Understanding Wolf’s Rain

“When the world ends, Paradise will open, but only the wolves know how to find it.”

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So I’ve watched Wolf’s Rain three times now, and only on the last watch did I get a sense of understanding the story, at least a little. Perhaps I was too young, watching it first at fourteen, or too uneducated to see the images and metaphors and get the bigger picture. Perhaps I was too narrow-minded, seeing only the story as it was presented and dedicating my attention to the handsome characters, instead of looking for the deeper message. I took the anime for what it was, and never bothered to ask questions or make comments, because to me, at the time, it made perfectly sense. It strikes me as funny, that it never once occurred to me to ask: what was that all about?

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Kuroko no Basket.

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I’ve dreaded writing this post with all that I am. Putting it into words would mean to acknowledge, to accept that something beautiful and bewitching has ended. And so Kuroko no Basket has aired its final episode and we’ve finally, unfortunately seen the end for our dear Kuroko Tetsuya. I’m putting a spoiler alert up here (for season three!) so please beware.

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Kuroko’s Bishies

There was a time when I didn’t really see the point in sports anime. Then I realised sports anime are full of attractive males and potent shipping ground. And Kuroko no Basket has three full seasons and a lot of male characters. Thus, to celebrate the end of our beloved basketball anime, I have compiled a list of the hottest guys of the show, along with a rating how how well they would go with our main character Kuroko Tetsuya. (Minor spoilers!)

#7: Kagami Taiga (without his shitty eyebrows)

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Sunshine Blog Award Nomination!

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Throughout my blogging career I’ve been nominated a couple of times for various tags, and always promised to follow up on them. I never did because of reasons like I forgot, didn’t have the time, etc, and I deeply regret this. Which is why I decided when I was nominated by the lovely Cassandra over at The Huge Anime Fan that this time I would participate for sure. Today I’ll be answering her questions relating to anime.

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Summer Recommendations!

This post is slightly overdue as we’ve already entered into summer! But, as usual I want to recommend some shows that are good for watching during these summer days. Many of us are out of school and university, and have some extra time to kill, while some are working. Personally, I’m both (: Still, I plan on taking lots of time to catch up on anime I’ve wanted to watch for a long time.

On this list I’m recommending shows that are well suited for a holiday, both short one-cour ones along with some longer ones that require more time to finish. For those of you who read my blog way back when (before it was lost and I had to restart), might recognise some of the shows from last year’s list, but there will be new additions!

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Turning tsundere made me understand them.

Edit: I wrote this like a year ago, and it was supposed to go along with my OreImo review at the time. That review is long gone now, but I figured I could still make something out of my tsundere notes. 

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I’ve never been into tsundere characters. I’ve never understood the appeal of them. I know people, both online and in real life who adore them. But after watching OreImo, I just couldn’t relate. There’s nothing cute about this violent little girl with a bad mouth.

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Spring Anime 2015: First Impressions

This post is way overdue, I know, but amidst lying in bed worrying about my one exam coming up and bingeing on unhealthy snacks to cope with the stress, anime hasn’t been prioritised. I’m pleasantly surprised by my spring picks though, and finally it looks like we’re getting some decent content. Here are my first impressions.

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