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…

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…

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…

Spring 2019: What looks interesting

With the first anime season of 2019 behind us, it’s already time to focus on the upcoming Spring 2019 anime season. I checked out the synopsis and available PVs for each of the titles offered, and these are the anime I’m most likely to watch: Isekai Quartet (MAL link) Yes, really. I usually don’t really watch the chibi spin-offs of anime series. I think the only one I’ve seen was Toradora SOS, and as much as it pains me to say it, it wasn’t really good. But a crossover of isekai anime sounds like an interesting concept so I want to see what they will do with it. Even if I haven’t seen Youjo Senki nor Overlord, which will feature in this along with Re:Zero and Konosuba. Bungou Stray Dogs Season 3 (MAL link) I started watching Bungou Stray Dogs right on time to finish the first two seasons before Continue reading…

What I watched in Winter 2019

Another season of anime is behind us! We are already one-quarter into 2019… Just as I did at the end of the Fall 2018 anime season – I’m gonna go through all the anime I’ve watched in Winter 2019, be it seasonal, non-seasonal, or a rewatch. Seasonal anime Boogiepop wa Warawanai I do enjoy watching Boogiepop but it’s really not an anime you would watch weekly. After watching the first 2 episodes that way, I already felt confused with the events and characters so I decided to restart my watching. Now I’m just at the start of the second half of the series and I’ll get to finishing the remaining episodes soon. It’s also not an anime I’d watch at any time other than late night. The music and the whole mood just fit that time so well. But I guess that’s expected from something with the Horror tag isn’t Continue reading…