Month: July 2016

Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 24th to Jul. 30th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! I… am… finally… done… with… the… 30 Day Anime Challenge!!! All I have to say about the challenge as a whole right now is, NEVER AGAIN…at least not anytime soon…

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I kid, I kid… I had a lot of fun with the challenge and I really hope that you guys had as much fun reading my posts as I had writing them!! In other news, I was featured in Lita Kino’s  Blogger Feature Friday post! I am so humbled to have been featured by such an wonderful blogger! So I want to extend yet another THANK YOU to Lita Kino, you are an amazing blogger and I am so happy that you took the time to visit my tiny corner of the internet! Lita is such a great blogger and I have had the pleasure of chatting with them both here on WordPress and on Twitter; so if you haven’t already check out her blog it’s one of the best!!

Finally, I went to a DC Pokemon GO Meetup Event and it was a blast!! I had so much fun exploring the Capital and meeting fellow Pokemon Trainers from the District! My legs may be sore and I have a bit of a tan, but the Pokemon at the Capital were top notch! After less than 10 minutes of walking we ran into a Rhydon, an Onix, and a whole host of other Pokemon! Oh yeah, and my Team, Instinct was really holding it down! Not only were we dropping Lures, but we were taking Gyms left and right!! Sure it rained a bit, but it wasn’t enough to keep us in the District down!!

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[Funded]Support Sentimental Trickster an English BL Visual Novel

Edit (8/30): The Kickstarter for this game was successful at meeting its funding goal and two of the stretch goals. The final funding amount was $9,036 with 328 backers! The game now has a tentative release date of March 2017!  

I am super late with this, but, about a week ago an indie game developer actually reached out to me on twitter about their new 18+ BL visual novel, Sentimental Trickster! As you all know I am a lover of all things BL, so best believe I was over the moon to hear about another indie BL visual novel!!!

It’s taken me awhile, but I finally got around to playing the demo and I can’t wait to see the final product!! The game is the brain child of one woman, so everything you see in the demo was put together by one person! Talk about dedication!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 30: An anime I wish never ended and just continued its story

The day is finally here! I did it! I managed to actually finish the 30 Day Anime Challenge in thirty consecutive days!! As much fun as this challenge was, I’m kind of glad that it’s finally over so I can finally relax! So, today’s post is about an anime that I wish would never end…

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My pick for today’s prompt is an anime series that I’ve written about before during one of my Fangirl Moment posts… Since there are only two anime related FM posts, it should be obvious which one I picked. So my pick for an anime you wish never ended and just continued its story is…

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[News] Voltage Fans’ Choice Awards 2016

Edit (8/14): The Voltage Fan’s Choice Awards are now over and the votes have been tallied! For the results of the 2016 Fan’s Choice Awards be sure to check out the Sweet Cafe app for a full list of the winners! Don’t forget to SUBSCRIBE to Nice Job Breaking It, Hero to keep up to date on future Voltage Sales, Deals, and Announcements! Also read my Last Week Today posts to find out about the weekly Otome/Visual Novel Releases, Funding Campaigns, and of course Sales!!

Voltage is at it again, this time they are hitting us with another Fan Choice Election Campaign!! For a limited time only, Voltage fans can now vote on their favorite Voltage Ikemen!!

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Fangirl Moment: The Dark Heroine- Dinner With a Vampire

TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday, and this week I’m covering the first book in the Dark Heroine Series, Dinner with a Vampire by Abigail Gibbs!

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I don’t know if I mentioned this, but I used to work at a Barnes and Noble when I was an undergrad, sure I only worked in the cafe, but even that gave me access to some sweet discounts on books (and Starbucks drinks). But, the real perk, the one that made my two years there worthwhile, was the access to Advanced Reader Copies (ARCs) of upcoming books!

