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It was a long while ago I saw it so I don't remember too much of it, though I do remember how beautiful I thought it was. So very beautiful. I loved how the characters had been drawn, the music was like sweet candy to my ears and the story was so tragic it really hit me in the heart.

"Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso". A not-too-long Anime & Manga series by Naoshi Arakawa. The Anime has 22 episodes and was aired 2014-2015, the Manga has 11 volumes that ran 2011-2015. It is about protagonist Kousei Arima who had a passion for playing piano but quit after his mother died, making him not hear what he plays in result. He lived in his own dark bubble for 2 years, until violinist Kaori Miyazono comes into his life and pops his bubble, giving him the will to start playing the piano again.

The series itself is loved by many, it has quite the fanbase and positive reviews. Maybe I should rewatch it to feel those sensations again, I'm not too sure, and maybe my opinion is different today than it was years ago. But now I'm writing based on what I thought the first time I saw the Anime.

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Something I felt like sharing today was a Japanese, short and old poem called "Tomino's Hell". I did not think I'd write about poems on the blog, but why I wanted to talk about it is because it has an interesting story behind it and I'm sure people recognize this picture, as it became sort of a Creepypasta.

The work is basically about a boy that ports to Hell. Why Tomino's Hell became popular is because of its legend and curse that folk says lies upon it. No one knows how the reputations started, though one thing is clear and that is that everything that is said about the poem is fully false, ofcourse. But there are still people who believe in it, there's always a warning before reading the actual text. The warnings are things like "If you read this out loud for yourself, be prepared for horrific consequences", "You and your family can become sick or die" and such.

In any case: Tomino's Hell was published almost 100 years ago, 1919, in a collection of poems [that is called Sakin, "Gold-dust" in English] by Saijo Yaso. The poem became more popular in this age after the Japanese author Yomota Inuhiko included it in one of his books from 1998.

And, if you want to read Tomino's Hell, it can be read in Japanese & English here .

My opinion on the poem is that I like it very much, it's beautiful and fascinating, even when it's certainly tragic. I'd in one word call it unique, Saijo Yaso did a fine job with the lyric.~

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This series has been an answer already, but that doesn't matter when I know that my favourite antagonist is Sasuke Uchiha from the whole "Naruto"-series. I liked Sasuke from the start because of how much I can relate to him. With antagonists, there's so much you can learn about why or how they became who they are. But I can understand Sasuke the most out of all antagonists from any Anime or Manga, by far. I also like how he looks, how he talks, how he fights, how his personality is presented... Almost everything.

Naruto Shippuden is known for its many fillers, but I recommend to give it a chance anyway; the story and the characters are amazing, and that's only two good things with the anime/manga.~


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I personally love Cosplay. It really is a talent to be able to become someone else, also someone that is fictional, to 100% perfection. I've tried myself to cosplay before as Hinata Hyuuga from "Naruto Shippuden" but I'm pretty terrible, haha... All I can do is greatly improve by watching other cosplayers. Down below are 6 superb, realistic cosplays from popular Animes (and links to the person's media). I found these cosplayers on either DeviantART or Facebook; go check out their pages!

- Sebastian Michaelis, from Kuroshitsuji. Cosplayer: Reika .

- Yuno Gasai, from Mirai Nikki. Cosplayer: HAPPYHAHA .

- Levi Ackerman, from Attack On Titan. Cosplayer: Dantelian .

- Tatsumaki, from One Punch Man. Cosplayer: Unknown.

- Leafa, from Alheim Online (SAO). Cosplayer: Spinelo .

- Sanji, from One Piece. Cosplayer: Suki Cosplay .


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"30 Days of Anime and Manga" - Day 4 - Favourite supporting character.

I think I'll go with Zoe Hange from Attack On Titan.

I usually hate bubbly personalities like hers, but she's alright. Why because of her appealing craziness, her badass yet cute beauty, her extreme intelligence and the other ways she's different from the more main characters in AOT. She just... sticks out from the crowd, the way she is. And I know many, many people think like me about her.

