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Senpai Saturday-First Impressions Of Fall Season (Part 2)…Because I Can’t Seem To Write Anything On Time These Days. Merp.

Before you get on my case…I had a very busy day yesterday. I had a tattoo appointment for Friday the 13th and it was also laundry day. Considering I don’t have a washer & dryer at home I usually end up going to my friends house in order to get my garments all clean. That’s what happens when you live in a college town! A lot of places around here don’t have washer/dryer hookups in the buildings so you have to do laundry at a laundry mat. We have a washer/dryer room in our complex but I ain’t about to pay $10 to do a load of laundry when I can do it for free elsewhere XD Eff that noise!

I’ve also been having a hard time sleeping the last couple of days so I took a much deserved nap. If I could sleep all day I probably would. Hibernation sounds like a good idea…don’t ya think? Whose’s with me on this one?

Things to do

So here I am bringing you guys part 2 of my Fall anime season first impressions! Better late than never…am I right? It’s only a day late…jeez you guys expect too much from me. I’m only one person you know! *Silently sobs in the corner* I am still waiting for the second season of 3-gatsu no Lion (March comes in like a Lion), but we still have a few hours to go. I usually like to focus on brand new new shows though (I feel like second and third seasons really don’t count when they come out). Sometimes second and third season shows take away from the potential popularity of new anime, so for me personally I count them in their own category.

Let’s get to the rest of these shows! 😀


1. Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau (Children of the Whales)

This is my top pick for Fall anime season. Kujira no Kora wa Sajou ni Utau (Children of the Whales) is undeniably STUNNING. A lot of people were complaining the first episode was too slow, but for me personally, I thought it was perfection. For an anime that borderlines on emotional and tugs at the heartstrings of the viewer I don’t expect it to be fast paced. I want it to draw me in little by little. I don’t need an action packed story shoved in my face 24/7. It is the same ideals and principles with Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu or Natsuyuki Rendezvous (two of my all time favorite anime). They take their time to really draw out the full potential of the anime. I’ve really come to appreciate slow-burner anime over the last year and I am glad I have given them more of an opportunity to make a lasting impression on me. I’m really looking forward to tomorrow’s episode! Apparently it supposed to make the viewer cry. Guess we will have to wait and see!


2. Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous)

Houseki

My other favorite has finally made its appearance! Well really it appeared last week after I wrote part one, so it couldn’t be added until today lololz but I am so very glad it did! I actually read the first volume of Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) and the first episode was translated almost perfectly! There were a few minor changes but they can be overlooked in order to really appreciate the premier episode. I can’t wait to see more of Cinnabar! Probably my favorite out of the whole group. I love the unique fantasy concept of this story and how they bring gems to life. The only thing it is really lacking is music. I wish we could get some good tunes to go along with this series. Maybe it will pick up in later episodes? I’ll keep my fingers crossed!


3. Inuyashiki

Inuyashiki

I have to hand it to MAPPA studios for giving us a protagonist who is an old man. Well, 58 to be exact (some people wouldn’t consider this very old). Inuyashiki was unbelievably fucking sad the first 10-12 mins of the show and then BOOM! We got a sci-fi alien twist in the middle. I love anything dealing with aliens right now, so this show is right up my alley. The CGI isn’t as smooth as Houseki no Kuni (Land of the Lustrous) but I am hoping it might pan out in the later episodes. I really wish shows would layer the CGI like they did with God Eater. That show was a bit easier on the eyes and transitioned quite well. I have high hopes for Inuyashiki! Let’s hope it can deliver!


4. Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus Bride)

I feel like I don’t really need to touch basis on this one (because it seems everyone else has already). You guys know I loved the three part OVA’s of Mahoutsukai no Yome (The Ancient Magus Bride). I am thoroughly impressed by the first episode! I can’t wait to see the rest of Elias and Chise’s journey together. I am sure we are in for a magical treat ❤


5. Kekkai Sensen & Beyond

Kekkai Sensen Gang

Another show I don’t need to reiterate on. I am so stoked to see Kekkai Sensen back for another season. This show is so kooky, off-the-wall, and I love every minute of it! Let’s all enjoy this crazy ride together! 🙂


6. Blend S

Blend S

Just like Konohana Kitan, I thought Blend S was totes adorable! Really impressed with all the cuteness overload. You really can’t go wrong with moe anime. I think Maika trying to be a sadist is freaking hilarious! It would be interesting to go to a cafe and experience all the different types of “-dere’s.” I think we are in for some good laughs with this anime.


