Are you Triggered? – Space Patrol Luluco

Luluco is a average normal thirteen-year-old girl who lives in the solar system frontier space colonization zone Ogikubo. All she wants to do is live a normal average high school life with her friends and family. But one day her father who works in the Alien Immigration force gets accidentally frozen and she is roped into helping enforce the law and justice within her school.maxresdefault

The reason why I keep repeating normal and average in this review is because she always repeats that she isn’t special she is normal. But this series is anything but your every day anime series.

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Using very over the top characters and jaw dropping animation are some of the things that makes this show worth watching. Made by Studio Trigger this show plays omage to all the great works that this new studio has made before . From Inferno Cop to Magical Girl Academia. This show has everything to keep you entertained with references to whole episodes dedicated showing how much love and support that the makers of the their shows had for them .

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With shows like Sword Art Online and Dragonball Super now a days following a very specific formulae in order to get their audience.

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This show does nothing like it . It’s bombastic energy that en scopes the raw feeling we get as fans. When we watch a great show for the first time. Or go on a dance floor at a convention dancing to some of our favorite openings.

Fans of Kill la Kill, Inferno Cop and Kiznaizer will really enjoy this show you will be Triggered ?

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How Can anime fan be controversial?

I just finished the 5 day course from a professional niche anime reviewer Lauren Orsini who has written articles for the Daily Dot , Kotaku, and Forbes magazine. The course was a simple premise how to fine tune your reviewer skills to increase your readership.

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Our first lesson which was very vague on the topic   Be Controversial

But there is a simple problem with this message . They never tell you how to write those stories.

Anime in itself can be beautiful strange and thought-provoking bringing new ideas and imagery . But it can also be horrific terrifying and outputting.

This is what I enjoy about the genre . It does push boundaries to another level it gets us to react to cosplay to create . It can shock us, entertain us or sometimes even turn us on.

 

In a world where everyone has become so hot-blooded and our daily lives have become stressful anime has become one of things that has helped many of us deal with the stress

 

So my answer to How to be controversial? Be the Encouraging Fan to a Point

Yes , For every fandom there is a limit . So I use 2 of the most extreme examples.

Harem Genre

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I love Harem anime because personally I take on a lot of stress and anxiety it feels good to turn off your brain and simply enjoy something so silly.

Now there is a distinct problem with this fandom.

Hug pillows at conventions . Most conventions are for all ages yet this is something that always creeps me out. Why sell them at all? It really boggles my mind.

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Just like guys, girls enjoy their smut as much as the next person whether its Antique Bakery , Sex Pistols or some bizarre cases my Sexual harassment. While most of this is mostly harmless there has been some extreme behaviors that really shouldn’t in conventions. First is the hug pillows. I have my complaints on this subject but the same applies to girls . Your Senpai will notice you in a wrong way purchasing this.

But the other is the Infamous Yoai Paddle. The Yoai paddle is a wooden paddle with as a symbol of the Yoai Fandom. It became a little out of control when fans would hit their friends both male and female with the hard end on their asses.

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Almost short of either sexual harassment or something to lead up to a Yoai Fight Club(pictures yoai fans fighting over who’s the best shipping)

I wonder what will be the next Yoai fandom craze ? Yoai teasers , Yoai swords, Yoai whips and chains? Maybe the Yoai fandom needs to relax a little bit now a days and learn to adapt to things that are in conventions. You can use Yoai blow up Guitars something that may not lead to violence.

 

 

 

Unconventional Convention Alcon 2016

Over the years I have attended and gave panels to numerous conventions all over Ireland.

From game and multimedia style conventions . But for the first time since my first time since my first convention I have been left speechless about an event.

 

First Alcon takes place September 1-4 in Leicester, England . Held at De Montfort University. It is probably one of the few only over 18 anime and gaming conventions held in the UK.

At first I really didn’t know what to expect besides the usual array of convention staples such as the cosplay contests,pub quiz etc

What really happened was probably one of the most relaxing and enjoyable events I have ever attended.

First night while I didn’t get to attend much due to flight problems travelling over . I did get to attend the first party of the weekend as I was quickly dragged to the dance floor by a random attendee. Music was a mixture of the pop punk upbeat tracks that kept the majority of the audience on the dance floor until late in the evening.

