best mc and character of this season

Midway Thoughts on the Summer of Anime 2017 Season:

Can you believe we are already about halfway through the season?  Where is the fucking time going?  No, seriously, I demand to know where the time is going.  Most of the currently airing shows have reached the mid point of their season, whether that’s the classic sixth or seventh episode, or even third or fifth episode, depending on how many episodes total.  Regardless, it is time once again to give you my midway thoughts about this season and the shows I’m watching, and ones that I’ve dropped.  Keep in mind that since we are at that halfway point, I’m able to go into a bit more details while trying to remain as spoiler free as possible.  Also, please note that this is solely my opinion, and whether your opinion is similar, or different, I’d love to know.  Let’s get started.  

Dive!!:  Studio Zero-G

Dropped.  Honestly, this series was nothing but just a predictable, underwhelming series.  Boy’s club getting shut down?  Oh no!  Boy must become a World Class  ______ in order to save it.  Training episodes.  Things look up.  Oh no, something terrible happens.  Yay.  He did it.  ____ club saved!  At first, I found myself comparing this series to Free!, but I can’t anymore.  It’s lack of literally anything interesting proved that there was no way this was something like Free.  Honestly, unless you live and breathe for Sports anime, don’t bother, unless you want to be reminded about what disappointment is.    

Nana Maru San Batsu:  TMS Entertainment

Dropped.  Why?  Because it’s shit.  Plain and Simple. It started with potiential, but made me completely hate it within the first two episodes with a terrible art style, a bland MC, and a fucking god awful female lead.  Honestly, had this show not been such poorly exacuted, I could have seen this show doing really well.  Oh well.  Moving on.  

Iskekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni: Production Reed

Dropped.  Honestly, there are quite a few reasons why I dropped this show.  Let’s start with the most obvious one: the art style is trash.  It’s just so generic and poorly executed.   I’m also completely sick of the another harem in another world trope.  Granted I’m not really a big fan of harem series in general, and this one managed to throw in a slightly different element by letting the MC keep his smartphone, it still wasn’t enough to make me keep this series for anything longer than two episodes.  At least God understands our first world problems.  

Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e: Studio Lerche

Dropped.   This series was the one that I had the hardest time dropping.  I was told that once it gets to episode three and four, it gets much, much better, and I really did try to get there, but I couldn’t do it.  I just could not do it. That second episode is just bland, and doesn’t feel like it’s even the same series.  Oh well, maybe you guys will have better luck.  

Tsurezure Children:  Studio Gokumi

This is the series that you watch when you’ve had a long day.  It’s cute, and adorable and will put a smile on your face.  It’s the series where you can turn off your brain and relax and watch little kids with their love problems.  What more could you ask for?

Netsuzou TRap:  Creators in Pack

Disappointed.  Nine Minute Series.  Nine Freaking Minutes.  Honestly, unless you live and breathe for Yuri, don’t waste your time. The manga is a billion times better compared to this.  #StopMakingShittyAdaptations #ForeverSalty

Hitorjime My Hero:  Encourage Flims

Yeah, I’m still here watching this.   Why you ask?  Meh, I like BL.  In all honestly though, it’s still turning out alright; it is a Shounen Ai, series, so regardless, I always go into them with no expectations, so for now, it’s just slightly better than most.  

Hajimete no Gal:  Studio NAZ

Have we already mentioned that I was trash?   No?  Oh, well, I’m trash because I fucking LOVE this series.  God, this series is so bad, but it’s great.  Guilty freaking pleasure series and I’m totally not even sorry about it.  I think the main problem everyone has with this series is that since it’s a literal softcore hentai, you have to go in with zero expectations, and literally remind yourself it’s a comedy and shouldn’t be taken seriously.  Oh well, it’s trash, and I’m trash, but I love it.  

Koi no Uso:  LIDENFLIMS

Have you ever wanted to drop a show, but didn’t because you prayed deep down that your question would be answered by the end of the series, knowing full well that, of course, it wouldn’t be?  Well, that’s how I feel with this show.  I want to drop it.  I really want to drop it.  But, I know full well that even though it won’t be answered, it might be answered if I watch it all.  I had some high hopes for this series, and hell, after episode three, I was going strong with this series, but then … it just started falling short.  Pretty soon, I’ll be left with nothing but a bitter taste in my mouth as this show just falls into the pile of “meh” anime with the rest of this year.  Salty thoughts right?  Well, at least you guys know I’ll be following the series til the end.  

Made in Abyss:  Kinema Citrus

If this isn’t the best this season, then it’s definitely the cutest.  This show is wonderful.  After starting it fairly late into the season, and not really knowing what to expect, I instantly became hooked by the third episode.  I also love our MC.  This series is also something completely different, and I’m super thankful for that.  

Kakegurui:  Studio MAPPA

Mmmmmm.   My fucking gods.  I live for these intense psychological series.  I live for the moments where the tones shift into that disturbing take.  MAPPA has been doing those transitions so fucking well.  The characters are very well written, and the plot line is fucking intense and hooks you in from that start.  I literally can not fucking wait for each episode.  Also, Rune is Best Fucking Girl.   Fuck You.  Fight Me.  

