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Hey all! Today I'm going to be looking at the year in review in 2019, looking back at some of my favourate moments, giving some of my awards, and seeing what's next.
Personal Favourite blog post by me - The J-pop Experience
For as much as I love my post on creativity, the J-pop experience was the most fun because I had i was able to share something that I love and hopefully expand peoples horizons!
Favourite Blog post from another website - "Let's Respect each other's tastes" by MoeGamer
Pete's has some really good one shot articles, and this was a good read because it talked about how reviews have a lot of bais when it comes to reviews of anime styled games, plus it gives some good life lessons for all.
Favorite Song of 2018 - Bamkucain End by E ve
This was honestly a very hard choice because there has been a lot of great music in 2019 from the J-Pop side of things. However, I think this song is much more flowing from Eve. It's also differently structured compared to other E ve songs, and that gives it more appeal to me.
Favorite Music Video of the Year - Utena by Reol
Reol's videos have all been Crazy, but I like this one in particular becuase it really suits the song, and it appeals to my Japanese Style of Crazy.
Show of the Year - Kamen Rider Zi-O
The end of heisei Era of Kamen Rider brought us this great show, celebrating the past and present, and sometimes even it's future. I can't wait to see the movie because it looks very good! For now, thank you Zi-O. I won't be an anime of the year because I haven't see any anime that came out in 2019 besides The Promised Neverland, and I didn't finish it.
Game(s) of the year - Kingdom Hearts III/Wings of Glass
I have for this game for a while now, and it really delivered on all it's promises. Plus there is more to come in the future.
My thoughts on 2019
2019 was a painful year, but was also fun! I had a lot stress due to exams and some emotional issues that are now sorted. I have a weird thing with me where my second half of the year is mostly a breakthrough and Uni has been that for me, it's been really fun getting to know people, and I just love the general atmosphere there, it's really nice to be in, it's also nice to know I don't have do exams again for at least another 3 years. I also learned loss and real heartbreak this, both of which I hope make me stronger. And I welcomed some people back into my life, people who I am thankful for.
As for 2020, the goal is to get a job and start funding this website proper. Uni is fun, but I need start performing a balancing act if I'm going go anywhere in life. I also have plans for this blog, including starting Fairy Tail, which will probably be a long running series of blogs for me. I also have some game stuff and Kamen Rider content in the works. Please look forward to it!
I also may start a Patron so I can become self-funded within this field, that's pretty much my dream at the moment. To be free to create self funded content for everyone, not being held back by anything.
But for now, I am taking a Christmas break. This way I can work on content without too much strain. That and gaining all the weight I've lost by eating lots and lots of food.
But for now, thanks for reading, and I will see you in 2020.
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Oh gosh here we go. This is also something that has been on my list to watch for a while, and the conspect for this was interesting. A world where dirty Jokes don't exist? This could be cool. But how is the conspect pulled off?
Rules as always:
1.Spoilers are abounding here folks. If you want to watch it blindly... go watch it. Spoilers are here.
2. Depending on the Anime, this can get NSFW.
3. I am watching the subbed version.
I'm also gonna add another NSFW warning because you can never have enough of those for this show. Reader Discretion is advised here.
That being said, let's... get weird. This is my First impressions of Shimoneta: A boring world where the concept of Dirty Jokes doesn't exist. Eh, I'm fine with calling it Shimoneta.
We begin with a group of police offers stopping a group of dudes from jacking it. This is thanks to the Public Order and Morals in Healthy Chlid-Raising, a law that prohibits any sexual activity, or anything relating to sex. This is interesting to me, but also does bring the idea that asexuals be more accepted into this world? Where Sex is not super common, would the one that have no sexual attraction stand out more? It's an interesting question to ask here.
We then see a boy wanting to pass his exam so he can be reunited with a girl name Anna followed by this quote:
Today's youth, cleansed of all dirty words...
We then see this same boy on the train to school, and he stops a women that is falsely accusing a boy from the new school he is going to. He drags the women to another station, where he meets Blue Snow, a pervert "terrorist" that wears pants on her god damn face. She helps him escape, but somehow knows that he goes to school.