There were tons of them from various authors and genres, and they were all F-R-E-E! Every other day there would be a fresh stack of titles in the break room and if I got there early enough, I had my pick of the litter! I read so many awesome books working there, but one that really stuck out was a dark supernatural romance YA novel. I picked it up on a whim, briefly skimmed the summary on the back and after judging it mildly interesting, I  tossed it into my employee locker. It wasn’t until a few weeks later that I actually read the book, but when I did I was hooked!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 29: An anime I wish was real

Oh my gosh, the second to last post, I can’t believe I actually pulled off 29 consecutive Anime Challenge posts so far… I thought I’d have slipped up by now, but it never happened! So, today I’m supposed to talk about an anime that I wished was real…

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I’m not much of a fighter, so my pick isn’t Naruto or Bleach or anything like that… I considered a reverse harem anime, because why not… but, stringing along all those bishies at once just seems like a lot more work than I want to deal with. So I went with something that I’ve been hoping for since I was eight years old! So, my pick for an anime that I wish were real is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 28: Favorite quote from an anime character

I’m really riding the highs and the lows with this challenge… Some choices for this challenge were ridiculously hard, while others were a walk in the park! This choice was one of the latter, I knew what I would write about for this post since Day 11. I just didn’t know how I wanted to write about it…So, for today’s post I decided to mimic an earlier set of posts I did for the 3-Day Quote Challenge.

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Again, no intro/teaser for today’s post, I’m just gonna dive right in… So my pick for my favorite quote from an anime character is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 27: Most badass scene from an anime character

So if I thought some of the other prompts were vague, this one takes the cake! What the heck do they mean by badass? Is it the coolest fight? ‘Cus I already answered that question… Is it the most epic moment? ‘Cus I answered that too… I’m starting to realize that there is a lot of overlap between the Challenge prompts and my answers.

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I had a hard time coming up with my pick for this post, so again I took this in a completely different direction than this prompt intended… So my pick for the most badass scene from an anime character is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 26: Best Anime Fight

It’s Day 26 of the 30 Day Anime Challenge, we are so close to the end that I can almost taste it! So today I’m supposed to talk about my favorite anime fight… Well, I’ve seen a lot of anime fights over the years so picking one as the best is not an easy choice.

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So the idea for this post’s choice came from fellow blogger, Katrina Sade’s Day 23 Anime Challenge post! After reading her Roy Mustang post, I knew exactly which fight scene I was going to write about for this post… My pick for the best anime fight scene is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 25: Saddest Anime Death

It’s not uncommon for people to grow attached to anime characters. In most cases we spend a lot of time watching these guys on screen, so it makes sense that we’d grow attached to them. So when an anime character dies, it’s only natural that you feel sad about it….

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If I’m being completely honest with you guys, there are actually two anime deaths that I consider to be the saddest anime deaths ever. So, instead of going through the trouble of picking one over the other, I’m just going to share both of them! My picks for saddest anime deaths are…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 24: The moment that shocked me the most in an anime

Anime is known for having some pretty shocking moments, some good and some… not so good. Love ’em or hate ’em, these scenes are sure to make you go, ‘WTF’!

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So this scene had me jumping up and down when it happened… This one moment came so completely out of left field that I just couldn’t believe what I was seeing! My pick for the moment that shocked me the most in an anime is…

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 17th to Jul. 23rd

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! Okay guys I have some big news… Remember the summer job I mentioned back in June? Well, my paperwork was finally finished and I finally have a start date: My official start date is August 1st! Woohoo!!! So what kind of job is it? I will be doing what I love to do, research! My alma mater received a grant from the Department of Health to take part in a public health research project and I was brought on to work on the data analysis portion of the project! I’ll also be administering some of the surveys for the project too!! But, what’s really exciting about this project is that it is completely run and operated by women of color!! So I am doubly exciting to be working with such a dynamic team of women, doing something that I love!!

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So what is going to top that? Not much, the rest of my week seems pretty mundane in comparison, but I’m gonna share it anyway!! I saw the new Ghostbusters movie, and I was pleasantly surprised at how much I liked it! The film was much better than I anticipated… Hmm, let’s see,  I went to Six Flags with some friends which was fun until I realized I’d gotten sun burn on my face… Reason #1 why I limit my outdoor activity time during the Summer…

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30 Day Anime Challenge: Day 23-Favorite attack someone used in an anime

I feel like my answers for these posts are getting sillier and sillier the longer this challenge goes on. So if you are expecting a serious answer Day 23’s prompt: My favorite anime attack… you’ve come to the wrong place. In fact this is probably one of the silliest attacks used in an anime, but that doesn’t mean I didn’t think long and hard about my answer…

