I’m so behind, but I’m no longer prioritizing art. I’m happy that I got back into drawing but I have other hobbies as well. Blogging, for example, is something I want to do more of, specifically reviewing anime. Expect a cosplay post really soon.
Day 6: Husky
Day 7: Enchanted
I drew Princess Mansherry from One Piece. She has healing abilities.
Day 8: Frail
I drew sick Rin from the video game, Catherine: Full Body.
These are the shows I watched in August. This is my first time doing something like this, so I’ll see if I’ll continue it. I worked on this post for a month and wrote a bit whenever I watched a show.
I normally watch more episodes/shows, but the highlights of my month were playing Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc and Danganronpa 2: Goodbye Despair so that took a lot of time away from watching shows.
Durarara!!x2 Ten: Onoroke Chakapoko
Episodes watched: 1/1
Prior to watching this special episode, I watched everything related to Durarara!! except for two special episodes. So… I decided to watch them both on the same day. Durarara!! is one of my favourite anime and my favourite character is from this anime. Unfortunately, Izaya was barely in these episodes but I did learn that he does not like dogs.
This episode was focused on Shinra and Celty’s relationship.
Durarara!!x2 Shou: Watashi no Kokoro wa Nabe Moyou
Episodes watched: 1/1
This special episode takes place during the time Mikado and the others attended a hot pot party at Shinra’s apartment. We see a few flashbacks in this episode and it was nice to see what the characters were like when they were young.
Zoku Natsume Yuujinchou
Episodes watched: 3/13
This is season 2 of Natsume’s Book of Friends. I really enjoyed season 1. To be honest, I’m not too impressed with it so far but I’m sure my mind will change as I watch more…
Episodes watched: 4 (4-7)
Given is a boys love anime and I recommend this. I’m really enjoying this anime.
The four main characters are in a music band and the ending song is sang and performed by them! Sato’s voice actor is amazing at singing. I am in love with the song. The opening song is also really good!
Dr. Stone (ongoing)
Episodes watched: 5 (5-9)
I was hooked on Dr. Stone within the first ten minutes of episode one. Dr. Stone continues to be a show I look forward to watching every week.
Vinland Saga (ongoing)
Episodes watched: 4 (5-8)
Vinland Saga is an anime about vikings. What I like about Vinland Saga is that I feel like I’m in the setting in which the story takes place. I’m completely immersed in the show every time I watch it.
Aimer sings the ending theme!
Episodes watched: 1 (23 on Netflix)
Autumn’s Concerto is one of my favourite Taiwanese dramas and I cry a lot whenever I watch this. The main guy, Guang Xi, starts off as a jerk but he treats the main girl, Mu Cheng, very well later on. I recommend this drama.
Episodes watched: 2/16
Abyss is a South Korean drama that was recommended to me. It’s alright so far. Asian drama episodes feel so long… I’m too used to anime episodes…
Kimetsu no Yaiba (ongoing)
Episodes watched: 6 (16-21)
I heard episode 19 was really good so I caught up to the anime. Inosuke and Zenitsu are irritating at times, but they’re both growing on me. I’m really proud of Tanjirou and Nezuko. They make a wonderful team.
One Piece (ongoing)
Episodes watched: 17 (730-746)
I finally finished watching the fight between Luffy and Doflamingo. One Piece is my favourite anime of all time but the bird cage lasted a very long time. Time isn’t very logical in One Piece. The episodes and fights are definitely dragged out in addition to the recap every episode but I’ll still watch every episode of One Piece.
It’s a little crazy to think that I’ve watched over 700 episodes of One Piece. I started watching One Piece from the beginning in 2016 and I’ve been consistently watching seasonal anime too.
Episodes watched: 2 (14-15)
I hear that the ending is awesome. The start of Dororo was very strong but the anime feels kind of long…
Fruits Basket (2019) (ongoing)
Episodes watched: 1 (8)
I’ve watched the first Fruits Basket anime adaptation and I’ve completed the manga so maybe that’s why it’s taking me a while to catch up to this anime…
Episodes watched: 1/12
I watched the first ten minutes of this anime a long time ago, but I thought it was depressing so I dropped it. This anime was recommended to me and I gave it another try. The rest of the first episode certainly had a different feeling to it, so I guess the moral of the story is to not drop shows so hastily and to finish the first episode, at the very least!
My favourite shows from this season are Dr. Stone and Demon Slayer/Kimetsu no Yaiba.
As usual, I also read manga and webtoons but that would make a very long post so let’s not get into that.
Please understand that this is my personal view. Opinions are my own.
If you’ve watched the Dressrosa Arc in One Piece, you’ll be familiar with Chinjao, an older character who had a grudge on Garp over an incident that happened many, many years ago. Because Luffy is Garp’s grandson, Chinjao hated Luffy too. Luffy yelled back and said that he had nothing to do with the incident and I thought that was so powerful. This scene reminded me of Japan’s and China’s strained relationship.
Chinjao and Garp when they were in their prime.
Luffy and Chinjao
If you do not have knowledge on the Nanjing Massacre or Unit 731, it would be helpful to read up on those incidents to understand the context of this post. If you are a child, read about those events when you are older!!! Basically, the Japanese military committed atrocious acts during the Second Sino-Japanese War against Chinese and Korean people. Today, the Japanese government has not taken steps to properly acknowledge those acts. It’s one of the big reasons why Japan and China do not have a good relationship today.
Back to One Piece – Luffy yelled that he had nothing to do with Chinjao’s grudge and after their fight, Chinjao and Luffy were on good terms because Luffy made the situation better. I thought this was a very positive message, that we should not hate people who were not directly involved in the incident. We should never forget about the Nanjing Massacre, but I have hope that the current and future generations will work together so that Japan and China can have a good relationship.
A couple of people have asked me if I own the first volume. I don’t, because someone bought it before I did. I bought these 13 volumes for $1 each at a book sale! They are brand new and they have shiny covers!
This post reminds me of an older blog post of mine.