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?
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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.
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At last, the cultural festival nears. With that, Ino and Mikake prepare for their boring exhibition. Meanwhile, Mari, Ao, and Mira prepares theirs.
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Iroha and Yachiyo finally meets the person they desire the most. The only problem, are they the real or simply a mirage.
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At last, the girls take a break and went to the beach. Sadly, Mikake and Mari couldn’t go.
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After seeing RAISE A SUILEN’s new promotional video, Kasumi and her friends want to create one.
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Iroha with Momoko, Rena and Yachiyo rescues Kaede from the Rumor of the Friendship Breaking Staircase. While Iroha finds some clues about the roommates that stayed with Ui, she is still far away from finding her. Mitama finds someone that can help her.
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At last, the Earth Sciences Club goes on a summer camp during break. Yes, it involves going to some museums and tours.
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