Ballroom e Youkoso:  Production I.G. 

Easily one of my favorites this season, and we are barely a fourth of the way into it, which makes me so fucking happy.  I never thought I’d care about a series about Ballroom Dancing; hell, I thought I’d seen it all, but damn, this series is taking me on a ride.  There isn’t a thing I don’t like about this series.  Everything is done beautifully to actually fit the series.  If you are looking for something to watch this season, please watch this.  I could honestly see this becoming as big as Yuri on Ice is.  

Jigoku Shojo:  Studio Deen

Hi, it’s been years since I had my season three, but I’m back, and better than ever before.  Fuck, I’ve missed Hell Girl so fucking much.  You never truly realize how much you love a show until they gift it with a random season years later.  Every. Fucking. Episode. Has. Been. Amazing.  I fucking love it.  I’m still not over those first two episodes.  This is one of the few shows this season where I must watch it the moment it’s available.  I can’t wait for the rest of the season.   

Owarimonogatari Part II:  Studio Shaft

I’M NOT CRYING, YOU’RE CRYING!!  

I want to call this season a masterpiece, but even that doesn’t feel like a strong enough word.  The opening scene with Mayoi-chan literally made me weep tears of joy.  Japan did the most wonderful thing by making a two day special.  I don’t know what I like best about this season:  Mayoi, Kiss-Shot, Ononoki, or freaking Hanekawa, or even Araragi.  I know it’s not the end of the series since there’s still Part Three of Owarimonogatari, as well as several other novels yet to be adapted, but fuck, this season cleared up so many plot lines.  I need more.  Thank you Shaft for proving why you are the best.  Needless to say, not only is this the best thing of the season/year, this is also one of the best things ever created; it’s also currently tied with Kimi no Na Wa for the top spot on MAL, and trust me it’s well deserved.  

Boku no Hero Academia:  Studio Bones

Boku no Fucking Hero Academia is still fucking killing it.  Stain was hype.  The art and animation look fucking amazing, and hell, even the filler episode was wonderful.  WHY ARE YOU NOT WATCHING THIS??!?!?!?!

So anyways, that is my mid season thoughts of the series I am watching. Please keep in mind these are merely my thoughts, and I am not watching everything this season, so if there’s something that I’ve missed, or something that I should be watching, please let me know. Also, tell me some of your thoughts for this season.  

you know one of my favorite book things? books where the characters are part of a fandom, but one that doesn’t exist in real life. a book or TV show or video game that the author made up. Fangirl does it with the Simon Snow books, Gena/Finn does it with their fake police tv show, i know Geekerella has some kind of scifi show that’s similar to star trek maybe?

the point is. it’s good, but i think the humor of it is underutilized. i want more books where the fandom this character is part of is just absolutely ridiculous

“you’re totally crushing on the new guy! this is just like when Troy from Space Ship Musical gets a crush on the new girl but then she turns out to be one of those evil blue aliens, i forget what they’re called, anyway what i’m getting at is he’s probably evil.”

“oh my god if you’re going to make SSM references at least choose a decent season? you do realize the episode you’re referencing is part of the whole Troy-was-possesed-by-a-ghost-for-like-two-months-and-didn’t-even-realize-it arc?”

“shut up, season eight was totally a good season. you only shit on it because you’re in love with that tentacle monster who isn’t introduced till season nine.”

“do NOT bring Silinia into this, you know she’s the best character!”

Sometimes I chose which character I marry by judging how the MC acts during the love events. Like in 3oT, I married Ford not only because I like him best, but also because I love how the MC doesn’t act like a typical cutesy, pouty or dense otome MC during his events. Ford’s dialogues towards MC makes me feel that she actually has a more mischievous & stronger personality during his route in comparison to when she becomes another bachelor’s gf, and that makes me love the MC more too.

anonymous asked:

Hi! I understand you like the mc of kbtbb? I personally don't really like her, but I'm really interested in your opinion about her. I don't know if you already have, but would you mind sharing why you like her?

No problem! I’m glad you’re interested enough to know why I like KBTBB MC.

First of all, she’s really, really plucky. I know being plucky isn’t exactly original for heroines, but for some reason, MC’s nature just got to me. I mean okay, I’ll admit that she’s not conventionally the “strong female character” people demand (i.e. being sassy, being naturally confident, being able to fight back, being able to outwit other characters, etc.), but I personally think she’s strong in her own way (i.e. she has emotional fortitude, she defends the people she cares about, she lives by her principles, etc.). I’ve been playing KBTBB for the longest time, and I’ve seen MC grow out of her shell from Season 1 to Season 4 and I love it.

