My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission Review

My Hero Academia: World Heroes’ Mission is the third movie launched in 2021 among the other two released MHA’s movies. This time, the top heroes in Japan along with U.A.’s students are assigned to work overseas and search for the hidden bombs placed by the Humarise, the new villain affiliation. The three interns under Endeavor’s agency: Deku, Shoto, Bakugo are stationed in Otheon. While Deku is chasing after a suspicious briefcase assuming it contains the secret of Humarise’s terrorism, he met Rody Soul, a new main character in this MHA movie.

With the chasing chaos, Deku is reported nationwide as a murderer. Rody, receiving Deku’s help to evade from the police, sticks with Deku to remain his safety until the Humarize’s confidentiality is exposed.

The character that has unexpectedly stole 70% of my attention is Rody although I was initially aiming to cheer my son, Deku, in the theater. Well, I thought Rody could have been an extra character when I first took a look the trailer. It turned out that Rody is a unique guy with a gorgeous heart in Otheon. Despite his haunting childhood memory, Rody has grown up very well by his own. His past and kindness towards his siblings urged me to keep an eye on him. He got along so well with Deku, and because of this, I enthusiastically want Rody to show up sometimes in the anime series. 

Rody’s character design is somehow fit magnificently with his personality, especially with Pino, his little pink bird. The mangaka is brilliant for merging Rody’s soft personality and his quirk together. In fact, I think all MHA characters are unbelievable in terms of character design. It’s still mind-blowing for me to think how the mangaka has come up with such distinctive designs for each individual. 

Apart from Rody, our U.A. heroes have accelerated their powers considerably. Each time the three musketeers used their quirks, you won’t believe me how much I was proud of them as if I gave birth to them myself. If I could shout, “that’s my boy!” in the cinema, I definitely wouldn’t have hesitated. With the flow of intense animation and transition, the three musketeers didn’t look like high school students, but pro heroes. In this movie, Deku proved to us that Blackwhip, his recent activated quirk, isn’t just only an acquaintance to him anymore. He used it as if the quirk is his greatest friend. 

Unlike the second movie, it was a shame that we weren’t get to see the rest of U.A. students that much in this third movie, but it’s reasonable enough as the main setting is in Otheon. I’m literally a fan of Uraraka, so I’d been looking forward to seeing her more. But seeing all the students in the opening scene, oh my goodness, my ecstasy almost leaked out of my eyes. Thankfully I wore a glass. However, I sort of like this Otheon setting though, because it’s intriguing to see all the characters in different regions. I guess after they graduate from U.A., they could work anywhere on earth professionally now.

The last thing that has been stuck in my head since I stepped out of the theater is the soundtrack. Honestly, HOW CAN SOMEONE MAKE SUCH A GOOD MUSIC AND CHOOSE WHICH SCENE IS THE BEST FOR THE SONG TO BE PLAYED? When Deku and Rody were helping each other out while the rain was pouring, the song started playing and I was like, “boom, this friendship hits me real hard.” As soon as I arrived my house, I immediately grabbed my iPad, searched for the song on Youtube and added them to my favorite playlist on Spotify. I have been enjoying it for three days now. No doubt if the views get increased outstandingly because I’ve been crazily repeating it. The songs are  unstoppable.

Personal Rating:
4/5

Overall: As a MHA fan, I LOVE THIS MOVIE and I think it’s the best one compared to the other two. Only that I wish to see more U.A. students and the more badass villain like the League of Villains. That’s probably because Tomura is the antagonist in the main story, so I sort of stuck with his image.

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(J-Drama) Daddy is My Classmate: What I Like About This Series

Daddy is My Classmate (親バカ青春白書) is a Japanese TV series launched in 2020. The leading actors are Muro Tsuyoshi who performed an outstanding role in From Today, It’s My Turn and Nagano Mei. Muro acted as Obika Taro, an overprotective dad towards his daughter, Obika Sakura, acted by Nagano Mei. This series is truly heartwarming, but the majority is hysterically amusing.

The story starts off by showing Sakura checking on the administration announcement board. Obika, her dad standing beside her, expresses his overflowing happiness. But who knows, it isn’t merely a tear of joy for his daughter administration. Instead, it’s a scream of triumph for his own sake for being able to pass the test and to begin his university life again!

