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 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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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.
Continue reading “Final Fantasy XII: The Zodiac Age (Video and Text)”
Hello! I created a video version of my Taking Out The Trash series of posts. There isn’t any overlap between this video and past posts, so please give it a watch if you’re interested. Thanks for stopping by!
NieR:Automata is worth your time and money. Play it. Become as gods.
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I made another video. Feel free to watch it. Or don’t.
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Hello! I adapted a post I wrote over a year ago into a video, so here it is. Enjoy!
And if you want to read the original post, click here.
And now, for my favorite ponytail girl – Nakagawa Natsuki, the resident always-has-a-fantastic-ponytail girl from Hibike! Euphonium.
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 1 – Nakagawa Natsuki”
On this penultimate day, here is Yasuri Shichika from Katanagatari!
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 2 – Yasuri Shichika”
In the wise words of Kyon, “A ponytail increases a girl’s charm by 36%.” So here’s Suzumiya Haruhi.
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 3 – Suzumiya Haruhi”
While we are approaching the end of this series of posts, here’s Senjougahara Hitagi from the Monogatari Series!
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 4 – Senjougahara Hitagi”
Kumiko’s love interest in Hibike! Euphonium – it’s Kousaka Reina!
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 5 – Kousaka Reina”
As we’re passing the halfway point, here’s Chitanda Eru from Hyouka!
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 6 – Chitanda Eru”
Today’s focus is one of the characters from Shirobako, Imai Midori!
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 7 – Imai Midori”
For day 8, here is Iida Kotori from Amaama to Inazuma (Sweetness and Lightning).
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 8 – Iida Kotori”
Continuing the countdown, here is Oumae Kumiko, the protagonist of Hibike! Euphonium.
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 10 – Oumae Kumiko”
Next up is Kanbaru Suruga, one of the members of Arararagi’s harem in the Monogatari Series.
Continue reading “12 Days of Ponytails: Day 11 – Kanbaru Suruga”
This is going to include my thoughts on the fourth and final movie in the series, and the series as a whole. There will be spoilers.
Continue reading “Persona 3 The Movie #4 – Winter of Rebirth”
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!
Continue reading “Taking Out the Trash #9 – Albums”
Long time no see. I’m going to keep up with a few shows this season, so let’s see how it goes!
Continue reading “First Impressions – Summer 2016 Anime”
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.
Continue reading “The Memorandum of Okitegami Kyouko / Okitegami Kyouko no Bibouroku”
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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This time around is a combination of recent things and leftovers I took too long to post on. True suffering incoming.
Continue reading “Taking Out The Trash #8 – Games”
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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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.
Continue reading “Persona 3 The Movie #3 – Falling Down”
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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Today’s theme is school-ish stuff! Of varying types. And luckily for you, it’s mostly positive!
Continue reading “Taking Out The Trash #7 – Anime”
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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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!
Continue reading “First Impressions – Winter 2016 Anime”
For a game that seemed to already be pushing the limits of spin-offs and adaptations, Persona 4’s latest addition takes the cake as the most baffling spawn. If only more turn-based JRPGs had rhythm game spin-offs. Focused on dancing.
Continue reading “Persona 4: Dancing All Night”
When it was announced that Kizumonogatari would be split into three movies, I thought this might happen. I didn’t think the result could be this bad though.
Continue reading “Kizumonogatari Part 1: Tekketsu-hen”
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!
Continue reading “Taking Out The Trash #6 – Top 5 Albums of 2015”
For adding three shows to my favorites – and supplementing two series that were already there – it was a pretty good year.
Continue reading “Top 5 Anime of 2015”
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!
Continue reading “Final Thoughts – Fall 2015 Anime”
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?
Continue reading “10 Reasons You Should Never Buy Your Own Games”
Two years ago today, I started up and wrote my first post on this site. To be honest, it feels like it was even longer ago than that, mostly as a result of a lot of tons of stuff happening in real life since then.
But seriously, thanks everyone! If nobody read this stuff, it would be a bit awkward.
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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!
Continue reading “Love Live! School Idol Festival”
Do you ever play a video game and think, “I wish real life was like this?” I sometimes have that feeling.
But not with any of these games.
Continue reading “Taking Out The Trash #5 – Games”
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.
Continue reading “Thoughts So Far – Fall 2015 Anime”
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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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.
Continue reading “Taking Out The Trash #4 – Anime”
These posts had haikus.
But now that is unlikely.
There is snow on Mt. Fuji.
Continue reading “Taking Out The Trash #3 – Music”
This past Sunday, I stopped by Makuhari, Chiba, for a little event – the Shirobako Aki-Matsuri (fall festival). There were doughnuts, dances, and (the voice actresses of) pretty young anime girls. So it was a pretty good time.
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I’m only starting off the season with five shows, so let’s see how this goes!
Continue reading “First Impressions – Fall 2015 Anime”
This season was pretty good. Ignoring the two shows I dropped.
Continue reading “Final Thoughts – Summer 2015 Anime”
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.
Continue reading “30 Day Song Challenge, Day 31: The Recap”
I’m not exactly approaching this from the intended direction, but I knew the answer to this question the moment I read it.
Also, we’re finally at the last day of the challenge! Maybe.
Continue reading “30 Day Song Challenge, Day 30: The Theme Song To Your Life”
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.
Continue reading “30 Day Song Challenge, Day 29: A Song You Want Played At Your Funeral”