Anime Update 5

Post may contain spoilers so please read at your own expense.

During spring break, i broke my own record of  watching back to back anime marathons. I finished a few series and am still waiting on some to end. I will say that this season’s anime have over all been quite good for the most part. This post is gonna be a brief review depicting my thoughts on some of those shows.

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Up first, one of Spring 2014′s top rated anime, Hamatora the animation.
‘The story revolves around “Minimum” or “minor miracle”—special hereditary powers discovered only in an extremely limited number of humans. Those who possess such powers are known as “Minimum Holders.”‘ -MAL

Vibrant, action packed, suspenseful, colorful, and equipped with awesome OST’s, Hamatora was definitely worth pulling an all-nighter for. The story revolves around a group of minimum holders, i.e the Hamatora that lend their investigative and security services to people in need. Somewhere around the curve, they ended up being involved in something they hadnt bargained for. My spot for favorite character in this series is tied between Nice-kun, the protagonist and Art kun, the former nice guy aka current anti hero aka potential actually an antagonist. Moral san, the official antagonist of this season, or Sharky as i like to call him, makes for a pretty cool psychotic freak but in the end he ends up being shot by Art kun. Who then proceeds to pull a gun at Nice. In relations to his sudden 180 turn, i have a few theories.

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According to a friend of mine, Art was told by Sharky that Nice killed his younger brother and that led to Art pointing a gun at Nice. Its a probable theory but I just dont see Nice kun actually killing someone. Also i dont think the villain is Art kun’s brother cause his dead brother had a mole on his right cheek whereas Art kun has a mole on his Left cheek. And throughout the anime that remained constant. The only reason we even argue the possibility of twins is because of the way Art held his gun when he shot Sharky. I think Art had immortality minimum that he didnt know about because he hadnt died yet. Now that his death gave him the opportunity for his body to use his minimum im pretty sure he’s either being used or he’s become corrupted with power or something.Theres a chance Sharky knew about Art’s real minimum ability but decided not to tell him. I believe thats what he was whispering to him after Art kun collapsed from blood loss. Another theory involves Art kun being the villain all along just using Sharky as bait and Sharky’s assistant actually secretly working under Art kun to keep tabs on him.

Either way, i cant wait for the new season to air.. which might take a while considering how long SNK is taking to come up with another season. I know, i know.. not enough manga chapters or whatever. I still yearn to see Levi kun in action. Good for us though, it seems Funimation is about to debut the English dubbed version of Shingeki no Kyojin and they’ve already released a clip. Hey, a dubbed version is just another excuse for us Heichou fan girls to watch SNK all over again.. you know, for research purposes. How else are we gonna be able to tell the difference between the subbed and dubbed versions. Check out the clip!

Heichou!!! *squeals*
Moreover, the Attack on Titan live action movie is also in the works. It is currently in production and is rumored to be released sometime next year. Till then, i guess id have to be content with a new Shingeki no Kyojin manga chapter release on the 9th of every month.

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While im really happy that Shingeki no Kyojin is getting a live action movie, im also very concerned about how well it will be executed. For one i hope the graphics are better than those in the Death note live action movie and that the cast involves people of non-asian races as according to the plot, the asian race is supposedly gone extinct with Mikasa being the last Japanese in the titan-verse. Though i wont mind it as much if they manage to at least pull off the graphics successfully. Personally, i believe it wouldve been better if they had waited to make the movie after the second season airs because SNK is already become a very well known series in a very very short amount of time. Another season and its value would have gone high enough for them to have been able to afford a collaboration with hollywood directors, resulting in a block buster with crazy good effects. Anyhow, lets just keep our fingers crossed for the team working hard on the movie. Gambatte everyone! * i hope i spelled that right*

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‘Yato, a minor god, dreams to become the most revered deity in the world with big shrine and all. However, being a penniless god that he is, he has a long way to go and his shinki leaving him doesn’t help matter. Later, when he does his job, a high school girl named Hiyori Iki pushes him out of the way of a speeding bus; unaware of his status as deity.

