kadowaki mai has the best fgo party

Kadowaki Mai is the voice actor for Ilya in all the Fate properties, and this is an English-subbed Chaldea Radio where they take a look at Kadowaki’s party in Fate/Grand Order. It’s… kind of incredibly amazing :o

Kadowaki’s voice is subbed in pink, while the dark blue is Takahashi Rie, who voices Mash, and the yellow is Tanaka Minami, who voices Nitocris, a character who appears in the 6th singularity.

Now I feel like I need to study all the voiced lines to come up with a crazy party :O

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fgo for newbies: palingenesis

A friend asked me a Fate/GO question about which I thought was worth writing a short post. “Do I want to do Ascension or Palingenesis?”

Fate/Grand Order: Ascension

Fate/Grand Order: Palingenesis

A quick lesson on FGO history, Palingenesis was not added to the Japanese version until the First Anniversary event, specifically on August 6, 2016. That means the key Palingenesis item, the Holy Grails, were just useless paperweights prior to this event, and there was a lot of speculation before then on what exactly the item would be used for.

Flash forward to the US version, where we know that they have implemented “all the quality of life improvements from the Japanese game at launch.” This includes, for some reason, Palingenesis, even though most people will be unable to use it for another few months when the ability to farm certain ascension items is opened.

EDIT: I previously wrote that Ushiwakamaru’s interlude was not appearing as an odd side effect of the game implementation. With some research, I found out that her interlude was released along with the Okeanos singularity, so this is not a bug or oversight. My apologies for any confusion caused or misinformation spread.

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viz picks up kaguya-sama: love is war

Happy announcement! This is one of my favorite ongoing manga right now, I’m extremely pumped to add it to my collection!

The story follows the student council president, Shirogane Miyuki, and vice-president, Shinomiya Kaguya, as they wage the most absurd war ever. The Japanese title is “Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai: Tensai-tachi no Renai Zunousen,” which roughly translates to “Kaguya-sama Wants to be Confessed to: The Geniuses’ War of Love and Brains,” if that helps. Miyuki and Kaguya are absolutely convinced that the other loves her/him, but they are completely unwilling to admit to themselves that they are in love with the other, so they’ve decided to entrap the other person into confessing or otherwise admitting their love. However, considering these are the two smartest people at school, their plots and counterplots get very convoluted, as well as constantly broken into shambles when the airheaded secretary Fujiwara Chika gets involved.

It’s a very smart series that really knows how to show logical proofs, but also has an incredible sense of comedic timing. I highly encourage you to check it out once it’s released in English!

a guide to fate/grand order

Fate/Grand Order

As you may know, on June 25, 2017, Fate/Grand Order was released on the US iTunes store and Google Play store. If you’re looking in the right places, it’s easy to find various resources on the game, like Twelve Upcoming Servants You Should Save Up for in Fate/Grand Order or Frequently Asked Questions: A newbie’s guide to FGO USA 07/18/17 (for how much Crunchyroll covers new content in the Japanese game, I’m surprised they haven’t published anything yet for the US version). However, most of these guides make a few presumptions that do not necessarily apply to everyone interested in the game, but mainly: You are familiar with Japanese-style mobile RPG games.

So, this guide is intended to be a true newbie’s guide to Fate/Grand Order. Maybe you watched one of the recent animes (Fate/Unlimited Blade Works, or maybe Fate/Grand Order: First Order, or Fate/kaleid liner Prisma Ilya) or played the Fate/Extella game and thought you’d give it a shot. Maybe your friend convinced you to download it and you’re kind of lost. So, I will go over the basics, covering stuff that some people might take for granted, especially if they came from other similar mobile games.

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gamers!

Cute show about a high school video gaming club. The “twist” is actually pretty interesting, so I will be following the show. Streaming on Thursdays on Crunchyroll. Granblue Fantasy homage! :o

Gamers !GBF

Rising Sunfish!

a short story of fate

So I made some kind of promise to write something daily a few weeks/months/years? ago, and yeah, that didn’t happen. I’ve had a few ideas stewing though, so I thought I’d finally try to put one in concrete form. As usual, I expect no one to actually read this, but no worries. Enjoy!

Read the story

now that i know wordpress embeds tweets, time to be lazy with my package posts

Got back from Europe the other day and had a bunch of packages waiting for me! I already spent all day yesterday reading Overlord 4, which was great. Not too much to comment on regarding the new additions aside from Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash, which deserves mention for being a collaboration between J-Novel Club and Seven Seas Entertainment.

Just the other day I subscribed to J-Novel Club and read the first volume of “If It’s for My Daughter, I’d Even Defeat a Demon Lord,” which has a manga adaptation that’s absolutely adorable. Looking forward to spending more time perusing their library. However, I’ve already discovered a major disappointment, which is that any novels they have released as e-books are no longer available to read for members. This is “offset” by the premium membership, which costs over twice as much but only gives you a credit to buy 1 book per month.

To further add injury, though, they claim that the premium credit gives you a premium version of the e-book that cannot be purchased normally. At least you can buy premium credits à la carte, so someone who consumes as much content as I do isn’t bottlenecked by the monthly credit, but the credits cost less with the premium membership too… maybe I sound a bit entitled, but I feel like this is a somewhat exploitative program for people like me who just want to read a lot of stuff. It’s like going to the library and discovering a new series to read, but for them to only have books 3 and up :/