Second of all, she’s relatable. Now, she’s far from being the perfect character and she definitely has her flaws. She has impulsive tendencies, she can be a horrible judge of character, she doesn’t have too much foresight, and she doesn’t exactly have the best self-esteem. While these traits would normally frustrate people, I honestly think they make her a lot more relatable (really, is there anyone who doesn’t have at least one of those traits?), if not somewhat endearing. Seeing MC struggle with her decisions and actions in the game is interesting, considering what kind of character she was written out to be. And, well, I can relate to her self-deprecating internal monologue :’(

Lastly, she’s lowkey hilarious. She’s gotten a lot more savage during the later season, and it is glorious. Being surrounded by rich weenies all day for three years sorta gives you a dry, almost cynical, sense of humor. Reading her internal monologue about the bidders and how done she is with them always makes me laugh. It rarely happens, but when she calls out the bidders on their bullshit, I screencap everything because the moment just has to be saved for posterity.

Anyhow, that’s why I like MC!

HLITF - Her Love in the Force - Ayumu Shinonome
Last Mission - Our Graduation - My thoughts

How I enjoyed reading this story! It was funny, and exciting and so much fluff. The best thing about Ayumu’s story is definitely MC X Ayumu, they make the cutest couple ever, I absolute love their interaction and how far it has evolved from season 1 to season 2. MC is just this bubbly character who has grown so much from that once very insecure rookie, thanks to Ayumu’s tough “training” if you know what I mean. XD One thing that I love about HLITF, which it has much in common with MPDCTY, is how they intertwine the internal conflicts of each character as individual and as a couple with the investigation and how events prompts plot development. I felt like Voltage has lost some of that edge recently but I saw a comeback in this story.

Nothing like a life and death scene to amp the drama and push a character to show their true feelings for each other. (Especially the one who never express his feelings! Like come on guys, do we have to be dying to get you to open your hearts? Yes I’m looking at you Kaga and Ayumu lololol) It happens again in last mission and it still makes my heart flutter and root for them, especially when it creeps up when you least expect.

But alas we still have to wait for the next chapter to see when this couple will eventually consummate their love! Poor Ayumu only got his hair pixelated this time lmaooo.

Still, Love Mission is definitely worth the wait and highly recommended for all Ayumu’s fans! It’s no wonder Ayumu has risen as the top HLITF character in the Jp elections recently.

GREGORY HORROR SHOW MASTERPOST

Thought I’d make this–because why the hell not? I have a couple of mutuals that seem pretty interested in getting into GHS. Let me add some links that’ll hopefully help you get into this weird show/game/manga!

Gregory Horror Show was a 3D CGI animated series created by Naomi Iwata (running from October 1999 till October 2006). It soon got adapted into a game (Gregory Horror Show: Soul Collector) for the PS2 by Capcom in 2003. Due to the fact it was published only in Japan and Europe the game is very rare and not widely known of anywhere else!

A manga named Gregory Horror Show: Another World (written by Suzuki Sanami) was also adapted from the TV series. It started in the November 1st 2007 issue of Weekly Morning Magazine, eventually getting published as a graphic novel–which was released in Japan on September 22nd 2008.

Most of the series is set in Purgatory, revolving around a mysterious hotel named Gregory House. It is ran by a strange anthropomorphic mouse named Gregory, whose sole focus in the series is often to keep the protagonist trapped within the hotel for all eternity.

Some good stuff about GHS in general:

  • Many unique characters–which are all great for cosplaying/making fan art of/writing fiction for!
  • Aside from all the black comedy stuff it can be very deep. It is actually a pretty psychological series.
  • The atmosphere of GHS is really beautiful (like you know, the really dim lighting of the hotel and stuff…aghhh, I don’t know. If you’re into GHS you’ll hopefully know what I’m talking about here.)
  • Well written and interesting female characters (take the female MC of season 2, Catherine and Cactus girl for instance.)

TIME FOR SOME LINKS!

First of all, here is a list of trigger warnings–each with varying detail. I tried to avoid spoilers as best as I could with this. Please read.

THE TV SERIES

(Each episode is roughly around 2 minutes 28 seconds long!)

Season 1 ‘The Nightmare Begins’ (25 episodes)

Season 2 'The Second Guest’ (25 episodes)

Season 3 'The Last Train’ (26 episodes)

Season 4 'The Bloody Karte’ (12 episodes)

THE GAME

Ebay

Amazon

(I don’t think this will help anyone much though. Its being sold for pretty high prices. As I’ve previously stated, it is a very rare game.)

LPs (Bless the LPs)

I couldn’t find any in 100% perfect quality so I’ve decided to list a few. (Blast me a message if you know of any others that might be good!)

NekoZombie17’s LP  (No voice commentary.)

xCloud8745x’s LP (Yep! He got another account! Around a year ago I think. Only up until the end of the 4th night has been uploaded so far however. He is playing it on hard mode. Pretty good quality for this one actually.)

Cloud8745 Archives (His original LP that someone managed to re-upload a few years back.)

EXTRA!: Here is the game’s OST!

THE MANGA

Right here! (all credit for those who helped this become readable in English can be found on the page!)