Things get complicated when this incident triggers abnormality in Hiyori’s soul, causing her to make an Astral Projection whenever she falls unconscious. To turn herself back to normal, Hiyori must help Yato becoming a better god who can fix the problem, along with Yato’s new shinki, Yukine.’ -MAL

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Another one of the top few anime that i watched. Noragami is, put in a nutshell, awesome. If Yato’s piercing blue eyes are not enough to force you to become enamored with this show, then the tsundere Yukine’s adorableness will. Not to mention, the female lead is one of the only few that i actually dont find annoying.. and thats a big deal. I actually like Hyori a lot. She’s sensible, motivated, adventurous, not to mention no nonsense and straight forward. I mean do you remember this part where she’s all like ‘I want to stay with you. I want to be with you forever’  and then a blushing Yato replies with ‘Ill grant that wish for five yen’ *adorable* I ship them so much! Give me the next season already!

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‘Tada Banri, a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo, found himself completely lost after the opening ceremony, trying to find his way to the freshman orientation. At that moment, he ran into another lost freshman from the same school, Yanagisawa Mitsuo, and they hit it off at once. Somehow arriving at their intended goal just on time, there appeared in front of the two a beautiful girl holding a bouquet of roses. The girl then whacked Mitsuo across the face with the bouquet and handed the flowers over to him. “Freshman, congratulations,” was all she said, and then left. The stylish, well dressed, perfect woman that had swung at Mitsuo was his childhood friend, Kaga Kouko. As children they had promised to marry each other one day, fulfilling their dreams. In order to escape from her, Mitsuo had gone out secretly and taken the examination for this well known private college, but now she showed up in the freshman orientation hall. She too had taken the law school entrance examination, catching up with him there.’ -MAL

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Koko, girl i love your fashion sense but please. You gotta see a doctor. All that obsessing and getting possessive over your guy aint healthy. Its called co dependency. Also you can get kinda annoying at times. Personally i favored Linda over Koko for Banri. Some people disagree saying that she had her chance and that she shouldve told him bla bla bla but heres the thing. If the person that loved you loses their memories and you tell them that they used to be in love with you, that will put them under a lot of pressure to fall in love with you and they might forced themselves to have feelings for you. Love takes time to develop on its own, as it should. It should not be forced. Linda didnt tell Banri about their past because she wanted them to start again as friends so that what ever feelings they develop will be genuine. Too bad Koko came into the picture and no matter how badly you ship KokoxBanri, you have to respect Linda for the fact that she stopped persuing Banri in respect of his and Koko’s relationship. She was mature enough to realize when her chance with Banri ended and was simply making sure of his well being. It wasnt her fault that Banri developed some kind of dual personality. That wouldnt have happened n the first place if Banri had been more accepting of his past and investigated about it. He would either have come to a closure or decided to revert back. His choice really.

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Anyway, im glad Koko and he ended together. I wish they had spent more time developing the Linda and Mitsuo couple as i think they could both do well with each other. But most of all, i ship 2d kun with Chinami san. In my opinion 2D kun was the most entertaining  and least annoying character and though i feel bad for Chinami, i seriously think she made a stupid mistake by playing too hard to get even though she liked the guy that proposed to her. So Chinami and 2D kun all the way!! The special appearance by Nana is also one of the best parts of this show.

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Steins; Gate. Yes, i know. This one was long overdue. But i have a personal rule to try to avoid watching an anime until its finished because the one week waiting period for the next episode to be released is torture to me. Unfortunately, due to this self serving principle, some really good anime sometimes get swept under the rug and i dont get to watch them for a long long time. *As is currently the case with Zetsuen no Tempest among a few.. okay, many others*

‘Steins;Gate is set in the summer of 2010, approximately one year after the events that took place in Chaos;Head, in Akihabara.
Steins;Gate is about a group of friends who have customized their microwave into a device that can send text messages to the past. As they perform different experiments, an organization named SERN, who has been doing their own research on time travel, tracks them down and now the characters have to find a way to avoid being captured by them.’ -MAL

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Well, ill admit i didnt expect much from the looks of the first few episodes. It was funny and had its moments but i didnt totally get into it until Mayuri died the first time. That was when it pulled an about turn and got all crazy and stuff. I remember feeling so overwhelmed for the poor protagonist that i screamed at the laptop screen in the dead of the night, which earned me a lot of embarrassment in turn. The only part i didnt like about this anime was when they forced a little bit of fan-service on the audience with the Moeka and Okabe kiss scene. Even for fan-service it looked rather painful and unnatural. Nevertheless, you cant tell how serious and dramatic it gets from the first few episodes but stick with it. Its definitely worth a watch. And while youre at it, do try the series Robotics; Notes afterwards. Im hearing a lot of good things about it and am in the process of watching it right now so a review is coming soon.

