12 Days of Anime Characters – Shimada

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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.

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March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 Series Review: An Emotional And Moving Experience

Most of my readers are already familiar with my deep love for this series so I probably don't need to tell you that this anime review is not going to be objective. In fact, let's just accept that this is my love letter to season 2 of March Comes in Like a Lion. It will … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 Series Review: An Emotional And Moving Experience

March Comes in Like a Lion Episodes 43 & 44: An End and a Beginning

I'm really going to keep this short despite covering both episodes, because I know the season review of this anime is going to be crazy long already. Despite how much I talk about this anime, there's still endless things I want to say. What I will say is that this is a perfect send of … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episodes 43 & 44: An End and a Beginning

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 42: Smiling Hina

You don't think shogi is interesting or intense? Episode 40 of March Comes in Like a Lion pushing its characters to the limit.

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 41: An Interlude

You don't think shogi is interesting or intense? Episode 40 of March Comes in Like a Lion pushing its characters to the limit.

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 40: Find Out What You Are Made Of

You don't think shogi is interesting or intense? Episode 40 of March Comes in Like a Lion pushing its characters to the limit.

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 39: Not Wanting To Lose Takes Many Forms

Review: March Comes in Like a Lion has returned at last after its three week break and they have plunged us straight into the title match between Shimada and Yanagihara. While a lot of this series has focused on Rei, it is nice to see him take a back seat for these older characters as … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 39: Not Wanting To Lose Takes Many Forms

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 38: We’re Transitioning But To What I Do Not Know

Review: Faced with the harsh reality that it is going to be a number of weeks before we get another episode (thanks to the Winter Olympics), I was kind of hoping this episode would wrap up the Rei vs Souya story and in a way it did. The storm passes and the two return to … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 38: We’re Transitioning But To What I Do Not Know

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 37: Rei vs Souya

Review: This was everything I could have wanted from a first match between these two characters. It wasn't a major showdown but rather a peaceful and thought provoking game where Rei overcame both the mental hurdle of facing Souya and overcame the knowledge that he was going to lose after making a move he knew … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 37: Rei vs Souya

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 36: Observing the Approaching Storm

Review: I loved the first part of this episode which showed Shimada and Jinguuji understandably frustrated at the difference in treatment the upcoming match between Rei and Souya was getting compared to their next match. It was funny and yet kind of on point as to how things actually work. Those two have worked hard … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 36: Observing the Approaching Storm