No doubt, Sakura is a little bit surprised that her dad wants to enroll with her. She might not consider this a strange situation, BUT HER OTHER CLASSMATES DO. It’s hilarious at this point to see their reactions when Sakura introduces Obika as her father. Absolutely, her friends think that Obika is overprotective like wrapping Sakura in the cotton wool.

❁ Obika has proved to us that his overprotectiveness has no difference than other parents’ ways of showing love.

The word ‘overprotective’ can be defined in varied meanings depended on each individuals. In Obika’s definition, he only wants to ensure that his daughter is safe from all the risks and uncertainty. He has been living with Sakura alone for over 10 years, so he considerately wants to give Sakura the best as much as he could.

However, there are some behaviors of Obika that I find inappropriate even though it’s funny on the series such as setting GPS of Sakura. The story portrays this as Obika’s love and care towards Sakura because he is able to help her and Hiroko at the club just in time. In real life, if my parents behaved the same thing as Obika, I would feel very awkward and sense the lack of freedom.

Obika’s Attitude towards fame and love as an adult.

Obika is a fiction writer. He has experienced the peak of fame in his career which steadily fell down afterwards. Negoro, one of Sakura’s friends, wants to be successful in his Youtuber career. Obika guides him and mostly warns him the pros and the cons of embracing fame. For this part, the series will reveal how Negoro handles his issues by having Obika’s backup.

Not only with Negoro, but Obika’s friendship with all Sakura’s friends grown up considerably. It depicts like a full-of-experience father giving life lessons to his four children living alone in Tokyo. I have to admit that his lessons are very wholesome.


Available Platform: Netflix

Rating From June: 8.5/10 ( I honestly has a penchant for this series. It’s heartwarming and comedic at the same time.)

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My Top 2021’s Anime List ♥🐱

As 2021 is going to be a memorable past, and we’re entering 2022 soon, there are some amazing anime that I truly want to share it with you all. These three anime has been my friends, my family, and a beaming reflection of my loneliness. They’ve made my lonely soul bloom again after the show finished.

1. Kakushigoto / My Dad’s Secret Ambition

(かくしごと)

This anime hasn’t been widely recognized. However, if you have seen it on any platforms, including Netflix, I highly recommend you to give it a try. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Kakushigoto is about a father named Gotou Kakushi who works as a manga artist writing mainly about dirty jokes, and his beloved daughter named Gotou Hime. The first episode shows you the funny side of a dad who tries to veil his career to his young daughter. He told Hime that he is only an ordinary salaryman, absolutely, his colleagues are in this hilarious operation too.

Yet, there is a mystery of the reasons why Hime in high school looks sad and why their loving house in the story seems destructive. As the story goes by, you would realize that all the fun things of these lovely father and daughter are set in the past. We are here in front of the screen to find out what has happened to Kakushi as same as his wife or Hime’s mother.

The touching part is, because we have a chance to watch how Kakushi treats Hime with such love, it is hard to bear our eyes open and continue the rest of the story, especially when we’re fully aware that something happened to Kakushi. But let me tell you this, the ending is worth your waiting. It’s wholesome, unbelievable to describe, one of the master of all masterpieces in my opinion.

2. Violet Evergarden

(ヴァイオレットエヴァーガーデン)

One of the most beautiful stories I have ever watched. The anime was graceful, the story line is touching, and the songs are profoundly meaningful, even the soundtracks are blessed to your ears.

Violet Evergarden is a 14-year-old girl who used to be a soldier, or a human weapon, in a war under Gilbert Bougainvillea, her commander. The story began by showing Violet and Gilbert got injured in the war. They were both devastated. Violet lost an arm while Gilbert became an unknown, assumed as being dead by the others. The story is overflowed with questions and indescribable feeling when Gilbert refused help from Violet while being injured. Gilbert uttered the word ‘love’ for the first time. At that slightest moment, Violet had no idea what ‘love’ is. Because of this, we follow this little girl and find out with her: What does the word ‘love’ mean?

Violet longs for her one and only person, Gilbert. He remains unknown, but his last word was so memorable that she keeps seeking for its definition. Whether she could understand this word or not, we all get to see it in Violet Evergarden The Movie (the poster on the left side) which Violet is already eighteen years old . In season one and Violet Evergarden Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, we gets to see Violet’s development as Auto Memory Doll, which the main responsibility is to travel around, type out what people actually feel on the letter, and send those pleasurable letters to the receivers. This job is challenging because Violet was initially unable to understand others’ feelings and emotions. She learns through her supportive colleagues and customers while traveling back and forth. Noted, my favorite customer is Ann Magnolia’s mother. I could say that the episodes about Ann along with her growing up scenes have pretty much filled my empty soul.

