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Cholisose: Our last Anime Watchers film for July is Professor Layton and the Eternal Diva, which features characters from the Professor Layton video game franchise for the Nintendo DS. This post will offer two perspectives of the film, as Ultima has played the games before, and I haven’t. Does the film manage to please its built-in fanbase, and is it still approachable for those new to the series?

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Officially as of June 11th, 2011, Yumestate has hit its one year anniversary!

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small image Gifts and Talents in Anime

May 11, 2012 9:00 am by small image

Alongside YumeState.com, time-to-time I write on a blog focused on my personal life. As a firm believer of Christianity and after visiting TWWK’s http://beneaththetangles.wordpress.com/ blog, I found there’s definitely an interesting medium between anime and personal life. Note: religion is not the focus of this post, so please continue to read on even if you’re someone who dislikes discussing spirituality.

In this post, I want to discuss what are gifts and talents, how are they used in anime, and how they relate to our lives. I believe even though these are two very basic concepts and are universally understood by the general community, they are not explored enough outside the anime medium.

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I thought I’d discuss a little bit about the two ways that most people watch anime: week-by-week, or marathoning (I know that marathoning is not a verb, but for the sake of simplicity we will use it in this post). Note that this post isn’t a discussion between which method is better or superior, but rather an objective look at the pros and cons of each. Much like watching a Drama or Television series, people decide on which method usually by personal preference.

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small image Spring 2012 Banners Added

April 13, 2012 8:46 pm by small image

Greetings Everyone.

Cholisose and I have been working on preparing new banners for this spring season, and we are proud to present to you 15 new banners that have already been uploaded and are available for viewing on our website. If you hit F5 any time or whatever you keybound “Refresh” to on your browser, you should probably notice them.

Thanks to Cholisose for helping out once again with YumeState!

Meanwhile, I have added a new page to our website, one that shows all of our banners that we have used up until now. This page will be updated every so often to reflect changes and additional banners that we will add.

Click here to see our archived banners.

If you want see our newest banners scroll down below. Note that some are from previous anime seasons, but they are nonetheless new to YumeState. Enjoy.

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Greetings everyone, even though Nisemonogatari concluded “early” with only 11 episodes, let’s take a look at how the changes it made from Bakemonogatari, and see whether it worked out in the end for the producers, SHAFT (Madoka Magica, Denpa Onna, etc.). This post will contain spoilers, so please read further with caution if you haven’t seen Nisemonogatari. Also feel free to correct me if I am wrong throughout the post, as I did not read any of the light novels leading up to the series.

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Greetings Everyone. This time we’ll be taking a look at Amagami SS+ Plus and the changes that took place from the previous season, as well as how the overall anime concluded each heroine in their respective arc. Before we begin, please take note that obviously there will be spoilers (since we’ll be going over each character), so if you haven’t watched Amagami SS+ Plus or Amagami SS, I’d encourage you to do that first.

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Greetings everyone, it’s been a while since my last post on Yumestate. This week/next week concludes most of our Winter 2012 series, Another, Nisemonogatari, and Amagami SS+ Plus. Instead of doing an episodic review, I think it’s better to look at each series and see what we thought of it, what we like, what we don’t like, and how will we expect the anime to conclude.

This post will contain some minor spoilers, more specifically related to story development than anything. I will not ruin any major spoilers for any anime series, but for the sake of preventing any unwanted information about shows you may be interested in watching, I’d suggest at least watching an episode or two before reading this.

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small image Winter 2012 Season So Far

February 27, 2012 10:33 pm by small image

Greetings everyone, I’m back from my trip to Hong Kong and Japan. I spent the two weeks visiting family, hiking the mountains, sight-seeing the city, experiencing the culture, eating all different kinds of cuisine, and shopping for my favourite goods that can’t be found in Canada (or is hard to come by). Even though I was only gone for two weeks, having to re-adjust my schedule was definitely not fun and took a lot of time to fix. Read more…

Greetings everyone,

As of tomorrow, I will be flying to Hong Kong and Japan for vacation. I will be gone for two weeks, and in that time I plan to visit my relatives, go shopping for authentic asian clothes, and buy lots of merchandise exclusive to both countries.

Obviously, I will be quite inactive around the website around this time, and I will not be bringing my laptop with me to watch anime (why watch anime when you’re on vacation?). That means there will be no coverage of Another, Nisemonogatari and Amagami SS+ for at least weeks, or at least until things settle back down.

I will of course be documenting my trip with tons of pictures and blogs. I’m really excited to be going back once again!

Stay tuned for more things to come!