Every hardcore anime fan has some. Things about the anime medium that make them groan, cry, or maybe even wish they were never an anime fan. While these things seem a little extreme, some nuisances are so ingrained within the medium that it begins to add to an overwhelming amount of negativity with each series, limiting what one can enjoy among the vast selection.
We’re not gonna focus on these things today. Instead, I’m gonna nitpick like it’s my career. Continue reading “Top 10 Trivial Anime Pet Peeves”
The decision to watch this was slightly inspired by Irina from Idrinkandwatchanime, who gave this anime a glowing recap in a post of underappreciated titles. While I didn’t find myself loving this as much as she did, I can definitely find the same enthusiasm for the cuteness of the characters. Continue reading “Quick Thoughts on Sekai Seifuku: Bouryaku no Zvezda”
This anime is kind of a mess. A beautiful mess, which looks almost coherent gazing upon it for the first few minutes. Inevitably, however, someone comes in to clean it up, causing the room to look spick and span, without an ounce of personality. That’s kind of how the story goes. Continue reading “Thoughts on Hisone to Maso-tan”
(This post was heavily inspired by Karandi’s recent post on the perceived quantity of light novel adaptations within the anime medium. While this will not cover her topic in the exact same way, I would recommend you also look at that post, as well.) Continue reading “A Statistical Look at My Experience with Light Novel Adaptations”
I am currently reading High Score Girl, which features a boy who likes to play video games and a girl whom he can never win against in said video games. As the story goes along, their relationship begins to grow stronger, until the coy girl begins showing signs of her romantic interest in the boy. Through their mutual interest in gaming, the two eventually bloom into a competitive, but supportive couple, where their everyday lives pass peacefully within arcades all around Japan.
I’m just joshin’ ya. I’m forty-five chapters in and the boy hardly has it registered that not one, but two girls are in love with him. Continue reading “How Dense Is Too Dense for an Anime Protagonist?”
Please note that this is not a Top 10 Best Anime of 2018 list. Rather, this is a list of the best anime I watched in 2018, as in it doesn’t have to have aired in 2018 to make it, only that I had to have finished (a majority of) it in 2018. Continue reading “Top 10 Best Anime I Viewed in 2018”
A couple things to note before I begin:
- This is not a review of the series this character accompanies, nor is it everything I find right or wrong with the series as a whole. There are a lot of parts that go into a series outside of one character, and my opinion of such is not based on this one character alone.
- This piece will focus on Sakuta as a character, and not what the general plot dictates in each episode. Everything will (I hope) be analyzed from their perspective.
- There will be spoilers ahead.
There has been an enormous wave of praise for this particular season of anime, with titles such as this, Sword Art Online: Alicization, and the fifth season of Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure. With this title, however, it came as a bit of a surprise hit, with its average ranking on MAL slowly rising as the series continued, eventually nestling within the top 100 all-time (currently #67). Among common praises such as “good writing” and “great character chemistry” comes the adoration of one character in particular: the male lead, Sakuta Azusagawa. Continue reading “Sakuta Azusagawa Is Too Perfect”