What I would be Watching for Fall 2017

Hi Potatots~ IT IS FINALLY FALL SEASON! This fall, a lot of good anime are going to air! Wow! So excited! And here is my watch list for Fall 2017

 

  1. Shokugeki no Soma Season 3

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I would totally push everyone to watch Shokugeki as it is a good anime since it’s debut, the recipes are durable and it’s my personal favorite shonen series post Bleach and Naruto

2. Omiai Aite wa Oshiego, Tsuyokina, Mondaiji

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Open hentai! FINALLY! Just like SouMaji, this is a hentai that has 3 versions~ Go watch it thirsty people.

3. Code:Realize

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Obligatory Otome Genre no.1, I have yet to play the game. The anime will determine I am playing or not.

4. Sengoku Night Blood

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Obligatory Otome Genre no.2, It’s a mobile game with collab of Marvelous (Stage Acting Company), Kadokawa and Otomate!

5. Idol M@ster SideM

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From the IMas franchise, this is targeted to girls. It has smart phone games. I played both

6. Mahoutsukai no Yome

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A pure shoujo series for the season.

7. Taisho no Chicchai-san 

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Some BL for the season ~ www

May Consider watching category

  1. TsukiPro The Animation

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I fell out the Tsukiuta craze, I just can’t jump back in

2. Dynamic Chord

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From the same company that created Starry Sky, HoneyBee is promising for this

3. GINTAMA

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Best comedy of ALL TIME

 

Do comment below what would you be watching this fall! See you all~

 

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Katsugeki Touken Ranbu Review

Hi Potatots, Summer is ending and the anime side is bringing in some awesome anime for Fall season. I had been busy with college as it is my final semester for my diploma studies and I am recently hooked to FGO permanently after my August trip to Taiwan this year, it was a hell of a ride. Anywho, Katsugeki Touken Ranbu has ended and it WAS AWESOME!

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu is the long awaited anime adaption for Touken Ranbu a web browser game from DMM.com and Nitro+. Just like its previous counterpart, Touken Ranbu Hanamaru; it would be hard for a non player of the game to understand the concept of Touken Ranbu. I will not go there anymore as I already explained it at my Hanamaru review last time. The common point of both Hanamaru and Katsugeki would be famous swords throughout Japanese history brought to life by their Saniwa to protect alteration of history by the Time Retrograde Army (TRA). They mustn’t change history themselves as well. As for the incommon point for both of the anime, Hanamaru is a happier and livelier version whereas, Katsugeki is full of angst and salt.

Ufotable did a great job bringing Katsugeki to life, the animation and soundtrack were on point throughout the whole airing of the anime. Just like the company’s previous pride – Fate/Stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works (UBW); the budget was well spent for Katsugeki. Everyone looked 10 times better than their in game and Hanamaru counterpart. /slap Even the backdrop in the opening and ending for the series were drawn prettier than the backdrop the game offered. Not only that, the passion that all the voice actor had for their characters stabbed our hearts in many ways even though the game also gave feels but not as effective as the anime. In addition, unexpected things happened in Katsugeki, from Tonbokiri getting SERIOUSLY INJURED and Horikawa ALMOST TURNED THE ENTIRE SERIES INTO MUSICAL TOUKEN RANBU ATSUKASHIYAMA IBUN AND BAKUMATSU TENROUDEN combined, also Horikawa giving all of us a heart attack by following both Imanotsurugi (TouMyu) and Yasusada aka Yasudalah (TouMyu and Hanamaru)’s footsteps.

Overall, Katsugeki is a much watch for everyone if the prefer angst over joy in the Touken Ranbu fandom after playing the games.  I cried at the end for this anime, I am a very sensitive saniwa. Katsugeki movie is in production, I am ready to burn more money like how I did in Taiwan.

 

Ratings 

Story: 9/10

Character Development: 9/10

Music: 9/10

Overall: 9/10

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For once I am grateful for my sword husband, Heshikiri Hasebe for talking me out of abandoning Touken Ranbu last year. If not, I wouldn’t cry over all the pain Horikawa caused in this series and during my Taiwan trip, I would had brushed off the Touken Ranbu cafe event from animate.  Honestly, I contributed to this fandom by wasting 1,000+ TWD on the event and came back with mostly Kane-sans. FML I would support more animate cafe events for Touken Ranbu in the near future~ ❤

∨ see what I meant?

