Games and Anime Makes me Think Positive

Since I became a mother, my life changed completely in a good but also a bad way. I’ve always been a gamer and also watched anime occasionally but I stopped because I didn’t have much time as before, and it was wrong of me to stop doing things I used to enjoy before and it made my depression worst. Recently I returned to gaming after I went on an impulse shopping and got Dark Souls 3, Tales of Zestiria and Street Fighter V. I told myself to free time of my busy mother life to play games and just have fun as before.

I started with Tales of Zestiria and I gotta confess, I’m quite a sucker for J-RPG and been a fan of Tales of series for really long time when I discovered Tales of Destiny as a child on PS1. The game itself brings back the major elements of  the series with an interesting story and beautiful environment and I love playing games with original japanese voices and english subtitles. My son seems to be more interested in the graphics and the intro music apparently.
Last night I managed to play Street Fighter V against my sister and it was so much fun. We used to play this game even before the existance of PS1 and I remember I used to pretend losing at times because my sister would get angry and stop playing with me. I’m still trying to like Ken’s new look and of course I wouldn’t stop repeating HADOKEN!!
We had a bet that whoever loses will have to treat the winner on a dinner or lunch … Food involved so I had to win, sorry sister.


Moving on to anime, I started watching few short 12 episode ones and recently finished watching Erased (Boku Dake ga Inai Machi (僕だけがいない街)) which is a thriller/ mystery kind of anime, it was recommended by a close friend of mine. It had a pretty interesting story to be honest but sort of predictable outcome which was fine by me because I honestly loved it anyway. 

The story follows Satoru Fujinuma, a man who somehow possesses an ability that sends him back in time moments before a life-threatening incident, allowing him to prevent it from happening. When his mother is murdered by an unknown assailant, Satoru’s ability suddenly sends him back eighteen years to when he was still in elementary school, giving him the opportunity to prevent a kidnapping incident that took the lives of three of his classmates.

I found out today that this anime has a live action movie which I’m planning to check out later. The other anime I started watching Himouto! Umaru-chan and it’s absolutely funny. I can say the main character Umaru is almost like me from her gaming, anime and food obsession… That’s literally me before I got married.

The series follows Umaru Doma, a high school girl who lives with her older brother Taihei. At school, Umaru appears to be the ideal student with good looks, top grades, and a lot of talent. Once she gets home, however, she reverts into a layabout who spends her time lying around, playing video games, and constantly depending on her older brother, much to his dismay. Over the course of the series, Umaru’s alternative personalities help her become friends with her female classmates Kirie Motoba, who has a reputation of glaring at people; and Sylphynford Tachibana, her competitive school rival; both of whom turn out to be little sisters of Taihei’s coworkers.

The final anime I’m ridiculously obsessed with is Watamote, and I reached a point where I watch some episodes at work.

Fifteen-year-old Tomoko Kuroki believed that she would become popular upon entering high school because she had become well-versed in the world of otome games. In reality, she finds that she has become an unsociable loner and she is forced to take a long hard look at herself for the first time in years. The story follows Tomoko as she attempts to improve her social status as she progresses through high school.


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