First of all, I have to apologize for being inactive for quite some time. Real life sucks away virtually all my free time. In fact, I have dropped every anime I’m watching except for Sakura Trick, Log Horizon, Chuu2Koi Ren and Saki. . Continue reading
What can I say? I’m a sucker for cute and sweet stuff. Continue reading
… Except it’s not really. While episode 2 is a vast improvement from the horrors of episode 1, the anime is still stuck with its character introductions, both old and new. There is enough character interactions and story development for it to be a very entertaining watch, but this episode mostly felt like a rerun of the first series’ ending episodes. Continue reading
I’ve seen in quite a few places (MAL, Facebook, Twitter) that there seems to be a heated argument regarding the anime adaptation of Sakura Trick. Detractors tend to argue that Sakura Trick is an anime intended to please a predominantly male crowd, and that lesbians are overly idealized in the context of the show. Heck, the heat is even worse outside of 4chan, where I expected most of the flak would come from. Continue reading
Returning from last year, Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren hasn’t done anything to change whatever your opinion is about the first season. While there are quite a few surprises along the way, like Shinka and Makoto’s new looks and some added character quirks, the main draw of the show remains largely the same: a fast-paced comedy with chuunibyou elements, with emphasis on character appeal, surreal imaginary battles, and general silliness. Continue reading
I fail to comprehend the difference in treatment that Space Dandy enjoys compared to other anime this season. It’s times like these that I feel that the community is more interested in praising a well-renowned anime personality for his mere … Continue reading
It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone what a guy who has the main characters of Sakura Trick as his avatar would think of its premiere episode. Aside from some issues too obvious to ignore, I have to say that I really liked this first episode. Continue reading
…Actually animating things.
As much as I love Saki, the folks at Studio Gokumi tried my patience with this Saki premiere episode. I understand that it costs money to animate, but come on guys, I know you’re all better than that! Basically, what we got with Zenkoku-hen’s debut was a full-blown recap episode with, frankly, badly done new character introductions. Continue reading
Shinozaki-san Ki wo OTAshika ni! (literally “Be Careful, You Might Become an Otaku, Shinozaki!”) is a manga by Shou Hikawa (better known as Saku Saku Tei in doujin circles) running in the magazine Comic Meteor. It tells the story of the titular character Akina Shinozaki as she struggles to get her cute otaku friend, Kaede Sasamura, out of her “unproductive” hobby. The catch is that Akina’s plan to get Kaede out of her obsession involves getting into the otaku culture herself, leading to a massive culture shock on Akina’s part. As Akina explores the unique world of otaku subculture, she finds herself slowly getting more and more obsessed with getting on Kaede’s good side rather than setting her on “the proper path.” Continue reading
Chances are that if you’re a fan of girls’ love in your anime and manga, you might just come across this little gem called Sakura Trick!. The anime adaptation will start airing in just a few days, too. But I’m not here to promote it in a traditional sense— I’ve done enough of that already even before I started this blog. Instead, I’ll talk about how important Sakura Trick! is to me and every other yuri fan out there, regardless of whether you like the manga or not.