Lastly, we all understand the fact that Japan products, anime and Japanese songs are included, are hardly accessible outside Japan. Fortunately, all songs appearing on Violet Evergarden are available on Spotify including all soundtracks!

3. Komi Can’t Communicate

(古見さんは、コミュ症です。)

The two recommended anime series above are touching and heart-warming. Komi Can’t Communicate remains the heart-warming quality, but in an entertaining and extremely adorable way.

First of all, Komi Shouko is a high school girl who finds communication difficult. She starts panicking right at the beginning of saying “hello” to the others. Because of this, she hasn’t been with any friends even though she’s been wanting one. Until she entered high school and sat beside Tadano Hitohito, he could understand Komi’s situation and grasp most of the things Komi needs without Komi uttering any sounds. Since then, Tanado has been Komi’s first friend who helps her obtain 100 Friends goal!

Generally, this series doesn’t focus on Komi and Tanado’s romantic relationship that much. Instead, the majority part of this series shows Komi’s communication development and her friendship with the other classmates. So, it’s more of slice-of-life anime which is totally my type. However, it seems like Komi and Tanado’s relationship has been naturally building up as the story goes by. That’s why we must follow every single episode to find out how the two’s relationship is going to be and cheer up for the second season to come. If you cannot wait to see how the two’s relationship would grow, the manga version is available as well.

The funny thing is, the anime title is translated as ‘โฉมงามพูดไม่เก่งกับผองเพื่อนไม่เต็มเต็ง’ in Thai which means the beauty who isn’t good in communication and her strange friends (the word strange is used in the positive definition). The translated title expresses the story very well because Komi is surrounded by diverse friends with varied personalities such as Najimi who is a childhood friend of every student in the school, and Omoharu who lives as chuunibyou, believing in supernatural powers. Honestly, these people hold a great role in this anime series as they uplift the story to be more entertaining.


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Blue Period (ブルーピリオド): Draw It, Paint It Out, Shout to the Blue You Value

“好きなものを好きだと言う 怖くて仕方ないけど 本当の自分 出会えた気がしたんだ”

(It’s terrifying to say what I like, but I finally met my true self.) — YOASOBI


Blue Period has officially premiered on Netflix (weekly updated). The story tells about Yatora Yaguchi, a high schooler whose life remains plain before he enters an art classroom. That was the time he authentically realized what has been hidden within him. All conceptual image he could think of, the brush he’d enthusiastically pick, and eventually, the color he’s able to choose for himself.

Then, what’s more important to a soul?

What a soul values, or what the society decides to be valuable?

What is this anime about?

Art school in Japan are expensive and Yaguchi’s parents cannot afford private college. But when a passionate soul pursues a dream, it’s unstoppable. This anime dedicates inspiration. It gets through your deepest heart and the question within you: A boy has discovered what he truly desires and he goes after it. What about you, the other soul lying on this mysterious world? What would you like to chase after and embrace?

Seeing Yaguchi putting every effort to art is motivating. You don’t have to be an artist or an art student to feel closely attached to this emotional aesthetics. I personally think the story can be well conveyed to anyone who desires to embrace their dreams, but are overwhelmed by fear to take action.

Is the anime different from manga version?

The manga version is detailed, respectively speaking, it gives you the strong passionate and enthusiastic atmosphere throughout reading. It talks about the process of making arts such as the principles of art. Subjectively, I think they added this process in detail to bring comprehension to people outside art industry. More than this, it is kindly explained to anyone having a particular perspective that making art is a piece of cake. In fact, it goes through countless processes before being exposed to the public (and I highly appreciate all artists for their hard work).

In anime, these details are removed for the most part. But, I insist to keep following the anime anyway since I couldn’t understand some parts in the manga which they get illustrated in anime instead. My imagination couldn’t visualize their paintings when reading the manga as I don’t experience the art-making process frequently, so, to see all arts in colorfully animated pictures is genuinely satisfying and fulfilling.

Plus, Yaguchi’s character is totally charming and impressive. He isn’t the kind of guy you meet very often in anime. He is assertive, but calm. Never forgetting Ryuji Ayukawa, or Yuka, who wears both girl and boy uniforms. Yuka knows who they are and want to be. The manga artist pinned an intriguing point here. I’m very impressive how their story will be told from now on.


