First Impressions (Anime): Golden Kamuy

WOOPWOOP!! I don’t think anything can top this for being my most anticipated anime adaptation ever.

It’s been a little over 8 months since Golden Kamuy’s anime was announced and I shed a few joyous tears. If you personally know me or follow me on any one of my social media platforms like Twitter or Instagram, you’d know how much I’d been looking forward to the Golden Kamuy anime. If you don’t, that’s okay! You just need to know that I was so hella frickin happy and just feeling ‘EXCITED’ WAS SUCH A GROSS UNDERSTATEMENT.

Anime: Golden Kamuy 「ゴルデンカムイ」Spring 2018

To sum GK up as simple as possible:
Set in Hokkaido, “Sugimoto the Immortal” — nicknamed during the Russo-Japanese war — now seeks riches
in the hopes of saving the widowed wife of his deceased best friend/comrade from the war. During his hunt for gold, he finds out about a hidden stash of stolen Ainu gold with its map tattooed on escaped convicts from Abashiri Prison. Sugimoto partners up with Ainu girl, Asirpa, in a  race to hunt down the escaped convicts i.e. map pieces of the hidden stash in the harsh environment of the North.

WARNING: Intense and violent. Inclusive of war and lots of killing, be it of people and/or animals. It might not look like a very bloody series, but all its gore is in its realistic ‘combat to mortally injure or kill’ and dissection… of mostly animals.

I started reading the Golden Kamuy manga at the end of 2015 and blogged a First Impressions about it. Now, 2 and a half years later, it is probably on the same level as Berserk in being one of my top favourite series of all time. At first I thought I was going to be internally screaming throughout the whole episode, but I was totally wrong. Watching GK just made me realise that if I’m glued to a series enough, I wouldn’t even have time or attention to scream in my head while watching, hahaha XD I do feel a little bad on how long this post turned out to be though…

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11th Manga Taisho 2018 winner: Beastars

I’m actually slightly disappointed in myself for entirely missing a year of Manga Taisho awards since Golden Kamuy’s win 2 years ago, HAHAHAH. In my defence, I only started keeping up with the nominations and awards because I got to know it through GK. Although… I guess that’s just an excuse… I really just forgot OTL

Congratulations to Itagaru Paru-sensei’s Beastars on winning the 11th Manga Taisho Award (Cartoon Grand Prize)!!

Winner’s Illustration

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Anime Season Interests: Winter 2017-2018

Oh man, I’m a little sheepish to admit that I spent whatever free time I’ve had in January actually watching a few of this Winter season’s anime (besides my constant manga reading) XD Hahaha, that pretty much meant I didn’t have time to blog, and now it’s a few weeks into the new season OOPS.

But hey! That means I need to post soon get this ‘urge to share’ and ‘opinions’ off my chest, hahahaha. Probably a bit too much positivity there but let’s run with that (ง •̀_•́)ง

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Happy New Year 2018!! ~

It should be 1 Jan 2018 for most of the world now so, Happy New Year!!

Learned my lesson from last year and had just a sip of champagne. I’d like to say I enjoyed the first few hours of New Year’s Day doing my favourite pastime ever, but in reality, I fell asleep really fast and woke up to my phone lost in the sheets, haha.

Not too bad I guess, but I wish I managed to stay up to read some manga before knocking out. 😦

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