Ironically, this is sequel to Random Thoughts: Prequels.
In some sense, I feel that sequels are harder than prequels. The sequels have to live up to the original movie, usually meaning higher stakes and grander scales, and that doesn’t always mean good things.
This is going to be a long one.
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Awhile ago, I had this conversation with my brother. He asked me what was the difference between Empathy and Sympathy, and I would like to explore this subject a little further.
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“This is a story that already ended” – Gekka from Kyouran Kazoku Nikki
When I say prequel, I am talking about products that were released after the original material that takes place before the events of the original material, think Metal Gear Solid 3.
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Over the years, I began to realize how important the first episode of a series is, and how some some series don’t care and ultimately fail.
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I, for one, get very cynical and worried when an IP I like is getting an adaptation of of any kind.
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Often I hear the question “why high school” and this is a very valid question as so many of anime takes place in high school or feature high school aged characters. So here is my take on this question.
Please note that this is not about demographics as almost everyone in Japan has exposure to manga and anime, but they’ve been around the Western world for only a couple of decades. This is more of why rather than who.
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I don’t really know where I am going with this one, but bear with me. I speak multiple languages, and I do think it had noticeable impact on my manga/anime/gaming experience.
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For some reason, I have been in a slump in regards of being excited about…. I guess the future of entertainment. This is mostly regarding 2 things I’ve seen: the Nintendo Switch and the Microsoft Surface Studio. This is me bitching and whining.
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Let me say this first so it is very clear, I want Nintendo and the Switch to do extremely well, I am fan of their IPs and hope nothing but good for them. That said it would be a lie if I did not have my concerns.
For those of you unaware, Nintendo recently announced their new console coming out, here is their trailer:
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Hi everyone, I want to thank those of you who come and read my stuff! It has been a year since I started my anime blog on Tumblr originally (migrated to WordPress on July of 2016). Since I started this little project, I now play games and watch anime and read manga more critically, for better and for worse.
Before this blog, once I come to work, I just wasted the day playing games or melting into my couch. Once I started this, I think I have been more active, seeing animes I was telling myself I would watch, as well as revisiting some of my favorites.
Thank you again for all your support, and here is another year of Gitopia!!