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Random Thought (July 07, 2015 at 03:01PM)

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Such meaningful and uplifting lyrics from the Ending song of the newest Dragon Ball TV anime after 18 years, Dragon Ball Super. It feels like that the song is directed towards me. I feel the great nostalgia as I’m listening to this song for I don’t know how many times already. The ED sequence is also great and one of the most heartwarming I’ve seen. We see the Dragon Ball gang all together and you just remember all the experiences and memories they’ve shared and how much they have grown together throughout the years. Just seeing the ED sequence just makes my inner childhood and the current me happy.

The song is called “Hello Hello Hello” by Good Morning America. Special thanks to The Moonlighters for the wonderful English translation of the lyrics.

“Hello Hello Hello”
by Good Morning America

I see little kids hurrying off
Colourful backpacks on their backs
If I was a kid like them…
What colour would I choose?
Where would I be heading?

Hello, hello hello…?
What do you think of the man I’ve become?
Hello, hello hello…?
Can you be proud of the man you’ll become?

As you grow, you may slip at times
But you’ll come out on top, just wait and see

This is my song for the younger me



Dragon Ball Super ED – Hello Hello Hello

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Random Thought (July 06, 2015 at 12:35AM)

Random Thought 974

I’m finally done editing my cover photo to officially start the summer anime 2015 season. Despite today felt kinda gloomy because of the weather, I guess today was indeed quite a day for a seasonal watcher like myself since most of the shows that are on my Plan-to-Watch aired today. Just to make it short, I’m very well delighted with my list for this season. I have never had a list as perfect as this in a while.

I decided to make Charlotte as my cover photo feature since this is the non-sequel anime that I’m really anticipating for this season. On the otherhand I chose Dragon Ball Super (taken from the Ending credits) as my profile picture. Who would have thought that there will come a day that I’ll be using Dragon Ball as one of my profile pictures? Don’t get me wrong. I’m an avid Dragon Ball fan for the longest time in my life. In fact it’s probably the anime that started it all for me as an anime fan. Now that Dragon Ball Super has finally started airing, it is only right to give way to the most legendary anime franchise of all time by making it as my profile picture.

So how would I rate the first episodes of all the summer anime that I’m following that have already started airing?

1. Charlotte – 9/10
2. Durarara!!x2 – 8/10
3. Working!!! – 8/10
4. Dragon Ball Super – 8.5/10
5. Okusama ga Seitokaichou! – 7/10

‪#‎Summer2015‬ ‪#‎Anime‬ ‪#‎SummerAnime2015‬ ‪#‎DragonBallSuper‬ ‪#‎Charlotte‬

‪#‎RTNotes‬[AnimeRG] Dragon Ball Super 001 - 720p [Phr0stY].mkv_snapshot_12.15_[2015.07.06_00.28.07]

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Random Thought (June 29, 2015 at 10:27PM)

Random Thought 973

The Spring 2015 Anime Season is now ending. I think I haven’t posted my watch list for the Summer season. For now my initial watch list would be…

1. Durarara!!x2 Ten
2. Charlotte
3. Working!!! (Season 3)
4. Dragon Ball Super
5. Non Non Biyori Repeat (Season 2)

As you can see, Charlotte is the only anime I’m watching that isn’t a sequel. Though it’s pretty obvious that the reason why I’m going to watch it is because of the people behind Angel Beats! And I’m quite delighted when I saw a commercial of it on Animax stating that it will be aired on the said channel the same day as Japan. I’m really looking forward to it.

Other than the 5 listed above, I’m still not quite sure with the following. I’ll probably give them an episode or 2 before deciding if I’ll continue on watching them…

1. God Eater
2. Prison School

I suppose these are for now. I’ll just know what I want to watch as the season progresses I guess.

‪#‎Charlotte‬ ‪#‎Anime‬



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Random Thought (June 23, 2015 at 07:55PM)

Random Thought 972

Looking through the Top 20 anime that you can recommend to your parents list, I realized that the majority aren't really what I thought would be easy to recommend to a parent. Except that if you have a parent who likes action and sci-fi (in most cases would be your dad). Since my dad never really watch anything except news and reality sports shows, and most of the time I have my mom watch movies with me, I couldn't really easily recommend them to my parents. For the past years I have my mom watch some anime with me. Luckily, she liked most of the anime I recommended watching with her. Most of the anime I let her watch are mostly Slice-of-Life and drama. If you want to recommend an anime to your parent but haven't decided what anime suit them best, below are my very own Top 10 tried and tested anime that I believe every parent would enjoy watching.

1. Wolf Children (Movie)
2. Clannad ~After Story~
3. Usagi Drop
4. Kids on the Slope
5. When Marnie Was There (Movie)
6. Ore Monogatari!!
7. Space Brothers
8. Hotarubi no Mori e (Movie)
9. Summer Wars (Movie)
10. The Secret World of Arrietty (Movie)

If you're recommending an anime to a parent, I would suggest to have them watch an anime movie since it doesn't need much time commitment unlike the TV series. As for TV series, a one-cour would be the best choice. I suggest, always start first with movie, then one-cour anime, and then finally the really long ones (like Space Brothers). To be honest, the list doesn't only limit itself to a parents per se. I think this list is an easy (probably the ultimate) recommendation you can give to anyone, even to those who haven't watched any anime in their life.

