Purely Silent's log

Dramas, anime and manga fangirling.

— March 5, 2017

Haven’t updated in a while, but here I am 🙂

I dropped ‘Fushigi Yuugi’.

It was becoming too much of a no no. Some parts of the story simply don’t make sense and the main character’s priorities don’t seem to be set the right way. Anyways, I simply couldn’t stand watching it any longer. 😦

After that I started watching a strange anime called ‘House of the Five Leaves’ that weirdly enough I had never seen anywhere before on the internet… °-° How could I?

I instantly fell in LOVE

However, being the person I am, I stopped watching it half-way through and started a TV series called ‘The man In The High Castle’ instead.

‘House of the Five Leaves’ wasn’t bad, not at all, I really liked it. It gives off a very relaxing feeling and it is very easy to follow. The only reason for which I dropped it to start the other series is that I’m a WWII-related-stuff trash.

I couldn’t overlook that so here I am, watching ‘The Man In The High Castle’ 🙂

I’m at episode five of the first season. I think I’m liking it pretty well. I’m not too sure because I’m still only at the beginning, but it is definitely keeping me attracted.

There are already some characters that I love, like mr. Smith, Joe, the marshall… As usual I still don’t remember their names, it always takes some time for me to remember them. 🙂

Apart from this, I watched a lot of V-lives (BTS) and I keep falling for the guys even more as time goes on ❤

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Looking good, don’t they..? 🙂 ❤

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— February 16, 2017

Uh, ‘Fushigi Yuugi’ keeps shocking me the more I watch it… The love line is developing way too fast, and, in my opinion, they definitely rushed the change in the main character’s bff’s feelings.

However, I’ll still watch it because it’s good 🙂

Yesterday though… I recommend taking precautions when watching episode 11 from 18.30 minutes to 19.30 if you don’t want to kill your eyes.

Flashy, super fast, changes in lightening that make you see weird stuff, no good, no good.

Someone told me that those scene were banned on some Pokemon episode because it affects people with epilepsy. 😦


Side note: BTS’s ‘Spring Day’ MV has reached 20 million plus views on YouTube, Army did a great job!

It’s already the third record we broke with only one MV:

  • 9+ million views in the first 24 hours after release
  • faster k-pop MV to reach 10 million views (took 26 hours)
  • faster k-pop MV to reach 20 million views (3 days and 16 hours)

Really, well done!! We also have 1 million likes ❤

Now I’m streaming like crazy on Spotify to get it at least at number 10 in the Viral Top 50 (Italy). Right now ‘Spring Day’ is at number 19 and ‘Not Today’ at 17…

Jimin even praised us for our hard work saying that it is cute to see Internation Army and Korean Army working together for this ❤ He’s really sweet 🙂

This days I’m seriously having trouble not changing my bias… They are all damn pretty and since I’m been watching all their videos on VLive I’ve come to learn so much more about them and… I simply can’t! I thought I was set on Taehyung, that I wasn’t going to change.. but then a Jimin appeared and.. T^T I’m not sure about my certainties anymore °-°

It will work out somehow °-° ❤

— February 15, 2017

*Trying to calm down*

…ok.

ANIME

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I completed ‘Zankyou no Terror’! First anime I watch in while… It gave me a weird feeling that I’m not sure I can describe. 😦

It was not bad, not at all. It was good enough, but maybe a little bit too short? Everything happened so fast… Maybe I just have to get used to watching anime instead of reading manga again, lol.

EVENTUAL SPOILERS AHEAD

I have to say: I hate tragedies and I absolutely hate it when main characters die.

I like happy endings.

However, at the same time, some anime are great enough that I like them even if (or maybe because) the main characters die. This is one of them. I was left with that feeling of mixed happiness and sadness and god only knows what else. ❤

I really don’t know why I always snubbed this anime °-°

END OF THE EVENTUAL SPOILERS

P.S.: Everyone seemed to hate on Lisa in the comments but I don’t think she’s necessarily at fault. She’s just a simple human being, the same as us and I, myself, can’t predict what I would have done if I were in her place. No, maybe I know: I would have been one of those weak-willed people that would run away from everyone and everything. So props to Lisa! 🙂

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Yesterday I also started watching ‘Fushigi Yugi’, another anime that I always snubbed because it was older than me.

