If You Like… You Might Like…

In this post I compare similar anime/manga/Asian dramas/games!

1. If you like Detective Conan, you might like Ace Attorney (and vise versa)

Both have showed me that people lie all the time and that people will commit murder for silly reasons. Everyone is a suspect!

Detective Conan (also known as Case Closed) is a manga and anime while Ace Attorney is a Nintendo DS game series. Obviously Ace Attorney involves more active participation because you are doing everything. Detective Conan is similar because I always try to figure out who the culprit is before the end of the episode. The culprit is always a character we’ve seen before. This applies to Ace Attorney as well.

2. If you like Liar Game, you might like Kakegurui (and vise versa)

Liar Game is a manga and Japanese drama series. Kakegurui is a manga, anime and Japanese drama. The live-action for Kakegurui is very good. There are very exaggerated moments, but it resembles the anime in that sense. You have to understand that the exaggerated moments are deliberate. This is my order for Kakegurui: manga > live-action drama > anime.

It is similar to Liar Game because the characters are placed into situations in which they have to play games against other players. The winner will win money and the loser will go into debt (we’re talking big amounts of money, like millions of dollars). These series have showed me that people cheat all the time.

3. If you like Your Lie in April, you might like Our Times (and vise versa)

Your Lie in April is an anime that will probably make you cry and Our Times is a Taiwanese movie that will make probably you cry. You might have heard of YLIA but Our Times is very popular as well. It was a highly successful movie in Asia and it’s my favourite movie of all time. I give it 10/10.

Both are similar because a main character tells the other character a lie that is crucial to the plot.

4. If you like Naruto SD: Rock Lee & His Ninja Pals, you might like Attack on Titan: Junior High (and vise versa)

Both are gag series and the characters are drawn in chibi-style. I enjoyed both, but I liked Attack on Titan: Junior High more. These are pretty funny and they are done by different creators (so not the original Naruto and Attack on Titan creators).

There is also the Naruto: Chibi Sasuke’s Sharigan Legend manga if you’re interested. I personally couldn’t get into it.

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5. If you like Fushigi Yugi, you might like Haruka: Beyond the Stream of Time. You might also like Scarlet Heart Ryeo

In all three, the female protagonists travel back in time into a feudal period. They are met with a lot of attractive boys.

Fushigi Yugi and Haruka (manga and anime, Haruka is also an otome game) are more similar because the girls are entrusted with a mission that involves travelling with the boys. Scarlet Heart Ryeo (Korean drama) is less similar because the female protagonist stays within the palace grounds.

Now for the ones you probably know already…

6. If you like Death Note, you might like Code Geass (and vise versa)

You probably know this already because both are very popular anime. Both involve intelligent protagonists with huge goals. Light in Death Note wants to become the god of the world and Lelouch in Code Geass wants to rule the world. Both gain supernatural powers that allow them to do things that normal people cannot do.

7. If you like Naruto, you might like My Hero Academia

This is an obvious one. When I watched The Battle Tournament in the U.A Sports Festival Arc in MHA, I was reminded of the Chunin Exams in Naruto. Naruto is the “weakling” who becomes strong, similar to Midoriya. Both are extremely popular shonen shows.

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Anime Cosplays: Ryo/Near/Karamatsu

Ryo from Sanrio Danshi/Sanrio Boys

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Near from Death Note

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Karmatsu from Osomatsu-san

I’ve cosplayed as Karamatsu before (including a genderbend version) but I had red roses at home so I had to cosplay as him again. I can see improvements in my cosplays when I look at my older male Karamatsu cosplay photos.

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Anime Cosplay Prop Ideas

Food & drink

You could use random foods and drinks as props, but the ones I’ve done so far are related to the character. L likes sweets, Seven likes honey butter chips, the apple appears throughout Death Note, Umaru likes Cola and Neon Genesis Evangelion promotes UCC Coffee in advertisements.

Manga is also a prop that I used for my Umaru cosplay.

Flowers

This is a real rose from my graduation and I used it in my Osomatsu-san cosplay of Karmatsu.

Plushies

I used my plush of Clara in my Princess Jellyfish cosplay. Other plush prop ideas:

  • Chopper plush for One Piece cosplay
  • Mii-kun plush for How To Keep A Mummy cosplay
  • Jiji plush for Kiki’s Delivery Service cosplay
  • Sanrio plushies for Sanrio Boys cosplay
  • Pokeball plush for Pokemon trainer cosplay

Message

I took these for my collaboration post with The Pantless Anime Blogger!

Happy cosplaying!

Their Aspirations

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I tried the Strawberries & Crème frappuccino for the first time and I loved it because it wasn’t very sweet. I was told that it’s normally sweeter which is too bad because I don’t like sweet foods or drinks very much.

 

I’ve been going out a lot lately! I’ve been spending a lot of time with friends and I’ve been eating out a lot. I’ve also watched anime and Asian dramas – over 100 episodes since my summer break started a little over a month ago (I counted!).

I’ll be working part-time soon so I won’t have as much time to watch TV which is okay!

P.S. Their Aspirations is a song from the Durarara!! soundtrack. You should listen to it!!!

I graduated!

As some of you know, I studied at the University of British Columbia in British Columbia, Canada. I am from BC and I finished my Bachelor’s degree in four years. I majored in Psychology and I will be continuing my studies at UBC because I was accepted into the Social Work program.

I do feel proud of myself because I graduated at the age of 21 by taking a full course load. I started university right after high school and you need a high average to get in. The Social Work program was competitive as well and the interview was three hours! Anyways, that’s enough bragging. I have bragging rights on my own blog, right? Right??

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I wore my Kiki’s Delivery Service dress from my cosplay.

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I like how the horns come out of the graduation cap. Thanks friends for the anime figures!

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Thanks R for the flowers, card and presents! The graduation mug is very practical.

Gumi Matryoshka Cosplay

I won a prize in WeekendOtaku‘s series of Your Lie in April posts. I got to choose my own prize and chose a wig for Gumi. The third photo is the true colour. Thanks WeekendOtaku!

You can read his blog posts on YLIA here. I definitely encourage you to read them because it’s clear that he gave each topic a lot of thought. A lot of anime bloggers can agree with me on this.

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The wig is really good quality. I love it a lot.

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I cosplayed as the vocaloid, Gumi. This look is from her song, Matryoshka. It is a collab song with Hatsune Miku. I’ll cosplay as Gumi again when someone can take photos for me. I also have her socks, shoes and skirt.

I’ll also be cosplaying as Gumi in a school uniform from another music video in the future!

Liz Lisa

I realized I haven’t done outfit posts in a long time! I’m planning on doing more. ^^

The top and skirt are from Liz Lisa, my favourite Japanese clothing brand. I have more Liz Lisa clothes so I’ll probably post more cute outfits.

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The skirt has shorts underneath. It’s creative how the shorts make up a layer.

OLD POST: Ootd – Liza Lisa