Duel Links [Guide] – How to live as a Competitive and Free to Play player at the same time #DuelLinks #Yu-Gi-Oh!

Before we go into the post, I have to say something first. My english-writing is bad firstly because english isn’t my first language, and most of times I only learned english from books, games, and internet but I will try my best to avoid mistakes as much as I can so you guys can enjoy reading this post.

Duel Links

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Today, I will discuss about one of my favorite mobile game, Duel Links.

In recent weeks, I see a lot of F2P (Free to play) players felt unfair since Silent Magician [Structure Deck] was released and the popular hastags #IWantMyGems becomes a thing. With this post, I want try to help the players who thinks it’s hard to live as F2P player to play competitive, and hopefully it can change your mindset.

From the first time I’ve been playing Duel Links, maybe I’m the only one who feel grateful to Konami with how gems works in this game. In almost every online games, there’s always two kind of currency to buy item and stuff, one is you can get it from the game itself, and the other one is you only can get it with real money. In Duel Links, we’re blessed, because there’s only one currency in this game (honestly there’s two, but who cares about gold), and you can get it either from the game itself or using your money. It seems simple but this is a very rare case, and gladly it’s a good one. Sadly, it’s the fact only before Silent Magician was arrived not too long time ago.

However, we also can’t blame Konami for releasing this kind of premium items, a game company surely will always find a way to get the money from their customers, moreover if the game is a huge success. But, let’s see it from the positive side, Silent Magician isn’t really used in meta right now (Meta is Fur Hire, Amazoness, and Masked HEROes), so there’s no reason to upset about it. You play to win, so if Konami’s act doesn’t bother your way to win, that’s not a problem, isn’t it? There’s nothing to complain about, at least for now. Instead of complaining, let’s thanks Konami for their generosity to make a free (Amazoness) and cheap (Fur Hire) meta deck. A reminder for you guys who doesn’t know the nightmare IRL (In real life) duelist always has, you need at least $1000 (in total) to buy competitive-staple cards to compete for highest level. That’s why I said we are blessed in this game.

What it means to be a competitive player ? Competitive is an attitude for someone who always want to win, which mean you will always want to compete in highest level. In other words, you’ll have to play meta decks which is the best way to do that.

To play as a competitive and F2P (Free to Play) player at the same time, you need to spend your gems wisely because gems for F2P player is limited. Spend wisely means you must only focus to buy cards only for competitive purpose (materials for meta deck and important staple cards). And, you need to learn how to tell the differences between a good card and a bad card, or a card that you should buy and a card that you shouldn’t buy. The point is, you must know what you need to have.

To do that, you must have a lot of knowledges from Yu-Gi-Oh! card game. It takes a lot of times and experiences, so if you’re in doubt or still can’t tell which card you should buy, you can visit this site for references.

Now, let’s get into the main topic. I will tell you how I spend my gems, which I believe the best way to use your gems wisely, especially if you’re a F2P player.

 

How to spend your gems wisely

1. [Main Box-Guide] Don’t buy any pack in Main Box to only find 1 UR/SR card

  • Go blindly into Main Box only to find 1 card isn’t the best way to use your gems, especially an UR card. The percentage is very small and can used up to your 10.000 gems in worst scenario, so it’s much better idea if you avoid it. As much as I remembered, there’s no card in this game is that important for you to go blindly into the Main Box just to find 1 particular card.
  • There’s also a special set named Selection Box which contains a bunch of important UR/SR cards in the previous set. Basically it’s the reprint of many useful cards. Instead of blindly spend gems for only 1 card, it’s wiser to wait for this special set.

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2. [Main Box-Guide] Spend in Main Box if you got two or three purpose in mind

  • If you want to spend gems in Main Box, always prepare two or three useful goals why you should spend in that set. It can be for farming deck materials, potential and important staple cards, or make a new meta deck. Just don’t spend it with only 1 purpose in mind.
  • For example is, Valiant Souls. You can find important pieces for Masked HEROes and Geargia deck, many staple-cards like Paleozoic Canadia, Needle Ceiling, Double Cyclone, and a lot of useful and potential cards like Vision Hero Witch Raider, Fusion Reserve, and Dark World Dealings.

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3. [Mini Box-Guide] Always give your full attention to Mini Box.