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You know what I’m not going to do an introduction for my choice this time, in fact I’m going to just get right to it… My pick for my favorite attack someone used in an anime is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 22: Favorite Weapon/Gear from an anime

I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s because this is the final stretch of the challenge, but these posts are getting much easier to write! When I saw this prompt I immediately knew what I wanted to write about… It’s day 22 of the challenge and today’s topic is anime weapons. When we typically think of anime weapons we think of big guns and even bigger swords…

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Well I went in a completely different direction, and picked a rather unconventional anime weapon. So my pick for my favorite anime weapon/gear is…

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Fangirl Moment: Orange Junk

*Art & comic belong to Heldrad all images are used with permission from the author*

TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday! Last week I covered a webcomic I had just recently discovered, this week I’ll be covering one that I’ve been following for over a year! The comic I’m covering this week is Orange Junk, a  slice-of-life, romance, comedy webcomic series by Heldrad.

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When Louise’s wealthy family loses everything, she has to pull herself up by her bootstraps and start over in a new high school – where the smartest boy is the meanest, and the hottest boy is the weirdest. But Louise needs tutoring, so the three become a team… It’s a riches to rags school story with a whole lot of screaming.

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 21: Favorite goofy character from an anime

Here we are the final 10 posts of the 30 Day Anime Challenge, so let’s get the ball rolling with Day 21, My favorite goofy character from an anime. Okay so I’m going to take some liberties with this prompt by picking a character that isn’t necessarily goofy, but has still given me a good laugh!

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This one is from the Spring 2016 Anime season…which I realize makes my choice kind of obvious. This character isn’t goofy per se, instead they are ridiculously over the top in their way of doing thing, making them one of the most unintentionally hilarious anime characters I have seen in a long time. So my pick for my favorite goofy character from an anime is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 20: An Anime character that gets on my nerves

We all have them, that one character that we just can’t stand! The character that pisses you off ever single time they show up on screen. Maybe they are the antagonist that always seems to get in the way of the hero, maybe they’re one the protagonist’s allies, or maybe they’re the protagonist of the series. Whoever they are, you can be sure that just seeing them is enough to get your blood boiling…

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This was actually a pretty easy prompt to write for… I’m starting to sense a pattern with this Challenge, the posts about things I dislike are much easier to write than the posts about things I like…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 19: Most Epic Scene Ever

Okay, Day 19 of the 30 Day Anime Challenge and at first I was worried that I wouldn’t be able to answer this question. I actually had to think back through all of the anime series that I’d watched over the years for the perfect scene. After a few days of thinking, it hit me!

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I went back to one of the first anime series I’d ever watched, for this prompt, one of the most dramatic anime series that I’ve ever seen. This is one of those scenes that is so over the top and dramatic that it winds up being hilarious! I can’t tell you guys how many times I have replayed this scene over the years and I still manage to laugh every single time! In fact the hardest decision I made for this prompt was whether to pick the English dub of the clip or the English subs. So my pick for the most epic anime scene is… Continue reading “30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 19: Most Epic Scene Ever”

30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 18: My Favorite Supporting Female Anime Character

So today I’m talking about my favorite supporting female anime character… I dunno what it is, but it is harder for me to choose my favorite female characters. You’d think that being a woman would make choosing a favorite female character easy but I don’t really rate female characters, so this was kind of a hard choice for me…

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Then it hit me, I knew exactly which character I wanted to write about! Most of you could argue that this character is technically a main character since she appears in a majority of her anime’s episodes. But, the main focus of an anime character is mostly on another character. So my pick for my favorite supporting female anime character is…

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 10th to Jul. 16th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! So, it’s been over a week since Pokemon Go was released in the US and boy have I been working out my leg muscles… Unfortunately the weather where I live has been 90° F and up, so every time I set foot outside I end up dripping with sweat…

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I still have yet to start my Summer Job, but I did participate in one of the Team Meetings so maybe that means my paperwork is almost done… Right? At this point I just want to start! Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy doing nothing all day as much as the next person, but too much free time just makes me lazy. Finally, a special announcement… 

