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Demon Slayer Review

Hellooooo my bloggers!

it’s been a long time since I’ve been here! Life has been rough but I am thankful to still be here. And just because I’ve missed you guys, this blog will be a long one. So without further ado, let’s get into the review!

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This fall, my best friend and I stumbled across this anime and we were very pleased with it. This by far is rated #1 on my anime list because it is just that amazing. I don’t think I have ever seen a show this great in a long time. From the visuals, the storyline, the music, the creators took their time with this and it shows.

DISCLAIMER: May contain spoilers

Synopsis/Story

In Taisho-era Japan,[3] Tanjiro Kamado is a kindhearted and intelligent boy who lives with his family, he has become his family’s sole source of income after the passing of his father. Everything changes when his family is attacked and slaughtered by demons (oni). Tanjiro and his sister Nezuko are the sole survivors of the incident. Nezuko has now become a demon, but still surprisingly shows signs of human emotion and thought. Tanjiro becomes a demon slayer to help his sister turn human again and to prevent the same tragedy that happened to him and his sister from happening to others. – Wikipedia

The story to me is captivating, starting in the first episode. It starts out with Tanjiro in the snow, hurt, and exhausted with his sister Nezuko on his back. It made me question what was happening, and why, which in my opinion is a great hook to start out with. I for one like to take my time and analyze what is going on in anime. My motto is, if I don’t make it past episode 3, then I won’t watch the rest. Demon Slayer has all the elements of action, suspense, gore, comedy, and romance and it made me want to know more, especially for what’s to come in season 2.

Art

The art in this anime is STELLAR! I have never seen art done this way before. Whoever they hired for the animations deserves an award for sure. For starters, the colors are absolutely breathtaking. Nothing overlaps to where the colors muddle together, everything flows. Most anime I have seen get these types of graphics when they make movies, however, Demon Slayer has it throughout. The visuals in this anime look like one giant iridescent art museum. As I was watching it, my best friend and I could not stop talking about how beautiful it was. The art is by far the most realistic I have ever laid eyes on. Complete job well done.

HONORABLE VISUALS

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Tanjiro and Nezuko (ep. 1) Just look at how realistic this looks. The snow detail really brings in the emotion here. As I said earlier the colors don’t fall flat; throughout the anime, the creators did not stray from that
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My personal Favorite: Episode 19

Characters

The characters in Demon Slayer each have their own personalities which I enjoy. Not one character has the same mindset or mannerisms as another, as they as they are all unique in their own way.

Tanjiro

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OUR SWEET CINNAMON ROLL! Tanjiro is such a kind soul, but don’t take it as a weakness. He is a beast behind that sword of his. One aspect about him is that he sees the people who have succumbed to the demon spirit as humans still. at least spirit wise. Which is an admirable trait.

Nezuko

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Our other cinnamon roll that we must protect with our lives! I love Nezuko she is so sweet and adorable. Thanks to a spell that was cast on her from Tanjiro’s teacher, she doesn’t eat humans and she fights alongside Tanjiro. Their teamwork is amazing and I can’t wait to see more of her abilities.

Zenitsu

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This guy here is super hilarious to me. Zenitsu has his moments where he can be serious but that’s only when he’s fighting. Other than that he gets scared by just about anything. Loves Nezuko and only has one move. But he has a kind heart and has great listening skills. Plus he’s not that annoying to me. Maybe to others, he might be.

Inosuke

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*Sigh* Inosuke. His name is a mix between ‘Inuyasha’ and ‘Sasuke’. He’s very hot-tempered, often appears as rude and always wants to compete with Tanjiro in fighting. But underneath that gruff exterior, he has a kind face and heart when given the circumstance. I like Inosuke, I didn’t at first but he became a great asset to the team after a while.

Overall

I love this anime, and I am glad that I had a chance to see this masterpiece. As said earlier, I can’t wait for season 2. If you have not watched it, I strongly suggest you do, you will not be disappointed. I rate this anime a complete 10/10!

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As always stay Marvelous!

KimmyPuff

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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

 

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HAPPY NEW YEAR GUYS!

