Rediscovering Anime

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I gotta say this: it’s feels extremely good to be able to sample most new episodes in this new winter anime season. It’s something I haven’t been doing for quite a while. And I said most because I don’t sample second seasons of anime I never watched.

For the past three years or so, I haven’t been spending enough time doing things I enjoy most such as this hobby here. Getting back to this one hobby that serves as stress reduction will always be a positive thing. Believe me, this is not just an excuse to watch more anime!

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Hoshiko’s Best Anime 2015


2015 has come and gone. A new anime season is coming with more titles and fun. But before we delve any deeper into new series that will air in 2016, let’s take a moment to see what 2015 had for us.

Once again, the criteria is that the anime series must end in 2015, regardless of when it started airing.

So this is it! The annual Hoshiko’s Best Anime list has returned.

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Happy New Year 2016


The photo above is a very good representation to a good start to a new year. Why? Because I took a freakin’ four years to take this photo with the shrine diorama and what not. I bought the figures in AFAMY 2012 and never bothered unwrapping the shrine thingy until now…Here’s to a good start indeed.

Happy New Year everyone! Let’s watch more awesome anime this year!

Fairy Tail: Strong Friendships


Friendships, unspeakable bonds and trusts are one of the major aspects of shounen series. This is especially true when one has been watching Naruto, One Piece and similar titles. Naruto is famous for chasing after Sasuke in the name of having strong bond with the later and Strawhat pirates trust each other with their lives.

In Fairy Tail, there’s this sense of strong, unbreakable friendship serve as a living force not only among Fairy Tail guild members but also seen in among other guild members too.

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Why I re-watch Bleach


Before we delve any deeper into this conversation, let me be clear though, I only re-watch the first few arcs. These episodes are the ones that hooked me to the series many years back when everyone refers Bleach as one of the Big Three shounen series.

I had followed Bleach beyond that until I stopped at some point. Since 2015 is coming to an end and in the spirit of reflecting, I decided I wanted to remember why I liked Bleach in the first place. Excuses, I know.

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Tamayura: Pause To Think

I like Tamayura for many reasons: relaxing, healing, soothing, scenic, etc. It’s an anime that aims to leave their audience feeling good after watching each episode. At least, that’s what I feel each time I watch an episode of Tamayura.

I think I’m lucky enough that Tamayura kept coming back as it’s easily one of my favorite series. A few weekends ago, I finally had the chance to sit down, relax and watch the second movie: Tamayura: Sotsugyou Shashin Part 2 – Hibiki. There are four movies, by the way and the third movie just aired not too long ago.

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