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Steins; Gate Burdened Domain of Deja Vu. The Steins; Gate movie.

‘The film takes place one year after the events of the anime series. After going through a painstaking journey across multiple “World Lines” due to the invention of “D-Mail,” text messages that can be sent to the past, Rintarou Okabe has assumedly landed in the “Steins Gate” World Line, in which none of his friends would have to die and a future ruled by SERN due to the invention of a time machine no longer exists. However, Rintarou soon starts feeling the side effects of his constant time traveling across multiple World Lines, which soon builds up and causes Rintarou to suddenly vanish from existence, with only Kurisu Makise, the girl who he had saved thanks to his efforts, remembering him through déjà vu. It is now up to Kurisu to find a way to get Rintarou back.’- MAL

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Finally! Kurisu gets her time to shine and save Okabe this time around. I was very concerned for how things were going to end with her trying over and over again to save Okabe but im glad how it all went down. Try it once youve finished watching the series.

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‘Ryuko Matoi is a vagrant school girl traveling from place to place searching for clues to the truth behind her father’s death—the “woman with the scissor blade.” The journey has led Ryuko to Honnouji Academy.
Honnouji Academy—where an elite group of students is granted superhuman power by their special uniforms called the “Goku uniform.” With the power of the uniform, the student body president, Satsuki Kiryuin rules the students with unquestioned power and fear.
Satsuki holds the secret to the “scissor blade” and Ryuko confronts Satsuki to gain information but… Was their encounter a mere coincidence or fate? The clash between the two will soon consume the whole academy!’ -MAL

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Kill la kill aka the mother of all roller coaster rides at six flags roller coaster ride. Dont blink for a moment if you have any hopes of keeping up with this anime. Truly spontaneous and action packed. Kill la kill will have you spilling your guts out laughing. Plus that Senketsu Kamui outfit of her’s is totally bad arse. Infact, i intend to cosplay in it someday.. that is, of course after modifying it for the sake of modesty.

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‘Raku Ichijou is an average high school student. He also happens to be the sole heir to the head of a Yakuza Family called the Shuei-gumi. Ten years ago, Raku made a promise… a secret promise with a girl he met. They promised one another that they will “get married when they reunite”. Since then, Raku never let go of the pendant the girl gave him.

Then one day, a beautiful girl named Chitoge Kirisaki transfers into Raku’s class. Their chemistry was more than off. There was not a moment where they were not fighting. But by a weird turn of events, Raku and Chitoge agree to become fake lovers. Although his heart is really interested in his classmate Kosaki Onodera, Raku must continue pretending to be Chitoge’s boyfriend.’ -MAL

Let me tell you straight. I dont like harem anime. I cant stand them mostly because the protagonist is always such a dense, clueless character that cant figure out how to make up his mind. Nisekoi, however, is an exception. Raku actually is a like able character. He’s considerate, funny, not to mention a man of his word. Who even remembers a promise they made ten years ago anyway? Nevertheless, aside from the distracting art style, i find this anime tolerable.. sometimes even amusing. But its still a harem anime so it gets a 6 on a scale of 10 for me. Its an ongoing anime and is confirmed to end sometime during May 2014 so im looking forward to more plot twists and new characters.

The product reviews as well as make up looks will be up soon so please keep a look out. To part, i shall leave you with this picture of Levi Heichou being awesome as usual. See you around soon!

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Shingeki No Kyojin… the day i chose hope

Post may contain spoilers even though ive tried hard to keep it vague. Please read at your own expense.

Are you the meal? No, we are the hunter!

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Hello peoples.
Id think you would like an explanation about my disappearance from the blog (again) but what is to follow in this post is more interesting. I suppose its a given you already understand the annoying distractions of life.
After months and months and months of procrastination on my part, i was able to watch and become completely mentally and emotionally involved in an anime i made the mistake of not taking seriously enough while running around doing stuff that needed to be done. Even a scat load of distractions did not render me unable to watch Shingeki no Kyojin. Earlier, i had thought, what can be so interesting about an anime about skinless, brainless, giant sized, monstrous looking titans devouring human beings and a couple of kids wearing garter belts anyway but boy was i wrong. Shingeki no Kyojin or Attack on Titan was named the best anime of the year 2013 for a reason.

