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A goofy kid just trying to make sense of the world while trying to be Asian American


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#weebthusiast EP13 – Slice of Life Anime and Attack on Titan S4P2 Ending Reactions

Hi hi, on this episode, I had some new faces with me as we discussed some of our favorite Slice of Life animes and the ending of Attack on Titans S4P2. With my friends Patrick and Josh, we talk about what animes made us cry and why we love Haikyu, Your Lie in April, and (of course!!!) Shingeki no Kyojin. The first half is pretty lighthearted, but towards the end, we pulled a college discourse about the themes within AoT and why they are essential for us to think about as our world continues to repeat history.

If you have any inputs or want to share some of your top picks of Slice of Life or wanna tell us to bugger off with our hardons for AoT, comment below.

                                                Animes We Talked About:

My Dress-up Darling
Haiykuu
A Silent Voice
Love Hina
Run with the Wind
Attack on Titan
Jujutsu Kaisen
Made in Abyss
The Promised Neverland
Josee, the Tiger and the Fish
Clannad: After Story
Ahiru no Sora
Ride Your Wave
Beast Stars
86
Saikano

Timestamps
00:00 – Some of Our Favorite Slice of Life Animes
12:07 – Meme Responsibly and Why We Love Your Lie in April and Hayikuu
25:13 – Animes That Made Us Cry and Gojo’s Eyes
44:43 – Our Reaction to Attack on Titan’s Season 4 Part 2 Ending
53:55 – Reflecting on the Themes in Shingeki no Kyojin IRL

                                  **** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***
         IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN, MY DRESS-UP DARLING, HAYIKUU, OR ANY OF THE ANIME WE NAMED, WE'RE PROB GONNA SPOIL IT. 

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#sorryasianparents EP16 – The Nickel Arcade and Being Hoodrats in Visalia

Hi hi, sorry for the long hiatus, but I’ve been gone on a holiday in Ireland. I should have some videos about that coming out soon. But here is a recording where Will and Erick joined me in a conversation about growing up in Visalia as nerdy hoodrats. We talk about what it was like in a multicultural community, racism, economic disparity, being nerds, finding anime, and being hoodrats running around the ghettos of the Central Valley.

If you have your own stories about growing up in Visalia or being a nerdy hoodrat, comment down below!

Link to the second part of this recording (the realllll weeby anime stuff)
Weebthusiast EP12 | https://youtu.be/ksyWX87ffGA

Timestamps
0:00:00 – The Oh Wow Nickel Arcade
1:10:48 – Skipping School to Eat at Gumbo and the Buffet at Adventure Park
1:20:41 – Being First-Generation Kids without Adult Supervision
1:31:48 – Rebelling Against my Asian Parents and Finding my Crew and Avoiding Gangs
1:41:44 – How I found Anime and The New Generation of Kids in Visalia
1:51:55 – My DDR Story and the Beef Between Fresno and Visalia Nerds
1:04:23 – I Love Growing up in the Central Valley and Bless Nobles Mom’s Heart

Links to my other social/channels
Weebthusiast YouTube | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiDfoqzX4A-Khlw7ODG_qTw

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP12 – The Anime We Watched w/ Erick, Noble, and Will

Hello, hello. I am back with some new faces. This video is a cut from a #sorryasianparents recording where we ended a 3-hour conversation with anime. Will, Noble, and Erick joined me discussing growing up in the Central Valley and the anime we watched. The whole video is about an hour and a half, but I felt like it was a crime to cut some of the laughs out. So, essentially, this video is four men in their 30s gushing over Naruto, Bleach, and other classic animes…and our shared experiences of “accidentally” finding La Blue Girl and Bible Black.

So I hope you enjoy! Also, feel free to throw in some names of the animes you watched growing up in the comments.

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/

Timestamps
0:00:07 – Our weeb origin story…and accidentally finding Bible Black/La Blue Girl
0:10:30 – Watching old animes dubs or subs and the glory days of fandubs
0:20:26 – Beserk on VHS and animes that defined our generation
0:30:56 – Finding anime late at night and talking about Bleach and Naruto
0:44:10 – Finding anime through AMVs and I hate harem animes
0:55:03 – Old animes we thought ended awkwardly and talking about JOJO
1:05:10 – Gushing over iconic scenes from Bleach and Naruto
1:16:02 – Beach and Naruto had some amazing animations and delved more into Japanese culture
1:24:11 – Saying our final thoughts and recommendations

Links to the videos and articles I posted in the video:
Gigguk Fandub Video – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t_snS5DfSdg
Metaflix Black Swan Article – https://www.metaflix.com/the-eerie-similarities-between-black-swan-and-perfect-blue/
Flixist Article – https://www.flixist.com/monday-movie-trivia-aronofsky-bought-perfect-blue-rights/#:~:text=Aronofsky%20later%20made%20the%20film,influence%20when%20making%20Black%20Swan.


