Some More Unexpected Aspects of Living in Japan

I’ve been living here in rural Nagano Prefecture for the last year and a half, so I have to say that I feel like I’ve adapted to quite a bit since I first came to Japan.

When I first arrived to Japan, in Tokyo, just the streets, cars, buildings, etc. were foreign enough to make me want to take pictures of basically everything I laid my eyes on. I’ve definitely gotten past that, at least. The mountains here still catch my eyes all the time though, so I’m glad to say that I haven’t gotten over them.

Like some of my other posts, here are some more things that I didn’t know I’d have to deal with when I moved to Japan.

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The Power of Soundtracks in Anime

Here’s something I haven’t written about, but I would like to. I’ve brought up soundtracks a few times in my reviews, but really, it’s not that often. For many anime series, I feel like the soundtrack doesn’t really stick out. Which isn’t necessarily a bad thing. But as you may know thanks to other series, a good soundtrack can make a huge difference in the enjoyment and even memorability of an anime.

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Blog Post #649

Once again I wanted to write something, and now that I’ve managed to finally catch the little moth that kept appearing and disappearing in my room, I can focus on my laptop without the moth dive bombing into my face from the darkness.

But I wasn’t sure of what to write about, as always. Didn’t see any real good writing prompts to work off of and couldn’t think of anything, but I’ve been keeping my eyes open anyways.

So it’s just a general purpose blog post this time around.

Slime Anime Slime Rimuru Tempest Goblins
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Anime Question Association Round 1

Haven’t been watching too much anime recently, and haven’t thought of anything I really wanted to write about lately. But, I wanted to write something, so I figured I’d do something a little different from the old anime word association that I’ve done before.

Instead of associating anime to random words, I’ve got a random question generator to use and try to associate the questions to an anime. And hopefully answer them as well.

We’ll see how it goes anyways, I’m not sure what sort of questions we’ll get from this, but let’s find out.

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Unexpected changes in my life after moving to Japan.

Felt like writing a blog post, so here we are.

Since moving to Japan a lot has changed in my life. I mean really I could never have fully anticipated how everything would go. I’ve made attempts to go out and do more, learn more, experience more. And compared to how I was in Canada, I’d say I’ve managed to do much more on that front.

But anyways, there have been some unexpected changes, some of which I could never have expected.

So I’ll share some of those with you all.

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Writing Prompt: If you could make a prequel season of a show, which would you choose and why?

Pretty straightforward question, I think.

Although many shows actually do a pretty good job at showing us backstory when it’s necessary, or one isn’t necessary at all (like many isekai anime).

Anyways, I managed to think of a few titles that could have interesting prequels.

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The Future of Commercial Anime

Recently, I had a thought in regards to anime and it’s current commercial nature. As we know in the West, anime is something we consume typically either in the form of physical media (DVDs, Blu-Rays, etc.) or on the Internet. And I’d wager that the Internet is by far the largest channel through which we consume anime.

But in Japan, obviously that’s not quite the case. Anime is still heavily restricted and commercialized via major broadcast networks, and it’s main channel of distribution is TV.

The question is, how long will it remain this way?

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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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