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.
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”
A lot of shows are ending at this point and I must say, we’ve been spoiled with some pretty good titles – one of which would be Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku. The series is a rather different approach to the rom-com genre with the office setting and it has been a blast watching it. Continue reading “Review – Wotakoi: Love is Hard for Otaku”
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”
With summer at its peak from where I am, there has never been a point when watching anime was out of the equation. Being the romance-comedy loving freak I am, it’s not a surprise that most of the shows I’m getting into, at the moment, are really fluffy and wholesome. Now, let us talk Love Lab. Continue reading “Love Lab’s quirky comedy and refreshing animation style”
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. Continue reading “Darling in the FRANXX and how its been great despite the uproar from fans”
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. Continue reading “Wotaku ni Koi wa Muzukashii is as straight a rom-com can get”
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. Continue reading “Violet Evergarden: a dump of episode reactions”
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. Continue reading “OWLS Blog Tour – Violet: the struggle to change”
#12DaysOfAnime – A classic scene from an anime that pops into my name is the abrupt proposal that Ryuji made to Taiga and thus solidifying their relationship within the series, as well as its end. But ultimately, the show showcases a cast where each individual longs for warmth. How is this so?