  • Mini Box is our treasure, our destined holy place to spend gems, the reason is solely because of the percentage to get the card you want is higher than in the Main Box.
  • Things you need to make sure to spend gems in Mini Box is, either the set has meta-deck materials or two or three important staples. If one of those requirements is fulfilled, it’s time to spend, otherwise, don’t spend your valuable limited gems.

 

4. [Gems-Guide] Never buy any pack to build a deck for fun.

  • This is the most important thing what you need to learn to survive as a F2P player. It’s a bad habit from every F2P-player, can’t hold their hunger to open a pack for fun. I’ve got nothing to say other than you must hold back your desires because open a pack for fun is a luxury we can’t have as a F2P-player, remember where are you come from, bro.

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The conclusion is, if you want to remain as a competitive player and doesn’t want to spend any money, know what cards you should have, avoid any set that doesn’t contains competitive-purpose cards, and always remember you don’t have the luxury to open any pack for fun, just keep that in mind and you’ll be alright.

 

So, if you already done my methods above, you will have a rich-people’s problem which is having too much gems (because there will be always one or two set to skip per format). There’s must be a reason why Konami set a limiter for every player’s gems, and for me it’s to force their players to spend gems blindly if their gems is already maxed out. Then, when you need gems in crucial time (for example, to find particular cards you need for tournament), and 9999 gems isn’t enough, you will be forced to pay it with your money. I think this is their main goal.

But, I found a little trick to avoid this problem (I’ve been doing this for a while now).

Trick how to save gems if your gems is already maxed out (9999)

1. Level-up your Legendary Duelist until level 27, and don’t let it level up until the last exp you need, here’s an example

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2. Do this to your every Legendary Duelist who still isn’t level 27 yet.

Here’s some examples some of my saved gems.

 

3. Then, with 1 or 2 duels, you will get to withdraw your gems immediately if you need it.

I bet most of players who love to save gems know this method, but for F2P player who like to open packs for fun, let alone know this method, they won’t even have this luxurious problem.

The real purpose of this trick is so we can be ready anytime if we have to spend gems for any purpose, without having to spend money. Also it can be used to avoid any useless set, so we don’t have to be forced to spend our gems if already maxed out, and keeping it for something useful in the future. Think it as your warehouse.

Little tips : Keep your ‘9999 gems slot’ solely for ‘gems from event’ as much as you can, and if you don’t have enough gems to buy packs, withdraw it by leveled up your legendary duelist (like the method above).

Note :

  • If you already withdraw gems from level 27 and want to save up your gems again, you can do the same to level 28.
  • Basically, it doesn’t have to be exact level 27, you can do it from whatever level you want, as long as the prize for level up is gems.
  • This method is only applies to gems from Legendary Duelist.
  • Don’t spend more than you need, always remember this.

I’m not sharing this method without a prove and result. From doing my methods above, now I have all of Tier 1 decks (Fur Hire, Amazoness, and Masked HEROes), some good old decks (RE Zombie, Gladiator Beast, Sylvan, and Spellbooks) and other good stuff while still having 9999 gems and some saved gems in the bag (Ignore about my deck’s compositition, I just put some of them randomly just to screenshot it).

Once again, if you can put your focus only for competitive purpose, gems that we get for free from Konami is more than enough.

 

 

 

 

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I just realized I’m still on stage 43, and it’s kinda embrassing. For your information, I’m a kind-of laziest player in this game. I never farm a card despite having a farming deck, because the only non-auto duel that motivate me is PvP and gems-event. Should’ve fix this bad habit, and don’t try this at home.

Closing :

The real purpose I made this post is to show everyone you can live as a competitive player and F2P player at the same time, not to tell you to not spend any money in this game. If you have money and decide to spend it, it’s better because you will have easier time.

I just somehow feel weird when people said Konami is not giving us enough free gems, when the fact is, it’s mostly the player’s fault who spend it blindly.

Somewhere in my heart, I strongly feel this game will be like another shitty P2W Konami YGO games and will fail again at some point, but I was wrong.

Duel Links World Championship, that’s the prove Duel Links is a huge success. Konami is brave enough to make a World Championship for Duel Links, which means they see a lot of potential in this game. As a duelist, I always happy for everything good that happened to the game I love.

