My first amiami experience

Hey Potatots~

It’s the end of January! Yay! And guess what, I am ruining my life by being a soon to be frequent buyer on the amazing yet painful website called Amiami! (This is not a sponsored or requested post.) I finally got the guts to do my own online shopping after being relying on some proxies from my group of friends in the ACG community in Malaysia. But seriously, relying on proxy is the last resort you’ll have cause not all shops in Japan ships internationally. Like Animate JP, Aniplex…

I really enjoyed the services amiami has, the delivery from Japan to overseas is less than a week. Both my orders that I ordered from amiami are fast on arrival, I would seriously consider buying things for myself on amiami. As you guys know, that I am currently in the Fate fandom due to my conversion back in Taiwan last year. I roughly spent 500 Malaysian Ringgit for my January 2018 shopping list. I mean… It’s Fate and how could I not… I sacrificed part of my travel funds and PS Vita cash for this. /slapped

To be brutally blunt and honest, Amiami is not a website for people who isn’t ready eat dirt after paying their debts. I am triple broke because I am also a cosplayer to add salt to my wounds. ಥ益ಥ  PSA: Newbie cosplayers, please don’t be like me. However, thank god the Malaysian customs aren’t a bitch and all my items are passes. PHEW If you all want to try to by things from amiami, I will drop the link here. You need to create your own account to proceed with your painful shopping. I used both DHL and EMS from amiami, they are pretty reliable. No worries about parcel being lost or untrackable.

Link to amiami: happy dying

Here is my Amiami haul, all Fate/Grand Order boxes.

Amiami Loots

I don’t Kakin for the game, but Kakin for the merch HAHAHAHAHAHA

Box Samples

Boxes sample ~ ❤

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Each purchase, amiami would give a thank you card ~ ❤

Maybe, after this I will try the animate international’s online shopping service as I have DVDs to buy and CDJapan haven’t update their list yet.

See you guys next time ~ ❤

 

 

 

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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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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!

 

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 <

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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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

 

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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    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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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.

Wonder Woman Review

Warning: Mild spoilers, but not too many. 😉

Picture this, a female superhero as strong as Superman; promotes female empowerment; being the role model for countless girls all around the world. Just like Superman for boys, who do you have in mind? No doubt, Wonder Woman is on your mind right?

For quite sometimes, DC had been questionable with the Live Action adaptions for the awesome superheroes. *cough* Dark Days of Batman *cough* however, during 2016 they tried to redeem themselves with Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice, and… that had some mix reviews. The only best part of the whole movie would be, Wonder Woman. She kick ass in the movie. Now, 2017 she has her own movie; it was awesome AF.

The movie for Wonder Woman was on par with DC’s animated movies, it had a fair share of action and witty jokes. How Wonder Woman was depicted on the big screen, it was well did and amazing. What stood out the most from the movie would be The Lasso of Truth scene, to some people they would beg to differ on the best scene would be the fight between Ares. Everyone has different taste and opinion.

The reason for Lasso of Truth being a one of a kind scene, this weapon was not really known to surface fans of Wonder Woman. In DC’s animated universe, the Lasso was not really used by Wonder Woman. *Wink* Justice League Animated Series *Wonk* the times the Lasso was used would be in Justice League VS Teen Titans movie and the 2009 animated movie for Wonder Woman. Lasso of Truth, a weaponry from Wonder Woman’s arsenal of weapons. The Lasso had the ability for the person bounded by it to tell the whole truth about themselves. Which in the real world, our world would be a pain in the ass.

I’ll just stop here, wouldn’t want to spoil the whole movie for y’all, I’m not that kind of person.

On the scale of 1 to 10, how would I rate Wonder Woman to convince you all to watch the movie? I’d say, 100000000000000000. Just go watch the movie. It’s AWESOME!

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I had a blast watching Wonder Woman, Gal is just so fabulous. I can’t wait for her in Justice League this November. The Harry Potter Alumni all went to DC, the first was Sirius, he became Commissioner Gordon for The Dark Knight trilogy from Christopher Nolan. Next is Draco, he stop being a pure blood and decided to be a muggle for The Flash TV series from CW. Lastly, Lupin had joined the party. I was able to recognize him immediately, I guess my Harry Potter fandom genes are not dead yet.  I wonder who would be be the next in line to hop over to the muggle world? I might be going to watch Wonder Woman a second time. I am demanding a Black Canary appearance for the next Justice League Movie.

