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Let's Share: Figure Photography

Let's Share is back again! I feel that among the long list of big names, smaller fans get lost in the shuffle. There's a lot of talent and skill out there, but goes unnoticed. So I want to promote these talented people in a way to help build awareness and unity among anime fans and otaku. Somewhat related to My Figure Collection, I would like to take the time to pass the spotlight to a talented anime fan. She goes by the name of Tsubaki, and is very skilled at figure photography. For the uninformed, figures usually involve small statue like replications of anime characters. They're known to be collected by fans and otaku. While it may not seem like it, collecting is a very interesting hobby, as not only do you get to see your collection of favorite characters grow, you meet a lot of exciting people along the way. Please take a look at the pictures below, and please check out Tsubaki's profile to support her! Tsubaki's Pictures Profile Flavors

Why I Don't Agree with Hayao Miyazaki's Opinion on the Anime Industry

Kiki's Delivery Service was a favorite of mine as a child. I'm aware that I might get a lot of hate for this post, but oh well. Recently I read an article regarding Hayao Miyazaki's thoughts on the anime industry. Miyazaki states that the problem with the industry is that it's full of "otaku" who don't spend time watching "real people." He goes even further to state that anime is made by humans who can't stand to look at other humans.  I completely disagree with this statement. First, for those who don't know him, let's take a look at Hayao Miyazaki. For a brief summary, "Hayao Miyazaki is one of Japan's greatest animation directors. The entertaining plots, compelling characters, and breathtaking animation in his films have earned him international renown from critics as well as public recognition within Japan." (Source IMDb ) He is also known for Studio Ghibli, an animation company. From the above paragraph

A BlazBlue Birthday: Jin Kisaragi

February birthdays are very popular for my favorite anime/video game characters. While everyone is caught up in the Valentine's Day festivities, let's not forget Jin Kisaragi's birthday. Happy Birthday Jin!

Anime Fans and Valentine's Day

Valentine's Day is just around the corner. (and already here for some of you.) However, there's somewhat of a negative image that seems to revolve around the day, and I feel that's a bad thing. It could be due to media, experiences, or other reasons, but I feel like the holiday has lost it's true meaning. I'd rather not go back into history and bore you with a long story. So let's just say that it seems like people tend to automatically feel sad around the holiday. People are depressed because they have to spend this lovey-dovey day without a partner. Others are mad with the fact that their current partner seems to not give a hoot about the holiday, or that they haven't given them the gift they wanted. A few have absolute hatred for the day and everything to do with it. What gives? While this post is technically named "Anime Fans and Valentine's Day" I feel this is something that everyone needs to read. Why dislike a day becaus

Happy Birthday Miriel!

Happy Birthday to my Fire Emblem: Awakening wife, Miriel ! I plan on reviewing Fire Emblem: Awakening after my wonderful experience with the game so please stay tuned! For more info on her:  Miriel (ミリエル Mirieru, Myriel in the Japanese version) is a playable character from Fire Emblem: Awakening. A grandiloquent but fastidious Shepherd who waxes wroth if so much as a single arrow sits askew in its quiver. She adore research and obsesses over her object of study. The most superfluous packer. Born on February 12th.

Let's Share: MyFigureCollection

Good evening! This is going to be a start of a new series called Let's Share! Every few days or so, I'm going to post something related to anime for others to learn about. It could be literally anything, artwork, music, websites, people, anything. My goal is to not push my opinion only on others, so I would love for readers to comment and give their insight on the current topic. Off to see the....figures? Up for today is a website by the name of My Figure Collection. It can be located at MyFigureCollection.net. I recently stumbled upon the website due to friends and I have been enjoying my time their thus far. So for those who don't know much about it, but can't be bothered to read long descriptions here's a little sneak peek. MFC offers a place to show off and organize your collection of figures. However, it's not just figures; anything regarding anime or Japan can be added. The database is still growing, so a particular item you own may not be th

A Few Recent Blog Tweaks

Hey everyone! I've decided to fix up (and hopefully improve) my blog. I'm just going to take the time to explain a few changes I've made. First up, I added dividers between my header links. Hopefully that makes them easier to read as the words tended to run together. I've been considering adjusting my blog to make use of my Facebook Header...though I'm not sure if it will look well. I adjusted the post background so transparency isn't a problem. I received a few complains about my posts being hard to read due to the transparency. I think white is a good color in contrast to the overall orange...but it seems a bit too plain. I might change it to a lighter orange/tannish color to help bring some life to my posts. Lastly, when entering my blog you would notice a gear depending on how long it takes to load. Recently I found a way to change this and replaced it with a gif. However, I'm not sure if this will cause unnecessary loading or not. If you exper

Don't Lose Your Way!

My apologies for the lack of posts, my laptop is currently down due to a broken power cord socket, and it's been interfering with my progress. However, that is no excuse. I've acquired a new laptop and I'm ready to start writing again! I'd like to share the spotlight to another writer who inspired me to make this post. If you want to check out his blog and the post which inspired "Don't Lose Your Way!" please click here .     If you're a recent anime watcher, you've probably heard of Kill la Kill. (Kiru ra Kiru) Yeah, it's general idea may sound farfetched; I mean it's an anime about clothes...but when has anime ever been normal?   However the main focus of this post is not to discuss the anime. It's more about the messages that comes behind it and the saying it's known for. When Ryuko uses her sailor suit to transform we usually hear the one signature phrase. Yup, that's right. "Don't Lose Your Way."