Hinamatsuri: Doll Day with Makoto Kikuchi 1/8 figure

March 3 is hinamatsuri in Japan. It’s a tradition that dates back to the Edo period where people pray for the healthy development of girls. One of the most notable aspects of this event are the ornamental dolls displayed on red carpet. I remember rolling up one of these in Katamari Damacy! Anyway, what’s a better way for me to commemorate this day than to have a look at anime figures!? Continue reading “Hinamatsuri: Doll Day with Makoto Kikuchi 1/8 figure”

Love is not over: Yellow Loveless

I hope your Valentines was as special as mine. Chocolate flowers aside, each Valentines is an opportunity to get closer to what you love – music! Specifically, music by My Bloody Valentine. Not already acquainted with the shoegaze group? No problem. Grab a pair of headphones and set the volume to ‘dangerously loud’, then press play:

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Secret Anime Santa 2015~ Show By Rock and Getting a ‘lil Shiki with it

First, apologies for my tardiness. Family and work, plus holidays on top made a whirlpool of things I never intended to involve myself with much of either this year. But it did! Also, I don’t want to keep Hisui waiting. He doesn’t seem like the type of dude you’d want to anger…

So, let’s get on with the show BY ROCK!!!

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Life is Strange, but Episode 1: Chrysalis is pretty cool

Ever wanted to go back to high school? If you haven’t punched through your monitor with your fist thinking about it, then let me ask you this; would you go back to high school if you could rewind time to save yourself from a life-changing moment, or perhaps …save a life?

Life is Strange takes place in Arcadia Bay, Oregon. You take control of high school senior Maxine Caulfield, who recently came back to her hometown to attend Blackwell Academy, a private school, to study photography. After waking up from a dream where a tornado was about to obliterate a small town, Max wakes up in a classroom in the middle of an unstimulating lecture. Fellow students are either attentive or daydreaming. Through the dust particles, sunlight fills the classroom with a warm, orange glow that signals that the school day is almost over. Max is called to answer her teacher’s question. She was so observant of her surrounding that she missed the entire lecture, so she’s scolded in front of her classmates, and is then mocked by a stuck-up girl sitting nearby. Life is mundane indeed. That is, until Max sees a classmate shot in the chest in the restroom. She panics and tries to intervene, but then suddenly appears back in her classroom. And back in time.

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