Life Update 5: Leaving England

Phrases I never thought I’d say:

“I’m going to work in Japan.”

“I’m going to a week long seminar in Tokyo.”

“I’m going to be living in Kanto.”

Over the last few months, those phrases had become commonplace, gradually becoming part of my new reality. I’m still slowly adjusting to that reality and even as I look at my plane ticket, my visa, or even my offer of employment, it doesn’t feel a hundred percent true.

But it is definitely happening.

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[REVIEW] Transit Girls トランジットガールズ SPOILERS

Transit Girls is the story of Sayuri and Yui, two girls thrust together by their parents’ marriage. Sayuri resents the intrusion and doesn’t believe that anyone could be a replacement for her late mother. And she certainly doesn’t believe that she needs a new sister. Even though Sayuri is cold and distant, Yui tries her best to help her warm up to the idea of being a family. Overcoming every reservation she used to have, Sayuri falls in love with Yui, who was smitten from the day they met. But there’s one big problem… no one can find out.

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Life Update (2)

In hindsight, maybe starting an anime blog in my last year of university wasn’t the best idea I’ve ever had. But, despite having to go on a second hiatus, ShannaroShoujo isn’t going anywhere. I’ve now finished my postgraduate degree, and right now, as I’m anxiously waiting for my dissertation grade, I’ve been thinking about where I want to take this blog over the next few months…

  • Regular posts

I have more time to devote to both watching and reviewing anime so I want to reinstate weekly blog posts. I’ll be fully adjusted to my new schedule soon so hopefully they will restart next week.

  • Different types of posts

I’ve recently signed up to Crunchyroll, which makes it so much easier to discover new series. Because of this, I don’t really want to wait until they’ve ended before writing about them, so I want to introduce First Impressions posts. I started a couple of simulcasts that I really want to cover while they’re still brand new so keep an eye out for those.

  • Different topics

ShannaroShoujo will always be first and foremost an anime blog. However, with a potential trip to Japan this year and more conventions opening in the UK, I want to branch out a bit more and cover things like cosplay, J-Drama, language and culture. I’ve already reviewed Hana Yori Dango, but as I become more involved in things outside of anime, it makes sense if it shows up on this blog.


Freedom! (Kind of)

A lot of things are changing in my life right now, after leaving full time education and working towards finally learning Japanese and visiting a language school abroad. Despite that, I’m determined to maintain this blog the best I can.