Let's take our typical stoic high school protagonist who lacks parents, has a strong sense of responsibility, and a single hobby that we can exploit to make him seem well rounded and have him literally bump into a foreign princess on student exchange in Japan. It is all pretty formulaic and if you've seen the likes of Roman Holiday, you already know more or less what you are in for.
Welcome to the Best of Spring 2018 and while we might say there were slightly leaner pickings this time around, as always it has been fun following the shows with others in the blogosphere and discussing from week to week. Whether that is the discussions around Wixoss, the laughing at Devils' Line, or just being … Continue reading Here It Is! The Results of the Best of Spring 2018 Reader Poll!
Watching this episode I was impressed by how seriously the anime seemed to be taking the story and then we get the post credits scene and Tada Doesn't Fall In Love officially takes the path of least resistance in the name of happy endings despite common sense. From a logical point of view it is … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 13: Who Needs Reality?
While this episode felt overly drawn out, the emotions being conveyed are very real. Tada and Teresa are both hurt by circumstance as truths are finally revealed in Episode 12 of Tada Doesn't Fall in Love. After 11 episodes of watching Teresa smile and be exuberant about life, seeing her this episode was kind of … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 12: Who Stole Teresa’s Smile?
With Teresa's disappearance, Tada finally realises that he fell in love with her. Be prepared for lots of anguished expressions from the usually stoic title character. There's something wrong with Tada. He's not taking photos, he's messing up orders, he's staring blankly at strangers. The usually unshakable character is definitely a little bit off. And … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 11: Too Late
Despite the rain clearing this episode, it feels like things have never been more cloudy as Tada and Teresa enjoy their 'date' before Tada gets quite a shock at the end of the episode. Tada Doesn't Fall in Love continues to impress with its fairly reasonable handling of the central two characters. They both respond … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 10: Prepare For The Heart Break
Teresa perhaps made anime heroine history when she didn't instantly declared 'It's Not Like That' when Alex called her on being in love with Tada. This anime just continues to be a pretty solid and sweet romance. There's no denying that mini-Teresa and Alex here are adorable and they both grew into fairly beautiful young … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 9: It Isn’t Not Like That
With the club going to photograph stars this week we are prepared for star-crossed lovers to stare wistfully at each other. Problem being, not a lot else happens. This anime has done a lot of things right in building up its characters, particularly its support cast. Yet in is running into the problem of the … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 8: Love Under the Stars
As always, it strikes me as odd that I'm writing about Spring as the temperature plummets and I am being plunged into Winter. Now Winter in Australia, particularly QLD, isn't exactly chilling for most people, but when your Summer and most of Autumn days are hovering at the 35 - 39 degrees Celcius, a sudden … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Romance in the Spring of 2018
This week Tada manages to nail two character moments beautifully once again helping this anime remain feeling like it is just that little bit better than it should be. While the little sister's crush on Yamashita seems to have come out of nowhere (unless I've just utterly and completely missed it in previous episodes), that … Continue reading Tada Doesn’t Fall in Love Episode 7: Capturing the Human Element