(I’m not sure which particular sites have the manga on sale. I can guarantee it’ll all be 100% in Japanese though.)

FANFICTION

FF.net

AO3

Enjoy!

Spring Anime watchlist

YO! I’m back from Europe which means it’s time to procrastinate with my thesis some more! 

In all seriousness, you probably won’t see me much around here until that thesis thing is done (never, at this rate, especially since my tutor is not cooperating with me at all and making this whole process a living hell), but since this blog turned one year old last month AND I somehow made it through the 1000 followers mark (why?) I guess the least I can do before disappearing again is leave my little (huge) watchlist for this extremely busy spring season. So from worst to best, these are the shows I’ll be following this season:

Dropped:

I actually sampled a lot of shows at the start of the season for a variety of reasons, but a good handful of them ended in spectacular failure, so I didn’t even bother with a second episode.

Endride: It’s been a month and a half and all I remember about the one episode I watched is that it was so painfully bland and generic.Everything about it was. The story, the setup, the characters, even the weapons designs. I distinctly remember a scene in which the MC is told to put away his weapon (he doesn’t know how to do it) and minutes after he achieves it, he’s scolded for not pulling it out right away. It felt very artificial and boring. Not even the adorable dragon-thingy or the fujoshibait were enough to make me check out ep 2

Originally posted by narnian-neverlander

Kuma Miko: This was my biggest disappointment. I expected a cute iyashikei anime and ended with a sort of weird dark comedy that wasn’t quite funny and had some truly questionable content. It’s a shame because the designs are adorable, but I wasn’t sold in the relationship between the two leads like I was with Natsume Yuujinchou, Inari Konkon or Gingitsune, and it just didn’t wrk for me.

Originally posted by rhapsodicrantings

Ace Attorney: This one was just so choppy and weird. It was too much like a videogame and while it was funny, I don’t think it was intentionally so. I did enjoy the first episode in a weird kind of way, but I felt  was missing out on something since I have no knowledge of he games. The low-budget and extremely unrealistic portrayal of the court system just didn’t work for me.

Originally posted by xtylopse

Twin Star Exorcists: I didn’t have much faith in this one to begin with, but since it received fairly positive reviews, I checked it out. Boy was this frustratingly generic and annoying. Now, generic stuff can be good (see Blue Exorcist! a by the numbers shonen fantasy series!), but it all depends in execution and nothing ins this first episode made it stand out in any positive way. The characters were dull and not particularly likable, the stoy was very eh, and the action sequences were hardly impressive and I was immensely bothered by the fact that, event hough we have two protagonists -the show is names after both of them-, the writing goes out of its way to establish the boy is stronger than the girl. Give me a break. I did like the design of the girl when she’s in battle-form, but that was about it.

Originally posted by anime-trap-king

ETA: Fuck I competely forgot I watched the first episode of Kuromukuro I don’t even remember what it was about. That should tell you something

Originally posted by sugoihentai

(fuck, there was a naked hotty and I forgot about it? How boring was the episode?!)

Hate-watch!!

We all need a show we just watch because it’s so awful it’s entertaining. I actually have two this season!

Mayoiga: I was curious (but dubious) about this show since I first heard of it. There’s the fact that it was funded in Kickstarter and that it tried to pull off 30 characters all at once but boooy is it stupid. Like really fucking stupid. It’s amazing, y’all have to watch it to believe it. There’s a guy who is afraid of a giant silicon boob monster and that’s all you need to know.

Originally posted by sukerokus

Sailor Moon Crystal III: I know everyone’s raving about this because it does look eons better than the first two arcs but… y’all,.. the writing is so fucking stupid. The story is terrible, the characters are super shallow and the Inner Senshi are 100% useless. Why does anyone get excited to see the Mercury Aqua Mist or Mars Snake Fire when none of these techniques achieve anything? Who told Naoko Takeuchi that she could write? Seriously the story is terrible, this is the third time in a row we have a laughing ball of gas with evil eyes as the main villain. Maybe now that Pluto appeared it will get slightly better? I dunno, but I’m failing to see why so many girls in the 90s connected with this terribly, terribly shallow story. At least the first OP and ED were great. Not a fan of the new ones they added last week.

Originally posted by chiamis

The stuff

The shows that are not bad or good enough to be entertaining, and I have no idea of why I’m watching them.

Kiznaiver: It’s bad bad bad, but I do not get any enjoyment in relishing in its awfulness. It’s a huge disappointment, since I like the character designs and was excited to see Trigger taking a real project (remember I ended being grossed out by Ninja Slayer) but alas it was not to be with Mari Okada as a writer. It’s a shame because the concept was interesting, but the characters are so flat and unrealistic and the plot makes pretty much no sense at all. Why I haven’t dropped it is anyone’s guess.

