This entry will be another quick one, which is somewhat unfortunate as the finale of the Merry Days of Anime block. Alas, I could only stomach two episodes, so I only have enough to say about two episodes’ worth of content. This is also a pretty popular series, so strap yourselves in for some harsh opinions. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii [DROPPED]”
Take a look with me at the genres associated with this anime as labeled by MyAnimeList. Ecchi. Harem. Comedy. And the parent source? A light novel. All of these qualities combine to mean one thing, right? That I’m going to hate it. The slop of the anime medium only created to appeal to loser NEETs that get off to having cute girls stomp on them, hiding their true feelings. I’ve made my preferences more than transparent enough for readers to know that this will not be of any interest to me whatsoever. Well… about that… Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Kore wa Zombie Desu ka? (Re-Watch)”
Merry (late) Christmas Eve, everyone! End the pre-holiday holiday with some spicy opinions that are sure to get animation junkies’ skin crawling! Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: One Punch Man (Season Two)”
I’m gonna keep this one somewhat short, as I have come across a rare, but serious issue of mine: Upon completing this, I immediately wanted to re-watch it. But in such a short span? That’s cause for exhaustion. I can only discuss my thoughts the first time around… and wonder if a second viewing could ease some of my early frustrations. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Kono Sekai no Katasumi ni”
As an homage to the homaging nature of this bite-sized anime series, my thoughts on it will reflect its length and straightforwardness in paralleled fashion. Plus ultr—wait, wrong series. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Uchuu Patrol Luluco”
I don’t like isekai. I know I don’t like isekai. If not for some kind words thrown at this series that led me to believe it broke some of the tropes embodied by the genre, I wouldn’t bother with it. I gave it a shot, and for a while, it was true. It focused much less on the self-indulgence of flaunting one’s OP-ness and more on building a fantasy world full of dozens of interesting creatures and personalities.
Until it didn’t. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Tensei shitara Slime Datta Ken [DROPPED]”
Pay little mind to the “DROPPED” label up top. For convenience’s sake, I labeled it as such because I won’t be returning to it this month, but have decided to only place it “on-hold” for now. It’s not that I find it bad, just that it isn’t holding my attention enough for me to desire continuous bingeing. I’ll return to it once this is all over. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Uchuu no Stellvia [DROPPED]”
This is quite a nostalgic course for me. I first viewed Infinite Stratos in its entirety in July of 2012, over seven years ago. It was one of the twenty members of the first Summer of Anime block that started my rekindled fascination with the anime medium. I have grown substantially since then, with my expectations of anime fitting far more within a certain criteria than before, when I would consume practically anything. One thing that hasn’t changed is that Infinite Stratos was one of the few low spots of that first Summer. Why would my thoughts change seeing as even back then I felt the anime was lacking? It may surprise you to know that my thoughts have changed… for the better. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Infinite Stratos (Season One; Re-Watch)”
Fellow anibloggers Irina and Karandi have made their adoration for this anime quite apparent over the years per their respective blogs. When I tweeted out some early impressions of the show, Scott from Mechanical Anime Reviews gave me the social media equivalent of a fistbump. Despite the large volume of expectations that could’ve gone into it, my decision to watch this was entirely based in curiosity and, to a lesser degree, on a whim.
I do not regret it at all. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou (Season One)”
Today, a new trailer was revealed for the upcoming James Bond movie titled “Too Awesome to Die Horribly” or something. Today, I watched an anime OVA series that spoofs the secret agent subgenre of action flicks by adding a bunch of fantasy elements while reviving tons of historical figures and making them evil. Is this coincidence? Am I a soothsayer? Neither of these are 0% possibilities if you don’t think about it. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: R.O.D. – Read or Die (OVA)”