Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme

Thursday, October 18, 2018
Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

The Japanese publishing company, Gakken, released a children's book called Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights Edition in September of 2015 and somehow I only recently discovered it. This book is a follow-up to their initial book which was entitled Star Wars English-Japanese Dictionary for Padawan Learners. It focuses entirely on the Old Trilogy while the newest is centered on the Prequels meaning there's tons of Anakin and Padme content! Not only is this book filled with around 350 illustrations every Star Wars fan will appreciate but it also teaches Japanese with about 1,000 words and phrases. Because who said learning had to be boring? The book is sold on JapanTrendShop.com for $44 and they offer worldwide shipping!


Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

The artwork is illustrated by the talented team, Gurihiru. Chifuyu Sasaki and Naoko Kawano did an absolute amazing job at giving these characters an adorable new look. I personally think that these illustrations are some of the cutest I have ever seen of Anakin and Padme! If you're interested in learning more about these artists, I would recommend checking out this interview.


Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel

Japanese Dictionary for Jedi Knights - Anakin & Padme | Anakin and His Angel


Special Thanks To: Ciette and Master-Burlgar for scanning these A/P photos from the book, Kaikos for sharing them on her Tumblr, and Anidalaa for directing me to the photos.


Style Wars: The Clone Wears

Tuesday, October 16, 2018
Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel

Style Wars is an original quarterly series that is a combination of both Jenmarie and Mollie's two favorite passions - Star Wars and fashion. Together they will be styling Star Wars outfits based off of the same fashion piece. Their mission for this fashion series is to show off how different fangirls envision outfitting Star Wars clothes in their own unique way. Instead of comparing who wore it best, they want to celebrate the different ways Star Wars pieces can be worn.


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Style Wars has returned after a short hiatus and I'm super thrilled about it! The lovely Mollie Damon is now part of this special project and we are excited to kick things off with this unisex Clone Wars shirt by Her Universe. But first, an introduction is in order! Mollie is the second half of Star Wars Explained. Her and her husband Alex upload videos every single day covering everything you need to know about Star Wars Canon and Legends lore. They live and breathe Star Wars and have a positive voice in the Star Wars Community so you should definitely be following them if you're not already. Mollie also loves beauty and fashion and shares her passions on both Twitter and Instagram.


Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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WHAT JENMARIE WORE

T-shirt: Her Universe
Super Stretch Jegging: American Eagle
Faux Leather Jacket: H&M (Similar)
Boots: Nordstrom
Fedora: Amazon
Choker: Hot Topic (Similar)
Bracelet: Nordstrom

The Clone Wars line by Her Universe is one of the best fashion collections Ashley Eckstein has released yet! Cad Bane is my favorite Bounty Hunter and I've never seen any piece of clothing representing this character so I had no choice but to add this distressed t-shirt to my closet. Similar to Mollie's grungy look I also went with an edgy style. I mean, how could you not when you're rocking Bounty Hunters on your shirt? I think even though our ensembles are indeed similar there are several differences as well. I styled my shirt with a fedora, a piece that had been on my "to buy" list for sometime, which I thought paid a nice homage to Bane. I also wore a faux leather jacket, a choker, a chunky bracelet and boots. I guess you can say I've been feeling those Fall vibes lately!


Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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Style Wars: Style Wars: The Clone Wears | Anakin and His Angel
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WHAT MOLLIE WORE

T-shirt: Her Universe
Jeans: TopShop
Jacket: Nordstrom (50% off!)
Boots: Forever 21 (Gucci dupe alert!)
Rings: Target
Earrings Target

When I first saw that Her Universe released a Clone Wars collection I was immediately drawn to this shirt! I'm a sucker for shirts that have a vintage look and I love the faded marble grey color because it's neutral and can go with tons of different outfits. I chose to pair it with my favorite pair of ripped black jeans, embellished boots and a leather jacket. I did a french tuck with the shirt into the jeans (thanks Tan from Queer Eye for teaching everyone about the french tuck) to give the look a bit more shape. This shirt gives me grunge vibes so I like wearing it with some more edgy pieces (like the boots). As for accessories I wore some angular silver earrings and a few silver rings to match the silver in the boots. Lastly, I wore some grunge inspired makeup that is a bit more put together than typical messy grunge.

As you can see this unisex shirt can be worn tucked in or untucked and it looks great both ways! Mollie and I are wearing size X-Small and since it's a unisex fit it definitely runs on the bigger side though it is 100% cotton. The shirt is available in sizes X-Small through 3XL but don't waste any time ordering it!

Please let Mollie and I know what you think of our outfits in a comment below or connect with us on Twitter or Instagram:


Mollie:
Twitter | Instagram

Jenmarie:
Twitter | Instagram

As always, I will share "Outfit Outtakes" from time to time on my social media pages and exclusive photos on my Patreon page. Be on the look out!

