Shimada may not be the most dynamic character ever, however this quiet achiever slowly built up his presence in March Comes in Like a Lion and delivers one of the best character arcs ever, only slightly overshadowed by other characters in the same story. It is Day 2 of the 12 Days of Anime.
It's another OWLS post and this time I am exploring the theme of Mentors. OWLS are a group of otaku bloggers who promotes acceptance of all individuals regardless of race, gender, sexual orientation, religion and disability. OWLS emphasise the importance of respect, kindness, and tolerance to every human being. Each month, OWLS will look at … Continue reading OWLS Blog Tour: The Small Words That Make All The Difference
Review: The previous episodes all seemed to be pushing Shimada as a mentor or father figure onto Rei. Someone to give him guidance and help him move forward professionally after the sisters had managed to make him move forward a little bit socially. Or at the very least they got him out of his apartment. … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 20
Review: March Comes in Like a Lion continues to be a slow yet quietly impressive character journey. Our focus is still on Shimada as he prepares for the upcoming tournament aided by a fairly conflicted Rei (I know, Rei being conflicted is at this point kind of a given). Still, we see some genuine interactions … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 19