Yahallo! Notice anything different about this site? That’s right, an entire new look. I had the same theme since the start, which was some 10 months ago. I thought it worked quite well, but feedback from a few people made me think it’s something I could look into changing. I had it in my mind for a while now and now that I did the change, I’m very happy with the new look. I hope you feel the same way about it!

If you’ve read the title you can probably guess what this post is about. I haven’t made a lot of blog posts in the last, well months now, and it’s all for a reason. What started as a break for the summer exam period, became an extended break to reflect and focus more on other things. Those other things are video editing ofcourse.

And I think it’s gonna remain the focus. In the next few weeks I’m again busy due to the exam chaos, I still haven’t passed the difficult electrical engineering, and I’m planning to also work once again in the next days. But once those things end, I’m going to be dedicating most of the time to video stuff once again.

This blog is here to stay. But there won’t be 10 posts monthly as it used to be. I’m sorry for that. But what I will post, I hope to make it as enjoyable as possible. A more “liberal” posting schedule has less of that “it has to be done” pressure anyway.

I’m talking like this when the only kind of posting routine I had was one post every 3 days. How does it feel then for those hard working bloggers who post daily? I admire those that do that!

Anyway the videos. I already mentioned that Sakura Quest AMV in a previous post but let me do it again. The first of the AMVs I posted in the last month was a Sakura Quest typographic AMV made on the opening song of that anime. Typography in videos is something I really enjoy, and in this case I used it to highlight the english words from the opening.

Next up was a Fire Force character video, dedicated to Maki Oze. The idea was simply to find a few fitting words to describe her, and then freeze a few frames, and make a fancy background that fits the word. I was very happy to see this be my first video to break the 1000 views barrier!

The latest video is a Fruits Basket lyric video. The song is Switzerland’s Eurovision 2011 entry called In love for a while. Out of the three videos, this one I’m most proud with. Making it made the wait for a new Fruits Basket episode much easier, cause, well, it made me go through the anime once again.

That would be all for this, kind of an update, kind of an invitation to take a look at my AMVs kind of post. See you next time, whether it’s on a video or a blog post!

Now more than a month ago, Lynn was kind enough (thank you!) to tag me for “The Sunshine Blogger Award 2019”. It’s the third time I’ve been tagged in such a thing and it always makes me happy to be involved in such things as it makes me feel closer to the community.

So what is The Sunshine Blogger Award thing anyway?

  • Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their blog so that other people can visit them
  • Answer the 11 questions put to you by the nominator
  • Nominate 11 bloggers of your choosing and provide them with a new set of 11 questions to answer
  • Notify the nominees by commenting on one of their blog posts
  • List the rules and display The Sunshine Blogger Award logo within your post or on your blog site

Here goes the logo!

And now for the…

(if only question was plural here but you get the point)

What made you want to start a blog?

That feeling when someone genuinely enjoys what you posted, and when they tell you it actually helped them, inspired them, or made their day better in any way. That satisfying feeling after crafting a post you are somewhat satisfied with. The community aspect and new relationships with a bunch of great people…

Is what I’d like to answer. But truth be told, it’s not what made me start. These things I mentioned certainly motivated me to continue (even tho saying that feels awkward as I was just on a huge break) but they weren’t the reason I got into this.

The real reason probably sounds greedy, but the concept of doing what you love and making a living out of it was something that I really wanted to try. That’s what made me start, but the experience made me see that there are a lot more reasons to do this than just that.

Is there a story behind the name of your blog?

Another one that kinda feels awkward because basically… I want to change the name to something that has a bit more of my personality but I have absolutely no good ideas so far.

In any case, I called it tfwanime because I liked using “tfw”, it sounded cool to have the acronym in the name. And since I expected I will often be expressing a lot of “feelings” in the posts, it felt fitting. But now as I write that, I actually wonder what is a blog post without some kinds of “feelings” in them? Just a news article I guess…

Do you think you’ll still be blogging in five years?

I think it’s likely. Possibly just making a few posts a year but I don’t think I’ll completely stop any time soon.

Is there any other medium you’d like to try?

All such timely questions. YouTube has been on my mind for ages, I have a few AMVs on my channel, with the latest one uploaded just a few days ago.

And I’m not gonna lie. I want to shift most of my focus on video editing. This is why certain changes have been on my mind. I guess when the moment comes when I’ll finally have the full idea ready, you’ll know all about it.

That’s not to say I’ll stop blogging. But with my focus on video editing it’s gonna be extremely hard to keep posting every 3 days like I used to, and be “successful” at university at the same time.

What anime would best describe you?

