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…

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…

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…

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…

Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO – First impressions

Time to start off with the Spring 2019 anime season and the first impressions for the new anime. Some series like Fruits Basket 2019 and Kimetsu no Yaiba have already had screenings of their first episodes, but they are nowhere to be found for streaming. That’s why the first Spring 2019 anime I’ll talk about in more detail is Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo YU-NO or YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world in English. The first episode of this visual novel adaptation has aired on the 2nd of April. The story Takuya Arima’s hystorian father has disappeared, and Takuya believes he died in a cave-in during his research. But is that really the truth? Just as summer vacation is about to start, Takuya receives a strange package with some kind of unknown item. His stepmother is in charge of a 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…