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Free! Iwatobi Swim Club vs Free! Eternal Summer

I’m not that fond of making videos myself, but I just love writing the scripts for them, and it seems a waste to write them and then have them shelved in a folder of my laptop for all eternity. So here is a video I made about Free! The good news is, since the recording of this video I have gotten better at editing and I have learnt how to enhance audio and reduce background noise, which means that my next video will be of slightly better quality. Here’s to improving. Hope y’all enjoy or something.

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Review: Kimi no Na wa (Your Name)

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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.

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Haikyuu!! Seasons 1 & 2

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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.

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Kimi to Boku.

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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.

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Another

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I watched Another during the early hours when I couldn’t sleep. Perfect time for a horror, really. And honestly, I found it surprisingly satisfying to watch. It’s been a long time since I marathoned an anime, especially in a single night.

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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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