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My loots from the cafe blind Pick. TOO MANY KANE-SAN! > A <

Taiwan Travel Log~ Otaku Hotspots

Hey there Potatots, Happy September. I am sorry for taking too long to write this down, the wifi speed in Malayisa is just terrible. Now, I’m back at college to finish off my final diploma semester. Yay…. /Incoherent crying at the background   Anywho, back to topic~ Taiwan is SERIOUSLY Otaku Heaven for poor people that can’t afford to go Japan.

On my first two days in Taiwan, I visited my sister’s Residential area which is Hsin Chu Town. Hsin Chu maybe a small town, but I managed to find some gems for you Otakus. There is a local bookstore in town that has a Manga section, you can get all kinds of manga and light novels from that bookstore. Sadly, I don’t have any pictures for that bookstore; however I remember it was located near a nike shop in Hsin Chu town. Next must go destination for you peeps would be a store also around Hsin Chu town would be, Kuang Nan Shop. This shop is my favorite. It has a floor for Manga and Merch for your favorite anime series. For fans who are seiyuu fans, the CD section will surely please you at Kuang Nan. There is one more comic book shop at Hsin Chu Town, near Jin Pin shopping center. Just like Kuang Nan, it sells a lot of manga there even games!

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DVDs I found while blindly roaming the CD section. Mamo and Shouta’s Live performance

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Manga Section, on the 4th floor. This are all Sin aka BL manga. Translated into Chinese Language.

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Merch Section, Same floor as the manga section few was away from the sin side

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Entrance to another Heaven

Some precaution for Sin buyers, please MAKE SURE your passport is with you AT ALL TIMES; Kuang Nan is strict at buying sins. (I had experience.

For the next Six days, I spent it at Taipei eating my heart out and getting sunburnt. Taipei has amazing places to see, the underground mall of the Taipei MRT station is HEAVEN. It is one of my personal favorite spot there; the ACG (Anime,Comics,Manga) side is my heaven. There were maid cafes there, I managed to walk by one. It’s called Maiden Diner, sadly I can’t take any photos because of their rules. That was the only open maid cafe I came across, but I didn’t went in as the majority customers there are males, and I kind of Paiseh to go in. = A = ”” However, the maid is kind enough to give me their card.

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Mascot for the anime side of the underground mall

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Final Fantasy Mobile Game Ad

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Tekken Ad, you don’t see this publically shown in Train Stations in Malaysia

 Lastly, the moment you girls and guys? had been waiting for, I finally went to and died at ANIMATE TAIWAN! No shit, that place is heaven for girls and guys. All the original merch from Japan in ONE OFFICIAL STORE! I was lucky enough that Animate Cafe was also happening during my trip, and bonus; IT WAS TOUKEN RANBU EVENT! OH MY RNGSAMA! I did a live stream on Facebook during my day there, met some new saniwas chatted awhile, cried over my poor Malaysian Saniwa luck with all the Izuminokami Kanesada, Kane-san badges. Q A Q  Animate TW is located at Zhong Zheng District near Xi Men Ding, it is close to a hotel which I don’t really know the name due to being distracted by the cafe. (Kinta… Please) You need to walk down a fleet of stairs to go to the shop, it’s an underground shop.

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My loots from the cafe blind Pick. TOO MANY KANE-SAN! > A <

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Yuri and Viktor, for the Yuri on Ice hype. Yurio is a butt picture from me.

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Why I say Taiwan is Japan for poor people, Anime ads EVERY WHERE and the public (Non fans) are alright with it, they don’t really complain about it. The just brushed it off like it was nothing serious.  My other favorite thing in Taiwan is the Fate Grand Order promo train, I rode it TWICE and I am converted to be a FGO follower. Help. Even though I knew Fate series for a long time now…

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FGO train, Round 1

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Round 2, Hi Gil~ He got me into FGO. Well… He is one of my husbands.

 Overall, Taiwan was really fun. I can’t wait to go back there again. See you guys next time~

 

 

What Kind of Gaming Computer Would I Want?

