— Archives for: October 2014

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  • 2014 / 10 / 31

    The ‘pros’ of a book slump?!

    Disregard the skepticism, Promise, I have a point…or at least I think I have. Gosh, I’ll be typing yet another monthly round-up on the weekends and the posts are still minuscule (it has improved compare to last month albeit trifling though). But I’ll be saving the complaints later because it’s not the reason why I’ve posted but I have reflected some of the things I did for the past four years. Yep, I’ve been blogging for four years & no,—

  • 2014 / 10 / 25

    Tankoubons & the yesasia experience.

    I wasn’t planning to write anything. But I realized I too also heavily rely on people’s feedback before I purchase online. And just in case you like to order from yesasia.com (online store based in Hong Kong), here’s my very first experience with the online store. I do have normal manga volumes, you know published by Viz Media and Del Rey (and a couple by Tokyo Pop which sadly closed down). But I have yet to own an authentic Japanese—

  • 2014 / 10 / 24

    On Spotlight: Haikyuu

    This is for the peeps that are up-to-date with Haikyuu! If not, then stay far, far away because I’m gonna ramble on and on about things I want to see in this match (hint: revenge match). You still want to get spoiled, ok, don’t blame ok, because it’s no holds bar, an all-out plea for Furudate-sensei! Ok, so it’s the fateful match between Karasuno and Aoba Josai. We all know that the anime ended with them sadly defeated. They weren’t—

  • 2014 / 10 / 18

    That 20 things ‘about me’ meme.

    I saw Annie from Runaway Reader did this meme, and then followed by several bloggers and I think the questions are really interesting. And good excuse to share a bit about myself (which I rarely do since I’m very uncomfortable sharing bits and pieces of my personal life.) But here ya go! [*] denotes – pics above! * How tall are you? 5’2” or roughly 158cm (and to those who watched/read Haikyuu!, Nishinoya is taller than me *collapse on the—

  • 2014 / 10 / 15

    My First Impression: ‘14 Fall Line-up

    I’m incredibly happy with this season. I originally planned to watch only eight series but I added more because I heard a good buzz around it, and the other one was completely accidental (it didn’t hurt that MC was voiced by the same guy that did Kaneki, so if I think about it, it’s really a win-win situation.) I’ll do the first impression sort of thing or whatever the proper label for it. I’ve seen like the first and for—

  • 2014 / 10 / 13

    Random, Halloween-related sorta prompt!

    I’m not big fan of horror movies—those purposely created to elicit fear. I’m no longer queasy due to the fact I’ve been exposed (too much I supposed) these past few months. I’ve been watching series with, you can say, quite violent theme; blood and gore do not bother me that much anymore. It’s no longer a problem with me. Although among the pool of genre associated with the titles I had watched includes horror, I can say it was horror—

  • 2014 / 10 / 13

    The sky is blue. Tokyo Ghoul:re

    It was a lovely Friday, last week, for Tokyo Ghoul fan like me. I was bombed with truckload of feels when I received not just one but three amazing news. If I wasn’t completely obvious I’m HUGE TG fan. So yeah, I’m one of those sad fans who wept to the sudden demise of TG last month. Oh, what an agony it was to find out that the series you’d been looking forward every week was ending. A sad, harsh—

  • 2014 / 10 / 08

    On Spotlight: Handa-kun!

    I really, really enjoyed Barakamon. It’s one of those slice of life series that I immensely enjoyed last season despite that there wasn’t a lot going on with the plot. The simplicity was refreshing. Although the first word that pops up is simple, it is also in many ways profound . And those beautiful things in life are sometimes in the simplest form; provided by the littlest package. What Barakamon shines to me was the humor. It was just right.—

  • 2014 / 10 / 07

    Time to say goodbye to Naruto.

    I think Naruto fandom knows that ending was just around the corner. Like when Kishi and JUMP announced it before, we were like ‘cool, it’s ending’ and shrugged it off nonchalantly because we knew when they say it’s ending, it will still take years to actually end *cough* Bleach *cough* And then, I was surprised when the first thing I saw today was the announcement telling us that Naruto is due to end in 5 weeks’ time. I was really—

  • 2014 / 10 / 04

    This world is wrong.

    I think I also wanted to share to y’all my beloved recent obsession. A series that smacked me with awesomeness over and over again. One that is just too brilliant that I need the proper platform and the proper words to describe the amazing ride that is this story. Are you ready? Ladies and gents, I present to you TOKYO GHOUL by Sui Ishida. In my entire otaku experience, I have never read something so amazing, it always leave dumbfounded.—

  • 2014 / 10 / 03

    On Spotlight: Gantz – Hiroya Oku

    So Tokyo Ghoul has ended and I’m hungry for more seinen. I’m not even asking for the same caliber, because that’s going to be a hard task. But something with the same vibe. I searched high & low; and from the titles I got, I was narrowing down my choices to these three: Zetman, Gantz and Terra Formars. I excluded Terra Formars immediately because I don’t want to affect my enjoyment of the anime (kinda learned from TG anime). Gantz—

  • 2014 / 10 / 01

    On Spotlight: Ore Monogatari

    I admit I judge manga and anime by its art. And obviously I like shoujo manga with ikemen as the love interest. But this one is different. Ore Monagatari by Kawahara Kazune (story also by the author of High School Debut) and illustrated by Aruko is different. This one had me laughing so hard and as well as empathizing with the character because damn, he’s so pure, you just need to root for him. But what I like the most—

  • 2014 / 10 / 01

    I didn’t read a book! /kicks self

    This is monthly wrap-up just in case you’re confused with the title. What went down in September? Book reading wise? Absolutely nothing! But I managed to write two posts which by now becoming an accomplishment (people, do not follow my lead, this is procrastinating—magnificently, if I say so myself.) Oh well, I’ll try to assertively get myself out of the gutter I called book reading slump. I just need to focus and not to get sidetrack…again. This is what happened:—