I hit 100 Followers this past week!! I can’t believe that there are that many people out there that enjoy reading my awkward ramblings and reviews!! I started this blog almost a year ago, and I never would have imagined that it would grow into the blog it is today! I want to thank each and every one of you guys out there in the WordPress community for being so supportive and welcoming! I have met some amazing bloggers and made some amazing new friends! I still have more stories to tell and more lessons to learn, and I sincerely hope you guys will tough it out with me far into the future!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 17: My Favorite Supporting Male Anime Character

It’s Day 17 and I’m supposed to talk about my favorite supporting male character… Well, I have quite a few favorite supporting characters, so this choice was much more difficult than I thought it would be…

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Sometimes the supporting characters are better than the actual protagonist. I dunno, there is just something unique about supporting characters, that just makes them easier to relate to. Unlike protagonists, they don’t necessarily follow a specific pattern which allows for a greater degree of variability in their characterization. Which is the case with my pick, this guy is so much cooler that the protagonist… it’s a shame that they killed him off though. My pick for my favorite supporting male anime character is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 16: Anime with the Best Animation

It’s day 16 of the challenge and this time I had to choose the anime with the best animation. I’m not going to lie this was a tough one for me because I don’t really pay much attention to the animation. At least not enough to discern bad animation from good animation. So when I read this prompt I was at a loss for which anime to select…

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What makes this choice even harder, is that the prompt is kind of vague. Do I choose an anime with the best overall animation or one that animates certain scenes really well? In the end, I gave up on being technical about it and just picked an anime. I saw this anime a little while ago, but I remember really liking the animation… large noses aside.  So, my pick for the anime with the best animation is…

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Fangirl Moment: Satan and Me

TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday! This week I am covering another webcomic that I stumbled upon during my recent internet travels called Satan and Me. So first, before you guys go running for the hills just from the title…. hear me out okay! So I was browsing a friend’s Tumblr page when I came across this post:

Yeah, soak that in for a bit… hilarious right, ladys, we’ve all wondered about those stupid designs manufacturers put on sanitary napkins. I mean come on they are essentially useless, so why bother even putting them on there in the first place? Beats me…well after laughing at the original post I scrolled down to read the reblog comments, and I’m glad I did because this thing just got 10x better. Upon closer inspection I saw that another Tumblr user, Orange Plum, took the idea and ran with it… the result, a hilariously addictive webcomic!

**I don’t own the images, they are the work of Orangeplum, the comic can be found on Tumblr and on Tapastic.**

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 15: Favorite animal sidekick/pet or summoning from any anime

Woohoo, this is the halfway mark!! When I first saw this prompt the first thing I thought was, Oh crap, welp that was quick! I thought I’d blown the whole challenge, I had no idea what the heck I was going to write about. Usually when I watch anime I watch the human characters, I don’t really pay attention to the animal companions… that is unless you count Pokemon, which I feel like is cheating. But then, I did some thinking and then it hit me!

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I don’t know whether to consider this character a summoning or a sidekick, he’s probably both. He’s a magical guardian with a bit of a sweet tooth, but don’t call him cute! With his small body it’s easy to underestimate his true potential, and let me tell you it’s huge! My pick for my favorite animal sidekick/pet or summoning from any anime is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 14: An Anime that never gets old no matter how many times I watch it

Sometimes you come across an anime that no matter how many times you watch it just never gets old. You know, a show that you can watch five or more times and still find the characters and their stories fresh and exciting.

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I love this series, no matter how many times I re-watch this show it never gets old. Even after knowing how everything turns out, I still end up on the edge of my seat at every single time I watch it, because it is just that good! This is one of the few series that I wish was ongoing. So my pick for an anime that never gets old no matter how much I watch it is…

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[Funded] Support Love is a Game an English Visual Novel

Edit (8/22): The Kickstarter for this game was successful at meeting its funding goal and two of the stretch goals. The final funding amount was $18,236 from 386 backers! The game now has a tentative release date of August 2017!  

Here we are again with another Kickstarter campaign for an upcoming commercial English otome game, Love is a Game! The game will be the first ever game by indie Chicago based company, Audilis.