7. Two Car

A lot of mixed reviews out there of Two Car. I quite liked the first episode. I think a lot of people were disappointed with the flashbacks, because it seemed a bit jumbled (almost like they were just thrown in there). Which I can totally see, but I am not one to complain about flashbacks. I thought the pacing was good and I liked the dynamic between Yuri and Megumi. Best friends tend to bicker like they did in the first episode. We all can’t be perfect ya know? I am willing to stick with it mainly because all the girls competing are so freaking pretty! I wanna be that pretty.


9. Evil or Live

Evil or live

This anime is done by the same people who did Bloodivores (and we all know how that anime turned out). Evil or Live is another Chinese manga turned anime. I think it is great they are trying to produce more anime from Chinese source material but it never comes out quite right. The story is interesting to say the least and the genre is horror, but I feel like this anime will just turn shitty like Bloodivores did. I’ll give them points for trying! I’ll stick it out for a few more episodes and if it doesn’t keep my interest I’ll drop it.


10. Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken

Bitchchan

Let me just say this…I wasn’t plan on watching Boku no Kanojo ga Majime Sugiru Shojo Bitch na Ken at all, but decided to see what the first episode would be like. I think I watched about 15 to 18 mins worth and then got bored. Boring story, boring characters, the same shit just a different day. Totally not worth my time!


That is finally it for Fall first impressions! Which shows are you most excited about? Have you dropped any shows so far? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below! And as always thank you for joining me today! I always appreciate you guys stopping by to read my post.


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

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Thursday Talks-Where I Give You Guys A Life Update And Maybe Complain A Little *Shrugs*

Hello my pandas!

I just wanted to jump on here for a minute and give you guys a little life update. It seems I am finally back in school. I had taken a year off for personal reasons and then I ended up moving, so the break was appreciated. I decided to switch gears and go for my Bachelor’s in Business Management. I was originally pursuing my degree in English but changed my mind. If I pass all my classes I only have about a year and three months until I graduate. Luckily a lot of my credits transferred over and I didn’t really lose anything that I had already worked on. Whew! I do online schooling so I have a little less hassle then going in person…but it is kind of on the spendy side. Merp. What college isn’t these days? XD

^Me when I get to my math classes lololz

I have another big announcement for you guys! I am going to try and start an anime YouTube channel. I am actually picking up a camera tomorrow after my tattoo appointment. Granted, I still have to buy editing software and a microphone, but I am super excited to start this venture. I figured my business degree would also come in handy if I start this channel. I’ve come to the realization that I love talking about anime more than anything else in my life, so why not pursue something with it? Be my own boss kind of thing. Anime=Life ❤ Of course, I will continue to work in the real world (especially after the whole YouTube demonetization thing going on), so I will still have a steady income. I still need to do research of how revenue is generated off YouTube…so on and so forth. Mainly this is going to be a hobby until I learn more about the in’s and out’s. Probably be another month or so before I can get this thing off the ground, but when I do I hope you guys will come join me!

Welp, that is all I have for you guys today. I’ll be back tomorrow to give you guys the second half of my Fall season first impressions! I’ll catch you all on the flip side 😀


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

Mini-Review Monday: Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World)

Aired: Nov 12, 2016
Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Historical, Drama
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older

Film synopsis:

“In 1944, Suzu Urano moves to the small town of Kure in Hiroshima where she marries Shuusaku Houjou—a young clerk who works at the local naval base. Living with his family, Suzu becomes essential to the running of the household and creatively prepares meals during the tough wartime conditions while also carrying out daily housework. In 1945, intense bombings by the U.S. military finally reach Kure with devastating effect to the townsfolk and their way of life. Suzu’s life is changed irrevocably, but through perseverance and courage, she manages to continue to live life to the fullest.”

I don’t even know where to begin with this film. It was passionate, intriguing, emotional, heartbreaking, and heartwarming all the the same time. It was a mix of emotions that really put you in the forefront of WWII. It was so beautifully done that my heart ached relentlessly at the end of the film. I just wanted to reach into the screen and hug Suzu (our main character).

We learn about WWII in school, but it  really isn’t the same as actually being there. It is a whole other emotional level experiencing something so tragic in real life. I can’t even begin to image what it might have been like. That is exactly what Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) does. It drops you in the middle of pre-world war II Japan before the war starts and gradually builds up to when the war takes place.

We grow up with a young Suzu, going from a free-spirited young girl to a mature young woman. We get to see her day to day life with her family/friends, and then as she grows older she is offered a marriage proposal from another family some distance away. Suzu originally lives in the famous Hiroshima but eventually moves to Kure to marry and be apart of her husbands family.


