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Houkago Teibou Nisshi – The “Cute Girls Doing Not-So-Cute Things” Anime Made Just for Me.

Hello again! I hope you’ve been enjoying the holiday season as much as I haven’t. Dare I explain where I disappeared to this time? Nah. I daresay I…

The Unpopular Poplar

12 Days of Yuri Pairings – Part II

It’s that time of year again as every year, I always do the 12 Days of Anime thing every year. This year has been a particularly rough year.…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

More than Deformed Murder-Poppets: A Higurashi When They Cry Retrospective

As a varied art form, anime encompasses a wide range of genres. Prominent on 2020’s screens are shonen action shows like My Hero Academia; slow, relaxing slice-of-life shows…

AniTAY

Thoughts on Houkago Teibou Nisshi

I have already talked at some length about Houkago Teibou Nisshi before, back when I was watching it as it aired. Man, it took me a long while…

The Visualist's Veranda

Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2020

One series out of Netflix jail and another delayed from the spring season ride in to save an otherwise slim summer.

Anime Feminist

Sea Breeze and Easy on the Mind – Houkago Teibou Nisshi

Rejoice! This anime made a quick recovery after a brief hiatus due to COVID. The series aired it’s first three episodes during the spring season, and returned rather…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

Summer 2020 Final Thoughts

The winds of change are coming. No one knows what the next month will hold for us. Hell, we didn’t even know what this past week held in…

FOR GREAT JUSTICE

In Appreciation of Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater

Welcome, all, again.  Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater ended its 12-episode run last week on 22 September, having stretched one season into two with Corona-chan’s unsolicited…

Another Anime Review

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater is a slice of life anime series about some cute girls who go fishing. Yes, it's good.

DoubleSama

2020 Anime Q3 Review

Previous: 2020 Anime Q1 Review Previous: 2020 Anime Q2 Review [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] I watched zero full-length new Summer anime. Cool. I did…

Anime DVD/BD Sales in Japan

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 12 (END)

「これから...」 (Korekara...) "From Now On..." The Handicrafts Club had a revolution when Kanji Tatsumi became its president.

Random Curiosity

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 12 (END) – Hina Gives Whiting Fishing Another Try and Fish Handicraft Time

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 12 as Hina had a hard time catching a whiting. Thankfully, she does some research to figure out what she is…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

425th G-View: Houkago Teibou Nisshi

A couple of years ago what looked like a girls’ space fishing anime aired. Unfortunately it was more like a mediocre mobile game JRPG show. I have seen…

The Yuri Empire

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 11

「キス」 (Kisu) "Whiting" This must’ve aired on TV the day after Enta kissed Kazuki on the park bench.

Random Curiosity

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 11 – Assertive Hina Tries Whiting Fishing

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 11 as Hina suddenly gains the urge to catch some whiting. However, she finds out that in order to catch them,…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 10: Old-School Fishing

It may be me but this episode was the most “fishing-est” I have seen thus far. When Natsumi gets hyped, she stays hyped.

The Yuri Empire

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 10 – Fishing, the Old and Simple Way

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 10 as Hina had to deal with herons eating her catch, she finally takes a break. Yes, she decides to fish…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 10

「のべ竿」 (Nobe Kan) "No-reel Fishing" Smoke meat everyday!

Random Curiosity

To aru kagaku no Railgun T 21 spends a little time, with infodumps lined with bust-size gags, to various organizers, both good and shady, looking for the creator…

Too Old for Anime

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 9 – The Lesson Makoto Dreads and Trollish Herons

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 9 as it seems that the day that Makoto fears the most is finally here. Yes, Sayaka decides to teach some…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 09

「備えとアオサギ」 (Sonae to Aosagi) "Preparations and Herons" “The power….is YOURS!”

Random Curiosity

6, 7, and 8’s – Decadence, Maou Gakuin, Uzaki-chan, Houkago Teibou Nisshi, Oisha-san

Deca-dence either is being coy with the clues it’s giving us, or I’m just not paying attention. The interplay between the robot world and the “human” one seems…

Too Old for Anime

Fall 2020 Summary – Week 6-7

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 07 Wooper: This episode was a reaction face gold mine. As Hina gets more comfortable around her new friends in the Breakwater Club, she’s…

Star Crossed Anime

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 8 – Fishing for Shrimps

Episode impressions for Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 8 as the rainy season in full swing, Hina and Natsumi miss fishing quite a lot. Maybe it’s not end of…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 08

「穴テナガエビ」 (Tenagaebi) "Freshwater Prawns" “Thrilling? Exciting?”

