All posts by Arria Cross

Blogger-Founder of Fujinsei. @OWLSbloggers Secretary. Bibliophile. Writer. Anime, Manga & Language Otaku. Cattish. Iron fist in a velvet glove.

Pre-order Adorable Yuri!!! on ICE Plushies!

Hello, fellow Icer! Since this month marks the one year anniversary since Yuri!!! on ICE anime aired, it’s a given that I would want to feature it again here on Fujinsei. It’s also not surprising that the merch business of the series is stronger than ever. I’m sure that some of you have been seeing these cutey-patootie plushies on Twitter, Instagram, etc. so rejoice because they’re now available for pre-order! Yay yay!

Pre-order Yuri on Ice Adorable Plushies NOW!!!

Yuri on Ice x Sanrio Characters Puchinui (Petite Plushie) Mascot Box
Release Date: January 2018

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He’s No Dreamer, The Lost Boy in “Silver Spoon”

Hello! Otaku Warriors for Liberty & Self-Respect (OWLS) are now on our 10th blog tour. This month, we are discussing the topic “Dreamers”. If you haven’t done so yet, please check out Takuto’s tour post “Death Parade: That’s Just the Name of the Game” on his Anime Cafe.

“Dreamers” October Blog Tour

What happens to a dream deferred?
Does it dry up
Like a raisin in the sun?
Or fester like a sore–
And then run?
Does it stink like rotten meat?
Or crust and sugar over–
like a syrupy sweet?
Maybe it just sags
like a heavy load.
Or does it explode?”
-Langston Hughes

Due to recent events that happened in September, this month’s OWLS topic will be on “Dreamers.” Every individual has a goal or ambition that they devote their whole life to with passion and courage—whether it’s landing your dream job, traveling, or finding the love of your life. However, there are those who spent their whole life working towards a dream but it was cut short due to an unexpected occurrence. Those people are left only to dream and wonder about the possibility.

This month’s topic will be dedicated to these characters in pop culture entertainment. We are not going to focus on the individuals that achieved their aspirations but instead, we will focus on characters that weren’t able to. We will explore what happens to characters who had their wings forcefully cut off as well as those who gave up before they even started their journey. We will also discuss what it means for “a dream to be deferred.”

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My Younger Sister is a Future Cosplayer?

Hi! My younger sister is making me so happy as an anime fan lately. Some months ago, I forced my dad to watch Attack on Titan with me. Then my sister crawled out of her cave—I mean bedroom—and started watching with us. And when I told her that the second season already finished airing all the episodes, she didn’t even let me finish speaking and told me, “I already watched it.” I felt so happy and so proud of her that I almost cried.

Just before school started, she knocked on my bedroom door and showed me an Attack on Titan Survey Corps jacket listed on Amazon. “Ate, I want this for my Halloween costume. Can you buy it for me, please?” I was so surprised, but immediately felt excited. I whipped out my credit card and ordered it for her on the spot. I even offered to buy her the Survey Corps cloak, but she was being considerate and told me that she only wanted the jacket. I almost felt disappointed. I called out my cousin, and I think the two of us were more excited than my younger sister. Mid-September, our order arrived and I forced my sister to try it on immediately.

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DGS 27 Recap: Nyanko-sensei Hates HiroC, Too!

Dear Girl ~Stories~ Episode 27 Recap & Selected Translations
by Arria Cross

< Episode 26 | Episode 28 >
Episode Guide

Ep. 27 Title: スタジオの向こうで大人たちが真剣な顔で話してた (Sutajio no mukou de otona-tachi ga shinken na kao de hanashiteta / The adults on the other side of the studio were talking with serious faces)


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New Dear Girl ~Stories~ Resource Pages on Fujinsei!

Mosu! Fellow Dear Girls & Dear Boys who loyally follow my episode recaps & selected translations of our favourite Japanese radio show, I have an exciting announcement today. I have added 2 new DGS resource pages that allow you to search specific episodes faster and easier.


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