Stuff I bought from Anime Expo!


Day 1, I spent a good chunk of my time lining up for Yamamato Sayo and Kubo Mitsurou's autograph, while Days 2-3 were spent on trying to attend panels (and often failing). Day 4 was my shopping day! I wrote up some notes on the panels that I did get to attend, so I'll at least be posting about those.

Got myself another Arslan Senki poster. o/ My favorite one is the one shown on the box though. Haven't come across that one yet. Arslan looks gentler there~.

close ups )
More on Fanime, starting with the rest of the stuff I bought~. Quite a shopping trip this year. XD


Arslan Senki poster was from Friday's swap meet~

close ups )

I find it very cool that Fanime has official photographers. :D They've also already uploaded photos! Here are some that I was in.

Re:Zero gathering on Friday
All I can say is that the photographers pretty much asked the cosplayers to do the dab at every gathering I went to. I was the Emilia on the right.

Shounen Jump Sunday Gathering
I was Kayano on Sunday, and I was very much hoping there would be a Koro-sensei around. There was! *____*

Shounen Jump girls beating Mineta from My Hero Academia. A specific request. XD;;

The albums have a ton of pictures from all the gatherings, if anyone's interested in what cosplays there were at Fanime this year. o/

some other pics of lucathia )

I might do another post with cosplay pics of other people and some thoughts on events I went to. If I get around to it.

BTW, I went to see Guardians of the Galaxy v2 yesterday, and let me tell you, I cried buckets. ;__; (I'm quite pleased to see many Yondu fics crop up in the fandom though. All my feels.)

I've changed my layout on livejournal because I can no longer make changes to what the comment links look like with my account level, so I ended up with a lot of broken images with that layout. This one is clean enough, I suppose, though it also means that commenting will bring you to livejournal's default pages. Boo. Oh well, it's functional, if not pretty.

Days, Akayona

Jan. 25th, 2017 09:10 pm
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Days

Finished marathoning Days~. The beginning was a bit tiring, but the ending was quite intense. :D I started liking Kimishita near the middle of the series, and goodness was he amazing in the last few episodes. XD I quite liked a lot of the characters and just how friendly the team is with each other. Mizuki is such a funny captain and so out of it (a pure soccer idiot), Usui is scarily calm and reliable, Kimishita is just so angry yet diligent, and Kazama is a true friend. Kazama and Tsukushi, seriously. The girls were great too. Tsukushi's mom is the best. Sayuri too, though she didn't show up much. Ubukata was a great addition as well. She's tough. The rivals weren't very memorable though. And the team uniforms are all quite plain, haha.

The first years have made quite a lot of growth. I like that there's quite a batch of first years. Looking forward to what kind of team they'll make, Kurusu especially~ (they're all so inspired by Tsukushi hahaha). Will miss Mizuki though.

Akatsuki no Yona chapter 135

AKAYONA C135. WHAT A PLOT TWIST. *FLAILS*

Read more... )

Winter Anime

Currently following Yowamushi Pedal New Generation and Masamune-kun no Revenge. Yowamushi has been great! Especially with how much of the spotlight Teshima is getting at the moment. :DDDDDDDDD /swoons

Masamune-kun no Revenge has been pretty silly and seems like it'll be a pretty amusing romcom. Not sure what else to watch. Might end up marathoning some more series I haven't kept up with if there's nothing else of interest.
Reveals happened. Here was the fic I wrote!

Title: Blood Red Dawn
Fandom: Akatsuki no Yona
Words: 3,536
Summary: When Yona relives that fateful day again and again, she chooses to flee the castle without Hak. Time travel / time loop.
Notes: written for Nerdanel for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide 2016. Posted as three chapters over at AO3 if that makes for easier reading.

Read more... )

Yuletide

Dec. 26th, 2016 11:29 pm
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I received a gift and a treat! Both are lovely and have such beautiful prose and characterization.

