How’s everyone doing? Hopefully, you had a great mother’s day as I’m sure you all have great mothers or even are great mothers. Unfortunately, as certain as the sun rising so is the passage of time and Monday is once again upon us. But you know, I’m honestly just feeling a bit down today. Some of the reasons are unknown to me while others have made there presence very known. I, of course, took some time to have my pity party but as they say, you have to get back on the horse. I thought to myself, what would be the best way to go about this? Naturally, the solution was to immerse myself in my hobbies and passions. Thus I began researching some anime that would make me feel better and decided to compile a list for anyone else feeling blue. So, let’s take a look at some anime to watch when feeling down.
My usual animes range from action and thriller to sci-fi and supernatural but in order to get out of this funk, I decided its time to branch out. One of the interesting series I stumbled upon was My Teen Romantic Comedy. Apparently, the plot revolves around Hachiman Hikigaya avoiding his greatest fear which is being involved in a Highschool Romantic Comedy. I mean many of us are trying to find our high school sweethearts or simply get noticed by our crushes. Preventing him from achieving his dreams are of course his guidance counselor who will stop at nothing to make sure he falls in love. This series has 3 seasons and from what I have seen so far seem rather positive. I will hopefully be checking this one out further after I finish this post.
Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure
So I actually have watched every episode of this series and based on the enormous fan base it’s certainly a winner. JoJo’s Bizarre adventure does not necessarily have the happiest plot but it definitely has some hilarious scenes. One I always see referenced is the scene where Mista, Narancia and Leone stomp a guy they mistake for being their enemy. The gif does not do the scene justice and you really have to watch the show to get it. To be honest Stardust Crusaders was my favorite but eventually, Golden Wind grew on me. And, the “good guys” win in the end so that’s always something to look forward to.
This series appears to be extremely upbeat and just all-around positive. I also have yet to watch this series but I am really drawn to it because of the name. A place further than the universe just sounds really cool. Anyways this series is about a group of girls who overcome all types of obstacles to join an Antarctic expedition team. Shirase Kobuchizawa seeks to find her mother who went missing in the artic 3 years ago and conveniently bumps into Mari Tamaki. Unlike Shirase, Mari Tamaki simply wants to make the most of her youth and is trying to overcome her fear of living life to the fullest. I’m sure most of us could take a good bit away from this series and as a result, may finally begin that one dream we have always hope to achieve.
Next up for the best anime to watch when feeling down is an older series that had a very long run. Gintama ran from 2006 to 2018 with over 300 episodes. Some of the clips from this show are absolutely hilarious as it’s considered to be a parody of several other popular shows. Basically, the time period is Fuedal Japan and the earth has been taken over by aliens. Gin accepts odd jobs and uses his unique skills to “get things done”. Some of the jobs though are really hear felt such as saving Shinpachi Shimura sister from a brothel. After this Shinpachi becomes his apprentice and provides not only a nice dose of reality to Gin but a bit of money to help with the bills. Overall this series will have you laughing and forgetting all about your daily problems.
Last but not least we have Beelzebub. This series takes babysitting to a whole new level. The main character is Oga Tatsumi and he is tasked with watching none other than the son of the demon king. He obviously does not want this commitment and decides that if he can find someone tougher and eviler than him than the demon kings son will attach itself to them. Of course, this theory does not work out and Oga Tatsumi is forced to become a surrogate father. Lots of amusing things happen throughout the series such as Oga being peed on in the middle of a fight. He later discovers a symbol etched into the baby’s hands which indicates a contract has been made meaning he can’t get rid of the baby. Overall the series is rather dated but comedy knows no time span and as such will surely keep you laughing well into the end of this quarantine.
Hopefully, after watching a few series on this list you will either 1. feel better or 2. be happier than you started. I know everyone could use a pick me up from time to time and these series are certain to do just that. If you find any of these series interesting feel free to leave a comment below as I would love to hear from you. Also, my youtube channel is up and running so feel free to check it out HERE! Thanks so much again for checking out my article and as always, stay BOUNDLESS!!!