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Lettuce Wrap: Spring Anime 2020

It appears I am still alive. Alive enough to finish the season, at least.

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Domestic Girlfriend — Extravagantly Exploding with Excessive Drama and a Hectic Ending

Original Author: Kei SasugaChapters (Manga): 276 Natsuo is hopelessly in love with his teacher, Hina. However, one day at a mixer, he meets a moody stranger, Rui, and…

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Yuri, Yuri, Yuri: My Thoughts on Some Yuri Manga

Over the last few months, I’ve been binge-reading a shite ton of Yuri. They were all okay, but there were some that stuck out to me (on a…

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Thoughts on Hitchcock’s Horror Film, Psycho (1960)

Director: Alfred HitchcockWriters: Joseph Stefano (Screenplay), Robert Bloch (Based on Novel)Composers: Bernard HerrmannKey Actors: Anthony Perkins (Norman Bates), Janet Leigh (Marion Crane), John …

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Kuzu no Honkai — Looking at Love Not-so-Nicely

Original Author: Mengo YokoyariDirector: Masaomi AndouStudio: LercheEpisodes (TV): 12 Kuzu no Honkai explores the multifaceted nature of love—particularly the dirty truths of romance we don’t…

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Miru Tights: A Down-to-Earth Ecchi Devoid of All Discomfort and Capped with Intense Fervor

Author: YomDirector: Yuuki OgawaStudio: Yokohama Animation LabEpisodes (ONA): 12 Fetishes, fetishes, fetishes. Big fetishes, small fetishes, slim fetishes, round fetishes. That’s Miru Tights.…

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Ascendance of a Bookworm: A Book Addict’s Unfortunate Isekai

Original Author: Miya KazukiDirector: Mitsuru HongouStudio: Ajia-doEpisodes (TV): 14 Urano, a bookworm who had finally found a job as a librarian at a university, was coldly killed. Upon…

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How are you Doing, Anime? | Spring 2020 Check-Up

Here—A Kobayashi’s GIF to warm your soul during this rough time. Heyo, heyo. As we’re all (most likely) aware of, a substantial number of anime have been cancelled…

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The Not-so-Fanservicey-but-Still-Fanservicey Fanservice in Nisemonogatari

A fair bit of time ago, I over-indulged myself in a long-ass rant about how much I loved Nisio Isin’s esteemed Bakemonogatari, and somewhere along the line of…

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Bakemonogatari – An Unexpectedly Romantic Harem Accompanied by Buckets of Wit and Eccentric Directing!

Ohoho, I had a field day with this one! Bakemonogatari entails the story of the slightly vampiric Koyomi Araragi, who seeks to help those plagued by “oddities”—supernatural symbolisms…

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AR: Ansatsu Kyoushitsu – A Cheery Show Forcibily Turned Dark

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu entails the story of the End Class—a class filled with misfits of the prestigious Kunigaoka Middle School. Incidentally, the End Class finds themselves faced with a…

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AR: Assassination Classrooom – A Cheery Show Turned Hopelessly Dark

Ansatsu Kyoushitsu entails the story of the End Class—a class filled with misfits of the prestigious Kunigaoka Middle School. Incidentally, the End Class finds themselves faced with a…

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AR: Babylon – Embracing the Art of Crushing a Promising Premise to Bits and Pieces

Alrighty, Babylon is just…too silly to comprehend. Of course, the topics explored like suicide and euthanasia are far from “silly” however, Babylon portrays such delicate matters with grace…

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My First Impressions on Spring 2020’s Seasonal Anime

My my, it seems you’ve returned. Please, sit down with me. What would you like? Tea? Coffee? Or perhaps…me? Well, I’m off to a poor start. Let us…

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She and Her Cat: Everything Flows — A Short, but Unhealthily Sweet Story of a Girl and her Cat

Clocking in at only 32 minutes, She and Her Cat manages to easily accomplish feats some anime of 24 episodes can only dream of: Riling up emotion within…

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Hikigaya Hachima (Oregairu) – Sketch

Hello everyone! After a few months of not casually drawing anything, Pop Team Epic (of all shows) inspired me to try a hand at drawing again—just for the…

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Hikigaya Hachiman (Oregairu) – A Tragic Introspective on lies and Isolation, or an Unyielding Edgelord?

Through my few days of binging Oregairu, I’ve failed to establish a solid opinion on the antisocial protagonist of Oregairu, Hikigaya Hachiman. Was he an empty husk of…

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Lettuce Wrap: Winter 2020

*dramatic turn* oh hey, didn’t see you there. I reckon it’s about time we abandon the worn cruise of Winter 2020 and jump aboard the soon-departing cruise of…

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Jibaku Shounen Hanako-san – Episode 12

It took me until now to realize I could’ve quelled my irritation of the many hyphens in the title (Toilet-Bound Hanako-san – Episode 12) by just changing it…

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What Will I be Eating Up This Spring Anime Season?

It’s time to wave our inevitable farewells to 2020’s wintry season of buxom monster succubi, volleyball feels, cute toilet boys, scaly gyoza alligators and gosh — there’s no…

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Love-Rant On Boogiepop (Cough, Mostly)

I enjoy binging anime but sometimes, it can get a tad exhausting. For example, my last two days were intelligently spent on binging one and a half seasons…

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ID: Invaded – Case File 13

Hey hey, this finale wasn’t half bad. Phew! I was a little worried how ID would fare upon its ending. To be completely honest, I have no questions…

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Toilet-Bound Hanako-San – Episode 11

First things first… Yako’s. Character. Design. There are a lot of gorgeous characters in Hanako-san like Amane, Tsukasa and Sakura but Yako alone could rival them all with…

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The Mystery Blogger Award!

