My Japanese Studies so Far

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My Japanese studies might be on hold after the Christmas festive season. Instead I have been focusing on doing my manga comic on Clip studio.

I downloaded a flash card apps to help me memorise the Japanese  phrases and sentences.

I’m using Chegg Flash cards IOS app on my ITouch. you can create a category and create new flashcards decks.

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Chegg Flashcard App

Chegg Flashcard App

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Chegg FlashCard App
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Chegg Flashcard App

It’s really good for practice 2 minutes of Japanese.

There is other good free flashcards apps to use for studying.

Tinycard App is very good for memorising Japanese  vocabulary.

Another way i could practice daily is to communicate with native Japanese people on HelloTalk App. But I’m not confident in speaking openly to people online yet (i’m very shy).

I used to write my diary entry on italki.com but I can only write very basic sentences.

I realised I was not speaking as much Japanese daily as i would like to. So the flash is good to read Japanese out loud and get use to training my vocal muscle.

I was getting tired of spending long hours of studying, I just do not have time to foucs, it takes too much mental the energy. I remember hearing that smaller tasks is more efficient than bigger tasks.

i need to develop confidence in speaking daily and developing a habit of speaking in Japanese. It is the same issue I have with dyslexic and speech difficulties on English.

However if I practice daily by reading out the flash daily for 3 minutes, it may become a habit. Most thing is about developing a habit.

For example i have develop a habit with drawing for years. Now is like going for a walk. I want the same habit for Japanese, like going of a walk.

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Manga Review: The World’s Greatest First Love: The Cases of Ritus Onodera.

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Artwork and Story by Shungiku Nakamura.

English published: Sublime manga. 

Genre: A slice of life/ romance/ Comedy 

The Junjo Romantic saga continues with a new romantic stories and hot couples. 

Ritus Onodera is a rookie at the shoujo manga editing department. The work is very tight with deadlines. Ritus is inexperience editing shoujo mangas. His boss, Masamue Takano is strict, cold and take no-nonsense.

However Takano was Ritus first love. When Takano recognised him, he forces himself to make Ritus fall in love with him again.

Takano is very persistent on making love to Ritus and doesn’t want to lose Ritus again. Ritus denies that he loves Takano but his internal feeling saying otherwise. The sexual chemistry between Ritus and Takano is and unusual but intriguing.

The sexual tensions is on point in every volume, very hot, saucy bedroom action! Just as you expect of Shungiku Nakamura’s manga’s. Most Bl manga are is too fast with the bedroom action. In Junjo Romantic and World’s greatest first love there alot of building up with he romance interest and plot development 

The manga starts get interesting in Volume 3 when the relationship between Ritus and Takano get steamy and intense. Also Volume 3 there is a sub story of Shota Kisa and Kou Yukina. 

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Anime: World Greatest First Love on Crunchyoll

The World Greatest first Love manga series is fantastic. I keep reading the manga over and over again. Shungiku Nakamura creates very creates great heart throbbing  romantic combined with good drawings. The drawings improved a lot since Junjo Romantica. 

I own all the volumes of this manga and watched the anime series on CrunchyRoll.

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There is a separate manga World Greatest first Love, Chiaki Yoshino and Yoshinyuki Hatori. Which is not available in english publication to buy. Only Japanese publication.

I was disappointed that Chiaki Yoshino and Yoshinyuki Hatori was not included in the sereis as in the anime.

Personally, Shungiku Nakamura is one of the best classic Yaoi/BL manga artist.

I really wished Junjo Romantica was re published in english publish again by Sublime Manga.

The anime is available to watch in crunchyroll.

I rate the manga series 6 out of 6 stars, highly recommended manga to read.

Sublime manga website: https://www.sublimemanga.com/

Anime Review: Orenchi no Furo Jijo

A very handsome mystify merman, Wakasa. lives with a high school boy, Tatsumi. Tatsumi looks after Wakasa, he feeds him and provide him everything he need in his bathroom.

Wakasa is a very playful merman. He is very comfortable with the luxury of the nice scent soapy baths and doesn’t want to go back to the sea.

I like Wakasa’s rad blond hairstyle.

I’m a sucker when it comes for anime with good looking male character.

Tatusmi is a quite teen, live alone. (I don’t know how a teen lives home alone) but his little sister visit him sometimes.

Wakasa friends come joins in the bath with Wakasa. Takasu the Octopus and Mikumi the Jellyfish. They are all a hand full to deal with.

It is 4 minutes long. The anime is funny and lighthearted.

The anime is very eye pleasing, i like the style and look of the characters. The characters are drawn nicely.

The Intro is very strange and confusing.

The only critic I have with this anime is there not enough interesting scenarios. The anime doesn’t go as far with the storyline. It could have more playful interaction with Tatsumi and Wakasa. Maybe a hint of romance *wink wink*

There is an manga also that you can buy from amazon. I have not read it.

I rate this anime 3 stars out of 6.

Anime Review: High School Life of a Fudanshi

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BL for is everyone Fam!

Sakgaichi Ryo (nick name Gucci) is a normal high school boy who has a passion for BL manga. He is a Fudanshi a Fanboy of BL/Yaoi (I don’t know what Fudanshi means in Japanese).

