hisone to masotan – 12 (END)


i feel like this show is and will be underappreciated. it looks like it is on netflix, so maybe that will give it more exposure.

it is so… anime. the motifs, intentions, plot, characters… are all japanese. they are all things i have come to love in japanese media (games, anime, etc) over the past… however long.

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the liminality

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the heroine

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the humor


full metal panic! invisible victory (season 4) – 01-04


(i don’t like some of the translation but meh…)

there are times where i have high expectations for a show.

and it delivers.

this truly defines an insurmountable anime.

i was so excited when they announced a fourth season of this show. this show is so very anime. it has so many quintessential elements of a shounen style anime. and it is downright riveting.

the main characters are absolutely enticing and engaging, somehow fantastical, yet somehow real.

plus, the show is doing the “we have too much awesome content so we can’t show the OP and ED every episode” syndrome. the first episode without OP and ED was somehow epic.

i’m glad i waited some episodes to come out first, this is just too riveting.

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uh, wow…

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i’m waiting for some kakoiii kaname scenes now.

steins;gate 0 – catch up to 5


steins;gate is one of my favorites ever. it combines the themes of memories, identity, time-travel, humanity, divinity, love, friendship, meaning, death, psychic transformation into one great story.

all the characters are riveting and not shallow. i think visual novels are still mostly overall underappreciated and unrecognized in the entertainment business.

this anime adaptation is pretty good so far. the raw-ity and depths are there. the pace is fast, which is always the case when adapting a VN to anime.

i am really curious how they will do the ending, as it involves the interaction between various routes.


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sora yori mo tooi basho


i am really glad i watched this show.

there is the “slice of life” genre. then there is this show. this show is life.

adventure, sloth, regrets, loss, longing, loneliness, identity, frivolity, betrayal, friendship, shifting relationships, death, uncertainty.

the themes of humanity are illustrated so marvelously.

the art, animation, characters, voice acting, BGM are spectacular.

the pace is done wonderfully – given the scope of the timeline of this show, this was quite remarkable.

the portrayal of the four main characters was really powerful. the raw emotions and being forced to face them is just so amazing.

i challenge anyone to watch this show and find something they cannot relate strongly to.

yes it may originally feel like another “high school coming of age story” but it telescopes past that and uses this medium to tell all our stories, humanity’s story.

the art/animation

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the movement of hearts

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violet evergarden – 11-13 (end)



a gem of a show.

i must rewatch it..

maybe prior to the next anime project.

i want to write a long post about this show…. alas my list of things on my to do list!.

ok so 4 more shows for this season i need to catch up on before i can feel like i can start spring. (yowapeda i can wait because it continuing)

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