Cloudy (frantically) Says…

First of all, for everyone who has assignments and exams soon, GANBATTE AND GOOD LUCK!! FIGHTO!!!!

Sleep, Eat, Study, Exam, right? ( ´_ゝ`)

Yui and Mio Studying

Overall, I just wanted to let you guys know that the reason I’ve seen off the blogosphere for a while is because of school stuff OTL I’m a fairly organized person and I don’t procrastinate much unless I’m following the end of a series that’s REALLY GOOD in which case, I stop everything in my life for it, but university work is a completely otherworldly load of work that’s completely unmanageable especially when we get into these last few weeks of November when it’s essay season. (I know, I still have to review Shingeki no Kyojin/Attack on Titan, I’m getting lots of pressure from friends to do that – and I will get to it! I hope…)

Now here’s a list of everything that you’ll see in the following weeks… they’ll more or less be out soon…

Anime Reviews

– Kill La Kill Episode 8-9 rant

– Diabolik Lovers Episode 9-10 rant and review

– Log Horizon Episode 7-8 rant

– Kyoukai no Kanata Episode 9 review

– Tokyo Ravens Episode 7 review

^As always, these series are ongoing^ if you guys have any anime series you would like to see reviews of, post in the comments and I’ll definitely find time to do a first impressions review of them during the holidays. If you guys want to see last week’s posts please check out these links

Kill La Kill Ep 6-7 Rant, Diabolik Lovers Ep 7-8 Rant and Review, Log Horizon Ep 5-6 Rant, Kyoukai no Kanata Ep 8 Review, Tokyo Ravens Ep 5-6 Review

Manga Review

– Barajou no Kiss/Kiss of the Rose Princess First Impressions

– Full Vampire Knight Series Review

– Olympos (Stand Alone) Review

– Stray Love Hearts First Impressions

And as always, I like to keep my Light Otaku Living posts a secret and the Out of the Box specials a surprise 😉 Thanks for dropping in even though you’re super busy follower, and if you’re a new viewer, welcome and I hope you enjoy what I’ve posted! (´ω`*)

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– Cloudy

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Cloudy the Ghost Says…

Just wanted to drop in and wish you guys a HAPPY HALLOW’S EVE!!!!!

Posting has been slowing down a bit recently because my laptop is having so many problems. So I’ll try my best to catch. up our fall anime reviews for Tokyo Ravens, Kyoukai no Kanata and another Kill La Kill rant this weekend! (Pssst, there might be a Clannad After Story review coming very soon)

In the manga section…. Missions of Love 5, Haganai 4 (maybe), and a new old series I started reading that’s a secret till it gets posted 😉

Blood-CDo you guys want to see some fanart? Then hit me a like or comment on what character you want me to draw. I’ve been busy with lots of school stuff but I’ll definitely try to fit in some visual arts if you want some of those posts.

What are you guys watching for Halloween? I might put on some Blood-C to go with a hot chocolate and pumpkin sugar cookies tonight. The anime is done by CLAMP so the art is reminiscient of their classic long and slender style. The story, however, is a little dark and falls into the supernatural genre so it’ll be nice to set the mystery mood tonight

I hope you guys have a safe and fun Halloween!! =)


– Cloudy

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Cloudy Says…

Hey guys! After two plus weeks of intense anime releases, we’ve finally reached the last day of new releases. From here on out, we’ll fall into the regular rhythm of release dates. I’ve decided to do a poll this season on what YOU GUYS are watching. I’m curious! And the results of the poll will help factor into what I decide to feature or follow on my blog.

What I’m definitely following right now is Kyoukai no Kanata, Golden Time and Tokyo Ravens. me know what you guys think of the first episodes that you guys have seen so far?

Out of the Box features will continue to appear from time to time and I’m currently waiting on some new release dates for manga but right now I’m mostly excited about the new animes! Check out recent posts for the latest stuff or search the archives for anything you might be looking for. If you want to see a review of something, don’t be afraid to leave a comment here or anywhere else on the blog!

