30 Day Anime Challenge Responses: Days 1-6!

Happy Thursday Novas! Megan over at A Geeky Gal Blog has started an awesome 30 day Anime Challenge and today marks the start! While I love anime, I’m not going to be able to participate in the entire 30 days, but I will answer questions throughout the month. You can read the full rules by clicking here! This week I have answered questions 1-7.

  • Day 1 – What was your very first anime? My very first anime that I ever watched was either Dragon Ball Z or Inuyasha ( I can’t remember which one). I remember watching on Cartoon Network at night during their Toonami programming when multiple anime shows would air around 10pm. I want to say I was in 10th grade in High School when I first discovered anime.

 

  • Day 2 – Who was your first anime crush? Inuyasha and Koga were my first crushes in an anime, but I want to cheat and say that my FAVORITE crush from Inuyasha is his older brother Sesshomaru. I loved his character and pay homage to him in my Memoirs of A Villains post.

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  • Day 3 – Do you prefer Subs or Dubs? I am one of the lazy people who prefer Dub. I know there’s been debate about the voices and how they sound in the dubbed version versus he subbed version, but I just prefer enjoying the show without having to read the subtitles. With that said, there are a few anime shows that I have to read the subtitles to because the later seasons are not available as dubs and that’s fine too.

 

  • Day 4 – What anime deserves more love? I really enjoy School Rumble and I think it’s probably my favorite of all the anime shows I have watched.

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  • Day 5 – What is your guilty pleasure anime? Again, School Rumble lol.

 

  • Day 6 – What anime recommendation have you tried this year? Currently, I am watching an anime called Food Wars that was recommended to me back in August. food wars I am loving the show so far. It follows Soma Yukihira who is the 2nd best chef at his family’s restaurant Yukihira Eatery. His father Joichiro is the best and Soma constantly tries to beat his father with no luck. When his father sends him to cooking school, Soma realizes that there’s more to his dad and his past. The cooking school is elite and all conflicts are settled with a cook off known as Food War. It’s a really great show (although a bit disturbing at some points).

 

Those are my first 6 answers to the 30 day Anime Challenge. What are your responses? Which anime shows are you currently watching? Let’s talk anime!

– Luna 🙂

 

 

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Sky Islands Anime Avatar Resort Mobile Game Update!

Power-up Players for today’s progress post on the mobile game Sky Islands! If you didn’t read my initial game review of Sky Islands you can do so by clicking here! Since I have more space on my phone, I was able to redownload the Sky Island Game and pick up where I left off. This time the game has become a bit addicting and here’s why!

Garden – Gardening is one of the best ways to make money in Sky Islands. In your garden you are able to plant fruit and breed animals to help out with your villas. The fruit collected can be used in a few ways:

  • Make and Serve dishes to your villa customers for extra cash
  • Upgrade the furniture in your villa
  • Convert fruit into dyes that can be used in clothing or traded in on Clan Orders

 

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I’m planting Snow Pearls and Greenos so that I can make a curry & rice dish!

 

Clans – My friend Xsanie (also the person who made me download the game in the first place) created a clan called Fairy Tail (yes, after the anime). Xsanie was upset that she couldn’t find active members so she persuaded me to redownload the game and join her clan. In a clan you can help out by donating to the clan, participating in boss hunts (only available at hunting skill level 3 or higher),  Clan Serves and Clan Orders. Every activity you perform with the clan contributes to the clan’s reputation and rewards.

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Clan Orders for this week!

 

Boss Hunt – the Boss Hunt is where you go “Hunting” against other clans to defeat a giant creature with a binky in their mouth lol. You have to be Hunting Skill Level 3 or higher to participate in the boss hunts. Your goal is to deal more damage than the other clans. If your clan is top 10, you receive a bonus reward, if you are top 100 individually for the amount of damage dealt,  you receive a bonus reward.

 

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Boss Hunt! We came in 4th place!

 

Fishing – Fishing was an aspect of the review that I did not touch on too much. This is because I didn’t understand how to fish, now I do! You have a magnet on your screen with a small radius. When the beast appears, you tap the screen to move the magnet over the the beast. Any time the beast is outside of the magnet your progress will decrease. If the progress bar gets too low, you will lose the beast. Your goal is to build that progress bar up until it is green and you have captured your prey.

