I bought forbidden Evangelion 3.0+1.0 goodies :) || Spring Anime Merch Haul

RANDOM OTAKU MERCH HAUL DAY!!!

Hey guys, I’m back to share with you all the anime-related merch I’ve picked up over the past month. Some of it was ordered months ago, but all of it arrived this past week, and I’m excited to talk about what I’ve got!

Packages from Sentai Filmworks, Good Smile Company, a Kickstarter order, and some odds and ins from eBay make this a random blend of my favorite franchises, from Evangelion and Sailor Moon to Haikyuu and Run with the Wind! Let me know your thoughts about any of these items down in the comments!

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– Takuto

Let’s Open SuperM Albums :) || K-pop Unboxing

Hey guys, this is an unboxing of those SuperM albums I picked up a while ago! I was thinking to do something cool with them, but I decided to just do a regular unboxing. Even though it was filmed a while back, I hope you enjoy it!

Be sure to let me know your fave SuperM song or who your bias is in the comments. My favorite track is “Wish You Were Here” and my bias is Baekhyun, obviously! 😉🧡

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More GHOST9! – PRE EPISODE 2 : W.ALL || K-pop Album Unboxing

Hey guys, it’s been a while since I last posted an unboxing video. Well, even though they’re about to release their third album, I just had to pick up GHOST9’s second album, PRE EPISODE 2: W.ALL! I’m enjoying the GHOST9 comeback so far, and I can’t wait to listen to their new music~!

Let me know if you’re picking up GHOST9’s albums in the comments! Also, what’s your favorite track from EP 2? Mine is “Focus” 👻

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– Takuto

“Emma: A Victorian Romance” Kickstarter Rewards!

Emma is HERE!! 👏✨

Hey guys, I’ve got a super exciting video for you today that I’ve been waiting so long to fill! This is the “haul” of Kickstarter rewards I received for backing RightStuf and Nozomi’s English dub of Emma: A Victorian Romance.

Although I didn’t opt for everything the KS had to offer, I’m so satisfied with what I received. Let me know if you participated in the Kickstarter, as well as if you plan to pick up the series once it gets released to the regular anime Blu-ray market!

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– Takuto

BTS Pop-Up Shop + MOTS ON:E Merch Haul

My first BTS POP UP Shop merch ever!!

Hey guys, I’m back with another BTS related merch haul. This video combines the goodies I picked up from the Map of the Soul ON:E concert merch line with BTS’ latest POP UP shop line featuring specialty designed items themed for both ON and Black Swan!

I’m ecstatic to share what I’ve picked up with you all, and I hope you enjoy the video. Let me know what ON:E or POP UP merch you were able to pick up in the comments!

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Thanks for watching~!

– Takuto

Ateez The Fellowship: Map the Treasure Concert DVD || K-pop Unboxing

EIGHT MAKES A TEAM!!!

Hey guys! It’s been quite some time since we’ve heard from our favorite boy group octet (get well soon, Mingi 🙏) so I figured now would be a great time to unbox for you the ATEEZ World Tour concert DVD, “The Fellowship: Map the Treasure.”

I filmed this months ago (whoops) but never got around to editing it. Well, here she is, and she’s a beauty! I also picked up their second EP “Zero to One” (even though I said I wouldn’t 😝) and hunted down a used copy of “EP. EXTRA: Shift the Map” just to complete my ATEEZ collection. 😚

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– Takuto

Channel Goals for 2021!

New year, new channel goals! 🥳

HAPPY NEW YEAR!!! I’m so happy to be making videos for you all, and I hope you’ve been doing well. Although we’ve yet to celebrate a full year together, I still wanted to share some my channel goals for 2021. Here’s to hoping I can accomplish most or all of these by the end of the year!

If you’ve been with me all of 2020, thank you for your continued support. And if you’re new, hi, and welcome to the channel! 👋

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Thanks for watching, till next time!

– Takuto

Memento Mori

All good things really do come to an end, don’t they?

Well, in part, yes. But really, ALL things in general will have an ending, good or bad.

Thankfully, I can call the efforts of Mark (Markiplier) and Ethan (CrankGameplays) a good thing, as they’ve toiled away for the past 365 days to deliver nothing but wild, cynical humor and an endearing acceptance for “the end.” With their grade-A act as a duo and lovable, contrasting characters, my 2020 has been made a little easier to bear.

And to think that Unus Annus will end in less than 14 hours from the writing of this post. I’m not gonna lie—for as long as they’ve poked fun at and prepared us for the end, I’m not ready for the channel to go.

In case you didn’t know, Unus Annus is (was) a YouTube channel created by two gamers, Mark and Ethan, in which they upload(ed) one video each day somehow related to (or shoehorned to be so) the inevitability of death. Through their silly bits and skits, obscene dares and challenges, and downright weird and stupid dialogue, the two have amassed a *literal* cult following, of which I’m proud to be a part of.

It’s too late to watch all of 365 of their videos now. But, perhaps this is for the best, as I’m sure you’d only end up spiraling down into sadness upon realizing that these two heartwarming personalities will cease to exist together as we know them now in less than 24 hours.