Hey Potatots, hope you guys had a great Summer! I came back from Taiwan few days ago and would be updating a post for Otaku shopping real soon~ Today, I would be writing about what kind of Gaming laptop or computer would I want. I might be changing my current laptop soon for a faster laptop that can support heavy games like Overwatch or any games from steam.

We all have that one dream to buy a gaming laptop for ourselves to satisfy our heavy dose of hourly gaming, ESPECIALLY if you play Dota or Overwatch on a daily basis. In addition, since most of us are still in university  or college… Money is tight with us, and it had been the key to why we can’t have good things in life.

Affordable Gaming Laptop or Desktop

For any College or University student, we want something that could be afforded with our own tight budget. Some gaming laptop could be more expensive but, the laptop isn’t as good as we think it is.  For now, college and uni kids just want something that is affordable from our own budget like this HP laptop http://store.hp.com/us/en/mlp/laptops/omen.

Hardware

Next on the checklist would be the hardware, this is important to heavy gamers as it determines the fate of how many games could the laptop capacities as you binge buy from steam during the sales period or any new releases. The hardware also determines the laptop’s processing speed, is it faster or slower. First world problems,  everything has to be fast paced.

Resolution

Other than hardware, resolution of your laptop is also very crucial to gamers who cares about the game’s resolution while playing. If a laptop has low resolution, it would be a total turn off for gamers as they wanted to see the computer graphics in high resolution. Currently, everyone wants everything in HD or above.

Graphic Cards

Like hardware and resolution, graphic cards are also an essential to a good gaming laptop. If a gamer wants to have their game on a 4K run or on multiple monitor run ups, a graphic card won’t be enough for that.

RAM and Battery life

Lastly, the two most essential things for a good gaming laptop, RAM and battery life.  RAMs are very important to gamers who wants to store heavy loaded games in their laptop for an extended amount of time and to play it on their free time. Battery life, oh the horror to everyone. If a laptop’s battery life dies fast *cough* mine *cough*   it is hell, you’ll need to be plugged on a charging port for hours to finish one game session. Battery life is very crucial to gamers, a battery life should last about a day for hardcore gamers.

 

 

Stay tune for the Taiwan sharing blog Potatots!

If I were to Organize a Comic Con-esque Event What Would It Be?

Hello there Potatots! Sorry for not posting anything from the beginning of August, personal problems with my family surfaced and it was hell.  As a self proclaimed super fan in a small city like Kota Kinabalu, events here for fans and enthusiasts are limited unlike West Malaysia the fans events are almost one month per event.  If I were to have a comic con standard event what would it be like?

We all know that Comic Con is America’s biggest event and a lot of celebrities, comic book artists would be there and it is more western pop culture centered. For fans of two worlds, eastern pop culture and western pop culture; conjoined events are a rare thing. The main highlight of my dream comic con would be the best of both worlds, both eastern and western pop culture would have equal exposure to old and new fans.

Who would be at the event?

All kinds of comic book companies like Marvel, DC to show case their awesome arsenal of comic book heroes and goodies. Figure companies like Kotobukiya, Good Smile Company, Max Factory to show case their upcoming releases of figurines from your favorite anime and comic book. Animation studios from Japan like Studio Gainax, A1 Pictures, Ufotable, MAPPA to showcase exclusive concept arts and visual arts to aspiring Animation students to indirectly motivate them on their dreams. Other than that, CURE WORLD COSPLAY would also be there to showcase awesome cosplay photos of cosplayers.

Where would it take place?

My hometown, Kota Kinabalu City of course. Sabah is a state of tourism in Malaysia, vast sandy beaches for tourists to enjoy and the food in Sabah is delicious. Everyone in Sabah are super friendly and nice.

Who would fans want to meet?

Guests of the events are super important for event attendees, and meeting guests would be an awesome thing. For Marvel Fans, meeting Stan Lee would be a big dream come true. As for DC fans, meeting stars from the DCTVU and DCEU would be a dream come true like meeting Grant Gustin, Stephen Amell, Melissa Benoist from the TV universe of DC. While for Eastern fans, meeting voice actors from their favorite anime would be an awesome experience; Suwabe Junichi, Ono Kensho, Ono Daisuke, Kamiya Hiroshi, Kaji Yuki etc.

