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One of Few Book Review

Posted by KGabriele on May 22, 2017 at 8:50 PM Comments comments (0)


Ms. Terri Doty’s first novel, One of Few is what I’d call a satisfying read that’s exciting and full of newness to the science fiction genre. Not to give much about the plot away, it tells about a girl named Eleven. She lives on a military-esque base and holds the position of a “locator”. This means she’s vitally important to finding various objects and having the unique ability of taking them out of the void. Nevertheless, despite being one of the few who has this ability, she is treated extremely poorly by the others around her base. She is taken on missions, usually being escorted by a team of guardians to protect her, but the mission quickly goes wrong as a mysterious figure poses as her and separates her from her oblivious protectors. Finding herself in over her head, Eleven meets with many new faces and finds out more about what’s going on around her, instead of being kept in the dark about what her role is in this whole system.

I feel that not many science fiction books have been written lately (or at least ones worth reading), but One of Few is a read that you should definitely pick up and read for yourself. Tellingly influenced by a wide knowledge of the science fiction genre, for those of you out there who are looking for a book written by someone who knows what they’re talking about and can create an effective universe, this is the book you’ll want to be reading for yourself. As someone who has bottle fed on science fiction, I tend to be picky with what I read, especially within the genre, but this novel has a raw, effective realness to science fiction that we haven’t seen in a while. It’s got an almost noir feel to it, but not so melancholy that we end up sad or tired of the characters’ plights. It balances itself out with an ironic humor that very few have mastered. This pleasing equilibrium to the book, alone, makes it a reason to be read.

One of Few packs quite the punch, especially in the dialogue. For those of you who are familiar with Ms. Doty’s script writing, you can definitely hear her tone (and her voice) speaking through some of the lines, especially the sass that Eleven often has coming towards the ones who find themselves on her bad side. Having such a sardonic character at the helm makes her feel very relatable and likeable, so even from a few pages, you find it easy to get carried away with her on the adventure that she finds herself in. When Eleven finds herself lost and disoriented, you, as the reader, find yourself in her shoes, searching and scanning the crowd along with her. She treasures the little things, especially being beaten, battered, and tormented by a system that's corrupted in many different ways. There were so many moments in this book where I found myself cheering for Eleven’s accomplishments and growing angry for her when she was being mistreated. It made for a very engaging read, especially to read out loud. Being as what I read was the first arc of this novel, I can’t wait to see what else Eleven and the other characters of this book have, after all, not to spoil anything for you, but this book definitely leaves you wanting more.

Ms. Doty's book will be released tomorrow, May 23rd! Be sure to pick up your copy wherever it's being sold! 

PRESS RELEASE -- Fate/Grand Order Mobilizes Fans to Unlock Rewards

Posted by KGabriele on May 22, 2017 at 4:45 PM Comments comments (0)

Hugely Popular Mobile Game Hits North America This Summer


LOS ANGELES, CA (May 20, 2017) –Aniplex of America announced the launch of a Facebook campaign that allows fans to unlock additional rewards in the highly anticipated mobile game Fate/Grand Order, including the rare Servant SABER LILY. Last month, the company announced their plan to bring an English version of Fate/Grand Order to North American territories in Summer 2017 for both iOS and Android platforms.


One of the most successful mobile role-playing games ever in Japan, Fate/Grand Order has players become Masters who summon powerful allies called Heroic Spirits (also known as Servants). Together, they embark on a journey to the past called Grand Order. Released in July 2015 in Japan and last Fall in China, Fate/Grand Order has been downloaded over 8 million times. It has consistently topped iOS and Android charts, and outperformed other popular games in downloads and revenue. Additional launches in Asia are coming this month. The game's exciting storyline and compelling gameplay keep fans engaged and wanting more.


The Fate/Grand Order Challenge: Facebook Master Recruitment Campaign lets fans crowdsource exciting extra rewards prior to launch. Starting at just 10,000 Likes, players can unlock additional in-game prizes at each milestone, including the rare SABER LILY! Other prizes include Saint Quartz, Craft Essence, and Hero Crystals. Visit www.facebook.com/FateGO.USA for additional details.


