Koi to Uso” – a love-tragedy in the making?

ANIME, DISCUSSION – As the summer anime season starts, there is this one show that has caught my attention: Koi to Uso or in English, Love and Lies. After watching the first episode, allow me to share my thoughts and reactions to this brand new, interesting anime series.

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The uniqueness of NieR: Automata’s soundtrack vocals

GAMING, DISCUSSION – Ever since I first saw gameplay footage for NieR: Automata, there’s always that glorious, wonderful soundtrack accompanied with vocals that seem to be gibberish. It wasn’t long when I noticed the soundtrack that plays when you get into Pascal’s village had vocals that sounded German in pronunciation.

What was up with that?

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Yuri anime “Citrus” reveals main cast

ANIME, NEWS – According to some leading anime news outlets, the anime adaptation of the yuri manga Citrus has revealed five main cast members on Friday. They are taking the same roles they played on the manga’s drama CD.

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KyoAni’s “Violet Evergarden” to air on January 2018

ANIME, NEWS – Kyoto Animation’s Youtube channel, Kyoanichannel, uploaded a preview video of their upcoming anime series, Violet Evergarden. The preview, according to JList’s recent news article states that this anime series will air starting January 2018. As for the opening team, it will be done by TRUE (Dream Solister – Hibike! Euphonium opening theme).

Kyoto Animation is planning a premiere screening in Anime Expo 2017 on July 2nd this year.

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A look into Attack on Titan’s ending theme

ANIME, DISCUSSION – If you have followed through the second season of the Attack on Titan series, the ending theme and its animation visuals are full of references but for us, viewers, we have little to no clue as to what they represent. I’ll be going detail-by-detail of what I think about the ending theme’s visuals and make sense of it all.

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Guilty Crown’s cycle of trust issues

ANIME, DISCUSSIONS – After listening to the opening theme song for the anime series, Guilty Crown, which is My Dearest by the Japanese band supercell, I couldn’t help but get interested in this show. The visuals and lyrics of the song felt tied to the story of the show and I had to know what was the whole deal.

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Androids in a fictional setting compared to reality

GAMING, DISCUSSION – Throughout the first few weeks of this month, I spent most of my downtime watching playthroughs of the Nier: Automata game from different Youtube gaming personalities. As I watched, the idea of androids came up to me and how they were portrayed differently from what professionals in the real world think of it.

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Ymir’s quick turn from douche to compelling

ANIME, DISCUSSION – Ymir as a character has unexpectedly grown in terms of character development. In the first season, she was nothing short of this douche-y tomboy who had a thing for another female character, Christa. However, as we see her in every episode of the second season, she has indeed grown.

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What makes an anime OP/ED great?

ANIME, FEATURED – In almost every anime series, the episode starts with an opening music theme with a short animation – usually spanning a minute or so. An ending music theme is also played along with the credits of an episode. It is because of the times which these themes are shown that make them so important.

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