Kiznaiver – Review

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Kiznaiver was probably the most controversial show of the Spring 2016 season, and for some pretty obvious reasons. Not only is it the product of the divisive studio Trigger, but it’s also a teenage melodrama written by Mari Okada. If there weren’t a few angry and/or thoughtful think pieces written for this show, I’d be very surprised. However, in the months leading up to its airing, no one seemed to notice these red flags; and now that everyone has shouted and made stupid hot takes about Mari Okada’s personal life (which we know nothing about, by the way), I’m here to sit in the dust and write my own unoriginal thinkpiece about how Kiznaiver is kind of a mess. Continue reading

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Tsukimonogatari + AssClass ep 12-22 impressions

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Happy New Year to you all! Hope you’ve all had a great time with family and friends, and hope you’ve all seen STAR WARS! We’re truly thankful with your patience thus far and hope our recent posts have met your expectations. Here’s a blast from the past and a signal to catch up. The surprise became too long to fit here, so expect an entire post for that. Continue reading

Kekkai Sensen – Ep 11-12 Final Impressions

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It’s finally time. Yep, after three months of waiting for it, the finale of Kekkai Sensen aired on TV, allowing me to finally talk about this series’ final two episodes. Really, I would complain about the delay, but honestly these final two episodes are so amazing that I find it hard to care. The show may have left me bated on a cliffhanger for months, but when I see something this, well, perfect, I can’t help but forgive it for all its transgressions. I mean I loved these final episodes so much I watched them both twice, and the final episode is 46 minutes!… Okay 46 minutes of beauty, but that still means I spent an hour and half of my life just watching this one episode. And to be honest, I would do it all over again. Continue reading

Shokugeki no Soma Episode 1-3 impressions

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It’s FINALLY HERE!  Food. Food. Food.  I demand moar food!  Yes.  I have read the manga because people wouldn’t stop talking about it.  And when I actually picked it up, I had my doubts.  But the more I read, the more I wanted to read the next chapter.  And who doesn’t like food in their life?  And this caters to the hidden desire we have for those delicious food.  Who knows, it might be educational…. or at least hints at education. Continue reading

Sound! Euphonium – Ep 8-13 Final Impressions

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You know, even though I really liked the first few episodes of Sound! Euphonium, I still wasn’t in love with the show.  I thought it was really good, but like a lot of other KyoAni shows there was a slight disconnect from my enjoyment and my opinions. However, that is definitely not the case with this second half. From the moment I finished episode 8, I couldn’t stop myself from watching the rest of the show. Now this is probably just me, but I’m not that good at marathoning anime. After two-four episodes I usually want to stop watching and move onto something else. This is especially true with shows I’m writing posts about, since I have to take screenshots and write notes about it while I’m watching. And yet, I almost burned through these remaining six episodes in one afternoon. And when a show hooks me that well, I know it’s something special. Continue reading

Kekkai Sensen – Ep 5-10 Impressions

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Guys, I think I made a mistake trying to cover this show. Never before have I encountered a show that I love so much, yet struggle so hard to understand. Every episode feels like it’s teeming with details I’m missing, pieces of the proverbial puzzle slipping right past my mind. Which probably just shows how surprisingly intricate and well made Kekkai Sensen is. Even after 10 episodes, the show is still just as surprising and beautiful as it was at the beginning. I feel strangely unqualified to try to decipher this. Still, I’ll try my best, so let’s dive on in! Continue reading

Punch Line – Ep 5-12 Final Impressions

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You know, out of all the anime I’ve covered, Punch Line has definitely been the craziest when it comes to quality shifts. Yes, even more than Saekano and SAO II. Trying to explain all of the emotions I felt while watching this trainwreck masterpiece is challenging. I’ve hated the show, liked it, it’s annoyed me, and left me sad and intrigued, but by the finale it ended up being, well… Fun. Just a fun, crazy rollercoaster full of twist and turns, strange ideas, and heart; and I love it for that. Continue reading