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Video Game Tag

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I want to thank Gamers UnitedGG Blog for tagging me for this video game tag. Unlike most tag posts, I will be sharing you my video game side. Besides watching anime and watching movies, I love to video games. Once you are done, go check out their blogs for more video game posts and nerd topics.

Rules:

  • Thank & Tag the Blogger
  • Answer the Questions
  • Tag Other Bloggers (Your choice on the number of challengers)

Questions:

  • What is your favorite video game genre (I.E. RPG, FPS, MMO, etc.).

I like video games such as action adventure series and with a great story. Games like Final Fantasy XV, Kingdom Hearts, Batman Arkham games are my type of games. I like games where I feel like I am hero and part of an epic story.

  • Which system do you prefer to game on?

Currently Playstation 4. I like the Nintendo games and systems but I mostly play Playstation games. I am part Sony and Nintendo.

  • Who is your favorite video game character?

I think my favorite character would be Noctis Lucis Caelum from Final Fantasy XV. Noctis is an awesome main character with awesome abilities. He is also a cool chilled guy who also cares about his friends. I also respect him and sympathize him on his duties in the game.

  • Which game do you believe has the best plot?

I think the game with the best story would be the Batman Arkham games ( I haven’t played Origins). I enjoyed interacting with the characters, good and evil, and feeling like I am Batman.

Personally

  • What game gave the most hype but didn’t deliver?

Personally, the one game that got too much hype was Sonic the Hedgehog 2006. Back when the PS3 and Xbox 360 were barely released and when E3 released the trailer for Sonic 06, my friends in school were all excited to play the game. Unfortunately, once I got a PS3 and got this game, I was disappointed. The game was awful.

  • What game are you waiting for?

Currently, I am waiting for Kingdom Hearts III and Final Fantasy VII Remake.

  • If you were taken to an island and  forced to only play 3 games, which 3 games would you choose?

The three games I would be willing to play would Sonic Adventure 2: Battle, Final Fantasy XV and Transformers: Devastation.

  • Which games do you feel have the best replay value,

I am already fanboy and everyone knows what I will say but I think Final Fantasy XV has the best replay value. The game has a huge open world environment and it has many missions and items ready to be explored. You can also fish for all kinds of fish or help Ignis collect recipes.

  • Name 1 Game that you think everyone should play?

I say either the Uncharted games, or Kingdom Hearts series. They both have a likeable main characters and the gameplay is pretty easy to follow.

  • What game did you grow up on?

I think I grew up playing the classic Super Mario Bros on the NES and Sonic the Hedgehog on the Sega Game Gear.

  • Which game would you like to see come back?

In my opinion, I feel like Jak and Daxter should come back. I really like Naughty Dog’s games and after hearing Crash Bandicoot coming back for this year, I was hyped. It stinks even after years, they are still making Ratchet and Clank games but Jack and Daxter games.

Nominations (I am just going to list only 5)

Otaku Gamer Zone: https://otakugamerzone.com/

Another Gaming Day: https://anothergamingday.wordpress.com/

The Anikatsuki: https://theanikatsuki.wordpress.com/

Mahddboy: https://mahddyboy.wordpress.com/

Archi-Anime: https://heyitszel.wordpress.com/

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Happy Valentines Day everyone!

Happy Valentines Day bloggers and anibloggers. This post will be short and simple post to say thank you for the love and kindness you given me. Valentines Day is the special holiday that people celebrate to show how much they care for each other. In America, we see this as a time of romance in the air and couples spend together, while singles like me are left with no plans.

To be honest, this post is last minute; I never actually had any special plans to do a Valentine’s Post. I actually woke up feeling sad and hurt. I felt hurt because I know that I am single and no matter how much I try to numb my pain and joke around being lonely, the pain keeps coming back. However, I woke up with Valentines chocolates on my bed in which my mother gave me. Doesn’t matter how old I get, my mother also shows her love and bring me something sweet. After I opened up my Twitter, I got some messages telling me Happy Valentines Day. It felt pretty good have friends from different places in the world to say Happy Valentines Day.

