Anime Quiz 2 Answers

Last week I was cautiously optimistic about this Winter 2015 season of anime but this week I watched all the other anime series I hadn’t gotten too and yeah – there’s some real garbage this season. I’ve grown adverse to dropping anime unless I’m sure there’s no chance for it to redeem itself and, even so, I dropped three anime this week: Juuou Mujin no Fafnir, Junketsu no Maria, Sengoku Musou. I probably should just drop these two as well, Assassination Classroom and the latest season of Milky Holmes, because I’m almost 100% positive that these series will be a bust as well. Oh well, there’s always next season 🙂 .

Enough with the despair, let’s get to the answers to this week’s anime quiz.

Question 1: Name the anime that features these three characters – Sousuke Sagara, Testarossa, Kaname Chidori.

  • The answer is Full Metal Panic or any of it’s sequels. I keep telling myself that someday this’ll get its much deserved sequel.

Question 2: Name the anime that features these three characters – Alucard, Seras Victoria, Walter Dornez.

  • The answer is Hellsing or Hellsing Ultimate.

Question 3: Name the anime that features these three characters – Yuji Sakai, Alastor, Kazumi Yoshida.

  • The answer is Shakugan no Shana or any of it’s sequels. I have always wondered if JC Staff or the original creator were responsible for the steep, steady decline in quality that this franchise exhibited.

Question 4: This clip is one recent example of a reoccurring homage many animators do for a specific famous animator. Name either the famous animator or what this homage is called.

  • The animator is Yoshinori Kanada and the homage is known as a Kanada dragon after the dragon he drew for Genma Taisen (Harmagedon) in 1983. Much has been written about Kanada so I’ll just say that it’s nearly impossible to overstate his importance to anime, anime would truly be much reduced as an art form without him. Below are a couple clips of the original Kanada dragon.

anime_quiz_02_01Refer to the following picture for questions 5 – 6.

Question 5: Three of the four series share an organization connection. What are these three and what is the connection?

  • Three of the four series were animated by Production I.G. – (A) Bunny Drop, (B) Library War, and (D) Robotics;Notes. The fourth, (C) Shiki, was animated by Daume.

Question 6: All series share another organizational connection. What is it?

  • All four series are part of the noitaminA animation block which is a block of programming that’s been airing anime since 2005; it used to be known for consistently airing top quality, different anime but it’s track record has been very uneven of late.

anime_quiz_02_02Refer to the following picture for questions 7 – 8.

Question 7: Name the two anime series pictured.

  • The two anime series pictured were (A) Ping Pong, (B) Tsuritama.

Question 8: Name the geological feature shown in each of the three top pictures.

  • The geological feature is Enoshima Island and because in real life it’s one of the nearest public vacation beaches one can go to from Tokyo it shows up in anime a lot. For example, PA Works seems like it always fits Enoshima Island into it’s series somehow.

anime_quiz_02_03Question 9: Which anime season (winter / spring / summer / fall, year) did each of these three anime series air?

  • These three anime series aired during the Summer 2009 anime season. From left to right the anime series are Spice and Wolf 2, Sora no Manimani, and Bakemonogatari. Largely forgotten, in part because of it’s competition that season, Sora no Manimani was a fun little show about a high school astronomy club

anime_quiz_02_04Question 10: Which anime season did each of these three anime series air?

  • These three anime series aired during the Spring 2006 anime season. From left to right the anime series are Utawarerumono, Simoun, and The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. The most memorable thing about Utawarerumono was that people read it as ‘underwater ray romano’.

anime_quiz_02_05Question 11: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters?

  • The Japanese seiyuu is Daisuke Ono. The four roles shown are, from left to right, Seishuu Handa from Barakamon, Erwin Smith from Attack on Titan, Kaoru Hanase from Tamako Market, and Hosaka from Minami-ke.

anime_quiz_02_06Question 12: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters?

  • The Japanese seiyuu is Yuuichi Nakamura. The four roles shown are, from left to right, Umetarou Nozaki from Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, William Massachusetts from Log Horizon, Mykage Towano from Aquarion Evol, Tomoya Okazaki from Clannad. It was his roles in Clannad and Aquarion Evol that really display his versatility as a seiyuu, beyond just have a cool sounding voice.

anime_quiz_02_07Question 13: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters?

  • The Japanese seiyuu is Romi Park. The four roles shown are, from left to right, Noboru Maeda (Turtle) from Rainbow, Emma Guzman from Garo: Honoo no Kokuin, Edward Elric from Full Metal Alchemist/FMA:B, Ragyou Kiryuuin from Kill la Kill.

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Question 14: The song “Rise” is the opening song to which anime?

  • “Rise” was the opening song to Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex 2nd Gig and was sung by Origa, who I mentioned last week.

Question 15: The song “Libera me from hell” is an insert song to which anime?

  • “Libera me from hell” was an insert song to Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann. Directed by Hiroyuki Imaishi, a member of the “Kanada” school of animation, Gurren Lagann is a great example of the power of the type of animation that Kanada pioneered.

To tally results:

Ian K – 4.5 points (I gave half credit for 7B, 13.5 total points)

miharusshi – 11 points (18 total points)

Jim D – 9 points (13 total points)

Tune back on Monday for next week’s quiz.

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4 thoughts on “Anime Quiz 2 Answers”

  1. Oh, so that’s a Kanada Dragon. I heard the term once before, but I never knew where it came from.

    I wondered who that girl in pic 5C was. I’ve never watched Shiki or even looked at any art from it before, but that’s a cool character design. She actually looks legitimately creepy with those black pit eyes.

    Keep ’em coming, this is fun!

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  2. @Ian K: No problem, Naruto gave me the idea for week 3’s focus on shounen shows.

    @Jim D: If you ever ponder watching Shiki, many of the people that blogged it as it aired thought the series was “too slow”, which is a fair critique. I first watched it week by week as it aired (liked it) and later I watched it a second time by marathoning and really loved it. I definitely think it works better if it’s marathoned because the series flows better together that way.

    @Kitsune: I’m sick of seeing talented people from anime dieing of cancer.

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