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

Arria’s Asahina Brothers Bishounen Ranking (Brother’s Conflict)

Warning:  Intensely hot bishounen ahead.  May cause shortness of breath, chest constrictions, heart palpitations, dizziness, lost of consciousness, and manic and obsessive behaviour.  Please read this post with caution.  

In one of my most popular posts, My Love Affair With Reverse Harem SeriesI declared that I’m not ashamed to say that Brothers Conflict is one of my favourite anime.  Sure, it’s story is nothing special and forgettable, but its harem of hot guys and their even hotter voices are enough to make a big fan out of a totally reasonable human being such as myself.

So to all of my fellow BroCon fangirls out there, please join me in ranking my favourite Asahina brothers.

Arria’s Asahina Brothers Ranking

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Don’t Confuse the Anime Character With the Seiyuu

I’ve had my fair share of anime crushes, and now that I think about it, I think that  about 90% of the reason why I develop an anime crush is the voice.  I have a fetish thing for voices, after all.  Ahem!

Anyway. . .what I’m trying to say is that I understand when people admit into becoming full-fledged fangirls (or fanboys) of a seiyuu.  I also understand when someone admits to watching an anime just because their favourite seiyuu is on the cast.

Seiyuu are one of the most important aspects of anime.  They bring characters to life, and I think that depending on how well they portray their characters, they contribute greatly to the overall popularity of the anime series, and I argue even to the total sales of the series’ merchandises.  Sometimes you even fall in love with a character because of the excellent portrayal of the seiyuu.

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Does “Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei” Promote Suicide?

Sayonara, Zetsubou-Sensei (さよなら絶望先生) is a manga series by Kumeta Kouji (久米田 康治).  It spawned 3 anime seasons with a number of OVA’s.

Today’s post is not a topic that I’m enthusiastic in discussing.  But as a fan of SZS, I feel the need to at least defend it from those “critics”—more like ignorant weasels who haven’t even watched the anime, but just saw pictures of Nozomu hanging himself under a tree—who think that it promotes suicide.

I can understand why some may think this way.  After all, the main protagonist, Itoshiki Nozomu, is always attempting to kill himself but ends up failing every single time (Well, he died in an episode but that was like a side-story in an alternate universe).  This happens so often that it is one of the series’ iconic running gags, and of course one of its main themes, as well.

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10 Ways Sports Anime Can Help You Become the Best Person You Can Be

Achieving Enlightenment the Otaku Way

Osu!  Greetings, shokun!  Cross-shishou here for another set of Fujinsei Kempo lessons. Today’s lesson is a set of  life lessons I compiled that we can learn from sports anime.  All of these life lessons are very practical in nature and can be applied into your daily lives, so that you can transform into the best person that you can be.  So are you ready to learn?  Okay, let’s start.  Osu!

10 Ways Sports Anime Can Help You Become the Best Person You Can Be

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Anime Fans Are Weird (Or So They Say)

How many of us have heard this comment before?

Anime fans are weird.

Countless.  If you haven’t heard this yet, well, then you’re weird. 😉 I’m writing about this because I noticed that quite a lot of visitors use this search term “anime fans are weird” or something similar and for some reason, are led to my blog.  I’m not complaining.  More visitors for me, yay!

Curious, I typed this search term and lo and behold!  There are so many interesting entries in the search results.  Some of them are laugh out loud hilarious; some are impressively heavy with research and theories; some are a mixture of both; some are more on personal perspectives; and some are, to be honest, so stupid and ignorant that I wonder if the authors are still talking about citizens of planet Earth.  Nevertheless, all of these are very amusing to me.

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