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Crimson Gray 1&2: Great Stories for Different People

Crimson Gray and its sequel, Crimson Gray: Dusk and Dawn are wonderful visual novels. I had a fantastic time going through them and despite both of their short…

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Our Little Sister Analysis— The beauty of the subtle everyday life

Japanese Director Hirokazu Kore-eda has been an examiner of how relationships are formed even from the smallest everyday events around us for the last twenty years. Our Little…

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Why Kyoani’s Yamada Naoko is the greatest director of our time: Part 1 — The Tamako Series

I’ve talked throughout this blog about Yamada Naoko — Kyoani’s poster director. Throughout the years of watching anime or media in general, I’ve come to grow immensely attached to this…

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In-depth Analysis of Bakemonogatari: Hitagi Crab Episode 1 and visuals

This series will be an analysis of Bakemonogatari, attempting to look at every single element of the show, frame by frame, for me to truly understand why I…

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That time I only read isekai mangas for a month

I have been pretty much gone for the last month on this blog. But unlike previous times, I have a reason.  I have been reading isekai manga lately.…

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Rambling thoughts on 「I’m In Love with the Villainess」

Thoughts that I had while reading a new favorite light novel.

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Thoughts on Yamada Naoko Leaving Kyo-Ani (why I like slice of life better than action)

On one hand, I’m glad to see that arguably my favorite director is not just anime but cinema returning with a new show. On the other hand, I…

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Tone Shifts are Really Cool (Rambling on about Fire Emblem: Three Houses)

It’s no secret that video game stories are kind of terrible. Rarely do you find a phenomenal story in a video game, and oftentimes, the story instead takes…

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Why Kyoani’s Yamada Naoko is the greatest director of our time: Part 1 — K-On

I’ve talked throughout this blog about Yamada Naoko — Kyoani’s poster director. Throughout the years of watching anime or media in general, I’ve come to grow immensely attached to this…

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Flaws of a first time director in Tantei wa Mou Shindeiru: the Siesta show

Directing is a rough skill to master. It takes years of experiences and build up of lower positions from key animation to episode directing — in the case…

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Charlotte is Simultaneously Great and Horrible

Charlotte is a show that really feels like it is the hardest to form an opinion on. After rewatching the show, 6 years after it aired, my thoughts…

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Kobayashi’s dragon maid S is amazingly great (Well, it was completely expected)

Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid is one of my all time favorite shows. It’s visuals are so soft to look at, the characters are all loveable, and, of course, it’s…

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The Fundamental Issue with Anemoculuses and other collectibles in Genshin Impact

Exploration is by far my favorite part of Genshin Impact. That being said, the exploration part of Genshin is far from flawless, and one big issue I think…

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on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Absolute Duo

BS reviews is a series where Edy and I look for the unseen genius in anime that have not been widely recognized by the public.  Today, we will…

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Some Fantastic Things about Genshin’s 1.6 Event!

Genshin’s 1.6 patch is out, and it’s much bigger than I thought! Here’s some fantastic things about it that I’d like to see in future areas too.

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Stupid Childhood Promises in Anime, and Three Days of Happiness

Do you remember in specific detail, your best friends in elementary school? Do you remember the stupid throwaway promises you made as a kid? Are your experiences with…

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Yamada Naoko’s Liz and the Blue Bird (And A Silent Voice) — Emotions Through Camera

Through A Silent Voice, Yamada Naoko established herself as one of the greatest anime directors of our time. What followed after was her more experimental piece, Liz and…

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on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Akikan!

BS reviews is a series where Edy and I look for the unseen genius in anime that have not been widely recognized by the public.  Today, we will…

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on the Bright Side Reviews (BS reviews): Ex-Arm

BS reviews is a series where Edy and I look for the unseen genius in anime that have not been widely recognized by the public.  Today, we will…

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100 followers + Plans for Future

100 is quite the number huh? I want to say thank you to everyone that follows and reads the blog. Although Jun and I didn’t start this blog…

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Shaun of the Dead Review

Edgar Wright has been one of the most unique directors that I have adored. I recently got the chance to rewatch the film that launched him into popularity,…

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Garden of Sinners 1 – How to Build Atmosphere

I have always had a hard time explaining why I like the Kara no Kyoukai movies (or Garden of Sinners from now on) to the extent that I…

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Garden of Sinners 1 – Cinematography that Propels

I have always had a hard time explaining why I like the Kara no Kyoukai movies (or Garden of Sinners from now on) to the extent that I…

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The Tone Shift in Made in Abyss is Phenomenal!

