Things I bought at Marukai Marketplace

Image Cred­it: Kayoko from Uma­mi Map Just thought I’d share some of my dai­ly Wapanese exploits on my way home from De Anza Col­lege. I usu­al­ly come to this plaza to get a quick snack on my way home on the bus, usu­al­ly going to Marukai Mar­ket­place, Daiso, or Wing Stop. Depend­ing on how much […]

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Have a Happy New Years!

よいお年をお迎えください! Hope you guys are hav­ing a Hap­py New Years. Lack of time has kept me from post­ing a “12 Days of Ani­me” count­down like I did last year, but I’m still up to share some of my ani­me-relat­ed high­lights of 2013 all in one post.

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Pocket Monsters THE ORIGIN — Final Impressions

ようこそ! ポケモンせかいへ・・・って、おい! So I’ve watched the entire four-episode spe­cial a few days ago, some hours after it had aired on TV Tokyo. I did enjoy it and it was a pret­ty good spe­cial, but I was­n’t entire­ly sat­is­fied. As a fan who is familiar/fond with Pock­et Mon­sters across all con­ti­nu­ities, such as the games, the orig­i­nal […]

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Kids deserve quality entertainment too

Image Cred­it: しゅーいち from Pix­iv Does being aimed at an old­er audi­ence auto­mat­i­cal­ly mean an ani­me has a high­er like­li­hood of being high­er qual­i­ty? What about shows for chil­dren? Does being aimed at a younger audi­ence mean that the show is going to be filled with unin­ter­est­ing dri­v­el? Just as there is a stig­ma of […]

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Cardcaptor Sakura 【HD Rewatch】18

yo dawg das kawaii As with many ani­me series that actu­al­ly extends to more than 12 episodes per usu­al, we *have* to get a fes­ti­val episode. And Card­cap­tor Saku­ra’s 18th episode is all about our cute pro­tag­o­nist and her family/friends tak­ing part in nat­sumat­suri (Sum­mer Fes­ti­val). By exten­sion, that means we also get to see […]

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Pocket Monsters Origins (new anime!)

Start­ing in Octo­ber (the same month as the release of the XY games), a new Pock­et Mon­sters ani­me is set to air every Wednes­day, based on the orig­i­nal Pock­et Mon­sters Red and Green games (known as Poke­mon Red and Blue inter­na­tion­al­ly) with yet more coun­ter­parts for the pro­tag­o­nist and rival from those games. It seems […]

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Fanime 2013 Cosplays

One of the things I love about ani­me con­ven­tions (or any con­ven­tion for that mat­ter) are the inva­sion of cos­play­ers. It was awe­some see­ing Down­town San Jose being infest­ed and tak­en over by cos­play­ers and my fel­low geeks and weebs. Peo­ple might have been pissed by the traf­fic we caused and the end­less lines we […]

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Fanime 2013 Haul

I now have a huge Ore Imō wallscroll hang­ing over my bed. Hey guys! I’m back from school, and rar­ing to post cov­er­age on my expe­ri­ences at Fanime 2013. For­tu­nate­ly (or rather, unfor­tu­nate­ly?), Fanime is the time of year where I stop giv­ing a shit about col­lege in favor of cater­ing to the weeb inside […]

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Recent Purchases (Kinokuniya is AWESOME)

Excuse the shod­dy image qual­i­ty, the pho­to came from my 3DS Recent­ly, I’ve decid­ed to improve my Japan­ese by own­ing more Japan­ese-lan­guage read­ing mate­r­i­al. Luck­i­ly, when I went to go eat with my friends at Mit­suwa Mar­ket­place San Jose, I noticed that there was a Kinoku­niya Book Store right next to it. Remem­ber­ing that a […]

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Rewrite: Kotori (Queen of the Idols)

And much mon­ey was spent on feed­ing the glut­ton that day. Hel­lo, boys and girls! Want to know what today’s word is? Lying. Want to know what’s bet­ter? When all of your sup­posed friends do it to you! And then, it gets bet­ter, because you can turn it around and do it right back to […]

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