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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky

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Atelier Escha & Logy: Alchemists of the Dusk Sky is the most recent RPG release in the extended Atelier series. It is a stand-alone game, so if you’ve never played any of the previous ones, you could definitely start here.

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The main characters in the story are Escha Malier and Logix (Logy) Fiscario, government employees in the small town of Colseit. The game-play is based around the idea of governance of time: the year is split into quarters, and each “season” has its own story quest, and side tasks that help develop the story. The quests are your main priority, and after those are completed, the story furthers into more detail including exploring and adventure, crafting/upgrading items, battling monsters, and checking off side tasks.

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The game offers different endings and slight variations throughout the game when you play as either Escha or Logy. According to Griffin Vacheron of We Got This Covered, the “combat falls a bit flat compared to crafting, and it’s not always clear exactly what to do next, but luckily, the enjoyable and rewarding nature of exploration largely offsets such complaints.”

Photos c/o theregion2show.com

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In The Name Of The Moon, She Has Returned.

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The classic shoujo animated series “Sailor Moon” is officially returning this summer with a brand new series called “Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon Crystal”. It will debut in July and will be available to stream worldwide on the Niconico website.

The anime is a commemoration of the 20th anniversary for the Sailor Scouts. The team of young heroines led by the ever so popular and clumsy Sailor Moon (Usagi) are back to ridding the world of evil. Producer, Atsutoshi Umezawa, says the series will not be a remake of the preceding anime, but instead be an adaptation of the manga, starting on a blank slate.

Usagi Tsukino is a second-year middle school girl who is a little clumsy and a crybaby, but she is full of energy. One day, she meets Luna, a black cat with a crescent moon on her forehead, and she transforms into Sailor Moon, a sailor-uniformed pretty guardian of love and justice! As a chosen guardian of justice, Usagi seems to have a mission to find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other guardians and to protect the princess.Meanwhile, the queen of the Dark Kingdom, Queen Beryl, also sends minions to the town where Usagi lives to obtain the Illusionary Silver Crystal, which has immense power. This causes strange events to unfold….

Can Sailor Moon really find the Illusionary Silver Crystal with the other Sailor guardians, and protect the princess…!?

The director for the series is Munehisa Sakai (best known for One Piece). Yuji Kobayashi ( “Saint Seiya Omeda” and “Smile Precure!”) will take on the scripts, Yukie Sako will be designing the characters, and serving as art directors are Yumi Hosaka and Takashi Kurahashi. The soundtrack for the series will be produced by King Records, featuring Yasuharu Takanashi, and Momoiro Clover Z.

The original anime was five seasons, and the manga ran for 52 chapter. There have also been a few OVAs and movies.

For more information, visit: sciencefiction.com

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TV Review: Itazura Na Kiss: Love in Tokyo (Japanese)

Aired: Mar. 29 – Jul. 19 ’13
Episodes: 16
Cast: Honoka Miki, Yuki Furukawa, Yoji Tanaka, Koura Kazumasa, Tomomi Nishimura

It all starts at the Tonan Highschool entrance ceremony. Not-so-smart student, Kotoko Aihara (Honoka Miki) is enchanted by the pretty boy and highest-scoring student, Naoki Irie (Yuki Furukawa).

She falls in love and decides she needs to tell him how she feels through a love letter. Naoki’s rejection to her letter was harsh, “I don’t like dumb women”.

If things can’t get any worse for Kotoko, her house is completely wrecked by a small object falling from the sky. Until her house is rebuilt, Kotoko and her Dad are taken in by her Dad’s friend. Little did she know, the temporary house is also home to Naoki Irie.

How exciting is that? A definite must-watch for the romance comedy junkies! The next is a spoiler, but if you’re interested to read my opinion, continue on!

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{ Ragdoll – anime version } Halloween makeup, costume

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Another costume I didn’t have a chance to film 😦
I apologize, but I took a lot of photos so I’m hoping that’ll suffice.
I do have another version of a “doll” costume that I have a blog post and YouTube video for here.

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This is my interpretation of Miss Raggety-Ann (anime style). Using white eyeliner/shadow I enlarged my eyes to create the doll-look, made a fake crease, and used full top and bottom lashes. That was fun!

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Wig: H&M (seller deleted their shop, sorry!)
Dress: H&M
Socks: Top Shop
Flats: Urban Behaviour

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{Kawaii Kitty} Halloween Makeup & Costume

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Oh yeah. I’m on a roll here, and nothing can slow me down. Here’s costume numero dos. Super comfy and easy – best for when you’re not feeling 100% or when you’re constantly blowing your nose. *thumbs up*

I got the accessories (like I said in the video) from an anime convention, so you’d probably have to find something similar off Ebay or Amazon if you were going to do this look or something similar.

Dress: H&M
Belt: Thrifted

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Birthday Recap ♡ { Day 3 & 4 }

Sunday, 09|22|13

Spent this day doing what I love to do most: lounge around at home, treat myself (aka. spa day), and watch anime/read manga. I finished watching Kamisama Hajimemashita, for those of you who are curious to know. It was wonderful. I’m in the midst of reading the manga version (which is still ongoing).

When we finally had dinner, I requested for KFC, because sometimes I just find myself longing for the combination of chicken and coleslaw. Don’t ask me why.

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Followed by dessert, Yogo Ice. If you’ve never tried this type of frozen yoghurt, I suggest you do. The strawberry ones are my favourite ♡

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Monday, 09|23|13

My actual birthday. Woke up to noisy notifications coming from my phone (did I mention I love the new tones and alarms on the iOS 7?). Text messages, Tweets, Facebook messages, Instagram comments, all sending me love on my special day. Mwahaha.

Since everyone was at work, my Dad took the day off to take me for lunch at Pho. There is a superstition to eat noodles on your birthday because it signifies long life. After that I requested to go to Winners/Target because why not? I ended up spoiling myself quite a bit. After resting at a nearby Starbucks, we headed home.

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For dinner, we had noodles again – this time Malaysian. Unfortunately I didn’t get a chance to take any photos because I was starving and didn’t even think to! It’s okay, I’ll leave your creative minds to come up with an image.

And of course, no birthday is complete without a cake.

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Anime Review: Golden Boy (Based Off the Manga)

p/c: bryanime.blogspot.ca

Aired: 1995
Episodes: 6
Cast: (English dub cast) Doug Smith, Carol Amerson, Carolyn Boone

Did I like this anime? I’m not even sure.

I mean, I wouldn’t mind watching more episodes of it, but with that being said, if there were any more the story plot would have just dragged on. The “idea” would have been overdone. It’s best where it sits at 6 episodes.

This 1995 animated series was derived from the manga produced in 1992 – which was showcased in a magazine entitled, Super Jump.
The story is about a 25-year-old, perverted university drop-out, Kintaro Oe. After dropping his law degree and leaving Tokyo University, Oe sets off on an adventure, going town-to-town and beginning his journey as a travelling student.

He encounters several women who have vastly different careers. Somehow, despite his lack of making a good first impression, he still manages to make an impact on their lives (positively).

If you have nothing else to watch… sure, give this hilarious ecchi anime a chance.

The story line was predictable, but that’s no surprise since this anime was from the 90’s. Not saying all 90’s animes are predictable, but for me a majority of them are.

And to go along with it being totally predictable, of course the women all go chasing after him because he’s taught them such a valuable lesson.

Overall a 4/10.

*Photos c/o: http://mydramalist.info/title/10483/nanpokhan_romaenseu