Thanks to Ethan for tagging me for the Challenge: Tagging Stories with Color! It’s very nice to be tagged by someone who I enjoyed reading from pretty recently with a lot of conceptually interesting posts on shows. This looked pretty fun so I decided to take my shot at it. I haven’t done any of these tags or challenges before so I apologized in advanced if I messed up somewhere.

I tried to do shows that are less popular but I’m sure most shows here are shows most people are familiar with. Well, hopefully they at least fit well in to the colors as much as possible.

3 Rules:

#1 Share your favourite stories—movies/books/anime/manga/drama/songs—by classifying them on these seven colours’ traits:

  • red: passionate, exciting, invigorating
  • blue: peaceful, calming
  • pink: romantic, caring
  • orange: warm, motivating
  • black: mysterious, thrilling
  • green: fresh, unexpected
  • white: random

#2 Send this challenge invitation to at least one of your friends. Let them fear your superiority, as you—decide their fate.

#3 Link back to the original post here! And, enjoy!

Note: It’s always recommended for you to thank (or link back to) the people who nominated you, but if you think there’s already an unbreakable bond between you and the challengers, then feel free to drop the courtesy. Without further ado, let’s begin!

Red: Shirobako Movie

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Shirobako is the most exciting you can get when it comes to anime. The everyday hurdles of people in the animation industry with deadlines chasing you every hour is closest experienced with this show. I loved Shirobako and it’s one of my favorite shows of all time. And the movie followed it along perfectly. The passion of Miyamori and other staff creating an animated movie is just as exciting if not more than the original TV anime. Since the Blu-ray was released fairly recently, I recommend anyone who is a fan of the original watch the movie when you can!

Blue: Aria

How can you not match the color blue much less the word “calming’ with Aria? Aria is pretty much the most peaceful anime series out there. You get the experience of a day in Neo-Venezia with the most calming music making you feel as though you are in the gondola that Akari is driving for you. Aria really feels like calming episodic movies rather than a series of episodes. 

Embarrassing lines are banned! 

Pink: Engaged to the Unidentified, Boarding School Juliet

What I ultimately want in a romance is a heartwarming relationship between two characters that makes me feel surgery. However, I generally tend to dislike romance because a lot of them have frustrating drama that makes me more annoyed than happy. Mikakunin De Shinkoukei, on the other hand, is a romance that I loved because it was without the sudden drama. Watching Kobeni and Hakuya be so youthful in their romance with a lot of really cute moments made me love their relationship so much. The characters that surround them like Benio or Mashiro are hilariously cute as well.

Boarding School Juliet was another that I enjoyed because it didn’t really have a lot of the frustrating moments. The main couple goes out from the start and most of the story revolves around them hiding their relationship which leads to a lot of romantic and hilarious moments. The two characters really have a lot of “pink” moments throughout and i think it’s definitely great for any romance fan. The anime isn’t as good because of animation problems so I recommend the manga over it. 

Orange: Kobayashi’s dragon maid

I don’t know if Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid fits into the motivating category but it fits into the warm better than any other show out there so I’ll put this here. The show, as most of you guys know, centers around Kobayashi and the dragons and their relationships are so easy going and fuzzy. The way that they create a family together is the most heartwarming thing in the world and it just makes me incredibly happy.

Black: Kara no Kyoukai

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Kara no Kyoukai is probably one of the most thrilling anime out there. It has a grand soundtrack by Yuuki Kajiura, dark and gritty visuals by Ufotable, with the mystery stories by Nasu to top it off. The whole setting of the movies have this abandoned, dark mood towards it which really gives the “black” feeling to it. There is this unique shot composition to the movies. In the first movie for example, most of the film is made in far, wide angle shots rather than close up which really emphasizes the surroundings a lot which is extremely empty capturing the chilling mood almost perfectly.

Green: Gokudolls

The most fresh anime that comes to mind for me is Gokudolls: one of the best anime comedies of all time. The story is about three yakuzas that failed their mission so their boss tells them to get surgery to become backstreet idols. The whole concept of yakuzas now forced to act like cute idols that sing and dance is hilarious to watch. Throughout the show, you see the three creating so many comedic moments because of how different they act outside of the stage. If you haven’t watched this comedic gem, I really recommend it, it’s probably the most unexpected thing you will see. 

White: Girlish Number

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White is supposed to be random so I chose Girlish Number, a show that I really enjoy but seems to be fairly unpopular for some reason. Ironically, however, Girlish Number doesn’t fit the color white at all. It’s more black in how Chitose and everyone in the industry acts. As a person that’s super into these industry related shows, I found myself enjoying this show quite a bit. 

I’m trying to tag people that weren’t tagged for this before but if I missed someone and this challenge looks interesting write a comment below and I’ll add to the list of tags or you can just do it; I don’t think it matters too much. Also this is probably obvious but the tags are optional.


Thanks for reading!

6 thoughts on “Tagging Anime with Color!

  1. This looks really fun and interesting. Thanks for the nomination! I’ve always been avoiding gokudolls on the mere assumption that it would be utterly slapstick, which isn’t something I’d look forward to. But from what you’re saying, it sounds to me like I’m missing out.

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    1. There are a few slapstick moments but I think a lot of the funny scenes come from the weird conflict of their yakuza experience and their new idol self. For example when another yakuza they fought appears in their handshaking event or when people that they worked with are die-hard fans of the group.

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