A Fangirl is a Fujoshi (meaning Rotten girl)

He struggles to buy BL manga from bookstores without someone take note. He also worries he’ll get judged as a guy who like reading male gay romance. He stated in the first episode that guy who like reading Bl manga doesn’t mean he’s gay. (is true fam)Screen Shot 2018-11-26 at 02.31.22

His dreams is to find other Fudanshi out there and make friends with similar interest.

He already has friend with really cool hairstyle, who is not an Otaku. but is just a good friend to Sakgaichi San.

On episode 2 he made friend with a girl, a Fujoshi, she nice to him. In future episodes she helps him buy BL to save the embarrassment. 

The anime is sweet, nicely animated. Its a short 4 minutes long show. Packed with funny scenarios and quirky characters. This anime made me laugh a lot. Sakgaichi Ryo is like the male version of me.

He has nice eyes and a beauty spot.

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He has a huge tempura pillow! I would like to own one. It look like a he is hugging large chicken nugget.

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I normally buy BL manga online. But I did used to borrow a BL manga from the library. I get really embarrassed because the librarian have to open the book and scan, the first page has two guy touching each other up.

The anime also reminds me of Gakuen Handsome. which is also available to watch on Crunchyroll. 

There are a small percentage men who read and enjoy romance genre.

If you are a Fudanshi or fanboy and feel embarrassed it. Don’t worry Fam, it dose not matter. Enjoy reading BL!

Watching this anime will be very relatable to you.

I rate this anime 4 stars out of 6.

I wish the anime continues with more episodes.

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Anime Review: DAKAICHI -I’m being Harassed by The Sexiest man of the Year

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This anime will leave you feeling hot and tingling.

It is a modern anime. A new yaoi anime now available to watch on Crunchyroll.

I was lucky to discover this anime by chance. I was trilled it was a new yaoi anime. I always watched Junjo Romanic or World greatest First love on CrunchyRoll, so it was refreshing  to  watch different Yaoi anime.

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Takato Saijyo is an attractive famous Japanese actor, trying to get by in his acting career, but another attractive actor Named Junta Azumaga (aka the Pervert Angel) is taking over his crown as the most sexy man.

The story is very fast pace, 20 minute  watching the anime theres already a bedroom scene.

I was not prepared for what happened next.

In that scene Junta San confessed his love to Takato San and make a fast move on him. He is very persistent and obsessed with Takato San.

The bedroom scenes are very suggestive and steamy.

There is no graphic details, only scene of hot kisses, licking and touching. However is very clear what they are doing. (forplay cough cough)

Junta San tries to get into Takato San his downstairs department anytime he can. whenever he does that to him, Takato San behaves like a little  submissive school boy (he’s age 28 by the way)

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There are a lot of funny moments is this Anime. After the film shot, Junta San takes Takato San away and Takato’s manager just allow Junta to kidnapped him. Also Junta San keeps tipping Takato San with 1,000 yen.

Both character Junta san and Takato San are good looking couple. The drawings on the characters seriously good. The animation is neat and well executed.

There is a manga to this, I just discovered on the comments. It is named Dakaretai Otoko Ichii Odosarete Imasu. I found it on MangaFox.

Personally I prefer the anime to the manga. The manga version is not very well drawn as in the anime. But beware! You get to see full detail of the bedroom scene.

I keep watching certain episodes 3 and 4. (I was not the only one doing that) especially episode 4 as Takato san wears his old school uniform, both Takato San and Junta San play teacher and student.

The only critic on this anime, it lacked development in the story and not enough conflict. Perhaps the anime could have good plot.

I rate this anime 5 stars out of 6.

i would definitely recommend this anime to someone is already into BL/Yaoi. 

New  episode available to premium members every Friday after 4:30pm GMT

Inktober Drawings 2018

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Last month i took part in the Inktober challenge, to use ink martials in drawings everyday in October.

This was a good opportunity to get in the routine and habit of drawings daily. I liked using inks, I mainly do use them for most of my work. I used traditional tools such as calligraphy ink, Chinese brushes and pen nibs. As well as modern tools fine liners and brush pens.

The source for inspiration came from Sktchy app @reebek.

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My drawings gradually improved each day, I seem to improved the shading and technical skills.

I draw subjects that are out of my comfort zone and pushed myself to draw challenging, technical details such as hands, face and facial expressions.

I do a quick warm up sketch first on a separate paper. Analysing the portrait before I start drawings on my sketchpad.

I allow the drawing to dictate what it needed.

I post  drawings everyday on my Instagram @ree.bek, twitter @reebeksart and Sktchy app.

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What next

I will going to continue drawings daily on my sketchpad and upload them on social media.

More Anime Collages

i created more Boy Love collages from the anime Dakaich – Harassed by the sexiest man of the year (i know it sound wrong). it’s a new anime, i been watching it on CrunchyRoll.
I like creating collage on Canva.com they look so nice. also i been doing inktober this month so i been posting my drawing on my Instagram page @ree.bek or Twitter @reebeksart ( look at my porfile for social links)

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