Top 5 Anime OVAs

Anime OVAs are often the more lighthearted and fanservice packed episodes. But they can also be great additions to the main story – they can provide interesting backstories, a better closure for the story or a more in-depth experience of the story. Here are my five favorite OVA episodes. I didn’t rank the picks because I realized its actually quite hard to do it xD Bungou Stray Dogs: Hitori Ayumu (MAL link) The Bungou Stray Dogs OVA gives us a certain important detail we haven’t found out in the main story. This alone makes it stand out from the common lighthearted OVA episodes. Kunikida is trying to go with his day as he planned, with Dazai trying to ruin that for him. A very well-made episode that expands on Kunikida’s character and makes you appreciate him more. Steins;Gate Oukoubakko no Poriomania (MAL link) After the thrilling and emotional experience of Continue reading…

5 Anime I Randomly Started Watching

Usually you start a new anime because the story looks promising, you like the way it looks, you’ve seen the PV and it seems worth watching. Maybe you saw a lot of positive comments on the anime. Maybe someone called it a good match with another anime you love or someone whose opinion you find valuable recommended you the anime. My point is, there are many ways you can get interested in watching an anime. But even so, sometimes you just… start something without knowing why you did it. Maybe you were simply bored and you wanted to try out something unusual. Maybe you couldn’t resist the cuteness of that one character so you started a new anime just because of them. Or maybe, you started it for the plot. Yeah, that kind of plot. Actually all of those are legitimate reasons to start an anime. Even boredom. But I Continue reading…

5 MAL Scores I Disagree With

MAL scores (or myanimelist scores) – they serve as a rough estimation of how well an anime is received. But ofcourse, if something has a high score, it doesn’t mean its a series that will most certainly without a doubt work for you. Nor does a low score mean you will find the series terrible too. The majority may feel one way, but it doesn’t mean you will feel the same way too. In this post I will highlight some of the MAL scores that I would change. Cases of both the score being too high and too low will be included. Remember that this is just my opinion, which I’m not supposed to have (in the words of PewDiePie, or should I say – Gloria Borger). Clannad After Story (Score: 8.99) Starting straight away with what I think is the most controversial entry on this list. Many have described Continue reading…

9 Things I learned from my first 6 Months of Anime Blogging

In a few days its gonna be 6 months since I decided to start my blogging journey. Launching the blog just days before I started college, this time 6 months ago truly was a time full of changes. This will be sort of a message to myself from 6 months ago. A list of some things I’ve learned from those 6 months. If someone who is thinking of starting a blog comes up to this post, that would be great. I hope this could be even a tiny bit helpful for you. So let’s get this started… Post on consistent times Decide how many posts you want to make. You can post daily, weekly, monthly. Just stick to your decision. Find the quantity of posts that will work the best for you. Personally I post something new every three days. I’ve sticked with this since December and I’d like to Continue reading…

What I want to see in Re:Zero Season 2

This morning I woke up to the amazing news that a second season of Re:Zero has finally been confirmed. This comes shortly after other exciting anime announcements, like Oregairu Season 3 and Psycho-Pass Season 3. We are gonna get spoiled with amazing news at this rate. But please, keep it going, anime gods. Anyways, the Re:Zero Season 2 announcement also came with a PV, which, while simple, seems to suggest there is a lot more pain in store for Subaru. Here are the 5 main things I want to see resolved in this new season of Re:Zero. The mystery of Satella The PV seems to suggest we will finally get to see Satella. Which is great, because there are a lot of mysteries surrounding her that I’d really like to see resolved. To start off, why does she look so similar to Emilia? Why did she use Satella’s name the first Continue reading…

Top 5 musical performances in anime

One of my passions other than anime is the Eurovision Song Contest. And since a lot of countries these days have been revealing their songs, a lot of my attention has been on the contest. This gave me the idea to pick my 5 favorite musical performances in anime. Before starting with the list, an honorable mention to this moment in Zombieland Saga. I really wanted to add it to the list, but making a ‘top 6’ doesn’t sound as good as ‘top 5’ doesn’t it? Anyway, my 5 ‘chosen’ performances are… 5. Girls Dead Monster – Alchemy (Angel Beats!) Now to be fully honest, I’ve seen Angel Beats in September 2017 so my memory of the anime needs some refreshing. But I remember it featured its very own band, and their epic sounding and looking performance. The concept of an anime having its very own in-world band was very Continue reading…

Rambling about my dropped anime

With 115 completed items on my very own myanimelist account, I consider my 6 dropped items to be a relatively low number. This is because I usually always carefully consider if an anime I’m about to start is worth watching and will it work for my tastes. But sometimes those calculations can go wrong. It can result in slower watching of the series, usually an episode at a time in the hopes that a better part of the story is coming soon. Or, in the more extreme cases it can result in new entries on the ‘on-hold’ list or even the ‘dropped’ list. So what are the 6 worse than all the others series that I just couldn’t bring myself to finish? Kimi ni Todoke (MAL link) My first ever dropped anime was Kimi ni Todoke. And I remember feeling bad about myself for this simplest of reasons – the Continue reading…

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…

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…

Top 10 Openings of 2018

As the year comes to an end, its time to make a few of those “best of x year” posts. My first one for this year will be about anime openings. Before I get started, I feel like there is one thing I should note: I actually don’t watch a lot of seasonal anime. It turns out that out of the 4 anime seasons in 2018, I only watched 21 seasonal anime (Fall 2018 included). The reason for this is that I only watch stuff that I feel I would like. I don’t think starting dozens of anime each season just because they are airing at that moment would work well for me. While this means I could miss out on a lot of amazing anime, I do make the decision to occasionally pick up shows later on in the season if they are talked about a lot, or if Continue reading…