Waifu Wednesday- Mayushii Edition!

Hi, hi! Welcome to another Waifu Wednesday! Today’s waifu is Mayuri Shiina also known as Mayushii from Steins;Gate! Tuturu!

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Favorite Video Game Couple

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 7 of the video game challenge! Today’s topic is ‘favorite game couple’!

My favorite video game couple would have to be Crono and Marle from Chrono Trigger.

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Crono and Marle meet when they accidentally bump into each other at the Millennial fair and Marle loses her pendant. Crono then finds it and returns it to her and she is grateful and asks if Crono will show her around the fair.

After a few events and games, Crono and Marle make their way to Lucca’s presentation where she is showing her teleportation device. Marle watches Crono teleport from one pod to the other and wants to then try it herself. When Marle steps onto the pod, something goes wrong, she disappears and is taken to a different time. Crono travels to find Marle and saves her, but upon their return, they find that everyone believes that Crono has kidnapped Marle who is actually Princess Nadia.

Crono is put on trial and depending on what you did at the fair he can be found guilty or innocent. Regardless of this though, the prison guard is told that Crono is to be executed. After making his way through the prison towers, Crono’s friend Lucca comes to his rescue. As Crono and Lucca are trying to escape they are stopped by guards but Princess Nadia (Marle) tells them to stop. The chancellor orders them to bow to the King instead. The king tries to stop Marle from defending Crono but she is defiant and runs away with Crono and Lucca.

The three become trapped in the forest and the only escape is a time gate. The three use it and then begin their travels through time.

What makes the relationship strong here is the fact that even though Crono barely knew Marle, he went after her to save her and in return she tried to protect him. What’s more impressive though is that she is actually useful in fights, she may not be the strongest character but she’s not entirely weak either and will be a fantastic healer later on.

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She shows great compassion for characters and events that happen in the story instead of being a character who is just sassy and self-centered.

There isn’t a whole lot of relationship development between the two throughout the game, sadly, but you can tell there is affection there.

And then there is this beautiful ending to the game that I think says it all in a simple way.


What about you guys? Let me know your favorite video game couple! ^.^

 

Persona 4: Dancing All Night

“Hey, have you heard that rumor?”

“Huh? Which one?”

“When you look at some website at midnight, there’s this weird video that plays on its own. It’s hard to really make out much at first, but totally see this idol who should be dead dancing in it… When you watch the video to the end, supposedly you get taken away to the “other side…” …and you never…wake…up.”

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After finishing Persona 4 Golden, I knew that one of the things I absolutely loved about it was the music. Honestly, when it comes to video game soundtracks, I’d rank the music from the Silent Hill franchise as my first favorite and the music from the Persona 4 games as a very close second. So when I heard that Persona 4 was getting a rhythm game, I was extremely excited!

I hadn’t really read much else about it other than hearing from a friend that it was really good. I picked it up not long after that and was shocked to find that it was much more than just a rhythm game but that it actually had it’s own story to go along with it. When I think of rhythm games, I think of things like Project Diva F and Project Diva F 2nd where it’s all just songs and maybe a little bit of character interaction but not a full blown story!

In Persona 4: Dancing All Night, Yu Narukami (the character you play in Persona 4), Rise Kujikawa (the idol, Risette) and Naoto Shirogane (the young detective) have returned to the city while the rest of their friends remained in Inaba. Rise has returned to the entertainment industry and is planning her big comeback as Risette but she doesn’t want to do it alone. She decides that she wants all of her friends that she made in Inaba, the Investigation Team, to be her backup dancers for her comeback at the Love Meets Bonds Festival.

Rise has been teaching Yu and Naoto how to dance in the city as well as making frequent trips to Inaba to give lessons to the rest of the team, Yosuke Hanamura, Yukiko Amagi, Chie Satonaka, Kanji Tatsumi, and the beary adorable Teddie.

You start off in the velvet room and Margaret is wondering why you are there, as only people who have agreed to a contract are allowed to enter the velvet room. However, she assumes there must be a reason that you’re there so she decides to tell you the story of the P4 group and their adventure working toward the Love Meets Bonds Festival.

