The Hiatus is Over!

Or at least it is for now while school comes to a close for all of us here and summer takes it’s toll. We can’t say how easy it’ll be to update when school is back but we promise to try as much as possible!

With summer comes new summer titles from anime. We decided to see what kind of Slice of Life/Shoujo animes will be premiering this summer. Check out what we found!

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“The story of the original manga revolves around Shirayuki, a beautiful girl working as a medicine woman who has red hair, which is very rare in her country. When she is proposed and chased after by the prince of her country, she runs away, only to meet Zen, the prince of a neighboring country. Finding respect for the young man, she decides to serve at his side as his court doctor.” (Source: ANN)


Aria the Avvenire

“New Aria work produced for the “Ao no Curtain Call” project to celebrate the 10th anniversary of the broadcast of the first Aria TV series.” (Source: ANN)

You can watch the teaser here!

“A romantic comedy set in a near-futuristic world about the troubles and tribulations of high schoolers on salary. With aims to one day reach out into the stars, humanity has colonized all the planets of the solar system. This story of young high school hopefuls is set in Fourth Tokyo in a Japanese Martian prefecture. Iris Shirasaki is a third year student/aspiring test pilot. Mizuki Sera is her peer/mechanic and Mizuki’s brother Kaito is their homeroom teacher and the young director of the program developing their talents.” (Source: CR)

Himouto! Umaru-chan

“An anime adaptation of Himouto! Umaru-chan manga. The sibling gag comedy manga centers around Umaru, Taihei’s little sister who boasts beautiful looks as well as prowess in both school and sports. However, “Himouto” (beautiful little sister) has a certain secret.” (Source: ANN)

Jitsu wa Watashi wa

“The romantic comedy centers around Asahi Kuromine, who has a crush on a cute girl named Yōko Shiragami. Shiragami just happens to be a vampire. Asahi cannot keep a secret, but he is determined to keep Shiragami’s secret anyways.” (Source: ANN)

Joukamachi no Dandelion

“In the manga’s story, the everyday lives of the nine super-powered siblings of the royal family are monitored by more than 200 surveillance cameras and broadcast nationwide. The people of the nation who are watching the broadcast will have the ability to elect the next monarch. The story focuses on Akane, the third-oldest sister who can manipulate gravity. She is shy and desperately does not want to be caught on camera.” (Source: ANN)Junjou-Romantica-junjou-romantica-7156945-1024-768

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In case you weren’t aware – season three is coming out this summer!

“Get ready to head back to Asahigaoka! A second season of the adaptation of Atto’s rural Non Non Biyori comedy has been announced.” (Source: CR)

THE iDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls 2nd Season

Working!!!

“The cast of the anime of Karino Takatsu’s Working!! manga announced on Sunday that production on a third season has been green-lit. The announcement was made at the Working!! & Servant × Service Summer Festa crossover event.” (Source: ANN)

This concludes the list of what we’ll be expecting this upcoming summer! Will you be watching any of these titles? Comment below! We’d love to hear from you!

Christmas in Japan

Merry Christmas everyone! I hope your day has been well. In honor of this special holiday, I thought I’d tell you what Christmas is like in Japan.

Is Christmas a religious holiday in Japan?

Only around 1% of Japan’s population are Christians, so they don’t celebrate Christmas like most Western countries do where Christianity is the primary religion. Around 40% of Japanese citizens do not practice a set religion, though the largest organized religion in Japan would be Buddhism, which 34% of the population practice.

Christmas is not considered a national holiday in Japan. It’s more of a commercialized holiday. Schools and businesses are usually  open on December 25.

How do the Japanese celebrate Christmas?

Well Christmas (especially Christmas Eve) is seen as a romantic day. Often times couples will go out on romantic dates, viewing the pretty decorations, or eating a meal at a nice restaurant.

Some families put up Christmas trees in their homes, but most of the decorations outside are put out by major corporations. Families enjoy Christmas cake and children await Santa-san to bring them presents.

Kentucky for Christmas?

A tradition in Japan includes eating Kentucky Fried Chicken for Christmas. (<a href="https://www.flickr.com/photos/markls/342585244/in/photolist-vuZCq-voraK-bvPrdD-uSU7N-7iCRG2-JEwJd-dBAuj4-7pSrSD-qvFv9-7nrhrk-5BT8XU-aZ1SbM-wgQE9-wgQEi-96veJZ-7pYN3F-5M9Y2L-6AJKgV-tSspS-aFGwCt-7pSpSD-7vjpcK-5M5q9u-5NHYqJ">Mark Stilwell/Flickr</a>)This all started in the ’70s when Japan first started looking at adopting some Western holidays. They found it hard to find turkey, so they though, “Well, why not KFC?”. In 1974, KFC started their Kentucky for Christmas promotion and reeled in the customers like crazy.

KFC is so popular for Christmas in Japan that sometimes people pre-order their chicken party buckets two months in advance.

Fried chicken is the true staple of a Japanese Christmas.

 

Meet the Sisters!

Are you a girl that everyone actually thinks is a boy, do you hang out with an all boys host club?

Are you an 18 year old girl obsessed with jellyfish and have a drag queen as your best friend?

Are you a land god in love with your fox familiar?

If you answered yes to any of these questions then listen up; this blog is perfect for you!

Nana Osaki (NANA)

Hey, I’m Abby. Right now I’m 17. I got into anime when I was around 10 years old. I had watched anime unknowingly before (kid’s shows like Pokémon and Yu-Gi-Oh) but that’s when I found out what anime was. The first show I watched, that I knew was anime, was Sailor Moon. It really hooked me into anime. Even now that I’m much more versed in the realm of Japanese animation than little ten-year-old Abby was, I still go back and watch it for fun. It will always hold a special place in my heart. Currently, I’d have to say my favorite shoujo anime would be either Say, “I Love You” or NANA. My favorite anime genres would have to be horror, supernatural, romance, and slice of life, so I’d have to say I can see from both ends of the spectrum, I like both, shounen and shoujo anime.

Hi, I’m Sara and I’m currently eighteen years old and, if you can’t tell by the title of this blog, I’m into Anime.
When I tell people I enjoy watching Anime, they usually turn their heads away in disgust. Or at least that’s what it appears to be, mainly because their noses are scrunched up and they have this look in their eyes that says: ‘I’m judging you.’ Even before I knew I was watching Anime, people still thought it was odd that I liked to watch cartoon girls from Japan interact on screen with their big boobs and large eyes that were almost as big as their head.

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Tomoe (Kamisama Kiss)

Shoujo out of every Anime genre is my absolute favorite, from Ouran High School to Kamisama Kiss I simply can’t get enough of the Anime genre meant for teenage girls. I suppose that it helps that I am a teenage girl that can’t help but want just a little bit of romance in her life. Personally though, when I think of Shoujo I don’t just think of teenage romance, I also think of the nice escape it can give someone from the very sad and depressing place that the world can be. In short it’s something nice for me to go to whenever I’ve just had a bad day and I’m in the mood to watch something that will make me feel happy.

And now that I have this blog, I get to share that joy with whatever readers Laura, Abby and I can reel in. So I hope you decide to stick around because this thing might turn into something interesting!

Mitsukuni “Honey” Haninozuka (Ouran)

Hi, I’m Laura. I’m currently sixteen years old. I’ve been watching watching anime since my elementary school years, and like Sara and Abby I didn’t realize what it was called (and that it was anime) until high school. My favorite Anime is Ouran High School. That’s about it.

If you have an anime you want us to review or recommend for you, even just have something to comment on, or wanting to talk to us, then feel free to contact us! We’re very open to our audience interacting with us. We’d love to hear from you guys!