No matter whatever world we are presented with – be it the real or the fiction, there is always that one end goal put forward: peace. This concept varies on the individual and we all want a little bit of peace. Every person would go to any length they deem necessary to find “peace,” whatever it is. Because of this desire, we join groups, movements, filled with people who believe in the same things as we do. But it’s not all black and white as we would like to believe. Continue reading “The fight for peace in Avatar – OWLS “Movement” Blog Tour”
With the release of a few short previews, an exclusive first episode premiere event to lucky selected individuals in Japan and in an anime convention, and an excessive amount of hype following that, Violet Evergarden had become the most anticipated anime series of 2018. Although, a good number of people were disappointed in the show, it has a significant place in my heart. Continue reading “Review – Violet Evergarden”
#12DaysOfAnime – As December hits up, figuring out what to watch throughout the holiday is one of the common things we usually do. Something that allows us to feel that spirit of joy and warmth on a month usually characterized by cool weather and snow (though we don’t have that from where I am from). With that, one movie comes to mind – The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. Continue reading “The Disappearance of Kyon”
#12DaysOfAnime – As the year starts to end, I find myself contemplating on the stuff that I have experienced this year. It has been a roller-coaster ride of emotions for me, both online and in real life, as I piece together what every event actually means to me. Continue reading “How Death Parade portrays fear of the end”
“Anime versus” is a new series I am starting where I talk about anime characters, shows, tropes and the like – their quirks and negative attributes, then show you a fresh perspective for the chosen topic. Every week, a topic or “case” will be chosen and we try to give a “verdict” on it. Continue reading “Anime versus Harem protagonists”
As of late, an article headline regarding a Japanese politician linking anime, gaming and violent tendencies among criminals has ended up in my Twitter timeline. This discussion was raised in a political discussion talk show after mention of a recent serial murder case that happened in Japan’s Kenagawa Prefecture where police have reported to have discovered dead bodies in the criminal’s apartment. Continue reading “The dark side of anime’s influence – is it real?”
Last week, an animated promotional video advertisement for a Yusuke Yamada’s light novel titled “Boku wa Robot Goshi no Kimi ni Koi wo Suru (I fall in love with you through a robot” began streaming. Continue reading ““I fall in love with you through a robot” should be anime”
IN THE SPOTLIGHT – It is, indeed, a rare occasion for me to cover a video game. The majority of the stuff I write about is mostly about anime and its community. However, something as interesting as Call of Duty WW2‘s release was to good to be ignored. After binging through videos of the game’s walkthrough, I can see that it can contend with its rival, Battlefield 1.
EXPECTATION MONDAYS – After being so busy for the past few months, there was little free time for me to dwell on the new titles for every anime season. There are still some shows in the previous season which I have not gone out and tried to finish out of pure laziness and time constraints. With the Fall Season starting up, I hope I can cover the shows that matter to me and you.
Here is a list of shows that I am hyped for the Fall Anime Season of 2017.
As someone new to this, it is a great pleasure to be participating in the 8th OWLS Blog Tour. Last Monday, Zoe from Let’s Talk Anime talked about self-acceptance in the film, A Silent Voice. If you have not had the pleasure of reading it, I suggest you should give the article a few moments of your time. Thanks and I hope that this article will pique your interests.
“Treasure” Blog Tour
There are moments in our lives where we lose our sense of self-worth and value and as a result, we find ourselves deep in darkness or drowning in the ocean. However, every person in this world is a treasure—we treasure ourselves or we are treasured by others—and at times, we may need to be reminded of that.
For this month’s topic, we will be exploring pop culture characters who have suffered from mental illnesses, depression, and/or suicide. We will be discussing how these individuals cope with these issues, the reasons for their emotions, and how they handled the situations they are in.