Anime Blog Fundraiser extended to August 5

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I spoke to AnimeKat a short time ago and we have decided to extend the Fundraiser to August 5. The original deadline was actually today, June 5 and so far there have been no donations so far.

We would like to reiterate the importance of this Fundraiser, which will be to bring you premium-only featured offered by WordPress. We provide news, highlights and updates related to Anime and Manga both Old and New on this blog. With your support, we know we can bring you even more to be excited about.

As a reminder, we are offering two random drawings for those who donate:

This is one of them. Wolf Children and Summer Wars on Blu-Ray/DVD.

This is the other. The Manga adaptations of both Summer Wars and Wolf Children.

As a special bonus, those who win the drawings can mix and match. For example. if you want Wolf Children in both Anime and Manga form that will be done. Only those who donate will be considered.

Just so folks know, I have already ordered the prizes via Amazon. You guys already know I have my own copy of these prizes and I personally reccommend all of them!

Just so folks know and this is news to AnimeKat: A business owner in Boston has offered to live stream two Anime Cosplay Events I’m planning for this summer. If our goal of $500 is reached by July 10, they will match it with another $500! We need your support and we have a business owner who has offered to double the full amount. If just 20 people give $25, We will meet our goal in no time. Same if 10 people give $50 or 5 people give $100. 50 people giving $10 would also work.

Whatever you can give would be greatly appreciated. If you are both willing and able to donate, click the picture at the top or click the PayPal Button.

~ Aurabolt and AnimeKat

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Happy Mother’s Day to All Mommy’s Review

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Since today is Mother’s day I thought i would do a review on 6 anime mothers.

 

First we have Ryouko Fueguchi from Tokyo Ghoul.

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Ryouko was Hinami’s mother. Ryouko was a gentle woman, and though a ghoul, she preferred not to hunt or kill people. She loved her daughter, to the point where she told Hinami to run away so that Ryouko could stand up against Kureo Mado. Before the moment of her death, she wished for Hinami to live. As a result after Ryouko died Kaneki kinda became a big brother to Hinami. Kaneki however covered Hinami’s eyes so she wouldn’t see what happened to her mother.

In my opinion i would so totally do this for my own children. Ryouko sacrificed herself for her daughter so her daughter would keep living. I think any mother should want to do that.

 

Next we have Kushina Uzumaki from Naruto.

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More than anything, Kushina wanted to protect her newborn son Naruto. This was why she first objected to Minato’s decision to seal the Nine-Tails into him. She did not want to impose the hardships that jinchūriki had to endure during their lives, and moreover did not want to leave her son an orphan should Minato carry out his plan which would also cost him his life and as such, Kushina wanted to sacrifice her own life and reseal the beast into herself. Ultimately agreeing to Minato’s plan which would also protect their village, Kushina imparted her final words to Naruto by which he should live.

I myself think a lot of the mothers who will sacrifice themselves for there children. I know today is mother’s day but i think we should also remember the mother’s who have sacrificed themselves for there children.

 

Next is Carla Yeager from Attack on Titan.

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Carla Yeager also translated as Kalura Yeager was the mother of Eren Yeager and the adoptive mother of Mikasa Ackerman. Carla had been known to be protective of her family, enough to put them before herself when Eren and Mikasa were in potential danger for attempting to rescue her. However, once her children left earshot, she whispered that she did not want them to leave her alone to die and continued crying until she died.

Now I must say that Carla did what most mom’s would do but also in this anime you kinda see it coming when she gets picked up and eaten. I can say i might have cried a bit with this scene but not a lot.

 

Next is Hana Kirisaki from Nisekoi.

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Hana Kirisaki is a world renowned business consultant who keeps much of the world’s finances in balance, she is the mother of Chitoge Kirisaki. Hana is generally fearsome and isn’t afraid to speak out her mind. (kinda like myself.)

I don’t really have a lot to say about her but she is a very hard working mom. But Hana still retains her caring nature albeit to a lesser extent as shown when she constantly fails to give her gifts to Chitoge. So to me i think she is a real busy body person but she still cares for her family a lot.

 

Next we have Sanae Furukawa from Clannad.

