailor Scouts made contact with her by Rini’s Luna Ball when she is being chased through Rini’s dream and then Sailor Pluto have the Sailor Scouts to enter Rini’s dream to save her.

She was seen again when the Sailor Scouts approach the Gate Through Time, Sailor Pluto was guarding the gate and tries to attack and kill Sailor Moon until Rini saves her and prevents Sailor Pluto from attacking her. She sends them to the future to save Crystal Tokyo. In the Heart Snatchers arc, she saves Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus when it was revealed that they hold the hearts that they were looking for. When it came to the Messiah situation if that they should save Sailor Saturn or go the easy route by killing her. Unlike Sailor Neptune and Sailor Uranus, she was easier to pursue to take the right way instead of the easy way and Sailor Pluto did not try to overthrow Sailor Moon off of her leadership all because of she didn’t take the easy way out.

DRAGON BALL Z

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First off I will be covering only Dragon Ball Z since many of the characters translate from Dragon Ball and I really don’t want to get into GT and please don’t make me to go over the characters in that god awful live action movie Dragon Ball Evolution.

Son Goku

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Goku serves the story’s main hero and protagonist. Goku is from the planet Vegeta and Goku was sent to Earth to destroy and conquer however Grandpa Gohan found him and try to take him in as his adopted son. Goku was wild and uncontrollable but he fell off a cliff, hit his head and forget his past, and then becomes a loving and happy boy.

One night in a full moon, he transforms into a large giant monkey and accidentally killed Grandpa Gohan. Goku lived alone for a while until Bulma finds him while she was trying to steal and then attempt to bribe for Goku’s four star ball. Then Goku went on numerous fight and adventures leading up to DBZ.

Goku marries Chi Chi and they have a son named Gohan. Goku and Gohan fight numerous villains along with Piccalo, Krillin, and many others but I will get to that later.

 The story mainly is on Goku and then it switches to Gohan to the lead character for a while and then back to Goku which it felt forced and rushed.

Goku morals is good and unintentionally bad. The Good is that he is willing to put everything on the line for himself to save others and see the good in people whenever they are lying or not. Some good came put of it like Piccalo and Vegeta or it could be bad like Doctor Gero and Frieza. The bad is that he can be a bad father and husband since he rather train than spending time with his wife and kids.

Son Gohan

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Son Gohan is my favorite character (even though it is impossible to the Bogside Artists’ eyes). He represents the young crowd.

Unlike his father he goes to school (but it is unclear that he goes to a school or he his home schooled until he goes to high school) and he is smarter but shy and more prone to hesitate. He is trained by Piccalo and at his first battle, he becomes very cowardly and then Tien and Piccalo are killed as a consequence. This angers Gohan to fight back and now becomes braver in battle.

Gohan becomes the lead hero when the Cell saga when Gohan becomes the hero and the one that kills Cell when Goku dies (again). Gohan was suppose to be the hero again during the Buu Saga but fans of Goku did not want that so the writers have Goku be the hero again so that is why the writing in the Buu Saga felt forced and rushed.

Despite his great character development in DBZ and his character popularity by DBZ and Anime fans, the writers of GT have him take the back seat of the story which is one of the reasons why I HATE GT. Many of the characters suck, the writing for the characters were stupid or/and lazy, and there is no real development (even with the new characters). The reason I hate GT so much it destroys what DBZ build and many of the likable or major characters from DBZ take a back seat for annoying or weak characters like the writers didn’t care or didn’t know what to do with them. In my opinion the better way GT could have been be the next generation. Let Gohan do what Goku did in DBZ… lead, fight to save the world or universe, and show the way of his kid, Pan. Instead we got a villain that sexually harassed his daughter.

Vegeta

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Vegeta’s arc got the most development of the entire series. He began as a villain as he wants to take over earth after the death of Raditz and overhearing that Earth has seven mystical balls called the Dragon Balls so Vegeta and his partner Nappa went to earth and killed Yamcha, Chiaotzu, Tien, and Piccolo before Vegeta kills Nappa for his failure.

After Vegeta was badly beaten (by Gohan out of all people) he retreated back to one of Frieza’s base and recover to go to the planet Namek to find the Dragon Balls there. Even though it was Gohan defeated Vegeta at the end, Vegeta gain a rivalry feelings towards Goku and tries to be stronger than him ever since.

He turns ally to Gohan and Krillin since they have a common enemy against Freiza’s forces. Vegeta eventually dies but is revived by the Dragon Balls. Vegeta returns to earth as a defender but it took a while to drop his pride and be a defender for the innocent of Earth.

Here is Vegeta’s most famous quote:

That line became so over the top it became the most memorable quotes in Anime history but sadly the Bogside Artists believe that scene never existed and will call anyone a liar or/and delusional who says otherwise. In fact, they will call anyone who watched DBZ a liar and delusional, especially people who notice they have a cast.

Piccalo

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Like Vegeta Piccalo started as a villain and wanted to kill Goku after defeating him so many times.However when Raditz came to earth and kidnapped Gohan, he and Goku defeats Raditz and Piccalo does kill Goku in the process. Before Raditz dies, he tells them that two more Sayians are coming so he trains Gohan to be a fighter. Piccalo and Gohan grew close in result and Piccalo sacrifices himself to save Gohan and enrages Gohan to be a fighter.

His life is connected to the Dragon Balls and if he dies then the power of the dragon balls are turned to stone and become unusable. However there is a second set of dragon balls at his birth planet Namek. When Goku, Gohan, and Krillin retrieved all seven dragon balls they wish Piccalo back to life first so he could return to his home planet and regain the dragon balls back on earth.

Piccalo had great character development and arc. He had to learn to be more compassionate and he learned that through Gohan first and then from the rest of the DBZ characteers but Gohan is still the forefront of Piccalo’s character development even though Piccalo still have  a stern and serious personality. He would still have a competitive streak for example when Goku’s wife Chi Chi forces Goku and Piccalo to learn how to drive and sending them to driving school (despite them knowing how to fly) they get into a drag race and crashed their cars.

I would compare him to Professor Snape even though Piccalo’s development and true characters were much quicker and less subtle.

Krillin

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Krillin is Goku’s best friend. They met when Goku was just starting his training with Master Roshi when Krillin came to him for training. Goku and Krillin started as small rivals due to Goku’s strength and abilities while Krillin has his smarts. Then the two became best friends but they usually not seen together much just after the Cell Saga and even going to the GT series.

Krillin does not have his way of development. He does help Android 18 to become a good guy and falls in love with her but after than Krillin has no story arc except helping either Goku or Gohan depending on who is the hero. He is one of the weaker characters and Krillin knows this since every time he gets involve in a tournament he often worries that he has to fight Goku, Gohan, Future Trunks, Vegeta, or Piccalo. Also it is a common joke by fans that he dies a lot and maybe the dies more times than any character on the show. Maybe Sean Bean could play Krillin since they have so much in common when it comes to dying.

 

OUTLAW STAR

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Outlaw Star is one of the more underrated Outlaw Star series. It is a space opera about a outlaw space adventurer named Gene Starwind must find the Galactic Leyline before the evil K Pirates do. Gene is partnered up with his kid sidekick Jim Hawking (hell yeah!) and teams up with a Clan commander Aisha ClanClan, an female assassin Suzuka, and a most of all the female android Melfina.

Gene Starwind

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Gene is the main protagonist of Outlaw Star. In the story he is a outlaw space adventurer looking for the Galactic Leyline before the evil Kei Pirates does and while protecting Melfina.

Gene starts off as a mercenary with his 11 year old partner Jim Hawking. They were hired by Hilda to do a job for her but it turns out that the job was to retrieve Melfina and then kill them afterwards. Then Gene disarms her and then they fly off into space while being attacked by enemies. In the first space battles Gene refuses to fight due to a traumatic experience when he witness his father die in a space battle and it was Jim was fighting the enemies until Hilda talks some courage into Gene and then Gene fights the enemies in the rest of the series. After finding the XGP and the death of Hilda, he names the XGP the “Outlaw Star” as a memory of Hilda.

Unfortunately there isn’t much to say about his story arc other than fighting and defeating the enemies.

Gene is describe as reckless and headstrong but he is quick to think on his feet in heated situations and creative in combat.

Jim Hawking

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Jim is my favorite character despite he does not have a story arc and the Bogisde Artists believing that it is impossible to have a favorite Anime character.

Jim is considered the brains of the team… like a male Hermione but Jim does not rub his intelligence over people unless Gene’s recklessness and stupidity strains too far. He is the son of a famous computer hacker and it is likely Jim became a hacker because of him. We don’t know anything of Jim’s past except he had parents and they died for some reason. The death of his parents was not explained nor there is no explanation how Gene and Jim met.

Again he has little to no story arc or character development so there isn’t much to say about him.

There is an episode where he dates a girl named Hanmyo but little did he know she is an enemy and he killed her in space without realizing it.

There were good opportunities to give him a story arc like Jim’s parents were killed and the killers are out there that would like to do the same to Jim or have a story arc with Hanmyo by Jim trying to persuade Hanmyo to come to the good side.

Outlaw Star did not do well in Japan as it did in North America and I believe it because Outlaw Star had little character development or character story arc except for Gene. I know Gene is the main character and the main character needs the most of the character development or story arc but you at least take some opportunity to give Jim some development or story arc.

Also Jim is one of my characters in my Storm Fighters fan fiction story.

Melfina

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Melfina is a biological android and she is the key to the Galactic Leyline since there are defenses that could be fatal unless you have Melfina fending off those deadly defenses.

After the death of Hilda she becomes Gene’s love interest and the person the hero must protect.

She has a child like innocents since she knows little about the universe and how it functions like any child developing into the world.

Aisha Clan Clan

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Aisha is an alien race of the Ctarl-Ctarl.

Her first mission is to hunt down Hilda but after she disastrously failed she was demoted and relieved from her command. She connects Gene with Hilda and she tries to fight him but Gene escapes and force her to pay the bill of the restaurant. Since she didn’t have any money she is forced to clean the dishes. A few episodes later she does join up with Gene’s crew.

She is the opposite of Jim Hawking in a lot of ways as Jim is mature and smart while Aisaha acts immature and lacks smarts. Speaking of she becomes close to Jim than any of the others however there isn’t anything special beyond that besides fighting the villains. Also we do not see Aisha getting back her command. See what I mean the lack of character arc or development. They do have chances of having character arc or development but the writers seem to be oblivious to them.

Twilight Suzuka

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Suzuka is an assassin for hire and she likes to kill her targets at the twilight of the sun. She was hired to kill Fred Lao but the assassination attempt was interfered by Gene Starwind so she turns her targets to him. After Gene defeats Suzuka in combat, Suzuaka joins the Outlaw Star crew.

She does have some story arc as she is able to take revenge on the man who killed her mentor. Other than that here isn’t much to say other than her personality is describe easygoing.

WOLF’S RAIN

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Wolf’s Rain in my opinion is the most underrated Anime. Maybe because it is not received well is that because it is too short compare to most Anime series.

The story is that Earth is slowly dying as civilization for all species including human and animals are close to extinction. However a white wolf Kiba intends to find a hidden power called Paradise that could restore Earth. He leads several other wolves on his quest while fighting several evil and corrupted organizations. The wolves can disguise as humans and interact with other people.

Kiba

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Kiba is the main protagonist of the story. He was raised by a sharman who told him he has a purpose to find Paradise as the Earth is slowly dying. Like Harry Potter Kiba is declared the chosen one. Unlike Harry Potter, Kiba tends to be impulsive and cares less for his friends when it comes to his ultimate goal or protecting Cheza.

Kiba meets Tsume, Hige, and Toboe and the love interest Cheza.

Kiba does find Paradise but Kiba dies soon after. However some centuries year later the Earth restored and Kiba is reborn in human form with no memory of his previous life.

Tsume

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Tsume started out as a thief as we first see him hijack a train with of supplies. However one his bandit members Gehl a young boy fell to his death after stealing another set of supplies. Tsume is kicked out of the group and went with Kiba’s pack as his new group. Tsume is still describe as a loner and put on a tough attitude but deep inside he is a softy. Tsume becomes very close with Toboe.

Tsume is not a believer in Paradise but leaves with the group to get out of the city after numerous tragedies in the city. However Tsume slowly become a believer in Paradise but sadly he does not make it all the way to see the unleash of Paradise. Tsume is reborn in centuries later seeing riding on a motorcycle of a Japanese city.

Hige

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Hige is a Mexican Wolf and the third wolf in the series. He is describe as laid back and the fun loving person of the party.

There isn’t much to say about him except that his story arc that he is brainwashed by the Jaguara organization into hunting down other wolves. His color has a GPS microchip that have the Jaguara army tracking them down no matter where they are hiding. He gets a love interest with Blue (a half wolf and half dog). Hige and Blue die but Hige is reborn in the rebirth of Earth.

Toboe

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Toboe is my favorite character even though the Bogside Artists called me a liar on this due to their beliefs that it is impossible to have a favorite Anime character.

As the youngest of the group he acts like a pup than a wolf.

He has a high affection for humans since he was raised by a old woman until he accidentally killed her. Toboe make attempt to show kindness and build relationships towards humans such as Quent that shows hatred for wolves. Toboe dies protecting Quent but Toboe is reborn in the rebirth of Earth.

Also Toboe is in my Storm Fighters fan fiction as the most skilled fighter of the team.

Blue

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Blue is a pet for Quent as it is Quent’s vow to hunt down all wolves since he believed the wolves killed his family when it was actually the Jaguara that killed his family. When Blue found out that she is part wolf and unwilling to hunt down her own kind, she leaves to join Kiba’s group and falls in love with Hige.

Blue dies with the other wolves but to fans’ perspective she is reborn as a cat as the reborn Toboe is picking her up and rescuing her from the rain.

Cheza

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She is a flower maiden of the Lunar Flower. She is the key in opening Paradise so it is up to the wolves to protect her at all cost. She does die but not before she is able to open paradise and cause the rebirth of Earth.

Quent Yaiden

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Quent was the sheriff of his town until the Jaguara burned down his village and killed his family, leaving only him and Blue alive. At the time he thought the wolves killed his family thus building his hatred for the wolves and made a vow to hunt them down. Once he learned it was the Jaguara killed his family, he accepted Toboe but they are both killed by Darcia.

Detective Conan

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Detective Conan is about a 17 year old private detective Shinichi Kudo be able to solve crimes that the Japanese Police are stumped. However when investigating a case with the Black Organization, he was caught off guard by the Men in Black and was forced to swallow poison that suppose to kill him but it revert back to his 7 year old body to assume the identity of Conan Edogawa and now must solve mysteries as a child while finding a way to get his older body back.

Shinichi Kudo/Conan Edogawa

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 Shinichi Kudo is the son of a famous mystery author Yusaku Kudo and an award winning actress Yukiko Kudo. Shinichi became a huge fan mystery novels, specifically Sherlock Holmes novels. At age 16 Shinichi is starting to solve real life mysterious and criminal cases for the police by seeing the littlest details that could be solid evidence. However one case he got himself knockout when a villain sneak up behind him and hit him in the head. Then instead of shooting him (since it would leave a lot of suspicion and evidence) they give him a poison that suppose to kill him but it shrunk him into a little boy.

Shinichi assumes the identity of Conan Edogawa (taking the names of Arthur CONAN Doyle of the Sherlock Holmes novels and EDOGAWA Rampo). Not to many people know the real identity of Conan Edogawa since the BO believes that he is dead and if they find out he is alive then they will finish the job and might hurt the people he cares about.

Since Conan Edogawa is in the body of a little kid, nobody takes him seriously when Conan is solving cases and finding clues. So he uses the incompetent detective Kogoro Mori to help him solve cases by constantly knocking him out with a wristwatch that has a knockout dart and using a bow tie that could mimic any voice he wants. When Kogoru isn’t around then he uses this tactic with Sonoko (Ran’s best friend) or Dr. Hiroshi Agasa (but he doesn’t need to knock him out). Sometimes he solves in plain sight (when no adults other than the culprit) and once in a while Conan does get credited for solving cases by adults but due to the fact he is in a body of a child, they forget it in a short amount of time. One time in Movie 6 Ran doesn’t believe Conan does know anything about Sherlock Holmes after Conan was able to identify a disguised Professor Moriarty (thus Professor Moriarty calls Conan a young Sherlock Holmes and giving his respect to the boy) and was able to point out specific clues just a few minutes prior and Conan signed up for a Sherlock Holmes conference but because Conan is in a body of a child Ran forgets all of that within no more than five minutes.

 A few adults still listen to him since he proved himself so much to be smart and observant and there are some that know Conan’s real identity like Dr. Agasa. Ran came in a few times to find out Conan is Shinichi but some tactics or some blind luck Ran is mislead in believing that Conan is Shinichi.

I like Conan as he is someone I like to be. Conan is young but smart, observant, talented, and also popular in school (especially with the ladies when numerous girls like him easy (both as Shinichi and Conan)).

Ran Mouri

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Ran Mouri is Shinichi’s best friend and possibly girlfriend. After Shinichi is transformed into Conan, she takes Conan in as a surrogate mother or older sister without knowing Conan is Shinichi. Ran develops a great bond and care for Conan, determine to protect him when Conan is in danger and on the brink of getting killed.

She worries for Shinichi as she believes that he is on an assignment elsewhere but Conan calls her as Shinichi (using a bow tie) or at times Ai gives Conan a drug that temporally assume the body and identity of Shinichi.

Ran is a black belt in karate and does uses it to get out of dangerous situations but only that goes so far. She does uses her karate to keep people in line especially with her irresponsible and lazy father. Her father and mother are divorced and she tries to get them back together with little success.

Her personality that she is patient, kind, and nurturing but can get intimidating when angered. She can get reckless and impulsive especially when it comes when someone that she care about is endanger and gets in trouble herself. Usually it is Conan that saves her.

Ran can be naive and is a believer of horror genre like ghost and legendary phantoms.

Kogoro Mouri

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The incompetent and dumb Detective Kogoro Mouri is describe as a lousy detective missing obvious clues, forgetting major facts, and jumping to silly conclusions. However when Conan came to the picture and Conan is unable to get the adults to believe him, he knocks Kogoro out with a sleeping dart and uses a bow tie to mimic his voice to bring down the bad guys. However Kogoro can be a good detective but he lacks the effort. When he is a good detective when a case gets personal when a friend is murdered, he is so determined to bring down the murderer and is able to solve the case with little of Conan’s help.

