Fall 2017 Anime

I am back again, and so soon as well, that it is the time of the year where everyone gives you a heads up of what they are going to watch this season. I am no exception to that whatsoever. While last season felt like of….meh to me, I am looking forward to some of the shows we are getting this season. A few especially that I have heard many good things about and cannot wait to get my hands on. I know as of right now some shows having already started airing (which doesn’t help the fact that I already feel like I’m behind) but I have not started anything as of right now. As I type this at 1:30 on 10/5/17. Anyway, let’s get right into the shows I’ll be watching this season and why I decided to give them a shot. There’s also a special list at the end for some show, but you will have to stick around until then to see what they are. 

Okay I’m rambling now. Let’s get started!!

Fall 2017

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Summer 2017 Wrap-Up

Wrap-ups are back! Wrap-ups are back! I feel like I have not written one of these in such a long time. Almost a year I think!

What an….interesting season this has been. Some shows that I thought I would really enjoy I ended up not really feeling motivated to get past the first episode. Other shows that I did not think I would like, and maybe were not the best, ended up being the ones that I looked forward to week after week. It was definitely an interesting season that we can now, for the most part, put behind us and move on to the Fall Season that is coming up. 

Here is my Wrap-Up for Summer 2017!!

Summer 2017 Wrap-Up

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Dive!! and the Olympics

maxresdefaultNow a lot can be said about Dive!! as a show. Some say it is good. Others say it is bad. Personally, I’m just curious as to if we will ever see the Olympics or if they are going to drag a second season out of this. I would be lying to you if I did not say that sitting in my ideas notebook there are a few post ideas other than this one regarding this show. But we are not going to talk about if the show in general is good, that’s for later. Today we are talking about something that I think the show does…right…well…I cannot quite find the appropriate word but I think this part they did pretty well.

So today we are turning to the sports side of things! Today we are looking at just how Dive!! portrays the Olympics as well as the expectations being chosen for these Olympics puts on the Oikawa/Sugawara love child Yoichi. Let’s do this!!

(There might be spoilers…maybe…continue at own risk. Okay?)

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The Home Stretch: Senior Year of College

Hey everybody!! Guess what time it is? That’s right I am already back at school again! Yay….anyway, now that I have settled in a little bit and got myself somewhat put together it is time for my yearly randomness about my first week back at school. Somehow it has never failed to be THE most exciting week of the year, and this year was no exception to that. You guys always get a kick out of these, and I enjoy writing them so this year we are doing another one. If you missed the past two years you can read them here: My First Week Back At College and 3rd Times the Charm: College Round ThreeSo buckle in for the usual running, a solar eclipse, a hurt back, and the usual shenanigans that happen when I decide to step a foot outside my door. It’s story time!!

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Touken Ranbu: Hanamaru Review

81989Sometimes you watch one show that, come to find out, is actually connected to another anime! This can happen in many ways, shapes, and forms. It could be a side story to a show, a prequel or sequel, or even a retelling of the story in a different setting or timeline. It is not a necessarily NEW concept and has happened to me very few times. This, sort of, happened to me with the anime that we are discussing today.  I am currently watching Katsugeki Touken/Ranbu and after an especially intense episode I remembered that a story about some of the same characters had been told back in the Fall 2016 Anime season. A show that I did not watch because that was during my anime/blogging hiatus. The important thing to remember about this show is that while they center on the same characters and have the same source material, the story is different. But I’m getting ahead of myself!

So here is my 46th Anime Review for a show that I had planned to watch and got around to when I got WAY to into an alternate telling of his story: Touken Ranbu Hanamaru.

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What IS That?: Karuta

img_0293Hello again everyone!! Today’s post is one that I have been wanting to write for a while, but for some reason had not gotten around to yet. I actually wrote a little bit about it back when I reviewed Chihayafuru but I had always wanted to do a separate post on it. I feel like theme of this Anniversary Month should have been “the posts I have not gotten around to yet”. Hmmm…anyway, since it was recently announced that one of my favorite anime, Chihayafuru, was getting an English dub I figured it would be a good way to celebrate it with this post. It has also been a very long time since I did a “What IS That?” post on the blog so I figured it would be a good way to bring that back as well. So today we are talking about the Japanese card game Karuta, and if the representation of it in Chihayafuru is accurate. So here is the 3rd What IS That? post: 

What IS Karuta?

