8/30/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 8~30~2017


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Money is power, and without it, life is meaningless. In a country whose economy is in shambles, second-year Economics university student Kimimaro Yoga understands this fact all too well, as he is surrounded by the relatively luxurious lives of his peers and struggling to make ends meet. However, his world is turned on its head when a stranger in a top hat arrives one late night at his door.

Going by the name Masakaki, the visitor petitions Yoga to come to the Eastern Financial District, a place where money flows in abundance if one offers their "future" as collateral. Although reluctant, greed triumphs reason and Yoga accepts the offer; thus, taking on the mantle of an "Entre." But unbeknownst to him, the land of wealth he has entered is an alternate realm built in the likeness of his own, where Entres are forced to participate in weekly duels called "Deals," with their collateral at stake. Pitted against his countrymen and fate, Yoga must quickly adapt in this new world if he hopes to protect his fortune and future—and discover just how much money is truly worth.



My review!!!



The Anime can be watched on Crunchyroll, MyAnimeList and FUNimation...
FUNimation: C - Control

I really didn't know what to think when I was watching this... At least... Not at first that is. By episode three I had decided it was one that had a lot of potential... By the end of episode 5 I really want to know what happens. It is just that good! I feel like there are still a lot of twists and turns that are headed my way... I mean... Come on... It's another dimension after all!

What I think got me the most is that the things that happen in this other dimension have an impact on the "real" world. A big loss of money in a deal could mean a company no longer exist... A bankruptcy in a deal could take your life or the lives of loved ones. There is really no end to the possible devastation that could happen because you lost money!


These two are the main character and his Asset... The asset is kind of like your partner in the financial district... That's the second realm where you fight your deals and change the world. To be honest thinking that sentence really made me want to start singing "It's the end of the world as we know it!" all of a sudden!

But... Back to the review!

No new pair starts out perfect... And they are no exception. By the 5th episode they have finally started facing that fact too... I wonder how their team will develop... I feel like there is more to this anime than just hinting at the importance of money in ones life... I feel like at some point I am gonna have one of those ah-ha moments where there is like this big secret to life thing or something like that... And to be honest... Yet again... I really can't wait to see what makes me feel that way and what message I find!

I think this one holds a special place in my heart because I have always been a bit crazy and thought there were other dimensions... I have also always thought that "deja vu" was the feeling you get because you did something the same in more than one of those dimensions... So it kinda hits home for me!

And on that note... Let's rate this little gem!

.On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...

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It's not very often I find anything that follows even slightly with my own ideas... It was so nice to find this one because it means that I'm not the only one who has wondered if this was a thing or not. Maybe this is a bit more out there than mine but I don't feel alone anymore! I'm gonna end this review on this happy note... Hope you enjoyed it!

8/25/17

A different Kind of lesson...


Today I thought it would be cool if I show you a few sites to look things up on when studying Japanese. The first one is one I am not too sure about but it came HIGHLY recommended!


So.... I think that this site is worth mentioning because you can look up what you would need to know as you progressed through the grades or for the Language tests there are. I am currently going to use it to see what grade I fall under. I am probably not that far at all.. I may be even ranked at Grade 1!!!

Even so I want to know! Next we will look at a cool site to practice reading at...

Web Japan

That one is more grown up... If you want to take a look at the kids part... Go here...

Kids Web Japan

Both sites are cool but I think I like the kids one right now... It keeps my attention so that I am really trying to understand.. I don't know about you but for me if I am not interested I can't remember what I am learning.

Next we have a site that is both looking things up and lessons...

Tanoshii Japanese

I recomend the lessons form here since they are so well put together... At least that is how I feel about them... Since I've never learned Japanese in a classroom I can only guess if this is true or not!

Finally if you are looking for something that feels like a game then I would give this site a try...

Memrise!

This is actually a site I really love and they have a mobile app to go with it! I use both all the time so please check it out... They offer a lot more than just Japanese as well... So if you just need a tool to help you along then I think you should take the time to see if the language you want is on here!

Well with all this information I think I will end the post here.

As always... Thanx for reading and checking out what I shared!
Hope you have a knowledge filled day!

8/23/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 8~23~2017


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High school student Koremitsu Akagi finds himself attending the funeral of Hikaru Mikado, who had died in an accident during Golden Week. He's not sure why he's there, as he only exchanged a few words with Hikaru at school.

However, Hikaru doesn't seem to be completely gone from the world, as he comes back as a ghost in order to fulfill a promise to Aoi Saotome, his fiancée. Since Koremitsu is the only one who can see him, he asks him to carry out his promise in his place.

Complying with his request, Koremitsu tries to fulfill Hikaru's promises to the rest of his "girlfriends," helping them overcome past misunderstandings and repair broken relationships. But the situation surrounding Hikaru's death is shrouded in mystery, as it's uncertain whether or not he truly died in an accident...