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#Weebthusiast EP11 – Anime Los Angeles Recap with Emilio

Well, well, well, after taking a year off, Anime Los Angeles returned last weekend at the Long Beach Convention Center. I, of course, went and did a little cosplaying, made some friends, and even had my own slice of life moment. IT WAS AMAZING. So in this video, you’ll see me recount (the stuff that I’m allowed to say on YouTube) to Emilio as we share a few laughs about my Weebventures!

Also, I say nerds and weebs a lot in this video but I say it out of love. Because, as you already know, I’m a huge geek and share the highs and lows of what it means to be a part of this culture. So, I jest.

Timestamps 00:00 – Start of recapping my otaku weekend

02:08 – Getting into Anime Los Angeles

13:45 – What were my favorite things at ALA 2022

28:54 – What I didn’t like about the anime convention

39:52 – The Cosplay Deviants Afterparty at ALA 2022

48:34 – Wrapping up my Weeb adventures

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel | https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg Laughinoutlao Twitch | https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao Weebthusiast Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/ #sorryasianparents Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/ #sorryasianparents Blog | https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP10.01 – Emilio, Mario, and I Bro-Down Over Demon Slayer…Again

**** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***

In another segment of “Emilio Watches Anime,” we talk about his reaction to Kimetsu no Yaiba and the movie Mugen Ressha-hen. This isn’t an actual name for a segment, but it might as well be. My good friend Mario joined us for this recording of two average bros just talking about how awesome Demon Slayer is and why Tanjiro is da man! We share a few laughs and tears as we talk about why the Best Husbando title goes to Kyojuro Rengoku.

I know I already did an episode on Mugen Train, but we didn’t get to have Emilio’s smile, I mean input, on the series/movies. This is part one of two (I am pretty limited on time due to work), and the second half, where Emilio educates us on why mouse-and-keyboard is superior to controllers in FPS, will come out shortly. Get really for bickering of two inputs in the next one…gonna be a lot of Destiny 2 and CSGO talk…

If you have any comments on why Rengoku is the best or why you think Tanjiro is overrated, leave a comment below.

Also, I am still unsure how DMCA works so I did not include any pictures or videos of the anime…I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the YouTube ban police yet.

Timestamps
00:00 – Us BS’ing Around
04:11 – Intros, Wooden Swords, ALA Stories, and Broing Down with Demon Slayer
18:30 – Talking About Mugen Train
29:10 – Being Emotionally Invested in Tanjiro’s Story and Comparing it to Other Anime

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/


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#Weebthusiast EP09 – Emilio FINALLY Watches Shingeki no Kyojin So We’re Geeking Out

**** WARNING: THIS IS FULL OF SPOILERS ***
IF YOU HAVE NOT WATCHED SHINGEKI NO KYOJIN, DO NOT WATCH THIS

So…It finally happened; Emilio watched Attack on Titan. In one week, this man powered through all the current seasons (so far). We had a fantastic time going over some of the themes in the anime, what we thought was cool, and who we hated. There really isn’t much structure to this episode because we’re both just too excited to get it all out there. So fair warning, we will be jumping around…a lot.

Also, I am still unsure how DMCA works so I did not include any pictures or videos of the anime…I don’t know if I’m ready to take on the YouTube ban police yet.

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:
https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:
https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

Timestamps
00:00:00 – Diving Straight into it, No Lube, Emilio’s Initial Reactions
00:14:00 – Attack on Titan Gets Political
00:24:30 – How Media Plays a Big Role in Shingeki no Kyojin
00:34:27 – Beyond Paradis Island, World Building and Character Development in AoT
00:44:00 – The Drama is Real in Shingeki no Kyojin
00:54:37 – Good and Evil is Subjective During Times of War
01:04:09 – Saying Goodbye, Blizzard Drama, and Emilio Takes on Demon Slayer Next


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#Weebthusiast Ep08 – We LOVE the Demon Slayer Mugen Train Movie!!!

Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Ressha-hen . . . I know if I didn’t post the Japanese title, I would probably get flamed for it, but WE WATCHED IT!!!! And it was EFFin AWESOME!!! I don’t know how else to start this description. Crazy, first time in a long time, I’m dedicating a whole episode to anime. Yay!!!

My friends (Lance, Jerome, Cameron) and I decided to get together and talk about how we felt about the movie, themes, symbolism, what it did right/wrong, and all that stuff. So join us as we break it down with a few laughs. Shout out to our friend Anthony who is missing from this video.

Feel free to share your thoughts on the movie if you also rode this anime feelz train down below. . .and do the whole like and subscribe thing if you enjoyed us blabbering about it.


