Welcome 2015, and get ready for February!

Yuri's impressed, why aren't you?
Yuri’s impressed, why aren’t you?

Heyos Everyones!!

I hope you had a fantastic new year, and I hope everyone is ready for an even better 2015! I’ve a bit planned on the convention side of Dowase Entertainment, and I look forward to releasing details on our activities in the future! But first, I’ve one announcement I want to make regarding February:

Next month, I will be making a post every day with a new anime OP and my impressions on them!

It’s not much, but I’m sure everyone knows how much I love Openings and Endings in anime. I really, really enjoy them. Sometimes more than the anime itself! I also know that I’ve made numerous posts regarding that love of OPs. Now, I want to dedicate a month to show some of my favorite Openings, as well as explain why I enjoy them so much. This could be describing aspects that I enjoy about the OP, or perhaps just explaining elements of film that the OP does right. Concluding the month, I will be posting my all-time favorite OP of all time. If you’ve been to our OP panel, I’m sure you already know what it is, but I assure you, I can easily explain in more detail about WHAT it does, and WHY I like it, and why I consider it my all-time favorite. Either way, this month of OPs begins next month, so look forward to it!

Until Next Time,
-Ace

Time for December Festivities!!

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Adorable Kurisu

Heyos Everyones!

It’s been a little longer than expected to make a post, but better late than never, no? Regardless, a lot has happened these past few weeks, and a number of issues have presented themselves to me, giving me reason to doubt some current progressions I’ve been making. Fortunately, I believe that a quick recovery is in store, and activities will return to normal shortly.

In other news, I’ve been able to keep up with series such as Amagi Brilliant Park and Log Horizon S2, and I must say I am enjoying myself when it comes to the shows this season. Perhaps after the season is complete I will post some impressions, but I refuse to make any promises due to my terrible track record. =) Also, although this isn’t an anime, I recently watched RoosterTeeth’s RWBY series, and for a short little web series, I must say I had fun watching this show. The music is definitely the high point in the series, but everything else is great, provided one does not watch the series as an anime. While there are clearly styles reminiscent of anime, the show as a whole is its own species.

In terms of gaming, I’ve secured a Wii U this past month and I plan on catching up with Bayonetta 2 and other games I may have missed. However, in the mean time, I’m completing FF6 to remember why I enjoyed the game so much as a kid. At the moment, the game is meeting expectations. Pokemon will come after, and then perhaps some Tales of games.

This wasn’t going to be a big post. Just a little something until I finally have some more to add to this blog. Everyday activities, in a sense. Until next time,
-Ace

Winter is Coming

There's been a lot of Kurisu lately, hasn't there?
There’s been a lot of Kurisu lately, hasn’t there?

Heyos Everyones!!

Hard to believe it’s already so far into the year!! This year has definitely flown by, but it has definitely been an exciting and fun one!

I’ve been quite busy this month, ranging from watching new anime, finishing some school related projects, and planning for panels and future conventions under the Dowase Entertainment label. It’s been a bit hectic, but I really enjoy working on these types of projects. I’m aiming to have a regular update schedule with Business in Mayhem again, along with working with my youtube channel again. However, these are all projects that may or may not come to fruition. We’ll just have to wait and see.

As for my backlog of anime, I’ve been steadily making it smaller and smaller. I’ve watched quite a number of series this past month, and I’m finally comfortable with watching new series as they air again. This hiatus was troublesome, but I’m ecstatic that it finally came to an end. As for current series, I’m really enjoying Amagi Brilliant Park, I Can’t Understand What My Husband is Saying!, Psycho Pass II, Log Horizon II, and Unlimited Blade Works. ufotable is an amazing studio, and I’m gladly looking forward to each week as they animate my favorite path of the Visual Novel.

Unfortunately, catching up with all this anime does have a side effect. I haven’t been able to play as many games as I’d have liked because I’m dedicating most of my time with school and anime. I was able to pick up Super Smash Brothers 3DS on release day, and I’m really enjoying that, but any jRPGs have to wait until I can free up some anime time. Luckily, that time appears to be rapidly approaching, and will probably be here in no time.

