May 29th, 2015

Firechick's Anime Reviews: Tanoshii Moomin Ikka

I give one of the best kids shows 89/100!

When I was a kid, I was very into shows like Pokemon, Digimon, Hamtaro, Powerpuff Girls, Monster Rancher, and Yu-Gi-Oh. The idea of kids bonding with monsters and going on adventures in fantasy worlds, saving them from evil was very enticing to me. I used to play with my old toys and play out my own imagined scenarios of my characters going on grand adventures to save the world. But sometimes there are shows I wish I would have been into, stuff like Maple Town, Pretty Cure, Sailor Moon, Moomins, etc. I wonder what kind of person I'd be today if I wasn't exposed to the shows of my childhood. But there is one show that I wish I HAD watched when I was a kid: Moomins. The story of cute fantasy animals and humans living in their little world, going on adventures and living out their lives, whether its fishing for a glowing fish, messing with a magic hat, taking care of bratty kids, or going to islands to find treasure...why didn't this come to the US?! But even so, I've finished it, and I wish someone would license it and bring it here so I can show it to my kids!

(more to come soon)