Saturday, October 31, 2015

Happy Birthday Rin!! (11/1)


Today in Japan it is November 1st, and thus it is Hoshizora Rin's Birthday! Rin is the tomboy of the group and she excels at sports, especially hurdling, basketball and, football (soccer); naturally this makes her an excellent dancer as well. She is very hardworking and leads the group's practice sessions. When she was little, boys teased her for not dressing like a girl, so she has had a complex about her appearance that she is trying to overcome with the help of her fellow μ's members. She also likes to speak like a cat, ending sentences with nya~, and sometimes even looking or dressing like a cat.

Happy Birthday Rin!!

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Image Credit: Mocha@3日目東ヌ15委託 Pixiv

Sunday, October 25, 2015

Harpy Birthday Murasaki!! (10/26)


Yep, another b-day post, but this time it's not a Love Live character, but instead Murasaki from Senran Kagura. For those who don't know, or haven't seen my avatar on several different sites (Google, Steam, MAL, amongst others), Murasaki is my favorite character, and I would even go as far as to call her my Waifu.

Murasaki is first introduced in Senran Kagura: Shinovi Versus and is associated with Hebijo Academy. She lacks basic social skills and avoids contact with people, to the point where she is the only truant student in the school's history. She mostly stays in her room reading online novels, playing video games or watching anime with her stuffed bear Bebeby. She has a very cynical outlook on life, and tends to interpret everything negatively. In battle Murasaki uses Shurikens that are woven in her hair as well as emit waves of energy due to her 'Root of Calamity' ability. She also has the strange ability to sniff information about another person's inner character. Lastly, she also sports the largest chest in the series at 105 cm.

I first fell in love with her, after finishing her backstory in Shinovi Versus (Play the game, it's really fun) and I've been a fan ever since. I believe the poor thing needs a long hug, and maybe, just maybe she can face both her inner and outer demons head on.

Happy Birthday Murasaki!!!

If you're interested, get more info on her HERE!!
Video of her in action below!

Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Happy Birthday Eli!! (10/21)


Today is Eli Ayase's Birthday! The responsible and ever so diligent Student Council President of Otonokizaka High is a very serious, no nonsense person who serves as the realist of the group. Although she tends to distance herself from people she doesn't know very well, she is very caring and protective of anyone who takes the time to get to know her. She is very glamorous and is often complimented for her style and figure. She is part Russian and has a younger sister named Alisa who she cares a lot for.

If you play School Idol Festival, log in today to get 5 Loveca stones. (Love Gems in the International version)

Top image credit: ドリス Pixiv

Monday, September 28, 2015

Upcoming Fall 2015 Anime!!!

With September almost on the way out, it is that time once again!! Here is the listing of the new Fall 2015 anime season! This season looks to be very varied compared to last season, so lets take a look:

I have a lot of shows that I'm interested in this season, I'll just list off a few:
  • Gundam: Tekketsu no Orphans
  • Gakusen Toshi Asterisk
  • Ame-Iro Cocoa Season II
  • Yuru-Yuri San Hai
  • Hidan no Aria AA
  • Ore ga Ojou-sama Gakkou...
  • Sakurako-san
  • Valkyrie Drive: Mermaid
  • Noragami: Arigoto
  • Shinmai Maou no Testament: Burst
  • Utawarerumono: Itsuwari no Kamen
  • Gochuumon wa Usagi desu ka??
  • One Punch Man
I'm sure I'll be adding to that list as well. What shows are all of you interested in?


Chart created by Zana at neregate.com
The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart : Anime News Network Moon Phase Moetron My Anime List

Friday, September 11, 2015

Happy Birthday Kotori!! (9/12)

Today is 9/12 in Japan right now and thus is Kotori Minami's Birthday. While Kotori may come off as cutesy, ditsy and very indecisive, she is the one who is able to interpret the feelings of the other members the best, and is the one with the most insight as to how another member is feeling. She is also very talented with costumes, designing all the outfits for the group in addition to secretly (for a short time) being one the most popular maids in Akiba: Minalinsky. Happy Birthday Kotori-chan!!!

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Top Image Credit: はづき Pixiv

Sunday, August 2, 2015

Happy Birthday Honoka!!! (8/3)


Today (Well actually tomorrow by my local time) is 8/3, which means its Honoka's Birthday. So this post is a special shout-out to the leader and founder of μ's who always gives her all to support the group, and keep their spirits up with her overwhelming positive energy and single minded determination. Happy Birthday Honoka!!

Also, if you are playing School Idol Festival, log in today to get 5 Loveca stones. (Love Gems in International version)

Top image credits: Mocha@コミ1そ06b Pixiv

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Happy Birthday Nico!! (7/22)

NICO NICO NII!!!!
July 22nd is Yazawa Nico's birthday! While the shortest of the group, she is definitely the idol with the most heart, and she puts her all into her performances with the gusto of a pro. Her words may be extremely harsh on the other girls, but she only wants what's best for the group.