In this corner

My favorite part of this film (besides the visuals and music) was the fact that they broke up this film according to what age Suzu was at the time. We get time stamps of her age and what year it is. I really loved that the viewer got to go on this journey of “growing up” with the main character. It makes it a little easier for the viewer to keep up with what was going on in the movie.

Of course the visuals are simply stunning! With a blend of traditional animation and watercolor, the viewer is left with a sense of surrealism and fantasy. This film just might be something out of a coloring book. The pastel colors are magical and easy on the eyes. It gives this bittersweet film a touch of softness and whimsy. Since Suzu is an artist, it would make sense to have this film be visually-appealing. One can even say that this type of animation goes along with the paintings of that said time.

This film is a bit on the slower side, so you might want to make sure you have time set aside for it to really appreciate the message it is trying to bring across. Some people may compare this to Grave of the Fireflies, but I think both films are uniquely different. While both movies are about WWII, they both have different aspects and story-lines. Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) centers more around the daily struggles of women in 20th century Japan.


In this

Gemma over at (https://gemmadeealexander.wordpress.com/2017/08/18/in-this-corner-of-the-world/) had some neat facts about the film. I always love learning about the process of animation and what goes into making a movie!

“Katabuchi, who worked early in his career for Hayao Miyazaki, spent six years researching Suzu’s world before beginning animation. Because Hiroshima and Kure were almost completely destroyed by the end of the war, he gathered accounts from survivors (most of whom were children at the time) and collected more than 4,000 historical photographs to recreate the cityscape of the 1930s and 40s. The story is based on a manga by Fumio Kouno.”


Overall, telling a delicate story about the ugly truth of war is no easy feat to accomplish. Sometimes these stories tend to be less desirable in the anime community, but I feel like they deserve more recognition. The same could be said of Hayao Miyazaki’s The Wind Rises. Another film that is HIGHLY underappreciated and I HIGHLY recommend watching (if you haven’t seen it already).

Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) is a story about strength, courage and determination. While these characters may be portrayed as ordinary, their journey through WWII is extraordinary. If you want to get a keen insight on how life was during WWII then Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni (In This Corner of the World) is the film for you. Even if you aren’t a huge history buff I would still recommend this film if you want something that tugs at your heartstrings. Just prepare to have your “feels” violated beyond belief XD

Suzu


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

First Impressions Friday And Other Random Tidbits (Part 1)

First off…

Tokyo Ghoul:re and BEATLESS have been confirmed for a 2018 anime primer! HAVE MY DREAMS COME TRUE?! ARE MY EYES DECEIVING ME?! WHEN THE HELL DID I LAND IN WONDERLAND??? Like…I can’t EVEN right now. I am so happy that I could die!!!

^Literally me yesterday when I saw the announcements

The Tokyo Ghoul:re announcement was made here if you would like to check it out: https://www.animelab.com/blog/tokyo-ghoulre-anime-officially-confirmed-for-2018/ and the BEATLESS announcement was post by Honey’s Anime which can be found here: https://honeysanime.com/beatless/.

Ya’ll have no idea how hard I was freaking out yesterday when I saw the good news. It was a fangirl’s dream come true. Is anyone else as excited as I am? I know there has to be other Tokyo Ghoul and BEATLESS fans out there. I think I have to pick up the BEATLESS manga now (yes, yes I haven’t read it yet….don’t get on my case about it XD).

But the real reason for today’s post is my first impressions of fall anime season! We finally got to kick things off this week and there are some definite hits and definite misses amongst the shows I chose to watch. This is going to be a two parter because some of the other shows I have on my list haven’t started yet. I will finish the rest of this list next Friday after everything else has premiered.

Now that I have the news out of the way let’s get going with this list! (P.S. These are in no particular order. I am just listing them as I see fit) 🙂


1. Black Clover

Black Clover

The first show I watched was Black Clover. The first episode was interesting to say the least. Of course I already love Yuno (cause he is calm, cool, and collected) and Asta…well he is just Asta. Loud, annoying, and very determined to be the Wizard King. A lot of the comments about Asta’s voice actor were of course pretty negative (because Asta pretty much yells all of his lines), but apparently Asta calms down a bit after his first battle. So hopefully Gakuto Kajiwara (Asta’s voice actor) portrays him in a better light as we make our way through the show. It was a bit cringey in the first episode but it wasn’t terrible. Guess we have to see what happens next!


