Art Projects


I’m really enjoying my art as of late and I feel as though I’m getting better with each picture that I produce. Recently, I drew a picture of Freya from Danmachi and I’m very happy with how it ended up. It turned out really well because I chose to go back to the basics with my approach to both the colouring and shading styles. I feel that because I went back to the basics, it ended up being much more effective than I anticipated.


Subconsciously I think I put myself under unnecessary pressure to finish my illustrations as quickly as I can and that did take away some of the enjoying from the artistic journey.  I took a step back upon my Freya picture and realised this so I told myself to slow down and when the pictures are ready to be complete, they will be complete.


Lately I’ve been doing these artistic projects where I’m drawing characters and sceneries for my family members. I’m enjoying doing projects for other people as it makes a nice change of pace but I don’t think I’m up for doing commissions for people that I don’t know just yet. Will my requested art meet their expectations? Will I be on a time limit? Anxious thoughts entered my head, especially regarding the time issue, so I always end up declining to avoid those self-pressure situations.


I think if I’m reassured that I can take my time with a project than I can probably do it and do it well. So, if anyone has a suggestion or if they have a picture that they’d like to see, just give me a shout. =)


Here is the list of My 8 Current Art in the Works

  • Claire Harvey (Hundred) – I’m attempting a 3D-ish type of colouring of Claire. Nothing really inspired me to give this a go, I just fancied a go. =D
  • Mi-Chan (High School Fleet) – I started this picture around the same time as Freya so the colouring and shading style will be more or less the same but with a background. =)
  • Saitama and Fubuki (One Punch Man) – I’m in the midst of doing a funny but affectionate dating scene between Saitama and Fubuki. I keep on laughing every time I focus on drawing this. XD
  • Atago (KanColle) – Atago at the beach. Originally I was going to use Galko-Chan in this summer scene but I saw this as an opportunity to draw Atago as I always wanted to draw her. =)
  • Fubuki (KanColle), Renge (Non Non Biyori) and Stera and Lotte (Atelier Shallie) – I’m doing a crossover to celebrate the fact that I earned my first ever Platinum Trophy on the PlayStation network. =D
  • Ikumi Mito (Food Wars!) – I really like Ikumi and it’s always fun to draw her, especially when she blushes.
  • Arnice and Lillysse (Nights of Azure) – I’m really enjoying playing the Nights of Azure game and I suddenly had the urge to draw these two girls. =)
  • Hotaru (Non Non Biyori), Wiz (KonoSuba) and Kirin (The Asterisk War) – A night scene with the girls and fireflies. I’m very excited about this one. =)


Thanks for Reading. =)


My Anime Rankings

Locodol Anime

I decided to create this blog to explain how I rank different anime. If you would like a reminder on how I rate shows just see the link here, My Rating System.

I don’t compare anime with each other I just rank them base on how I feel about them. For example, I would normally rate Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun with a One Thumb’s-Up, but as it has made me laugh a lot I bumped the show up to One Thumb’s-Up and a Pinky. There are some anime in the One Thumb’s-Up and a Pinky that I don’t like as much as the others. I like Gonna Be the Twin-Tail! and Cat Planet Cuties! more than The Testament of Sister New Devil. I like those shows more than One Thumb’s-Up, but not quite enough to give them two. As a compromise I’ve gone half way by giving One Thumb’s-Up and a Pinky.

I decided that I’m not necessarily going to review every single anime that I have watched or am currently watching. With some of them I don’t necessarily have anything to say except that “I think it was good” or “I thought that was ok.” I enjoyed the anime World Break: Aria Curse for a Holy Swordsman but I don’t really have anything to say about the show at this moment in time. I enjoyed it and I liked the concept of the characters remembering what they did in their past lives. However, I don’t have anything to say about it. I just liked it. I may write a review about it in the future but not anytime soon.

Here is my ranked anime list.


