[Take Two!] June 11 – 17

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[Take Two!] June 4 – 10

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[Take Two!] May 7 – June 3

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!

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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:

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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)

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OWLS POSTS:

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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:

And if you’re interested in joining us OWLS don’t hesitate to reach out and talk us via Twitter, Facebook, or the OWLS blog contact form, and check out our blog tour wrap up sessions over at YouTube.

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NENDOROID NEWS:

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!

You can pre-order them either on goodsmile or otakumode.

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! 😀

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[Take Two!] April 30 – May 6


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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:

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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!

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OWLS POSTS:

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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.

Last week’s posts featured:

And if you’re interested in joining us OWLS don’t hesitate to reach out and talk us via Twitter, Facebook, or the OWLS blog contact form, and check out our blog tour wrap up sessions over at YouTube.

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NENDOROID NEWS:

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:

You can pre-order them either on goodsmile or otakumode.

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! 😀

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[Take Two!] April 23-29


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!

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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:

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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!

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


OWLS POSTS:

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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 “Colors”The prompt is as follows:

“We are all part of one race, the human race. “Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of different “races” (a literal alien race) are represented in anime. Some topics we are considering is the dangers of stereotyping, bi-racial characters, and the importance of racial inclusion.”

Last week’s posts featured:

Also, we had our Monthly youtube livestream happen on April 29th! Check it out here:

 

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NENDOROID NEWS:

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:

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! 😀

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[Take Two!] April 16-22


Hey guys! Welcome back to this week’s Take Two! I’ll be re-capping and sharing some new stuff! So, let’s get to it!

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I…didn’t write much last week. I’m gonna blame that on Persona 5….lol…but last week’s posts included:

  • OP: No Need For Promises | Check-in Time!: I finished up Vision of Escaflowne a few days ago. So I remember posting this OP because I knew I would be finishing up the series! Expect some sort of review/collab on it some time soon.
  • [OWLS Blog Tour]: Fetishization of the “Rose Bride” and Asian Women: This took majority of my energy for blogging. It was a heavy topic I wanted to discuss but it was well worth it! I examine Asian stereotypes and the parallel of mail order brides in my analysis of Anthy in Revolutionary Girl Utena.
  • Top 10 Chocolate Haired Men : I countdown my favorite bishies that are of the chocolaty brown spectrum of the colors.
  • Townsperson B: Hitoka Yachi: Last week’s WCW was a bit on the more light hearted side, since my analysis of Anthy was heavy in content a few days earlier. I was going to do another character analysis of Hitoka, but realized that her character is someone we’ve all been at one point in our lives. So I list out 5 life lessons presented in the introduction of Hitoka’s character in Haikyuu!!

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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!

  • Spring 2017 Anime First Impressions – Fresh Hot Fantasy Series for $5: Scott’s First Impressions are pretty much like my own, since we’re both watching a few of the same series.
  • Manga Challenge 2017: Andrealinia post that they were going to start up the Manga Challenge. I’ve seen the concept on MAL, and used to try to complete the Anime Challenge as a personal challenge, but they changed up the concept with Bingo Cards this year. Take a look!
  • [Full Game Review] English Otome- Cinderella Phenomenon: The Otome Queen, Naja, is back with a full review on this game.  She’s always writing awesome reviews so don’t forget to check her out! She’s already dragged me into Otome Hell and I love her for it. LOL. At some point, I’ll be reviewing games on here too! But Naja is a senpai when it comes to otome and reviews!
  • Ep 13 – Love’s Sorrow: The award for making me cry this week goes to Weekend Otaku and the re-watch of Your Lie in April. I absolutely love this anime-there really are no words to describe how much this anime really hits a chord with me. I’m picking this particular episode because it’s a pivotal point in Kousei Arima’s growth as a musician.

 

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OWLS POSTS:

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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 March theme looks at the theme of “Colors”The prompt is as follows:

“We are all part of one race, the human race. “Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of different “races” (a literal alien race) are represented in anime. Some topics we are considering is the dangers of stereotyping, bi-racial characters, and the importance of racial inclusion.”

Last week’s posts featured:

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NENDOROID NEWS:

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:

These guys are up for pre-order on goodsmile and on otakumode! I know I already picked up yams!

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Take Two! April 9-15


Hey guys! I’m trying to get back into the groove of things. I’m actually taking a break from Persona 5 and making some time to blog tonight before I burn out on the game. It’s really addicting because it’s got so many layers. I would write a first impressions review; but if I did that I’d probably stop playing the game after I post it. So I’ve decided to write my first full game review once I finish it. LOL thats why I’ve devoted so much of my time to it. Also, I didn’t forget I have a study schedule; so that’s still also ongoing! Anyways let’s get to it!

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Since I’ve been gone for about 3 weeks on this post I’ll be recapping the last few of my March posts that never made it to a take two:

 

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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!