Hope this post will get good feedbacks which can motivate me to post another useful stuff for Duel Links in the future! Thanks for reading ^^

 

 

 

 

 

 

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BEST ANIME (SPRING 2018) #ANIME

5. Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

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Synopsis :

In the story, Mitsuyoshi Tada, a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner, a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather’s coffee shop.

Review :

Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai is kind of series that we always need in every season. Fresh romance-comedy which can give you a heart-warming moments. The story start with happiness feeling all over the episode, but towards the end, it get more serious but not serious enough to become a tear-jerker series. Well, I can’t say much about this series, since it’s basically like a regular romance story but with a little different background story.

To be honest, I was confused which series I should choose for 5th place between Tada-kun, Wota-koi, and Major 2nd. But at the end, Tada-koi gave me more impact than the other two, thanks to the story becomes much better towards to the end.

Score :

  • Story : 7/10
  • Animation : 7/10
  • Character : 7/10
  • Enjoyment : 8/10
  • Overall : 7.25/10

Short-guide (15+) :

  • If you’re looking for fresh slice of life-genre and romance, this is for you 
  • Similar anime : Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo

 

4. Golden Kamuy

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Synopsis :

In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed “Sugimoto the Immortal” during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure to race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash

Review :

Golden Kamuy is a sleeper for this season. The story takes historical-theme which I really not interested it. The biggest reason why I take a look for this series is the fact it won Tezuka Award, and gladly the story is really interesting, and well-deserved for the award.

In short, it’s about adventure, action, and survival theme with WW2 (World War 2) as their background story to search gold for their own perspective purpose. But, the strongest point of Golden Kamuy is not their historic-theme, the war, or even their fighting. It’s their interaction and unique’s personality between each character with their comedy sense. You will see a lot of happy and funny moments between our two main characters, and sometime can make us forget this series is about survival, in other words, killing or get killed. The adventure-story itself will give us a lot of thrill, the killing-scene seems so realistic, somtimes it feels like you don’t watch a fictional-scene, rather than watching it live.

Score :

  • Story : 7/10
  • Animation : 7/10
  • Character : 7/10
  • Enjoyment : 8/10
  • Overall : 7.25/10

Short-guide (15+) :

  • If you’re looking for survival theme, this is for you
  • If you’re looking for historical theme, this is for you
  • Don’t watch it if you can’t stand blood (killing-scene isn’t extreme, but it’s also not regular either)

 

3. Steins;Gate 0

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Synopsis :

The dark untold story of Steins;Gate that leads with the eccentric mad scientist Okabe, struggling to recover from a failed attempt at rescuing Kurisu. He decides to give up and abandons his lively scientist alter ego, in pursuit to forget the past. When all seems to be normal, he is seemingly pulled back into the past by meeting an acquaintance of Kurisu, who tells him that they have begun testing a device that stores the memory of a human and creates a simulation of them with their characteristics and personalities. Okabe begins testing and finds out that the simulation of Kurisu has brought back anguish and some new unexpected tragedies.

Zero explores events from the Beta Attractor Field’s future that contribute in making the end of the original story possible.

Review :

Who doesn’t know Steins;Gate? This is one of the most popular series in anime-community. Maybe most of you are surprise what an amazing series like Steins;Gate is doing in the 3rd place. However, it’s not only you, I’m also surprised with myself because at first sight I believe Steins;Gate 0 will be my best anime for this season. From the first episode, we already can feel the amazing thrill what will we face in front of us. The potential is there, for being one of the greats like it’s predecessor, which people often calls as one of the best anime of all time. But well, from all of these 12 episode so far, the potential still isn’t used to the fullest.

Steins;Gate 0 is an alternative ending from the original series, you can see this post for details. The series starts in a tricky way which can make their watchers always curious about what happen next. But the pattern of the episodes can make us who watch it weekly somehow feels frustated. The pattern is basically like : Start in a regular way -> WTF moment happened at the end of episode ->  Start in a regular way again (despite there’s a WTF moment at the end of the last episode) -> WTF moment happened again at the end of episode. Actually, this is the basic way how to keep the watchers curious, and make them feel motivated to see what happen next. What make me dissapointed is, in this kind of series, a high-quality title with so much big expectation everywhere, they really should step-up their regular way to open the episode.

Well, it’s still 12 episode, and still too early to judge, and I hope there will be more amazing moments which can make us feels the amazing thrill again like in the original series. Despite with me saying all of this, I still love Steins;Gate as a whole.