I hope you all had a great one! I know I did. I’m sure you all have some new year resolutions of your own and I know yal will reach them. I have a lot of things that I want to happen this year and I pray that I can accomplish them. One thing is for sure that I would love to put out more blog content such as  book/movie reviews, anime/manga, and even music reviews. This is the World of K.I.M after all and you guys will basically get to see that here 🙂

I am actually excited for this year. This is my birthday month as well yass (Jan 30th #TeamAquarius) and I am ready for all this year has to offer. To be honest, 2018 was a pretty tough year for me. I lost myself a little and I was sadder than I have ever been in my life. However, now I have let those things go, and I am determined to not let things get me down. I strive to grow a lot more mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.

I know that the new year doesn’t mean that all my problems will go away. They will just heighten.  Only thing I am sure of is the God will give me the strength to get through those trials. So bring it on 2019!!

As always you guys stay marvelous and happy new year! ❤

Kimmypuff

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YOUMACON 2018

(insert unnecessary reason as to why I didn’t post this sooner here ┐(´•_•`)┌)

Hello peeps! This is long overdue ( whole freakin month) and I apologize so I here I go with this awesome review on an even equally awesome event that happens annually here in Detroit which is none other than…

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And after not going for like two years I made it apparent to do so this year. It was actually a lot better than the last few times 🙂 I went with my sister and best friend and we all enjoyed ourselves.

Since I didn’t cosplay, I decided to get this Goku and Vegeta Sweatshirt. Which was a great choice and it got a lot of compliments. 😉

The day pretty much consisted of walking around to different venues and looking and millions of anime lovers in their cosplays. With My Hero Academia being one of the top animes this year, I was not surprised with seeing all of Class 1-A walking around lol 

Our main spot was the game room because this year they had video game tournaments. My best friend participated in the tournament and yal I was so freakin proud of him! He did so good! I was basically in the stands cheering like a huge fan girl (which I am when it comes to whatever he does) He played the My Hero One’s Justice by the name of “Norfolkin_way” against the players. They even recorded it so you can check them out here:

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs XXI The Universe (Jiro/Kirishima)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs XXI The Universe (Kirishima)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs MAG (Kaminari/Iida)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs PixlRocket (Bakugo)

Youmacon 2018: Norfolkin_Way (All Might) vs Kingtsu (Todoroki/Aizawa/Kirishima)

Also check out my best friend’s youtube channel  Norfolkin_way  for more exclusive game content and videos 🙂

Other than that Youmocon was fun and to top it off it was a very sunny day which made for us having a great time. I may go this summer to the one in they host in Chicago.  My goal is to one day cosplay as Lucy from Fairy Tail. Let me know in the comments on who you think I should cosplay for the next event!

 

As always stay Marvelous ❤

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The Hate U Give- Final Review Book and Movie Special

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Synopsis

Starr Carter is a 16-year old who lives in two worlds: the poor black neighborhood, Garden Heights, where she lives and the fancy suburban prep school she attends. One night, Starr goes to a party in Garden Heights and she meets her childhood best friend, Khalil. When he drives her home after the party, they are stopped by a policeman. Khalil is forced to get out of the car and the police officer shoots him, even though he was unarmed. Soon afterward, his murder becomes a national headline. He’s called a thug, a drug dealer, and a gangbanger. When it comes clear that the police have little interest in investigating it, protests take the streets and Starr’s neighborhood becomes a war zone. They all try to figure out what really happened that night and the only one who can answer that is Starr, who gives many interviews trying to clean Khalil’s name, but what she says could ultimately decide the fate of this policeman- and more importantly whether or not he is charged with the murder of Khalil. ~ GoodReads

T.H.U.G L.I.F.E

“The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone” -Tupac Shakur

Alright yal, this review is long overdue. I apologize for the wait! As you guys noticed from the title I will be combining both the book and the movie into one review. I finished the book about 2 weeks ago and I saw the movie last week. Both were good in their own right, but one of them stood out more than the other. So stay tuned for the reveal! 🙂

 

Book Review

Hands down the best book I have read in a while. I feel like this book was a lot more relatable than my first review book (Check that one out too!). After reading, I think my favorite genre of books will be urban contemporary. Not because I am black but because they give readers of all racial backgrounds something to feel. The Hate U Give gave me a rush of emotions that I think the author wanted us to experience. The author, Angie Thomas, took her time with all the events that happened and it didn’t seem rushed. She made the characters relatable to any one that would read this.

