Alice in the Country of Hearts – The Clockmaker’s Story Review

In all honesty, Julius the Clockmaker wasn’t one of my favourite characters of the originally Alice in the Country of Hearts series but as the story progressed I grew to appreciate him as a steady and important role-holder in Wonderland. … Continue reading

Amnesia (the Visual Novel) Fandom

Hi everyone! I thought I’d do a quickie post before bed.

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I wanted to share with you all today my little collection of Amensia mini figure keychains that I’ve been collecting for a while now. I have Shin from the Hearts route, Kent from the Clovers route, Toma from the Diamond route and Ukyo from the Joker route. I keep rolling Gatchapon in an attempt to get Ikki but instead I got doubles of both Shin and Kent. But anyway, here is my set so far, hopefully I can get my hands on Ikki soon and complete my collection.

Speaking of Amnesia… I did come across these in Japan…

I swear I took like ten photos hugging Shin in ten different ways. As chill as my dad is with my otaku-ness, he probably thought I was insane.

I hope you girls liked this post. Don’t forget to hit like if you want more of these and comment below on your favourite character from Amnesia >///<

– Cloudy

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Out of the Box: Uta no Prince-sama Debut Plushie

Ichinose.Tokiya.full.11302174Hey hey otome lovers! Are any of you Uta no Prince-sama fans? If you are, you might have recently heard that the new Uta no Prince-sama Debut Plushie series has released its first pair of characters – Ittoki Otoya and Tokiya Ichinose. Originally what attracted me to the series was the amazing music. I watched both of the series at once right after Uta no Prince-sama Maji Love 2000% finished earlier in the summer. So when I saw that a second line of plushies were released, I had to get Tokiya! He’s my favourite!!

I ordered my Tokiya from HobbySearch which is a really great site for anime related figures, plushies and merchandise. I’m really pleased with my overall purchase because the prices for Uta no Prince-sama plushies on North American sites are outrageously expensive.

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When you buy from HobbySearch, the prices are closer to what I normally see in hobby stores in Japan. The only thing you might be slightly concerned about is the conversion from the Japanese yen to your home currency. The shipping is also super reasonable with HobbySearch. Everything is by weight; the plushie itself was 3000 yen and the shipping fee was only five dollars for me. However, if you order hard figures or nendoroids, that will definitely change due to the packaging and weight.

I’m a big plushie collector and I’m completely blown away by the detail that went into designing and creating Tokiya. His eyes are two shades of blue and the detail in his performance uniform is replicated so well from the art in the Uta no Prince-Sama Debut Game. It’s so princely and I like the design of the debut uniforms much more than the tassels and fur from the first line of Uta no Prince-Sama plushies. I’m currently trying to decide if I want to order Ittoki as well, or wait for Ren and the others >.< I can’t wait for the next pair of plushies to be released!

I hope you guys enjoyed reading this post as much as I enjoyed writing it. I’m always on the lookout for new and interesting anime merchandise so if you guys want more segments of “Out of the Box,” or an otaku anime haul, remember to hit like or comment below! to let me know! Thanks for dropping by!

– Cloudy

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Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% Episode 1 Recap & Review

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Hi everyone! Today we’re reviewing Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 1000% or Prince of Song. I’m very excited to share this anime with you guys because I love the original soundtracks that come with it. The music and the cover art is what initially drew me to this anime even before I’d read or heard about it. I thought this would be a great time to bring up this anime because the sequel Uta no☆Prince-sama♪ Maji Love 2000% just finished. What better time to power through both together at once?

“A light comes out of the darkness. A heart that makes a flower bloom in the wilderness journeys through the sky. Music changes the world.”