2. Juuni Taisen (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War)

I felt like Juuni Taisen (Juni Taisen: Zodiac War) started off pretty damn strong in terms of capturing the audiences attention. We get major action and gore the very first time around. I know many people were disappointed with the flashback scenes, but I am totally okay with them doing this! I like to know a character’s back story and what made them into the killers they are to this day. Nothing like a good psychotic character that likes to kill for sport! I am a sucker for anything with gore, horror, or thriller aspects. I felt like the fighting scenes were EXCELLENT and the animation is spot on. Let’s hope the rest of the series holds out.


3. Shokugeki no Soma: San no Sara (Season 3)

Lets do this

No need to spend a million hours discussing this show. We already know how amazing Shokugeki no Soma is! I am sure the third season will bring us even bigger and better dishes. I am looking forward to all the showdowns 😀


4. Konohana Kitan

Konohana

Hello cuteness OVERLOAD! Konohana Kitan’s first episode was so freaking adorable. I loved all the loli fox girls! I can’t wait to see more of them and their shenanigans, especially Ren (probably my favorite out of the group…but you all know I have a thing for pink haired girls). I always enjoy a good slice of life/comedy anime. I feel like this one is just going to be lively and entertaining.


5. Ousama Game The Animation (King’s Game)

Ousama Game The Animation (King’s Game) is actually a sequel to the original manga. Without having read the manga I still find this anime super intriguing…but as I stated above I like anything with gore and suspense. That’s why I loved Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary) so much. I love games that involve killing others or people being punished in some horrific way. The first episode kicked us off with 10 people already dying with 22 remaining players. I guess you can say it went off with a hang…oops…I mean bang 😉 (points if you get the reference)


6. Urahara

Urahara

Here is one anime that tried super duper hard to be cute and fun and innovative but it just fell flat. Urahara had the potential to be good but there was just too much going on at one time. It was honestly kind of boring. I watched the whole thing through and was like, “Uh…did that really just happen?” I felt like it was trying to be like Akiba’s Trip The Animation but on a more girly note. Sadly this is one I will not be continuing 😦


7. Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Love is Like a Cocktail)

Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Love is Like a Cocktail)

Osake wa Fuufu ni Natte kara (Love is Like a Cocktail) is just a kawaii little short that I already love. If you love adorable anime couples and alcohol then I recommend you watch this guy! I mean the episode’s are only 3 minutes long! Can’t go wrong in that department.


8. Dies Irae

Excuse me…what did I just watch? Episode 000 of Dies Irae premiered today and I have no idea what is going on. I know this is like a summary episode of what is to come but god damn! It was all over the place. I am going to wait to see if the actual first episode explains a bit more before making any final decisions. I really liked the opening of this anime (the actual opening and not the song op) but then it kinda teetered off. Guess we will see if it gets any better when the next episode it released.


9.   Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls’ Last Tour)

Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls' Last Tour)

We have Made in Abyss meets post-apocalyptic world with a hint of darkness in Shoujo Shuumatsu Ryokou (Girls’ Last Tour). My body is ready! The dynamic between Chi and Yuu is EVERYTHING. I can’t wait to know what lies hidden in the darkness of Chito’s mind. The tone, music, and aesthetics of this anime are PERFECT. I have high hopes/expectations for this anime.


10. Net-juu no Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie)

Lily

I just wanna take a moment to appreciate how charming Lily’s character design is! So far she is my favorite part of the show. Net-juu no Susume (Recovery of an MMO Junkie) has my attention ten fold. I am so down with any anime that deals with RPG games! This first episode was great. I can’t wait to see what the rest has in store for us (because there is nothing like a comedy anime that deals with NEET’s).


11. Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World – The Animated Series

While this series takes place after Kino no Tabi (more like a sequel) I have to say this is the show I am most curious about. I totally loved loved loved the first episode! Especially the opening lines. Let me quote them for you:

“Sometimes I wonder…Am I a hopeless, foolish, petty person? Am I a really underhanded person? I’m not sure why, but sometimes I feel that way. Sometimes I can’t see it any other way. But it’s during those times that I always find other things, like the world or the way other people live, to be wholly beautiful and wonderful. They become very dear to me. I want to learn more and more about them, and I think that’s probably why I travel. I know that so long as I travel, there will be plenty of hardship and sadness lying on the road ahead. But that doesn’t make me think I should stop traveling. Traveling is fun, and even if I have to kill others, I still want to continue doing it.” 

