Given Episode 7 – Diminuendo

Both Irina and I continue to find reasons to be thrilled that we are watching Given this season. Not that it is hard to find reasons when you've got great writing and great characterisation.

Given Episode 6 – Tritone

Given has made Irina gush praise for it this week, and I'm not all that far behind. A very solid episode dealing with some emotional beats for the two main characters. Definitely worth watching and Irina is sure to let you know why.

Kono Oto Tomare! Series Review

As someone who isn’t a huge fan of school based anime and even less a fan of school based anime that focuses on the over-used plot line of the danger of a club being shut down, oh the horror, it seems weird that I got into Kono Oto Tomare. However, from episode one there was something about Chika Kudo as a character that made me want to give this one some more time.

Given Episode 5 – Drum & Bass

The focus has shifted in Given this week from Mafuyu and Ueno to Aki and Haruki. This is not to the anime's detriment however as these two other band members show us they can carry an episode just fine. Irina and I discuss the latest developments in Given.

Given Episode 4 – Rumour Has It

In Given episode 4 Karandi will tell you what happens if she remembers to update this text! Otherwise, this will be funny. No one tell her, we can see how long we can keep it our little secret! - Um, Irina, you know I do read the posts going out on my blog right? Incidentally, we'll be discussing Irina's need to have musically themed titles and gush over various enjoyable moments in an anime that is proving to be a very nicely crafted story even if it doesn't perhaps have the budget to really blow the audience away.

Given Episode 3 – Playing Hard to Get

In Given episode 3 Mayufu is playing hard to get and it is driving Ueno crazy as he tries to figure out how to convince him to join the band. Irina and I discuss our thoughts on the episode and the story so far.

Given Episode 2 – A Slow Crescendo


Given Episode 1 – Musings in E minor

Hello 100word anime readers! You know what I thought when I saw Given pop up on the summer season schedule? I though it’s been a while since I watched a pretty boy anime…and they’re artistic too! Then I thought You know what’s better than staring at animated pretty boys? Staring at animated pretty boys and … Continue reading Given Episode 1 – Musings in E minor

Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 10

The Anime Training Camp Edition Kono Oto Tomare Episode 10 And off we go to a training camp in this episode of Kono Oto Tomare. Still reeling from hearing a school koto club that is aiming for the nationals the characters determine they need to practice more and so decide a training camp is the … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 10

Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 8

The Distance Yet To Travel Kono Oto Tomare! Episode 9 There’s a lot that Kono Oto Tomare doesn’t get right in terms of adding tension or antagonists to their otherwise slice of life, high school club story, but one thing it consistently lands are those poignant emotional moments between the members of the club themselves. … Continue reading Kono Oto Tomare Review Episode 8