A Breeze, Through Bars (1037 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: Aldnoah.Zero (Anime & Manga)
Rating: Not Rated
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Kaizuka Inaho, Slaine Troyard
Additional Tags: Post-Canon, Depression
Summary:

Slaine may believe he deserves to die, but six months ago Inaho promised Asseylum they would save Slaine from himself.



self confidence and trust (514 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 1/1
Fandom: orange - 高野苺 | Takano Ichigo
Rating: General Audiences
Warnings: No Archive Warnings Apply
Characters: Suwa Hiroto
Additional Tags: Epistolary
Summary:

Naho is the orange warmth of the sun.
Kakeru is the cool, dappled shade.
Hiroto wants to be the branches that connect them, but isn't sure he has the strength.



I also thoroughly enjoyed this Akatsuki no Yona fic. It definitely gave a canon feel, with such a good mix of heartrending and lighthearted moments. I wish I could write such a well developed story like this!

Not All Chains are Forged of Iron (let me go ~ don't let me go) (31231 words) by Anonymous
Chapters: 4/4
Fandom: Akatsuki no Yona | Yona of the Dawn
Rating: Teen And Up Audiences
Warnings: Creator Chose Not To Use Archive Warnings
Characters: Yona (Akatsuki no Yona), Jae-Ha (Akatsuki no Yona), Zeno (Akatsuki no Yona), Ensemble, and some special appearances I'd rather not spoil
Additional Tags: Ghosts, Past Child Abuse, Canonical Character Death, Possession, Hand injury, Spoilers (through manga chapter 108), going for canon feel, no ships are sunk, supports Yona/Soo-won, supports Yona/Hak, Healing is Messy, Healing is Awesome, Green Dragon Village, Original Dragons memories
Summary:

A search for an ancient relic leads Yona and her friends to Green Dragon Village. Jae-ha refuses to go with them — it’s enough for him to have broken his chains and moved on — but ghosts from the past have other ideas, and they will force Yona to confront the chains binding her own heart.



I have one fic in the collection that I'll be posting here after author reveals on January 1st. o/
(Letter for [livejournal.com profile] yuletide)

Dear Yuletide Writer,

Thank you for writing for me! The following is meant to help you if you're the type who likes extra information, such as knowing more about my general likes regarding fic and what I like about the fandoms and characters I'm requesting.

This letter is meant to be helpful. Optional details are optional, so please don't feel pressured by the letter! Take whatever is helpful from the letter and feel free to ignore the rest if it isn't helpful. I've requested my favorite character from each fandom, and I really look forward to your spin on them.

The General Stuff )

Request 1: Akatsuki no Yona )

Request 2: Aldnoah Zero )

Request 3: orange )

Request 4: ERASED )

Request 5: The Legend of Sun Knight )

Fanime 2016

Jul. 11th, 2016 08:31 pm
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Belated Fanime post! Fanime was back in May, during Memorial Day Weekend. Overall, it was a relaxing convention for me. I didn't have any major events planned, just shopping and meeting up with people. The complete opposite of AX, which was hectic, haha.

picture dump )


Stuff I bought at Fanime.

more pics )
Fanime is just around the corner. I'll be cosplaying Yoon from Akatsuki no Yona, Charles from No Hero, and Grisia Sun from The Legend of Sun Knight~. Still trying to finish and fix up my cosplay. I haven't touched the Grisia cosplay since last July (whoops). Had some fixes and finishing touches I needed. I'm adding some gold stripes to the boots and ruffles to the sleeves. I considered what to do about not having the Divine Sun Sword. Less than a week is not enough time to start dreaming about a sword, Lucathia! (Next time...) Combing the wig is taking forever, but I managed to detangle the worst of it.

As for my Charles cosplay, I've yet to add a collar (whoops). Added a gold trim so far to the vest, and I found myself a tray. Am still on the lookout for a glass and a pitcher. XD The trim/bias tape was so much easier to make this time now that I bought myself a bias tape maker. Last year, making all the bias tape for the Grisia cosplay was a paaaain. /learning new things each year about clothes making.