The main character Starr unfortunately had to experience life at such an early age which wasn’t easy for her. She suffered from being in a tough , run down neighborhood, going to a school she didn’t feel welcome in, fake friends, family issues, and most importantly losing two of her best friends to gun violence. Starr knows her life has not been the prettiest, but the one thing that stood out the most to me was that Starr made her name mean exactly what a ‘star’ is: Bright, bold and powerful.

I’m gonna take Starr’s name and put it in an analogy.

First Starr’s ‘light’ was shining normally. Of course she had her typical life situations, like dealing with her boyfriend, basketball, her life at home. But she was herself and seemed happy.

Then all of that changed when Khalil got shot right in front of her face. That’s when Starr’s light dimmed throughout the duration of the book.

It was only towards the end was where she gained her strength back and was the bold bright, and powerful star that her father proudly called her. She stood up for what was right and that had me feeling amazing.

This book spoke volumes to me. The author was not afraid to speak the truth on what unfortunately is still happening in today. Police brutality is real, racism is real, and I hope this book shed some light on the people who still think those two things are not a problem. It also showed that no matter how quiet people try to make you, you speak as loud as you can until you are heard.

“Don’t ever have them make you be quiet”- Starr’s father Maverick.

Because when we are quiet, we give them the power. But when we use our voices, is when they fear us.

I really enjoyed this book and I can’t wait for Angie Thomas’s new book coming out in 2019 called On the Come Up. Be on the look out for that book review coming soon!

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Still my favorite quote ❤

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Movie Review

(Disclaimer: May contain spoilers/pictures)

The movie was like the book’s fraternal twin. It was different yet still had the soul of the story.

Much like any book movie adaptation not everything is going to be spot on with the book and that is something I had to learn while watching. My best friend is a witness, and I what upset me was the subtle changes they made. In my opinion those changes ruined the movie at first. But after a while I calmed down and watched the movie for what they made it out to be. According to Angie Thomas she was okay with the changes, and if she was cool with it, who am I to get upset about it?

Now Starr (played by Amandla Stenberg) was phenomenal. She brought out her character just like how I expected her to. The only thing I didn’t really like (which is pretty lame) was her braids. Like she has beautiful natural hair and I wish they had her embrace it in the film.

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Amandla had the wit, grace, and ambition to bring Starr’s character to life. She showed us that even though Starr had her fears and doubts, and wanted to give up, she stood her ground and helped us viewers see that she is a force to be reckoned with.

“KHALIL LIVED!”-Starr

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He most definitely did. And he thanks you for standing up for him and giving his name and most importantly his life a new meaning. Now this was the moment I was proud to see. The movie did this part perfect in my opinion.

Going back to the story’s title for a second. The Hate U Give. (T.H.U.G. L.I.F.E.) was majorly expressed throughout the film and its acronym was probably more used in the movie than the book. “The hate you give little infants fucks everybody” is what I found out to be very very true. We are not born hateful, we are only taught it. And it angers me that some people choose to teach their children to hate others just because they look different from them. We all bleed the same, have the same organs in our bodies, we all laugh, cry, smile. And if our children are planted with that seed of hatred, it can only keep growing until it is in the hearts of many.

The movie portrayed the acronym in a very shocking way. I will not reveal what that is but to all of the people who read the book, will be like I was like (WTF) but kinda in a good way because it is a scene that was not in the book.

To be honest, this movie was good. Not bad just good. I personally think it lacked luster to what the book had. But that’s how all movie adaptations go, the book is often ALWAYS going to have more detail.

You may have a different opinion than me. Which is also great. However, If I were you, I would finish the book first then see the movie. Those who have I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments. As well as those who just saw the movie for fun.