Personal Rating: Currently 4/5 (will be updated after the series get completed)

Recommendation Level: Highly recommend! Both the manga and anime. They have different atmosphere, but both are excellent and worth watching.

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Adam Silvera: They Both Die at the End — Review

Two teenagers are alerted by the Death-Cast, who calls to inform Deckers about their dying. All Deckers have less than 24 hours to fulfill their End Days after the calls. Some are fortunate enough, getting more time than the others to farewell. For some, the grim reapers are hastily chasing for their souls, and they leave without a goodbye. Mateo Torrez has been living his entire life in the shadow, unfulfilled and anxious to socialize. At the same time, Rufus Emeterio has been sinking into painful haunting memory of his family past incident, yet he’s fearless and truly courageous to live his life. On the Last Friend App, they both meet. Rufus opens up Mateo’s eyes to the lively world which Mateo has been putting it behind. Mateo gets his last chance to be who he always meant to be, with the recent person of his best people on earth , whom he wishes the clock would stop ticking for once.


❁ My Personal Point of View ❁

The book is slightly depressing for me, apparently because it’s about dying which I primarily acknowledged from the moment I decided to purchase it. The story is sweet and makes you beam because of these two people. Mateo is a gorgeous soul whom I’d like to be friend with and play silly games together. Rufus is also the one who’d come up to you and encourage your little bravery to live your life. Throughout my reading time, I felt as if I was Lidia and the Plutos, Mateo and Rufus’s best friends. The more you turn each page, the more intimacy you gain with them, and it’ll ultimately make you feel like you’re losing your friends too. Because of the great sentiment between the two characters and me, the story didn’t hit me to grieve at all until the last chapter which has gotten quite emotionally intense. Both of them don’t try to spend their last chance desperately. Instead, they begin their journey, adventurously explore everything, and engrave their last humorous laughs in everyone’s hearts. I didn’t try to get the lessons learned or moral story from the book at all. I was only rooting for them, and wished the best for them to finally LIVE THEIR LIVES.

The only part that is fairly ambiguous to me is the ending. It can be ironically assumed from how the story has been told, and I genuinely love the way the writer beautifully wrote the ending. There’s just a tiny bit of expectation from the deepest of my heart that it would be great too if it was written clearer. The language use is intelligible. There’s not much concern if English is not your first language like me. The vocabulary are in the average level and solely requires you to look up for some words.


Personal Rating: 5/5 (I’m typically not a persistent reader when it comes to novel. But this one has captivated me all along its journey.)

Recommendation Level: Highly Recommend!

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BEASTARS: The Victims of Naturally Being Predators and Preys (Full Spoiler Alert)

In the wild, it is well-known that one natural instinct of carnivores is to hunt for living. Their main dish includes meat which distinctively their bodies are made to perform so. The preys are called herbivores, eating plants and living in self-preservative. BEASTARS represents this term differently by showing how these predators and preys can live peacefully together in the society under the rigid laws controlling carnivores to solely consume vegetables. But instinct is instinct, and the carnivores’ thirst to hunt is inevitable. Some secretly keeps the rabbit’s blood in a small container to boost their energy, some chooses their path to the Black Market to illegally get their fresh meat, and some conceals his monster side, distorting his disastrous reality of killing his own herbivore friends.

Legoshi, a gray wolf, is a humble high school boy in Cherryton Academy and a member of the Drama Club. Because of his towering height along with his threatening appearance, he often gets the wrong impression from both the carnivores and herbivores. Legoshi is socially awkward sometimes. He doesn’t know exactly what and when to bring up a conversation and start making new friends, which increasingly contributing him to be perceived as a quiet and thirsty gray wolf. Without doubt, the Drama Club members suspect him of being one of the murderers of Alpaca Tem’s tragic death.

The story is getting more captivating when he fell in love with Haru, a rabbit and obviously a herbivore. The girl who almost got kill as his prey the first time they coincidently met. Fortunately, Legoshi managed to restrain his natural hunting instinct; otherwise, he would have felt guilty and ashamed his entire life for being as devil as the carnivore who was responsible for Tem’s death. All told, the first season focuses on the love barriers of Legoshi and Haru. Unlike the second season in which Legoshi investigates the murderer for the most part with less of Haru’s lovey-dovey scenes. Subjectively, I find the second season thriller and emotionally overwhelming in a great way.


