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“Kimi no Na wa.” / “Your Name.” Bests “Ponyo”, Claims 1st Place in 9th Week

Exactly third week from my last post, Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) successfully surpassed Ghibli and Hayao Miyazaki’s “Ponyo” like I predicted.


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Jealousy on Social Media

So Which Blessings of Your Lord Will You Deny~?


“Most people on social media present the “best version” of who they are. Nobody really shares their darkest moments or the many hardships people go through. It gives the illusion that their life is “perfect” when in reality we all go through things that challenge us to do and become better.

Comparing your life to others has become so easy, a simple click that makes you feel like you’re not good enough, you’re not having as much fun, or your life might be boring. All of this comparison actually affects your self-esteem and confidence level. You lower your ability to grow, because you shun yourself.”

~Quoted from @idillionaire

The best and the worst moments of my life don’t make it to social media. What I post is honest, what interests me, and pieces of who I really am. I am frankly being myself.

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About Gi(a)rlish Number’s Fansub

Hi guys, just wanna make a little announcement here.

After much consideration, I’m thinking of dropping the sub for Gi(a)rlish Number. I decided to continue subbing the second episode because the simulcasts are still delayed to Wednesday and GJM dropped the show. But, since Davinci has planned to keep subbing it with better quality and typesetting, I don’t think it’s necessary to have a double release every week.


It was quite a fun experience doing this, even in the middle of my tight schedule. I hope you can continue enjoying Gi(a)rlish Number from now on. This show is certainly a contender for Fall 2016’s best anime. For those of you who haven’t watched it, give it a try!

On an unrelated note, I’ll be having my thesis defense tomorrow, so please wish me luck.


[MagnAvaloN] Gi(a)rlish Number – 01

I didn’t expect to do this myself, but here it is: Gi(a)rlish Number’s first episode. As I said in the page, I’m doing this half-asleep for three hours straight, so there may be some mistakes. Nevertheless, I hope you can enjoy the show. As to whether I will be doing this for future episodes to come, I’m not really sure. Oh, and if you want to give any feedback or proofread the .srt file, feel free to; didn’t have one while working on this. I also talked a bit about the first episode earlier, which you can find here.

Note: for those who asked me whether I will continue subbing this, I’m not promising anything since a more experienced fansub group is picking it up, namely Good Job! Media. Also, it has been announced by Crunchyroll that they will be streaming this show.

UPDATE (09/10/2016): 01v2 is up, with minor revisions to the script; props to Z for being the proofreader. I also updated some of the lines to fit the context better.

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Torrent(v2): MKV


“Kimi no Na wa.” / “Your Name.” Claims 1st Place in Sixth Week, Surpasses “A Wind Rises”

A pleasant surprise: “Your Name.” (Kimi no Na wa.), Makoto Shinkai’s latest movie that has been attracting a lot of attention in Japan and worlwide, has just passed Hayao Miyazaki’s “A Wind Rises” (Kaze Tachinu) in sales.

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Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) Write-up

Of all the things that have been dubbed a “national phenomenon” in Japan this year, Makoto Shinkai’s Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.) is probably the most appropriate for the title. At the time I’m writing this, Your Name. has already become Japan’s highest grossing film of 2016  — even Anno Hideaki’s Shin Godzilla, Koe no Katachi movie, and Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso’s live action movie couldn’t hope to compare. Your Name. is now a part of Japan’s all-time box office top 10, sitting at the 7th ranking (11.1 billion yen) while slowly crawling to beat Ghibli’s “The Wind Rises”. That’s a pretty fantastic feat to be accomplished by an animated movie. Not to mention, the movie has received a lot of critical acclaims and massive popularity on the side of creators, fans of Shinkai’s works, mainstream anime fans, and the general public. The sales of the novel released before the movie also skyrocketed following the movie’s rise to stardom.


One has to wonder: what makes Your Name. different than other animated movies? What allows the movie to soar to greater heights than the previous works Shinkai has crafted? When asked about what he thought regarding his movie becoming a 10-billion yen box-office hit, Shinkai admitted that the numbers are “quite frightening” as he doesn’t think it deserves that much of a merit, although he humbly stated he has the confidence that people would find the movie enjoyable. So, is Your Name. really is worthy of its fame? Or is it just a lackluster box-office movie riding on the tide of popularity?

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