When I began The Visualist’s Veranda over six years(!) ago, I was very cynical. Longtime followers have heard this story before. I was an edgy dude with not a lot to my name, trying to burst through the scene as an arrogant know-it-all similarly to those who would write long-form epitaphs on the importance of Legend of the Galactic Heroes. As time crawled forward, I was smoothed by the inevitable teachings of reality and college, and my criticism for various art forms followed suit (right?). Watching Kimetsu no Yaiba brings me back to those days of when anime were never good enough for my standards, and while I don’t think I’m that kind of person anymore, the end of the third episode has left me feeling… nostalgic. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Kimetsu no Yaiba”
“Center of Plot: Oh! Woe is me! No one understands me! I’m sad!
Tohru: I love you for who you are!
Everything is solved.”
—Me, 2013. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Fruits Basket (2019)”
I have made the joke many times throughout the course of my blog’s existence, but I always feel the need to highlight that The Visualist’s Veranda began as an anime-themed blog. Prior to last night, I hadn’t watched any anime in over two months. My past self would be amazed at such ineptitude. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Kanata no Astra”
Three episod—is it really called Shinovi Master? Not Shinobi Master? That makes zero sense to me. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Senran Kagura Shinovi Master: Tokyo Youma-hen”
Three episodes in, my feelings are as conflicted as the female lead’s. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Yagate Kimi ni Naru”
Three episodes in, the marvel of an anime led by a skeleton will never waver. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san”