Valentines Day doesn’t have to be about romance, it could be about showing love to the ones that make you happy. It could be best friends, online friends or even family that brings you joy. I am blessed to have friends and family who think of me important. Don’t ever feel unloved. If you need love now, I will give it to you.

Anyway, Happy Valentines Day. Sorry if this sounded depressing. God bless your days. Here is some video game songs which makes my heart throb.

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2016/2017 Tag!

I want to thank Capili Jiron of Artist by Beauty for tagging me for this 2016/2017 Tag! She tagged me for this tag. Feel free to check out her blog and say hello! Without a further ado, let’s begin this Q/A

1.Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

  1. Amazing 2. Tragic 3. Conclusion

2. Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

I can’t think of actual people to characterize 2016. Instead, I will use fictional characters instead. Please bare with me. These are 2 people that characterized my 2016. If it was for the United States, it would be Donal Trump and Hillary Clinton.

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

June Lake in California. June Lake, in my opinion, is one of the most beautiful places to go if you want to go camp and fish. The weather was cool and refreshing. If we could, my family and I would like to go to Yosemite National Park.

4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

Out of the food I ate in 2016. It’s either a tie between my dad’s homemade BBQ ribs and Chicago Pizza.

5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016 (even global event).

My graduation from University. This event was very impactful in my life more than ever. After four years of studying in English in college, I received my Bachelors Degree!

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want link a photo.

The best purchase I made for myself was actually in early 2016 when I preordered the video game Final Fantasy XV Deluxe Edition.

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

  1. Refreshing 2.Brand new 3. Improved

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

Yosemite National Park

9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

I doubt it will happen but I would like to try Dango.

Nominees

  1. odell01
  2. Sorajin
  3. Heyitszel
  4. cherry
  5. Teejay-kun
  6. sebbo12
  7. Expensive Rainbows
  8. Kyoriginal28
  9. Pinky’s Palace

Your Questions

1. Describe your 2016 in 3 words.

2. Write the name of 2 people that have characterized your 2016.

3. Write the most beautiful place you’ve visited in 2016 and why you liked it so much.

4. Write the most delicious food you’ve tasted in 2016.

5. Write the event which has marked you more of this in 2016 (even global event).

6. Write the finest purchase you’ve made in this 2016, and if you want link a photo.

7. Write 3 good intentions for this 2017.

8. Write 1 place you want to visit in 2017.

9. Write 1 plate/food you want to eat in 2017.

Good evening, Good night and Goodbye!

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OWLS Discussion: Bleach – A “Disruptor” in the anime and real world

Jan 2nd

“To disrupt” has a negative denotation, but rather than looking at the verb in a negative light, we are going to use the verb in a positive way. It’s like the word, “protest” which has positive and negative connotations depending on the perspective of the person.

Disruptors: An individual or a group disturbing a system or social norms/conventions that they believe is destroying what is morally right.

(Possible spoilers if you haven’t been caught up with Bleach)

Continue reading

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2017 Goals: Matt-in-the-Hat in the future

Hey everyone, this is Matthew of Matt-in-the-Hat. I don’t think I needed to introduce myself but I still did it to have a proper introduction. 2016… this has been a crazy year. We had events happened all over the world and even us. Most of these events were either good and some were bad. If I was to write a list of good and bad things of 2016, there would be more than two parts of this post. I won’t go into details but I guess you could say that we some interesting moments, some were major and others were minor. As we say goodbye  to 2016, we will go through many changes for 2017. Some maybe good, while others get the other end of the stick. For me, my life has been a roller coaster.

I recently graduated from my University and ended with a Bachelor’s Degree in English Writing, I had two jobs working from full and part time for the season, I saw some amazing movies from Marvel and DC, my sister got proposed and will be getting married in January, and my brother has the skills to play the piano.

