HAPPY WORLD PHOTOGRAPHY DAY!! (Mako Mankanshoku Nendoroid Summer Colours Photoshoot)

Hey guys! Happy World Photography Day!

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I didn’t even know until I checked Twitter but apparently there is a day for every thing now, thanks to social media. In honour of today I wanted to share with you guys a really fun photography shoot I did last month with my Kill La Kill Mako Mankanshoku Nendoroid figure. One of the reasons why I bought Mako was because she is such a fun and versatile character. You can literally set her up in any setting and her personality will instantly add its own charm to the atmosphere. In this shoot, I played around with lighting, props and tons of bright colours as inspired by summer sunshine. This was also the first time I used a full frame Nikon D750, a new camera that was passed over to me by my dad. I used the 24-120 mm Nikkor lens and it was really a trick trying to figure out the angles because the lens wouldn’t focus if I pushed the focal point too close. The only bit of editing done was with contrast and brightness. Overall I am quite pleased with these final shots and I hope you’ll enjoy scrolling through 🙂

– Cloudy

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MCM Comicon London 2015 HAUL + BONUS GOODIES!!

Hey guys, here are some close up pictures of prints and merch featured in the two MCM Comicon haul videos. It was really such a pleasure to be able to attend one last convention before I had to leave the UK. I hope you’ll check out all the artists and vendors listed in the description box of the Youtube videos.

BONUS GOODIES!!

– Cloudy

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MCM London Comicon 2015

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Hey guys how are you all? Today I wanted to share with you guys all of the really awesome pictures that I got from MCM Comicon in London. I only had time to pop into London for a day since the convention is smack dab in the middle of my exam season but I had tons of fun talking with cosplayers, artists and con-goers all day. MCM in London takes place at the Excel Centre, an absolutely gigantic venue and rightly so because there were tons of panels and special guests featured for the weekend. I ended up at the Bandai Namco panel and Agents of Shield panel before the cosplay show. I actually found the Fall convention in London more exciting than the spring one because there seemed to be more anime cosplayers in the Fall however I ended up stumbling into a HUGE Disney photo shoot which was a real treat for me as a fan.

In order to travel light I brought along my Nikon 1 J3 with the 10-30mm lens great for casual photography and vlogging of course. My camera actually used up both batteries before the end of the day so I didn’t get as many photos during the cosplay showcase as I would have liked however I did grab a ton of video footage throughout the entire Saturday. The vlog will be uploaded soon and of course a Haul video is also in the works. I hope you guys enjoy these photos and don’t forget to check out MCM Comicon’s official site to see where their other conventions will be taking place in the UK.

– Cloudy

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MCM London Comicon 2014 Dealer’s Room Haul

Here are close up pictures of all the merchandise I got from the Dealer’s room at MCM in London this year. Great variety of dealers and tons of UtaPri & Free goods \>v</ If you guys are looking for the vlog… click here!

MCM London Comicon 2014 Artist Alley Haul

Cloudy Says… End of October News ^^*

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Hey guys, how are you all? HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!! \*O*/

What’s up with me?

It’s been a really crazy October for me. I’ve been juggling schoolwork with new anime series reviews and vlogs as well. Last week I travelled to London to attend the MCM London Comicon which was AMAZING for me because it was my very first convention in the UK and I really don’t know what to expect. Plus, I ended up travelling alone cause everyone I made plans with ended up with last minute interruptions and bailed BUT traveling alone was a really refreshing, reflective and free-spirited experience that I enjoyed more than I thought I would. I’m an only child so I’m really okay with spending time with myself but I also found making new friends on my trip a lot more encouraging especially when I was hanging around London exhibits or fangirling at the convention tables over cute anime merchandise. Shout out to all my fellow travelers and con-goers who took a picture for me. The one downside of traveling alone is that you always have to ask other people for pictures. Other than that, I thoroughly enjoyed exploring London in the last week.

What’s new with the blog?

The blog is still going as-is. The recaps and reviews are coming whenever I find time to write and screenshot and publish posts. I know I say I always post something at least once a day but lately I’ve been skipping days here and there but it’s for good reason. Sometimes I’m out with friends, most of the time I’m doing schoolwork and sometimes I’m exploring the city. Since I’m only in the UK for a year, I’m really trying to make the most of it by taking day trips to nearby cities or just exploring Manchester where I live.