I like historical, romance stuff. And no matter what ‘Fushigi Yugi’ is one of the most recommended after maybe ‘Inuyasha’.

I NEVER EXPECTED TO BE SO ENGROSSED IN IT!! ❤

It’s old (I’m not saying it’s a negative aspect, I like old anime too), the colors are kind of “weird” and the animations are flashy, but I’ve grown to like it, lol.

The only thing I’m not too sure about is the way the love part is moving way too fast. After what, the first episode (?), and we could tell that they already had feeling for each other and it didn’t take that much for the second guy to confess to her too…

I’ll keep watching it, let’s hope for the best! ❤


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Here are a couple news.

We’re at over 17 million views on YouTube for ‘Spring Day’ MV, we also managed to reach over 1 million likes and comments but some comments today were hidden (or deleted) so we’re back to 300.000+ comments. It’s fine though, comments aren’t that important. Views are what matter, but they are stuck again.. D:

On the other hand, I’m here studying for my exam and streaming ‘YOU NEVER WALK ALONE’ (BTS) on Spotify. Let’s go up in the chart!! 🙂 ❤ ❤

 

— January 31, 2017

Completed the first season of ‘Noragami’ and started ‘Noragami Aragoto’! 🙂

Hella good, heheheh. Yato’s eyes are so beautiful… ❤ They did somehow become a sort of “family” so I love it even more! I don’t know why actually, but I really really like Kazuma ❤

— January 30, 2017

I’m finally watching ‘Noragami’ (first season)–!!

I can’t believe I never watched it at the time when my little sister was D:

All because I was busy talking with that odd group of gaming friends I had… not that I don’t like them or anything but we ended up drifting apart and I completely forgot that I was missing such a great series! 🙂

We should be about half way through the first season now, we’re planning on following it up with the second season.. *grinning*

Yato’s eyes are damn beautiful and Yuki is that exact type of “younger” character that I love ❤ No pedo or anything, just otaku stuff.

— January 28, 2017

Yesterday night me and my little sis re-watched the first two episodes of ‘Hitsugi no Chaika’, and damn if it is not good to see a nice, strong-willed character once again. I am tired sick of dull, good for nothing characters that don’t grow no matter how long the series is… D:

Or maybe that’s only me… well, preferences I guess.

— January 22, 2017

The day before yesterday my big brother had me try to guess what anime a song was from. I suck at that game so obviously I wasn’t able to guess, but DAMN the feels that song gives… ❤ ❤ ❤

Katekyo Hitman Reborn, great series! The characters grow soooo much during this anime and the drawing change a huge amount too. Everything becomes even more perfect as you get closer to the end, doesn’t it… 🙂

— January 15, 2017

Yesterday night I started watching ‘Poco’s Udon World’! Finally back to watching anime…

I haven’t watched any since earlier in 2016 when I was too busy stuffing myslef with dramas. 🙂

Anyways, I wanted something similar to ‘Usagi Drop’, something simple yet fascinating to re-adapt to the anime world, and that’s how I found it.

The recommendation on MAL had a not-so-proper last line saying that while Usagi Drop was directed more to lolicons, Poco’s Udon World was directed to shotacons… uhhh…

Moving on, Poco is adorable!! How come I didn’t start this thing before?? He’s adorable and his voice melts my heart, especially when he says “Souta”… ❤ ❤ ❤

2016 – Recap — January 6, 2017

2016 – Recap

If I wrote the title it can only mean that this post is on a different level than the others. The only other time I used it it was for a “review”, when I was still naive and I thought that I could somehow write reviews. Now I know my place, I know that I definetely suck at writing so I’m simply going to keep my crappy writing style and use this blog for short, title-less posts.

That being said, we’re in 2017 now. As the slow person that I am, every one is writing about the new year already and I just decided of doing a recap of last year. You know, to keep up with the trend… Not really. I just thought that it would be great to have a post showing all of my achievements last year (nearly failing my highschool graduation exam because I read manga all the time, failing my university entrance exam because I was watching kpop videos  and dramas all the time, nearly failing my math exam because I was too busy watching korean tv shows all the time, not going to uni to watch drama and anime all day…). Good times, yes.

