Category Archives: CULTURE

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Episode 5 Impression

Source: Supaku Blog
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On this episode, Naofumi got some rewards for rescuing villagers and obtained a chick to raise. Later, he enters a race against Motoyasu.

Unfortunately, they rushed and altered some very important scenes that are actually crucial for the main timeline. An example would be some of Naofumi’s thoughts on why he took a certain action. Also, the near ending is very different from the original novel/manga. However, despite my complaining, I find the anime adaptation to be still decent even if I didn’t read the manga/novel to the latest arc. Now will the anime stray further from the original story? I can’t wait to find out. Overall, cool story development and some disappointing rushed/altered scenes.

Conclusion: Cool story development and some disappointing rushed/altered scenes. …continue reading

    

Can We Become Cancer Itself? (Cells at Work!)

Cancer Cell in Cells at Work! Volume 5

“Growth for the sake of growth is the ideology of the cancer cell.” – Edward Abbey

Ever since Cells at Work! took anime fandom by storm, I always wondered how fans would react towards the chapters/episode where cancer is shown to be a sympathetic villain. There were experts that were praising the series’ portrayal of how cancer works while fans found the Cancer Cell character itself to be fascinating. This was mostly due to the character being a victim of being born with bad genes to begin with and how he felt he had a right to live despite taking down tons of cells that help the immune system.

It’s just unfortunate that the anime didn’t have a chance to show off the 2nd arc involving the Cancer Cell because his re-appearance makes me think about the possible dangers we do to our minds for the sake of what we deem as progress.

Cells at Work! Volume 5 was a volume-long arc that culminated in the return of the Cancer Cell. After dealing with an incident involving good bacteria versus bad bacteria, White Blood Cell, Memory T Cell, and NK Cell go on to confront the Cancer Cell. The Cancer Cell managed to have the protection of Regulatory T Cell, as she treated him like as a regular cell in the body. During the battle, Cancer Cell tells White Blood Cell that he intends to create a world where no cell has to kill or be killed at all. There will be nothing but constant growth until the body dies. White Blood Cell does kill off Cancer Cell, but realizes that both of them have more in common than he thought.

I wanted to talk about this arc because of a 2016 Guardian article …continue reading

    

Playism Lunar 2019 Sale on Steam

Source: Supaku Blog
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Recently, Playism started their own Chinese New Year sale on Steam and the discounts ranges up to 80% off. Games include 1bitHeart, La-Mulana, One Way Heroics, Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight and much more. For more details, check out their sale announcement. Here’s a trailer for 1bitHeart.

Sale Post: https://blog.playism-games.com/steam-lunar-new-year-sale-2019/

Sale Post (JP): http://blog.playism.jp/steam_syunsetsu_sale_2019/ …continue reading

    

A Tokyo Furoshiki & Guide Book

D&DEPARTMENT, which I’ll refer to as D&D, is a unique Japanese company that’s taken on various forms over the years. But there’s one thing that hasn’t changed: their unwavering focus on long-life design. Established by Kenmei Nagaoka, a former colleague of graphic designer Kenya Hara, D&D was founded in response to the fast cycles of […]

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Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken Episode 18 Impression

Source: Supaku Blog
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On this episode, a demon lord’s underling attempts to gain a new power. Meanwhile, Rimuru and his allies plan a strategy against Charybdis.

So it’s kinda unfortunate to see the demon’s underling getting indirectly tricked for a new power. Also, it was funny to see some characters like Fuze being very comfortable in Rimuru’s town. Other than that, the plot development for Charybdis is cool. Now how will Rimuru handle his upcoming monster foe? I’ll be looking forward to it. Overall, cool Charybdis plot development and some more hilarious scenes.

Conclusion: Cool Charybdis plot development and some more hilarious scenes. …continue reading