Two Thumbs-Up

  • Amagi Brilliant Park
  • Date A Live
  • D-Frag!
  • Food Wars! Shokugeki no Soma
  • Heaven’s Lost Property
  • Heaven’s Lost Property Forte
  • High School DxD (Review Part One)
  • High School DxD New
  • High School DxD BorN (Review)
  • Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon? (Review)
  • Is This a Zombie? (Review)
  • Locodol
  • Monster Musume Everyday Life With Monster Girls  (Review)
  • Motto To Love Ru
  • Mushibugyou
  • Naruto
  • No Game No Life (Review)
  • Non Non Biyori
  • Non Non Biyori Repeat (Review)
  • Sabagebu! Survival Game Club!
  • Strike the Blood
  • To Love Ru Darkness
  • To Love Ru Darkness 2nd
  • Witchcraft Works



  • Accel World
  • Bikini Warriors
  • Bleach
  • Campione!
  • Cat Planet Cuties! (Review)
  • Date A Live II
  • Demon King Daimao
  • Dragon Ball Z
  • Fate/Stay Night
  • Freezing
  • Full Metal Panic? Fumoffu
  • GJ Cub
  • Gonna Be the Twin-Tail! (Review)
  • Ground Control to Psychoelectric Girl
  • Haganai
  • Haganai: Next
  • HENNEKO – The Hentai Prince and the Stony Cat
  • Ikki Tousen: Dragon Destiny
  • Ikki Tousen: Great Guardians
  • Ikki Tousen: Xtreme Xecutor
  • Invaders of the Rokujyouma
  • K-On!
  • KanColle (Review)
  • Lord Marksman and Vanadis
  • Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic
  • Maoyu
  • Monogatari Second Season
  • Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-Kun (Review)
  • My Mental Choices Are Completely Interfering with my School Romantic Comedy
  • Nakaimo – My Sister is Among Them!
  • Naruto Shippuden
  • Nekomonogatari Black
  • Nisekoi
  • Nisemonogatari
  • No-Rin
  • Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos
  • Nyarko-san: Another Crawling Chaos W
  • Oreshura
  • Queen’s Blade Rebellion
  • Rail Wars!
  • Rio Rainbow Gate
  • Rosario + Vampire
  • Rosario + Vampire Capu 2
  • Servant x Service
  • SHIMONETAS: A Boring World Where the Concept of Dirty Jokes Doesn’t Exist
  • The Comic Artist and His Assistants
  • The Devil is a Part-Timer!
  • The Testament of Sister New Devil (Review)
  • The World God Only Knows
  • The World God Only Knows Season 2
  • To Love Ru
  • Triage X (Review)
  • Trinity Seven
  • Tsukimonogatari
  • Unbreakable Machine-Doll
  • Walkure Romanze
  • World Break: Aria Curse for a Holy Swordsman
  • Yusibu



  • A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd
  • Aesthetica of a Rogue Hero
  • Aiura
  • Arata the Legend
  • Attack on Titan
  • Bakemonogatari
  • Battle Vixens – Ikki Tousen
  • Black Lagoon
  • Black Lagoon – The Second Barrage
  • Chronicles of the Going Home Club
  • Full Metal Panic!
  • Infinite Stratos
  • Kanojo ga Flag wo Oraretara (If Her Flag Breaks)
  • Love Live! School Idol Project
  • Mai Hime
  • Mai Otome
  • Mangirl!
  • Medaka Box
  • Miss Monochrome – The Animation
  • Muromi-san
  • Momo Kyun Sword
  • Nyankoi!
  • Onee-chan ga Kita
  • Problem Children are Coming From Another World, Aren’t They?
  • Rokka -Braves of the Six Flowers-
  • Saekano -How to Raise a Boring Girlfriend-
  • Samurai Girls
  • So, I Can’t Play H!
  • Spice and Wolf
  • Spice and Wolf Second Season
  • The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
  • Toradora
  • Wanna be the Strongest in the World
  • Watamote
  • When Supernatural Battles Became Commonplace
  • Yamada-kun and the Seven Witches


Thumbs So-So

  • Photo Kano


No Game No Life wallpaper

From now on when I review anime I will add the link of this blog to each one. I will put it under the conclusion heading of the review and right next to the “My Rating System” link. I don’t know if I will do a separate blog to list my ratings for manga, films and games. I’m happy at the moment just doing this.