He has a dislike for Conan as he sees him a nuisance to the fact he is a child and he tends to get jealous of Conan outsmarting him by seeing obvious clues or not believing an academic or philosophical conclusion or statements… resulting of him hitting him or threatening him.

Inspector McGure

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Inspector McGure is the inspector for the Beika Police Force and is the commanding officer for the numerous detectives including Kudo and Mouri.

Not much to say about him other than he tends to listen to Conan when time goes on but only on rare occasions but like almost everyone else he tends to forget that Conan has been solving cases or point out important clues due to Conan’s appearance.

Heiji Hattori

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Heiji Hattori is Shinichi’s best friend but also rival as a teen detective. At first they are competitive in solving the same case (while still in the body of Conan but vodka causes Conan to temporarily turn back into Shinichi) and Shinichi is the one that solved it while Heiji was fooled by the murder’s planning.

In their second encounter Heiji found out that Conan is Shinichi and they become close friends from there. He is suppose to keep quiet about Conan’s real identity but at times he calls Conan Shinichi when others are present.

Heiji is a master in kendo and he has a love for baseball as Shinichi’s love for soccer.

Heiji is a great detective as Shinichi but Heiji’s faults that he can get too competitive and he let his emotions get the best of him causing him to jump to the wrong conclusions.

Kazuha Toyama

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Kazuha Toyama is Heiji’s best friend and possibly girlfriend.

There isn’t much to say about her either except she is Heiji’s childhood friend and love interest. She is hot headed and her affections for Heiji causes her jealous nature to jump to quick and embarrassing conclusions like she thought Kudo is a girl (Ran).

She is trained Aikido.

Dr. Hiroshi Agasa

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Dr. Agasa is Shinichi’s next door neighbor and friends to the Kudos. He invents all of Conan’s gadgets like the voice mimic bow tie, the wristwatch with a knockout dart, and Conan’s high powered sneakers.

He is the first one that know Conan’s identity and he is the one that suggested not to tell anyone his real identity or otherwise if the BO realizes Shinichi is still alive then they would come back and kill him also hurting Ran and the people the closest to him in the process. He also believed the best option is to live with Ran and Kogoro since Kogoro is a private detective but as we all know that Kogoro can’t deduct his way out of a paper bag, that idea went south quickly.

Since Conan became friends with Detective Boys, he often takes them on trips and gives them riddles to solve but it is Conan or Ai that solves it.

Ai Haibara/Shiho Miyano

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Shiho is a teenage scientist that worked for the Black Organization as she is the one invented the poison that shrunken Shinichi. After the BO killed her older sister, she tried to kill herself with the poison but like Shinichi it only shrunk her to a child’s body and then assumes the identity as Ai Haibara. Knowing they used the same poison on Shinichi, she tried to go see him in his home but since Conan is now living with Ran, Dr. Agasa is the one that found her and took her in.

Ai does not remember how she made the poison so she could make a permanent antidote. So it up to Conan and Ai to find the Black Organization so they can return to their normal bodies and bring the BO once and for all.

Her personality that she is snarky, cold, and likes to toy with people’s minds. She acts more mature than Conan, even as a child when she suppose to act like a child.

She has a lot of beauty and many of the boys in school (especially the Detective Boys) are infatuated with her but it is clear that Ai is in love with Shinichi/Conan.

Ayumi Yoshida

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Ayumi Yoshida is a female student at Conan’s school. She was the sole female of the Detective Boys until Ai joined the group. Before Conan joined up in their group of friends, she was the true leader since she is making all the decisions and actions for them (even though Genta is the proclaimed leader but he does nothing to back it up) until Conan is brought into their friendship and Conan leads them through danger.

Ayumi has a major crush on Conan (which makes him uncomfortable). She quickly wanted to become friends with Conan at his first day of school and then after saving her from bandits while catching some burglars and breaking the code from the map (while Genta and Mitsuhiko trying to take the credit of Conan’s work) she is the one that have Conan take the credit that he deserves and kissing him in the cheek, making Genta and Mitsuhiko jealous. At times she is already thinking of marriage with Conan (even though that is likely not going to happen since Conan is actually 17 while Ayumi is 7). Genta and Mitsuhiko both have a crush on Ayumi (and Ai) but Ayumi is oblivious to this and she has a crush on Conan… making Genta and Mitsuhiko envy Conan.

Mitsuhiko Tsuburaya

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Mitsuhiko is the “smart” kid of the Detective Boys but nowhere smart or intelligent as Conan and Ai.

Mitsuhiko is more of a bookworm since he does a good knowledge in science and history than the Detective Boys excluding Conan or Ai. His knowledge at times become useful for the cases they are solving.

Mitsuhiko and the other Detective Boys would often try to get involve and solve cases but mostly it is Conan and Ai solve the cases while the Detective Boys try to take the credit and believe they are the ones that solved the cases.

He is very infatuated with Ayumi and Ai but both girls are infatuated with Conan which makes him jealous of Conan.

Genta Kojima

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 The always hungry and tough guy Genta is the self-proclaimed leader of the Detective Boys but it is Conan is always leading the group while Genta takes credit of Conan’s work and skills (more than Ayumi or Mitsuhiko) and his “leadership” would often get the Detective Boys into trouble, making bad judgements, and making many of the situations worse than it is.

He is strong and brave (to a certain extent) but he lacks discipline, responsibility, and smarts.

He is infatuated with Ayumi and Ai but both girls are infatuated with Conan which makes him jealous of Conan.

Card Captor Sakura

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Card Captor is about a 10 year old school girl who accidentally unleashed 52 magical cards called Clow Cards. Now she must recapture them before they wreak havoc and cause destruction upon the world.

I can tell you I love the Japanese version and I hate the American Dub version.

Sakura Kinomoto

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Sakura Kinomoto was an average 10 year old school girl in Japan until she visits her father’s library one day and then went to check on a book that happens to have fifty-two magical cards and then they were set free to cause havoc. Luckily for her she has a guardian named Kero to help guide her to retrieve the cards before they cause destruction upon the word. After she collects them she transfers them into Sakura Cards to secure them from being release again.

Sakura can easily described as cheerful, energetic, and friendly but she is naive and oblivious. To my annoyance the American dub made Sakura a bitch even to the point throwing Syaoran Li to sleep outside in the cold after Syaoran and Kero switch bodies. I also find it strange that Sakura has no qualms in changing clothes in front of anyone in her room.

She first has a crush on her brother’s best friend Yukito but when he rejects her, she falls in love with her former rival Syaoran Li. She or Syaoran would have a card until the final test with Yue when Syaoran and Sakura lose the test except when Sakura got a second chance and defeats Yue. That always bothered me, Sakura gets two chances in the final test while Syaoran gets one… that doesn’t comes off fair to me. However I do like the romance between Sakura and Syaoran as they have a lot of chemistry and it plays off each other very well.

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Another thing that bugs me about the North American dub that they edited out the romance for it would be inappropriate for the young audience. It is not like 10, 11, and 12 year old falling in love with each other is unheard of, it is common during that era. Many other children’s shows did it, 4Kids did it, EVEN NICK JR. DID IT.

Syaoran Li

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Syaoran Li is by far my favorite character of Cardcaptors and he is my second favorite Anime character behind Yahiko… but sadly the Bogside Artists would likely to call me a liar on this due to their pathetic beliefs and personal experience that it is impossible for anyone to have a favorite Anime character.

Syaoran Li is the descendent of the creator of the Clow Cards, Clow Reed. He came from Hong Kong to search for the Clow Cards only to find out that Sakura has a few of them and forcefully tries to take them until Sakura’s brother intervenes. Sakura and Syaoran became rivals but that rivalry subsides into friendship and then into romance.

During capturing the Clow Cards Arc, Sakura is the only one that can seal the cards but a few of them belong to Syaoran until the Final Judgement. Syaoran is up against Yue but Syaoran is defeated and Sakura is able to defeat Yue (with two tries while Syaoran had one). One thing I did appreciate that the North American version tried to resolve this “unfairness” by Sakura was willing to give up the cards to Syaoran but Syaoran rejects them and says he will get over it.

The thing that I did not appreciate in the North American dub aside the cutting the romance for vague reasons that they made Syaoran a bigger asshole than the Japanese version.

Syaoran is brave and quicker to act and think on his feet than Sakura can.

At the end of the series Syaoran confesses his feelings for Sakura before he moves back to Hong Kong. At the second movie, Sakura realizes that she loves Syaoran. Syaoran returns from Hong Kong so Sakura could tell Syaoran about her love for him and after multiple interruptions she does admit that she loves him.

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SYAORAN IS BAD ASS…

Tomoyo Daidouji

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Tomoyo is Sakura’s cousin and best friend at school. Tomoyo is aware of Sakura’s double life as a Card Captor and would often use her camera to get footage on her adventures.

She would often design Sakura’s “combat” outfits for every adventure and give Sakura and Syaoran simple gadgets like cell phones since her mother works for a news agency.

She also aware of Syaoran’s feelings towards Sakura and would often push the relationship even further.

Not much to say about her except that she creeps me out.

Meiling Li

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Meiling’s is Syaoran’s cousin and ex-fiance. She is a rival to Sakura in capturing Clow Cards and fighting for Syaoran’s affections but in teh end Meiling lost out to Sakura. Somehow Meiling is still supportive of Syaoran and helping Sakura tell Syaoran her true feelings towards him.

She is described as outspoken, competitive, overconfident, and impulsive.

She does not last long in the series as she comes from Hong Kong and then need to move back to Hong Kong within twenty episodes.

Kero

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Cerberus or “Kero” or short is the guardian of the Clow Cards and his job is to choose the Card Captors and guide them through.

He loves playing video games and a glutton towards sweets.

I hate Kero. He is annoying and most often arrogant, selfish, and narrow minded. One that he calls out for Syaoran for just tearing up some lettuce for dinner while Kero sat around and did nothing while Kero still believed he did more than Syaoran in preparing dinner. So what you consider did more, tearing lettuce or sitting around and eating sweets.

Mostly he is in a form of a teddy bear but in his true form…

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Toya Kimomoto

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Toya is Sakura’s older brother.

Toya would often piss off Sakura by calling her “monster” but he cherish Sakura and very protective of her. Like when he catches Syaoran bullying Sakura leading Toya to dislike Syaoran, even after Sakura and Syaoran become friends because he knows that Sakura would more than likely to fall in love with Syaoran… which she does.

Toya has a magical ability to see spirits (like his deceased mother) and could tell when Sakura is on a magical adventure without seeing what is going on.

He best friends with Yukito. He and Yukito would often have different jobs on almost every episode. He does surrender his magical abilities to Yue so he can have a better chance of protecting Sakura.

Yukito Tsukishiro/Yue

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Yukito is Toya’s best friend and Sakura’s crush. Again with the North American version cutting out the Sakura and Syaoran romance because it is “too graphic for kids”, but they do let Sakura crushing on Yukito happen… I don’t get it.

Yukito is describe as as kind and gentle, the opposite of his counterpart… Yue. His first encounter with Syaoran he willing to share his food to him but Syaoran runs away. Speaking of Syaoran and food Syaoran develops an attraction towards Yukito due to Syaoran’s attraction to magic and like Kero… Yukito has a huge appetite.

Yukito remains oblivious to Sakura’s activities and even when it is revealed to be Yue until Toya tells him about his double life and then Yukito is aware of his counterpart.

As for Yue his job is to claim the next master of the Clow Cards as declares Sakura the new master as she defeats him on her second try. Now he vows to protect Sakura from danger.

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YU YU HAKUSHO

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Yu Yu Hakusho is about a 14 year old troubled kid, Yusuke Urameshi who becomes a spirit detective after dying from a car accident while saving a little boy who was crossing the road. The spirit world did not expect him to die and then they granted his life back in exchange of becoming a spirit detective as in fighting evil demons and spirits from entering the living world of Earth.

Yusuke Urameshi

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Yusuke Urameshi is a 14 year old boy living in Japan. He starts as a real troublemaker as getting into trouble in school, his mother, and almost everything else. Then a small boy was crossing the road while trying to get his ball when a fast speeding car comes down the road, Yusuke pushes him out of the path of the car and then the car hits and kills Yusuke instantly. The spirit world agreed to give his life back and then Yusuke becomes a spirit detective.

Like Harry Potter, Yusuke is the main character and does have trouble at home, although most of the reasons are Yusuke’s fault due to his trouble-making and rebellious acts and his mother does love him (although she’s drunk most of the time).

Yusuke can be describe as hot-headed, pushy, and rebellious, but has a good heart and willing to die for others to live.

Yusuke’s main power is spirit gun, but I will get into more of that in the “Performs Magical Feat” blog.

Kuwabara Kazuma

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Like Harry Potter and Draco Malfoy, the story started them as rivals and bullies, however, the story started as rivals since they always get into physical fights where Yusuke always comes up on top and then Kuwabara is always determine to defeat Yusuke during a fight. After Yusuke dies, it turns that Kuwabara is heartbroken at his wake and calling him a coward for dying before he has a chance defeating him. Another major surprise that Kuwabara is sensitive to spirit activity since he can sense and communicate with ghost and spirit. It helps Yusuke to communicate with his love ones so Yusuke’s body can be saved by fire and be revived back to life.

After Yusuke is brought back to life, he becomes one of Yusuke’s allies when Kuwabara’s spirit awareness increases and participates in Genkai’s tournament so he can stop the villainous Rando. At the tournament, he gains his spirit sword for the first time, but it wasn’t enough defeating Rando. Since then, he become one of Yusuke’s powerful and reliable allies.

One could argue he more like Ron Weasely, but somewhat has Draco’s personality.

Hiei

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Hiei is a demon living in the human world. He was a ruthless and heartless demon that kills for fun. When Yusuke became a spirit detective, Hiei and his partner Kurama first case. Hiei captures Keiko and is transforming her into a demon. Hiei and Kurama are defeated by Yusuke. They are arrested and in exchange to clean their slates, they help them against the Four Saint Beasts. Hiei fights and defeats the Blue Demon, Seiryu so Yusuke can defeat the leader of the Four Saint Beast. Since then, he and Kurama became part of Yusuke’s team against a team  of evil spirits.

Kurama

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Kurama is Hiei’s best friend and partner. Kurama is a fox spirit since Kurama is “demon fox” in Japanese. Out of the main characters he is the most cunning and calculating. He put his feelings aside and sees the bigger picture. He watches and acts against his enemies based on their mistakes and tactics. He cares for others, especially his friends and family unlike Hiei was they were introduced. However, when in demon form his personality changes to a much more merciless and cruel nature.

He, Hiei, and another demon Goki steal three artifacts and then shortly after he wants to leave the alliance. Yusuke’s mission is to retrieve the artifacts and defeats Goki. Kurama takes a wounded Yusuke to a hospital where they meet Kurama’s human mother… much to Yusuke’s surprise. When Yusuke takes on Hiei, Kurama takes the strikes of Hiei’s sword attack and stops Hiei from Yusuke’s girlfriend Keiko from being a demon.

Later he and Hiei becomes Yusuke and Kuwabara’s allies from the rest of the series. He fights with them against the Saint Beasts, the Dark Tournament saga, and more.

POK’EMON

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In the video games, manga, or Anime the plot involves around the main character to become the greatest Pokemon master. Either Red (in the games if you choose) or Satoshi/Ash Ketchum goes to city to city to challenge gym leaders to get a number of badges to qualify in a tournament… which Satoshi/Ash often loses somewhere in the middle.

Now there are just too many characters so I will stick to the main ones and stop to Johto.

Ash Ketchum/Satoshi

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Ash Ketchum (Satoshi in Japan) is a 10 year old boy who wishes to be the greatest Pokemon master. He could be seen as energetic and enthusiastic boy. He starts out as a typical rookie who looks before he leaps and does not come off with good strategies and often wins based on luck or sympathy. Later he does get better and is able to hold off in a battle on his own even though his stupidity does show a little too often.

His number one Pokemon is Pikachu, but I will get into that later.

Ash Ketchum is like the John Cena of Pokemon since Ash does take a moral stance, but it does cost him some important battles in the long run.

Ash can be popular with the ladies since at times he could attract girls at his age with very little to no effort. There are rumors and hints that several girls have crushes or romantic feelings towards him like Misty, May, Macy, Angie, Dawn, Bianca, Anabel, Serena, Iris, and Miette.

Misty/Kasumi

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Misty becomes Ash’s first human companion and she sticks around with Ash for the next few seasons because Ash’s Pikachu stole her bike when Ash was fleeing from angry Spearows. She can be nice and sweet, but she is quick to temper and can turn to a nasty person.

Her home town is Cerulean City where she lives at the Cerulean Gym. When Misty’s three sister refuse to battle Ash after getting beaten so many times and just hand Ash the Cerulean Gym’s Cascade badge freely, Misty steps in. They battle until Team Rocket interrupts the fight and the sister’s hands Ash the badge anyway.

She does not provide anything else other than being Ash’s adviser and she is written off as a main character at the end of Johto.

Brock

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Brock becomes Ash’s third human companion after Ash defeated Brock in gym battle for the boulder badge. Yes, IMO Ash did defeat Brock since Brock had those water sprinklers installed in the first place and they would go off if fire (can be caused by any Pokemon) and his rock pokemon would be the likely bystander and also Ash had outside interference by Brock’s younger siblings which I think it is an automatic disqualification against the Gym leader. So Ash did win technically by disqualification.

Brock’s past that his mother died from an illness (later the writings say she left the children to be a trainer) and his father left the family until the end of Showdown in Pewter City. After his family took over the gym so Brock could train himself to be a Pokemon breeder. He would often give Ash information and insights on Pokemon who his facing or in the need of medical help.

His running gags that he goes head over heels over every beautiful women he meets, but he gets rejected or dragged away from Misty (or someone else) every time. He briefly leaves the show due to complaints of racism from the parents so he was gone for most of the Orange Island season and then he comes back when the fans wanted him back.

He is written off once again to be a Pokemon doctor, but does appear on more rare occasions.

