Pantsu Hunter: Back to the 90s

Back in the 90s, artificial intelligence was far more primitive. After collating information from the early internet and noticing that panties were a prized sight, one such intelligence came to a rather bizarre conclusion – the quickest way to a woman’s heart is through her panties.

Wait a second, that doesn’t seem right. Rather, the quickest way to learn the ins and outs of a woman’s personality is by stealing her panties and analyzing them. That makes more sense.

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Yakuza 0

Yakuza 0 is one of the few games to aim high and knock everything out of the park. A prequel to the Yakuza franchise, it introduces Kiryu Kazuma and Majima Goro 17 years before the main events of the first game. Their individual stories start with no clear connection – Kiryu is accused of murder on a vital plot of land in Tokyo while Majima is working his way back into the Shimano family in Osaka. But as the finale approaches, the thread holding everything together becomes apparent, bringing both stories on a collision course.

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Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Video and Text)

Originally released in 2006, Final Fantasy XII quickly became one of my favorite games once I got around to playing it. It was beautiful, fun, and had plenty to dig in to. This year, the Zodiac Age remaster presented a spiffed-up version of the game, combining the best of the Japan-only “International Zodiac Job System” (IZJS) version with plenty of new improvements.

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Taking Out the Trash #9 – Albums

As an effort to get everything rolling again, here’s something that should have been written up back in April but instead was thrown together yesterday. Woohoo!

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The Memorandum of Okitegami Kyouko / Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku

If your memory reset every day, would you find some way to live in safety, or attempt a somewhat normal life? Or, would you go so far as to take advantage of your unique situation, all to make each day as interesting as possible?

For Okitegami Kyouko, the third option is the most appealing – her only requirements for happiness are a bit of money and mystery.

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Digimon Story Cyber Sleuth

Many games are flawed gems, with the quality diminished ever-so-slightly by minor quirks, but still rounding out to be positive experiences. Cyber Sleuth is not quite one of those games. In many ways, it’s a complete mess, but it barely edges out to be worth the time.

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NieR

Nier is an interesting game, and going into it I only had an inkling of an idea of what to expect. It’s a spin-off of the Drakengard series (specifically of the first game), of which I have only played Drakengard 3. If you read my review, you’d know that I have a very mixed opinion on that one. While Nier has substantial differences, particularly in where it succeeds or pales in comparison, there is one main detail that makes this a better game – it’s fun. And it doesn’t conclude with a mechanically broken rhythm game. Okay, so that’s two things.

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Persona 3 The Movie #3 – Falling Down

The first movie was okay as an adaptation, but not that great as a film. The second movie was better as a film, but took more creative liberty as an adaptation. The third movie is just a mess. They should have called it “Ryoji is here guys, so let’s make this movie about him now! Except where we need to jam in fights because I guess there was a plot we need to adapt.”

Just like my post on the second movie, there will be some spoilers. So play Persona 3 FES first if you’re looking to avoid them.

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Hibike! Euphonium

What does it take to be “special”? For some people, it’s to contribute to something great. Yet for others, it’s to stand apart for unique characteristics. For the members of the Kitauji High School Wind Ensemble, their individual perceptions of the term may vary but they all come to have the same intention – to be the very best, like no one ever was.

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My Top 10 Waifus

Note: I have since made a video version of this post. You can see it here.

The concept of “waifus” has been around for quite a long time, but only rarely do I come across a character I’d consider using the term for. Someone, while fictional, who stands far apart from the crowd and you can imagine being a significant other (at least in an ideal situation) is quite rare. Even then, narrowing this down to 10 characters was quite difficult, but here are my top 10 waifus!

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First Impressions – Winter 2016 Anime

While I said I probably wouldn’t post anything for this season, I ended up trying out a few extra shows (and one I forgot was airing). So let’s see how everything goes!

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Taking Out The Trash #6 – Top 5 Albums of 2015

Over the past month, I ended up playing a bit of catch-up with albums from the year that I hadn’t picked up yet. I’ve reached a weird point where I have too much music and too little time. But anyways, here are my top 5 albums of the past year!

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Final Thoughts – Fall 2015 Anime

Here we are at the end of the year’s airing anime! So, let’s take a look at what I followed for the fall season!

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10 Reasons You Should Never Buy Your Own Games

Buying games can be expensive. If you’re like me, I’m sure you hate having to budget between “priorities” and “entertainment,” forced to steer clear of enticing sales and shiny new offers. Well, I have the solution for you! Why spend your own money to buy yourself games when other people’s wallets are overflowing with opportunity?

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Love Live! School Idol Festival

Have you ever yearned for a game that entices your need to “catch ’em all” in the same manner as Pokemon, but with pretty young anime girls in place of animals, keychains, and ice cream? Something to kindle your masochist desires, packaged with a mediocre rhythm game? Well, do I have the solution for you!

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Thoughts So Far – Fall 2015 Anime

A common trend for this season was that the first episodes didn’t do much for me, but things have improved as they went along. Sort of. I don’t have too much to say though.

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Go! Go! Nippon! 2015

Originally released in 2011, Go! Go! Nippon! ~My First Trip to Japan~ offered readers the chance to experience Japan from a tourist’s perspective, all while accompanied by two pretty young anime girls. The recent update, simply titled Go! Go! Nippon! 2015, takes the base visual novel originally offered four years ago, and spruces it up with enhanced visuals, more content, and general improvements to the experience.

Most importantly, there are more “…Hnngh!!”s than ever before.

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Taking Out The Trash #4 – Anime

It’s been quite a while since I’ve written an anime review, so I figured I’d throw this in for the time being. Rather than “formal” reviews, these are like miniature rants. But I do have some good things to say. Some.

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 31: The Recap

Here we are at the end of the challenge! I figured I should do a brief recap and actually include some songs I had on my mind that didn’t quite fit elsewhere.

And once again, I’m sorry that there was almost a two week gap after day 26! I didn’t have a chance to prepare the rest beforehand, and during most of my job training I didn’t have internet available. I’m all moved in now, so that’s no longer an issue.

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30 Day Song Challenge, Day 29: A Song You Want Played At Your Funeral

Morbidity of the topic aside, this is a question I was asked once, and I didn’t really have an answer. It’s certainly strange to think about what song(s) you would want played at your own funeral. But there are two that came up after putting my mind to it.

Note: The original topic for this day of the challenge was “a song currently stuck in your head,” but since that overlapped with day 19’s, “a song you’re currently obsessed with,” I combined those and opted for a different topic here.

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