The fact that I complain so much with Steins;Gate is because I expect phenomenal story will happen in this series, in other words, my expectation is very big for this one.

Score :

  • Story : 9/10
  • Animation : 8/10
  • Character : 7/10
  • Enjoyment : 8/10
  • Overall : 8/10

Short-guide (15+) :

  • The right way to watch this series : Watch Steins;Gate (Original) -> Steins;Gate: Kyoukaimenjou no Missing Link – Divide By Zero -> Steins;Gate 0
  • If you like Sci-Fi series, this is a must watch for you
  • This series is about time-leap, and for me the best series which has time-leap element
  • Similar anime : Boku dake ga Inai Machi

 

2. Hinamatsuri

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Synopsis :

One night, a strange object falls on the head of Nitta, a member of the yakuza. Inside the box is a strange young girl named Hina. She has tremendous supernatural powers, and Nitta finds himself reluctantly taking her in. Her powers can come in handy for his yakuza business, but he also runs the risk of her using them on him! Not to mention, if she doesn’t use her powers, she will eventually go berserk and destroy everything around her. Nitta and Hina’s strange life together is just beginning…

Review :

Random mecha big-egg arrives randomly into your apartment, and from that egg, appears a random super-natural little girl. If you’re seeing this, what will you do? Well, a yakuza in this series decides to adopt that little girl, despite how absurd her entrance is.

It’s a better idea to avoid explaining Hinamatsuri’s story even more, because you will end up think the story is super crazy and decide to avoid it. With Hinamatsuri, you should just try watch it yourself rather than reading the synopsis (the first episode can represent this series as a whole). Here, I will try to explain with different approaches.

Hinamatsuri is a comedy series, and for me, a high-quality one. Many people will say a comedy series can’t be rated objectively since most of watcher’s taste is always different. However, Hinamatsuri is much more than that. You will get a lot of heart warming moments while laughing hard in one episode. That’s quite special, isn’t it? Yes, it is, I don’t remember any other comedy anime that gives me the same impact as much as Hinamatsuri. It’s a weird feeling, yet felt really amazing, it’s like a fusion (mix) of sad, sympathic, relieved and happy feelings, a brand new experience. This series is trying to teach and making their watchers learn about life while entertain us with their comedy.

This is also the first time I’m watching a series that make me want to cry and laughing in every episode at the same time. It seems so simple, but actually it’s really amazing. The writer is know very well how human’s feels works, and he always spot-on with his way of story-telling, props to him.

In the end, you don’t have to like particular genre to watch Hinamatsuri, this series was made for all kinds of humanity. Special.

Score :

  • Story : 8/10
  • Animation : 8/10
  • Character : 10/10
  • Enjoyment : 10/10
  • Overall : 9/10

Short-guide (15+) :

 

1. Boku no Hero Academia (3rd Season)

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Synopsis :

Third season of Boku no Hero Academia.

Review :

One of the most popular JUMP-series finally get the sequel they deserve for being super fantastic last season. Boku no Hero Academia once again bring the storm to anime-community and has proven that they’re the best modern shonen in the business. This season’s episodes spoke for itself.

Starting the show with a very weak start, most of the watchers have let their guard down only to be blown away by the superb-quality from the two of the best episodes from this season. Well, it’s also not exaggerate if we call it the best episodes in the entire series, I won’t tell you which episodes since it will destroy the surprise factor, but believe me you will know immediately when you watch it, prepare yourself because your adrenaline will go wild.

The important thing that should be mentioned is the mediocre Class B finally move-up from their comfort-zone to working-hard and slowly becoming a Hero they’ve always wanted to be. All characters have a great development equally, like Kirishima’s bond with Bakugo become stronger, and all of other support is become more important than before, something that has always been missing in most of shonen-series. Almost all of the support-characters in shonen-series are usually overshadowed by the main characters, but Boku no Hero Academia change that perspective in a spectacular way. The story from this season feels move up a lot faster than last season, because we got to see many iconic moments which can probably is one of the biggest turning point for this series.

The way of the story-writing feels a lot like Eiichiro Oda, a perfectionist who never wants to left a weakness in his story. From these 3 season from Boku no Hero Academia so far, the writer can manage to exceed my expectation two times consistently (the story is become better and better every season), so I think it’s safe if we always expect something greater, I believe BNHA’s writer can deliver and meet our expectation.

