Category Archives: ANIME-MANGA

Blazblue and Guilty Crown Games Sale on Steam

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A quick reminder that there’s a Blazblue and Guilty Crown fighting games sale on Steam. Discount prices is ranging from 20%-80% off for the games. For more details, check out the Steam sale page.

The following titles for the sale are:

BlazBlue Centralfiction

BlazBlue: Chronophantasma Extend

BlazBlue: Calamity Trigger

BlazBlue: Continuum Shift Extend

Guilty Gear Isuka

GUILTY GEAR Xrd -REVELATOR

GUILTY GEAR Xrd -SIGN-

GUILTY GEAR XX ACCENT CORE PLUS R

Guilty Gear X2 #Reload

GUILTY GEAR 2 -OVERTURE-

Steam: http://store.steampowered.com/sale/blazblue_guiltygear/ …continue reading

    

Splatoon 2's Marina: Examining Her Popularity

Splatoon Marina Titlecard
Credit to the artist: Balitix

With the immense popularity of Splatoon behind us, the sequel is off to a similar start. Although the game hasn’t officially released, players have gotten a taste of what’s in store through various previews. What’s most interesting to me though, are the fan’s responses to the new musical characters: Pearl and Marina. Although both characters are loved, I’d like to focus on Marina; specifically because she’s drawn the most attention out of the two.

Marina At a Glance

In the game of Splatoon, Marina is a creature known as an Octoling. She differs greatly from the usual squid-kid characters called Inklings. She has octopus tentacles for hair and slightly different facial features. The reason why her inclusion is so shocking to players is because the Inklings and Octolings were pretty much enemies in the previous game. It’s odd for her to appear and be welcomed into their civilization.
Marina is also described as being a “reserved” character. She appears to have trouble interacting with others (outside of her partner Pearl) and is depicted with nervous looks at all times. In her duet’s with Pearl she sings mostly the background vocals while Pearl covers the main parts, representing aspects of their personality.

What Contributes to Popularity

New Experiences

Octoling and Inkling
Octoling and Inkling side by side. Artist Credit

When something becomes popular, there’s usually some sort of reasoning behind it. The popular anime of the time usually bring something new to the table like One Punch Man, while others take old tropes and change them up like Madoka. Regardless of the way it’s done, popularity usually connects to freshness.
I believe the newness of Marina …continue reading
    

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Episode 2 Impression

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On this episode, Touya’s party rescues a samurai girl and parties up with her. Later, they save a noble during their journey to the capital city.

Wow, Touya is just plain extremely lucky and fortunate during his single journey to the capital due to rescuing people. Also it was to see some more characters introduced and villains starting to appear. Other than that, I wonder if our male lead and his friends will counter more villains and big threats. Now what’s going to be the next plot? Overall, cool journey to the capital and some decent combat action.

Conclusion: Cool journey to the capital and some decent combat action. …continue reading

    

Youkai Apartment no Yuuga na Nichijou Episode 3 Impression

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On this episode, Yuushi continues his new daily life with the yokai and ghosts. Later, he finds out about Kuri’s and Shiro’s dark past and then meets their mothers.

So it was nice to see our male get pretty used to live around with the yokai and ghosts. Also Kuri’s and Shiro’s dark past getting revealed interesting and saddening. Other than that, I wonder if they’ll reveal more past stores from other yokai or ghosts. Now what’s going to be the next plot? I really can’t wait to find out. Overall, an interesting past story revealed and some more funny moments.

Conclusion: An interesting past story revealed and some more funny moments. …continue reading