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Geek out: Tonari no Seki Kun​ (Anime)

For those of us who have spent years in the classroom. Trying to entertain ourselves while the teacher drones on. And also for those of us who were often distracted by our neighbors during class. This anime is a wonderful and humorous representation of these times.

Seki and Yumi sit next to each other in class. Yuki is a serious and slightly goody goody student who tries to listen to the teacher. Seki is the imaginative and honestly quite talented boy who sits next to her. Yuki is constantly distracted by Seki throughout the series and he often draws Yuki into his hijinks, usually resulting in her getting into trouble.

My favorite episodes are the ones where Seki plays modified versions of Shogi and Go (two very traditional games from the eastern part of the world). His imagination and social commentary (all without saying a word), draw you in and enrapture you.

As the series progresses we see Yuki and Seki grow a bit closer and Yuki seems to give up on trying to change him. I would like to call for a reboot of this show and if there is not enough material, more of the manga as well. Perhaps someday they will reboot it. Maybe one day we could see Yuki and Seki in middle school or even college.


Personal Ban on Sports Anime During Exam Week

It’s exam week and that means procrastination. And nothing encourages procrastination more than binge-watching sports anime.

Why not ban all anime during exam week? Well, you could but I personally find an episode or two of a somewhat calm anime before bed allows me to sleep without constantly thinking about my exams and assignments. The problem with sports anime and even some action anime like Naruto is that they get your adrenaline pumping and then leave you with a cliffhanger… after almost EVERY episode. The adrenaline these shows produce is addictive so you will definitely want to know what happens next. The next thing you know you have been watching anime for six hours and it is now 3am. You haven’t studied and you have an exam at 9am tomorrow morning. Your only options now are an all-nighter study session resulting in a very caffeinated exam taker. Or, you can try to sleep with the knowledge that you have none. And finally, you can set your alarm for 6am so you can trick your brain into thinking that you will get some useful study time in before the exam. But instead, you are just an over-caffeinated university student who crammed last minute while in a half-asleep zombie state.

None of these options are great for your GPA. Which is why I have made a personal decision to cut out my beloved sports anime and some action anime (pretty much any anime that has a cliffhanger every episode). It is painful but my GPA is grateful for my sacrifice.

Geek Out: Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 (Anime)

I just finished this anime about one minute ago…

If you have seen the anime please don’t spoil it for those who haven’t but I can say this anime made me feel deeply everything the characters went through after a major earthquake hit Tokyo.

“Middle school student Mirai Onozawa is dissatisfied with her family circumstances and, in a moment of frustration, wishes to tear everything apart. Unfortunately, these destructive thoughts seem to come true in the form of a magnitude 8.0 earthquake just a few moments later.

When summer vacation begins, Mirai reluctantly takes her younger brother Yuuki to Odaiba, where a robot exhibition that he wanted to go to is being held. However, while they are in the exhibition center, the fury of a major earthquake shakes the Kanto region; helpless, both kids witness the devastating power of this natural disaster as it brings the city to its knees.

In its aftermath, they stumble upon Mari Kusakabe, a motorcyclist and single mother who decides to help the young siblings. Aiming to return to their homes and reunite with their families, the group sets off on a long and hard journey through the decimated city.” – From MyAnimeList.net

I’m still recovering emotionally but it is definitely well worth the watch. I apologize for the lame writing but I am still…. just…. wow….

Until next time,

Stay geeky


Geek Out: Quan Zhi Gao Shou (anime)

Quan Zhi Gao Shou is a Chinese anime. However, if you are thinking “ugh Chinese anime are lame Japanese anime is way better”, in this case you are wrong. Quan Zhi Gao Shou has great art, music, plot, and characters. It is captivating and well made.

If you want to read a synopsis of the show check out myanimelist.

When I first tried to watch this anime I didn’t know it was a Chinese anime the first ten minutes or so confused me to no end. However, once I realized they sounded like they were talking while chewing gum because they were speaking Chinese instead of Japanese I was able to thoroughly enjoy the show.

