Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun Episode 2 Thoughts

I wasn’t planning on this, but I decided that Episode 2 of Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun needs its own article, because it completely changed my opinion on the series. Episode 1 was very weird. Episode 2 kept that weird atmosphere, but now they’ve decided to make the story and characters a lot more interesting and engaging. Continue reading

Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun First Impressions

After deciding that I was not going to watch Hatena Illusion during the season, I discovered another anime on Funimation’s website with the same twist that anime and Asteroid in Love had: The person the main character thought was one gender is the opposite gender, and romance might be involved. Both Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun and Hatena Illusion air on the same day and are both available on the same platform, so I found a very suitable substitution for that anime. Plus, look at Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun’s MAL score!

Now that I’ve started watching three Winter 2020 anime, my choices have been locked in. I cannot pick up any new airing anime during the Winter 2020 anime season. And I gotta say, I’m proud of my choices! Nekopara has a high “HNNNG” factor. BOFURI is also very cute, but it has better writing, better art, and better animation. Plus, it’s more focused on playing video games. It has a happier tone to it. Toilet-Bound Hanako-kun is just weird, and that’s my first impression on this hyped anime.

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BOFURI: I Don’t Want to Get Hurt, so I’ll Max Out My Defense. First Impressions

When I first heard about BOFURI, I was on Reddit. I watched the PV and thought it looked cute, so I added it to my plan to watch. I then added more and more upcoming anime to my plan to watch, most of which I’m more hyped about than BOFURI. Some examples include Re:Zero Season 2, GochiUsa Season 3, Majo no Tabitabi, and that anime where a witch killed slimes for over 300 years and maxed out her level. Of all those anime I planned to watch that are upcoming anime, only BOFURI became a Winter 2020 anime.

I was initially going to skip the Winter 2020 anime season. But when Funimation announced that they will be streaming a magician anime titled Hatena Illusion, I was like, “Ooh, this looks interesting!” I then made plans as to which Winter 2020 anime I wanted to watch. There are so many appealing anime out there for the Winter 2020 anime season that are streaming on Funimation’s website.

On January 11, I picked up Nekopara Season 1, which is the most diabetic-inducing anime of the season. It takes up the first slot of seasonal anime I’m currently watching. On January 13, I picked up Hatena Illusion, which was mediocre. It used to occupy the second slot until I decided to put it on-hold during the Winter 2020 anime season. This is the first time I decided that I’m not going to watch a seasonal anime after watching the first episode. If Hatena Illusuion becomes good, I’ll resume watching it next season. If not, I’ll delete the anime off my list.

Today, I’ve picked up BOFURI, which now takes up the second slot of seasonal anime I’m currently watching. What do I think about it? Well, I think it is an awesome and adorable anime that will bring happiness to the world!

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Hatena Illusion First Impressions

I have always loved magic tricks. They look so impressive. Some things associated with magic tricks include playing cards, colored handkerchiefs, magic wands, disappearing, bunnies, and top hats. And when a trick is performed, a “ta-da” sound would be played, which is like the ultimate “win” sound.

I also love top hats for various reasons.

  1. Whenever magic tricks occur (especially the modern stage magic variety), top hats will almost always be involved.
  2. One can tell that the person wearing clothes like these have a luxurious life, because they exude a formal, modest, and wealthy aura.
  3. Abraham Lincoln wore a hat like this, because it was popular at the time. Now most people associate Abraham Lincoln with top hats.

Unlike maids and witches, it doesn’t seem like that large top hats on anime girls have caught on. I think it looks extremely cute, but most anime fans would never fantasize their waifu wearing a big top hat. If it does catch on, I hope it lasts for many years. It’s actually way more common for anime girls to wear mini top hats than full size top hats.

Anyway, enough talking about magic tricks and top hats. I first heard about Hatena Illusion when Funimation tweeted that they have the rights to stream this anime. You may recall that there was another similar anime called Magical Sempai that aired last summer. I haven’t watched it, but from one review I read, it’s like junk food. It’s fun to watch/eat, but it lacks substance/nutrition.

From reading the premise, Hatena Illusion is a romance anime about a magician and a phantom thief. Will Hatena Illusion be another fun, but unsubstantial anime about magic tricks? Or does it have a trick up its sleeve? Or will it fail like that magician (Chouno Uryoku) from The Disastrous Life of Saiki K? By watching the first episode, it feels like another one of those tricks that Chouno Uryoku would pull off without any assistance. Not impressive. Not worthy of the “ta-da” sound effect. Continue reading

My Top 100 Anime of The Decade (100-21)

The 2010s decade has ended recently. This decade has been the decade of my youth, and during it, I’ve watched a lot of anime. I was inspired to write this after Crunchyroll had made their list of their Top 100 anime, so why not I give it a shot? I’ll list off my Top 100 anime of the decade.

A majority of anime I’ve watched are from the 2010s since I started watching anime in 2014. Since then, I’ve watched a ton of anime. And by a ton, I mean over 300 according to MyAnimeList, and that includes things like one episode specials, which I won’t include in this list.

What I will include are anime I have completed, including short anime, movies, and maybe a music video. There can only be one entry per franchise/series. I’ll rapid fire through #100-#21, and then talk about my top 20 in depth in a different article.

I’ve ordered this list based on a combination of how good the anime is from a critical standpoint and how enjoyable the anime is. I’ve also excluded some anime I found to be boring. With that said, here’s my list of my Top 100 Favorite Anime of the decade. Continue reading

Nekopara First Impressions

I love cute anime. Most anime are already cute to begin with, but some anime like to focus on just how cute anime can be. Nekopara is one of those anime. It takes place at La Soleil, a catgirl cafe. The owner is an average guy named Kashou who is a skilled chef. He works with catgirls in his western-themed cafe. Of course, the cats wear adorable waitress outfits.

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Top 17 Anime I Watched in Summer and Fall 2019

Initially, I was supposed to make this list by the end of the year, but then I got lazy, work got in the way, and I played the heck out of Pokemon Sword! (more on that in another blog post.)

This is the biannual list of all the anime I watched from worst to best. I remembered when I did lists like this on a quarterly basis. Those were good times. But now because of work, I have to do them on a biannual basis. The good news is that I did step up my game and watched enough anime to have five more slots than the previous list. I will be including anime that I completed in 2020, as long as the majority of the anime was watched in 2019. Enough rambling, let’s get to the list. Oh, and this list is just my opinion. Continue reading

Top 10 Anime I Watched in 2019 (Plus Bottom 3)

Looking back on the years I watched anime, 2015 was only the beginning on what incredible anime will be watched. 2016 was when I peaked in watching anime. 2017 was when the rate I watch anime started declining, and that trend continues on to 2019. But still, I am going to make a Top 10 list of anime I watched in 2019.

As for rules, I will not be including anime I haven’t finished watching yet. I also won’t be including any movies or any entities with less than 6 episodes. Of course, I will be including some older anime. But enough talking. Let’s get this list started as I count down my Top 10 Anime I Watched in 2019 for my last blog post of the year. Continue reading

New Years Goals for 2020

This post is going to be a little different, as instead of listing five new goals, going back to my old goals, and determining if I had achieved those goals, I’ll just list all my 2019 New Years Goals, state if I had achieved them, and then create a 2020 New Years Goal below that goal after I had talked about it. Continue reading