This episode worked surprisingly well on hinting at some of the very human flaws and mistakes we tend to make in our lifetimes. From the nonchalant reaction Jinta’s dad gives when Jinta refuses to go to school to Naruko’s inability to stand up for Jinta in front of her friends. Sometimes we just don’t understand the weight of the things we choose to do and the things we choose not to do. AnoHana continues to give its characters multiple layers to them and it’s fascinating to watch. Continue reading
Ahhh, Nichijou. You have become one of those ‘weekly musts’ for me. I know right? What’s so special about Nichijou that makes it such a must for me to watch every week? Continue reading
One of the reasons this series works so well for me is because it truly does make an effort to capture that nostalgia I yearn for every once in a while. This episode was just as good as the first one. You can tell a lot of thought and feeling went into AnoHana.
Wow. This episode is a huge improvement from the first, cramming in all the development it can muster. We also get to see the OP, which is one of my favorites this season– it gets you really pumped up. The animation was once again top-notch, A1 Pictures should be applauded for a job well done on Ao no Exorcist and AnoHana this season, pure eyecandy.
Note: Before reading this review, be warned that spoilers abound. Continue reading
Puella Magi Madoka was one of the most talked about shows last season. I initially checked it out because SHAFT (Sayonara Zetsubou Sensei, Bakemonogatari, Arakawa Under The Bridge) was behind the project. Let’s just say that I’ve constantly enjoyed most of their work and was willing to look into Puella Magi Madoka Magica despite it being a genre I’ve never really enjoyed.
So what’s there to say about Puella Magi Madoka Magica? A lot apparently. This was a masterfully crafted story that injected new life to a tired genre without completely straying away from it. In a way, Puella Magi Madoka Magica is both a tribute and a deconstruction of the magical girl concept.
This week Steins;Gate steps it up and delivers more answers, less questions and some nice character development thrown in between. Continue reading