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Fanart GLEE: Gundam Wing

 

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Fanart by prodigybombay @ deviantart

Riding on a bit of an anime nostalgia train at the moment and how do I forget one of my first weeaboo awakening? Gundam Wing.

Sure, just like any other Asian girl who grew up with Sailor Moon, anime has always been a part of my life. It wasn’t until I fell into the deep, fandom hole of Gundam Wing that I discovered there is a level of love for anime that I’ve never explored before. Slash fiction? Pining for supposedly 15-year old boys who pilot war-rigged mecha robots? Fangirling with no concept of shame? Sign me up.

This edition of Fanart GLEE is dedicated to the five boys who defined what “doki doki” meant to me.

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Why Free! Is Pretty Much The Best Anime This Summer**

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Okay so the title is a bit of a hyperbole.

But hear me out.

I enjoy anime. And I enjoy pretty boys. You would think that stories that capitalized on the fact that I am not the only one who enjoys both of these things would be more abundant, but alas.

Then this summer, something changed. My tumblr became this bright beautiful place of 5 beautiful men, swimming. And being adorable, and angsty, and just all around squee worthy.

I might sound crazy right now. That’s fine. I’m going to continue to revel in this moment.

Free! Iwatobi Swim Club is what happened this summer. It’s only 8 episodes in, and it’s like a tsunami of awesome. Is that okay to say?

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Making a Splash! The “Swimming Anime”

There’s this new animation circling around YouTube within the fangirl community and it’s gotten everyone into a tizzy.

Summer’s come early and it’s hot hot hot! Just what is this thing and why is everyone abuzz about it?

It is this ad for Kyoto Animation showcasing an untitled project about a men’s swim team.  This project actually dipped its toes in the pool in April 2012 when Animation Do (a property of Kyoto Animation) made an announcement for an untitled concept. The following two images were the only things released at the time.

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