Reflecting on the Rebuild of Evangelion Before 3.0+1.0’s Release

FINAL THOUGHTS BEFORE THE END

Hey guys, I’m back with a different kind of anime-related video. As you know, Evangelion has had a profound effect on my life, and I’m absolutely stoked to ring in the end of this epic franchise spanning over 25 years with Hideaki Anno’s final big Evangelion film in the Rebuild series, Evangelion 3.0+1.0: Thrice Upon a Time, which will be released globally on Amazon Prime in matter of hours!

But first, we gotta reflect back on the three masterpiece films that precede 3.0+1.0, which would be Evangelion 1.0: You Are (Not) Alone, Evangelion 2.0: You Can (Not) Advance, and the most divisive of all, Evangelion 3.0: You Can (Not) Redo.

I love the Rebuild films. This is a video recapping my emotions toward them, as well as my hopes for what the true end of Evangelion will bring!

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– Takuto

Going manga shopping (because online stores are out of stock)

I FINALLY GOT TO HOLD THESE MANGA 😭👍

Hey guys! A little while back I went to see Weathering With You in theaters (video on that coming soon) and it was amazing, of course! While I was in the city, I also got to go manga shopping at a Barnes & Noble, and here’s everything that I picked up! Let me know your thoughts on any of these titles down in the comments 📚✨

It’s so hard to find some of these manga in stock, especially on RightStuf 😔 but thankfully I was able to fill some gaps in my collection. Hopefully manga printing will be back to full capacity sooner rather than later. 😣🤞 Anyway, enjoy my FIRST shopping vlog!

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– Takuto

STUDIO PONOC’s Modest Heroes (& Tomorrow’s Leaves) || Summer Film Spotlight #8

CELEBRATING STUDIO PONOC 🌱

Hey guys! Welcome to the eighth Summer Film Spotlight! Today we are taking a look at STUDIO PONOC’s 2018 film Modest Heroes, which was released by GKIDS. The film is actually comprised of three short films—“Kanini & Kanino,” “Life Ain’t Gonna Lose,” “ and “Invisible”—each of which are about 15 minutes in length and focus on the different heroes we may encounter in our daily lives.

I hope you’ll continue to join us on this summer journey through film. See you next Saturday with another Summer Anime Film Spotlight!

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– Takuto

Studio Ponoc’s Cute Short “Tomorrow’s Leaves” Kicks Off the Tokyo 2020 Olympics!

Hey guys!

It’s been quite some time since I last sat down to write a blog post that wasn’t just for one of my videos.

In a way, today’s post isn’t much different, though, as I’m mainly writing to let you all know that Studio Ponoc’s animated short, “Tomorrow’s Leaves,” is finally out!

I enjoy seeing artistic projects like this, especially when they commemorate a historical event or particular achievement. For Japan to still decide on hosting the Olympics (much to the controversy surrounding the whole event in this current climate), I’d certainly call this a celebration for both of these feats.

If you can spare 8 minutes, definitely check out “Tomorrow’s Leaves” on the official Olympics page!

Alternatively, I’ve left the video linked below!

The Olympics article describes the short’s important staffing as such:

Produced by Yoshiaki Nishimura, “Tomorrow’s Leaves” is directed by the equally renowned Yoshiyuki Momose, who played a central role in famed works such as “Grave of the Fireflies” and “The Tale of the Princess Kaguya”.

The music was composed by Takatsugu Muramatsu, a prolific film and television score creator who crafts music and sound effects to tell the story of a film.

Again, even if the event is currently surrounded in controversies and mishaps, I do hope the Olympics are a success this year. I’m more of a Winter Olympics person myself, but any kind of event that attempts to bring the world together is welcome in my book!

So, enjoy Studio Ponoc’s cute little short film (the spirit mascots are ADORABLE), and Happy Olympics Day from me~!

– Takuto

The Stranger by the Shore || Summer Film Spotlight #6

THE BOYS ARE FINALLY HERE, MY FRIENDS

Hey guys! Welcome to the sixth Summer Film Spotlight! Today we are celebrating the streaming release of Akiyo Oohashi’s “Umibe no Étranger” or “The Stranger by the Shore,” which is now available on Funimation. This 2020 shounen-ai romance film explores the cute relationship between aspiring novelist Shun and the spry young Mio. This film is FULL of love, and I can’t wait to listen to the English dub! 🌼

I hope you’ll continue to join us on this summer journey through film. See you next Saturday with another Summer Anime Film Spotlight!

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– Takuto

ROOM TOUR 2021 || anime, manga, & kpop aesthetic ✨

SUMMER ROOM TOUR IS HERE 🌟

Hey guys! Since I’m moving out of home and into an apartment, I figured this would be the best time to film a room tour before I leave! A lot of my manga and K-pop collection will come with me to my new place, but the anime shelves are mostly here to stay. If you’ve ever wondered what is in Takuto’s room, now’s your chance to find out! ✨

If you want to see more of the room or my various collections, drop a comment below! Don’t forget to like and sub for more content like this~! ☺️

Thanks for watching~!

– Takuto

Ride Your Wave || Summer Film Spotlight #5

SUMMER ROMANCE IS HERE 🏄‍♀️💙🏄‍♂️

Hey guys! Welcome to the fifth Summer Film Spotlight! Today we are celebrating GKIDS’s beautiful dubbed Blu-ray release of Masaaki Yuasa’s Ride Your Wave. This 2019 romance drama film tests the effects of grief and mourning on the human heart with the relationship between summertime lovers Hinako and Minato. Themes of acceptance, friendship, and self-discovery also make waves in the lives of those deeply impacted by tragic loss. 🧡

I hope you’ll continue to join us on this summer journey through film. See you next Saturday with another Summer Anime Film Spotlight!

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– Takuto

The End of The Promised Neverland 🕯 || Thoughts & Reflection

THE END OF NEVERLAND 🕯🗺✨

Hey guys, I’m back with a different kind of manga recap video. I recently finished The Promised Neverland, and while the emotions were running high, I figured I’d sit down in front of the camera and record some loose thoughts on this amazing manga’s ending. 📚

⚠️ THIS VIDEO CONTAINS MASSIVE SPOILERS FOR THE END. If you have read it, definitely let me know your thoughts on the series’ ending or this video down in the comments! Did you like it or find it boring? As for me, I’ll personally be recommending this one for years to come. 🧡

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– Takuto

May Anime & Manga Haul!

Better late than never!

Hey guys, I’m back with another manga haul vid! Although it’s primarily books from just 2 series that I’m reading, I find both of them super enjoyable. Plus, I picked up some anime faves, including a JP import set that I’d been debating on getting ever since it was released!

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– Takuto

Children of the Sea 🐋 || Summer Film Spotlight #4

MYSTERIES OF THE SEA 🐠🐋🐠

Hey guys! Welcome to the fourth Summer Film Spotlight! Today we are celebrating GKIDS’s beautiful dubbed Blu-ray release of Ayumu Watanabe’s Children of the Sea. This 2019 film adaptation of Daisuke Igarashi’s famed manga explores the fascinating relationship between nature and the human mind. Contemplated is the relativity of existence, and how we’re not so different from the stars shining above us—or the creatures lurking deep below the ocean’s depths.

I hope you’ll continue to join us on this summer journey through film. See you next Saturday with another Summer Anime Film Spotlight!

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Thanks for watching~!

– Takuto