Anybody that knows me personally, knows that I’m a huge foodie. My end goal is to one day cook at a professional level so I tend to watch a lot of food related shows. Yet somehow, Food Wars: Sokugeki no Soma managed to pass by me so discreetly that, although I had heard about it, I never bothered to look it up until a few days ago. The show, which premiered almost exactly one year ago as I write this, is extremely food-centric and features a large array of dishes – both Japanese and Western style. This is all I know because I did my best to avoid any spoilers for a show that I believe I’ll greatly enjoy this month.
Of course, you all know I’ve been keeping up with Pan de Peace, Kuma Miko, Flying Witch, but also Mayoiga, Kiznaiver and Koutetsujou no Kabaneri. I can safely say that none of these have disappointed me so far since it is much too early to judge so I’m very excited to see what’s in store for all of these anime as the season progresses and I will write about each one as the story unfolds (especially Mayoiga – I’m enjoying it a lot more than I thought I would).
Gaming wise, I’ve been playing a lot of Undertale; currently I’m on a True Pacifist run and I expect to have that done before next week ends so I can move on to a Genocide Run. I’m not exactly sure what game I’ll pick up afterwards, or even during, but I’m thinking it might be Shovel Knight or Portal.
For the future, my plan is to start photo cosplaying and adding that as a feature on the blog so I can share it with all of you and keep track of what I’ve done – hopefully everybody enjoys it!
As always, if there’s any suggestions on games or anime that you feel I might enjoy or should experience, just send me a message or leave me a comment and I will 100% look into whatever it is! Thanks for reading!
Today I am taking a look at not only one but TWO first episodes of anime from 2016’s Spring Season – Kuma Miko and Pan de Peace. Both of them are categorized as slice of life comedies and both are, of course, incredibly moe. So before you go any further, beware of spoilers! Now, let’s get to it.
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Growing up in the 90’s, Sailor Moon was a big part of my life. Many others would even call it life-changing. The show is, of course, a classic in this day and age and it’s hard to discuss the history of anime without mentioning its influence not only on the Mahou Shoujo genre but on anime itself.
However, Sailor Moon‘s influence goes beyond anime – this is a show that broke barriers by being very progressive for its time. So progressive, in fact, that it was aired cut and censored when the series first aired in the United States so as to not offend the American audience with its LGBTQ+ themes. As a side note, the anime was, at the time, actually heavily criticized in Japan for the same reasons – but it remained unchanged.
* SPOILER WARNING – It would be best not to view this content before completing Undertale, as it is full of spoilers. Be good, alright my child? This game is best enjoyed completely spoiler-free. Have some pie instead, perhaps?
* DISCLAIMER – I really like MatPat and I tend to watch both his regular Game Theory videos and his GT livestreams when I am able to. These are just my own theories and musings. In addition, I don’t claim to be an expert on Undertale or Earthbound – I’m just a fan! All this post contains are counter arguments, not a new theory.
On February 9th of this year, a youtuber published a video claiming to have figured out the identity of what is one of internet’s most popular fictional characters at the moment – Undertale‘s Sans. This youtuber is, of course, Game Theory’s MatPat – someone who is extremely well known for digging deep into video game lore and coming up with some very interesting game theories. However, after having played Undertale and watching his video, I was left with the impression that something felt off. Now, as I said, I’m not an expert on this game – but, there were a few points made by MatPat that just didn’t seem solid enough to prove his theory. Let’s break them down.
SPOILER WARNING – This post spoils details about the newly released first episode of Brotherhood: Final Fantasy XV, an anime that will serve as a prequel to the upcoming game set to be released later this year.
The hype is real for Final Fantasy fans tonight – it was announced a couple of hours ago at Uncovered that the 15th installment of the game, set to be released on September 30th of this year, is to have a five-episode anime prequel available for free on YouTube. As I write this, the first episode (titled Before the Storm) has now been out for about half an hour and I’ve already watched it twice, since it is absolutely packed with exposition and brand new information about the plot.
We are now officially a couple of days away from the start of a brand new anime season and I am hyped.
Now, as a disclaimer, I tend to not watch very many Shōnen anime so my recommendations will more than likely always reflect that (there’s only been maybe two exceptions to this throughout the years, to be honest). But if you do enjoy that genre, there’s some titles that you might find yourself liking this season – one of which I will briefly mention (hint: it has to do with Attack on Titan) and others that you can check out for yourself with the links I’ve provided at the end of the post. Now that we’ve gotten that out of the way, the two titles below are the ones I’m looking forward to: