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

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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.

Brothers Conflict Review

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Well this is an old anime and of course probably one that most of us wouldn’t watch but I came across this one day just by hitting the random anime button and decided to watch it.

Brothers Conflict is a 2013 anime and it only has twelve episodes it is in the genre of Harem, Romance, Shoujo. It does however have a Special and an OVA or two. If you are into these types of anime i would highly recommend this one.

As you can tell from the first image there are quite a lot of characters and believe it or not every single one of them in this picture and the others that i will be adding are all main characters therefor i will not be able to talk about all the characters separately. So before I start on my review i must say SPOIL ALERT and this show is only for Teens 13+.

 

This anime is about a girl named Ema Hinata who is an only child and has mainly had to take care of herself ever since she was a little girl. Ema has a pet named Juli who is very protective over her.  Now to continue a little more of her intro, Ema’s father is to marry or remarry (i can’t remember that detail) and he leaves Ema to move to her new home by herself and take care of everything to do with the move.

Ema soon finds out that she will have siblings for the first time and not like a normal amount of one or two, we are talking about thirteen new siblings and not a single one of them is a girl. She soon ends up getting sick after just meeting her new family, Her new siblings start to take care of her like she has always been there -insert awes here- 14ema11

Now as you all have probably figured out at least this far that this isn’t your typical family or anime hence the genre of Harem, You have probably also figured out that this would be a reverse harem to be exact. Anyway to continue on this review lol.

 

The brothers of course start to dote on her and start developing more than brotherly love towards her, which in my opinion is sweet since they aren’t technically related.

At the end of this anime or half way through it Ema ends up having a few of the brother’s confess there love for her and how it isn’t just brotherly but they actually LOVE LOVE her.

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Honestly in my opinion this anime could have been longer and that is one of it’s con’s is that it is not long enough to actually know what will happen next after the very last episode. Some people it may take more than twelve episodes to get into an anime of any kind, Brothers Conflict i think would be in my top twenty because when i first watched this anime of course i fell in love with some of the guys – who wouldn’t they are hott- , I absolutely love the story line but there could have been more to the plot and more to the story.

I would recommend this if your into this type of anime or into this type of thing but if you aren’t i wouldn’t recommend this anime.

The pro’s to this anime is that you can really feel the love between the characters and how they care for one another. I can say that if you end up wanting more of Brothers Conflict you will have to read the manga unfortunately if you don’t have the actual manga i found it rather hard to find but once i found it i can say you do find out what happens after the last episode of the anime.  As for these final thought i bid you adieu.

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Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo Review

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A quick disclaimer before reading SPOIL ALERT. There is nudity in this anime. Viewer discretion is advised lol. Also please excuse my writing, I haven’t written anything in awhile.

Alright not many people have heard of this anime which means it isn’t very popular, So come on and give this anime the love it deserves.

This anime is in the genre of Action, Sci-fi and Mecha as you can tell it seems to have some bad a$$ girls in it.  So without further ado here is my review.

Cross Ange is about the life of a royal princess named Angelise Ikaruga Misurugi. In my own opinion her life really crashes to the ground, She was always raised with a hand maiden at her side and the world she lives in revolves around “Mana”, little does she know that in the 16 years of her life things weren’t really as they seemed.

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In the first episode of this anime I really wanted to cry and laugh all at once til things for Angelise started to crumble to the ground, In episode one a lot of things happen to her that i can say in my opinion should have never happened. First she finds out that she isn’t a “mana” wielder then she loses her mother.

 

After Angelise finds out all this and her mother dies she is exiled to a place called Arzenal and is told by it’s Commander-in-Chief  why she is  there and Angelise is in major denial lol. Angelise then gets renamed by the Chief to Ange note the name of the anime.

Ange is then told that she will have to destroy what they call DRAGONs using “Paramail”. No one knew that Ange would be an asset to Arzenal. Anyway before getting into that a few things that i noticed in the first few episodes is that Ange aka Angelise was a weak, innocent, naive girl that didn’t know how to do anything for herself including getting dressed. Ange ends up maturing and of course she loses that innocence that you get to see in the first episode.

