Sunday Wrap-Up (Spring 2018 – Week 1)

The new anime season is upon us and this is the first installment of the Sunday Wrap-Up. This is a trial series that I am currently testing just to see how it goes. In the weekly wrap-up I will write about the episodes of anime that I watched this past week for the season, and what I thought of the episodes. There are probably going to be spoilers so do proceed at own risk, but I think that may not become an issue until later in the season. For some shows anyway. These posts probably will not be super long ones. That being said let’s jump into it.

Yes this is a Sunday Wrap-Up published on a Tuesday, but I got a little behind this weekend and could not make the Sunday deadline. I had already made the picture below and did not want to change it, so I decided just to roll with it because I would really like to keep the Sunday post date…and I already made the picture and did not want to say that.

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Spring 2018 Anime

Normally I would not write this post until after I have wrapped up the previous season, but seeing as how the Spring Season starts sooner than I expected and some of the shows I watched from the Winter season still have a few more episodes left in them (I am looking at you Idolish7), and I am horribly behind on others, I decided to just go ahead and write my first impressions for the Spring Season now to get it out of the way. This season had quite a few shows that I was really looking forward to and a few that caught my attention while I was browsing MAL. As I always say these are only the shows that I am planning to watch. I have not actually seen any of them yet, so I may end up either dropping some or picking up others along the way. I will, of course, let you know what I did during the Wrap-Up at the end of the season. Now…let us get started.

Spring 2018

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Female Appeal of Gundam Collaboration Part 2

Alright my dears! Here is the second half of the collab that I did with the wonderful Lita from Lita Kino Anime Corner! I seriously cannot tell you how excited I am for this collab to finally be out there and for you all to see it. It was wonderful working with Lita on this and talking about gundam was so much fun I wish we could have done it forever. But I will stop dragging on because you probably read part one already and am waiting for me to just get to the point. If you have not read part one yet you can read it here: Female Appeal of Gundam Collaboration. Okay, now I think that I’m ready to get started.

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Why More Otome Adaptations Should Be Like Code: Realize

code-realize-sousei-no-himegimi-opening-ost-lyrics-kalmia-mia-reginaI have been meaning to write this post since the fall season ended and have not been able to get around to it yet. I wanted to take some time to talk about what I think Code: Realize Guardian of Rebirth did right when compared to other shows with similar premises. I am not saying Code: Realize was a perfect show. It was good, and I did kind of enjoy it, but it was not perfect. Some things did not make a whole lot of sense or probably could have used a little bit more explanation in the end. But today we are not talking about the things it did wrong, we are talking about the things that it did right. For an adaptation of an otome game, Code: Realize did some things that I think stood out from other game adaptations. I could be wrong though, there could be a show that did a much better job then this one, but to me this is the best example so far. 

*SPOILERS FOR THE END OF CODE: REALIZE BELOW*

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Winter 2018 Anime

I already feel so behind on this season because I have only really watched two shows and I saw that one show already has multiple episodes released so I am already so behind. The first week of school just so perfectly matched up with the first week many shows started airing, and since the first week is usually the craziest I had no time to watch anything because I was adjusting to my new schedule and I was exhausted after being done with many of them. I try to get out my first impressions post before I watch anything, so it worked out that I am still behind but that does not reduce my stress level. I also kind of had problems with choosing what shows I wanted to watch. Part of my struggle with this season was that there was not one show that had me jumping out of my season waiting for it. There were a few that initially peaked my interest, but nothing that really caught my attention originally. Nevertheless, I did indeed find some shows to watch and today I am going to tell you about what I chose to watch this season.

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Fall 2017 Wrap-Up

With Fall 2017 season concluded and all wrapped in a bow, it is that time of the season to go over just how I think the shows I watched this season performed. There were…quite a few drops, some additions, some put on hold, and one show I finally caught up on! This season has actually been a real rollercoaster for me as a fan, seeing as how I look at the shows I started on and the ones I actually finished and there were quite a few changes made. We have a lot to go through, so buckle up guys.

Fall 2017 Wrap-Up

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Top Openings & Endings of 2017

2017 Openings and Endings.pngAs we are nearing the end of 12 Days of Anime, I feel it is a good time to bring out the Top 5 lists for the year. The next three days will all be top 5 lists of various things. Today will technically be a top 10 list guess because there will be five openings and five endings covered. These themes will just cover the shows that aired at some point in 2017, and will exclude shows that I watched in 2017 but aired earlier. If I did that I will tell you now that Yuri on Ice would be number one in both categories because I love the opening and ending theme of that show very much and I listen to it on repeat daily. I talked about Yuri on Ice already for 12 Days of Anime, so I need to stop myself. These are in no particular order, they are just five openings and five endings that I really enjoyed. This is the day that my inner band kid takes over a little bit.

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Life Lessons in The Boy and the Beast

the-boy-and-the-beast-e28093-funimation-filmsI have to admit that when I went to watch The Boy and the Beast for the first time, I was a little reluctant because of the most recent Mamoru Hosoda film I had just watched, Wolf Children. Usually, I tend to not keep too much of a watch on certain directors or studios and try to watch things based on the show itself. I am not saying that Wolf Children is a bad movie. It is a good movie! You should give it a try. However, when the main character kisses the man in his wolf form part of me was like “eh, what is going on?” It’s a little odd, right? Like I get he’s a werewolf or a wolf-man or whatever it says he is, but it is still weird. Then when I found out about the beast world in The Boy and The Beast I was not quite sure where it was going to go. I was not quite sure what Hosoda was going to do exactly in this film, but I was pleasantly surprised at the story that it told.

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A Good Sequel: Kuroko’s Basketball Last Game

cyyourpwgae0eskI just realized that so far in 12 Days of Anime I have yet to talk about a sports anime. That needs to be fixed right away. So, why not talk about the sequel movie to a sports anime that I love to death. An anime that wormed its way into my heart a few years ago already, and its sequel just made me love it even more. Today I am talking about the Kuroko’s Basketball: Last Game film that I finally got around to watching a few weeks ago. It was one of the anime movies that I was looking the most forward to this past year, and a sequel that I was very nervous about. Be prepared for the most fangirling I have done so far, and I think it is safe to say that this post is getting out all my fangirling for the next few days. Be ready though, because…let us just say I spent too much time focused on a certain character’s haircut, but I will spare you the details of that.

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The Best Part of Princess Jellyfish

princess-jellyfish-girls-only-anime-club-36979471-1280-720Normally I try not to write about a show until I have finished watching it. That way I have a full grip on what is going on with the story, and how the characters have evolved. This year has seen many exceptions to that rule and has caused me to just throw it out altogether. Because why wait to write about a show if there is something going on at this exact point in time that I need to talk about. This does not apply to reviews, of course, because you need to finish it to do those. I have not finished Princess Jellyfish but there are a few things that I need to talk about, and why not do it for Day 5 of 12 Days of Anime? So, today I want to talk about my favorite part of Princess Jellyfish as of now since I have not finished watching it yet.

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