Without further blabbering, let’s do it!

Anime (completeddropped – on hold)

  • Terra Formars & Terra Formars Revenge
  • Ansatsu Kyoushitsu 2nd season
  • Kimi no Na wa
  • Amaama to Inazuma
  • Shelter
  • Re:Zero kara Hajimeru Isekai Seikatsu 
  • Kotetsujou no Kabaneri
  • Etotama
  • Mayoiga
  • Higurashi no Naku Koro ni
  • Bungou Stray Dogs
  • Suisei no Gargantia
  • Sakamoto desu Ga?
  • Boku dake ga Inai Machi
  • Mahoutsukai no Yome: Hoshi Matsu Hito
  • Hotaru no Mori e
  • Bakemono no ko
  • Psycho Pass 2nd season
  • Nanatsu no Taizai
  • Gakkougurashi

Manga (I read them online, because I can’t buy them, so I haven’t really completed all of them. Most of them haven’t been updated for a while so I ended up re-reading them a couple times. Re-read.)

  • Takane to Hana
  • Yuki wa Jigoku ni Ochiru no ka
  • Heroine Shikkaku
  • Strobe Edge
  • Highschool Debut
  • Toshishita no Otokonoko
  • Koko kara saki wa NG!
  • Honey
  • Hana to Akuma
  • Chicchai toki kara suki dakedo
  • Tsubaki chou Lonely planet
  • Nisekoi Doumei
  • Mairunovich
  • Shinigamihime no saikon
  • Sabaku no Harem
  • Kaichou wa maid sama
  • Akagami no Shirayukihime
  • Orange
  • Skip Beat
  • Hyokoi
  • Niehime to kemono no ou
  • Keishichou Tokuhanka 007
  • Faster than a Kiss
  • Kanojo ni naru hi
  • Koisuru Harinezumi
  • Hapi Mari
  • Midnight Secretary

Drama (completeddropped)

  • Misaki Number ONE (while re-watching it though)
  • Gokusen 3 (while re-watching it)
  • Minami-kun no Koibito
  • She was pretty (one episode left)
  • Loving Never Forgetting
  • Starts falling from the Sky (one episode left)
  • You’re all surrounded
  • Pride and Prejudice
  • To the beautiful you
  • Best Wedding
  • Cheese in the Trap
  • Hotaru no Hikari 2
  • When a Snail Falls in Love
  • Descendant of the Sun

TV series

  • Roommate

Books (all completed)

  • RoomHate
  • Dirty
  • Beautiful Disaster
  • Jake Undone
  • Cocky Bastard
  • King
  • Ride Hard
  • Reaper’s Property
  • Worth the fight
  • Storm and Silence
  • The robber Knight (1 & 2)
  • Angels Fall
  • A court of Thorns and Roses
  • A court of Mist and Fury
  • Cell
  • The Gingerbread Girl

So yeah, that’s pretty much all I’ve seen.

I still feel like I could have done better though, I’ll try harder this year.

Everytime I’m doing a recap I can’t help it but fell that it’s a waste how I end up dropping series at the last couple episodes… Even if it’s good, I never really feel like completing it. Weird, right?

After all this year wasn’t that bad… I was able to watch lot of good series and read lots of good stuff, I have no complaints.

With this, the recap is done! Farewell 2016, let’s dive into 2017! 🙂

— December 21, 2016

Gave two exams and I can finally relax for a short while.. *relieved*

This last couple days I managed to watch ‘Bakemono no Ko’, a very refreshing and bittersweet animated movie, before starting ‘Shirobako’, which I haven’t finished yet.

I loved the character design for ‘Bakemono no Ko’ as well as colors and the story (even though the ending left me kind of disappointed). The dubbing though was weird, not all of them obviously, only some characters. Kyuuta’s voice when he was still a kid was adorable! But then he grew up, very fast too, and they changed his voice actor! T^T (only remembering Kumatetsu calling him Kyuuta is… ❤ ) Great anime though, perfect for a night in which you have nothing too see or you simply want to watch something different 🙂

‘Shirobako’ on the other hand, is cute (?). I mean, it’s not one of those anime where you expect stuff to happen so I don’t really have much to say. Same style as for ‘Bakuman’.