T.H.U.G L.I.F.E

“The Hate You Give Little Infants Fucks Everyone” -Tupac Shakur

Movie rating 6.5/10

Book rating 9.5/10

I liked the book better obviously

As always stay marvelous! ❤

-Kimmypuff

anime

My Hero Academia: Two Heroes Movie Review

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PLUS ULTRA!!!!!

Okay yal today I just witnessed the most epic movie of all time and I must say what a time to be alive!!

To start off, this is the first time I ever saw an anime movie in theaters. (I know shocker) But anime movies hardly play in the U.S. they are typically only available in Japan, so when my sister got an e-mail from Funimantion stating that My Hero Academia was going to be screened we jumped the first chance we got, I grabbed my best friend and we all went to go see it today. Out of that whole experience I gotta say, watching an anime movie with other anime lovers is suchh a fun ass experience! I mean there’s clapping, cheering, emotional moments everything! It so beats going to a normal ol movie. It felt so authentic and real I just loved it.

Now, the movie was only screening for 5 days and only had one showtime for the movie theater we selected. So today was the last day for this movie. Glad we got the tickets when we did otherwise we would’ve missed out! This movie even received great reviews and money from all of us Otakus, the box office went through the roof on this one.

So onward to the review!

***Disclaimer****

MAY CONTAIN SPOILERS. (You have been warned)

Synopsis

Deku and All Might receive an invitation to I-Expo, The World’s Leading Exhibition of Quirk Abilities and Hero Item Innovations. Amid the excitement, Deku meets a girl who is Quirkless, just like he once was. Suddenly, I-Expo’s Top-Of-The-Line Security System gets hacked by villains and a sinister plan is set in motion. It’s a serious threat to Hero Society and one man holds the key to it all. – Google

STORY

I absolutely loved the story line. It was appealing to the audience and there were no unnecessary add ins that would make the movie fall flat. The story’s main focus was All-Might’s, quirk and his relationship with his dear friend David. The transitions of the scenes were great and I felt like no parts were left out, I had some theories going into it like “Is All-might’s friend going to betray him?” and I felt like every question I had was answered as the movie progressed. Which was nice to see.

ART

In anime movies I’ve seen in the past, (i.e Inuyasha especially) I would notice that the anime graphics either sharpened in character design or brightened up in color. However, in this the creators stuck with the original design in the anime and only sharpened the color scheme just a tad. Which was not an issue for me! Personally, I like when anime movies just stay with their normal design sometimes, because if there are any noticeable changes that stray away from the original artwork then I feel as if the audience will focus on that more than the movie’s content. And..

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CHARACTERS

Everyone was so in character it was ridiculous! I mean there is not a single wrong thing I can say about how all the characters in the movie delivered, even the minor ones. We were introduced two new characters named David and his daughter Melissa. As I mentioned earlier David is All-Might’s friend they went to college together and studied hero work. The only difference, All-Might was training to be a hero and David (Dave, as All-Might called him) was a top scientist. His daughter Melissa was also studying to be a scientist and she calls All-might her uncle which I thought was soo cute! She may come off as a bland character at first but she becomes very valuable throughout.

Deku was adorable and strong asf as usual. He did his usual Deku awesomeness and just kicked ass the entire movie. I was so thrilled! Deku always amazes me every time I see him in battle and how he interacts with his peers and the people he meets. Much like Naruto, Izuku makes a lasting impression on people because of how humble, dedicated, and brave he is.

Bakugo was a hothead which was to be expected, however he displayed a great amount of strength in this movie and even had a small (tiny) touching moment which he easily shook off after being confronted about it.

Last but not least Todoroki-kun. He was just ❤ But rather quiet though. He used his ice quirk the majority of the movie and worked well with everyone. All of class 1-A were in character and even though most of them weren’t the center of the movie, they added flare to the story’s plot and showed that an exceptional amount of teamwork.

