Looking back on the year and a half that I’ve been writing here at Unsheathed, it’s amazing to see how far I’ve come, to say the least. From random ramblings on a Google+ page to the full-fledged website that I word vomit on now, it’s been a very unique experience. I’ve especially enjoyed coming into the larger aniblogger community; even as small as I am, I’ve managed to carve out a small niche that I feel grows with each post. It’s been so much fun getting to know other bloggers, reading their posts, and just being part of something larger. As a former homeschooler who didn’t get out too much as a kid, it feels both inspiring and a little scary to be able to have a (small) voice in such a large crowd, and yet somehow still get heard and contribute to the conversation. I will admit though, that even with all the things I love about the community, I do tend to get discouraged sometimes…

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 First things first, let’s announce the winners of the giveaway! Seeing as how only two people actually commented (thanks everyone! :P), I was really conflicted as to how I should split up the prizes, but I’ve found a solution. Thank you Rose Regine and Maggie Schopke, I will be gifting each of you with a copy of A Silent Voice and a Crunchyroll Premium Gift pass, so shoot me an email for details. J Now, as a quick update for the blog, so to speak. Expect…Continue Reading “Giveaway Winners | Moving Forward…”

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After One-Punch Man ended, I took a break from anime. I wasn’t sure how anything I could watch would top it in my heart, so my anime watching slowed down to a trickle that eventually halted when I started getting more into Korean drama. That took me away from anime watching, but I did still check the season lineup every so often, and most of the stuff before this present season looked really underwhelming.

And then I saw Erased. Or more accurately, I saw what Erased had accomplished.

Somehow, this new series that wasn’t even finished yet had beat out both Steins;Gate and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on MyAnimeList and taken the #1 anime spot.

From that point on, I pretty much just had to watch it. Any show that manages to beat out two of my all-time favorites without even being finished deserves at least a few minutes of my time. Or a few hours.

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Konnichiwa!

Yes, I am still alive! I departed on my spiritual journey, and I am still chugging along! And I didn’t even have to meditate at the top of a mountain for a long time.

In the few months I’ve been gone, I’ve learned a lot. I’ve struggled a lot. I’ve made decisions both good and bad. I’ve made friends and I’ve lost friends. I’ve laughed and cried. I’ve had my periods of closeness with God and my periods of being farther from Him than I should. But through it all, He taught me. Through His Word and through the people in my life.

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Konnichiwa! As Unsheathed has finally started to begin its long journey, I wanted to give you all a heads-up on what to expect in the coming months. Each season of anime lasts about 13 weeks, and there are four seasons over the course of a year. The Winter season is from January to March, the Spring season is from April to June, the Summer Season is from July to September, and the Fall season lasts from October to December. With that in mind, here are the features you…Continue Reading “Plans for the Fall Anime Season”