Sold me right there my friends! Done and done. That is a wrap! I know this anime will be amazing and special and all around philosophical. Give me more already! 😛


Which shows are you currently watching? Do you have any first impressions? I would like to know if anyone else is watching the same shows as I am! Come chat with me in the comments section. Also I watched the third OVA of The Ancient Magus Bride and MY FEELS! It was oh so good! I can’t wait for the show to premier now!!! Just give it to me already. Oh…It starts in like 17 hours. We got this peeps! ❤


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

TTT: Top Ten Tuesday-I would make a skeleton joke, but you wouldn’t find it very humerus.

PANDAS!

It’s officially the 3rd day of Halloween. I hope everyone has been enjoying their fall season so far. I mean we’ve only been into the season for about 2 and 1/2 weeks…but if you’re anything like myself everyday is fall once September 22nd hits. I just love everything that is warm and cozy and soft ❤

Fall is a great season! One of my personal favorites right along with late spring. You know right before summer truly hits (and before it’s a billion degrees out). That perfect in-between season that just makes you feel zen and serene. I love that feeling of peacefulness. It always makes me reevaluate my life choices XD

Since we are (finally) into the month of October I thought I would kick this Tuesday off with my favorite horror/creepy/thriller anime. Some of these choices will either be gory, psychological, or all around mysterious. The horror genre is my absolute favorite (in anime and in regular movies…even though movies just go for the gore factor these days). I’m hoping you guys can find some interesting picks on this list and enjoy them just as much as me! I mean…this is why I make these list anyways.

Let’s get this party startled! (I love me some good puns) 😉


1. Hellsing

Anime synopsis:

“Hellsing, an organization specializing in dealing with supernatural threats, is called in to eliminate a vampire that is turning the villagers of Cheddar into ghouls. To put an end to this, the leader of the organization, Sir Integra Fairbrook Wingates Hellsing, dispatches her most formidable asset: a powerful vampire known as Alucard.

Armed with only a single handgun, Alucard wreaks havoc on the monsters plaguing Cheddar. However, a young police officer, Seras Victoria, gets caught up in the chaos and becomes mortally wounded as a result. Taking pity on the girl, Alucard gives her a choice: die as a human or live on as a vampire. Seras accepts his offer and begins a new life as a member of Hellsing.

Though it was her decision, Seras struggles with the fact that she is no longer human. Nevertheless, she must embrace being a creature of the night soon if she wants to survive on the front lines in the fight between humans and the supernatural.”


2. Another

Another anime

Anime synopsis:

“In 1972, a popular student in Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 named Misaki passed away during the school year. Since then, the town of Yomiyama has been shrouded by a fearful atmosphere, from the dark secrets hidden deep within.

Twenty-six years later, 15-year-old Kouichi Sakakibara transfers into class 3-3 of Yomiyama North and soon after discovers that a strange, gloomy mood seems to hang over all the students. He also finds himself drawn to the mysterious, eyepatch-wearing student Mei Misaki; however, the rest of the class and the teachers seem to treat her like she doesn’t exist. Paying no heed to warnings from everyone including Mei herself, Kouichi begins to get closer not only to her, but also to the truth behind the gruesome phenomenon plaguing class 3-3 of Yomiyama North.

Another follows Kouichi, Mei, and their classmates as they are pulled into the enigma surrounding a series of inevitable, tragic events—but unraveling the horror of Yomiyama may just cost them the ultimate price.”


3. Blood C

Saya Blood C art

Anime synopsis:

“Peaceful schoolgirl by day, fearsome monster slayer by night, Saya Kisaragi is leading a split life. Equipped with a ceremonial sword given to her by her father for sacred tasks, she vanquishes every monster who dares threaten her quiet little village. But all too soon, Saya’s reality and everything she believes to be true is tested, when she overhears the monsters speak of a broken covenant—something she knows nothing about. And then, unexpectedly, a strange dog appears; it asks her to whom she promised to protect the village, curious as to what would happen if she were to break that promise. Tormented by unexplainable visions and her world unraveling around her, we travel with Saya through her struggle to find a way to the truth in a village where nothing is as it seems.”


4. Elfen Lied

Anime synopsis:

“Lucy is a special breed of human referred to as “Diclonius,” born with a short pair of horns and invisible telekinetic hands that lands her as a victim of inhumane scientific experimentation by the government. However, once circumstances present her an opportunity to escape, Lucy, corrupted by the confinement and torture, unleashes a torrent of bloodshed as she escapes her captors.

During her breakout, she receives a crippling head injury that leaves her with a split personality: someone with the mentality of a harmless child possessing limited speech capacity. In this state of instability, she stumbles upon two college students, Kouta and his cousin Yuka, who unknowingly take an injured fugitive into their care, unaware of her murderous tendencies. This act of kindness will change their lives, as they soon find themselves dragged into the shadowy world of government secrecy and conspiracy.”


