30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 25


Today has been an emotional ride for me and then to add this days topic has made it even worse. It is enough that I think about this anime to make me cry. The whole anime is so incredibly sad but the two last episodes are so heartbreaking I become a little puddle everytime I watch it.

The anime is Hybrid Child. It’s an OVA in four episodes based on a manga byΒ Nakamura, Shungiku.


The hybrid child is an android that can grow if it is loved by it’s owner. The two first stories are about the bond between the human and the child and how the love, and the lack of love, affects the relationship and the feelings they have. The last story describes the puppet master, the man who invented the puppet, and why. How he made the child as an image of his first love. His only love. The love he lost.


This is so stupid because I get so emotional just thinking about it. So this post is probably just a big of a mess as I am.

Kuroda, the puppet master, and his love Tsukishima is in the army, Tsukishima as a leader. The war they fight is lost and to save the clan from disgrace Tsukishima agrees to commit harakiri. When Kuroda hears that he rushes to be at Tsukishima’s side where he confesses his feelings. They get one night together and then, the morning after, when Kuroda wakes up Tsukishima is gone.


I know, this is another boys love but it is well worth a look. It’s a beautiful, tragic anime about love and feelings.


21 thoughts on “30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 25

  1. Okay: a couple of things in order:
    1. I am really sorry to hear you have had an emotional day today. I really hope you are doing okay. If there is anything I can do…never hesitate to send me a message: never a bother in any way. For now though: feel better an really, take care as much as you can.
    2. This anime is one that I have never heard of (but with me that’s not saying much as I seem to miss quite a number of animes). But…that said, I absolutely love the premise and the story you are describing here. This is one that immediately went on my to watch list…and at a pretty high ranking as well. Even though of course I am going to be keeping some boxes of tissues close by
    3. This post was not a mess…..at all. It brought an anime to my attention that seriously sounds amazing, and what’s more you made it very personal as well, which in my book is always a very brave thing to do.
    4. If there is one thing you are not: it’s a mess. You and your blog are awesome. I did not put you in the spotlight without a reason. It’s because I think you are awesome as person, write truly great posts and the comments that we have been exchanging over the past few days have made me laugh so much that my jaw hurts (and yes….I am also still completely crazy, I know).
    So I hope I managed to cheer you up a little bit here. And as I said: feel better soon. Thanks for another cool post! 😊😊

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    1. You are always such a darling and yes, you managed to cheer me up. You always do. ❀

      It is a very good anime. I think it ends up below a lot of people's radar because it is rated a shounen ai. People tend to shy away when it comes to gay relationship and it is after all about three gay relationship. But in this case I don't think it does any difference. This is about humans and feelings. There is no heavy sex scenes, no heavy kissing or making out, it's about them interacting. I don't know, maybe people compare it to what yuri is like but I don't think you can compare the two. What little yuri I have seen it is nothing like each other. Girls in general are… well girls. They blush a lot more. I can't explain it, I just now that I rarely, if ever watch anime with girls in it or anime that is mostly girls. I can't stand girls (not talking yuri now but regular anime). Not sure why but I identify more with boys. They are calmer and more collected. And I think that's the case in yaoi/yuri too. (or shounen ai/shoujo ai) Sorry, this got long…

      Yeah, I am sometimes a mess but it is okey, I am used to it. It might not show on the outside, which I am thankful for.

      I'm glad you have added this anime on your to watch post, it is well worth it. 😊

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      1. Aww thank you so much, that’s sweet😊😊 I’m glad I managed to cheer you up a bit and I have to say I missed seeing you in the comments section. It was like a terrible silence all of a sudden had entered my blog (which of course has been more than made up for today😊).
        Haha: no it did not get too long at all no worries. Well even though I am straight, I have no problem seeing anime/movies with gay relationships. People are in general I think very narrowminded, so maybe that’s what makes them miss out on sometimes seriously beautiful shows.

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      2. I got a bit of a bad conscience when I saw all the comments I had gotten and didn’t answer them yesterday but I didn’t have any energy at all. I just wrote the challenge post and that was all I could muster. It was a bad day.

