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2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog.

Here’s an excerpt:

The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 18,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 7 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.

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Happy New Year everyone! 🙂

 

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Noragami Aragoto (Noragami Season 2)

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It took me 5 tries to finally get this shot of Bishamon because the scene was so fast haha

After an extremely long hiatus, Otaku Daydreams is back with an update! 😀

Noragami Season 2, known as Noragami Aragoto, will be aired in October 2015! If possible, I would be posting reviews of each episode.

Synopsis:

In the second season of Noragami the main focus is on Bishamon, god of combat. She has many shinki due to her being unable to abandon spirits attacked by Ayakashi. She has a large group of shinki with her as leader, causing her trouble as she sometimes cannot tend to all of them properly, especially when one of them gets sick or is in pain. She has a strong hate for Yato, as a dark past binds the two of them. How will the horrifying events dated hundreds of years ago in combination with current evil happenings affect Yato and Yukine?

(Source: http://www.kissanime.com)

If you’ve read my blog before, you should know that I’m a huge fan of Noragami. After season 1 ended, I started reading the manga, so I already know about the Bishamon arc. Now, I’m brimming with excitement for season 2 to be aired, especially after watching the trailer. If you haven’t watched it, you can find it here.

In case you’ve been wondering why I haven’t been updating Otaku Daydreams, I have (and still am) been busy preparing for my A Level examinations which are in November. >_< That means that I might not be able to watch Noragami until the end of November. T.T By the way, I have another blog, The Chaser of Dreams, which I post poems I write and update very often. Do check it out if you like poems! 🙂

See ya!


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What I’m Watching: Summer 2014

I thought that I would just be looking forward to the new season of Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus, but it seems like I’m in the mood for shoujo anime recently. I guess I need a balance after watching so many action anime. Apart from Haikyuu, the only ongoing Spring 2014 anime I’m watching, here are my picks for this season.

Ao Haru Ride

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Yoshioka Futaba wants to “reset” her life. In junior high, girls ostracized Futaba because too many junior high boys liked her. The only boy she liked, Tanaka Kou, moved away before she could tell him how she felt. Now in high school, Futaba is determined to be unladylike so her new friends will not become jealous of her. While living her new life contentedly, she meets Kou again, but he now uses the name Mabuchi Kou and has a cold attitude. He tells her that he liked her too in junior high, but feels differently now.

Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

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High school student Sakura Chiyo has a crush on schoolmate Nozaki Umetarou, but when she confesses her love to him, he mistakes her for a fan and gives her an autograph. When she says that she always wants to be with him, he invites her to his house and has her help on some drawings. Chiyo discovers that Nozaki is actually a renowned shoujo manga artist named Yumeno Sakiko. She then agrees to be his assistant in order to get closer to him. As they work on his manga, they encounter other schoolmates who assist them or serve as inspirations for characters in the stories.

Kuroshitsuji: Book of Circus

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Book of Circus is adapted from the Noah’s Ark Circus Arc, picking the manga story back up from the point at which they diverged. This arc immediately follows the Curry Contest Arc in the manga, which ended at episode 15 in the first season of the anime.

I’ll be writing my first impressions on each of the these anime. Hopefully I can post Ao Haru Ride tomorrow. On a side note, I have a new blog for poetry, The Chaser of Dreams. Please check it out! I won’t be updating that blog as frequently since Otaku Daydreams is my main blog.

What’s on your anime watchlist this season?


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Happy New Year 2014!

Happy New Year! It’s the first post of the year so here’s an update on what you can expect to see from Otaku Daydreams this year. Since Kyoukai no Kanata and Kyousougiga have ended, the only ongoing anime I have left are Log Horizon and Nagi no Asukara. I’m still debating whether or not I’ll review the individual episodes of Nagi no Asukara, but I’ll definitely do an overall review for it when it’s completed. So, what else will I write about? There’s Fairy Tail which will be returning in April. (I’m so excited!) Also, I’ve checked out synopses of new anime for 2014 and one anime that caught my attention is Noragami.

Noragami 

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Yato is a minor deity who lacks even a single shrine. In order to build his own shrine, he scrawls his cell number on the wall of a downtown bathroom telling people he will help them in exchange for a 5-yen offering, becoming a self-styled “delivery god.” Hiyori, the daughter of a respectable family, is almost in a traffic accident, but is rescued by Yato. This causes her to become a “hanyou,” a person who can easily lose her soul. She chases Yato down, and they begin to work together. Yato also finds a boy named Yukine who becomes a “sacred treasure” that can be used by a god. The three of them battle “you” who bring harm to humans as Yato’s hidden history is gradually revealed.

Source: http://www.animenewsnetwork.com/encyclopedia/anime.php?id=15585

I think that the plot is interesting and there are many voice actors in this anime that I am familiar with, namely Hiroshi Kamiya (Memphisto from Ao no Exorcist), Yuuki Kaji (Finnian from Kuroshitsuji), Aki Toyosaki (Yui from K-ON!), Daisuke Ono (Sebastian from Kuroshitsuji), Jun Fukuyama (Grell from Kuroshitsuji) and Rie Kugiyama (Happy from Fairy Tail).

I’m not sure how much time I will have for blogging this year once school starts but I’ll try to post as often as I can. Other than anime reviews, I’ll also write about other related things.

Here’s wishing all of you a great year ahead!


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Fired Up for the Return of Fairy Tail Anime!

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Are you ready for another season of Fairy Tail? Aye Sir! As a fan of Fairy Tail, I’m extremely fired up at the fact that the anime will be continuing next year, most probably in April. When I finished watching episode 175, I was puzzled to see the “To be continued” sign and shocked when the words “Thank you for your support” appeared. I was so sad that Fairy Tail stopped, but fortunately it was just temporary. It was only so that more chapters of the manga can be produced before continuing with the anime.

The manga is awesome on its own, but for an action-packed anime like Fairy Tail, animation makes it even better. The fighting scenes become more epic, accompanied with great battle music. The sad scenes become more tragic with sorrowful music. In other words, the characters and whatever is happening seem to be more alive, or at least to me.

Since I received this good news, I’m so eager for next year!