The best thing about being behind and not following seasonal anime religiously is that you can freely watch new shows from the previous months. One of these shows that I wanted to get down and watch was Interviews with Monster Girls. Various clips of Hikari and her cute, vampire antics scattered throughout the web has definitely piqued my interest for this show.
After drawing flak from the vast corners of the community, Darling in the FRANXX has received so much criticism for its story and characters. It became such a hot topic to the point of alleged reports involving fans sending threats to members of the production for creating a point in this show’s story in which many will never accept. For this individual, I would like to put my finger into this show – why anger coming from its fans is a testament to how effective it is as a show.
Romance-comedy anime has always been what I personally consider as one of my favorite genres. The pacing from light-hearted humor transitioning to the eventual romantic development between characters is just something that gets me excited whenever I watch a new show. This spring season is no different and one of those shows might be Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii.
The magical girl genre is something that I never found interest in. Mainly due to the fact that a bunch of young girls battling in a war versus evil with the power of friendship is not exactly my cup of tea. However, over the course of recent years, there has been a slight shift to this genre and that is the deconstruction trend gaining more popularity among viewers. Mahou Shoujo Site is no different.
Ever since last year, Steins;Gate 0 has been announced for release and we were already given a glimpse of what to expect from this show. Not to mention, this is a treat for those who have gone and played the visual novel of the same name. As stated, the show tries to tread a darker path to what Steins;Gate, the show its derived from, could have been.
With the release of a few short previews, an exclusive first episode premiere event to lucky selected individuals in Japan and in an anime convention, and an excessive amount of hype following that, Violet Evergarden had become the most anticipated anime series of 2018. Although, a good number of people were disappointed in the show, it has a significant place in my heart.
With its twelfth episode out, Violet Evergarden has come a long way from its slow introductory episodes. Initially, a good number of people thought that this was just mere eye-candy and nothing more, but damn, it’s such shame since the show portrays some outstanding character development and well-written writing techniques.
It feels like that I am going against the goals that I have set myself for this year as I keep ignoring every opportunity I get to make an episode reaction. To make up for it, here’s a dump of all episode reactions in compact form for the Violet Evergarden anime series.
Anime Versus is a blog series where I talk about anime and its many elements like the usual tropes, industry, genres and many more. We try to give you the pros and cons of the topic being discussed and what our standpoint on it looks like.
As I write this article, I have come to realize that our group has come a really long way in comparison to the previous year. New members have come and are gracing us with their wonderful writings on various prompts. Although I haven’t really been a part of OWLS for a very long time, I feel very proud to be a part of this wonderful, growing group of creators.