Aggretsuko Season One Review (Spoilers)

I literally had no idea that I would love a cutesy/death-metal show as much as I did. But anyway, let’s review the show.

Each episode of the show is only 15-minutes long which is great because it can keep my attention all the way though and it is easy to binge watch.

Retsuko is a red panda who started her accounting job with high hopes and positivity. Now that she has worked there for a while, the spark has gone and she isn’t feeling so great about her job. After a hard day of work, Retsuko going to sing death metal karaoke. However, no one knows about this, not even her friends from work.

While she sings karaoke death metal, she sings all about how much she hates her boss. Mr. Ton is at pig who serves as the series’ primary antagonist, and while he makes for an appropriately awful representation of the worst kind of boss it makes the show that little bit funnier.

As the show goes on, Retsuko finds hope as she sees chances of leaving her job, love and friendship.

I watched the show in English but I wish I watched it in Japanese with English subtitles as someone else has said that it’s the better way to do it.

For literally all of the show, I was glued to the screen. I loved the friendship that developed between Washimi and Gori. They are two of the office’s most awesome ladies and even though they didn’t seem approachable at first, the three of them made a great friendship group.

Another thing that I loved was that even though Retsuko’s life seemed to be a little rubbish, she still had positive things happen to her. She started yoga, made new friends and even found romance.

The season ended with the possibility of romance between Retsuko and Haida, Retsuko’s hyena coworker. They seems like a super cute couple which warms my heart.

Aggretsuko is an excellent series that anyone who loves good comedy and great characters can enjoy, even if they’re not necessarily an anime fan.

Personalised Power Banks With USBMakers

These were gifted to me in return for a blog post review. This in no way influences my opinion.

You know when you’re contacted by a brand and they are just the sweetest? Yeah, well that happened when I was contacted by USBmakers who offered to create ten custom USB sticks or power banks for me to review for you lovely lot. I chose the power bank that I wanted and they were super happy to make it for me. They even included a chocolate bar in the package which was super sweet.

USBmakers have a range of different power banks or USB sticks that you can design. Simply contact them with the logo that you wish to have included and they will design it for you. They came back to me with the finished design in a matter of minutes and they shipped out the power banks the very next day.

The design I chose was a lovely illustration that someone did of me a few months ago. It looks so good to see it on a power bank and now I can display it when I’m out and about.

Each power bank comes with a little charging wire and an instruction manual which isn’t actually needed because the power banks are so simple.

Overall, I am super happy with my power banks and will definitely be using them when I need to charge my phone. I’ll keep on in my handbag and then I’ll be fully charged at all times.

If you want to get yourself some power banks or USB sticks then head over to USBmakers and they will be super happy to help you make the perfect design. Prices are super affordable and shipping is amazingly fast! Definitely worth checking out.

What I’ve Been Playing ♡ March 2019

I asked on Twitter for people to link me to their blogs. Someone who did that was the lovely Nikki from nikkipedia. I had never read her blog before but it was absolutely fabulous. Definitely a new favourite blogger.

But anyway, I got an idea while reading her blog. Every month (if I remember), I will write a roundup post of everything I’ve been playing recently. Whether it’s a app game, computer game, DS game or xbox game, I’ll include it in my roudup post.

I’m hoping that these posts will encourage you all to discover new games that you wouldn’t have ever thought of playing!

So… here’s the March edition of What I’ve Been Playing..!

Minecraft

I started playing Minecraft around 6/7 years ago. I would stay up late into the night and early hours of the morning just mining and building things. However, I stopped playing for a couple of months until Simon bought me a copy for the Nintendo Switch from Christmas last year. Now, I’m addicted again. I recently just built a cinema which looks so cool!

Disney’s Magic Kingdoms

I play this game on my iPhone and it’s so much fun and so addictive. I seem to be checking it at least five times a day if not more. If you haven’t heard of it then it’s basically a game where you get to build and run your own Disney park. It’s great fun for any Disney fan.

Crash Bandicoot N’sane Trilogy

I was so happy when this game was released that I bought it as soon as I could. However, it is so much more difficult than it was when I was a kid. I struggle with it a lot but at the same time, it’s so much fun. I seem to be stuck on a certain level though so every now and then, I head back onto the game and attempt the level again. Each time, I get a little further but it’s so frustrating that I can’t do it.

