MINDFULNESS – JUNE BLOG TOUR SCHELDULE

Hi everyone , Hikari here ! I wasnt sure what to write for this prompt. But then I thought to myself I will just write about some of my recent watches or reads because that plays a big role in taking care of my mental health.

Prompt:

If we don’t take care of our minds and souls, we will always be in pain. 

For the past few months, things have been pretty hectic. Everyone’s lives have changed to some degree, and we can’t help but feel anxious, nervous, and overwhelmed. This month we will be focusing on ourselves and keeping a strong peace of mind with our theme, “Mindfulness.” We will be analyzing characters that have crafted and practiced their own philosophy on life and have spread their beliefs to others. We will also be talking about habits, hobbies, and things that are keeping us sane, positive, and peace within our souls. 

Examples:

Avatar – Aang and Uncle Iroh

Mr. Miyagi – The Karate Kid

Kisuke Urahara – Bleach

GAKUEN BABYSITTERS

Description– After losing both parents in a fatal plane crash, teenager Ryuuichi Kashima must adjust to his new life as the guardian of his younger brother Kotarou. Although Ryuuichi is able to maintain a friendly and kindhearted demeanor, Kotarou is a reserved toddler still too young to understand the reality of the situation. At their parents’ funeral, they are approached by Youko Morinomiya, the stern chairman of an elite academy, who decides to take them under her care.

However, there is one condition Ryuuichi must fulfill in exchange for a roof over their heads and enrolment in the school—he must become the school’s babysitter. In an effort to support the female teachers at the academy, a babysitter’s club was established to look after their infant children; unfortunately, the club is severely short-staffed, so now not only is Ryuuichi responsible for his little brother, but also a handful of toddlers who possess dynamic personalities.

This is my current watch ,its filled with so many heartwarming scenes between not just Ryuichi and Kotaro as brothers but between other parents and children and also school friends. I am in love with this anime. If you are looking for a pure , heartwarming scenes this one is for you !

HONEY SO SWEET

Honey
First volume

Now this is written by a mangaka Meguro Amu. It was her first bigger work. I only read the 1st volume so far on Comixology so far but I am already invested in the story.

Description- Little did Nao Kogure realize back in middle school that when she left an umbrella and a box of bandages in the rain for injured delinquent Taiga Onise that she would meet him again in high school. Nao wants nothing to do with the gruff and frightening Taiga, but he suddenly presents her with a huge bouquet of flowers and asks her to date him—with marriage in mind! Is Taiga really so scary, or is he a sweetheart in disguise?

This is as it says a high school romance , the way it does its characters is fantastic, my favourite is Onise for sure ! The difference between his looks and his personality is mind blowing as it is shown in this first volume. I would recommend this shoujo manga to anybody .

ARTE

Arte

And for last but not least I picked a seasonal watch for Spring 2020. It still has 2 episodes to finish though.

Description-

In the 16th century, the city of Florence booms with cultural and creative revival in celebration of the Renaissance. Arte, a delightful young lady from an aristocratic family, dreams of being an artist and contributing to the renewal of civilization. However, with her father’s death, she ends up losing the only person who believed in her passion for art. Now she is expected to marry a nobleman and live as a refined housewife without disgracing her family name. Reluctant to accept her fate, the headstrong Arte steps into the streets in search of a master artisan to take her on as an apprentice.

In her quest for a mentor, Arte has to face harsh reality when she is completely shunned for being a female artist. No one believes that women are capable of fine craftsmanship, and therefore none are willing to accept her. Luckily, a renowned artisan by the name of Leo is persuaded to take her as his disciple since he has none anyway. And thus, Arte’s new life begins, far from the comfort of her noble upbringing. As an apprentice, she must earn her keep while tackling various challenges along the difficult path to becoming a full-fledged, master artisan.

Now this one I found to be a historical story about a young woman figthing the society to achieve her dreams and become an artist. It is really inspiring ! I like the later episodes especially. I think all of us women would find something to relate to and inspire us to keep fighting for our goals and dreams.

And that is all for my post for OWLS this month. I had much fun writting this one , I usually like to share my current anime and manga so if anybody has already seen them or read , please leave your thoughts in the comments.

Check out Matt from Matt In The Hat post and upcoming one is Takuto from Takuto Anime Cafe , look forward to his post on 13th.

Thank you very much for reading my post and I hope you enjoyed it , look forward to more content coming soon.

Till next time Hikari !

