Thoughts on Fudatsuki no Kyouko-chan

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I happened to stumble across this title after a MAL mutual updated it onto their list to read. I was intrigued with the premise and saw that it was written/illustrated by none other than Souichirou Yamamoto of Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san fame (I was already reading it at the time of picking this up). With nothing to lose, I picked it up and enjoyed what the manga initially provided me: a fun, albeit archaic story about two siblings mutually tied by a family secret with underlying incestual vibes. I didn’t think that last tidbit would play much into the story, but surprisingly enough, there was a lot of implied jealousy and possessiveness. (more…)

Entry #27: Kono Bijutsubu ni wa Mondai ga Aru! (SoM/A 2018)

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Back at the time, I opened my “review” of Umi Monogatari by highlighting how underrated it is, listing notable anime titles with higher average ratings I found it superior to. While this receives nowhere near the kind of shit ratings Ume Monogatari gets, it’s still confusingly low in my mind. Its average rating on MAL is a measly 7.4, putting it within the 2000’s in terms of overall average in the database. (more…)