What have you been playing lately? Any games that you recommend that I check out?

Top Five Cutest Kanto Pokemon

I only got into Pokemon when I was 18 years old. But now, I’m obsessed!

I especially love all the cute Pokemon so I thought that I would list a few of my faves!

Cubone. With a story as cute as Cubone’s, you can’t help but fall in love with it. Plus, it’s absolutely adorable and it’s my all time favourite Pokemon.

Ponyta. I love Ponyta because it’s a pony and it’s a fire type. It is an adorable little pony.

Oddish. Being a grass and poison type Pokemon, you wouldn’t think that Oddish would be all that cute but it’s actually one of my all time faves.

Clefairy. It’s pink and it’s cute. That’s enough said.

Eevee. I love Eevee because it turns into Vaporeon which is one of my favourites but while it’s Eevee, it’s still super adorable.

Which are you favourite, cute Pokemon?

January ’19 Kawaii And Geeky Wishlist

I know, I know. We are nearing the end of the month but I couldn’t help myself from making a wishlist. I found so much cute and geeky stuff that I just really want this month so I thought I would share a wishlist post with you all.

I might end up making this into a monthly thing so if you like this style of post then do let me know…

Without further ado, onto the wishlist…

1… Backpack. As soon as I found this backpack, I knew I needed it or at least one similar. It comes in a range of colours but of course, I want it in pink.

2… Gaming Bean Bag. Who doesn’t need a gaming bean bag in their life? I recently got back into gaming so I thought that a gaming bean bag would be perfect. I can sit in the middle of the living room and game until I’m content.

3… Polaroid film. I love taking photos so this film is kawaii yet practical!

4… Shiba pillow plush. I usually sleep on a little pillow that is Sven’s (from Frozen) face but I feel like I could do with another pillow but I’m not satisfied with just an ordinary pillow. I need a super cute one.

5… Pokémon Indigo League: Season 1. Sure, it’s on Netflix which we already pay for but I just really want to own it too!

6… Tokidoki Unicorno Figure-Series 7. I have two unicornos so far and I want soooo many more. They are just so cute and the detailing on them in amazing. Plus, unicorns.

7… Gameboy Digital Watch. I don’t even wear watches but this thing is just adorable. I never actually owned my own Gameboy so I dream of having one..

8… Pink gaming headset. I want to start filming gameplay on my YouTube channel and maybe eventually start streaming on Twitch so a headset would be fun. Especially this cute pink one.

What made it onto your wishlist this month?

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My Nintendo Switch Game Collection

I bought my Nintendo Switch around three months ago. I know, I was pretty late in getting one but I have one now so it’s all good, right?!

Since getting my Nintendo Switch, I have accumulated quite a few games. I play a range of different games from Minecraft to Zelda.

So, I thought it would be fun to share all my Nintendo Switch games with you. I don’t have the biggest collection but these are the games that I do have…

Minecraft

Minecraft is one of my all time favourite games. Simon bought it for me on the Nintendo Switch for Christmas and I’m so happy with it. I keep getting confused on the controls though because I’m used to playing it on the xBox One or PC.

Pokemon Let’s Go Eevee

We preordered this game so we were able to pick it up on release day. Simon completed it in about two days so I didn’t get the chance to play it straight away. I do love what I have played so far though although I’m barely into it.

Lego The Incredibles

I haven’t played this game at all yet. It was one of Simon’s choices when we first bought the Switch. He wanted it super badly but has actually hardly played it since we bought it..

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

I haven’t played this game either yet. I played this game so much on the Wii U that I got completely sick of it. We even bought the wheels that go with the game so that we could play together but we haven’t played yet.

The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wild

Confession time; I love Zelda but I completely suck at it. I don’t even know how it’s possible to be bad at Zelda but I really am. I am hardly into the game because everytime I try to play it, I rage quit.

Nickelodeon Kart Racers

This is one of my favourite games. I just find it super cute. I always choose to race as a Ninja Turtle because they are my fave.

Super Mario Odyssey

his game is super fun but once again, I haven’t completed it yet. I played it so much when I first bought it but then I decided that I wanted to game less as I was spending a lot of time on it and then I stopped playing all together.

Splatoon 2

Ok, I just don’t understand Splatoon. What is the point of it? What am I meant to be doing? I’m so stupid!