There is so much to love about this game: the music, the remixes, the story, the costumes and accessories! I mean look, maid Yukiko, what more could I ask for? :3

Aside from the dancing done within the story, there is also a free dance mode with more difficulties to choose from. Doing this will also help you earn in game currency that you can then use to buy the costumes and accessories.

Most songs have partners that come in at a certain point in the game and they are customizable within the free mode as well.

I was very pleased with this game. I’m not one to go after the trophies or achievements in games because some of them just seem impossible for me but this was the first game that I managed to get every single trophy for and I felt so accomplished.

There are even add-ons for costumes such as the Gekkoukan High uniforms, bathing suits, Nanako set, the song ‘Break Out Of…’ featuring Marie, ‘Heaven (ATOLS Remix)’ featuring Hatsune Miku, ‘The Fog (ATLUS Konishi Remix) featuring Adachi and more.

I would absolutely love to see more series’ come out with rhythm games that have a real story to them!

What games would you like to see rhythm games for?

 

 

 

 

Persona 5 Impression- No Spoilers –

Hi, hi!

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I was lucky enough to be able to pick up my copy of Persona 5 Take your Heart Premium Edition on launch day and oh man, I do NOT regret pre-ordering it at all. So far I am on the fourth palace and it has been such a wild ride so far and I’m loving almost every minute of it. I could really do without Morgana telling me when I need to sleep though. ;~;

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One thing I really enjoy is the character development, which I have never felt lacking in other Persona games. I’m glad that they kept up with that development. I also like though that there are more adult figures to interact with for confidant (formerly social) links. It gives the game a bit more depth, I think. I’m sure it also helps that the map is larger and there are many more areas to visit in comparison to other Persona games though. The addition of being able to choose a variety of places to hang out with certain characters at is really enjoyable as well.

Some of the situations seem much darker and more accurate to real life as well which makes the game somewhat easier to get into. I say this because I had no problem getting into Persona 4 Golden, however, Persona 3 Portable is much harder for me to get into, so much so that I haven’t quite finished it yet.

I love the sim aspects of the Persona games so much. I’m having such a difficult time deciding who to romance in my first play through though! Who did you guys choose or who will you choose?

I also really enjoy the comic-like art style of the All-out attacks and the ending of battles. It’s a nice change of art style within the game. I find the groups “code names” to be a fun aspect of the game too.

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I do have just a few complaints about the game though. I feel that the camera work when you are trying to hide can be poor at times. There are a few times that the camera work was off, suddenly moving to another hiding spot or I accidentally roll out in front of the enemy. It doesn’t happen very often but it is just a bit frustrating when it does.

Another complaint I do have is the music. It’s not nearly as catchy or as exciting to me as Persona 4 Golden.

I may be pretty lame, but I also really don’t like the whole fusion process. 🙁

And my last complaint is that when the game switches over to the animated scenes, the volume drops so drastically that I have to quickly turn the volume back up so I don’t miss out on the conversation that is happening.

One of my worries about the game was that after watching Persona 5 The Animation- THE DAY BREAKERS- Episode 0-Prequel- was that we weren’t going to get to learn about how some of the characters came to know their personas. That worry was quickly quelled and I’m very much enjoying getting to see the characters discover their persona and themselves as well.

I’ve still got a long way to go before I finish the game but I can’t see my enjoyment of it declining between now and the time I actually complete the game.

So, with no spoilers, what do you think of the game so far? Who do you want to romance within the game? Do you think the Phantom Thieves are doing something just and moral or unjust and immoral? Oh! And what do you think of the Wardens? Honestly, I’d much rather have Margret or Elizabeth back. Let me here or on facebook!

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Throwback Thursday- Sailor Moon

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Hi, hi! Welcome to Throwback Thursday! I thought it would be a cool idea to make posts about older anime that some people may not know about! I decided to start today off with the first anime that I ever watched-Sailor Moon!