Wouldn’t it be awesome to have a comic con-esque event dedicated to both Eastern and Western pop culture instead of having the argument of which side is better. Do check out eventbrite’s website to have your own event up and known to everyone across the web!

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/ (Homepage)

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/l/registration-online/ (To register your event)

That’s all from me! See you guys after my trip from Taiwan!

Follow my Instagram (Koimo_Potato) for updates around Taiwan!

 

 

 

Katsugeki Touken Ranbu: So far, So good

Hey Potatots! How’s your Summer so far? Good? Bad? Meh? Well, here is the update and my thoughts of Katsugeki TouRabu so far….

It’s just the second week of airing and it is already damn good for the first two episodes. The graphics and CG were JUST AWESOME, BEAUTIFUL AND AMAZING! -35bcda87860645fe Sasuga Ufotable and their high budget. Even during the first episode, I am drawn to the fire CG that they produced Like WHATTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT?! It’s more beautiful that the swords. /cue all my babies being butt hurt

As for the music, MY GOD I WANT TO CRY SO BAD!!! It’s so good, the OP is sang by our Tsurururururu aka Saito Soma, it is so beautiful yet angsty at the same time. As for the ED (Ep 2 on wards) was sang by Kalafina, and it is SUPERBLY ANGSTY! Kalafina has the eerie nice vocals that gives me chills after Kuroshitsuji’s Lacrimosa. received_200407173657214

I won’t spoil any story plot points, I’ll save that for the review. If you are still speculating on watching Katsugeki or not… Let me drop some screen shots to convince ya’ll to  watch Saniwa or not.

KANESAN

 

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If you already watched Katsugeki, what are your thoughts for it? See you guys soon for the review~

K Drama Recommendation: Bride of The Water God

Hey Potatots, prayers had been heard! Bride of the Water God had officially became a Korean Drama! For those who doesn’t know about Bride of the Water God, the series is a Man Hwa by Yun Mi-Kyung and the series is beautiful. *wipes tears*

I hope they properly execute the love story of Habaek and So Ah.

Although the drama differs from the source material, it is wonderfully done for the first episode. I really hope fans of the man hwa to watch this~

Links to the Man Hwa & Drama:

Man Hwa ( Trans: English, On going) > http://mangapark.me/manga/the-bride-of-the-water-god

Man Hwa ( Tans: Chinese, Completed) > http://www.dm5.com/manhua-shuishendexinniang/

Drama > https://ondramanice.com/drama/bride-of-the-water-god-detail

Some eye candy to persuade you all to watch the drama

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^ The original Art style of the Man Hwa

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^ Habaek in the drama in his Water God form

Do share if you were already a fan of the man hwa ~ I hope next they would do a Nobelesse Kdrama~

The Lego Batman Movie Review

The loss of Adam West few weeks ago was a devastating moment for everyone; Adam brought Batman to life in the 60s. I was impacted slightly hard as my grandfather also passed away at the age of 88 earlier this year. On the bright side, I finally watched The Lego Batman Movie. I lost my chance to watch it on the big screen last time as being a college student with no transport and data is hell. I waited approximately 4 months and a few weeks for Kiss Cartoon to have the HD version of the movie.  *sigh* I know… I know…

The overall story plot for the movie was enjoyable and fun, I did briefly watch Batman the brave and the bold to know his rouges gallery villains and as a Batman fan, I recognize all of them. I enjoy all the jokes implemented in the movie itself about the whole Batman history from the darks days until the current DCEU era, like super homage to the history of the cape crusader! Woo~

My favorite part of the whole movie would be the infiltration of the fortress of solitude, which turns out that Batman, was not invited to the 75th anniversary of the Justice League party by superman. The whole movie was a typical Joker VS Batman story with a bunch of jokes and references thrown into the movie. I genuinely sympathizes Joker when Batman said he was not his biggest enemy. That is just ouch to the heart. I also enjoy all the nerdy references thrown in the movie from other big fandoms.