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nanamiI love how the anime opens with screaming fans XD The opening song is just so darn catchy! This anime focuses on a boy band of six very good looking and colourful boys. The actual story begins with a girl who’s late for her entrance music exam at a boarding school called Saotome Academy. When she’s  refused by the guards due to her tardiness, a boy steps in and convinces the guards to let her in. another boy appears to plead her case. (They’re actually two of the boys from the opening boy band number). Shojo boys. So. Good. Looking. All of a sudden, one guard gets a call and allows her in on an exception…

friendShe later passes and is admitted as a student! YAY! The girl’s name is Nanami Haruka, a girl who dreams on becoming a composer. Her roomate’s name is Shibuya “Tomo-chan” Tomochika. They met in the examination hall.

“The beating of a heart is the first source of music!”

headmasterThe headmaster is a rather eccentric performer as he welcomes new students into Saotome. He use to be idol Shiningg Saotome who sold twenty million CDs. Nanami then bumps into the first boy he helped her on the day of the entrance exam (aka Lifesaver A). His name is Ittoki Otoya. Insert a lot of comedy and hilarity as Nanami is introduced to her other classmates…  Shinomiya Natsuki, who tried to glomp Nanami because he thought she looked like his cute dog Elizabeth as well as Hijirikawa Masato. A fanfare sounds and Tsukimiya Ringo, another idol begins class. She so sounds like a man =.= and cue Nanami’s expression of astonishment. Saotome is actually a school dedicated to cultivating idols and their composers so I guess that’s why the instructors are all superstars… Sounds like a pretty fun school to attend.

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When Nanami trips in the cafeteria and drops her meal card, she meets Kurusu Shou and runs into her second lifesaver, Jinguji Ren. Since Nanami doesn’t have a television at home, she’s completely oblivious to the famous students and staff around her XD As Tomo-chan puts it, “the level of the males here is off the charts!”

childWe’re given some of Nanami’s back story as she retells some of her past to Tomo-chan regarding her transition to the city and the stress that came with it. When she was on the verge of a breakdown, she heard sees Hayato on a big screen TV on the street and his music moves her and inspires her to become a composer in hopes that she could compose for him one day.

What? Sudden flashback to the baddies?!? Random much? But of course, there has to be some hint of an antagonist in the series and it’s typical that there would be crazy drama and tension going on in the music world…
When a cat wanders into Nanami’s room and runs off with her hankerchief, she follows it out into the back gardens, where she meets Ichinose Tokiya whom she mistakes for Hayato. Though Nanami is sure that the boy is Hayato, he says, “Please don’t confuse me with that shallow dullard, Hayato.”

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I think the events are spaced out quite well even though they jump around quite randomly towards the end of the episode. We settle into school life as Nanami does, before we’re introduced to some opening threads of conflict that may potentially take place and unlike other animes, the ending credits might actually have preview scenes of subsequent episodes. I like the art style of the animation very much and at least our heroine possesses some depth.

I hope you guys like Uta no Prince-sama as much as I do! Thank you so much for reading and I will talk to you guys soon!

– Cloudy

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Starry Sky Episode 1 Recap & Review

“The sky I’ve always gazed at… The sky which goes on to the sky you’re gazing at…” Rating: 4/5 curiously excited clouds The anime begins with a flash back into Tomoe Yoh’s past in Japan. Yoh, also known as also known … Continue reading

Days in Wonderland~ Alice in the Country of Hearts Review

Hi everyone! How have your summer days been? (If there’s summer where you live, that is). Do you guys ever find yourselves lazying the days away under the cooling shade of tree and dozing off? If all this sounds familiar, … Continue reading

Starry Sky Volume 1 Review

Hi everyone! We’re settling into spring nicely, aren’t we? Well, from where I am anyway….. Sometimes we can see the stars, but only sometimes because the cityscape blocks a lot of the sky. Part of why I love gazing up at the … Continue reading

Crimson Empire Volume 1 Review

Synopsis from the Back cover: “From the time she was sold into servitude as a young girl and told by a handsome demonic figure that she had a destiny to fulfill, Sheila’s childhood was anything but easy. After joining an … Continue reading