My review!!!


The manga this week can be found on MangaPark...


So at first sight I thought this was going to be about some prince who was probably named Hikaru... I hadn't read the synopsis yet so I had no clue he was dead or that he was haunting the actual main character... I read the standard 5 chapters I normally read for the review process... And... I have to say it seems to move slow but it gives a lot of info I think will be important as we read on. I like watching how the characters are developing relationships from a starting point too... Most of the manga I read have people knowing each other from a long time ago but so far the only long time relationship I see is one that wasn't a great one and was supposed to be a deep one.

But our ghost prince isn't all he was cracked up to be from what I can tell... Playboy? Pervert? Harem prince? Good guy? I just don't know anymore! I really think this is another one that I am going to have to finish because I am so curious about why someone he was supposed to spend the rest of his life with seems to hate him and every other girl is crying over his death... Yet he claims to have no friends just like the young man he is haunting into doing a favor.

By the end of the 5th chapter I think the pair has bombed out more than three times... And if I remember right there was a MAJOR blunder that happened too! I think I am going to let you read to figure out what it is though!

Speaking of finding out things... Let's find out what I rated this little gem!


On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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I only gave it a 7 because I have a hard time with stories that move slow... Even if there is a really good reason for the slow pace I tend to lose interest in it really easily. When I find out there is something really cool that happened in a manga that I lost interest in I get kind of aggravated that I stopped reading it! So I have to recommend that you read it through even if it seems slow!

That's all I can really think of to say about this one.. I will be finishing it because I think it has real potential to be a really good story and I would hate to miss out on it just because I thought it moved too slow.

As always... Thanx for reading my reviews!
Hope you have an interesting and fun day!

8/21/17

Just some thoughts on Blogging!

Today, I took a different approach to writing my post… I opened word for windows and just started writing… Yes, this was actually the first few sentences that I wrote too…


I just started writing not knowing where it would lead so I didn’t know which blog to start writing on! You see… On my main Blog, I can’t post most videos because of the AdSense account that is attached to it… But I don’t post anything that doesn’t have a video when I’m posting in my Vlog-Blog… and if it isn’t something talking about my photography I don’t post on my Photo-Blog… So, starting a blog post can be tricky unless I have what I want to post all planned out completely in advance… and as you probably guessed… I didn’t have anything in particular planned for this post.

This is both freeing and troubling… Because come on let’s face it…. It is sooooo much more fun to write about whatever pops into your head than to have to write about a specific thing!

Not only that but if I am posting for my main blog I need to keep a specific amount of words in the post so that it would not be deemed as incomplete or not a good enough post for AdSense. This being said I think that is why some of my video posts are so short and kinda boring… I don’t always want to have to keep a word count going after all… Plus thinking up how to say something without sounding like I’m just adding word and not get too far below a word count is tiring… Mentally tiring that is!

I’m not saying that with the right topics it isn’t an easy thing to do… But if it’s the wrong topics it can be so hard sometimes!!! I know this first hand since I have had lots of times where I just do NOT want to write about something but I don’t have anything else to write about so I have to figure it out and force myself to come up with enough things to talk about!

No these rambling posts of mine are not part of that forcing aspect… Rambling posts usually just flow out like water down a mountain…. A little trickle becomes a brook… Which turns into a stream… then it becomes a river and finally it's like the ocean… I start off not knowing what to write about and then before I know it I’ve written so much… Is it like that for any of you Bloggers out there?


Someone once told me that this little fact is probably what would make me a good writer… And when I add in my imagination then I’ll be a great writer!

I hope they were correct since I’m currently trying to write a book! Although… I think I’ll end this post here before it becomes a book of it’s own!

As always... Thanx for reading what I post!
Hope you have a thoughtful and fun day!

8/16/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 8~16~2017


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On the first day of junior high school, Mato Kuroi happens to run into Yomi Takanashi, a shy, withdrawn girl whom she immediately takes an interest in. Mato tries her best to make conversation with Yomi, wanting to befriend her. At first, she is avoided, but the ice breaks when Yomi happens to notice a decorative blue bird attached to Mato's phone, which is from the book "Li'l Birds At Play." Discovering they have a common interest, the two form a strong friendship.

In an alternate universe, the young girls exist as parallel beings, Mato as Black★Rock Shooter, and Yomi as Dead Master. Somehow, what happens in one world seems to have an effect on the other, and unaware of this fact, the girls unknowingly become entangled by the threads of fate.



My review!!!



The Anime can be watched on KissAnime and AnimeSeason...

KissAnime: Black Rock Shooter TV
AnimeSeason: Black Rock Shooter

So now that you know where to find it let me start by saying.... You are gonna need to watch this one twice if you aren't good at keeping track of two seemingly different anime at once.... Yup... I said it.