3 Things I Loved About Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit

Wednesday, October 10, 2018
3 Things I Loved About Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit | Anakin and His Angel

On Monday I was able to check out the first episode of Star Wars Resistance through Amazon. They are running a deal on select TV shows right now where you can purchase a season in HD for $2.99 and Resistance is one of them. That's right, the entire first season! If you have not been able to watch the show yet click here to purchase Star Wars Resistance Season 1 on Amazon. It's part of their Prime program but I actually know a couple of people who don't have Prime and were still able to buy the season.

The first episode of Star Wars Resistance entitled The Recruit was a fantastic introductory episode! The beginning of a new series can often feel a bit rocky but I think that this episode did a good job at giving us a basic idea of the new adventures we're about to embark on, introducing both new and old characters as well as other familiarities within the Star Wars universe. For example, I felt like I was really able to get to know the main character and pilot, Kazuda Xiono. He's a spunky dude with a lot of ambition and a story with which I think many will be able to relate to. We also see familiar faces like Poe Dameron (voiced by Oscar Isaac) and BB-8. It was exciting to see Poe in action and making decisions which he is so obviously good at. BB-8, like always, is super cute and has something to say about everything so what's not to love? As far as the other familiarities I spoke of DigitalSpy.com has a great list!


3 Things I Loved About Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit | Anakin and His Angel

I can definitely tell you that so far Resistance has a lighthearted tone to it but I don't think it feels as kid-like as what some fans were expecting. I'd honestly compare it to several episodes of Rebels and that, in my opinion, is not a bad thing as I loved that series. Kaz has an Ezra-like personality who is slightly more hyper at times. I bring this up because I think his personality mixed with the fact that stressful or intense situations within the show were very kid-friendly might put some fans off since it's not the Star Wars they're used to. I, however, am easily pleased when it comes to Star Wars content. I also recognize the fact that Disney and Lucasfilm want to provide Star Wars content for fans of all ages. My almost six year old nephew saw a TV spot for Resistance and was so excited about it! If it's sparking joy in the eyes of children than they're doing something right.

Overall I enjoyed the first episode. There were some scenes I didn't care for as much but I think that's normal when it comes to any TV show. I actually watched The Recruit twice because it honestly made me happy! So much so that I decided to compile a short but sweet list of three things I loved in this episode. Let's dig in!


3 Things I Loved About Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit | Anakin and His Angel

THE CHARACTER, NEEKU

Neeku (part of the the Nikto species) is a mechanic with a unique personality who is both joyful and positive. He is super friendly and takes many things quite literally which can sometimes make situations confusing or end up backfiring on him. One of my favorite Neeku moments was when Poe introduces Kaz to Neeku on their ocean planet Castellon.


POE: "Kaz, this is Neeku. Neeku, this is Kaz. He'll be hanging around for a while."
NEEKU: "From what exactly will he be hanging?"
POE: "He...Uh. Yeah. Okay. Never mind."

He stood out to me in a bold way and actually made me laugh out loud! It seems like he is going to be one of Kaz's besties and there honestly couldn't be anyone better for Kaz to lean on. Neeku is extremely supportive!


3 Things I Loved About Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit | Anakin and His Angel

THE RED TIE INTERCEPTOR & TIE PILOT

I love any variation of a TIE Fighter. They're my favorite ships in the Star Wars universe because I love how quickly they can get around and their iconic sounds. This Interceptor looked amazing in red! Interceptors are more advanced than your normal TIE Fighter which means the pilots are more experienced. There's a great opening scene showcasing multiple X-Wings fighters against one TIE Interceptor and the pilot obviously knew what he was doing. It was a fun space battle that's for sure!

Note: I believe the new Interceptor was based off of the Emperor's Royal Guard TIE as seen in a legends book, Star Wars Galaxies: Rage of the Wookiees. What do you think?


3 Things I Loved About Star Wars Resistance: The Recruit | Anakin and His Angel

THE STYLE & ANIMATION

After watching the trailer I wasn't sure I would like the look of the show and I briefly touched on that in my post, Star Wars Resistance & Fan Opinions. But I can tell you with 100% certainty that just a few minutes into the episode the style really got me hooked. It's simple but smooth looking and it reminded me very much of the style that we see in Lilo & Stitch though a tad less chub-ified. There's definitely certain elements of the show that are more rounded which I can't complain about. BB-8, for example, is the roundest we've ever seen him.

Even though the style of Resistance is on the simpler side the animation is just as expressive as other Star Wars cartoons. The character's body language and facial expressions are very expressive. Likewise, any scene that involves some sort of aircraft in action is so stunning you'll want to hit "pause" on the remote. The action scenes were really enjoyable to watch not only because they were visually beautiful but because they felt like Star Wars!

I just want to conclude this post by thanking the the team that brought Star Wars Resistance to life! I'm excited to see what happens next!

Tell me, what were your three favorite things about the show? Comment below or get in touch with me on Twitter or Instagram.