        You are probably right. I don’t get it though, it’s just people. I have never understood the thing with gender and falling in love to begin with so that’s probably why it doesn’t bother me. That’s not the reason why I don’t watch Yuri, it’s the girls that are the problem. πŸ™„ Anime girls are a nuisance. Me personally fall in love with persons and not particularly their gender, that’s just a biproduct of who they are. So, if there are any yuri/shoujo ai out there where the girls are more normal than the regular anime girl and where there isn’t the “rape” trope then I am more than willing to watch.

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      3. Hey no need to get a bad conscience at all. We all have our bad days. So never feel bad about that. It happens sometimes. It’s annoying…it’s crappy, but really no need to feel bad about it (yes…that’s advice from this crazy guy I knowπŸ˜‚).
        Yeah so true. A personality is for me one of the most important things in a person. I never care about looks (no hypocrite though…ofcourse I still look up when a beautiful girl walks by. Duhhh). But it’s really not the most important thing for me. Hmmm….think about a show which had a powerful girl in the lead…but I again come back to her again: (and you are probably getting sick of me mentioning it lol), but…Ghost in the Shell. The Major is just bad ass..and definitely not the ” rape” trope 😊😊But of course in now way am I trying to promote this anime πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡πŸ˜‡

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      4. Yes yes, I am gonna watch GitS. 😎

        Who doesn’t look up when a beautiful girl walk by. ☺️ I look at beautiful people all the time… when I don’t look into the ground so I don’t have to see people at all. Or far off in the distance so, again, I don’t have to meet a persons eyes. I generally don’t like to look at people. They scare. πŸ™ˆ

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      5. Lol…no rush 😊😊
        Hmm honestly I am a pretty shy person by nature. So I am always pretty shy when it comes to looking people in the eyes. Especially girls (Hmm…confessing some big dark, well not so dark I guess lol, secrets here πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚).
        Haha…but not all people are scary luckily. At least I don’t think all people are scary anyway πŸ€”πŸ€”

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      6. Nah, not everyone is scary. At least not all the time. But sometimes depending on the situation. Well, and also, my bipolarity can make me a bit paranoid and then everything suddenly is scary. πŸ‘»


      7. Yeah, I understand how some situations can be scary. I was at a company part two weeks ago, and everyone had to dress funny. I did not (and wasn’t the only one), but some people went all out and became complete mad man. Including managers…needless to say, I’m not very good at social gatherings…those are scary to me 😒😒
        But yeah, I have a friend who is bipolar too…and I know how things can then suddenly turn scary really fast. But that said: I still think you are awesome! (Yep…I gave you another compliment 😊).

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      8. Ugh, managers should only be managers. 🀯 I get such horrible inner visions of The Office and their parties when you talk about such parties. That is hilarious and also a bit frightening. πŸ™ˆ

        Awesome, he said I’m awesome! 😘

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      9. Well trust me after that party I could not sleep. I had these horrible visions of my managers running around in weird clothes and outfits which was quite scary πŸ™ˆπŸ™ˆπŸ˜±πŸ˜±πŸ˜±
        Hahaha…duhhhhh, that is pretty much a no brainer of course you are awesome 😊😊

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      10. I used to be shy and never looked anyone in the eyes when I talked to them. Then I started to look people in the eye but that is much harder because I have no idea when to stop and then it gets awkward. So I came to the conclusion that it is better to not look.

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      11. Hmm…well the thing is when I start to look people in the eye I at times get pretty uncomfortable for no apparent reason. Which is pretty strange I guess (and quite annoying πŸ™„).
        Oh well… I guess that is a good solution I guess. Maybe I should stop looking too.

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      12. No, you shouldn’t stop looking. Meet your demons. Uhm, not A&M… 🀭 It’s good to train. But I understand the thing about getting uncomfortable. It’s not strange. I think it’s completely normal actually. Especially if you are shy.

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      13. Well…*shucks* thank you for understanding. It’s hard to explain at times, but yeah it’s pretty much because of that reason 😊😊
        But no worries: I will keep training. One day I guess I will defeat my demons 😊😊

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      14. I don’t care if it’s not a word….I love it 😊😊
        Thank you…I will keep trying…and at some days I almost succeed, while at other days I walk away on utter defeat…oh wel…it’s okay. I don’t let it bother me too much 😊😊 (most days that is ).

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