Month: February 2014

Weekly Roundup – 2014/02/22

Shows discussed: Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren; Inari, Konkon, Koi Iroha; Kill la Kill; Mikakunin de Shinkoukei; Noragami; Sakura Trick; Space Dandy; Witch Craft Works.



Catching up – February 2014

An effort to comprehend what’s actually airing right now.

Shows discussed: Inari, Konkon, Koi IrohaMikakunin de ShinkoukeiNoragamiSakura TrickSpace DandyWitch Craft Works.


Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Ren – Mid-season thoughts

How do you remember the first season of Chuunibyou? For me, it was a sweet experience. It was funny with just the right amount of absurdity; the story advanced nicely; there was some suspense and character development. It actually made me think about growing up and how hard it can be. I had reminiscences of my own childhood fantasies, my own little chuunibyou.

And the second season just doesn’t do it anymore.


Shinsekai Yori – first impressions

This has been one of the quietest, yet the most intense first episodes I’ve seen. Suspense builds up slowly but surely – and at the end of the show the mind of a viewer is filled up with questions.

Anime starts off with a scene in the modern-day world. Animation, however, is eerie and puzzling; there are killings, but the narrative is chaotic; there’s a perpetrator, but he seems uninterested in events around him. Nothing makes sense, yet it appears calm, with soothing music in the background. Suddenly, scenery changes – and here we are, immersed in a faux-historical setting, dubiously signed as a far future. (more…)