Soulcial Sunday: I.C.Y.M.I

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Hey What’s Up,

June was a pretty eventful month for us at SDE. Our trip to AnimeNext was successful. We had tons of fun as a unit and dropped content that spanned over a month.  Here a recap of our panels covered during the event.  With a brief summary below.

Enjoy. 

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Kenka Bancho Otome – Girl Beats Boy

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Girl Power!! If you’re interested in watching an anime about a girl kicking ass, this is for you. Hinako is a pretty Yankee- no other way to put it. She really does fight like a man, her skills are undeniable. She is like the female Bruce Lee. I admire her strength,  determination and willingness to prove that she is strong.

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Ryu vs Ken: Street Fighter Cosplay Battle

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Hey, what’s good everyone?  It’s been a little over a month since we attended Anime Next.   Between the three of us, we pushed out a ton content via our website and our other Social media outlets.  Videos, pictures and other exclusive releases. (via Twitter and Instagram) So if you aren’t following us, do so because you are missing out.  The grind was non-stop that weekend. But it’s Story Time.

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The Royal Tutor (Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine)

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I recently finished watching an anime called The Royal Tutor also known as Ōshitsu Kyōshi Heine 王室教師ハイネ and it turned out to be a really good show. I enjoyed the comedy and drama in the show. The characters are funny and all of them have unique personalities. Heine is my favorite character in the show because of his child-like appearance and his grown man voice. Heine was what had me hooked onto the show. Heine reminds me a lot of Sebastian from Black Butler with his mature attitude and his sense of humor.

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MARVEL VS. CAPCOM Infinite

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I’ve been a MARVEL VS. CAPCOM fan ever since I played MARVEL VS. CAPCOM 2.  I loved this game so much that I bought a second copy for my Xbox 360.  And I played it all the time.  I didn’t even hop right on part 3 when it came out.  I waited for Ultimate Marvel vs. Capcom 3 to drop before I transitioned over.  And boy, did I  love that game.  I suck at fighting games, video games in general but I would play it for hours on end. When I heard about MARVEL VS. CAPCOM: INFINITE, I was excited.

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Fooly Cooly (Season 2 and 3 Trailer)

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Fooly Cooly ( Furi Kuri) is one of the most memorable Anime’s of my childhood. Originally airing on American Television back in 2003.  Fast forward, 14 years later and the mere thought still brings a smile to my face.  From Naota cynical outlook to Haruko’s Vespa and everything in between, most of all Lord Canti.  So when Cartoon Network announced a possible remake, I was in shock but more over confused.  In all seriousness, FLCL has everything packed into six episodes.  What more could they possibly do?  My answer came in the form of a trailer.

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Revisiting: Princess Jellyfish (Kurage hime)

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Princess Jellyfish follows 18-year-old Tsukimi Kurashita who recently moved to Tokyo to pursue her dream of being an illustrator.  One evening, while visiting a local pet shop. She encounters a lovely young woman who comes to her rescue. Tsukimi soon learns that the Princess who rescued her wasn’t really a princess at all, She was really a Man. Kuranosuke Koibuchi, the youngest son of a political family.  From then on, Tsukimi’s and her housemate’s lives were flipped upside down.

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ERASED 僕だけがいない街 (Review)

ERASED also known as Boku dake ga inai Machi 僕だけがいない街 is a fantasy/ psychological thriller written and illustrated by Kei Sanbe.  This is a very interesting story. ERASED takes many twists and turns. You will never know what will occur next. 

Satoru Fujinuma, one the main protagonist,  possesses a unique ability that allows him to travel back in time. Mere moments before a tragic incident that occurred in his past. Satoru returns home one evening, to find his mother murdered by a mysterious assailant. 

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Capturing Emotion with Avery Liburd

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New York City is a pretty big place. But if you run around in certain circles, you’re very likely to come across the same people. That was how I came to know Avery Liburd, formerly known as Avery Li or DarkShonobi on YouTube where we first met. I’m not sure if he remembers or not but when we ran into each other randomly in Midtown Manhattan, where we exchanged pleasantries and introduced ourselves. Thinking about it now, it’s kind of hilarious. Back then Youtube wasn’t the beast that it is now. That was how we connected, so it made perfect sense. And while it wasn’t the most interesting or awkward situation that I’ve encountered when randomly meeting people I talked to online, it definitely struck a chord. Fast forward a few years later, I now I have this platform. It’s important to return the love that was shown to you from way back.

“We build together”

When I reached out, here is what he had to say.
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AnimeNext: 2017 Masquerade

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As some of you may know, our team attended AnimeNext in Atlantic City, New Jersey early this month. One of our favorite events to attend when going to any anime convention is the Masquerade. All the contestant did a phenomenal job and we captured some of out favorites and posted them via our YouTube. I posted the videos below. So check them out and let us know what you think.  Also, don’t forget to check out our photography gallery.

Have a great weekend

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