[OWLS May Blog Tour] All Routes Lead To Doom

Otome Game no Hametsu Flag shika Nai Akuyaku Reijou ni Tensei shiteshimatta...

This month OWL theme is adapt . So I choose the airing anime My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! .

Now this is isekai anime about a girl who is an otaku in modern world and dies. As she is reborn in the game of Fortune Lover , the same otome game she played when she was an otaku. Usually you would want to be reborn as heroine but our MC has it backwards she is reborn as a villainess Catarina Claes who gets killed or exciled in every scenario in the game.

Catarina makes it her goal to survive no matter what. At first she is a child and has a weak earth magic only capable creating a bump in earth.

Now I am going to make a list of other characters. This is all about how Catarina adapts into her new life and becomes the heroine .

STUART GERALD

He is the first prince of the country , a flame magic user and Catarina future husband. She through an accident becomes engaged to him . But he is a character that is a bit different than he seems on the outside.

MARY HUNT

She was Catarina first female friend and she is engaged to a prince too. She was really lonely at first but after becoming Catarina friend turns more cheerful and even helps with the farm Catarina started back home.

KEITH CLAES

He is Catarina little brother . He was adopted by Claes family and has strong earth magic. Usually he becomes a playboy in the game but that is changed.

ALAN STUART

He is Gerard little brother , a prince , Mary is engaged to him and he is a water magic user. He used to be Catarina rival in childhood but falls for her as they grew up but is kind of dense.

SOPHIA ASCART

Is a girl who is said to be cursed because of her white hair and red eyes and is often bullied because of it. She is shy but becomes much more self-confident after becoming Catarina friend because of their love towards romance novels. She has wind magic.

NICOLE ASCART

He is Sophia older brother. He is very quiet and protective of his sister due to bullying. Nicole has wind magic like Sophia and is in love with Catarina.

MARIA CAMPBELL

She is the original heroine of the game. She has rare light magic and is a commoner. Catarina defends her from bullies and becomes friends with her. Her hobby is sweets making.

Now this was my first OWL post in a while and I hope you enjoyed it . This is a great anime and I recommend it to otome game fans. Love you guys !

Check out NERD RAMBLES post which came out on 14th of May and check out Pinkie post on May 16th !

Black Clover – November Tour “Failure”

Hi everyone , I am back with OWLs theme of the month Failure. Now for those who dont know OWLs are a group who really mean much to me even though I have become a member this year. Shout out to them !

One of the best ways we can learn is through failure. This month we will be talking about the failures of our favorite characters in pop culture media and what we can learn from them. We will also reflect on our own mistakes and failures and how those experiences have allowed us to grow as human beings. 

–November 2019 Blog Tour Prompt

owl

So this time I am talking about Black Clover , a shounen I have really grown to love. It all starts with Asta and Yuno , two boys who live in a poorest part of their kingdom. In world magic is everything and royality has best magic and poorest people least. Asta was born with no magic . Yet he overcomes the barrier and joins Magic Knights. Asta is a true shounen MC .

Slikovni rezultat za black clover wiki

I too have had a lot of challenges in my life. And being part of this and geek community in general has helped me a lot.

That is all for today and sorry about a short post this time. Check out Dylan post before me and Matt tommorow.

Jetlag Productions & Courage Of Small Heart

Hi people , how is it going ? Here I am resting at home , a bit sick but more motivated than ever. I am finally figuring out how to organize my posts and Youtube videos and yes I have a youtube chanel XD. To end the intro expect more content from me in the future !

So I figured I want to do this post after my Cinderella anime post. I am kind of sorry it took me this much time.

So how to start… When I was little , before DVDs , I never watched Disney movies or TV shows but Jetlag Productions a lot. So what is Jetlag Productions ?

They were an animation production company back in 1990s. They went bankrupt a while back. But their shows are still some of my fond childhood memories. So I am going to be talking about 3 their shows which had a young female leads.

So first is from fairytales collection . While I watched Cinderella a lot when I was younger , until the tape got broken XD, their Little Red Riding Hood is the one I choose.

Little Red Riding Hood 1995.jpg
Produced 1995.

I loved the animation for this one. The main character along with her animal friends which she mets on the way to her grandmother help her beat the evil wolf. Its a beautiful story about friendship and kindness . This is a fairytale but I think its important for children , even adults , to have some fairytale learned lessons and keep a part of the childhood.