I came about watching this anime after accidentally over hearing someone play its opening song. The tune was catchy and rather inspiring as well so when i came home i decided to play it for myself. I checked out the video and was suddenly drawn in by how awesome it looked. And after playing and replaying and re-replaying its opening track for, say, about half an hour, i decided to watch it. Here’s the opening song if youre curious. Play it, for i am listening and rocking out to this as i write this post, swinging wildly in my chair while being given strange looks from the ‘sane ones’ across the room. Feh!

Inspiring is it not? No use denying it!
As i watched the anime i felt my heart stop at various moments. It made me cry for the bravery with which the characters faced the circumstances presented to them. Strangely, i also felt my bond with the whole of human kind become stronger. Something i have never felt before just because of some anime series. But then indeed, Shingeki No Kyojin is not just some anime series. It is what demonstrates humanity’s vulnerability and the fear that unites it against a common enemy. It is what demonstrates the hard choices one makes in order for the greater good to prevail. The deaths in Shingeki no Kyojin are not fodder. Each deceased character is portrayed as a human. Someone’s family, someone’s friend, someone’s lover. What’s harder to watch though, are the one’s alive, as they muster the strength to go on somehow. The scenes are heart breaking and capture the essence of losing someone precious in war… a war on humanity. The show had me feeling, to some extent, what a soldier might feel.

During the course of the series we meet a variety of different characters. Doe eyed beauties, fierce soldiers, complete weirdos, vicious killers, stubborn lunatics, desperate fanatics, political slaves and a weak, troubled and scared general populace all which leave their tracks in your mind while running like ants in a colony as it is invaded by man eating giants. Around this point, the opening track for the show is replaced with an equally awesome, if not better soundtrack, Flügel der Freiheit or Wings of Freedom, as you call it.

Makes the heart clench with determination. And i must say, while the openings are great, expect even better and fitting background music while watching the series. My favorite happens to be the song that plays just after (Spoiler Alert) Eren successfully manages to seal the breach in Wall Rose. Another thing, do expect to stay mentally stuck in the titan-verse for several days after finishing this anime. For me its been 48 hours and im still in somewhat of a daze. Feels as though i left my soul somewhere inside the three great walls fighting the titans with my comrades and trying to avenge the deaths of the one’s ive lost. The first season is complete and available to stream online but since there is no confirmed news about the second season, ive started and caught up to the manga which is a little ahead of the anime and has some shocking turn of events coming. The next chapter releases in early March so those of you that feel like keeping up with the manga after finishing the anime like me will not have to wait too long for even more gore-infested, feel-some goodness of the series.

I was unable to decide upon a single favorite character for this show. Yes, the protagonist plays the most important role but Attack on Titan is executed in such a manner that makes it almost impossible to pick out a single person. If youve been giving this anime the boot this long, you need to stop and give it a chance. Yes, it has become an extremely popular series but its nothing like the Big Three. It goes much, much deeper into your soul to show you human kind’s worst fear and its breaking resolve.

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Well, that’s that. In other news, i have begun watching multiple anime including Steins; Gate, Jormugand, Hamatora and Nobunga the fool all of which will be briefly reviewed in the coming anime update. I was gonna talk about SnK on the anime update too but i figured it was good enough to deserve its very own post. My beauty related articles are on a short hiatus as im still waiting on some products to include in the reviews coming up and ill also be posting a new look in the eye make up section soon enough. Also, the coming March will mark the day it became three years to me starting this blog as well as my birthday. Ill be sure to post a picture of the cake for you to feast your eyes on, *evil smirk*. On an unrelated note, since im bored and running out of things to say, i’ll add that it has been raining consistently every night, all night these days and they say there’s a storm coming towards Southern California. So stay safe everyone and pray for our safety as well.

Before i take my leave, id like to present you a link to the official Twincon page where you can find even more pictures, videos and details about the recent cosplay event that happened in Islamabad a few days ago. Please click here for more photos from Twincon.

Have a good one peeps, and fight for the glory of humanity!
*Yes, i definitely plan on cosplaying as a member of the scouting legion.

Events; Twin Con 2014

When we started planning this event last summer , we were thinking of small event with 100-200 people. Without your support we were able to make this huge. From the estimate we made we sold over 900 tickets . Thus Making TwinCon 2014 the BIGGEST ANIMATED ART CONVENTION IN PAKISTAN’S HISTORY!!
Thank you everyone for being a part of it , for making this possible and for making our dream come true.’ – TwinCon Team

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Find the complete TwinCon 2014 photo album here.

Today’s the day!

