Blast From The Past: Animated Series From My Childhood


Today I bring you a different kind of Blast From the Past. Instead of musics, I present to you the animated series that were a huge part of my life while growing up.


I loved the X-Men animated series. It was the thing that made me buy comics and get into the whole superheroes thing.

Sailor Moon

I was obsessed with Sailor Moon, actually, I still am. I saw it every single day, in Portuguese, Spanish and Galician… crazy, right?

Samurai X

I need to re-watch Samurai X, I had a blast watching this.

Attack No. 1

Did I ever mention how much I love Volleyball? Well, I do, and I loved this anime too.

Ace wo Nerae

In Portuguese the girl’s name was Maria, and I loved to watch this for the romance 😀 .

Dogtanian and the Three Muskehounds

Ok, honesty time, I know the whole theme in Portuguese, by heart. We used to have to sing it in college pranks 😀 . I always loved “Dartacão e os três Moscãoteiros“.

The Three Musketeers (Sanjushi)

I loved this one and I used to watch it when I was 5/7 years on the school breaks. The great this about it was how Aramis was actually a girl. What a game changer!

Dream the Impossible Dream: Zen Pencils: Volume Two (Gavin Aung Than)

Cartoon quotes from inspirational folks!

Zen Pencils is an exciting and unique new comic that takes inspirational and famous quotes and adapts them into cartoon stories. From icons like Einstein, Gandhi, and Twain to modern-day philosophers, comedians and writers—their words are turned into heartwarming stories by cartoonist Gavin Aung Than. Be inspired, motivated, educated, and laugh as you read famous words as never before!

Coming out Oct 13, 2015 by Andrews McMeel Publishing.

I received an eArc from the publisher through Netgalley in exchange for an honest review.

I have to be honest, I wasn’t expecting much when I picked this up at Netgalley. I found the cover intriguing and that was it… boy, I did not saw it coming.

So basically cartoonist Gavin Aung Than chose some motivational quotes from several interesting people – from the Dalai Lama, Shakespeare, Amy Poehler to Maya Angelou (etc) – and made inspirational cartoons that fit into the quote. He has done this before in Vol. 1, which I now have to read. The result is fantastic. It makes you look at these quotes, some that you have heard before, in an all new light. And what transpires is a message of acceptance, hard work and not giving up on your dreams… AMAZING!


I highly recommend this one! It’s a gorgeous fast to read book, and one that truly inspires you.

Rating: 4.5 Stars