Young Justice Review

It’s JUNE! Which means WONDER WOMAN movie is out! I am so excited! And, I am still recovering from the Guardians of The Galaxy Vol.2 aftershock. The movie came out during my birthday, April 27th. And, I only watched it A MONTH AFTER IT Lel, back to topic. I had two days off from May 30th – 31st thanks to the Harvest Festival in my hometown, SUCK ON THAT WEST MALAYSIANS! That’s immature of me I spent my two days off binge watching Young Justice. Yes, it took me 8 years to watch this awesome series.

Young Justice is part of the DC comics universe for TV shows on Cartoon Network and has no cannon relations with any shows like Teen Titans, Justice League or any other DC shows on CN, maybe except Teen Titans Go! who knows. The story line for Young Justice is good and interesting it could be more if they did not rush on character development.  It really bugs me that Miss Martian and Superboy’s relationship went too fast and went down hill faster, it’s really confusing for me. In addition, Wally  aka Kid Flash is also a character that was a bit disappointing, his development did not bring up his full potential. Can’t really blame the production team for doing that to him.  The only character that has good and decent character development is Miss Martian, season 1 she was a bit awkward and new to human lifestyle. It’s just a bit unfair to other characters to be treated like rag dolls with their character traits.

The only thing that bug me the most is the HUGE time gap from Season 1 to Season 2. Everything happened so fast and what ever things that had happened in the middle was not really explained. It’s very hard to piece things up with things unexplained, now season 3 is in the making I hope it takes things slower this time.

Story: 8/10

Character: 7.5/10

Music: N/A

Overall: 8.5/10

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Young Justice is a undoubtedly way better than Teen Titans Go! For mature and older watchers for CN, I am seriously excited for season 3 with some hope for – Rekindled relationship of Miss Martian and Superboy, PLEASE take it slow this time. The return of Wally West, YOU CAN’T JUST LET HIM DIE LIKE THAT! It’s comic books for fucks sake, everyone dies but not really unless you are friends with Peter Parker. Now, I shall continue Teen Titans as I await Young Justice Season 3 for next year.

Question: Which Speedy is the most handsome? Young Justice or Teen Titans?

Riverdale Review

Riverdale had officially ended and it was one hell of a ride from a murder mystery introduction to a show full of secrets, although Riverdale is based on the ever-popular Archie Comics.  The show itself is dark AF. As a long time Archie fan myself, I instantly click with the series as it brings back memories watching the Archie cartoons on TV. To be honest, I am a bit shocked about the casting for all the characters, since almost everyone in Archie is 100% white and only Pops is a character of color alongside one of Josie’s friend.

It had been a long time since I last read an Archie Comics comic book, the Riverdale storyline is an independent storyline from the canon storyline, since 80% of the plot is uncanny. I got WTF every time new information spewed out of nowhere as what I remembered from the comics never happened. Overall, Riverdale is special in its own way; I absolutely adored the series until the end since the murder mystery game is just like playing Scooby Doo. Honestly, if there was an institute to train people to be sleuths I will not hesitate to sign up.

The characters from Riverdale had gone through puberty like some sort of radiation mutation process, since in the comics they were very different, especially Archie. He had the most change in the series. Since my childhood, my favorite character had always been Jughead Jones. He is just cute in his own way, however I just do not like Reggie from back then to now; he is just an ass to everyone. Between Betty and Veronica, Betty is my best girl. Veronica is just a bitch in both the cartoon and the comics. However, I had no recollection of Cheryl Blossom and her brother Jason; for I never bothered to continue the comics since it is quite expensive to buy at my place due to the exchange rate of USD and MYR.

Moving on, for non-Archie Comics fans I suggest you to read some wiki information about the background of the characters in Riverdale that would give you a 50% legitimate info about this series as a whole. The tone of the series is somewhat melancholy to fit the angsty tone, how the TV series was portrayed contributes to how we prescribe the series. I enjoyed all 13 episodes of the series and kept wanting more each week, now more secrets are revealed; I can’t wait for season 2. The murder of Jason Blossom in the series was really a roller coaster ride for his comic book information was not canny with the TV show.  As this is a spoiler free review, I will not leak out any information of the series except mentioning the murder of Jason.

Riverdale is one of my top recommendations for TV series alongside The Flash, Arrow, Super girl, Supernatural etc. I may sound bias, as I mentioned Archie was part of my childhood; Riverdale is just nostalgia. Do watch Riverdale if you haven’t watch it yet. You will not regret choosing it.