Why Not Only the Preys Who Are the Victims?

It doesn’t matter whether carnivores and herbivores are represented in our actual world or in BEASTARS. It is solid that herbivores are the victims by the reason that they necessarily always need to escape from the wild predators. Still, carnivores are also unnoticeably the victims behind all those scenes in BEASTARS, not in terms of being the preys, but as the perception of all-time danger species in the society. They helplessly have natural sharp fangs, big built bodies, and stronger in physical ability. However, not all of them have an intense desire for animal flesh, and not every of predators are daredevil like Liz. As well as Bill, the bengal tiger. It became irritating for him every time a herbivore brought up a topic about how untamed the carnivores are, and how his Drama Club’s herbivore members pointed out at the carnivore members without proof as the suspects of Tem’s murder case. Truthfully, even though Bill put himself to the Black Market once and ate a meat, but he has uplifted his awareness to never kill his own herbivore friends. It was very adorable when he held hands with Alpaca Els, ex-crush of Tem, around the ending episodes. He has showed his faithful honesty towards his herbivore friends and gained trust.

Legoshi is in the similar situation as Bill. We can clearly see that he is a shy wolf, living his life in the shadow. He has no harm, and he frankly wants to be friends with herbivores more than anyone else. The undeniable difference from Legoshi and Liz’s characters is their perceptions from others, and their appearances play a significant part in this show. Even though both of them are carnivores, but Liz has some kind of soft and fluffy look as being a bear, which is the reason why the herbivores are unafraid to approach him. To be more exact, the herbivores would likely put Liz in the last name list of being Tem’s murderer.

Tragically, Tem, the real victim in this anime. His death has caused fear throughout the whole school, and even provoked the above to separate carnivores and herbivores into two certain classes. It was real tough when Tem said, ‘All carnivores are all monsters!’ which triggered Liz‘s underlying carnivorous instinct to burst out and finally caused himself to death. Tem was at fault in this part, for saying such an unkind speech, but the truth stays true about Liz’s unforgivable attitude. Liz didn’t admit to himself for uncontrollably attacking Tem. Instead, he distorted the crime scene and made up his beautiful memory which Tem willingly welcomed him to eat. As time went by and the plot got more intense, Liz was horrified about what he did, and he unquestionably deserved it.

Another character who is perhaps the best one so far is Pina, a white doll sheep. He showed his existence in the second season, but he was impressive enough to catch the majority of my attention. Pina is FEARLESS which makes him intelligently stand out from other herbivores that are generally symbolized fragility of being the hunted. Every time Pina speaks, everyone listens. His tongue is as sharp as a sword that could cut off the fights among the carnivores. His bravery is fairly contrasting to Louis, a red deer and the complicated past relationship of Haru. Pina is truly strong from the inside (As being showed in the second season, but there may be more about his background). Unlike Louis, who only acts courageous in front of others to show his leadership ability. Indeed, he stuck in his own emotional weakness and unforgettable bitter childhood past.


To sum up everything, I would proudly say that BEASTARS is one of the best shows available on Netflix. The animation may be unfamiliar to new viewers in the first few episodes, but they are unstoppable when you get used to it.

I would also like to give a big applause to YOASOBI for generously having this song. It sounds brilliant and almost brought me to tears. Every time I give my eyes this artistic visual work and my ears the song, it reminded me of the heartbreaking scene between Louis and Lion Chief.


(J-drama/contains spoilers) Taste of Tragic Revenge and Bittersweet Love Decision in Cursed in Love

Yesterday, I decided to watch Cursed in Love (私たちはどうかしている) on WeTV. I’ve been seeing this drama for a while on Facebook and Twitter. Especially that they have Ryusei on it, it attracted me to watch finally.

Cursed in Love takes place in Kogetsuan, a traditional Japanese confectionery store. It’s a drama about a woman named Hanaoka Nao, whom everyone knew her as Sakura, lost her mother 15 years ago by a mistaken suspicion on the leader’s death. It was a bittersweet love because Tsubaki, who was the same age as Sukura at that time, told everyone that Sakura’s mother committed the crime. Truthfully, Tsubaki was very young. He spoke only referring to what he had seen on the night prior the crime which his father were talking affectionally with Sakura’s mother in his room. Sakura and her mother got kicked out of the shop afterwards. Her mother passed away, and Sakura’s been living desperately with an entitle of The Killer’s Daughter on her. One day 15 years later, a guy anonymously appeared to deliver her mother’s letter. Sakura found out that her mother was innocent.