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Sanae is the wife of Akio Furukawa (who runs a bakery named Furukawa Bread with) and is the mother of Nagisa Furukawa. Normally she’s very childish and a cry-baby, especially when someone insults her bread but when needed, she can be very strong-willed and dependable. ( I can be a few of these myself lol). One of the series’ frequent gags consists of Akio making a negative comment on Sanae’s bread while unaware of her presence, causing her to run off with tears in her eyes, and Akio stuffing his mouth with her bread and saying he loves it, as he chases behind her ( This just sounds like something my husband would do to me.).  She’s also quite proud of the way people often mistake her for Nagisa’s older sister because of her youthful appearance.

Sanae plays a larger role in the After Story arc, often coming to Tomoya’s aid when Nagisa is ill and needs to be accompanied, especially during Nagisa’s pregnancy.  Well I don’t want to spoil too much for you so i will stop here.

I tend to be a lot like Sanae as well. When my kids are sick or cooking myself, I tend to get hurt if someone criticizes my food or doesn’t eat it. When any of my family is sick i will drop everything just to help them.

 

And our Final Mom is Yasuko Takasu from Toradora.

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Yasuko is Ryuuji’s thirty-three-year-old mother, though she refers to herself as eternally twenty-three. Though she tells Ryuuji his father died before he was born, the truth is they were never married and he left her before Ryuuji was born and she raised her son by herself. She is also klutzy and is never entirely in this world as she is usually half asleep. ( Now this is definitely me. I swear I always stay in an asleep state lol).

Despite her childish, air-headed behavior, Yasuko proves to have a rather good insight of other people. She cares deeply for Ryuuji and sees his potential. To support his dreams, she took on two jobs so that he wouldn’t need to work to support himself through school.  (Not a lot of moms would do this). When he starts working at the bakery, she gets upset because she wanted him to focus on studying rather than working.

To me I think she wanted him to have complete concentration on his studies and not work so he could reach his full potential. I myself can relate to this and I bet a lot of you mom’s out there can relate as well to what Yasuko was trying to do for Ryuuji.

 

Now as I have come to the end of my little reviews of anime mom’s i want to throw out there a little of myself and me being a mother.

I have a pre teen son and an almost pre teen daughter. My son and daughter both can be a handful at times and all I can think of is that I’m glad I have them. If it wasn’t for them I don’t know where i would be now.  My pre teen son can sometimes get on my last nerve through out the day but the one thing that never fails is at night right before bed where he comes to me and gives me the biggest hug and a kiss on the cheek and says
“I love you mom”. My soon to be pre teen daughter can always find that one little thing that can irritate me more than her brother and she can usually get me to the point of almost snapping but the one thing that never fails is as the same with her brother. She will come up to me and give me a hug and kiss before bed and then of course be like her mother and forget she has already done that so she comes in for a second time and gives me another hug and a kiss and says “I love you mom”. I think these are the things we should treasure the most just these little memories.

 

BEWARE Possible TRIGGER word ahead.

Now since I have said a little more about myself and my children I want to add in. No matter if you have had a miscarriage, delivered a still born or you have your children, YOU ARE THE BEST MOM and HAPPY MOTHER’S DAY. The strongest out of all of us though would be the mother’s who have went through miscarriages and delivered a still born but you wanna know something they still have that faith of trying for another child but it would never replace the one they lost.

~ AnimeKat

 

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Aurabolt’s Edit: 

As the Admin of the Blog, I have a responsability to support my Co-Editor as much as possible. I say this not to put her on the spot or to garner pity or anything like that. What I’m about to say is because I want you all to understand how much I respect her not just as a member of my team but as a personal friend as well.

The two of us have talked about this privately but you guys have probably noticed some glaring grammar and punctuation errors in her posts right after they go live. Since it’s my blog I do go back and take care of it (which she is aware of), usually right after it’s posted. Knowing her situation aside, her passion for all things Anime is why I asked her to give blogging a shot. I can’t help but be impressed. She left this out but AnimeKat was a teen mom and didn’t finish high school because of that. She sacrificed much for her family and continues to now but one of her goals in life is to finish her education.

