The struggles of being a Croatian otaku

Let’s face it, anime is not yet big in Croatia. Sure enough, everyone has probably heard of Pokemon at some point. The Yu-Gi-Oh cards have been a popular thing to play with, as well as Beyblades and Bakugans at one point. But that’s about it. And this focus on only the selected few titles brings with it a number of problems, which I’ll explain in this post. These are the struggles of a Croatian otaku from a mid-sized city: Nowhere to buy anime Sure enough, you can buy merchandise from the already mentioned shows that are Yu-Gi-Oh!, Pokemon, Beyblade or Bakugan, but what if you are into other shows? What if you want to buy manga or light novels? What if you want to buy figurines? What if you want to buy anything else that can be classified as anime merchandise, but isn’t a Pokemon plush or a Yu-Gi-Oh card Continue reading…

Why I never skip Openings and Endings

When finishing a show, usually you will take away something from it. There will be things from the show that you will remember, for good or bad reasons. It could be the characters, it could be the story. It could be the artwork and it could be – the music, and more specifically the openings and endings – the things I will focus on in this post. Since I started watching anime, I’ve developed a few habits, or you could even say rules. One of them is never skipping the openings and endings. I watched a lot of shows on a laptop whose touchpad and keyboard haven’t been working, and plugging in the mouse every time just to skip a small part of the episode sounded like too much effort. But this isn’t the only reason for this rule. Today I don’t even have the mentioned laptop anymore, so all Continue reading…

The start

Sooo, hello and a warm welcome to tfwanime, I hope you enjoy your stay here and that it won’t be the last time you have visited 🙂 My name is Matija, I’m 18 years old and I’m from Croatia. The English equivalent of my name would be Matt. Save for experience with a tumblr sports blog, this is my first true blogging experience, but it definately isn’t my first time working on a website, as I’ve finished web design in high school. I will start university on the 1st October. Fitting how the start of the new chapter in my life is on the day the Fall 2018 anime season starts 😀 I’m interested in media editing. Anime is without a doubt something I want to work in. Creating anime openings and endings would pretty much be a dream come true. Other interests involve language learning, Formula 1, dancing and Continue reading…