Cars 3: Driver To Win

Cars will always have a special place in my heart so when I found out that they had a Nintendo Switch game, I just had to buy it. It’s a super fun and simple game and I need to play it more often.

Crash Bandicoot N.Sane Trilogy

I have a love hate relationship with Crash Bandicoot. I absolutely love it but it’s just so difficult that I rage quit often and scream at the console. If you haven’t played the remastered Crash Bandicoot then I recommend that you do though!

1-2 Switch

Simon and I decided that we should probably get this game as it’s the basic Switch game. I’m actually surprised that this game doesn’t come with the Switch for free. It’s a fun game though. Even if I do get way too competitive.

What games do you play on the Nintendo Switch? Are there any games that I need to add to my collection?

Let’s Talk About What We Want From Animal Crossing 2019

I love, love, love Animal Crossing! If you’re anything like me then you’ll love it too.

I thought it would be fun to list a few features that a lot of us are hoping for from the the 2019 game.

Just a few months back, Nintendo announced that they were be releasing Animal Crossing in 2019. There’s not much information out about it so far but here’s what we all hope is added to the game.

Relationships Between The Characters

I want to see more relationships between the villagers. Things like dating, friends, enemies, etc. It’d be awesome to be invited to your villagers weddings.

A Bigger Town

The gamecube version of Animal Crossing had the largest size world. New Leaf is only 1/3 of the size of the largest world. That is why we want more space. We could have a whole load of new space for new plants, projects and ponds. They could even increase the villager limit.

More Side Quests

You would never find yourself with nothing to do. Every time you speak to a villager, you could be asked to do a task or quest from villagers. That was you will be able to play the game for longer without running out of things to do.

What are you hoping for from the game?

Aggretsuko First Impressions

Oh Netflix, how you create some great content!

I was looking for a new, easy to watch anime and when I found an anime with rage and cuteness in one.

What I’ve Heard

Believe it or not, I have never really heard much about Aggretsuko. I knew that it was full of rage and it was based on a workplace but that’s all I knew. I never thought that it would be my kind of show though.

Expectations

With each episode only being fifteen minutes long, I didn’t expect to gain much from watching the show. The characters are super simple yet so cute so I was super unsure of if I’d like it or not.

Thoughts while watching it

Retsuko is a red panda character from the Sanrio franchise. She’s basically an office lady who works in the accounting department. She’s often stressed out and has pent up frustration, mainly because of work. To release that stress and frustration, she secretly karaokes to heavy metal. Hence, Aggressive Retsuko (Aggretsuko).

The show is seemingly cute and funny. I really did enjoy it so far. It’s a great short watch since each episode is about 15 minutes long. However, it’s not just interesting because it’s seemingly cute and funny. The show is quite relatable. If you work in a stressful situation or maybe have too much stress in your life, you will completely be able to relate to Retsuko.

Retsuko basically works hard and is just doing her best to live. However, her bosses at work are assholes. Especially her male boss who is a literal chauvinistic pig.

I actually really enjoyed the show after the first episode. Not just because it’s cute, funny, and that it brings societal issues and pressures to light. I am looking forward to watching the rest of the series and having series two come out this year.

Have you watched Aggretsuko? If you have, what did you think of it?

Upcoming Anime For 2019

I seem to be getting back into anime. I think about it a lot and spend a lot of time watching it now.

Back to a few years ago, I was watching anime all the time. Then suddenly, I lost interest after watching half of a show.

But now, the anime bug has bitten again. That is why I’m super hyped for some of the 2019 upcoming anime releases.

7 seeds

‘Natsu, Arashi and a few dozen others had gone to bed like any other night when they woke up… somewhere else. In this new post-apocalyptic future, mutated plants and animals lie in every direction and mankind is long extinct. Scientists of the past predicted that a meteorite would strike Earth and render the planet uninhabitable, so they devised a plan: they would cryogenically freeze five teams of young adults and have them revived by a computer when life is again sustainable. Seven people formed each team along with a guide specially trained to survive in the wild, and seven caches of supplies were left to be found. Together, the teams must try to survive in a new and hostile world, inadvertently finding the other survivors and clues to their circumstances along the way.’