And the thing is... I meant it. You see the two girls in the image above.... I bet you are thinking wow they are twins right.... Wrong. They are the same person... Just from two parallel universes. It really plays out the theory that you have an infinite amount of lives being lived out all at once in the same time but different space. They added a twist to it though... Well two actually... The first is that there is only two lives.... The second is that what you do will affect the other you... It really can get confusing too...

In episode 5 some details finally get explained instead of you just guessing at things... Yeah that's where I learned about the part where you affect the other you... To be fair... I never would have figured that out without help. But... I do know something I can figure out!


I think it would be a good time.... Let's Rate it!!!


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Yeah I gave it a high mark... And even though it gets confusing and I'm not sure what the point is to it all I still think it's an amazing anime. The concept is well thought out... The art is beautiful... Fight scenes are gorgeous and well planned... I'm sure the last three episodes will explain so much too. Although... Even if they don't I still say it deserves the 9. 

There are not a lot of anime that I have come across that confuse me and at the same time make me start thinking about all this crazy sci-fi type stuff! This is one of those that manages it... And to top it off it never loses my attention!

I really want to tip my hat to the creator because wow... Although I saw a picture that made me wonder something else... What is up with the blue flame eye thing... I mean... why blue... right away I came up with Rin from Blue Exorcist... So if I think that way... is she the devils daughter? Is this what happens to the girls??? Just something for you to think about.



Gonna end this review here... Hope you enjoyed it!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!!!
Hope you have a supernatural day!

8/15/17

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I can't really add anything to this because of the fact I haven't used it myself... But I do hope that you were given enough information through this post that makes you want to at least check it out.
Well that's all for this post! Hope you have a healthy day!

As always... Thanx for reading my post!

8/10/17

The future of everything!!!


I wanted to talk to you all today about the future of my Blog, Vlog, and my Photography… And most importantly… What it all means for you! After all…. You are my loyal readers!

Let's start with the smallest part of all of this… My photography!!! I’m still a student at NYIP but I’m almost done… Did you ever hear anyone say that you should be careful what you do for classes in school? You probably did but you also probably thought they meant do something you like… Right? Cause that’s what I thought… That is… Until I knew better!

I LOVE photography!!! But taking classes has KILLED my drive to want to take pictures. So that’s the reason for my having only done one photo a month on the Photo-Blog up till now.. I think I’ll be continuing this as long as I’m in school too. After that who knows! The future is BRIGHT!!!


That leaves the Main-Blog and the Vlog-Blog. They are kind of linked so I’ll start with the Main-Blog. I’m still going to do all the reviews I’ve been doing… And the Reliv product info still has products I haven’t written about so those will be on here too… And then there will also be random posts like this one… Just with different topics. Not to mention that this is where all of our guest posts will be! So it really doesn’t feel like it has to change either!

Now sofar nothing really stands out to explain why I’m writing this post does it?

That has to do more with the Vlog-Blog… I really wanted a place I could show you all the videos I love but I also wanted to be able to show you my videos… I’ve kind of strayed from that so I want to bring it back a little… I am going to start including my videos every time I post one. I’m not going to write much on those posts though. Just something like “Here is this weeks video… I hope you enjoy it!” or something like that.

This past weekend I didn’t get a video out… that’s something else I really want to work on. Because of that I think I might put two videos out...that is if I can finish editing them. I need to put all the backed up videos out there before I can start making more… I don’t like having all this footage and not knowing what to do with it!!!

Don’t worry... I can handle this!

Basically it means I’ll be going nuts with the video editing and posting so that I can catch up… I wanna start new videos next month. Hopefully I finish my project for NYIP soon too because I only have two units left!!!! woot woot!


My plans for everything are bright...
You should let me know if there is something you would maybe like to see on the Blogs or in the Vlogs. I’ll do my best to make it happen!

As always… Thanx for reading my post!
I hope you have an orderly day!!!

8/9/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Manga 8~9~2017


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Sekaiichi Hatsukoi: Onodera Ritsu no Baai
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Onodera Ritsu has just transferred from his father's publishing company to Marukawa Shoten. Assigned to the shoujo manga division, he crosses path with the person he'd least expected to meet. Takano Masamune is the editor-in-chief of the division Ritsu's been assigned to, and the two seem get off on the wrong foot right from the very start when Takano unexpectedly kisses him. However, there is more to than what meets the eye: Takano is actually Saga, Ritsu's senpai and high school love, whom Ritsu had thought to have played him for a fool by taking his affections for granted when he confessed and summarily dumped him.


My review!!!

The manga this week could be read on here...


It can also be purchased here...