Last week, we launched a Fundraiser. I am calling on folks who are able to do  so to please consider hitting the donate button. It doesn’t have to be much but whatever you can give will go toward bringing you a better experience.

~ Aurabolt

Tokyo Ghoul re: Review

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So firstly on this anime I would like to say that I’m absolutely in love with this anime.

WARNING BIG SPOILERS if you have no seen the anime yet i suggest you go watch it before reading this review. There is currently 6 episodes and it airs every tuesday.

 

Tokyo Ghoul re: starts out two years after the CCG’s raid on Anteiku. The creation of a special team, known as the Quinx Squad, may provide the CCG with the push they need to exterminate Tokyo’s unwanted residents. As humans who have undergone surgery in order to make use of the special abilities of ghouls, they participate in operations to eradicate the dangerous creatures.  (weird when you think about it since they made ghouls in order to destroy them right.)

Anyway now for that short but sweet paragraph. This review is about one of my all time favorite anime’s .

 

Ken Kaneki aka Haise Sasaki is a First Class Ghoul Investigator, the mentor of the Quinx Squad and a member of Team Mado. Haise’s duties are overseen by Akira Mado and Kishou Arima.

Now keep in mind that Haise Sasaki is still Ken Kaneki. (Wish they didn’t change him) . Haise is on a path of regaining his memories of Kaneki but he is scared too. (Wait for episode 6 and 7) The end of episode 6 show a little bit of promise for us Kaneki lovers out there)

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This image is from episode one of season 3  and i can say i fan girled through the series so far. (I want the bad ass Kaneki back)

Other than Kaneki-kun being Haise Sasaki i can say so far i am liking them both A LOT.

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I can say in the above image was when Haise and Touka met for the first time in 2 years since Kaneki became Haise and yes i know this is still confusing how Haise Sasaki is Ken Kaneki. In this scene though Haise goes to the coffee shop that this season is named after and when he steps in he instantly loves the aroma of the coffee. (I was crying like a little baby with this part.)

 

For the next character in this series that i absolutely love is Juuzou Suzuya.

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I can say in the previous series he was a pretty bad ass little dude lol. But with them changing up his hair color and us finding out about his back story I’m pretty sure some of us can relate to him.

After the two-year time skip of Tokyo Ghoul:re, Suzuya’s hair is dyed black, and he is the leader of his own squad. Juuzou is a Rank 3 Ghoul Investigator. He demonstrates maturity and even appears to empathize with ghouls unlike before. He is also far more invested in the welfare of his CCG coworkers, and has a particularly close relationship with Sasaki Haise.

Now that you know this tad little bit about Juuzou here is something that will blow your mind.

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That infamous tilt of his but this time it is in an auction and he is going against ghouls of course but this i can say is the best trap ever in anime. Juuzou looks so cute like this but i can say he still looked cute as a guy.

 

Now since I don’t have a lot to say about Juuzou, I would love to introduce my main squeeze and he is my number 1 hottie for tokyo ghoul re:.

 

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Here you have Uta, He is a supporting character in the anime (damn my luck). I can say now that this is his look for season 3 and well his previous look was pretty hott too. He has multiple piercings and tattoos on his body, making him look pretty intimidating, even as a normal looking human.

He’s also the one that makes Kaneki Ken’s mask for him in season 1 since he is a mask designer.

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This image is where i fan girled hard time. He looks so sexy and so bad ass i couldn’t help myself. His hair is much longer than in the previous season which is normal for it taking part 2 years after the raid on Anteiku.

He has a very nice way of speaking and seems to be friendly. Although his expression almost never changes, he has an amusing way of teasing people.

As for the tattoo you can see on his neck it is Νεχ ποσσυμ τεχυμ ωιωερε, νεχ σινε τε.
Nec possum tecum vivere, nec sine te. —Martial, Epigrams XII, 46. As you can tell it is a Latin quote written in Greek letters which reads, “I can live neither with you, nor without you.”

He has a very nice way of speaking and seems to be friendly. Although his expression almost never changes, he has an amusing way of teasing people.