Score :

  • Story : 9/10
  • Animation : 9/10
  • Character : 9/10
  • Enjoyment : 10/10
  • Overall : 9.25/10

Short-guide (15+) :

  • If you’re looking for usual action-adventure shonen series, this is for you
  • If you’re a JUMP-series fanboy, this is ‘must watch’ for you
  • This series is a successor from the biggest name in JUMP (Dragonball, Naruto, etc)
  • Similar anime : Dragon Ball, One Piece, and Naruto

 

 

 

Note :

  • This rank is only covering the first 12 episodes (1-cour)
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BEST OST-ANIME (SPRING 2018) #ANIME

OPENING :

 

5. Sumika – Fiction e.p  (Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii)

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4. Rie Murakawa – Distance (Hinamatsuri)

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3. Vickeblanka – Black Rover (Black Clover)

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2. Masayoshi Oishi – OTOMODACHI FILM (Tadakun wa Koi wo Shinai)

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1. MAN WITH A MISSION – Winding Road (Golden Kamuy)

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ENDING :

 

5. Teresa Wagner (CV: Manaka Iwami) – Love Song (Tadakun wa Koi wo Shinai)

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4. halca – Kimi no Tonari (Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii)

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3. Yu Takahashi – Pride (Major 2nd)

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2. miwa – UPDATE (Single) (Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season)

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1. Zwei – LAST GAME (Single) (Steins;Gate 0)

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All of pictures and video isn’t mine, credit to the owner

 

Giant Killing is the most relatable anime to real-life football fans #ANIME

Giant Killing

Football

Football is all about 22 random players from 2 team who chasing the ball to take it to opposition’s goal.  Good 11 players can always winning you the game. Is this true about football? In most of football-anime, it’s a fact, but not in real life football. If football can be won by only having 11 good players, it’s impossible for me to love this sport. There’s so much factor outside of having good players, something like a great board (president, director and staff), great manager, great tactics, and even fans is also a really important factor (you can’t win all the games without fans).

Football (Anime)

Football anime, series like Captain Tsubasa, Inazuma Eleven, Days, Area no Kishi and Whistle, also the overpowered skillfull main-character like Tsubasa (from Captain Tsubasa) who can single handledy win you the game will immediately comes into mind.

In reality (highest-level of football), character like Tsubasa (from Captain Tsubasa) who can dribble everyone on the pitch is just a myth (the only player who can do it is Lionel Messi (from what I’ve seen), the best player in football history).

Something like that won’t happen in Giant Killing, because this series represent real life football.

Giant Killing will offer you a brand new experience, because the main character is a manager. No, not only that. This series explain you how the board (president, director and staff), manager, fans and even journalists works at professional football in real life. This is the biggest reason why I said this series is the most relatable anime to football fans.

I’m a football fan, watch football match almost every week, and follow the biggest football community (Football Twitter) everyday, when all of the fans from around the world, media, journalist, and statement from official club, players, president, etc in there. Somehow most of football-anime never explain with details the role for each of them, they always focus on players. Yes, I’m agree players is the most standout, but if you’re a real sport fan, you must be always want more explanation especially from off the pitch. Don’t worry, if you’re looking for something like that, be grateful because you already arrived in the right place.

Giant Killing is so details, it explains every elements in this sport.

It’s not really important and interesting factor for who doesn’t watch real life football, because there’s no relateable factor, but if you’re a real football fans, you will get like three times more have fun while watching it (I mean ‘real’ football fans, not the one who just watch the highlights and judging like elitist).

Enough of element from off the pitch, now time to discuss elements on the pitch. It’s also like real life football. I mean the tactics, most of football-anime series always focus on how skillfull the player is (how 1 player can single handledly win you the game), but not in Giant Killing. The most important factor to win is tactics and strategy, how to defense, how to attack, how to counter-attack, how to keep possesion, how to manage space and time, etc. This is something I always missed in most of football anime, and Giant Killing present it beautifully.

Football is all about teamwork and tactics, player’s individual skill comes after that.

 

Words means nothing without proves, so here it is :

Talking about tactics :

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Fans :

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Press Conference (with Journalist) :

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Board :

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Player who got benched by manager, to analyze what’s their fault :

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Comparison with real life football :

Talking about tactics :

Fans :

Fans

Board :

Board

Press Conference (with Journalist) :

Journalist

Press Conference

So for you guys who love football and looking for anime that can relate to what you love, this is a perfect choice.

