Merry Days of Anime: Natsume Yuujinchou (Season One)

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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)”

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)”

Merry Days of Anime: Master Keaton [DROPPED]

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This post will be bite-sized, as I only got through two episodes before dropping it. Along with this is Master Keaton‘s insistence on remaining episodic, so any sort of development is implied to be stagnant, and definitely didn’t show much over the course of those two episodes. Continue reading “Merry Days of Anime: Master Keaton [DROPPED]”

Hi Score Girl Deserves a Participation Trophy

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A week into 2019, I started reading a quaint little manga called Hi Score Girl (occasionally titled as High Score Girl). In truth, this was not the first time I came across this series, as I’ve been wanting to read it ever since… well, ever since running across it on MyAnimeList all the way back in 2013 or so. It wasn’t until news broke that the series was ending in 2018 that I felt re-invigorated to finally try it out. What an interesting year it’s been, going through this story (and waiting months for individual chapters to scanlate). Continue reading “Hi Score Girl Deserves a Participation Trophy”

Cigarette & Cherry – A Potential Floater

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Even with my advanced age and slightly-cynically-inclined mindset, there is still a mushy part of my soul that adores the sweet and wholesome progression of romantic couplings. While I find the shipping fanatics of the world almost alarming in their enthusiasm, I empathize with them, as nothing gets me going in fiction quite like a well-developed romance. Something about two people trusting in one another over all else in a world so torn by disarray and strife… my heart goes “doki doki.” Because, in the end, all we really have is each other, right? Continue reading “Cigarette & Cherry – A Potential Floater”