Sakura had an intense fear of the crime day. She avoided to face Kogetsuan’s family for a long time. Whether it was destiny or sin, she faced Tsubaki again to compete the confectionery which the winner’s confection would be placed on the customer’s wedding day. On that first day after 15 years, Tsubaki couldn’t remember her. However, he has a personal plan and asked her if she’s interested in marrying him. That’s when the revenge began and the first love reunited.


My Personal Impressions on Cursed In Love

1. The representation of delicacy of confection making with its profound meanings and the original Japanese tradition:

I love when they are telling the meanings behind all the sweets such as The Cherry Blossom Leaf indicating forever love and The Leaf with a Yellow Egg indicating Father Day. These confections also go well with the storyline which they indirectly reveal each character’s thought and feeling.

The Japanese tradition is represented in this drama very distinctively. The wooden shop, tea ceremony, and traditional clothes for examples. These elements could urge me to buy a ticket to Japan immediately after the pandemic is over. Yet, there are some parts that stand out from the story. I assumed at first that the story may be placed in the older years or era, but it isn’t. It seems to be quite modern observing by the smartphone and the laptop they use, but the yellow tone still makes it old. Though I concluded the time to be modern, it became vague because the characters also switched to use the old landline phone.

2. The uniqueness of each characters: 

Tsubaki’s mother is my favorite. I mean I did question her a lot throughout the drama. However, I do understand why she became very obsessive and vindictive. I agree with her when she talk spitefully to Sakura about why she wouldn’t forgive her parents for loving each other. Tsubaki’s mother married into Kogetsuan without knowing that the Head already had his secret partner. She found out later, and definitely her loyalty had been broken. I think if we’re in the same shoes as her, we would be the same.

In the end, it has been exposed to us all that she is actually a kind and genuine mother from the deepest of her heart. Only because of the desire to revenge and her husband’s disloyalty (which the drama represents him as not being disloyalty. He only loves Sakura’s mother with his whole heart), she walked into the wrong path. The story made Sukura’s mother to be the victim, yet I think Tsubaki’s mother is the victim too. The saddest part is Tsubaki who also had to suffer in this complicated revenge. He didn’t have even a single idea that his mother loves him until the end. (Plus, she’s so good at singing.)

Another character I like and admire is absolutely Tsubaki. Honestly, I was quite disappointed about the ending in which Tsubaki wasn’t selected to be the heir of Kogetsuan. I could know exactly by the storyline that the ending is made for Sakura. It was only that Tsubaki’s been working exhaustingly to win his grandfather in the past 15 years whom he knows insightfully that he isn’t related by blood. Well, it was merely a small piece of disappointment, but I’m happy anyway since both Sakura and Tsubaki will marry and own the store together. So, whoever has officially inherited the store, it doesn’t matter after this… (I smile crazily and I want to see what will happen more after they kissed at the bridge. You only give us like 5 minutes for the happy ending! )


In total, This drama is very entertaining. If you’re familiar with J-dramas produced by Netflix, the production here is quite different. I would say that Cursed in Love’s production is similar to An Incurable Case of Love (恋はつづくよどこまでも). These are unlike Alice in Borderland with those kind of cool songs and aesthetic.


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Heaven Official’s Blessing: Chinese Animation with Magnificent Story and Music

“Heaven Official’s Blessing” (天官赐福) is an animated series based on Chinese web novel that was written by Mo Xiang Tong Xiu and produced by Bilibili and Haoliners Animation League. They’re streaming on Netflix now with a total of 13 episodes, but they have actually been released since October 2020.

This animated series is about the Crown Prince of Xian Le named Xie Lian who ascended into the heaven to be god since his young age. The third time he arrived heaven in his 800 years, he broke the bell and was asked to turn back to mortal realm to gain merits. The two Deputy Gods, Nan Feng and Fu Yao, came to assist him. During his first task to fight the Ghost Bridegroom, Xie Lian put on stunning red wedding dress to bait the ghost. He met the (handsome) mysterious man who Xie Lian has assumed to be the Ghost Bridegroom at first. The mysterious guy, however, helped and led him to finish the task. It turned out that this man wasn’t a mortal or a typical ghost, but one of the Demon Kings whom the heaven avoided to encounter.