I really hope you all enjoyed my impressions of Gurren Lagann last week, and I hope to have something new for you all next week! Seeya’s!
-Ace

Lasting Impressions : Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)

Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)
Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann (2007)

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Haa~ It’s already the end of September.

Kurisu is still the one of the best.
Kurisu is still one of the best.

Heyos Everyones!!

What an incredibly busy and odd summer! This was the first summer I’ve had where things weren’t really all set in stone, and I can’t say I’m necessarily a fan of that feeling. This summer was full of crazy and wacky shenanigans, and I’m honestly shocked I was able to get through this summer alive. Of course, I apologize about my lack of updates and what not, but I just haven’t had any time to discuss the crazy events that have been going on, and no anime or game has stuck out enough for me to write about the lasting impression. Perhaps that will change this season as it will be the first season of anime that I will be able to follow along as it airs! After the events of the past few years, I’ve been neglecting new anime and this is going to be a nice change a pace, so maybe I’ll be able to write up some opinions on these shows!

As for Dowase Entertainment and the various panels and conventions we’ve been to, there haven’t been too many events to talk about. Of course, Anime Expo 2014 was pretty interesting, but there were a lot of disappointing and lackluster events going on, and I really wasn’t too interested in a lot that was happening. While AX was my first anime convention back in 2010, I can’t say if I will be returning in 2015. There has to be a fantastic musical guest for me to return. Saboten Con 2014 was another event, and we held two panels for the convention. Both panels were fantastic, and I hope that everyone had a great time! The next convention planned is Kikori Con in Flagstaff, so I am really looking forward to that. Next year is going to be another wonderful year, so let’s see how much fun can be had in the coming conventions!!

Personally, I’ve been working my best to catch up on shows that I’ve missed this past year and a half. Watamote, Wizard Barristers, Engaged to the Unidentified, Love Live, and High School DxD NEW are among the series I’ve recently caught up on, and I’m really looking forward to series such as Psycho Pass, Black Bullet, and Hamatora S2. In terms of gaming, I had to put a pause on my gaming backlog because my anime backlog was just too massive. Of course, I do plan on playing Tales of Hearts R when it’s released and I’m looking forward to the new Smash! Other than that, the rest can wait until January, where I am to be caught up with series.

Well, that’s pretty much all that’s important, wrapped up in a nutshell. I anticipate writing more for this blog in the coming months, especially with school in session and whatnot. I’ve more a drive for it when I’m busy. So, look forward to the future!!
-Ace

Gaming Impressions : Phoenix Wright Trilogy

Phoenix Wright
Phoenix Wright (2005)

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Holy Smokes! What an Eventful Week!

Flynn! It's time for you final breath, ehehehehe~
Flynn! It’s time for you final breath, ehehehehe~

Heyos Everyones!!

I hope everyone enjoyed the little preview as to what’s to come with new content for the blog! Ideally, I’m hoping to stick to a solid Tuesday, Thursday schedule for Impressions posts (Initial or Lasting) and I have a few surprises up my sleeve. I’m happy to return to this schedule, and I’m hoping nothing unexpected happens like last time. (I’m keeping my guard up! I won’t succumb to that terrible plague again!)

Regardless, this week has been downright awesome for me. All this pleasant Tales of Xillia and Tales of Hearts news, and I’m super hyped for this summer with all the awesome releases. I can say that this summer is looking to be one of the best summers in recent time, and I’m super hyped for what’s in store.

In addition to the release of awesome games like Tales of Xillia 2, my convention schedule is looking quite nice as well. In June, Dowase will be attending Phoenix Comicon 2014. In July, we will also be attending Anime Expo 2014, but that appearance will not be as Dowase Entertainment, as we will not be presenting any panels or programming for that convention. In early September, we should be attending Saboten Con 2014. In short, this summer is definitely booked for the convention scene!!

As I sit here finishing up my semester of school, I’m happy to say that this year is turning out amazing! Of course, it’s too early to say that this year was an overwhelming success, but I really aim to make this year really stand out in the grand scheme of things, and I hope that this year will be the stepping stone for years to come!!

Until Next Time,
Ace