Monday, December 23, 2013

Complete Series Review: School Rumble

So the anime School Rumble revolves around a series of relationships in high school. For the non romance fans don't worry. Its more comedy then romance. If you still don't believe me then look it up on YouTube. The series has two main character: Kenji Harima and Tenma Tsukamoto. Harima is in love with Tenma but Tenma is in love with Karasuma. This love Triangle is pretty crazy considering that Harima is a regular old thug, Tenma is not so much on the bright side, and Karasuma doesn't care about any of this this. All Karasuma wants to do is eat rice balls all day. Either way he's on this roller coaster.

Tenma has a hard time confessing to Karasuma and Harima has the same problem towards Tenma. One day Harima writes two letter: one a love letter to Tenma and the other which is his resignation from school. The thing is that he put the letters into the wrong envelope and tragedy strikes. Tenma gets the resignation letter and tries to convince Harima to stay in school while Harima is on a date with his male homeroom teacher. He couldn't get out of the date. His teacher isn't gay but it was just a coincidence that they went to the movies.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Crunchyroll Manga -- How to Make It Better!

I recently with the new, Crunchyroll manga section.I find Crunchyroll's foray into manga to be a good first step. The question then becomes, what else can Crunchyroll do to get better?I have some thoughts there.

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Issue #25

December 8, 2013

North Republic Industries

Reading Habits

This post has absolutely nothing to do with music. Sadly, nor Hyouka.

I've always loved reading. I became a book addict at a very young age, and my love of reading has continued through primary school, high school and uni (where I am now). Discovering anime, and by extension manga in late 2010 has given me even more reading material. However, my manga revelation unfortunately coincided with an increased workload, which sadly continues to this day. This meant I needed to figure out a way to balance my book and manga reading.

Fairy Tail Manga Volume 32 Review

Fairy Tail Volume 32 Review

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Wednesday, November 27, 2013

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Thursday, October 31, 2013

weekly obsessions 8

Fables Comic - I started reading the comic Fables about a few weeks ago. I don't know if you pay attention to video/computer games like I do, but Telltale Games just released a video game based off of these comics. I like Telltale Games for their iPad game series Puzzle Agent. Anyway! Fables is about fairy tale characters living amongst humans in NYC. & it is really interesting to see all the references they make to things that happened in the storybook. The characters are also totally not like the innocent, Disney-like, type that we're used to. They are murders, thieves, and even prostitutes. The comic book series is longgggggggggggggg. & my torrent king was able to get them all for me.Because, comics are not cheap.& I don't even read comics! But I like this one a lot!It's cool to see that Prince Charming is now a gigalo, that the big bad wolf is in love with Snow White. & that Beauty & Beast have martial issues. Check it out.

Hot Chocolate - My daily blood transfusion. Extra whip cream.

Corn Muffins - What? Omg. I'm not a muffin person, I'm not even a cupcake person. But, recently in my school cafeteria, something called me over to the corn muffins. & it was soooooooo good. But, while I was eating it, I kept coming across a chewy surprise. At first I was like oh, it's nuts.Then I thought it was some type of bland raisin.But noooooooo, it was actual corn niblets in the muffin!Pure bliss :']
Issue #22

October 31, 2013

North Republic Industries

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Animes i have seen

All the anime/manga i have watched/ read. Okay this won't be exact because i have watched and read A LOT of different series so this is me trying to remember

* Bleach

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Promote Yourself:Anime Minneapolis announces Leah Clark


Leah Clark is a Random Force Of Nature working as a voice actress and script adapter for FUNimation Entertainment and voice artist for DuArt Films. She has also worked as a director for FUNimation as well as a stage actress in the Dallas-Ft Worth TX area. Some of her most memorable voice roles include Nodoka in Negima; Suzuka in Suzuka; Rin in Toriko; Fuyuki in Sgt Frog; Blair in Soul Eater; Minatsuki in Deadman Wonderland; Saki in Eden of the East; Nora in Spice and Wolf; Minami in Baka and Test; Jiji in Princess Jellyfish; Noah in Full Metal Alchemist--Conqueror of Shamballa; Coby and Miss Doublefinger in One Piece; Paris in Shin Chan; Eri in School Rumble; Maron in Dragonball GT; Carlita in Pokemon the Movie: Black/White--Victini and Reshiram; and Maru in XXXHolic.

