My Anime Watching Break is Over

Six days after starting my break, I decided to end it. I felt like this break is well deserved. I feel quite refreshed, and it helped me recover from that burnout. Now I’m ready to watch some anime again. I’ve always watched anime constantly within the past 1 and a half years. Sure, the English speaking anime community is going crazy, but I’ve learned how to ignore it. Every time I watch an anime-related video, I have to delete it off of my history to prevent more anime-related videos from popping up. Now that I’ve separated myself from the anime community, I’m going to briefly mention the anime I’ve watched and talk the anime I’m watching.
Continue reading

Anime: Why Do I Keep Watching It?

Throughout the time I was in my anime watching phase, I had moments where I wanted to quit. And before I said I would quit, I said I would watch some final anime before that. Right now, I’m feeling regrets on being an anime fan, because there are some common aspects in anime that I dislike as well as an aspect I dislike in the anime community. I am getting older, and my perspective on life and anime are changing. My status as an anime fan has become more in jeopardy ever since the Spring 2017 anime season ended. Continue reading

Why I No Longer Blog About Non-Airing Anime

This is a short blog post to address something that recently been going on. And that’s the fact that I don’t blog about anime that have finished airing. Ever since finishing The iDOLM@STER Cinderella Girls Season 1 and posting a blog post about it, I never posted my first impressions on any anime I’ve watched ever since, unless it’s an airing anime or it’s Welcome to the NHK! I also never posted any final thoughts on any anime I’ve watched ever since, except for the aforementioned anime, Aria the Natural, and Cardcaptor Sakura, since I started watching both of these anime on February 2017.

The reason why I’m doing that is because so that I can enjoy anime to its fullest. It’s also because it takes up a lot of time to write down blog posts for anime. I still blog about new and airing anime, because I feel like it’s more important to talk about them. For anime that has been completed, what has been said about them has most likely already been said, so I hold off these thoughts until the seasonal list of the top anime I watched from worst to best. It’s just a personal preference. It also helps me prioritize.

I’ve Been Watching Anime for Three Years. Looking Back at my First Anime, Majimoji Rurumo

Exactly three years ago, on July 20, 2014, I started watching Majimoji Rurumo. I was browsing images on Safebooru using the witch_hat tag, because I love anime witches so much. Within the past two months, a bunch of Wadanohara images popped up due to the Wadanohara game getting really popular at the time. I was getting a lot of Marisa Kirisame and Wadanohara fanarts by searching that tag. But then I found this image, and I immediately took notice on this girl’s huge witch hat.

I wanted to see more of this girl, but due to a lack of fanart, I ended up watching the first two episodes of this anime. This decision might have not been immediately impactful, but it was the start of my anime watching phase. As time went on, I begin to see July 20, 2014 as a more significant day in my life. I later completed Majimoji Rurumo on September 25, 2014. Continue reading

NEW GAME!! Episode 2 Thoughts

You know, the discussions about Isekai Smartphone are triggering me. It has become one of the most divisive anime of the season. Wanna know one thing that can untrigger me? New Game Season 2! It has cute girls doing cute things and a positive reputation. The first episode proves that even though it has things I dislike, I still genuinely enjoyed it.

In My Thoughts on the New Game Season 2 Announcement, I wanted to see the characters cosplay in cute outfits in Season 2. And this episode seems to be about that subject, and Aoba seems to be the one cosplaying! Let’s see what happens in this episode. Oh, and there will be spoilers! Continue reading

Isekai wa Smartphone to Tomo ni. Episode 2 Thoughts

When last week’s episode debuted, reactions were all over the place. The discussions were a mess, and it goes to show that an anime that’s set up to be a generic Isekai (person transported to another world) anime can be very divisive. I didn’t know what to expect from IseSuma. I was expecting it to be like KONOSUBA, but the first episode seems rather mild in terms of comedy. But I said I would keep watching it. The stakes seem to be lower, the comedy seems to be lighter, and we can expect more characters to appear and more quests to happen. In other words, it’s not the next KONOSUBA, but I liked the second episode to some degree. Continue reading

Tenshi no 3P! Episode 2 Thoughts

To be honest, I have a “meh” approach when it comes to rock music. In the mid-2000s, I’ve acquired a taste for techno and EDM music after playing some flash games on Newgrounds. I also prefer music without words, and lots of techno and EDM music have music without words. I just find electronic music to be more fun than rock music. A majority of my music library consists of electronic music, but there are some rock and metal songs too. I really want a music anime focusing on the production of electronic music, but we’ll have to wait.

The only other rock music anime I’ve watched is K-On!, because it is the most famous moe anime. The only reasons why I’m watching Tenshi no 3P are 1: It’s made by the same creators as Ro-Kyu-Bu! and 2: Tying into that fact is that it has super cute lolis. You know these jail memes commonly associated with Eromanga Sensei? These memes live on with Tenshi no 3P! The intensity of the fanservice has definitely escalated in the second episode.

Screenshot (43).png Continue reading

My Current Thoughts on the Summer 2017 Anime I Picked Up

So this time, I’ve decided to pick three anime for Summer 2017: Tenshi no 3P!, In Another World With My Smartphone, and NEW GAME!! In addition, I also decided to continue watching an anime from Spring 2017 as it’s airing its second cour: Sakura Quest. This means that I am technically watching four Summer 2017 anime. I’m going to tell you my feelings on all of them. Continue reading

NEW GAME!! First Impressions

The hype for New Game Season 2 is so high, that I cannot pass off this anime. The main reasons why I wanted to watch NEW GAME in the first place are 1: The character designs, and 2: The theme of making video games. Currently, I gave this anime a score of 8.8 out of 10, the highest score I gave to an anime that was released in 2016. I will admit that I did get a little upset when I found out that the main problems I had about Season 1 have been amplified, and I said that I might not be watching New Game Season 2, but I got over these feelings and decided to watch the first episode.
Continue reading