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Four hours to Twincon peoples! For those of you going, congratulations. May you have a great time. And from those of us who cant make it… well, we’ll be there in spirit, watching over you as your guardian angels.

I intend to publish a full feature covering Twincon 2014 on this blog as soon as possible. Till then, here are some last minute instructions posted by the Twincon page.

  • For Manga and Sketching Competition, you have to bring your own Stationary. We will only provide Paper.
  • Follow the rules Strictly. They will be enforced and we will take action against violators.
  • Please bring your CNIC, or if you are under 18, the guardian accompanying you should bring their CNIC.
  • If you have purchased your ticket, please keep it with you for entry into H12 and the event.
  • Any decision made by the organizing team is final and they have to right to take any action they want.
  • Come have fun,  meet new people and make new friends.
  • Pray that the events goes off without a hitch.

‘Thank you for the never ending support you have shown us.
See you soon!’

24 hours to Twincon!

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In case you are wondering about the peeps in the picture above, they are none other than our hard working ambassadors for Twincon 2014. With only one day to go, twincon’s page has posted the schedule for the event among details for the Duel Masters tournament.

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Notes

  • There will be a registration Desk inside the venue where you can register yourself for on-spot events like Duel Masters , Bey-blade , Sketching , Manga etc.
  • Since there is limited time, the schedule will be followed strictly.

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Lastly, here’s an introduction of the Twincon Team that’s making this happen. A big thank you to you all!

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2 days to TwinCon 2014!

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With only two days left to go, Twincon’s facebook page has been posting as many details as they can to ensure every body has a splendid time at the event.

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Entry Instructions

NUST has several Gates used for Entry.
Entry for the event will be from Gate 10 ONLY (Directions from RWP shown in Pic 1).
At Gate 10 there will be a check post where your cars will be searched. Those people who have their tickets can show their tickets to the guard and they will be allowed to enter NUST. Those who want to get tickets on spot will have to go the the reception of gate 10. Here we will have a registration Desk setup where you can get your on spot tickets. After getting your ticket and you will be allowed to enter NUST. The event will take place in NBS Ground NUST H12 (directions from gate 10 shown in Picture 3). There will also be markers to help you along the way.
Once in NBS ground you will have to show your ticket at entrance , The Person at entrance will tear half your ticket and place a stamp on your hand.
Inside the venue there will be another Registration desk. You can register for events (Duel Master’s , BeyBlade , Sketching , Manga ) at this desk. You can also buy your Sky Lantern from this desk.

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Itazura Na Kiss… Something wrong with everything

Warning! This is a HATE post and may contain spoilers about the fore mentioned series. Read at your own disposal.

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*sigh* Itazura na kiss, where do i start?

So i had been hearing a lot of my otaku friends going on about how sweet and adorable this anime was for a while now and as much of a sucker for a good shoujo anime i am, i could not resist not checking it out for myself and so i did. And so i regretted it. Immensely, to add.

This is what MAL has to say about INK, ‘Ever since she entered high school, Kotoko Aihara wanted to be in the same class as Naoki Irie. The only problem is that Irie is the smartest student in school contrast to Kotoko being one of the dumbest. Now in her 3rd year of high school, she still isn’t there. However, one day her home gets destroyed and the only place left to go to was Irie’s home. Now that she lives close to him, will their relationship be the same, or will it become greater than it is?

Sounds good enough, right? Wrong! What MAL failed to mention was that our ‘heroine’ is the Japanese equivalent of a jersey shore bimbo with an IQ of a bucket thats full of dirty mop water and the ‘hero’ is a conceited, constipated sociopath who thinks of himself as a superior entity bestowed upon our world simply because he’s ‘smart’ and has an eidetic memory. By the way, having a photographic memory does not mean that one is smarter, as in one has better critical thinking or problem solving skills. It simply means you remember everything, including the methods that make it easier to solve problems, making you seem ‘smarter’ as a side effect. Anyway, If you think about it, these two make a perfect couple. You know why? Because the dude is a psycho and the chick is a masochist with zero self esteem.

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Whats so wrong about this perfect couple is that their whole relationship is based on co dependency. The guy lacks respect for the girl as a human being, loves establishing his ‘power’ by making her jealous, and wont hesitate to slap her in front of another woman who was flirting with him in front of his wife nor hesitate to play egoistical mind games with her just after their first kiss. The girl is needy and well, delusional. She refuses to consider the possibility that the only reason Naoki clings on to her now is because he’s gotten used to being chased by her and knows no other chick will give him an ego boost by having such an inferiority complex nor take his b.s like Kotoko does.

