Waifu Wednesday – Aisaka Taiga

I used to absolutely hate the tsundere type. Every time I watched an anime with a girl that was tsundere they were always a side character (Yes, I know there are plenty with Tsun MC’s but I hadn’t seen them at that point). Being a side character, you don’t get to see that other sweet side of them. When I watched Toradora my opinion of the tsundere type changed completely.

Definition of Tsundere

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Taiga Aisaka, also known as the palmtop tiger, is short and full of rage if the wrong thing is said to her. Her fuse is extremely short. I noticed a lot of similarities between Taiga and myself and I think that is part of what made me grow to like her so much. I think that’s another reason I find her to be such a fun and interesting character. However, she is also super sweet and loving to the people closest to her.

Toradora is a fantastic slice of life anime about friendship and love. If you haven’t seen it yet, I highly recommend it. It is both dubbed and subbed and the dubbed version was done extremely well in my opinion.

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The sweet, sleeping tiger Source
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I love her hair in buns like this :3 Source
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Tsun in glasses, anyone? Source
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Christmas Taiga Source
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I love crossovers! Aisaka Taiga x Hatsune Miku Source
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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?

 

 

 

 

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!

 

Twintail Tuesday

Hi, hi! Happy Tuesday! I thought I’d do a Twintail post today ^_^

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Anne Takamaki from Persona 5 (such hype!) and Rise Kujikawa from Persona 4
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Rize Tedeza from Gochuumon wa Usagi Desu Ka? Source
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She sort of reminds me of Junko Enoshima from Danganronpa. Source
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I might buy this one myself :3 Hatsune Miku – Project Diva – Arcade Future Tone: Hatsune Miku Christmas Version