As my life gets busy, I have to ask myself, what about my blog? Will it remain the same or will it also evolve? I took some time to think about and I came up some ideas on what to do. I actually have ideas I want to try out for my blog. I want to go far in my blog and try to do new things. I wanted to do a top 5 or 10 post but I decided that this will be just a top posts without limitations.

Reviews – Spoiler Alerts!

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If you have been reading my blog, you will notice how I review anime. Whenever I review anime or manga, I always mention that I will not spoil the story/plot. I avoid spoiling a series so I don’t have to take away the pleasure of watching or reading a series. The only exception is if I am reviewing something that’s a season 2 or some other form of sequel.

My plans for 2017 is start review anime/manga with spoilers. I think spoiler reviews will make discussions much easier to talk about and it will be easy for people to let people know which posts are spoilers and which ones are not. I believe this will also make reviewing a series easy to do because I won’t have to hold back on information. Also pn the plus side, I will have an excuse to reread or watch a series again multiple times.

Interviews

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This idea first came up after I had an interview with Anime Girls NYC. She interviewed me and wanted to share everything about me to everyone else. When I first got interviewed, I was really surprised. I never thought anyone would be interested in knowing me. I am just a average blogger who loves anime, manga and video games. The fact someone was interested in me made me feel special. With this moment, I always felt like getting to know know other bloggers out there. I enjoyed watching livestreams from Lita and I like learning about Shay of Anime Reviewer Girl. It could be written or talked but I think it would be nice to get to know people better if I had a moment of time to have a one and one discussion.

First Impressions

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This is another idea I want to do in regards to doing anime or manga reviews. I want to try and do it fast reviews on series and give my opinion. If it’s good, I will say “continue on”, if it’s not, I will think of something depending on how the beginning is. For all we know, a series with a bad start could end with a great ending or a series with a great beginning can have a terrible ending. Overall, I want to do Episode 1, chapter 1, volume 1 or 1-hour impressions.

Reviewing REALLY long series

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The anime series I ever reviewed that was longer than 24-26 episodes was Rurouni Kenshin. Rurouni Kenshin anime had a total of 95 episodes. Besides that anime, I think we familiar with the Big 3, One Piece, Naruto and Bleach (this is the Big 3 I know). I want to talk about long-going anime series like One Piece or whatever you think it too long and still going . Almost like my First Impression idea, I was thinking of watching the first season of anime and then give my opinion on it. Anime like Fullmetal Alchemist and Bleach that has an ending will be treated like Rurouni Kenshin: watch from beginning to end.

Anime Haul!

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I recently shared this on Twitter but I recently bought the Kill la Kill Omakase Box on the Christmas sale at Rightstuf.When I got this treasure chest filled with goodies, I was excited. I held it like a greedy pirate and hid it from everyone. This box contain the Kill la Kill goods for any fan that wanted to hold one. Well, you get the picture. I want to review anime box merchandise like Omakase and Loot Crates.

Recommendations

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To make my reviews more interesting, I was thinking about recommending other titles. If an anime/manga series is good, I would recommend other titles to help people continue to enjoy the taste of a good series and help save them from feeling empty of not having anything to see. If a series is bad, I would recommend a title that you are better off seeing; this can help save some time.

YouTube – For game reviews

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Many of you may not know this, but I have a YouTube channel and I use to record gameplay videos from PS4. I don’t think I am planning to do anime reviews on YouTube or any other topic or discussions. I do have in mind of showing off the gameplay of a video game to support my video game reviews. It won’t be good as watching other gamers but it’s something and you don’t need to worry about side conversations. You just watch.

Making Money!

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Just like other bloggers, I want to be able to make money on my blog. I enjoy writing and I think it will be nice to see my work being paid off. This would mean, you will have to remove any ad block plug-ins to help me out. I may also try to sign up for anime affiliate programs such as Rightstuf or Otaku Mode.

So far these are my goals for 2017. I want to make Matt-in-the-Hat a super, awesome blog. I may not be able to complete them all but I want to make it even better. Thank you for reading and let’s see where 2017 leads us!

