Toradora December #4 – Episodes 20 – 25

When I came up with the idea for this series of posts, I thought I will pick 5 best moments each time. It was hard to pick the moments since the beginning, but by the third installment it became impossible. In the third part I “sneaked in” an extra moment, making it 6. But for this final part, I’m just gonna go all out, no matter how long the post will be. Each episode has several different moments worth talking about. So leaving things out just to make it 5 overall for all 6 episodes makes no sense. So with that out of the way, let’s begin! For the final time. *cries* Shocking confession – Episode 20 As Christmas ended, Ryuuji had to move forward. Taiga believed in him and Minori. She has realized what Minori is doing – not acting on her feelings in order to not hurt Taiga. Continue reading…

What I watched in Fall 2018

2018 is coming to an end, and with it the Fall 2018 season of anime. This post is a round-up of everything I watched since the start of October, from both seasonal and non-seasonal anime. Seasonal anime Akanesasu Shoujo This seemed like a decent anime due to the concept of travelling through different worlds. Another thing that seemed interesting was the main character meeting a version of herself from the alternate world. However, I watched the first two episodes and haven’t returned to it since. But there are positive comments on the direction the anime took, so I think I’ll look into it once again. Irozuku Sekai no Ashita kara Irozuku intrigued me with its visuals and interesting premise. I can’t say it was dissspointing. The last few episodes have been heartbreaking and I can only imagine the feels the final episode will bring. This was really enjoyable and I’m Continue reading…

Toradora December #3 – Episodes 14 – 19

Before I start with part 3 of Toradora December, I want to wish a merry Christmas to everyone reading this! Thank you for taking the time of your day to read this post. The third set of episodes involved superstitious rumours, elections for the student council and a Christmas party. Let’s dive into it! Ami is our last hope – Episode 15 When Kitamura dyed his hair out of refusal to become the student council president, Ami Kawashima made some harsh comments on him. And Minori understands why. She thinks highly of Ami’s words, due to her experience with the adult world. Minori wants to believe that for this reason, Ami already understands everyone’s feelings. She thinks of Ami as the group’s last hope. Ryuuji calls Minorin kind, which she denies, describing herself as “phony”. Ryuuji didn’t seem to understand why she described herself like that. But he did seem Continue reading…

When anime inspires you to… cook

Today is one of those days when I’m home alone. And when that is the case, I sometimes get to experiment in the kitchen. I search for some simple but cool recipes my skills and available ingredients would allow me to prepare. And I love that proud feeling I have when the meal I make ends up with a great taste. Today I wanted to make the ramune candies, which I’ve seen in 3-gatsu no Lion. They looked so easy to make, and so few ingredients were needed. I bought cornstarch in the store. I thought that was the only ingredient needed that I didn’t have at home. Sadly, that wasn’t the case. It turns out powdered sugar was also missing. A shame, but I’ll make those ramunes soon. I’ll probably make them for Christmas. But this wasn’t the first time I “tried” making something I’ve seen in anime… My Continue reading…

Toradora December #2 – Episodes 7 – 13

Another quarter of the Toradora rewatch is already done, which means its time for the new installment of Toradora December! This pack of episodes involved swimming pools, beach houses, caves, fireworks, family issues and the school cultural festival. Here are my 5 favorite moments. Ryuuji is mine! – Episode 8 Ryuuji ends up knocked down in the swimming pool. The person he sees helping him out is Taiga. As he wakes up, Taiga breaks down emotionally, because no one noticed what has happened to Ryuuji. She screams “Ryuuji is mine!” and tells everyone to keep their hands off him. Such a powerful scene. I think what happened speaks for itself. But what has made this scene even more powerful for me are the reactions from Minori and Kitamura. They understood everything, probably better than Ryuuji and Taiga themselves. Afterwards, Taiga tried to downplay the moment. “He is my dog. I Continue reading…

Toradora December #1 – Episodes 1 – 6

Toradora is one of those anime that will always have a special place in my heart.  The first time I’ve seen it was in summer 2017, aka the start of my anime watching career. It was one of the first anime I’ve watched subbed, and my first ever romance/comedy/slice of life anime. Last Christmas was when I rewatched it for the first time, and it made for my favorite Christmas to date. Back then I decided I will rewatch Toradora every Christmas, and after a long year of waiting and resisting rewatching this anime, finally the time has come to start watching it for the third time. It feels like I’ve returned to the warmth of my home that I’ve left for an entire year or something. It’s so nice to watch this once again. I’ve started this year’s rewatch on the 6th December. It’s that exact date, because that 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…

Top 10 Characters Who Wear Glasses

Let me tell you a very fun fact about me: I wear glasses at home. And I love making top-list posts so I thought why not make a top list of characters who wear glasses? *adjusts glasses* let’s get into it! 10. Iida Tenya (Boku no Hero Academia) We start off with the president of class 1-A. He really fits the role of class president. Maybe even too much. His brother, pro hero Ingenium has inspired him to become a hero. He may seem intimidating at first, but he is actually a really good friend and is very kindhearted. 9. Shiroe (Log Horizon) The Elder Tale expert, the master strategist. Wants to achieve his goals at any cost, and for that reason many call him “the villain in glasses”. The glasses, which he really loves to adjust. Doing that gives him enhanced focus and confidence for a short period of Continue reading…