End of January Update 1/31/16

Evening all, not really sure why I am doing an update as I LITERALLY watched and read NOTHING, but for consistency’s sake I thought it’d be better to get this out there . . . for anyone who cares. Let’s get to it!

Recently finished:

Diddly squat. I’ve been sick, busy, sick, and more sick.

Did I mention sick?

Currently watching:

Cowboy Bebop – Yep. Still watching this one. Remember how I decided to watch it with my family? Well, that probably wasn’t the best decision I’ve made, as none of us have matching schedules, and even if we do, I feel bad for kicking someone else off of the TV! Agh, at least it’s a grand show thus far. We’re exactly halfway through, so I expect the lighthearted bounty hunter trips to switch to some deep stuff pretty soon.

Boku dake ga Inai Machi (Erased) – If you’re not watching this this anime this season, you’re lying to yourself. Erased is about a boy (well, man in a boy body?) who is given the chance to (or kinda forced to) go back in time to save his mom and presumably a girl who died in his elementary school. I am two episodes in (gonna watch the third tonight >.<) and all I can say is WOW. Fast-paced, intense and consistent storytelling, and lovely animation provided by A1-Pictures (praise them “momma lips”). Yuki Kajiura’s music has yet to really stand out, but it supports what I’ve seen so far fairly well.

Dimension W – Yep, this is that other simulcast every anime fan and their grandma is following this season. Why am I? Well, aside it being science fiction, I am interested in its creation: FUNimation’s partnership in putting the production together. Admittedly, they only share a small part in the story department, but the production diaries they post on YouTube are very insightful. I’m not quite sure what the anime is about by episode two, nor where it’s headed, but I am nevertheless intrigued by what’s going on. The anime follows Kyouma, I think that is his name, and his job as a “Collector,” which involves retrieving energy-producing devices called “coils.”

Currently reading:

Sword Art Online Volume 4: Fairy Dance Part 2 – Still cracking through this one, over 1/4 done. Again, I put all reading and watching aside for a while, and I suppose this took the biggest blow. I’ll be picking back up on it soon, and plan to finish within the next week or two!

Last time I hinted as to my cosplay for spring convention(s), and while some of you will be disheartened to hear it is not Horn Skuld (Otaku Judge and Rocco B), it is still a beloved character from Seraph of the End. Everyone’s favorite blonde-headed vampire teen, Mikaela Hyakuya! I finally got the boots a few days ago, so everything’s pretty much set. All I need to do is trim the wig (or style it better), possibly find better pants, and decide whether or not to add light makeup just for eye effects and such. Not sure yet, though.

If you’ve already read my “I’ve been sick” post, then that’s all you need to know about me regarding the past two weeks. I do have the next 2 weeks of posts lined up, and all I have to do is write them (easier said than done, I realize, but oh well). We did add a new cafe-goer just yesterday, so a warm welcome to you and to all those returning ^.^ Thank you for your overwhelming support on my last update, by the way. It’s a lot easier to stand straight knowing an entire community of awesome friends is supporting your back, ya know? We gotta stick together during these rough times, haha! It’s cold yet oddly sunny where I’m at, but snow is on the horizon. Stay warm, everyone, and drink lots of hot chocolate and coffee – That’s what I’ll be doing! Alrighty, till next time everyone!

– Takuto, your host

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16 thoughts on “End of January Update 1/31/16

  1. Wow, those anime sound really interesting! I try to watch with my family, but my dad is uninterested, my mom doesn’t understand anything (even with subtitles), and most of it my sister can’t watch (or simply refuses to watch with me TnT).
    And cool! Last time, I cosplayed as Sakura Haruno from Naruto, and I plan to for a while because I don’t want to let the costume go to waste, as it was expensive. You’ll look great! 🙂
    And sorry that you’re still sick, I do hope you feel better soon! And again, don’t worry too much about posting, so if you can’t post or don’t feel motivated to, don’t force yourself. Rest and relaxation is much more important. Best wishes!

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    • They are so far! And I understand completely. It seems the only anime my parents can pick up on is Studio Ghibli films, still nothing wrong with them, though 🙂 My sister and my brother are both fans (I got lucky), so it’s really easy to talk to them about this kind of stuff.
      Thank you, or at least I’ll try to rock the costume! And yes, I am starting to realize that it is a very expensive hobby!! Wear that Sakura cosplay until it no longer looks like her and the costume wears out XD
      I am feeling much better, thanks for asking! I am still taking it easy, responding slowly to comments, sleeping, and doing homework/work when I can. Sleep is my best friend, besides you ^.^ haha!

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  2. Ooh I just started watching Erased last night – it’s sooo good! Was thinking of making it a family thing too but then scheduling is always a problem (also my parents got super into a few Netflix shows so I doubt I can convince them to stop them 😛 )

    Again, hope you feel better soon :D!

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  3. That’s really cute your watching cowboy bepop that would never happen with my family haha lol Oo very keen to see which cosplay you end up doing 🙂

    Will always be your rock Taku XD

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  4. Yay Dimension W! Lol I haven’t heard many people mention it yet, you’re probably the second @_@ that one and Erased are the shows I’m following this season for sure :3

    Glad to know you’re getting better (kinda) >:3 our community’s gotta stick together! Don’t force yourself, we’ll be waiting for you here when you’re ready 🙂

    I’m so jealous rn, my parents don’t watch anime with us, language barrier keeps them away :/ they like easy stuff like Wolf Children but anything that involves a lot of talking is a no no (which is basically everything xD)

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    • Woooot! Dimension W buddies! It has received less attention now that I think about it. And Erased, yass, it’s the show of the season.
      I am much better, thanks Crimson :3 We must prevail, haha! Everyone has been so kind to me. The support I receive from this community is absolutely ridiculous and I love it.
      My parents are the kind that will watch anything. We all grew up on Studio Ghibli films, Ranma 1/2, Pokemon, Yugioh, and Sailor Moon. We’re just going through the notion at this point, and I consider myself lucky to have such an accepting family. However, you are right about one thing: They won’t read the subs. Not at all! Haha!

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  5. You watch anime with your family? That’s really nice! I watch it with my siblings (who get bored sometimes) and my parents don’t understand why I like watching anime. Not that they don’t allow me or anything, just puzzled.

    Seriously, the music in Erased was composed by Yuki Kajiura? O_O I didn’t know that! I mostly don’t care about the music unless it doesn’t suit what I’m watching.

    Whoo! You’re cosplaying as Mika! I don’t think I answered that question before but yay!

    Get well soon!

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    • My siblings and I grew up on it, so my parents accepted Studio Ghibli films and Sailor Moon pretty quickly. They’re the kind that’ll watch anything, so long as we kids are willing to watch family movies with them, hahaha! I consider myself lucky, and it’s a good thing your siblings stick it with you sometimes. That’s nice to hear.
      Yeah! Kajiura’s running the music, yet it’s nothing showy thus far.
      I’m not even sure why I chose Mika, as I haven’t even seen the second season. I guess he’s just a cool guy wearing cool stuff, hehehe!
      I’m much better now, thank you so much, Alex!

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  6. LoL, on Dimension W “every anime fan and their grandma is following this season”. Well that should be the case Takuto because if I remember correctly this is an anime being produced by the one and only BONES animation studio. Thus anime fans are going to watch.

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