16 Jan 2017

Gintama: Shogun Assassination Arc (Episodes 300 - 307)

The past can be full of emotion


After making time from watching new anime and completing other series, I finally get round to the Shogun Assassination Arc, and I can say right now that it was amazing. There was a bit of everything in it, from the characters we all know and love, a strong and exciting plot, battles between people we've wanted to see, to experiencing so many feels about halfway through the Arc.

And let's not forget the added bonus of learning more about Gintoki's past which reveals things we've thought about, but I shall not mentioned here to avoid spoiling the Arc for those who have yet to watch it. What I will say is, it did not disappoint after getting round to it a year after the Arc initially aired.

Does not disappoint one bit.

8 Jan 2017

Namaikizakari (Revisited)

Love at first touch?

More like grope, but I'll get onto that in a bit.

I can't remember how exactly I first came across this manga, but after a long break from it because it's ongoing, I went back to it only to find about 20 newly translated chapters. Talk about good things come to those who wait am I right?

Anyway, I started it again from the beginning and I loved Namaikizakari all over again, and how it progressed in the new chapters.

Namaikizari stars Machida Yuki as the MC. She's a second year at Ryohoku high school and manager of the basketball club. As she's recruiting first years at the start of the new school year, she encounters Naruse Shou, a rather tall and good looking guy who accidentally gropes Yuki after someone knocks him over. But Yuki bravely continues on acting as though nothing happened, given how she has younger brothers and sisters to deal with and is able to deal with stuff (not this kinda stuff though).

3 Jan 2017

Digimon Adventure Tri: Kokuhaku

Them feels though 


A belated happy 2017 to all my beloved readers! Here's to another good year! ^o^/

It has been so long since I last watched Adventure Tri. I knew the third part (Kokuhaku) had aired, but totally forgot about it until I had a sudden realisation one day that it had (sorry guys ^^"). So I made the time to finally get round to watching it, and it definitely did not disappoint.

For those of you new to the blog, I was part of the generation that grew up with the likes of Pokemon, Digimon, Beyblade and Yu-Gi-Oh! So I'm one of those who like their nostalgia, but in doses as that makes it more appealing and enjoyable. After my long break from the series, it was nice to see Tai and the gang once again in Kokuhaku which follows on from the events of Ketsui. To refresh our minds on the latter, Ketsui ended with everyone (except Joe) taking part in the school festival. The Digimon were there too, but Meicoomon becomes infected after a certain someone who we thought was good but turns out they're not (who I will reveal shortly to save those who haven't yet seen any of Adventure Tri from spoilers) made it happen. Sad times. Also, Joe was more of a bench warmer in Ketsui what with him needing to focus on exams, and poor Gomamon couldn't hang around with him. Mimi had more show time and definitely used the opportunity well, bringing in some energy into the episodes.