“We are very excited for players to be involved in the development of Fate/Grand Order in this way.” said Atsuhiro Iwakami, president of Aniplex Inc. “The game has been incredibly successful since its launch in Japan and we know the fans in North America will embrace it as well.”




Further details will be released regularly on the official website (http://fate-go.us), Facebook (@FateGO.USA) and Twitter (@FateGO_USA). In addition, new information will also be announced throughout conventions across the United States starting at Anime Central in Chicago in May to Anime Expo in Los Angeles in July. We look forward to sharing all our updates with you so please make sure to check in regularly.

 

FATE/GRAND ORDER (ENGLISH VERSION):

Title: Fate/Grand Order (English)

Genre: Role-Playing Game

Platform: iOS/Android

Release Date: Summer 2017

URL: http://fate-go.us

Copyright: ©TYPE-MOON / FGO PROJECT

About Aniplex of America Inc. 

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan) – a Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) group. Aniplex Inc. is a leading provider of anime content, along with music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD titles including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER, HAIFURI (High School Fleet), GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.

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PRESS RELEASE -- Aniplex of America Announces Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Box Set

Posted by KGabriele on May 22, 2017 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

Aniplex of America Announces the Release of Blue Exorcist First TV Series Blu-ray Box Set


SANTA MONICA, CA (May 20, 2017) – Aniplex of America announced that the extremely popular action anime series Blue Exorcist first TV series will be released as a complete box set on Blu-ray for the first time at their industry panel at Anime Central in Rosemont, Illinois today. The box set will feature all 25 episodes plus the OVA episode “Kuro Runs Away from Home” and bonus short animation “Ura-Eku.” Pre-orders begin Monday May 22nd at www.BlueExorcist.com with a release date set for June 27, 2017.


Based on the critically acclaimed manga series by Kazue Kato, the anime series has been credited for boosting sales of the manga series by almost seven-fold, according to an article on Yahoo! Japan, resulting in an unprecedented first print run of one million copies for their seventh volume by publisher, Shueisha. Voted top 5 Best Anime Series Streaming on Netflix and #1 Best Supernatural Anime of All Time on Ranker, the series is produced by highly-acclaimed studio A-1 Pictures (Sword Art Online, Your Lie in April, Erased).


The box set will feature both the original Japanese dialogue and English dialogue, featuring Bryce Papenbrook (Sword Art Online series, Fate/stay night: Unlimited Blade Works) as Rin Okumura, Johnny Yong Bosch (Durarara!!, Gurren Lagann) as Yukio Okumura, and Christine Marie Cabanos (Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Sword Art Online) as Shiemi Moriyama for the dub.


Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Disc Box includes:


<Blu-Ray Features>

· Spoken Languages: Japanese & English

· Subtitles: English

· Aspect ratio: 16:9 widescreen

· Episodes: #1-25 and OVA Episode

· Number of Discs: 6 Blu-ray discs

· Total Run Time: Approx. 590 min.

· Rating: 13 UP


<Bonus Contents>

· Bonus OVA Episode “Kuro Runs Away from Home”

· Bonus Short Animation Ura-Eku”

· Textless Openings & Endings

· Web Previews

· CM & Trailer Collections

* Bonus contents subject to change.

* Bonus contents include English subtitles


<Bonus Materials and Special Packages>

· Rigid Box with Illustrations by KEIGO SASAKI (Character Design)

· Mini-pinup poster


Title: Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Disc Box

Street Date: 6/27/2017

SKU#: AOA-1807

UPC: 816546020989

SRP: $199.98

Store Price: $159.98


Blue Exorcist Blu-ray Disc Box will be available through the official Aniplex of America site. For a list of our retailers, please visit: www.AniplexUSA.com/retailers

 

About Blue Exorcist

Assiah: the realm of humans. Gehenna: the realm of demons.