There is no way I could just pick one. The P.A. Works Working trio has characters who found themselves in similar situations and/or are aiming for basically the same things. Chihayafuru has the main character with a similar complete dedication to their goals. (At least I like to believe that’s how I am and a few people did confirm it.)

Toradora also has main characters who I strongly related to, and then there is Hikigaya Hachiman from Oregairu who also simply wants a genuine connection with someone.

These would be my answers. And that’s without mentioning Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho whose characters all have something I related to as well, so that’s another anime to add to this already too long list.

What was the last anime you dropped?

Blend S. Quite honestly I found myself bored most of the time while watching it and the characters didn’t really do anything for me. The humor style was weird too. Yeah it’s simply not for me…

What anime surprised you, for whatever reason?

Chihayafuru has been surprising because it’s basically a new addition to my all time favorite list but I never really saw it being mentioned as something worth watching.

Bungou Stray Dogs surprised me with four 10/10 episodes at the start of Season 2. Not that the rest of the anime was bad but I rated Season 1 with “only” 8/10.

What is your second favourite anime?

I have no idea how to answer this question since I have some 8 anime that I have on my “all time favorite list” and I just gave up on trying to rank them or anything cause it’s simply too hard…

Do you listen to anime music outside of watching anime? If so, what’s your favourite song?

Well yes even tho my music collection since 2017 has become very increasingly animeish.

But the answer to that question is Nessun Grado di Separazione by Francesca Michielin, an Italian artist.

Have ever admitted to liking anime and got a funny response?

I mostly avoid admitting it but some who do know it find me weird (as they basically even told me…)

Which would be worse, zombie apocalypse or vampire apocalypse?

I don’t have much of an idea how would a vampire apocalypse actually look so I’ll say zombie cause I guess I do have an idea for that from playing Left 4 Dead.

Nominations

It’s been an inactive time for me, so I have no idea who already did this or not, sorry if you already did but anyway I’ll tag a few people:

Aaand for my own set of questions…

  1. What is your favorite moment from a Kyoto Animation anime?
  2. Do you watch anime youtubers and if so, do you have any favorites?
  3. Do you watch AMVs and if so, do you have any favorites?
  4. Who are your most relatable anime characters?
  5. Who are your anime crushes?
  6. Does anyone else from your family watches anime?
  7. Do you have any other passions besides anime?
  8. Has an anime ever made you try a sport?
  9. Do you like Japanese food?
  10. Can you speak Japanese?
  11. Do you use sites like myanimelist or anilist?

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 out my new video. It’s kind of the result of those attempts to improve my video editing skills. I’m proud of the way this looks.

Sooo, the actual post. Summer 2019 season of anime. I’m checking out this anime season more than 2 weeks later than I usually would. It’s because of being busy with other things but also because I simply couldn’t stop watching Chihayafuru. Now when I finished it, can we just jump onto the Fall 2019 season already now so I can watch season 3?

No?

I guess I have no other choice then but to go through the stuff I’m most likely to watch in this Summer 2019 anime season.

Dumbbell Nan Kilo Moteru? (MAL link)

An anime about working out sure sounds like an unusual concept to me. And I would like to check it out, especially since it has cute girls too. Also, in a Croatian anime group (yes, those actually exist), I’ve seen a screenshot from this anime where they actually mentioned Croatia. A reference to my own (terrible) country in an anime? I’m curious!

Kanata no Astra (MAL link)

What mainly got me interested in this was the PV. I love the intense vibe it has given me. I don’t really have much experience with space anime, but I hope it won’t end up as regrettable as the last anime I watched that involved space and teens… (Darling in the Franxx).

Dr. Stone (MAL link)

I’m not gonna lie, the main reason I’m gonna check this out is the hype surrounding it in the community. But watching how the characters will restore a world full of statues does sound interesting.

Araburu Kisetsu no Otome-domo yo (MAL link)

The PV for this did look kind of promising but I wasn’t sure if I actually wanted to watch it. Until I saw it being compared to Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho. That’s how easy I am. Just write that it’s a good match with one of my all time favorite anime and chances are I will watch it.

Enen no Shouboutai (MAL link)

It certainly helps that this anime already has a good looking waifu circulating around anime twitter. But it doesn’t seem like that will be the only good thing about this anime. Firefighters fighting against more things than just fire…

Nakanohito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] (MAL link)

This is likely going to be… trash xD. But the pink haired character looks cute. And that strange llama character reminded me of the giraffe from Revue Starlight. Not that these are even good reasons to start an anime, but who knows, it may be an enjoyable watch.

Machikado Mazoku (MAL link)

This is simply… so cute that I can’t help but watch it. Also reading the synopsis, I kind of got reminded of Gabriel Dropout, which is a good thing.