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Events – We have just finished the Halloween Event where performing your daily tasks, quests or any activity on Sky Island would provide you with Halloween Themed Items. You would stock up on these items and visit the Community Park to turn them in for special chests. These chests provided special Halloween Decor, costumes and accessories. I anticipate there will be more Holiday events around the corner.

 

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Halloween Decor At A Villa!

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Things to Try:

  1. The mobile game has also integrated Pets into the game. I have yet to purchase a pet and raise it, but I will try it out soon.
  2. There are contests like the Fashionista Contest where the best dressed avatar with the most votes will receive a statue in the community park for a week, I believe.

Final Thoughts: This second go round of Sky Island has been really fun and I can see myself playing the game for at least a few more months. I check on my fruits and set rent on my villas to 3 hours at a time when I’m working. This way by my break time I can quickly collect my items and set another timer. The inclusion of a Clan mode is really awesome because now I’m working towards something. We want our clan to be one of the best and most renowned so I work extra hard at clan tasks. The social element of Sky Islands is really cool. Xsanie and I are members of the Sky Island Facebook Group and we have regular players that we talk.

Have you played Sky Islands? What games are you currently playing that have you addicted? Let’s talk mobile games and updates!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Memoirs of a Villain: Sesshomaru!

The heir to the kingdom of the great dog demon shouldn’t have to put up with a bastard brother in the middle of another scandal. Why must Inuyasha insist on getting involved with these human girls? You would think he would have more respect for our father.

“Jakken.”

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“Yes, Lord Sesshomaru?”

“If I am to be the ruler of the Feudal Era and the world, I will need to start chronicling my ascent to power now. ”

“Of course my lord. Let me get a piece of paper.”

Inutaishou was the greatest and most powerful demon in his time. My father, a pinnacle of excellence and power had 1 flaw; his weakness for humans.”

“Wait, am I supposed to be writing this?” Jakken says. Scrambling for his pen he begins to write what he can remember frantically.

“I, his eldest son and the true born heir to the throne will stop at nothing to take my place as ruler of this world. I will never be as careless as my father and love a human.”

“Stop it Rin!” Jakken screams. Rin is trying to draw on the paper that Jakken is using to write down his master’s words. Just then, Sesshomaru stops and stares at the little girl causing a ruckus. tumblr_oempho8nyF1vhgd6qo1_500

“Rin…”

“Lord Sesshomaru?” Jakken questions. But his words have stopped and the blank stare of kindness starts to seep in.

“Yes. The Tetsusaiga is the most powerful weapon and the birthright that I should inherit. Yet, my father decides to give me one last test and not grant it to me right away. I must show my dominance and take the sword from Inuyasha.”

“Oh I get it now, you’re going to explain how you have overcome the hardest test ever and prove that you are the greatest demon of all time, even surpassing your father, right?”

“Quiet Jakken and keep writing.”

“Inuyasha has once again shown why he cannot be a ruler. A great ruler would never let his opponents know his weaknesses. Everyone, even the idiot Naraku knew that Inuyasha would do anything for the human girl, Kagome. I didn’t have to do much to convince him to give up the only thing more powerful than I.

My brother and his band of misfit human companions were traveling through Mt Hakurei to avoid any demons lurking about. The purity of the mountain prevents demons from venturing too far, any weak demons that is. I was able to pass through with no problem. Unaware that I was in pursuit, that naive Inuyasha let his guard down and I was able to snatch his precious jewel; Kagome. As expected, there was little resistance once I threatened her life and he easily handed over the 1 thing that could challenge my power, the Tetsusaiga. My reign has officially begun and I have fulfilled the wishes of my father. Our legacy will persevere. ”

“All Hail Lord Sesshomaru!” Jakken yells as he jumps out of seat. I cut him a deadly glare and he stops, seemingly in the air.

“Silence, you fool! We do not gloat about our power. We show strength through domination and poise. You’d do well to learn that!”

Floating around the table that Jakken is writing on I stop and notice the Tetsusaiga displayed on the wall. My greatest accomplishment, no one can rival me now.

“What’s this?” A tug at my leg interrupts my thoughts.

“Lord Sesshomaru?” A little fairy like voice calls.

“Yes, Rin?”

“I was wondering when you were going to give Inuyasha back his toy?”

What is she talking about? “What toy?” She points to the sword hanging on the wall.

“That is no toy. That is the my brother’s downfall.” I snap. Rin lowers her head and starts twiddling her thumbs. I know this behavior, she wants something.

“What is it?” I ask.