Sorry that it has taken me so long to get this out to you guys, but I’ve been trying to keep up with the 30 Day Anime Challenge… but, at least this time I caught wind of this game early on in the campaign!!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 13: Anime Character that I’m most similar to

Okay so when I saw this prompt I immediately Googled one of those awesome anime quizzes… and I don’t know whether I should be extremely proud of the results or laugh at how ridiculous the whole thing was. Well the quiz said that my anime twin was Vegeta from Dragonball Z… yeah… I don’t think so, Vegeta is a bit more ruthless than I am. So I immediately set out to rectify the situation by offering an alternative candidate for my anime twin.

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After much deliberation, I finally settled on a character that I felt fit my personality better… This character is about as close to an anime twin as I could get, I’m pretty bad at personal assessments in the first place. So let’s get this show on the road, the anime character that I’m most like is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 12: Saddest Anime Scene

Anime has been known to connect with its viewers in a way that other forms of media don’t always match. I myself have experienced the full gambit of emotions while watching anime, ranging from joy to anger to even a bit of sadness… So when I saw that I had to pick the saddest anime scene, there were a few candidates that came to mind (and yes, one of them was the Ash death scene in Pokemon the First Movie)…

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But, out of the choices, this scene really hit me in the feels. In fact, this scene hit much closer to home than I’d like to admit. Not only did this scene finalize an already devastating situation, but it added a realism to it that I just hadn’t seen in an anime up until that point. So, my pick for the saddest anime scene is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 11: My Favorite Mecha Anime

Okay, so I have a confession to make… I am not a fan of mecha anime! In fact I can count the number of mecha anime series I’ve seen on one hand and I don’t even need all five fingers either. So, there weren’t very many choices to choose from for this prompt… and let me warn you in advanced, it’s not one of the Gundam anime series.

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Yeah, this choice was a game of Eeny, meeny, miny, moe… Mecha just isn’t my thing, so I apologize to the mecha fans in advance since this isn’t one of those prolific classic mecha series. Instead I picked a rather recent, much more lighthearted (at least in the beginning) series. So my favorite mecha anime series is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 10: My Favorite Fighter Anime

No matter how many years pass and no matter what the current anime trends are, fighter anime always manage to stay relevant! I will admit that I am not a huge fan of fighter anime series, I usually find their repetitive nature boring. But when done right… magic happens!

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This was another no brainer, when I think of fighter anime only one title comes to mind! This series inspired several popular fighting titles to date, but it’s a shame that not many people talk about it anymore. There was a little buzz about it when the live action film was released a few years ago, but that film has nothing on this anime. It’s gritty, it’s raw, and gosh darn it this series will put your heart through the ringer! I actually cried at the end of this series… I cried like a baby… so for my favorite fighter anime…

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jul. 3rd to Jul. 9th

Hello Heroes and Travelers, here we are at the end of another week here on Nice Job Breaking It, Hero! The 30 Day Anime Challenge is in full swing, and I hope you all are enjoying it so far! In real life, I have been filling out applications and networking, since I have yet to start my Summer Job….

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me with my resume…

In other news, Pokemon GO finally came out in the States so I have been getting way more exercise than usual. On the flip side my phone battery life is taking a nose dive while my data usage is through the roof, but it’s totally worth it!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 9: Best Anime Villain

So, I had a really hard time coming up with an answer to today’s prompt… In fact, I almost decided to skip it altogether, but then a light bulb went off in my head and I knew just which villain I was going to write about!

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I’m the type that likes my villains to be completely evil, with no redeeming qualities whatsoever! I mean, what’s the point of being a villain if you’re going to have a change of heart in the end? I feel like doing that ruins the purpose of a villain, which simply put is oppose his or her protagonist while stepping on as many little people as they can along the way. Well, I think I outdid myself with this pick, this villain is equal parts crazy and equal parts despicable! My pick for best anime villain is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 8: My Favorite Anime Couple

It’s day eight and love is in the air, this time I had to choose my favorite anime couple. Think shy blushes and sweet words… and maybe even a kiss or two! From first loves to old flames, I have seen them all, especially since I’m a lover of all things shoujo. Yes, even the high school romances that I complain so much about! What can I say, I’m in love with love…

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With so many awesome anime couples out there, you’d think this would be a difficult choice…but nope! This was by far the easiest choice I have made so far for this challenge, when I think of the perfect anime couple this particular pair immediately pops into my head! These guys did romance right, so without further ado, my favorite anime couple is…

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Fangirl Moment: Summertime

TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday! It’s summer break, and what better way to spend the hot summer days than by reading manga. This week I’m going to cover a oneshot  I came across a  few years ago called Summertime.

