Today marks the start of another yearly iteration of the “12 Days of Christmas” blogging tradition. This means each of the twelve upcoming days will have an accompanying blog post about something I perhaps found especially noteworthy or fun during this year. As this is an anime blog, this will naturally all be tied to anime in one way or another.
To kick things off, let me start by talking about two blog posts that were essentially completed yet never published. Continue reading →
Hidamari Sketch, how I love you. We have shared a magical time these past four seasons. We have smiled, laughed and been sad together. You comforted me when I felt down and made me reflect over my own life when I needed it. I was one of the residents of the Hidamari Apartments.
Sadly, not everything can last forever and it was now time to give our farewells. Continue reading →
The first episode of Kiniro Mosaic is out of this world when it comes to cuteness overload. Here we follow a young Japanese girl named Shinobu who, one day, decides to do a homestay in England. There, she meets the young and shy Alice.
The two children do not understand each other, however. After all, one is speaking Japanese and the other English. Despite this, they manage to break the language barrier and become friends for life. Continue reading →
When you saw the first glimpse of Stella Women’s Academy, High
School Divison Class C³, if you even have that, I am sure the first thought that went through your head was something along the lines of “Oh, just cute girls shooting cute things”.
The first season of Ore no Imouto ga Konnani Kawaii Wake ga Nai, or OreImo for short, was alright. The second season was also fine, but felt a bit unfocused at times.
Then came the “true ending” in form of special episodes and completely turned everything we knew into a pathetic and hideous mess. In three episodes, the OreImo 2 specials manage shit all over the whole series.
Boku wa Tomodachi ga Sukunai NEXT was not content with upholding the status quo that had been kept during the whole first season. No, it meant business. It wanted to shake up the relationships between the characters and it actually succeeded very well with that.
There is one moment of utter brilliance in the 11th episode that changed my whole perspective on the series. Continue reading →
In 2013, a flower of evil bloomed. This flower, because of its existence, created a gigantic shitstorm that is hard to describe with words. Never before had I witnessed such a massive backlash when it comes to anime.
The anime in question was an adaptation of the manga Aku no Hana. So what did the anime “do wrong”?