Normally, these two dimensions would never intersect, but having possessed all material substances, the demons are now intruding on the human world. Fortunately, among the human race there are those who have the ability to exorcise such demons - the Exorcists. 

Among these humans is Rin Okumura, an energetic, young man who has been raised by Shiro Fujimoto, an eminent priest, with Rin’s twin brother, Yukio. One day, he discovers the shocking truth that his biological father is in fact the most powerful demon of them all – Satan. As the border between “Assiah” and “Gehenna” is threatened by intruding demons, Rin vows to become the ultimate exorcist and defeat his own father and hone his skills as an exorcist at True Cross Academy with other exorcist candidates.

The series has been adapted into a film released across North America and made its U.S. network television debut on Adult Swim’s TOONAMI™ in 2014. Most recently, the series returned in 2017 with Blue Exorcist -Kyoto Saga-, adapted from the Kyoto Impure King arc of the manga series.


STAFF

Original Story: Kazue Kato (published in Jump Square / Shueisha)

Director: Tensai Okamura

Screenplay: Ryota Yamaguchi

Character Design: Keigo Sasaki

Production Design: Tomotaka Shibayama

Art Setting: Yasumitsu Suetake, Satoshi Takahata

Art Director: Masatoshi Kai

Color Setting: Nagisa Abe

SFX Director: Masaharu Okazaki

CG Director: Ryuta Undo Editing: Masahiro Goto

Music: Hiroyuki Sawano

Sound Director: Kazuhiro Wakabayashi

Animation Production: A-1 Pictures

Produced by: Blue Exorcist Committee, MBS


CAST

Rin Okumura: Nobuhiko Okamoto / Bryce Papenbrook

Yukio Okumura: Jun Fukuyama / Johnny Yong Bosch

Mephisto Pheles: Hiroshi Kamiya / Sam Regal

Shiro Fujimoto: Keiji Fujiwara / Kirk Thornton

Shiemi Moriyama: Kana Hanazawa / Christine Marie Cabanos

Ryuji Suguro: Kazuya Nakai / Kyle Herbert

Renzo Shima: Koji Yusa / Brian Beacock

Konekomaru Miwa: Yuki Kaji / Miki Moran

Izumo Kamiki: Eri Kitamura / Kira Buckland

Kuro: Ayahi Takagaki / Stephanie Sheh

Shura Kirigakure: Rina Sato / Wendee Lee

Igor Noihaus: Ryotaro Okiayu / Patrick Seitz

Amaimon: Tetsuya Kakihara / Darrel Guilbeau

Arthur Auguste Angel: Daisuke Ono / David Vincent

English Voice Director & Script Writer: Alex von David


For more details on Blue Exorcist, please visit the official homepage: www.BlueExorcist.com


About Aniplex of America Inc.

Aniplex of America Inc. (Santa Monica, California) is a subsidiary of Aniplex Inc. (headquartered in Tokyo, Japan), a group of Sony Music Entertainment (Japan) Inc. and a leading provider of anime content and music production and distribution in Japan. Aniplex of America has launched fan-favorite Blu-ray and DVD releases including Fate/stay night [Unlimited Blade Works], Fate/Zero, the Sword Art Online series, Your lie in April, KILL la KILL, Bakemonogatari, Puella Magi Madoka Magica, Blue Exorcist, NISEKOI, the OREIMO series, DURARARA!!×2, Magi series, Expelled From Paradise, The irregular at magic high school, and ALDNOAH.ZERO. The company's ever-growing line-up of shows includes our most recent titles: March comes in like a lion, Blue Exorcist: Kyoto Saga, ERASED, The Asterisk War, OWARIMONOGATARI, KIZUMONOGATARI, Charlotte, WAGNARIA!!3, GOD EATER, HAIFURI (High School Fleet), GRANBLUE FANTASY, and Eromanga Sensei.

