Category Archives: anime

[Quickie] Handa-Kun

== Handa-kun ==

(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Ridiculous comedy
Misunderstandings galore
A better Sakamoto Desu Ga?

Don’t expect:
Anything to make any sense
Heartfelt slice-of-life like Handa-kun‘s pre-sequel, Barakamon


I was recommended Handa-kun as another comedy similar to Sakamoto Desu Ga? but done better. Both follow the trope of a singular well-liked main character within a high school setting. However, Handa-kun differs itself from Sakamoto Desu Ga? in that the main character, Handa, is not actually that competent. All of his positive achievements are due to misunderstandings by his peers. As these misunderstandings spiral out of control, other people come to revere Handa while Handa himself becomes more and more convinced other hate him.

The level of misunderstanding becomes cult-like at a certain point and it was at this point I got a little uncomfortable with the series. However, Handa-kun was able to bring it around and actually develop character relationships, albeit not significantly, giving the sentence that is this 12 episode series a nice punctuation. The subtle nods to Handa’s original series, Barakamon, where we see him as an adult is fun since Barakamon is one of my favorite series to date.

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The two emotions of this show: delight and utter disgust

Overall: 7/10 (Never boring but overbearing at times)

[Games] Fire Emblem Heroes Beginner Tips and Tricks

With my interest in Shadowverse waning steadily with every Daria Runecraft deck I face, I have nowadays been playing other games on my phone, namely Fire Emblem Heroes. I thought I would share some little tactics I have found to be useful in my battles. Heck, Maybe I’ll start writing about this game too.


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[Games] What makes a good MMORPG?

January’s over and that means I no longer have an excuse to be a lazy bum and not blog. During my holiday break, I returned to an MMORPG I used to play, Blade and Soul. However, my experience was mostly a solo one as my usual group of gaming friends refused to return to Blade and Soul. This sparked a discussion of why I enjoyed Blade and Soul yet they did not, and what aspects of MMORPGs make them fun. In other words, what makes a good MMORPG? Disclaimer: I’m not an expert by any means on MMORPGs, nor have I played very many. This is simply an opinion piece which may even be based on outdated information.


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[Quickie] Mob Psycho 100

== Mob Psycho 100 ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
OP Main character.
Well-rounded supporting cast.
Reigen the god.
High octane action scenes with superb animation.
Interesting interpersonal relationships.
Light-hearted charm

Don’t expect:
Beautiful art style (due to cartoony visuals).
Over-the-top comedy as ridiculous as One Punch Man.
Actually, just don’t expect everything to be like One Punch Man.


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[Seiyu Spotlight] Yoshitsugu Matsuoka

Welcome to Seiyu Spotlight where we worry about my obsession with voice actors and actresses and fanboy over them. We can’t talk about Seiyus, or voice actors, without first introducing Yoshitsugu Matsuoka. If you watch Shonen anime, you are sure to have heard his voice. He is most known as the voice of Kirito from Sword Art Online, Sora from No Game No Life, and Soma from Shokugeki no Soma. In short, Yoshitsugu Matsuoka is the epitome of the courageous Shonen male protagonist.


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[Quickie] Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry

== Rakudai Kishi no Cavalry ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Fantasy high school romance.
Like an actual romance between two people.
Well animated and choreographed sword action.
OP MC, but more likeable than most.
An awesome transgender character (uncommon in Anime).
Tournament style fights.

Don’t expect:
A harem anime.
Complex characters.
Actually compelling antagonists.


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[Quickie] Juuou Mujin no Fafnir

== Juuou Mujin no Fafnir ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Fantasy harem genre.
Cute girls doing cute things.
Kana Hanazawa voice acting.
Kirito and Silica in this show for some reason.

Don’t expect:
Good 3D modeling.
That much of actually good action.
No seriously, you can still see the meshes on the monsters.


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