☆Aoi & Mafuyu TIMES Vol.07☆ It's a festival all over in Japan!



‡New Face, Aoi’s Special Blog!‡

Heave-ho! It's a festival all over in Japan!




Mafuyu(^q^): Hello our friend! It’s Mafuyu from Otaku Republic.


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Hello our friend! It’s Aoi!


Mafuyu(^q^): As it was said in saori press, yesterday (July 7th) was the Star Festival! I wrote, “Souhoku High School will win the victory” on Tanzaku (a wishing paper)!







Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Speaking of Tanzaku! It’s C part of episode 5 from Fafner in the Azure EXODUS! The scene where the main character, Makabe Kazuki, who was dying, smashed the Tanzaku that said “I want to stay alive”!






Mafuyu(^q^): ................



Aoi( ´_ゝ`): He ended up writing “May the island stay peaceful” on Tanzaku, decorated on the bamboo leaves. (Episode 6)






Aoi( ´_ゝ`): On the back of the Tanzaku said “I will live”. (Episode 8)






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Aoi( ´_ゝ`): And here comes Minashiro Orihime-chan, who is a Tsundere (hot and cold) heroine!






Mafuyu(^q^): Wow, she’s such a cute girl!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Since she woke up on Tanabata (July 7th), she was named Orihime! Orihime is a Japanese name of the Lyre, Vega and the other half of the pair, Hikoboshi is a Japanese name of the Aquila, Altair. In the story of EXODUS, Altair was named for the “Mir” (a crystal life-form that the enemy, Festum, got together at high dimension), which comes from the universe to attack. Even though the story develops towards the conversation with Altair, who has the ability of reforming the power balance in the world, human-beings didn’t have that power. As soon as she made sure that “the world became a future full of hopes”, she sealed Altair and gave her life to the island. It was such a sad ending that I couldn’t help but cried...


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Mafuyu(^q^): It’s gloomy, it really is, Aoi!!! Plus I don’t get what you’re saying too! That might be an Otaku thing... Here, we’re supposed to share something fun with our friends though!!!!!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Come on~ I’m having fun, you know~?


Mafuyu(^q^): Our friends are not able to enjoy it though, right? Humph! Humph! The whole town is in a festive mode, you know?!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): That’s for sure! It’s so lively around the office too. The sound of the musical band made me not want to work!


Mafuyu(^q^): Not only the places that have offices but any other places in Japan are having festivals during the Star Festival season!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): By the way, I’ve heard that the Star Festival in Sendai will collaborate with Haikyuu!! All the characters from Haikyuu!! will appear in the Star Festival decoration called “Fukinagashi”!


Mafuyu(^q^): Wow~! For real?!! That’s the information that I wanted to get!






Mafuyu(^q^): Karasuno High School, which is a stage of the high school in the story, is located in Sendai city of Miyagi Prefecture! I bet everybody in Karasuno are enjoying the Sendai Star Festival






Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Sendai Star Festival takes place in the old calendar so we are not missing it out yet! This year, it takes place during August 6th ~ 8th!


Mafuyu(^q^): We are able to see the stars well in August, when the rainy season just finished and Orihime and Hikobosi will be able to see each other over the Amanogawa (Milky Way) as well.


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): You’re right! Other than that festival, the festivals at various regions have recently been collaborating with anime too~




Love Live! Kanda Festival (Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo)






Love Live! Nebuta Fesitival (Aomori-city, Aomori)








Hanasaku Iroha  Yuwaku Bonbori Fesival (Kanazawa-city, Ishikawa)






Kyokai no Kanata Nara Touka-E (Nara-city, Nara)






true tears  Jyouhana Mugiya Festival (Nanto-city, Toyama)






Ano Hi Mita Hana no Namae wo Bokutachi wa Mada Shiranai  Ryuusei Festival (Chichibu-city, Saitama)






ufotable  Tokushima-Awaodori (Tokushima-city, Tokushima)







NARUTO  Naruto-shi Awa-odori (Naruto-city, Tokushima)






Mafuyu(^q^): I didn’t know there were this many collaborations! Everything looks fun!


Aoi( ´_ゝ`): Since they collaborate with the stages in the story too, we are also able to enjoy visiting those places as sacred places!


Mafuyu(^q^): When you have chance to come to here in Japan, don’t forget to check out the information about the festivals too!


M&A*・ω・)ノ*・ω・)ノ: This is all for today! Sayonara~~



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