Originally posted by dazei

Super Lovers: I mentioned it before, I actually read some of the manga a long time ago and dropped it out of boredom but boy I don’t remember the manga being so bleeping creepy. Episode 6 that came out today had one particularly gross scene. I remembered it was mostly Ren making advances on Haru, who was constantly anguishing about not crossing the “brotherhood” line, but the show is completely different to that? It doesn’t help that we have no idea of where either of these characters are in terms of their “romance”. As far as I can tell, Ren already realizes his romantic feelings for Haru, who in turn is still convinced his affetions are fillial at most but then he goes and does the creepy shit and I’m just like…ah? It’s so frustrating that there are so many beautiful BL manga out there that don’t get an anime, and then we have this horrible anime adaptation that’s basically a creepofesta. Why am I watching it again?

Originally posted by kanariiya

Good Stuff

Kotetsujo no Kabaneri: AKA Attack on Trains. This is proof that Studio WIT is still making craptons of money out of Attack on Titan, because the animation in this dumb and extremely fun show is fantastic. The character designs remind me of early 2000s anime-that-no-one-watched for some reason, but I love the feudal look and the action scenes are really exciting, even if the story and characters are impressively ridiculous.

Originally posted by neogohann

Ushio to Tora: I have a complicated relationship with this show. It has a humongous heart, and it’s adorable to watch. The characters are (for the most part) wonderful and so very likeable. The relationships that Ushio builds with everyone are heart-warming and it always makes me hapy to see eveyone melting to the purity of Ushio’s gaze. But there is something about the pacing this season that feels off. The reveals and backstories feel rushed and the writing is disjointed. The introduction of the Azafuse was just thrown and discarded right away, and Nagare’s betrayal felt unearned. There are many things that are not working the way they could to make this show even more wonderful, but I can’t say it isn’t wonderful wen you hve episodes like Ushio’s reunion with his mom, which bsolutely melted my heart. Like I said, it’s complicated.

Originally posted by yasusada

Shonen Maid: I had absolutely no expectations for this show. I had in fact decided not to check it out (even after initially thinking I would) because it sounded terible. I’m glad I gave it a chance because it’s absolutely adorable!! I’s simle but sweet, 100% a feel-good show, so don’t let the dubious premise keep you from giving it a shot!

Originally posted by ichinomiya-herona

Flying Witch: This show is really fucking cute and if you’re not watching it you’re missing out. Seriously, look at this gif in its glorious harmonic simlicity and beauty. It might not be for you if you’re not into nice people being nice to each other and havin happy simple lives, but damn is this show adorable and with just the right sprinkle of fantasy to keep it from being boring

Originally posted by odoh

The great stuff

This season is really fucking strong, we have a fuckton of shows that are absolutely excellent!

Sakamoto desu ga?!: I was very curious about what this extremely acclaimed manga would be about and I was completely surprised by the bizarro comedy it turned out to be. It works perfectly though, it’s a very unique kind of comedy hat has so far been able to continue upping the stakes while staying smart and hilarious. I’m always excited to see what new awesome feature will Sakamoto-kun 

Originally posted by nintendontdodrugs

Assassination Classroom: This show is nearing its end at break-neck speed and while some moments have felt rushed (Nagisa’s confrontation with his mother in the previous cour, for instance), the progression of the story and the characters has felt vey natural and organic. When every student was deciding which side they would be on for the Save vs Kill civil war, I realized I could place almost all of the students, their main characteristic, and I think that’s a testament of the great job the series has done developping the Class E as a whole. I’m very eager and sad to see thihow this show ends

Originally posted by akaacchi

Concrete Revolutio: The Last song: There is no questioning the fact that ConRevo is BONES’s passion project. The show may have sold like shit (because mainstream otaku have shit taste :’D), but the studio is still pouring a lot of money in  mking this show look gorgeous, with some absolutely stunning action sequences. The characters and the story have come a long way from the covoluted too-many-ideas that were the first few episodes and is now a very insightful and entertaining work about the role heroes have in society, about politics and discrimination and it’s an absolute delight to watch every little story, even as I worry about how they’re gonn wrap it up.

Originally posted by phantom-nox

Joker Game: I am so far pleasantly surprised by the fact that this show doesn’t actually have a pro-war message nor does it try to justify the Japanese war crimes (it is in fact critical of the Imperial Army, which is interesting given the current political situation in Japan), but instead uses the time period for a creative spy thriller series. The characters suffer from serious same-face syndrome, and coupled with the one-off stories I can’t name a single character and I can hardly tell them apart from each other, but that doesn’t seem so important because the actual stories are pretty well done. I would appreciate some more continuity, but I’m also happy with what we have so far   

Originally posted by fairytailwitch

Macross Delta: I wasn’t very impressed with the first episode since the preview aired in Janury, but the show has actually grown on me as it progrsses, and even Freyja has become a likable character (except for her stupid heart-shaped rune). The songs are really cool (I particularly like Ikenai Borderline) and they’re doing a great job setting the love triangle, whilst Mikumo remains an exterior mysterious force. The Walkure cocerts are lackluster compared to Sheryl Nome’s, but it is overall better than I expected it to be and I always look forward to the new episodes

Originally posted by aidoru-ojisan

Bungou Stray Dogs: It is demonstrably different from what I exected, but it’s still a very fun show. Truth be told, I’d hoped these characters would hail a little closer to their real-life counterparts in a Sengoku Basara fashion (with cool powers but overall meant to be a representation of historical figures), and I also expected it to be set in the early 20th Century when these real-life writers lived, but I guess we can’t have it all. Nevertheless, it’s a hugeton of fun to watch and I’m quite exicted to learn more about these incarnations of real life people. I’m super curious about Dazai and Akutagawa’s backstory.