5. Speed Grapher

speed grapher

Anime synopsis:

“Ten years after the Bubble War, the dichotomy between the rich and the poor in the world becomes more prominent and Japan is no exception. The rich seek to satisfy their desires and derive pleasure for themselves, and Tokyo has materialized into such a city as a result. Saiga, once a war photographer, works for Hibara Ginza in the capitalist state of Tokyo. He infiltrates the Roppongi Club, a secretive base located in the red light district of the city, to collect information about them. However, he was caught in the process and brought forward to a girl called Kagura who was in the midst of a ritual. His contact with Kagura awakens his special ability: the power to make things explode when photographed. In order to unravel the mystery behind the Roppongi Club and Kagura, Saiga begins his solitary battle.”


6. Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru (Beautiful Bones: Sakurako’s Investigation)

Sakurako

Anime synopsis:

“When Shoutarou Tatewaki first meets Sakurako Kujou, he knows his life will never be the same. Initially believing her to be responsible for a disappearance in the neighborhood, he later learns of her true talent: analyzing bone specimens. Sakurako has quite the collection of reconstructed animal bones, but she wishes she had more of the human variety, much to the chagrin of those around her.

Soon, Shoutarou begins accompanying the eccentric osteologist on the many different unsolved cases she comes across—usually in the form of decomposing bodies. But with so many incidents happening around them, could there be a larger mystery at work in their lives?

Sakurako-san no Ashimoto ni wa Shitai ga Umatteiru is a story of two unlikely partners, each showing in their own way that bones can tell how one died, but only people can tell how they lived.”


7. Magnetic Rose

Anime synopsis:

“In the far reaches of space, after tracing a distress signal to a large abandoned space station, a pair of engineers—Heintz Beckner and Miguel Costrela—find a derelict mansion and decide to explore on foot. Their investigation reveals a dark secret surrounding the fate of Eva Friedel, a renowned opera singer with a tragic history. Hallucinations soon begin to plague them, and they must fight to retain their sanity in order to escape the station alive.”


8. Tasogare Otome x Amnesia (Dusk Maiden of Amnesia)

Youko Dusk Maiden

Anime synopsis:

“Seikyou Private Academy, built on the intrigue of traditional occult myths, bears a dark past—for 60 years, it has been haunted by a ghost known as Yuuko, a young woman who mysteriously died in the basement of the old school building. With no memory of her life or death, Yuuko discreetly founds and heads the Paranormal Investigations Club in search of answers.

After a chance meeting leads Yuuko to cling to diligent freshman Teiichi Niiya, who can see the quirky ghost, they quickly grow close, and he decides to help her. Along with Kirie Kanoe, Yuuko’s relative, and the oblivious second year Momoe Okonogi, they delve deep into the infamous Seven Mysteries of the storied school.

Tasogare Otome x Amnesia tells a unique tale of students who work together to shed light on their school’s paranormal happenings, all the while inching closer to the truth behind Yuuko’s death.”


9. Mnemosyne: Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi (RIN: Daughters of Mnemosyne)

Rin Daughters

Anime synopsis:

“For normal people, getting stabbed to death would constitute the end of the road. For Rin Asogi, it’s a mere inconvenience. Rin is immortal, a nice perk to have when you’re a private detective constantly finding yourself in dangerous situations.

Rin has eaten a “time fruit”: a fruit from the guardian tree Yggdrasil, which, when consumed by a woman, makes her unable to die. Rin’s immortality doesn’t stop others from trying to kill her, of course; over her long lifetime she has been shot at, cut up, maimed, tortured, and suffered countless other violent deaths.

This time, it’s different. The year 1990 sparks the beginning of a series of events in Rin’s life that sends her spiraling toward her fate. Someone is hunting down immortal women like Rin, and Rin’s life may be in actual danger.

Mnemosyne no Musume-tachi spans 65 years in Rin’s life, during which she watches those around her get old while she herself remains unchanged. Higher forces are after her, and Rin must use every means at her disposal—or her next death may just be her last.

And it all begins when she goes searching for a lost cat, but finds the amnesiac Koki Maeno instead…”


10. Ninja Scroll

Anime synopsis:

“Jubei Kibagami wanders feudal Japan as an itinerant swordsman-for-hire. After a past betrayal left him masterless, he has no more patience for warring political factions and their schemes. Unfortunately, both past and political intrigue collide when he meets and saves a female ninja named Kagero from a man with the ability to make his body as hard as stone.

