Just Because Episode 9: Renewed Purpose

Review: There's a sense of movement this episode that has been lacking in this series and that primarily comes across because our three female characters are all actively taking steps to decide what they want and to achieve it. Shame the male characters are still passively waiting for some kind of neon sign, but the … Continue reading Just Because Episode 9: Renewed Purpose

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Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 3

Review: There's not a lot to say about this episode as the relationship between Miou and Haruki hits some rocky ground over the reveal of who Miou's saviour was. Most of the blame for the teen drama lands with Miou but at the same time she was kind of shocked so her poor choices through … Continue reading Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 3

Hitorijime My Hero Series Review: A Reflection on Love

Overview: Masahiro Setagawa was pretty much heading to become a delinquent when he crossed paths with a teacher (who seems to spend his nights beating up punks). Impressed by his strength, Setagawa begs the teacher (and older brother of a class mate) to let him be his underling. Now a high school student, Setagawa has … Continue reading Hitorijime My Hero Series Review: A Reflection on Love

The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 1: I Wish I Had Seen That Coming

Overview: Kazuki Hoshino meets transfer student, Aya Otonashi, but somehow he feels he's met her before. That's before she declares she's met him thousands of time and declares war on him. Welcome to the Rejecting Classroom. Born of a wish and seemingly unescapable. Review: There's a few books where just reading them becomes an experience … Continue reading The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria 1: I Wish I Had Seen That Coming

Anime-Gataris Episode 9: There’s a Fine Line and This Just Jumped Right Over It

Review: I'm not the biggest fan of comedy in the first place, but the first couple of episodes of this show were pretty funny. However, heading in to episode 9 and off the back of a couple of fairly flat episodes, we see the show trying to capture some of the energy it had earlier … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 9: There’s a Fine Line and This Just Jumped Right Over It

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 2

Review: This sleepy romance continues to be pretty adorable even with the slightly over the top coincidence that this episode reveals by its end (so heavily telegraphed you'll see it coming long before the heroine does). Still, it isn't the overall plot that matters so much in a story like this and more the characters … Continue reading Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 2

Anime-Gataris Episode 8: It’s a Swing and a Miss

Review: One thing that has become painfully obvious during the mid-season of Anime-Gataris is that this show is at its best when it is a straight parody of other anime or when the characters are passionately engaged in an anime discussion dropping references left and right. Devoid of either of those ideas, the story itself … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 8: It’s a Swing and a Miss

Clannad and Clannad After Story Series Review

Overview: It seems really unlikely that you don't already know what Clannad is about but just in case, the story mostly follows Tomoya who runs into Nagisa on her way to school talking to herself. Seems she is a bit worried because she's had to repeat a year due to ill health and she's worried … Continue reading Clannad and Clannad After Story Series Review

Just Because Episode 7: Just Because You’re Indecisive, Doesn’t Mean You Can Deny Others

Review: Natsume is really annoying me as a character. Okay, Eita is just as indecisive but accepts the consequences of his indecision. He never told Natsume how he felt because he knew she liked Souma (because of some eraser incident that apparently was pivotal in her world despite every flash back we saw this episode … Continue reading Just Because Episode 7: Just Because You’re Indecisive, Doesn’t Mean You Can Deny Others

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 1: How Many Times Can We Make the Characters Blush?

Overview: Under the cherry blossom tree at Sakuragaoka High School’s Entrance Ceremony, Miou Aida meets Haruki Serizawa for the first time. Ever since that day, their eyes chased after each other. Miou is reserved, while Haruki is very social. While many mistook them as a couple, their relationship remained a little more than friends. As … Continue reading Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 1: How Many Times Can We Make the Characters Blush?