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Honkai Impact 3rd

Honkai Impact 3rd

I have downloaded this game recently, and I enjoy the hell out of it! Designed perfectly for small screens, Honkai Impact is an action adventure MMORPG with anime graphics.

I personally enjoy the character design! There’s a whole bunch of amazing skins you can get in events.

The joystick fits the screen perfectly and I couldn’t find any glitches yet either.

As the story line goes, you are playing with two characters simultaneously, which makes it twice as cool! You are a powerful young Valkyrie, Kiana, controlling the White Comet mecha armor and twin guns. You can always switch netween her and her maid and best friend Mei, a biologic Crimson Impulse katana meister.

Honkai Impact 3rd

Honkai Impact 3rd

The two are fighting to save the world of Honkais, whom are also of different types, Bio, Mecha and Psychic.

As much as I know, the Honkai is this game’s representation of the Japanese traditional “yami shibai’ (bad dreams) youkai (evil spiritis).

Yokai, 妖怪, are strange and supernatural creatures from Japanese folklore. The word is a combination of the characters 妖 (yō) — attractivebewitchingcalamity — and 怪 (kai) — mysterywonder.

Many different English words have been used as translations. Yokai is sometimes translated as monsterdemonspirit, or goblin, but it can encompass all of that and more. The world of yokai also includes ghosts, gods (kami), transformed humans and animals (bakemono), spirit possession (tsukimono), urban legends, and other strange phenomena. It is a broad and vague term, and nothing exists in the English language that quite describes it. Like samurai, geisha, ninja, and sushi, yokai is one of those words that just works better in its native tongue.

Where do yokai come from?

Japanese folklore is an amalgamation of different traditions, with a foundation in the folk religions of isolated tribes living on the Japanese isles. These traditions were modified by Shinto and later Buddhism, incorporating elements from Chinese and Indian folklore as well.

The oldest recorded histories of Japan go back to the 8th century and contain the creation myths and legendary prehistory of Japan. Various documents catalogue these legends and folklore from different perspectives, and contain the earliest records of the gods, demons, and other supernatural creatures of Japanese folklore.

During the Edo period (1603-1868), there was an unprecedented flourishing of culture and art in Japan. Ghost stories and stories about monsters and strange phenomena from the all over Japan experienced a huge surge in popularity. The very first mythical bestiaries were put together by folklorists and artists like Toriyama Sekien, who collected the oral traditions of rural Japan for consumption by the growing urban population (and added a few original monsters into the mix). These begun as collections of painted scrolls, and later expanded into multi-volume illustrated encyclopedias of strange tales and supernatural stories. Toriyama Sekien’s The Illustrated Night Parade of One Hundred Demons set the stage for other artists, and the yokai tradition was born. It quickly expanded into every aspect of Japanese culture, from fine art to high theater, from aristocratic ghost story-telling parties to low class bawdlery, and so on.

Yokai fell out of popularity during the Meiji restoration, when Japan rapidly modernized its society and culture. They were all but abandoned as a relic of a superstitious and embarrassing past. After World War II, manga artist Shigeru Mizuki rediscovered their charm and re-introducted them to a modern Japan. His comic series GeGeGe no Kitaro caused a second explosion of interest in the supernatural. Today, the influence of yokai can again be seen in all aspects of Japanese culture, from manga and anime, to video games, brand labels, and even on Japanese currency. http://yokai.com/about/

Let’s get a deeper view upon the Valkyrja…

When a warrior dies in battle, it is granted the access to Valhalla, to dine with the gods for eternity. Thus be named in the northmen culture as the right way to die.

In Norse mythology, a valkyrie (/vælˈkɪəri, -ˈkaɪri, vɑːl-, ˈvælkəri/;[1] from Old Norse valkyrja “chooser of the slain”) is one of a host of female figures who choose those who may die in battle and those who may live. Selecting among half of those who die in battle (the other half go to the goddess Freyja‘s afterlife field Fólkvangr), the valkyries take their chosen to the afterlife hall of the slain, Valhalla, ruled over by the god Odin. There, the deceased warriors become einherjar (Old Norse “single (or once) fighters”[2]). When the einherjar are not preparing for the events of Ragnarök, the valkyries bear them mead. Valkyries also appear as lovers of heroes and other mortals, where they are sometimes described as the daughters of royalty, sometimes accompanied by ravens and sometimes connected to swans or horses.

Valkyries are attested in the Poetic Edda (a book of poems compiled in the 13th century from earlier traditional sources), the Prose Edda, the Heimskringla (both by Snorri Sturluson) and the Njáls saga (one of the Sagas of Icelanders), all written—or compiled—in the 13th century. They appear throughout the poetry of skalds, in a 14th-century charm, and in various runic inscriptions.

The Old English cognate terms wælcyrge and wælcyrie appear in several Old English manuscripts, and scholars have explored whether the terms appear in Old English by way of Norse influence, or reflect a tradition also native among the Anglo-Saxon pagans. Scholarly theories have been proposed about the relation between the valkyries, the Norns, and the dísir, all of which are supernatural figures associated with fate. Archaeological excavations throughout Scandinavia have uncovered amulets theorized as depicting valkyries. In modern culture, valkyries have been the subject of works of art, musical works, comic books, video games and poetry. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Valkyrie

I found the concept really cool, and the best thing about it, you can get it free in the appstore!

Honkai Impact 3rd
Captain on the bridge!

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