Free-spirited, highly intelligent, and easily bored, Geminis love a thought-provoking story that doesn’t repeat itself, experimental animation, puns, and silly gags. We’ve updated our recommendations for Geminis as a birthday gift to the quirky twins of the Zodiac. Let’s take a look!
5. Himouto! Umaru-chan
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: July 2015 - September 2015
Also known as My Two-Faced Little Sister, Himouto! Umaru-chan is about Umaru Doma, a top student and all-around perfect high schooler, who turns into a chibi “demon” when at home, manipulating her older brother into making her delicious food, bringing her cola and chips, and getting her the new Shounen Jump. Umaru at home is spoilt, self-obsessed, and a total otaku!
Geminis would relate to Umaru, because she can be many things, and no side is false.
Why go through all this effort? Why not? Umaru loves playing games, staying up all night, acing her exams, cheating the gasha machines at the local arcade, and spreading chaos wherever she goes. All the different ways she finds to pester her brother and trick her friends into believing she is a perfect goody-two-shoes will titillate Geminis’ need for clever gags and non-stop action.
4. Saiki Kusuo no Ψ-nan (The Disastrous Life of Saiki K.)
- Episodes: 120
- Aired: July 2016 - December 2016
Saiki Kusuo possesses amazing psychic abilities but he just wants to live a chill, ordinary life. However, he is always dragged into other people’s drama and wishes everyone wasn't so stupid. His own parents act childish and exchange insults at lightspeed. All in all, Saiki K. is surrounded by weirdos who can’t seem to solve their problems alone.
Let’s not forget that Geminis are Air signs. This is that, even though they are passionate about their friends and their interests, they can come off as aloof and brainy. Emotions are cool, but why not think about it instead? Saiki K. is a genius with superpowers who just needs a break from the whirlwind of emotions around him. Saiki K is full of offbeat humor with a tint of darkness. Don’t be intimidated by the number of episodes, each is just under 5 minutes long.
3. Eizouken ni wa Te wo Dasu na! (Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: January 2020 - March 2020
These girls are unstoppable! Three ambitious students, Midori Asakusa, Tsubame Mizusaki, and Sayaka Kanamori create an undercover animation club and set out to create their first full-length film. Midori and Tsubame are the artists and Sayaka takes over the finances and administration. Together they do their best to deliver with limited time and budget and unlimited imagination.
Eizouken is directed by none else than acclaimed eccentric mastermind Masaaki Yuasa, famous for Devilman: Crybaby and The Tatami Galaxy, among others. He directs works with a frenetic pace, daring experimentations, and smart dialogue. Eizouken uniquely blends reality and imagination, since we see the girls’ brainstorming sessions turning into fully-fledged action scenes. For the restless Gemini, this is a show with a lot of technical information about creating animation, fun dialogues, and trippy visuals.
2. Nami yo Kiitekure (Wave, Listen to Me!)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: April 2020 - June 2020
Minare Koda - begrudgingly - works at a restaurant and is trying to recover after a painful breakup. One night she gets drunk and talks a customer’s ears away about her ex. Her delivery is lively, unhindered, and plain hilarious. Little does she know that the customer is a well-known radio producer, who is looking for his next big hit. He airs the recording of her rant, one thing leads to another and Minare becomes an up-and-coming radio show presenter.
Wave, Listen to Me! is dedicated to all chatterbox Geminis out there. Minare is a bona fide storyteller, with her distinct voice, she can bring to life unexpected situations. In one of the programs, she reads a script about her coming across a bear. It’s so realistic, even though the audience knows she’s at the studio. The story of Minare finding her calling, her easy to anger and easy to forget personality, her performance anxiety, and improvisational skill, will all appeal to Geminis.
1. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World - The Animated Series (Kino's Journey -the Beautiful World- the Animated Series)
- Episodes: 12
- Aired: October 2017 - December 2017
Free-spirited Kino roams the world on her trusty motorbike Hermes. Kino travels to many countries and follows a self-imposed rule: she will not stay more than three days at the same place and will not involve herself with its rules and customs. Little by little, her past is revealed, and we see that Kino has taken a new identity and vows to be eternally fluid and youthful.
Kino’s Journey will appeal to Geminis because there’s variety, deep philosophical issues, and the premise that life is a journey. Kino prefers to remain uninvolved and let others make their own rules and decisions. Just by her presence though, Kino introduces conflict, sometimes she is a scapegoat, thanks to her curiosity and others’ inability to pin her down. Although referred to as she, Kino is often claimed to be nonbinary, with fluidity becoming her essence. Geminis are mutable signs, which means that they adapt the perspective depending on their situation, much like Kino.
And there you have them, five new anime that Geminis would watch! From animation nerds to sarcastic psychic guys, and from unhinged radio show presenters to eternal wanderers, we’ve got something for all chatty, brainy Geminis. Hope you didn’t get bored and got to the end of this list! Do you think we made good guesses? Let us know in the comments below and thanks for reading.