We then head into the school to meet Anna Nishikinomiya, the student president, who welcomes all the new students into the school. Tanukichi Okuma, the name of the boy, while watching a video of the welcome ceremony meets Hyoka Fuwa, a tired scientist that think there is more to the world that she has been taught. Because Okuma comes from a school that has low morals, Fuwa wants him to teach him what he may know. However, she is knocked out by Ayane Kajo, who invite Okuma to meet Anna and Raiki Goriki, the dude who he saved on the train.
Okuma comes from a school that has very low public morals, as such is being tasked to stop Blue Snow, as the near-naked terrorist is likely to be someone within the school. However, when he goes to get a further introduction from Ayame, she is revealed to be Blue Snow! This will make things VERY interesting down the line. At least I hope so.
Okuma's bloodline makes him the son of another perverted terrorist, but he wants to impress Anna. However due to Ayame having prints of him using a rope to escape the train station that morning, and the fact that Ayame and Anna are friends, Okuma is forced to join the terrorist organisation... SOX. Yes, that's is a euphemism for exactly what you think it is.
Ayame's backstory is honestly very nice though. She grew up the daughter of Masashi Endo, and politician that raped a schoolgirl 10 years before the events of the show. However he was framed by the PM, and she was given a phone to speak dirty jokes for 3 mins a day. It's interesting to see how it affected her and show she has good intentions at least.
The next day, Hyoka has taken Okuma into the science labs by force, and in order to understand human reproduction, she has been observing... flies fucking. I'm not even kidding. After reporting this to Ayame, she gets the idea TO SHOW THIS TO THE ENTIRE SCHOOL IN ORDER TO AWAKEN THEIR SEXUAL FEELINGS. This is coming from a girl that says Hyoka is too crazy for her cause, good lord.
After that, Okuma questions his feelings towards the terrorist organisations and the episode ends. There is a theme that plays at the end, but I will talk about that in the review instead.
I honestly think I love this show already. It's the kind of crazy you ONLY get in Japan. I really want to see where the relationships between Anna,Okuma and Ayame, with Hyoka being used as occasional comic relief. At least that's how I see it from this first episode.
My last anime review of 2019. What a year! Keep your eyes out for the year in review this Friday!
But for now, thanks for reading and I will see you next time.
Written By Nana Marfo
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The year is coming to an end! Let's look at November in terms of writing!
Writing in Review
This month has been great in terms of writing, because I got an editorial out for once! I also got an interview out, which is good for varing content.
Blogs written this month
The J-Pop experience
10 Questions from RecklessDani
GameSavvy posts This Month
Favourite artwork this month
Awesome thing that I saw/read/did
-This happened as the post was going up for October, but a HUGE congrats to Elliot and Sabrina of Bound By Games for getting engaged!
-We got a new Trailer for Kamen Rider: Reiwa The First Generation and OMG ISHIGATA!
-We Also got a trailer for Kamen Rider Zi-O Next Time: Geiz Majesty!
-As a correction to my J-Pop post, Reol announced her new Album Gold Tower, which is coming out in January.
-We got Sindel for Mortal Kombat 11... and man, the banshee scream seems more powerful than ever.
-WE GOT A ANNOUNCEMENT FOR A NEW NEPTUNIA GAME FOR 10 YEARS OF NEPTUNIA, AND I'M EXCITED!
-Gen Hoshino released a video for Aint Nobody Know!
Games Played this Month
Two games were what were consistently played this month was Neptunia and F1 2009.
Re:Birth 1 is so much fun to play! I got a lot of Laughs out of the scene between Noire and Neptune where they were fightning and it I love that this game is not afraid to be all over the place in tone, it really works here.
F1 2009 is fun, but I've only been playing it super casually because it's a racing game, and I'm only into it because I'm into motor racing. That's it.
Merch bought this month
Nothing to see here, sadly.
November has pretty awesome in terms of things happening! I'm learning more about my abilities and skills, I feel like my ability is increasing in what ever I do. Uni is going great so far, and I feel like I fit more here than I did in Sixth Form. I also have a few projects in the works, so look forward to that!
December will be an interesting month. I don't know how much I will be writing, but I will see how things. I also have a few games I might be able to review. Look forward to it!
But for now, thanks for reading, and I will catch you guys next time.