OWLS Competition Blog Tour: I Wish I Could Be Like Sawamura

In honor of the 2018 Winter Olympics, this month topic will focus on the theme, “Competition” because the Olympics is where athletes from all countries join together to compete in sporting events. Through these events, we see how “competition” brings out the grit, the teamwork, and the competitive spirit within athletes. This month, we will be exploring anime and pop culture media that discusses the good and the bad when it comes to competition and what it can teach us about ourselves and the world around us.

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So if you’ve been around for awhile, you might already know I’m sort of kind of maybe a little obsessed and in love with this one show called Ace of Diamond (lovingly called Daiya by it’s very devoted fanbase). And while I was thinking of doing something “outside the box” for this tour I ended up just going with Daiya. Or more specifically, Sawamura Eijun, our underdog of the story Continue reading

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[Review] Daiya no Ace Season 1 Final Thoughts And Maybe A Bit of Fangirling on the Side

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Hey guys! So sorry I haven’t really written anything on the blog. I just haven’t really been feeling like writing and then I’m always too lazy to turn on my desktop and ask my clothes to let me borrow my chair. I know. I’m a mess BUT I just finished Daiya no Ace and I’m just so excited and I want to tell you all about it!

Excuse me if this review turns into fangirling along the way. Also, SPOILERS because I know I can’t keep my mouth shut when I’m excited and right now Eijun has infected me with his enthusiasm Continue reading

Daiya no Ace: Mid-Season Thoughts

Hey guys! Just wanted to check in on a series I started a while back, Diamond no Ace (Ace of the Diamond). I wrote up a first impression back in August and I thought I’d tell you all how I’m liking the series.

As a note, I usually finish shows pretty quickly (even the longer ones) but this one has just taken me so long. One obvious reason is that I was busy with school between September and November, and even after classes I’ve gotten really bad internet connection.

What about the other reason? It’s pretty simple really, I don’t want it to end! I’ve actually just finished episode 50, which means 25 more episodes until I can move on to season 2! So much for a mid-season thoughts post, I’m already past the mark!

But I thought this would be a good place to stop since the characters have finally gotten a ‘break’ between their games.

Since episode 2 we’ve learned that Sawamura Eijun really only has passion for baseball and that his actual talent is overshadowed by his crazy exclamations of wanting to be the Ace. Coming to Seidou quickly shows him that he’s not the only one who wants to become the best and if he really wants to become Ace, the first thing he needs to do is become an official member of the team.  Continue reading

Currently Watching: Ace of the Diamond (Ep 1 – 2)

Hey guys! I’ve gone and done it, I’ve started another anime! So these last few days I’ve just been pretty bleh in the anime department, waiting every week for just one more episode for X-show (GATE, Shiroyuki, AxM, I forgot what else I’m watching) which is so so painful! I think it’s the first time I’ve followed an anime from its start and I’m trying not to strangle someone (damn you cliffhangers!). Continue reading