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My Dream Loot Crate – A Loot Crate Idea

Hello everyone, this is Matthew I hope everyone had a great Christmas vacation. In this post, this will be different. This is not a review or news of sort. Instead, I decided to write post about my ideal create for the pop culture subscription team Loot Crate. Loot Crate is a subscription service where people pay for a subscriptions for a themed crate filled with goodies based on themes. Subscribers could get a crate filled with specific anime merchandise (Loot Anime) or other stuff like for pet lovers (Loot Pets), video games (Loot Gaming) or just the usual standard version filled with random goods like comic book and gaming Loot Crate.

This post was inspired by TwoHappyCats and her post “My Dream Loot Crate“. In her post, she wrote about her idea create called “Home is here the anime is”. She explains that she named this theme because she will be moving town and state and she wants some anime goods for the new home. According to her blog, here is what Loot Crate says:

“Ever dream about designing your own monthly subscription crate? Well, your dream might could become a reality. Loot Crate, the pop culture subscription service for geeks, gamers, and fans alike, wants to know what people would do if they could put together their dream subscription crate.”

Also I heard from this tweet from Kauses of Otaku Gamer Zone’s Twitter this morning:

Anyway, enough jibber jabber, let’s start this dream crate!

I AM NOT SPONSORING FOR ANYTHING OR ANYONE! Just like TwoHappyCats, this is just a rough idea for my dream crate and this post is not intended to sponsor any company. This is just a Dream Loot Crate Post!!!

The Theme – Bloodthirsty

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The theme for this dream crate is “Bloodthirsty” and it will contain anime and manga related-titles. At first I wanted to create a crate filled anime in regards to adventure or Shonen titles, but I though it would be interesting to have a crate filled with anime filled with titles known for blood, gore and eeriness. It would be like opening “Pandora’s Box”. I am not much of a violent guy but I think we all have moments where we just want to let loose and embrace our rage. They say, it starts with the quiet ones haha.

Tokyo Ghoul Mask

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This was something I wanted for Christmas. I got a T-shirt instead but I am happy on what I got. For this crate, I think Ken Kaneki’s mask from Tokyo Ghoul should be included in this crate. I found this mask online from Hot Topic and I think this looks epic. I have seen the main character Kaneki used this mask only a little bit in Season 1 and I thought it made him look intimidating. If anyone is familiar with Tokyo Ghoul, you would know that this anime is violent and filled with hungry ghouls.

Akame ga Kill! Esdeath T-Shirt

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This shirt image I saw interesting from the Sentai Filmworks site. I have a question, if Esdeath is known as the hottest character in the anime, would she be called hot or cold because of her ice powers? Either way, Esdeath is a very powerful antagonist in the violent anime Akame ga Kill! and she exceeds in both skills and looks. Like most of the crates, subscribers will be able to get free T-shirts. I think it would be cool to see this shirt added with my ideal crate. Esdeath proves that even the most beautiful woman can be also be the most feared, and scary human on earth.

Rosario Vampire keychain cross

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Aside from the violent girls in Akame ga Kill!, some girls can be dangerous and cute. I am huge fan of Rosario Vampire and I think the Cross Necklace should be included in this Bloodthirsty Crate. I found this at the Rightstuf website. In Rosario Vampire, one of the girls named Moka Akashiya is a vampire and she is seen wearing this cross on her neck. This cross is a seal tto prevent her inner vampire from letting lose. However, when other monsters try to get her or her friends, these monsters end up getting their butts whooped by her dark side. This little lady needs blood.

Hellsing Ultimate Notebook

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Ever want to keep track on how much you spent, or how many you killed, or just want to keep track on your ideas? If so, this is a need. From the OVA series Hellsing: Ultimate, this notebook will help anyone needing something to write and keep records. It can be used for school or just other activities like home or work. You help keep you motivated, this tough lady Integra will be observing you from this cover. This notebook is from Rightstuf.

