*:・゚✧Manga Spotlight: Alive – The Final Evolution is the Writer’s Ode to Death

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Taisuke Kanou is your average 16-year-old student. He has two close friends, Hirose and Megumi. Hirose has trouble with bullies, but Taisuke is always there to defend him, even though he just winds up getting beaten instead of Hirose. During class one day, Taisuke is hit by something unworldly and for that split second, he sees a vision of the universe. As he’s walking home from school, he sees a girl fall and die in front of him, but his first thought is jealousy. He later finds out that the strange sensation that hit him is spreading throughout Japan. Those who are struck by it either commit suicide or “evolve,” but the comrades that evolve usually have dark intentions for the rest of the world.

From MAL

Written by Tadashi Kawashima
Illustrated by Adachitoka
Published by Kodansha
English publisher Del Rey Manga (#1–8)
Kodansha Comics USA (#9 on)
Volumes 21

This is a special post because today is my birthday, growing old and aging, nearing death slowly. And what better than talking about this series?

This is a hard series to talk about. First I read it with a friend, and second the mangaka wrote it while he was sick and knowing he was going to die, and the manga has a lot of those feelings embedded, and third the mangaka did die right after finishing it. So feelings. I had them, I still have them. I can’t reread this because I’m too close and need distance to forget all that to be able to engage again.

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Winter 2017 in Review

I’ve completely forgotten about this, even though Spring started already a few like a week or so ago. I’ve been very out of it mentally and emotionally speaking. But then again, it might just be that I’ve entered a more depressed status so I’m conserving energy atm.

Let’s recap what my plans were and what actually happened

Blog

I only have 16 posts scheduled, so I clearly need to hustle Hustle.

watching and making more anime posts.

Another goal is to try to do more BL posts.

I didn’t hustle hustle, and this is why I’ve decided to lower my monthly posts to 1-2 posts instead. Especially since I’m being very down atm, and I haven’t even started my studies so I’ll have less time then too.

I did make more anime posts. I posted about Ace of DiamondYowamushi PedalRWBY.

I did do more BL posts, I did a couple that stood out to me, like A Guy Like YouTen CountThe Ice-Cold Demon Tale.

Studies

I’m going to try to do immersion more this year.

I did no studies nor immersion, haven’t played any game in Japanese to completion. I’m not sure I’ll actually even play one in JP, much less two.

Games

I want to focus on Persona 3

I haven’t finished Persona 3, but I’m close. I just need to get lvl99 and the OP armour to tackle the side content aka side bosses.

I’ve actually haven’t been playing just P3, nor has it been the bulk of my play, at all /shrugs

I’ve been playing mostly the whole of Ace Attorney series on DS so I can start on the 3DS games~

YouTube

I want to be able to have months ahead in schedule, but I’ll be happy if I can just get one full month ahead. I’ve been recording a lot, so I know I can do it, I just need to edit them and upload, but editing is the hard part tbh :””’D

I have a lot of videos to edit truth be said, but atm I don’t have the motivation because I can’t record new ones. I’m probably going to put my YouTube on hold because I’m just very tired and can’t deal with anything rn. I still want to do it, it’s just atm I’m not seeing how to make it feasible to be truthful 😦

Did you have goals for Winter? If so. were you successful in achieving them? Or do you prefer annual goals? No goals? Or maybe weekly goals instead? Tell me all!


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More Feels than Birbs in Hatoful Boyfriend

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Okay, so this game is definitely a WTH AM I PLAYING, WHAT JUST HAPPENED, WHY IS, type of game, which makes it really interesting to me!

To start with, I found some guides in order to play it. OtogeMeow’s, by Neko-chan, who has done for Ryouta, SakuyaNageki, Yuyuya, Kazuaki, Shuu. For the rest, you have to find others that cover them. One is in Steam, covering from the Bad End to BBl Epiloge. And also this one in GameFaqs, done by our Krystallina from DaiyaManga!, which also covers from the Bad End to BBL.

Before I get to the guys/routes, let me just that WHAT THE HECK MAN, THIS GAME IS BRILLIANT BUT INSANE. Like the sprites are super big, so all I can think is GIANT PIGEON/BIRBS. The background art is gorgeous, and so so pretty, which makes the photographs of the pigeons even more hilarious www. The other really WTH thing is SHE LIVES IN A FUCKING CAVE. A CAVE GDI. And also loves to call herself a hunter-gatherer, which is funny tbh xDD She also seems to dig her own house and build its walls, so I suspect she’s actually naked and a cave-woman throughout the whole game!

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