Tree of Savior – Open Beta

This is just a quick post to tell you guys that Tree of Savior game Open Beta is scheduled to be launched next wednesday, Mar 22th. I almost can’t control myself of excitment! *-*

If you’re a gamer/MMO fan, I hope to find you there!

More info here: https://treeofsavior.com/news/?n=278

 


 

Este é só um post rápido para contar à vocês que o open beta jogo Tree of Savior está previsto para a próxima quarta dia 22 de Março. E eu mal posso conter minha animação!

Se você é fã de MMOs, espero te ver por lá!

Segue a tradução do anúncio oficial feito pela página Tree of Savior Brasil abaixo:

“Boa tarde devotos de Laima, pedimos desculpas pela demora, demorou mais do que o esperado traduzir e revisar todo o conteúdo. Lembrando que tanto a notícia quanto a imagem foram adaptadas pela equipe da ToSBrasil.

Segue abaixo o pronunciamento da IMCGames sobre como irá funcionar o acesso exclusivo e antecipado ao servidor internacional:

“Saudações! Somos o time Tree of Savior.

Primeiro de tudo, gostaríamos de mostrar a nossa máxima gratidão a todos vocês que esperam ansiosamente pela versão internacional de Tree of Savior por tanto tempo.

Nós temos o prazer de informar que nosso cronograma foi confirmado.
A versão internacional de Tree of Savior da Steam dará seu início oferecendo um “Founder’s Server: Exclusive Access”
Isso irá inicialmente permitir acesso antecipado aos compradores e após 3 meses, o servidor estará aberto a todos.
Existem 3 tipos de acesso exclusivo ao “Founder’s Server” que serão lançados sequencialmente no decorrer do tempo.

O Acesso Exclusivo está programado para ser vendido a partir do dia 16 de Março, mas essa data está sujeita a mudanças dependendo do tempo de autorização da Steam.

Chegamos à decisão deste acesso antecipado com a finalidade de evitar o número excessivo de “Bot Accounts” (neste trecho a IMC pode se referir a contas para o uso de bots, ou contas geradas indiscriminadamente, o que poderia comprometer seu banco de dados) nos estágios inciais do servidor e para disponibilizar um ambiente estável para nossos usuários.
Além disso, o servidor internacional de Tree of Savior irá ter vários conteúdos customizados que não estarão disponíveis no servidor coreano.
Vamos desenvolver ou fazer mudanças em vários conteúdos especificamente para o servidor internacional, então esperamos que todos já tenham isso em mente. (*Por favor, confira os avisos e precauções abaixo)
Nós solicitamos a revisão para o acesso exclusivo à Steam e as vendas se iniciarão assim que a Steam autorizá-las.
Iremos continuamente atualizá-los sobre situações futuras.

Obrigado!

[Avisos e precauções ao comprar o Acesso Exclusivo: “Founder’s Server”]
– Os usuários de localidades onde já temos parceiros locais serão restritos à compra na Steam Store e ao login no servidor internacional;
– Os países que terão acesso restrito são: Coréia, Japão, Taiwan, Indonésia e China;
– Para Taiwan, nós faremos um pronunciamento separadamente em breve;
– A composição dos itens no TP Shop e seus preços podem diferenciar-se da versão coreana;
– Um máximo de 5 TP podem ser acumulados gratuitamente. 1 TP será recarregado a cada 4 horas;
– Alguns conteúdos, balanceamento de personagens e etc, podem diferenciar-se da versão coreana;
– O número de “Mundos” (servidores) que serão abertos dependerá do número inicial de usuários online;
– Quando o serviço do jogo tornar-se Free to Play (19 de junho), novos servidores devem ser adicionados.”

Compartilhe a palavra de Laima com seus amigos!

PS: Conversão literal de USD para BRL meramente informativa. Geralmente o preço em Real irá váriar pela Steam.

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Foto de Tree of Savior Brasil.

Orange TV Anime Announced!

[Versão em português disponível no fim da publicação]


Not so long time ago I wrote a review about the manga Orange and the upcoming live-action movie. Now, Ichigo Takano‘s masterpiece is coming to Japanese televisions this summer (and hopefully Crunchyroll is going to stream it overseas).