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"30 Days of Anime and Manga" - Day 3 - Favourite protagonist.

My favourite protagonist would have to be Chiyuki, or "The Black-Haired Woman", from Death Parade. Death Parade is one of my favourite animes, it's such a great anime and she is such an amazing character. Well, to me, almost all characters in the series are fantastic, with their own moving stories. I can admit that I've cried many tears while watching it, haha... Though, I cannot talk about why I like her so much because then, I'd give away all the spoilers.~

To give some context, Death Parade is a 12-episode long anime from 2015, created by Yuzuru Tachikawa. The plot (taken from Wiki): "After death, humans go to either heaven or hell. But for some, at the instant of their death, they arrive at Quindecim, a bar attended by the mysterious white-haired Decim. He challenges them to a Death Game, where in they wager their lives and reveal their true natures. Decim himself is an arbitrator (decides the human's final fate) of who loses and who wins, who goes to the Void and who is reincarnated."

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What is "Mystic Messenger"? I'm sure many, if not almost all, have heard about it. Mystic Messenger is a South-Korean otome game for Android/iOS. It was released in summer 2016 by Cheritz but it has already recieved loads of admiration, respect and fans from across the globe. The game is like no other, a very unique and original idea. In 2017, it was even rewarded for being the "Best Indie Game" at Korea Game Awards 2017.

The plot of the game; The player is the main [female] character. Her name can be changed but she's often known as MC. One day, the protagonist downloads a mysterious app, which leads her to eventually meet 6 strangers who are part of a charity organization called "RFA". Now, the player's mission is to join the RFA and help ultimately organize a charity party within a week by inviting guests.

And I happen to be one of those HUGE fans of Mystic Messenger. It's just... amazing. In one word. Amazing. The numerous stories & endings are heartbreaking, the interactive gameplay's fun, each character has its own individual backgrounds, Cheritz keeps the game updated frequently to add new things... I can go on.

Sounds interesting? Then, I most definitely recommend giving Mystic Messenger a try. It'll be worth your while!

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"30 Days of Anime and Manga" - Day 2 - Favourite Manga.

Hmm... I'd say my favourite manga is probably "Blame!". For those who don't know about it, Blame! is an action/sci-fi manga by Tsutomu Nihei. The series ran during 1998-2003 and has 10 volumes. I find it very original, inspiring and different. Why? It's kind of hard to explain but, it's because there's very little story in the manga; the beautiful, silent artwork makes the story instead. It's almost like you can get to make your own story from your perspective and what you see (with the little that you read). Because of my reason of liking it, I don't want to talk about the story. Instead can anyone reading this search it up if they're curious and read Blame! themselves. I think it's worth it.

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1. Japan has over 150 "cat cafes" where you can, for a small charge, spend hours & hours with adorable cats. Cat cafes are fairly popular for both tourists and locals.

2. They have 118 active volcanoes in total in Japan.

3. Most Japanese look down or turn away from tattoes, as they are considered dirty and related to the Yakuza (a famous criminal group in Japan).

4. Japan loves manga and makes manga paper more often than toilet paper.

5. "Okunoshima", or "Usagishima", is a small island located in southern Japan. It is known for having countless of rabbits living on the entire island.

6. Japan has an extremely high suicide rate, one of the highest ones in the world.

7. Even though their suicide rate is high, Japan has just as high life expectancy. More than 65,000 Japanese are over 100 years old.

8. In ancient Japan, geishas used to colour their teeth black, as white teeth was reflected as ugly.

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"30 Days of Anime and Manga" - Day 1 - Favourite Anime.

I don't even have to think about this, I already know the answer is "Naruto/Naruto Shippuden". Naruto has, and will always have, a special place in my heart. It's more than a series to me; growing up with it, in my eyes, it's inspiration and life. It may sound abit dumb to others... but it's true. Ofcourse the series has its bad sides (fillers are a classic) but the good sides overwhelm the bad. The characters have all different personalities that one can relate to, the storyline is full of action & comedy, and much more. The Anime and Manga are equally great too, if you ask me.

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