– Cloudy

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Cloudy Says…

Hey guys! I hope your Septembers are off to a great start. A lot seems to be happening this month. Some of the summer season anime series are finishing. Some new fall season series are beginning. New manga is being released. New soundtracks will be out soon. September is a month of beginnings! The only downside of September’s beginnings is… yeah, you guessed it. School.

Well, for many of you guys who are going back to your ol’ school routine, starting high school, university or college, I have some great tips coming soon for you otakus who are dreading the new year cause it’s a lot less manga and anime and a lot more studying.

For many of your who are familiar with my regular review rhythm, you know how much I like to stick on schedule but unfortunately, there’s a lot to plan before school starts. I’m settling into my new house (with no internet at the moment)… I literally have to sit next to the window to get the university’s internet signal from the school building next door or I won’t be able to upload posts. So between camping out at cafes for internet, working the anime club table to promote this year’s activities (I’m in charge of public relations) and trying to fend for myself in terms of living on my own/with my new housemate, I’ve really got my hands full.

Fret not! I have many new reviews coming your way all the time and there will be a lot more Light Otaku Living themed posts soon. Also, I am currently trying to organize my blog so that it’s easier to navigate in terms of topic-searching. You’ll notice that there are a lot more categories down the left-hand bar but as always, the search bar is fail-safe (hopefully). If you guys like what you see and you want more reviews and otaku rants, don’t forget to thumbs up your favourite posts and follow me through email or wordpress for new stuff coming every day.

Don’t’ forget to check out my fall season picks for something new to look out for!

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Thank you guys so much for reading and sticking with me! I’m sure I will talk to you guys soon!

– Cloudy

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Cloudy Says…

Hi guys!! I hope you all have been well! I know I haven’t blogged much this weekend and it’s because I’ve been so busy at the convention these past few days. For my readers who DID go to FanExpo… WAS IT NOT TOTALLY AWESOME!?!?!?


I met artists, cosplayers, bloggers, vloggers, videographers, photographers, authors, panelists and… STEPHEN AMELL!! There were so many more people this year! This was probably my most exciting convention experience to date. I really feel like I got my money’s worth with all that I packed into my personal panel schedule as well as all the shopping I did in the Artist Alley and Dealer’s Room.

If I bumped into any of you guys, chances are, I gave you one of my cards. If I didn’t, it was probably because the crowds swept me away or if you’re a cosplayer, there were probably too many photographers around you for me to speak to you (but that’s a good thing too! Means your costume was totally badass!)

I have a LOT to share with you guys throughout this week as well as catch up with our regular scheduled anime reviews. As well, I collected a lot of new manga so I can’t wait to read those and write up some reviews as well.

Since my last convention, Atomic Lollipop, was much smaller, I had an easier time organizing everything and showcasing it in a post. This time however, there’s WAY too much to cram in a post… well, I could do one giant post but you might end up scrolling into eternity. So here are all the major features list that will be coming soon this week… The ones crossed out are already posted, feel free to use the search bar if you can’t find what you’re looking for!

Photographs from Thursday and Friday

Photographs from Saturday and Sunday

Crypton Media and Vocaloid Panel News

Viz Media Panel News and Updates

Artist Alley Features & Haul

Right on Target with Stephen Amell Feature – Photographs

Once Upon a Time – Season Premiere Preview Screening Review

Exclusive Vocaloid: Hatsune MIku Live Party Concert Screening Review, Photographs, Videos

General Overview of Panels I Went To

Dealer’s Room Haul

Yes, these ARE in order and I will try my best to follow this order of post releases. All posts should be out by the end of the week, if not then they will definitely be posted by next Sunday. Please check in regularly to find photos of yourself or for news from and reviews of panels that you may have missed.

Be sure to drop in on and off this week to check out anything that strikes your fancy. If you like what you see and want more stuff related to a certain post be sure to click like so I can look into it and if you want regular updates, reviews, rants and features please follow me here or on my twitter account

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Thank you guys so so much for reading!

– Cloudy

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Cloudy Says…

Hi everyone! Welcome to another segment of Cloudy Says!  I hope you are all well and for all my friends who live close to Toronto and are heading to FanExpo Canada this afternoon I can’t wait to meet you all! If you get one of these cards, then you’ll have bumped into me!

