The iDOLM@STER – Episode 4 – Durians, Wacky Cooking and Chihaya’s Displeasure

Everyone seems to be excited, except for Chihaya...

In effort to make the girls of 765 Productions more noticeable, they appear on a wacky Iron Chief-like show with a crazy frog host. While it seemed fun for Haruka, Hibiki, and Takane, Chihaya wasn’t pleased with the lack of singing at the event.
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The iDOLM@STER – First Impressions (Episodes 1-3)


We are getting close to the middle of summer and I find myself wanting to watch another show. So I decided to take another look at THE iDOLM@STER, a show that has nothing to do with robots, but a more faithful adaptation of a popular idol raising simulation game. (Image Source)
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The Reason why I Anime Blogging and the Social Experiences

In the past few weeks, there has been some discussion on why fans decide to blog about Anime. It’s true that blogging takes time and dedication, but there are many reasons why people continue to do it.

For me, I have been blogging for nearly 2 years and a half now and I have my own reasons for blog. I decide to do it not for popularity, but to enhance my experience as a fan of Anime. (Image Source)
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Nichijou – Second Half (Episodes 11-16) Brief Thoughts


It has been a very long time since I have written about Nichijou since I decided not blog the series and watch it only for enjoyment. Since I last written about it in April, I felt that it’s necessary to share my thoughts briefly on the second half while focusing on a few favorite moments I watched so far. (Image Source)
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Ikoku Meiro no Croisèe – Episode 4 – Alice’s Fangasm for Yune

We have to admit that Yune is extremely cute to the point of wanting to take her home with me...

Our fears have finally come true. Alice wants to take Yune home… forever! Not really, but it’s something like that.
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Summer Vacation Marathon – Dog Days Final Review


Second in the Summer Vacation Anime Marathon, I watched Dog Days, a fantasy adventure original anime made by Seven Arcs, the studio known for their work on Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha. While people find the story to be pretty shallow, I have actually enjoyed this show because of characters, the lighthearted feeling, and various Eastern RPG elements incorporated in the story (Image Source).

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Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha Movie 1st – Movie Review

First in the summer vacation marathon, I have watched the Nanoha movie (most namely, Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha The Movie 1st), which focused on the events involving Nanoha’s befriending of Fate in the original season. Magical Girl Lyrical Nanoha has been a very enjoyable magical girl series to me as it differs to the traditional genre. It caters to the moe crowd while appealing to others with a rather complex magic system (with some elements of mecha), males using magic and of course yuri. Of course, the first season of Nanoha is not entirely flawless since the animation was lackluster and some important details were left unexplained until the movie came out…
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On Summer Vacation… we will see you soon!


Like I have mentioned earlier, tomorrow will be the day I will leave New Jersey for the Midwest on a two-week vacation. I will NOT be on hiatus at this time and will still be making new blog posts while on the road even though they may be delayed until I get to a place with Wireless Internet.

As always, if you want to know what I am doing during vacation, check my Twitter, Google+ (if you have an invite) or my side blog, Shiori’s Diary. I will be posting updates there frequently through my iPhone. I will also approve and respond to any comments if I see any with a small delay. Nevertheless, I hope my vacation is a good one and hopefully everyone enjoys their summer thus far.

Also, feel free to check out the list of shows that I will be marathoning on vacation… These reviews will be posted in a few hours after I completed the series.