Originally posted by rashomons

Highest  priority

Undoubtedly my favorite shows of the season and the ones that always leave me begging for more each week

Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure: Diamond is Unbreakable: It is no secret that I love Jojo, even though I found Stardust Crusaders not half as entertaining as Battle Tendency. This new Jojo seems to be a little closer in style and absurdity to my favorite Jojo (which may be no surprise since Josuke is the illegitimate son of best -asshole cheater- Jojo, Joseph). And I’m loving it. It’s campy, fun, kitschy in its aesthetics, and the animation and bright color palettes are very fun to watch. I love the new cast too and the somewhat smaller scope of this adventure and I love Josuke’s passsion for his own hair

Originally posted by hi-ra-ke-go-ma

Boku no Hero Academia: It’s no wonder this show is WSJ’s youngest prodigal son, this shit is wonderful. It’s absolutely generic shonen fluff and it’s so well done. I’ve heard manga fans say this has a glaciar pace compared to the manga, but I feel it works perfectly to show the gravitas of Izuku’s feelings and the big emotional moments, especially when All Might tells him he can be a Hero. I also have a baby crush on All Might in his skinny appearance lmao. The animation overall is amazing too and the color ps and characters, I’m loving it all. It’s good to see a generic shonen tropefest can still be done so well and so beautifully.

Originally posted by tobigifs

Sinbad no Bouken: This is an I-am-caught-up–with-the-manga situation, so no surprises here, but Ohtaka has done a wonderful job reimagining the Arabian Nights and created a fascinating world full of wonder, adventure and charming characters. This anime is much better than the half-assed OVAs we got a year or two ago, I’m really happy they didn’t skip ver Badr’s story. It still feels extremely rushed -I can’t believe the amount of material they covered in episode 4, it was insane,- but I think things will slow down after Valefor is conquered (thus covering what the OVAs had done before) to focus on the Sasan arc and the establishing of the Trading Company. One thing I must say is that Sakurai is not selling me with Jafar’s “child voice. He sounds older than in the original

Originally posted by shokiin

That’s it for now folks! Like I said, you won’t see me around much these couple months (maybe in Summer? I really hope I can come back for Summer), but if you want to discuss anything about the shows I’m watching, my askbox is open :D

also i’ll update Misery soon, promise. Next week at latest

 I was tagged by @bluebilots

Rules: Tag 10 people you would like to know better

Name: Alyse

Nicknames: None really

Gender: Female

Star Sign: Aquarius

Height: 5′1 (barely)

Sexuality: Bisexual

Hogwarts House: Hufflepuff

Average Hours of Sleep: 8 prolly

Dog or Cat person: Cats :>

Blankets You Sleep With: depends on the season, three rn

Dream Trip: Up the west coast w my best friends and no one else

When I Made This Blog: close to 2-3 years I think?? there was a year where I didn’t touch it tho

Followers: 186

Why I Made a Tumblr: Because it was a Thing that I wanted to be apart of (hoh boi)

Reason for my URL: One of my book characters is named Alicca and “Alicca’s angel” would refer to the other mc, Nico

I tag @nemiliciouss @acoerialegalea @amberarts @toasty-tiefling-terrier and anyone else who wants to do it ^ ^

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ゴシップガール~セレブな彼の誘惑~ / Gossip Girl ~ Leon Gouldner
Season 2 CGs

Regardless of whether or not you’ve seen Gossip Girl, the Voltage social app is actually pretty fantastic. All the playable guys are fun and interesting, and I’ve never been bored with any of their routes. Leon, in particular, has a route where I literally cheered aloud when he and the MC got together (see last CG! :D). His main route starts in Season 2, so there is no Season 1 story for him. However, he is the best friend of one of the three initial playable characters (Marc Jones), so he shows up in Marc’s routes at first.

Leon is the ~mysterious~ type, who likes reading and animals. His aspiration is to be a doctor. One of his most admirable qualities is his loyalty to his friends. However, this is also what gets him into trouble before the start of his story. He left New York under a storm of negative gossip so when he returns, he isn’t exactly welcomed with open arms by his peers. They are wary of him, so he is often isolated. The MC, at first unaware of the gossip, cannot understand why this is. She then becomes frustrated when her friends tell her to stay away from him, though no one will tell her why. The MC knows from her interactions with him that he is nothing like what the gossip suggests, and she strives to prove that Leon is actually a good person.