Just wanted to let you guys in on new reviews and features that are coming up soon. I will definitely be  doing a FanExpo Canada Haul after the convention so be on the lookout for that next week, as well as lots of cosplay photography and event features.

Recently, I’ve been dabbling into many new manga series so new book reviews will be up soon. Manga reviews are my favourite posts to write but due to the pressing weekly episode releases it has been difficult to balance anime reviews with other posts. But have no fear, those are coming back soon!

On that note, what do you guys think of the summer series so far? Vote for what you think and leave a comment on your favourite new series this season!

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Thank you guys so much for reading and I will talk to you guys very soon!

– Cloudy

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Cloudy Says…

Hi guys! I’ve been super busy with the summer anime episode reviews every week that I haven’t had time to update you guys on what else I’ve been doing.

To be honest, I’m a little bored with reviewing some of the series as of now but because many of them are 12-13 episodes, we’re just about halfway through all of them and hopefully things really pick up in the plot before any big reveals or climactic twists.

As of yesterday, both the full opening and ending songs of Kimi no Iru Machi have been released. I’ve been waiting for the opening for so long. It’s so catchy, it’s one of my new favourites!

Cover 2Kimi no Iru Machi Opening- Sentimental Love by MimimemeMIMI 

Kimi no Iru Machi Full ED SingleKimi no Iru Machi Ending- A Town Where You Live by Yoshimasa Hosoya 

I have a few “Out of the Box” planned for later on since the first one was posted just recently. As well, I have a lot of manga lined up for the next while. I’m still learning to balance the seasonal anime episodes with my manga, otaku and other reviews. Thank you all for bearing with me, following and being supportive!

I’m also trying to keep up with my fan art and drawings but those always seem to fall through the cracks when things pile up. FanExpo Canada is also coming up at the end of the month and I’ve been eagerly preparing for that. The official floor plan and schedule have been released so if you guys are going you can definitely check that out on the official FanExpo Canada site.


Lastly, hotmail has been seriously derping me this summer. I’ve gone through two email addresses already. Something always goes wrong so I’m switching to gmail. If I gave you my card at Atomic Lollipop or if you’re looking for me for photography, I’ve changed my email. You can find me at if you can. For the next while, I’ll still be dropping into my old email to make sure all my contacts are moved to my new one just to be safe.

Thank you guys for sticking with me so far. I’m trying my best to put out new reviews every day and hopefully you guys can find something you like. If you like what you see, don’t forget to share with your friends and follow for notifications of new content! Thank you again for dropping in to visit and I’m sure I will talk to you guys very soon!

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– Cloudy

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Long Weekend with Otakus

Hey guys!! Just checking in before I head out for the day!

This weekend I’m going to be hitting up the Atomic Lollipop Convention at the Japanese Canadian Cultural Centre here in Toronto. It starts tonight at 6:00 today and goes till Sunday. Just letting you guys know that there might be a slight delay on the episode reviews this weekend. Also on Monday, I’m going to be heading into my new apartment in Kingston to do a bit of furniture moving so all the weekend craziness won’t die down until Tuesday… so expect a lot of reviews jam-packed into next week as well as some cosplay photography and review of Atomic Lollipop.

Here’s a big drawing I did of Illya from Fate Kaleid Liner with copic markers. After last week’s episode of Fate Kaleid Liner, I’m really excited for the next one that’s coming out tomorrow!! Hopefully the subs come out quickly! I still haven’t found episode 5 of Free!


Thank you guys so much for dropping in to check out my posts! I love you all very much and I will try to drop in with updates anytime I can!

– Cloudy

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K-On! College Volume 1 Review

Hi everyone! I hope your week is going well. Today we’re reviewing the first volume from K-On! College. As you might have heard before, K-On means light music and follows four girls – Yui, Mio, Ritsu and Mugi on their … Continue reading

Ready for Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou Tomorrow?

Hey guys!! Hope your Fridays are going well! Remember to stay tuned for your favourite summer anime episodes tomorrow and check in for new recaps, reviews and screenshots! Here’s a drawing I did of Etia from Genei wo Kakeru Taiyou. She’s so graceful and cute I couldn’t help but recreate her myself!


Have a great weekend!!

– Cloudy

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