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Now continuing where i left off, Ange ends up becoming an asset to Arzenal because there is a special “Paramail” that the commander-in-Chief use to ride to destroy DRAGONs and this paramail is known as Villkiss. -insert awesomeness here-  Now they all knew that Ange was of a royal blood line so she would be able to ride and control Villkiss but there was one big detail that no one knew til Ange was able to activate Villkiss. Ange finds the way to activate it by singing a song her mother taught her which is also a royal song only given to those of a royal blood line, once Ange starts singing this song Villkiss activates and the commander-in-chief is surprised but also says that they have now found the key to Villkiss.  hqdefault

Well i don’t want to go to much further into the anime or you won’t have to watch it so in the end I know my writing may be horrible but i hope you can understand just how much i love this anime and would highly recommend it as well. It has amazing music, you can definitely get into the anime and have the adventure with them. So if you have the time or just want to kill some time please look into watching Cross Ange and tell me what you thought of it. Once again I’m sorry if my grammar or writing is horrible, I love to write and it has been awhile. w1co3l

Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma Review

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I started watching this anime on a whim. I can say if you like anything that has to deal with cooking you may like this, don’t just read it’s description and say oohhhh im not interested in that. You never know if your gonna like something unless you try it first right.  My view point on this anime is pretty good if you ask me.

 

After watching anime for the last 4-5 years since i haven’t been watching it since i was a child i watch a lot of different anime’s and i can say this is one of my top favorites.

This anime is about following Yukihira Souma on his journey to expanding his cooking to more parts around the world. He is very energetic and he has his own style of cooking that he likes to call “Yukihira Style” and  a lot of the time when he is testing recipes he will make some that are god aweful and have people test them. But he does improve and he learns a lot of new techniques as he continues to climb up that chef ladder if you know what i mean.  In season 1 of this anime i can say it was like he wasn’t maturing or listening to his sensei’s or the people trying to help him and i can say he is very stubborn and hard headed but that is what draws me to him.

At the start of this anime to where it is currently he is still trying to beat his dad in there form of a shokugeki, he has not once beat his dad yet and that is what he is striving to do.  Soma_Yukihira_render_HD_He_Will_Cook_Ur_Ass.pngNow i don’t wanna give too much away on Yukihira so i will end my review of him here and go to the next character.

 

The second character that i want to give light to is Erina Nakiri.  At first glance when i saw her in the anime i really thought that she was a b*tch but the further you get into the anime she actually does start to give advice and help her fellow students. Now i don’t know whether or not to spoil this so just in case “Spoil Alert”. She is known as God’s Tongue due to her father melding her that way and raising her that way to wear she can taste any food and know if it is gourmet or not. I can say to me she didn’t stop being a b*tch til the end of season 1 beginning of season 2.

She is known as the 10th seat in the Elite Ten Counsel.  The Elite Ten Counsel is a prestigious group of 10 members out of the Totsuki Culinary Academy.

Despite rarely participate in any Shokugeki, Erina’s cooking style is believed to be the finest and elegant of all. Using all of every stylish style from the wealthy and high pedigree status of culinary, she referred the lavish ingredient to make the finest dish of all and suggested that only the high grade dish considered as eatable for her standards. fadfb1c11cf3399244cb8b455003fa32I will end my review of her here as well and go to my final character i will review before my over all review.

 

The third and final character that i would like to give light to is Megumi Tadokoro. She starts out extremely shy and not very confident in her talent to cook. She comes from a small port town in Japan. She works in her family’s restaurant.  At first glance you might ask yourself what in the heck is a girl like her doing at this Culinary Academy. Well i must say i even thought this myself and then she blew my mind out of the water during one of her Shokugeki’s.

Since she comes from a port town you can only imagine what she must be good in right. FISH! Despite her weaknesses, Megumi is an honest and innocent student who does not lie about anything. She has a strong determination, and will try her best to reach her dream to become a chef after she paired with Souma. She also values friendship and rather observe towards any cooking style available in order for her to learn the style fast (especially Souma’s).

Megumi does however start to come out of her shell alittle in season 2 if you ask me. She climbs her chef ladder little by little right beside Yukihira.Shokugeki-no-Soma-21-15

As to not put anymore spoilers i will end my review of the characters here and hope you watch Food Wars for yourself.

 

Now for the over all review of Food Wars: Shokugeki no Souma. I would highly recommend this but also be aware that when they are tasting Yukihira’s food i can say it is like they are having a foodgasm and clothes are unfortunately and or fortunately ripped off depending on how you like your anime’s.  But as i was saying I would recommend this anime for anyone to watch as it can lift your spirits and show you determination especially if you are feeling down.  Come follow Yukihira Souma and his pals for his journey to becoming the Top chef and watch him conquer the Elite Ten Counsel.