Quarantine Watch List

I suggested anime that might make you laugh and lift your spirits in earlier posts, and I plan to share more later. This post I’ll just update as I’m watching shows during the quarantine. During this time of uncertainty and stress, anime has been a wonderful distraction that has positively impacted my mindset, and mood. It has brought concepts like teamwork, perseverance, young love, and humor to my daily life in quarantine. I am reminded how much our interactions with others and relationships can bring meaning to our lives. If I need an energy shift for myself, watching one of the shows below, or ones I’ve mentioned before like Tamako Market, can lift my spirits.

During this time, and always, I pray may everyone be safe, healthy, and well. I’ve been doing distance Reiki regularly. Prayers, and good energy always help. Very grateful and appreciative for those keeping us running; first responders, medical staff, cleaning crews, sanitation workers, truck drivers, grocery employees, delivery workers, and all the others.

If you find yourself at home and want to watch along, here’s what I’ve been watching (the ones marked with * I really enjoyed);

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san / Teasing Master Takagi-san Season 2*

Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san / Teasing Master Takagi-san

(yes I watched the second season first lol)

Haikyu / Haikyuu! Season 1*

Haikyu / Haikyuu! Season 2*

Haikyu / Haikyuu! Season 3

Natsume Yuujinchou / Natsume’s Book of Friends Season 1*

My Sweet Tyrant / Akkun to Kanojo*

Arte

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness / Hoozuki no Reitetsu Season 1*

Gakuen Babysitters / School Babysitters*

Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun / Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun *

Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin / Midnight Occult Civil Servants

Miira no Kaikata / How to Keep a Mummy

Momokuri*

Hozuki’s Coolheadedness Season 2 / Hoozuki no Reitetsu 2nd Season*

A Silent Voice / Koe no Katachi*

Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou / Daily Lives of High School Boys*

Kareshi Kanojo no Jijou / Kare Kano / His and Her Circumstances*

Usagi Drop / Bunny Drop*

Kaze ga Tsuyoku Fuiteiru / Run with the Wind*

Isshuukan Friends / One Week Friends

Gingitsune*

Days*

Prince of Stride: Alternative

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life*

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Season 2*

Gakuen Alice*

Nijiiro Days / Rainbow Days

Sukitte Ii na yo / Say I Love You

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club – Season 1

Free! Eternal Summer – Season 2*

Free! Dive to the Future – Season 3

Kon Runs Away

I started watching Bleach on Hulu. When my brother said I’d be watching it forever, I thought he was being funny, but I googled it and looks like there’s sixteen seasons!

At first glance, the personality of Ichigo Kurosaki reminded me of Bakugo from My Hero Academia (maybe that sentence should be reversed, considering which was created first). But Ichigo is definitely his own character. He isn’t shy about defending what, and who, is important to him. He is proud, and sometimes borderline cocky, but I wouldn’t say he’s arrogant. Talking about feelings isn’t something he enjoys discussing, but he does it. I appreciate that a male lead is able to do that, without it being a big issue. Keeping sight of the bigger picture, and the safety of others at the top of his concern, he can even turn rivals into friends like UryĆ« Ishida. I also admire Ichigo’s ability to keep calm under pressure.

I’m only in the midst of season one, but I’m enjoying it! The spiritual element is intriguing to me. I like that Rukia Kuchiki, Orihime Inoue, Tatsuki Arisawa, Karin Kurosaki, and Yuzu Kurosaki have their own unique personalities. They’re each strong in their own way, whether it’s fighting hollows, running a household, martial arts practitioner, mentoring, mentally tough, fearless, defenders, or being so warm in kindness and heart that you positively impact those around you daily.

And Kon, the soul who dwells in the lion stuffed animal, is always good for a laugh! Like these scenes, from Season 1, Episode 15 of Bleach…