[Tag Game!] 5 Flaming Hotties

Happy Monday everyone! It’s time for yet another Man Crush Monday. This week’s MCM is a bit different as I was tagged by one of my closest blogger-friends Mel

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ED: Cinderella Step | Sunday Salutations

Happy Sunday everyone!! 😀 I hope you all had a good weekend and are ready to start the work week.

This week’s ED is rather different as, I haven’t even seen the anime.  You’re probably wondering how I even found the ED to begin with if I haven’t seen it. But, I’ll tell you a little secret, I’ve been listening to a lot of podcasts lately and ran across a podcast that did featured seasonal op/ed’s. I kept looping this part of the podcast because I was so so addicted to it.

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[KnB Challenge] Day 18 | Favorite Rakuzan Member

Hello! Welcome back to the [KnB Challenge]!
This month is flying by so fast, seriously.

Today’s feature is Team Rakuzan, a prestigious team that hails from Kyoto. This is where the Captain of the Generation of Miracles (Akashi) and the rest of the Uncrowned Kings end up.

With that being said, we’re already established that Akashi is one of my favorites, so my next favorite Uncrowned King behind Kiyoshi Teppei would be….

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[KnB Challenge] Day 17 | Favorite Yosen Member

TGIF Friends! I’m so glad it’s Friday!
And we’re up to Day 17 of the [KnB Challenge]

Today’s feature looks at Team Yosen, a fictional school located in Akita, which is North-East of Tokyo. Yosen high is introduced in Season 2 of KnB, during the streetball tournament.

I’ve mentioned Yosen before as they’re the only team that feature a female coach, which I think is pretty awesome. But, I digress! Let’s get to who I would choose… Continue reading

Architecture of No. 6 : Points of Interest

Welcome back to Fantasy Friday! Continuing with the theme of No. 6, I’m featuring some other points of architectural interests from the show. The building’s featured this week vary in their function. While a few of them are considered civic public spaces, there are a few more private ones!

And if you missed out previous Fantasy Friday features of No. 6, you can check out the posts I did about the The City of No. 6 and The Homes and Gardens of No. 6.

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[KnB Challenge] Day 16 | Favorite Tōō Character

Welcome back to the [KnB Challenge].
We’re at Day 16, can you believe it, we’re Halfway there already!

Day 16 continues by looking at another rival team, Team Tōō. In the first season of KnB, they are the biggest rival as the Ace of the team Aomine, which set’s up the story between him and main protagonist Kuroko. Tōō can be depicted as the bad guys due to their mysterious nature and seemingly bad guy attitudes.

With that being said, my favorite non-GoM character is….

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[OWLS Blog Tour] The Guise of Diplomacy : Bungou Stray Dogs

Hey hey hey Owlets!! It’s Archi-Anime’s turn to contribute to  the OWLS November blog tour. OWLS: Otaku Warriors for Liberty and Self-Respect, is a group that hopes to spread the important message of respect and kindness to every human being. Our monthly blog tours reflect this message of tolerance and self-acceptance, through various analysis of the anime medium; although it is not limited to anime.

November’s theme is “Diplomacy”:

Whenever we have a disagreement with someone, we use our words to express our thoughts and opinions. However, there are those who would rather use fists instead of words, those who forget that being “right” isn’t the most important thing, and those who lose sight of compromising and acknowledging differences in opinion and belief. Diplomacy is an important skill and tactic that not many of us have or are able to utilize properly especially in “social media wars” for sensitive issues and anime discourse—we just express our opinions without really listening.

For this month’s prompt, we will be exploring some of the best negotiations scenes in pop culture media and discuss how effective these diplomatic moments are and what we can learn from them. We will also discuss why communication and listening are important traits to have and whether or not there are other means to enforce peace.

Diplomacy. Negotiation. Is there really a right or wrong way to solve a problem? Do diplomatic negotiations resolve in something for the greater good? Is it something that would be beneficial for the population or only serve well for the parties involved?

Whether good or bad, negotiations are held to resolve disputes. Whether they can be used for the greater good can be questionable. In my examination of the term ‘Diplomacy’ I’ll be looking at it the anime Bungou Stray DogsContinue reading

[KnB Challenge] Day 14 | Favorite Kaijo Member

Annd we’re back with Day 14 of the [KnB Challenge]

As I mentioned before, we’re getting more into the team focused characters. As a friendly reminder, I’m choosing another character from each team that is NOT a Generation of Miracle, they’ll be an added bonus at the end of the post.

We don’t know much about the other supporting characters on each team, but each GoM is paired up with a senpai of some sort (unless you’re Akashi anyways). Sometimes they stood out, and sometimes there were other players that stood out more than others.

In the case of Kaijo, there’s only one other we’re really introduced to and could I say he’s my favorite? Of all the Kaijo members, excluding Kise, I guess there are a few standouts, but I would have to say, I have to go with…… Continue reading