Log Horizon Episode 7-8 Rant

Episode 7 Review: 3/5 complacent clouds  Episode 8 Review: 3.5/5 curiously excited clouds  See, I’ve rewatched these two episodes quite a few times this week trying to figure out how I want to rate them… Since the Crescent Moon Guild’s … Continue reading

Log Horizon Episode 5-6 Rant

Episode 5 Rating: 3.5/5 happy clouds  Hi guys, today we’re looking at the most recent episodes of Log Horizon in the last two weeks. Episode 5 really winds down from the intense action that we’ve been shown. Much of this … Continue reading

Log Horizon Episode 3-4 Rant

I found that in many ways, I have underestimated Log Horizon, which is good, because I don’t want to get my hopes up and see it turn into another weird SAO romance video game anime. I’ve been immensely pleased with … Continue reading

Log Horizon Episode 1-2 Rant

THANK THE GOOD GODS OF ANIME for giving us a video game themed series that has some depth and characters who are actually three-dimensional with individual personalities and their own histories. From what we can discern from the first two … Continue reading

Okonomiyaki in Akihabara

DSC_0817Two years ago when I went to Japan with my parents, we were walking around Ikebukuro and we couldn’t find any place to eat. We stumbled upon a cute little local okonomiyaki restaurant… we didn’t even know what okonomiyaki was! We knew no Japanese and the waiters, waitresses and manager did not know any English. With some random stirring and a lot of staring at the table next to us, we figured it out!

Of course, when we went to Japan this time we had to hit up a big okonomiyaki restaurant with ALL the works! If you’re at Akihabara and you cross under the tunnel adjacent to the station, there’s a tall building with several floors, one of which is dedicated to food. There are a variety of restaurants but I had my heart set on okonomiyaki.

DSC_0863For those of you have never heard of okonomiyaki. Okonomiyak is a sort of Japanese pancake consisting of a selection of meats and vegetables. Okonomi means “what you like” and yaki means “cooked.” Basically, you start off with a batter consisting of egg and yam, you can choose what you’d like to have in it before mixing it all together and throwing it onto the grill. You can also have okonomiyaki with yakisoba (fried noodles) mixed into it; recipes and ingredients will vary depending on where you are.

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I did prior research to my trip and Fugetsu had many positive remarks. I’m glad to say that they didn’t disappoint. For first time okonomiyaki eaters, Fugetsu is a really great restaurant to start because there are English menus, the staff know limited English and a waiter actually makes the okonomiyaki for you as you watch and take photos with your little tourist-chic camera. The service is probably one of the best parts of the dining experience. There’s always someone checking up on you and your food to make sure it’s cooking properly. As well, there’s a button to call for service as the restaurant gets pretty loud and rowdy.

The few desserts they offer are also super tasty and cute. We had frozen cream-filled strawberries and mini chocolate truffle cakes.

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If you’re in Electric Town Akihabara and you’ve shopped till the late hours, Fugetsu is a great place for some fun Japanese cuisine!

Thank you guys for reading and bon appetite!

– Cloudy

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Animate!!

DSC_1130Hi guys! Today I’m really excited to review this AMAZING store in Japan called Animate. It’s the largest retailer of anime, manga, hobby and game goods in Japan. Though I do love scoping the streets and stores for deals on figures, Animate is probably one of my favourite stops in Electric Town, Akhiabara just because it has all the new anime merchandise that I’m looking for this year (i.e. K Project or Karneval).

There are seven floors in total with each level specializing on a certain aspect of goods. The uppermost floor is a special feature floor, below that there is one floor for audio CDs, one for video and visuals, two for merchandise – separated into shonen and shojo goods, as well as one floor for manga and a ground floor for weekly manga magazines souvenirs and art books. From what they showcase in the store, you’re also given a pretty expansive outline of what animes are a hit, which games are new and what manga is being anticipated. It’s also a great place to look for cosplay!

I would definitely advise a trip to Animate if you’re looking for some sweet new merch and considering that there are thirty-eight stores spread out across Japan, it won’t be hard for you to find one wherever you happen to vacationing.

Check out these cool photos I snapped while browsing through the store!

 

– Cloudy

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Cloudy Says…

Hi everyone! For those of you wondering why I’ve suddenly gone crazy and posted three different reviews in one day, it’s because I’ve recently arrived in Japan and I may be too busy for the next few days looking for things to review to actually POST my reviews so hopefully these little rants and photos keep you guys busy. I’m so excited to check out Akihabara, Odaiba and all the other cool little stores and restaurants.

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(I promise to catch up on all my Karneval recaps and newly released manga reviews as soon as I can! I know a lot of you guys are waiting for those too)

Thank you guys so much for reading, liking and following! New ideas are popping up in my head everyday for new posts! Stay tuned for more!

– Cloudy

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