Other notable works include: Aria in Aria, the Scarlet Ammo; Homura/Kagari in Sekirei; Akane in Rumbling Hearts; Ruby in Rosario + Vampire; Tenhou in Oh! Edo Rocket; Akagawa/Red Ranger in Level E; Hikari in Evangelion: 2.0 You Can (not) Advance; Miyabi in Freezing; Kagura in Ga Rei Zero; Miya Miya in Bamboo Blade; Doyle in Pokemon; and Mayu Otsuka in Darker Than Black. This year, Leah can be heard as Murmur in Future Diary; Yu in Guilty Crown; Giselle in Last Exile-Fam, the Silver Wing; as well as roles in Steins Gate, Wolf Children and Is This a Zombie?

Monday, October 14, 2013

Have You Killed Your Kill Today?

So what are you doing right now, friends? Doing the dishes? Waiting for the pizza guy to deliver a hot box of cheesy shame? Jackin' it? You're probably jackin' it. Not that I care, or anything, I'm just saying...


Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Voice Actor/Actress Appreciation Post #2

I know it's kind of boring for me to do the same post on consecutive days... but it's just how I feel today. As for today's VA, I'd like to highlight Horie Yui. Horie Yui voiced several characters I really liked in their respective series, a few include: Kotori from the first two Da Capo seasons, Minori from Toradora, Eri from School Rumble, Ryuunosuke and his program, Maid-chan, from Sakurasou, and Akane from Yuru Yuri. Today I'd like to highlight her characters in Toradora, School Rumble, and Sakurasou.

Horie Yui (Image taken from:

Monday, October 7, 2013

On choosing and continuing anime series

I watch a lot of anime. Not as much as those people who marathon late into the night, but a good amount. After a while, you come across the problem of, do I continue to watch this? There are different ways to deal with this. Asking it in the beginning of a series, some people have a 3 episode rule, always watching the first 3 before deciding. Another is to watch the first episode, and see if theres anything you like. Often this is combined with the 3 rule. Some watch the whole series regardless, because it bothers them not to finish, or they keep saying, but it could get good. Its often a good idea to look at the review if you are in doubt. Usually the majority can tell you if its worth watching or not. But sometimes stuff you'd really like is specific to you, and most people dont think its spectacular. For me that was shows like school rumble, where I'd be laughing uncontrollably at it almost every episode. But it doesnt seem to be that way for some people. Ultimately only you know whether you'd enjoy it. Pacing is important. Some shows change pace as they catch up to their manga source. Like one piece now is 1 episode= 1 chapter. Hunter X Hunter is still at 2-3 chapters an episode. Slower can mean more in depth, more often meaning drawn out scenes, which sometimes have a bit more detail to them since the timeslot has to be filled.

Hoarding anime you are going to watch, is it a good idea? I used to think so, afraid I'd forget. But time passes, and as you go through the list sometimes you don't care about what you did before. And it gets huge. I used to have to scrap my list every year because itd get too large. Now I realize it was just a thing to give me false security that I'd remember to watch it later. If you really want to see it, I feel you'll remember. Watching anime, do you do other things at the same time? I used to, but then it was harder to judge if I really wanted to see the series or not. So now I make it full screen, and unless I have a good reason for moving to another thing, I have to scrap the series if I close the window. If I find it too boring, I throw it in a bookmark folder called revive?, and give it time. If I forget about it, then its gone.

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Day 2: Your Dream Profession. (Go into detail and explain your answer.)


That's my ultimate dream. Being a voice actress was my first dream and I haven't given up on it yet. I really want to be a voice actress. Voice actresses and actors are cool. For me they have the coolest profession in the whole world! THEY CAN MOVE PEOPLE TO TEARS JUST BY THEIR VOICES HOW AWESOME IS THAT??? Well, of course they really can't do the moving-people-to-tears-just-by-their-voices thing without the help of the story and the facial expressions of the anime or whatever they're giving voice, but still they're amazing!