Geminis (May 21st – June 20th) belong to the Air element of the zodiac, together with Aquarius, and Libra. Gemini is ruled by Mercury, which represents communication, movement, and writing. People born under this sign are always seeking for new friends, colleagues, and mentors, as they have the constant feeling that something is missing. As Gemini represents the twins, Gemini-born people are very good siblings and manage to build a deep bond with their siblings. Fond of friendship, they are very sociable people. Geminis tend to get bored easily, and this is what makes them a bit unreliable as they can leave you there and go somewhere else just to shake the boredom off. Open-minded and adaptable, they are very versatile and ready to face nearly every situation head-on.
Knowing what we know about Geminis, we tried to guess what anime could suit their tastes, so let's see what we chose for them!
1. Code Geass: Hangyaku no Lelouch (Code Geass: Lelouch of the Rebellion)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Oct 2006 – Jul 2007
It's the year 2010, and the Holy Empire of Britannia conquered Japan, and renamed it Area 11. While the Empire is establishing itself as a military nation, the Area 11 wants to regain independence. Lelouch Lamperouge is a Britannian student who, thanks to a girl named C.C., gains a power called Geass. Since the Geass grants to Lelouch absolute obedience, he embarks on a dangerous journey as “Zero”, the masked vigilante leading the rebel forces against Britannia.
As we said up above, Geminis tend to get bored easily. Therefore, we need an action-packed show like Code Geass, full of dramatic turn of events, to make sure they won't begin yawning. Aside from this, Code Geass can amuse Geminis because it features a lot of themes they cherish, like brotherly love, and friendship. No doubt a Gemini will end up loving Code Geass!
2. Ao no Exorcist (Blue Exorcist)
- Episodes: 25
- Aired: Apr 2011 – Oct 2011
Assiah is the humans world, while Gehenna is the demons world. To travel between the two realms, the only way is possession. Satan, though, unable to find a suitable host, decides to send his son to Assiah, hoping he will become the vessel able to be possessed by him. Rin Okumura is the apparently ordinary teenager whose father is Satan in person. When he discovers Satan's plot, he decides to become an exorcist to defend Assiah together with his twin brother Yukio!
Ao no Exorcist, among the other things, features the relationship of two twin brothers – Rin and Yukio – and we know that Gemini means exactly “twins”. In fact, we think a Gemini will like Ao no Exorcist because the theme of brotherly love is very strong here, and Rin struggles to protect Yukio. What's more, Ao no Exorcist portrays a group of friends/comrades facing a lot of hardships, and helping each other in order to become skilled exorcists, and we know how Geminis enjoy the friendship theme!
3. Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood
- Episodes: 64
- Aired: Apr 2009 – Jul 2010
After their mother passed away, Edward Elric and Alphonse – his younger brother – tried to bring her back to life, by using alchemy. Sadly, something went wrong in the process, and Ed lost his arm, while Al lost his entire body. In order to save at least Al's soul, Ed sacrificed his leg, and bonded his brother's soul to a suit armor. After that huge loss and failure, the two brothers embark on a journey to have their bodies back once again.
We bet by the premises you all can understand why we picked Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood as a show that a Gemini would watch. As you can see, it follows the story of two brothers whose relationship is based on mutual trust, and cooperation. What's more, the two of them will live many adventures during their journey, and will come to know many people, and this is in line with a Gemini's personality, who craves for adventures and new friends.
- Episodes: 220
- Aired: Oct 2002 – Feb 2007
When the huge Nine-Tailed Fox demon attacked the Hidden Leaf Village, the Fourth Hokage needed to find a way to put an end to the havoc and possibly stop the demon for good. Therefore, he decided to seal the beast inside little Naruto's body; years after, though, when Naruto is an eleven-year-old little ninja, everyone avoids him because of the demon sealed within him. Orphan, without friends, he constantly struggles to find his place in a world where he doesn't seem to belong...
We chose the first part of Naruto as a show that could suit a Gemini's tastes because it wields a lot of things that can spark Geminis' interest. First of it all, friendship is the very cornerstone of the show, as Naruto will finally find a group of friends accepting him the way he is; secondly, because this first part is so full of plot twists, action-packed scenes, and a big range of characters that it's impossible to get bored.
5. Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus (Black Butler: Book of Circus)
- Episodes: 10
- Aired: Jul 2014 – Sep 2014
In London arrives Noah's Ark Circus, promising to astonish the audience with spectacular stunts carried out by those who are considered as rejects, such as amputees, giants, dwarfs, and the likes. The circus' arrival, though, coincides with children disappearances in the city, that's why it's Ciel Phantomhive's turn to begin his investigations. Ciel and Sebastian – his devilish butler – disguise themselves as rejects and infiltrate the circus, only to discover the horror behind the facade.
Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus is yet another show that can spark a Gemini's curiosity. It's funny, as the interactions between Ciel and Sebastian are really something else. It wields a lot of mysteries, therefore it's impossible to get bored while watching it. Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus is a 10-episode show that a Gemini can enjoy in the beat of an eye, in which the theme of the “different” is preponderant, and being Geminis very open-minded people, they will surely enjoy it!
This is it! Keeping in mind the most essential traits of Geminis, we tried to pick those shows that could suit their tastes. We thought about how Geminis get bored easily, and how much they like adventures, and meeting new people. That's why we chose these five shows, which include all the themes that a Gemini holds dear. Let us know what you think in the comments below; see you next time!