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Test Your Anime Knowledge – Anime Quiz 11

Another sign that spring is on it’s way is this week marks the first anime I’m watching that will finish it’s run for this winter season. Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso has been airing since the fall season but it’s only been during this winter season, with the extra time for the story to gather up a head of steam and the reduced competition for my attention, that I’ve come to appreciate how good this anime has turned out to be. I think the anime community’s collective flip-out over the abusive mother at the start of the series also affected how I watched the series since I started focusing on the question of the mother’s behavior and not how the show was using this realistic character for it’s plot and storytelling.

Two cour is long enough that when I watched last week’s episode and the preview said this week’s episode was the last I was shocked that it’s that time again. It’s always a bit sad to have to start saying good-bye to all the good series that have been airing. The end of Shirobako is particularly going to be tough but I’m already telling myself that being the top selling series from fall with sales of over 10,000 per volume means that Shirobako 2 is a no-brainer.

Before I depress myself more here’s this weeks quiz of anime knowledge.

Question 1: Name the anime that features these three characters – Shinji Ikari, Rei Ayanami, Asuka Langley Soryu.

Question 2: Name the anime that features these three characters – Haruko Haruhara, Canti, Naota Nandaba.

Refer to the following picture for questions 3 – 5.

anime_quiz_11_01Question 3: Name these four anime series.

Question 4: Arrange these four anime series by the number of episodes of their TV series from least to most.

Question 5: These four series share a personal connection. What is it?

Refer to the following picture for questions 6 – 7.

anime_quiz_11_02Question 6: Name the animation studios that animated these four anime series.

Question 7: Each of these four series belongs to one of the four demographics in Japanese manga/anime: shounen, shoujo, josei, and seinen. Match the series to the correct intended demographic.

Question 8: At least in anime, Japanese people appear to think of their nation as a north and south country or as an east to west country?

Refer to the following picture for questions 9 – 11.

anime_quiz_11_03Question 9: Name these four anime series.

Question 10: Arrange these four anime series from oldest to youngest.

Question 11: These four series share a personal connection. What is it?

anime_quiz_11_04Question 12: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters.

anime_quiz_11_05Question 13: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters.

Question 14: The song “Lion” is an opening song to which anime?

Question 15: The song “Toki wo Kizamu Uta” is an opening song to which anime?

Answers with a side of ramblings about the answers will be posted on Friday.

2 thoughts on “Test Your Anime Knowledge – Anime Quiz 11”

  1. 1) Neon Genesis Evangelion
    2) I dunno
    3) A – Kids on the Slope, B – Ghost in the Shell (not sure which one), C – Cowboy Bebop, D – I dunno
    4) A, D, B, C (just guessing)
    5) Kanno Yoko – music (from Apollon, GitS and Bebop)
    6) A – Wit Studio, B – I dunno, C – I dunno, D – Madhouse
    7) A – shounen, B – shoujo, C – seinen, D – josei
    8) East to West (just guessing; I recall something like Koushien east-west stuff… but I really can’t make sure of it)
    9) A – Heartcatch Precure???, B – Nagi no Asukara, C – Toradora, D – Book of Bantorra
    10) C, D, A, B
    11) Okada Mari???
    12) Toyosaki Aki
    13) Chihara Minori
    14) I dunno
    15) Clannad After Story

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  2. 1. Neon Genesis Evangelion
    2. FLCL
    3. B=Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex, C= Cowboy Bebop, don’t know the other two
    4. A, C, B, D (guessing)
    5. Music by Yoko Kanno? I know she did at least two of them!
    6. A=Wit Studio, but that’s all I know
    7. Based on the pictures, I’ll guess that A=shounen, B=shoujo, C=seinen, D=josei
    8. not 100% sure, but East to West sounds right
    9. A=AKB0048, C=Toradora, don’t know the other two
    10.C, D, A, B (guessing again)
    11. Scripts by Mari Okada, most likely
    12. don’t know
    13. Minori Chihara
    14. Macross Frontier (another Yoko Kanno scored series)
    15. don’t know

    Lots of maybes, guessing, and half-answers this week!

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