91 Days CD Collection + Delayed Review & Episode 13

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The Anime Edition of the 91 Days anime opening theme, Signal by TK from Ling Tosite Sigure and the limited edition of the ending theme, Rain or Shine by ELISA! Truthfully I got these back when they first came out… I just forgot to make a post about them. Didn’t realize until it got here that the limited edition of the ending single came with a 91 Days poster. Gotta get that framed! ❤
I also have the original soundtrack that I got back when it came out, but I don’t have an image of it. /shot

Now for the main purpose of this post. So originally I was going to post the review (yeah, I know it’s REALLY late), but lately I heard word of an un-aired 13th episode of the anime that is set to be released in May. I think it’s for one of the BD releases. The official site lists it as ‘coming soon’. Not sure if it’s going to be a recap, or if they are going to reveal to us just what happened at the end. So until that comes out… my 91 Days review will be on hold.

I have mixed feelings on this upcoming 13th episode. On one hand, I’d love for confirmation on that ending, but on the other it just ruins the imagination. Really though, since I don’t completely enjoy open endings that allow viewers to interpret their own theories on what happened, I am more open for an episode that continues the story. Especially since, well… I don’t know about others, but for me, it still felt like something was missing. Kind of like it just wasn’t a real ending. If it does turn out to continue where it left off, I think the way they spaced out the release and eventually revealed that there was more to it, was a nice touch and fitting. It lets viewers depict and theorize, before the “true” ending is revealed. Again though, we don’t know yet if it’s a recap or not. But honestly though, it’s not me wanting it to be a continuation, but it just seems unlikely to be a recap. It could be, but it’d be a dumb/pointless move. It’s like when companies make those annoying recap movies for a series. I can see it if it’s a long series and you’re in the middle of it, but not at the end of a short, one cour anime. The official site also lists it as “Episode 13”, so the chance of it being a little side story that took place midway in the series is… not unlikely, but I still can’t see that possibility. In that case, wouldn’t it just be an OVA or something? Bottom line, my prediction is as follows: 50% – Continuation, 20% – Recap, and 30% – Side Story.

Hopefully we’ll know what “Episode 13” will be come May 2017. So in the meantime, I’d love to hear what you guys think “Episode 13” will be. Do you think it’ll continue where episode 12 left off, or will it be a recap or a side story? It’s fun to see what other people’s take on it is. 🙂

91 Days Upcoming Review + Nanbaka

Okay so, to start off, the 91 Days review… I’m freaking broken after watching 91 Days, guys. Don’t get me wrong I LOVED it! It’s just… that ending. Not to spoil anything, but guys, that ending left a hole in my heart that will probably never be filled. It was so great, but at the same time I’m over here flipping tables. Which by the way, also happens to be the reason why I haven’t posted the review yet. (╯°□°)╯︵ ┻━┻

Now, the review is almost complete, there are just some things that I have to finalize. But one thing I like to do when it comes to reviewing anime that just went off the air, is re-watch it. That way I can catch anything I miss, because let’s face it, one episode per week and you tend to forget shit. ┬─┬ ︵ /(.□. \)

Apart from that… well let’s just say that ending really did mess me up, and even after re-watching the series, I’ve had to let it all sink in while I go cry in the corner to process it all. Bottom line, I will be posting the review sometime tomorrow. Delayed till Monday… -_-

Now on to the next topic:

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Well first off, I think it’s a given that I’ll be doing a review on the anime later, but that isn’t what I’m discussing about Nanbaka right now. I’m the founder of the Nanbaka Wiki, and basically, we are in dire need of assistance. We need more contributors. Those that contribute and follow the rules/guidelines of the wiki are likely to become admins/moderators. So come on down and help out if you are a Nanbaka fan! Just click the logo to go to the Wiki.

Please do make sure you read the guidelines here before making any edits: Link

Visual Novel Review ー Harmonia

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Harmonia is Key’s 12th and most recent visual novel and was made to celebrate Key’s 15th anniversary. Very much like another one of Key’s famous works, Planetarian, Harmonia is a kinetic novel; a type of visual novel that offers no choices and thus no alternative endings, a single and set ending. Harmonia is unique among Key titles in terms of release, as it was first released in English before Japanese. It was released on September 23, 2016 in English and the Japanese release has yet to be announced.

