Anime Review, Summary, Synopsis: Tonikaku Kawaii TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You トニカクカワイイ - An Anime That Raises Debates About The Institution of Marriage In Japan

TONIKAWA: Over the Moon For You 


12 Episodes

Completed Anime

Year Released : 2020

Seven Arcs Studios

Produced By: Warner Brothers Japan, Crunchyroll, Shogakukan-Shueisha Productions, as well as others.

Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Marriage, Teens, Comedy

Anime & Disney Shopping Haul #3 At Lil' Thingamajigs - Rilakkuma, Gudetama, Winnie The Pooh, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Sumikko Gurashi, Molang

With Christmas around the corner, and family visiting me for the holiday, I found myself shopping once again for anime merchandise, so I took a trip to Lil' Thingamajigs. I picked up some gifts for myself, as well as some things that I wanted to sell in my store or use for a giveaway. So, I did pick up more during this visit than I did during my last two visits.

Manga Review: Villainous Princess 극한 공녀 Korean Manhwa 만화 리뷰/漫畵 Volume 1 Chapter 1

Villainous Princess 극한 공녀

Author: Bae Huijin and Yusoo

Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Fantasy, Time Travel, Reincarnation/Past Life

Current Number of Chapters Released: 22

Ongoing Manga

Manga Review マンガレビュー: From Far Away, Kanata Kara 彼方から

From Far Away/From The Other Side/Kanata Kara

Created By Hikawa Kyouko
Current Number of Volumes/Chapters Created: 14
Completed Manga

Genres: Transported To Another World, Romance, Shoujo, Fantasy, Demons, Monsters, Magic, Action, Adventure, Supernatural, Forest Spirits, Fighting, War, Comedy

Anime Shopping Haul #2 Lil' Thingamajigs - Spirited Away, VOCALOID, Miku Hatsune, Little Twin Stars, Pikachu, My Melody, Anime Posters, Folders, and Coffee Mugs

After my first trip to Lil' Thingamajigs, I really liked my purchases, so I went back for a second visit. This time, I picked up things to decorate my room and to add to my anime collection. I also picked up some more stationary for my language studies. 

Anime Shopping Haul #1 Lil' Thingamajigs Gudetama, Sanrio, Little Twin Stars, Molang Merchandise Haul

Hello everyone! Everything closed for a while due to COVID, but in the last few months, things have opened back up again in the U.S. Some things are also cheaper now than they were before, so after being stuck at home, I was excited to go out and buy some anime merchandise at Lil' Thingamajigs. During my first trip to Lil' Thingamajigs, I bought a few things that I wanted to share with you all!

Manga Review マンガレビュー: Anatolia Story, Red River 天は赤い河のほとり;天是红河;天(そら)は赤い河のほとり Volume 1 Chapter 1

Anatolia Story/Red River

Author: Shinohara Chie

Genres: Romance, Historical, Supernatural, Action, Adventure, Drama, Magic, Travel To Another World, Shoujo, Fantasy, Goddesses, Rich Man Poor Girl

Current Number of Chapters: 96

Completed Manga

Manga Review マンガレビュー: Coffee & Vanilla コーヒーとバニラ Kōhī to Banira - Volume 1 Chapter 1

Coffee & Vanilla コーヒーとバニラ Kōhī to Banira

Author: Akegami Takara

Genres: Rich Guy Poor Girl, Romance, School Setting, Mature

Current Number of Chapters Released: 37

Ongoing Manga/Not Completed

Manga Review マンガレビュー: Shitsuji no Chinmoku 執事たちの沈黙 (桜田雛) ; 执事们的沉默 - The Butler's Silence Volume 1 Chapter 1


Shitsuji no Chinmoku Sakura Hina

The Butler's Silence 

執事たちの沈黙 (桜田雛) ; 执事们的沉默

Author: Sakurada Hina

Genres: Romance, Shoujo, Rich Girl Poor Guy, Comedy

Current Number of Chapters Released: 22

Ongoing Manga/Not Completed

Anime Review, Summary, Synopsis: Tokyo Ravens 東京レイヴンズ - Is This Anime Worth Watching?

Tokyo Ravens 東京レイヴンズ

24 Episodes
Licensed by Funimation
Produced by Geneon Universal Entertainment, Tokyo MX, Fujimi Shobo, & four other producers

Genres: Magic, Mecha, School, Romance, Supernatural, Government Organizations

Top Best 17 Songs Music From The Xenosaga I Episode 1 Der Wille Zur Macht Soundtrack ゼノサーガ

Image source: "REVIEW: XENOSAGA EPISODE I: DER WILLE ZUR MACHT", Charlotte Buckingham

Image source: "REVIEW: XENOSAGA EPISODE I: DER WILLE ZUR MACHT", Charlotte Buckingham

Xenosaga, along with Final Fantasy, was one of the games that I was obsessed with as a teen. I played it constantly every moment that I was not studying for school or doing homework. The design of the characters, the attacks, the plot, the exciting action and adventure, the amazing robotic characters, all of these things made me fall in love with Xenosaga.  

