Friday's Feature: This week we look at characters who deny that they are in love and the big lies we tell ourselves about love. Bloom Into You holds up a mirror to the lies people tell themselves when confronted with a love they cannot understand or act on.
Review: This episode is pure and simple emotional manipulation, however it does it so incredibly well. Actually, probably as close to perfect as any individual anime episode will get. If it doesn't get you crying in the first part where we find out the circumstances behind Hina's tears at the end of the previous episode, … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 26: An Emotional Bomb
Review: 21 episodes and finally we have this: Rei felt connected and was happy. And you know what? This was an incredibly quiet moment buried in an episode but right there was the moment I felt absolutely satisfied having watched this show. Rei hasn't done a complete 180 as a character. He isn't completely set … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 21
Review: The shogi lesson continues and we see more of how Rei responds to Nikaidou's presence in his life. I love how Rei says he feels suffocated when he spends time with Nikaidou but it didn't seem to be directed at Nikaidou himself and more the way Nikaidou makes Rei feel about himself. It was … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 8
A little while back I did my first impressions of Free. It was an anime that I'd heard all the hype about and utterly and completely ignored. Good looking guys swimming. Whatever. Anyway, given over the last 12 months I finally started giving sports anime a go, and given I've found quite a few anime … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: A little too real (or why I’m putting Free on hold)