I survived the exam period

Hello, lovely people! It’s been a while, hasn’t it? But after almost three exhausting weeks of studying for exams, I finally have a bit of time to relax before the next semester starts. And that means time for new posts, new videos and much more anime watching! This will be a bit of a personal post and I don’t exactly know where I’ll go with it but I guess I want to make it an update of where I’ve been and what was I doing… Work hard, work hard and work hard Basically it was a lot of hard and frustrating studying. Frustrating because I was never good at subjects like physics and maths and hard because it’s really not what I wanted to do as I never really cared about such subjects either. Add to that the economics, the hard electrotecnics and the English, and you get a lot Continue reading…

Taking a break

If you’ve been following the blog for the last month and a bit more, you probably noticed how I’ve sort of gotten into a rhythm of making a post every 3 days. This pace has worked well for me and I also want to believe the quality of my posts has improved in this period. But sadly it’s now time for me to take a break. The reason is simple: university. Through February I have huge challenges awaiting for me. Their names being economics, physics and electrotechnics exams – in that exact order. Add to that the other events happening in my life at the moment, one of them being driving lessons, it’s all a bit too much in this period and I sadly can’t take care of it all at once. That’s why I’ll have to do a Togashi and take a hiatus. I hope you understand. If everything Continue reading…

I loved 3-gatsu no Lion

3-gatsu no Lion was one of the most wholesome and heartwarming anime I’ve ever seen. I had teary eyes when I realized I have nothing left from it to watch. Really hoping for a season 3, as I’ve read there is enough source material for it. I feel like this anime doesn’t get the attention it deserves. The main reason is probably shogi, which people outside of Japan don’t really know much about.  And I understand that. I won’t lie, there were moments when I didn’t understand the greatness of the move that a player has made, or the references and conversations some players were having. But that doesn’t mean you should avoid this anime. Let me give you some reasons why doing that would be a mistake. The visuals The art style is a bit different than what I’m used to. And it was a nice change. But what Continue reading…

W’z – the sequel I didn’t know was a sequel

Have you ever started an anime series and realized that you have “accidentally” started watching a sequel? Because that’s exactly what has happened to me with W’z. I went into this completely blind. I didn’t know anything about the studio GoHands. Apparently, the PV for the anime had similarities to Hand Shakers, a title I knew nothing about. The only thing that could possibly imply that this was somehow related to another anime was a single forum thread on Myanimelist. And after the first episode has aired, most of the comments mentioned Hand Shakers, leaving me confused and I honestly don’t know what to do right now… The first two episodes I’m writing this after seeing the first two episodes. And while I like certain aspects of the anime, I can’t exactly say I’m blown away by it. What I liked in the anime synopsis was the main character Yukiya Continue reading…

The Promised Neverland – First impressions

Without doubt one of the most talked about anime before Winter 2019 had started was The Promised Neverland. And it’s easy to see why, as the premise is quite intriguing. With 2 episodes out at the time of writing this, has The Promised Neverland lived up to its hype? The Promised Neverland The story is set in the orphanage called Grace Field. Everybody there is happy, the children are given good care and are all usually adopted at the age of 12. Or so it seems. When one of the children, called Conny was about to leave the village, the 12-year old Emma and Norman broke the main rule of the orphanage – not to go beyond the gate. And what they saw made them realize the cruel fate all the children from Grace Field are destined for. They are all meant to be murdered and eaten by demons. Norman Continue reading…

Circlet Princess – First impressions

Sometimes I just can’t help but start certain anime for the eyecandy. It happened with Harukana Receive in the summer, and it happened once again with Circlet Princess. And for some reason, I’m pretty sure I’m not the only person taking a look into this anime for that reason. But is there more to Circlet Princess than just the plot, as many would jokingly call it? I’ll let you make your own conclusions on that… Circlet Princess The story is set in futuristic Japan. “People’s lives have changed because of VR and AR, and a competitive sport has been born from these technologies called CB (Circlet Bout)”. The main character, Yuka Sasaki, stumbles upon a realistic-looking ad for a Circlet Bout competition, and ends up meeting one of the best in the sport, Chikage Fujimura. When Yuka came to watch the competition, she unexpectedly ended up participating in that same Continue reading…

Dimension High School – First impressions

Sometimes when you look through the titles a new anime season is offering, you come across something that looks bad in every single aspect. But it’s bad in such an unique way that you actually want to check it out. This winter season, that kind of anime is Dimension High School for me. You’ve thought the isekai genre has nothing new to offer? Well take a look at Dimension High School, the most realistically-looking isekai ever made. Unless there are other examples of anime where the actors are “summoned” from live action into an anime world that I don’t know of. Dimension High School On his way to cram school, Junpei Shiroyama notices a weird looking rock, and takes it with him to the classroom. Sitting in the classroom, his table suddenly starts shaking. What could cause such a strange thing to happen? It turns out it was the rock, Continue reading…

Sword Art Online: Alicization has a new opening

Last Saturday’s Sword Art Online: Alicization episode was the final one that had ADAMAS and Iris as its opening and ending sequences. ADAMAS truly did its job well, and I’m sad to see it go. But Sword Art Online has never failed to provide us with great openings and endings, and I’m far from disapointed with the new sequences we have. The new opening song, called Resister, is performed by ASCA, whose previous works include the Sakurasou no Pet na Kanojo ending 2. With that said, it’s time for me to break down the visuals of the new opening sequence. The sequence We start off with our two main characters in a synchronization similar to the one from the first opening. The synchronization from the first opening had those glowing swords and for that reason I prefer it to the new version. We then focus on Kirito and his eye, Continue reading…

Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai review… sort of

I love how Bunny Girl Senpai did its ending sequences. Each ED featured the heroine of the arc, with every respective voice actor singing the song as well. And so I thought why not make a “ranking” of those EDs, not based on how I like the singing or the visuals, but based on how much I liked the arc. I hope that made sense. In any case, let’s just get started… 5. Tomoe Koga – Ending 2 I’d say Tomoe Koga’s arc was my least favorite one. I can definitely relate to her overthinking and tendency to make everyone like her, but I had this huge wish to just tell her that things don’t work that way. You will never be liked by everyone. Just give up on that idea. Live your life for yourself and not to please others. Another thing I didn’t quite like was the whole Continue reading…

Sub vs Dub

I feel like it’s time for me to talk about one topic that has totally never been talked about before. A question that was totally never asked by anyone in the anime community before: Sub or dub? Dubbed anime Story time. I actually started my otaku career by watching dubbed anime. Death Note, Psycho-Pass, Erased, Your Lie in April – all of them are series I’ve seen dubbed. Almost joining that list was Toradora. But fate had intervened. Your Lie in April has left my heart shattered. It was actually my first ever romance anime. Wasn’t it just a happy start? Hell no it wasn’t! Filled with this huge sadness I wanted to watch something that would heal my heart. A cute romance, and preferably, without a tragic ending. I picked Toradora and I started watching the first episode dubbed. But something was bothering me. The main character’s voice. It Continue reading…