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Mondaijitachi ga Isekai Kara Kuru Sou Desu yo

Welp, it's over. So short, only 10 episodes, but a very enjoyable 10 episodes.

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It was kind of like Horizon, in the sense that I ended up liking pretty much every (female) character. Was most particular towards Useless Bunny though, yes!

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If you haven't checked this show out already, I'd reccomend it. Given the length, it's fairly fast paced and doesn't waste time getting to the point. Like Horizon, I eagerly await another season. Please?

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Also, I've almost recovered from my sickness, so ETUDE should resume again this Monday, all things going as planned. In the meantime, here are some photos from Kyoto.

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This is where we stayed. Surprisingly huge for how much we were paying.

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Temple you've probably seen in a fair number of anime, probably the most famous one in Kyoto (perhaps even all of Japan).

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Picture of said temple from another angle.

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This was a neat little store nearby the temple. Had a lot of cute little glass animals, very good for getting as a gift to friends.

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Train Simulator: Japan Edition.

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Some more famous Kyoto spots.

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Did I mention it was really hot? Because it was really hot. You can't feel it from these pictures, but stepping out into sunlight would have about the same results as a vampire stepping into daylight.

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I have to say, Kyoto was certainly a very beautiful city. If you ever visit, I highly reccomend hiring a bike for a day and just biking around places, it's incredibly relaxing.

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And just like that, we were headed towards Osaka, before making a return trip to Tokyo to meet up with everyone else, and Comiket!

I'm sick

Hey guys, sorry there was no ETUDE stream last night, I think I caught something because I woke up yesterday completely under the weather. Spent most of the day in bed, feeling terrible.

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Anyway, it doesn't look like I'm recovering from this anytime soon, so ETUDE sessions will be postponed until I get better. Apologies for the late notice.

 

To make up for the lack of practice streams, here's some more photos from my trip to Japan last year.

 

Of course, upon arriving in Tokyo, the first place we head towards was Akihabara... if you like anime and have money, be prepared to spend 90% of it here (the other 10% goes towards Comiket).

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Project Diva corner in the SEGA arcade.

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There were some really nice Miku drawings there, and you can add your own drawing in any of the guest books they have lying around.

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Toranoana was probably the store I spent the most time in. It mostly sells doujinshi, unlike Animate or Gamerz which sell more merchandise. Lower levels are usually just manga and light novels, with ero-doujins on the upper floors.

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Melonbooks is the only direct competitor to Toranoana. They also sell ero-doujinshi, and most of the artists you will find at Comiket will have stock in one of these two stores after the event, with Mandarake being for second hand goods of all sorts.

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The arcade scene is huge in Japan, unlike in the west. It has a very thriving and enthusiastic fighting game community, while I was there they had location tests for Undernight In-birth and the new BlazBlue, with many people lining up to play them.

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After this we went to Kyoto, as we arrived in Japan much earlier than everyone else. Will post some photos from that part later!

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ETUDE resumes!

It's been a hectic week, but sessions will resume Monday 8am GMT as usual. See some of you then!

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G-League Grand Finals Live Now! (Dota 2)

Edit: What an incredible final game, 80 minutes of back and fourth Dota 2.

 

Tune in here: [Stream Link]

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Art by kheleksul

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Koe no Katachi

Read this read this read this read this.

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[Read online here]

 

Also, best GJ-bu girl? Best GJ-bu girl.

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Been watching some Mondaijitachi ga Isekai kara Kuru Sou Desu yo, despite my hesitation towards the series, given the fairly typical sounding plot and harem-like cast, it's actually incredibly entertaining.

Also, the ED reminds me of Mahoro de Mambo. Yes!