the otaku wonderland
To everyone who’s been a follower of Japanese games, have you noticed that there had been a boom in anime-influenced games? For the RPG genre especially, video game series like Hyperdimension Neptunia and Atelier are getting increasingly popular. While 3D titles like Final Fantasy still has their appeal, of cause, but there’s no denying that anime-influenced RPG had been amassing attention, and recent years had seen more and more releases of such anime-influenced games, especially from Vita. Other genres are just as effected of cause, with some examples being Senran Kagura, Akiba’s Trip and so on.
Anime is a very big thing in Japan now, and it’s no surprise that the medium had also been integrated into games as well. We had seen instances of it before, but one of the first major ones were definitely the Persona games, reinforcing the boom due to it’s fame in both Japan and in the West. Indeed, while Final Fantasy XIII had been amassing dislikes, video game series like Hyperdimension Neptunia and Altelier had been getting praises… is what I would like to say, but there’s more to this story.
I started watching Shirobako recently-and love it to bits, but due in particular to my relation to the main characters. The thing about Shirobako is that why it exposes an insightful view to us on anime companies, it wasn’t depicted as an idealized working environment, and the characters are clear testaments to that.
Because I’m also someone who had entered the working community myself, I can identify the struggles the main characters are facing. In particular, I also find it interesting how the five main characters represent different phases of my working life.
Here’s a fun little post I guest posted on OG’s new blog, OG’s Anime Island-Comparing WWE Wrestlers to their anime counterparts. Thanks for having me OG.
Originally posted on OG's Anime Island:
Putting me and my darkness aside, recently, I seem to develop an urge to draw comparisons of WWE wrestlers to anime characters lately, and what better way to do it than to guest post it on the blog of fellow aniblogger AND wrestling fan? Besides, Ambrose and Cena did had a segment where they compare themselves to Batman and Superman respectively. Why not I have some fun myself too?
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Note: Spoilers from SAO to SAO II of the anime
I know I don’t really show it but when Sword Art Online was first adapted into an anime from a series of light novels way back in 2012, I loved it, I really loved it. While the premise was something I had already seen (predominantly in .hack video game series), it was still an interesting premise as far as anime goes. Even while it aired, I loved it. All the thrills, excitement and anxiety were heartfelt. Sure enough, it has it fair share of problems. The sub-arcs in between the first arc-the Aincrad arc, which, timeline-wise in the novels, weren’t even supposed to be there makes the story and characterization at times disjointed. But overall, I think I can say without doubt I loved the SAO arc.