The sole survivor of a ninja clan, Kagero continues her team’s last mission: investigate a mysterious plague that wiped out an entire village. Jubei wants nothing to do with this, but the stone-like man’s allies, a group of ninja with supernatural powers known as the Devils of Kimon, make that option difficult. To make matters worse, a government spy poisons Jubei, promising him an antidote if he can unravel the true intentions of the Devils of Kimon and their connection to the plague. The trail leads to shadow leaders, a plot to overthrow the government, and a man that Jubei thought he would never see again.”


Honorable Mentions:
Ergo Proxy
Perfect Blue
Psycho-Pass
Tokyo Ghoul
Parasyte: The Maxim
Deadman Wonderland
Psychic Detective Yakumo
Mirai Nikki (The Future Diary)


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

September Wrap Up-My Ranking Of Summer Anime Season

PLEASE VIEW THIS ON MY ACTUAL SITE! The reader page is making the spacing all funky.

Moving on…

I just wanted to hop on here and give you guys a quick little wrap up of summer anime season. I have to be like the cool kids okay?! Everyone else is doing it. *Insert angsty teen peer pressure commercial here* I’m thinking about moving Senpai Saturday over to Sunday in order to give me proper time and breaks between post. I think this will work out better for me in the long run.

Instead of doing a lengthy well-thought-out wrap up I just wanted to rank my favorite summer anime on a scale from one to ten. This is new shows ONLY! I really don’t count leftover spring season because most of us (if you stuck with the show) were already half way through the season when summer anime started. Ya know what I mean? Good. I think that came out how I wanted. So let’s just keep this short and sweet! (I mean it is already 11:00 where I live) and I’m getting kind of tired. 😛

P.S. This list will only include the shows I chose to watch not everything that actually came out.


1. Made in Abyss

Studios: Kinema Citrus
Source: Web manga
Genres: Sci-Fi, Adventure, Mystery, Drama, Fantasy

My Rating: 10 out of FREAKIN 10


2. Princess Principal

Studios: Actas, Studio 3Hz
Source: Original
Genres: Action, Mystery
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

3. Ballroom e Youkoso (Welcome to the Ballroom)

Studios: Production I.G
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Drama, Romance, School, Shounen
My Rating: 9.5 out of 10

4. Kakegurui (Kakegurui: Compulsive Gambler)

Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Game, Mystery, Psychological, Drama, School, Shounen
My Rating: 8.5 out of 10

5. Koi to Uso

Studios: LIDENFILMS
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, School
My Rating: 8.3 out of 10

6. Hitorijime My Hero

Studios: Encourage Films
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, School, Shounen Ai
My Rating: 8 out of 10

7. Isekai Shokudou

Studios: Silver Link.
Source: Light novel
Genres: Mystery, Comedy, Fantasy
My Rating: 7.8 out of 10

8. New Game!! (Season 2)

Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: 4-koma manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
My Rating: 7.7 out of 10

9. Shoukoku no Altair

Studios: MAPPA
Source: Manga
Genres: Adventure, Historical, Drama, Fantasy, Shounen
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10

10. Vatican Kiseki Chousakan (Vatican Miracle Examiner)

Studios: J.C.Staff
Source: Novel
Genres: Mystery, Supernatural, Drama
My Rating: 7.5 out of 10

11. Dive!!

Studios: Zero-G
Source: Novel
Genres: Comedy, Sports
My Rating: 7.2 out of 10

12. Hina Logi (From Luck and Logic)

Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Card game
Genres: Action, Fantasy
My Rating: 7.2 out of 10

13. Centaur no Nayami (A Centaur’s Life)

Studios: Haoliners Animation League
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Supernatural, Fantasy, Seinen
My Rating: 7 out of 10

14. 18if

Studios: Gonzo
Source: Game
Genres:Mystery, Supernatural
My Rating: 6.9 out of 10

15. Jikan no Shihaisha

Studios: Project No.9
Source: Manga
Genres: Supernatural, Shounen
My Rating: 6.7 out of 10

16. Keppeki Danshi! Aoyama-kun

Studios: Studio Hibari
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Sports, Seinen
My Rating: 6.6 out of 10

17. Hajimete no Gal

Studios: NAZ
Source: Manga
Genres: Comedy, Romance, Ecchi, School, Shounen
My Rating: 6.3 out of 10

18. Netsuzou TRap (Netsuzou Trap -NTR-)

Studios: Creators in Pack
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Shoujo Ai
My Rating: 5.6 out of 10

19. Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita.