Thanks for reading. =)



KanColle Anime Review


For a good year or so there has been a lot of hype and popularity about KanColle. I didn’t know much about this except that it was a card game and that each character represented certain ships. Either way I decided to give this a watch. =)


In this world humanity has lost control of the oceans to the “Deep Sea Fleet”. A group of fleet girls, who possess the spirit of past iconic warships, are called the “Kanmusu”, and are humanity’s only hope. The story revolves around Fubuki, a little destroyer who comes to the naval base to train with other Kanmusu to hone her skills and go off to battle.

  1. THEME
  • Action
  • Comedy
  • Fantasy
  • Military
  • Sci-Fi
  • School


In my head I thought KanColle was going to be a mixture of Girls Und Panzer and Strike Witches. My thinking was right except for the obvious difference, girls battling with ship parts attached to their body. The ship parts that are attached to their body act like battle armour. I also gathered that each character in the show is based on past Japanese warships.

I really like the concept of this show. It’s very quirky and refreshing.

One of my favourite charms of the show is the way the girls rejuvenate themselves after being damaged in battled. It’s both fun and quirky. I was confused at first when Akagi and Atago kept referring the huge baths as ‘docks.’ I eventually figured out that these ‘docks’ actually ‘repair’ the characters when they’re soaking in baths. It usually takes Akagi longer to heal since she’s super strong but if the Admiral gives her special water then she can heal in a matter of seconds.

I was surprised and saddened by Kisaragi’s death, or in Kancolle’s term ‘sunk.’ You can expect death in action type anime but as this was a light-hearted show I assumed that no deaths would occur. Mutsuki was somewhat in-denial and didn’t want to accept Kisaragi’s death as a possibility. Deep down, everyone knew. Fubuki eventually helped Mutsuki to come to terms with the loss.

I heard a lot of hype centring about this girl called Shimakaze. She is quite cute and eccentric. She even has her own gun type mascots. It’s all quite funny. She has great battle style and she sort of works well together with her mascots. She seems to be a very carefree type who isn’t necessarily rebellious but is not good at being punctual.

I like pretty much all the characters really as they’re all unique in their own way.

Kongou is among my favourite characters and it’s a big bonus that she came from Britain. I’m probably a little biased in that regard. Haha. I noticed in anime that generally most characters that are British or American are depicted with blonde hair. This is probably to show that these characters are definitely from the western continent. It’s not a criticism, far from it, but I do find it refreshing to see a British character with light brown hair. =)

My initial view on Kongou was very much like Fubuki’s. I thought she was going to be strong and cool like Akagi but with a more bubbly personality. However, she has turned out to be very eccentric and a happy-go-lucky type of girl who wants to get it on with the Admiral. Haha. In fact, I actually like her more than my initial views. She actually helped Fubuki to reach a closure with Kisaragi’s death. That was a sweet moment.

I didn’t know what I was expecting really, but I certainly expected to see the Admiral as a character. But, he never appears in the normal way. It’s difficult to explain but it’s like the Admiral shares the same perspective as the viewer. So, I could easily imagine myself as the Admiral and interacting with the characters of the show.

Kongou started to grow on me after a couple of episodes. She really is cool and energetic. I love it especially when she breaks out English words like “what” and general curses in English. Haha. It is nice that she nominated Fubuki to be in charge of the Carrier Squad One… I think that’s what they’re called. I naturally assumed that Kongou was going to be the leader as she is probably the strongest in that group.

Akagi is showing a lot of her innocence too. In the curry episode she didn’t pay much heed to the competition and just munched away at the ingredients. That was especially cute. I felt a bit sorry for the teacher that lost. I felt that Nagato should have let the teacher won as it clearly left a mental scar.