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PRESS RELEASE -- Aniplex of America Announces Occultic;Nine & WWW.WAGNARIA!! Blu-ray Release

Posted by KGabriele on May 22, 2017 at 4:05 PM Comments comments (0)

We recently received several press releases for a couple of Aniplex's newest releases! Be sure to follow the links for more information! 


Hello,

We are excited to announce the release of Occultic;Nine and WWW.WAGNARIA!! on Blu-ray starting this summer. Please find the attached press release regarding both announcements for full details.


For more details on Occultic;Nine, please visit the official homepage: www.OcculticNine.com.


For more information on WWW.WAGNARIA!!, please visit: www.Wagnaria-www.com.

Game of Thrones

Posted by Alora Phacia on April 26, 2016 at 12:00 AM Comments comments (0)


 

Game of Thrones yeah! Game of Thrones! Now, I love Game of Thrones. So when I heard Telltale game was making a Game of Thrones game, I was SO EXCITED! I couldn't wait to have my decisions impact everything! And all the death. I mean...it wouldn't be Game of Thrones without all the death. And neither one disappointed except in maybe my heart.

You are House Forrester, rulers of Ironrath, which include five playable characters, all in an attempt to save their family and themselves after ending up in the losing side of the War of the Five Kings.

This is just awesome. I was shocked by decisions. I was in it. I was ready to take on everyone for House Forrester. I was like a kid in the candy shop when you got to see all your favorite characters from the Game of Thrones series to come to life. I am so happy they are working on a season 2. I was just incredibly sad because as you well know...Game of Thrones kills everyone you love. And well...that's really true in this game. I was constantly on the fence of playing strategically....or just causing a war and killing everyone. There was a lot of difficult decisions and heartbreaking ones. Also....I will forever hate Ramsey. But you'll see why.

If you love the Game of Thrones series as much as I do, definitely give this a chance, I loved being a smaller house and seeing how things are effected from the outcome of the main story line. What you do, definitely impacts everything else.

 


The Life is Strange

Posted by Alora Phacia on April 18, 2016 at 10:25 AM Comments comments (0)

 


I went through a kick of games, all the choose your destiny type games. So here we go!

So who wouldn't want to be a photography student with the ability to rewind time at any moment?! Welcome to the butterfly effect. After foreseeing an approaching storm, our heroine Maxine Caulfield is going to take matters into her own hands and try to prevent it from happening, or at least try to warn people of the impending doom.

Now, my friends all told me I would love this game. I love the Telltale games (Walking Dead, Wolf Among Us, ect), so I was really excited to play this one. And honestly...I didn't understand all the hype. But everyone is entitled to their own opinion. Now I'll explain both the high points and the low points for myself.

The Good:

I LOVED the mechanics of the game. I think every decision based game should play out exactly like The Life is Strange. I didn't think it would be as wonderful as it was. But it was incredibly smooth and interactive to pull you into the story.

Though this is rather a funny statement....the main character actually changed her clothes on a new day in the game. Now, I feel like most games don't ever represent this, so it was a classy touch for me, to actually see that I needed to change my clothes and stop stinking up the place.

The Bad:

The storyline.....is INCREDIBLE predictable. Now when I say, I wasn't surprised by anything. I mean it. I saw everything coming a mile away, and I hoped with rewinding time something would be surprising...but it wasn't.

Character development was also a big no no for me. Okay we have a weird girl, the queen bee, a jock, the good girl gone bad, the girl everyone picks on, an emotional character, the goofy love interest, everything was the standard generic characters that I was hoping we'd get a good development on...but....the only one that gets a decent development is Max.

If you want something sort of casual to play this would be the game for you. And I will admit, I did beat all of the chapters because I wanted to know how the finale really ended, even though I knew it was coming. And of course you might really really enjoy it and be like this girl is crazy. But remember the butterfly effect is a dosey.

 



February 2016 Loot Crate Anime - "Haunted"

Posted by KGabriele on March 8, 2016 at 6:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I just received my latest Loot Crate Anime, and I have to say that I have a few mixed feelings about this box. There were some items that were really, really awesome, and some that I feel fell a bit short.


