To start the festivities off, I wanted to go with something recent. It’s no secret that my commitment to anime has been very, very aloof in recent years, so I wanted to take a small sample of what current selections had to offer. While searching through options, I was met with Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S, which I had actually forgotten about. I quite liked its first season and it had just finished airing in late September. Perfect choice!
Still, doubt lingered. I viewed its first season back in 2017, shortly before it finished airing on television. The time between then and now is rather great—I’m not the same person I was then, nor did I have the mental capacity to recall the more intimate details of the series. Watching the second season was both a desire to see how the series would proceed and a test to see if its pleasant nature still appealed to present me. How does it fare?
Continue reading “Kobayashi-san Chi no Maid Dragon S (Merry Days of Anime 2021)”
They say that everyone loves an underdog. The come-from-nowhere, chip-on-their-shoulder, hard-working specimens that find success through hell and back. Disadvantages are their crux; doubt only entices them to try harder. These kinds of stories make up the plot of many sports stories, specifically, but also make for delectable drama in other ventures arbitrarily created by humanity for the sake of it. Such vapid appeal also comes in the form of runway modeling, which if not for the sake of allowing people to express themselves, would be one of the most superficial and arrogantly obnoxious things in the known world, in my opinion. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Runway de Waratte”
If you took one look at this cover and assumed it’s garbage, know that I felt similarly. That’s why I watched it… wait, no, come bac— Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Penguin Musume♥Heart”
I could name this post “Updated Thoughts” just because this is the third time I’ve seen this series, yet I don’t have any formal post on it anywhere on this blogsite. Lord knows I’ve referenced it enough times, regardless. Continue reading “Thoughts on Katanagatari”
These two series have quite a bit in common—if not directly through their structures or stories, my history with both sure are eerily similar. Continue reading “Entries from the Dead: Natsu no Arashi Akinaichuu/Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? of the Dead”
Ah, memories. I remember quite fondly the days when I would spend hours everyday on Pokémon Ruby in my youth. Even Pokémon games that I would eventually come to find quite uneven (fourth gen and onward) provide a warm feeling of nostalgia when I peek at gameplay footage anywhere around the internet. A few years ago for my blog’s three-year anniversary, I looked at my favorite Pokémon ever (which is slightly outdated; for example, Dunsparce is now my favorite Pokémon). Today, we will strike the balance between light and dark by looking at my least favorite pokémon ever… but not before a few disclaimers. Continue reading “Top 10 Least Favorite Pokémon”
I don’t know many people who enjoy working in a cubicle. Or in retail. Or in an environment where one is under constant threat of expendability. Watching Office Space was a reminder of just how lousy those types of jobs can be, and if it weren’t for my actual job requiring my presence in a half an hour, I would be able to put more detail into what I thought of this film. Ain’t that just life? Continue reading “Day Fourteen: Office Space (MotM 2019)”
(I know the poster isn’t in English. I just prefer this image over the alternatives.) Continue reading “Alita: Battle Angel Review”
Three episodes in, the marvel of an anime led by a skeleton will never waver. Continue reading “Early Impressions: Gaikotsu Shotenin Honda-san”