Writers play God all the time, and like the all-powerful beings that they are, they can bring death just as they breathe life into their characters. Even in the fictional world of anime, death must come. And just like life, the death of these characters are permanent.
These deaths also made me go through seven stages of grief.
As always, do read at your own risk as spoilers are sprinkled all over the place.
We’ve all done it. We bust our most weeaboo anime music in the comfort of our room, the car, or even through the headphones to ease a painstaking hour-long (or more) commute to work or school.
I’m not shy about listening to anime soundtrack because it honestly helps me concentrate with my papers and gets me pumped during exams and midterms.
Well, without further ado, here’s my OVERPLAYED anime music of 2017:
The holiday spirit is fast approaching but October spooks creep inside me when I watched Pewdiepie’s playthrough of Doki Doki Literature Club. It has been a very long time since I thoroughly enjoyed Pewdiepie’s walkthrough videos and content in general, and boy oh boy I do not regret watching it. The memes were spicy, I tell ya that.
However, I digress.
To preface this, I truly believe that the game succeeds in masking the horror behind the cheery and cute characters of the visual novel game and its amazing soundtrack, and by prepping us with cuteness and calmness, we feel more terrified of what’s coming next.
If you do not know it already, Black Clover is one of the newest manga that came out of Shonen Jump in 2017 and has gained increasing popularity in both Asian and Western audience. Preceding the end of two of The Big Three of Jump Comics– Masashi Kishimoto’s Naruto in November 2014 and Tite Kubo’s Bleach in August 2016– Black Clover shows its promising future to become one of Shonen Jump’s cornerstone, alongside the longest-running manga, One Piece.
Well, that’s debatable. Let’s examine the manga some more, shall we?
!!! SPOILERS AHEAD! DO NOT READ IF YOU ARE NOT UP-TO-DATE WITH THE MANGA!
I haven’t been writing here in so long because of personal matters. But worry no more! I’m back and I am very excited to begin writing more anime and manga reviews, and also the occasional literary works analyses as well 😉
Here’s to another year of awesomeness, spreading the word of otakuness, and maturity.
For thirty-five girls, the Selection is the chance of a lifetime. The opportunity to escape the life laid out for them since birth. To be swept up in a world of glittering gowns and priceless jewels. To live in the palace and compete for the heart of the gorgeous Prince Maxon.
But for America Singer, being Selected is a nightmare. It means turning her back on her secret love with Aspen, who is a caste below her. Then America meets Prince Maxon. Gradually, she starts to question all the plans she’s made for herself—and realizes that the life she’s always dreamed of may not compare to a future she never imagined.
Like many other readers out there, I was also lured by the beautiful book cover. Don’t lie. You judge a book by its cover. And my, oh my. The first three chapters is just as beautiful as the cover. I am also taken aback by the fact that this book is also dystopian. Yup. I did not see that coming. I just thought it’ll be a regular, run on the mill teen romance book with sweet, innocent romance scenes. Little do I know, this book is a mix of Hunger games without the blood thirsty characters (more like Prince thirsty *wink wink) and The Bachelor.
I just picked up the box set of this book and let me just tell you, I don’t think I’ll ever return the box set. In just three days, I finished the three books of the series (what’s sleep anyways?) and I just can’t put the darn book down!