The t-shirt for this crate was themed with RWBY, the popular online show developed by Rooster Teeth. It’s a great shirt, even though I’m not particularly familiar with the series, as I don’t particularly like the animation style, though I have many friends that watch it and LOVE it!


The next item that I took out of the box was our anime food item, which is the Pretz Hot Chile salad sticks. These crackers are similar to Pocky, as they’re just snack sticks, but they have a more savory flavor and don’t have a covering. I like to eat these with soup, as they’re wonderfully complimentary, but they’re great on-the-go snacks or for car eating!



The next item is my favorite item in the box! I wasn’t sure what these were at first, but I knew that it had to do with the popular show Tokyo Ghoul. As I opened the box, I pulled out two bubble-wrapped shot glasses. I didn’t even know they made anime shot glasses! I still have yet to watch Tokyo Ghoul, but it’s on my queue, and these shot glasses make me all the more excited to watch it!


Our manga for this crate was an exclusive Noragami first issue! I adore this show, and to now own the first volume of the manga is really exciting! Featuring a variant cover, it’s a pretty good sized book, which is wonderful. I really like these manga volumes, but I’m going to have to bulk up on my collecting at this rate!



Going back to RWBY, the next item in the crate was a set of two small field notebooks that are pretty cute! These little field note books have been put into Loot Crates before (I still have a set from the Spy-themed crate from last year), but instead they are designed to be themed to RWBY, as shown in the pictures above!


In this crate, we also received a bandana. As I pulled this out, I didn’t know what show this was from, but as I looked on the back of our exclusive poster, I learned that it wasn’t from a show at all, but rather is given in the crate to celebrate the Setsubun Festival which takes place in February (which is when this crate was supposed to be delivered). It features a Japanese Oni and can be worn on the face, so his magnificent teeth can be worn over your face, though, like all bandanas, this item is versatile!


A patch from Soul Eater was the next item in the crate. I wished that there were more Soul Eater items in the crate, but this is a really nice patch. Taking it out of the plastic wrapping, it’s very soft to the touch and is a good quality patch. I have to figure out where I’m going to put it though.



We received a double-sided bookmark for Rooster Teeth to go along with the RWBY items in the crate. It features an advertisement for both the show and the company itself, as they’re offering a free 30-day trial to their website.


The last item in our crate was the exclusive phone charm. Featuring a haunted mirror to accompany the theme, this charm was much different than the others, and I have to say, is probably my favorite one so far. It’s beautiful and nicely decorated. You wouldn’t know it was from a Loot Crate, except for the logo on the back.


Our exclusive poster was also very nice, though I’m not sure what to do with these posters, besides collect them all. They’re beautifully decorated and this one is a lot of fun, so I might hang it up and make some wall space.


Finally, the box itself! I think this is my favorite box design, just because I'm a sucker for haunted house aesthetics! It's a very nicely designed box that has quite a lot to look at! Even though it doesn't fold as nicely into a treasure chest or something like the others, I like this one! It'll make a really cute Halloween decoration if you need a backdrop for your Halloween village or something! 

All in all, I was really excited for this theme, but felt a bit bombarded with the RWBY items, especially considering that they advertised different franchises only to include one item from each. Granted, it was only two items (not counting the bookmark), but I thought it was going to be a bit more diverse, especially considering that I don’t watch the series. However, it was a decent crate, though not one of my favorites, even though I was very excited for this theme! You can find more information on Lootcrate.com! They have quite a few different types of boxes, not just anime, and the items are pretty good value for what you pay! Definitely check it out if you’re interested!

Loot Crate Anime January 2016 - "Equip"

Posted by KGabriele on March 5, 2016 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (0)

I have to say that this crate had me extremely excited, even before I received it in the mail! With items from Akame Ga Kill, Stein’s Gate, and Dragonball Z… what isn’t there to be excited about?!


