[Take Two!] December 3 – 9

Hey guys! Welcome back to Take Two! My official round-up post for the previous week. In case you’re new around here, this post essentially recaps last week’s posts among other gems found over the week onto one page!

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In Case You Missed it | This Week’s Interesting Reads | OWLS Blog Tour



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[PODCAST]: Innominate Anime Podcast – Launch Announcement | Episode 1 – Best of 2017

Good evening ani-lovers and friends!  Tonight, I have a special announcement!

I along with a few fellow ani-bloggers (Shoujo, Leth, Scott, Irina, & Remy) have joined together to create the ultimate group of podcaster’s. (Well, I’d like to think so!). When Leth approached me with the idea, I was beyond flattered that he and Shoujo had both thought of asking me to join! *wipes tear from eye* I didn’t realize that I had made an impression on them to want me to join in on their chats about anime. I tend to shy away from talking, and even more so with photos and videos, BUT, I felt like this was a great opportunity to be more open and try something new! Self-improvement guys! And that’s how I became a member of the innominate cast!

We’ve been in the works setting up everything and we finally were able to sit down and record a week ago. We decided that the first episode would be to talk about our favorite seasonal and non-seasonal animes of 2017. We’re aiming to do a bi-weekly podcast to get more content out there.

So for now, you can follow us on our twitter with the handle @innominatecast, and our youtube channel, Innominate Anime Podcast.

As this was our very first recording and our second/third time chatting together, we started off kind of rough and awkward. But that won’t deter us as this is a learning experience for all and, heck we all have to start somewhere right?

So behold, the greatness that is our first episode!


As always, I’d like to thank all my fellow ani-bloggers for inspiring me to add and create more content about anime and for encouraging me to get out of my shell from time to time. The podcast is a great outlet for me to get out of my comfort zone.

Thank you again, and please enjoy the podcast! 😀

The Androgynous Villains of Sailor Moon (90’s Edition)

Hey hey hey fellow ani-bloggers and lovers! Today I bring you a bit of a throw-back to the 90’s as this came up in one of my group chats last week. If I remember correctly we were talking about a few of the relationships that we did not quite understand, especially with the translation/localization of the series to the west. And somehow we ended up discussing the villains of the first season.

Yes, I’m talking about Queen Beryl’s henchmen, the Shitennou (the Four Heavenly Kings).  I did not know this, but upon reading up on them I had no idea that they actually served under King Endymion prior to becoming posessed by evil energy and under Queen Beryl’s rule. Maybe I knew, but completely forgot because I haven’t watched it in years, nor have I finished Crystal. But anyways, let’s talk about each of them, from least favorite to favorite.

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[OP]: Haruka Mirai | Sunday Salutations

Hey guys! Today’s post is gonna be fairly short. I was busy all weekend with some family stuff and well, I was really busy today working on some graphics for that secret project that’s been underway with several bloggers I teamed up with! We’ll probably be making that announcement sometime Monday morning!

Anyways, I’m a bit behind on the anime intake again, and actually binge-watched this Netflix original called Kentaro: The Sweet Tooth Salaryman. It’s like, if Food Wars was a live action. No clothes explode, but the guy essentially on the brink of ecstasy over desserts. It’s weird, but it’s pretty hilarious. And well, the food is directed very well, very much like how we see it in anime.

But I digress, today’s song is from this season’s Black Clover. I’m only 3-4 episodes in, but I do like the series so far. I have a bit of catching up to do, but yeah, that’s nothing new.

Title: “Haruka Mirai” | Artist: Kankaku Piero|Anime: Black Clover


How was your guys’ week/weekend? Are any of you gearing up for something special over the holidays? Let me know in the comments below!

[ArchiAnime Anecdotes:] Dreamlike Gardens

I’m back with a non-anime related post! Shocking I know, Zel isn’t fangirling about a Bishie or a sport anime for that matter! BUT, let’s be real, I can fangirl just about anything I have an interest in.

I had saved this draft a long time ago in an attempt to schedule a month’s worth of blog posts to make-up for my month long absence for studying, and to be completely honest, trying to plan a month’s worth to schedule within a span of two weeks was highly improbable for me on top of work and became way too stressful, so I have a ton of drafts I started, and this one unfortunately fell by the wayside.

For those that aren’t familiar with Archi-Anime Anecdotes, this is a segment of my blog that ended up becoming essentially a spin-off from my Take-Two! Tuesday posts as I felt that there had to be a bit more definition between the anime/otaku stuff my other half: architecture. At first I wanted this to be a collection of articles, but I’ve found that highlighting a particular article gives a bit more insight as to who I am as a designer in this field.

That being said, I had to share this particular article:

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Titan Fanatic: Hange Zoe

Welcome back to another segment of Women Crush Wednesday! I hope all of your weeks have been off to a great start!

This week’s feature is Attack on Titan’s Hange Zoe. There are two sides of Hange that I couldn’t help but take note of. On one hand, Hange is the epitome of what it’s like to be a fangirl. On the other hand you have an incredibly smart, quirky scientist. It’s a great combination and honestly I think she represents a lot of us ani-bloggers. We all have that side of us that can fangirl about something yet have the professional side of us that the rest of the world knows us for. I promise there are NO spoilers in this post about her, even though I’m ahead in the manga! Continue reading

Crunchyroll Expo 2017

(author’s note: yes I know this is like super super months behind, but I finally finished it!)

This year, Crunchyroll hosted their very first Crunchyroll Expo (CRX) the weekend of August 25, 2017.. I bought the weekend pass the day of my birthday, as it was the cutoff date for them to mail passes to attendees. That alone was one of the main reasons I ended up checking it out. I didn’t have to do the whole line-con thing just to get a badge. The only other convention I’ve had the chance to go to is Fanime both in 2016 and 2017. I got a weekend pass; but ended up attending 2 of the three days. I was just too exhausted by Saturday night, so I skipped the last day.

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from my personal instagram

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Pretty Setter! Akaashi Keiji

Hey hey hey! It’s time for yet another MCM! I haven’t fully worked out how I’ll be approaching my MCM posts from now on (now that I’m without prompt) but! fear not, I come with a very special bishie: Akaashi Keiji.

Now, as you know Haikyuu!! is no stranger to beautiful men (as is most sport anime’s). Especially, the setters (I call them the pretty setter brigade). But I wanted to feature Akaashi today because this beautiful boy’s birthday is tomorrow: December 5th.

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Tanjoubi Omedetou Akaashi-san!

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