violet evergarden -01

a very good first episode. i will hold judgment until a few more episodes. i can see a lot of potential, but the end of the episode seemed rushed. a slower pace would have worked better.

but so far – it is riveting and unnerving.

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the ancient magus’ bride – catch up to 12

there a lot of things about this show that i like.

but after these last few episodes, i realized why this show is powerful.

indeed, as observed by in-show-characters – the two protagonists speak little. very little. in fact, it makes one wonder how there is a story. plus, they are surrounded by exquisite beauty. this juxtaposition places an almost contradictory notion in the story.

the pace is slow… yet is perfect.

the show is magical… and not just because of the magic in it.

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just because! 8-11

this show is so masterfully done – i’m sure if i watched this as a high school student it would have a huge impact on me. or perhaps the high-school student part of me has.

these back to back shots from the OP tells the entire plot.

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i choose komiya ena

netojuu no susume

(the english translation/title is terrible)

i always enjoy a show with main characters older than high school age.

this was quite a quaint slice of life romance that deals with real issues (NEET, social anxiety, isolation, etc). it does have a happy ending that makes you smile, but the nervousness is a bit too agreeable.

recommended for anyone looking for anyone looking for what i just described. ha

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= life goals

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just because! – 01-07

first minute of this show and i knew it would be an awesome show.

the grit, the … moyamoya, the mkdsflffdsjf

the art, acting, OST all amazing.

this love pentagon business

this is slice of life done right. the body language and messages between the lines and the atmosphere – absolute perfection.

i originally did not want to continue it because it seemed like another school / romance show. well it is. but it isn’t.

yes it takes place in this specific cultural-age context, but there is a universality that it does well.

but the important question –  natsume or komiya.

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