” I was just wondering if you could give it back to him. He needs it more than you because he’s nowhere near as powerful as you are, even WITH his toy.”

“Silence girl. He knows this! The sword is not a toy it is a trophy of his greatest achievement!” Jakken yells. “Lord, I don’t know why you keep this wretched girl around.”

“I don’t know why I keep you around Jakken!”

“Wh-What? Sire I’m sorry I just think…”

“You don’t think Jakken! If you did, you would have picked up on what Rin has brought to my attention. I don’t NEED the Tetsusaiga. if anything, taken it has made me seem afraid of fearful of Inuyasha. You have made me look like a fool, Jakken.” I pat Rin on the top head. “Good job.”

Throwing the Tesusaiga to Jakken I call Rin to my side. “Let’s go have dinner… Jakken, make sure that sword returns to my brother.” Jakken stops n his tracks. “Then you can have dinner.”

I walk out of the room with Rin who has managed to grab my hand as we walk. What good is a King, without his heir and Princess to take over after he is done.”

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Credits:

Aminoapps.com

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Inuyasha wiki.

 

 

Doki Doki Crate Unboxing W/ Xsanie!

Happy Saturday Novas! Today’s unboxing post will be sponsored by my friend Stephanie (Xsanie). I spent last week with Steph in a different state and she received her Japanese goodies crate. A lightbulb popped in my head immediately and I asked her if we could feature the unboxing on the blog! She agreed and now, here we are!

This month’s theme was Back to School!

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Stephanie loves the cutesy anime items, so she signs up for different subscription crates that ship internationally. The Doki Doki crates have cutesy items and collectibles that you can’t really find domestically.

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Look, even the poster girl has one!

The Ball point pen was really cute and it pairs well with the Letter set and Notepad!

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He’s realllly cute though!

The Totoro Cup she really loved (I have no idea who totoro is).

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I tried to smuggle the owl home with me lol!

The plushie was really cute and her owl is white.

She received another Kakigori Hoppe Chan keychain. The funny part is that she broke the one on her phone the night before the crate arrived! Instant replacement. (I can’t find the picture that I took lol)

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Mmmmm…

She also received this snack candy thing. It’s like Cheetos puffs, but they’re sweet and kind of weird. I didn’t like them because they were sweet but then had a fizzy taste, like soda. She loved it and so did everyone else who tried them lol.

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Cute!

It wouldn’t be an anime crate without a piece of clothing. This crate brought a cute ribbon that you can wear in your hair or on your clothes.

She was really happy with the items in her Doki Doki crate! Do you receive any international or uncommon subscription services? Let’s talk collectibles!

-Luna 🙂

Netflix Series of the Week: Magi, Adventures of Sinbad!

Happy Friday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I’ve finally gotten around to watching Magi: Adventures of Sinbad and will be able to share my thoughts on the series! Each week I will recommend a series that I binge watch on Netflix for you to analyze if you would like to watch or not.

The Plot: This Anime adaptation of the Adventures of Sinbad follows the our boy Sinbad who has the excellent navigational skills of an experienced sailor. The twist is that Sinbad is able to navigate and find the correct path for more than just the sea, he is able to find the correct path in any challenge that is thrown upon him. The story starts when Sinbad is 3, focusing on his father who is a war hero for the country. Right now, Japan is at war and all able bodied males are drafted into said war in the efforts of conquering a dungeon. The person who can successfully conquer the dungeon will obtain a great power. From a young age, Sinbad has had the instincts to find the right path and his father recognized that quality in his son instantly when the were rowing in the middle of a storm. Sinbad guided them to safety.

Fast forward years later, Sinbad is now a young man who helps out his villagers and travelers in need. The country is still at war and the generals of the army approach Sinbad’s town forcing him to obey the orders of the draft or else! After encouraging words from a strange traveler, Sinbad devises a plan to conquer that dungeon and take the power for himself, in order to bestow peace throughout the land. Sinbad journeys to different lands tackling different dungeons and befriending all types of characters. The question is, will Sinbad bring peace and overthrow the empire that set his home to war?

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The Characters: Overall the character development in the series is really good and the story is fun to follow. You can see the leadership qualities in Sinbad’s every action and when certain situations occur, you can agree with the choices made (being vague as not to spoil the series lol).

Play:

  • Anime Action and an interesting take on the Sinbad Story
  • If you enjoy Magi Anime’s this one is right for you

Skip:

  • If you a like a story that develops quickly

I’ve attempted to find an English dubbed trailer but I couldn’t so I apologize for not having one. There is a trailer on Netflix that you can watch for the show.

