Category Archives: ANIME-MANGA

Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta Episode 12 Final Impression

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On this episode, Katarina and her friends talk with Sirius. Later, she faces her possible doom ending.

Wow, the finale is awesome. It was nice to see Katarina convince Sirius to turn back to the good side and along Sirius’ dark past. Also, the “doom ending” is very hilarious because Katarina’s dense or obvious point towards her friends. Other than that, I really liked how Maria only got attracted to our female lead. Since they announced second season after the credits, I’ll be really looking forward to it because this series was enjoyable to watch to the end. Overall, awesome finale and hilarious doom ending. …continue reading

    

Princess Connect! Re:Dive Episode 12 Impression

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On this episode, the Gourmet Guild continues on with their daily questing and interactions with other people. Later, the Phantoms attack again.

So seeing Pecorine leading the guild and interacting with the towns people is wholesome as usual. Also, it was nice to see Yuuki still regain more of his memories and gives a written language hint. Other than that, the big phantom battle is cool and pretty intense. Now what’s going to happen next for the finale? I’ll be really looking foward to it. Overall, more nice wholesome moments and cool intense phantom battle. …continue reading

    

Playism Anniversary Bundle on Humble Bundle

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Today, Humble Bundle has launched the Playism anniversary bundle sale. The price tiers include One Way Heroics, Momodora: Reverie Under The Moonlight, Lost Technology, LiEat and more. Sale will last for 13 days. For more details, check out the bundle page. Here’s a trailer for Lost Technology.

Humble Bundle: https://www.humblebundle.com/games/playism-anniversary …continue reading

    

Astra – Lost in Space and Finding Resilience with Others

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If there’s one lesson humanity often forgets, it’s that people need each other despite all the differences being pushed by outside forces to separate them. No one truly lives alone.

I feel that one timely anime/manga series is a big example of this and it’s Kenta Shinohara’s Astra Lost in Space.

(Some spoilers ahead after the jump)

Astra Lost in Space focuses on a group of youth who are set to go on a school expedition to explore another planet. Once at their destination, they encounter a strange sphere that somehow warps them all to the depths of distant outer space, thousands of light-years away from their home planet, without any way back home. The group manages to find an working abandoned spaceship and their journey back home begins as they learn that their situation is related to a huge conspiracy that ties into the circumstances behind their births.

You can think of this series as part sci-fi survival thriller and part heartwarming comedy (note: Shinohara is the author of the comedy series, Sket Dance, and was an assistant under Hideaki Sorachi of Gintama fame). The cast all have very distinct personalities that do rely a lot on common anime/manga tropes. The leader, Kanata Hoshijima, is the all-optimistic, confident, and strong shonen alpha male. The main female lead, Aries Spring, is cute and somewhat clumsy. There’s the token female tsundere, pretty boy who’s a player, super-smart guy who’s more logical than emotional, super-quiet/shy girl, etc.

I feel like Astra Lost in Space is a reminder on the importance of groups to get through tense situations. But those groups have to be a well-balanced mix of talents. It also takes people to help others realize those talents. As anyone who’s been involved in group projects and work can tell you, …continue reading