Friday

Friday probably was one of the high paced days as it Started off strong with Jessica Calvello Get random panel which was light-hearted and humorous. Her ability to connect with people and being immersed with the convention on top of her skill and upbeat energy not only makes her panels one of the biggest highlights of the convention because she made everyone feel so welcome.

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Saturday

Saturday’s events were good for the most part with the major highlights being the Rock party in the evening. Other events include Cards Against Alcon with the Special Guests

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Sunday

Sunday unlike many conventions was a jam-packed day of events including our panel on Weirdest Anime titled Did they really make that? The event was jam packed and the majority of people enjoyed the clips being shown and the humour that was being made throughout the talk. Other events included a yoai vs Yuri showdown that included creative uses of whipcream and Jollyboat live performance of comedy and pirate themed songs.

The final party of the weekend was probably the most epic one as it showcased some of the best anime openings from the past to the recent season.

Overall the convention was one of the most enjoyable events of the season. But the real feature of the convention was the atmosphere. Everyone was very open relaxed and very sociable . It took a little time to get used to such a relaxed convention . Most of the attendees and crew were very helpful and friendly and I would like to personally like to thank the PR crew for helping me over the convention not by helping me register for the convention but willing to talk to me . It shows how very open and welcome the community is. The other thing is lack politically correct filters on some of the attendees . People making jokes not worrying who to offend because we were all their to enjoy the convention. The event had people from various backgrounds,countries , religions all enjoying the events activites. Cosplayers from beginners to advanced to guys walking around in dresses and female cosplays.Straight, Gay, Trans it didn’t matter everyone seemed to enjoy the event. Everyone was treated with the same respect and welcomed none the less.

My only criticism of the convention would be the Bar.

Prices were expensive especially since I was converting euro to pounds and the heat over the weekend was crazy at times but knowing it was an improvised venue due to construction it had nothing to do with the convention organisers.

Regrets

I never had time to arrange an interview with the special guests due to scheduling conflicts . A lot of guests like myself couldn’t attend the VIP event due to our own panels on the Sunday.

Not going to this event sooner.

Would I recommend this convention?

For the first time I feel relaxed coming back from a convention. Everyone was very welcoming and major thanks to the nightcrew for helping intoxicated attendees get back safe to their rooms into the late hours of the morning.

Fantastic Guests , Great Environment and Great Crew and Attendees 10/10 Ducks

We hope we get invited again next year

Dragon Half but All Comedy

In our preparation for interviewing the awesome Jessica Calvello. We are taking a look back at Dragon Half created by Production IG but back then known as Victor Entertainment back in 1993.

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The plot is simple . Mink a daughter of the one greatest Swordmasters in the kingdom and a Red Dragon. She is hopelessly in love with “Dick” Saucer a famous Dragon slayer and pop singer. To make her wishes come true she with the help of her friends search for the human human potion to make her 100% human. Meanwhile a dopey king and his selfish daughter plot to get revenge on her parents by kidnapping her to get revenge for some minor reason.

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While the story is simple it doesn’t take a lot to make this a great show. Using a great comedic timing and plenty of 4th wall breaking moments including a moment where characters watch the first episode of the show to recall a plot point .

If I was going to compare the show to anything I would compare with the likes of Slayers and Crayon Shin Chan with its use of comedy and Fantasy elements.

The only problem is I really wanted more only comprising of 2 episode OAV could done a lot more by having additional episodes.

If you enjoy some good slapstick comedy why not check it out Dragon Half

 

Event: MCM Scotland 2016 hosts Reo Kurosu as guest of honour — little anime blog

At MCM Scotland Comic Con 2016, it’s been announced that the guest of honour will be Reo Kurosu, producer of a little show called Fullmetal Alchemist. He’ll be there meeting fans on both days of the event – Saturday September 24th and Sunday September 25th – and on the Saturday he’ll also present a panel. The event is being […]

via Event: MCM Scotland 2016 hosts Reo Kurosu as guest of honour — little anime blog

Update on the Bella Sparkles incident

Following up on Mondays piece on the Bella Sparkles incident .

More news has now developed that the berated congoer has previously made a threat against Bella sparkles and her followers on Facebook.

