Ballad of a Shinigami (Shinigami no Baraddo)

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The Ballad of a Shinigami, also known as Momo – The Girl God of Death is a short anime series of 6 episodes which revolves around a shinagami named Momo. She’s not your usual shinigami that you’re used to seeing. Momo is a caring, peaceful shinigami instead of one who ushers people to their doom. Momo along with her smartmouth familar Daniel, shows people why they should live and what’s good about life, she also allows people to talk to the dead.

Each episode is about a different situation and different characters. Each character has their own personality and issue to deal with. From a little boy who loses his best friend to . Momo is there for them to deliver the message and see people off to the other side. This take on the shinigami is very different from those who are there to bring death. She even cries for the dead, since according to her, they can no longer cry for themselves. Continue reading

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Military! (Miritari!)

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Military! is a 12 episode anime based around a trigger happy little girl who appears to be under 10 years old. Yet she happens to be a member of the Krakozhia Dukedom Special Forces and is a 1st Lieutenant on top of that. Her and her 2nd Lieutenant are tasked with the job of protecting a teenager named Souhei. They basically invade his house, protect him from assassins and blow up everything.

There really isn’t much to the show, it’s a harem comedy based around the military. Each episode is under 5 minutes long. Continue reading

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Anime and Manga Thoughts

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I’ve been watching a lot more anime lately than I have in the past. Probably have one specific person to thank for that but it continued to be more than that when I started plotting out an anime show based around my game Astra Etherium. Now I have a potential anime if funding ever happens and a light novel based on the game, both of which are projects for later. Plus another light novel that I’m actually in the process of writing now.

There is a lot of anime out there, good, bad and ugly so I will be providing some of my thoughts on some of it also.

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Gaming

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Here you will find my ramblings about gaming and game development, whether it be gaming, my own game development or the industry as a whole since it’s falling apart and there is plenty to discuss.

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No-Rin (Nōrin)

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Yes, it’s an anime about farming. I’m dead serious.

No-Rin is an anime about farming but from a comedic standpoint with some ecchiness thrown in. Do you learn anything about farming? Maybe a little. The show starts out with a pop star who gives up the lifestyle which devastates Hata Kosaku, a student at an agricultural school. Little did he know that she would end up at that same school under a false name. Continue reading

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Hyakka Ryōran: Samurai Girls (Hyakka Ryōran Samurai Gāruzu)

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Samurai Girls takes place in an alternate version of Japan known as Great Japan. Not only is it an alternate version of Japan but it’s also an alternate timeline where the shongunate is still active and has remained somewhat isolated from the rest of the world after Japan’s defeat by the US in World War II.

At the center of it all is Buou Academic School, an academy where children of military families are trained to become samurai warriors. The academy is the center of a power struggle between Yukimura Sanada and Matabei Goto of the student council that rules the school. Muneakira Yagyu is the owner of the Yagyu Dojo which is located at the academy and when he returns, he’s dragged into the struggle between the 2 factions. But it doesn’t end there for Muneakira, he also has a mysterious girl named Jubei fall out of the sky and into his arms, claiming to be related. Now Muneakira is at the center of the power struggle and has the duty of taking care of the mysterious girl and finding out who she is and the bond they share. Continue reading

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