Deadman Wonderland wallet

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When in doubt, if you ever been accused for something you never did, make sure you have someone to bail you out. From the violent anime Deadman Wonderland, this wallet has the cover from the mysterious Red Man. The Red Man is a mysterious person is responsible for killing the protagonist Ganta’s homeclassroom. All of his friends were slaughtered and the survivor Ganta is accused for a murder he never did; his punishment is being sent to the “fun” slaughterhouse with other criminals called Deadman Wonderland. I am hoping no one goes to jail for doing something crazy. Still, how would you feel to pull money put from a wallet with a killer’s face on it? This wallet is from Rightstuf.

Finished!

This completes my dream loot crate for my Bloodthirsty Crate. I hope you liked my idea and if you ever want to try out Loot Crate, follow the links above. Thanks for reading this post and I am happy to share my dream crate. See you next time!

Also, what would your crate be? How would you set it up and what will be the theme? Leave a link in the comments and share your ideas! I would love to see them. 🙂

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Nominated for another Sunshine Blogger Award!

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I got another award!!!

I want to thank Scott of Mechanical Anime Reviews for nominating me for this Sunshine Blogger Award. Thank you for choosing me and I am sorry for the delay. Things have been busy for me here.

Rules:
-Thank the person who nominated you in the blog post and link back to their blog.
-Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
-Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
-List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or on your blog

Scott’s questions:

1) How do you watch your anime (computer/cell phone app/PS4/what?)

I watch anime on my laptop computer. Sometimes I watch anime on my Samsung phone from the Crunchyroll and Adult Swim app.

2) If you were a magical person, describe your transformation sequence

Magical Person? This may be crazy but I would want something flashy and explosive. Something like from the video game Viewtiful Joe’s transformation. Henshin-A-Go-Go-Baby!

3) What do you watch or read that isn’t anime?

If it’s not anime. I usually watch cartoons like SpongeBob or even classic  90’s Nick cartoons in the Splat like CatDog, Rugrats and Hey Arnold! I also watch Full House. I also read my Bible every morning.

4) If you read manga, do you read it digitally or in book form?

I actually read both. I like using both. I like print because I like the feel of a book and digital books are faster and cheaper than print.

5) What time of day is prime time anime watching time for you?

I usually watch anime at night, about 9 PM. This is also the same time I watch Toonami on Saturday nights.

6) Microsoft or Macintosh (Apple) ?

Microsoft

7) Thoughts on Yuri on Ice?

Based on the fandom, Yuri on Ice is an anime filled with fanservice for anime girls and it’s praised for the art, content, and characters. I never watched the anime but I hear it’s worth checking out.

8) If you could play a musical instrument, what would you play and why?

I would most likely play the bongos. I have habit on tapping stuff and I think bongos would fit me. I find it really hard to play guitar or piano.

9) If you had to jump into a seat of a giant robot, what would it be?

If it was possible, I would like to hang and ride with Optimus Prime from Transformers.

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10) What is your favorite time of year?

I would definitely say Christmas. This is the time where I get to spend a lot of time with family and we remember the birth of Christ. For my anime personality, this is where I can buy a lot of anime for the sales!

11) Why did you start blogging in the first place?

Much said in my earlier posts, but I will say again. I got into blogging because of a college class requirement. I first used this blog to post news in regards to the United States. After I finished my class, I abandoned this blog until late December 2014. In the beginning of January 2015, I began my aniblog journey.

11 questions

  1. What kind of trading cards, if you any, do you collect?
  2. How do you play video games? On console, portable device (Nintendo 3DS, PS Vita), Smartphone, or PC?
  3. Do you have a favorite game board to play?
  4. If you met someone that wants to get into anime, what anime series would you recommend them?
  5. If the same person asked what anime to avoid, what series would you not recommend?
  6. What was the recent movie you seen this year, 2016?
  7. What’s the recent cringiest moment you ever heard or saw you have ever experienced (in anime terms or non)?
  8. Do you remember your first follower when you started to blog?
  9. Who do you follow the most as soon as you log in your WordPress account?
  10. If you could have any food or meal for your last meal, what would you eat? (money is ignored)
  11. What’s the number 1 goal do you plan to do in 2017? It could be about your blog or personal life.