As usual, I'll be hanging around [livejournal.com profile] gem2niki's table in the Artist Alley whenever I'm not wandering around. So far, plans just include attending the Akatsuki no Yona gathering on Friday, MusicFest on Saturday, Masquerade on Sunday, and getting an autograph. Haven't taken a look at what panels there are yet, but usually I don't seem to attend very many panels at Fanime.
Write-up and pics~. I was in LA from July 1 to July 5 for Anime Expo.

Also, some pics of the hotel for you, [livejournal.com profile] 100thangel~.

Day 0 )

Day 1 )

Day 2 )

Day 3 )

Day 4 )
I bought v1 of the Akatsuki no Yona blu-ray~~. It only has three episodes...

I'm much more of a manga collector, but Akayona is a series after my heart, so I bought the blu-ray. I'm just so happy to see one of Kusanagi Mizuho's series animated (after following her works for so long), and the anime was adapted super well.



I watched it today~. Even though it hasn't even been all that long, it was kind of nostalgic rewatching the first three episodes. Yona has really grown a lot. And I get teary-eyed every time I see Min-soo. ;__; Yona, Soo-won, and Hak were such cute kids. D:

more rambling )

Fanime 2015

May. 30th, 2015 05:47 pm
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Heh, I checked my post about last year's Fanime, and I said I was bored out of my mind last year! Mostly because I didn't have any new cosplays or gatherings to go to. I was much less bored this year since I did have a new cosplay.

Lots of Akatsuki no Yona and Ace of Diamond pics.

Day 1 )

Day 2 )

Day 3 )

Day 4 )
Anime I just recently finished watching. (Winter or not)

I actually watched quite a few series this season, and the majority of them all aired on Saturday, haha...

Not spoiler free!

winter anime: Ace of Diamond, Aldnoah Zero, Boueibu, Bonjour Sweet Love, Durarara, Magic Kaito 1412, Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso, Shirobako, Yowamushi Pedal )

older anime: Ginga Kikoutai Majestic Prince, Shingeki no Bahamut Genesis, Sword Art Online II, Ookami Shoujo to Kuro Ouji, Hitsugi no Chaika )

still watching: Sailor Moon Crystal, World Trigger )

New season, I'm hoping to check out Arslan Senki, Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo, Ace of Diamond S2, Ore Monogatari, Yahari Ore no Seishun Rabukome wa Machigatteiru Zoku, Kyoukai no RINNE, and maybe Owari no Seraph and Plastic Memories.

I've read the manga for Yamada-kun. I'd always hoped that Yankee-kun to Megane-chan would get an anime, but the mangaka's other work being adapted is great too. It's like my other favorites all over again... I like Oresama Teacher, the mangaka's newer work, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun gets adapted. I like NG Life, the mangaka's newer work, Akatsuki no Yona gets adapted. I like Yankee-kun to Megane-chan, the mangaka's newer work, Yamada-kun gets adapted. Well, I'm glad their newer works are popular enough to get the anime treatment! ♥ I watched episode 1 of Yahari Ore... (Oregairu). Hikki's monologues are the best. I chuckled a lot through the episode. I hadn't finished S1 of Baby Steps, so no S2 for me until I do.

(Wow, looking at my previous post, I watched everything I planned on watching, and then some, except for Nanatsu no Taizai)
A belated post about all the stuff I bought in Japan. I bought... a lot. XD;;; (How did all of this fit in my luggage? Good question...)


All the Prince of Tennis stuff I bought. Really amazing how Prince of Tennis is still popular with so much merchandise. I guess the merchandise will keep the series going. Even though I'm not currently following Shin Tenipuri, I'm still buying the merchandise. :'D;; I won the huge towel from a UFO catcher. :3;; (It is now hanging on my wall.)

