The anime world is no doubt one of the most important worlds in geekdom. Everyone around the world enjoys a good anime thanks to the amazing scripts, storylines and characters that we can all relate to, powers and skillsets that makes us want to get lost in their world, and the fact that it’s just refreshing knowing that the mangas we read are adapted into TV series just like comics are made into series/movies.
One Piece is one of the longest-running animes in history and it still shows no signs of slowing down. It follows the life of a boy called Luffy – a pirate that wants to be the king of the sea. And the only way to be the king of the sea is to find the ‘One Piece’ – which a gazillion other pirates, as well as the navy, are looking for. The characters also have and use ‘haki’ and ‘devil fruits’ which grants them various awesome superhuman abilities and more.
Although this anime took a dive for the worse towards the end, during its run, Bleach was definitely among the most-watched animes at the time. It follows the life of a protagonist called Ichigo who is a soul reaper (shinigami) and tries to maintain order and stop the forces of evil from prevailing. The characters use their zanpaktou (spirit sword) and reiatsu (spiritual pressure) to give them edges in battle.