Anime vs. Reality – The Childhood Friend

I’ve gotten some lists full of random tidbits for you all to enjoy, and now I want to get more into the “anime” side of things. Are things really the way they are portrayed in anime?

As for the post theme, I want to dedicate it to one of the first graders (JHS, so grade 7 equivalent) at my main school who plays this song on the piano extremely well.

The guys are all obsessed with playing Megalovania from Undertale, and they pretty much all just play the exact same DUDUDUDU part over and over. A few of them can actually play more of the song than just that though.

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Anime Studio Challenge: 5pb.'s Yahari Ore no Seishun Love Comedy wa Machigatteiru. Zoku: Kitto, Onnanoko wa Osatou to Spice to Suteki na Nanika de Dekiteiru OVA (Review)

Unfortunately 5pb. isn’t the studio but a producer, so I wasn’t able to binge all of SNAFU for a third time. In fact, this OVA is the only SNAFU-related media that 5pb. worked on.

I could have gone with Myself; Yourself, a romantic drama anime that I’d never heard of and could be pretty good. But then I decided to just go with the SNAFU OVA because I hadn’t seen it anyways…

In the spirit of transparency once again I’ll disclose here that I skipped over Licensor 4Kids Entertainment. Everything they’ve done is either a long shounen or a related movie. I could have gone with a movie but in the end I decided to just move on.

Anyways, as this is a single OVA episode, I’m going to treat this more like I would an episodic post, and just go over the synopsis and my thoughts.

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8 Random Tidbits From Living in Japan

I know I wanted to write about Japan, but then I got here and settled in and whatnot, and I realized that a lot has already been covered somewhere before, for example mainstream tips like “don’t rub your chopsticks together”, that I’d read a million times prior to coming here. So I tried to come up with some other things that I hadn’t known.

Even these points probably have been mentioned before.
But they’re pretty minor things, so maybe not!

So let’s get into 8 random tidbits I’ve picked up so far from living in Japan for a couple of months. In no particular order.

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Giving 12 Underrated Anime Their Fair Share

Last week I published a post going over 8 anime that I feel are overrated because they simply don’t live up to the amount of hype and attention they frequently get (in my opinion).

This week, we’re going to look at the flip side of that, with 12 anime that I consider underrated and don’t get enough attention! Or maybe they do, and I’ve just missed it!

This is all my opinion, of course.

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