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Otorimonogatari – Nadeko Medusa, Part One

Just like with Tsubasa Tiger, we’re jumping into an arc that is not from Koyomi Araragi’s perspective. The narrator and protagonist this time around, as can be gleaned…

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Building up anime experience.

This is just a thought I had recently after doing some reading, so figured I’d articulate it here. It’s about building up experience watching anime and how that…

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Re-visiting Tokyo

While I first came to Tokyo, Japan on March 13th, 2020, I didn’t leave Tokyo until the end of the month. So this year, during the spring break,…

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You… are me… (My Hero Academia S4)

Recently, I decided to catch up a little on My Hero Academia. I had stopped after Season 2, so I had a few seasons to binge. And as…

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Writing Prompt: What are some of your favourite school clubs in anime?

This one seemed fun to think about. As we all know, clubs are a pretty glorified part of any school anime. And to be fair, I’d say they…

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暁Records – VENTEN

Let’s take a look at the latest from Akatsuki Records – VENTEN! It’s a good one. Real good. If you listen to anything by Stack (the vocalist), let…

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Writing Prompt: Is there any merit to reviewing anime of a genre that you actively dislike?

This one is actually a question I thought of personally, as opposed to one I got from MAL or somewhere else, based on many reviews that I’ve read…

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Writing Prompt: What “unimportant” anime character did you really like?

Here’s another prompt that I thought seemed interesting to think about.It’s also a difficult one I had to think about for a bit!

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Writing Prompt: Novels you’d like to see in anime.

This one comes up every so often in tag posts, but I wanted to answer it again, because why not? Once again, I’ve got my music, I’ve got…

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暁Records – 酔生夢死 -Hedonism-

The song this time is 酔生夢死 -Hedonism-. 酔生夢死 basically means something along the lines of drinking until you die, or drinking your life away. The dictionary definition is…

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Writing Prompt: What is the most memorable snow scene for you?

Once again, I’ve stolen this topic from MAL, because I’ve decided that’s what I’m going to do now whenever I just want to write about whatever and listen…

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暁Records – KARMANATIONS

Been a while since I got around to listening to Akatsuki Records.Or at least, posting about it, because I’ve been listening to it quite a bit lately.

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Responding to Peer Pressure

I’ll have you know, I don’t respond well to peer pressure.That’s the truth. So when RisefromAshes tried to pressure me into responding to the Peer Pressure Tag, I…

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Writing Prompt: Would you rather an anime with bad characters but an amazing plot, or an anime with a bad plot but amazing characters?

Time to steal another prompt from MAL. This one seemed interesting, and even as I write this intro blurb, I’m not sure what my choice will be yet!

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Four

It’s the final part of Kabukimonogatari! After discovering why the world has fallen to ruin and become infested with zombies, Koyomi Araragi and Shinobu Oshino light off some…

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Writing Prompt: Do you find anime hard to enjoy when it feels predictable?

Here’s another prompt from MAL I wanted to take a look at. I guess these are kind of more like discussion prompts than writing prompts, as I’m not…

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Three

After a brief stint in the past, our intrepid duo has returned to the present, only to find that their meddling may have had some unintended consequences…!

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Writing Prompt: Is it strange to not rate based on enjoyment at all?

In the mood for some writing, and decided to search for a writing prompt. Luckily for me, the “recent discussions” on MyAnimeList caught my eye, and that is…

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Little Busters! & Little Busters!: Refrain Review (Spoiler Free)

So a while back I decided to take a look at Little Busters!. It was something that I’ve come across time and time again when looking around for…

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Blog Post #617 – 2020 Recap

With another year done and over with, I figure I may as well write one of these blog posts.

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Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World (Spoiler Free Review)

Wasn’t entirely sure what to watch from this studio (A.C.G.T.), so I decided to just go for their highest rated entry – Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World.…

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Sakurada Reset Review (Spoiler Free)

Next on the list is A-Sketch. Once again we’ve reached a studio / producer (producer this time) that had several good looking options to choose from. Noragami, Yamada-kun…

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Teaching in Japan Stories #3

It’s been many months since my last post on this topic, so let’s see if I can’t dig up some more stories to share with you all!

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Urawa no Usagi-chan Review (Spoiler-Free)

The review this time around is Urawa no Usagi-chan, by studio A-Real. A series of short 3-minute episodes, this anime was created to try and advertise the city…

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Anime Word Association Round X

Been a while since I’ve done one of these.I’m in a writey mood, but don’t have any anime to review at the moment, and don’t feel like watching…

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Some of my favourite openings!