More SPOILERS: Uta was sadistic and savage from his youth, and though the narrative would have the reader believe he left those ways behind, it was not true. Once his affiliation with the clowns becomes apparent in the manga, it is revealed that he hasn’t changed at all – only gotten better at hiding it. Like all members of his organization, he revels in creating chaos and destruction. However, his personal motives are still unclear.

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The last image i have inserted is also in the start of the opening credits were you get to see Uta and The Clowns.

 

Well since i have made this blog post pretty dang long and I’m sorry for that but i am in absolute love with this series. I highly recommend you watch the series from Season 1 and let me know what you think.

Anime Blog Fundraiser Prize Details

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Continuing on from AnimeKat’s post, I will talk about the prizes that will be given away to two or three lucky people. As she pointed out, only those who actually donate will be eligable.

There will be two prizes: One, a DVD/Blu-Ray Movie Set. The other, a Manga Set.

These are the Anime:

 

And the Manga will be:

I have all of them myself. Yes, I have Summer Wars AND Wolf Children in BOTH DVD and Manga. I actually have two digital copies of Wolf Children believe it or not: On iTunes and The Playstation Network. I also have Summer Wars on DVD as well as iTunes. I loved both of them so much I have multiple copies of BOTH movies. They’re good summer flicks and the Mangas are awesome, too. I can personally vouch for them. You can read my review of Wolf Children here. I did the review four years ago.

Both Summer Wars and Wolf Children were created by the famous Mamoru Hosoda.

I considered mixing things up but then I got another idea: If $250 is reached by May 15, the first giveaway will happen at that time. That person can choose to either pick one of the sets or if they want, choose to pick a combination of Summers Wars or Wolf Children on DVD and Manga. In other words, if you want you can choose to get Summer Wars on Both DVD and Manga or Wolf Children on Both DVD and Manga. That or you can just get the sets as shown. The second giveaway will happen should $500.00 be reached by the 6/5/2018 deadline.

If the target amount of $500.00 is reached before June 5th 2018, For every $100 donated afterward a bonus giveaway will be added. The bonus giveaway will be an additional set containing Summer Wars and Wolf Children on both DVD and Manga (!). So, there will be two giveaways with the potential for more once the target amount is reached. Note that only the bonus giveaways will have everything from both sets. The two regular giveaways will be one, the other or a combination of both.

Remember: Donating is 100% optional BUT only those who donate will be eligable for these prizes. This Fundraiser will have no bearing on the content of the blog as it is now. AnimeKat and I will continue to provide info, news and other things Anime or Manga related. The Fundraiser is so we can get some premium features for the blog and give everyone an even bettee experience.

One other thing before I forget. Depending on how well this fundraiser goes, we may do another one later this year. What will the prizes for that give away be you might ask? My lips are sealed for now ^_^

Thanks again in advance for your support!

~ Aurabolt and AnimeKat

Anime Blog Fundraiser

I would like to start out by saying thank you to our wonderful followers.

 

Today Aurabolt and Myself were talking about how we have big plans for the blog in terms of content but we really need help with getting some financial support to expand our content.  We will be doing a giveaway after we reach our goal. Aurabolt will be posting about those details. Our goal is to reach $500.00 by June 5th 2018.

Rules for this giveaway is that you will only be eligible for the Anime/Manga giveaway if you have donated. If you do not donate you will not be eligible.

The fundraiser money is strictly going toward expanding the content of this blog.

Giveaway prizes are going to be a physical prize and Aurabolt will be explaining how you will recieve it. I repeat this will be a physical prize not an online prize.

After we have reached out goal of $500.00, Two people at random will be chosen for the give away.

In order to donate please hit the paypal button at the top right of the blog page or Click Here.

If this fundraiser goes well and we can expand our content, we will be having another fundraiser later on this year which means if you don’t win in this fundraiser giveaway you will have another chance to win something!

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Thank you in advance for your support!

~ AnimeKat and Aurabolt

A little more about Me

I thought i would give everyone a little more to read about me.

I got into anime about 4-5 years ago when i really didn’t know what to do anymore other than watch movies on netflix and we all know that can get boring real quick, Well i came across Vampire Knight first and i fell in love with the genre of romance at that point and i kept going from anime to anime just binge watching. Before you think I’m just someone who sits at home and binge watches anime, the answer to that is no, I don’t always binge watch anime’s or just watch anime’s all the time in general.