Ash’s Pikachu

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Of course we cannot talk about the cast without Pikachu, the story’s mascot. After Ash woke up late and got to Professor Oak’s lab late to get his first Pokemon, he loses out three Pokemon and the only choice he had was a rebellious Pikachu. Pikachu would often ignore Ash’s command and constantly zaps him (and everyone else) who gets near. After Ash protected Ash from angry Spearows, Pikachu becomes Ash’s most faithful Pokemon and companion. He would often be in Ash’s most battles and he does not become more than that.

He becomes the primary target of Team Rocket, which is one of the reasons Team Rocket follows Ash and his gang around.

One could argue he could be the Hedwig of the series, except Pikachu is very prominent in Pokemon.

 

 TEENAGE MUTANT NINJA TURTLES

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Now I now that TMNT is not an Anime at all, but it still falls into “Cast of Series Introduced” category since TMNT do have a cast even though the Bogside Artists would deny that fact.

I was a huge Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle when I was a kid, especial the 1987 cartoon series and the first two live action movies. The third one? Let’s forget that one exist.

I will not talk much about TMNT because James Rolfe (aka the Angry Video Game Nerd) already cover a lot of bases of the TMNT and he could explain the series better than I can.

TMNT cartoon series review (Part 1 of 3)

TMNT cartoon series review (Part 2 of 3)

TMNT cartoon series review (Part 3 of 3)

Leonado

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Leonado is known as the leader of the team. He is always be wearing the blue bandana and will be using the two katana’s as a weapon. He can be describe as self-discipline and the most serious minded.

Leo does not have much as a personality so he does not stand out to me other than be the one doing the right thing, as the other ninja turtles.

He would often clash with Raphael’s due to their stubborn and brash natures.

Raphael

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Raphael is the hot headed rebel. He wears the red bandana and he uses two Sai weapons.

Ralph is the rebel and the hot-headed of the group. He is the physically the strongest of the group and determined to fight and get stronger, which is why he is normally bigger and more muscular than the other three turtles in most adaptations such as the Michael Bay’s TMNT movie in 2014.

Michelangelo

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Michelangelo is the fun loving of the group. He wears the orange bandana and he usually have nun-chunks, but his weapon would often get changed around due to nun-chucnks are too violent for certain countries like the United Kingdom. I don’t’ get that either, how nun-chunks are too violent while Leo’s katana or Ralph’s Sai aren’t violent.

He would often have the most jokes and often go with the flow, but his negativity that his immaturity can get himself or/and the other turtles into trouble and can get on the other turtles nerves.

Donatello 

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Donatello is the intelligent one of the group as he is a major expert in science and technology, sometimes he would invent gadgets for the team for the better or worse. He wears the purple bandana and has a naginata but does not have any blades attached.

He is my favorite TMNT. He is tech savvy and in the TMNT 2014 movie, he has gadgets with him and have he looks of a nerd.

If you want a better explanation on the TMNT, then let James Rolfe (aka the Angry Video Game Nerd) to explain it…

TMNT cartoon series review (Part 1 of 3)

Don’t expect the Bogside Artists to notice the link above or you to notice the link above, that demonstrates more of their cowardice, ignorance, and stupidity. If you are a Power Ranger fan then they claimed that I lied about Power Rangers ever having a cast, like Jason, Trini, Billy, Zach, Kimberly, and Tommy. Speaking of Power Rangers, there were a crossover with Power Rangers and Haim Saban’s short lived TMNT TV series… but expect the Bogside Artists denying that ever happen too.

Conclusion

I know there are many more examples out there even though the Bogside Artists and the Willy the Wizard estate disagree. Am I lying about any of these stories having a cast? The Bogside Artists believe that I am despite the evidence being presented. They also believe that many of these stories I deluded and believe there is no Rurouni Kenshin, TMNT, and etc due to their high level of ignorance and stupidity.

Many stories have a cast and very rarely a story just have one person… especially for a critically acclaimed or best selling stories and somehow the Bogside Artists doesn’t see it. Heck, the Willy the Wizard also used this against Rowling because he had friends helping Harry out to prepare for next tournament. Having a cast and either helping or antagonizing always happens and that should never be seen as plagiarism or otherwise 99.5% of stories since the beginning of time should be seen as plagiarism.

“PRECEDENT” SCORE:

This is where I count on how many “stolen ideas and elements” are used in each Anime/Manga or other stories for each “Bogside Artists Plagiarism Accusations Against JK Rowling” article to prove how easy to think of those “stolen ideas and elements” and having these “similar” ideas and elements are not plagiarism. If the writers and creators of these stories could do it and they all have a dozen of other sources for having similar ideas, it is very highly possible Rowling could to.

Rurouni Kenshin: 1

InuYasha: 1

Sailor Moon: 1

Dragon Ball franchise: 1

Detective Conan: 1

Wolf’s Rain: 1

Yu Yu Hakasho: 1

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: 1

WORK CITED

The Bogside Artists/Willy the Wizard vs. JK Rowling/Anime Plagiarism Feud Part 3: Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain.

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Welcome to my third part of “the Bogside Artists/Willy the Wizard vs. JK Rowling/Anime Plagiarism Feud”. This third parter is based on how Harry Potter author JK Rowling is not a plagiarist and using the Anime/Manga series Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain as examples of why and how Rowling is not a plagiarist. The Bogside Artists have accused JK Rowling plagiarizing and stealing a combination of basic and common ideas and elements that so many other people used, especially in Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain has so many of “similar” ideas and elements. However the Bogside Artists denies that Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain have these “ideas” and “elements” since they have called me and anyone a liar and delusional who says otherwise. Hell, they even act as people never seen an Anime series or read a Manga since they lash them as liars and delusional, believe me I met countless people who come up with the same story they tried to use other fictional stories (mostly Anime and Manga) to justify that Rowling is not a plagiarist and the Bogside Artists are not the only ones with these “stolen” ideas, but the Bogside Artists respond by calling them a liar, delusional, and being naive enough to believe in the “lies” of precedents just by watching Anime or reading a Manga. I know, the Bogside Artists has a lot of arguments that don’t make sense or they conflict one another.

I will go through series by series and then list and explain every idea or element that the Bogside Artists accused Rowling stealing from them and see how these “stolen” ideas or elements fit or how used in either Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain. I will prove that I am an Anime fan by stating my own personal thoughts about each “stolen” idea and elements in each Anime series like I have in part one and two.

OUTLAW STAR

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Outlaw Star is about a group of space outlaws looking for the Galactic Leyline (that can grant infinite knowledge and power and I will get to the problems about that later on) before the villain does. The outlaw crew is lead by Gene Starwin with his partner (or at least sidekick) Jim Hawking run into an outlaw named Hilda that was engaged in a conflict with the Kei Pirates. Upon meeting Hilda, Gene and Jim start their adventure of being space pirates after finding a android named Melfina who could operate the most advance ship called the XGP. Later in the story, Hilda dies and Gene names the XGP, the “Outlaw Star”. Gene and Jim meet friends and foes along the way but I will get to that in a moment. Then they must find the Galactic Leyline before two groups of villains does and keep the ship in the hands of their enemies.

The show only lasted for one season and there was plans for a second season, but the show did not do well in Japan as it did in the United States so the show got cancelled before they could move on to the next storyline.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE.

Gene Starwin and Melfina are the closest to this idea but not that much as either in Harry Potter or Travels with Li Po. It is never established how Gene lost his mother but we do know the fate of Gene’s father. In a flashback in various episodes, we see Gene’s father forcing Gene onto an escape pod in space to save his son and then Gene’s father dies in an explosion. Years later Gene remembers seeing the MacDougall Brothers ship when seeing his father being killed.

Melfina is not established as the “chosen one”, but everyone is constantly after her because she is the key to the Galactic Leyline and Gene must protect her.

CAST OF SERIES INTRODUCED

Gene Starwind

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Gene Starwind is the main character and protagonist of the story, just like Harry Potter in his story. He is the captain of the XGP that he named the “Outlaw Star” after the memory of Hilda after her death. He starts as a mercenary looking for work when Hilda hires him and Jim for work. First they thought they will be just bodyguards and help repair a ship, but it turns out that Hilda was after the android girl named Melfina and the Kei Pirate are after her and Gene and Jim get caught in the crossfire and forced to go with Hilda into space.

Gene becomes the primary target after Hilda’s death and he constantly gets into fights with various enemies. Like Harry Potter, Gene is usually the one that the enemy’s target and usually ignore his friends and allies with the exception of Melfina. Of course he wins and survive every battle with little consequences since the death of Hilda which was the biggest defeat on the good guys side.

Gene is a good skilled fighter but his personality flaws that he is reckless and immature, which get himself and his crew into trouble more than once.

Jim Hawking

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James “Jim” Hawking is Gene’s 11 year old business partner and sidekick, just like Ron Weasley but Jim is smarter, cocky, braver, and way more cooler. I found Jim to be my favorite character despite having very little character development or arc. One of he weaknesses about Outlaw Star is character writing. Yes they do start of with good potential and they all have their own distinct personality and quirks like Jim being a computer wiz but they don’t go through a lot of character development or having a story arc except Gene and Melfina. As a Jim Hawking fan, I was disappointed that Jim did not had a lot to do besides coming up with genius strategies and using his computer skills to find a weakness against the enemy. Take Mighty Mophin Power Rangers and Cowboy Bebop for example, Billy and Edward both are the computer wiz on their respective show but they do on more than occasions get involve in the battles and fights. At the start of Power Rangers, Billy could barely fight and battle one putty let alone a whole group of them but later he is able to fight a bunch of putties without relying on his friends or powers. Edward on the other hand had a story arc to find her father and it worked to the overall story. With Outlaw Star it just lazy writing with the supporting characters and they just focus on Gene and Melfina to give any character development or story arc to the other characters.

Jim is the son of a famous computer hacker and it is clear Jim got his computer hacking skills from his father before he passed. Jim is the brains of the group and always the cautious one compare to the reckless and headstrong Gene.

Jim gets a quick love interest named Hanmyo but little did he know, Hanmyo is one of the member of the Kei Pirates. Jim and Hanmyo battle in space and Jim kills her but knowing that he killed her. This is one of the saddest episodes of the series. This is also disappointing since this would give Jim a story arc to the overall story as Jim has conflicting personal feelings to chose between his friends or the girl he has feeling for or trying to peruse Hanmyo to leave the Kei Pirates and join the Outlaw Star crew. Would that give Jim a good story arc than just brush to the side as a main supporting character? The reason I praise InuYasha so much because many of the supporting characters have their own plot and arc to deal with and it was able to work with the overall story.

Both Jim and Hanmyo are main characters in my Storm Fighters fan fiction story along with Yahiko Myojin from Rurouni Kenshin and Syaoran Li and Sakura Kinomoto from Card Captor Sakura as I have mentioned in parts 1 an 2.

Oh here is a profile on Jim Hawking courtesy by Cartoon Network…

By the way, Jim Hawking could be a nod to to Jim Hawkins of Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.

Melfina

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Melfina is a bio-android created by Professor Gwen Khan using ancient biotechnology found within the Grave of the Dragon ruins. Melfina was found in a suitcase by Gene, Jim, and Melfina while being under fire by the Kei Pirates and she escapes with Gene, Jim, and Hilda on Hilda’s ship and escape from the Kei Pirates for the moment. While Gene and Hilda try to “get to know each other”, Jim and Melfina try to “get to know each other” as they both share a hotel room where Melfina tried to sleep with Jim… one time they eventually do sleep together on a couch. One may think it would be Gene and Hilda would be the romantic couple of the story while the writers may pair Melfina with Jim but after the death of Hilda, Gene pairs up with Melfina when Gene promises Melfina to find her purpose and admitting their love for each other… while Jim gets the shaft.

While in battle or traveling in outer space, she is often in a cylinder chamber on the bridge and becomes the ships navigator. Melfina becomes one of the primary targets since she is the key to the Galactic Leyline and she is the damsel in distress so Gene is the one that saves or protects her from the enemies.

She is kind and often does not get mad but does get sad, especially at her first scene. She is often the mother figure to Jim as Jim falls asleep while on the computer and puts a coat on him like a mother would.

Aisha Clan Clan

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Aisha Clan Clan is a part tiger and part human alien race with a huge ego and superhuman strength. She started a commander for the Clan Clan Empire and was the commanding officer of a ship, but after letting Hilda get by she got demoted as a commanding officer. Later Aisha joins the Outlaw Star crew.

Although she is 18 years old, she is the least mature person the group and she always act absent minded and impulsive, much more than Gene. She is close to Jim, becoming protective and concern for his well-being… much like a little brother and older sister relationship. Ironically Jim being the young one is the mature one while Aisha being the older one by age acts a lot younger and less mature.

Like Jim, she did not have a way in development or having her own story arc either. She had one going by being demoted from being a commanding officer as part of the Clan Clan Empire and when she joins the Outlaw Star crew, she has no defining story arc other than helping Gene to find the Galactic Leyline. Maybe helping others without getting something herself maybe a plus. I am just saying they should get their own arc and personal reason to see this through that could contrast to the main story or otherwise it can get boring and disappointing with just having one arc story.

Suzuka

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“To kill, that is this woman’s only profession, to kill”. She is an assassin who kills under the setting sun. We first see her as an assassin out to kill Gene’s friend Fred Luo, but Gene walked in on them and then they have a fight and Gene was able to stall Suzuka long enough for the sun go down and Suzuka decide to spare Fred for the moment when she turns her target on Gene. Suzuka and Gene battle despite it is night and nowhere near coming to sunset. Gene defeats Suzuka by taking her obi. When Gene and the crew are attacked by another group of assassins, Suzuka saves Melfina from harm and takes on one of the assassins. After finding out that Gene, Jim, and Melfina are targeted the Kei Pirates, Suzuka joins the crew.

She is the only supporting character to have a story arc and have a personal reason for the overall story. Her family was murdered by the Kei Pirates and she allies with Gene to help fight the Kei Pirates, especially against her rival Hitoriga. I wish Aisha and Jim got their own story arc like Suzuka had.

COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL.

Aisha is a animal like alien of a cat/tiger traits as she can turn into a tiger like animal.

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Aisha’s tiger form.

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE

Gene was first scared to go into space and fight due to bad memories of the death of his father. He would neglect to fight while Melfina and Jim would do everything they can to fend off the enemies. When Hilda berates him of “keeping running away”, Gene “mans up” and take Jim’s place of fighting off the enemies. So Gene proves his courage after being afraid of being in space and be a capable space and outlaw fighter to fend off endless enemies.

PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT.

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At the start of the show the villains use magic to further their goals called Tao Magic. They do a constant chant (which gets annoying fast) to perform Tao Magic to use against the good guys.

When finally reaching the Galactic Leyline, the main villain Lord Hazanko is the most powerful and he uses his magic and the magic from the Galactic Leyline against Gene in the final battle. Gene and Melfina are able to use the magic of the Galactic Leyline, gain help from Jim, Aisha, and Suzuka (even though I don’t know how that happened), and defeat Hazanko.

SATANIC VILLAIN

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Lord Hazanko has to be one of the most uninteresting and forgettable villains in Anime history. Just like Queen Beryl, he had very good build up but he does not really deliver with his intimidation and potential. He does have a good fight with Gene in the end but he has only his looks to fall back on and he has nothing else to bring to the table to be a good and memorable villain.

Ron and Harry MacDougall

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The MacDougall Brothers were more interesting than Lord Hazanko. They are on the race to find the Galactic Leyline and they are willing to kill anyone who gets in the way, that means wither it is the Gene Starwind or the Kei Pirates. Gene accused Ron of killing his father after remember seeing the MacDougall’s ship the El Dorado but Ron says he does not remember the event. Both Ron and Harry are complex villains of their own right.

Ron is the older brother and the brains of the two. He can be sadistic but he is protective of his younger brother and would go great length to secure his safety while they advance to their primary goal. In Gene and Ron’s final fight, Harry sacrifices himself to save Ron from one of Gene’s deadly casters and it send to Ron in a rage and Ron is defeated. Ron survives his mortal wounds and went out into space…

Harry becomes the romantic rival for Gene when it comes to Melfina’s affection, despite Melfina has already chosen Gene and does not trust Harry due to his insane and unstable personality. However when Harry protects Melfina from Lord Hazanko, he gets a kiss from Melfina before Harry dies. Before Harry does, Harry helps open the gate where the ultimate power is located.

FINAL NOTES

Sadly the Bogside Artists have denied any of this has happened and will call anyone a liar who says otherwise and argue that if Outlaw Star is true, Rowling could have used Outlaw Star as “evidence” to take them to court for defamation.

Outlaw Star is a space opera and it seems a little parallel to Cowboy Bebop.

Overall, Outlaw Star is a good series with its good story and plot but it does have a lot of problems due to lacking character development and arc and pacing was a another problem, which maybe the reason why a lot of people stop watching it in Japan. There were a lot of filler episodes and they do not advance the story or the characters overall. There were plenty of options for it to happen but unfortunately the show was not able to capitalize it. Jim Hawking is my favorite character and I would like to see to do a lot more than get shoved aside from the action just how I feel for Yahiko Myojin in Rurouni Kenshin in their series finale. So Outlaw Star is not a bad series, it does have a major factors that hurt it but it is a worth a watch.

Speaking of similarities, movie director Joss Wheldon’s “Firefly” has a lot of similarities to Outlaw Star even though Wheldon have said the similarities between “Outlaw Star” and “Firefly” are just coincidence even though they are both in the future of space, getting a naked woman out of a suitcase of a subject of experimentation for various purposes of a secret evil organization, the title of the story named after a space ship, and a brash nag leads a rag tag team… CONFESSS WHELDON. The coincidences between Outlaw Star and Firefly I will leave up to the public. However Outlaw Star is a great example of how easy similarities can happen due to how many times those ideas and elements happen to various other stories. Although I find it surreal that one would copy “Outlaw Star” out of all things instead of other more famous space adventures like Star Wars, Star Trek, and Aliens and it would be Joss Wheldon out of all people. However one would see some similarities in Outlaw Star and Star Wars (another story that the Bogside Artists accused of people deluding and associating with Rowling) since Gene Starwin would be Luke Skywalker but with Hans Solo’s personality.

WOLF’S RAIN

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Wolf’s Rain I see is one of the most underrated and overlooked Anime shows of all time. I say it was ahead of its time and it did not have the major factors that people in the United States are used to, such as the comedy, sweat drops, and any of the comedy aspects that you would see in any other Anime.