11 nominations

  1. Lethargic Rambling
  2. Animetai
  3. The Maniacal Book Unicorn
  4. Maggie Simple Life
  5. Tenshi
  6. The Anime Ashtray
  7. Rose -Wretched and Divine
  8. Pokeninja90
  9. Deven Luca – Anime Reviews and Lots of Other Stuff ( https://animethief.wordpress.com/ )
  10. Shay – Anime Reviewer Girl ( https://animereviewergirl.com/ )
  11. Venus – JAPANime Talks ( https://japanimetalks.wordpress.com/ )

Thanks for reading and I hope this entertained everyone! (don’t ask me why nominees 9-11 are like this. Apparently, I wasn’t able to hyperlink them like the rest.)

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Response: Top 5 Positive Influences in Anime

This is a response and answers post to Anime Reviewer Girl’s post to “5 Positive Influences Of Anime!!!“.  Shay did a top 5 list on how watching or liking anime can be a positive impact in our lives. In my list, I will list how anime can be a positive in my daily life and how does it affect me. My top 5 will include some points in which also agrees with her. So yes, this post was influence by hers and I decided to do my own response.

In  this list, I will be talking about watching anime can sometimes be a positive factor in life and how well it does it affect me. Everyone’s reaction is different and it’s up to you to know how does anime can be a good thing in your life. Everyone has a different answer on anime made a positive impact on their lives. Mine, here, will cover 5 things that made my life better with anime. Anyway, here is my top 5 points and their positive effects. 🙂

5. Peace in solitude

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Just like what Shay said in her list, anime helps me get away from the “noise” of the world. There are some days, I just want to get away from stress like work and enjoy some alone time with anime. Sometimes, even thought I love my friends and family, I just want some solitude for myself. Anime helps me unwind from everything and reminds how silence can be a bliss. Some people need a coffee break, I need an anime break. A series about interesting characters, fantastic art and music helps me block the outside world.

4. It’s my identity

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Anime deines who I am as a person. There are people out there who is known for liking activities/hobbies like sports, art or gaming. Besides video games, anime help let’s people know that I am a guy who enjoy a genre outside the United States and appreciate a story. I may not be the guy you see in a convention that has a shirt that says “I love anime” or “It’s Over 9,000” with a body pillow of my waifu. I could be just an average guy who wears a casual shirt and jeans but with a vast knowledge in anime and manga. My passion of anime is what makes me different than people.

3. It’s the source to my pride and confidence

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Even though anime is just a genre or animation with fictional characters and exaggerated story situations, some anime with interested characters help me stand up for myself. If you knew me as a in real life, I am very shy and timid person. I tend to just hide and get the urge to run away from my problems. When I see one of my favorite characters acting tough and showing no fear, it reminds me that running away and hiding doesn’t solve anything. It’s an act of cowardice and nothing can come from it. When I see a character face off against something impossible, I sometimes imagine myself in a battle and the only way out of it is to stay strong.

2. Meet new people

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Even before anime, I had some friends in real life. Some liked anime but only a few. When I first came to the blogging world, I didn’t even know to begin and who to talk to. There was no place for me to chat about anime and what to talk about. The first person I met was Arria from Fujinsei and I came to her site when she mentioned something about One Piece. As a One Piece fan, I paid a visit and left a few comments at her site. After a while, I later became her friend in the WP community. Along the way, I met some amazing anibloggers. If it wasn’t for anime, I would never be here this far.