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Summertime is a 1985 manga oneshot (from the oneshot collection, Dahlia no Obi) written by Yumiko Ooshima. The story follows a young man, who is set to marry his childhood sweetheart, in one week’s time. But when his childhood friend who is supposed to be visiting from Tokyo never shows up, he ventures to Tokyo in search of some answers. What he uncovers will alter his way of life forever.

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30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 7: My Anime Crush

Asking anime fan to choose just one anime crush is like asking someone to pick a needle in a haystack. Asking an anime fan to choose just one anime crush is like asking a person to choose just one fandom on Tumblr…. I could go on, but the point is choosing one anime crush is not a simple task!

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I have had several anime crushes over the years, each one with their own special charm points and features. So believe me when I say that this was not a decision I took lightly. I spent days trying to figure out which character I would write about for this challenge and every single time the result was the same… So without further delay, here is my anime crush…

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 6: Anime I Want To See But I Haven’t Yet

I am terrible at keeping up with anime series, so my watch list is almost as long as my gaming backlog. I usually go long stretches of time without watching anything and then suddenly I get the urge to watch one or two series in a single sitting. After which I go back to blissfully ignoring that anime even existed in the first place.

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 5: An Anime I’m Ashamed I Enjoyed

Have you ever seen an anime that was so bad that it was good? Those bottom of the barrel anime series that no matter how cliched or how stupid, you just can’t stop watching. The kind of anime you watch alone in the dark with the shutters drawn shut…

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Over the years I have seen my fair share of anime, some good and some… I just don’t talk about. So without further ado, for the Day 5 prompt… my pick for an anime that I am ashamed that I liked is….

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[News] Upcoming Games from MangaGamer and Aksys

Okay, first I want to apologize for being late with this post! I am currently out of town for the holiday weekend and there is no wifi where I’m at… so I am literally reliving my childhood. It also seems like every time there is a big announcement in the otome community,  I’m away on vacation or something…

Mind you all, I’m still on vacation…I am literally writing this from my Galaxy S7. So forgive me for a few errors/weirdness, as it is hard to post from this thing and I avoid it when I can!

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30 Day Anime Challenge- Day 4: My Favorite Female Anime Character

First, Happy 4th of July!! Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get on with the rest of the challenge… Somehow I feel like  Day 3 and 4 should be combined… especially since I have a hard time writing at length on prompts like this. But, what are you gonna do? When I first saw this prompt, there were two leading ladies that first came to mind, two very different, but equally awesome leading ladies who could easily top any list. So, let’s just say that I had a hard time choosing between them. I kind of rectified the situation by using one of them during another day instead since that prompt was a much better fit for her….

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So for my pick… this leading lady, lives life to the beat of her own drum. Sure she can be selfish and self serving, but who isn’t? She knows how to look out for number one, and she doesn’t care how many people she has to step over to reach her goals. Plus she ate dog food, how badass is that?! So, My favorite female anime character is…

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Last Week Today: Week End Recap- Jun. 26th to Jul. 2nd

Here I am again, writing another one of these in advanced… For those of you not in the States, this weekend is the 4th of July Weekend, so I will be out of town from Friday to Monday. My BF and I will be driving up to New York this year for the holiday since one of my younger brothers decided to come up from Tennessee for the break!

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In other news, I finally announced that I will be completing the 30 Day Anime Challenge during the month of July!!! I am super excited about this and I really hope that you guys like it! On a side note, I am still waiting for my paperwork to be processed before I can start my Summer job… I have a tentative start date of Tuesday, July 5th… so fingers crossed! I also went out and bought Zero Time Dilemma upon its release so I am super stoked to play that once I finish my current playthrough of VLR!!

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30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 3: My Favorite Male Anime Character

Okay so unlike the prompt for Day 2, the choice for Day 3 was a no brainer! The minute I read the prompt, this character immediately popped into my head. He is the epitome of cool, from the slick way he walks and talks to the way he handles his ship, this guy is a BAMF! One minute he’s kicking ass and taking names, the next he’s causing massive amounts of property damage. This guy is a boss!