One of my favourite moments in this show is the introduction of Yamato. I think she is an absolute beauty. I love her personality and the colour of her plum hair. I think by this point I started to understand the concept of this show more. The heavier the armour on the girl, the hungrier she will get. So, Yamato would need more food than Akagi as she wears more armour. I’m under the impression that food acts more like their fuel. Yamato’s food needs are bigger than Akagi’s, but Akagi’s food needs are bigger than Fubuki’s. Girls are really cute when they eat, probably because they pout and cheeks puff out whilst they munch.^^/

In the same episode of Yamato’s introduction, Kongou corrects Fubuki on how the world “hotel” is pronounced. It’s not “ho-te-ru” it’s “hotel!” That was such a good moment. My favourite English word she uses is still “what!?” Kongou is slowly becoming my favourite character at this point. =D It was sweet how Fubuki was trying to encourage Yamato to venture out into the ocean, even if it meant facing punishment from Nagato.

Aww, Yuudachi upgraded into a new model design. She looks cute. For some reason, I seem to think she grew more innocent both in personality and in appearance. Perhaps it’s her hairstyle that looks like a pair of rabbit ears?

I really did feel for Fubuki. One minute she went from being the flagship in her unit and receiving a pat on the head from Akagi to being sent back to the navy district. Once again it was Kongou who comforted the crying Fubuki. She is eccentric and cute but she also very talented when it comes to comforting people, evident in this scene. The clue does come from the opening song video where we see Fubuki in the rain. She looked to her side to find a smiling Kongou with an umbrella. To me, that part of the video shows that no matter how hard the rain falls, Kongou will always be the sunshine in Fubuki’s rain. The sad scene was followed up by “Sssh, quiet please!” I can’t help but smile and laugh every time she breaks out an English phrase.

I did suspect that Fubuki was going to be called back for a strong reason. It turns out that she was going to be upgraded to a stronger model.

In other news, the ending song is really growing on me. The title of the song “Fubuki” is aptly named. I can’t get the song out of my head. It’s literally the first thing I hear when I wake up in the morning.

Well, will you look at that. The Admiral has gone missing. My response comes in the form of me shrugging my shoulders. Haha. I can’t really get behind the Admiral character as we don’t see him. I really do think that the Admiral is supposed to be us, the viewer. So, I could be the Admiral. If I was the real Admiral though I would get out of my office and spend more time with the ladies. I’d also invite Yamato onto my lap all day long.


Enough of my delusions!

Fubuki had one of those moments where she is completely caught up in her own importance. This was highly demonstrated when she didn’t stop to talk to Akagi, one of her most important people.  She realised her mistake in the end. It happens to the best of us. One never stops learning, no matter how old you are. =)

It was nice when Akagi asked Fubuki to be her escort. I did see it coming. Does Akagi even need an escort? By what I’ve seen, she seems plenty of strong enough. Still, it’s nice that the two can spend some time at sea together. It was a good endurance test for Fubuki and in the end she came out triumphant. She completed Kaga’s “test”. Not only did she become Akagi’s escort, she even got a new model. Her armour looks cool but her physical appearance stayed the same. I’m especially pleased about that.

Oicchi’s obsession for Kitamara is really not healthy. I know they’re sisters but I think Oicchi needs to give Kitamara some space, but Kitamara doesn’t look like she minds too much. I like how laid back she is.

Eep, Akagi is trying to change the fate of everyone and is leading the fighting group. It looks like she’s in a lot of trouble in episode 11. Cliffhanger time. I wonder why Fubuki and Kongou are left behind. Perhaps they’ll come in time to save the day? With Yamato? I’m pleased that she ended up going out to sea in the end. She looks very sophisticated and cool when she was ready to launch. =)

I wonder what the enemy girls are like. When I look at them they appear to be robotic, as if they’re being controlled. It makes me wonder if these enemy girls have emotions or individuality traits. I am especially intrigued about the Airfield Princess. At this moment I think she is the enemy’s trump card.

The last episode was good. It was a very intense battle and all the fleet girls were trying their best to change their fate. It was especially exciting when Nagato appeared at the battle scene. I thought she was a complete badass when she was fighting. We find out in the last episode as well that the Admiral is back and alive. My response to that… comes in the form of shrugging my shoulders. Haha.

