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Anime Quiz 13 Answers

Once more into the breach. I couldn’t really summon the energy to get this done early, hence the tardiness of this post. I’m glad for the time that’s being freed up – I want to focus on writing a look back at the winter season next week, for example – but I already miss doing these quizzes.

I’d drag my feet a little longer here, but, there’s a lot of ground to cover with these questions.

Question 1: Name the anime that features these three characters – Takashi Natsume, Kogitsune, Touko Fujiwara.

  • The answer is Natsume Yuujin-chou. To be overly specific, the inclusion of Kogitsune – the adorable fox spirit – narrows it down to the first season unless he was featured as a cameo in one of the sequels that I can’t remember.

Question 2: Name the anime that features these three characters – Leorio Paladiknight, Pariston Hill, Hisoka.

  • The answer is Hunter x Hunter. I’ve read that the author of Hunter x Hunter was influenced by JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure and I wonder if Pariston Hill’s name is a reflection of that, since JoJo likes to use English names and Pariston Hill’s name can be rearranged into Paris Hilton.

Refer to the following picture for questions 3 – 4.

anime_quiz_13_01Question 3: Name two of the these four anime series.

  • These four anime series are AThe Tatami Galaxy, BKyousougiga, CInari, Konkon, Koi Iroha, and DUchouten Kazoku.

Question 4: These four series share a locational geographical connection. What is it?

  • All four anime series are set in Kyoto or in a city meant to be Kyoto. I’ve been meaning to ask this question this entire time but forgot Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha took place in Kyoto and neglected to write it down and I’ve been trying to figure out a fourth anime to use for this question until I happened to rediscover the location of Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha.

Question 5: This clip features a stylistic trademark of a renowned Japanese animator who is responsible for animating some of the best recent anime fight scenes. Name either the original famous animator or what this trademark scene is called.

  • The animator is Yutaka Nakamura and the stylistic trademark is known as Yutapon Cubes. Lately, I’ve been thinking about the decisions that are needed to be done when animating anything. It’s amazing to think how in animation, as opposed to live-action, every object, every color, every movement, who’s present, what the background looks like, how the “camera” moves, what the “camera” sees, everything, is there by conscious decision of a team of animators. Watch a wall get blown up in 100 different live action shows and they’d look about the same. Watch 100 different anime shows and they’re be dozens and dozens of different ways a wall getting blown up is drawn and animated. Yutapon Cubes is one way – I think it finds a perfect balance that communicates the destructive power behind the wall getting blown up and keeping the debris simple enough it doesn’t distract the viewer – but there are other, just as good ways of doing it.

anime_quiz_13_02Question 6: Each of these anime takes place in a distinct historical period in Japan’s past, though some of the details might be jumbled up for artistic purposes. Arrange these five anime series from the one that takes place during the oldest time period through to the most recent one.

  • The correct order is E, A, C, D, B. Sengoku Basara, E, takes place during the Sengoku period where the various lords fought over who would unite Japan into one nation. It lasted until Tokugawa became the Shogun and his descendents held sway over Japan for the next 250+ years (called the Edo period) and it was during this time that A, Samurai Champloo, took place. This series sandwiches some of the more memorable events of this era for artistic purposes but it definitely takes place before the next anime,  Rurouni Kenshin, C. This anime takes place in the Meiji period, after the country was forcibly opened up by the US in the latter part of the 19th century, and deals with the lingering effects of this destabilizing influence. Next is D, Taishou Yakyuu Musume., which takes place in the early 1920’s and features some of friction between the people who wanted to embrace the new Western norms and the ones who wanted to honor Japanese traditions that was common during the Taishou period. The newest time period shown is B, Rainbow, which takes place in the 1950’s and follows a group of orphaned boys who have to grow up in a country still trying to put itself together after the war.

Refer to the following picture for questions 7 – 8.

anime_quiz_13_03Question 7: Name two of these four anime series.

  • These four anime series are AParanoia Agent, BKaiba, CChihayafuru, and DAoi Bungaku.

Question 8: These four series share an organizational connection. What is it?

  • These four series were all animated by Madhouse. Here’s a tip: if it’s good quality anime with above average animation and doesn’t sale for beans then it’s probably animated by Madhouse🙂 .

anime_quiz_13_04Question 9: These four anime series began airing in what season?

(A) Fall 2013                           (C) Spring 2010

(B) Spring 2012                      (D) Fall 2011

  • The answer is D – Fall 2011. The four series pictured, from left to right, are Chihayfuru, Hunter x Hunter, Ben-to, and Guilty Crown. This is the only way Guilty Crown would make it into these quizzes unless the question was name the three anime series that I finished which earned a grade of 1/10 on MyAnimeList.

anime_quiz_13_05Question 10: What is the name of this mythical Japanese creature that frequently appears in anime?

  • This mythical Japanese creature is the kappa. I believe it’s said that a kappa has to keep water in the bowl on it’s head or else it will die.

anime_quiz_13_06Question 11: Arrange these four anime series by the number of episodes of their TV series from least to most. For the purposes of this question, if there are multiple versions or multiple seasons of the pictured anime use only the series with the most amount of episodes.

