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Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Episode 20 Impression

Source: Supaku Blog
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On this episode, Naofumi and the other heroes continue to fight against the Pope. Meanwhile, Naofumi uses more of his curse abilities.

Whoa, I surprisingly had a heart warming teary reaction on certain moments, and it’s definitely way better than reading from the original written story. Also, the pope fight finale action is just awesome. Other than that, I can’t wait to finally see the Queen’s involvement. Now what’s going to happen next? I’ll be really looking forward to it. Overall, awesome pope fight finale and some cool twists.

Conclusion: Awesome pope fight finale and some cool twists. …continue reading

    

What About the Titans!?

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Patience is a virtue..for the most part.

It was only yesterday when the great manga resurgence happened in 2013. And the spark of it was Attack on Titan’s 1st anime season. The series became the joy and anger of all anime and manga fandom. People couldn’t stop talking about the series while the manga went from a poor-selling title to a best-selling one in America. Some manga experts in America credit the success of the Attack on Titan anime for helping to generate renewed and/or newfound interest in manga.

But then came a long wait for the 2nd season as the 1st season only covered the 1st 2 major arcs. It couldn’t be helped as the manga was still going through its 3rd arc (which would be the 1st part of season 2) at the time. The 2nd season finally aired in the spring of 2018.

Once the 2nd season aired with some hype, not many fans were talking about the series as before. There were still some passionate reviews from blogs yet something was off. The Attack on Titan fandom lost a lot of momentum even though the manga is still a best-seller. Now that a potential 4th anime season may not be animated by the studio that’s been doing the anime adaptation from the very start, discussion about Attack on Titan is arguably heading towards the basement and not the one in Eren Jaeger’s old home.

Where’s the fine line for anticipating something we want?

I recently read a post about how anime studios doing adaptations of popular shonen manga go forward – just split seasons between 6 months to a year or longer. It worked for series like My Hero Academia and JoJo’s Bizarre Adventure to a huge degree. However, the in-between hiatus approach …continue reading

    

Atelier Lulua: Atelier Series Release Celebration Sale on Steam

Source: Supaku Blog
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In celebration of Atelier Lulua ~The Scion of Arland~ / ルルアのアトリエ ~アーランドの錬金術士4~ release, Koei Tecmo is having a Atelier series release celebration sale. The sale will include all 6 most recent games for 33 hours. For more details, check out the store sale page. Here’s an opening for Atelier Lulua.

Steam: https://store.steampowered.com/developer/KOEITECMO/list/46536 …continue reading

    

The Hyper-Colorful, Retro Illustrations of Kyoko Nakamura

If you think there’s something new and old about Kyoto-based illustrator Kyoko Nakamura’s work, then she’s been successful. Using a combination of digital tools like Photoshop and analog materials like acrylic gouache, Nakamura creates colorful, neon illustrations inspired by her modern and traditional surroundings. Kyoko Nakamura dreams up fictional toy shops, hot baths and kissaten, […]

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