#Anime #AnimeForParents #AnimeRecommendation


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Random Thought (June 21, 2015 at 05:55PM)

Random Thought 971

I think I just started watching the perfect drama to watch for Father's Day. Since I finished 1 Litre of Tears yesterday, I started looking for a good drama to watch next. My selection is either South Korean or Japanese but I still ended up with J Drama by watching Tonbi (lit. Kite). The synopsis is as follows (taken from MDL):

Ichikawa Yasuo, who goes by the nickname Yasu, is a ‘dumb’ man unequalled anywhere in the world. He has not had schooling, is boorish and would immediately let his fists fly if he loses his cool. But Yasu is different from the ordinary fool in that he is a “doting parent”. He grew up without parents and does not know what it is like to be close, but he and his wife love each other and live happily as they watch their son Akira grow up. However, when Akira is 3 years old, they are suddenly struck by tragedy. Yasu loses his wife in a freak accident. Although overcome with guilt and sorrow, Yasu puts it behind him and tries to raise his beloved son with the help of his friends.

I don't know why but after watching 1 Litre of Tears I'm really in the mood to watch anything that is about family values and that will make you refreshed at the end of every episode. And I think this drama fits my requirements. This drama is only 10 episodes, I guess I'll be able to finish it in a few days. And did I mention, Takeru Satoh (Kenshin Himura from Rurouni Kenshin movies) plays Akira as one of the main characters of the show?


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Random Thought (June 19, 2015 at 11:45PM)

Random Thought 970

I didn't realize that it's more than a week since my last RT. Been quite busy with interviews that I didn't have time to update some stuff. Like what I posted last time, I have been watching quite a lot of Japanese live action movies. I've watched Eien no Zero (2013), Departures (2008), Nobody Knows (2004), Parasyte: Part 1 (2014), Ao Haru Ride (2014).

Since I still cannot ready myself to watch the 50s classic Seven Samurai, I decided to finally watch the J Drama "1 Litre of Tears" that I've been wanting to watch for quite a while now, probably for 3 years I think. I'm aware that this J Drama was aired in the Philippines a few years back but I wasn't fully aware of the gem it had. It was based on a diary book written by Aya Kito (renamed Aya Ikeuchi in the drama) herself, depicting her fight for spinocerebellar degeneration disease, 2 years before her death. It is rare disease where the cerebellum of the brain gradually deteriorates to the point where the victim cannot walk, speak, write, or eat (Wikipedia).

To be honest, I have no knowledge that this drama is a non fiction until I finished the first episode. The drama itself will literally put you to tears. The drama wasn't intended to be depressing at all but rather it was intended to show how this teenage girl was able to fight and continue living on and have a happy life despite her disease until the very end. This drama not only gives hope to those who are handicapped like her but it also serves as an inspiration to all of us who are lucky enough to live a normal life.

Thank you for the inspiration Aya Kito (1962-1988). You inspire me to look forward to the wonderful future that awaits me. To not easily give up from little failures and face every obstacles with all my might. Thank you. :)

I've watched 7 episodes so far and I'm planning on finishing this masterpiece tomorrow.

#1LitreOfTears #1LitreNoNamida #1リットルの涙


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Random Thought (June 11, 2015 at 11:19PM)

Random Thought 969

Since yesterday I decided to marathon some high rated Japanese movies based from MyDramaList. I have rewatched Time Traveller and finally watched Usagi Drop (live action) and the original Hachiko Monogatari movie from 1987. Just now I've finished watching Confessions (2010) which was rated Top 7 Japanese movie on MDL.

Before anything else, this is a psychological revenge movie and is certainly not for everyone. Definitely not for the faint-hearted. The movie is about a junior high teacher whom suspects her students from murdering her innocent 4-year-old daughter. It's hard to explain the movie without spoiling much but the story basically sets-off because of the murder of her only daughter or was it?

While watching the movie, I admit that I wasn't really drawn in by the story until more than half of the movie. Basically, all the things happening in the first half felt really stupid and very unclear to me until everything was perfectly explained in the final half. I was completely engaged by the movie the way things were explained. The psychological aspects of every motive of the characters came to light when their back stories were shown in every "Confessions" segment of the movie.

The movie heavily depends on details and dialogues. The way the movie was written is quite unique. The POV switches between characters and reveals their back stories in what may be called as "Confessions" (thus the title of the movie). The entirety of the movie is like putting the pieces together as every confessions are told throughout the movie. This is definitely a movie you should watch everything for you to enjoy.

In the end, I thought the movie is very well done. I'm not saying revenge is good but I can say that this movie is a great example of a revenge story that really hits the spot. I won't deny, the movie is so sick in every way but as you watch it, you will realize the importance of the message it is trying to tell. It will leave you thinking about how precious every human life is. Life isn't just something you can play with.

Confessions (2010)
Rating: 4/5

#JapaneseMovie #JMovie #Japanese #Movie #Confessions #Kokuhaku


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