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[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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[Misc.] The Sunshine Award

Greetings! It’s been quiet here in YouthfulLaughter with me on a holiday break from the blog due to work and such. I’ve been away from wordpress in general, so I was late in seeing that a fellow blog Yahari Bento nominated me for the Sunshine Award. Thanks a bunch!

Rules

  1. Display Award
  2. Thank the person who nominated you, and post a link to their blog on your blog. Try to include a little promotion for the person who nominated you.
  3. Answer the 11 questions they’ve written for you.
  4. Nominate 11 bloggers and write then 11 new questions

Without further ado, my eleven answers to YB’s eleven questions:


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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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[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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[Quickie] Sakamoto Desu Ga?

==Sakamoto Desu Ga? ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Hilarious jokes the first time around.
Fantastically fabulous main character.
A touch of drama as side characters struggle on dealing with such a “perfect” person.

Don’t expect:
Interesting side characters.
A slice of life transition like Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-Kun.
The same jokes to be funny the fifth time around.


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[Quickie] Log Horizon 2nd Season

== Log Horizon 2nd Season ==
(Myanimelist)

Expect:
Action/adventure fantasy in a videogame setting
The same old lovable characters from Log Horizon 1st Season
New interesting characters to join the cast
Some previous central characters to take a backseat this time

Don’t expect:
As much politics as 1st Season
A complete seemless package like 1st Season


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