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  • 2018 / 01 / 26

    I also buy the manga for the omakes?!

    You know how huge of an advocate I am with supporting your fave mangaka and fave manga? Yes? If you love it go and buy it; I know internationally there’s gray area we all playing around *coughs* fan translation *coughs*  but when it comes to the heart of the matter, support is necessary even if you simply think of it as a form of appreciation to wonderful story you have read! But I will let you into a secret of—

  • 2017 / 08 / 22

    An overseas ‘otaku’ and what it means to be one!

    I’ve read a couple of online posts about being an ‘otaku’ in Japan.  The word simply means being a fan, it could be anything and not just anime + manga.  Yep, when I say anything I mean anything, like train for example (who wouldn’t get envy with Japan’s mass transport, ours is so…let’s just not talk about it.) But I’m not really an expert on this being I’m not Japanese, and never been to Japan (oh my gosh, let this—

  • 2017 / 04 / 04

    To art or not to art! (art in graphic novels)

    If you’re gonna ask the Mitchii of ten years ago, she will probably say yes—she is an art elitist.  She likes her manga beautiful, the panels well arranged, apart that story needs to be interesting! My requirements were pretty much out there. But y’all know I took four years absence from anything anime & manga, and concentrated in reading books. So when I returned I had tons of new manga to savor, it was an incredible feeling! But being a—

  • 2017 / 03 / 14

    Dear manga series: You’re way too long!

    If it goes down to choosing, I always prefer long series.  The longer time I invested that richer the reading experience to me! (And I’m pretty good on managing my reading list, especially for currently on-going manga series.) But it still depends to a lot of elements; I mean would I like a poorly dragged down story just to say I love long series? Nope, chances are I might drop that series. And lemme say this I have tons of—

  • 2017 / 02 / 23

    The boys who fell too hard!

    Male love interests falling in love first is one of those tropes that can easily convince me to try the manga (romance wise). I think I already mentioned it here how I immediately fall in love with stories if the main male love interest is the first one to fall. I don’t know why, in many stories, the way he struggles just to get the affection of his otherwise naïve apple of the eye is just so interesting. Plus, this—

  • 2017 / 02 / 14

    Favorite Love Triangles!

    First Happy Single Awareness Day, er Happy Valentine’s Day!  We’re gonna talk about my love (and hate) with love triangles! But mostly love! You ask: is that even possible, you love the three people in the love triangle? Why of course! I don’t hide the fact that I love the drama brought by love triangle. I know A LOT of people are put off by this romantic device. But not me! This rare breed is actually like the drama it—

  • 2017 / 01 / 05

    Ain’t damsel in distress!

    I love princess stories but not your average one where these princess is just on the lookout for her prince charming! I want ones that have solid plots! I want a story of a girl that stands her ground! That she is capable of fighting for herself. I also prefer if her prince isn’t just pretty guy riding his ever cliché elegant white horse (not there’s something wrong with those—just ain’t my type!) I want who’s strong both emotionally and—

  • 2016 / 01 / 21

    Current manga that I’m reading that need anime soon!

    You know me I love me some anime to watch. When I met my high school classmate before and she saw me buying manga, she was like “you’re still into it?” “Oh yes I am,” with sheer confidence I told her that. I don’t think being an otaku or anime/manga fan is just a phase to me. Of course the anime scene changes from let say 10 years ago. I think I like the trends nowadays. Before long running anime—

  • 2015 / 12 / 10

    Otaku gift ideas!

    Extend the season of giving by gifting your awesome otaku friends some of these awesome, awesome gift ideas! So if you have someone who is like me huge fangirl/boy or otaku & wishes to gift them something this Christmas, I have compiled simple things that you might consider giving it to your special, cool friends. (I actually love to have it, too. Yes, just throwing it out there, *wink, winks*) Tokyo Ghoul (fanart) Canvas Print / Framed Art Print (via—

  • 2015 / 10 / 15

    Dem songs from anime for your playlist. #1

    (We’re interrupting the rainyink’s ‘lil anniv bash for some otaku goodies) It comes from being huge anime fan is loving the music that comes from it. I anticipate Opening/Ending songs as much as I do with the anime itself. Being an otaku made me a huge fan of Japanese music (for obvious reasons). I love how it has so many genres and me being a music lover that knows no language barrier, I can’t help but fell in love with—

  • 2015 / 07 / 14

    I ain’t history buff but love to read ’em!

    I think my reconciliation with my biggest passion—anime & manga—led me to opening many doors. And while I said that I was already huge otaku before I was still quite selective of what I’ll watch or read. There are genres that I’m not comfortable to try. One of them is historical-fiction and high-fantasy. I implemented this mindset with books as well. But as a bookworm I’m more lenient to genres I normally brushoff. So I guess that is why when—

  • 2015 / 02 / 21

    Breaking some stereotypes!

    There are certain things like our habits, our looks, and or our interest that people based it from and form their impression (lasting or otherwise) on us. Like, if I said I’m huge anime/manga fan (which is true in this case) people quickly assumed that I’m a weeaboo (which I’m not, I don’t act kawaii and always says daijoubu *I’m being sarcastic, ok?*). Or the fact I am wearing glasses meant I’m smart (well, I’ not stupid but I’m not—

  • 2014 / 09 / 30

    The fine art of inner squeeing.

    Thankfully I have the internet to unleash my inner fangirl. And what’s make the internet far more interesting is that I can easily find communities/groups that share the same passion as I am. So fangirling is not really an issue to me, at least if I’m online. But it’s very different when I’m back to reality. Have you done it before? Accidentally fangirled in public? It’s not that I’m ashamed that I’m bibliophile and an otaku. I think my friends/families—