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Feeling Inspired – Characters That Changed Your Life

Snap Discussion is the weekly round table discussion on a topic relating to Japanese pop culture as selected by the almighty Snapodile. Each week the SnapThirty team will weigh in with their thoughts on that week’s topic all with the hopes of providing some interesting and perhaps even conflicting view points on the matter at hand. This week’s topic is Feeling Inspired – Characters That Changed Your Life. For this topic we each looked into our own personal lives and the characters from Japanese Pop Culture that changed it for the better. Be them inspirational, relatable or simply a badass, these characters changed our lives in immeasurable ways. Whatever reason it may be here are some of our own personal picks for characters that changed our lives. Luke Halliday: For me this was a pretty simple question to answer: Simon from Gurren Lagann. It’s the anime that really got me into what I’m doing now and I don’t think I would be running an anime website or calling myself an anime reviewer today if it …

“Nero Vanetti…Is Me! – 91 Days Episode One – Season’s Writings

From the creative minds that brought you Hozuki’s Coolheadedness, ERASED, Durarara!!, Baccano!, Haikyu!!, and many other beloved contemporary Anime series’ comes a Mafia story set during the Prohibition which will remind you that Anime is the literal conglomeration of various forms of art, making it more than just a half-interesting way to kill twenty-two minutes week to week. Licensed for distribution in the West by none other than Crunchyroll, this series was one that, until it’s release, flew stealthily under my radar. Unable to deny my cultural heritage, being an Italian, I felt that it was my duty to experience an Anime set, arguably, amid the peak of organised crime…and it was a good thing that I did. No bleaker an opening, 91 Days introduces itself to the audience with a gang-related family murder that includes a man, his wife, and his young child, with another unrelated adolescent being the only one escaping from the massacre. Not the best way to celebrate your birthday, but I suppose he is somewhat to blame for not leaving with …