Produced by TMS Entertainment and Telecom Animation Film, the anime series is going to be directed by Hiroshi Hamasaki (Gate, TerraFormars) and Nobuteru Yuki (Escaflowne) as character designer.

Crunchyroll Manga describes the series:

‘What can I do now to prevent a future without Kakeru?’ In the spring of my second year of high school, I received a letter from “myself”, ten years in the future. It urged the 16-year-old me to take action so I wouldn’t have the same regrets…”

Futabasha‘s Monthly Action magazine is also going to publish a one-shot special edition of the series on next April’s issue.

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Orange Anime first promo poster

In Brazil, the manga is currently being officially published by JBC.

If you haven’t read this wonderful manga yet, hurry up there’s still time!


[Portuguese translation below]

A não muito tempo atras, publiquei uma review (em inglês) sobre o mangá Orange e o filme live-action a ser lançado nos cinemas japoneses. E a grande noticia é que neste verão, a obra-prima de Ichigo Takano fará sua estréia também em Anime nas TVs nipônicas (e vamos torcer para que o Crunchyroll “streame” por aqui também).

Produzido pelas gigantes TMS Entertainment e Telecom Animation Film, a série de anime terá direção de Hiroshi Hamasaki (o mesmo de Gate e TerraFormars) e Nobuteru Yuki (The Vision of Escaflowne) como character designer.

Descrição via Crunchyroll Manga (tradução livre):
‘O que eu poderia fazer agora para impedir um futuro sem o Kakeru?’ Na primavera do meu segundo ano do colégio, eu recebi uma carta de mim mesma dez anos no futuro. Ela pedia que eu, então com 16 anos, tomasse medidas para que eu não tivesse os mesmos arrependimentos.”

A revista Monthly Action da editora Futabasha também publicará uma edição especial one-shot do manga em Abril deste ano.

Orange Anime

Primeiro poster da série animada de Orange

Vale lembrar que o mangá já está em publicação oficial no Brasil pela editora JBC. E se você ainda não leu este magnifico trabalho, corra que ainda dá tempo!


 

 

Halloween in Brazil

(Yeah, I know this post is about a month late but better late than never, right?)

Halloween is definitely my favorite holiday of the year. I’m not sure why, though – Maybe it’s due the many symbolism it represents, maybe because I really like morbid/dismal themed stuff, maybe because purple is my favorite color and it’s awesome so see so many purple/orange decorations everywhere (also, purple+orange=best match ever).

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Evil Surgeon me and “Sr. Abóbora” (please don’t mind that humble pumpkin, it’s really hard to find nice shaped and sized ones here)

Or maybe (and most likely) because I value life so much that I just can’t overlook death.

About this special holiday:


“Halloween is the one of the oldest holidays still celebrated today. It’s one of the most popular holidays, second only to Christmas. […]

Halloween is on October 31st, the last day of the Celtic calendar. It was originally a pagan holiday, honoring the dead. Halloween was referred to as All Hallows Eve and dates back to over 2000 years ago.

While there are many versions of the origins and old customs of Halloween, some remain consistent by all accounts. Different cultures view Halloween somewhat differently but traditional Halloween practices remain the same. Halloween culture can be traced back to the Druids, a Celtic culture in Ireland, Britain and Northern Europe. Roots lay in the feast of Samhain, which was annually on October 31st to honor the dead.Samhain signifies “summers end” or November. Samhain was a harvest festival with huge sacred bonfires, marking the end of the Celtic year and beginning of a new one. Many of the practices involved in this celebration were fed on superstition.The Celts believed the souls of the dead roamed the streets and villages at night. Since not all spirits were thought to be friendly, gifts and treats were left out to pacify the evil and ensure next years crops would be plentiful. This custom evolved into trick-or-treating.” – Halloween History & Origin


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The whole crew of weirdos :~

However It’s a very recent tradition in Brazil and still not that celebrated yet but year by year it’s been growing in popularity. My friends and I usually throw a bang-up party for the occasion and this year (despite a few setbacks) wasn’t different.

