Bleach: The Kuchiki Behind the Page (Mild Spoilers)

Do you hate it when you finally catch up on your favorite series–to find that there is more to it from what you read? For me, it bothers me to no end… until you stand up and ask “just who the hell is this guy/girl?” After catching up to an on-going manga series to the latest chapter, I was stumped–until now.

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Mobile Suit Abridged Gundam Wing [Channel Surfing]

I was deciding whether to talk about this within the Channel Surfing series, or outside of it as a separate post, considering the nature of this next entry I am about to talk about. If you’ve been here for a minute, you can probably tell that I am a huge advocate of the Gundam franchise, and especially of the series that started me on the course of what the franchise has to offer: Gundam Wing.

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ICYMI: Beastars Season 1 (Netflix)

Life is tough for a highschool kid who is just trying to fit in. Especially when that high school kid is a tall gray wolf who, after an already myserious murder of an alpaca student, nearly kills a white bunny student himself only to stop at the last minute. She runs away wounded but safe, while he’s left confused with both feelings of predatory urges and---love?

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Bleach: Byakuya Kuchiki… Can Sing?!

That’s right… Byakuya can sing! How is this possible?! It’s all about Bleach Soul Sonic. It’s a live, radio-style drama featuring the Japanese voice actors of Bleach. Many of the recordings are parodies of episodes, like this video featuring Byakuya and his voice actor, Ryotaro Okiayu (who is also the voice of Treize Khushrenada), on the career of an Enka singer…

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Channel Surfing: Welcome to the NHK

The anime Welcome to the NHK (or NHK ni Youkoso! in Japanese) is a series that caught my attention back in 2006 when it first aired. It was also one of the first anime series I wrote about on an anime-centric Blogspot blog “NAKIME” before Centaku Media was launched the following year. And what inspired me to revisit the anime is all due to the current events of the Coronavirus, aka COVID-19, where it is strongly urged to limit social interactions, better yet–not leaving the house at all, whether quarantined or not. Although this anime has nothing to do with the current situation, it’s a timely opportunity to look at the life of a shut-in, for better or worse.

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Channel Surfing: Samurai Deeper Kyo

I attempted to watch the Samurai Deeper Kyo anime from Studio Deen many years ago as it was recommended to me in turn of having enjoyed what I watched of Rurouni Kenshin. I even wrote an informal post about it after watching the first few episodes during the early days of Centaku Media back in 2008. I’m bringing that very post back to highlight that this show exists, and perhaps I will finally get around to watching it one of these days.

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