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Image result for gundam 00Mobile Suit Gundam 00 – In the distant future, mankind faces its greatest energy crisis ever due to the dependence of fossil fuels. Due to fear, soon humanity was forced to focus on a new source of energy, solar power. The nations of the world united to form three factions, who each have access to limitless energy through a solar power generator; the Union, the AEU, and the Human Reform League. This resulted in the countries still dependent on fossil fuel sales to plunge into poverty, years of warfare and strife over control of solar energy. Chaos was inevitable but among it, the paramilitary organization, Celestial Being, appeared with one goal, the elimination of war and conflict through armed intervention with their Gundams.

My absolute favorite series from the Gundam franchise, there is just so much to love and get excited about. I think most of Gundam animes are about war and discrimination and conflicts like that but Gundam 00 just really gets to me, in a good way. The story is really strong and the characters are phenomenally written. Overall I love this anime, there is just so much to appreciate and enjoy, from the development to the story to the message to the characters, it is really enjoyable to watch.

This is a must watch anime, that said if you haven’t watched it yet then I must recommend doing so soon. Especially so if you are interested in the action, sci-fi genre with military and space, and whether or not you are into anime believe me this is really worth giving a chance. It visually appealing, there are so many characters that you will fall in love with and most of all it has not only an amazing story but a great message too.

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Image result for red data girlRed Data Girl – Izumiko Suzuhara is a 15-year-old girl who has a secret that she didn’t even know about. Born to the Tamakura Shrine, Izumiko lived a shy, quiet life where the only abnormality was her; between her braided pigtails and how whenever she touched electric devices they break she always stood out in a bad way. That all changed though when she enrolled at Hojo High School in Tokyo and she began getting answers about who, or rather what she was. With her childhood friend Miyuki Sagara the two learn of an entity known as the ‘Himegami.’ Izumiko learns that she is a vessel for the spirit called a  kami and that Miyuki is a warrior called a yamabushi whose duty is to protect the kami. From there they learn about the world hidden in our and they are a part of it.

I adore this anime. This is definitely an anime that caught me off guard. When I heard of it and saw it on Netflix, my first thought was ghosts and childishly girly but when I finally watched it, within minutes I realized just how wrong I was. It delves into the spirit realm and the mystical arts that come with it and tells a great story about a girl finding her way through it. Not to mention that visually it is absolutely stunning, the animation, the color all of it is amazing.

For fans of fantasy with parallel to the world of mystics, this is a definite must. It’s a story about discovery and identity and becoming more confident but best of all they way it is played out is simply beautiful. You can’t go wrong in giving this anime a try.

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Wonder Woman – Diana, Princess of the Amazons, lived on the paradise island of Themyscirawas, where she was trained to become a warrior like no other but also sheltered away from the world. That all changed when she meets the American pilot, Steve Trevor, who informs her of the war inflaming the rest of the world. Determined to stop the threat and end the conflict, Diana leaves her home and enters the world she was hidden from. Now, she will fight alongside men in the effort of ending all wars and discovering not only her powers but also her destiny.

I just got home from watching and I have to say it was beyond perfect, it feels like the superhero movie I have been waiting for. Without giving away anything I can that I have been waiting for the next superhero movie that was about the story and hope as much as it was about the action and fighting evil. Wonder Woman was the best kind of superhero movie, origin story wise particularly, I mean it’s about more than just her story about becoming this amazing hero, it is the story about Diana finding her truths and her destiny. It’s hard to really say what moments really hit the mark and made this such an amazing movie without giving anything away so for now that is all I’ll say.

I might be biased but I truly believe that this is a must watch for really any type of movie fan. It’s more than just the usual action packed superhero blockbuster, though there is still plenty of it. But beyond that there is an incredible and powerful story about hope and not just about about becoming a hero but rather becoming part of our world. Overall I think it’s an amazing movie that is definitely worth the hype.

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Image result for Barbie: Star Light AdventureBarbie: Star Light Adventure -When the stars begin to dim and lose their dance in the sky, the galaxy becomes in jeopardy and everything changes. Barbie, a recognized, talented hoverboarder, is summed to the royal planet to be part of a cosmic journey to save the universe. She is recruited to an elite rescue team, filled with talented individuals and together, along with Barbie’s pet sidekick, Pupcorn, set off on a mission to save the stars and thus the universe.