I know that Voltage has been running a survey regarding this game (I hope people have been choosing this drawing style and not the other one ;___; ), so I hope they actually release this in English. Out of all of Voltage’s available social games, Gossip Girl is my absolute favorite.

To Ascend, you must first Descend: Death in Homestuck

“According to some (Generally those who don’t have to do it. Politicians and writers come to mind.) heroic deaths are admirable things. I’ve never been convinced by this argument, mainly because, no matter how cool, stylish, composed, unflappable, manly, or defiant you are, at the end of the day you’re also dead. Which is a little too permanent for my liking.” - Bartimaeus, Ptolmey’s Gate

Oh hey look, it’s one of those posts where I clump some stuff I’ve said before elsewhere with some new stuff into one really long meta text wall. It’s been a while since I’ve done one of these.

I’m planning on doing an essay on death in Harry Potter (still need to narrow it down for my proposal next week) so I spent some time reviewing existing literature. One article in particular caught my attention. It talked about how some philosophers suggest that when you change something about yourself (make amends, adopt a new worldview, etc) the old version of you ‘dies’ and a new version of you is reborn. It argued that Harry’s death was a literal representation of this. He dies, gains some cosmic wisdom, sheds the bit of Voldemort stapled to his soul, and comes back better. The concept struck me as a good one to apply to other forms of fiction and to compare to mythological tropes that are very similar. I also thought it would be a good idea to use in my continued crusade against the over-prevalence of heroic sacrifices in fiction, particularly main character permadeath Homestuck theories. Since it is the main textual currency of my blog, Homestuck will be my main victim, but a few other narratives will be mentioned. 

So. Let’s go.

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Five Minutes With... Sam Heughan

When it comes to guilty pleasures, we’ve got our fair share: donuts, bowls of pasta as big as our head, a glass of orange wine on a Friday afternoon. But no guilty pleasure is as guilty - or, indeed, as pleasurable - as Outlander. The sumptuous melodrama follows a feisty 1940s’ feminist who is hurled back in time to rebellion-era Scotland when she touches some magic rocks. Once in the wilds of the North, she stumbles upon the softly-spoken, kilt-wearing gentle giant Jamie, and lots of steamy, sexy sex ensues. All with a steadfast and resolute focus on female pleasure. It’s not only rare when it comes to television, but downright applause worthy. What’s not to love?

The show is pretty much our favourite thing to binge-watch, and it’s thanks in no small part to this man: Sam Heughan, who selflessly spends most of the series shirtless for your viewing pleasure. (His bottom trended on Twitter after Outlander’s climactic - ahem, pun intended - episode 10 when Claire and Jamie first consummated their union.) We sat down with the man making television so, so great to find out a little bit more about the new season.

MARIE CLAIRE: Is this your first time in Australia? 


SAM HEUGHAN: It is. I have had an amazing time. It’s such a beautiful… [Pulls a face] It’s so sunny I want to be outside! [Laughs] But it’s been amazing. We’ve had two days off, so when we landed we went to a rugby game. Then I went to Bondi, Manly cove [and] up the Bridge. It’s been great.

MC: And have you tried Vegemite?


SH: Yes, I had Vegemite on TV yesterday. I loved it. I really like it. Anything on toast is good though.

MC: The fans of this show are legendary. Is that something you had ever encountered before? 


SH: No I had never encountered anything like this. What’s surprising is that we have been to America and we’ve been in Europe and the fact that the fans over here are just as enthusiastic about the show [is amazing]. We had an event last night and they all turned up and they were all wearing some piece of tartan and they were really into it and it’s crazy to think that the show has that far of a reach.

MC: What’s the craziest thing a fan has done to get your attention?


SH: I probably can’t say, because I think it’s a bit embarrassing. But they’re great, they generally are very, very well-meaning and very supportive of everything we do. And some time it might go a little too enthusiastic, but they’re also self policing as well and they have a great community of support for each other.

MC: A lot of people - ED’S NOTE: Ahem, marie claire staffers included - love the fact that the sex is so feminist and realistic in the show. How important was that going in? 


SH: The show is from the point of view of a woman so therefore we see it from her eyes. Myself and Caitriona [Balfe, who plays Claire] are very aware of what we do and why are we doing it. We don’t want it to just be some explicit, pornographic thing on television. We want it to have a meaning and move the characters forward and show something about their relationship.

MC: What can fans expect in the bedroom in season 2? 


SH: I think they’re going to be surprised actually. Very surprised.

MC: Pleasantly? 


SH: I don’t know.You know, at the end of season one Jamie has a great trauma happen to him, so he’s still suffering mentally and physically and Claire’s now pregnant. So they’re not the young lovers that have fallen for each other for the first time. They’re grown up and have a grown up relationship with all of its intricate details and that will be reflected in the bedroom.

MC: There’s a ninth book coming this year. How abreast are you of where Jamie’s story arc goes? 