When I first started blogging, I’ve always wondered what the puzzling mystery behind this award was. Why the galaxy design? Was the mystery of the award the award…

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ID: Invaded – Case File 12 But You Fool! It's Not a Review at All! It's an Interrogation!

Thankfully, ID’s penultimate episode manages to stay appealing, albeit not fantastic. I don’t have much positive nor negative remarks except for a handful of questions. In fact, this…

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Some of my Nervous Ticks

I just performed the crappiest presentation I have ever performed in all my years of living, yet, it was also my most interesting one (emotionally). However, I’m saving…

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Journey to Spring: Science, Impossible Love and, That's Right, MORE Vikings | Finale

Alas, this treacherously long progress update is over! Upon writing this today, I just realized that my prior one was posted exactly on March 1st, which is the…

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Toilet-Bound Hanako-san – Episode 10

Imagine being trapped in a labryinth of mirrors that don’t outright kill you, but rather, roast you with insults till your very last breath, sparing no smidgen of…

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5 Centimeters per Second – Learning to Let Go

5 Centimeters for Second treads through the murky waters of learning independence and growing away from the past. The plot is simple. Tohno and Akari are childhood friends…

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ID: Invaded – Case File 11

My apologies for not posting this review on Monday as scheduled. My internet went down along with a piercing, but temporary headache. In response, I decided not to…

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Vinland Saga Vol 1 Review

Vinland Saga’s volume one served as a solid introduction to the barbarious world of vikings and the tainted life of our cutely ravenous blondie, Thorfinn. This volume had…

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Toilet-Bound Hanako-san – Episode 9

Alas, Inskidee pulls out her stunning procrastination skills yet again and squeezes out a review an hour before Saturday! I’d like to pat myself on the back for…

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AR: Love is War – Multiplying the Tsundere Trope by a Million

I’m sure we all know Love is War by now. With the huge splash it’s made in the community, how could we not? I’ve finally taken it upon…

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Oh? Give it a Light Novel Challenge? I Humbly Accept

It hasn’t been too long since this award starting making its way around the community but oh boy, has it been a blast! The responses have actually been…

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ID: Invaded – Case File 10

ID: Invaded has beena tad flunctuating in its quality since passing the threshold of itshalf-way point. However, let’s look on the bright side of things. This episode was…

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Journey to Spring: Waifu Wars, Vikings, and Apocalyptic Iyashikei | #9

Welcome back to our musty Inskihole everyone! The finale for this treacherously long JtS thing is nearing its close and thank gosh it is! Finally, the pressure to…

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*Toilet-Bound Hanako-san – Episode 8

Man, Hanako-san was ruthless this episode! Thanks to its sheer mercilessness, Hanako-san’s eighth episode was amazing from start to finish. That’s saying something considering I’ve been angry at…

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The Charming Appeal of Mizusaki's Parents in Eizouken

With most highschool anime of Eizouken’s stature, I almost always expect the parents of the characters to be nonexistant. Granted, the parents are not the main focus, the…

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AR: Inio Asano's A Girl on The Shore – Battling Adolescence With Sex

Going into manga blind is so much fun. I was in Barnes & Nobles the other day diligently searching for Yagakimi volumes (and diddly darn it, they only…

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ID: Invaded – Case File 09

The sheer boredom I’m beginning to face with ID is slowly becoming more unbearable by the episode. I wouldn’t say I’m falling asleep in its wake though. My…

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How are You Doing, Anime? | Winter 2020 Check-Up

My my, a season sure flies by doesn’t it? …is what I’d like to open up with. Truth be told, this is one of my longest seasons yet…

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Toilet-Bound Hanako-san – Episode 7

As Hanako-san continues stretching on, I’m gradually realizing how inconvenient the panel-for-panel manga format is. Although it does have its handfuls of artistic still-frames, the awfully close mimicry…

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AR: Sound! Euphonium and the Frustration of Failure

Sound! Euphonium or rather, Eupho for lazinesses’ sake, is a scarily accurate depiction of emotions in music. It really is scary. Although I couldn’t relate to characters individually,…

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ID: INVADED – Case File 08

Ara ara, it seems you’ve returned for yet another battle-to-the-death in the Inskihole. You’re somehow still alive and kickin’ after the past seven episodes. Let’s see just how…

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The Super Happy Love Blog Award!

I find it silly how in the majority of my posts, I’m always making fun of myself for being too negative and then the next thing I know,…

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Journey to Spring: A Dogpile of Band Girls and I Miss Shounen | #8

I’m startng to realize the weirdness of my titles for this series. I can see how an outsider looking in would be a little…put off. What’s new? Anyways,…

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Toilet-Bound Hanako-san – Episode 6 (Also, Happy Valentines!)

Hello everyone! I hope you’re having a great Valentine’s whether you’re with your S.O. or not. I wish you all the same! I typically never celebrate Valentine’s day.…

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Lettuce Wrap: Fall 2019

Oh em gee, guess what everybody? I forgot to do this again! Anyone still remember the fall season? Haha, me neither…Nonetheless, Inskidee returns with her second very-late Lettuce…

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ID: INVADED – Case File 07

Welcome back to the Inskihole everyone. Bouncing off the greatly done episode six comes a fairly disappointing episode seven that can hardly hold a candle to the wide…

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Game Changer Episode: K-on! – The Power of Endings | Episode 20

It’s been quite a while since one of these, eh? I’ve been particularly avoiding doing them. I’d like to save them for when my opinion of a series…

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