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Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu Review: The Whims and Escapades of a High School Girl

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My school’s anime club has been watching two anime, one of which is Suzumiya Haruhi no Yuuutsu, better known as The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya.  While we actually have yet to finish it, I went ahead and watched through the entirety of season 1 during Thanksgiving break.  Indeed, I know I am very late in watching this, but as the cliche goes, better late than never.  Haruhi’s a series that pretty much any anime fan has at least heard about, and while it definitely hit its prime popularity a while back, it’s still quite well-known today.  As I am quite fond of Kyoto Animation works for the most part, I was excited to finally watch through Haruhi after all this time.  While I wasn’t quite as blown away by it as I had expected to be, it was still quite a fun watch.  That said, more than anything it’s The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya that I’ve heard such great things about, so I’m aware that I have not yet seen all that Haruhi has to offer by any means. Continue reading

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Chobits Review: The Divide Between Humans and Computers

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It is truly a bad thing when I look at my anime/manga history on MyAnimeList and notice that a series doesn’t even show up because I finished it that long ago.  And indeed, the dilemmas of homework, tests, college apps, and all that other wonderful goodness have taken their toll as I’ve fallen way behind on my blogging.  I suppose three/four weeks isn’t necessarily something too long, but it’s not exactly the greatest of ideas to write about it after that much time.  In favor of taking a break from a dull calculus homework run, I decided I better start catching up.  In any case, the series (or at least, one of them, there’s more, unfortunately….) that I’ve finished so long ago that it isn’t on my history anymore is Chobits.  Chobits was quite an enjoyable watch with a nice balance between lighthearted comedy and emotional drama.  Chobits is one I’d known about for a while but only just recently got around to, and I’d say it’s certainly worth it.  That said, it was made a while back so I wouldn’t be surprised if most people already got to it long before I did. Continue reading

Shingeki no Kyojin Review: Humanity’s Fight for Survival

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Well after two long, excruciating, stressful weeks, it seems I finally have an opportunity to write another blog post.  For anyone who might’ve been looking forward to my next post (particularly because I did mention before some of the series I would write about next) I apologize, but at last I have a bit of time on my hands.  I’m quite late in writing about this, 3 weeks late even, but better late than never I suppose.  In any event, what I’m going to write about is what’s probably the most popular anime hit of the year.  The breakout series, incredibly mainstream anime, and widely loved adaptation known as Shingeki no Kyojin, or Attack on Titan.  Shingeki has gotten extreme attention during the past few months of its run, and it’s not too difficult to see why it has drawn so many dedicated supporters.  As for my thoughts?  Well, there’s a lot I can say about this one, so I’ll try to space my thoughts out a bit. Continue reading

Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation Review: High School Survival Game of Despair

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A week ago I watched the last episode of Danganronpa: Kibou no Gakuen to Zetsubou no Koukousei – The Animation, or Danganronpa for short.  Back in my Kara no Kyoukai 1 post, I mentioned that there was another series I had watched through a good portion of, and this was that series.  Truth be told, I hadn’t intended on watching through this anytime soon (especially since I had previously been told to stick with the game), but a friend of mine insisted on my watching through it, and upon reaching the halfway point I figured there wasn’t much point in stopping my watching and decided to pull through with the anime.  Danganronpa’s the kind of series I knew I would enjoy from the beginning, although there were quite a few problems that kept me from loving it as much as I could have. Continue reading

No.6 Review: What Lies Beneath the False Utopia

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It’s been about a week and a half since I finished watching No.6.  The premise sounded interesting, though I quickly noticed that it was only 11 episodes long and wondered just how much development could happen with such little time.  While I would say that not everything was as fleshed out as I would’ve liked, the story did a relatively good job of presenting itself with its small episode count.  It wasn’t the most enjoyable watch I’ve had, but it was still a good one regardless. Continue reading

Nekomonogatari: Kuro Review: The Hanekawa Backstory

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Well after about a week or so I’m at last making another post.  In truth I finished Nekomonogatari: Kuro a while ago, but extreme computer issues and many failed attempts to restore lost data have occupied a lot of my time for the past few days so I didn’t get around to writing about it.  Luckily that’s all done with, so I can at last give my thoughts on the third installment of the Monogatari anime.  Anywho, I can say that it was good for exposition and giving more insight on the details of what happened with Araragi and Hanekawa before Bakemonogatari.  It does a good job of setting the stage for the beginning of Monogatari Second season, though I can’t say I enjoyed this arc nearly as much as some of the other arcs from Bake and Nise. Continue reading

Nisemonogatari Review: Can an Impostor Have Value?

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Just finished Nisemonogatari today, and just like Bakemono it was quite the watch.  I’d heard many people say that Nisemono is inferior to Bakemono, but now that I’ve finished it I would say that the two are about equal to me.  Obviously with them being the same series, they’re very much similar in style, but it’s interesting to note that there are actually some differences in regard to execution.  Bakemono had stronger character development overall, but the themes Nisemono presented really helped it stand out to me. Continue reading

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