Good Intentions; Questionable Activities: How Will This End?

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Domestic Girlfriend Episode 4: Rui and Natsuo are trying operation break up Hina and the guy she's cheating with but things aren't exactly going to plan. Turns out meddling in your sister's love life is harder than it looks.

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A Comparison of the Portrayal of Bullying in Anime

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I've really come to hate the word bullying. It isn't just that acts described as bullying are morally repugnant, it is more that the term gets thrown around to cover everything from excluding someone, minor pranks, staring at them, talking behind their back, openly harassing them, directly sabotaging their person, profession or possessions, to full … Continue reading A Comparison of the Portrayal of Bullying in Anime

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 35: Here Comes The Sun

Review: This episode was adorable and emotionally stronger because even though Hina herself declares the situation over, she adds a 'probably' to the end of it. The scars of bullying remain and the fractures in the class don't magically disappear. The bullies also don't undergo some mystic transformation and see the errors of their way … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 35: Here Comes The Sun

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 34: Hina’s Choice

Review: Usually when a show makes their protagonist disappear for a whole episode the word filler is the first thing that comes to mind and yet episode 34 of March Comes in Like a Lion shows us how it should be done. Rei makes no appearance in this episode which is largely narrated by Hina … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 34: Hina’s Choice

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 32: The Lull

Review: I've kind of been waiting for it and it finally reached us. The lull in this series. For all of season two it has been working hard at tearing me emotionally to threads and now we get this episode that just kind of bobs along with very little concern. While there is some dark … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 32: The Lull

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 31: Lessons Learned

Review: I really loved this episode for so many reasons but I'm going to try to see if I can keep this post from getting out of control. However, other than being a fantastic continuation on Hina's story and closing the newcomers tournament story, what episode 31 of March Comes in Like a Lion does … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 31: Lessons Learned

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 29: Determination and Purpose

Review: The opening theme this season is one I've been really loving and particularly in how it characterises Rei. While water still features heavily, Rei is no longer depicted drowning in it, or at least not so obviously, and more importantly, Rei is regularly seen climbing over obstacles and striving to move forward. This progress … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 29: Determination and Purpose