In an attempt to spice things up I made a drinking game based on Ace of Diamond. So next time you put on this show, why not grab some beers and join the fun?Read more
I read the manga for Orange as soon as it had published its last chapter. I found it somewhat underwhelming and I thought the art looked funny. But it was all right. A fairly short read, and I ended up giving it 6/10. Not long after, I went and watched the anime. I expected a similarRead more
It didn’t take long before I realised I picked up way too many shows than I had time for. Which is why I won’t attempt to follow the next season, or any other seasons probably. I leave that to the pros. (What I will be doing, is continuing to write reviews of the anime I watch, as well as more in-depth breakdowns of narrative structure – I am a writer after all).
I honestly enjoyed a lot of the anime I checked out at the start of this season, but I struggled to keep up with them on a regular basis. In the end there were two shows I followed to the end, and that was mostly by accident. I tried to be ruthless, and had to drop over half as well. The rest wound up in my to-watch list.
Anyway, here’s what I’ve been watching this season, and my current thoughts on them (with some new additions).Read more
Makoto Shinkai might be one of the greatest talents of modern day, and as a writer and anime fan myself, I don’t say that lightly. He has deemed us all worthy of this marvellous feat that is Kimi no Na wa (Your Name), and it’s exactly a film like this that makes me grateful to be alive. The story is the true masterpiece here; Shinkai shows mastery in the art of writing, managing to interweave multiple storylines into one bigger picture. This is a film about love, but also so much more.
For a long time, I felt like Haikyuu!! was grossly overhyped. But when Kuroko no Basket came to an end, I picked up the volleyball anime in an attempt to fill the void. It didn’t work. In fact, I was so turned off by the idea of Haikyuu!!, that it stayed on-hold on my list for over a year before I picked it back up. I even thought of dropping it at points. But man, am I glad I didn’t.
It had been a while since I watched anime; lifestyle changes and coursework deadlines greatly contributed to that. But when I found myself in Asia, tired from spending long days in the heat and just wanted to unwind for a bit, there was little else to do. I searched the net for an easy-going, episodic anime to watch occasionally as I travelled the world. Something I could put on for 20 minutes before going out to dinner.