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My Impression of Your Name (Kimi no Na wa)

I watched a Japanese animation movie recently in theatres called Your Name (Kimi no Na wa). It was released in August 26, 2016. It starred Ryunosuke Kamiki and Mone Kamishiraishi, and directed by Makoto Shinkai. 
The initial premise of Your Name begins with our two main characters, Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl who wishes to leave her countryside home to live in the big city, having dreams of being in another person's body, who she later finds out that it was Taki Tachibana, who is trying to balance his part-time job and a normal high school life in Tokyo. What was really odd is that after she wakes up from her dream, she finds out that the people around her keeps on telling her she was acting very weird the day before. After both finding out what was happening with them (ie. the body swap in every couple of days), they set out rules to try to protect each of their own lives while trying to figure out why it was happening to just the two of them. Saying anything more will …

My Impression of Gantz

I re-watched the Gantz live action movie recently. I remembered that I had watched it near the time of release years ago, but I had an itch to revisit the series so I want to watch the live action movies and re-read the manga over again. Gantz is a two part movie series, and this blog post is about the first movie released in January 29th, 2011. It was directed by Shinsuke Sato, and starred Kazunari Ninomiya, Ken'ichi Matsuyama, Yuriko Yoshitaka, Kanata Hongo, and Natsuna Watanabe. The Gantz series was created by Hiroya Oku.
The basic premise of Gantz centers around a black ball with a man inside of it that transports certain people when they die to an apartment room in Tokyo during the night. They are forced to complete missions by killing the alien that Gantz tells them to hunt with special suits and special weapons. Nobody really knows why this is happening, except that they get points for each alien that they kill to get up to 100 points where they can redeem them for freedom…

Flash Fiction #47

I randomly thought of this idea while walking in a mall recently... Hope you enjoy!

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Every so often, I would go to the mall, sit down on a chair out of the way and watch people go about their day from my view. The amount of people looking down on their phones as they walk boggles my mind. Look over there at that lady who almost walk right into the pole, clearly shaken by the abruptness in her obstacle. She looks around in a hurry as if to see whether anybody had seen her foolish action before carrying on with her composure back to normal. But in fact, there was at least one person watching and laughing at her. Me!

It's those moments that makes it interesting to see how people react when they least suspect. Then someone comes up to me, and I look up at a girl presumably around the same age as I.

"Hi, I couldn't help but notice you sitting here by yourself and laughing every now and then. What are you watching from here?" The girl takes a step behind me to see my po…

Flash Fiction #46

I found this writing prompt online that I found interesting, and wanted to write about it.

You reject someone by saying "I'll go on a date with you the day hell freezes over." The next day, Satan appears in your room, shivering, and covered in snow.

https://www.reddit.com/r/WritingPrompts/comments/62yn9s/wp_you_reject_someone_by_saying_ill_go_on_a_date/

Hope you enjoy!

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It was a normal day just like any other day. I woke up, went to work to sit at my cubicle, and then went back home to prepare my dinner. I never thought to see a monster eating one of my apples I bought at the grocery store this week as it sat on my couch watching TV. I dropped my bag at the front foyer, slack-jawed.

"Who are you?! How did you get inside my apartment?" I rushed over to my living room after getting a frying pan from the kitchen and pointed it at the monster.

"What's that going to do?" It giggled at my weapon. "Never mind. I have come for one reason and one re…