This is the first TC’s Treasures post of 2017! It’s already the second week of the new year, and I’ve been keeping myself busy with my hobbies. I also fell ill last week to the point I had to call out sick for two and a half days. I came down with a super bad cold, and it made me super woozy. Amidst my sickness, I kept up with my hobbies, and this post will be covering what I’ve been enjoying in terms of animes and video games.
Yuri!!! on Ice
I’m a big figure skating fan (Hanyu Yuzuru, all the way!), but I held off on watching this anime when it started in October. A part of me was sceptical because I didn’t think the anime would portray figure skating accurately. However, I kept hearing great things about the anime, and a couple of my friends even recommended it. I gave the anime a try in mid-November, and I was immediately hooked. The characters, the plot, the figure skating routines choreographed by a real skater . . . everything about this anime appealed to me, and it reminded me why I love animes. This was just the right thing to boost my mood towards the end of 2016, and I do believe the popular sentiment that this show saved 2016. Phichit, by the way, is way too adorable. I want his “Hamster on Ice” show to become reality!
Yuri on Ice Theme
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This opening song to Yuri!!! on Ice is a gigantic earworm that wouldn’t leave me be. I found myself constantly humming this song. Even now, while typing this post, the song’s playing in my head, and I fully admit to having a goofy smile on my face.
Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc
I mentioned in my previous post that I want to play more video games this year, and I am! I re-charged my PS Vita to play Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc. This game is like a meeting of Persona 3/4, The Hunger Games, and Gyakuten Saiban aka Phoenix Wright with the darkness of Zero Escape games. Fifteen students are trapped in a school, and in order to leave the place, they have to kill somebody secretly and get away with it in a classroom trial. This game’s a major nightmare fuel, and some of the plot points left me quite horrified because of its sheer evilness, but I couldn’t put the game down. I have beaten it, and now I’m debating on playing its sequel or holding off on it for something else.
Have you seen Yuri!!! on Ice? Have you played Danganronpa: Trigger Happy Havoc? What anime or games are you loving lately?