Spring Roll

It is a theory that if I mention food more people will be likely to click on my post? Did it work? Before I leave again for another conference I thought I would talk about a few of my favorites so far this spring season.

  1. Wotakoi:  Love is Hard for Otaku

I am so happy that I saw some of you posting about this, without your posts I never would have watched or heard of this anime. For me this has been the top show that I’ve been looking forward to each week and I’m so sad when each episode is over.

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I love the fact that this is a romance that is out of high school. It is nice to see something with adults. Also the main character is really easy for me to relate to. I know what it is like to hide what I’m interested in so I won’t feel judge. It was a slow process (now that I have anime posters in my classroom the cat is out of the bag… no going back). She reminds me of myself.

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When she meets a guy who knows that she is an otaku… It is hard to admit your love for something. Being judge by others is a real fear. I think the more I step out and admit to my weirdness the more free I feel. It took awhile to get to that point.

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This anime has the sweetest romantic moments and the humor so far is laugh out loud hilarious. If you aren’t watching this anime, you really are missing out. So I hope you give this one a shot.

2. Crossing Time episode 3

Okay so my number 2 choice is a single episode. This one is all shorts and the first two have been eh… I’m so happy I stuck around for the third one though. I think it is because I’m a teacher, but this one was cute and funny and if you don’t watch any other episode from this anime take a shot at the third one.

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Although I probably only think it is funny since I’m an awkward adult…

3. Megalobox

After getting a few comedies in I am really liking and totally buying the badass moments that this anime gives me. I am eating it up.

I love the dystopian-like world. I’m liking the character. The music is on point. I’m really hoping this one delivers in the end. I’m all on board with gearless Joe.

 

Those are my top three so far this year, I’m still watching a lot of the others but I wanted to shout out these three quickly.

Personal Update:

Conference one is done and I’m leaving this afternoon for conference two. I got my rejections last week. They liked what I had but it is not what they are looking for at the moment. So I’m dusting myself off and headed out again.

I just want to say thank you to everyone for your kind words of encouragement while I was gone. Coming back to seeing your reasons why made my heart so full. The rejections didn’t hurt so bad when I saw how I’m surrounded by such wonderful and dedicated people. Thank you for listing your reasons. I’ve felt so uplifted this week and if I need to collect 1000 rejections before I get a yes, I know I have an awesome community in all of you cheering me on.

Thank you and Happy watching :).

Behold the power of the hamster!

One thing about picking anime for my TBW most of them were short… If I would have had a G in my name I might have put Gintama, I’m watching it, but there probably wouldn’t have be a post about it for ten years.

I gave the anime Himouto! Umaru-chan another shot. I started watching it last fall and I didn’t want to watch a spoiled main character for 12 episodes. In the end I watched a spoiled main character for 12 episodes…

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In honor of watching this anime I decided to destroy my stomach (sorry no cola). My dog Casanova is modeling the food that would be my demise. I hope my food selection would make Umaru proud.

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There are some really interesting things about Umaru I guess you can say- good for her for being honest with herself about her lazy habits. I mean I want to sit and eat chips and watch anime all day. Maybe I didn’t like her as much because I’m jealous of her life style. It is also funny in ways that anime can only be funny. We accept the fact that she shrinks when she gets home turning into a little creature with a hamster hoodie from the beautiful put together image she shows at school.

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I can’t help but feel sorry for her brother, but in the end he does give into her demands so I guess he can be blamed for his own trouble. He is a really kind generous character and she take advantage of it, I think that is what ruined a bit of my enjoyment. Am I taking this comedy too seriously? Probably, but we all have the things that just hit us the wrong why even if they are supposed to be funny.

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In the end I didn’t hate watching it and she did have moments where you could see that she did care for her brother. I think all I wanted was to see her appreciate what he does for her. She did try to help him cook and she even went as far as to agree to eat vegetables that weren’t hidden in her hamburger steak… Now that is progress!

I again do see a bit of myself in her…

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I mean I do have books to read, but when the internet is down life gets scary…

All in all it was a pretty fun watch. I think it is for different tastes and it has some really cute and funny moments if you can get over the fact of her brother sacrificing everything so she can have what she wants.

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Pretty cute huh? And who doesn’t want to snuggle up in a hoodie and roll around?

Happy Watching!