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.

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What will I be watching for Spring 2018

Hey Potatots~

It’s finally time for Spring 2018 anime! Woohoo!!! My Winter 2018 reviews will be delayed for a few days, but anywho… This is my watch list for Spring 2018! As you guys are familiar with my taste in anime, it’s no surprise you’ll see similar genres here and there.

Starting off with my MUST WATCH

Shokugeki no Soma Season 3 – Part 2

SnS

You guys know the drill WHY SnS is on here, more food and drama from our beloved gang of chefs.

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii AKA WotaKoi

Wotakoi

Two otakus fall in love? What more to ask? This is a highly recommended series for everyone that wants to date and is an Otaku.

Kakuriyo no Yadomeshi

Kakuriyo

Originally a light novel, now an anime. For those who LOVE Kamisama Hajimemashita or anything to do with Japanese Yokais (Srsly, send me a PM and let us be BFFs) This series will satisfy you to the max. Shoujo + Japanese Yokai = BEST CONCUSSION

Butlers: Chitose Momotose Monogatari

Butlers

One Reason: MALE SEIYUUS HEAVEN, ENOUGH SAID

Amai choubatsu Watashi wa kanshu senyou pet

Amai Choubatsu

R-18 stuff, underage PLEASE STAY AWAY

 

That’s my watch list for Spring 2018, what will you all be watching?

Animate International Experince

Hello Potatots,

It’s finally March and guess what, my Animate International parcel arrived yesterday! Yay~ I pre-ordered the FGO Stage Play DVD. Fate Grand Order The Stage; Replica Agateram. And, boy it is beautiful. /Happy cry.

Just like my experience with amiami, this is not a sponsored post. I do enjoy the service that Animate International gave, although I do have a little mishap here and there prior receiving my big ass parcel. I was really stoked seeing my parcel when I got it, at least it was worth what I paid for.

Here is what I paid for, it’s not the Aniplex/ Animate Exclusive box, but I like what they gave me. ❤

 

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L to R: B2 Double Sided Poster, Booklet about the stageplay, DVD, DVD Box 

For what I could afford with my own money, I am really satisfied with this box I paid for. Maybe next time, I could buy a more expensive one with a lot of exclusives merchandises when I am richer. As for courier services, I used both EMS and SAL; both are conveniently fast and 100% secured. If you guys are interested in buying from Animate International, here is the link Welcome to another hell I suggest you all directly use EMS as shipping if you are planning to get the animate exclusive boxes.

Prior writing this, I fell really sick and can’t really enjoy myself. Sigh, don’t worry. I am recovering.

See you guys next time ~

 

Am I losing interest in cosplay?

Hello there Potatots~

It’s almost the end of February and a happy Lunar New Year to all of you. May the year of the doggo bring everyone prosperity and good fortune. As the title says, am I losing interest in my all-time most dedicated hobby, cosplay?

The answer is maybe, the cosplay community is getting really toxic here in Malaysia; I’m not sure about other countries. It is hard for me to enjoy this supposed drama and politics free hobby. Cosplay is a hobby for all of us to enjoy regardless our age, gender, race and what not. Now, cosplay is about being popular and pretty. What’s the point of being who we are in cosplay with all these judgmental people telling us what we should or should not do? I personally had a few criticism guilt along the way, but I am sincerely changing for the better. And I also see my friends letting their ego eat them after being acquainted with a group or mentors that have more experience.

For now, I am just taking things slowly after the one-year cosplay break that I took last year,  observing how the community work is far more interesting to be involved directly with the toxicity. I’m also limiting myself to not cosplay at all or just fulfill planned cosplay with friends prior to an event or convention. Not going to lie, I am way more invested in my merch collecting at the moment.

So what is your experience with the cosplay community around you? Share yours in the comments~ ❤

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 ~ ❤

 

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 ~ ❤

 

 

 

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!