The World's Greatest First Love [Book 1]
The World's Greatest First Love [Book 2]

So now lets us start the review! I have watched the anime for this manga and I have to say I liked it. I feel like they really grasped the essence of learning to love but put in a bit of not so nice aspects in a mostly acceptable way. I bet you are confused now.... OK so I don't advocate rape in any way... But there are parts of this manga that could almost seem like rape... Except that the characters are always thinking how much they want it but there is something that makes them not want to say it... Like pride.

Mind you this isn't the case with everyone... And a good part of what I am talking about I am remembering from when I watched it... So as far as I can tell it has followed the same lines... But again I have only gotten to the fifth chapter so I can't say if later things will happen here too.

It's all a mystery!

Yeah I know... so cliche right! Love is a mystery is such an old saying that we really do forget that that is exactly what it is... But this manga brings us right back to the facts... It starts of by bringing to light a MAJOR misunderstanding and then pow... Pride kicks in. When you think about it then you realize it really is a miracle that any of us fall in love at all! 

With miracles on your mind lets look at the rating I gave this one!


On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Read" rating I give this...
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It's a miracle Right!!! A score with a ".5" on it NEVER happens!!!!! But truthfully I think this one deserves it. I feel like it took a very real approach to love but still managed to push it all into the realm of imagination. The reason I love manga and anime is because I get to escape the real world but I almost feel like even though this is so real it is fake... And thus I get to escape but feel like I can really live in this fake world!

I bet that made no sense though. I can't really explain it better than that though. I love all types of love and to be able to read and see images of a love that someone could really go through but they are put in a way I can imagine that I'm the one going through it is so exhilarating and fun!
And with those thoughts in your mind I am going to end this review!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Hope you have a romantic day!

8/2/17

Spotlight Review Wednesday: Anime 8~2~2017


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Waking up transformed into a beautiful girl might be the stuff of some guys' fantasies, but when the suddenly effeminatized Natsuru is informed by a stuffed tiger that he's now a Kampfer, a mystical fighter who has to fight other Kampfers in female form, his life becomes a living nightmare!

Putting aside the obvious "plumbing" issues, Natsuru's best childhood friend turns out to swing the other way and SHE has a crush on his new female body. Not complex enough? Natsuru's school has separate sections for boys and girls, so he and she are now double enrolled. The rumor-mill has it that he's dating herself. And there are other Kampfers attending the school who want to take her out, and he's not sure which ones mean "on a date" and which ones mean "permanently." Oh, and did we mention that some Kampfers use swords and guns?! Hormones, fists, and other body parts will fly as the daring, new gender-bender defender must become a contender or die!



My review!!!

The Anime can be watched on a site I don't often use... Anime-Planet

Anime-Planet: Kämpfer

You may be wondering why I'm mentioning now that I don't often use it? That would be... Commercials.... There are at least three sets of 4 commercials every episode. When I have to watch 5 episodes this can be quite a drag. But I find that sometimes the anime I plan on reviewing ends up being taken down from the site I originally saw it on and then I turn to sites like this.

Nothing wrong with them but I prefer add free sites.
But it can also be watched on MyAnimeList...

MyAnimeList: Kämpfer

Anyhow.... Our blue haired beauty in Kampfer has a secret... And that is shown below... Sort of...

Are you thinking twin?? hehe.... Well sorry to disappoint you... They are one and the same! The boy... Is the girl! That's right... It's a gender bender!

But even that isn't completely true... most gender benders mean that the original person dresses up as or is mistaken as the opposite sex... But in this case he isn't. He literally becomes a girl... He could strip and no girl would even know he was a guy! Talk about extreme!!!

I was surprised too... but now he-she is thrown into a world of fighting and none of them know exactly why they must fight each other... They just know that their bracelets dictate who is friend and who is foe... Those same bracelets are a source of power for the kids who wear them.

The thing is... Our young blue eyed blue haired beauty isn't the only one that changes completely.... Her-his partner goes from the brown haired meek bookworm type to the major outgoing gunslinger with bright red hair! Here are the two of them before and after changing...



 Look her eyes changed too!!! There are things about her that change which can't be seen in a picture... You have to watch to understand! I will say this... I like how they mixed it up so much! Nothing is what it seems!!!
So, if that's true... Let's see what I rated it...
Bet it isn't what you think it will be!

On a scale of 1 to 10 with ten being a "Perfect-Must-Watch" rating I give this...
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Told you it would surprise you! I'm sure you are wondering why... It is using a gender bender in a way I haven't seen... And there are concepts I don't feel I've seen before either... I am by far no master at Anime and Manga concepts but still... I think it deserves the elusive 10!

I'm going to end the review here... I hope it has made you a little curious about this little hidden gem of an anime!

As always... Thanx for reading my review!
Have a mysterious day!