Anime Review: Blade and Soul

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So the most common definition of “anime” is animation which is made by a Japanese entertainment studio, for a Japanese audience. However, that doesn’t mean that the medium that is portrayed is solely from the Japanese context. In fact, more often than not, anime has borrowed many elements from cultures beyond Japan’s island borders.

This is nothing new to Japanese animation; and it is prevalent even now, with an animation that was inspired by a Korean online game.

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Oda Twin Chronicles 32

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Chapter 32: Divine Snow

Fan fiction inspired by Pokemon, Pokemon Conquest

Rating: Young Adult

[Shuichi]

A cold, wintry breeze passed over at dawn of a spring morning in the mountains of Viperia. I stretched as I stepped out of our makeshift tent and took a breath of that crisp, yet thin layer of fresh air. I let Amy sleep cozily for now, but the Skorupi I had linked with crawled up my arm as I awoke.

It was going to be a long day for all of us.

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Anime Review: My Little Monster

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Seeing that I’ve mentioned this animated series several times on my blog in the past, it seems inevitable that I would get around to reviewing it! After rewatching the series in almost 2 years and picking up the latest manga volumes for it in English (of which there are currently 3 available via Kodansha USA), it’s time I immersed myself yet again into this realm of a slice of life anime.

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Anime Review: Pupa

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It’s very rare for me to review something that I DON’T recommend. However, I might have to make an exception, just this once. It’s kind of unfortunate how this anime turned out to be, since its original manga by Sayaka Mogi (from what I understand) was well-received by the horror genre community.

I have a tendency to review things by defending bad titles as well as criticizing good ones, but this one is frankly very hard for me to do either one. This is the worst anime I have ever seen.

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Oda Twin Chronicles 31

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Chapter 31: Lord Jun’s Plan

Fan fiction inspired by Pokemon, Pokemon Conquest

Rating: Young Adult

[Shuko]

“I thank you for your swift cooperation in these matter, Shuko,” said Lord Jun at our war council meeting in Greenleaf.

The meeting had about fifteen officers and their pokémon in attendance. Aside from Jun and I, my retainers Muneshige, Kanetsugu, Kanbei, and Hanbei were there. The Resistance of the east’s liaison Magoichi also stood by. Lady Oichi, the former Hero of Ransei Nagamasa’s wife, also sat next to me. The rest were officers within the Greenleaf army.

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