Christmas Calendar 2011 – Toradora 04 (End) – Toradorable

After a month of no new post at all, it is finally time to bring this year’s “Christmas Calendar” to an end. It has been a bit of a bumpy ride, with not a lot of posts (due to “12 Days”) and my own lack of imagination for topics. While this year might have been slightly lackluster, it has been a good experience and I now know how to improve it till next year. I hope you have all enjoyed it!

But what is that you say? Christmas is already over? No worries, because Twelfth Night is tomorrow! Continue reading

Christmas Calendar 2011 – Toradora 03 – Feelings

With Ami joining the main cast, the relationships between everyone is slowly starting to change. While she is not the catalyst, there were already a lot of hints as I mentioned in my first post, she helps to stir things up and make them progress much faster than without her. Includes spoilers about episode 07-08! Continue reading

Christmas Calendar 2011 – Toradora 02 – Stuff

When you really love something, you could talk about it for an eternity. So when watching from episode three to eight, I struggled with exactly what I would talk about in my next post. Then I came up with an excuse idea I had never thought of before. Why not just talk about it all, but really short and compromised? Well, here we are now. I will do a proper post in a few days about episode seven and eight, so you do not think I am completely lazy! Oh well, onto the big mass of pictures now, shall we? Continue reading

Christmas Calendar 2011 – Toradora 01 – Love

“There’s something in this world that nobody has seen yet.

It’s something gentle and very sweet. And if you had been able to put your eyes on it, then you would yearn for it.

That’s why the world has hidden it. To make sure that not just anyone can get their hands on it.

But at some point, someone will find it.

That one person who is supposed to find it is also the one who will be able to find it.

That’s just how it is.” Continue reading

The Purpose of Openings

Because I could not find any fitting picture.

If you are new to anime, one of the first things you will notice is the fancy openings with actual singers and not only a short piece of music together with the series logo (or a longer opening showcasing the characters and setting) like here in the West. But are these kinds of openings needed or should they be removed in favour of extra screen time? Warning! Includes many videos! Continue reading