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Decided to do ANOTHER meme by
Being a lover of mythology, monsters and creatures as well as games which revolve around them, especially the pokemon and digimon franchises, I HAD to fill this meme (although I'm kinda cheating with my number 10....but hey- its a Japanese monster- and I LOVED those Godzilla style movies when I was 12! so I just felt like putting him in! I haven't really payed too much attention to Yu-Gi-Oh or Beyblade sorry
10. Gamera. Godzilla may have gotten most of the press in the western world, (thanks to the American movie, where the creature was portrayed as a 'She' (laying eggs) , even though in the Japanes version it was an 'it' or 'he' ), but I recon that this awesome turtle needs more love. For those of you who don't know, Gamera is a giant turtle monster who is able to swim, breathe fire and FLY. Yes, this turtle tucks his head and feet into his shell and flies- like a UFO! How awesome is that?! Also, I had fond memories of watching his films on Saturday nights ocassionally when they were on- and it was AWESOME seeing him battling various monsters! Don't get me wrong, Godzilla is awesome, but I think Gamera is more unique in my eyes
Although I prefer the modern anime battle monsters more, I'll have to say: Give some honor to the old monsters of the past Japanese films- ESPECIALLY Godzilla and Gamera. For without them, there will be no Pokemon OR Digimon OR any battling monsters- ESPECIALLY Lizard and turtle-based ones- OR battle monster franchises in general.
For Squirtle fans: If anything, Squirtle of the pokemon franchise, and his evolved forms probably inherited some of thier battling techniques from Gamera- especially how they attack with thier shells in the anime
9. Kyuubimon (Digimon Franchise): OH how I LOVE Kitsunes. They are one of my favourite Japanese mythological creatures- not just for thier beauty, but thier also thier firey nature, intelligence and (as bad guys that is) sneakiness. Sorry I didn't put Zoroa, Zoroark or Ninetales from pokemon for this spot- ultimately, it was won by my favourite Digimon from season 3 (Tamers)- well, more like, her evolved form. I Do like the pokemon kitsune a LOT (they're some of my favourite pokemon) BUT in my opinion, Kyuubimon deserves this spot. Also: don't get me wrong, I do like Renamon ( but it just so saddens me to see such art of her on dA -_-) and her evolution line, but its just that out of her entire evolution line, unlike the other hero digimon on this list, I actually favour her Champion form best (though her Ultimate form, Taomon has the coolest form of attack). I dunno why, she's just so...awesome- down to her design which, in my opinion, resembles the kitsunes of old Japanese paintings. Kyuubimon is one of the fastest digimon in the games (I've heard) Plus she attacks with icy fire! ICY FIRE! TWO of my favourite elements ever! WOOT!
Well, she's my 2nd favourite anime kitsune (with Zoroa, Zoroark and Ninetales from pokemon in a tie for third place)
Which kitsune is first place then? well its........:
8. Ninetails (from the video game Okami): Yes- this villian Nine-tailed fox is the epitome of an AWESOME bad-guy Kitsune. If you haven't played the game, I'm not going to spoil it for you, but he/she/it (the game NEVER stated this fox's true gender) is one of the most sneaky and dastardly main villians in the game that manages to trick Ameterasu (yes, you read that, but I'm not going to say how). Also, Ninetails, in my opinion, has the most AWESOME villian battle theme in the game. AND its power is to PAINT with a MAGIC BRUSH, just like Taomon from the Digimon Franchise. WOAH....
Overall, Ninetails is one of the most memorable and awesome villians in the game Okami.
7. Zekrom and Reshiram (Pokemon): This Legendary pokemon Duo is one of the duos in the entire pokemon franchise where I like BOTH pokemon. Design and Element wise, I lean towards Reshiram- so elegant and flowy, plus I prefer fire over electricity. BUT since I got white and used Zekrom in battle, I can say, he's AWESOME. Plus I like his black colour and blue glowing patterns on his sprite animation in the games
6. Frosslas (Pokemon franchise): Ooooh, this was a TOUGH one. I was originally going to pick either Gothitelle, Chandelure, Swoobat, Espeon, Umbreon or one of my top 3 starter pokemon and thier evolved forms (Torchic, Oshawott and Snivy), but ultimately, Froslass HAD to be put on here because I LOVE the fact she's based on one of my favourite Japanese folklore creatures: the Yuki-onna. Plus, she's an Ice/Ghost type (TWO of my favourite pokemon elements) and I have one that is in my Elite team in the game (she's level 72)
5. Myotismon (Digimon Franchise) When it comes to Vampires vs Werewolves, despite the fact I have a few favourite werewolf characters, I'm team Vampire (Sorry Hugh Jackman fans). Plus this is the 2nd villian monster you'll be seeing on this list. Lord Myotismon from Digimon Adventure (season 1) is my ABSOLUTE favourite Digimon villian- Ruthless, cunning and sophisticated (until he evolves into Venomyotismon that is) much like a REAL villian Vampire should be- and downright awesome with attacks like Grisly wing and Crimson Lightning (Summoning a swarm of bats? OH YEAH!). However, though he got killed off, I didn't get TOTALLY dissapointed. WHY? Because he's only ONE Myotismon. According to the games, a Myotimon is a digimon SPECIE and not every Myotismon is like the one in Digimon Adventure 1. For the games I can't wait to get Digimon World Dusk for the DS so I can raise my own Myotismon for my team (Other digimon I may get for that version include Wizardmon and Garurumon).
