It has been a while since I have done one of those blog award posts. As you have might know already, I have been busy relocating to the Washington DC metro area. Yes, it’s for a new job that I have been working at for almost 4 weeks.
Since I have been doing lots of driving back and forth moving stuff, finding a new place and such towards the end of last year, I didn’t get the chance to do it. It’s not until the end of January that I finally moved into a new place. The only problem, I didn’t have stable internet since I didn’t have stable internet. In other words, I couldn’t publish any other content besides episodic reviews, until now.
While I was busy moving, two people appeared to have nominated me for the Mystery Blogger Award. They are SparkNorkx of Supaku Blog and Keni from The Anime Basement. Apparently, the latter person appeared to have lost their post, so if you want me to do it, contact me as soon as possible.
If you are wondering, here is some background on what is this award.
“Mystery Blogger Award” is an award for amazing bloggers with ingenious posts. Their blog not only captivates; it inspires and motivates. They are one of the best out there, and they deserve every recognition they get. This award is also for bloggers who find fun and inspiration in blogging; and they do it with so much love and passion.
– Okoto Enigma
Since I am very busy, I will not be nominating anyone from this award, but I will just do it.
[Read more…] about The Mysterious Blogger Award – Part I
Now that Iroha and her friends defeated the Rumor of the Misery Rhyton, Iroha finally moves to Kamihama city. She starts her first day at a new school. However, she starts receiving weird text messages from someone.
[Read more…] about Magia Record – Episode 8 – Mysterious and Suspicious Messages
Now that Mari and Mikake steps out of the spotlight as they prepare for entrance exams, they made Ino the president. How will Ino fare with the club activities?
[Read more…] about Koisuru Asteroid – Episode 7 – Ino’s First Planned Event As Club President
Believe it or not, I have been so busy between the move, adjusting to my new place and new job that I forgot that my blog turned 11 years old (started February 17, 2009). This makes me wonder how long I have been doing this for. By now, a good amount of people who were blogging about anime back when I started in 2009 have pretty much moved on. With that, I would like to reflect on the last year of blogging and focus on the future.
Given Fellicia seems to not like witches, she decides to join the Wings of Magius. Then again, did Yachiyo plan this all along?
[Read more…] about Magia Record – Episode 7 – Defeating the Misery
Since 2017, I started the shift towards streaming mostly because it’s convenient and it’s probably the cheapest way to support the industry. From the monthly subscription fees, royalties are paid from the shows you watch, which eventually goes back to the studios and the industry.
Given the problem that studios are facing with low pay and poor working conditions, if more switched to legal alternatives, it would help the industry. After all, revenue generated overseas will become more important given the change in demographics in Japan.
While streaming is not the ideal solution mostly because of region restrictions, it’s not a problem if you live in North America. Of course, exclusivity of titles and fragmentation is another issue. Certain titles will only be available on Crunchyroll, HIDIVE, Amazon, Netflix or Funimation. In other words, this will require subscribing to multiple services.
If you take these drawbacks from the picture, it’s a better way to watch anime as it’s convenient. One doesn’t have to mess around with Bittorrent, worry about what video players to use, and having enough disk space. You just watch whatever you want.
However, people who live in regions where legal options are readily available and can afford it still choose to pirate. People have to realize that not only this is selfish and immoral given the poor state of the animation industry, you are also putting your information security at risk. Not to mention, piracy or rather the correct term, copyright infringement is illegal. I will explain why you should probably stop pirating anime and consider legal options if available.
(Note: Pardon the lack of images, they are coming in a few days)
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As Iroha recovers from facing off the Rumor of the Machibito Horse, another rumor lurks. Also, a certain blond hair, twin-tailed magical girl that welds a huge hammer appears.
[Read more…] about Magia Record – Episode 6 – Iroha’s and Felicia’s Extreme Luck
At last, the cultural festival nears. With that, Ino and Mikake prepare for their boring exhibition. Meanwhile, Mari, Ao, and Mira prepares theirs.
[Read more…] about Koisuru Asteroid – Episode 6 – The Lovely Astronomy and Geology Cafe
Iroha and Yachiyo finally meets the person they desire the most. The only problem, are they the real or simply a mirage.
[Read more…] about Magia Record – Episode 5 – Twisted Imposters