Hello! If you're new here, welcome! If not, you may already know all this, but I'm a lover of reverse harem romance. I mean, honestly, what's not to love? Poke fun if you want, but I'm aware of my own proclivities. (And handsome men? I mean... bonus!) But this isn't a post about reverse harem … Continue reading What are the ends and means of honor? — A Case for “Hakuoki Reimeiroku”
I'd like to be more creative about this post. I'd like, for example, to present its theme humorously; "here I am, lurking in the shadows of fandom." I'd like to present it with levity, because that's something that I feel I used to be known for. I want to bring people some joy, if I … Continue reading Nothing Narrative About It–Quietly, Patiently Waiting on Fruits Basket
I spent an inordinate amount of time and energy looking for accurate information regarding the dub of Attack on Titan season 3. I've been awaiting said dub with baited breath as fans around me are already digging into the subtitled version that premiered on July 22nd. While it was announced during this year's Anime Expo … Continue reading Anime News Update~ Attack on Titan Season 3 DUB Premiere Dates!
After exactly 500 days of patiently (or not so patiently) waiting, Black Butler: Book of the Atlantic comes dubbed to Blu-ray and DVD on June 5th, 2018! https://youtu.be/hIbPOLj_Y9k As it adapts an arc of Black Butler that is one of my personal favorites, I have been anxious to see this particular plot line played out … Continue reading Anime News Update~ Black Butler: BOA on Blu-ray and DVD!
*surprisingly spoiler free* Author's Note: If you've seen the films mentioned above, you'll remember the significance of Hijikata's letter. If you haven't, that it is significant should prove obvious in my prose. However, I find that when watching Hakuouki, especially the movies, something even more significant jumps out at me. Hence, "What's in a Name?" … Continue reading What’s in a Name? (a ficlet based on “Wild Dance of Kyoto” and “Warrior Spirit of the Blue Sky”) -HijiChi
Clearly it's time for episode 3. Let's light this candle! Spoilers Ahoy!! (I keep saying that and now I want chocolate chip cookies.) I've given enough commentary on the 90s way that this intro mashed Tamaki and Tuxedo mask into the form of teenage Yuu, so I'm going to stop now. Clearly, blue haired … Continue reading Watch Along: Marmalade Boy, Ep. 3 (DUB)
Well, here we go again! Jumping right in~! Spoilers ahoy! The pure 90s of the opening still has me going. Why can't I have a tennis outft like that? What does "ichiban" mean?" OMG, that's right, HE KISSED HER. These titles remind me of the formatting for Pokemon Indigo League. Again, WHO DESIGNED THOSE UNIFORMS?? Such … Continue reading Watch Along: Marmalade Boy, Ep. 2 (DUB)
There's a dub for this?? There's a dub for this?? How did I not know that?? Funimation, you sly dog! Now what is a Shoujothoughts to do: pick up where I left off, or make the jump to the dub? Decisions, decisions... Well, maybe I'll go watch episode 1 in the dub and see if … Continue reading Watch Along: “Kiss Him, Not Me!” (S—Wait, wait, wait, there’s a DUB?)
Forgive me if this intro tends to ramble. I'm sick and headache-y and currently complaining (could you tell?), so I don't know how coherent this came out. I wrote one post, brainstorming my favorite anime villain while in the process of doing so. I knew what I felt went into an ideal villain, but had trouble … Continue reading The Best Anime Villain (30 Day Anime Challenge, Day 9)
“Hakuouki” is a tale of warrior spirit. What does this mean? Based in the late Edo and early Maji Periods of Japan, this historical/ supernatural piece of creative fiction on the Shinsengumi is grounded in fact but heavily spiced with unexpected fantasy. The group record of Kondo, Hijikata, Sannan, Okita, Saito, Nagakura, Harada, and Heisuke … Continue reading A Tale of Warrior Spirit: Hakuouki ~Demon of the Fleeting Blossom~ (MOST HIGHLY RECOMMENDED)