The action scenes are fluid and entertaining. The main character Ye Xiu has been described as Kirito from SAO’s older and way cooler brother. Ye Xiu is an intelligent pro gamer who was forced into retirement because he refused to do advertising deals. The plot and characters keep the show fresh and interesting.

This review is based on the first six episodes of the show but I got really excited and felt the need to write this Geek Out. I’m not going to bother proof reading this post because I want to go back and see what happens next. See ya next time!chin1x

You can watch Quan Zhi Gao Shou with english subtitles at gogoanime.


Geek Out: 3 Gatsu no Lion (anime)

3 gatsu no lion (March comes in like a lion), is an absolutely captivating show about a boy named Rei who is a highschooler and professional shoji player and his interactions with various people including three sisters who help him out and act almost like family to him.

The anime is slow paced but every episode makes you feel alive. Rei’s history is slowly revealed through flashbacks and every episode it is easy to find yourself hoping and praying for his happiness. The Shogi games are captivating but the show is not focused on how to play Shogi like many sports anime. It is so hard to explain just how much this show captivated me. The characters evolve and have weird but heartwarming smiles and you can feel Rei’s pain, sadness, and happiness as it comes to him.


If you want to learn more about the show or see what other people thought of it click here.

If this sounds like something you might want to watch I would encourage you to give it the two episode test and try it out.

you can find it English subbed at gogoanime.


Geek Out: Library Wars Anime

At first glance this anime seems… weird. For some reason people are killing people for the sake of protecting books. But in reality, it is so much more than that. This anime explores censorship and human reactions to potentially life changing events.

More than those great overall themes, the anime can be just as enjoyable if you prefer to watch it for the characters. Kasahara (the main female character), mentions near the end of the series that although she couldn’t remember the main plot of one of the books that she loved she could recall everything about the characters she had read about. Their lives created a side story which she enjoyed even more than the main one. I believe the point she made is very true about Library Wars. The overall plot is great by the time you get a few episodes in and have gotten over the fact that they are fighting and dying for the sake of books. However, it was the side story of the characters and how their relationships evolve over the course of the anime that made the story truly rich. Because of the characters you start to root for the Library corps. Because of the characters you realize in a low-key way how war effects soldiers and how even the enemy is human.

If you are looking for an accurate description of the atrocities of war this anime will not fit what you are looking for. However, if you love books, art, and freedom of speech, or if you just want an enjoyable anime with an interesting plot and characters and don’t mind a bit of a slow start, Library Wars may be for you.

myanimelist synopsis

Library Wars episodes english subbed

Library Wars Movie english subbed (watch after the series)


Geek Out: Erased (Anime)

This is my first Geek out. This Category of blog posts is a place where I take anything I am extremely excited about and I write about it. It could be a movie, tv show, something cool I learned, an event I went to, pretty much anything that I can write about enthusiastically. This segment will probably include a lot of anime, books, and movies but I hope you will enjoy reading about it just as much as I enjoyed experiencing everything that makes me Geek out.

“Erased” is an absolutely amazing anime. This seinen/mystery/etc. anime takes twelve episodes and weaves an absolutely beautiful mystery surrounding a young man named Fujinuma, Satoru and his desperate attempt to stop a serial killer from his past who seems to target young girls.

Satoru has an ability which forces him back in time to prevent bad things from happening. He can’t control when it happens but when he is sent back he begins to instinctively search for what is about to go wrong so that he can prevent it. I don’t want to give too much of the plot away but basically due to something that happens in present day, he is reminded of the serial killings that happened in his hometown and he is sent back in time to when he was ten in order to stop the killer and save everyone.

The anime has great art, interesting characters, and a plot that got me so excited I was almost ready to jump out of my chair and yell at my screen during a few of the episodes. So, if you’re in the mood for an anime with a bit more substance but that isn’t just one toturous blood bath after another “Erased” is for you.


Note: The subject is probably not the best for children but we don’t see much blood or the actual murders (think Detective Conan as a decent comparison). However, there is some child abuse so anyone who is sensitive to such things may not want to watch this. Parental Guidance and Viewer discretion is advised.