Thanks for reading!

 

Bonus, the photo of the best player in football history :

 

Remember the name, Lionel Andres Messi

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Why do you must watch Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan #ANIME

In recent weeks, I see an AOTS (Anime of the Season) ranking list in Anime Trending (one of the most popular Anime-Ranking list platform). Well, first I must say, Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan is my AOTS for last season (you can click here to see my top 5 list), but the problem is I don’t see Saiki in top list from Anime Trending, but finally with a little effort I can see Saiki in 20th place. 20th place!? Really!? I won’t blame who vote but I’m pretty sure this series is very very underrated in this community.

The main purpose I make this post is to tell you guys why you must watch Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan, not force you to change your opinion about AOTS for last season, because I’m pretty sure the reason why this community doesn’t rate Saiki is because they don’t watch it, not because they think this series is shit.

So, let’s get into the main point

1. The most consistent comedy-series I’ve ever watched

 

  • You know Gintama? Arguably the most popular comedy-series. I’m also a big fan of Gintama, and I really have fun, laughing hard when watching it, but you know, it’s not exactly everytime I can have that fun. Sometimes the comedy seems so boring, and not consistent at all, but Saiki is different. I don’t remember if there’s a boring episode from Saiki, all of the episodes are enjoyable.

          One example of comedy-scene in Saiki :

 

  • It can be your eating-best friend easily (It can’t happen with Gintama because most of the jokes is all about sh*t and d*ck)

 

2. If you don’t get what you’re looking for from a comedy series (have fun while laughing) until now, this series will give you a new perspective

 

  • That is what exactly I feel when I found Saiki (can’t explain it very well, but you will understand when start watching it). You know, I don’t really like comedy series because I rarely laugh when watching it (for example, I don’t have fun watching Danshi Koukousei no Nichijou, which is a really popular comedy-series), but it’s different with Saiki. What I can say is, Saiki was made to give people like me (who doesn’t enjoy comedy that much) a different perspective about comedy-series. Also, shoutout to all of Saiki’s voice actor to make all of this possible (how they speak is one of the most important factors why Saiki is very very enjoyable)

  • For you who don’t get laugh easily by a generic comedy-attempt (like straight guy who correct the stupidity from other characters) and made you never touch comedy-series (because your mind say all of comedy series is suck), ignore about it for a while, and give your time a bit to give this series a try, you will get what you’re looking for from comedy-series

 

3. It can be used like ‘healing potion’ after watched some heavy-drama series

 

  • In recent weeks I saw ‘Ichigo is bitch’ (from Darling in the FranXX) posts everywhere and I always feel hate in those posts. Nah, I don’t really give a fuck about those haters, but you know, after watched that episode, I also somehow feel bad (I don’t know what to call this feel, but it feels like when you’re in badmood-mode). After that, I try to catch up until the latest Saiki’s episode. The result? I’m completely don’t care anymore about what happened in Darling in the FranXX

  • Also can be used if you want to make your mood better

 

4. You will get to see someone who is stronger than Saitama (One-Punch Man)

 

  • Just a bonus, people really like comparing Saitama (from One Punch Man) with Goku (from Dragon Ball), Saitama is a gag-character that shouldn’t compared with Goku, Saiki is a better choice if people really want to make comparison (Saiki is also a gag-character). Saiki is like a god in this series, can change people mind, instant teleportation, has unbelieveable power and he can control the world easily. So not comparable to Saitama, end of thread.

  • Just kidding. What I want to say is, don’t compare any gag-character to find out who’s stronger, because gag-character never lose with those comparisons.

 

I hope Saiki will give you guys the same happiness like when I’m watching it.

Thanks for reading^^

First Impression : SPRING 2018 ANIME – Part 3 (Last!) #ANIME

Hinamatsuri

2

First impression :

This is actually my most favorite non-sequel series for this season. The story is about cute supernatural kid girl with rich yakuza-boi. The relationship between these two is the reason why I really like this series. Once upon a time, one clueless little girl who randomly arrived in yakuza-boi’s apartment from, an egg? And they made a pact if yakuza-boi doesn’t give her a place to live, she will destroy his apart. You won’t really care about the explanation at first since the story is super super funny and enjoyable, but at some point I believe explanations will be needed, because supernatural element is somehow important in this series.

