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Your Unique Passion: Encouragement from The Great Passage

In this Fall 2016 Anime season, there is an anime that is may fly under the standard Anime radar. The show does not contain high-intensity action, over-the-top slapstick comedy, or unbelievable science fiction tech, but rather a normal, everyday modern life involving adult characters. It is The Great Passage/Fune wo Amu, an anime based of a novel by Shion Miura. Overview of The Great Passage/Fune wo Amu Airing on the [ . . . ]

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ReLIFE: Music Nostalgia of Youth

This anime season, the TV series Re:LIFE aired. It is human drama-type anime that has the themes of career, high school, second chances, and self-improvement. Centered around 27-year old part-timer Arata Kaizaki, he is recruited into an experimental program called ReLife Project after he got drunk and lied to his friends on his career. Instead of being transported back to his personal past to change his future, he instead takes [ . . . ]

Lily Figure from Aki-con

Cost-to-Benefit Purchasing

This past weekend, I went a small anime convention that I have never been to before, at the insistence of a friend who just moved to the Seattle area around a year ago. Being new to the area, I figured “Why not?” and went with him for one day at Aki-Con. To start off, I knew that this was going to be a small convention, and was not expecting much. [ . . . ]