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Love Nikki – Dress UP Queen – Anime Mobile Dressup Game Review

Nikki is back in an all new game, and this time, it even has English voice acting. As you may recall, I reviewed  Hello Nikki Let's Beauty Up awhile back on my blog. Sadly, that game closed its doors a few months ago. As I mentioned in that original review, there were a ton of other Nikki dressup games available in the app store, but none of them had the gacha, rpg, and quest mechanics that I enjoyed so much in Hello Nikki - Let's Beauty Up. So I was left Nikkiless for a long time; until one day, I saw a Facebook ad for a new Nikki Game, Love Nikki Dress UP Queen. Love Nikki Dress Up Queen is extremely similar to the old Hello Nikki - Let's Beauty Up. It's also extremely similar to Romantic Diary, much more similar to Romantic Diary when compared to the similarities between Romantic Dia

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Aikatsu Photo On Stage English Review

I just recently discovered and began watching "Aikatsu! Stars". Aikatsu! Stars is a sequel of an anime called Aikatsu! The anime is based on a card / arcade game by Bandai. The arcade card game involves dressing up idols with cute kawaii clothes and accessories to help them achieve a higher score. -- From the success of these arcade machines, as well as the success of the anime (which I believe has about 6 seasons now), and the success of the other media related to the Aikatsu franchise -- Bandai then introduced Aikatsu! Photo on Stage, a mobile game which is kinda similar to Bandai's other Idol Collecting / Rhythm Games such as Idol M@ster which I'm just learning now, and Love Live School Idol Festival, which I've been meaning to also review, but haven't really gotten around to just yet. ...

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Makura no Danshi – Pillow Boys – Anime Review

OK.... I just watched one of the weirdest anime of my life... Well two of the weirdest anime of my life.... And I didn't really hate it?.. The first anime I came across is a relatively new anime called OneRoom. In OneRoom, everything is supposed to be in first person... except... only... it's not??? Because why then can I keep seeing almost up the backs of the girls' skirts?! Do I have hidden cameras in my apartment? Do I have super powers? Am I having an out of body experience? The answer is NO, they just wanted to cram as much fan service as humanly possible into each 4 minute episode... Not only that.... But it is the first anime I've ever watched which puts YOU in the anime.... or tries to... but fails miserably at this... They make it so you never see, hear, or know anything abo...

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Sailor Moon R Movie Promise of The Rose Subtitled Theatrical Release Review

A few days ago, I got a chance to go see Sailor Moon R in theaters, again for the 2nd time. The first time that I saw it, they were showing the Sailor Moon R English Dub, which I reviewed here. The dub was good, but I always prefer to watch my anime subbed, because quite often so many things get changed when they dub an anime. Even though, this time it was "uncut" there were still some changes that I noticed. This review is going to be a little bit different. I'm going to start by pointing out the changes between both versions, some thoughts on the overall experience of each version, and then, my more traditionally formatted review near the very end. Hope you enjoy my review; and if you get a chance, go watch this at the theater. It's a once in a lifetime experience for you as a fan, an

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Fuuka Anime Review

Fuuka is a relatively new anime that is part of Crunchyroll's Winter Simulcast lineup. You can watch Fuuka for free on Crunchyroll here. Fuuka is very similar to other band slice of life anime such as Beck Mongolian Chop Squad or Nana. If you like either of these anime, I think you'll also enjoy Fuuka. Check out my "Early Review" for episodes 1 through 4 of Fuuka below, and catch Episode 5 on Crunchyroll Friday at 11:00am EST. Title: Fuuka Genre: Slice of Life, Romance, Drama Length: 12 Episodes (so far only 4 have aired). Related Media: Fuuka is a sequel to another anime called Suzuka. Fuuka is actually the daughter of one of the main characters in Suzuka. Both Fuuka and Suzuka also have manga adaptations, and Fuuka's manga is currently still running with new material.

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Sailormoon R The Movie Theatrical Release Uncut English Dub Review

Update: I recently had an opportunity to see the film again, subtitled this time, and just completed my review for the subtitled version here. If you're curious about the differences between the two versions, or just want to see the subtitled review, you can check it out here. Otherwise, continue reading below here for my original review of the dubbed version. I just got back from seeing Sailor Moon R the Movie at Cedar Lee Theater in Cleveland Ohio. We saw the uncut English Dub with the new Viz voice cast (that they have been using for a few years now for their re-dubbing of the DVDs and Blu-ray TV series). The movie is prefaced by an interview with the new cast. The interview is then followed by an animated short called "Moon Power Makeup" which is mostly just a string of flashbacks o

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Qbox Sailormoon Subscription Box Now On Sale – Shipping Begins February 2017

Qbox is a mystery box that features a different kawaii theme each month. The theme for February is Sailor Moon! They did another Sailormoon Qbox back in 2015. To me the quality of the items in previous Qbox seems low - just judging from other peoples' box opening photos and videos I've seen online. If the Sailormoon Qbox was around 18-23 bucks (including shipping and handling) I'd probably pick this up myself. However, sadly, that's not the case. The Sailormoon Qbox is around $32 (with shipping), for 8 (or more) sailormoon items. They say the items are officially licensed and from Japan. So that may add some value. But judging from what I've seen it seems like small cheap plush, stationary, scrapbook materials, and etc. -- While all of those things are kawaii, to me they aren't en...