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This character is one of my all time favorite anime characters, and I don’t see anyone else taking his place anytime soon. He lives life by his own rules, as he crosses the galaxy in search of his next bounty. He hates kids, animals, and women with attitudes… So 3…2…1…Let’s jam, My favorite male anime character is…

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30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 2: My Favorite Anime (so far)

Okay so it’s only Day 2 and I’m already hitting a rough patch! *gasp* What does that say about the rest of the challenge?! I had a really hard time picking an anime for this prompt. Every time I would settle on one anime series a completely different one would pop into my head and supplant the previous title as my favorite…

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I’m still not 100% satisfied with the final pick, but nothing better is coming to mind right now, so I guess that means this is my favorite… If only this were a 30 Day Manga Challenge, I’d have no problem picking my favorite! But, it’s not… So after putting alot of thought into this, I mean a WHOLE LOT of thought…my choice for Day 2: My favorite anime (so far) is….

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PokeNews: Shaymin Distribution

This event is expired, but feel free to read this post anyway! Also check the bottom of the post for information about future Pokemon 20 Legendary Distribution Events! Check back on the first of each month for information about the newest Pokemon 2016 Legendary Distribution Event Pokemon!

Here we are again with another PokeNews report! We are now six months into the Pokemon 20th Anniversary Legendary Pokemon Release Event! We’ve seen a host of Pokemon announcements and goodies from Nintendo since February, from the announcement of Moon and Sun to the release of Pokken Tournament! We’ve got five legendary Pokemon under our belts already, but it’s time to push forward another legendary from the Fourth Generation of Pokemon games, with July’s Shaymin release!

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Shaymin, the Gratitude Pokemon, is a grass type (grass/flying when in Sky form) introduced in Pokemon Diamond, Pearl and Platinum. While it doesn’t evolve and cannot breed, Shaymin has the ability to switch between two forms: Land and Sky. This ability is activated using the Gracidea key item. However, Shaymin will transform from Sky to Land at night, if the Pokemon is frozen, or if it is deposited into a PC.

Shaymin has been released through event before. So if you missed your chance to get Shaymin from one of the earlier events, now is your chance.

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30 Day Anime Challenge-Day 1: My First Anime

If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it does it make a sound?

Think about that for a minute,  I’ll wait…got your answer? Okay good! Well let’s take this same scenario and apply it to anime.

If a child watches an anime but doesn’t know it’s an anime, is it still considered their first anime?

Like many of you my first exposure to anime were those shown on Cartoon Network’s Toonami or on Kids WB after school. You guys know what I’m talking about, the big three: Sailor Moon, DragonBall Z, and Pokemon. Just about every 90’s kid remembers plopping down in front of the TV after school to watch one of these three shows, but back then they were little more than your typical cartoons. Sure the art was different, but for all intents and purposes, I thought they were cartoons. I didn’t find out until much later that they were even called anime, let alone what an anime was in the first place. So even now it’s hard for me to even think about them as anime, I still think of them as cartoons… So when I read that I had to talk about my first anime, I was at a bit of a loss for what to do. Sure, I could write at length about Sailor Moon or Pokemon, which are technically tied as my first anime, but that doesn’t sit well with me. I consider my first anime to be the first show that I actually knew was an anime when I first watched it, so my “first” anime is…..

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Fangirl Moment: Jem and the Holograms

TGIF! Here we are again with another Fangirl Friday! This week I am covering a cartoon series that is…truly, truly, truly OUTRAGEOUS! Yup, that’s right I’m covering the 80’s animated show, Jem and the Holograms! So put on your legwarmers, grab your pink eye shadow and get ready for a glam rock experience you won’t soon forget! We’re taking a trip back to a simpler time, where most conflicts could be resolved with…musical battles?

I am definitely not an 80’s kid, so I didn’t grow up with the series, I only recently became acquainted with it, so rest assured, this is not a nostalgia fueled post. This show is definitely a product of the 80’s, so I’ll admit that some aspects of this show can seem pretty cheesy to a modern audience… But, for some reason as ridiculous as this show is, it still manages to suck you in. Maybe its the catchy songs, or maybe it’s the over the top glam fashion that permanently burns itself into your retina…

*We will not speak of that thing they called a movie…that was a tragedy and I will have none of that here…*

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