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.

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

Dakaichi Series Review

Dakaichi Episode 6 Junta and Takato

Dakaichi presents pretty much the story you would expect from reading the synopsis. If you get into the characters there's some touching moments and a bit of fun to be had, but this one is a very average anime when judged compared to standard romances. Still, not the worst anime you could watch and the characters are quite fun.

Friendly Talks with Arthifis – Final Thoughts on Dakaichi

Dakaichi Episode 10 Takato and Junta kiss

Join Arthifis and myself as we discuss the final episodes of Dakakichi. It has been an awesome collaboration this season and I'm really glad we did it but here is our final post from the Autumn anime season.

Friendly Talks with Arthifis: Dakaichi Late Season Thoughts

Dakaichi Episode 7 On Set

Arthifis and Karandi join forces to discuss the latest episodes of Dakaichi. This post covers the events up to episode 8 and we're pleased to dive back into the relationship between Junta and Takato, slightly less pleased to discuss Ayagi.

Friendly Talks With Arthifis: DAKAICHI Mid-Season Thoughts

Something that bothers me a little is how Takato’s personality changes completely when he is working and when he is with Junta. I can understand why they decided to go that route (the guy who always seems to be the best ending up being the “uke” in the relationship...