When I was young, I played Xenosaga Episodes 1 and 2, but when the third one came out, I was too busy with school to play it 😢. 

While playing Xenosaga, there were a few musical pieces in it that I liked a lot, and which made playing the game more exciting. Xenosaga does not have as many songs as Final Fantasy does, but it still has some beautiful pieces; so here are my top 17 favorite musical pieces from the Xenosaga Episode 1 Der Wille Zur Macht Soundtrack.

Anime Review, Summary, Synopsis: Meiji Tokyo Renka 明治東亰恋伽 - Is This Anime Worth Watching?

Meiji Tokyo Renka 明治東亰恋伽

12 Episodes, 2 Movies
Licensed by Funimation
TMS Entertainment Studios

Genres: Magic, Traveling Back In Time/Time Travel, Romance, Reverse Harem, Shoujo, Historical, Supernatural, Spirits

Anime review, Summary, Synopsis: Elfen Lied エルフェンリート - Is This Anime Worth Watching?

Elfen Lied エルフェンリート

13 Episodes
Produced by Genco & VAP
Licensed by ADV Films

Genres: Nudity, Blood & Gore, Dark, Comedy, Action, Military, Science Lab, Medical Research, Drama, Horror, Supernatural Powers, Robots, Mature

Top Best 23 Music Songs From The .Hack//SIGN Soundtrack

Best Music Top 23 Songs From .Hack//Sign

Image source: Funimation

.Hack//Sign was an anime that I was obsessed with, and played constantly when I was a teen. I even played the game with the Japanese audio. I played .Hack//Infection, .Hack//Mutation, and .Hack//Outbreak. I did not get to play .Hack//Quarantine though. 

I watched the whole .Hack//Sign anime series, all 26 episodes, and I do consider .Hack//Sign to be a classic; it was one of the best animes that had come out at that time. 

When I was younger, all of my friends had heard of .Hack//Sign, just as they had heard of Dragon Ball Z, Pokemon, Cardcaptor Sakura, and Sailor Moon.Hack//Sign was so popular, that seven different versions were made of it: .Hack//Sign (which is the first one that came out), .Hack//Roots, .Hack//Tasogare no Udewa Densetsu, .Hack//Liminality (OVA), .Hack//Quantum (OVA), .Hack//Gift (OVA), and .Hack//Unison (Special).

Image source: NeoGAF

One of the things that I liked most about .Hack//Sign was seeing the different worlds, the monsters, and the adventures that the game and anime presented. I also loved the Japanese voices and the music. I listened to the whole .Hack//Sign soundtrack, which has many great songs. Out of the whole soundtrack, here are my top 23 best favorite songs from the album:

Anime Review, Summary, Synopsis: Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種-トーキョーグール- Episode 1 - Is This Anime Worth Watching?

Tokyo Ghoul 東京喰種-トーキョーグール-

12 Episodes
Licensed By Funimation
Produced by Shueisha, TC Entertainment, & Marvelous AQL

Genres: Violence, Action, Horror, Vampire, Supernatural, Crime, Fighting, Mystery, Blood, Gore, Nudity

Anime Review, Summary, Synopsis: Bakemonogatari Ghost Story 化物語 Episode 1 - Is This Anime Worth Watching?

Bakemonogatari Ghost Story 化物語

15 Episodes

There is an anime series and a movie named "Bakemono no Ko"

Genres: Vampire, Violence, Mythology, Supernatural, Gods, Mystery

Produced By: Aniplex of America & Kodansha

Anime Review, Summary, Synopsis: Akame Ga Kill アカメが斬る!Episode 1 - Is This Anime Worth Watching? このアニメを みましょうか

Akame Ga Kill アカメが斬る!

24 Episodes
Released In 2014
Licensed By Sentai Filmworks
Produced By Square Enix & TOHO Animation

Genres: Dark, Action, Rated R, Mature, Violence, Drama, Fantasy, Samurai, War, Crime, Torture, Politics, Corruption, Adventure, Harem, Blood and Gore

Anime Review Summary Synopsis: ACCA 13 Territory Inspection Dept 13-Ku Kansatsu-Ka 区監察課 Episode 1 - Is This Anime Worth Watching? このアニメを みましょうか

ACCA 13 Territory Inspection Department 
ACCA 13 区監察課

12 Episodes
Released In 2017
Licensed By Funimation
Madhouse Studios

Produced By Bandai Visual, Square Enix, Banpresto, Sony PCL, Among Others

Genre: Police, Mystery, Drama, Work Life, Crime, Corruption, Politics, Seinen

Top 34 Best Music Songs From Inuyasha 犬夜叉 - Japanese Anime Audio Soundtrack 戦国御伽草子 犬夜叉

Image source: "Inuyasha HD", Net Sama, Flickr

Inuyasha was a classic anime from my generation that was released in 2000 and continued until 2010. It is an old anime, but many of the old animes are far better than some of the new animes that have been released in the last few years; a lot of them have more plot, characterization, and deeper story lines than some of the newer animes. 