The support characters is also really really loveable, remind me a lot of Saiki Kusuo no Psi-nan (where all the characters is likeable)

Short guide (13+) :

Percentage :

  • 90%  – Keep watching
  • 10% – Drop

 

Golden Kamuy

3

First impression :

In Hokkaido, the far northern lands of Japan, Sugimoto survived the Russo-Japanese war of the Meiji era. Nicknamed “Sugimoto the Immortal” during the war, he now seeks the riches promised by the gold rush in hopes of saving the widowed wife of his now deceased comrade from the war. During his hunt of gold, he finds hints of a hidden stash of gold by corrupt criminals. Partnering with an Ainu girl that saves his life from the harsh climates of the north, they venture into a survival adventure to race against the criminals that seek the hidden stash (source : https://myanimelist.net/anime/36028/Golden_Kamuy?q=golden).

Basically, this is about an immortal soldier with a little Ainu girl who cooperate to get the hidden gold, searching for the clues together and their adventure is fun to follow since their characteristics is interesting. Sugimoto is a funny guy and Asirpa (Ainu girl) is innocent and cute with little bit of tsundere. The first episode is about introducing the background story and main characters, so far so good.

Short guide (15+) :

  • If you’re looking for action-adventure with historical-esque (World War II) in there, this is for you
  • Similar anime : Drifters

Percentage :

  • 70%  – Keep watching
  • 30% – Drop

 

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

1

First impression :

Loli playing PUBG? That’s the first thing comes into mind when seeing the cover. Yes, you’re not wrong because GGO is basically like PUBG and the main character’s avatar in the game is loli. The story is about Karen Kohiruimaki who felt out of place in the real world. Due to her extreme height, she found it hard to make friends with other girls her age, and In GGO, Karen is free to play the cute, chibi avatar of her dreams. Yep, that’s one of a kind of background story, but that’s not what really important. The strongest point of this series is inside the game itself, you can see tactics, strategy, skill, etc like you’re watching some FPS-game tournament in real life.

Short guide (15+) :

  • If you’re looking for game-anime series, this is for you
  • If you like PUBG, this is for you
  • Similar anime : Sword Art Online S2, BTOOOM!

Percentage :

  • 70%  – Keep watching
  • 30% – Drop

 

Gundam Build Divers

1

First impression :

Another Gundam-series, another expectation. Really expecting something like Gundam Build Fighters (not Try) in this series, but can’t feel any excitement in this. This series take ‘NerveGear’ road (like Sword Art Online) to dive into the game instead of continue the GBF-trend (Gundam Build ‘Divers for a reason). All of the characters is so generic (nothing interesting so far) and dull, the only good-element is the fact they take NerveGear road (basically this series can go wild with imagination because it’s always possible if you’re doing that inside the game).

And also, I’m pretty sure this time the target of this series is for 5-10 years old audience.

Short guide (13+) :

  • If you’re looking something like kid-show, this is for you
  • If you enjoy Gundam Build Fighters Try (I put Try because you can’t expect the same thing from GBF first series), this is for you
  • Similar anime : Gundam Build Fighters Try, Danball Senki

Percentage :

  • 20%  – Keep watching
  • 80% – Drop

 

That’s all for my watching list for this season! You can see part 1 here, and part 2 here. I’m surprised I take so many series this season (usually I only take max 10), I also want to try to watch Ginga Eiyuu Densetsu: Die Neue These – Kaikou and Piano no Mori, but yeah, that will be too much (I also planning to drop some series from these list, Gundam Build Divers is the main candidate).

Hope you enjoy anime this season!

First Impression : SPRING 2018 ANIME – Part 2 #ANIME

Steins;Gate 0

First impression :

Wohoho finally we can see El Psy Congroo again! I think this is the most popular anime-title for this season after Boku no Hero Academia. So, this is about alternate ending from the first series, which I think has better thrill than the original one (I already can sense amazing thrill from episode 1). You should follow my advice in the first point in short-guide to have fully understanding of this new series. In first episode, Okabe (main character) become less enthusiastic and less-interesting like usual, he actually become a proper college student (don’t worry, I was surprised too). What happened? So, in the first series, Okabe tried to help Kurisu by going into Time Machine, and it need twice to go back to the past to finally help her (original ending). But, in Steins;Gate: Kyoukaimenjou no Missing Link – Divide By Zero, in the second try (back to the past to help Kurisu), Okabe gave up to help her because he can’t do it again (got traumatized from looping back to the past to help Mayuri), and Kurisu remain dead in this series (so the problem isn’t solved in this series, that’s why you will see so many depression-face from our main-character).  Basically this series is the sequel from that event.