Their training was put well into good use! Nice work Aizawa 😉

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ENJOYMENT/EXPERIENCE

If there were ever to be another anime movie airing in theaters I WILL SO GO TO IT! As mentioned above, the movie’s atmosphere felt so real, it felt like I was watching the anime in the comfort of my own home. The theater was packed with Otaku’s some were even cos played as a few of the characters. I saw a female Deku and a kid Todoroki (awws!) My only complaint was that the movie was supposed to start as 4. But it started at like a quarter to 5. maybe even a little later. The wait was so long some people left. But only real MHA fans will stay till the end though. All in all this movie was so worth it! My best friend said this before the movie: “Anime movies are the best to go to because every one is hype and engaged” That statement was beyond true. Anime brings people together, and that will always be what it’ll do.

All-Might created a legacy and it is up to Izuku to continue it in his own way. I’m sure without a doubt he will accomplish that.

The tale of two heroes, both flying in the sky as eagles fulfilling the same destiny as the “Symbol of Peace”

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IMDb rating: 8.5/10

My Rating: 10/10

STAY MARVELOUS!

GO BEYOND PLUSS ULTRA!

~KimmyPuff

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The Legend of ZELDA: Twilight Princess Manga Book 1

Hey all you otaku lovers!

Two posts in one day? I think this calls for a celebration. ━━━━ヽ(゚∀゚ )ノ━━━━!

So I go to the library and I stumble across this gem and I was so excited I had to start reading it. As you know this game was a hit and to see it in manga form is so beautiful. This manga has 5 volumes so far, however I am only doing the first 3 because the library only has those. I will maybe buy the next two or find some other way to get a hold of em. I also came up with a new structure for my book blogs,. Manga in particular will be more detailed since I have pictures to support my thoughts. Ain’t that neat? 😉

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Once upon a time, wizards tried to conquer the Sacred Realm of Hyrule. The Spirits of Light sealed the wizards’ power within the Shadow Crystal and banished them to the Twilight Realm beyond the Mirror of Twilight. Now, an evil menace is trying to find Midna, princess of the Twilight Realm, and the fragments of the Shadow Crystal to gain the power to rule over both the Twilight Realm and the World of Light – Goodreads blurb.

Goodreads Rating: 4.2/5

My Rating 4.9/5

Story

Since I already know the basis of the game, the story was not hard to figure out. The story starts out rather peaceful then it thickens up towards the end. What intrigued me was the creative spin the author placed in this. The way she wrote the dialog of the characters and the transitions were wonderful. With the game’s basic plot combined with the add ins of the author’s own creativeness was just right; she did it all without being too overbearing. I believe what the author was trying to do was liven this up considering the game’s almost a snooze fest if you allow it to be.

Character

All of the characters in this are important to the plot. I can honestly say there is not one person that interferes with the story line. Which is good. The main character Link (my favorite! ❤) is what makes this manga beautiful. I mean come on LINK TALKS!!! That in its self would make anyone read this. Every. single. Zelda. game. Link has not spoken a word and that always bothered me. It made me seem like everyone was walking all over him simply because he was mute. But, with Link talking in this manga allows him to have a say so in what he wants. Also I can imagine my own way of what his voice sounds like. In this case, I envision his voice to be light, airy, with an earthy, deep tone to it depending on the situation. Clear and crisp with a lot of emotion.

Link is also loved by just about everyone in the village. Especially Colin. (whom I believe will have much character development in later volumes) He is a young boy that is the son of the village’s guardian Rusl (pronounced “Russel”). Link is like an older brother to Colin as well as the other young-ins there, he can do anything in their eyes. But does Link believe that? Link wishes for everything to remain peaceful and happy, however,  he seems to have a dark past that he refuses to give in to….

Art

I love the art in this! Everyone is drawn so beautifully especially Link. The backgrounds are vivid and character designs are sharp; I like how the author did not stray away from that. It is pretty spot on from the game, just with finer features. Their facial expressions are thoroughly executed to the point that where it could be animated if the creators decided to go that avenue.

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Translation: “Keep Buzzing little insect”

Enjoyment

I like that this manga can pull at your heartstrings and still keep the quality of the story. I think the author’s twists fill up the story’s plot and gets you thinking what would those additional scenes be like if they were added in the game. Overall, I am thoroughly impressed with this manga and I can’t wait to read and review the rest! This manga is definitely holding my interest and I am proud to name this as my first manga review.

Cheers to more in the future!

Stay Marvelous!

Kimmypuff