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but in case you didn’t know, I don’t generally give much attention to openings. I know there are all sorts, and some are…

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part Two

Koyomi Araragi and Shinobu Oshino’s time travel adventure begins, with the two arriving eleven years into the past. Let’s see where things go from here!

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Kabukimonogatari – Mayoi Jiangshi, Part One

All right, let’s continue on with the next arc: Mayoi Jiangshi. I wasn’t sure what Jiangshi meant, or where it came from, so I looked it up, using…

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Taking a look at the top 9 isekai anime.

This is an idea I’d been thinking about writing for a while now, and with some bigger names from the genre getting new entries, I think it’s a…

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Yomu Reads More Fan Mail

You know, it’s been a while since I’ve read some of my fan mail.It’s just been piling up. I really do feel guilty about not responding.I’ve actually just…

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Scrapped Princess (Mostly Spoiler-free) Review

So the whole anime studio challenge has been on hold for a while now, and I swear it’s not my fault. I had a post drafted and ready…

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Community Q&A Extravaganza!

As you all know, I recently put out a call for questions to celebrate the Umai Yomu Anime Blog’s existence. And you delivered, more than I could have…

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Nekomonogatari: Shiro – Tsubasa Tiger, Part Five

Tsubasa Tiger finale time. After a little soul searching, it seems Tsubasa Hanekawa has finally found the answer to her Tiger problem.

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On putting people into boxes.

Here’s another trend I’ve observed lately: putting people into boxes.Not literally, of course. Instead, what I’m referring to is applying labels to people that remove any and all…

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Nekomonogatari: Shiro – Tsubasa Tiger, Part Four

Last episode, we were given Tsubasa Hanekawa’s predicament: something is causing Black Hanekawa to emerge once again. But what? In addition, the abandoned cram school had burned down.Was…

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How To: Write a WordPress Post Using the Gutenberg Block Editor

It feels like it’s time for another post on the “new” WordPress post editor: Gutenberg. I’ve written about Gutenberg several times before (first this, then this). At first,…

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Mixed Feelings: Vinland Saga (Review)

A while ago I finished Vinland Saga, but wasn’t sure if I wanted to write about it. That is, until now, because I’m not sure what else to…

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The Futility of Gatekeeping in Anime and Criticism of it.

All right, I admit, I’ve read one too many posts complaining about gatekeeping in anime. And so instead of leaving a comment that could be construed as disrespectful…

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The Misfit of Demon King Academy Review (Spoiler-free)

With the recent anime season having wrapped up, I decided to take a quick look at anything that interested me. And this was one anime that did. A…

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Yomu in Japan: Cultural Festival Edition

All right, I’ve been dragging my feet a bit in regards to writing this post. It’s actually been a little over a month now, as the cultural festival…

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Nekomonogatari: Shiro – Tsubasa Tiger, Part Three

Tsubasa Hanekawa saw a Tiger.And so her story continues.

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Is empathy a virtue?

Let’s move away from what I’ve been writing about recently in regards to making efforts to improve oneself and instead look at something else. It’s something that I’ve…

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Elfen Lied (Spoiler Free Review)

So the other day I ended up watching Elfen Lied over the span of one day.I just had nothing else going on at the time. So here’s my…

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Don’t forget about reality.

I’m back with another one of these lifey blog posts. Last time I wrote about how we need to make a conceited effort to improve our lives, that…

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Nekomonogatari: Shiro – Tsubasa Tiger, Part Two

We continue following the story of Tsubasa Hanekawa. Her family’s home has burned down, and after spending a night at the abandoned cram school, Hitagi Senjougahara found her…

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When life doesn’t give you lemons.

What do you do then?Keep waiting? Post Theme:

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Nekomonogatari: Shiro – Tsubasa Tiger, Part One

From one Nekomonogatari to the next! Here we are with Tsubasa Tiger, which for me personally is one of the most memorable arcs in the Monogatari Series, as…

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Why are you embarrassed?

Another idea has crossed my mind in a similar vein to the last blog post I wrote about life and how anime stories can alter our perspective /…

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Anime Studio Challenge: A-Craft’s Ousama Game The Animation (Spoiler-free Review)

Continuing on with the A studios / producers, we’ve got A-Craft, and their only listed work – Ousama Game The Animation. At first glance, you may notice the…

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You are the main character of your own life.

I’m sure we’ve all thought this before.You are the main character of your own life. We all only know what we know, and anything beyond that we can…

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