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#Weebthusiast EP06 – GME Recap, Shingeki no Kyojin, Jujutsu Kaisen, DC Animated Movies, and Arby’s

spoNx and I are BACK!!! It’s just us this time as some of the other guys take a little break. In this video…well, we’re kind of all over the place. We start with recapping the last time we met up (GameStop, MEME’in our dreams into reality) and then debate why manga/anime seems to be getting more popular in the West. If you’re expecting to learn something, you’re in the wrong place since we kinda just skim the topics. Of course, we talk about some of the hottest anime that I’m currently watching since I forgot to tell spoNx which animes to watch beforehand. Then, we end the video on our favorite fast food places and why Arb’s has the best marketing.

So, I hope you enjoy two guys just taking the piss out of everything and have a few laughs with us. If you wanna tell us what animes you’re watching, comment down below. Also!!! I reference a few content creators, and down below will be a list of those I mentioned . . . in case you want to know more.

Timestamps
00:00 – Talking About GME, AMC, And Stonks!
12:04 – Live-Action Remakes
15:27 – DC Animated Movies (New 52) VS Anime Movies/Manga VS Comics
23:22 – Superhero TV Shows on Amazon, Disney+, and HBO Max
28:13 – Shingeki no Kyojin (Attack on Titan), Studio MAPPA Controversy, Western Twitter
36:31 – Jujutsu Kaisen IS LIT!!! Crunchyroll Awards
39:17 – Sony Buys Crunchyroll And Funimation . . . And More Keyboard Warriors Drama
48:55 – Best Fast Food And Why Arby’s Marketing Is Amazing
58:05 – My Simpleton Problem And Saying Goodbye

Link to our first Stonks video (#sorryasianparents EP08) – https://youtu.be/E–L5878r0g

Some of those video essays I was talking about:
Trash Taste #36 – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z9ulkFRXkvQ&t=59s
Chibi Reviews (Studio MAPPA) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kpZM9sQGHAQ&t=29s
Hero Hei YT – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaE1z0qLeXWpExU02uMeuvA
Synsei (Jujutsu Female Characters) – https://youtu.be/W9M9RGTZR10
Just Stop (Funimation Hated Studio) – https://youtu.be/70z_xshvKDg

My social media plugs/other projects:
Laughinoutlao Twitch – https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao
Weebthusiast Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/
#sorryasianparents Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/
My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel – https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg


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I Miss Being Weird At Anime Conventions – Weebthusiast

 

Man, I miss anime conventions. But, you know, 2020 was the year of everything getting canceled. In this special clip, Emilio, Garret, and I are just talking about anime cons. We quickly touch on Fanime, Crunchyroll Expo, and Anime Los Angeles. You will get a chance to hear about some of the cool things we have experienced, the weird, and our past/future cosplay ideas. This video isn’t a full episode, but it’s still a great chuckle.

Usually, I would release a whole hour+ episode before I clip the video, but (not going to lie) we kind of went off the rails and just spitball hella subjects. So it didn’t make sense trying to make a coherent episode out of our ADHD conversation. Don’t worry; I’m still going to create long-form content that many won’t watch in the future. I guess this is a good chance for you to see how much of a weeb I am…especially when I get on a rant about after con dances, the H-tai room at Fanime, and other weird stuff I said. So please, enjoy. 

If you also miss anime conventions or have any cosplay ideas, please let me know in the comments below. Bye-bye.

PS, I made a mistake. Not all Anime Cons have free games. You can either borrow a system or play the free games there, but some machines you will have to pay to play (like DDR).

 

Timestamps

00:00 – Intro

00:25 – Fanime, The Anime Viewing Rooms, And The 18+ H-Night

04:00 – Anime Los Angeles And The After-Con “Rave”

08:18 – I Love Nerding Out With Other Anime Fans

09:27 – The Gaming Rooms At Anime Conventions

12:00 – Cosplaying

 

My #sorryasianparents YouTube Channel:

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCAAPUjWCbTcS1w3fiGwXcdg

Laughinoutlao Twitch:

https://www.twitch.tv/laughinoutlao

Weebthusiast Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/weebthusiast/

#sorryasianparents Instagram:

https://www.instagram.com/sorryasianparents/

#sorryasianparents Blog:

https://www.sorryasianparents.com/

 


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Weebthusiast Ep02 The Big Three: Naruto, Bleach, and ONE PIECE

 

Hi hi, this is the second hour of our first recording. I know it took a while for me to get it out there but life happens…and I’m incredibly lazy. Gomen-nasai. But in this video, we are talking about the Big Three (Naruto, Bleach, and ONE PIECE) and how it influenced our lives and the early days of anime culture in America. We also talk about which top three characters we think are the most badass. Welp, check it out and let us know whatcha think!