After the first mission, Xie Lian wished to build his own shrine once again after he has lost all faithfulness from the worshipers in his past incident. He met San Lang whose appearance and intelligence reminded Xie Lian of the Demon King, Hua Cheng. Xie Lian let him be part of his god journey without knowing that this Demon King has been waiting and caring him for so long.


My Personal Impression

The umbrella scene along with its music is a brilliant combination. Personally, I’m very into period movie and animation. So, this scene and the songs have given me a different romantic vibe. More than this, I’ve never imagined how Chinese would sound this elegant. It was very pleasing to my ears the whole 13 episodes. When the song came, I felt like I was Xie Lian even though I knew deeply that I was daydreaming. I’ve watched The Yin-Yang Master too and the language made me delightful the same.

The animation is a masterpiece. I’m not exaggerating. They give a pure and charming vibe as how they presented the Chinese culture. Especially when they showed the past scene of Xie Lian being a lovable god of his people before the incident. All I could say was ‘WOW’ because he was very charming.

*This part contains spoilers: I LOVE THE ENDING SCENE IN EPISODE 13! I curiously want to know about the ring Sang Lang gave to Xie Lian before he left the shrine. Yet, they created the animation very well that I only want to wait for the next season instead of getting the novels. There’s still a mystery about the boy with red scar in the earlier episode. I’m willing to know in the animation and to see the Deputy God assistants appear again. They made the story more fun and enjoyable.


I hope everyone would enjoy this Chinese animated series as I do. You can watch them on Netflix and Bilibili (in Chinese). These are the two magical songs that will blow your mind away while listening. Comment down below if you have already watched Heaven Official’s Blessing. It’s a pleasure for me to read your comments too!

(Anime Review) Traveling Back to Revenge in TOKYO REVENGERS!

I was very desperate after my final week and it was like searching for a needle in a haystack when it comes to starting a new fun anime. But, luck comes with a sharp eyes of mine. I found this anime called TOKYO REVENGERS on twitter feed at first. They’re legally streaming on Youtube by Muse Asia/Muse Thailand, so I immediately clicked and watched it to get away with my assignment boredom. Astonishingly, it turned out to be… FUN! FUN! and FUN! I’ve been watching them only 6 episodes, but they’re totally amazing. I’m so blessed. My soul has been saved from university assignments.

Now, let me introduce you to Tokyo Revengers which I only started watching them too (hahaha). It’s manga adaptation, and I don’t know any spoilers yet. However, this woman will drive you to the heaven of assignment freedom.

TOKYO REVENGERS DISCUSSION

This anime is about a 26-year-old Takemichi Hanagaki whose life isn’t very exciting. He works at the CD store and lives pathetically in a thin wall room. One day, he watched the news and found out that his ex-girlfriend in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, died from the fight of Tokyo Manjikai Gang. Takemichi was quite familiar with the gang name because he was used by some of them when he was in middle school. The gang has expanded its cruel power in the society and caused Hinata to dead.

Accidentally, he was pushed into the railway to death in the following day. Takemichi has been to the past 12 years ago where he was still a boyfriend of Hinata. He met his love one and his old peers. More important that that, he met Naoto Tachibana in the past and told him to protect his sister on the exact day he heard the news. When they shook their hands to make a promise, Takemichi came back to the present world and one thing has changed! He met Naoto who supposed to be dead with Hinata! He learned that by telling the little Naoto to save his sister, he became a police and helped Takemichi from falling into the railway. Naoto at this point became a lead character which I didn’t expect too.

Now, Tachibana and Naoto discovered that their hands are a door to travel back time. They agreed to start saving Hinata’s life and began their first new mission to rewrite the future!

What interested me is the complicated plot… After 6 episodes of Tokyo Revengers, I was very curious why Hinata got killed and why Mikey (a guy whom Takemichi must meet for the first mission, but somehow he coincidently met him. Mikey plays a big role in Hinata’s death.) has changed from being a good gangster into a brutal one. I think there are many complexity waiting for me to follow including what have happened to Takemichi’s friends after his graduation. I cannot say much about this mind-blowing anime yet because it’s been only 6 episodes and I’m not following the manga. But, I’m very confident that Takemichi can absolutely changed the future!


