Status Change – 2/14/2019

-A.R- by swd3e2 on pixiv

My five episode thoughts on The Rising of the Shield Hero is on hold. I figure if I wanna talk about it, I’ll have to grab the manga and/or light novels. I’ve been informed stuff was changed. I will not do the same for Magical Girl SpecOps Asuka though. I’m doing it for Shield Hero mainly because I’ve gotten comments on Facebook, Discord, and in person on how friends/coworkers have been following the series since it came out and would often talk about differences or similarities.

So I guess I’ll have to give it the same sort of treatment I gave Arpeggio of Blue Steel and Gate, Thus the JSDF Fought There.

Which leads me to the next bit. What better way to support more Shield Hero (and Goblin Slayer) than to buy the translated stuff? I’ll probably get an opportunity now attending Katsucon 2019. I’ve once again volunteered as a staff member during my vacation, working with Public Safety (formerly Security). Now with the possibility (as of now) of another government shutdown, I may have to juggle my volunteer work with my actual job since all Leave will be cancelled. If that crisis is averted, well, since I front-loaded most of my required hours onto Thursday and Friday, I get to enjoy the con.

Anyways, this week’s Asuka post will be late, probably closer to next Tuesday or Wednesday. And Shield Hero thoughts in two weeks if anything.

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Quick Thought: Magical Girls, Division Agents, and Other Such Things

So, I was accepted into The Division 2’s Private Beta the past week. That has somewhat pushed back my planned five episode thoughts on The Rising of the Shield Hero, as well as combining my thoughts on the game with last week’s Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka post.

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Magical Girl SpecOps Asuka (Episode 4 – Babel Brigade – Combat Begins)

Those who have weak constitutions might want to look away.  Magical Girl PTSD living up to the nickname someone on Discord calls it as. I’m in agreement with another person who had now dropped the show that some things could’ve been cut. Those who might be adverse to torture are recommended to just read the summary blurb on Wikipedia.

 

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Magical Girl SpecOps Asuka (Episode 3 – A More Terrible War)

For someone on a Discord server I’m in, episode three was what sold the show for him. I was already sold from episode one, it has magical girls and guns, and we got to see a bit of Mia taking out members of supposedly the Tijuana Cartel.

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Quick Thought: Magical Girl SpecOps Asuka (Episode 2) and Restlessness

Today will be short, and I apologize, I’ve been really apathetic lately. Not getting paid is a thing but I still slog on. Anyways, the second episode solidifies this as a ‘follow’ for me. And I do understand why someone in a Discord channel I’m in calls it “Magical Girl PTSD” anime.

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Three Episode Rule: Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka (Episode 1)

People keep asking if I’m back. And I haven’t really had an answer. But now, yeah, I’m thinkin’ I’m back!

-John Wick, John Wick (2014)

 

So, a coworker of mine and I tend to watch similar shows. We were gushing over Goblin Slayer last season, and while I don’t see him as often due to our new schedule change, I want to know what he thought of Mahou Shoujou Tokushusen Asuka (Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka). I mean, it got me back to at least doing a Three Episode Rule.

 

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A Send Off to 2018: Reminiscing

Sleep doesn’t sound too bad either. Art by lilywhite lilyblack on pixiv.

So, as I type this a day or so before the end of the year, I look back at a year that has been illuminating as well as filled with some dips and heights. Long or short, I guess I should get on it, right?

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Encore: One Last Round – Akihabara, Manga Café, and Narita

As my big overseas trip comes to a close today, writing this partially at a manga café and probably finishing and uploading it as I wait in Narita. It has been a fun trip, and I honestly would love to do it again.

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Quick Thought: Philippines – Family, Friends, and Heat

The remaining two weeks of my vacation was spent in the Philippines. Now that I decided this will be a thing, I intend to vary my stays in the two island nations here and there whenever I go. But for now, this year was a year for friends and relaxing on my own.

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Quick Thought: Akihabara, Yamato 2202 and the End

My last days were spent in Akihabara. I mean I know, it’s a thing now, and mistakes were mostly made. But I spent most of the time in my last two days mostly at the arcades or elsewhere, and milking the JR Rail Pass for as much as she was worth.

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