this anime speaks to me

Me, watching the new episode of SnK (knowing that Erwin would appear at any moment)
  • *doesn't skip the opening because it's too good*: Here we go... SASAGEYO SASAGEYO!
  • *opening is finished*: Okay now, where's Erwin?
  • *A wild Erwin appears*: AAAAAAAAHHHHHHHH ERWIN!!! ERWIIIIIIIN!
  • *Erwin not shaking Pixis' hand*: What!? THEY DDIN'T ANIMATE THE HANDSHAKE :'( I already had ideas of memes about that, goooosh!
  • *a wild Erwin dissapears*: ...
  • *no sign of Erwin*: ...
  • *waiting patiently*: ...
  • *Erwin appears again*: ERWIN! HE'S HERE TO SAVE THE DAY!
  • *waiting for Erwin to do his thing*: DO THE THING, COMMANDER, DO THE THING...
  • *Erwin listens to Hanji's plan and makes ot happen*: THERE IT IS! HE HAS DONE THE THING! *cries of joy*
  • me, at the end of the ep with tears on my eyes: Oh my, I can't wait to see him again next week!
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just got the photos back from one of my shoots at anime boston!!!! i’m so proud of this costume and makeup and the whole thing and i had so so much fun!!!! can’t wait to wear this around more!

photos and edits by @amiephoto, costume by @eldritcharts, claws by dark matter props, and original costume design by @branch56

dan’s speech about authenticity made me cry

dan playing piano made me cry

dan telling us fondly the story of phil and the pigeon made me cry

dan discussing how he regards his own youtube content made me cry

dan explaining why change is a good thing and inspiring made me cry

dan saying he still wears the ripped jeans made my heart swell

dan passionately speaking about anime made me smile i love when he’s happy

dan shutting down the definitions of weird and normal made my heart swell

dan discussing his creative processes made me inspired and also made me tear up a little bit

“i’m sorry i’m not a good youtuber” made me sad

“phil and i can’t get a dog yet” // “phil is obsessed with corgis” // “maybe it’ll be an ugly mongrel that we get” all made me cry

they’re…. going to adopt a dog… together…. confirmed…. still crying

dan saying he loves dodie’s music made my heart swell

dan joking about going clubbing with the buttercreams made me excited and now want to write a fic on it

dan being surprised we were so sincere about the rebrand made me conflicted in emotion (because why)

this liveshow made me so happy i love him

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Jesús Barrero, remarkable Latin american voice actor dies at 58.

This is a very sad day for me and for every Spanish speaking anime fan. The legendary Mexican voice actor Jesús Barrero has lost his battle against cancer. He was one of the most beloved and respected Latin american voice actors and he voiced some memorable characters from anime, TV and movies, including:

  • Koji Kabuto in Mazinger Z
  • Jan Kugo (Galáctico) in SF Saiyuki Starzinger
  • Pegasus Seiya in Saint Seiya
  • Yamcha in Dragon Ball series
  • Rick Hunter in Robotech
  • Nube in Hell Teacher Nube
  • Taro Misaki (Tom Misaki) in Captain Tsubasa
  • Jason the Red Ranger in Mighty Morphin Power Rangers
  • Kogure Kiminobu in Slam Dunk
  • Luke Skywalker in Star Wars episode IV to VI
  • Rex in Toy Story series

Jesús Barrero, descansa en paz.

Heads up—

Warning: I’m going to be motoring through a ton of asks (~30?) when I get back in an hour. Feel free to blacklist the tag ‘#shukamod speaks’ if you don’t want my spam clogging your dash.

Yeah! See ya (:D)| ̄|_

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Some pics and goodies I found at Anime Matsuri! Also got to meet @3dbillcipher and @owlapinart which was SUPER awesome!! (if anyone sees other ppl that you know don’t be shy and tag em plz)

2 Year Anniversary

I did it. I rewatched Your Lie in April and planned it accordingly just so I could finish today, March 19th, which marks the 2 year anniversary of the day the final episode was aired. I’m in tears; actually, I’ve been in tears through the entirety of rewatching this and this anime is even more beautiful the second time around because I feel and see so much more. Knowing the ending and still being able to enjoy and feel all these emotions is what makes Your Lie in April such a masterpiece. As a musician, this anime speaks to me on such a deep level. Some might say that the anime exaggerates, but in all honesty, being able to play like that, being able to feel what they feel, is what I strive to be. Watching the characters grow in just a span of 22 episodes is such an amazing feat. All the characters are loveable, relatable, and unique in their own way! Except Tsubaki because I just can’t bring myself to like her  I can most definitely say that nothing can touch my heart like Your Lie in April can. 

Kaori is so beautiful, and so strong and I can’t help but love her so much. Her outlook on life is amazing, and she smiles even at death’s door. She’s everything that I aspire to be. When I was following the anime as a new episode came out every week two years ago, I desperately hoped that she wouldn’t die. This innocent, beautiful angel couldn’t just die like that. Alas, the ending that we all wanted never came to be. The anime remained faithful to the manga to the very end, and our amazing heroine had to leave us behind. The letter that she left behind was so beautiful and heartwrenching and was the main source of my tears. She didn’t have any regrets. In essence, her dream came true. She built Kousei back up when he was down in the dumps and made him into a better man. After her death, I was sure Kousei would relapse and quit music for sure, but he didn’t. Kaori’s influence was able to help him move on and mature so much than when we first saw him. And that shattered my heart even more. They’re perfect together. They were soulmates and anyone could see that they were the perfect match. How cruel is it of fate to take her away from him? They are aware of each other’s flaws, but they see it as beauty. They think each other’s imperfections are perfect. They were meant to be. And his last song; their last performance together in spirit— goodness gracious that tugged on my heartstrings. He overcame his fear to play despite knowing he would lose everything again and played for her. He played for her to say goodbye. Excuse me while I go cry my eyes out in a corner again :’)

I have so much more to say about this, but right now I’m a jumbled up mess and this anime just pulls out emotions from me that I didn’t even know I had and throws them right back at me without remorse. Watching this is like going on an emotional rollercoaster and not knowing where you’ll end up. But the messages and the symbolism that this anime conveys is like no other. It’s something that I can never forget and something that I would willingly throw myself into again even though I know it will cause me emotional pain.

But you know what? Being able to feel all this, just watching something that can evoke so much emotion and make you reflect upon your own life like that: that’s what makes me love Your Lie in April so much. Say what you will, but I think Your Lie in April is beautiful.

P/S: I was also so inspired that I wrote a poem in response to Kaori’s letter from Kousei’s point of view— http://uzumakipride.tumblr.com/post/158423889980/kouseis-response-to-kaoris-letter

At this point, I’m just trying to do everything I can to relieve myself of these tears…

reasons to look forward to ‘welcome to the ballroom’
  • that unison square garden song
  • the protagonist’s va sounds cute
  • you know the music’s gon be LIT ‘cause Yuki Hayashi’s doing it (MHA, Haikyuu, and mmmm i dunno like Death Parade!?! one of my favourite, top quality)
  • ah, solid character designs from Kishida (speaking of Haikyuu)
  • an anime about ballroom dancing? sign me the HELL up