What Would I Be Watching for Summer 2018

Hey Potatots~

Summer is here, and you guys know the drill~ My watching list is here. And, I’ll be choosing by seiyuu based as usual.

 

Fate Extra P2

Fate/ Extra Season 2

Finally, after MUCH waiting Gorilla* is here!

*FGO Joke, please google or ask your FGO friends what this means

Free

Free! Dive to The Future

Make us Free na splash kasa ne ta ~ FREE! IS BACK BABY. Gay swimmers are back~ I’m a HUGE Free fan, I am not dropping this. I love Free too much to abandon it.

yume 100

Yume 100

Mobile game adaptation, I do hope it doesn’t disappoint me. For those who are new to this series, Yume 100 is a puzzle game on the smartphone that is currently very popular with girls in the Asian ACG community.

Senjuushi

Senjuushi

Just like Yume 100, Senjuushi is also a mobile game adaption anime. I am currently playing the game. I do hope this lives up to my standards. Also like Yume 100, Senjuushi is also available now to download.

Banana fish

Banana Fish

This is from Studio MAPPA, the same studio that gave us Yuri on Ice a year ago, I sincerely hope that this would be as good as Yuri on Ice.

Phathom

Phantom in The Twilight

An Original Story from Happy Elements, the company responsible for my current Idol Hell contract, Ensemble Stars. The CV casting is so beautiful that I could cry as half of the male Seiyuus I am supporting are lending their voice to this.

 

So far, these would be my fixed watch list for Summer 2018. I may be adding some more if THAT anime is joining Summer 2018. That anime would be, Gakuen Basara! As a fellow Sengoku Basara trash. I WILL drop anything for it. So, what will you be watching for Summer 2018?

 

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Wotaku Ni Koi Wa Muzukashii Review

Spring season is coming to an end; it is hard to say goodbye to some of this season’s anime. Alas, all good things must come to an end. This season we were blessed by a VERY relatable anime since last year’s Watshi Moutete Dousunda aka Kiss Him, Not Me.

Wotakoi is relatable due to its setting; real-life working adults that love anime, manga all things that label one as an ‘Otaku’. It hit us to the guts as soon as we watch Wotakoi, the situation the characters face are deja vu for everyone as we would be like ‘Oh god, I’ve been there. It’s pretty awkward…’ The storytelling is like a typical shoujo manga with bits of real-life situation here and there. At first glance, people would disregard this series as it is animated by A1 Pictures, yes A1 Pictures have hit or misses. But, please don’t judge a book by its cover.

Back to Wotakoi, the music accommodates the series well, both the opening and ending were good and catchy. You’ll lie to yourself if you did not memorize or sing along to the opening. While watching Wotakoi, you would not feel alienated by the characters as both Hirotaka and Momose reflects the Asian working adult otaku lifestyle.

Overall, Wotakoi is a good series that will make you feel wholesome and you’ll also appreciate your friends more. If you have not watch Wotakoi, please do. You are missing out a lot. And, if you are interested in the manga, it is equally good. I would recommend you to go to your local Kinokuniya to buy it. Volume 1 is translated into English.

Rating

Story: 8.5/10

Character Development: 8.8/10

Music: 8.6/10

Overall: 9/10

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Free Talk from Minami

Wotakoi hits me in the guts personally as I had been into Momose’s situation last year for my internship, it’s really hard hiding the obvious fact that being an otaku while working and not let your boss find out your weird side is hard enough. It’s sad to say goodbye to a really relatable anime. I do hope all the new and upcoming anime and manga have this kind of concept. See you guys for Summer 2018! some anime are back ~

[Fate/Grand Order] Okita Souji Photoshoot

Hey Potatots!

It had been YEARS since I posted any cosplay related post. And, 2018 fiveish years later I am sharing my recent cosplay photoshoot. Last Sunday (17/6/18), I did an impromptu photo shoot with only a smartphone instead of a DSLR camera… It’s really fun and experimental.

Photog: Haru

Series: Fate/Grand Order

Character: Okita Souji

PSA: Due to the length of the costume, this is rated, T

 

Okita Official 1

One of the nice shot I personally liked

Okita Official 2

Improv pose

Okita Official 3

This pose is referenced after a scale model

Okita Official 4

Okita’s iconic pose in FGO (one of my favorite as well)

Okita Official 5

For JP players, SUMIMASEN DESHITA! Okitan didn’t return

Okita Official 6

Favorite Pose #2

okita official 8

Looking out to the horizon

Okita Official 9 (2)

An attempt to try Dakimakura pose

Okita Official 11

On the way back to the Throne of Heroes

okita official

When you can’t get the SSR, You Kill it

 

 

 

Okita Official 10

I know, I don’t have much time left. Let me cherish this

Should I bring back some cosplay post for BP? Do comment below if you want to see more cosplay posts.

