Merry Days of Anime: R.O.D. – Read or Die (OVA)

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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)”

Entry #22: Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (SoM/A 2018)

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Let’s see what I watched during the Winter season of 2018:

Violet EvergardenKoi Ameagari, and the Basilisk sequel, which I never finished. Two decent shows, but nothing super substantial. I had seen that the show being spotlighted in this post was fairly popular, yet I never remember seeing any substantial hype for it around the anicommunity. Seasonal Prattle wrote one post on it some time back, but otherwise I’m either completely blind or I unintentionally ignored anything about it while it was airing.

I open with this because my question now, after seeing it, is “Where the FUCK have I been?” Continue reading “Entry #22: Sora yori mo Tooi Basho (SoM/A 2018)”

Violet Evergarden: Everlasting Emotion(al Overload)

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While there is no confirmation for this, I have the impression that people come to this blog, read my criticisms, and assume that I am a very cynical and apathetic person. In my past, I can’t argue against this, as the foundations of this blog’s creation was deep within the realm of taking the craft of anime criticism very seriously—which led to a very conscious effort to establish the good from the bad, to be the authority of quality within the anime medium. The early stages of The Visualist’s Veranda, then called Criticism and Thoughts, has the presence of overwhelming cynicism and a tendency to alternate to a mocking, elitist tone. Continue reading “Violet Evergarden: Everlasting Emotion(al Overload)”