Prince of Tennis stuff )

other stuff )

manga and doujinshi )
Kiyu and I created a series to link everything together on AO3 for the cake verse~~. Cake verse now officially has a name. XD;; (But I bet it'll still be caaaake to many)

Until the End of Time

The series is named in such a way because of this scene from the manhua (Rule 20) where we spent forever trying to figure out what Lesus would say to Grisia as a vow. It can't be "until death do us part" because yeah, death isn't going to part them~. And now that the verse is continuing into present time with reincarnation, "Until the End of Time" it was! I'm excited. Seeing these fics linked like this makes me want to toss more side stories in there. XD; Kiyu already has one up~.

Most of the anime series I was watching over the spring and summer have ended! Here's what I finished watching. I didn't finish watching a lot.

Haikyuu, Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun, Ao Haru Ride, Free, other )

upcoming season )

Merchandise!
Bought Kimi to Boku v10, Kimi to Boku After School Fanbook, Prince of Tennis Kanzenban season 2 volume 7, PairPuri volume 9, Akatsuki no Yona v6, GFantasy October, and Animedia Oct today.

Kimi to Boku! \o/ So much Kimi to Boku! The fanbook is awesome. It has 60 pages or so of Hotta Kiichi's watercolor illustrations. I already collected a lot of it from various monthly magazines, but it's so much more convenient having them all in one place (now I can finally consider getting rid of all those phonebooks, gosh). It has profiles for the main characters, some sketch galleries, two interviews with Hotta Kiichi, three short manga specials (I think at least one of them was included in GFantasy), and the scripts for two of the original drama CDs I always hoped to have the Shirayuta one translated. It'll be so much easier to do now that there's a script! I was having trouble translating by ear (but I wonder if this will be animated in the anime. If it will be, then maybe I should just leave it).

Bought Animedia Oct since it included a small pamphlet featuring Kimi to Boku. There's some anime info in it, with an interview with the seiyuu for the twins, and there's a short 4-koma manga featuring Matsushita.

Prince of Tennis Kanzenban season 2 volume 7 features Akaya on the cover, with Ryoma on the inside. A lot of times, the cover has a part that's cut out and uses the picture behind it as part of the cover. This time... Akaya and Ryoma share eyes. XD; And then when you pull the manga out from the slip-on cover...you discover that both Akaya and Ryoma's eyes actually come from... Jackal's buttons. LOL. The 3 page manga at the end this time is of Shitenhouji appointing Shiraishi as the captain.

Writing
Bittersweet Sweetness has now reached over 20k! Except Part 14 hasn't actually advanced much (I was already very close to 20k before Part 14). I've been updating the story over at ffnet biweekly... but it looks like I won't be able to do that this week. ): Ah, but I started another LSK fic... OTL. And went back to poke at Entries 4 (seriously, it's been four months since I wrote the start of Entries 4...)
Shoujo manga talk! Or, what I'm currently reading.

Ame Nochi Hare / Clear Up After Rain

Five high school boys caught in a spring storm end up changing into girls whenever it rains. This is one of my more favorite genderbenders.



I love the art style (Hazuki~!), and you can easily tell the difference between their boy forms and their girl forms. What's charming about this series is that it focuses on subtle differences between life as a boy and life as a girl, and the characters take notice on how others behave differently around them depending on their current identity. Even though the genderbending is a large part of the story, it's not all about their trials at living a double life. I feel the genderbending part is what serves as a bond that brings them together and allows us to learn more about each of them and their background. I look forward to reading more! :)

more spoilerish thoughts )

Akatsuki no Yona

The sheltered princess ends up having to flee from all that she knows and goes on a journey to find new companions to fight by her side.



Since NG Life, I've been a fan of Kusanagi Mizuho. I like her stories, especially since romance usually isn't the main point of her stories. Akatsuki no Yona starts out pretty typical, with a girl pining after her love and doing nothing but that, but Yona didn't disappoint me. I was waiting for her to grow stronger! So far the story hasn't been amazing, but I find it enjoyable, and how can I not like a story when they're going around gathering four legendary dragons? XD;

some more spoilerish thoughts )

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