[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!


[OP]: Saturday Night Question | Sunday Salutations!

Good afternoon lovelies! I hope you all are having a fantastic weekend. Again, I’m late with today’s post as I was tied up with something this morning. Stay tuned for an announcement! A few of us have been working on something special as of late *wink wink*

I can’t believe it’s December already! Can you believe it! 2018 will be upon us on no time. That means, my Best of 2017 post is just around the corner! If you haven’t seen it, you should check out my A Year in Anime: 2016 Awards post to get a feel for what categories I’ll be filling up. Which also means, I have a bunch of anime to finish up in the next month.

But I digress, let’s get to this week’s OP!

Title: “Saturday Night Question” | Artist: Megumi Nakajima|
 Recovery of an MMO Junkie

I didn’t get to watch a lot of anime this week, but I did try to catch up on Recovery of an MMO Junkie. I like this particular anime because it’s a different kind of Isekai story, people have been comparing it to SAO but you know what, it’s not even the same. I don’t know why people are so intent on comparing the two.

Are you guys watching this anime? What are your thoughts on it so far? If not, tell me a little bit about your weekend! Looking forward to what you guys have to say 🙂

[OP]: Existence | Sunday Salutations

This week’s OP comes a bit late; it’s been a bit of a busy weekend. Also, with me diving into Rise of the Tomb Raider over the weekend didn’t help. I fell behind a day on the KnB Challenge and honestly didn’t have a good enough excuse (Mel would agree with that) I was just plain lazy, or overeager to play.

If you’re on twitter you can follow me as @heyitszel and the hashtag playthrough I created #ZelRaidsTombs.  Also, the past week, I started and finished the first season of Rage of Bahamut: Genesis. If you saw last week’s OP/ED post, I mentioned that I had stumbled upon the ED for Rage of Bahamut: Virgin Soul. I started Virgin Soul to get a feel for the show, and really enjoyed the first episode. But, for continuity sake I wanted to watch Genesis first. I contemplated watching them simultaneously but that would be weird and probably confuse me. I’ll try to write up a review of it sometime soon!

Anyways, you could probably guess where this OP is headed.

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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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[ED]: Keshin no Kemono | Sunday Salutations

Good afternoon fellow bloggers/ani-bloggers! I know, today’s ED/Sunday Salutations is a bit late. I had a bit of a busy morning sending my parents off on their trip down to LA for the next 4 days.

Anyways, this week I’m following up with Juuni Taisen’s ED song. I couldn’t find the actual ending, just an official preview. I have to say Junni Taisen’s songs are pretty hot this season, probably my favorite op/ed’s so far. Continue reading

[OP]: Rapture | Sunday Salutations

Happy Sunday fellow bloggers! I hope you guys had a fantastic week and are ready to get a new week started! This week like many other weeks have been hectic in my work life. I’m still exhausted from all the overtime I’ve been expected to put in, but I can’t really complain about it. Lots of work is better than no work, and who knows how long this boom will last!

This week I’m featuring the OP from this season’s Juuni Taisen. It’s one of the many anime’s I’ve been keeping up with this fall, but while the others I can wait a few weeks to watch, I haven’t given up making sure to watch this one whenever a new episode is released.

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[OP/ED]: Silent Noise | The Future of Archi-Anime

Hey guys! I know, it’s been awhile since I’ve posted. I’m going to address some stuff after the break, but I just wanted to check in and let you guys know I’m still alive and kicking!

This week I’m featuring the OP from the otome game that I’m currently obsessed with Collar X Malice. The past few weeks I’ve been playing this game every opportunity I get (almost obsessively). It appears that I’m the type of gamer that goes all out, well, at least with Otome (I’m sure Naja can vouch for me on that at least).

Title: “Silent Noise” | Artist: Plastic Trees | Game: Collar X Malice

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[OP]: Peace Sign | Sunday Salutations

Good evening guys!! Today’s Sunday OP is coming a bit late. I spent the day hanging out with my parents – they wanted to celebrate my birthday today since they’re going out of town for my actual birthday next week! 🙂

So to be honest, I don’t have much to fill you in on this week – just another work week and nothing exciting really happened. My Teaching Assistant gig ended on Wednesday, as it was the final class. I’ll see the group again in September for their model exhibition! I’m not sure I’ll be designing the poster for the exhibition this year, but this was what I designed for last years:


This weekend I finally jumped on the Boku no Hero Academia train and I’m so glad I did. I’m not quite up to speed but I really love season 2’s OP and I haven’t really found a favorite character – except Izuku Midoriya. Shoto Todoroki is probably my second favorite. I’m linking an English dubbed version and the original one in this post. I think the song captures the season pretty well and has a great tempo and beat 🙂 Continue reading

[ED]: Styx Helix|Sunday Salutations

Good afternoon everyone!! I’m back with another song and a quick update on what’s going on in my life (for those of you interested). If not you can skip over the following section and head straight for the featured song for the week.

This week was an interesting one to say the least. It was a mix of having some downtime one minute to extreme stress the next.  It was odd because the boss I work under was trying to wrap some projects up to a point where there wouldn’t be any fires to put out next week while she was out on vacation. It really was for our benefit. Thursday afternoon she held a meeting with me and the managing principal of the firm and of our particular project to give us the rundown of project statuses and what I should be working on while she’s away. That meeting went fairly smoothly, but the principal was concerned that I didn’t have a lot of questions regarding what was discussed. I told him that I didn’t have any currently but would be sure to address them before she left for the week.

One major task that was left to me in her absence was that since we didn’t finish some of the drawings by Thursday for her to submit to the city, due to me having to leave early to teach class, I had to deliver the drawings myself to the city on Friday morning. That went really smoothly, and I took the intern with me to deliver the plans because we have 4 sets with each having 200 pages at 30″x42″ – they were massive. So I had him there to help me lug them around. When we got back to the office, I had been waiting for drawings from a consultant to come in, so I could update my 3D model to submit for the entire team to view online. But they never sent anything. Our office works half days on Friday. It was 11:30AM by the time I decided to ask the managing principal if I should continue to upload or wait till they send something. He suggested I reach out to the consultant to see if they could send anything and if he couldn’t get anything to me I would not submit anything. Just my luck though, that consultant was ready to go and sent me stuff at 11:45AM. *sigh* backchecking and file clean up had to be done – I knew I wasn’t going to be leaving on time. I left at 1pm and was the last designer still in the office alongside my managing principal.

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