Made in Abyss is an outstanding anime that I rewatched recently, and although it’s pretty great throughout, there’s a shift in episode 10 that marks a fantastic turning…

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Hyouka’s Ingenious Cinematography and Aesthetics

Expositions are boring. This was how I used to think for the longest time. I mean, who really wants to watch characters talking while sitting in a cafe…

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Horimiya is Fun But It Has a Pacing Issue

I finally got the chance to watch Horimiya — the most highly acclaimed romance show of the 2021 winter season. I enjoyed the couple volumes of the manga…

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I’m the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I’m Gay so Every Day is Hell for Me – Manga Review/Recommendation

“I’m the Main Character of a Harem Manga, but I’m Gay so Every Day is Hell for Me” is a hilarious manga that I can recommend to literally…

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Do People Dislike Reading Negative Reviews? (And Why I have a Hard Time Writing them)

I tend to see that most reviews, whether it is on each episodes or a whole show, seem to be more positive reviews rather than negative reviews. The…

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Kubikiri Cycle: the Portrayal of Nietzsche’s Idea of Genius

Nietzsche’s portrayal of what a genius is and how people treat them has been one of the fundamental conceptual building blocks of Author NISIOISIN, who has established himself…

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The Dilemma With Romance Shows

Romance is one of the most popular genres around and it’s easy to see why. The idea of love is so easy to build around for writers and…

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An Easy Introduction to Love Triangles – Manga Review and Recommendations

I usually hate love triangles. They are especially frustrating when I have a character that I am cheering for and that character ends up being the character left…

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The Suspension of Disbelief in No Game No Life

The willing suspension of disbelief if a concept in film, or in media just in general, which describes when the audience avoids thinking critically to believe a concept…

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6 Perfect Anime to Match the Valentine’s Spirit!

Normal Text: JunBolded Text: Edy Valentine’s day has finally come! The day where you get to pursue and discover new love… a day to spend with your partner!…

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Tagging Anime with Color!

Thanks to Ethan for tagging me for the Challenge: Tagging Stories with Color! It’s very nice to be tagged by someone who I enjoyed reading from pretty recently with…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 February 11th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 February 10th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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The Best Comedy Anime of All Time

Mobile Suit Gundam’s creator, Yoshiyuki Tomino, is one of the most influential directors of all time. And while his works as Gundam’s director is great, my favorite work…

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Youjo Senki is Incredibly Fascinating!

For anyone who is even slightly intrigued by the historic military tales like that of the World Wars, Youjo Senki is truly captivating. In this post, I’ll be…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 February 6th

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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How Music in Slice of Life can transform「calming」into「relaxing」

Music affects our viewer experience, often much more than we end up realizing. When reading media reviews, especially ones concerning anime, I often see a lack of focus…

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Tsubaki-chou Lonely Planet – Review & Recommendation

Tsubaki-chou lonely planet is a shoujo romance manga that began serialization in 2015 and only recently ended in 2019. It’s my outright favorite romance manga, and I’m here…

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The Relaxing World of Tanaka-Kun is Always Listless

It’s hard to see exactly why slice of life, a genre that is merely a series of realistic events without a significant “plot”, seems to be appealing to…

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Hidamari Journal Year 2 January 31st

Hidamari sketch journal is a watch along where the two of us watch the Hidamari Sketch series in chronological order on the actual dates that the episodes are…

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How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of…

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How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of…

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How to Drastically Improve Your Show in Season 2 (feat. Gotoubun no Hanayome)

Season 1 of Go Toubun no Hanayome was one of the worst things I’ve seen in my life.  When the anime was announced, there were a lot of…

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A Good Isekai Show?? (What Makes Shows Interesting)

Many seem to dismiss isekai shows whenever they see one on the seasonal list. It’s no different with me as well. There have been too many isekai shows…

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A Good Isekai Show?? (What Makes Shows Interesting)

Many seem to dismiss isekai shows whenever they see one on the seasonal list. It’s no different with me as well. There have been too many isekai shows…

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Flurry of Isekai Shows this Season

Last summer, out of complete boredom, I took time to read basically most of the isekai manga out there. There were some good ones, Slime or Youjo Senki…

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