Is Anime Better With or Without Source Material?

Hey everyone, I am back with a question that I have searched the debts of my anime/meme/Criminal Minds/nerd filled brain to find answer to, and honestly I cannot tell you if we will get to an answer by the end of this post. Who knows, we will see. This post came about because of one simple thing…the new Free! anime, and I know what you’re saying if you follow me on Twitter: “Yes Ka-chan we know you’re excited. We get it. Let’s move on! How is this relevant?”

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5 Places In Anime I’m Thankful I Don’t Live In

Happy Thanksgiving to all of my fellow Americans out there, and a happy Thursday to everyone else!! I wanted to do a little post to celebrate today. I knew I had two options. 1. An emotional and warm post about actual things I’m thankful for in life. 2. A somewhat silly post about things I’m thankful I do not have to deal with. If you know me (or just read the title) then you already know which one I am going to pick. So here is a silly little post about five places in anime that I am thankful I do not have to live in on this day of thanks.

Let’s get started shall we?

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Dive!! and the Olympics

maxresdefaultNow a lot can be said about Dive!! as a show. Some say it is good. Others say it is bad. Personally, I’m just curious as to if we will ever see the Olympics or if they are going to drag a second season out of this. I would be lying to you if I did not say that sitting in my ideas notebook there are a few post ideas other than this one regarding this show. But we are not going to talk about if the show in general is good, that’s for later. Today we are talking about something that I think the show does…right…well…I cannot quite find the appropriate word but I think this part they did pretty well.

So today we are turning to the sports side of things! Today we are looking at just how Dive!! portrays the Olympics as well as the expectations being chosen for these Olympics puts on the Oikawa/Sugawara love child Yoichi. Let’s do this!!

(There might be spoilers…maybe…continue at own risk. Okay?)

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The Home Stretch: Senior Year of College

Hey everybody!! Guess what time it is? That’s right I am already back at school again! Yay….anyway, now that I have settled in a little bit and got myself somewhat put together it is time for my yearly randomness about my first week back at school. Somehow it has never failed to be THE most exciting week of the year, and this year was no exception to that. You guys always get a kick out of these, and I enjoy writing them so this year we are doing another one. If you missed the past two years you can read them here: My First Week Back At College and 3rd Times the Charm: College Round ThreeSo buckle in for the usual running, a solar eclipse, a hurt back, and the usual shenanigans that happen when I decide to step a foot outside my door. It’s story time!!

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Let’s Talk About Reiner

Hello again everyone!! Now this post was inspired by a split second of thought that I had while watching an episode of Attack on Titan Season 2. Specifically episode 9. Now I do not want to go too into detail here because this post will contain spoilers for season 2. I debated just waiting another few weeks to put this post out but I’m super impatient so that is not going to happen. So if you want to listen to me ramble about Reiner for a little bit stick around.

Let’s Talk About Reiner’s Dissociative Identity Disorder

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*SPOILER WARNING*

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Top 5 Male Supporting Anime Characters

So I have only done a few Top 5 lists so far but this is one I have been considering doing for a while. I have mentioned in previous posts that I love supporting, or background, characters sometimes more than I do the main characters. Throughout the years I have been watching anime, some side characters have truly captured my heart even when a bit overshadowed by the main cast. I know this is a Top 5 but I just cannot give them an actual rank. Just think of it of five of them that are all of equal value. I could probably make this list super long, so to save that I have limited it to only five and just some male characters. My favorite females list is for a different day.

Without further ado, here are my Top 5 Male Supporting Anime Characters

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3rd Times the Charm: College Round Three

Hey everybody!! It is that time of the year where I have gotten super busy that posts are hard to come by. That’s right! I am back at college for my Junior year!! So last year about this time I did a post about my first week back at college, and since I had a lot of fun with that post I thought I would do it again. In case you want to hear about what happened last year (and either have not read it or forgot) you can check it out here: My First Week Back at College. This post will cover a little more than just the first week but is filled with fun anime memes and gifs, as well as some other pictures. As with last years post, the first week or so was even crazier than I thought it was going to be and left me with exciting tales to tell you all about. Let’s get started! It’s story-time!

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Top 5 Anime Couples

Hello all!! Happy Valentine’s Day!! I was really debating what topic to do today in celebration of Valentine’s Day and it was a mix between an anime couples list or a list of anime characters I would go on a date with. I chose couples because the guys I would date list would probably be way too long for one post. Nevertheless, I decided to choose just five of my favorite anime couples. These five couples feature two characters that I like even when they are not together and are couples that I believe set “Relationship Goals”. Some of these couples may not actually be couples yet but I still think they would get together eventually (at least I hope so).

Let’s get this thing started, shall we? Here are my Top 5 Anime Couples.

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I don’t really know why I chose this picture….oh well.

*WARNING: THERE MAY BE SPOILERS SURROUNDING SOME COUPLES*

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What I Have Learned in 100 Posts

Hello everyone!! I come to you today with a little bit of knowledge that I have learned in the past 100 posts (technically 101, or 102 if you actually count this one). I see this as quite the milestone because 100 posts is…quite a lot of posts. To me at least. Because your blog can be around for….well…for either a short amount of time or a long amount of time when you reach 100 posts. I have reached this milestone at just over 1 year and 3 months since the blogs creation.

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So why not share with all of you some knowledge that I have learned in 100 posts. Maybe it will help all of you in some way. Maybe it will not. I do know really know. I hope it helps my fellow writers out there, or maybe encourage some of you to start writing more. Either way I am going to attempt to get all inspirational. Let’s do this!!

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5 Stages of Character Withdrawal

Hi everybody!! So today I am going to talk about a topic that is near and dear to my heart. It is something that I think all of us must have had this issue at some point, well I guess calling it an issue is going a little too far but I digress. Basically the randomness I am going to bring you to today revolves around something that I have dubbed “Character Withdrawal”. What is this, you may ask. Character Withdrawal is described in the Dictionary of Random Ka-chan Phrases that Probably Apply to No One Else as:

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You may have a severe case of this withdrawal or a minor case. Either way, I think everyone has probably experienced this at one point. This post will explain to you the stages of Character Withdrawal and what you may experience if you have not gone through this before. Lets get started!!

**THERE MAY BE SPOILERS! CONTINUE AT OWN RISK!**
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