We Never Learn

‘Yuiga is so close to obtaining a college scholarship that it’s maddening! Even though he’s one of the most hardworking students at school, he keeps getting beat by two girls who seem to be geniuses in certain subjects. And now he finds out that he’s going to have to help these two geniuses… Sounds easy for a couple brainiacs, right? Wrong!’

Boogiepop and Others

‘There is an urban legend that children tell one another about a shinigami that can release people from the pain they may be suffering. This “Angel of Death” has a name: Boogiepop. And the legends are true. Boogiepop is real. When a rash of disappearances involving female students breaks out at Shinyo Academy, the police and faculty assume they just have a bunch of runaways on their hands. But Nagi Kirima knows better. Something mysterious and foul is afoot. Is it Boogiepop, or something more sinister…?’

Flying Babies

‘The anime will center on a group of young girls and their struggle as they aim to become Hula Girls.’

Hoshiai no Sora

‘The teen adolescence story revolves around the coming-of-age of boys in a junior high school’s soft tennis team, which is on the verge of shutting down. In the video above, the character Tōma Shinjō asks Maki Katsuragi to join the team for his vaunted abilities, and mentions a summer competition. Katsuragi asks for money in return for joining the team.’

Dr. Stone

‘One fateful day, all of humanity was petrified by a blinding flash of light. After several millennia, high schooler Taiju awakens and finds himself lost in a world of statues. However, he’s not alone! His science-loving friend Senku’s been up and running for a few months and he’s got a grand plan in mind—to kickstart civilization with the power of science!’

What anime releases are you most excited for in 2019?

Glitter Force First Impressions And Review

A couple of days ago, I was browsing the anime section of Netflix when I discovered that Glitter Force was on there. I love magical girls so I thought that I would give it a go. Glitter Force is the ninth instalment of the Pretty Cure franchise. Unfortunately, it is dubbed on Netflix and I prefer a Japanese anime with subtitles but I decided to try it anyway.

What I’ve Heard

I’ve heard of Pretty Cure before and knew a little about it but I hadn’t watched many episodes. Pretty Cure seems to be very popular in Japan as most magical girl anime shows tend to be. I had no idea that Glitter Force was on Netflix though so I was pretty happy when I stumbled upon it by accident.

Expectations

Based off the the adorable imagary from the anime, I thought that it would be a magical girl anime that is similar to Sailor Moon. The girls all wear a different color, suggesting that they all have abilities dealing with different elements. I expected that the anime would greatly revolve around the themes of love and friendship.

Thoughts while watching it

As soon as the episode started, I noticed that they had jumped straight into the plot by introducing all the magical girls in a dream of the protagonist. She often has dreams of being a magical girl, fighting crime and is often dreaming of fairytales. Emily, who is the protagonist, compared a lot of her life to fairytales.

We follow Emily to her first day of school and I honestly thought that she was adorable. She may have had an over optimistic view of the world but I think that’s a good trait to have anyway. A lot of the time, protagonists that like fairytales can be a little daydreamy or obsessive about fantasy but I didn’t find that with Emily. The producers and writers definitely didn’t over do it like in usual shows. I was in love with Emily as a character straight away!

I am a twenty-two year old so I expect that the anime was aimed for younger people. I realised this a few minutes in. All the characters seemed to be younger and have higher voices than myself. I wish I watched this show while I was growing up as I probably would have enjoyed it a lot more than but it was definitely still enjoyable as an adult.

Emily has to introduce herself to the class but her anxiety makes her struggle to get the words out and she forgets what she wanted to say, so a very loud girl named Kelsey takes over and introduces Emily to the class. Then, some other female classmates speak up and compliment Emily. These students then introduce themselves in front of the class to Kelsey and Emily and Emily realizes that these girls were the other magical girls in her dream. I found this part funny but also a little awkward. In reality, no new student would have to introduce themselves nor would another student be allowed to go to the front of the class to shout about the new student. Maybe I just went to a really strict school but in my school, we had to raise our hands before we could speak.

After Emily’s introduction, Emily stumbles upon a fantasy land in the library. While in the fantasy land, Emily learns that a group of girls were prophesied to to defeat the evil Emperor Nogo, who wishes to take all happy endings from the world.

After she leaves the library, Emily heads home but notices a wolf in the sky named Ulric who is sucking all the hopes, dreams and happy ending from the civilians. Emily then transforms into a magical girl and fights Ulric. This was my favourite part as I like watching a magical girl do her stuff!