The Earth is dying and it is up to four wolves to find Paradise to restore the world. The main character Kiba (played by Johnny Yong Bosch) leads three other wolves that can be disguised as humans to get around.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE.

The wolf’s in this story is on the brink of extinction, 200 years ago. Kiba as the main character is a lost and abandoned survivor due to the wolf species to believe to be extinct but Kiba is a survivor of an extinct animal species so he closely fists this “stolen” idea.

CAST OF SERIES INTRODUCED

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Kiba is the main protagonist of Wolf’s Rain. He is an Arctic Wolf but in human form he appears as a 17 year old male with brown hair.

Kiba is destined to find the Lunar Flower and open the way to find Paradise. Kiba would often act on his own instincts but sometimes it leads to reckless and rash moves that would get him or his fellow wolves into heated and rash situations.

Kiba meets up with Hige, Tsume, and Toboe and Kiba assumes the leadership to find Paradise, despite Tsume’s complains that there is none. Kiba also meets up with Cheza who he has a romantic relationship with but they both die in the OVA. Kiba and Cheza’s relationship is much like Gene and Melfina in Outlaw Star, Kiba must protect Cheza from harm and must get her to a magical and sacred location before the villains could. Only this time it was a doomed relationship since the both are killed by Darcia just before they finally unleash Paradise that gave a rebirth to Earth.

After Kiba’s death, he was reborn in many centuries in the future in a Japanese metro city… possibly Tokyo.

An interesting note that Kiba is played by Johnny Yong Bosch who was known Adam in Power Rangers, another franchise that Bogside Artists has the same attitude as they do towards the Anime industry.

Tsume

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Tsume in wolf form

Tsume in human form.

Tsume in human form.

Tsume is describe as a “lone wolf”. He is a grey wolf with a large x-shaped scare on the chest by another wolf when he got expelled from his former wolf pack. In human form, he is very muscular with chopped silver hair with a small ponytail. He is seen as a loner, very arrogant, and quick to temper. He often conflicts with Kiba about Paradise since Kiba does not believe that Paradise exist but later he grown to believe that Paradise exist, sadly he does live long enough to see it.

Tsume is first seen working with a group of human bandits that are stealing supplies from a group of nobles. However during the raid a boy named Gehl dies by falling off a building while Tsume failed to save him. He is put in a similar situation with Toboe but he manages to save Toboe. Tsume grows very close to Toboe and often calls him a “runt”. After the death of Toboe, Tsume drops his tough guy facade and became very devastated. Tsume was the last wolf standing before Kiba during their fight with Darcia before he is killed by Darcia.

After Paradise is released and the wolves are reborn, Tsume is seen riding on a motorcycle in a Tokyo like city.

Hige

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Hige’s wolf form

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Hige’s human form

Hige is a brown Timber wolf with a carefree attitude, he is like the Michelangelo of Wolf’s Rain. In both in human and wolf form, he is kind of fat due to always eating and stealing food from humans. He will wears a collar but he does not know how he got it, it turns out to be a tracking device for the Nobles to use which is why they are able to find them, even the middle of nowhere.

Nothing much to say about him in the beginning of the series that he is proven to be more sensible than Kiba and Tsume since Hige likes to strategize and thinks things through than go in rash. In the second half of the series Hige was meant to betray his group due to being brainwashed by Lady Jagara. Hige’s biggest moment is his fight with Lady Jagara. He gains a romantic relationship with Blue who is half wolf and half dog. They both die after their fight with Darcia.

After Paradise, Hige is walking in the rain of the streets of a city in Japan eating some snacks.

Toboe

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Toboe’s wolf form

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Toboe in human form.

Toboe is my favorite character and he is one of my chosen Storm Fighters fan fiction as the Blue Storm Fighter. In my story he starts of as an evil Storm Fighter after being brainwashed by the villains, just like the Green Ranger saga from Mighty Morphin Power Rangers.

Ok, back to the analysis of the character. Toboe is the youngest of the four wolves and he appears as 14 years old in human form. He often acts like a puppy than a full grown adult. Toboe was raised by an elderly woman who he accidentally killed. He is often seen wearing silver bracelet on his wrist in both forms. In human form he has brown hair with red shirt and green pants. Toboe is the most shy of the group and the most sympathetic and kind member of the pack.

Toboe started was a wolf living on the street trying to survive by finding food. He meet a young teenage girl named Leara but she rejects him after finding out he is a wolf and accidentally killed her pet bird. Then Toboe joins Kiba’s group. Toboe is very close to Tsume than the rest and always look up to him. A defining moment for Toboe is when a giant walrus attacks the wolves… at first Toboe was frozen in fear and then realizing that his fellow pack are endanger, Toboe attacks and kills the walrus and almost drown in the process. Toboe often helps Quient Yeiden despite Quient tried to kill Toboe multiple times but when Toboe sacrifices himself for Quient when Darcia tried to shoot Quient but Quient gets fatally shot anyway, they embrace each other when they die.

After Paradise was unleash and the wolves are reborn, Toboe is seen taking home a stray white kitten in the middle of the pouring rain.

Since Toboe is my favorite character, I will put some You Tube videos based on him…

Blue

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Blue’s wolf/dog form

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Blue is half wolf and half dog. She is not a central or main character as the four male wolves but she is very worth mentioning since she is the only female wolf in the series. In the beginning of the series, she is Quent Yaiden’s pet and aide in hunting down wolves. After meeting Cheza her wolf blood awakens and she leaves her master to join the other wolves. She falls in love with Hige and is willing to follow him wherever he goes but it would end in tragic for the both of them. Blue reunites with her former master but only to see him killed by Darcia and she is killed by Darcia later on.

Blue is like Toboe when it comes being compassionate towards humans but she can be more prone to attack.

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE

Kiba, Tsume, Hige, and Toboe go through dangerous obstacles and situations before finding Paradise. They all had to fight a lot of hostile environment and enemies such as a giant walrus, hostile wolves, Noble soldiers, and etc.

Kiba and Tsume vs. Darcia

Hige and Blue fight Darcia to protect Cheza and it cost their lives…

Here is Toboe fighting the walrus again…

Here is Toboe sacrificing himself for Quent that would only end in vain…

Yes… Toboe is bad ass and it is pretty clear that the Bogside Artists are scared of them since they refuse to acknowledge them and act like nobody has the ability to do research or watch them on any kind of media technology.

ENCHANTED FOREST

In episode 10, the wolves enter the “Forest of Death” after being chased by Quent. There the forest have no light, the trees have no life, giant bugs, carnivore plants, and an annoying owl. Like Harry Potter’s forest, there are a lot of bizarre things that is out to get the main heroes.

SATANIC VILLAIN

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Darcia became one of the most effective Anime villains since he killed all the main characters and can’t say that many other villains have done that. Still we was not able to reach his goals of opening up his own Paradise which was poison Paradise for reasons that I don’t know.

It is really hard to get gage on his character. I know that he fell in love with a woman and then she got sick by “Paradise Sickness” and that drove Darcia into insanity. When Kiba asks what he is, he only responds that he is not a wolf or a Noble. After the wolves leave Black City, Darcia finds them and then kills them all before touching the access to Paradise kills him. Darcias’ reincarnation is not seen during the rebirth of the world, meaning that Paradise may have stopped his reincarnation or his eye tainted it.

Final Notes

I say Wolf’s Rain is a vastly underrated and overlooked Anime series. I think it is overlooked because Anime was still new in America and they are use to Anime series that has a comedic and action element, not the full drama and dark tragedy elements like Wolf’s Rain had.

Sadly the Bogside Artists has denied any of what I said or think of Wolf’s Rain and comparing any simple elements that contrast to Harry Potter and and Travels with Li Po since the Bogside Artists accused people (including me) of deluding and lying of watching and believing that there is a Wolf’s Rain Anime series despite all the proof. It is pathetic that some simple tasks are impossible for some people due to high levels of ignorance and arrogance.

Interesting enough that Doug Walker (aka the Nostalgia Critic) likes Wolf’s Rain and possibly likes either Kiba or Toboe. Again Toboe is my favorite character and like Jim Hawking and Hanmyo, he is one of the characters that I chose to be a main character to my the Storm Fighters fan fiction due to how much I love and sympathize with the character.

I say that Wolf’s Rain is better Outlaw Star just by having more balance and arc to the characters and most of all having more interesting and effective villains.

Conclusion

The Bogside Artists has not come to several facts that these Anime shows also have “similar ideas” that they claim that JK Rowling stole and copy from them, people can and have watched Outlaw Star or/and Wolf’s Rain to see the precedents for themselves, and also Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain are not something that I made up out of a lie. The Bogside Artists chose to go denial that the existence and people do watch Outlaw Star or/and Wolf’s Rain

Have you watch either Outlaw Star or Wolf’s Rain? Please post in the comments if you do even though the Bogside Artists does not believe you watch it since it is too difficult in their eyes.

I have been an Anime fan as far as I can remember and it is no coincidence that I am working on a fan fiction story that have these two Anime series crossover with several others Anime series to be a lie or made up to defend Rowling. Outlaw Star and Wolf’s Rain defend Rowling themselves. They do have similar elements such as villains and a cast to show how easy to think of these ideas and the sources for those ideas could come from anywhere.

The Bogside Artists needs to be a lot more specific in the “stolen” elements and not rely on the normal process for every story needs to rely on to advance to more specific elements. The Bogside Artists claims are very vague at best and they don’t see how common writers used these “stolen” ideas and elements or/and these are the elements necessary to at least to have a story. Sadly the Bogside Artists are too closed mined and ignorant to believe they are the original and only writers to come up with the elements that I applied earlier in the blog.

References

Ito, Takehiko. Outlaw Star. Cartoon Network. 8 Jan. 1998. Television.

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The Bogside Artists/Willy the Wizard vs. JK Rowling/Anime Plagiarism Feud Part 2: Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Card Captor Sakura

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 Welcome to part 2 of my “Bogside Artists vs JK Rowling “Plagiarism Feud” where I talk about my feelings about Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Card Captor Sakura and how they show JK Rowling is not a plagiarist, especially proving how Rowling did not plagiarized either Adrian Jacobs’ “Willy the Wizard” and the Bogside Artists “Travels with Li Po”. Also sadly I have to bring up the part where the Bogside Artists pretends that Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Card Captor Sakura do not exist and pretends that people are oblivious about the existence of either Sailor Moon, Pokemon, or Card Captor Sakura, thus it is impossible to be fans to either of three or any Anime/Manga series… thus calling me a liar about my views and insights on Anime, Manga, Power Power Rangers, and Star Wars and their existence.

If you have read my part 1 blog, you can see I am a huge Anime and Manga fan and I have more than plenty of insights of the theme, ideas, concepts, and elements that goes in and out of a Anime/Manga series despite the Bogside Artists not believing that I am a Anime and Manga fan.

SAILOR MOON

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Sailor Moon is the Anime show that REALLY started Anime for American audiences. I know there were Voltron and Astro Boy but Sailor Moon is arguably the one that opened Anime in general to the United States.

In the United States the names were changed because… trying to pronounce their Japanese names would be difficult for children.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE.

Usagi Tsukino (or Serena in North America and since that is how they call her, I will call the characters by their North American names) was REBORN to be Sailor Moon after the fall of the Moon Kingdom in a couple of millenniums earlier. So Sailor Moon is a survivor that liked to another world but instead the “linked” world is destroyed and no longer exists to other people’s eyes. So Sailor Moon and her four fellow sailor scouts are miraculous survivors lined to another world and they are the “chosen one” according to Luna, Artemis, and Queen Serenity’s eyes. Also Sailor Moon is also the Moon Princess so she is the “chosen one” to another level.

CAST OF THE SERIES INTRODUCED.

Sailor Moon

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Serena started as not like any other heroes, she started as a typical valley girl who is clumsy, lazy, always hungry, does not have a lot of smarts, and would come off as a coward and often has to be forced to go into dangerous battles. As the series goes on, she becomes braver and more self-sacrificing to protect others.

She first meets Luna when she is being tormented by group of little kids and that is when Luna suspects that Serena is Sailor Moon. Her first battle is when Molly is in endanger by the evil Negaverse and she went to save her… even though Sailor Moon had a lot of problems in her first and few battles. As time goes on she is on a love/hate relationship with Darien with reasons unknown until they find out their secret identities and they fall in love. I will get to the problems of the secret identities in a moment. Also a long the way she meets with Amy, Rei, Lita, and Mina who become her Sailor Scout allies and Serena becomes the leader of the team. After they find all seven Rainbow Crystals, they reveal Sailor Moon to be the Moon Princess despite the fact that Sailor Moon is the Moon Princess is beyond obvious. By this time she is more braver and becomes less hesitant to go onto battle, especially in the final fight with Queen Beryl.

Sailor Moon gets into more battles with other groups of villain and where one reveals she has a daughter named Rini that came into the future. In the future she will become a Queen and I think she rules the world…

There is your hero everybody, preventing evil from taking over the world and then they take over the world in the future. That is kind of distressing don’t you think?

Anyway here is a video of her transformation in the American version…

Do not be surprise if the Bogside Artists claim I lied about this despite all the evidence about my views on Sailor Moon, even the existence of the Sailor Moon series.

Sailor Mercury

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Sailor Mercury… Amy is the brains of the group. She is a heavy bookworm and always perfect in school. She is always studying when not fighting villains or hanging out with the Sailor Scouts.

She is the second Sailor Scout recruited by Luna and they first believe that Amy is working for the Negaverse after fiddling with her computer disk… which is a floppy disk which tells you how long it was since the show first start out. Then she becomes Sailor Mercury and her powers involves around water or MERCURY BUBBLES….

I will get to her and the other Sailor Scouts’ powers in a moment…

Sailor Mars

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Rei is the “bitch” of the group and often gets to arguments with Serena over almost everything. She is fiery, stubborn, practical, and the most serious minded unless it comes to boys.

I did not get a good first impression of Sailor Mars at the beginning of the Anime. She became selfish and inconsiderate to other people’s feelings or well being, she cheats to get a prize for a cruise vacation and not willing to take Serena who wanted to go and tried to overthrow her as leader, even to the point she was willing to sacrifice the lives of others like Molly and Melvin. In episode 22, Rei refused to come to the aid of Serena and Lita to help Molly and Melvin from harm all because Serena is leader and Rei is not voted as the new leader (even forcing Amy to not help Molly). It is easy that Rei’s biggest flaw that she lets her emotions cloud her judgements. After Serena is revealed as the Moon Princess she gotten better, even though Serena and Rei still get into constant arguments.

Sailor Jupiter

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Sailor Jupiter… Lita is strong, independent, and someone you don’t want to screw with. She is the oldest of the girls and very tomboyish.

She has been kicked out of several schools for fighting until she lands to Serena’s school. She is a good cook and her dream to be a world class professional chef. She knows martial arts and a skilled fighter, even though it does not get utilize that often as it should. Her major character flaw that she is rash and impulsive, she does not think before she does something and in result makes tons of mistakes.

Sailor Jupiter is the most loyal of the group, especially to Sailor Moon.

Sailor Venus

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Sailor Venus… Mina is another typical dizzy valley girl (as if we hadn’t enough already). Like Serena she is dizzy and does not have a lot of smarts. She became a sailor scout before the cartoons series began by the white cat, Artemis but did not been fully introduced until Episode 29. In the Anime, she was Sailor V and she fought petty crimes in London before moving to Japan to fight bigger evil of the Negaverse. She is energetic and obsess with boys.

I found Sailor Venus to be my favorite character.

Tuxedo Mask

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Tuxedo Mask or Darien Shields in the Anime version… is a calm and quiet. He is become very insulting to Serena, especially to her hair style that looks like meatballs so she calls her “Meatball Head”. I really do not know the reason for their bitterness towards each other but for drama its good. Once they find out each other’s identity, they fall in love. However Queen Beryl takes Tuxedo Mask so he can brainwash him and turned him against the Sailor Scout. There is something about that I never got, most of the time he says “we’re enemies now” as if he knows he is brainwash or he knows he betrayed the Sailor Scout without any self-motivation or reason why he is against the Sailor Scout other than he is brainwashed.

After the death of Queen Beryl and the Tree Saga, he and Serena return to a on and off relationship. In the future he does marry her and they have a daughter named Rini.

Serena’s “Earth” father does not approve of Darien because he is too old but the “Earth” mother approves Serena right a way.

Unfortunately I will not name anyone further of the Queen Beryl series.

FINDS HIMSELF IN A SURREAL WORLD.

During the Dark Crystal Saga, they go the future where they meet Sailor Pluto, who sadly is not a planet anymore. Also the Sailor Scout where able to go to another “surreal world” when return to the fallen Moon Kingdom.

COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL.

Although they may not be “wild” animals, but they often commune with Luna and Artemis, who are both cats and mentors to the sailor scouts.

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE.

In the beginning, Serena would often come off as a coward and too scared and reluctant to go into battle and she would often to be talked to or forced to go into battle. As time goes on her cowardness diminishes and she becomes less scared and hesitant to go into battle. So she does prove her courage against the monsters and everything that her enemies have in stored for her. Amy would be the second person to follow this, she does show fear at times since she is the shy person of the group.

PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT.

Oh boy, where to I begin? Maybe the best is with the Sailor Scouts’ powers. With the exception of using magical lipstick made by Luna, the Sailor Scouts use deadly magical powers to defend themselves against the enemies.

This also brings the question why Sailor Moon does not use her special attacks right a way since it is the one that often finishes off the monsters.

Do not be surprise the Bogside Artists would deny these “magical feat” ever happened in Sailor Moon and call me a liar on this despite the numerous video evidence and witnesses say otherwise.

MENTOR AND GUARDIAN.

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Luna and Artemis are the mentor and guardians for the Sailor Scouts. Luna is the one that gave Sailor Moon, Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, and Sailor Jupiter their powers while Artemis gave Sailor Venus her powers. As time goes on they continue to give the scouts stronger powers… which brings the question why they didn’t give these powers earlier. It is not just like Power Rangers where Zordon’s rules is to never escalate a battle or against the enemy unless they are forced to. Also in Power Rangers at times the rangers must get new and stronger powers elsewhere instead of Zordon or the mentor figure giving it to them when they could do it earlier.