When Inuyasha was released, it was very famous and popular, so it has four movies, well over 100 episodes, and 8 seasons. Many animes made today only have 12-24 episodes, and only 1 or 2 seasons, so this speaks volumes about how popular Inuyasha was. Even now, I always recommend this anime to people because it is an excellent anime; a true classic. 

Image source: "Inuyasha", Net Sama, Flickr

Inuyasha was great for more than just its characterization, mixing of time periods, supernatural elements, graphics, plot and story line; it was also known for having exceptionally great music. 

I loved the music in Inuyasha and even bought a few of their CDs. Throughout the 8 seasons of Inuyasha, there are numerous songs, but out of all of those songs, here are my top 34 absolute favorite songs from the soundtrack. 

Top 10 Best Final Fantasy ファイナル 6 VI Music Songs From The soundtrack - RPG Role Playing Game Japanese Animation

Image source: "Final Fantasy VI Box (Front)", Bryan Ochalla, Flickr

The Final Fantasy franchise is an epic game that is famous for its character design, music, and its adventure and gaming elements. The Final Fantasy characters are so memorable; they are a classic, and their music is also very famous. Their music has beautiful classical harmonious flute and piano pieces that have helped the game gain even greater fame. Final Fantasy VI is no exception, so here are the top 10 best songs from the Final Fantasy VI 6 soundtrack.

Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin - Alderamin On The Sky ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン

Nejimaki Seirei Senki: Tenkyou no Alderamin
ねじ巻き精霊戦記 天鏡のアルデラミン

13 Episodes
Licensed By Funimation & Crunchyroll
Madhouse Studios

Produced By Warner Brothers Japan, ASCII Media Works, BS Fuji, & Others

Genres: Military, War, Action, Adventure

2019 Yokai Movies, Workshops, Snacks, Fun, and Games At The SCETA Japan Center - Japanese Anime & Culture Event 日本のアニメと文化イベント

In 2019, I organized an anime and Japanese cultural event. This event brought out a good number of people, despite that it was organized on short notice. Seven people came out to this event, which was held at the SCETA Japan Center. Since I speak Japanese and love Japanese culture, anime, and manga, I always try to make it out to Japanese events in my area. So when my friend Rika-san told me about this event at the SCETA Japan Center, I decided to invite people out to it and create an event for it.

Aa! Megami-sama! Oh! My Goddess! ああっ女神さまっ Episode 1 Review, Synopsis, Summary - Is This Anime Worth Watching? このアニメを観るべきですか?

Aa! Megami-sama! Oh! My Goddess! ああっ女神さまっ

3 seasons, 94 Episodes, 1 Movie, 1 OVA, 1 Special

AIC Studios
Produced by Bandai Visual & TBS
Licensed By Media Balsters & NYAV Post

Genres: Fantasy, Supernatural, Romance, Comedy, Gods, School Life

Jitsu wa Watashi wa 実は私は Episode 1 Review, Synopsis, Summary - Is This Anime Worth Watching? このアニメを観るべきですか?

Jitsu wa Watashi wa/Actually, I Am 

13 Episodes
Licensed By Discotek Media
TMS Entertainment & 3xCube Studios

Genres: Vampire, supernatural, comedy, romance, fantasy, school life, shounen

Top 45 Best Music Songs From Kingdom Hearts 1, 2, & 3 キングダム ハーツ - RPG Square Enix Game Music

"Kingdom Hearts Unchained Key Confirmed For North America and Europe", BagoGames, flickr

Kingdom Hearts is a fantastic game! I was sooo obsessed with this game for a long time, and even now, it is still an amazing game! I love how there is a mix of Japanese animation character designs mixed with the most famous classic Disney characters; it is literally the best of both worlds, the East and the West. 

Kingdom Hearts is famous for for more than just its characters though. The music in this game is epic! Kingdom Hearts has one of the best anime soundtracks ever. It is up there with the Final Fantasy and Studio Ghibli soundtracks. Kingdom Hearts has a huge soundtrack, but I was able to narrow it down to the best top 45 songs in Kingdom Hearts 1, 2, and 3. 

Top 10 Best Song Music From Studio Ghibli's Spirited Away 千と千尋の神隠し Soundtrack Album

Spirited Away is an amazing anime for many reasons. There is a unique story and plot that incorporates elements from fairytale stories and legends. There are moral messages in it, and there are many interesting unique-looking characters. Along with the animation and design, the music is quite nice and soothing as well. I listened to the entire album for Spirited Away, and out of all the songs I listed to, these are the best top 10 songs in the soundtrack.