Monday, September 30, 2013

Autumn 2013 Anime Preview

I'm back bitches~!I have been back in the warm embrace of my PC & wonderful internet connection for three weeks now - it's been a strange experience.For a start Ireland feels bloody tiny, but the crap public transport means that I am sorely missing not having a car.I am pretty much bankrupt thanks to my trip (which was loads of fun) so had a frantic first week home of job searching.Thankfully I got a temporary 2 month contract to tide me over for a while .which meant very little time being a NEET and catching up on things.

Being the obsessive fan I am, I did manage to keep up with a choice selection of shows from the seasons I was AWOL, but still have a lengthy list of things I want to check out - will get round to them eventually.But anyhoo, you're here for the Autumn Preview, so lets get cracking! (Can't tell you how much I missed doing these things - exhausting, but satisfying~!)

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My Favorite Stuff

Sup. As the title suggests, in this post I will talk about my favorite stuff from various forms of media.


Tuesday, September 24, 2013

My History with Anime

In my first post I won't be evaluating any anime show, movie, or manga series in particular, I'll be retracing my steps of how I ever became an anime lover.

My love and passion for anime can be traced back to when I was in kindergarten.It first started when I watched Pokemon and began to cheer Ash and Pikachu all the way on their quest to becoming "the very best", renting and buying as many seasons as I could, watching all the movies, acquiring their merchandise, and even drawing as many pokemon that were on Google Images.After a few years I decided to branch out a bit more and try a new anime called Digimon.Even at age seven I saw how much of a rip off Digimon was of Pokemon.Both had cool little monsters that change shape with human masters.After a few episodes though I decided there was enough of a difference between each show for me to enjoy them both.The monsters in Digimon talked like any other human and their origin was actually cooler than any pokemon.They came from an alternate digital world, a game actually, that started to leak into the real world.It was like Tron only in reverse, the digital world merging with the real world.I still liked Pokemon better, and still do, mostly because it was truly the first thing I ever became a fanatic of.

Sunday, September 8, 2013

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Anime Nite Orlando: This Means War! (8/8)

This Summer is winding down and classes are getting ready to start. Before it all ends, we at Propeller Anime would love to host another fantastic Anime Nite Orlando!

Join us on Thursday, August 8th at at 1919 E. Colonial Dr. Orlando, FL at 8pm! It's no cover to get in and you must be at least 18 years old with an I.D. to get in.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Issue #19August 6, 2013North Republic Industries


Robot Apocalypse

Friends are the best, am I right? Always looking out for you, there for you when you need them. You can count on your real friends to tell you when your pants make you look fat or your fly's undone.

My friends say things like "I was at the store the other day, and I saw this shirt, and I just knew it was perfect for you," or "I heard this song and I thought you'd love it!" Things like "I wanted to tell you about this place you'd enjoy," and "Did you like that article I sent you about giant squids?" and "I found a video that can help you with that guitar chord you were telling me about."

Warm Colors and Kind Smiles

Hello. Today is a topic that I feel needs some attention. It is sadly a point of contention and confusion in the Western anime fandom as people struggle to figure out this Japanese concept. I will attempt to explain my perspective on it.

Anime has many different genres. It is as diverse as live action television in its themes and content. Within the anime medium, there are certain trends. One of these trends is known as moe (with an accent on the e). The impact it has had on anime is widespread and it is by no means a new thing. Anime has been focusing on character appeal for many years. This generation of anime is an especially character focused time. The anime fandom community deeply enjoys interesting characters and their interactions. Moe is in response to that.

Saturday, July 20, 2013

Cosplay Plans: Phase 0


I've been debating on a lot of different anime characters, including Yucie (Petite Princess Yucie), Tenma (School Rumble), Kagome (InuYasha) and Howl (Howl's Moving Castle). Once thinking through the different ideas I realized that I wouldn't actually finish a complicated cosplay - so I decided to cosplay as my alter ego in a sailor fuku.

