Tsuki ga Kirei

https://erai-raws.info/anime-list/tsuki-ga-kirei/

http://www.crunchyroll.com/tsukigakirei

When I first read the synopsis of this show, I didn’t want to watch it… even though it was an anime original. probably because it sounded like another school life romance show… which it is. DenPa RK told me to watch it so I watched it three mini-marathon spurts.

This show is truly praiseworthy from multiple perspectives. Everything about this show hands down was masterfully done. The direction, animation, voice-acting, OST, story-telling… every little nuance was choice.

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so the the subtitle of the show is ” as the moon, so beautiful” this is a direct reference to the line mentioned above. The answer is Natsume Souseki… i know this because of persona 4 golden. The mystery behind the power of that translation and history in literature weighs heavy for many I am sure; it gives a certain depth to this show.

I want to brag about the animation. There is so much care and attention to detail. The use of space and environment was carefully orchestrated not only give the atmosphere, but to indirectly direct the story as well.

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as i mentioned, the animation and use of the environment/setting is key to this show. its use of space carries the show. i have more shows to watch, so instead of explaining it in words, see the below pictures. and i probably wouldn’t be able to explain it well right now anyway.

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the space, especially space in between, says a lot and this show uses this masterfully.

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yikes, the animation. especially for this. animation of playing musical instruments and dancing are a hit or miss. but this was done so well. it was clean and crisp, yet natural and warm.

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i love clouds

i suppose in the end, i still didn’t want to watch this show, because of the lack of romance in my life. on to Alice To Zouroku.

edit: but that epilogue. Was it necessary? Was it originally planned? I can imagine the team making the show arguing about it. it basically goes through 10~ years in 2 minutes… when it took 4 hours for one year in the rest of the show. at least it gave closure.

another edit: I keep forgetting to add this in. There is almost zero inner dialogue in this show, which made the ending somewhat awkward, but powerful at the same time. More shows should do this. After all, being able to read people’s minds is not something everyone can do in real life.

sakura quest – catch up to 13

http://www.crunchyroll.com/sakura-quest

catching up on anime is hard work. it may even be harder than catching up on sleep.

need to watch: sekaisuru kado, sagrada reset, alice to zouroku, yowapeda… boruto and hero academia at some point.

and i was just recommended to watch tsuki ga kirei.

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https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Anomalocaris

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busou shoujo machiavellism

https://www.amazon.com/Armed-Girls-Machiavellism-Season-1/dp/B06Y1NQ4LN

if you read the synopsis, you too would think this would be a bad show. a martial art (+swords) + high school + harem… well there are enough shows that this could be a genre.

yes, the plot is not that good. but they did a super job with this show. the perpetual plot rush made you forget about plot holes… unfortunately the ending was a bit sloppy.

 

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she was the most kawaii

but…

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her gaze has captivated me

little witch academia

http://asenshi.moe/little-witch-academia-25/

ok time to catch up on spring anime. (well i marathoned most of this a month ago and finished the last 5 episodes just now).

this show deserves a standing ovation. it has a certain power, beyond what typical anime has. it has both atmospheres/flavors of western and eastern animation, story-telling, setting, etc. it’s a show anyone can enjoy – long-time anime fans, those that have never seen anime etc.

i normally don’t encourage anime in western/international media, but this show deserves to be known more, shown more, and loved.

i usually rate shows based on how much i like them, but this show is different. this show is different.

(mbti side note, akko = probably ESTP)

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shingeki no kyojin 37 (end of season 2)

http://damedesuyo.com/?p=12020

all i can say is… i am so thankful season 3 is already scheduled for 2018

http://www.ign.com/articles/2017/06/17/attack-on-titan-season-3-coming-in-2018

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this guy is truly alive.

 

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wow. masterfully done scene… i thought she would attack one though…

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and another super unexpected plot twist.