the otaku wonderland
Note: I tried to avoid spoilers the best I can, but just couldn’t do it without revealing at least a minor portion of it.
So, here’s a spoiler warning.
Gakkou Gurashi is an anime from the Summer 2015 season. While on the surface, it looks like a typical slice of life/cute girls doing cute things show, in reality…
Mimizuku to Yoru no Ou is a light novel by Kougyoku Izuki, a fairy tale about a human and a monster.
Set in a fantasy setting, the story puts you in the shoe of Mimizuku, a small human girl with chains on her wrists and ankles-who’s wandering around in the forest, looking to be devoured by monsters. Trespassing on the territory of King of Night, the king of the monsters however, refused to eat her. With no where to go, Mimizuku decided to stay in the King of Night’s residence for now-and thus the start of a fairy tale between a human and a monster.
So just last month, I finally caved in and bought Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate on the 3DS. I still barely started since I was busy with Yakuza 4, a game in my backlog since ancient times.
Birthday: November 3
Height: 155 cm
Weight: 40 kg
Kagura, meaning “god-entertainment” is a member of the Yorozuya alongside Sakata Gintoki and Shinpachi Shimura and the main female protagonist of Gintama.
Although she appears to be a normal, cute, human girl in Chinese-style clothing, she actually belongs to the Yato Clan, one of the strongest and most bloodthirsty of the Amanto races. The Yato are said to have “transparent” skin that is highly sensitive to sunlight, so Kagura carries a purple parasol at all times. The parasol is also the Yato clan’s weapon of choice; Kagura’s is bulletproof and fires bullets from its tip. Because of her Yato blood, she is super-strong and can stop a speeding motor-scooter with one hand. Although stronger than most humans, she cannot control her strength perfectly. Her super-human strength makes her extremely bad with pets. Most of her pets, with the exception of Sadaharu, have met with an untimely demise by her hands.
She is also extremely flexible and fast; capable of catching multiple speeding bullets between her teeth and fingers. During battle, she’s often seen flipping through the air and performing various acrobatic feats. Due to her Yato blood, she is capable of rapid regeneration. During the Benizakura arc, she is seen healing from a gunshot wound almost overnight.
Kagura also have an unusually strong appetite. She is able to consume large quantity of food within a matter of seconds. Nevertheless, her tastes are endearingly plain. Sukonbu, rice, and eggs are among her favorite foods.
Her immediate family consists of her father, Umibouzu, a widely recognized alien hunter, her mother, who is deceased, and her older brother Kamui, once presumed missing who is now involved with the space pirates Harusame.
She came to Earth to earn money for her family. She found work fighting for a gang, but when they ordered her to kill her target, she ran away. Not long afterwards, she met Gintoki and Shinpachi when Gintoki accidentally ran her down with his scooter. After they helped her to make a clean break from the gang, she intimidated Gintoki into hiring her. She now lives at the Yorozuya and sleeps in Gintoki’s closet, like Doraemon.
I first saw this outfit Kagura worn during the Yoshiwara arc in Gintama, and remembering loving it. A Rie Kugimiya-voiced tomboyish girl wielding a parasol as a weapon, and donning on a kimono? Damn, sign me up! And lo and behold, MegaHouse released a figure based on the actual outfit as a part of their G.E.M. series. I bought it awhile ago, but didn’t have a lot of chance to unbox it. Now, how does she hold up?
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