SATANIC VILLAIN.

I am just going to stick with the Queen Beryl arc.

Queen Beryl

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Queen Beryl is the evil queen of the evil Negaverse and is the first main villain in the Sailor Moon series. She is ruthless and cold. She has commanders to help process on taking over the universe. They first fight the moon to take out the defense of Earth, but Queen Serenity sealed her away in the Silver Crystal. Many millenniums later, she is free from the crystal and how she got free is never explained… and now she first plans to steal energy from the people of Earth (or just Tokyo for that matter), collect the seven Rainbow Crystals of the Silver Crystal, and then steal the Silver Crystal while finding out Sailor Moon’s identity… even though it is obvious who she is since the disguises they use is not enough to conceal who they are. Lame as the Clark Kent glasses are, it still covers parts of his face that would be more convincing than just tiaras. It is says in the manga version that the tiara’s magic can make people forget what they look like but I have two major problems with that, one is the canon between the Anime and Manga is questionable at best and second, if the magic of the tiaras could still make people forget what they look like, then how and why a lot of people could still picture them what they look like… namely the Sailor Scouts’ friends and family. Molly is the closet finding out who they are since during the dark crystal arc, she has a feeling Serena will save the world. In the live action version they all have black hair in civilian mode and when they transform, their hair color and style changes which would make more sense… except for Sailor Mars who almost looks the same as her Sailor Mars and civilian mode.

OK, I just got sidetrack with the issues with the tiaras and now back to Queen Beryl. When her leaders commit too many failures, she kills them off (Jedite and Zoisite only). She finally battles Sailor Moon at the end of season 1 and I preferred to be more active to show how threatening she is.

Jedite

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Jedite is the first commander villain against the Sailor Scouts during Queen Beryl’s reign. His intentions is to scheme the people of Tokyo into an event so he can steal much energy as possible at once. However he does loses the energy when the Sailor Scouts ever interrupts the schemes and must restart all over again. Not all of his plans are bad, it is just he fails to cover his tracks for the Sailor Scouts to follow. After his many failures, Queen Beryl gives him one last chance to kill the Sailor Scouts or he will put in into “Eternal Sleep”… a fate worst than death. He does learn the identities of the Sailor Scouts and he does battle them but fails, before he could give Queen Beryl the identities of the Sailor Scouts he is put to “Eternal Sleep”. That is where Queen Beryl lose her threat to me, she made a dumb move to learn the secret identities of the Sailor Scouts to use in the future.

Nephlite

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Nephlite is my favorite of Queen Beryl’s commanders. His intentions is to collect energy from one person at a time. He uses the readings of the stars to pick his prey and knowing when their energy will be at its peak. Then he puts a spell of a special item and the it will hypnotize the prey to the point of obsession. After their “potential energy” hits it peak, a dark shadow appears and turns into a monster. The Sailor Scouts must defeat it. I am not sure how Nephlite intents to collect the energy after the “potential energy” hits it peak since he is never around or does anything to collect them.

He gets a rivalry with Zoycite who constantly mocks him of his failures. He develops a relationship with Molly (who is 14 while Nephlite is around 19 based on appearance) and this is here Nephlite’s character stands in grey area for quite a while in the middle of his tenure. He does steal her energy and this energy was successful enough to go to the next phase for the Negaverse. Zoycite develops more feelings and he saves her from harm. He does find out Sailor Moon’s secret identity when “he watched her change”…. ew. Anyway he fights off three of Zoycite’s villains and he is killed.

Zoycite

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Zoycite is the third commander after killing Nephlite and stealing his dark crystal. Zoycite is in a romantic relationship with Malachite who will be the fourth and last commander. This brings me to the point that in the Japanese version, Zoycite is a male and is in a gay relationship with Malachite while in the English version, Zoycite is a flat chest female. So… the American version is not for gay relationship but they are for over aged relationship.

Her mission is to find seven pieces of the Silver Crystal that turned into seven rainbow crystals. Each rainbow crystal imprison a monster and then have them reborn into humans in the future in Tokyo and not scattered all over the world. She does collect the red, green, blue, and indigo crystals but she loses the orange, yellow, and purple crystals to the Sailor Scouts and Tuxedo Mask. During this time she get a rivalry with Tuxedo Mask who want the crystals for himself. In the battle of the starlight tower, Queen Beryl give specific instructions to not kill Tuxedo Mask. However she disobeyed her orders by trying to kill him and thinking that Queen Beryl would forgive her if she returns with all seven crystals. However Zoycite’s plan fails by fatally wounding Tuxedo Mask and losing the seven crystals that just combined into the Silver Imperial Crystal.

After her major failure with the fact that she completely disobeyed Queen Beryl’s orders, she is killed by Queen Beryl and is replaced by Malachite.

Malachite

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Malachite is one of the most intimidating and most powerful Negaverse leader for me from the start. He almost killed the Sailor Scouts twice and is able to wipe the floor on Sailor Mercury, Sailor Mars, Sailor Jupiter, and Sailor Venus during their first confrontation but is no power against Sailor Moon with her new powers from the Silver Crystal. This villain made feel to be a real threat while the other three have very little confrontation with the Sailor Scouts until the end.

His mission is to find out Sailor Moon and the Sailor Scout’s identity and take the Silver Imperial Crystal so they can unleash the deadly dark shadow monster. His plan is to use various events or advertisements to lure Sailor Moon and find out her identity. He really doesn’t but in a episode not shown in America, he does find out who is Sailor Venus’ identity. This sure creates a lot of plot convenience but that is what you got.

Malachite gets a rivalry with the evil Tuxedo Mask. Malachite is finally defeated when he uses one of his deadly attacks and Sailor Moon causes the attack to backfire and kill him. This is the only time that a Negaverse leader is killed by Sailor Moon in the show. Come to think of it, this is the only villainous leader to be killed by Sailor Moon with the exception of the movies or the main villain.

PHILOSOPHER STONE

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The “Philosopher Stone” of this story would be the Silver Imperial Crystal that could grant great power and it imprisoned the Seven Dark Shadow Warriors. We see Queen Beryl and her minions (mainly during Malachite’s tenure) to capture the Silver Imperial Crystal so they can can release the Seven Dark Shadow Warriors. Later Rini tries to capture the Silver Crystal to save her family against the Dark Moon forces.

FINAL NOTES

Sailor Moon is one of the first Anime that I’ve watched and it is the one that open Anime to the United States. Yes there are Astro Boy and Voltron but none of them opened up Anime to the United States like Sailor Moon did.

POK’EMON

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Pokemon is one of childhood TV shows, despite the Bogside Artists denying people (including me) ever having an Anime childhood. In fact I don’t think the Bogside Artists never heard what a childhood is let alone know that it is or people have one.

Pokemon is another show that open Anime for a younger audience in America. It started as a Gameboy video game where you must capture supernatural-like animals so they can be Pokemon Masters. In the Anime, a boy named Satoshi (or in the American version) Ash Ketchum he is set to be the world’s greatest Pokemon Master.

OK, the rule I am setting that I am focusing on the events and facts from the first episode to the end of Johto League since there are simply too many thing to cover, it is still continuing to this day, and my interest for Pokemon after Johto was starting to decline. After that I know very little what happens after Johto.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE.

Although Ash is not a lost, abandoned or a miraculous survivor linked to any other world…. In the second movie, Ash is the “chosen one” that must save the world.

CAST OF SERIES INTRODUCED

Ash Ketchum

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Ash Ketchum is a 10 year old boy (after so many years) who dreams to be the world’s greatest Pokemon Master. After oversleeping and getting to Professor Oak’s lab so he failed to get his first Pokemon that would be either a bulbasaur, charmander, and squirtle. So he gets a rebellious yellow electric mouse, Pikachu. Ash and Pikachu first didn’t get along but when Ash was willing to sacrifice himself against of angry Spearows to save Pikachu. After that, they became inseparable.

He meets up friends along the way to show him the ropes about Pokemon training and fight against Team Rocket.

Ash is first cocky and headstrong, but as time goes on he becomes more a serious and smarter Pokemon trainer, with a one or two hiccups now and there. He loves Pokemon and he is willing to sacrifice his own life for their own well beings.

Just an extra note, the Bogside Artists (William Kelly in particular) is scared of Ash Ketchum than how Floyd Mayweather is scared of Manny Paquiao. You know it is pretty sad that three middle aged farts are scared of a fictional 10 year old boy like Ash Ketchum who very likely not win a WWE wrestling match against John Cena (Sorry, couldn’t resist putting that). Maybe not only Ash could prove the Bogside Artists wrong and would own their asses any day, he could take them on in a fist fight even Ash had both hands tied behind his back. This is another example how pathetic and stupid the Bogside Artists are.

Pikachu

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Pikachu is Ash Ketchum’s number one Pokemon and has been with him since the beginning of Ash’s Pokemon journey. Ash and Pikachu first didn’t get along but after seeing that Ash is willing to sacrifice his young life for Pikachu after they are being attacked by a flock of Spearows so Pikachu charges with a big thunderbolt against the pack of Spearows. Since that moment Ash and Pikachu have been close ever sense and Ash takes him on all his journeys since the other Pokemon that Ash picks up are either released, traded away, or left with Professor Oak or another trainer. Pikachu is also the primary target for Team Rocket which is why Team Rocket (Jessie, James, and Meowth) always follow Ash and Pikachu instead of going on a different path since they get defeated by Ash and his gang like a hundred times, even with help some greater foes.

Because of this Pikachu is the most symbolic and recognizable characters in the Pokemon franchise, sadly the Bogside Artists denies this since they believe they speak for everyone’s views, their opinions, what they have done (like not being an Anime fan), and childhood (since they act people had no childhood). So they deny that people have watched Pokemon so they believe that I lied about Pokemon and all the Anime and Manga series that I have mentioned and written about. That is another example of the Bogside Artists’ arrogance and ignorance to a very high degree.

Misty

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In both in the games and the cartoon, Misty is the gym leader of the Cerulean Gym until she ran away because of her three sisters.

Ash meets Misty when she “fished” him out while Ash and Pikachu are being chased by Spearows and Ash stole her bike and his Pikachu trashed it. Since then Misty follows Ash until he can repay her bike or so she says since there are a lot of rumors that she is following him for some other reasons.

There is a romantic rumor called Pokeshipping by the Pokemon fanbase that Ash and Misty are an item with various hits:

Even Will Dufrense aka (Suede) from the That Guy with the Glasses crew is also a Pokeshipper… like me… see 27:25 to skip and see Suede was a Pokeshipper….

After her bike is repaired and her sisters just made her to lead the gym while they go travel around the world. This is one of the reasons why I lost my interest in Pokemon and the show did lose a lot of fans this way. Why did they write her off is anyone’s guess…

Brock

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Brock is the Pewter Gym leader in both in the games and in the cartoon at the beginning of his tenure. His dream to travel around the world and become a Pokemon Breeder, unfortunately his mother pass away and his father abandoned them with Brock’s little siblings so Brock had to stay home to take care of them. Then Brock’s father returns for reasons unknown so Brock can travel with Ash around the world.

Brock is very obsesses with girls and often tries to flirt with them and often it results of being pulled away or being turned down. He does give Ash information about a particular Pokemon for Ash to use, especially trying to capture a Pokemon or being in a gym battle.

He first left the series to be with Professor Ivy and then somehow that went south and now he continues to travel with Ash until the end of the Black and White saga.

Brock is OK, he does show his skills to be a Pokemon breeder to be very useful but his dreams to be a Pokemon breeder seem to have very little payoff to Brock himself. In the end of his tenure, he wants to become a Pokemon doctor which overshadows his dream to be a breeder. I know Pokemon has a history of deteriorating a lot of their major subplots but it is something I feel to need to point out.

Tracey

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Tracey is currently Professor Oak’s assistant and is a Pokemon watcher. Yeah… I don’t remember much about what a watcher does than researching Pokemon just like how wildlife watchers do in real life.

He replaced Brock as Ash’s companion during the Orange Island arc but due lack of popularity with the audience (especially 4Kids’ poor writing diminish and deteriorate Tracey with the American audience even further). The reason Brock was replaced is because according to Masamitsu Hidaka, they believe the people in Japan would view Brock as a racially stereotype but due to that nobody cared about the color of the character’s skin and the backlash they got when Tracey replaced Brock.

Then after the Orange Island arc, Tracey stayed with Professor Oak to be his assistant and does occasional appearances while he is replaced Brock again.

I admit, I never had a lot of good impressions with Tracey so I am glad that he didn’t last long.

FINDS HIMSELF IN A SURREAL WORLD.

COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL.

This is very common in Pokemon since the main characters interact and encounter wild animals that happens to have scientific or mystical powers all the time and denying this proves you are on drugs (I am looking at you Bogside Artists). The Pokemon arranges from mouse, birds, panthers, snakes, lizards, turtles, and etc.

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Although the majority of them don’t talk with the exception of saying their given names, the main characters do talk to their Pokemon outside of the battles. Team Rocket’s Meowth is the Pokemon that talks the most and the Pokemon that does talk are either psychic or is involved with some ancient legend like the Slowking in the second movie.

Lets see what are the Pokemon are in the Kanto saga.

PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT.

Many of the Pokemon performs magical feat since they are able to shoot lightning, fire, water, energy blast, and etc.

Let’s see an example from Pikachu’s Thunderbolt

Actually that is a lightning bolt and not thunder but you know kids won’t tell the difference (yeah right?).

Pokemon able to perform numerous powers is a proof that one, Pokemon has “magical feat” and second, it shows how easy to think of having “Magic” in a story since so many other stories and works have done it.

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE.

Ash Ketchum has a major streak of proving his courage throughout the entire show, so I am just going to focus on the events from Kanto to the end of Johto.

  • Ash risking his life for Pikachu who he just met and acting hostility towards Ash when a bunch of Spearow attacks.
  • Rescue Gloom from a burning building.
  • Ash sacrificing his life for the lives of the Pokemon in the first movie.
  • Ash risking his life by going out in a vast icy ocean to retrieve three elemental crystal before the world is flooded and Ash is first scared about doing it.
  • Risking his life to save his mother from a dangerous situations in the third movie.
  • Saving Celebi from a evil and dangerous man with a high tech machine.
  • Saving a Venice like city from a massive flood against two sadistic Team Rocket members and almost got killed on several occasions.

Yes, Ash has a numerous streak of “proving his courage” than I have mention between Kanto and Johto and even beyond of the end of Johto.

SATANIC VILLAIN

The main villains of Pokemon is Team Rocket, namely Jesse, James, and Meowth.

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Team Rocket were first introduced in episode 2, Pokemon Emergency where they plan to steal the Pokemon at the Pokemon Center at Viridian City but Ash and Pikachu are able to defeat Team Rocket, in result they took a high interest in Ash’s Pikachu and they follow Ash ever since in the intention of stealing Pikachu but they failed over a hundred of times. They will not always intend stealing Pikachu when encountering Ash Ketchum and the gang, they will try to steal other Pokemon that would be a higher value. Later their reasons to steal Pokemon would become cheesy and stupid, such as thinking of stealing certain Pokemon would give their boss a good lifestyle, this is where Team Rocket become very silly and lose any momentum they had. Much I do hate 4Kids, at least they knew how to get the right momentum with Team Rocket and when 4kids lost the rights to Pokemon, Team Rocket lost all their momentum to be a threat and they could actually be effective.

Giovanni

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Giovanni is the leader of Team Rocket and is a Lex Luthor like villain and could be considered as the main villain. He was kept in the dark and shadows until Gary Oak challenged him in a gym battle and lost. It was great Giovanni is downplayed but could be a little too downplayed from this point on since he rarely encounters Ash or the gang. With the exception of Mewtwo Returns, it took 753 episodes to ever have Ash to go face to face with Giovanni. Also Giovanni is a candidate to be Ash’s father and it could work to have a very complex and emotional story.

In episode “Meloetta and the Underwater Temple”, he shows off his ruthlessness and in a rare moment in the show, he threatens to kill Ash. That is pretty ballsy for something like Pokemon to go that route and the only time someone tried to kill with their own hands Ash are movies 4 and 5. Also Giovanni battles against Ash Ketchum, something that many fans (including myself) have been waiting for since season one, it took almost 15 years for the main hero and the main villain to have their first real fight. Giovanni wins the battle so Giovanni wins round one and I hope Ash and Giovanni will encounter again soon. I think a brilliant storyline that Giovanni is Ash’s father and/or Giovanni battles Ash again and takes high interests in Ash’s abilities so he orders new team of Team Rocket to capture him and force him to join Team Rocket.

After that episode, it points out that Giovanni is a great villain and given me a momentum that he is a threat and a force to be reckon with.

WILLY THE WIZARD’S CLAIMS

  1. The main characters completed the main task using information gained from helpers
    1. See “Cast of Series Introduced” since Misty, Brock, Tracey and Professor Oak help Ash during the Pokemon tournaments in the Kanto, Orange Island, and Johto tournaments and this “idea” or “element” will continue to escalate when May and Dawn become part of the main cast. This “idea” goes the other way around when Ash decide to give advice to May and Dawn when they are competing in the numerous Pokemon Contests. So this “idea” of the main characters gaining help from helpers happened numerous times on Pokemon, a lot more than how many brain cells that the people of Willy the Wizard and the Bogside Artists combine.
  2. The main task for the main characters involved the rescue of human hostages imprisoned by a community of half-human, half-animal creatures.
    1. Some of the Pokemon “creatures” so have humanoid body such as Machchop, Machoke, and Machamp. The fighting type Pokemon are common to this idea.
  3. These too can be dealt with quite shortly. Both tasks involve overcoming a physical barrier and rescuing the prisoners from an isolated location, an island in WTW and the lake bottom in Goblet. Further, the prisoners are held by communities of half-human, half-animal people, the Kanganatives in WTW and the merpeople in Goblet.
    1. At time Ash and the gang must rescue people and they must overcome physical barriers or deadly obstacle to rescue prisoners from a isolated prison, like in Movie 3 where Ash has to rescue his mother, the 4th movie he had to rescue Celebi and so forth.
  4. Both Willy and Harry are transported by various magical means including touching magical devices such as a dagger, a tall retort pipe and a velvet ladder in the case of WTW (to Napoleon’s Castle), and an old boot in the case of Goblet (to the Quidditch World Cup). Both books also involve magical trains but they have very different purposes. In WTW, the trains do not appear to have any destination but provide somewhere for the wizards to play chess. In Goblet, the Hogwarts Express takes the young wizards to school.
    1. Other than Pokemon has teleportation powers, Ash and his friends use magical means to teleport to other worlds but it is nowhere near constant as in Harry Potter but it still show that teleporting to other worlds by other means is common and easy to think of on one’s own.

