Anime, daily life and randomness

Hunting for your dream!

Its another Sunday! Let’s watch some Hunter X Hunter!

Section 1: Episodes watched today

  • Hunter X Hunter 37
  • Nazo no Kanojo X 13 (End)
  • Poyopoyo Kansatsu Nikki 26
  • Recorder to Randoseru 26 (End)

Starting with Hunter X Hunter, even if there isn’t a torrent up yet.
Gon returns to Whale Island while Killua tags along. Back at home, Mito tells Gon more about Ging’s stories. Stories that Gon never got to hear before. Mito also gives Gon a box that Ging left behind, saying to give the box to Gon after he became a Hunter. At first neither Gon nor Killua could open the box, but after thinking or a bit, Killua eventually understands how to open it, but Gon did the honours.
Now that we’ve reached the opening of the box, I fully expect for this run of Hunter X Hunter to continue all the way to Greed Island as well as past it. Hopefully I’ll get to see the Chimera Ant Arc animated before I have to enroll in compulsory army.

Next: Nazo no Kanojo X!
The last episode! Urabe meets Tsubaki’s older sister and has a nice chat with her. At first I thought Tsubaki might do something stupid like tasting his sister’s drool.. but he’s not that perverted is he?
Exchanging drool in front of your mother’s grave, seems extremely appropriate.

3 minute shorts.
Poyopoyo: O! Looks like there’s gonna be more Poyo! YAY!
Recorder to Randoseru: Looks like even carrying his older sister gets him in trouble. SADLAIF.

Section 2: Day 33 of 30 day challenge

Day 33 is ‘most over-popular/mainstream anime you hate.’

I don’t really like to blog about things that I hate, but since its one of the challenges I can’t help it. I have to confess though, I don’t actually hate Naruto all that much, its the fans (e.g the “NARUTO BEST ANIME EVAAARRRR ALL OTHER SUCCKZZASDAX” kind.) There’s pretty much this kind of fans for anything, but if they’d at least hold a decent discussion with you then I won’t mind.

The mainstream anime that I actually hate for the anime is Bleach. Firstly, I haven’t actually watched it. Secondly, I only know of the story from attempting to kill Aizen till after that. I don’t know anything after that. But knowing that arc alone is more than enough for me to hate it. First Aizen was captured because he can’t be killed. (Whatever happened to people die when they’re killed?) That’s fine, he’s kept in eternal confinement. After a while I learned that he escaped. WHAT. THE. FISH?! Hey we’re dealing with the world’s most wanted criminal here and the least you could do is make sure he stays put, and he escapes. What is he? Mas Selamat? (Singapore reference joke).

And yea, so basically Ichigo lost his powers after capturing Aizen and now Ichigo proceeds to get them back. Aizen escapes and the whole shit starts all over again. God knows how long its gonna keep looping.

Section 3: Mahjong (Yes, Saki-type mahjong)

A friend, also being affected by the Saki-craze has introduced me a website that lets you play mahjong. Although its website-based, it runs on a client and has to be installed. Here are some screenshots.
Starting of the round.
A Tsumo.
Score calculation and post-round.

If you’re interested (and don’t mind that everything is in Japanese) continue to my guide on how to start playing:
Registration (making an account): Here.

The game is completely free of charge and runs on a client that you’ll have to download and patch. I’ll be helping you along with the signing up and game starting with screenshots.

Sorry if the text is slightly small, but this would be the account creation page.
1) Type your email address in the top bar and click the button beside it.
2) An email should be sent to your email account. It should look something like this:
The numbers I box in red is the security code, insert it in the bottom bar and click the button beside it.
3) Your page should now look like this (if the security code is correct)
Click the yellow button at the bottom to proceed.
4)You will be directed to a page where you fill up some basic information. It will look like this:
After that, click the yellow button.
5) If the page doesn’t proceed, recheck the form. If it does, it shows you your information. Click the yellow button to finish.
6) Now that you have made your account, go to the game’s website: Here.
7) Your page would look something like this:
The red box (in the screenshot) is where you log in. Top bar ACCOUNT name (not nickname), bottom bar password. After you’re done logging in (it should show your avatar in the red box now), click the yellow box (in the screenshot).
Note: For some reason I can’t log in using my firefox, I haven’t tried for Chrome, but a pop up says anything above IE6 is fine.
8) After pressing start, you’ll be asked to install the game. Set up your directories and stuff, then you’re good to go.
9) When you successfully install and run the client, it should look something like this:
Press the pink button (above the blue button) to start patching. When the patch is finished, press the pink button to start the game.
When the game starts, you’ll see the start menu.
Starting from the top left, in a clockwise direction, the buttons are: Standard game, League, Practice, Buddy game.

*When you first start playing, it will show you a map of Japan. Enter which ever area you like to use that area’s server. It doesn’t matter for oversea players since its connecting from a long distance anyway.

If you click the Standard game button, there will be 6 choices. From left to right, the choices are 4 rounds 4 player mahjong, 8 rounds 4 player mahjong, 4 rounds 4 player mahjong, 8 rounds 4 player mahjong 4 rounds 3 player mahjong and 8 rounds 3 player mahjong.

Click on the game types you’d like to play and then click the middlemost button at the bottom of the window. Left button is select all, right button is cancel.

Once its ready, you’ll be playing mahjong!
For practice, you can practice against CPU or against other players. CPU would be the button that says ‘CPU’. Tutorial would be the first button from the top (but everything’s in Jap.) I’m not quite sure what the 3rd button does.

That’s all for the guide, anything further than this you’d either have to learn Japanese or experiment for yourself!


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