Summer 2019: What looks interesting

Hello there! Long time no see, or… read. Hope you’re enjoying your summer so far! For me it’s been okay I guess. The exams haven’t all gone perfectly well, meaning I’ll have to try again this fall in Season 2 of “suffering with university exams”. But at least one thing is certain – whatever happens, I won’t be repeating this year of university. To not go into too many details here, I now have a period where I can put my mind off these things. And I’m using this time to improve my video editing skills, as I really want to pursue that area, especially motion graphics. This also led me to do a lot of thinking on the future of this blog. But for the very near future, things are likely to stay the same. One last thing before getting into the actual thing this post is about, check Continue reading…

Break time

It’s that hectic time once again – the Summer exam period is upon me. This time I thought I would try to post as usual, while preparing for the exams, but I’ve realized its probably the best that I take some time away from blogging stuff once again. I really need everything to go well this time. The challenge is huge – electrical engineering which I’ve never had experience with before, nor did I really wanted to experience it, but here I am now having to face it. Not passing it on the 19th June will mean I will have to try again during the Fall exam period, and I really don’t want that because I want a Summer where I can basically do whatever I want and not studying. I haven’t had that feeling of being able to do whatever I want since last Summer, and I really need Continue reading…

The Battle Begins at Goldy Pond – The Promised Neverland Volume 9 Review

With A08-63 turning out to be a secret human playground for the demons, some doubts over William Minerva’s true intentions have emerged. For Lucas at least. Now when Emma is here with her pen, he can finally find out what is behind those doors with the owl symbol in the Goldy Pond windmill. A phonecall with William Minerva Behind the doors is some sort of a control room. But more importantly there is a lake. It’s the real Goldy Pond from the map. And it has a small island that floats and water that you cannot actually feel when you touch it. Lucas and Emma were as confused by it as I am… This island has what appears to be an elevator with the owl symbol. Could this possibly take you to the human world? Emma tried using the pen to start the elevator but it hasn’t worked. Instead, the Continue reading…

Questions x Answers 2: Overrated anime?

Time for another Questions x Answers! I really enjoyed doing this the first time and I hope you liked that post too. For this second post, I gave you another way to send me questions. You can send them to me on Twitter, or in the form I will leave at the end of the post. Or, if you prefer to be anonymous, you can now send the questions on curiouscat! Anything you send will be answered in the next installment of Questions x Answers. The more questions I receive, the more often I will make this type of post. So with all that out of the way, let’s get into the questions! How are you? Anonymous simply wanted to know how I am today… And well I’m feeling fine, thanks for asking. Still processing what has happened in the last few days. That feeling when you are the one Continue reading…

I Actually Passed the Driving Test

This post will be a bit more personal and a bit less anime-related than usual. I’ve put behind a battle that was various months long, with many self doubts, anxiety and negative emotions along the way. I’m talking about driving school. It’s still a shock that I’m even able to write this, but yesterday I passed the driving test from the second attempt. From the second attempt, just as I passed the theory segment and first aid as well. “Nobody said it was easy…” “…no one ever said, it would be this hard.” This Coldplay quote can basically sum up my more than 8 month long time at driving school. I enrolled into driving school in the crazy days after I received my shocking results of the high school finals and when Croatia got through to the World Cup final. It was a time when I finished Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood Continue reading…

The Importance of Goals – Shirobako Review

I’m just gonna get straight to the point here – Shirobako is a masterpiece. I’m sure for anyone that follows me on Twitter, its not a surprise that I’m saying this. It’s an anime that tackles different topics like the anime industry, goals, motivations and interests in life, the hardships of the work environment. It has many different layers but manages to make all of it work so well. With my own goals being working on a real anime opening/ending sequence, it’s an anime that really hits home for me and has that special meaning for me. Rewatching Shirobako after almost a year truly filled me with so much happiness, and once again worked wonders for my motivation. The story You could say Shirobako is a story that follows five girls with a common goal and their paths towards reaching that goal. But at the same time, its a story Continue reading…

The Forbidden Game at A08-63 – The Promised Neverland Volume 8 Review

How will Emma and Ray solve the difficult situation they found themselves in at the end of Volume 7? Will their unnamed guide offer some help? Or will they have to find the solution themselves? Emma and Ray in action It turned out being the latter. They had to find the solution themselves and it turned out successful – they realized that the demons die when they are hit in their eye. Their unnamed guide, however, is still convinced Emma and Ray are going to die soon. He will make that happen himself even if the demons won’t be able to. He even decided which of the kids he will let die. It turned out to be Emma, who a bit later on tried to make him open up to her and Ray, which he refused to do. The unnamed guide has been suffering. It must have been hard. But Continue reading…

Top 5 Anime OVAs

Anime OVAs are often the more lighthearted and fanservice packed episodes. But they can also be great additions to the main story – they can provide interesting backstories, a better closure for the story or a more in-depth experience of the story. Here are my five favorite OVA episodes. I didn’t rank the picks because I realized its actually quite hard to do it xD Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (MAL link) The Bungou Stray Dogs OVA gives us a certain important detail we haven’t found out in the main story. This alone makes it stand out from the common lighthearted OVA episodes. Kunikida is trying to go with his day as he planned, with Dazai trying to ruin that for him. A very well-made episode that expands on Kunikida’s character and makes you appreciate him more. Steins;Gate Oukoubakko no Poriomania (MAL link) After the thrilling and emotional experience of Continue reading…

A Risky Decision – The Promised Neverland Volume 7 Review

The children of Grace Field have finally reached the B06-32 which turned out to be a human shelter. Is the man awaiting for them William Minerva? I expressed my doubts about it in my Volume 6 post and it turns out I was right. Unnamed man The mysterious man in the human shelter is not William Minerva. But it turns out he also has a past of escaping human farms. But unlike the Grace Field group, his siblings didn’t survive the escape. This man was the only remaining survivor. And he stayed in the human shelter, where he seemingly lived for 13 years now. Seeing the Grace Field children only gave him negative emotions. This even led him to try shooting Emma, but luckily for the orphans some of his past traumas still seem to haunt him. I keep referring to him simply as “man” because he refuses to give Continue reading…

5 Anime I Randomly Started Watching

Usually you start a new anime because the story looks promising, you like the way it looks, you’ve seen the PV and it seems worth watching. Maybe you saw a lot of positive comments on the anime. Maybe someone called it a good match with another anime you love or someone whose opinion you find valuable recommended you the anime. My point is, there are many ways you can get interested in watching an anime. But even so, sometimes you just… start something without knowing why you did it. Maybe you were simply bored and you wanted to try out something unusual. Maybe you couldn’t resist the cuteness of that one character so you started a new anime just because of them. Or maybe, you started it for the plot. Yeah, that kind of plot. Actually all of those are legitimate reasons to start an anime. Even boredom. But I Continue reading…