So, I just wanted to leave behind my own love message for the channel. (Special thanks to Megan over at Nerd Rambles for inspiring me to write this through their own post!) I’ve shared many a laughs with my siblings watching Mark and Ethan do dumb shit every day this year, and my only regret (ironically, and cruelly so) is that it all had to end so soon.

Indeed, it is time to say goodbye.

If the channel has proven one thing to me, it’s that we really don’t have enough time to do everything we’ve ever wanted to do. BUT if we can start somewhere—and maybe take a friend with us for the ride—we can hopefully make the most out of the time we’ve got. Heck, having started a YouTube channel myself in 2020, I can only thank people like Mark and Ethan for pushing the boundaries of expectation and collaboration. You guys absolutely KILLED it!!

For all their celebration of death and the great beyond, no channel will ever be able to match the unique energy and sheer spirit of Unus Annus. I’ll miss these two so much.

So, my most sincere thanks to Mark, Ethan, and Amy for giving us a year of laughs, inspiration, and memories to last a lifetime. Every video was a delight, and I wish only the best for all the exciting projects next to come! Memento Mori!

FIVE Anime I Love Rewatching

Hey guys!

It’s been too long! I ended up taking the rest of September off simply because of school and work. Also, I wanted to make sure my YT channel got a bit more off the ground while I had at least some time to film videos.

BUT it’s good to be back here at home, where all of you are!

Today I just wanted to share a little topic that’s been in the back of my mind: rewatching anime.

While in the midst of rewatching one of my favorite anime (that being Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood), I had this idea to share a few Blu-rays and DVDs from my collection that I love rewatching with you all. So, I quickly filmed a video, edited it a couple days later, and here it is now!

Let me know if you also have “that one” anime you love rewatching (probably more than you should 😉) down in the comments! I’ve got dozens more (trust me), but I think sharing 5 is a good start for now.

I’ll be back to regular blogging *hopefully* sooner rather than later. I’ve never taken two literature classes at once in college, and anymore, I’ve pretty much exhausted my reading and writing energy by mid-afternoon. I

’ll likely start small, maybe with a simulcast line up since FALL IS HERE I guess!?? Wow, where does the time go!

Anyway, thank you for all your support during my absence. I’ve got lots of kind comments to catch up on, so apologies in advance if I start digging up a conversation we had weeks ago! 😛

Hope your fall is going well! ‘Till next time!

– Takuto

Starting Index/Railgun in 2020: A TOARU GUIDE || OWLS “Mini Con”

Chances are that if you were linked here from another blogger pal, then you might be new. To those first-timers, “Hi, I’m Takuto, welcome to my anime cafe!” For the OWLS blog tour’s seventh monthly topic of 2020, I decided to take it upon myself the grand task of reading and rewatching all of Kazuma Kamachi’s famous Toaru franchise—and then tell you how to get started yourself!

This post will be a bit different from the normal OWLS write-ups, however, as instead of a blog, it’s a vlog—a video! But before I get carried away, let me have OWLS tell you why we wanted to try something new for July:

For July, we are doing something completely different and have never done before. Right now, our lives are tough as is, and we’ve all lost something in the process no matter how small. Speaking for anime community, we all have lost one thing: Something that makes us feel united and part of one community—something that bring can bring happiness and connection. That “something” across the world has been cancelled all over globe—anime—and we’ve had to readapt that idea.

So, we present the OWLS Mini CONmmunity – Anime is Never Cancelled!

Anime can never be cancelled: It’s daily, it’s life! We’re so excited to run our own mini virtual con, and all our members have lined up some cool projects they have worked tirelessly on just for you!


We literally got to choose ANYTHING that we were passionate about, and so, I’d like to present to you my personalized guide through one of my favorite anime franchises ever, the Toaru series! I’ve been a huge “RailDex” fan ever since I first started watching anime and, almost a decade later, I’m happy to be able to repay my love with this video that will hopefully help others enjoy this beloved franchise, too!

(PLEASE NOTE that I do not dive into synopses for any of the mentioned titles. This video assumes that you’re already interested in the premise of the show, and that perhaps you just need a push to get you started—to which no worries, I got you.)



When Science & Magic Cross Paths

I spent the whole past MONTH reading and rewatching the entire franchise in preparation for this video project, along with doing side research through Wikipedia, MyAnimeList, and the Toaru Wikia. From research to editing, I put a lot of work into this one. I hope it may be of some use to you. I’m pretty sure I’ve got my facts straight LOL but in case I’m wrong about anything, feel free to drop a comment and let me know.

But YES, I’ve been teasing this project all for weeks, and I’m thrilled to see the completed product! Let me know your thoughts on this video either in the comments here or over on my YouTube channel, Takuto!

This video project encompasses my July 22nd entry in the OWLS Mini Con. Don’t stop here though, as there are plenty more great projects to check out!! My good friend Pinkie (Pinkie’s Paradise) went right before me with an amazing post on supporting your dealers that you can check out right here! Now, look out for Matt (Matt Doyle Media) as he walks us through game creation basics and point-and-click puzzles in his own video this Friday, July 24th! Thank you so much for reading (and watching!)—’till next time!

– Takuto