Dagashi Kashi Made Me Want Umaibo

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For as long as I can remember, watching anime influences my spending one way or another. It can be an anime figure or related merchandises such as DVDs. You have no idea how much money I spent on this hobby, directly or indirectly. I lost count.

Watching Dagashi Kashi though prompted me not to buy any related merchandise or figure but a bunch of Japanese cheap snacks. The first episode really made me crave for Umaibo partly because I have childhood memory of eating something similar. I don’t know the name of the version we have in Malaysia but I remember it costs at most 20 cents. That was when I was about six or seven. I have no idea how much it costs or if it still exists today. Trust me, I tried to find.

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Happy New Year 2016

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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!

Hoshiko’s Criteria For Anime On-The-Go

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“On-the-go” because it’s the list of anime I’ll bring around whenever I’m on the move. I’m pretty sure viewing experience is extremely important for all of us as anime viewers. Some of us love big screens, awesome sound system to enhance the experience while some chooses to be simpler, okay with any size of screens and time of the day.

I used to be very particular about how and when I watch an anime. The weather can’t be too hot, the monitor has to have the perfect brightness, etc. It’s a bunch of stuff I made up to enhance my viewing experience. And to a certain extent, I still held on to those beliefs. However, ever since I’m constantly on the move due to my work, which by the way, explains my absence from blogging, I’m a little more flexible these days.

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5 Favorite Slice-of-Life Series

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As some of you may know or noticed, I’m a huge fan of slice-of-life series. Nothing makes me happier than to unwind with some lighthearted, fun series that usually are slice-of-life. Slice-of-life in anime refers to series with little plot and character development. More often than not, the series are filled with comedic moments.

You probably already know that, don’t you?

Anyway, the list below is my favorite slice-of-life series, not arranged in any particular order.

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What Makes An Anime Memorable?

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Sure, I’ve talked about the top 5 anime I’ll rewatch countless times because I just adore it so much. Or maybe how I’d choose which anime to watch and I tend to stick my favorite genres. I won’t hesitate to give other genres a go, of course. Otherwise, I won’t be watching Haganai or Mayo Chiki. They’re not that bad. I have a habit of ranking my favorite anime of the year too.

But what make an anime memorable? Memorable, as in easily remembered. What makes it stands out more than the rest? An anime season consists of a lot of series so it needs that extra special something to stand out from the rest. After thinking for a while, I decided I have a list if a few criteria that makes an anime memorable for me.

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Five Unforgettable Tunes In Anime

Since I’m pretty bogged down by loads of things happening in real life, I thought it’s a good idea to write a fun post. I haven’t been doing that for a long time. This time around, I’ll be listing down 5 unforgettable tunes from the anime I saw. Tunes can be a song, part of a song, anything that contributes a melody. That said, this isn’t a post about the unforgettable OP or ED songs, although some of them are.

I chose to say unforgettable because I don’t actually like all of them. You know, sometimes one can’t seem to forget things that bug them. It’s the kind of tune that when people mention about it, I can immediately recall without any problem.

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