Also, what’s is the deal with the people in this anime playing hard to get and having physical altercations with their significant others instead of solving their issues like civilized human beings? I counted at least three such pairings. If you dont like someone, dont go out with them, dont marry them unless you genuinely want to give yourself a chance with them or if you start liking them because of some quality that they have and for goodness sake dont slap them around like misbehaving pets. Dont be with someone just to settle for who ever will take your ish so you can hold your head up high and think of yourself as a blessing to them. Honestly, what kind of relationship is one doomed to have if they cant get past acting ‘cool’ with the other? A very uncomfortable one i presume.

Yes, INK had some funny moments but over all it was a disturbingly unhealthy anime promoting dysfunctional relationships, superficiality and emotional dependency. I do not agree with its message. Here’s hoping Naoki and Kotoko make better parents than they made husband and wife. Amen.

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Twincon 2014 is BACK!

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Hello subbies.
Thank you for visiting this blog even though i have been m.i.a for the past few days.. i mean weeks. *embarrassed finger twitching* Eh..hehe.. anyway, this is just gonna be a short post telling you about the new dates for Twincon 2014. So, this might be a little short notice, but if you already didnt know from Twincon‘s facebook page, the event is a mere five days away!!

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Here’s what the page posted.

“Past 2 Weeks have been quite tough on us , We had a lot of discussion regarding possible venues.
Today i had an extensive meeting with administration of NUST H12 Campus. After a Lot of Discussion about the event NUST Administration was grateful enough to allow us to hold the event at their Campus.
By Holding the event inside NUST H12 Campus we get the security needed to ensure no problems occur. We will also have a perfect Ground to hold our event on and All of you get to enjoy the beauty that is NUST H12 Campus.
We would like to thank the administration at NUST for allowing us the opportunity to hold this event.
As for the date ? The Poll was pretty one sided 137 for 16th Feb against 67 for 16th March.
So See You All on 16th February at NUST H12 for TwinCon2014!!!!!”

A brief list of competitions to be held at the event..

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Here’s the list of ambassadors you can contact for details about the tickets.

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“After a Lot of Discussion with the Organizing Team. We have Decided that On Spot Tickets will be only Available at Gate 10 of NUST (Which is to be used by outsiders for entry ). These Tickets are reserved for Non NUSTIANS.

On Spot Tickets will not be available for NUSTIANS. We have 4 Ambassadors in NUST (including EME ) so People from NUST please get your tickets before hand to avoid any inconvenience. Though NUST Alumni and Student of MCS and AMC can get their tickets on Spot.”

Well peoples, im out for now. More posts coming as soon as i make sure not to flunk my next test. G’nite!

Anime Update 4

Post may contain spoilers so please read at your own expense.

Hi everyone.
This will probably be my latest anime related post for a while before i get a bit settled into my new schedule. During this time, ill be keeping an eye out for any news related to the new TwinCon dates and such. Ill also be posting more product reviews and brand promotions along with a new make up look sometime late first week or early second week of February. Right now, here’s a small sneak peak and review of all the anime i have watched since last.

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The Devil Is A Part-Timer! ‘Devil King Sadao is only one step away from conquering the world when he is beaten by Hero Emilia and forced to drift to the other world: modern-day Tokyo. As “conquering the world” are the only skills the Devil King possesses—and are obviously unnecessary in his new situation—he must work as a freeter to pay for his living expenses!’- MAL

Extremely hilarious. To add, references like MgRonalds and Sentucky Fried Chicken are like icing on the cake. My favorite character in this series would definitely be Shiro Ashiya. He used to be one of the devil’s most loyal a generals in the demon army back in the other realm, now he has been reduced to a care taker that plans the budget with the devil’s meager paycheck and does all the house hold chores. The slightly depressing thing about this show is that it will make you feel inadequate as a professional, make you second guess all your career choices and make you want to forget everything and get a job at MgRonalds.. Lol!