4. Gatomon and ALL her evolutions. (Digimon Franchise)
Yes, Gatomon is my 2nd favourite 'Good guy' Digimon- a huge bonus being that I really like cats
Not only her character development in the anime was cool, but I adore her ENTIRE evolution line and how unique it is- she goes from a cute cat head, to a puppy (salamon) to her current cat stage to an angel (angewomon) and finally an asiatic dragon with a lion's head and multiple feathered wings (Magnadramon)! How awesome is that?! Plus, she's awesome to use in the PS1 game Digimon Rumble Arena. All in all, I'll take Gatomon over most of the pokemon cats (save Mew) any day (sorry Meowth, I like you, but I just like Gatomon more).
3. Lugia and Ho-Oh (pokemon franchise) MY ALL TIME favourite Legendary Duo for SO MANY reasons- One being that my favourite animals are BIRDS. Lugia- the sea-bird who's the star of the 2nd movie (pokemon 2000), he is just plain awesome. Being a peacekeeper of the legendary bird trio and empowered by music and has a melodius tune- plus his blue/silver colour....he's just so peaceful to the eye. I love Ho-oh as just much for ANOTHER reason: he represents the peaceful and magical side of fire, creates rainbows when he flies and is a PHOENIX. Not to mention: Ho-Oh is also in charge of ANOTHER legendary trio: the legendary beasts: Entei, Suicune and Raikou. He actually created these beasts from HIS OWN SACRED FIRE. How cool is that? I just wish Ho-Oh was given a chance to be in a major role in a pokemon movie....oh well BOTH of them have aided me a LOT in my Soul Silver- and learn a wonderful array of attacks
2. Biyomon and her evolution line (Digimon Franchise)- YES I said it- BIYOMON is my all time favourite Rookie 'good guy' Digimon in the Digimon Franchise. Part of the reason is that birds are my all time favourite animals (followed by cats, bats, foxes and snakes). Biyomon herself is cute, but her evolutions are just as awesome- Birdramon (a fire dinosaur-like Hawk), Garudamon (an awesome GIANT garuda with fire powers- part of the reason why I also like Blaziken from the pokemon Franchise) and, though she wasn't shown in the anime, PHOENIXMON (a golden, 4 winged Phoenix). Its a shame she and gatmon and renamon are in Digimon world Dawn (I have to get dusk since my friend got Dawn, but oh well, we can trade
and the NUMBER 1 spot for favourite anime monster is:
1 NOH-FACE from SPIRITED AWAY!
Yes, its actually spelt Noh-face. A reason for his namesake is because his face resembles a Japanese Noh Mask- which is really cool. Now If you are wondering WHY he's at the top of my list: 1. Miyazaki's movies are my favourite anime (next to some Shojo animes and childhood animes of mine) and Spirited Away, along with Princess Mononoke, the cat Returns and Howl's Moving Castle are is my ABSOLUTE favourite Studio Ghibli film. 2. He's always intrigued me and freaked me out whenever I watched 'Spirited Away'. Being a Japanese Spirit/Creature who is able to produce some kind of 'fake gold', takes on the personality of those he swallows and later calms down, he's just so strange- its so cool! Its no wonder he (alongside Haku) is my favourite character in this film
Honourable mentions go to:
the creatures of Magic Knight Rayearth (c) CLAMP
Godzilla, some of Gamera's foes, Some of the other creatures in Ghibli films
and Some of my MANY favourite Pokemon who didn't make the list.
And that wraps up my top 10 anime monsters/creatures
Digimon (c) Bandai and Toei animation
Pokemon (c) Satoshi Tajiri and Nintendo Game Freak
Gamera (c) Whoever directed the Godzilla/Gamera movies
Spirited Away (c) Hayao Miyazaki and Studio Ghibli
Original meme (c)
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