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Posted on: August 26, 2011 6:41 pm by small image

So I haven’t been quite active lately, and it will most likely stay that way until I get back into the groove of college.  I’ll try not to completely disappear for long periods of time but I make no promises. Anyway, back on topic, what I want to talk about right now is the upcoming anime season, specifically the shows I’m most looking forward to this fall. So, without further ado, let’s get this party started.

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Posted on: August 26, 2011 9:35 am by small image

Hey guys, Leap250 here, back to bring you my thoughts on a series that really surprised me after finishing it. Yes, as the title says, I’m talking about Mushi-shi. I also picked up a new series to watch, and, well, yeah, I’ll tell you about it as well.

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Posted on: August 25, 2011 10:21 pm by small image

Love shoujo manga? Yule love this!
ALSO: This looks especially hot with the dark contrast background. Click it! It’s in the sidebar.

Today I’ve picked out three of my favorite shoujo manga series which haven’t been licensed in North America… yet. I really hope they will be one day! They’re great series, and I’d like to see them on my shelves, waiting to be read at any moment’s notice. And shoun to my friends!

So these won’t be reviews, but just me sharing why I like these three series. Let’s get this shou on the road! Read more…

Posted on: August 24, 2011 4:30 pm by small image

Last week I finally got around to watching GOSICK. Read more…

Posted on: August 15, 2011 5:28 am by small image

Hey guys ^_^

I’m Leap250, and this is going to be my first post here on YumeState. After a while of contemplating, I decided that I will make a post about what shows I am currently watching now so as to give you guys some sort of insight on what I choose to watch. At present, I am watching seven shows, (two from the Spring lineup, four from the Summer and one title that I finally decided to watch) So yeah, let’s get this show on the road.

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Posted on: August 15, 2011 12:23 am by small image

Last week, I had the chance to go on a volunteer tour to Japan, to one of the areas the tsunami and earthquakes struck. (I will refrain from pictures, because of the level of devestation there)

The tour started with my group flying into Narita Airport. From there, using what Japanese we knew, we headed to Tokyo, to ride the bus that would take us to the area we would work at. The scenery of Japan during most of our trip was beautiful; green fields stretched far and wide, and little houses stood all over the place. What a contrast it provided, I thought, from the tall buildings and cramped landscape of Korea.

The work itself was enjoyable; over two days, our group cleared trash from a beach, and pulled knee-tall weeds from a large field. Though the days were baking hot, the work felt great. And even though most of the bus ride around was spent in catching up with sleep, I had a tremendous time.

The first day, we even got to tour downtown, and I had my first taste of Katsu-don (basically pork cutlet with rice and soy sause, with egg on top), cream-and-strawberry crepe, melon soda (at KFC :), and Japanese sticker photos.. (which automatically enlarged the pupils to impossible size, making all of us crack up) Though the days were hot, I really enjoyed every minute of our tour.

During the volunteer tour, I had the privelage of translating for my group… where I was the only one who knew even a bit of Japanese. I must say, I aslo had the chance to practice much, for there were many Japanese people around us :3

But exciting as being in Japan and sightseeing was, the full impact of the video footage I saw of the tsunami on television struck me. Buildings were rendered to their foundations, and entire neighborhoods were simply swept away, leaving barren, empty land. 20,000 people were killed, and the amount of property loss was stunning. It truly was great to be able to help in what little way we could, and I really could not have spent my week doing anything better.

Posted on: August 14, 2011 6:06 pm by small image

This week I thought I’d do a fun post listing a few of my favorite opening and ending themes from this season. I’ve noticed in the past how most anime reviewers will note how much they like the OP and ED of the shows they critique, but personally this has never been a big deal to me. I’m much more concerned with things like plot, character development, art style, animation quality, music, voices… etc.

However, OPs can be great, and serve well to get viewers in the right mood for the show. They can also spark interest, serving as a sort of trailer or advertisement for what the story will entail. Meanwhile EDs are generally nice as a bit of a breather to follow the episode, or to experiment a bit in terms of art any music style. Below are some of my favorites this season–I’ll start with the EDs first.

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Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:50 pm by small image

The big announcement is that we have FOUR additional authors joining us at YumeState, and possibly more in the next while. Read more…

Posted on: August 13, 2011 12:01 pm by small image

A second season of Amagami SS was announced today on their official blog/twitter account. Being someone who absolutely loved and enjoyed the series, I can’t wait for the new season to begin. This may be one of the few anime that I will watch on a episodic basis, and not wait for the series to finish in order to watch it all at once. Read more…

Posted on: August 9, 2011 8:16 pm by small image

Yo, Nishimura here, your neighborhood romantic and rabid anime fanatic. Yup, that’s me in a nutshell.

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