The Importance of Goals – Shirobako Review

I’m just gonna get straight to the point here – Shirobako is a masterpiece. I’m sure for anyone that follows me on Twitter, its not a surprise that I’m saying this. It’s an anime that tackles different topics like the anime industry, goals, motivations and interests in life, the hardships of the work environment. It has many different layers but manages to make all of it work so well. With my own goals being working on a real anime opening/ending sequence, it’s an anime that really hits home for me and has that special meaning for me. Rewatching Shirobako after almost a year truly filled me with so much happiness, and once again worked wonders for my motivation. The story You could say Shirobako is a story that follows five girls with a common goal and their paths towards reaching that goal. But at the same time, its a story Continue reading…

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…

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…