I am a multitalented person, I love to draw for my friends, family, and myself i find it very relaxing. I was diagnosed with PTSD almost 2 years ago now and i have severe anxiety thanks to that but in March of 2017 i just started drawing because i was told it could help since it helps with concentration and you can calm your breathing. Well here we are a little over a year later and this is what i have to show for it.

This picture is one of the first ones i drew when i first started.

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And now I am proud of how far i have come thanks to a lot of friends helping with drawing advice and coloring advice. Here is a few of my most recent drawings that i have completed.

 

My friends and family are so special to me for helping me along my adventure into the art world and I couldn’t have asked for more. Aurabolt is an amazing friend who is always there to talk to if i need to talk.

Anyway since i think i got off topic a bit lol. I’m Sarah and im a new aspiring traditional artist and couldn’t be happier.

Vampire Knight Review

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By the main cover here you can now take a guess that yes this is an anime about vampire’s and I can say this is way better than the love story between Edward and Bella.

Beware i will be adding SPOILERS from the manga here as well. so before proceeding please be aware of Spoil Alert and enjoy your reading.

 

Vampire Knight was my first ever anime i watched and I can say this is the anime that got me into being an otaku and that will never change. The story revolves around Yuuki Cross, Zero Kiryuu and Kaname Kuran.

Yuuki is rescued by Kaname when she was a little girl and brought to Kaien Cross’s house shortly after she was with Kaien, Kaien adopted her and she became his daughter.

Not very long after Kaien adopts Yuuki he rescues Zero Kiryuu and he happeneds to be a very rare person within the vampire hunters community. Zero Kiryuu is one half of a pair of twins which is very rare for vampire hunters to conceive and delivery twins.

Anyway back to the characters,

Yuuki Cross is a very head strong independent character (a lot like myself). She is given what is called the “Artemis Rod” which is an extensible staff that Headmaster Kaien (aka her dad) gives her when she is the disciplinary committee and a front guardian. You get hints through the entire two seasons of Vampire Knight that hint to you that she is special in some way shape or form.

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Next we have Zero Kiryuu. Zero is Yuuki’s childhood friend almost like a brother to her, Like Yuuki, Zero is on the disciplinary committee and also a guardian. Yuuki has been taking care of Zero ever since he was brought to their home (The Headmaster’s). A little about Zero is that his entire family was murdered by a pure blood vampire named Shizuka Hio. In the first few episodes you get a brief glimps that something isn’t at all right with him, Zero is hiding things from Yuuki that Headmaster Kaien already knows. Now not to get to much more into the series i must say now that to me Zero Kiryuu is a mysterious and bad a$$ character.

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Our next and final character that i will give a little back story on and my view is Kaname Kuran.

As you can gather from the very first episode Kaname is a vampire since he is part of the night class. Kaname is a very popular vampire with all the girls from the day class, but Kaname comes to only have eyes for one girl. By now you have probably figured out that yes his special girl is Yuuki Cross. Kaname also happens to be Chairman for the Night Class to be able to keep them in check.

A few short episodes in we also find out that Kaname Kuran is in fact a pure blood vampire.  Kaname i can also say in my opinion that he is a very mysterious man and he does have quite the dark past.

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As for my Spoil Alert earlier here it is. Kaname Kuran happens to be Yuuki Cross’s biological big brother. Yuuki Cross was specifically conceived and born to be Kaname’s mate. The only way to continue the pure blood line was for them to marry and mate with there siblings or some other type of family member.

Now get ready for the real curve ball, At the end of Vampire Knight you will see Yuuki turn away from Zero and continue to walk away from him to join Kaname and the rest of his little group.

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But little do we know that there is more to this story but yet again there is no third season to a kick a$$ anime -insert crying face here-. If you read the manga however if my sources are correct in this matter. Zero and Yuuki do get married and they do have two children (don’t quote me on this i will have to do some more researching and then update this post.).

 

Sorry if this is a little long or a run on but i absolutely love Vampire Knight and it will always stay in my number one anime no matter what. I hope you have enjoyed this review and if you have any questions please feel free to let me know.