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

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March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 30: Can I Read Subs Through Tears?

Review: The answer to whether or not I can read subs while tearing up is clearly no because I had to rewatch the second half of this episode and subsequently had my heart crushed and trampled a second time in the space of an hour. Fortunately I was out of tears so the second time … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 30: Can I Read Subs Through Tears?

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 11.5

Review: Well, you should know I hate recap episodes by now so 11.5 isn't exactly going to do much for me. That said, at least the timing on this makes sense. If you didn't pick up this show in Autumn but are considering it (given it is continuing on in the Winter season), 11.5 does … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 11.5

Friday’s Feature: Constructing Characters Through Visuals in Anime

A while back I made the point that I don't really like comparing anime when I review them but there are times when a comparison can help to clarify meaning (Comparing Apples and Oranges). This week I am going to be comparing two current anime and their use of visuals to construct meaning. I am … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Constructing Characters Through Visuals in Anime

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 6

Review: This week, March Comes in Like a Lion hits us hard with visual metaphors as Rei tries to work through some of his baggage, or at least tries to figure out what his problem is. I like that this show continues to treat anxiety and depression with a great deal of respect and acknowledges … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 6

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 4

Review: This episode is probably the weakest entry for this series yet. The first three episodes kind of hit us hard and we really got inside Kiriyama's head. As a psychological anime it was impressive and visually stunning. Then we get to episode 4 and we watch middle child syndrome girl (Hina) struggle to give … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 4

March Comes In Like a Lion Episode 3

Review: Another match and another visit with the sisters. While I find Kiriyama's commentary interesting and I still feel this is one of the better shows of the season, this episode didn't do a lot (and that is the general problem with slice of life). There was a lot about the characters, though little that … Continue reading March Comes In Like a Lion Episode 3