On the way to B06-32 – The Promised Neverland Volume 6 Review

Volume 5 truly had everything in store for the children of Grace Field. They escaped the orphanage but had to separate from their younger family. Then they faced new challenges by the nature itself and various demons. Ray was forced to leave the group as a way to escape the demons. But even he doesn’t have infinite stamina for running away so how could he save himself from this situation? Volume 6 of The Promised Neverland provides us with the answers. Rescue When Emma collapses and things look quite bad for the group, a mysterious girl arrives and leads them to a safer place. Meanwhile, Ray also gets rescued by a similarly mysterious person. He reunites with Emma in what looks like a cave. Upon meeting one of their rescuers, Ray is sharp-eyed as always and notices that it is in fact, a demon. Emma thought for a moment that Continue reading…

Bungou Stray Dogs Opening Breakdown

Time for a new opening breakdown! The last one I did was for Kaguya-sama: Love is War, which was now 2 months ago. And in that case it was actually a breakdown of the ending sequence, but you get the point (I hope). Studio Bones has really shown that they know how to make their openings and endings look fantastic. Especially with those 2 special openings at the start of Bungou Stray Dogs season 2. Both of them just looked so classy, so fitting for the mood. Not to mention the song that was a true banger. I still keep coming back to those openings because I simply love them so much. With season 3 came another few backstory episodes and with that another special opening sequence, mostly featuring Chuuya and Dazai. I did love that sequence as well, but it hasn’t quite reached those highs of the special openings Continue reading…

Finding Your Place – Hanasaku Iroha Review

Life won’t always go to plan. Sometimes things will just unfold in a different way than expected. And when that happens, the best thing to do is to search for the positives in the situation. It may turn out to be a valuable experience, or as they say “blessing in disguise”. This is exactly the situation Ohana Matsumae found herself in when her mother left her with no other choice but to start working at her grandmother’s inn. Truth is, Ohana wanted a change of pace, but I doubt working as a maid at an inn was what she had on her mind. Hanasaku Iroha follows Ohana’s journey as a Kissuiso maid, the experience that brought her much more than she probably expected. Warning, this review will include spoilers. The story Hanasaku Iroha’s story is quite simple – it follows Ohana’s adaptation to her life new life at Kissuiso, making Continue reading…

Escaping the anime-only zone – The Promised Neverland Volume 5 Review

During the Winter 2019 anime season we’ve been treated by the fantastic anime adaptation of The Promised Neverland. It had one big problem tho – it ended. Usually you would start collecting or reviewing a manga series from the very first volume. But my curiosity got the better of me and I’ve started reading The Promised Neverland from the fifth volume onwards. I do plan to collect the first four volumes. But it’s gonna happen a bit later I guess. With this in mind, the title of Volume 5 – Escape is fitting. Not only because the children have escaped Grace Field but also because the volume marks my Escape from being an anime-only follower of The Promised Neverland… Chapters 35 – 37 However, not all chapters from Volume 5 are content not adapted in the anime. The first 3 chapters, titled ‘Action, Part 4 & 5’ and ‘Escape’, cover Continue reading…

Real Neat Blog Award

A few weeks ago I was happy to realize that I’ve been nominated for something called the “Real Neat Blog Award”. It’s the first time I’ve been nominated for any kind of post like this, and once again I would like to thank Crow’s World of Anime for giving me this opportunity 😀 The Rules If you don’t know what this is about, here are the rules. Display the logo Thank the bloggers for the award (already done that, but another thank you won’t hurt :P) Answer the questions from the one who nominated you Nominate 7 to 10 bloggers (I might be a tad less expansive too but let’s see) Ask them 7 questions The Logo In accordance with the rules, here’s the official logo: (shameless copy-paste) The Questions Which anime writer most inspires you, or which anime writer turns out material you find inspirational? Well I guess Yuyuko Takemiya Continue reading…

Fruits Basket (2019) – First impressions

Fruits Basket is a 1996 manga which has already been adapted into an anime series in 2001. I haven’t seen the 2001 version, nor have I read the manga, so I’m going into the 2019 anime completely blind. The story 16-year old Tooru Honda has already had her fair share of tragedy, losing both of her parents. Her grandfather took her in, but due to renovations in his house she is currently left without a place to stay in. She ends up sleeping in a tent, on the private land of the Soumas. When Souma Yuki and Souma Shigure discover her, they offer to take her in. As Tooru is overwhelmed with the offer, Kyou Souma, an orange-haired boy breaks into the house. He gets ready to get violent with Yuki, until Tooru accidentally ends up hugging him. Which made him turn into a cat. Then a piece of wood 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…

Senryuu Shoujo – First impressions

Has it ever happened to you? You start an anime, you have fun with it, but it ends very quickly. So quickly, that you feel as if time has doubled its speed. Was it such an enjoyable episode that you lost your sense of time? But then you realize the episode was actually just 12 minutes long. You started a short anime without knowing it. I guess 12 minutes per episode does count as a short anime, does it? If so, this will be my second short anime after finishing Oshiete Galko-chan last summer. The story Senryuu Shoujo follows Yukishiro Nanako, a high school girl bad at talking. So bad, that she writes senryuu (a type of haiku) poems to communicate with people. She is in the Literature club with Busujima Eiji, who gives off an intimidating vibe to those around him. But why would someone like Eiji be in Continue reading…

Questions x Answers 1: My inspiration for blogging?

So a few weeks ago I wanted to try making something a little bit different on this blog, and I randomly asked you on Twitter to send me some questions I will answer in this post. There were actually some responses, and I’m thankful to everyone who sent me something, you literally made this post possible. By the way, the title for this post is basically a reference to Hunter x Hunter, I think its easy to understand why. With that out of the way, let’s get into the questions! Music The first question was from @sambgrits: Well, my music files are pretty much filled with anime openings and endings. I guess I’m quite a fan of J-pop then, cause the songs usually just fit my style. But other than that, I’m a fan of the Eurovision Song Contest, so I listen to the competing entries and the entries from Continue reading…

Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3 Hype

I started watching Bungou Stray Dogs right on time to finish the first 2 seasons and the movie before the start of season 3. And while season 1 was already pretty great, the epicness of season 2 almost makes it look weak in comparison. Especially those first 4 episodes which focused on Dazai’s time in Port Mafia through the eyes of a new character Odasaku. I don’t remember a more impactful and memorable set of 4 episodes which were actually a backstory. It was really that amazing. I thought while watching it that season 2 would entirely focus on Dazai’s past and honestly I would be so happy if that was right. You can imagine then how happy I was to realize that season 3 will seemingly expand even more on Dazai’s past. This time on the events from even further back in time. Back when Dazai was given his Continue reading…