Skirt no Naka wa Kedamono Deshita

Studios: Magic Bus
Source: Manga
Genres: Drama, Romance, Ecchi (more like Hentai lololz)
My Rating: 5.5 out of 10

Dropped Anime:
Gamers!


Disclaimer: All imagery and photos come from searching for them on the internet. I have no claim or right to them.

The Mystery Blogger Award…Wait, Someone Actually Nominated Me For This Thing?!

Mystery blogger

Happy Friday my Pandas!

We made it through another hectic week. Well…mine wasn’t really THAT hectic but it was pretty darn productive. I have another anime update for you guys (if you have been keeping up with my post)!

Update as of 09/29/17: I am currently on episode 17 of Gosick. I am going to try and finish that up tonight. Then I can get to the rest of Metropolis! I also snuck in the Blade Runner: 2022 anime short that popped up. That was a neat little piece of art to watch. I actually haven’t seen the first Blade Runner movie but the new one coming out looks amazing! Definitely on my watch list for October.


The lovely Writing Waifu (you can check her blog out here: https://writingwaifu.wordpress.com/2017/09/27/mystery-blogger-award/) nominated me for this Mystery Blogger Award.

I would also like to thank Okoto Enigma for creating the Mystery Blogger Award.

Shall we get this party started peeps?! I think yes! First the rules.


Rules

  1. Put the award logo/image on your blog
  2. List the rules.
  3. Thank whoever nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
  4. Mention the creator of the award and provide a link as well
  5. Tell your readers 3 things about yourself
  6. You have to nominate 10 – 20 people (I’m gonna go with 5 lololz)
  7. Ask your nominees any 5 questions of your choice; with one weird or funny question (specify)
  8. Share a link to your best post(s)

Three things about me:

  1. I currently reside in Oregon with my two cats Perrie and Cinder. I just moved to a new city about 6 months ago and I am living away from my family for the first time ever. (I was living on my own in the same city as my parents. I just have never lived somewhere far away from them. I am 2 and a half hours from them now).
  2. I love books. I have always been an avid reader since I was a kid and books are just EVERYTHING to me. (I was actually doing book blogging before I switched over to aniblogging).
  3. I am apart of the rave community. I have a very big passion for EDM (electronic dance music). I love going to music festivals and being surrounded by people who have great vibes/energy.

Answering the questions:

Do you tend to read a lot of blogs that are similar to yours or that are different from what you do?
Probably similar but I also have a mix of book bloggers who I follow on here as well. I am a creature of habit, so I usually stick with what I know.

How has your blog changed over time?
Definitely! As I stated above I was doing book blogging before I switched my content over to anime/otaku related stuff.

What’s something you want to get better at (can be blog-related but doesn’t have to be)?
I would like to get better at texting people back XD

Describe your corner of the internet. (Which sites do you visit most and what do you do there?)
Hmmm…mainly anime sites and YouTube. I love watching random videos and learning new things. I also don’t own a TV so I watch everything online these days. You know…the Netflix gang. I really enjoy looking at anime fanart on Pinterest. You can find some really cool things on there!

What’s the last movie you saw and what did you think of it?
The last anime movie I saw was A Letter to Momo. I loved every bit of it! If you haven’t seen it yet I highly suggest you do. It is fun and quirky and sad all at the same time. The last regular movie I saw was IT. Such a great remake! But if you are like me (who watches a lot of horror movies) then it probably won’t scare you. Ha!


Nominations:
RickyDDR over at https://rickyddr.wordpress.com/

Karandi over at https://100wordanime.blog/

Yukinocake over at https://shinyuusite.wordpress.com/

Takuto over at https://takutoanimecafe.wordpress.com/

Remyfool over at https://remyfoolblog.com/
YOU HAVE BEEN CHOOSEN! MUAHAHAHA!
Questions for Nominees
  1. What was the first anime series that got you into/liking anime?
  2. Do you have any hobbies outside of the aniblogging community?
  3. If you could travel to any anime/manga universe which one would it be?
  4. What do you hope to accomplish in the future? (Can be related to anime or just in general)
  5. Do you have a favorite anime studio or director?

Some of my best post include: https://kawaiipaperpandas.wordpress.com/2017/09/05/topic-tuesday-sometimes-at-best-anime-endings-are-a-little-bittersweet/ and https://kawaiipaperpandas.wordpress.com/2017/08/15/topic-tuesday-why-are-anime-villains-so-alluring/


That about does it for my post! Thank you again to the Writing Waifu for the nomination. I haven’t done anything like this yet on my page so it was super fun to change things up for once. I’ll see you guys tomorrow for Senpai Saturday ❤