Also, if you are playing School Idol Festival, log in today to get 5 Loveca stones. (Love Gems in International version)

Top image credits: Mocha@コミ1そ06b Pixiv

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Rest in Peace Satoru Iwata

Today is a very sad day for all gamers and Nintendo fans like me. Satoru Iwata, the President and CEO of Nintendo has passed away at 55 due to a bile duct growth.
When I was young, it was Nintendo games that represented my youth, I loved playing Mario, Starfox, and Kirby among many other legends, some of which this man had a part in. When I look back on those fond times, I truly appreciate everything both Iwata-san and Nintendo did for me as a kid. For all the memories and fun times that I've had with Nintendo games and products, I want to say thank you Satoru Iwata, and Rest in Peace.

You can read the IGN article here: Nintendo CEO Satoru Iwata Has Passed Away

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Upcoming Summer Anime 2015!!

With today being the fist day of the new anime season. I once again bring all you wonderful readers the upcoming anime chart for Summer 2015. Enjoy!!

The Series That I am most interested in are:
  • Oku-sama ga Seito Kaichou! (7/01)
  • Gangsta (7/01)
  • Wakaba * Girl (7/03)
  • Classroom☆Crisis (7/03)
  • Shimoneta to Iu Gainen ga Sonzai Shinai Taikutsu na Sekai (7/04)
  • Charlotte (7/04)
  • To Love Ru -Trouble- Darkness 2nd (7/06)
  • Sore ga Seiyuu! (7/07)
  • Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou (7/07) **My Current #1, I love the Manga**
  • Bikini Warriors (7/07)
  • Kuusen Madoushi Kouhosei no Kyoukan (7/08)
  • Prison School (7/10)
  • The Idolm@ster Cinderella Girls 2nd Season (7/17)
  • Fate/Kaleid Liner Prisma☆Ilya 2wei Herz! (7/24)
There is a lot more I am interested in, but these are definitely the top choices. What are you guys interested in this season?


Chart created by Zana at neregate.com
The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart : Anime News Network Moon Phase Moetron My Anime List

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

E3 2015 Review

With E3 2015 finally behind us, I just wanted to write up a small post about what I was most interested in from the event. Overall for the big three, I think Sony won the show, with many new and innovative titles along with the announcement of some returning fan favorites. Nintendo followed suit, and unfortunately I found nothing of interest from Microsoft. As for individual games themselves, the niche and indie titles stole the show for me with Xseed Games easily having the games I'm most interested in. So now I'll list all the games I am currently keeping an eye on in alphabetical order (I will include trailers if you're curious):

Battleborn - Looks like a crazy fun time + from creator of Borderlands

Cosmic Star Heroine - Zeboyd never fails to deliver! I backed this one on Kickstarter and I can't wait to get my copy!

Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Looks incredible, plus Human Revolution was an amazing game.

Disgaea 5 - Gotta love me some sexy devils ;)

Final Fantasy VII remake - Even though I swear by FFVI, I remember staying up all night playing through the reactors at Midgar and loving every moment of it. Can't wait to do it again.

Fire Emblem Fates - More Waifus for me... (plus excellent strategic game-play)

Genei Ibun Roku #FE - Was impressed by the trailer, and can't wait to see more. (Also glad they dropped SMT from the title)

Horizon Zero Dawn - Easily THE game of E3 this year. I love the setting and the Heroine is awesome!

Kingdom Hearts III -Ever since visiting Disney World, I've rekindled my love of Disney, and its made me exited for this game. (Yes, weird reason, I know)

Mario & Luigi Paper Jam - A M&L and Paper Mario crossover, my interest is peaked.

Nitroplus Blasterz - I wanna play with Sonico and Saya and Al-Azif!

Onechanbara Z II - More sexy zombie killing fun.

Persona 4 Dancing all Night - all night baby...

Persona 5 - There is no reason needed to explain the hype train!

Starfox Zero - Reminds me of Starfox 64 in the best way possible. Do a Barrel Roll!!!

Senran Kagura 2 Deep Crimson - Gotta love my bouncy ninja girls!

Senran Kagura Estival Versus - See above ^ (Also Musasaki is mine...)

Shantae Half-Genie Hero - Shantae is love, Shantae is life.

Shenmue 3 - Signed, sealed, delivered! Based Yu Suzuki!!

Star Wars Battlefront - I played the crap out of the two PS2 games in the series, I would love to see where this one goes.

Skulllgirls 2nd Encore - Finally Skullgirls on the Vita!!

Street Fighter V - Next installment of the legendary series.

The Last Guardian - Looks atmospherically impressive; can't wait to see more game-play.

The Legend of Heroes Trails of Cold Steel - YES YES YES YES YES YES YES x 1000000

Super Mario Maker - This game speaks out to the inner ROM hacker within me and contains all my childhood.

Yoshi's Wooly World - This game is just adorable. I want the yarn Amiibo so much.

Overall I thought this was a great year for E3, especially for Japanese games, so what were you all interested in?