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Sailor Moon also know as Bishōjo Senshi Sērā MūnPretty Soldier Sailor Moon and Pretty Guardian Sailor Moon started as a manga series by Naoko Takeuchi and was originally published in Nakayoshi. It has since aired as a television series from 1992-1997 and has recently been rebooted as Sailor Moon Crystal, there are also 3 movies (the first is now out on blu-ray), Sailor V manga, musicals, video games, card games, figures, etc.

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Inner Senshi

There were some issues with the western releases of the original series however, for instance, the love scenes between Haruka and Michiru were taken out and they were depicted as cousins rather than lovers and there was an entire season that was not allowed to air here in America.

Sailor Moon is about a group of girls, known as the Sailor Scouts or the Sailor Senshi, who team up to save the world from various evil doers. The Sailor Scouts consist of the ‘Inner Senshi’ and the ‘Outer Senshi’.

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Outer Senshi

The Inner Senshi include:
Usagi (Serena) Tsukino- Sailor Moon
Minako (Mina) Aino- Sailor Venus
Ami (Amy) Mizuno- Sailor Mercury
Rei (Raye) Hino- Sailor Mars
Makoto (Lita) Kino- Sailor Jupiter
Chibiusa (Rini)- Sailor Chibi (Mini) Moon
They are also assisted by 3 cats: Luna, Artemis and Diana

The Outer Senshi include:
Meioh (Trista) Setsuna- Sailor Pluto
Haruka (Amara) Tenoh- Sailor Uranus
Michiru (Michelle) Kaioh- Sailor Neptune
Hotaru Tomoe- Sailor Saturn

The series revolves around the inner senshi and the outer senshi come in at various times to help out.

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There is a lot to this series and I won’t go into all of the details in this particular post but if you enjoy magical girl anime, I highly recommend checking Sailor Moon out. Personally though, I prefer the original. I feel that the art style of Sailor Moon Crystal did not fit the personality of Usagi at all. I’ve only seen the first few episodes of Crystal so far because I’m having a hard time getting past that aspect.

Thanks for reading! Tell me what you think of Sailor Moon Crystal so far! ^_^ Let me know here or on facebook!

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I had this made for me so many years ago and I can’t remember who made it but credit goes to whoever did!

Happy Miku Day! 3/9

Hi, hi! Today is known as Miku Day because 3 (さん-san) and 9 (く-Ku, or きゅう-Kyuu) can be joined together to spell ‘Miku’ or ‘Sankyuu’ which sounds a bit like ‘Thank you’.

In honor of Miku Day, I will share a few of my favorite Hatsune Miku  songs and products with you!

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(Some of them will be with other Vocaloids as well ^^ and there will be a mix of happy and sad songs)

                1. Hatsune Miku (初音ミク) – Chocolat
                2. 【Hatsune Miku English】Goodbye【Vocaloid Song】

                3. Hatsune Miku – Personality Complex (ペルソナリティ・コンプレックス)

                4. 【Luka & Miku】 Suki Kirai 【VOCALOIDカバー】

                5. 【Miku & Luka】 Futariboshi 【VOCALOIDカバー】

                6. Hatsune Miku, Megurine Luka, Samune Zimi – Reboot
                  (Oh My feels ;~;)

There are quite a few Hatsune Miku games out there as well!
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Project Diva F
Project Diva F 2nd
Project Mirai DX
And Project Diva X

They are all nice if you want to just sit down and play a rhythm game. Project Diva X has more of a story line to it. My least favorite out of these was Project Mirai DX but I think it was because I just don’t enjoy that style of game on a Nintendo DS.

And there are so many amazing figures out there! I have a few myself!

I think this will be the next one that I buy
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Another thing I love is that every year there are new designs for Snow Miku, Sakura Miku and Racing Miku.
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There are different styles of Nendoroids as well.
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In all honesty, my favorite Vocaloid is Megurine Luka but there are many songs by other Vocaloids that I enjoy very much as you can see by this list of Miku songs ^.^ I do enjoy many more songs done with the Hatsune Miku Vocaloid program so this is just a short list. I hope to share some more of my favorites with you in the future!

Thanks for reading (and watching!)

Twin Tail Day- 2/2

The Japanese government has officially designated February 2nd as twin-tail day. I want to share some of my favorite anime themed characters with twin-tails! I say themed because some of my favorite artwork may not be from any specific anime but they may be from video games or even Vocaloid characters which are drawn in anime style.

