Anime Fridays – DAYS

Hello, friend! 

It’s been a long while since Anime Fridays! But I’m back with an anime review for you today!

This Anime Friday is all about the anime DAYS! It’s a soccer* sports anime with 24 episodes in total (and a few OVAs of which only one I was able to track down and watch). It’s produced by Studio MAPPA and the manga on which it is based on is still on-going. 

Days (TV)
Image credit: My Anime List

*soccer = football (for people who don’t call it soccer…which apparently is a good enough portion of the world) – fun fact of the day, I guess 🙂

Here’s a little something new for those too lazy to read – i.e. “The Run Down”:  

Anime: DAYS

Genre: Sports (soccer)

Ep: 24 + OVAs

Studio: MAPPA

Manga: Yes (on-going)

TL;DR: Watch it for the warm humor and well-paced tale of lovable high school soccer underdogs! 

For those not lazy and want to get a full on review, as is tradition, here is the lovely synopsis: 

The series is about two boys named Tsukushi and Jin. Tsukushi is a boy with no special talent or traits while Jin is considered a soccer genius. On one stormy night, Jin meets Tsukushi, and they get dragged into the world of soccer. 

(From MAL News)

To add onto it:

It’s a sports slice of life following the underdogs of Seiseki high school and their dream of representing Tokyo in the Nationals, all with on-point humor, cuteness and angst thrown in for flavor. 

Now onto the details of why this is such a good anime!

Disclaimer: All the views presented here are my own opinions. None of the material written here is to offend anyone in anyway. Feel free to agree or disagree respectfully if you wish.

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Inktober 2019 – How I’m Prepping

Ah, yes. In the northern hemisphere, the weather is turning milder, the days are becoming shorter. Pumpkin spice is filling up the air…and the Inktober prompts are here! (Well, they have been since September 1st 😛 – Here is the link to the official Inktober site, started by Jake Parker: (click here))

Once again, the question arises. Will I be taking on the 31 day drawing and inking challenge in October known as Inktober? 

The short answer is: Yes, yes I will be.  

The longer, more detailed answer is: Yes, but with a heck load of preparation before hand! Let me expand on this further….

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Sunday Shorts — “A New Arrival”

This short story is inspired by the sentence prompt from Tumblr blog unblockingwritersblock. The sentence prompt is in bold within the story. Enjoy!


I never saw it coming. Never even dreamed about something like this happening, to be frank. 

It was a cold, winter morning and as I opened the door to retrieve the Sunday newspaper, I saw it. A nice, little woven basket right at my doorstep. I wasn’t expecting any mail nor did I know of anyone who would have the guts to pull pranks on me. Afraid it maybe an abandoned human child like you hear about in the news or read in stories, I carefully peeled back the fleece covers. Boy, was I wrong. 

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Anime Fridays – Sword of the Stranger

Hello! And welcome back to Anime Fridays!

I am super hyped up for this week’s Anime Friday: Sword of the Stranger! This is a stand alone movie produced by Studio Bones and is about 1 hour and 45 minutes in length.

Image credit: Funimation

It is one of my top favorite movies and has one of the best original sound tracks (OST) I’ve ever heard! Then there’s the animation, the fight scenes, the main protagonists…..ahhh!! It’s all so good!

Disclaimer: All the views presented here are my own opinions. None of the material written here is to offend anyone in anyway. Feel free to agree or disagree respectfully if you wish.

As usual, here is a quick synopsis about the movie:

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Anime Fridays – Laid Back Camp

Image Credit: My Anime List (MAL)

‘Sup, y’all? I’m back with another anime for Anime Fridays!

Today, we’ll be looking at, arguably, one of the best slice of life anime, Laid Back Camp, produced by Studio C-Station. The anime has 12 episodes total and I’ll be reviewing the Japanese dub-English sub version.

This is an anime I have already seen in full so I can give a nice, comprehensive review for you of this one.

Disclaimer: All the views presented here are my own opinions. None of the material written here is to offend anyone in anyway. Feel free to agree or disagree respectfully if you wish.

Here is the summary for this anime:

While the perfect getaway for most girls her age might be a fancy vacation with their loved ones, Rin Shima’s ideal way of spending her days off is camping alone at the base of Mount Fuji. From pitching her tent to gathering firewood, she has always done everything by herself, and has no plans of leaving her little solitary world.

However, what starts off as one of Rin’s usual camping sessions somehow ends up as a surprise get-together for two when the lost Nadeshiko Kagamihara is forced to take refuge at her campsite. Originally intending to see the picturesque view of Mount Fuji for herself, Nadeshiko’s plans are disrupted when she ends up falling asleep partway to her destination. Alone and with no other choice, she seeks help from the only other person nearby. Despite their hasty introductions, the two girls nevertheless enjoy the chilly night together, eating ramen and conversing while the campfire keeps them warm. And even after Nadeshiko’s sister finally picks her up later that night, both girls silently ponder the possibility of another camping trip together.

Source: My Anime List (MAL rewrite)

Do not be fooled by the title and cover image to think that this is some girly-girl, teenage anime. It is so far from this, you have to see it to believe it.

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Anime Fridays – Tiger & Bunny

Image Credit: Anime Planet

What’s up, y’all? Hope you’re ready for an anime review!

Today, I’ll be reviewing an original anime series, Tiger & Bunny, for Anime Fridays. The anime is produced by Studio Sunrise. I am still currently watching this anime (~13 episodes in so far out of 25) so I’ll be giving my first impressions. This anime also has two movies, Tiger & Bunny: The Beginning and Tiger & Bunny: The Rising, which I have yet to see but thought I’d let y’all know about.

UPDATE: I have finished the season and both movies. My impressions and review stay the same as before 😉

I have to also mention that I am watching this anime dubbed in English (I am a Japanese Dub with English Subtitles person — just throwing that out there for you dub vs. sub people) so there may or may not be some things lost in translation. The dub is pretty good, though.

Disclaimer: All the views presented here are my own opinions. None of the material written here is to offend anyone in anyway. Feel free to agree or disagree respectfully if you wish.

Here is a rundown summary of the overall show:

In Stern Bild City, those with special abilities are called “NEXT,” and can use their powers for good or bad. A unique organized group of NEXT appear regularly on Hero TV, where they chase down evildoers to bring limelight to their sponsors and earn Hero Points in the hopes of becoming the next “King of Heroes.”

Kotetsu T. Kaburagi, known as “Wild Tiger,” is a veteran hero whose performance has been dwindling as of late, partially due to his inability to cooperate with other heroes. After a disappointing season in which most of the other heroes far outperformed Tiger, he is paired up with a brand new hero who identifies himself by his real name—Barnaby Brooks Jr.

Barnaby, nicknamed “Bunny” by his frivolous new partner, quickly makes it clear that the two could not be more different. Though they mix as well as oil and water, Tiger and Bunny must learn to work together, both for the sake of their careers and to face the looming threats within Stern Bild.

Source: My Anime List (MAL Rewrite)

I have to say, this show had me hooked from the first few minutes of the first episode.

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