I’ve watched multiple times now and have to admit that I just can’t help but totally love it. It feels like a new kind of Barbie movie and it was awesome. Not only was it visually stunning but it has a really sweet story and a good message. It’s about believing in yourself and following your heart, with a really fun story to show it. And like I mentioned before, visually it is absolutely gorgeous, this is by far the best animation I have seen done by the Barbie franchise. Between all of this and just how fun it is to enjoy I have to say that this movie really went above and beyond what I expected.

Personally, I think Barbie movies have been a bit hit and miss lately but this was a definite hit. If you are looking for something a little different and like Barbie movies then I have to say this is worth watching. To some it may seem cliched at times but if you ask me it is definitely worth a watch.

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Image result for Barbie as RapunzelBarbie as Rapunzel – The story of a princess with incredibly long hair who was kidnapped by an evil witch, Gothel, who locked her way in a tower, hidden from the outside world. One day Rapunzel goes on a journey in search of the life she deserves and finding happily ever after.

Not going to lie, Barbie movies are my total guilty pleasure. This movie, in particular, is not only my favorite Barbie movie but it’s also my first. I had the VHS tape when I was a little kid and I can remember watching pretty much on repeat. I might even go as far as saying that this is the movie that made me fall in lobe with fairy tales, to begin with. From the story to the soundtrack to the magical moments, I have always loved it all and continue to. It’s a story of dreams and friendship and love, but most importantly about always having hope, exactly what any kid, or any person really, needs in life.

If you’re like me and a fan of fairy tales or Barbie movie, or maybe just enjoy the occasional G-rated movie I would have to say Barbie as Rapunzel is worth giving a try. It has all the elements needed for a great fairy tale and a good story.

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Image result for Your Name.Your Name. – A high school girl named Mitsuha Miyamizu, is tired of her life in the country and yearns to be a boy living in the city. Then there is Taki Tachibana, a high school boy in Tokyo working as a part-time waiter. One day Mitsuha and Taki wake up to find themselves in the other’s body. Trying to understand this strange phenomenon the pair end up on a journey in search of each other.

The moment I saw the trailer I wanted to watch, but I have to admit I was a bit nervous because of all the hype. I had no reason to be though, it was phenomenal. The first half was good but the second half of the movie was amazing. The emotions I felt while watching were intense in the best way. Usually, I save my emotional-watching-moments for myself, but Your Name just brought it out. I was smiling and teary eyed, and I couldn’t help but have my hand to my heart for the beautifully sweet, heartwarming moments. I already know that this movie belongs on my go-to favorites list, there will definitely be a lot of rewatches to come.

If you are looking for a visually stunning movie filled with romance, self-discovery and a bit of spiritual slash supernatural elements then this is the movie for you. And if that’s not what you’re looking for I would still recommend it, Your Name really is a beautiful story portrayed in the most amazing of ways and you can’t go wrong giving it a watch.

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Smallville – The story of a young Clark Kent, before he becomes the great hero Superman. Between trying to live a typical teenage life in Smallville, Kansas, and learning to control his powers, Clark tries to find his place in the world while also trying to accept his alien heritage. Dealing with friends, love, and the strange phenomena that fill Smallville, Clark learns who he is and accepts who is to become.

This is my absolute, all-time favorite show; I’ve watched all 10 seasons like 5 times and favorite episodes and seasons who knows how many more times. Really, Smallville is my go-to show to watch I guess when I really need a pick me up. I can’t call it some turning point in TV history or that the stories have the most unbelievable plots ever, but that’s not what it is. Just watching the journey of all the characters going from being these confused kids into growing into confident people who do extraordinary things. See Clark go from bubbling teenager to Superman or his best friend Chloe going from invisible to invaluable. It’s the journey of a superhero and the people in his life, just watching it there are always these moments that just fill you with hope and you can’t help but smile.

There is so much more to this show than the origin of Superman. Smallville has great stories, amazing characters and just so many different levels to it that just gets me, and other people, totally hooked. If you haven’t seen it seen or finished giving it a chance I think it’s worth a look, maybe you’ll get that warm feeling too.