Games: Separating Fact & Fictions

Warning: IF you are butthurt after reading this, you need to take the advice given to heart

Hey Potatots! It’s another serious topic post. The ACG community really needs to chill and stop making themselves look bad. It is really childish and irritating. Most of you know and did stumble upon the recent news regarding Fate Grand Order (FGO) on Facebook or any other place on the internet. The news is about some fans dispute regarding the upcoming event (Next week- 13/6/18) <Guda Guda Teitou Seihai Kitan> would have some ties with the year 1945 of Japan. We all know that 1945 is the last years of World War 2 in factual history. All of you would be wondering why the fricking hell is World War 2 involved with something fictional?! And… Here is the story.

Recently, the FGO team – TypeMoon and Delight Works had announced the upcoming event for the Japanese Server would be having a new event <Guda Guda Teitou Seihai Kitan>* which would be set in the year 1945 with a bit of Meiji era roots; new servants would also be joining. A day after the announcement; few Asian non-FGO players (?) decided to voice their opinion regarding the aftermath of 1945 and Japan back then. Yes, Japan did awful things in the Asian content and majority of the Asians in Asia were affected even MY own family was affected. However, it is the 21st century now we must forgive the past and learn from it. Some may not be able to forget it; we need to forgive. But, FGO is a FICTIONAL story/game THAT HAS NO TIES WITH HISTORICAL FACTS in their story; the whole petty drama came out of nowhere prior to the announcement. IF you are reading this and got butthurt from it, PLEASE take this advice to the heart; THINK before you decided to start an argument and DON’T BE AN IDIOT!

After this, if you still won’t buy this statement; here is a more blunt way of explaining the whole situation. Lets put America into the picture, they are involved with quite a lot of political BS and YOU got offended, would you boycott to watch movies from Hollywood? Or boycott TV Shows and books? Some would; but would it affect the booming industry when in rake in Millions? It is the same concept with TypeMoon and Delight Works, FGO raked in a lot of income, they would disregard this petty thing and proceed with their planning. As a neutral person standing on this, my last advice to you all. Please separate fact with fiction, if you don’t want to play FGO then stay away from it.

*Prior to this, the incident is very fresh, it is a recent one. If you are curious about what sparked the petty drama here if the Facebook Post regarding it ~> https://www.facebook.com/interlewds/posts/1814894361887514 If you guys have your own opinions regarding this, please do share in the comments I would love to read them.

Is It OK to Fujoshify Everthing YOU See?

Warning: IF you are Fujoshi and you are butthurt after reading this, you need to calm down. And, I do enjoy BL here and there but, I am not a hardcore fujoshi. 

Hey there Potatos,  I am back with a serious topic that had been bugging me for a REALLY long time. And, I am not sure what is the percentage of Fujoshi readers on my blog; as this topic is all about them.

We will start from the basics on what is the meaning of fujoshi. The literal translation of Fujoshi meant rotten girl, this meaning is derived from the kanji writing of the word fujoshi – 腐女子. However, the meaning that Urban Dictionary and posts about BL gave this meaning, Girls who enjoy Yaoi or BL (Boys Love). In simple English, girls that prefer two guys together.

You would be asking, what harm would they do to the ACG community? They are just hormonal girls that like guy on guy action. The answer, a whole new level of hell. All the over fujoushifying the straight OTPs to BL Pairs, hating over the main girl that contribute the most to story and plot. Ever since the dawn of Japanese Animation; BL, and Yaoi had a growing fan base with good manga sales and anime adaptations. The early 2010s, the fujoshi community spiked up with fans as Sekaiichi Hatsukoi and Junjou Romantica catering their thirst. It seemed alright at first; fans being fans showing their love and support. Now, it is just distasteful to all the new and old fans. As they are sort of ruining the enjoyment of the show.

Certain genres are ok with a drop of fujoshi fan service here and there to spice up some tensions. However, some genres are best left alone for example, Shoujo and Otome. These two genres are always the victim of fujoshis being whinny bitches about their BL ship is not canon because the main girl is a hindrance. For the love of God, just because Boy A and Boy B have an established friendship DOES NOT MEAN THAT THEY ARE GAY! And, a shoujo manga does not have a BL pair worthy for you girls DO NOT HATE THE MAIN GIRL! SHE DID NOTHING WRONG! 

