Winter 2019 – Week 10

Promised Neverlan - Emma has not given up

Strong emotions this week in The Promised Neverland…  Probably the strongest episode this week.  And that’s saying something when you take Run with the Wind into account.

So, let’s hit the jump and dive right in!

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Spring 2019 – hope springs eternal!

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I can’t believe it’s that time of year already…  Spring is about to spring, and with it a fresh new crop of anime.  And that means it’s time to peer into the crystal ball and try and figure out what tempts me to watch it.

Yeah, the title is a hoary old joke…  But, what the heck.  It  works for me.

Anyhow, let’s hit the jump an run ’em down!
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Worth Watching – Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid / My Best Friend

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This lovely AMV popped up in my YouTube recommendations yesterday – and I just had to share it as soon as I could.  Just today I’ve watched it about three times, even when I should have been doing other things.

Heavy on the feels, and with the video very nicely synced to the audio, it’s very definitely Worth Watching.  I especially like the fast cuts during the drum parts right before the refrain – inspired!

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Winter 2019 – Week 9

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As I said on Twitter yesterday, I got some very bad family news….  And as a result, my motivation/creativity is right out the window.  Do want to get at least a shortened post out this week, to keep some kind of momentum.  So, hit the jump and let’s chat!
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Looking back – Winter 2015

Just for fun, each season I look back four years to see what I was watching back then and talk about what I thought of it then and now.  Since it’s Winter 2019, that means it’s time to look at Winter 2015 and cringe (or not) at what I watching way back when.

Saekano - Tomaya's first glimpse of Megumi...

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Hit the jump and let’s travel back in time to Winter 2015!

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Winter 2019 – Week 8

Promised Neverland - Mom comforts Emma

I rarely pick an Episode of the Week (maybe I should?)… But if I did, this week’s episode of The Promised Neverland would be far-and-away the only possible choice.

Hit the jump and let’s take a look at that episode and everything else that happened this week!

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Winter 2019 – Week 7

Quintessential Quintuplets - Nino saves the day

Busy week with many surprising developments and reveals in a lot of shows!  Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in!

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Quintessential Quintuplets: Breaking Down the Contestants [Guest Post]

The Quintessential Quintuplets is easily one of my favorite shows this winter. With a charming cast of characters and its own enjoyable twists on the classic harem formula, it’s tailor-made for fans of romantic comedies. Not to mention anyone who enjoys shipping wars, because the series reveals in the first scene that our main character, Futaro, will marry one of the five Nakano sisters, and actively encourages viewers to pick sides. Of course, we don’t know yet which lucky sister will capture Futaro’s heart, because what fun would that be?

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To help untangle this romantic Gordian knot, I present my objective, utterly unbiased, and strictly scientific analysis of each sister’s chances of becoming the lucky bride, along with some bold predictions for how their stories will end, win or lose!

Disclaimer: this is based entirely on the first seven episodes of the anime, and contains mild spoilers for those episodes. I haven’t read the manga, but I intend to start as soon as the anime is over.

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Winter 2019 – Week 6 / Midseason Thoughts

Aaand… its that time again! Mid-season, when I take a look at what I’m watching, where it’s been and where it’s going.  Some shows are keepers, some… aren’t.  Which is which?  Hit the jump and find out!

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