Going in to Fate Hell

Hello there Potatots,

It’s February! Lunar New Year is just around the corner *cough* Next week *cough*  It’s going to be another year of unwillingly receiving  red packets from relatives that you haven’t seen for almost a century. Anywho, for those who have installed Fate Grand Order in there phone… Time to grind events /slap

As the title says, this post is solemnly dedicated  to my fall in to this beautiful yet tragic series Fate from the famous TypeMoon company. Fate series is one TM’s many franchises; Fate is about Holy Grail Wars aka Seihai Sensou among mages Humans with magic roots/abilities to summon servants (any heroes from the past in world history) to help them fight each other till the end to obtain the holy grail. In normal English, it’s basically the Hunger games with magic involvement.

My fall in to Fate hell is during last year’s trip to Taiwan. I rode on the Fate Grand Order promo train twice and Gilgamesh, one of the character from the series lured me in to the trap. Prior to FGO, I do have basic knowledge of the Fate series. Thanks to the airing of the Studio Deen version of Fate/Stay Night anime on Animax back in 2006/2007.  It was a cool show, but it did not catch my attention for long as why would a 9/10 year old girl watch an anime about fighting? It just doesn’t make sense, however years later… Now Fate is my 3rd most invested fandom. I bought a lot of things without hesitation, my previous post regarding amiami is all Fate mech bought by me; even my friend who is in this hell earlier than me bought me Fate mangas without hesitation.

As for anime exposure, I do know of the Deen’s version of FSN, Fate/Zero, FSN UBW. My personal favorite and dear to my heart is Fate/Zero. Normally, Fate fans wouldn’t like Fate/Zero as much. Cause, to them… Fate/Zero is quite dark. Honestly, last year at a Fate themed party… My groupmates has 0 knowledge of Fate/Zero and I was shocked to the moon and back. They are long time fate fans and NONE of them watches Fate/Zero. Fate/Zero indeed was a dark series, but hey I like dark stuff. My soul is kinda dark from all the despair I had. I should find a time to binge the whole Fate anime chronology to educate myself better.

Overall Fate is an enjoyable series as it has world history, legends and folklore involved with it. If I could travel back in time to tell the 9/10 year old of myself about Fate, I would had gladly to.  As prior to this post, I am currently VERY invested and emotionally sold to Fate Grand Order and this series.

If you do play or watch Fate related media, who is your favorite servant? Comment below to share.

My beloved servant is Lancer, both FSN and Fate/Zero.

Diarmuid and Cu

Left: Diarmuid Ua Duibhne (Fate/Zero) Right: Cu Chulainn (Fate/Stay Night) *Their names are celtic as they are both Irish heroes

See you guys next time ~ ❤

 

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What Should I Be Watching for Winter 2018

Hey Potatots! It’s Winter 2018 season, Here is my list on what will I be watching.

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Fate Extra Last Encore

Jumping in to the Fate fandom after I sold my soul to FGO. The main reason why I Fate in the first place, Fate/Extra

Sanrio Danshi

Sanrio Danshi

I had been following this series since Sanrio started this campaign. Do comment which mascot you like. I’m Hello Kitty fan since young.

Gakuen Babysitter

Gakuen Babysitters

Toddlers, cute toddlers

Hanamaru 2

Touken Ranbu Season 2

The long awaited Touken Ranbu Season 2 for all you saniwas

 

See you for Spring/Summer Anime!

Shokugeki no Soma Season 3 Review

Hey Potatots!

This is an overdue review that I should had written once I finished watching the series, neverlast finals rained on this wonderful parade, and it was delayed until now.

Shokugeki no Soma Season 3 is the continuation of the ever popular Shokugeki no Soma anime series that began in 2015. This season is more on drama and suspense, as things in Totsuki Academy are spiraling out of control due to some internal family drama with the Nakiris. However, the best part for this season of Shokugeki is the official reveal for the Elite Ten, a council of top students from Totsuki that are highly skilled in culinary. Other than that, we also get to understand Erina more as this season also linked to herself hence the drama within the Nakiri household.