I was a huge fan of Pokemon when it first came to the United States and then I have lost my interest during the Sinnoh Saga because at many parts were very slow and repetitive, which I think many the past fans stopped watching it. Also the same formula happens over and over again, like Ash gets into a few gym battles, goes to the tournament, and then loses the tournament so he has to start all over again. They could have Ash win a tournament, become a Pokemon Master, and then Ash joins the Pokemon G-Men like Lance (one of the elite four).

FINAL NOTE

Pokemon is the one of the most well known and most successful Anime in the world since it is one of the longest reigning Anime shows. Sadly the Bogside Artists acts like there is no Pokemon and that I am lying about it.

Let’s see one video symbolizes how high of momentum Pokemon is…

Sadly the Bogside Artists would ignore this piece of evidence and expect that you are dumb enough to not notice this video on this blog. It is sad that people like the Bogside Artists would think that nobody would or could have watched Pokemon or be a fan of Pokemon to learn about the “precedents” between Harry Potter and Pokemon through experience and research. Pokemon is a major nostalgic childhood and sadly the Bogside Artists have pissed on the childhood of the 90s and early 2000s like it never existed. People have watched Pokemon and is or was a fan of Pokemon to learn the precedents for themselves by watching the show… it is not that hard to do or figure out. Maybe it is hard for the Bogside Artists because how pathetic and idiotic they proved to be.

CARD CAPTOR SAKURA

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However as I talked about the problems in Sailor Moon and Pokemon, we will finally reach I feel to be the worst North American Anime dub has to offer with Cardcaptors.

Card Captor Sakura is about a 10 year old girl finds a magical book filled with 52 cards and once she opened the book, she releases all the cards and she must get them back before they could cause chaos that could destroy the world. She is aided by several guardians and friends to help to capture all 52 cards and then turn them into star cards and Sakura’s quest to be the next master of the Clow Cards.

I loved the Japanese version and I beyond hated the American version due to the heavy and unnecessary editing that could be avoid with some good research and not lazy writing. I know there were some homosexual and over aged relationships but that didn’t stop Pokemon (homosexual moments) like Ash carrying Gary in his arms and Sailor Moon having numerous over aged relationships. The main issues that I have is that many of the editing made so many plot holes than it did before and made the story making less sense, and I have no idea why they believe the relationship between Sakura and Syaoran are edit out. They are two 10-12 year olds falling in love, it something that happens in numerous kids shows or movies (like the Flintstones where the kids are much younger, numerous Miyazaki movies, Pokemon to a certain extent, Rugrats, Peter Pan, and etc) so there should be no excuse for downplaying the romance between Sakura and Syaoran which is an important element to the show.

ESTABLISHED AS LOST, ABANDONED, A MIRACULOUS SURVIVOR LINKED TO ANOTHER WORLD. HE IS THE CHOSEN ONE.

Although Sakura is not a survivor linked to another world, Sakura becomes the chosen one by Keroberos to be a Card Captor to have the powers and abilities to capture the clow cards. She first starts with Windy and then she battles each card by weakening them so she could capture the cards for herself or sometimes Syaoran, just like how Pokemon is.

CAST OF THE SERIES INTRODUCED.

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Sakura Kinomoto started as an average 10 year old schoolgirl in Japan, until she goes into her father’s library and then accidentally releases all 52 Clow Cards and awaken one of the guardians of the Clow Cards, Keroberos. Since then Sakura must go to battle all 52 Clow Cards before they can cause havoc and destruction to the world. After she collected 52 Clow Cards, she (along with Syaoran) must test their worth against Yue to be the master of Clow Cards which Sakura won and Syaoran lost (I will get my thoughts on that later). After that, she must turn all the Clow Cards into Star Cards before… they are released again.

Sakura’s personality is cheerful and energetic, she is always happy and never have anything to get her mad or upset unless she is called a “monster” (her brother is most guilty of this). She always sees the best people even though they could be absolute jerks and is willing to help anybody in anyway she can. However I notice in the American version that is downgraded to make Sakura an absolute Rei like bitch. In episode 32, she is willing to throw out Syaoran in the cold all because… they are rivals? In the Japanese version Syaoran was uncomfortable to sleep in the same room as her so Syaoran was willing to sleep outside instead of kicking Syaoran out of her house for vapid reasons when Syaoran has nowhere else to go. Here is another problem I have with the American version, they made Sakura a more unlikeable character and the way Sakura is in the Japanese version, that is inexcusable. Sakura will never be selfish and by Episode 32, she is friends with Syaoran despite they are competing to be master of the Clow Cards. However after become the new master of the Clow Cards and possibly seeing that she had two chances in Yue’s challenge while Syaoran only had one, she is willing to hand the Clow Cards and the title of the master over to Syaoran but Syaoran kindly refuses. This is sort of redeeming the characters but like I said, this is not the best way to personalize your characters.

Sakura is one of my characters in my Storm Fighters fanfiction story so because of Sakura, I do have personal experience in fictional writing and know how ideas for a story works.

Syaoran Li

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What can I say about Syaoran? I JUST LOVE SYAORAN!

Syaoran Li came to Tomoeda to find and capture the Clow Cards for himself, claiming he is the true inherit of the Clow Cards due to the fact that he is a descendent of the creator of the Clow Cards, Clow Reed. He was first was hostile and cold towards Sakura but he mellowed out very quickly, at least in the Japanese version. In the American version, they made him more arrogant and cold to the point of being unlikable (ugh). While trying to capture the cards, Syaoran does become the masters of a few Clow Cards such as lightning, time, and dash but he loses them when he lost his test against Yue. My big complaint about the trial that Sakura got two tries while Syaoran had only one so Syaoran had an unfair attempt to be the new master of the Clow Cards.

Syaoran does have other skills such as martial arts (very likely karate and kung fu) and can cast elemental spells out of incantations.

Syaoran eventually falls in love with Sakura and Sakura eventually falls in love with Syaoran. Sakura and Syaoran are my favorite romantic shippings in fiction. I hated it when American producers decide to water it down when there were other kids shows or movies had a young romance shippings to a much higher degree. Even with all the bullshit that 4Kids have given us with their editing to numerous Anime shows, they push a couple of young romance even further… one most notable is between Ash and Misty where they have numerous songs involving around their possible romance. It is an major embarrassment that your editing or decision making is worst than 4Kids have ever done. Just to note out that this is more of WB’s doing so that is why they have no more Anime from their network before becoming CW.

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Let’s see a video of their romance, a video that the Bogside Artists would very likely ignore due to their cowardice and arrogance:

This video shows that I am not lying about what I know about Card Captor Sakura since I am a huge fan (just not the American version).

Syaoran is my favorite character of the Anime and he is my second favorite fictional character behind Yahiko Myojin in Rurouni Kenshin. Syaoran is also in my Storm Fighters story despite the Bogside Artists believing being a fan of Syaoran or writing fan fiction is not possible. What is the matter Bogside Artists? Are you scared of two little kids? I can understand being scared of Syaoran because he can kick almost anyone asses, but to be scared of someone harmless like Sakura? That further demonstrates and proof their high level of stupidity and ignorance.

Tomoyo Daidouji

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Tomoyo is Sakura’s cousin and she quickly finds out Sakura’s life as a Card Captor and she often design outfits and uses a lot of technology from her mother’s work (which is often a camera) to record the action of each Clow Card battle.

Tomoyo is sweet, caring, intelligent, and a good singer.

Tomoyo only served to drive the romance between Syaoran and Sakura even further since Tomoyo is the first one to detect Syaoran’s feelings towards Sakura when Sakura becomes very oblivious to it just like how the Bogside Artists’ are oblivious to the possibility of being an Anime fan or people have a childhood. Anything other than that she fills no purpose to the overall story. She came off as wasted potential most of the time, since she has access to good technology then those technology could be useful in Sakura and Syaoran’s battles against the Clow Cards.

Keroberos

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Keroberos is one of the guardians of the Clow Cards and Keroberos sealed the cards in a book for many centuries until Sakura accidentally unleashes them. He appoints Sakura to be a card captor and give her the sealing wand. Also he serves as the mentor figure (I will get into that later). After all the Clow Cards are captured, his true form is unleashed and he becomes a full grown lion with wings.

He does get along with Sakura and Tomoyo but often gets into fights with Syaoran and Meling, often calling them “pushy toy” while Keroberos in return calls them kid or brat. However he does not object Syaoran aiding on Sakura on important missions since Sakura could turn on Keroberos if he does.

Keroberos can be describe as bossy, demanding, and sometimes selfish. I have to say I am not a fan of Keroberos since he is on my annoying Anime characters list. He often interferes any romantic atmosphere between Syaoran and Sakura as he is oblivious of what is going on.

Yukito Tsukishiro/Yue

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Yukito Tsukishiro is Touya’s best friend and would often accompany Touya and Sakura to school. Sakura harbors a crush on him and so did Syaoran (due to Syaoran’s attraction to magic) but Yukito Tsukishiro turns Sakura down which eventually advances Sakura and Syaoran’s relationship even further.

Later in the story it turns out Yukito harbors the body of the second Clow Card guardian, Yue. While Keroberos chooses the candidates, Yue test them to be the next master of the Clow Cards. Yue defeats Syaoran and also defeats Sakura, but due to a bell Sakura gets a second chance while Syaoran is left in the dust with one chance. I know I am still bring that up but it is a fact that really bothers me and should have been executed better. Hell, I think the English version saw this problem too so I guess they resolve it by Sakura would give the cards away to Syaoran but Syaoran refused it.

Meiling Li

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 Meiling Li is Syaoran’s cousin and first lover. She quickly gains a rivalry with Sakura about being a card captor and her affection for Syaoran. In her debut episode, Sakura triumphs Meiling in every way in gym class, sparking jealousy and a competitive streak with Sakura. She meet Syaoran when she accidentally let a bird loose and then Syaoran sen to find it in the middle of the rain and then Syaoran returned it after hours. After this she falls in love with Syaoran but sadly Syaoran does not return the feeling but he does care for her.

Meiling would often try her best to help Syaoran but instead causes more problems in the process. Syaoran does criticize Meiling being “in the way” and causes her to break down and Sakura try to comfort her, making their friendship stronger as a result. After Meiling proved herself against the twin cards and Syaoran apologize to Meiling. However Meiling does not stay long, she goes back to Hong Kong to take care of her sick grandmother and I don’t know why either the mother or father could take care of her… If it is Syaoran’s side of the family, then why Syaoran’s sisters or the mother could not take care of her?

Touya Kinomoto

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Touya Kinomoto is Sakura’s older brother. Touya often calls Sakura “monster” to piss off Sakura out of a little sister tease. However he is protective of Sakura when Syaoran corners Sakura when he tried to take the cards away from her, Touya tried to fight Syaoran to protect Sakura but Yukito ends up unintentionally breaking the fight. He develops a strong dislike of Syaoran even when Syaoran and Sakura becomes allies and closer friends since he fears that Syaoran will take Sakura away from him.

Touya have the power to sense Sakura is in danger or doing “magical things”. He meets the Mirror Card who is in the form of Sakura and she injures Touya and he realize that the Mirror Card is not Sakura, even when Sakura tried to fool Touya after she captures it… meaning Touya does know Sakura’s secret even though Sakura or anybody else doesn’t know his awareness of what is going on until late in the series. He surrenders his powers to Yue since Yue has stronger abilities to protect Sakura.

Touya would often working at many jobs and a running gag that Sakura would run into him at work.

Eroil Hiiragizawa

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Eriol Hiiragizawa is the one half of the reincarnation of Clow Reed (while Sakura’s father is the second half). He moves to Japan to where he quickly befriends Sakura while making Syaoran jealous in the process.

Eriol would cause magical disasters to force Sakura to change the Clow Cards into Star Cards. Eriol is older than he looks and he watches Sakura and Syaoran although that is creepy that he could and may have watch them when they are taking a shower. In the end, Eriol confronts Sakura and challenges her into a battle and if she does not defeat him before sunrise, all of Tomoeda will be asleep forever. She does win.

COMMUNES WITH A WILD ANIMAL.

Keroberos with either a bear or a lion so he would count as a “wild animal” either way.

MUST PROVE HIS COURAGE.

Sakura was first scared and reluctant about going into battle but after some convincing she is willing to capture the cards before they can destroy the world. Sakura gets braver fast and at every confrontation with a Clow Card, she proves her courage to make sure that a Clow Card is captured and not cause havoc on the world. This will continue to the third season when Eirol test her on numerous dangerous situation.

Another example is when she fights Yue and she refuses to fight him because of Julian. But in the end she does whatever she can to defeat Yue but not hurt him.

PERFORMS UNCONSCIOUS MAGICAL FEAT.

This “idea” happens very often in this series since Sakura, Syaoran, and numerous others performs magical feat like casting fire, water, lightning, mirror images, deadly stones, and etc.

Lets see one example…

MENTOR AND GUARDIAN

Keroberos is the mentor and guardian for Sakura and then also Yue when he becomes an ally. Kerobero would often give his knowledge of Clow Reed and the Clow Cards to be utilize for Sakura and Syaoran to use. Yue is more of the “life lesson” mentor, like Dumbledore.

SATANIC VILLAIN

Although their are no major villains in this series, Eriol is the closet to a villain since he puts a lot of people in harm’s way just to have Sakura to change her cards into Star Cards and give her one final test after she turned all her cards into Star Cards.

In the first movie there is a major villain that tried to harm Sakura and her friends just to get revenge on Clow Reed who is already dead.

I wished they later have deadly villains that threat the world and Sakura and the others must prevent them by using the Clow Cards and any abilities they have.

WILLY THE WIZARD’S CLAIM

  1. The main characters completed the main task using information gained from helpers
    1. Just like how the “cast of series introduced, Sakura gains help and gaining information Syaoran, Keroberos, Yue, Eriol (in the second movie), Syaoran’s mother and etc.
  2. The main task for the main characters involved the rescue of human hostages imprisoned by a community of half-human, half-animal creatures.t
    1. This sort of happened in the first movie when the villain captures Syaoran, Touya, Meling, and Yukito in a prison bubble and Sakura must figure out to save them while getting aid from Keroberos and Syaoran’s mother.
  3. These too can be dealt with quite shortly. Both tasks involve overcoming a physical barrier and rescuing the prisoners from an isolated location, an island in WTW and the lake bottom in Goblet. Further, the prisoners are held by communities of half-human, half-animal people, the Kanganatives in WTW and the merpeople in Goblet.
    1. For Sakura to get back to where her friends and family are kept, she must go through a physical barrier to save her four friends (the exact number of hostages that Harry Potter have to save) from not a lake, but a underwater sewers of Hong Kong.
  4. Both Willy and Harry are transported by various magical means including touching magical devices such as a dagger, a tall retort pipe and a velvet ladder in the case of WTW (to Napoleon’s Castle), and an old boot in the case of Goblet (to the Quidditch World Cup). Both books also involve magical trains but they have very different purposes. In WTW, the trains do not appear to have any destination but provide somewhere for the wizards to play chess. In Goblet, the Hogwarts Express takes the young wizards to school.
    1. Sakura was able to teleport through a book and a wishing well (just like InuYasha) to go into where the fortune teller is keeping her friends and family.

I am a huge fan of the Japanese Dub but certainly not the American dub since there were so many missteps that got annoying and repetitive pretty fast. With the American dub aside, I am a fan of this series to the point that I made Sakura and Syaoran in my “justice league” team of Anime, Storm Fighters.

FINAL NOTES

It is clear that the Bogside Artists are scared of these kids since they avoid acknowledging or seeing them countless times. Maybe another reason why the Bogside Artists are scared of them because they now any of these kids could beat their asses and maybe have beaten their asses since they avoid them so much.

To further demonstrate the magnitude Card Captor Sakura is… there is a music video about it…

CONCLUSION

I also have to note that it seems that Bogside Artists believe that no one have watched any of these shows or people don’t have the ability to be an Anime fan. Even people who aren’t Anime fans and never will, they must have at least some fun and entertainment childhood that would have their own insights about “precedents” or have the ability to do research that many other stories and works have these “stolen” ideas too. Clearly the Bogside Artists does not know what is a “childhood” let alone have one to experience how much we know about “precedents” through research and experience alone instead of what Rowling’s “PR” are telling us. Sadly the Bogside Artists believe that we don’t have the abilities to learn about “precedents” through research or/and experience, such as Anime and Manga fans and being Anime and Manga fans. Because the Bogside Artists are pathetic and stupid enough to think of it is ever possible to be Anime and Manga fans so they can learn “precedents” for themselves does not mean it is not possible for everyone.

Also they arrogantly and ignorantly refuse to acknowledge any evidence, sources, and references that I have laid out on my blogs and they expect that you are stupid enough to not notice them too like they are stupid enough to think that none of you have the ability to watch or be an Anime/Manga fan which further demonstrates their stupidity and arrogance. Also they claim (William Kelly especially) I and many others have deluded watching these shows as they have never existed despite all the evidence countering that or it is impossible to watch Anime or read Manga. Isn’t sad that someone claim that your childhood never happened? But it is proven that they don’t know what a childhood is let alone experienced one. The Bogside Artists is nothing but a joke whom will make any stupid and idiotic claim to defend themselves even the claims have no logic at all, but “logic” also doesn’t exist for the Bogside Artists.

ARE YOU AN ANIME FAN? POST IN THE COMMENTS

One last thing I have to say before signing out is “ANIME AND ANIME FANS ARE HERE!”.

REFERENCES

Tajiri, Satoshi. Pokmeon. 1 Apr. 1997. Television.

CLAMP. Card Captor Sakura. 7 Apr. 1998. Television.

Tomoita, Sukehiro. Sailor Moon. 7 Mar. 1992. Television.

Takeuchi, Naoko. Sailor Moon :. Los Angeles, CA.: Mixx Entertainment, 1998. Print.

