Anime I Love – Angel Beats!

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Angel Beats! was the first anime I cried to. No, scratch that. It was the first anime that left me utterly emotionally devastated after finishing the final episode. There had been emotional anime before, plenty of them in fact, but none hit home as well as Angel Beats! did. Continue reading

Nisekoi is a Giant Tease of Fun

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Not too long ago an anime called Nisekoi came to an end. Adapted by studio Shaft from the manga sharing the same name, it was a harem anime in the purest of senses. Every episode more or less featured the most common clichés you can find in harem series and the whole premise – a forgotten childhood love – is built to create misunderstandings and hijinks. Not to mention how it throws in a forced fake relationship just for the heck of it.

It may sound like the most unexciting series ever created which is not difficult to understand – after all, there is only so much you can do with the barebones framework Nisekoi sets up – yet I still love every second of it. Continue reading

Nagi no Asukara and Hikari Sakishima’s Amazing Character Development

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This post contains minor spoilers on Hikari’s character development.

Nagi no Asukara has always been an interesting anime from a character perspective. Throughout the two halves of the series they have endured a lot of pain and actually changed as persons. Continue reading

The Best Anime of 2013

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2013 has been a strange year of anime for me. For starters, there are only ten anime series that I feel genuinely soft for and out of those four happen to be leftovers from the previous year.

In addition, almost all of the anime on this list has one thing in common: they are “light and fluffy”. They could be labelled as “slice of life” and are generally heartwarming. Relaxing, happy and fun. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #01 – A Hidamari Graduation

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Hidamari Sketch, how I love you. We have shared a magical time these past four seasons. We have smiled, laughed and been sad together. You comforted me when I felt down and made me reflect over my own life when I needed it. I was one of the residents of the Hidamari Apartments.

Sadly, not everything can last forever and it was now time to give our farewells. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #02 – Kiniro Mosaic and Language Barriers

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The first episode of Kiniro Mosaic is out of this world when it comes to cuteness overload. Here we follow a young Japanese girl named Shinobu who, one day, decides to do a homestay in England. There, she meets the young and shy Alice.

The two children do not understand each other, however. After all, one is speaking Japanese and the other English. Despite this, they manage to break the language barrier and become friends for life. Continue reading

12 Days of Christmas 2013 #03 – The Growth of Yura Yamato

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When you saw the first glimpse of Stella Women’s Academy, High
School Divison Class C
³, if you even have that, I am sure the first thought that went through your head was something along the lines of “Oh, just cute girls shooting cute things”.

That description could not be further away from the truth. Continue reading