My list is in no particular order and may also have some characters which don’t always have twin-tails or may not have full twin-tails but partial, but in my mind they still count. =^_^=

Let’s do this!

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  1. Usagi Tsukino/ Serena Tsukino from the Sailor Moon Series
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    Usagi Tsukino not only was the first character with twin-tails that I had ever seen but she was also the heroine in the first anime that I had ever seen. However, I started off with the original North American airing of Sailor Moon by DiC not the original Japanese or the new Sailor Moon Crystal. Either way though, I still really enjoyed the series as well as the character.

  2. Homura Akemi from Puella Magi Madoka Magica
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    Now, I understand that Homura doesn’t really have twin-tails in some of the timelines but one of my favorite versions of her was when she had the twin-tail braids =^_^= I feel that for her reasoning and resolve in regards to the wish she made to become a magical girl, the moe look suits her very well.

  3. Hatsune Miku Virtual Diva
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    Hatsune Miku is not from any anime, however, there are many manga featuring her now as well as plenty of illustrations and figures depicting her in an anime style. She’s super adorable and I really love the music that people create with her voicebank 😀

  4. Hiiragi Kagami from Lucky Star
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    Because who doesn’t enjoy a tsundere with twin-tails with a secret passion for yaoi manga!

  5. Primula from Shuffle!
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    She is one of my favorite characters from Shuffle! She’s just so darn adorable!

  6. Shizuku Mizutani from My Little Monster
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    My Little Monster is by far one of my favorite anime and Shizuku is easily one of my top anime characters. I really enjoyed watching her grow and watching her attitude change.

  7. Callie from the Wii U game Splatoon 
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    It counts!

  8. Rise Kujikawa from the Persona 4 games
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    Rise was easily my second favorite female character from Persona 4 Golden. I really wish she’d been playable in battle though. She will be who I decide to have a relationship with in my second play through in the game. My first choice was Yukiko Amagi :3

  9. Sasami from the Tenchi Muyo series
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    Sasami is another one of my first favorite anime characters =^_^= She’s just extremely adorable

  10. Tiara from Shamanic Princess
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    This series always amazed me with it’s artwork as well as its music and even though there aren’t many characters, Tiara really stood out. It wasn’t just her hair or her outfit though, it was her personality. This is a series I really need to go back and watch!

There it is! My top 10 anime themed characters with twin tails! I hope you enjoyed it, thanks for reading!

 

Most Annoying Video Game Character

Hi, hi! Welcome to day 6 of the video game challenge posts! Today’s challenge is ‘most annoying character’.

There are a lot of great video game characters out there whether they are main characters or side characters, but let’s face it, there are some really obnoxious ones too.

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One of the most annoying characters that I’ve come across though is Tia from Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals. This game was developed by Neverland and published by Taito (JP), Natsume (NA) and Nintendo (PAL). Now, this game originally came out for the SNES and is actually a prequel to the first game Lufia & the Fortress of Doom, but in 2010, the staff of the original Lufia announced Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals for Nintendo DS. This game is a re-creation of Lufia II: Rise of the Sinistrals with the story and characters changed a bit.

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It’s been so long since I’ve played it on the SNES so I can’t remember if Tia was nearly as annoying as she is in the DS game. In the game for the DS she is extremely whiny and follows the main character, Maxim, around like a little lost puppy dog. She’s virtually useless in battle as she uses a suitcase with something that comes out and punches the enemy from what I can tell but she insists that she is useful and can help in battle. She is overly emotional and every time she get’s upset, she runs off and gets into trouble and you have to go save her.

She and Maxim are childhood friends but Tia is infatuated with Maxim and makes a point to let everyone know.

I won’t give away any spoilers for the game so I’ll leave it at that, but yes, Tia in the Nintendo DS game Lufia: Curse of the Sinistrals is the character in the video game world that annoys me the most.

Thanks for reading! If you missed the other posts so far in this series I’ll link them below! Let me know here or on my facebook page who you feel is the most annoying character in the video game world!
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