  • The correct order is D, E, B, C, A. The anime with the least amount of episodes is Death Note, D, with 37. This is followed by the 51 episode run of letter E, Soul Eater. Full Metal Alchemist:Brotherhood, B, comes next at 64 episodes. With one episode shy of 100 under it’s belt, Uchuu Kyoudai aka Space Bros, C, follows next before we end with the 148 episode version of Hunter x Hunter, A.

Question 12: Name the anime series that used the episode title “The Lights in the Sky Are Stars” for episode 27, it’s last episode.

  • The anime series that used this episode title for episode 27 of 27 is Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann.

Refer to the following picture for questions 13 – 14.

anime_quiz_13_07Question 13: 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.

  • The correct demographics are as followed: A – josei, B – shounen, C – seinen, and D – shoujo. The four series, from left to right, are Honey and Clover, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Ping Pong, and Jyu Oh Sei. Remember when Honey and Clover was mentioned all the time?

Question 14: These four series share an organizational connection. What is it?

  • These four anime series all originally aired on the noitaminA block of programming.

anime_quiz_13_08Question 15: Arrange this movies by Hayao Miyazaki from oldest to newest.

  • The correct order is E, B, D, A, C. The movie The Castle of Cagliostro, E, was released in 1979 and predates the creation of Studio Ghibli. Next is one of the true classics of anime B, My Neighbor Totoro, which is from the year 1988. Porco Rosso, D, of the year 1992 is next and features one of my favorite Miyazaki main characters. From 1997, Princess Mononoke, A, proves a movie with a pro-environmental message doesn’t have to be clunky and ham-fisted. And lastly is Spirited Away, C, from 2001. I saw this in a grungy little theater with my one little sister and we were the only ones there. All my sisters and I grew up on MST3K so we like to comment when we watch a movie, even on movies we love, and was excited for the opportunity to do this in a movie theater without bothering people. The picture started and not a peep escaped either of our lips for the length of the film; we were completely enraptured. There is a reason why almost everyone suggests Miyazaki movies first to non-anime fans who want to know what anime is.

anime_quiz_13_09Question 16: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters.

  • The seiyuu is Kenn. The four roles, from left to right, are Hibito Nanba from Uchuu Kyoudai, Jinbei Tsukishima from Mushibugyou, Akihito Kanbara from Kyoukai no Kanata, and Aya Kominato from Ao Haru Ride.

anime_quiz_13_10Question 17: Name the Japanese seiyuu that voiced these four characters.

  • The seiyuu is Hiroaki Hirata. The four roles, from left to right, are Mutta Nanba from Uchuu Kyoudai, Kotetsu T. Kaburagi from Tiger & Bunny, Sanji from One Piece, and Lavalley from Shingeki no Bahamut: Genesis.

Question 18: The song “Inner Universe” is an opening song to which anime?

  • The song “Inner Universe” is an opening song to the 2002 anime series Ghost in the Shell Stand Alone Complex.

Question 19: Listen to this short clip of an anime song. What anime used this as an ending song?

  • The song is entitled “Dango Daikazoku” and it was the ending song to the first season of Clannad.

Question 20: Listen to this short clip of an anime song. What anime used this as an opening song?

  • The song is entitled “Cloud Age Symphony” and it was the opening song to Last Exile, the original one and not the sequel that came out a couple years ago. This anime was one of the reasons why Gonzo used to have a really good name. And now the name Gonzo hangs like an albatross around the neck of Last Exile. This anime also had a rather good English dub.

To tally results:

miharusshi – 14.5 points (135 total points)

Jim D – 10.5 points (118.5 total points)

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2 thoughts on “Anime Quiz 13 Answers”

  1. Funny. It was actually Inari that gave the answer away for me, because I remembered Kyoto Fushimi. Only watched Tatami Galaxy out of the three others, but I couldn’t even remember it was set in Kyoto. Hah!

    Hmm, I was deceived! Yakyuu Musume sure doesn’t look like it’s set earlier than Rainbow. Hahaha. Oh well, high school girl and moe aesthetics.

    Hahaha, oh my. I was a lot kinder than you! I rated Guilty Crown 6/10 first, after finishing that series right when it ended. Years later, I felt the need to rerate my anime, and I gave GC a 2, despite how much I loathe it alongside SAO! (I rated SAO 1/10, so I still think GC is at the very least much more tolerable than SAO)

    Iirc (haven’t rewatched TTGL even once, watched it around 2009~2010), that episode title was also said by Simon in the end, right? I think I need to rewatch it.

    Oh, so this song was from Last Exile, which I haven’t watched. But it really sounds familiar. Maybe I’d watched it in some AMV lol.

    Whew. That was a fun quiz! Thank you, steelbound, for doing these anime quizzes! (They helped me a lot in voicing out my thoughts on your blog, too, which turned me from a lurker into a commenter. Hehehe) And good luck to your future endeavors in this blog!

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