Since the article has been published the followers and even international con goers have rallied together to report the meme that was shared on the Deadpool is Savage public page and his personal page from where once the image was shared in the first place

Removing the image from Facebook and giving the berated troll   a 24 ban on his personal page and his cosplay page.

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Comments have also been made that this is some sort of social justice bullshit that needs to be stopped. From this writers viewpoint it has nothing to do with social justice but just not treating other people like shit. The world is enough of a horrible place half the time with stress , bills , debt , and a sea of overly politically driven ideologies –

But there is a silver lining to this story. It’s with the efforts of the good of the international convention community and international cosplay community that has given hope and encourage to not just Bella but every cosplayer no matter what race, age , weight or personal background that they are always welcome as long you enjoy yourself and treat others with the same respect as you would give yourself.

 

Geek Eire podcast : Prison Creepers

In this week’s episode we discuss Suicide Squad , Free : Eternal Summer new medium, Batman’s Killing Joke along with a Review on Prison School

This episode was recorded prior to the event that took place over the weekend.

A update will follow some time today

 

Gakkou Gurashi! School Alive Club

Yuki is a positive upbeat and extremely dense girl who joins a club devoted to living within their school . Her friends however struggle to stay alive as the world has become infested with a large scale zombie outbreak.

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Released in the summer of 2015 had one of the most original concepts of the year . Sadly as the series went on the only survival I worried about was my own interest.

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The main character Yuki is so deep into her own psychosis as her delusion that the zombie outbreak never occurred.

Even the supporting cast has a great deal of   character development . But its main problem is the pacing as it jumps from suspense and dealing in trauma to the dog needs a bath and a swimming episode half way through out the series.

At the exact point of that swimming pool episode is when my hope and tension for the show and its characters went out the window

Other aspects of the show are animation and character are a little typical of most slice of life shows which was disappointing. For such a brilliant premise why fall short on animation and character design especially in dealing with a character driven show such as this .

Sadly I cant really recommend this show because its pacing destroyed so much potential a show like this had

The many VS the few – When Cosplay has fangs

Over the weekend one of the most gripping scenes has after taking place in the Cosplay community and has opened the can of worms on one of the biggest issues to hit conventions.

Recently a cosplayer known as Bella Sparkles has recently gotten a message from a troll of a congoer who stated she is fat and needs to exercise. Afterwards the berated con goer shared a meme out of the cosplayers picture stating When you eat the whole Suicide Squad on his personal and a deadpool fan page

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And of course this is horrendous behavior and should never be respected. But what happened was a mixture of the greatest moments of Support and vileness as both sides of body positive and Body fitness took sides fueling each others hatred.

Word had spread that death threats were sent to the troll’s account.

And for the first time in years I have been speechless on the actions of the Convention community.

does negative actions and comments deserve the same level of vileness in return ? Or have some of us been consumed by the same mob mentality that took place during the days of the Mc Carthy Trials ?

While I will stand with the Bella Sparkles she has the right to cosplay anyone she wishes to be. I will not stand with the side sending death threats to the troll he does not need that level of fame or infamy.

We should as a community fight negatives of the world and our community not with pitch forks and fire but with contempt and kindness.

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Danganronpa Tag!

So I would like to thank Matt in a hat and NYCGirls for making stumbling upon this project. The concept of series is you a student as the ultimate lucky student. In a school called Hope’s Peak Academy . A school where the top Ultimate Student’s (most talented ) have obtain a high school graduation without even attending class. Upon reaching the school you are knocked out and most of you memory is wiped clean and awaken to discover yourself in a survival competition hosted by a evil robotic bear called Monokuma. Your job is to find the killer among your class and unrevealed the true secret of the school.

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The point of the Tag is a way to share you Ultimate ability and a way for the anime blogging community to share our audiences .

My Ultimate Ability

Based on what I know about myself . I think my ultimate ability would be Adaptation.

Through my life whether its my career , or social life . I think my greatest ability is to eventually adapt to the environment. I constantly try to improve myself mentally and try to adapt myself to atmosphere.

The Game .

If there was a copy of myself in front of me it would probably be a version of myself from the past. So I don’t think it would reflect myself really well.

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My survival rate

I would live but the major problem is through my development I probably would have a hard problem keeping myself from becoming despair itself

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Anyone can compete but I nominate Pinky’s Palace