Love Live Rant – The Emi Nitta, A/V Controversy and the Fandom

So it’s roughly a week later from the first day of Final Love Live! concert, and a few days after I hear about people spreading rumours about Emi Nitta, the voice actress of Kousaka Honoka. It’s a fucking difficult time for us fans, many of us are still depressed about μ’s disbanding and many of us are crying over it and now we’re being told that she starred in an A/V? What the fucking shit? Are they trying to kill us?

Fuck this introduction, let’s get right into the rant. I haven’t been this livid since ages.

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Final Love Live Concert Screening in Sydney DAY 2 – AISHITERU BANZAI! 愛してるばんざーい!

After day 1, I was feeling that I would be quite left out if I didn’t attend the Day 2 screening of the Final Love Live concert, and everyone I spoke to wanted me to come as well. Not wanting to miss out on the true final moments of µ’s on stage, so I bought another ticket. Despite there being better seats in the 2nd theater, I decided it would be better if I booked a seat in the 1st theater because it would be more lively even though the seats that I can book have bad views of the screen. I walked into the theater and it was packed full of people who came to wish µ’s farewell, and I was very pleased to among these amazing fans. The hype for the beginning of the end was real, and we all didn’t want to miss out on this experience, the memories we make from this concert will last a lifetime.

いまが最高!

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Final Love Live Concert Screening in Sydney – µ’sic Now and Forever!

Love Live! School Idol Project started off as simply animated idols and from there it became one of the most popular and successful franchises ever. I wasn’t really into idols or anything but I gave it a try because I somehow wanted to. It has a very special place in my heart as I love how µ’s makes me feel happy and cheerful even when I’m down. The Anime was fun and enjoyable, and I just adore the entire cast, as well as the Alpacas. I couldn’t make it in time for the movie screening but I did get to watch it in the encore screening. So when I heard about the Final Love Live screening at George St Event Cinemas in Sydney, I was very excited and I rushed to book the tickets as soon as I could, and I even bought a few light sticks. The actual Final Love Live concert was so popular that the server had trouble keeping up with demand, and one of the fans I spoke to missed out on getting a seat because of it but he did manage to get a ticket so all is well and ends well, right?

さあ! µ’sジックスタート!

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Assassination Classroom Combat Tactics In Real Life – Nekodamashi and Bloodlust

Warning – This article contains spoilers. Please proceed at your own risk.

Assassination Classroom is about a loveable yellow humanoid tentacle creature who threatens to destroy the Earth in 1 year but he also decides to become a teacher of the E class at Kunugigaoka Middle School and thus the Assassination Classroom was born. Over the course of the story we see quite a few skills used by many different assassins, and are often adopted by Shiota Nagisa, the adorable blue-haired “trap” main character. It certainly is fun to watch how these skills are applied in the story and combined with his training in assassination he is able to topple very strong foes which makes for action packed scenes. I wonder, do these tactics actually work in real life? If they do, how will they fare? Here are the two skills that caught my attention.

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The Emerging Market for Mecha Musume Plastic Models and the Possibilities of Custom-Design Figures.

Have you ever wondered how you can make your own figures? I know a friend who tried shaping everything herself with plastic clay, and I doubt she had any experience with sculpting or casting either. The end result was hours of frustration and in the end she gave up half-way because it was too difficult. I got me thinking, why can’t this be a simpler process? Given the “almost every figure is limited edition” business model in Japan, it’s hard to obtain a blank figure such as the Figma she/he archetypes to use as a template and blank Nendoroid heads are event only distributions. You could only dream that one day, there could be plastic models of anime characters however Kotobukiya has started their “Frame Arms Girls” kits and Bandai has recently released their “Super Fumina” gunpla kit which is definitely the step in the right direction.

Please do note that I do not have any experience in business or marketing. I’m only speaking with a matter of opinion so please take this with a grain of salt.

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[Personal Milestone] Getting over my Depression and Looking Forward into the Future.

It’s interesting to see what happens to yourself at different times. Many months ago, I’ve written something to “scream in silence” because I’ve been torn down by my own life. I’ve had to deal with so much shit that I couldn’t take it anymore. I felt suicidal but I knew that was never the option, I’ve survived so much personal hell, and hatred that could kill thousands of human beings and yet I’m still here. I’m still writing my super awesome blogs and I’m just glad that I’m still alive and that I didn’t sacrifice myself to ease the pain. Over the past few months I’ve made many adjustments to make myself happy, and it’s been a long road and I’ve finally gotten rid of that depression. I stumbled across one of the most depressing pieces of writing that my depressed self wrote and I wrote something that I would write now. It’s amazing to see the contrast of who I am now, and who I used to be.

I just placed my heart on paper.

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