Anime Review: Death Note

The world isn’t always a rosy place to live in. It can beat you down, drag you into the mud, and leave you feeling shattered. Dangers can lurk in any corner and stepping outside your house each day can be a risk in and of itself. But what if you stumbled upon the power to eliminate any wicked or despicable person (murderers, rapists, and the corrupt) from this earth by simply writing their name in a notebook and dictating the nature of their death as an accident or suicide? It’s a situation high school student Light Yagami encounters in the anime Death Note.

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Manga for Beginners: My Journey into the Big, Mad World of Japanese Comics (Guest Blogger Post)

Welcome back to another guest blogger week on simpleek! This week we have the very awesome Ashley Hagood of Robo♥Beat. Ashley’s blog focuses mainly on the things she loves the most, which are science fiction, fantasy, and video games. If you’re looking for a blog that focuses on  film, TV, books, or games with a sci-fi and fantasy angle, most likely you will find it on her blog. Nothing Ashley blogs about is ever boring, and she brings fresh and insightful perspectives on the genres. She’s also a contributing writer for Population GO. Aside from her love of all things sci-fi, fantasy, and video games, Ashley is a new fan to manga. For her guest post, Ashley talks about what it’s like to navigate the wide and wonderful world of manga as a newbie. Read her picks for the best starter manga if you’re also a newcomer to manga like she is. If you love sci-fi, fantasy, and video games as much as she does, please visit her blog. You can also follow her on Twitter for updates on her current projects or if you want to just chat with her. Ashley is a lovely person to chat with, so tweet at her!

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Anime That Made Me Think (Guest Blogger Post)

The week of featured guest bloggers on simpleek continues! Please welcome the lovely Sam Leung of CheeeseToastieandVideoGames. From what you can tell from the title of her blog, she talks video games. She also posts up YouTube videos of her Let’s Play. You’ll want to check out her blog if you want detailed reviews about the games she plays, deep discussions about critical aspects of the games industry, or you want to hear her commentary as she plays whatever game she is playing at the moment. While Sam’s blog only focuses on video games, she is actually an avid fan of anime and manga. This week, she decided to write about five animes that left a lasting impression on her and how it shaped the way she saw the world growing up. Her viewpoints on each anime are enlightening, and it may make you want to watch them if you haven’t already. Please be sure to visit her blog and follow her on Twitter.

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