Tuesday, July 16, 2013

Seasonal Anime Podcast

Hello, hello! Welcome once again to our monthly Seasonal Anime Podcast. Today with me is my good friend and co-host Juno, our returning veteran and replacing Scamp, because he's off in America, is Slashe from the and Sushi from umthe internet. Today we go over the Spring Season and our thoughts. Some of us were having problems with our microphones and it's really noisy at first, but the noise get quieter. Anyway, enjoy! Here's the and if you're interested in joining our podcast just email me at


Friday, July 12, 2013

Anime Mondays #26

It's been a pretty quiet month concerning anime.I just haven't had a whole lot of time at all to plow through anything.And if I don't have at least three shows to talk about, I'll hold it over for a week.This weekend, I went to visit some of my buddies up in Detroit (a good four hours away) and it was like being on another planet.Or, at least in South Jersey.Michigan lefts?Oh, no, those are Jersey U-turns.But driving woes aside, it was an awesome time.Plus, we went to the cupcake store.I pretty much want to live there.

All images are from , and there are spoilers listed up to the episodes below!

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

25 Best Romance Animes


A short and sweet anime with likable characters and what I thought to be a good story line. Although it was completely based on romance, they did not show much progress and all the romance was squeezed in near the end. Very good over all.

5 Favorite Slice-of-Life Series

As some of you may know or noticed, I'm a huge fan of slice-of-life series. Nothing makes me happier than to unwind with some lighthearted, fun series that usually are slice-of-life. Slice-of-life in anime refers to series with little plot and character development. More often than not, the series are filled with comedic moments.

You probably already know that, don't you?

Anime Wednesdays Confession Corner: Popular Anime I Have Not Watched

I know you're all probably tired of lists since countdown week just past, but a long time ago, I did a confession corner post about the most popular books that I had not read for Literature Tuesdays and I figured it'd be cool to do the same thing with anime. I've seen a little over 30 anime, but even still, there are some really popular, mainstream ones that I have never seen before. I've never finished them, I've never even watched one episode from these series, but everyone talks about it and I see advertisements about the anime all the time. It's enough to pique my interest, but as of right now, this is a list of anime I've never watched:

Full Metal Alchemist

Anime Mondays #26

It's been a pretty quiet month concerning anime.I just haven't had a whole lot of time at all to plow through anything.And if I don't have at least three shows to talk about, I'll hold it over for a week.This weekend, I went to visit some of my buddies up in Detroit (a good four hours away) and it was like being on another planet.Or, at least in South Jersey.Michigan lefts?Oh, no, those are Jersey U-turns.But driving woes aside, it was an awesome time.Plus, we went to the cupcake store.I pretty much want to live there.

All images are from , and there are spoilers listed up to the episodes below!

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By popular request, we're bringing in paid plans with some cool new features (and more on the way). You can read all about it in our .

Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Summer School Series – Introduction

It’s a new year, which means the is fast approaching. However, we still have six months before the school begins, and how better to spend those months than to systematically go through NKS, summarizing, finding neat programs that relate to each of the chapters (like from the ), and discussing certain ideas from the book?
We’ll , which introduces ECAs and gives a historical background to some of the impetus which drove Wolfram to further research the complexity which arose from simple rules.
Follow along by reading , or by .

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Friday, July 5, 2013

Friday, July 5

students of Beacon Hills High have grown up in a far more sinister world, where school shootings are a fact of life and social media elevates school bullying to anor, sometimes deadly level. Scott McCall and his tight group of friends ...

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Calendar week of June 17 to 23

Puppet Show Week: “The Ant and the Grasshopper”: 7 tonight, 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Tuesday and Wednesday and at 10:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday; based on the book by Luli Gray; free. ...

Triumph Tridays: c'eravamo!

Per 51 settimane all'anno questo tranquillo paese di montagna conta poco piĆ¹ di 2.500 anime, ma durante i Tridays la sua popolazione cresce dieci volte tanto. Poco distante da qui, a Bramberg ...

Friday, July 5

The students of Beacon Hills High have grown up in a far more sinister world, where school shootings are a fact of life and social media elevates school bullying to another, sometimes deadly level. ...