Read the full review here: Link

Harmonia Release! + Song Translations

So I just found out a couple of days ago that Harmonia was being released on September 23, 2016. How did I almost miss that release! Iya, thank God I didn’t… but still! щ(ºДºщ)

I’d been checking up on it, and no news, then finally it decides to come out when I fall a little slack on checking up on stuff and… wait, no this isn’t a rant and why am I complaining about this… ( ̄□ ̄;)

On topic now, since it has come out and with it being a small kinetic novel like key’s other work, Planetarian, I figured that you know, a review would be relatively simple as opposed to working on my Rewrite and LB! reviews… N-no, I’m not putting them off, just delayed… because I think I may need to re-read them for my memory is crap. On another note I also heard word of official news that Angel Beats! will be released in English, no date is specified just yet. I do hope it’s soon as I’d like to add that to my list of reviews that are delayed. */shot so hard*

On a really, really different topic: I’ve been thinking of doing translations for Japanese songs. I’m by no means fluent in Japanese, I’m as amateur as they come, but about a year ago I started translating on my own using online dictionaries/my own knowledge and I personally think that it is a good way to practice learning the language; plus it’s fun. Yes, I know it isn’t as efficient as taking a class or outright studying it, but I have found it to be a pretty decent way to pick up on stuff. Besides, it’s just a little fun hobby that helps with it, not a major way I’m focusing to learn the language. Though becoming fluent in Japanese is on my bucket list, after all, then I won’t have to wait for English releases and I’ll be able to understand stuff that don’t ever get them, either. */shot so bad* Really though, the reason I’m thinking of posting here is in case anyone who stumbles upon them can help me improve and thus I learn; after all, I’m basically the student here, not the teacher, how can I teach myself? Lately, I have found myself trying to sound more lyrical and poetic with the lyrics, rather than just literal meanings. Doesn’t quite sound like my style, eh? ƪ(‾_‾)ʃ

I also will not be taking requests, as I personally just can’t translate a song I have no passion for. As for how I got started picking this hobby up, I was just tired of certain songs I like not getting any translation to them. Like some Mami Kawada songs, as just an example.

Basically, be prepared for the following within the next month: 91 Days Review, Rewrite (TV) Review, Harmonia Review, Japanese -> English Song Translations. That is all, dismissed. (;・ε・)ゝ”

Still Alive!

Okay, so I finally updated what needs to be updated for the season and seasons to come, such as setting up the anime review page with the current reviews I plan to do for this season and the list of anime I am watching, and my anticipated anime that are to come.

There is still much to be updated in the meantime and man am I having a hard time figuring out how to edit my menus above the banner. I try but it keeps making me a new one and all I want to do is rename one… WordPress can you make it easier for me, please. Also, why is it that when I am editing widgets it slows down and updates it for me as I go, like WTH? I struggle to type as it highlights my text. I miss me having to click ‘Update’ to do it, but now it does it automatically, which really annoys me. Unless I’m being some butt hurt person who doesn’t know how to turn that feature off. ‎(ノಥ益ಥ)ノ ┻━┻

Edit: Well figured out how to change the menu names… right after I posted this. lol

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I’m back! (Kind of…)

WordPress has changed too much, then again, it has practically been two years since I’ve really done anything here. Two years… yikes, has it really been that long? Time flies, huh? A lot has happened in the past two years, I don’t have as much free time. I blame my job and unpredictable work schedule…

Well, I’m making time, even if it may not be much. First and forth most, I’m updating stuff, namely my about page because I sure as hell ain’t 18 anymore when I’m about to turn 20! I feel 17 guys, what the hell even is time? Making me feel old.

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Anime Review ー Miss Monochrome

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Miss Monochrome is an original character design by seiyuu, Yui Horie. The anime is directed by Iwasaki Yoshiaki, produced by TV Tokyo and is 13 episodes in length, and has a 4 min. duration for each episode. Miss Monochrome started broadcast in Japan on October 2, 2013 and ended on December 25, 2013.

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