Mechademia: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga

And here is some new content for my blog!

Recently I’ve gotten back into reading (thank you Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya) and I was on Goodreads, looking through my groups. I remembered that I’d entered into this yearly reading contest for Wacky Reading Challenges and I went to check it out. My entry had been stuck at about 20 books for a couple months and then I decided I’d continue.

Basically, the yearly contest is called 15 x 15 Challenge and participants are allowed to pick one of the five levels listed:

  • 1 x 15 (15 categories, 1 book per category = 15 books total)
  • 5 x 5 (5 categories, 5 books per category = 25 books total)
  • 5 x 15 (5 categories, 15 books per category = 75 books total)
  • 15 x 15 (15 categories, 15 books per category = 225 books total)
  • 10 x 15 (10 categories, 15 books per category = 150 books)

I ended up choosing the 10 x 15 level even though I know I’m not going to be able to read 150 books in a year (no manga). I thought it would be fun making categories and besides, we’re allowed to change levels at any time before the challenge ends. It’s highly likely I’ll end up changing to level 5 x 5, haha. Not so likely but possible to do the 5 x 15.

Anyways, one of my categories that I made was titled Stalking Kleptomaniac, which basically means I’d read books from other people’s bookshelves. I decided on that title because I’ve been called both things before and I thought it would be fun

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And so for my first book I decided to choose Mechademia: Emerging Worlds of Anime and Manga that I got from Cassandra’s (The Huge Anime Fan’s) Goodreads bookshelf! I actually started reading the book while my family was road tripping to Wyoming and I just finished it.

I usually post a summary for everything I review but this time I won’t since I’ll outline the book’s contents along with my thoughts.


For my first book on anime/manga scholarship I think it was an interesting and informational read. One of the things I really liked about this book is that each article was done by different people. It really allowed for a change in pace and gave a few different perspectives on different topics.
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Aldnoah Zero OST

IMAG1172Hey guys!

If you follow me on Twitter you may have noticed I posted up a very precious picture of my most recent purchase: 2 Aldnoah Zero OST CDs! Yes, I mentioned before that I regretted not getting the A/Z CD I found at AX but soon after Prime Day I found it on Amazon! Lucky me (*•̀ᴗ•́*)و ̑̑

I will have to say though, that I’m glad I didn’t buy the CD at AX because I found it for half the price on Amazon, which was awesome! You can find it here, and according to the info on the side, there are only 2 left (though I’m not sure how true that is).

In addition to that disc, I also bought another A/Z CD/DVD combo, which I didn’t even hesitate with buying. In the reviews, someone mentioned it had the songs Keep on Keeping on and yeah, that’s one of the songs I really wanted.

Here are my thoughts!

I’ll start with the CD/DVD disc since it was shorter and I’ve already checked everything out:

One thing I’d like to comment on this before I get to the music is that the case isn’t made out of plastic which I totally thought was great! I’ve got a history of destroying my jewel cases and that’s not awesome (because then I have nowhere to store CDs). It also doesn’t catch all that glare when I’m trying to take pictures of it.  Continue reading