The first item in my crate was a shirt from Kill La Kill. Featuring the easily recognized Scissor Blade, it’s a very comfortable shirt with an awesome design! For those of you out there who love Kill La Kill, this shirt was definitely worth it!



The next item was a weapon-pen from Monster Hunter 4 Ultimate. I have to admit that I don’t know much about this game series, but the pen is freakin’ awesome, regardless! These weapon pens are not new to Loot Crate’s items, but they’re great collectables!


A tote bag from Akame Ga Kill was the next item I pulled out of my crate! It’s a decent sized bag, great to hold library books in or to carry around a convention if you need to hold things that you bought in the dealer’s room. It features all the Imperial Arms on the front. I just recently watched this show, and having memorabilia from it is fantastic! I have to figure what I’m going to use it for… maybe to hold socks…… hmm…..



The next item in my crate is definitely the most exciting one! If you don’t own one already, we received was a toy scouter from Dragonball Z. There were two available colors, green and red. I received the red one, and it’s awesome! It’s not just for children, as the head part is adjustable! It makes for a great, simple cosplay item that looks great, and if you wanted to buy the other color, they’re not that expensive! Made of plastic, it’s not that fragile and could probably hold up at a convention if you wanted to wear it around all day!


Our anime edible for this crate was the ever-popular Hi-Chew! I received cherry flavor. For those of you who’ve never had or heard of them, they’re candies that are very similar to Starbursts, but are a bit larger and literally melt in your mouth. These are definitely some of my favorite candy and come in a variety of flavors! If you haven’t tried them, go and buy them! I know a certain deli in Patchogue, Long Island that definitely sells them! :D


The manga for this crate, was Steins; Gate volume 1. I didn’t own this, but to now have it in my hands was thrilling! Despite the fact that it’s not necessarily a new show, it’s one of the best ones that I’ve seen. This manga only has two volumes that have been released in the US, and the third is to be released in April! An almost Shakespearean tale about the consequences of time travel and messing with the present; it’s a show that you should go check out if you’re one for suspense!


The charm that was given in January’s Loot Anime Crate is once again great! I actually think I like this better than the buttons in the regular Loot Crate. They’re much prettier and have a much wider useage than regular pins.


Equip’s poster is also nice, though I have to admit that I can imagine these starting to become dust collectors after you purchase enough of the crates. They’re beautifully designed and much more compact than the small magazines of the regular Loot Crate, but I also miss the articles about the nerdy content inside. Though it does give more room for more content in each crate, so they are actually a pretty good idea, especially for a specialty crate like these!


The crate is also beautifully designed. I’ve grown very fond of using these to send out Christmas presents at the end of the year, since they’re so pretty and by folding them inside out, you can reuse them without worrying about the previous labels!



I can’t finish saying how much I’m a fan of Loot Crate Anime. It’s really wonderful for anime fans, especially ones that watch a wide variety of shows, rather than a wide variety from all of geek culture, Loot Crate Anime is a specialty crate that really helps cater to those fans that wait with baited break for the next anime item they receive. Now the waiting only goes from month to month! You can check out more at LootCrate.com, not only about Loot Anime, but Loot Gaming and Loot Pets as well! The Loot Crate brand is really starting to branch out in new and exciting ways! 

Loot Crate Anime Unboxing - December 2015 "Enchant"

Posted by KGabriele on January 21, 2016 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (0)

This is the second box of Loot Anime, and because of a sudden item change, it arrived a month late, so I’ll be reviewing two crates this month! The December theme is Enchant, and it features many different items from some well-loved series that you’ll all probably recognize!



The first item that I found when I first opened my crate, was a t-shirt from the new series Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers. It’s a beautiful t-shirt with many different colors, and has the names of the main characters printed on it. I think it’s a beautiful shirt, even though I have yet to watch this series! This was the replacement item, but I think it’s quite beautiful and it makes me excited to watch the show myself!