  • Melanin Monday: I’m Black, I Like Anime, and Other Nerdy Things… So What: Naja’s Melanin Monday is an ongoing series I personally love, so I’m glad to see it make it’s April appearance!
  • [Doujinshi] Planet in Love: As we all know, KageHina is probably one of my OTP’s in the realm of ‘shipping. So I was so excited to see Mel feature this DJ! 😀
  • Akira, Japanese (Animated) movie (1988): It’s probably blasphemy to say this, but I haven’t seen Akira, and I probably should see this ASAP. This was a great review for anyone interested!
  • Lethargic Ramble: Why I Don’t Watch Seasonal Anime: Leth always has really great posts, and this one resonated with me a lot just because lately I’ve been struggling with keeping up with waiting week to week. I like to watch anime in chunks or even binge. It was apparent to me that I couldn’t even write episodic reviews because the context sometimes wasn’t enough..or maybe I’m just struggling with how to write episodic reviews…Anyways, this was a great piece! Look it up!!
  • Persona 5 and cultural localization: As someone that’s currently playing Persona 5 and as someone that read the original Kotaku article this was a great response, because I felt indifferent to Kotaku’s take on this, and Tim does a great job of breaking down and helping me understand what the issue that Kotaku was trying to convey but…failed.

 

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OWLS POSTS:

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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 March theme looks at the theme of “Colors”The prompt is as follows:

“We are all part of one race, the human race. “Colors” refers to people of color in anime. For this monthly topic, we will be discussing how people of color or characters of different “races” (a literal alien race) are represented in anime. Some topics we are considering is the dangers of stereotyping, bi-racial characters, and the importance of racial inclusion.”

Last week’s posts feature:

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NENDOROID NEWS:

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 April:

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Personally, I’m looking forward to the Disney nendoroid line that’s releasing this year!!

 

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Take Two! March 5-11


Take Two! this week will probably look a little different. Since this list has started to expand, I’ve decided to break them up with some graphics and attempts at page jumps! I’ve also added Nendoroid News to this post to talk about releases and pre-order end dates.

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IN CASE YOU MISSED IT:

It was kind of SAO week last week here at Archi-Anime, due to the Ordinal Scale release in the US. I kind of enjoy doing the series’ themed week’s just because it’s fun to come up with a variety of things architecture and non-architecturally related.

Wow, I’m a bit impressed with myself. I think that’s the most I’ve ever written in a week!
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LAST WEEK’S INTERESTING READS:


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!

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OWLS POSTS:

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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 March theme looks at the theme of “Sanctuary”The prompt is as follows:

A sanctuary is a place of safety and stability. In anime, there are several different places and environments that characters call “home.” For this topic, we will be discussing various locations and settings within certain anime series.

Last week’s posts included blog posts from:

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NENDOROID NEWS:

Now, this is a super new segment. As many of you know, I have a huge passion for collecting nendoroids. Aside from my Nendoroid Nonsense posts,  I’ll be writing about upcoming release’s, pre-orders and ending pre-orders in this section.  It didn’t make sense to write about this separately so I’ve decided to include it in Take Two!

Note: These release dates and ending pre-order dates are based on the information I’ve read from Good Smile. I typically order from Good Smile and from OtakuMode – I have a post in the works regarding tips on buying and etc!

NEWEST RELEASES:

  • As of March so far there have been two releases:
    • Leonardo Watch (Blood Blockade Battlefront & Beyond):
      With Season 2 on the way, they’ve decided to release Leonardo complete withthree faces plates: standard expression, an expression with his eyes open making use of his powers and a crying expression. His last day for pre-order on Good Smile is March 30, 12pm JST. 
      Optional parts: include his goggles, backpack and camera as well as a hamburger and effect parts for his powers. He also comes with a text plate based on the introduction of his character to display with him, and Sonic Speed Monkey.
    • Nendoroid More: Face Parts Case (Penguin):
      This series of Nendoroids were created as fun little pieces to accompany Nendoroids. It basically holds your face plates in one handy container while using one for display

END OF PRE-ORDERS (THIS WEEK):

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  • MARCH 16, 2017:
    • Link: Breath of the Wild Ver. DX Edition (game: Zelda)

    • Link: Breath of the Wild Ver.(game: Zelda)

    • Yuri Katsuki (anime: Yuri!! on Ice)
    • Nagato (online browser game: Kantai Collection KanColle)
    • Hanamaru Kunikida (anime: LoveLive!Sunshine!!)

RELEASE DATES/CHANGES FOR MARCH:

  • Mikazuki Munechika,(anime/game: Touken Ranbu) Co-De is shipping out from Japan March 16
  • Chuya Nakahara (anime: Bungou Stray Dogs):
    • ship date has changed from March 2017 to April 2017.

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[NENDOROID NOOK]: A New Challenger Appears!

Hello dear readers! I’m so proud to announce that I’m officially launching Nendoroid Nook! A nendoroid appeared on my doorstep this past week, and I came up with the following idea when I laid my eyes upon him! I figured what better way than to launch this new part of my blog with it!

I apologize in advance if it’s rough around the edges. It’s my first pass at this concept and I may just push forward with this format for most of nendoroid content on the blog.

I’m hoping you guys really love this; because I fell in love with this concept and have a million ideas in my head I want to run with. With that being said, I’ll be handing it over to Kageyama again!

(NOTE: Please Read Right to Left! Like actual Manga!)

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