Each and every season, anime viewers who keep up with the trends and airing shows speculate about which one will prove most popular and/or well-received. On a personal level many feel somewhat compelled to compare the various series, but on a collective level, this subject becomes the battleground for fandom warfare. Advertisements
(This post contains spoilers for the animated adaptation of Land of the Lustrous.) ” (…) even if we break into pieces, as long as we collect enough parts, we can be put back together. (…) But thanks to that, we have grown completely incapable of giving up on anything”.
For this final 12 Days of Anime post, it’s time to follow up on a promise from my very first one this year. And that would be putting together a list of the people I’ve learned the most from when it comes to my time in the aniblogging community.
Traveling around during holidays to get together with family and friends, it can be as good a time as any other to enjoy some fine music along the way. Watching anime can open quite a few doors for people to discover new composers, bands and singers they enjoy, especially if you’re not prone to exploring … More Kicking back to some ’17 tunes – 11th Day
(Spoiler warning for the title show.) I sleepwalked my way through most of Honey and Clover. Before the currently airing March comes in like a lion, I gave this 2005 adaptation of Chika Umino’s previous serialized work a chance during the Fall season. The kind of story it presented was heavily centered around romantic troubles … More Journeying to find one’s self in Honey & Clover – 10th Day
It was a nice year for anime series, or at least, it seems that way to me while looking at years past. Nearly every season had dazzling animation highlights of some kind, long-awaited sequels finally aired, and there was decent variety of genres for the most part. For me, 2017 was the year I finally … More Taking notes from my 2017 seasonal viewing – 9th Day
Let me get one thing out of the way here: Symphogear is probably one of the hardest shows for me to write about. And that’s because to this day I can’t quite fathom how it went from a new series I was trying out and physically cringing while watching, to a franchise I’m extremely passionate … More Burning hearts in Symphogear – 8th Day
During the first months of 2011 I was heading a group project in my class focused on nuclear energy – the good, the bad and the in-between. The terrible events that took place on Fukushima, Japan during that year just so happened to line up with said time window. As such, beyond the expectable focus … More Persevering and enduring in Ichi-F – 7th Day
For Day #3 (or #10 from the “counting down” viewpoint) I mentioned some originals not matching my appreciation of their adaptations. For Day #4 I wrote about an adaptation that magnified my enjoyment of its source material. Now it’s time to complete the collection by lightly exploring an adaptation that failed to measure up to … More Engaging my imagination with My Hero Academia – 6th Day
Eight months have passed since the second season of Iron-Blooded Orphans concluded. Nearly a year after, I‘m possessed by an unshakeable resolve to try and pen exactly just why it’s still on my mind.