ONE PIECE: From First Impression to Undeniable Passion

30-DAY ANIME CHALLENGE
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Day 2:  Favourite Anime You’ve Watched

I don’t even have to think about this one.  Without a doubt, my number 1 favourite anime of all time is ONE PIECE by Oda Eiichirosensei (尾田 栄一郎).

My passion for ONE PIECE is not what you would describe as love-at-first-sight.  In fact, I kind of took the neutral side when I first watched the anime.  I didn’t hate it, but I didn’t particularly love it either.  I didn’t really understand all the other die-hard fans of the series, who would often mimic Luffy’s Gomu-gomu and Zoro’s Santouryuu techniques.  Luffy’s simplistic and happy-go-lucky personality annoyed me.  His dream of becoming the Kaizoku Ou (Pirate King) baffled me.  But as the story progressed, I became attached to the characters and admired the strong bond between the Mugiwara Pirates.  With time, I saw beyond Luffy’s idiotic simplistic personality and realized that he really cares about his nakama.  He would do anything and everything for them.  For him, his nakama are his family.

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Dear Girl ~Stories~ 26: What?! DGS is Ending?!!

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Title: おのでぃの時計って空き缶の裏みたいだね (OnoD no tokei-tte akikan no ura-mitai da ne / OnoD’s watch looks like the bottom of an empty can )
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Rating: 😀 😀 😀 🙂 (3 & 1/2 out of 5 grins)
ATTENTION!!! Important Note: All the translations below are my own (by Arria Cross). All are labelled “rough translation”, as they did not undergo any professional proofreading and/or editing and may lack literal and/or grammatical accuracy.  I did my best, however, to convey the atmosphere and context of the conversations in this radio show.

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This is the 26th episode of Kamiya Hiroshi (神谷浩史) and Ono Daisuke’s (小野大輔) radio show Dear Girl ~Stories~.  They begin by congratulating themselves for another hit, and HiroC says that there are some weird rumours floating around.  They read some letters from their listeners containing some of these rumours.

Miku-san (Listener Letter): Is it true that Dear Girls is ending this September? I look forward to this show every week, and HiroC-san and OnoD’s duo is super amusing. If you’re ending, please don’t end. I beg you. I want you to continue on this show.

No name (Listener Letter): Is it true that the show’s final episode will air soon? Is is true that “Storyteller” will return?

Youkeika (Listener Letter):
Letter Title: REQUEST
Please host “Storyteller” from now on, too, Kamiya-san and Ono-san!

Arria: I’m not familiar with this at all, but based on these letters, it seems to me that “Storyteller” is a previous radio show that perhaps have been replaced by DGS. If you have more information about this case, I would appreciate it if you share the whole story with me. ありがとう。

OnoD: What? What?
HiroC: What is the meaning of this? For some reason, according to rumours, this show is ending soon. What’s up with that?

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BoA: Let This Key Open My Heart

Most of you may know BoA as a K-pop singer, but I first discovered her as a J-pop singer.  The first ever song that I heard of hers is Key of Heart when she performed it live at Music Station.  I remember thinking that it was very catchy, and of course, I like that she can both sing and dance equally well.

If you haven’t heard of this song yet, I highly recommend that you do.  My favourite part is the dancing in the music video.  The choreography is really good, and the dancers including BoA are damn great.  I also love her outfit and hair in this mv.  The lyrics are also good,  but I like the melody better.  It’s very catchy.

Rating: 😀 😀 😀 🙂 (3 & 1/2 out of 5 stars)

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There’s a Korean and English version of this song.  You can forget about the English version, but it’s also good to check out the Korean version of Key of Heart.  If you ask me, though, which I like better, I would say that I prefer the Japanese over the Korean version.

Links:
BoA Official Website (Japanese)
BoA Official Website (Korean)
BoA Official Website (English)

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Growing Up With DRAGON BALL & YU YU HAKUSHO

30-DAY ANIME CHALLENGE
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Day 1: Very First Anime You Watched

I don’t remember exactly the very first anime that I’ve watched.  But I remember already watching anime since kindergarten.  Maybe I was already watching anime as a baby.  (´艸`)  I remember that the most distinct anime titles I watched as a child are Dragon Ball and Yu Yu Hakusho.  

My most treasured memories of these anime are watching them together with my dad in original Japanese.  These two anime are, without a doubt, classic masterpieces.  If you ask me which of them I like better, you won’t get any clear answer from me. (I’m a Libra, after all) 😉  I think that both of them have their own strengths and weaknesses.

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30-Day Anime Challenge: Bring It On!!!

Finally, fujinsei will participate in the long-running 30-DAY ANIME CHALLENGE which has been floating around for many years now.  Many of my anime blogging buddies have already started this challenge.  Some of them are still doing it; some are already finished.  Well done, guys!  Now it’s my turn.

30 Day Anime Challenge
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Looks fun! I can’t wait to start. My first post for this challenge will be on Monday (Oct. 6).  If you haven’t tried this challenge yet, how about we do it together?  お楽しみね。

Cheers,
Arria


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