Next I want to talk about one show from their Legends section. Its Pocahontas ! Now I love stories/events like Pocahontas or Anastasia. They are the first women that fought for themselves in my opinion but I wont get into how is Anastasia story true or not.

Slikovni rezultat za pocahontas jetlag productions
Produced 1994.

Now this story I adore. One little girl torn between her people and her love towards Jon Smith. I watch every version of this I can find. The thing that made this my favorite version is soundtrack in the show. Pocahontas is such a great story !

And the last one is from litreature section : Heidi by Johanna Spyri !

Heidi 1996 Opening.JPG
Produced 1995.

This is such a heartwarming story about an orphan girl who goes to live with her grandfather in mountains. This is my favorite classic ! I adore this version the most. I dont think I need to say much more about this show.

So tell me guys in comments , what is your favorite cartoon or which one of this series you have seen or read ?

That is all for today post , Hikari Otaku Station signing off !

OWLS SEPTEMBER TOUR “LOVER”

Hi , its Hikari ! Its time of the month for my OWLS post ! To those who dont know OWls is a group of content creators who promote acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, nationality, gender, sexual orientation, religion, and disability. We emphasize the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being. Every month we discuss real-world topics through online tours, sharing personal experiences and analyzing pop culture, literature, and other forms of media.

Lets get in to the theme Lover.

When it comes to romantic relationships, what do we look for in a partner? What core values do we seek when it comes to building a healthy and loving relationship? For this topic, we will be discussing some of our favorite couples in pop culture and what they have taught us about love and relationships, the good and the bad.

My choice is Strobe Edge. Mangaka is Io Sakisaka. She did Ao Haru Ride too.

I already read this series once a long time ago and now I am collecting the volumes in book form now . Now I dont have myny experience love so I am mostly gonna talk about the manga.

Now the story MC is Nino Kinoshita. She is in high school and has never been in love until she meets a popular guy in school Ren . But the truth is Ren is already in relathionship with a girl who is a model and Nino’s friend older sister.

In this manga there are a lot of plots and twists. A 5 star read for me.

I am going to keep it short. I think when chosing your partner ( even though it cant be chosen) I want a partner who would either have similiar interests or view of life as me or respect them. A lot of respect and understanding takes for a healthy relathionship. And Nino in this manga, for me at least was a good MC, she respected Ren and his girlfriend, I know that doesnt really make sense so you are gonna have to read it to find out.

That was me for this tour. Be sure to check out Matt and the next and last for this month Lita!

Dawn has arrived :The Sunshine Blogger Award

First of all I would like to apologize it took me so long to write this. A lot of stuff has happened to me ever since I was nominated. But I am here now and I would like to thank Pinkies Pokemon who nominated me. I started my blog just this spring and I am really happy that she nominated me because this is also a chance to get to know other bloggers.

Now I have to answer 11 questions that my nominator Pinkie came up with.

1. Is your blogging personality true to yourself or have you made some changes in the way you present yourself?

It is true , I go in my blog just like in my life. I live day by day and that is how I do with blogging post by post. My personality , I dont want to say I am a good person ( because it would seem like I am overdoing it XD) but I try my best to be in real life and on my blog. For what other people think I am like , well you would have to ask them XD.

2. If you HAD to choose between the following which option would you pick? -Grant everyone in the world one year of perfect happiness.  -Grant your best friend in the whole wide world a lifetime full of happiness? Motivate your answer.

I would grant my best friend in the whole wide world a lifetime full of happiness . Because . in my mind, after that one year of perfect happiness people would get used to the fact that nothing can go wrong and would fall into despair. I think its much better to earn happiness by your own hands , slowly , step by step.

3. Do you still have a childhood toy you kept? If not which one do you regret giving up?

I dont have any childhood toys left sadly. I used to have 2 teddybears one male with a blue scarf and the female one with a skirt and flower on her head. They were my favorites.

4.What do you like LEAST about our lovely blogging community?

I like least that I am such a newbie when it comes to blogging XD.

5. You have to swap two main characters from (anime) series around.. for example Naruto and Goku… who would you choose and which of the series would you want to watch more.

I would try Bleach (Ichigo) and HunterXHunter (Gon) ! I would want to watch more Bleach with Gon as MC because just thinking about what kind of series it would be is fun , specially him and Rukia workin together XD.

6. If I gave you 50 dollars , (US)  what would you buy from it? You HAVE to spend it.

Right now on manga or a light novel. A girl has many series she wants to own.