SH: I think she’s getting there. From what I hear. She um, she allows us the odd bit of information. I know what happens to Jamie in the end of the series. We do talk a lot and she does give us little insights into our characters. If we ever have any questions or anything really she’s a great source of material and she’s helped me and Caitriona in lots of ways.

MC: You and your co-star Caitriona Balfe are very close. What’s the best and worst thing about that?


SH: The best is that it’s reflected in the show. We go to know each other well in the first season and developed this bond and this trust. I think it’s great to be able to share the journey with someone. The worst… Now what could be the worst thing… I think recently we’ve had people discussing our personal life and whether we were in a relationship and it’s almost a shame that that has to be discussed because we’re just doing our job. I don’t know what other job you do where you have to discuss your personal life or relationship with a co-worker. It’s very strange.

MC:Do you guys make a point of not talking about it when asked? 


SH: For a while. I mean we were asked in every interview and we were quite candid about it. I felt like we should just not discuss it at all but she wanted to make it clear and I think that’s totally fair. Um. I don’t know. Part of me thinks it breaks the spell. And the other part of me says we should just be honest about it and make it clear but then, you know… I don’t think it matters.

MC: On a scale of 1-10 how great is it as a Scot to wear a kilt everyday to work? 


SH: 10.

MC: Are you very Scottish? 


SH: I would say I’m an honorary scot. I’m from the borders, My mum is English, I don’t have the strongest accent. But I’ve certainly fallen in love with my country and the many facets that make it up and the history of it. And now staunchly proud of it and the history of Scotland and its culture. It’s great to be able to film there and bring our culture to the rest of the world. My responsibility is to make sure that we are as authentic as possible.

MC: There are so many raunchy costume dramas at the moment, from Outlander to Game of Thrones and Poldark. What do you think is the appeal for audiences? 


SH: Things that are based on books are always very rewarding. I guess people like epic drama because they can commit to it and grow with these characters and learn more about them. I think Outlander is very different to the others. Game of Thrones is an epic fantasy, Outlander isn’t. I think Scotland is part of the appeal of Outlander, certainly. Poldark I haven’t seen. But Aidan Turner is probably the drawcard there.

[Laughs]
MC: So what do you like to watch, of an evening? 


SH: A documentary. Love a good doco. Love ‘em.

MC: Like nature documentaries? [ED’s NOTE: Could you seriously not come up with any other kind of documentary? HRY: Nope. Just not a doco kinda gal.]


SH: Nature’s alright. Anything factual, anything real. I’m finding it harder and harder to find something to watch. I do watch a lot of American TV shows and dramas, but, especially when it comes to books, I find myself drawn to factual stuff. It’s just as exciting and in fact even more so because it’s real.

MC:Are you a binge watcher or an episode-a-week kinda guy? 


SH: Binge.

MC: What is your advice to people suffering from the Droughtlander? 


SH: Well they haven’t got long left now. They’ve got this far. Don’t give up. Don’t lose heart. Be prepared. It’s going to be different. Drink some red wine, because it’s [set in] France. Eat some cheese.

MC: How would you describe the series in three words? 


SH: Poisonous. Political. Two ps I need another P… Purpose. Does that work? [Laughs]

Outlander season 2 will air on Foxtel’s SoHo Sundays at 8.30PM from April 10

(via Marie Claire Australia on Tumblr)

*Might be a bit hard to read w/the format as the html doesn’t copy and paste on the app and I’m too lazy to edit it much. I bolded a few things that stood out to me*

my top 5 anime of spring 2015, first impressions based on first episodes!

  1. Mikagura School Suite - based off a light novel based off a vocaloid series, mikagura is about a young lesbian entering a really weird high school. the show is fast-paced, funny, adorable, and really really gay. it captured my heart within the first 2 minutes, and i highly recommend it to everyone on earth.
  2. Plastic Memories - do you like robots? do you like crying? then this is the show for you! in the relatively near future, robots with intricate enough programming to give them emotions are a reality. however, they only have a “lifespan” of about 9 years. a branch of the company that makes them handles retrieving robots when their time is up, and the show focuses on a human guy who’s just started working there and a robot girl who fears the day she too will run out of time.
  3. Ore Monogatari!! - a cute romance show about that feel when no gf. all the girls our main character likes fall for his attractive best friend, and the same thing seems to have happened once again. mc decides to try and help set this girl up, but what’s really going on in this love triangle…? i know i haven’t explained this one very well, but if you have a shoujo heart u will enjoy it!
  4. Nisekoi: - nisekoi season 2!!! despite being a super cliche harem romance bullshit anime, nisekoi manages to keep me invested with its ever-deepening mysteries!
  5. Re-Kan! - a comedy about the daily life of a girl who can see ghosts. kinda cute, kinda funny, kinda lesbians. im kinda interested. im actually not sure if i will continue with this one, as i thought it was only ok, but i guess i’ll see where it goes for now!

haha dogakobo (studio that adapted gekkan shoujo nozaki-kun, my fave anime ever) is actually doing both mikagura and plastic memories, theyre Literally The Best