Chic Pixel Plus Episode 42 – Sakura of Change

Shingeki no Sakura
“Shingeki no Sakura” (photo by Sarah)

After a month of silence, we’re back with our final impressions of the winter anime season! Not only that, but we also discuss some English app news (Miitomo, Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X) and the curious online popularity of an English textbook character named Ellen Baker. Then, we unveil big news: Chic Pixel Plus is getting a bit of a format overhaul, starting with the next episode! Finally, Sarah shares her experience viewing cherry blossoms in Japan.

00:03:28 – Miitomo
00:12:39 – Kingdom Hearts: Unchained X English release
00:15:32 – Who is Ellen Baker?
00:23:49 – Explanation of new show format
00:27:05 – Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju episodes 10-13
00:45:23 – Erased episodes 10-12
00:59:28 – Prince of Stride Alternative episodes 10-12
01:12:58 – Nippon Neighborhood Watch

Opening ♫ – “FLASH” by Perfume
Closing ♫ – “Be My Steady” by Galaxy Standard


About Anne Lee

Also known as apricotsushi. Anne can be written with the kanji for apricot (杏), and sushi was the most quintessentially Japanese thing I could think of when I was 13, resulting in my goofy, albeit memorable, nickname.