7. You have to direct a tv commercial for yourself, how would it go?

I would go like a pokemon evolve. I go inside an egg (not like pokemon but you get what I mean) and egg starts to glow and I come out reborn , saying: “I am a geek and I am damn proud of it ! “

8. You had some time and money to spare to make a commercial for ME, how would that go?

You would be surrounded by pokemon games and they are floating ,saying choose me ! And then you pull out a rope like in cowboy movies and say gotta get you all !

9. Ranger, Bard, Paladin, Fighter, Rogue  Wizard, Druid or Cleric! What would be your class, (not your favored D&D class) define yourself as one of these classes. 

When it comes to those kind of games , I always played Wizard because he supports other players but now I think I would like to be a Ranger because it looks so cool shooting an arrow.

10. If you are a trading game card, which trading card game would you be in and what would be your effect?.

I am not sure if it can trade but it is a card game, Yugioh Duel Links, and I would be the Fusion card because its so hard for me to have two monsters and that Fusion card when playing Yugioh Duel Links.

11. If you could run any other blog site for a week? Which blog would you choose and why?

I would run Karandi’s 100 Word Anime because I find it amazing she can do episodes rewievs , lots of them , not sure I would be able to XD.

MY 11 NOMINEES

 BiblioNyan 100 Word Anime ARCHI-ANIME

Blerdy Otome THE MOYATORIUM Rose

matija Crimson Anishill

Scott YumDeku

RULES

So for those who never did this before , here are the rules :

1. Thank the person who nominated you and provide a link to their site so people can visit their website.

2. Answer the 11 questions your nominator, that would be me, asked in your post.

3. Nominate 11 others bloggers and write up 11 new questions for them to answer.

4. Notify the nominee by commenting about the nomination on one of their posts. 

5.  Display the Sunshine Blogger logo and list the rules!

11 QUESTIONS

1, What was the first manga you read ?

2,How do you feel about ani/manga tubers ? If you like them say which one is your favorite.

3,What platform for games do you like the most and explain why.

4,What place would you visit in Europe and why ?

5,Are you proud to be an otaku or a geek ?

6, How does your family feel about you being an otaku ?

7,What made you want to start a blog ?

8, Do you collect anime DVDs , manga, or anime merch ?

9, In the community , do you prefer MAL or AniList ?

10,What do you think is the anime any anime fan should watch ?

11, Do you like asian dramas ? If you do which one is your favorite ?

That is all from me on this post. Remember you dont have to participate if you dont want to. Hikari Otaku Station signing off !

Underrated Anime : Cinderella

Hi fellow geeks 😃!

I havent posted anything in a while but I am back with a new section

Underrated Anime

So I have been thinking, how there are a lot of good series that people dont know of because you “cant catch them all” XD. So I Will be posting some of my favorites in this section.

So now that introduction is over, lets do this! Like I know what most people are thinking, Cinderella isnt an anime ! And that is true but there is an anime adaption of it called

Cinderella Monogatari

It has 26 episodes and was aired in 1996.

The plot is a bit different :

OWLS AUGUST TOUR “BELIEVE” SINCERELY

So this months theme is Believe . We are dedicating to the tragedy that hit Kyoto Animation recently. I choose Violet Evergarden .

Kyoto Animation. We all have that one anime we enjoyed from Kyoto Animation. Whether it is pain or joy, Kyoto Animation has brought to life stories that can touch our emotions. For the month of August, we will be honoring Kyoto Animation and all it has done for art, storytelling, and popular culture by discussing some of our favorite Kyoto Animation series. We will discuss what we love about these series and what they taught us. The fire that happened at the studio is indeed a tragedy. We pray for the lives that were lost in this tragedy and the families that are suffering at this time. Fires may be dangerous, but there are flames that burn within us that spark passion, hope, and belief in ourselves

This anime was adapted from a light novel. It has 13 episodes and every episode was an emotional ride for me. The story is about a girl named Violet who is an orphan that because of her combat skills was taken in by a military general Gilbert. She always thought of herself as his tool or “dog” but he never thought of her as a tool. A battle occurs and Violet loses her arms and gets new mechanical ones and she is told that he is recovering . In the meantime she becomes an Auto Memory Doll . They are women who write letters for people who cant write or dont know how to express themselves. Violet becomes one to understand the last words major told her : I love you.

Not too spoil too much but just as Violet recovered from her burns and scars from the bottom of my heart I hope people from Kyoto Animation will recover too.

I am sorry if this post was short , previous was Lyn and the next is up Shay.