(J-dramas) My Eyes Welled Up to Tears: My Sister’s Soulmate and The Curry Songs

Hello on April, the fourth month of 2021. I hope every one of you is having an incredible month!

In the past month, I didn’t spend my time watching anime very much. Some of them I’ve finished, but probably they were not my type, so my hands were frozen to type a word. BUT, I’ve found a big box of treasure on Netflix. I watched wholly two J-dramas; Our Sister’s Soulmate (日本語で 姉ちゃんの恋人) and The Curry Songs (日本語で カレーの唄).

Our Sister’s Soulmate (日本語で 姉ちゃんの恋人)

This series is about a woman named Adachi Momoko whose parents passed away due to the car accident. She gave up on attending university and started working full-time at a craft and home store to raise her three brothers. The interesting thing is, she promised to her brothers not to have a boyfriend in the same workplace because her job is too important to lose. HOWEVER, she eventually fell in love with her “恋人” or “soulmate” who worked in the near division.

One day, she was responsible for the store’s upcoming Christmas decoration. She met Yoshioka Manato who was the representative of his division in the meeting. Yoshioka’s Christmas tree idea has caught Adachi attention a lot. Then, he was suddenly always in her eyes. They got to meet very often because of work and coincidence (to be honest, obviously destiny). The more they spent time with each other, the more Adachi learned about Yoshioka. They had feelings for each other. BUT, love is not always easy my peers. Yoshioka had a past secret which he didn’t want to take Adachi’s love for granted.

The two in the last episode.

I think the uniqueness of this J-drama is showing honesty as being Adachi and erasing the thick wall of the past as being Yoshioka. The story conveyed this meaning very brilliantly. Most importantly, Adachi did not give up on him because of his true honesty and kindness. She also explicitly expressed to him that her feeling for him was true. Yoshioka too, he finally met a good person. He learned well that it is a must not to lose that person.

Personally, I love this series so much. I couldn’t explain it in words. I think we’re all Yoshioka and Adachi in this enormous planet. We want someone whether it is a friend, a love one, or family, to accept who we are and the mistakes we’ve made. As a lonely and individual soul, someone that listen to us is totally and preciously important. More than this, when we want something to be clarify, like fighting with a friend or a family member, we want those people to be honest to tell us the reasons and how they feel towards us indeed.

The Curry Songs (日本語で カレーの唄)

For this series, I love it throughout all the episodes. I felt very heartwarming while watching, and when it reached to an end, I somehow felt very strange (If I talk about it here it would be a spoiler).

The story started off by showing Yoichiro hungrily stood in front of a curry shop. He was broke and unemployed, yet very passionate in curry. The story did not show his root from the start. But we knew it later on that he lived with his mother when he’s young, but for some reason, he grew up in the orphanage.

Yoshioka met Nita, a college student, who was sneakily drawing snails on the street. Nita was frightened to see him at first because he was afraid of being arrested by the police (drawing on the street is illegal). What brought them to meet again is the dropped watch of Nita. Hence, Yoshioka, whose appetite has been waiting for the curry, brought Nita to the shop and fool him to pay! I laughed my ass out when the ending song showed Yoshioka happily doing something in the apartment in the first episode. I was like ‘Wow, he finally have a place to settle!‘ But that was actually Nita’s apartment and later on Yoshioka lived there the entire series! (LOL)

Yoichiro! T^T

New dishes of curry are introduced in every episodes with life lessons from Yoichiro and there’s a reason why he loves curry so much. There are funny, sad, and heartwarming scenes in each episodes. And, I want to try the Indian curry the most after watching this. Yoichiro is really a gorgeous soul. I’m glad that after everything he has gone through, he met Nita and the others to fulfill his happiness. At the same time, everyone in this precious story is lucky to meet Yoichiro and have him once in their life. I’m very impressed with the ending actually. It just made me feel strange a little, but in a good way. It seemed like I was saying, ‘Thank you for everything’ in the last scene. Yoichiro cluelessly appeared in everyone’s life in the story. He gave them fun and pleasure times during that. Even it was only a short period, but me as a viewer, I felt the same too. I could totally understand how the other characters felt in the last episode.


Since I want to recommend you to watch, I won’t contain the climax spoilers in this post. These two are brilliant. It’s not a piece of cake to glue my mouth shut!) So, enjoy it on Netflix. If any of you have already watch these treasure, please comment down below. It is a pleasure for me to read too.


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