Nisekoi is a Giant Tease of Fun

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Not too long ago an anime called Nisekoi came to an end. Adapted by studio Shaft from the manga sharing the same name, it was a harem anime in the purest of senses. Every episode more or less featured the most common clichés you can find in harem series and the whole premise – a forgotten childhood love – is built to create misunderstandings and hijinks. Not to mention how it throws in a forced fake relationship just for the heck of it.

It may sound like the most unexciting series ever created which is not difficult to understand – after all, there is only so much you can do with the barebones framework Nisekoi sets up – yet I still love every second of it. Continue reading

The Chitoge Appreciation Day

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I declare 14th February of 2014 as the official Chitoge Appreciation Day. Huh, there is also Valentine’s Day? Move aside, because here comes Chitoge. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #07 – Eh?! Nandatte?!

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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

Sword Art Online #20 – Alfheim Online, World-building, Pain and Harem

Boy, dis gon be gud.

Marow: For an arc that is about saving Asuna as fast as possible, Alfheim Online sure likes to ignore the rescue mission and instead focus on fleshing out its world. This week it took the form of saving a meeting between two territory leaders, something that surely would not be on my to-do list if I had to save my girlfriend from the evil clutches of a pervert. Then again, I am not as busy as Kirito with gathering new members to my personal harem. Continue reading