Random Curiosity

Deca-dence 6, Uzaki and Monster Musume 5, Railgun T 18-19, Fishing girls 6, Maou Gakuin 7

In Deca-dence 6, as expected, Kaburagi gets his punishment, working on a bug-rehabilitation shit-shoveling (literally) duty. Things are pretty rotten for him but he’s reminded in an audio…

Too Old for Anime

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 7 – Rock Fishing and the Study Session Date

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 7 as Hina found a special hook, she decides to go fishing for rockfish. Also, she didn’t realize that the midterms…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 7: Rocky Megane Power

In this episode we joined our heroines for some rock fishing and later Hina forgot midterms were coming up.  

The Yuri Empire

Uzaki and Monster Musume 4, Houkago 5, Maou Gakuin 5-6, Deca-dence 5

Uzaki-chan wa Asobitai 4, like the others, is divided into sketches. First it’s a little gaming, then Shinichi gets dragged off by you-know-who to get blue-light blocking glasses,…

Too Old for Anime

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 06

「アジゴ」 (Ajigo) "Baby Horse Mackerels" Would you rather catch 6 horse-sized mackerel or 6 mackerel-sized horses?

Random Curiosity

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 6 – Hina Goes Fishing, Alone

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 6 as after the disaster from last time, it seems that that the girls go back to the basics. Fishing for…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 5 – Getting Dirty for Clams and the Drunk Club Advisor

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 5 as Yuuki wonders what she should fish next. However, with the tide being low, they decide to dig for clams…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – 05

「潮干狩りと顧問」 (Shiohigari to Komon) "Clamming and an Advisor" “I thought you said we were having steamed clams?”

Random Curiosity

Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 5: Advent of Greatness

This was a special episode I eagerly anticipated for a while. No, not THE episode but a most exciting episode nonetheless.

The Yuri Empire

Railgun and fishing girls return, and other shows

Well well well look who’s back! Hi girls! Welcome back! Er, whenever you’re ready… I figured the next story of Toaru Kagaku no Railgun T would be the…

Too Old for Anime

Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater Returns!

Welcome, all, again.  Just a joyous reminder that yesterday (Tuesday, 28 July) marked the resumption of simulcasting Diary of Our Days at the Breakwater on Funimation!  This was…

Another Anime Review

Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 4: Shopping and Squidding

The long awaited return of the adorable Fishing Girls had come at last! Let’s pick up where we left off in the 3rd week of April.

The Yuri Empire

Houkago Teibou Nisshi – Episode 4 – Fishing Apparel Shopping and Squid Hunting

Episode impressions of Houkago Teibou Nisshi Episode 4 as Hina apparently with Natsumi, Yuuki and Makoto goes to another town to browse the biggest fishing store in the…

Chikorita157's Anime Blog

Summer 2020 Anime First Impressions

The summer 2020 anime season is here! By all accounts, it’s a weird one—we have several series series that already re-started, and so already had a first impressions…

Beneath the Tangles

2020 Anime Q2 Review

Previous: 2020 Anime Q1 Review [ Standard disclaimer: Spoilers! Lots of spoilers! ] I was also watching Houkago Teibou Nisshi this season, but it got delayed after only…

Anime DVD/BD Sales in Japan

Bits of Good News Emerge from a Shaky Season

Welcome, all, again.  Hard to believe that it’s already 21 June and this is only  my second post this month.  Sadly, my focus has been elsewhere.  Coronavirus continues…

Another Anime Review

Please Come Back! Two Programs I Am Eagerly Waiting For

It comes as no surprise that with COVID came a lot of things. What didn’t occur to me until it happened to two shows I was watching, was…

Phoenix Talks Pop Culture Japan

OG’s Summer 2020 Anime Picks

Because of the madness going on across the globe that it’s best to not go over here many Summer anime, specifically ones I’d been eagerly anticipating, were pushed…

The Yuri Empire