5 Anime where the Side Characters are Better than the Main Character

Seeing the comments on the Winter 2019 anime season, many people seem to prefer Chika Fujiwara to Kaguya Shinomiya, the main character of Kaguya-sama: Love is War. And while I strongly disagree with that opinion, it has become an inspiration for this post, as I got reminded of the situations when I liked the side character of an anime more than the main character. Here are five such situations I could think of: New game! (MAL link) I didn’t really had any problems with Suzukaze Aoba. She was an enjoyable character and her story left a similar impact on me as the story of Shirobako did. It motivated me to work harder towards my goals of working as a video editor, and perhaps one day in anime. In fact, it helped me feel better about not being in my first choice university. My current one, computer science, isn’t exactly the Continue reading…

How I rate Anime

Ratings. The first thing on my mind when I see this word in the context of anime is myanimelist. This is probably because that’s the only place where I actually rate anime. And really it’s the only place where I’m looking at anime ratings. At times they are one of the factors I use to determine if an anime is worth watching. Sure enough, they can be too high or too low, depending on the show, but they sort of give the general idea of how good the series is. In most cases at least. At first I decided not to rate each anime I watch, because I thought I will too often think about the score I would give. I thought I will give it too much importance. Later on I changed my mind and realized that rating shows really isn’t that deep. There is really no need to Continue reading…

7 Openings and Endings that make you feel everything will be alright

Music is one of those things that will, for me personally, almost always work when I feel down. And when you add anime to it, the effect can grow even more. I’ve talked before about my love for anime openings, so in this post I will suggest you 7 Openings and Endings that will help you when things get rough. SAO II Ending 1 (Haruna – Startear) The first part of the second Sword Art Online season, the GGO arc, talks about Asada Shino, who wants to overcome her trauma of guns by playing the VR game Gun Gale Online. I won’t go into much spoilers, but she definitely had a tough childhood, which left her in the depressed state portrayed in this ending sequence. I want to be stronger; just a little stronger With that, I made a wish, In hopes of overcoming this sadness. The lyrics, combined with the beautiful visuals, including the scene when Sinon, Asada’s VR avatar hugs her, really feel helpful. The overall Continue reading…