I highly recommend this movie to all the Batman fans out there to enjoy this movie. For all the geeks out there and have not watch the movie, you are wasting time. Go watch it ~

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Free Talk From Minami

It was pure coincidence when I chose to watch the movie ON THE 20th Anniversary of Harry Potter. I was also stoked that the villains that joker recruited are all the villains from other popular fandoms, like LOTR, HP, Doctor Who etc. I was fangirling non stop when I heard the iconic voice of the daleks. Although most of the dialogues are cheesy, the best one liner would be the password scene, it’s throwing shade to iron man. hahahahahaha

 

Summer 2017 Anime

Hey Potatots! Summer is here, on steam’s side Summer Sales. On the Western side, SPIDERMAN HOMECOMING! While… on the Anime side, new anime! However, my summer anime would be prioritized anime series. I won’t be touching on anime that is new as I pick anime by familiarities and seiyuu who would be voicing the characters.

My List of Summer Anime

Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu

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My no.1 prioritized anime, it’s touken ranbu salty version. I had been waiting for this since last year when they announced it. I suggest you all to read the Touken Wiki before watching. Don’t simply jump in to tourabu because of Hanamaru. /glares  (Salty saniwa alert

Jigoku Shoujo Season 4

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Fucking finally after soooooooooooooo long, season 4 of the awesome horror genre~

Ikemen Sengoku

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It’s a mobile app turn anime, also a priority of mine. I played the game it is nice, sadly it didn’t end well with me. DAMN YOU STORY COUPONS!

Saiyuki Reload Blast

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I would probably watch this ONCE I binge the old ones. It’s Journey to The West, one of my favorite Chinese folklore.

全职高手 Review

Last week, one of the most unique non Japanese anime had ended, and I managed to watch the last episode yesterday.  全职高手(Pin Yin: Quan Zhi Gao Shou) also known as The King’s Avatar for Western fans is a novel from China by the author ‘蝴蝶蓝‘ took the anime world by surprise as the 1st anime that had been developed and made in China. Some weebs are salty about this I know…. Being multilingual, I really enjoyed this series; the RAW for this series is an advantage since I am pure Chinese and speaks fluent Chinese, their jokes that only Chinese speakers understand is really unavoidable.

Moving on, the story of Quan Zhi Gao Shou is about E-Sports which in reality is slowly getting recognition *cough* Dota 2 *cough* Overwatch *cough* Ye Xiu is a pro gamer for the game ‘Glory’, he was forced to terminate his contract with his E-sports team for unknown reasons. He camped at the nearby Cyber Café and worked there as the supervisor for the café, as Glory launched a new server the 10th server; he went back to the game and all thins excited start from there.

Quan zhi Gao Shou has the official sponsor of McDonald’s China to do some product placement in the series, they even made the limited edition ice-cream a reality. Anywho, Quan Zhi Gao Shou had one of the most eye catching animation style; the standard was indeed Japanese animation standard. I was a bit turned off with the 3D animation sequence for some scenes. It was not really necessary to use 3D. As for the opening and ending, I am very impressed. The opening was awesome, the opening song ‘信仰’ fits it well, the song was really powerful. As for the ending, I really loved it. Unlike the usual Japanese kind, with MV style sequnce. Quan Zhi Gao Shou featured fanarts of the series by various artists that loved the series. That is a top notch level of fan appericiation. giphy

Do support the actually work which is the novel, although it is in Chinese. There is a website provides the translated chapters. http://gravitytales.com/novel/the-kings-avatar bear in mind the updates are slow, as there are 1000+ Chapters to be translated. I personally recommend this series for you all to have a change of pace.

Story: 8.9/10

Music: 9.5/10

Character: 8.0/10

Overall: 9.8/10

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Free Talk From Minami

    As I mentioned there would be some salty weebs be like ‘ Ewwe, anime characters is speaking Chinese. That’s disgusting’ ‘Anime is supposed to be Japanese NOT Chinese’. Doesn’t really understand that animation has no limitation to what country produces it. I spent 2 years in West Malaysia due to college, I was surprised to see cosplayers that cosplayed as the Characters BEFORE the anime even aired! If you haven’t give this a try, go watch it. Don’t worry about the subbing, your normal streaming website had already got it covered. Not sure about Crunchyroll though… Now, I need to finish StarMyu~ ❤

Stay Awesome potatots!