As for the progression for the characters, it’s sort of dragging as not all character from Soma’s circle of friends has enough screen time for the battles. Just like the first two seasons, the ending is left as a cliffhanger, hopefully this year 2018 will be the 4th season. Other than progression, the OP & ED is sort of underwhelming, probably I bias the first ending ‘SPICE’ by Tokyo Karan Koron more.

To wrap it all up, Shokugeki no Soma Season 3 is overall amazing like the first two season. I highly suggest you all to binge the whole series if you have not been exposed to Shokugeki no Soma.

Rating:

Story: 8/10

Character Development: 8/10

Music: 8/10

Overall: 8/10

 

 

Mahoutsukai no Yome Review

Happy New (Belated) New Year Potatots!

I finally caught up on all the Fall 2017 anime I watched, now here is the belated review for one of the best anime for Fall 2017! Mahoutsukai no Yome 

Mahotsukai is a Fantasy manga that tells the story about a girl, Hatori Chise who could see magical creatures and was taken to be an apprentice to Elias, a sorcerer. The story was also very Shoujo-eque hence why I refuse to acknowledge it as a Shounen series. The anime was nicely done, it pulled heartstrings as you watch it.

The story was well written and enjoyable throughout its 13 episode run, the music was also lovely. The opening was called ‘Here’ by JUNNA and, boy it was really strong. Which also drew me to watch this anime. The characters are also well developed, the interaction between Chise and Elias made butterfly flutter in my stomach, even the comical moments were genuinely funny. However, the ending is somewhat disappointing…. Neverlast, not all anime has a perfect story and a perfect ending.

If you all haven’t watch nor read Mahoutsukai no Yome, please do you won’t regret it. Maybe you’ll also be entranced by the music and soundtrack of this series.

Ratings

Story: 8/10

Character Development: 8/10

Music: 8/10

Overall: 8.5/10

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Minami’s Free talk

I know this is a short review, I am genuinely hoping that this would have a season 2. I’m not really satisfied with the ending for the anime.  Anywho, Winter 2018 anime is out and I’m loving all the series I am going to watch. See you all next time for another Fall Anime 2017 review!

 

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~

 

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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Free Talk From Minami

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 <

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~

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!

Souryo to Majiwaru no Yoru Ni Review

Hey Potatots! Spring season is almost ending, I just finished Souryo to Majiwaru. THE ONLY anime I spent time watch from my hectic working time. I guess I am turning into THAT demographic of women. /deep sigh

My life has lost its meaning in the hentai spectrum of anime. Souryo to Majiwaru no Yoru Ni (SouMaji) that is a long ass name and I REFUSE TO CALL IT BY THE ENGLISH name has ended today, I really loved this series as it is tailor made for us thirsty single girls with a sexually frustrated sex life. And, yes I just said it with no regrets.  I will now wait for the full hentai one.

The story of SouMaji tells the story of Fukatani Mio and her crush, Kujo Takahide. Mio met Takahide at their high school reunion; she was turned off by the harsh reality of him being a monk and got wasted. The story does not end there, as she walked home completely wasted Takahide helped her and shit got down from there. I am not spoiling any hentai moments go watch it yourself, IF you need sauce for the uncut one Just ask from me. ;D

The manga for SouMaji is still on going and I am dying to find the sauces both RAW and Translated. (Bilingual advantages) The manga is saucer than the anime like oh my gawd, there are more hentai scenes there. ^ q ^ I’ll leave the link to the manga here, https://nhentai.net/artist/maomi-leon/ (RAW) http://www.dm5.com/manhua-yusenglvjiaohedeseyuzhiye/ (Translated, Chinese), I can’t spoil much for this series because it will ruin the story by 80%.

JUST GO WATCH IT!

 

Story : 8.5/10

Character: 7.5/10

Music: 8.7/10

Overall: 8.9/10

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Free Talk from Minami

At first, I kinda regret knowing this series at 2 FUCKING AM, I had to break the internet JUST to find the manga. Thank god for my awesome friend who found the sauce. I am loving the series to bits.