Thank you for reading this week’s Netflix Series of the Week! Have you watched the Adventure of Sinbad Anime? Have you seen any other Magi Animes? Which shows are you currently binge watching and do you have a recommendation on our next Netflix (or Hulu… we’re expanding) series of the week> Let’s talk binge shows! Have a fantastic weekend!

-Luna 🙂

 

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Funko Pop Friday: Anime!

Happy Friday Gamers, Geeks and Friends and welcome to another Funko Pop Friday! This week I will be featuring some Anime pops from a friends collection : Cookie |V|ons7er, give him a follow on twitter if you want as he streams as well (twitch.tv/ikari_amarok)! Thank you sir for providing your pops for this week’s post! Now on the his favorite Anime Characters (both from One Piece). Shoutout to his sister and my bestie Kira for the background Featured Image of her Pop Collection!

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I asked my friend to provide 2 of his favorite anime pops and he chose Luffy and Portgas from One Piece. I have never seen this anime before but I hear that it is pretty good!

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I have also decided to share 2 or my favorite Anime pops from Sailor Moon! Sailor Moon with Luna and Sailor Mercury. I loveeeee Sailor Moon lol.

Thank you for tuning in to another Funko Pop Friday! Which pops or collectables do you currently have? Do you collect Anime or a specific genre of pops? Feel free to comment below and send us pictures of your collection to be featured in next week’s post! Send the picture to our email GamersUnitedGG@Gmail.com.

Have a Great Weekend!

-Luna 🙂

Netflix Series of The Week: The Seven Deadly Sins!

Happy Friday Gamers, Geeks and Friends! I’m super excited about this week’s Netflix Series of the Week: The Seven Deadly Sins. The Seven Deadly Sins is a Netflix original Anime series that follows the journey of Princess Elizabeth on her quest to find the outlaws and criminals known as the Seven Deadly Sins. On her journey, Elizabeth finds and teams up with a boy and tavern owner of The Boar Head with his companion, a talking pig named Hawk . There’s definitely something interesting about this boy and he almost immediately agrees to help the Princess find the outlaws that she is searching for.

The Holy Knights are the most powerful warriors in the kingdom and protectors of the realm. They are after

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A Few Holy Knights

the 7 deadly Sins and will stop at nothing to rid the realm from the renegades that have attacked the kingdom long ago. Each Holy Knight has special abilities that are used to control the lands. The series takes an interesting turn when you learn that there are 2 types of Holy Knights, the originals and the New Generation. That’s about all I can tell you without spoiling the series.

“You can lie to yourself all you want, but there’s no way you can fool your own heart!”-Meliodas

The 7 Deadly Sins are The Dragon Sin of Wrath, The Serpent Sin of Envy, The Fox Sin of Greed, The Grizzly Sin of Sloth, The Goat Sin of Lust and The Boar Sin of Gluttony.

seven-deadly-sins-01I love how the 7 Deadly sins all have abilities and personalities that match their sin. Take for instant Ban who is the Fox Sin of Greed! His personality is  that of a greedy individual who will do anything they can (however moral or immoral) in order to get what they want. That’s the personality piece, however, the magical version of his abilities allows him to use clever powers such as “Snatch” in which he can take an opponents item.

Play:

  • If you love anime with action packed battle scenes that are cut by comedic outbursts.
  • Well written story and relatable characters
  • 24 episodes to provide a lengthy experience in watching (Season 2 set to be released February 17th, yay!)

Skip:

  • If you are wanting to figure everything out in the first few episodes, as each episode is great about sticking to 1 theme.
  • If you’re not fond of blood (can get a little gorey during battle scenes)
  • If you’re an emotional wreck like me and can’t handle emotional scenes lol

I highly recommend this anime series as I found myself wanting to binge watch all 24 episodes (sooo glad it wasn’t a 12 episoder 🙂 ) 7-sins in one sitting. 10 out of 10 would recommend the Seven Deadly Sins, Netflix did an amazing job! Check out the trailer: The Seven Deadly Sins!

Tune in Next Friday for the Santa Clarita Diet(Hint: They’re not eating burgers 😉 ). Leave any comments about this series if you have watched or general thoughts! Also, feel free to tell me if you want a certain series reviewed!

Have an Awesome Day!

-Luna 🙂

 

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