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Durarara!!x2 Review

67743Usually when a show ends with a happy episode after an intense one the episode before it signifies the end to the story. That is all there is to the plot and that happy episode shows you that everyone is happy, healthy, and the world they live in has returned to normalcy. Well as normal as a world can get when there is a Dullahan driving around, an information broker just WAITING to mess stuff up once everyone gets comfortable again, and a sword lady going around cutting people so she can control them. This was the case for the end of one of my favorite anime Durarara!! and while I was sad it ended I thought it wrapped up nicely. Then I found out there was more story, a lot more events to be discussed, and that pleasantry I experienced at its ending was gone. I needed more! Which we got. When I reviewed the first season of the show (which you can check out here: Durarara!! Review) the second season had already started airing and I promised to review it once it concluded. Two years later and here we are yet again.

So here is the follow up to my 16th Anime Review and the 2nd Sequel Saturday post. We are returning to Ikebukuro in Durarara!!x2.

*SPOILER WARNING: Since this is a review of the second season there may be some spoilers for the end of the first season*

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Haikyuu!! Review

76014Welcome back my wonderful friends to the final day of Anniversary Review Week! I hope you have enjoyed the posts the last few days. I have enjoyed working on them and looking at some shows I have been wanting to talk about for a while. I do want to remind you guys that there are more posts coming for the rest of Anniversary Month, so stay tuned for those and cheek out the other reviews from this week if you have not seen them already! Today’s show has become one of my all-time favorite anime, and I know some of you feel the same way as well. I have been wanting to review it for a while but wanted to make sure I would be able to do it justice in a review. However, I am going to try my hardest! Plus, it is my birthday today and I always review my favorites on my birthday!! I did play the sport today’s anime is about in junior high and am already working on a post about my personal experience and how it related. That post will hopefully be out by the end of the month, time pending.

Without further adieu, here is my 45th Anime Review and Day 8 of Anniversary Review Week! It is time to look at quicks, salonpas, crows, flying high, and most importantly volleyballs in Haikyuu!!

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Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju Review

77907Here we are on Day 7 of Anniversary Review Week! This week has really blown by this year, and I am really sad to see it be over. But we still have today and tomorrow, and more posts every weekend day for the rest of the month so the celebrations are not over yet. Today we are talking about a show that reminded me a little bit of my childhood. A time when my Grandma sat me down and told me the stories about when she used to ride a horse to school, or the stories about how my Great-Grandma first came to America. How that side of my family was affected during World War I & II because we still had family in Germany (the other sides of my family having already been here for generations). Then she slips up and tells me about the multiple times my uncle used to come back home drunk from parties and would pass out on the coffee table. The show today kind of reminded me of that. Except my mom was not running in after the last part to stop it because “she should not be hearing those things about her uncle”.

So here is my 44th Anime Review and the post for Day 7 of Anniversary Review Week. The review for the anime that reminded me of my Grandma’s stories, a show that I really enjoyed despite the problems that it had: Showa Genroku Rakugo Shinju.

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Brothers Conflict Review

51409My friends, we are reaching the end of Anniversary Review Week and today is Day 5. That means only two more reviews after today. I hope you have enjoyed this week so far, and will stick around for the next two days as well. There will still be more posts after this week is over too! Normally I choose anime that I really like to talk about during this week, but today I wanted to just kind of…rant about one. Not a big rant, just kind of looking at a show that…you know what let’s just get started and I will explain. Today is also the review for a harem anime, which is a type of anime that I have not really written about other than when I watched Diabolik Lovers a few years ago and then reviewed it. I hope you enjoy it.!

So here is Day 6 of Anniversary Review Week and my 43rd Anime Review. Today we are looking at a harem anime that as a little bit of a twist: Brothers Conflict.

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