According to Suzuha, there will be a World War III if Okabe doesn’t do anything. From the start of the series, you can feel serious-tense already (when in the original series, you will have fun first), and this series is for me who has the strongest first impression this season!

Short guide (13+) :

  • The right way to watch this series : Watch Steins;Gate (Original) -> Steins;Gate: Kyoukaimenjou no Missing Link – Divide By Zero -> Steins;Gate 0
  • If you like Sci-Fi series, this is a must watch for you
  • This series is about time-leap, and for me the best series which has time-leap element
  • Similar anime : Boku dake ga Inai Machi

Percentage :

  • 99%  – Keep watching
  • 1% – Drop

 

Tokyo Ghoul: re

First impression :

Tokyo Ghoul: re? Seriously? Surprisingly, I don’t have really high expectation for this famous-title series because Tokyo Ghoul: Root A (Tokyo Ghoul 2nd Season) really dissapoint me (they don’t adapt original story which is much better than Root A). Gladly I’ve already read the manga so I won’t have any problem watching this (look at first-point in short-guide section). In the first episode, it’s exactly like the manga but the pace is a little bit faster (it’s okay tho), it’s about ghoul police-hunter who has exact form like Kaneki (half ghoul-half human) as a main character. So this time, the writer choose the opposite-perspective from the first series.

Short guide (13+) :

  • The right way to watch this series : Watch Tokyo Ghoul S1 -> Read manga -> Watch Tokyo Ghoul :re or Read manga -> Watch Tokyo Ghoul :re
  • Similar anime : Shingeki no Kyojin

Percentage :

  • 70%  – Keep watching
  • 30% – Drop

 

Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii

First impression :

This kind of series is something I always need every season (at least 2), refreshing-story with a little romance-story. This story is about 2 childhood friends who work in the same company (coincidence), and both of them are otaku. The interesting part is, our heroine’s personality (or should I call her as a main-character?). She’s like a real-life decent otaku, who always hide her hobby in the public while searching friends for crime in the process (I mean find friends with the same hobby). The male character is quite passive, otaku gamer who doesn’t care about his surrounding. These two interaction is interesting and I know most people will enjoy it,this kind of series can be enjoyed by everyone.

Short guide (13+) :

  • If you’re looking for Shoujo romance-series, this is for you
  • If you’re looking something to watch (not a picky watcher), this is for you
  • Similar anime : Servant X Service

Percentage :

  • 80%  – Keep watching
  • 20% – Drop

 

Tada-kun wa Koi wo Shinai

First impression :

In the story, Mitsuyoshi Tada (main character), a boy who has never known love, is taking pictures of the cherry blossoms in full bloom when he meets Teresa Wagner (main heroine), a transfer student from Luxembourg. Upon arriving in Japan, she got lost, separated from her travel companion. Mitsuyoshi helps her and brings her to his grandfather’s coffee shop. What can I say is, refreshing slice of life story with a potential romance in the future. So far there’s no actual plot right now, just some funny build-up story, but I can see a great potential in it.
Short guide (13+) :

  • If you’re looking for fresh slice of life-genre and potentially has romance as well, this is for you 
  • Similar anime : Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun

Percentage :

  • 70%  – Keep watching
  • 30% – Drop

 

3D Kanojo : Real Girl

 

First impression :

Shoujo-series again! This time is about a super aggresive heroine and an otaku main character. Episode 1 really surprise me a bit since our main character’s relationship-development is one of the fastest I’ve ever seen. Main character is pretty annoying but I’m sure there will be a development in the future (especially with our aggresive heroine in there). It’s the type of series which I don’t really like the story but at the end I don’t drop it.

Short guide (13+) :

  • If you’re looking for shoujo-romance, this is for you 
  • Similar anime : Tonari no Kaibutsu-kun

Percentage :

  • 60%  – Keep watching
  • 40% – Drop