I really enjoyed this show and I’m looking forward towards the future sequel. =)


One Thumb’s-Up and a Pinky. (My Rating System) (My Anime Series Rankings)




I was actually expecting this show to air 24 episodes in this season and was somewhat surprised to find that it’s only 12. I’m not exactly shocked but I’m more disappointed because I did enjoy this anime. =)


High School DxD: Asia and Koneko’s Secret Contract!? Manga Review

Asia and Koneko Secret Contract Front Covetr

I’m now reviewing one of my many recent manga purchases. =D


Asia Argento, a former nun of the church, has been reincarnated into Rias Gremory’s bishop. Now she must grant the requests of her clients with the help of fellow devil and Rias’ rook, Koneko Toujou. Can these two devils grant the desired wishes of their clients or will the devil’s work prove too much for them to handle?

  1. THEME
  • Comedy
  • Ecchi[1]
  • Fantasy
  • Seinen[2]


The main series is not exactly serious like Attack on Titan but it’s not on the cheesy side either. For me High School DxD has the correct balance of humour, suspense, action and fanservice. In this spin-off it’s just plain humour and full of light-hearted cuteness.

I know that this is technically a spin-off but I feel like this could have easily happened in the main story. Since the protagonist is Issei it’s usually always from his point of view as the story mainly revolves around him. But in this story it revolves around Asia and it’s from her own point of view. This spin-off gives us the idea the sort of jobs Asia undertakes with the help of Koneko.

The art is impeccably cute and it especially highlights the demure and gentle personality of Asia. The art I think has that effect on all the characters. Usually I think Rias is hot but I just find her too cute in the story to think “hubba, hubba” and wail like a wolf. Haha. The front cover told me straight away that this was not going to be a serious story. Whilst it’s not overly serious I find it just as enjoyable as the main story.

I like it how Asia wears her habit. She seemed to have pretty much ditched this in the main story. But by wearing this in this particular manga it highlights her innocence more, since being reincarnated into a devil. I seem to think that all of this happened between Asia being revived and Riser’s introduction. Then again, this could have easily happened any time, but only after Asia was reincarnated into Rias’ bishop.

All the tasks are very simple and the system has similar principles to callisthenics where the clients would stamp on the devil’s piece of paper. Asia needs to get so many stamps and smiles so she can qualify as a devil. She may be fragile and gentle but she has shown that she is willing to go out of her comfort zone like dressing up in various outfits and performing in front of a group of children.

The fanservice was tamer then I expected but there were still cheeky moments in certain scenes, mostly in the hot springs chapter. It felt somewhat peculiar as Issei’s involvement was less frequent but I find it refreshing that the spotlight was on Asia. However, whilst he was just a supporting character he is still in her fantasy thoughts, so he’s still relevant in that manner.

  1. BONUS

There were a few 4-Koma[3] chapters and extra chapters that appear sporadically throughout this spin-off.


This was very relaxing to read. This might be a spin-off but I feel that this could have easily have happened in the main story. The fanservice was much tamer then I thought it would be and the art was adorable. I nearly forgot that Koneko is the other main character of the story, and yet, I’ve been nattering about Asia all this time. Oh well!

I can read this hundreds of times and never tire of it. To me, this is a perfect spin-off of a perfect manga. =D

Two Thumb’s-Up.^^/ (My Rating System)

Two Thumbs-Up


Non Non Biyori Wallpaper

I’m looking forward to certain anime this year, especially High School DxD: Born which is going to air in April. Hopefully Crunchyroll will sub this. =) I think I’m going to enjoy KanColle. I’ve heard a lot about it and it appeals to me, so, I’m going to give it a watch. =)

Thanks for reading.


[1] This manga contains risqué and sexy moments or lecherous characters.

[2] The target audience of this manga is towards an older gentleman with the age range from 18 to 30.

[3] 4-Koma (also known as four cell manga and Yonkoma Manga) consist of comic strips of four panels on each page.