CLAMP. Card Captor Sakura. Tokyo: Kodansha, 1996. Print.

Card Captor Sakura: The Movie. Dir. Morio Asaka. Madhouse, 1999. DVD.

Cardcaptor Sakura 2: The Sealed Card. Dir. Morio Asaka. Madhouse, 2000. DVD.

Pokemon: The Movie 2000. Dir. Kunihiko Yuyama. OLM, Inc, 1999. Film.

Pokémon 3: The Movie. By Michael Haigney and Kunihiko Yuyama. OLM, Inc, Toho, and Warner Bro., 2001. Film.

Pokémon 4ever. Dir. Kunihiko Yuyama and Jim Malone. Prod. Choji Yoshuikawa and Kathy Borland. By Hideki Sonoda and Michael Haigney. Perf. Veronica Taylor. Toho and Warner Brothers, 2001. DVD.

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http://ccs.wikia.com/wiki/Meiling_Li

http://ccs.wikia.com/wiki/Cerberus

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How Popular are Star Wars, Anime/Manga, and Power Rangers Compare what the Bogside Artists Believe?

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I already talked about how Power Rangers, Star Wars, and the Anime/Manga Industry in my “JK Rowling is Not a Plagiarist: Star Wars, Joseph Campbell, and Power Rangers”, “JK Rowling is Not a Plagiarist: Bogside Artists vs. Anime/Manga”, and “68 Reasons Why We Should Not Believe the Bogside Artists’ Claims of Plagiarism” blogs, but another issue is the popularity, fandom, and fame that the Power Rangers, Star Wars, and Anime/Manga industry has, which the Bogside Artists believe they don’t have or at least very little of it.

I have been a Anime/Manga fan since my late years of elementary school and getting into middle school, starting with Sailor Moon, Pokemon, and Dragon Ball Z. I have been a Power Rangers fan since the first grade but I lost interest when the show has gotten to Lost Galaxy (Season 7) as well as a lot of fans from the early Mighty Morphin days. Then my interest for Power Rangers returned in 2010 when I was writing for my Storm Fighters fanfiction. I never became a major fan of the Star Wars franchise, but I know what “stolen” ideas in the movies when I see it. I do know are a huge popularity and fandom on the Star Wars franchise, Power Rangers franchise, and the Anime/Manga industry thanks due to their countless city conventions devoted to them and their major continuous run after so many years with high praises or worship. Unfortunately the Bogside Artists believe that Star Wars, Power Rangers, and Anime and Manga have no or very little fan base to the point that people wouldn’t know that Star Wars, Power Rangers, and Anime/Manga has these “stolen” ideas for their own stories.

The Bogside Artists admitted they don’t know “anything” about Star Wars, Power Rangers, or Anime/Manga, but their high arrogance and ignorance made them believes that a lot of people don’t know “anything” about them either, such as they believe that a lot of people are too stupid to know that there are more than one Anime/Manga series even though obvious evidences and facts proven otherwise. Because Barry Cunningham was involved in “Ironfist Chinmi”, they believe that all or many other Anime/Manga series are involved in Rowling’s “propaganda” to drive people away to believe that Rowling is a “plagiarist”, sounds like a true fascist.

The Bogside Artists think themselves a “know it all” and the best beings in the worlds but they are too stupid to notice the pictures and videos (as my evidences and facts) on my other blogs, so they believe that other people are too stupid to notice them too since they think they are better than everyone else and nobody else has better knowledge, mind skills, or intelligence than them, even though a lot of moments have proven otherwise.

Anime and Manga industry are very popular and has high momentum across the world, even though the Bogside Artists think otherwise and using a very pathetic Chinese government media style by trying to convince people that there is only one Anime/Manga series or Cunningham involved with ONE Anime/Manga series means the entire Anime/Manga industry are involved. I am a huge Anime/Manga fan and I wouldn’t write a lot of fan fiction stories if I was not. But lets see how popular Anime and Manga is….

Starting with Anime Conventions….

Now Anime AMVs…..

and a concert video…

How about fan art?

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Don’t expect that the Bogside Artists having the intelligence or bravery to notice these pictures and videos or the Bogside Artists would think YOU would notice the pictures or videos on this blogs since they haven’t notice the pictures or expect other people to notice the pictures and videos on my other blogs.

Why did I put a picture of Doug Walker (aka the Nostalgia Critic) in the beginning? Well…

So the Nostalgia Critic has proven and show more of the fanbase and momentum of the Anime/Manga industry, especially on the Dragon Ball series. Kyle Hubert voices the narrator and Gohan, my favorite character of the entire Dragon Balls series.

Now for the Power Rangers… Power Rangers has been around since 1993 and it has gone for twenty seasons now with two movies (both movies are bad). Each season or series they have a cast, villains, powers beyond any human being (in some cases alien beings) have ever seen (and having a cast, villains, and powers are among the three elements that the Bogside Artists claim Rowling stole from them) but the Bogside Artists believe nobody has the ability to find out that Power Rangers DO have villains, a cast, powers beyond belief and etc…, one example that the commented that I lied that Power Rangers (and Star Wars) have villains, have a cast, etc… in my “”JK Rowling is Not a Plagiarist: Star Wars, Joseph Campbell, and Power Rangers” blog.

Let’s see what evidence that shows and proves Power Rangers has huge fandom and momentum starting with the videos….

Barbara Goodson still got it….

and the BlackNerdComedy has a high reference towards Power Rangers…

Plus the NoPinkSpandex on You Tube have huge raves on the Power Rangers francise (http://www.youtube.com/user/nopinkspandex).

Again don’t be surprise if and when the Bogside Artists will make it obvious that they are too stupid or/and too ignorant to notice these three videos to prove the major momentum, fandom, and popularity of Power Rangers since the Bogside Artists made it obvious that they believe Power Rangers have no or very little popularity, fandom, or momentum because how they could come to Rowling’s defense.

Lewis Lovhaug (aka Linkara) has been doing good video reviews on the History of Power Rangers up to Mystic Force and currently working on Operation Overdrive (which Linkara have stated the worst season of the Power Rangers franchise). He unintentionally pointed out a lot of the ideas and elements that the Bogside Artists and Willy the Wizard claim that Rowling “stole” from them such as each series have villains, a cast of series introduced, communes with wild animals, and etc. Here is an interview on Linkara on his life and nostalgic feeling towards Power Rangers…

Now for the fan art…

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Personally I really want to go over my favorite top 10 episodes or saga of the entire franchise to show my nostalgia feelings towards Power Rangers…

10. POWER RANGERS PUNKS (MIGHTY MORPHIN SEASON 1)

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In elementary school, a friend and me always reenact the battle against the Toad Monster so personally this episode has the most nostalgic feel for my childhood back at the first grade.

9. GREEN WITH EVIL five parters (MIGHTY MORPHIN SEASON 1)

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I really find this story very complex, dark, and original compare to other kids shows at its time. For sixteen episodes the five Power Rangers have been defeating Rita Repulsa’s monsters. But then she finds a worthy and strong candidate to be her evil Green Ranger, Tommy Oliver is introduced into this episode and he became the biggest and most popular character in the entire Power Rangers franchise. The Green Ranger gave the Power Rangers the biggest problems up to this point by cutting the access and knowledge of Zordon and is able to defeat the Power Rangers in battle. The reason I see this story and plot become very complex is because the Power Rangers loses a lot in the first episode, then in the second episode they began recovering a little by defeating the Green Ranger, but then Jason is captured and is force to fight Goldar without his morpher. Part three, Jason is force to fight the Green Rangers and then is able to survive and escape. Part four, the Power Rangers are just barely hanging on and then they endure their worst defeat, but in the end they find out that Tommy is the Green Ranger to use to their advantage. Part five, they get Zordon back, Tommy is return to the good side, and then he joins the Power Ranger theme.

8. RETURN OF AN OLD FRIEND (MIGHTY MORPHIN SEASON 1)

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Tommy is my favorite character of the Mighty Morphin days to Turbo, and here gets to return to the cast the Green Ranger. Tommy lost his powers in The Green Candle saga due to a magical green candle by Rita Repulsa created. Then he returns after Jason, Kimberly, Trini, Zach, and Billy surrender their power coins to Goldar in exchange of their kidnapped parents, but of course Goldar doesn’t hold up his end of the bargain. Then they get Tommy back and he gets his powers back by borrowing some of Zordon’s powers. This episode is a very memorable episode for me and it is the one that I like to rewatch on my VHS tapes and now online.

7. TO THE TENTH POWER (LOST GALAXY SEASON 7)

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This is the first OFFICIAL team up between two teams… yes there is a team up between the Zeo and Alien Rangers in Zeo but To the Tenth Power is more annual. This is when I was starting to lose interest of Power Rangers and I remember watching this episode and I found that I really like it and very memorable to me. Now I find this episode very epic and has a very good story with great fight choreography for a kids show. In the next episode in the “Power with Pink” we get a first where a Power Ranger dies but she comes back to life in the end of Lost Galaxy with no explanation why.

6. FOREVER RED (WILD FORCE SEASON 10)

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Wild Force is when I totally lost interest in Power Rangers and I only watch Power Rangers once in every few months, but this the episode I watch for the first time and I remember seeing all of my heroes from my Power Rangers days, such as Tommy and Jason. When I saw this for the first time, I had a lot of nostalgia feelings, flashback, and memories when I saw Tommy, Jason, and TJ. Plus I like the fact to see a ranger from each series coming together against the Machine Empire or the Big Bad Beetleborgs if you might call it. The only problem is that I have is the end when Cole use his Wild Force Rider to destroy Serpentera that destroyed an entire planet.

5. DAY OF THE DUMPSTER (MIGHTY MORPHIN SEASON 1)

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This is the first and the pilot episode of the Power Rangers franchise so this episode have major nostalgic feel to me. Despite the logic having “five teenagers with attitude” instead of five people who have proper training like in the military, the show still give me a good reason why these would be chosen as Power Rangers. Then again in the Captain Marvel comics, a “wise” wizard chose a 12 year old kid Billy Batson to be a Superman like superhero so who am I to judge? It took three tries to get the pilot that they want, the first one make the Power Rangers a bunch of fighting punks from a street gang and the acting and graphics are hideous and laughable at best and their is a different actress Aurdi DuBois playing Trini. At the time the show was independent and then it was bought by Fox to allow to give the show a bigger budget and reshoot the pilot. Then the second episode is nowhere bad as the first pilot, but the graphics and some of the small plots became a major problem. Then we got the pilot we got.

4. WHITE LIGHT (MIGHTY MORPHIN SEASON 2)

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Again, Tommy became my favorite character on the entire Power Rangers franchise. Tommy permanently lost his Green Ranger powers (until the Legend War in 2014) in Green No More after using up all the borrowed powers from Zordon. Then White Light made Tommy a permanent character on the show until Passing the Torch in Turbo and then coming back in Dino Thunder as the Black Dino Ranger. The writers and creators of Power Rangers were able to come up with a solution to make a Tommy permanent character without relying reused stock footage from Super Sentai. Even though the White Rangers was used from a different Sentai series than the original five are from.

Originally Jason David Frank played Tommy was going to play Ryan Steele in Saban’s VR Troopers and Brad Hawkins who actually played Ryan Steele in VR Troopers was going to play the White Ranger but somehow the roles was switched… and thank god for it.

3. DESTINY DEFEATED (TIME FORCE SEASON 9)

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Time Force is one of my favorite Power Rangers series due to its good and mature story with an overall good acting. In the beginning of Time Force Jen was in love with Alex and Wes just joined the team with a lot of doubts from the three other rangers (Trip didn’t have doubts, instead he was on board Wes being the Red Ranger), Jenn especially. Then Alex came back to the Red Time Force Ranger, alienated all four of his teammates, and they all mutinied against Alex and supported Wes to take over as the Red Rangers and their leader (including Jenn who is Alex’s fiancee and lover), by this time they fully accepted Wes as their teammate and not Alex. Plus the anti-hero Power Ranger, Eric was starting to be caring and being closer to the Time Force after being very competitive and distant since the character began in Worlds Apart.

2. COUNTDOWN TO DESTRUCTION (IN SPACE SEASON 6)

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Countdown to Destruction was suppose to the series finale, but the ratings were the highest than they are ever before so they decide to go for one more season. Countdown to Destruction is the last episode to the Zordon era if you don’t count Lost Galaxy or Mega Force since some of them count them as part of the Zordon era. I have a very high monumental and nostalgia feel to me because I am from where Power Rangers had six constant and continuous storyline instead of fourteen separate seasons, plot, and storyline  with the exception of the team up episodes. The kids of Power Rangers today would never get to know the feeling of continuous and constant seasons, no I do not count Samurai and Super Samurai because between the three Mighty Morphin seasons, they did shake things up while keeping the same storyline. The only way the kids of Power Rangers today would get a Zordon era feel if Saban would get over his “giving actors too much power” nonsense and try to keep the actors long as he can.

1. THE PSYCHO RANGERS SAGA (IN SPACE SEASON 6)

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The Psycho Rangers were the best saga of the entire franchise since it was complex, dark, and very unpredictable. The Psycho Rangers where evil Power Rangers that can read and analyze of how their color counterparts fight, meaning they can out think them in battle. The reason they don’t finish off the Power Rangers is because the main villain, Astronema tied their energy directly to a higher ranking boss Dark Spector and draining his powers so Astronema could be the top anarchy of the United Alliance of Evil.

The Power Rangers manage to defeat the Psycho Rangers little by little but it is not easily done… Psycho Pink is the first to fall but that because the Psycho Rangers own obsessions keep them from cooperating from each other. Psycho Blue goes down next in Five of a Kind. What I like about his episode is the Rangers thinking outside of the box to defeat the Psychos instead having countless force logic to defeat a monster like the episodes that came before and after. Then Psycho Red, Yellow, and Black go down next… but they are not quite done yet. The Psycho Rangers return in Ghost of the Machine but then the Psycho Rangers are reduced to data cards.

Then To the Tenth Power came in, capture the Galaxy Rangers with the exception of Leo, the Red Galaxy Ranger who came to rescue them with Andros and Mike (Manga Defender) by his side. Then the other Space Rangers came in and then s*%t starting to happen and permanently defeated the Psycho Rangers, with the exception of the Pink Psycho Ranger who came back to the Power of Pink where she does actually kill Kendricks (the Pink Galaxy Ranger).

Does this prove me as a Power Rangers fan? It wouldn’t surprise me that the Bogside Artists would arrogantly ignore this or claim this is all a lie and these episodes or saga never happened, like they claim that I lied that Lord Zedd is a villain in Power Rangers.

You must be thinking what I think about the upcoming Legend War

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I really can’t wait for it and hope it it not a big let down like the Lost Galaxy/Lightspeed team up. I know all the actors won’t return due to budget, union, and agreement issues. I am glad that Jason David Frank will return to the Legend War and the big shocker would be Danny Slavin who plays Leo in Lost Galaxy after his disputes during Lightspeed (even though he did return for Forever Red) and becoming a good and successful financial lawyer in Phoenix after never doing interviews or attending conventions about his Power Rangers history.

For Star Wars… like I said I am not a true Star Wars fan, I only watch the movies every now and then and I know what “stolen” element or idea when I see it when watching Star Wars. I watch the documentary “Star Wars: A Legacy Reveled” that explains how can a story can proceed and what “stolen” elements should a story have…

Let’s see in the video of how many “stolen” ideas that are both in “Harry Potter” and “Travels with Li Po” that are also in Star Wars or mentioned from the documentary… http://www.travelswithlipo.com/omhp.PDF

The documentary should give an insight on the popularity and momentum of Star Wars since the documentary got distributed by the History Channel and has insights and interviews from numerous literature historians, politicians, filmmakers, and etc. The Bogside Artists call the people in the documentary liars and Rowling paid them to mislead people in their interviews, even though the documentary is based on Star Wars for the most of the time. The only time that Harry Potter is mentioned through out the whole documentary is a quote and insights from Peter Jackson.

Speaking of similarities, does these look familiar?

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Interesting the girl in the right looks a lot similar to Kagome from InuYasha on the left.

To prove more of my love and devotion to Anime and Manga, here are some of my favorite Anime/Manga characters (just don’t expect the Bogside Artists to be smart enough or believe you are smart or brave enough to notice the pictures below)…

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Is this enough? I still do not have ALL of my favorite characters, but I believe this would be enough to convince that I am an Anime/Manga fan and have enough experience and lessons to know what I am talking about. Yes, I do like Katz Kobayashi and he is a guilty pleasure of mine. Sadly that very likely that the Bogside Artists would call me a liar and would arrogantly ignore these pictures entirely like they have in the past.

The Bogside Artists only countered against my side of the argument with further proof of their ignorance, arrogance, and stupidity. They constantly and fully ignore all of my evidence like third party resources, pictures, and videos, but they believe that people are stupid enough to not notice them too because their numerous acts and beliefs that they have the best abilities in the world so nobody could and would do no better than them, like do or see more. Since the Bogside Artists admitted that they don’t know anything about Anime, they act like nobody has the ability or knowledge to do better.
I met numerous people that know, watched, or/and is a major fan of either Anime/Manga, Star Wars, or Power Rangers to see my evidence and point to know what I am talking about. The Bogside Artists does not know how to make a strong and believable case and argument, starting with THIRD PARTY SOURCES and EVIDENCE like my pictures, videos, and references.

Let’s see if you notice and check them. Furthermore, do you know how popular are the Anime/Manga industry, Power Ranges, and Star Wars? Have I proven enough how popular are the Power Rangers, Star Wars, and the Anime/Manga industry from what the Bogside Artists are stating otherwise. It is easy to guess or figure out that many people watch Power Rangers, Star Wars, Anime and read Manga to see and witness the “stolen” ideas and elements that both Rowling and the Bogside Artists have used.

Them able to use these “stolen” ideas prove and show that influences for ideas are anywhere and everywhere so there are millions and millions of possibilities where Rowling got her “similar” ideas, just like how the countless and countless of individual writers and creators from Star Wars, Power Rangers, and Anime/Manga industry. Since these “stolen” have been use more than a few hundred of times within and beyond of Star Wars, Power Rangers, and Anime/Manga industry come to show and prove how these “stolen” ideas and elements are easy to think of and come up with. If they can think of it, anyone can…. including Rowling…. but unfortunately the Bogside Artists are too stupid and ignorant to realize these facts.