Since I’m a veterinary medicine student I though an evil surgeon would fit just perfectly for my costume this time (last year I was an Oompa Loompa). Felipe dressed as an undead pirate, my sister Jéssica as the suicide squad Harley Quinn and my sister Lorena as a female version of Hanibbal Lecter from the Silent of the Lambs.

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My sister Lorena as Hannibal Lecter (without the mask because it was as hot as hell that night of reasons), my sister Jessica as Suicide Squad Harley Quinn, Felipe as an undead pirate and I (that’s a foot in my hand by the way)

This year our costumes were all custom-made, but in Manaus you can find some cool outfits and accessories for your Halloween party (and other holidays) at the Bandeirão store and at the Armarinho Manoela haberdashery (info at the end of this post).

Note: I indeed thought about using my real stethoscope for this costume, but in the end I decided a fake one would be “safer”. 😂


What about you? What’s your favorite holiday?


  •  Bandeirão store: Rua Pará (Pará st.), n76, Vieiralves, Nossa Senhora das graças district. Manaus, AM – Brasil. Opens from 8AM to 6PM. Phone: 55+(92) 3633-4145
  • Armarinho Manoela: Rua (st) Henrique Martins, 404, Centro (downtown). Manaus, AM – Brasil. Phone: 55+ (92) 3234-2864

About the current political situation in Brazil

This week the Chamber of Deputies president Eduardo Cunha and other opposition representatives began a process to impeach Brazil’s president, Dilma Rouseff. And although it was already rejected by the Supreme Court, the overall mood in the country isn’t cheerful.

Brazil is currently facing a crisis so bad that more than 59% of the people thinks our president should be impeached. I’m not really a political person but there are some matters that cannot be ignored and I must say, despite I’m not in favor of our current president, I don’t see how an impeachment could improve the situation either. Kenneth Rapoza from Forbes synthetized my opinion about this whole situation on his article: Why Impeaching Brazil’s President Dilma Is A Bad Idea that I strongly recommend you to spare a few minutes to read.

It’s a real shame that some parties seem to be taking advantage of people’s discontent (and a bit of political ignorance) to stir things up even more. We all have the right to be completely “fed up” with this whole chaotic situation, but as magnificently stated by Forbes, impeaching our president won’t solve anything and will probably just make it all worse.

 

Kakigoria Shu

Japanese shaved ice (also known as Kakigori or “Raladinha japonesa” in Brazil) is a very popular dessert made of ice and syrup (although toppings such as red beans, condensed sweetened milk and ice cream can be added). With around 80kcal per average size portion (without toppings) and a deliciously sweet taste, it’s very popular in Japan, specially during summer.

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Mr. Shiuchi Shioda at Kakigoria Shu’s entrance

In Manaus, a Kakigoria (the place where Kakigori is sold) was recently opened: The Kakigoria Shu (owned by Shiuchi Shioda, a Japanese man who’s lived in Manaus for the past 20 years). “Mr. Shu” brought both the shaved ice machine and the syrup straight from Japan and since Manaus is a reaaaaally hot place, it’s growing in popularity at the speed of light!

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My first Kakigori ever: Blue Hawaii flavored

The prices range from BRR$8-12 (around USD$2-4) which I found reasonable. I hadn’t taste Kakigori before and I must say that I’m completely addicted.

 They offer many different flavours, my friends and I have tried them all already and my currently favorites are Green Apple, Melon, Blue Hawaii and Matcha. But you can also choose from peach, orange, lime, green lemon, watermelon, cola, strawberry, grape, cherry and gooseberry. I suggested them to also provide Kiwii flavor, I hope they make it available eventually.

The standard Kakigori served there has condensed milk as topping, but if you are on dairy free diet you can choose to have syrup only.

Kakigoria Shu is open from 2 PM to 11 PM everyday and is located at “Av. Paraiba, Adrianopolis – Manaus, AM – Brazil” next to “Manauara Shopping Center”. More information at their Facebook page: Kakigoria Shu 


PS: I’d like to say thanks to my friend Mônica for letting me know about this place!