1. Understanding the World

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Even thought you don’t see giant robots in the military or actual ninjas that can run water or pink haired girls in the real world, anime helped me understand real life situations and people. Slice of Life anime like Clannad helped me see how life can be hard and it can be difficult to find any happiness in the world. However, Clannad also showed me sometimes the slightest “light” of the world can a make huge difference in the dark times of life. Another anime I want to mention is Naruto. Besides the story focusing on a child reaching for a dream, the anime helps us see how violence of war can be devastating on both sides of the battle. The anime also shows that following your dreams will be a difficult challenge but once you reach that dream, everything you worked hard for will be worth it. Anime can be more real when approached in a different angle.

That’s my top 5 Positive Influences from Anime. I hope you enjoyed reading them. If you like them, don’t forget to check Shay’s post and video in the above link of this post. 🙂

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Sunshine Blogger Award

Thank you Raistlin0903 for nominating me for this Sunshine Blogger Award! After this post, go check out his blog and if you like Sword Art Online, this is the guy who is willing to chat about SAO. SAO is my favorite anime is as well.

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Rules

  • Thank the person(s) who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo on your post and/or on your blog

1. How long have you been blogging, and what made you get started in the first place?

I have been blogging for about a year and half I believe. I started at 2014 but I stopped until late December and all the way to 2015. I first got into blogging because I took a class in regards to the public sphere. I professor made us get these accounts in order to get graded and discuss the importance of being informed. After the class, I decided to convert this blog as a blog of my hobbies such as anime, video games, movies, comics and personal stuff.

2. Say that you could interview someone on your blog, who would it be, and why him/her?

This will be lengthy but bear with me.

As far as I know, I would like to interview 3 bloggers. If it was possible, I would like to interview Kauses (real name Joshua) from Otaku Gamer Zone, Shay from Anime Reviewer Girl, and Lita from LitaKinoAnimeCorner.

Kauses

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Kauses is another aniblogger I know who writes articles about video games and anime. He hosts a site called Otaku Gamer Zone and he also writes articles to Viewster, a site where people can legally stream anime. He also does livestreams in YouTube and Twitch. He likes to play Fallout 4, Overwatch and Valkyrie. He’s a pretty awesome guy and I first met him when I saw an article about Kill la Kill.

It would be awesome to talk to another gamer who likes anime and get to know him. We also have a PS4 and it would be nice to chat and play games at the same time. He’s actually the first guy to hear my voice! Not to mention, if you ever hear his livestreams, he’s pretty funny by imitating accents. Talking to him would making game more enjoyable.

Shay

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Another great friend in the anime community, Shay is another anime fan that enjoys talking about anime and discussion on specific topics in regards to interest and opinions. Not only she likes anime, but she also likes comic books and video games. She also has her own YouTube channel and hosts a podcast along with Lita called the Senshi Ani Girls.

I would like to interview her one of these days. I think it would be awesome to talk to some one who also questions and opinions towards anime and society. I also find her amazing since she’s not afraid to speak her mind and admit that she is girl but she also likes anime. An interview with her would be awesome.

Lita

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Last but not least, I would like to interview LitaKino. Lita is no stranger in the anime community. Lita is another anime girl who loves the anime community and enjoys talking about her passion. Just like Shay, she also hosts the Senshi Ani Girls podcast and has her own channel. Besides talking to Shay, she also, in the past, does livestreams with other anime reviewers and bloggers like Deven and Blade Ninja. No matter what time it is or her schedule, LIta will make time for us.

If it was possible, I would like to interview Lita and get to know more about her. I would ask her where does she keep her strength to blog and chat online. Lita is wonderful anime fan friend and I think it would be nice to talk to her.

3. What is your favorite Anime/Movie/Tv show of all time?

This is a tough question because I have a lot of favorites in anime. Currently, I think my favorite anime is Sword Art Online and Dragon Ball Z.

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My favorite movie would be the Avengers and Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children.

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My favorite TV shows is a cartoons and one sitcom. I like Ed, Edd’n Eddy and Full House.

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4. Do you own any merchandise? If so, what is the thing that you like the most in your collection?