The next item I opened was a welcome sight during this cold weather. A replica of Natsu’s scarf from Fairy Tail was what I found, and it’s awesome! I haven’t watched much of Fairy Tail, because I plan on marathoning it, but it’s a very warm, comfortable scarf! It’s very soft material and is officially licensed from both FUNimation and Kodansha, but also through Loot Crate as an exclusive!


After taking out the clothing items, I saw a bag of the ever popular Konpeito Star candy! I absolutely LOVE these, and even though the little candies aren’t as big as the ones you can get in Chinatown, they’re still absolutely delicious, and I’m happy to have another bag that I can stash away! They come in a resealable bag, so you don’t have to eat them all at once, which is always a good thing!


A keychain was the next item that I took out of the crate. Featuring Riku’s keyblade “Wait the Dawn” from Kingdom Hearts, it’s a nice pewter keychain that has a decent amount of weight to it and is beautiful to look at.


Is it Wrong to Try to Pick Girls Up in a Dungeon? Well, whether or not it’s wrong, that’s where the next item from the crate came from! This, unfortunately, is another show that I haven’t seen but has made it’s way onto my queue, so I’m not sure where the logo is from, but if you know, feel free to comment below! I’d appreciate the knowledge!


As I get to the bottom of the crate, I find a familiar figure staring back at me. Madoka from Puella Magi Madoka Magica is featured in an exclusive art print from the same designer of the poster that we received with this crate. It came wrapped in plastic, with cardboard backing, and it’s a beautiful print. It’d be a really nice piece to get signed at a convention or even just to display in a small place on your wall. It’s not a huge print, just a bit smaller than a card envelope, but it’s beautiful and comes nicely packaged.


The last item was another phone charm to go along with last month’s theme. It’s a beautiful phone charm made of metal and the design is covered with plastic. It has both the string and the headphone jack ending, so it can be used with a plethora of devices. It’s a lovely charm, and it makes me wonder if these phone charms are the equivalent of the pins to the regular Loot Crate subscription.


Instead of the booklet to the normal Loot Crate, we received another poster. On one side, there’s every item in the box with a short description, and on the other side, we got a beautiful print of a magical girl. It’s a really nice poster, designed by Barachan.


The box, as usual, is beautifully designed! With a mainly purple color scheme, it goes very well with the theme.It’s a lovely box, even though it can’t be folded into something else, like the other Loot Crate boxes, but it’s still a beautiful box that would be wonderful to hold whatever you need it to hold!


All in all, I was very satisfied with this crate, even though I hadn’t watched many of the shows that were featured. It only gave me more of a reason to watch the included shows! It was worth the month wait, as Loot Crate did keep us updated with the status of the crates and what was happening. That kind of communication was very appreciated. I look forward to the next crate, which features more shows that I know! But I find this crate a great value, especially if you watch a wide range of anime. You can find out more on Lootcrate.com, where they have many other subscription boxes with all kinds of nerdy items!

The Wolf Among Us

Posted by Alora Phacia on January 13, 2016 at 3:35 PM Comments comments (0)


 

Prepare yourself so a tale that you most certain won't forget. Have you ever wanted to know what happened after the fairy tales after they got their fairy tale ending. The wolf among us explains it all. In an unforgettable story where you follow Bigby, and things in Fabletown are not as what they appear to be. The game is played in Telltales normal game fashion. Point and click action, where your character can interact with certain items and then action sequences.

Now at first, the game is slow and I wasn't into it as much as the Walking Dead, but I'm also a zombie addict. But as I continued into the storyline I fell in love with it like any Telltale Game. I didn't think I would seeing the hardship that fairytales I know and loved as a kid, where now living a life very much like mine. (And I mean Belle and Beast....I hope not the other stuff.) Though, I feel like being mean in that game...is really MEAN. I felt really really bad about some of the things you end up doing. But, I mean you are the Big Bad Wolf trying to turn your life around.

Definitely check it out! I did notice there are a lot of glitches, and twice I had to restart the game because it was messing up so much.

 



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