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Lists, Reviews, and Rants on Anime and Manga

Let’s Talk Anime Podcast: Episode 2 — 05/20/2018

Let’s Talk Anime Podcast: Episode 2

My first “review” on my podcast, on Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. It’s both a halfway through the season review and a comparison piece with this anime and two other romance anime I’ve watched!

Much shorter than the other two episodes I’ve done for this podcast, not sure if that’s a good or a bad thing.

Like before, I’d love if you gave it a listen and left any comments on this post so I can easily look at them!

https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-anime/episodes/Episode-2-Wotakoi–Other-Romance-Anime-e1gm36

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My Thoughts On: Persona 5 The Animation (Ep 1-6) — 05/19/2018

My Thoughts On: Persona 5 The Animation (Ep 1-6)

Before I get into this, I want to explain that I’ve never played the game, so this is going based solely on how it does as a standalone anime.

In beginning to watch this, the very first thing I thought of was how beautiful the main character is. Weird place to start, I know, but that was my very first impression. He has plain features: messy black hair, gray eyes, glasses, but somehow in the way he shows expression he comes off as adorable to me.

That’s over with, so I’ll move onto more reasonable topics. It was a weirdly big reason to get me to watch this, haha.

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[OWLS Blog Tour: “Movement”] Maybe There is an “I” in Team: Bungou Stray Dogs — 05/15/2018

[OWLS Blog Tour: “Movement”] Maybe There is an “I” in Team: Bungou Stray Dogs

It feels like it’s been so long since I’ve written an OWLS post. April seemed never ending to me!

Something exciting: I’m nearing my one year anniversary with OWLS! I joined this group near the end of May last year, and I wrote my first OWLS post on June 22nd. It feels like I only joined this group yesterday, but as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.

If you aren’t aware, this post is a part of a blog tour OWLS has every month with a different topic. We are a group of loving anime fans who want to spread positivity for all people through pop culture and anime! We are non-discriminant against anyone regardless of their race, gender, sexuality, etc.

I was quite excited when I saw what this month’s prompt was, and it happened to tie right into the show I was invested in during sign ups. I was about halfway through my watch of it at the time, and I just finished it Saturday night! Luckily, the second season was perfect for this.

This month’s prompt is:

We join movements, organizations, and systems that align with our own personal values and beliefs. Sometimes we join these groups because they believe in doing good and making positive changes in society. However, these movements can turn sour when a dictator arises or behind the good intentions, there’s a hidden agenda of oppression. It is in these groups that individuals start to shape their identities by questioning their values and beliefs or conforming to the system. This month, we will be examining “real and/or fictitious” movements, organizations, or systems in anime and other pop culture mediums, and the positive and negative effects they have on individuals and society.

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Bakugou’s Gauntlets Tutorial — 05/11/2018

Bakugou’s Gauntlets Tutorial

Anime: My Hero Academia

Character: Bakugou Katsuki

Series: My Hero Academia

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Supplies:

  • newspaper
  • papier mache glue (I used flour and water mixed and boiled)
  • paintbrushes
  • balloons
  • duct tape
  • cardboard
  • craft foam (I used white and painted it)
  • pencil
  • scissors
  • ruler
  • acrylics: dark green, silver, white
  • Glossy & Matte Mod Podge (I use this for every prop I make)
  • hot glue (lots of it)
  • Patience!!

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Let’s Talk Anime Podcast: Episode 1 — 05/07/2018

Let’s Talk Anime Podcast: Episode 1

I thought I’d be back from hiatus last week, but apparently I needed more time to get back in the swing of things. I managed to finish editing this episode of my podcast though, and after many cuts of sniffles and coughs and awkward pauses, it’s ready to share with you all!

https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-anime/episodes/Episode-1-Top-10-Anime-e1dg5a

Support my podcast by favoriting it, listening to it, and giving me comments on this post so I know what you think! I work hard to edit it and prepare it for everyone, and keeping both a blog and a podcast is hard work, along with everything else I do!

Also, you don’t have to listen only on Anchor! My podcast is available on multiple platforms: Apple podcast, Google podcast, Pocket cast, etc.

Thanks everyone who’s been supporting me and being patient in my absence!

My Reasons Why — 05/01/2018

My Reasons Why

Thursday morning, I got a notification that I was nominated for this tag! And it was perfect timing. Since Wednesday, I’d felt pretty stressed out and like complete garbage. Monday, I finally handed in my ten page paper for English, so I’m feeling better now. When I reach the end of a semester now, I fall into a depression, so it’s harder than normal for me to eat, get out of bed, take a shower, do homework, and pretty much everything else I do in my life. Deadlines give me stress, and I don’t do much about it to get rid of that lingering feeling.

But that’s over now! I wrote most of this during that time to relieve myself of stress, but wasn’t able to post it until now.

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I’m Branching Out! (My New Podcast) — 04/21/2018

I’m Branching Out! (My New Podcast)

Hello! If you read my post from yesterday or have been following my Twitter, you’ll already know I decided to start with making a podcast. Other bloggers have also started podcasts, and it sounded fun, so I figured I’d give it a go too! I’m posting it on Anchor, but I believe if I did it right, it should also be on Google Play and other podcast platforms soon.

My first episode is just a little explanation of my anime beginnings and how I began blogging, so I hope you don’t find it too boring. It’s also a bit longer than I figured, it’s about 40 minutes long. I hope most episodes will be a bit shorter than this.

You can listen to it here!

https://anchor.fm/lets-talk-anime/episodes/Episode-0-e1c138

 

More LGBT+ Representation in Comics (Part 2) — 04/20/2018

More LGBT+ Representation in Comics (Part 2)

I loved making my last list so I knew I wanted to make another! And of course I’ve found even more adorable comics that focus on the LGBT+ community. I know I didn’t say this before, but all of the comics I’ll recommend in any of these posts will be PG-13 rating or lower, since I’m not so fond of sexual content. Yeah, I’m old enough to handle it, but it just makes me immensely uncomfortable.

So, into the comics! I think I’ll do three recommendations for each post, since it’s a nice number to work with. But, in this one, I have something extra to share at the end.

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My Thoughts On: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Ep 13-24) — 04/18/2018

My Thoughts On: The Ancient Magus’ Bride (Ep 13-24)

I’m a little behind on this, this post was supposed to go up a long time ago, but I fell into a bit of a rut, so I had to postpone it.

I mostly watched this dubbed, all but the last four episodes. The whole anime is dubbed now, but when I decided to finish it, the dubbing wasn’t complete. The waiting was getting to be too much so I gave up and watched the subbed. Later, I think I’ll watch those episodes dubbed since I plan on rewatching the whole show at some point. I’m awful at watching weekly anime since I forget everything so quickly, so I feel it’ll be a better experience to watch it all more closely together.

I still love this show a lot. It’s in my favorites now. And, I plan on cosplaying as Chise in a little over a month. I have the necklace and ring made, I just need to buy all of the other pieces and put it together!

In my previous post, I talked about animation, music, characters, and the dubbed acting. I don’t think I need to reiterate either the animation or acting, since I feel the same as in my first post. I’m going to start with the music for this cour of the show.

If you missed that post, read it here.

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