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?
Review: Where last week hit its tone and remained consistent throughout, breaking the audiences' hearts over and over again, this week is far less consistent and yet not any worse for it. Instead of focusing on Hina through both Rei's and her own narration, this week we barely see Hina save for the end. Rather, … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 27: Emotional Ripples
I should probably do an actual review on this but to be honest I'm probably not going to. The reason being that I watched about half of this, and then took a break and then watched other episodes off and on while sick and busy so didn't really pay enough attention and to be honest … Continue reading Random Thoughts on Stranger Things Season 2
Review: This episode is pure and simple emotional manipulation, however it does it so incredibly well. Actually, probably as close to perfect as any individual anime episode will get. If it doesn't get you crying in the first part where we find out the circumstances behind Hina's tears at the end of the previous episode, … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 26: An Emotional Bomb
Review: Not really a surprise to those who read my review of season 1, but this show really does take its audience on an emotional roller coaster and this week, while objectively the episode was no better or worse than any other, this week it hit me hard. Partly this is because I'm in a … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 25: Packing an Emotional Punch
Review: This week returns us to the world of Shogi and to Rei's complicated relationship with Kyouko (and I was really happy to see her this episode as she was the character I most wanted to learn more about this season). Also Nikaido returns and is as annoying and yet sweet as ever. We see … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 24: Showing the Frustration and Complications of Living
Overview: March Comes in Like a Lion is back and we are resuming Rei's journey as he figures out how to live and what he wants. If you missed my review of season 1 be sure to check it out. Review: The second season has started and initially we find ourselves with a more upbeat … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 Episode 23: I Missed This
Overview: As I went to write this, it occurred to me that I have yet to actually review season 1 of this show so I really must bump that up my priority list given reviewing season 2 without season 1 just seems odd. That said, season 2 picks up the story in the year following … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Series Review: How Much Trouble Can One Tanuki Get Into?
Review: Pretty sure I'd given up expecting a Nidaime/Benten face off and yet that's what we get this week after Benten 'allows' Yasaburo to crash the flying bus straight into Nidaime's home. Yasaburo really does think on his feet and yet he never thinks long term. Needless to say, Nidaime's reaction to the destruction of … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 12
Review: This was a much more low-key episode than what we've been watching but it was quite effective as we see the students all hyped up after the tournament and moving into an internship and we also finally get to see the full impact on Iida of his brother's attack. While we saw the attack … Continue reading My Hero Academia Episode 26