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A Theory: Persona 5 (Igor’s Assistant)

[[WARNING: SPOILERS FOR PERSONA 3, PERSONA 4 AND THEIR RESPECTIVE REMAKES MAY BE CONTAINED IN THIS ARTICLE. PROCEED AT YOUR OWN RISK.]]

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Persona 5 was announced officially by Atlus not long ago. With this came an animated trailer, with the supposed protagonist on a train to a city, and then realising his power in the middle of a huge city crosswalk. Now, as Atlus love to hide little bits and pieces in their announcements, people believe that there may be as many as five protagonists in Persona 5.

Personally, I don’t believe this theory, but funnily enough it’s also not what this article is about. So if you thought we were talking about that, prepare to be disappointed. The door is right there.

Door's right there

Now that I’ve gotten that little red herring out of the way, onto the actual focus:

Who will b...

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The Otaku Corner: What I’m Watching Right Now

Now, as an otaku of only a few years, I’ve watched a surprising amount of anime. Adding it all up, it equals around 2 months of total watch time. That’s just shy of 1500 hours. So, in that time, I’ve gotten a pretty good idea of what quality anime look like. In this new segment, I’ll be going through the various anime that I’m interested in, whether that be retro action series like Dragonball, modern slice-of-life series like K-ON!, or even the latest and greatest thrillers, two of which are in this segment.

Today on The Otaku Corner, the three anime I’m watching this season:

  • Zankyou no Terror (Terror in Resonance)
  • Tokyo Ghoul
  • Sword Art Online II (Gun Gale Online)

Let’s start with my personal favourite: Zankyou no Terror.

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In an alternate timeline, a nuclear facility in Aomori, Jap...

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Confessions of the Ultimate Student

Imagine that you’re accepted into the country’s number 1 school but then you can’t leave the school ever because the headmaster won’t let you. You can only leave the school once you kill someone, while every other pupil knows nothing of what you’re doing or you stay in the school until you’re dead. This what happens in Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc offers a fascinating look at the human condition, expertly delving into the machinations that would cause some to travel down an immoral path. Sure, killing my friends has never entered my mind, but everyone has a breaking point.

From Spike Chunsoft, at first the game has a similar vibe to the Zero Escape series, where we had to escape the facility and somehow deal with the Prisoner’s Dilemma, but ...

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Confessions of a Street Fighter

Street Fighter is one of the most iconic franchises in the gaming industry. Street Fighter, unlike many other fighting games out there, is represented by warriors around the world. Street Fighter began as an arcade game in 1987. The first Street Fighter was not like what we see today. Instead of several characters, only Ryu and Ken (as a second player, if the player decided to challenge Ryu) are controllable throughout the game. The game is simple as Ryu has to travel to different countries and defeat the warriors in his quest of becoming a master in martial arts. Its appearance in the arcades was followed by releases to the major gaming consoles of the time, including the PC. A couple of years later, Capcom released what was supposed to be a sequel to Street Fighter, Final Fight...

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Confessions of Umbrella Inc

Alone in the Dark was the series that actually started the survival-horror genre in gaming but, despite that, Resident Evil (called Biohazard in Japan) gets the most credit for boosting the genre upon its release in 1996. At that time, we can only depend on our wits in order to survive the mansion, the main setting in the game. The game had a tank like control scheme and bad camera angles, and boasted some cheesy lines and performances, among them the “If you, master of unlocking…..” line and the infamous one pertaining to a Jill Sandwich. The translator teams for Resident Evil really outdid themselves with this extremely lousy job, but what’s done is done...

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Confessions of Mobile Suit

When I bought my first Gunpla, I think it wasn’t because I had any interest with any of the Mobile Suit Gundam series. It was more because my brother had it. I think my first was SD Shenlong of Mobile Suit Gundam Wing. Then I abandoned them until the Mobile Suit Gundam Seed series. Since then I’ve tried to follow the universe of Gundam. Unfortunately, the series is going down, and because of that I haven’t watched any of them for the time being.

Epic Battle? I guess not…. It isn’t even close

The first season is all about two races: Natural(Human), who reside on Earth and Coordinator, the enhanced version of human, who live in  colonies in orbit on the brink of war...

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Confessions of An Alchemist

I’ve long wanted to review this anime but there’s always something that gets in the way. This may be a suitable time, since I have nothing else to post on. I didn’t watch the original FullMetal Alchemist or read any of its manga… and yet I watched the movie. I have one of the PS2 games, which I think is only the first one (Still haven’t finish it yet) and I missed the second installment. The gameplay is not bad, allowing things like the main character, Elric, the ability to alchemise a spear from thin air. Anyway, the original FMA, the animated series, didn’t follow its manga counterpart, at least from what I’ve heard,  and that may have brought about its sudden end. Years later, FullMetal Alchemist: Brotherhood came out and it retained most of the original seiyu...

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Confession of Otaku?

At first I thought of posting my FMA: Brotherhood but then the thought of Rie Kugimiya (voice actor of Alphose Elric and that kung fu kid, I don’t remember her name), the idea of possibly lamest post lingering into my mind. Well, at least I can intersect with gaming voice actor. After watched so many anime including Hayate The Combat Butler, Gintama and of course, Fairy Tail; Rie Kugimiya voice of like a little child can’t get off my mind and its been like a traditional in Japan where each seiyu have at least one album. Talk about recycling talents. I surely can’t tell if there is a serious audition for games voice in Japan but most of seiyu later contributes to gaming industry by of course, lending their voice...

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Confession of After Story

I may had no right to give my thought on this anime because of I haven’t saw the first season of Clannad, I do feel lost of not watching the first season but the second season called Clannad: After Story did make me emotional especially after one of the main character died after they get married. Even then, I thought the story was finished after that but no, the story then moved on to the hardship of raise up their daughter after the death of Tomoya’s wife, Nagisa.

Obviously, this is a continuation of Clannad where the story focus on the life of  Tomoya Okazaki, a student with his friends including his future wife, Nagisa Furukawa. Despite being a year older than Tomoya, she has to repeat her last year all over again thanks to the illness she suffered from previous year...

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Confession of Baddies

Usually a groups of villain is there, give it for conquering the world or revenge to hero(es) and of course the defenders of universe will stop them to completing their goals. What made them work is the group managed to not only irritation to me, but also how sneaky the leader (usually) is. Not only a masterful plan can work into the group but his/her minion can be a greater disadvantages to the hero party.  I am sure many will disagree with me but this top 3 is solely based on what anime I watched and manga I have read so without futher ado, I present my top 3 villain groups. (More like 3 groups I remember the most)

No, not the Fairy Tail’s Oracion Seis but the Rave’s Oracion Seis. It was not humongous group I can say that but I am seriously can’t forget this group...

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