Nendoroid Lord el Melloi II (The Case Files of Lord el Melloi II)

I’ve been meaning to review this since February, when he first released – however, luckily in 2020 time is fake and that doesn’t matter. It’s late, but it’s also the first figure review I’ve done in yeeears on this blog, so that’s okay. There’s three pieces of Waver merch I intend to review on this blog including this one – but one of them (the Petworks/Azone doll) has been in postal limbo since March due to EMS closing up and the other (the Aniplex figure) isn’t released yet.
Anyway, even though I’ve drifted away from nendoroids in recent years, there was absolutely no way I was going to turn down the first nendoroid of my favourite character ever, Waver Velvet. I say ‘first’ because I’ve been wishing for a nendoroid of his younger form for, at time of writing, eight years. With the popularity of Fate/Grand Order and Waver being one of the most coveted characters in the game, it’s surprising to me that it’s taken until the release of the Case Files anime for any nendoroid of him at all to get announced. Let’s take a look.
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Summer 2020 First Impressions – Ariana

Hi everyone! I’m really glad to be back for First Impression reviews after skipping out on them last season. Since I only had three shows, I decided to stick them all in one post too.

Pretty to look at, but not much substance…

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Summer 2020 First Impressions – Moeronpan

Like I said before, it’s a smaller season this time so I wanted to do all my shows in one hit. Let’s dive in and see if I ended up with anything good!

I’m just gonna spoil it for you now: I didn’t.

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What I watched – Spring 2020 Roundup

Another season ends….although what an atypical season it was. A good deal of shows had their production massively impacted by COVID – although of the ones I was watching, only Gal & Dino was affected. Luckily, I got to finish most of the other stuff from my mid-season report. 

I’ll be starting on the brand new seasons first impressions later on – because due to both COVID and the surprising amount of sequels this season, there actually is so little to review that when divided up, I’m not sure if its worth making two separate posts or not.

Onward to my final thoughts on these shows!
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Random Manga Review Post 2020

Ariana here. I have not been able to watch any anime at all due to circumstances, but I was able to read quite a bit of manga thanks to my job. (Working in a library puts you in close vicinity to a lot of books, whooo.) These are going to be extremely brief reviews because I am currently not able to access a lot of these manga titles due to current work circumstances, and a recent move which put a lot of my personal collection in the Storage Zone.

These reviews will also be brief as I’ve finished some series many months ago and won’t be able to discuss them in-depth. So why am I only putting up reviews for these manga now? Because I finally have the free time to, and I just want to talk about something I enjoy, which is manga/anime.


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Spring 2020 Mid-Season Report

First up – I finally changed the layout on this site after…I don’t wanna count how many years. And despite saying so over a year ago and then never delivering on that promise, there will be a new banner, and i purposefully removed the current one just to force me to make a new one faster.

Anyway. Here’s another new feature I’m hoping I can get to do more often on this blog! Because weekly reviews of single shows just wasn’t working out, I wanted to try this instead on top of the ‘What I watched’ posts – this way there’s not a 3 month gap between the First Impressions and the season wrap-up posts, but it also means lightening the load a bit on those wrap-up posts as the shows won’t typically need an introduction then.

It just so happens that I’ve been able to watch a lot this season, because…uh…I’ve been barely motivated to do anything else in my free time due to Current Global Event. So let’s get on with it.

Aren’t we all

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Junko’s Spring 2020 First Impressions – Part 1

Sorry for the delay, guys! It felt like I would never find the time to watch these shows…but I did, so here we go!


Let’s get things started with some BASEBALL!

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Spring 2020 First Impressions 1

I mentioned this before, but I wanted to trial a new way of doing First Impressions on this blog so that I can keep doing them, as streamlining the process is the only way I’m going to be able to keep it up. As luck would have it, there was comparatively less new shows this season when cutting out all prequels/sequels/Netflix jail/stuff I really couldn’t be bothered with, so I only have six shows total. This first post contains the first three shows of the season I watched. Junko is also First Impression-ing this season, so watch out for their post soon too. My second post will be up in a few more days.

still can’t believe this guy is called ‘Headon’.

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