Hey guys! Welcome back to this week’s Take Two! 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! But since I was MIA most of May, I’ll have to recap most of my month!
I seriously need to get more content out. LOL I’ve been sucked into the world of gaming the last few weeks! But here’s my round-up of posts:
- [ED]: “Trust Me”|Sunday Salutations: I featured the Durarara ending song that week. It’s a super catchy song!
- Sweets are Justice: Atsushi Murasakibara: There aren’t many purple-haired males that I know of, but if I had to choose, Murasakibara is the one! I relate to him as I too have a huge sweet tooth and love snacks..*sigh*
- [Kids on the Slope]: Episode 6 | You Don’t Know What Love Is: this marks the halfway point of the watch-along! This episode really struck a chord with me, as I have experienced Kaoru’s feelings of insecurity when it comes to that fear of losing a friend and being easily replaced.
- [Kids on the Slope]: Episode 7 |Now’s the Time: This episode showcased what is probably my favorite scene of the series. The School Festival Medley. If you haven’t seen it, YOU NEED TO SEE IT NOW. Click the link, check it out – it’s not spoilery I can guarantee it.
- [OWLS Blog Tour]: Owning Your Weakness: This OWLS tour, I focus on Kuroko’s weakness and how that becomes his biggest strength, and how that influences the rest of the Generation of Miracles.
- [Kids on the Slope]: Episode 8 | These Foolish Things: This episode was a bit jarring since the story kind of swayed to focus on Jun and Yurika’s relationship.
- [Kids on the Slope]: Episode 9 | Love Me or Leave Me: A slight conclusion to what goes on between Jun and Yurika’s storyline and the epitome of the title “Love Me or Leave Me”.
- [Kids on the Slope]: Episode 10 | In a Sentimental Mood: Kaoru and Ritsuko finally confront their feelings for one another and express it to one another. The idea of self-confidence is brought up in this episode – which resonates too strongly with me sometimes.
I’m going to do something a bit different here. I won’t just link anime related posts. I’m opening this up to gaming,
architecture, art, anything I’ve found worthwhile on the internet! (I’ve crossed our architecture and art as I’m creating a new series on this subject matter since they’re not anime-related)
- Review: Kuroko no Basket 3 by D. I can’t believe I missed this one when it went live.
- Blame!, Japanese (animated) movie (2017) by Raistlin0903. I shared similar thoughts on Blame! So I had to share it. I started reading the manga..which I seem to enjoy a bit more.
- Roses in the Midst of Scorching Heat (Appreciation for Female Characters on Sports Anime, Pt. 1) by Ameithyst. As a sports genre lover, I really love this post! I try to highlight the females in the sports genre in my WCW series.
- Friday’s Feature: Why is Natsume Yuujinchou Still Endearing After Five and a Half Seasons? by Karandi. I’ve always always always wanted to watch this, and I love this feature because it really makes me want to watch this next.
- My Opinion of Anime Legal Streaming and Licensing by Scott over at Mechanical Anime Review. A great opinon piece of legal streaming!
We are a group of otaku bloggers who promotes acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability. We emphasize the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being.
Our April tour looked at the theme of “Strength”. The prompt is as follows:
“Your greatest weakness can become your greatest strength.”
In anime, characters struggle with inner demons or physical weaknesses that make them feel insecure and prevent them from achieving goals. Yet when these characters overcome their adversity, they can finally be able to express who they are or in other words, “Free to be Me.”
For this tour, we will be exploring anime characters that have overcome adversity due to a personal insecurity or physical weakness. It is these type of characters that many anime fans may identify as role models because fans are able to feel empathetic towards these characters’ struggles and insecurities.
Here’s a list of this month’s posts:
- Dragon Ball Z – Hidden strength through emotions by Matt (from Matt-in-the-hatt)
- When It’s OK For A Man To Cry by Nick (from chasingjapan)
- OWLS Strength Blog Tour: Shirotani’s Mental Fortitude and Helping Hand (It’s OK to Need Help Sometimes) by Crimson (My Fujoshi Life)
- Finding The Strength to Move Forward by Kat (grimmgirl)
- Owning Your Weakness by Hazelyn (me) (archi-anime)
- Strength in Hope – Danganronpa by Steph (twohappycats)
- Strength By Overcoming Anxiety in Amanchu by Rai
- Reaching For the Stars in “Space Brothers” by Arria (fujinsei)
- Having Strength In Your Voice by Lita (kinoreviews)
- Grimgar: Stronger Together, Now & Forever by Takuto (Takuto’s Anime Café)
- Our Imperfections Make Us Stronger- Learning to Accept Your True Colors By Naja (Nice Job Breaking it, Hero)
- The Struggle To Find Strength In The Power Rangers Movie (2017) by LynLyn (Just Something about Lyn Lyn)
This section needs a bit of a facelift, but I’ll get around to it at some point. But so far! These are the releases for this week:
Going to Skip this section for this Post. There are just WAYY too many to be posting for the past month – and I’m contemplating if I want to break this one out into it’s own thing as well!
These just released the last week, so I think there’s about a month left for pre-orders before they close! So if they are of any interest to you I suggest you get them while you can! 😀
That just about covers my Take Two topics and other related news this week! Thanks for reading! Have you seen other posts, pieces of news that I’d be interested? Let me know in the comments below! 🙂 And as always, thanks for reading!