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Loot Crate’s Sanrio “Small Gift Crate” Quarterly Subscription Box

UPDATE: My first Sanrio Small Gift Crate Has Arrived! Head here for box opening photos and my review. I just signed up for Loot Crate's brand new Sanrio "Small Gift Crate" which is a subscription box that arrives once every 3 months (4 times a year) similar to the Pusheen box, which I've reviewed here. This new crate costs 34.99 every three months and has $75+ worth of official and exclusive Sanrio goodies inside. I love Hello Kitty - so this was too cute to pass up. Hope to see some of my favorite Sanrio and Sanx characters make an appearance such as Chococat and Cinnamoroll. They ask for your shirt size when you sign up so you can expect some wearable goodies too! Probably a mix of toys, figurines, stickers, plushies, stationary, accessories, fashion goodies, and maybe some home

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New Cardcaptor Sakura Anime is “In the Works”

Crunchyroll shared news lastnight that a new Cardcaptor Sakura anime has been announced to coincide with the 20th anniversary of the Cardcaptor Sakura manga. Earlier this year it was reported that a new Cardcaptor Sakura manga would be released that would continue the adventures of Sakura and her friends as they enter into Junior High. No information is available at this time as to if the new Cardcaptor Sakura anime will follow the newly announced manga, or whether it will be a series or stand-alone movie, or perhaps a reboot or remake of the original series (for example, taking the route of fellow magical girl Sailor Moon and what she did for her anniversary with the new Sailor Moon Crystal anime), or perhaps this new Cardcaptor Sakura anime will be something new entirely. Also no rele

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Kimi No Na Wa – Your Name – Makoto Shinkai – 2016 Anime Full Length Featured Film Movie Review

I just got done watching Kimi No Na Wa, this year's record breaking summer box office smash that is still topping the charts for almost 3 months now in Japan. The film is directed by Makoto Shinkai who also made anime such as 5cm per second and voices of a distant star. All of his works follow a common theme of fated lovers who are separated by either distance or time. And Kimi No Na Wa is no exception to this overarching theme throughout his works. What is a slight departure from his previous works is the use of several vocal tracks throughout this film - Maybe this is the new hot trend in feature length anime films in Japan right now? Because "I've Always Liked You - Confess Your Love Committee" (which I reviewed here) also has about a half dozen vocal tracks. - Kimi no na wa ha...

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October Boxychan Unboxing Anime Subscription Box Review

Another month, another awesome box of anime and manga goodies from www.boxychan.com - You can check out some of my other boxychan reviews here, and here. - I've been subscribed since May, but haven't reviewed every box. I do put pics of every box on my instagram though which you can find here instagram.com/xenokitten - Boxychan and Pusheenbox remain my top two favorite subscription crates. I subscribe to both with my own money and am in no way compensated for blogging about them. They don't even have a referral program - I just love boxychan so much, and I think it is far less widely known than similar boxes such as Geek Fuel and Doki Doki. This month's Boxychan has a beautiful figure from Madoka Magica O_O!! It's by far my favorite figure I've received in one of these subscription crat

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I’ve Always Liked You – Feature Length Slice of Life Shoujo Anime Movie Review

Just finished watching "I've Always Liked You - Confess Your Love Committee" on Crunchyroll and had to immediately type up a review because that's how much I enjoyed this anime. Everything about it was so relateable and the cute artwork and numerous vocal songs throughout made this just an amazingly memorable movie to watch. I've been going through numerous tough times in my own relationships or lack there of, this year, breaking up with someone, trying to date other people, liking people that will never like me back, feeling awkward, nervous, excited, scared, sad, happy, overwhelmed at times even, or at times, just the reverse, dating people who liked me way more than I felt towards them.. So in that regard, I could relate to every single character and the overall theme of this anime i...

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Hatsukoi Monster Anime Review: First Love Monster

Title: Hatsukoi Monster Alternate Title: First Love Monster Genre: Romance / Comedy / Slice of Life / Shoujo Length: 12 Episodes + OVA Release Date: 2016 Where to Watch: Crunchyroll Based on: Hatsukoi Monster manga by Akira Hiyoshimaru (which is still ongoing at time of this review). You can purchase the first 3 volumes (at time of this review) on Amazon in English: Geeky:  2/5 - No action here, but a lot of comedy. It's also pretty heavy on romance though, so if Rom-coms aren't your thing, I wouldn't recommend this one. Sweetie:  3/5 - Kaho's character is perhaps the worst defined within this series and the most boring, despite being the main character, and a female lead who we witness the story through. Her relationship also never grows nor do the charact

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