Other than this, Otome games and Girl centric mobile games had to deal with this kind of treatment; girls PLEASE read the genre listing before deciding to give it a shot. A good example for this would be Uta no Prince-sama; UtaPri is a popular otoge that have a decent amount of boy characters for fujoshi to go cray cray with their shipping options.  PLEASE DO NOT HATE  Nanami Haruka just because she is NTRing your ship, UtaPri IS labeled as OTOME NOT BL/YAOI. This applies to the western fandom as well, please DO NOT demand your OTP to be canon if the creators have no plans for them to be.

In conclusion, is it OK to fujoshify everything you see? The answer, Yes and No. Why yes? YOU have the rights to ship all your characters how you like it. Why No? certain genre like Otome is a lone genre, leave it alone. And, here is a small PSA to you no chill fujoshis out there, PLEASE DO NOT harass the creators or VAs JUST BECAUSE your OTP is not canon. Let them do their job, they cannot satisfy a lot of people.

 

21st Birthday Post

Hey potatots,

GMT +8, I am finally a legal adult. This journey had been a long; I gained some, lost some along way. I went through a lot of obstacles to get to where I am today.

Since preschool, I was a victim of bullying. Honestly I do not know why I was the target of bullying, all I know is that I have different interest from all the kids in Preschool. While, the bullying in elementary school was almost similar to my preschool ones, this time all those snooty rich kids are the reasons. Dear god, an 8 year old girl that likes books and writing is a special thing as she has already set a goal for herself.

Seriously, not only that. Teachers would ridicule me, not that I care much but I always take it with a pinch of salt and move on; being a chinese educated person those teachers from Chinese schools are monsters, if you are the odd one they will make you miserable. Fast foward to middle school, bullying never stopped there. I expereinced backstabbed and betrayals from “friends”, now I could care less nor give two shits about them. In middle school, I discovered the deeper layers of being in a fandom which lead to the birth of this blog~ 🎉

As High school came, my main focus is to GTFO the hellhole and presue my dream to be a journalist. The bullying from high school lasted until graduation, now I am a college girl that behaves like a 16 year old girl presuing her dream of being a journalist.

Writing, learning, teaching myself history and culture of different countries will always be my passion. What the future holds for me will always be a mystery, as fate works in various ways.

Pop Team Epic Review

Hello there Potatots~

Before I kick start Spring 2018 anime; here is the first review for Winter 2018 anime.

Honestly saying, Pop Team Epic was not on my initial watch list as I had no interest in it. But, boy was I wrong when my friend asked me, do I want to watch it with them or not. Pop Team Epic is a famous kuso Yokoma (Trash comic) in Japan, I knew about its existence from its collaboration with my beloved idol game – Ensemble Stars.  The story for PTE revolves around Popuko and Pipimi with their daily life of parodies and crazy antics.

The anime has 12 episodes in total, each episode got me to WTF and question my sanity all the way while watching it. It was overall enjoyable for fans that are used to Kuso anime like Gintama and Saiki Kusuo no Sai-nan as it has a similar concept, comedy, and bizarre storytelling. I suggest you all seek therapy or bleach your mind after watching this series. Although the anime is short, it has Part A and Part B. Part A is always popular girl seiyuus in the Japanese seiyuu industry; as for Part B, it is the popular male seiyuus in the same industry.  PLEASE take this advice to heart, IF YOU ARE A SEIYUU FAN like me DO NOT WATCH THIS SERIES. If you decided to ignore my advice, please PM me and I will console you. Besides the usual Kuso anime antics, they do have a segment called Hoshi no Girl Drop, it is a cute segment that it is very enjoyable.

Overall, I am at lost of words for PTE as I don’t even know how to review this series. It’s very enjoyable when you give up humanity just to watch this series. If you had watched PTE, what’s your experience? I am aware of the Dubbed PTE, I have yet to watch it.

 

Ratings

Story: 8/10

Character: 9/10

Music: 8/10

Overall: 8.5/10

Minami’s Free Talk

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I am mentally torn watching Part B EVERY FUCKING EPISODE, being a male seiyuu fan is REALLY hard watching pop team epic as ALL of my respected A LIST seiyuus lent their voices for this series, I do enjoy their involvement but I am dying inside each episode. I mean, Morikubo; Toriumi; Kaji Yu; HiroTan Q v Q I am really lost at words for PTE. Someone save me, please.