Re-visiting Tokyo

While I first came to Tokyo, Japan on March 13th, 2020, I didn’t leave Tokyo until the end of the month. So this year, during the spring break, I was able to re-visit Tokyo, pretty much at the exact same time I was there last year.

I was able to meet with friends and do some fun things, so I figured I’d share some of the pictures I took here!

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I’m Yomu, CEO / Lead Writer / Director / Editor / Developer / Advisor / Trainer / Artist / Chief Architect / Lead Design for the Umai Yomu Anime Blog. Ask Me Anything!

Alright, so just like my last call for questions, with my Q&A post, it seems we’ve got another huge list of questions to get through. Thanks to all of you for submitting these questions, it means so much for me.

I just searched “anime questions” on Google and used this post, thanks for the questions.

Konobi Collette has a question
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Yomu Reads More Fan Mail

You know, it’s been a while since I’ve read some of my fan mail.
It’s just been piling up. I really do feel guilty about not responding.
I’ve actually just been tossing them after 30 days.

But now, it’s time I gave some of my fans some attention.
I’m sure the only reason you’re writing in is for a shot at being featured on the blog in the first place!!

It’s tough being popular, but we’ll get through this, together!

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Is empathy a virtue?

Let’s move away from what I’ve been writing about recently in regards to making efforts to improve oneself and instead look at something else.

It’s something that I’ve definitely thought about a lot recently, but I hadn’t felt the desire to write about it until I read Ethan_07’s post that talks about stories can invoke feelings of empathy from us.

This time though, I’m not going to try to make any relations to anime, it’s just my personal thoughts on empathy itself.

Been listening to the FFX soundtrack quite a bit lately, so that’s the post theme for this one:

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Don’t forget about reality.

I’m back with another one of these lifey blog posts.

Last time I wrote about how we need to make a conceited effort to improve our lives, that we can’t just sit back and wait for things to change or get better on their own.

This time I had another thought that I wanted to write about that’s in a similar vein, but also offers a different perspective.

Post theme:

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Why are you embarrassed?

Another idea has crossed my mind in a similar vein to the last blog post I wrote about life and how anime stories can alter our perspective / expectations of it.

But this one tackles something else that we often see and experience in life.
And while the idea was inspired by an experience I had here in Japan, the topic itself is far from exclusive to Japan.

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Should the Underdog Always Win in Anime?

My recent Unpopular Opinions post, specifically the question asking about “a trope that I’m tired of” or something along those lines, left me wanting to write more about the topic.

This one isn’t even really exclusive to anime, it’s a popular trope in storytelling itself. I’m sure there are many studies on why exactly the underdog appeals to people, why it’s generally the “natural outcome” in storytelling.

Recently, I’ve encountered a few stories that have left me wishing for more cases where the underdog… doesn’t win.

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