Gakkou Gurashi – Dat Jazz, Dat Feels

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Note: Major spoilers in this post, especially for episode 4.

Cuteness and darkness have always been an interesting mix-Madoka made this odd subgenre a success, and subsequent anime like WIXOSS and Yuyuyu followed suit. Gakkou Gurashi, a currently-airing anime, is also similarly a slice of life/yuri/cute girls doing cute things show, at the same time, it is also a zombie anime-obviously joining the ranks among the many “moepocalyptic” (as OG would put it) anime.

What this does is that it creates an emotional dynamic where it’s more easier to sympathize with the characters-the younger-looking characters and the slice of life nature of Gakkou Gurashi really bolstered this too, instead of being a pure “actionfest” like it was with High School of the Dead (don’t even get me started on the ecchi).

The feels however, couldn’t even begin to compare in episode 4, when the emotional build-up culminated with a jazz song during the credits.
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Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed Review

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Akiba’s Trip: Undead and Undressed is a wacky game released by Acquire and XSEED-an action beat ’em up/stripping simulation (yes, you heard that right). I find the game pretty much likened to trashy LN anime, it’s not however that bad though as there are still some good aspects of the game. Besides, trashy LN anime can be amusing in their own way, how does that translate to our Akiba’s Trip though?
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My Wallpapers – Everyday I’m Miku-ing

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Other than buying figures, posters and other merchandises, setting up wallpapers is also another fun way of investing yourself into the anime medium. When I first got a computer, I used to set up wallpapers from my favorite anime and games, which could be anything from Naruto, Bleach (I remember finding a wallpaper of Hollow Ichigo which looked really cool), Final Fantasy VII, Fate/Stay Night, Black Rock Shooter and even Dies Irae. Nowadays though, I just spam the Mikus.
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Non Non Biyori – Perfectly Capturing the Summer Mood

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Sometimes, I wonder, do anime companies choose when to specifically air their anime depending on the seasons? Some anime just seem to work perfectly on certain season, like the current Non Non Biyori Repeat-very timely aired during the Summer season; not like the few starting episodes actually set in Summer however, more like Spring, as evidenced by the Sakura blossoms and the long sleeves worn by the characters, and I’m well aware the anime covers different seasons. But despite that, Non Non Biyori had always been pretty synonymous with Summer for me.
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Real Neat Blog Award

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“Looks like it’s that time of year again, when various colorfully-named awards sprout up around the blogosphere. Nobody has any idea where they’ve come from, but we humor them anyway!”
~by Silvachief of The Geek Clinic

Apparently, I was nominated once more by some award/questions thing-this time, for the Real Neat Blog awards, by Leaveit2me of Pop Culture Mecha (thanks, man). So without further ado, here are my answers to his questions…
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