I do have some merchandise. I have a Sword Art Online fabric poster, Final Fantasy VII: Advent Children poster, and some keychains like SAO, Sandslash Pokemon, Keyblades Kingdom Hearts, and a Captain America shield, and a Bleach Umbrella. My Favorite is the Pokemon keychain with Sandslash and the Bleach Umbrella.

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5. Is there anything you would like to do someday, but just have not yet been able to accomplish ?

It would be nice to get the confidence and courage to be able to speak and participate in the anime community through YouTube. I noticed my online friends are able to just record themselves or livestream and respond fluently to the public. I am just guy who hides behind a screen and too scared to face the crowd. Still, I always imagine myself speaking out what’s on my mind.

6. What is the post you are most proud of, and why is that?

I have two special post in which I am proud to write about. The first one is a reflection post called “Graduation – My School Life and the Future story time”. In this one, I talk about my experience when I was in college and where do I go from here. This post was written after graduation. The second is titled “TGIF Friday Funny Origins story time”. In this post, I talk how did I start my TGIF posts and what was the beginning like.

7. Has there ever been a post on your blog that you have regretted writing? If so, why is that?

There was one I regret doing since no one seemed to care about it. Don’t bother looking for it because I deleted it. I wrote a random post about SpongeBob and I how noticed that some of the recent episodes have him actually driving. If you are familiar cartoon, SpongeBob always fails his driving test but in the recent episodes, he is seen driving. I did a funny rant post discussing and showing evidence that the creators have forgotten how to make a SpongeBob episode.

8. Why did you get interested in Movies/Anime?

I got interested becuase I like how the characters are something to relate and I felt like they could be anyone. In anime, unlike cartoons, the characters partially represents us and they show us what is it like to go through life. Also, they have story in which if you like the show, the story moves on and the characters grow and mature. In a nutshell, anime/movies feels more real even though it’s all fiction or exaggerated.

9. Do you have any goals that you would like to ultimately achieve with your blog?

I actually have a goal in mind. It would be nice to turn my blog into a website similar to Anime News Network and Crunchyroll news. I enjoy keeping my readers up to date on the news and I like to share my reviews. With my writing skills, I wish to use my blog and make it into a career in which I can write the news but also write about something I am interested in.

10. What if you could star in your own Anime/Movie? What kind of Anime/Movie would it be, and who would you play?

If I was to be in my own anime, I would want it to be something like a combination of Clannad and Durarara!!. In this anime, everyone would have their own adventures and the world be odd and unique but still normal. Also, the characters would be realistic in terms of emotions and it will be interesting to see what everyone is going through in life. If I was to be in this anime, I would either be the main character or friend of the main character. If I had a special trait or power that makes me different than everyone else, I would be the main character. If I don’t have any skills, I will just be a friend to the main character.

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11. What was the worst Anime/Movie that you have ever seen?

The worst anime I have seen is Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto Arc. To be brief, Rurouni Kenshin: New Kyoto is a OVA in which shortens the original Kyoto Arc under an hour. This anime was really rushed and Kenshin was not exactly “Kenshin”.

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11 Nominees

  1. girlgeekgirl
  2. Dark Hauntings
  3. Craving Dreams
  4. Belindathoughts’s Blog
  5. Insert Cloud Image
  6. D Talks Anime
  7. Mahddyboy
  8. Sebastian’s Blog
  9. animated
  10. Anime Introvert
  11. renxkyoko’s space

11 Questions

  1. What is your favorite food and why?
  2. If you could have any super power, what would it be?
  3. Do you have a specific song that describes your personality or your life?
  4. Do you have a fictional character that inspires you? If not, do you have a real-life person you look up to?
  5. What is one movie you can never get tired of seeing again?
  6. Have you ever got attached to a show/movie/anime/book so much that it affects you emotionally?
  7. What is your pet peeve and why?
  8. Do you follow a trend like everyone else when a fad shows up or do you not participate?
  9. Ever thought of doing something you wanted to do but you couldn’t because of some particular reason?
  10. Do you have a favorite color that symbolizes you?
  11. Have you ever read or watched a story and you hated the ending?