And these would be my picks for Summer 2019! Am I missing out on something great? Please let me know your thoughts and what you are watching! I’ve seen many people say this is one of the best seasons in a while, and I hope that proves to be the case!

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 a few days like that again. I also want the time for new projects, be it on the blog or the YouTube channel. And I want to get a job too. Basically I want a lot of things this Summer, but one of those things is not studying.

I won’t exclude the possibility of some more posts this month. But they won’t go up every three days as usual. Basically if I do post something new, don’t expect more 3 days later, at least not till the 3rd July. By that date, if everything goes perfectly well, I should be entirely free from University duties till the start of October. Imagine how beautiful that would be.

I’ll for sure still be on Twitter. Knowing me, I’ll also be on Pinterest and will leave comments on blogs here and there. But I can’t get too distracted with blogging in this period.

Hopefully I’ll be able to update with some good news at the start of next month. Until then, I’m off, and good luck to everyone else who was exams, or anything else that requires some good luck 😉

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 telephone rang and William Minerva himself spoke. In a way.

It was a recording of James Ratri, who is a descendant of the clan that made the promise with the demons. William Minerva is his alias. He left the children all these clues because he wanted to give them a chance of choosing their future. Goldy Pondy was created as a safe village but one of Ratri’s allies betrayed him. Later we find out that the traitor was Ratri’s brother Peter, who is the 36th generation head of the Ratri clan.

Another important bit of information from the phonecall was the fact that the 4 highest quality farms have ways to escape to the human world. How ironic. That made me think of Phil. What if he goes on a search himself and finds the way out? Although, without the pen it may be impossible. Either way, Emma and the others are bound to return to Grace Field anyway, to retrieve those they left behind the first time.

Project Lambda 7214

Emma and Lucas found a memory chip for the pen which brought them more information. Emma seemingly realized what are the “seven walls”. And they found out about the experimental farm called Project Lambda 7214. This is vital because they now know where Adam came from. Adam, the one that doesn’t speak and when he does, he repeats the number “22194”.

Yes, that number. Out of all the numbers, he is repeating the number on Norman’s neck.

It is here where I can say that I was right all along. Norman!!! Isn’t!!! Dead!!! He was fine all this time, he got moved to the experimental farm Lambda 7214 where he is undergoing tests. He actually did get a foster parent and his name is… wait for it…

Peter Ratri.

The same Peter Ratri who is a traitor and who wants to keep the promise made with the demons no matter what it takes. Now if Season 2 of the anime is gonna be 12 episodes long, I can already picture the reveal of Norman being alive as the ultimate cliffhanger to end the season and annoy all the anime-only watchers for ending the season on that…

One last thing on Adam, its almost scary how he grew attached to Norman’s number. Poor Emma might even think Adam is Norman, which I also thought at one stage could be possible.

The battle begins

Now I’m gonna be a bit more brief with the rest of the chapters because I feel like its doesn’t really make sense to go into extreme details with these events as its best to just experience them yourself.

But basically Lucas and his group have prepared their plan to take down the Goldy Pond demons and destroy their playground. The weapons the group had are too weak to destroy the masks of the demons, but that didn’t stop Lucas and the others. They upgraded their weapons so they can destroy the masks, although their ammo is very limited.

They were forced to start a day earlier than expected. But they quickly regained their calm and started with the plan. It involved explosions, flashbangs, various traps… The most satisfying part was ofcourse when Gillian killed Luce. Especially after he was the one who now ended up as the prey and begged for his life, even daring to say all of this is just a game.

“I’ll give you 10 seconds. Just kidding”. Iconic line from Gillian who is definitely my favorite character from Lucas’ group and I can imagine it will be the same for anime-only watchers.

Sonya and Sandy’s group also did exceptionally well to kill Nous and Nouma. “The best time to hit your enemy is when they are enjoying their prey”. Once again Hunter x Hunter vibes, when Gon was hunting for birds with his fishing rod.

The volume ends with Emma encountering Leuvis, the most difficult of the demons to beat. But I trust the group to find a way to defeat him.

Conclusion

Truly a fantastic volume that had pretty much everything – big reveals, long awaited returns, epic and satisfying battles. Things are really heating up, and I know I keep saying this, but I’m so excited for more. My pre-ordered volume 10 can’t arrive sooner.

If you missed out on my previous The Promised Neverland manga reviews, you have all the links here:

Escaping the anime-only zone – The Promised Neverland Volume 5 Review

On the way to B06-32 – The Promised Neverland Volume 6 Review

A Risky Decision – The Promised Neverland Volume 7 Review

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

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