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Un-go! ‘He pursues his job as the “Last Great Detective”. Others call him the “Defeated Detective”. What’s certain is that he’s Shinjurou Yuuki, a young man with a passion for mysteries and a talent for solving them that has made him the target of dark forces now stirring within the sinister underworld of a near future Tokyo. That could prove lethal, given that not even the other “good guys”, including the police, are exactly on Shinjouro’s side. Fortunately Yuuki’s not completely on his own, and with the aid of his uniquely talented associate Inga, he’s ready to cut a swath through the veils of secrecy that have been laid before him. Get ready for mind against matter and a lot of cloak and dagger as the ultimate battle of clue and deduction begins in UN-GO! ‘-MAL

A mystery anime. We get to see Shinjouro solve many interesting cases as the series develops and learn about his mysterious friends that help him get to the truth in a situation. Overall a good enough anime. Can get boring in the first few episodes so just bear with it for a while.

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Code Geass; Boukoku No Akito (Akito the Exiled) ‘The story takes place in Europe in the year a.t.b. 2017. A Knightmare unit made of boys and girls from Area Eleven are thrown into a military operation with a 5% chance of survival. They must rescue an allied unit left behind on the European warfront.’-MAL

A three episode spin off from the original show, with the timeline set in between the period of Code Geass R1 and R2. Boukoku no Akito follows a Japanese young man named Akito Hyuga, an EU Knightmare pilot. As it turns out, his older brother who tried to kill him using the geass, is now one of the knight kings of Britannia and is hell bent on taking his life. It is not shown how Shaing, his brother acquired the power of Geass but somehow Akito was still able to survive. I suppose that his incident which happened during Akito’s childhood, has taken quite a toll on him as he seems to have become rather sadistic and apathetic.

So far only two episodes of the series have been released and the third is said to be set for release sometime this year. Contrary to expectations, while Suzaku Kururugi does make a special appearance during the series, there is some confusion to whether or not Lelouch Vi Britannia is present in the show. However, there is one mysterious young man seen travelling with Suzaku with a decorated patch over his left eye and a very Lelouch-esque appearance. He introduces himself as Julius Kingsley. My theory is that if this person is indeed Lelouch, then this incident happened around the time of his disappearance. The Black Knights get an honorable mention though only a handful of details are given about them. It is also said that C.C will be making a special appearance in the third episode which will conclude the series. Hopefully, Akito and his team survive the pitfall that starts with the beginning of Zero Requiem.

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Red Garden. ‘Strange suicides have been taking place in New York. One day, four girls from the same high school wake up in the morning feeling tired and dizzy and not being able to remember anything about the previous night. In school, they find out that one of their classmates has committed suicide. School is canceled for the rest of the day, but instead of going home, the girls are drawn to a park by butterflies only they can see. Suddenly a man and a woman approach the girls, telling them that they all died the previous night.’-MAL

First of al, let me say how much i absolutely loved the art. This anime isnt very recent, but i suppose its the fact that they chose to draw American’s in a Japanese style of animation is what makes it so unique. Ive notice in several other anime where anime artists would try to draw Europeans and fail but this anime does it quite perfectly.

The story revolves around four girls of completely unique back grounds and puts them in a predicament where they are forced to work together to understand each other and find a new kind of appreciation for what they had previously taken for granted. This anime can best be described as a female-centric supernatural horror mystery mash up. Also, i recommend that after this series, you watch the 45 minute movie epilogue, Dead Girls, which is set in the future hundreds of years after the series ends. It doesn’t really explain things much but it’s an extra serving for those of us that weren’t emotionally prepared for the series to end so soon.

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Psychic Detective Yakumo. ‘Haruka Ozawa’s sophomore year is getting seriously scary. One of her friends is possessed, another has committed suicide and Haruka could be the next one to flunk the still-breathing test. Her only way out of this potentially lethal dead end? Yakumo Saito, an enigmatic student born with a mysterious red eye that allows him to see and communicate with the dead. But the deceased don’t always desist and some killers are more than ready to kill again to keep dead men from telling any more tales. That doesn’t stop Haruka’s knack for digging up buried secrets, and there’s even more evidence of bodies being exhumed by both Yakumo’s police contact and an investigative journalist with a newly made corpse in her closet! Can this pair of anything but normal paranormal detectives solve the ultimate dead case files or will they end up in cold storage themselves?’-MAL

It took me six months to finally finish this series. Not because it has like 1000+ episodes or anything. Its just what happens when you combine my procrastination with distractions. The fact that it took me so long to finish a thirteen episode show is because it takes its sweet time to develop the story and then everything goes too fast and then you get confused whether you missed something so you go back to the episode before for clues, then further and further and then watch the same episode three times because it was so boring you struggle to concentrate on what the characters are saying. You get the memo. Not a bad anime, just too slow for me. Watch for yourself and lemme know what you think.