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

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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

The Best of Autumn 2017

And the Autumn Season has come to a close bringing an end to the 2017 year in anime. While the poll for best of the year will get going tomorrow, for now it is time to reflect on the final anime season that 2017 had to offer. Starting with my picks, we'll then look at … Continue reading The Best of Autumn 2017

Tuesday’s Top 5: Blog Posts in 2017

As the year draws to a close I figured it was time for a little bit of reflection so my count down this week isn't one of anime characters or shows but rather the 5 posts that caught my reader's attention over the year (working purely on views and not on engagement or actual quality … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Blog Posts in 2017

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada

Review: I couldn't help but feel sorry for Shimada while watching this episode. He is tenacious, hard working, dedicated and yet in the absence of any flash or good-looks his winning the right to challenge for a title is seen as undesirable by the club. While I can sympathise with the commercial nature of sponsorship … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada

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

Autumn 2017 Week 10

Here we are in week 10 and it is now make or break for so many shows (though quite a few will continue on to the next season). Autumn has been great fun so far. By the way, voting for the best and worst of the season has opened and if you missed it, go … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 10

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 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