Monday, June 8, 2015

Happy Birthday Nozomi!! (6/9)

Today (6/9) is Tojo Nozomi's Birthday! As my second favorite character in Love Live, I adore her a lot! She is the main pillar of support for the group, and kind and sweet to boot (not to mention handsy) so I just wanted to give a small B-day post to μ's favorite big sister.

Also, if you are playing School Idol Festival, log in today to get 5 Loveca stones. (Love Gems in International version)

Top Image credit: 鹿琉磨遊 on Pixiv

Friday, May 1, 2015

Danmachi!

Of the new anime series airing this season, one that really caught my eye was Dungeon ni Deai wo Motomeru no wa Machigatteiru Darou ka or Danmachi for short. The title for the English version is: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? I really like how the anime takes standard RPG tropes and applies them to their world, like how an adventurer can 'view' their stats similar to the status menu in an RPG or there is a level system to indicate overall growth. As a child I grew up playing JRPGs (My blog name is a good indicator of that) and today it still remains my favorite gaming genre, although shmups and 2D fighting games are coming close. This anime has been a blast to watch so far, and I'm really liking the characters, especially Hestia; she is adorable and a really supportive goddess. <3

I was so impressed with the 4 episodes I've seen so far, I went and picked up the English versions of the first two light novels!

Here's the synopsis lifted straight from MAL:
Commonly known as the "Dungeon," the city of Orario possesses a huge labyrinth in the underground. Its strange name attracts excitement, illusions of honor, and hopes of romance with a pretty girl. In this city of dreams and desires, new adventurer Bell Cranel has his fateful encounter with the tiny Goddess Hestia.

Thus begins the story of a boy striving to become the best adventurer and a lonely goddess searching for followers both hoping to reach their goals and perhaps have some romance on the side.

If you're interested you can watch the anime over at Crunchyroll!
Volume 1 of the Light Novel can be purchased here from Amazon.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Sakura!!!

About three weeks ago I went out to my backyard, where we have a Cherry Blossom (Sakura) tree that was planted out back by the former owners of our house . In recent years the tree has not been doing so well, but it seems that this year it is getting much better. Do any of you guys know any good methods for caring for a Cherry Blossom tree?
I took a couple of images, and I've gotta say for a cell phone camera, they came out okay :) I love Cherry Blossoms, so pretty and serene.



Happy Birthday Maki!! 4/19

Today (In Japan...it's the the 18th where I am) is April 19th which means that Today is Maki Nishikino's Birthday. So to all the Maki fans out there who love this tsundere cool girl with a heart of gold, have fun celebrating! (Also don't forget all the Nico x Maki shippers as well ;) )

Log into School Idol Festival to get 5 loveca stones. (Love gems in US/intl version)


Top image credit: Pixiv

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Upcoming Spring Anime 2015!!!

As we are in the last week of the winter season, it is time to once again bring out the new anime list for Spring 2015!!

There is a LOT of anime I want to watch this season so I can't wait!!

My current list (in no particular order):
  • Grisaia no Meikyuu & Rakuen
  • Danna ga Nani Wo Itteiru ka Wakaranai Ken 2nd Season
  • Re-Kan!
  • Mahou Shoujo Lyrical Nanoha ViVid
  • Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
  • Hello Kin-iro Mosaic
  • Triage X (Maybe wait for Blu-Rays First)
  • Nisekoi:
  • High School DxD BorN
  • Plastic Memories
  • Hibike! Euphoniun
  • Shokugeki no Souma
I'll bet this list will grow as I look into more of what's out there :)
So is there anything that you guys are interested in?

Chart created by Zana at neregate.com
The following websites were used as sources of information to create the chart : Anime News Network Moon Phase Moetron My Anime List

Saturday, March 14, 2015

Happy Birthday Umi!! 3/15

For all those who love the ever pragmatic (and somewhat yandere) Umi, today is her birthday, so go find the nearest ocean and scream out Umi Dah at the top of your lungs. (^ω^)

Just like always, log into School Idol Festival for 5 loveca stones!!

Image Credit: Pixiv

Happy Pi Day


Well Today is 3.14, so to all the math lovers in the world, today is Pi day! If you want to be even more accurate, celebrate the holiday at 1:59 PM as well!
Anyway here is pi to one million digits!

Image Credit: Pixiv

Saturday, February 14, 2015

Happy Valentines Day


Just a short post wishing everyone a Happy Valentines Day. Go spend it with somebody you like, or if you're like me, just play games all day....

Image Credit: みわべさくら Pixiv

Friday, January 16, 2015

Happy Birthday Hanayo!! 1/16


Today January, 16th is Hanayo Koizumi's Birthday! So, I wish 誕生日おめでとう to everyone's favorite rice and idol enthusiast, Kayo-chin!!
Just like with all the μ's character's birthdays, if you log into School Idol Festival, you will get 5 Loveca stones (Love Gems in non-Japanese versions).

Thursday, January 1, 2015

Happy New Year 2015


Just stopped on by to drop this little post. I just want to say Happy New Years to all and I hope you all have a wonderful day. Also Lambda <3

Image Credit: ゆや