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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My Anime Roots: Interview with Zack of Culture Cast

Culture Cast with Zack and Nick
Culture Cast with Zack and Nick

It’s been almost a month, but it’s only now that I found the time to gloat share with you the fun interview that I had with Zack of znculturecast.  I feel flattered that I was asked for an interview, and I want to thank Zack for giving me the opportunity to share my passion for the fantastic world of anime.

In the interview titled “Getting Back to My Roots: Interview Time”, I was asked about my various experiences, activities, and opinions about anime.  You’ll learn that I’ve been exposed to anime very early in my life, and that my passion for it has a deep connection with my mother country, the Philippines.

Well, if you’re interested with my anime experiences and opinions, I recommend you to read the interview.  You might just find that we have the same views, but even if ours are completely different, that’s of no consequence because the important thing is our mutual passion for the anime world.

Zackさん、ありがとうございました。

Cheers,
Arria


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Nee: Bittersweet Love in Hiiro no Kakera

hiiro no kakeraNee (ねぇ) by Fujita Maiko (藤田麻衣子) is the opening theme song of the first-season anime adaptation of Hiiro no Kakera (緋色の欠片).  Just before the first episode premiered, some of the seiyuu of the show revealed that Nee was deliberately created for the anime.

I didn’t like the anime very much (except for the hot guys who I enjoyed eyeing), but I love this song.  I think it’s very beautiful and sad at the same time.  The entire song, including the melody and the lyrics, perfectly demonstrate the bittersweet joy and pain of falling in love.

I also think that Fujita-san’s voice is perfect for the song.  She has a very mellow, sweet, and even vulnerable voice that effectively mirrors what the song is about.  I love it!  The first time I heard it, it immediately stuck in my head.  I can listen to this song all day, and I do so often.

Rating: 😀 😀 😀 😀 (4 out of 5 grins)

Uploaded by:  VanGishTeeChan

Below is the actual full-length music video of Fujita Maiko-san.  I don’t like it very much, but I applaud its simplicity.


Uploaded by:  nemazius

Links:
Hiiro no Kakera Official TV Anime Website (Japanese)
Fujita Maiko Official Website (Japanese)
Fujita Maiko Official Blog (Japanese)

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Beautiful Complication on DuRaRaRa!!

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Credit: durarara.com

Complication is the second opening theme song in the anime adaptation of the series DuRaRa!! from episodes 13-25.  It is sung by the awesome band ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D.  Okay.  Before anything else, I just want to get this out of my chest.  I LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOVE this freaking song!!!  Phew.  Thank you.

When I first heard it, I completely tuned everything out except this song.  I imagine that this experience is very similar to “love at first sight”.  Hmmm.  I love everything about it.  The musicality. . .especially the guitars. . .loooooooove!!!  And most especially the vocals.  Am I the only one who goes doki-doki when the vocalist growls the lyrics during the chorus?  sigh  This is one of the most-played songs on my phone.  I just can’t stop listening to it.  And the rap is so cool, don’t you think so?

If you haven’t heard this song yet, gosh, you’re missing out.  Listen now!

Rating: 😀 😀 😀 😀 (4 out of 5 grins)

Uploaded by:  MUNDO ANIME

Isn’t it wonderful?  Next up is the full-length music video of the band.  The vocalists are hot.  Ahem.  I like that it has a rugged and street-style feel to it.  It’s very appropriate for the song.

Uploaded by:  ty ty

Overall,  Complication by ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D is one of my most favourite songs to listen to.

Links:
DuRaRaRa!! Official TV Anime Website (Japanese)
ROOKiEZ is PUNK’D Official Website (Japanese)


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