Review – Kaguya-sama: Love Is War

Spring 2020 has been a roller-coaster ride for the anime community. With the coronavirus pandemic forcing the entire industry to rethink their plans, a lot of the anticipated titles have been moved off either later this year or the next. This made the list of shows for Spring smaller and I am so glad that they didn’t shelf a show like Kaguya-sama: Love Is War.

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RWBY: More mistakes made than any man | OWLS “Adapt” Blog Tour

It is wonderful to be back at writing for another OWLS blog tour. However, the circumstances between the last time I wrote for a blog tour and this one are extraordinarily different. Back then, I was taking about the grandiose idea of peace with the onset of the Inter-Korean summit and comparing it with Avatar: The Last Airbender. Now, we’re in a dark time with the global health crisis affecting our families and communities. This brings us to this month’s prompt put forward by the OWLS blog tour: Continue reading “RWBY: More mistakes made than any man | OWLS “Adapt” Blog Tour”

Classroom of the Elite induces depressing “battle royale-esque” story

The battle royale trope has been a staple in writing stories for anime. It usually starts with a clueless protagonist being forced into a game of carnage for survival. Along the way, he encounters friends and enemies which ultimately make his life harder in the survival game. Classroom of the Elite doesn’t do that – it’s probably the most mundane battle royale story I’ve seen and here’s why.

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Why Kakushigoto will make your heart melt this season

As we push towards this complicated maze of life, there are standards in which we bestow upon ourselves in order to become the best for someone – whether that would be for ourselves, our families, or a special someone. Of course, there will always be hiccups to this struggle to build our “best selves” and it’s something that is portrayed in Kakushigoto with a lot of entertainment value. Taking something so relatable and making it super hilarious is what makes Kakushigoto shine as an anime series. Continue reading “Why Kakushigoto will make your heart melt this season”

HameFura’s bad luck waifu

With the community quarantine in my area, there seems to be no excuse to not get back into the anime grind. The first thing that caught my eye for this year’s spring season was the anime series My Next Life as a Villainess: All Routes Lead to Doom! or HameFura for short. Categorized into the romantic comedy genre with the interesting premise of isekai-ng the main character into her favorite otome game as the villainess is definitely something that would raise eyebrows. Continue reading “HameFura’s bad luck waifu”

Darling in the FRANXX is taking a nosedive and its not stopping

Throughout its current broadcast period, Darling in the FRANXX has received various criticisms – both good and bad. However, in its later episodes, it has sparked conversation and salt in the community on its romantic developments. Now, it went for a full-speed nosedive and it’s not showing any signs of stopping. Continue reading “Darling in the FRANXX is taking a nosedive and its not stopping”

Comic Girls: this is oddly familiar

On, yet, another article of “cute girls doing cute stuff” comes an anime series that intends to show just that. Comic Girls caught my attention this late and it took a good number of memes, adorable GIFs and clips to get me convinced in watching it. But I might say, this kind of show is starting to get really common and I’m not mad in the slightest.

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Balancing between charm and gains in animation

With the advancement of technology, we’ve seen more shows being released for every season. It’s quite amusing how before we complained about having less anime to watch compared to complaining now that there’s too much anime. But with the usage of tools that make shows easier to create, we’ve lost a certain aspect to anime that gave its charm a long time ago. Continue reading “Balancing between charm and gains in animation”