**This anime season I’ve decided to officially recap & review five series- Donten ni Warau, Sora no Method, Akatsuki no Yona, Shirobako, Shigasu wa Kimi no Uso, Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works

Watching but not reviewing- Gugure! Kokkuri-san, Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Denki-gai no Honya-san, Yuuki Yuuna Yusha wa Aru

Reviewing from last season- Akame Ga Kill, Sword Art Online II: Gun Gale Online

BUT like in every season, I set up a poll to find out WHAT YOU GUYS ARE WATCHING and take that into account with other series I should check out for First Impressions or reviews… 

What’s new with the channel?

The channel videos are not as frequent as the schedule I set up in the summer. That’s of course because my summers are for myself and during most of the year I have lectures and assignments to attend to. At the time of this post, I’m doing solid video reviews for Sword Art Online II (bi-weekly) and Fate/Stay Night Unlimited Blade Works (weekly or bi-weekly depending on plot progression).

**Will Manga Mondays return? YES!! I am trying to find more time to film miscellaneous videos that I personally want to rant about but it’s difficult with my current commitments in school and my personal life. It’s always on my mind though…

**I’m also editing my MCM London Comicon 2014 VLOG which will come hopefully in the next week… The MCM Comicon Artist Alley Haul (Part 1) and Dealer’s Room Haul (Part 2) is also in the nitty-gritty stages of editing so I thank you all in advance for your patience.

We also hit 1500 subscribers!!! So once again, thank you all so much for watching my ramblings on Youtube, liking, commenting, subscribing and supporting. It really means the world to me and I can’t express how much you all mean to me. ❤

Where can I find you?

I’m not as enthusiastic about updating all my social media handles during the year but THE BLOG will always be updated ABOVE ALL ELSE. Plus, if you’re looking for real-time talk and news, or if you have a suggestion or question for me, the best way to reach me is on my Facebook Page or TWITTER which I check intermittently throughout the day. Also I keep a close eye on channel comments as well so feel free to shoot me a message on Youtube.

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– Cloudy

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MCM London Comicon 2014

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Hey guys, how are you all? Today I wanted to share with you guys some really fun and casual cosplay photos I took at MCM London Comicon. This was my very first convention in the UK and I only went on the Saturday of the three-day con weekend however it was probably the biggest convention I’ve been to thus far… Although the panels were more of a minor aspect of the convention itself, it had a phenomenal Dealer’s Room, Artist Alley and sponsor’s stands presenting tons of great merchandise, fanart, crafts, and promotional activities for new games.

The MCM London Comicon VLOG will also be coming soon as well as the HAUL video on my channel =D

I also got to hear Shinichiro Watanabe speak LIVE. AHHHHH!!!! He talked a lot about his latest creations this year – Space Dandy and Zankyou no Terror, two series different in every way. It was really insightful to hear him talk about the contrasting elements of each show from its animation to its music and Watanabe-san’s own connections with each series and plot. A fan asked Watanabe-san what motivated him to create a story using terror as a theme and Watanabe-san answered by saying that he didn’t start out with the desire to explore the theme of terror. Rather, he started out with the characters, a group of troubled teenagers against society and it just so happened that the medium of the story through which these characters were explored was terrorism. Was it realistic? Yes and no. Watanabe-san said he intended it to be both realistic and also sort of fantasy-like and he decided on a somewhat open-ended conclusion to the series because he really meant for his viewers to offer their own interpretations of the story, its emotions, characters and themes. It really was such an honour to hear him speak about his works.

Since Saturday is always the biggest day of the convention there were TONS of cosplayers. I really enjoyed the convention as a fan so these pictures are really casual and unprofessional in every way. I took them with a Nikon 1 camera and really just snapped shots of what I liked and a lot of times I ended up zooming in to crop the feet out just cause I was so intrigued by the actual cosplay piece itself. I hope you guys enjoyed these photos nonetheless.

My favourite pics are definitely the ones I got of Love Live’s μ’s (Muse) idols. (∩˃o˂∩)♡ Not gonna lie, I really tried to find all of them…

– Cloudy

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Denki-gai no Honya-san Episode 1 Impressions

いらっしゃいませ!~ Welcome to the Comic Umanohone Denki-gai store!! Come in for all your favourite games, anime and doujinshi. This cute slice of life anime opens with a group of seven manga store-workers who get into a lot of random situations. … Continue reading

FanExpo Canada 2014 Artist Alley Haul

Hey guys, here’s are all the artwork and fan art that I got from FanExpo Canada this year. I went much lighter in the Artist Alley shopping because there are less anime fan art-artists than at Anime North. Nevertheless, I got to visit some of my favourite artists and meet some great new ones =) No Dealer’s Room Haul feature this year because I really didn’t get a wide variety of merchandise. However if you’re looking to check out all the manga I got last weekend, click the link here.

– Cloudy

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FanExpo Canada Photography Part 2

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