Mixed Feelings on Tokyo Ghoul

Recently I finished watching all four seasons of Tokyo Ghoul, and for once I actually had the desire to write out my thoughts. I have a lot of mixed feelings towards this series, and what better way to sort those out than through a post?

Just a heads up, there will be Tokyo Ghoul spoilers from here on out!

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On Fantasy Anime

Something that I’ve noticed about myself is that recently, I’ve watched nothing but fantasy anime. I think I’ve only watched a couple anime that weren’t fantasy over the last year or more, and even those still had some elements of fantasy.

Before Japan, I watched all sorts of anime across pretty much any genre. While I was in Japan, I didn’t watch nearly as much anime, and would sometimes go weeks or months without watching anything. But then I started re-watching a lot of fantasy / isekai types, and kept that up until now.

So I guess the question is, why fantasy anime?

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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Chapter 1

With the prologue out of the way, I was able to get into the action with chapter 1.
Which is great, because the prologue didn’t have an investigation / class trial.

Chapter 1 was a lot of fun, and brought a lot of nostalgia back seeing as its been many years since I have played a Danganronpa game. The soundtrack and class trial both were really enjoyable.

I’m sort of on the fence as to how much I really like the investigation phase. You basically just go around and examine everything, gathering truth bullets. I don’t think it’s possible to miss anything, because the class trial won’t trigger until everything has been examined – which I think is a bit of a shame. It’d be neat to be able to miss evidence, putting you at a disadvantage in the class trial.

Maybe something like, if you’re missing a truth bullet that you need in the class trial, you take some creditibility / influence damage and someone says something like “Did you miss X?”, and then you gain the truth bullet at that point so that you can move forward. I guess just a way for the game to say that you didn’t do a good enough job at investigating. I think that’d be neat at least.

That said, the one enjoyable part of the investigation phase is being able to come up with your own idea of what happened prior to the class trial.

Anyways, let’s talk more about Chapter 1 specifically.
Danganronpa V3 Chapter 1 Spoilers Ahead!


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Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony Prologue

I’ve started playing Danganronpa V3: Killing Harmony!
I actually noticed it on Steam thanks to Doki Doki, and saw that it was 50% off.
I’ve played both Danganronpa 1 and 2, as well as watched the anime, but I sort of forgot that there was a new game that I hadn’t yet played.

The moment I loaded up the game and heard the signature Danganronpa theme, I was hit with a wave of nostalgia and excitement!

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A No Game No Life: Zero Rewatch

I just rewatched No Game No Life: Zero, even though it’s only been about a month from when I first watched it. Part of me just thought it’d be fun to watch again, and that maybe I’d get some inspiration / motivation from watching it a second time.

Not really sure where I wanted to go with this post though!
If you haven’t seen NGNL: Zero, you should definitely check it out. It’s the best anime movie I’ve ever seen (I haven’t seen too many though..) and while it’s a “prequel” to No Game No Life, I think it’d still make for a good standalone movie. That said, it definitely makes sense to watch No Game No Life beforehand – or maybe it’d be neat to watch NGNL: Zero first? The movie does spoil a little bit of NGNL though.

Speaking of which, there will be NGNL: Zero spoilers in this post.

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Handa-kun & Barakamon – Prequel / Sequel Disconnect

Still watching anime G – it’s a bit longer than the previous anime in the challenge.
Good news is that I haven’t dropped it.
Everything else will have to wait till I post about it!

But I still wanted to write about an anime.
I’m starting to see the allure of episodic reviews – so many more opportunities to both read and write about anime. Thinking I’ll try it out with an anime or two next season.

And that brings me to Handa-kun.

I watched Handa-kun a while ago… maybe 6 months ago? Time goes by so fast I can’t remember for sure, plus my life was a blur back then – I wasn’t really doing anything productive so it all sort of melds together.

Anyways, I thought I’d write something about Handa-kun, which ended up becoming something about Handa-kun and it’s relationship to Barakamon.


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Anything + Anime = Better?

What is the deal with anime? Something about it just seems to catch my interest, or increase my enjoyment for some reason.

My YouTube recommendations went off the deep end a while ago, filled almost completely with Japanese songs with anime thumbnails. And you know what? Those anime thumbnails totally work on me. I see a picture of an anime girl I haven’t seen before, and I click on it.

Anyone else get this?

Anime otter > real otter.

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Never Seen Before Review: Fight!!

Welcome back for another never seen before review.

Today I will be reviewing the anime Fight!!. I have never seen this anime, but I am going to review it anyways. Usually a reviewer has to actually view the product in order to review it, but through sheer willpower I am able to skip that step and get straight to the review (with the help of synopsis and other minor details on MyAnimeList).

I know you have all been on the fence about Fight!!, so it’s about time someone bit the bullet and published a review about the anime. Finally you will all be able to make an informed decision as to whether watching the entire season of Fight!! is worth your time. You can all thank me later.

Let’s get to it.


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Completed Ginga Eiyuu Denetsu? Check.

I’ve finished Legend of the Galactic Heroes!

So I started watching this anime on August 13, and have completed it on September 6. Which means I’ve watched 110 episodes in 24 days, for an average of 4.58 episodes per day. Crazy to think about! I swear I have a life outside of anime…

Legend of the Galactic Heroes is a very impressive anime. It was thanks to GTO that I had an itch to try out another older, classic anime. So I’m very glad I’ve broadened my horizons, so to speak. I used to be apprehensive about watching older anime because I really enjoy the animation in newer anime, but I’ve since learned that the charm of anime transcends something as simple as animation quality.

Now this is the most difficult part of this post – what do I write about? I have a feeling that most of you reading this have never watched the anime, due to the daunting length. I feel that my last post on Legend of the Galactic Heroes did a good job of summing up what I love about the anime, so I think I will write something else here.


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