The Sanctuary for Yuri and Yaoi
HEY everyone, long time no special huh, so today I'll present to you a special that will show to some of you how old they are and how old I am, because it's a Special Old Anime Series ! ( don't worry I'm not a stone of the ancien century ;-} )
So without making you wait any longer, let's start our Top 4 Old Anime Series....
Alternative name: デスノート, Desu Nōto
Auteur(s): Tsugumi Oba
Artist(s): Takeshi Obata
Genre: Psychological, Thriller, Police, Suiri, Supernatural, Fantastic
Type: Manga, JP
Available: Manga, Manga anime series
Date & Number of episodes and season: 2006 - 2007, season 1, 37 episodes
Summary: An overachieving 12th grader, Yagami Light is an aspiring young man who seems destined for success. Unfortunately, his daily habits bore his incredible intelligence--So when a strange black notebook falls from the heavens during his class, it isn't long before he takes it for himself. In his room, he finds, to his horror/fascination, that the Death Note is real, and owned by Ryuk, a Shinigami (Death God). Any person's name written in the Death Note will die in 40 seconds as long as the person's name is not the same as some one else. But if the name is unique, the person will die.... without fail. With this supposed gift of God, Light swears upon his grave that he will 'cleanse' the world of the evil and needless people that inhabit it, thus creating a utopia for all. With the world's greatest detective, L, hot on his tail, will Light's ideals prove too fantastic to realize, or will he succeed bringing justice?
THE ROSE OF VERSAILLES
Alternative name: lady Oscar - the Rose of Versailles, ベルサイユのばら, Berusaiyu no bara
Auteur(s): Riyoko Ikeda
Artist(s): Riyoko Ikeda
Genre: Historical, Drama, Romance, Tragedy
Type: Manga, JP
Available: Manga anime series
Date & Number of episodes and season: 1979- 1980, S 1, Ep 40
Summary: The setting is in France, before and during the French Revolution. In the early part of the series, the main character is the young, flighty Queen of France, Marie Antoinette, however later the focus of the story shifts to a woman named Oscar François de Jarjayes. Oscar's father, General Jarjayes, despaired over never getting a son (he had six daughters), and decided to raise his youngest daughter as a man. He trained her well in the arts of fencing, horsemanship, and medieval combat. Oscar often practiced her skills with her best friend, companion and (technically) servant, André Grandier, whom she almost always defeated. André is the grandson of her nanny and thus they spent most of their time together in harmonic friendship; near the end of the story, this friendship blossoms into mutual love.
Oscar is the commander of the Royal Guard and responsible for the safety of Marie Antoinette, as well as the rest of the royal family. The story revolves around Oscar's growing realization of how France is governed, and the plight of the poor. Another important storyline is the love story between Marie Antoinette and the Swedish Count Axel von Fersen. The affair between the two is the subject of rumours through all of France, endangering the Queen's reputation and driving Oscar to request the Count to leave the country.
After the Count decides to leave and sign up for the American war of independence, Marie Antoinette becomes lovesick. She spends money in excess —expensive jewellery and clothes, attending balls every other night— to distract herself from pining for the only man she loved. This, in turn, weighs on the taxpayers of France, and poverty spreads throughout the country due to Marie Antoinette's squandering of money. Both the Affair of the Diamond Necklace and the appearance of the infamous Gabrielle de Polastron, comtesse de Polignac are central plot events taken from history, as well as the French Revolution and the fall of the Bastille—all given interesting interpretations through the fictional character Oscar and her companions.
On July 14, 1789, the Taking of the Bastille, the crowds rebel but lack strategy, giving the military the advantage and making themselves easy target for cannon fire. However, Oscar and the regiment B then arrive to help organize the insurgents. During the following fierce battle, Oscar is shot and killed, but the Bastille eventually falls, symbolically striking down the French monarchy. After the Bastille is taken, the revolutionaries burst into the Palace searching for Marie Antoinette and her family. Many guards are killed and the royal family taken prisoner. Big trials are started for Marie Antoinette and Louis XVI, but finally, both are declared guilty and guillotined.
Alternative name: らんま½, Ranma Nibun-no-Ichi
Auteur(s): Rumiko Takahashi
Artist(s): Rumiko Takahashi
Genre: Comedy, Romance, Martial Art
Type: Manga, JP
Available: Manga anime movies
Date & Number of episodes and season: 1989 - 1992, S 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, Ep 161
Summary: The story begins with the family Tendo, who resides in Nerima (borough of Tokyo), Genma Saotome and his son Ranma friends of the family must come to see them. The fathers of the two families arranged the marriage of Ranma with one of the three daughters Tendo for a very long time, in order to unite their two schools of martial arts and continue the operation of the family dojo Tendo.
It would be the best if Mr. Saotome did not turn into a giant panda once in a while, and that Ranma Saotome did not alternate his forms between those of a handsome high school martial artist and that of a ravishing redheaded girl (in the anime) , also very talented in this area ...
The double appearance of Ranma, as well as other human or animal transformations of several other protagonists, constitute the source of many misunderstandings and theatrical shots in Ranma ½, according to the exposures to cold water (transformation) or Warm (return to normal). It results in suspense and comedic effects at a frantic pace, especially as the transformations are generally a shameful secret known to a small circle of intimates, which can use comedic.
I watched the twoversion, so I coudn't help but put the 2
Alternative name: 天元突破グレンラガン, Tengen Toppa Guren Ragan
Auteur(s): Kazuki Nakashima
Artist(s): Kotaro Mori
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy, Drama, Mecha
Type: Manga, JP
Available: Manga anime series
Date & Number of episodes and season: 2007 - 2013, S 1, EP 10
Summary: Simon and Kamina were born and raised in a deep, underground village, hidden from the fabled surface. Kamina is a free-spirited loose cannon bent on making a name for himself, while Simon is a timid young boy with no real aspirations. One day while excavating the earth, Simon stumbles upon a mysterious object that turns out to be the ignition key to an ancient artifact of war, which the duo dubs Lagann. Using their new weapon, Simon and Kamina fend off a surprise attack from the surface with the help of Yoko Littner, a hot-blooded redhead wielding a massive gun who wanders the world above. In the aftermath of the battle, the sky is now in plain view, prompting Simon and Kamina to set off on a journey alongside Yoko to explore the wastelands of the surface. Soon, they join the fight against the "Beastmen," humanoid creatures that terrorize the remnants of humanity in powerful robots called "Gunmen." Although they face some challenges and setbacks, the trio bravely fights these new enemies alongside other survivors to reclaim the surface, while slowly unraveling a galaxy-sized mystery.