Saki Zenkoku-hen Episode 2: Now That’s More Like It.

W-What?

W-What?

… 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

The Ridiculous Sakura Trick “Controversy”

Sakura Trick 1-e1I’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

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren Episode 1: Take Nothing Seriously

Chuuni1-4Returning 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

Saki Zenkoku-hen Episode 1 Could Have Been Improved By…

Yep.

Yep.

…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

The Significance of “Sakura Trick!” for Yuri Fans

sakura trickChances 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.

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