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Winter 2016 – Week 3 Anime Review

kono_subarashii_sekai_ni_shukufuku_wo-02-explosion-magic-giant_toad-color-light-animation-art-style-special_effectsFor Week 3: gushing about the setting of Shouwa Genroku Rakugo Shinjuu, questioning Satoru’s treatment of Hiromi in Boku Dake ga Inai Machi, a personality shift with a positive cause in Dimension W, and highlighting the brilliant animation in Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!

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Winter 2016 – First Impressions (Part 3)

kono_subarashii_sekai_ni_shukufuku_wo-01-aqua-goddess-chibi-pressing_face_up_against_barrier-comedyThis post reviews: Hai to Gensou no Grimgar, Dimension W, Schwarzesmarken, Ao no Kanata no Four Rhythm, Kono Subarashii Sekai ni Shukufuku wo!, and Ajin: Demi-Human.

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Winter 2016 – First Impressions (Part 1)

boku_dake_ga_inai_machi-01-sachiko-airi-satoru-dinner-curry-eating-together-table-prayersThis post reviews: Musaigen no Phantom World, Haruchika: Haruta to Chika wa Seishun Suru, Active Raid, and Boku Dake ga Inai Machi.

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12 Days of Anime (2015) – Day 9 – The Quindecim and the Setting of Death Parade

death_parade-07-quin-nona-ginti-decim-quindecim-alcohol-drinks-cheers-raising_glasses-barI’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: the setting is my favorite aspect of anime. To me, it is the most significant attribute of an anime because the setting is the foundation for which the stories and characters are shaped and constructed, the ground from which they grow and progress.  It is what provides the story and the characters with the appropriate tools, direction, and limitations for which we, as an audience, are able to watch, appreciate, and enjoy. And the setting is more than just a pretty backdrop, but one that defines the culture, society, technology, clothing, architecture, geography, climate, diet, and lives of the characters we love. As a result, I absolutely adore any anime with a captivating, distinctive, and inspired setting because of how it influences the story and the characters. And that brings me to Death Parade and the Quindecim, arguably my favorite setting in all of anime for 2015.

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Summer 2015 – Week 13 Anime Review

gakkou_gurashi-12-yuki-graduation-happy-excited-cute-moe-blush-no_hat-pig_tails-alternative_hairstyleLast week: two things I wish they did more of in Gakkou Gurashi, celebrating the rural setting of Non Non Biyori Repeat, deliberating the lack of anime voice acting roles in Sore ga Seiyuu!, and the lack of Maya Matsumoto in the finale of Working!!!.

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Summer 2015 – Week 6 Anime Review

joukamachi_no_dandelion-05-misaki-inari-yuniko-levi-bell-bubu-shaura-raio-avarice-wrath-envy-sloth-gluttony-lust-pride-clonesThis week: why Adlet, the strongest man on Earth, is the weakest brave in Rokka no Yuusha, questioning the origin of Yuki’s psychosis in Gakkou Gurashi, defending Haruka’s egregious probability errors in Joukamachi no Dandelion, and complaints about Ayumi’s lack of character development in Charlotte.

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Spring 2015 – Week 13 Anime Review

plastic_memories-13-isla-pajamas-happy-smile-looking_back-sunriseLast week: the vivid and dazzling display of emotions of Kumiko in Hibike Euphonium!, Fate/stay Night: Unlimited Blade Works demonstrating the necessity of an epilogue for an anime, questions regarding the Nagato of the Disappearance arc in Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu, and the best possible ending for Plastic Memories.

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