PS… How hard is it to notice any of the pictures, videos, and third party sources in the reference section or expect people to not notice the pictures, videos, or the third party sources in the reference section in my blogs? Ask the Bogside Artists since they do that 250% of the time. And what idea gave them that nobody knows or witnessed either Star Wars, Power Rangers, or various Anime/Manga.

I think the video below is a lot of people’s rightful reaction when they find out that you (the Bogside Artists) failed to notice the pictures, videos, and sources or expect people to not notice the pictures, videos, or sources…    V

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My Favorite Anime/Manga Characters Vs. The Bogside Artists and the Willy the Wizard family and friends.

WELCOME TO WHAT I CALL THE “FICTIONAL WAR” SINCE THERE IS AN UNOFFICIAL WAR BETWEEN THE BOGSIDE ARTISTS, THE TRUSTEES AND ESTATE OF WILLY THE WIZARD AND ROWLING’S ENEMIES VS. JK ROWLING AND THE ANIME AND MANGA INDUSTRY.

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I am an Anime and Manga fan for a long time, but the Bogside Artists do not believe that is possible because Anime and Manga could prove that JK Rowling did not plagiarize anyone, especially from the Bogside Artists’ “Travels with Li Po” and Adrian Jacobs’ “Willy the Wizard”.

I do have my favorite Anime and Manga characters and series. I also have guilty pleasures around certain Anime or Manga characters and series that I do like. When I say guilty pleasure, I know a character is disliked by many fans but I end up liking that character. I know I already have done “My Favorite Anime Characters”, but this time it is to prove that I am an Anime and Manga fan. No matter how much I tried, even with the proof and evidence; the Bogside Artists reject the creation of these characters and the series that these characters are in. Hell, they even reject the existence of Star Wars and Power Rangers except accusing them of working with Rowling.

YAHIKO MYOJIN (RUROUNI KENSHIN)

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Yahiko Myojin is my favorite Anime/Manga character period, but the Bogside Artists does not think it is possible because they believe Yahiko and Rurouni Kenshin was never created or the Rurouni Kenshin series are associated with JK Rowling. So no one could have watch the Anime series or read the Manga; despite the millions and millions of evidence and sources say that Yahiko and the Rurouni Kenshin series was created. The Bogside Artists also accused the Rurouni Kenshin series associating with Rowling, and it is just a hoax by Rowling.

Anyway, I love this character. He represents the younger audience since he is a young hardcore character without superpowers. He is like a younger Robin but rarely becomes a damsel in distress. He started as nothing but then worked his way as a young bad ass and hardcore character, so he grew with a lot of character development.

For the last ten years, I am working on a fan fiction story called “Storm Fighters”, which is based on a Justice League and Power Rangers like superhero team, and Yahiko is the leader of this superhero team.

KOHAKU (INUYASHA)

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Kohaku is my favorite character in the InuYasha series, but the Bogside Artists call me a liar and they accuse Kohaku and the entire InuYasha series was never created and they are just lies putting in by Rowling or the series are associated with Rowling, despite the evidence saying that is not true. Hell, InuYasha is my favorite Anime/Manga series and Rurouni Kenshin is close second.

Kohaku started as a timid kid that is afraid of going into battle. He dies after being controlled by Naraku and forcing him to kill his father and demon slayer comrades (except his sister Sango), but he is brought back to life. Later he regains his memory and becomes a stronger and braver demon slayer since he first started and could fully resist Naraku’s control. I felt he had the most character development in the InuYasha series.

SYAORAN LI and SAKURA KINOMOTO (CARD CAPTOR SAKURA)

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I love Card Captor Sakura in the Japanese version, but I hated the American dub version. I did like the American dub as a kid, so I did not know any better, but as an adult I started to notice the problems of the American dub to the point it became painful to watch.

I loved the romance between Li Syaoran and Sakura Kintomoto.

Just like how I like Yahiko Myojin and Kohaku, the Bogside Artists calls me a liar since they act like Li Syaoran and the Card Captor Sakura series never existed and they accused it was a lie by Rowling and her associates. Where is the evidence or logic based on that?

Syaoran started as an arrogant kid who wanted the collect the Clow Cards on his own but quickly his tune change, except for the American dub version where it took a lot longer if never at all to develop that personality. Syaoran later falls in love with Sakura and later Sakura falls in love with him.

Sakura starts off as an average and typical 10 year old school girl, but that changes when she releases the cards, and she must get them back, or otherwise the world is doomed. She first is dismissive about being a card captor, but she braves up. She first has a crush on her older brother’s best friend, Yukito Tsukinshiro, but he rejects her so she moves on to Syaoran.

Syaoran and Sakura are also in my “Storm Fighters” fan fiction story, but the Bogside Artists rejects this fact too with no evidence or logic to back that accusation up.

INUYASHA (INUYASHA)

I like the InuYasha series because it has many really good characters, and one of them is the main character, InuYasha. He is an ultimate bad ass and a likable character. He is the alpha male that every fan boy wants to be; strong, bad ass, and does not take non-sense from anyone. Again, the Bogside Artists still call me a liar, and act like the character InuYasha and the InuYasha series never were created, but it is all just a hoax and a conspiracy. Another accusation that InuYasha is associated with Rowling and Bloomsbury Inc. so no one would believe that they “plagiarized” Willy the Wizard or Travels with Li Po. I know that “InuYasha does not exist” and “InuYashsa associated with Rowling” accusation clashes but they made them.

SAILOR MOON AND SAILOR VENUS (SAILOR MOON)

I do like the Sailor Moon series, even though I am a guy. I found myself liking Sailor Moon and Sailor Venus. Again, the Bogside Artists calls me a liar and act like Sailor Moon was never created or at least the Sailor Moon series is associated with Rowling except it is just a hoax and conspiracies caused by JK Rowling. Anyway, have anyone watched Sailor Moon?

Sailor Moon opened the gateway of the Anime and Manga world for the American audience.

GOHAN (DRAGON BALL SERIES)

I do love Dragon Ball Z, and my favorite character is Gohan. He became a well develop character, and he had the potential of being the main hero during the Cell saga; then Goku fans want Goku be the main hero, and Gohan got shove off to the side. Then he was pushed to be a side character in Dragon Ball GT, and it became a major misstep in Dragon Ball GT.

But again, the Bogside Artists calls me a liar about being a Gohan fan because they do not believe it is possible to be a Gohan fan since they act like Gohan, or the Dragon Ball franchise never happened or the Dragon Ball franchise are associated with JK Rowling and her associates. The Bogside Artists have accused Dragon Ball to be lies and conspiracies by JK Rowling and her associates. And they wonder why nobody takes them seriously?

KATZ KOBAYASHI (GUNDAM SEIRES)

Remember when I said I had a couple guilt pleasures of what Anime characters that I liked? Well Katz Kobayashi became my biggest guilty pleasure of liking an Anime character. I know he has a major reckless personality, and he never learns from his mistakes, but I seem to notice he falls in the pattern that Batman, or James Bond that falls in.

He is one of my main characters in my “Storm Fighters” fan fiction.

The Bogside Artists claimed that I lied of liking this character because they act as if Gundam was never created and accuse Gundam as a hoax and a coverup by Rowling and her associates. Does anyone notice a pattern of stupidity and ignorance by the Bogside Artists?

TOBOE (WOLF’S RAIN)

Toboe is young and innocent that wants and does so much. Toboe is a young wolf who joins three other wolves to find “Paradise”. By far he is physically the weakest of the four, but the most determined and generous. He is the first of the four wolves to die, but he comes back to life… How? Why? Oh who in the hell cares? He is on of my favorite Anime character, but I have to address again, the Bogside Artists calls me a liar without any evidence or logic to back it up. They also act like Wolf’s Rain never happened and also accused it as being lies and conspiracies by JK Rowling and her associates.

Toboe is also one of my main characters in my “Storm Fighters” fan fiction story.

JIM HAWKING (OUTLAW STAR)

Jim Hawking is a genius and a good computer hacker since his father was the world’s greatest computer hacker. Jim Hawking is one of my favorite Anime characters and a underrated character just like the Outlaw Star series that did not do good in Japan.

OK, I want you to take a guess how the Bogside Artists respond to this? Yes, they call me a liar that I like Jim Hawking since they act as it is not possible that anyone because they believe Outlaw Star was not created or Outlaw Star is associated with Rowling along with the entire Anime/Manga industry. You may guess by now they accuse Outlaw Star to be part of a coverup, and conspiracy by JK Rowling and her associates, if that makes any sense, but I guess making sense is not possible for them.

Jim is also a main character in my “Storm Fighters” fan fiction story along with his quick love interest Hanmyo.

THE FIVE MAIN CHARACTERS IN GUNDAM WING

Gundam Wing is one of my Anime and Gundam series since all five Gundam fighters are just simply bad ass. But if I had to choose one out of the five to be my favorite; it is Heero Yuy. He starts as a cold killing machine, but as the series goes on, he started to warm up and learn some of his major mistakes. Duo Maxwell is a goofball and remains close to Heero Yuy at the end of the series.

Again, the Bogside Artists is still calling me a liar since they act like there is no Gundam franchise created and accused it is all a lie and a conspiracy by JK Rowling.

NARUTO

Naurto started like Serena from Sailor Moon; Naruto started as a ditzy, klutzy, and airhead person, but Naruto had more reasons why that is. Naruto has to grow up without his parents, and extreme prejudice by the village because he holds the Nine-Tailed Fox. Naruto gets stronger quickly, and then gaining the respect from the village, and especially from his fellow ninjas. Hell, Naruto’s storyline began like how Harry Potter went through growing up, they grew up without their parents and a lot of prejudice. However the Bogside Artists accused Naruto to never been created, and accused Naruto to be nothing but a hoax by JK Rowling or at least the Naruto series is associated with Rowling.

ASH KETCHUM (POKEMON)

For the past couple of years; I have lost interest in Pokemon, except for a few of movies. I am still a fan of Ash Ketchum, and I hope he would win a tournament as he has not won one since the Orange League. It does not help that they keep changing cast and Ash never grows or ages.

I also like it how he is popular with the ladies since he had a lot of young ladies to have crushes on him like Misty, May, Macey, Angie, Dawn, Iris and etc.

The Bogside Artists has also called me a liar since they believe it is not possible to watch Pokemon as they claim Pokemon was never created or associated with Rowling and Bloomsbury Inc., and it is all nothing but a hoax, and a conspiracy by JK Rowling. Pokemon was one of the biggest Anime series in the late 1990’s, and early 2000’s, but the Bogside Artists refuse to believe it.

YUSUKE URAMESHI (YU YU HAKUSHO)

 
Yusuke Urameshi was a bad ass who started a troublemaker; until he got killed by a car. Then he got brought back to life to become a spirit detective to protect the world from evil demons and spirits. It is more like InuYasha, but most of the heroes are humans, or “angel” spirits.
However, the Bogside Artists called me a liar since they claim it is not possible to be a fan of Yusuke, and they claim that there is no Yusuke Urameshi created, or there is no Yu Yu Hakusho created all together or the series is also associated with Rowling.

CONAN EDOGAWA (DETECTIVE CONAN/CASE CLOSED)

I am a major fan of the Detective Conan series and it made me be drawn into the Sherlock Holmes series. The reasons that I have never used Detective Conan as an example is because that I do not see a lot of ideas or elements that are similar to Harry Potter, Willy the Wizard, or Travels with Li Po.

I find it amusing how a 7 year old (even though Conan is actually 17 years old) could solve a lot of crime investigations in the way of how his hero Sherlock Holmes solves mysteries. The parts that I do not like his how ignorant and forgetful people in the series can be because Conan is a kid. They do not think Conan could solve crime mysteries despite showing he can on numerous occasions or forget Conan has a high knowledge on something even though there are big hints saying that he does, for example, Ran does not think Conan would not know anything about Sherlock Holmes even though Conan is pointing out a lot of Sherlock Holmes references in the past hour, and a virtual Professor Moriarty calls Conan a “young Sherlock Holmes” after Conan figured out he is Professor Moriarty but then four minutes later, Ran forgets all that because Conan is a kid. They also do not think a kid could speak more than one language or could go to Hawaii and back. People do not think it is possible for a kid to go to Hawaii and back is pretty hard to swallow.

For the Bogside Artists, they call me a liar on this and they still accused Detective Conan to be a hoax and a lie to be put in by JK Rowling so no one will believe that she “plagiarized” Travels with Li Po and Willy the Wizard.

RONIN WARRIORS

I am a fan of every main character of the Ronin Warriors series. The plot and themes are similar to Sailor Moon, Gundam Wing, and Power Rangers. This time it is five teenagers in magical samurai armors to fight against the evil Dynasty. If I have to choose one out the five as my most favorite, it would be a tie between Ryo and Rowen.
However, the Bogside Artists calls me a liar because they act as Ronin Warriors was never created; so they do not think it is possible for anyone to watch Ronin Warriors. The Bogside Artists believes that Ronin Warriors is a hoax and a conspiracy caused by JK Rowling. Have any of you watch the Ronin Warriors series? Because I ask is because the Bogside Artists claim that that is not possible for anyone.
PAZU (CASTLE IN THE SKY) AND HAKU (SPIRITED AWAY)
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Some of you might be wondering does a Hayao Miyazaki movie should be considered an Anime? In my personal opinion; it is an Anime. So that is why I am bringing Pazu as my favorite Anime characters. He is strong and smart for a 13-year old, and he is like Belle from Beauty and the Beast when it comes of being a flawless character, but Pazu is more of a “getting his hands dirty” character. He charms Sheeta and is willing to help her and make sure that the Joker… I mean Colonel Muska (Mark Hamill plays both the Joker and Colonel Muska) does not get what he wants. I found myself liking this character.
For Haku; he is like Pazu when it comes to flawlessness, but Haku has a cold nature, but he ends up caring for Chihiro when he meets her. In a typical Hayao Miyazaki element that a young boy and a girl falls in love with each other, but this time they do not end up together except leaving it to the fans and viewers perspective of what happens next. In my personal opinion; they end up in school together and they got married… THE END. When it comes to Anime, I am a huge fan of young love.
However the Bogside Artists has called me a liar since they accused that there is no Hayao Miyazaki movies created and he is all part of a conspiracy for JK Rowling so she can get away of plagiarizing Willy the Wizard and Travels with Li Po.
SANGO (INUYASHA)

I do admire Sango because she is one of the best fictional female characters. InuYasha is a great series with many bad ass, strong, and complex characters. Sango’s mostly involves around her little brother Kohaku since he is force by Naraku to do his murderous and evil deeds, and Sango intends to save him from Naraku’s grasp. Sango is willing to accept the consequences in saving her brother.
As you can remember what I said earlier, the Bogside Artists has called me a liar about my experiences with InuYasha, and they accused there is no InuYasha series created, but it is just a hoax and conspiracy by JK Rowling so no one will believe that she “plagiarized” Willy the Wizard or Travels with Li Po.
WHAT DOES ANIME HAVE TO DO WITH PLAGIARISM ACCUSATIONS AGAINST JK ROWLING?
The estate of Willy the Wizard and Bogside Artists accused “Harry Potter” author JK Rowling of plagiarizing their work, but evidence based on Anime and Manga says that is not true. One reason is because Anime and Manga can prove Willy the Wizard and the Bogside Artists’ “Travels with Li Po” are not the only source for ideas, since sources and influence for story ideas are everywhere. Every creator and author of each Anime and Manga series got there ideas at some place with a million of possibilities. Since those million of possibilities are available to these countless Anime/Manga creators and authors, it is possible for JK Rowling too since it is that easy.  Anime and Manga also proves that many possibilities can lead to similar ideas, such have a protagonist having a group of friend or allies to help him or her (both Willy the Wizard and Bogside Artists accused JK Rowling stealing this “protagonist relying help on friends” idea from them when every Anime/Manga series have this idea too) or having a villain (another idea that the Bogside Artists accused Rowling stealing from them too).
One of the golden rules about getting ideas for a story is they are always come from somewhere and there are a million of possibilities.
Unfortunately the Bogside Arists do not think it is possible since they believe there is no Anime or Manga series but one, Ironfist Chinmi.
WTF DOES JOHN CENA AND HULK HOGAN HAS TO DO WITH ANIME?
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To my surprise… both John Cena and Hulk Hogan are both admitted Anime fans since John Cena likes “Fist of the North Star”, and Hulk Hogan is a fan of “Pokemon”. So they both can back me up that there is a lot of Anime and Manga seires, but I would not be surprised if the Bogside Artists and Rowling’s enemies would call them a liar too.
So what are you going to do Bogside Artists when Pokemonmania runs wild on you?

CONCLUSION

Not just the Bogside Artists, many of JK Rowling’s accusers disregard that it is possible to be an Anime and Manga fan because Anime and Manga could prove Rowling did not plagiarized Willy the Wizard, Travels with Li Po, or anybody else. Sad one would choose such ignorance and arrogance. Maybe why the Bogside Artists avoids acknowledging these characters (or their series) is because they are afraid of them. Wow, three of old wind bags are afraid of a bunch of fictional children that might have kicked their asses. It is clear that they do not only hate Rowling; they also hate of the Anime and Manga industry.

How is it not possible for anyone to watch Anime or read Manga? Maybe because the Bogside Artists are just too pathetic and stupid in their own life experience that it is not possible for them or it does not make any sense why they believe it is not possible for anyone to watch Anime or read Manga Come on, this is not rocket science or a artificial intelligence thinking, it is basic common sense thinking.

The Bogside Artists chooses to arrogantly ignore all the evidence that I provided like pictures, videos and sources but the Bogside Artists choose to not even notice them due to their own arrogance, ignorance, and cowardice. I wouldn’t be surprised if the Bogside Artists would comment here and choose to arrogantly ignore the pictures, videos, sources and evidence here and then accused me a liar without no evidence or logic to back it up.

Are any of you are Anime or Manga fans? If you are then please put in the comments of which Anime or Manga characters are your favorite.

I still have a lot more favorites that are not on here so I apologize that some of them are not on here.

PLEASE POST IN THE COMMENTS WHO IS YOUR FAVORITE ANIME OR MANGA CHARACTERS?

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