Summer 2019 – First Impressions – Part II

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Following up with more premieres and first impressions, and a look at how solid (or not) this season looks to be.  Ready or not, here it is – hit the jump and let’s dive right in!
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Favorite Anime OP’s & OP Bingo! – Week 5 (Finale!) and the winners!

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And now…  the big reveal!  Who guessed the final squares?  Who wins the prize?  Whose cuisine will reign supreme!?!

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Favorite Anime OP’s & OP Bingo! – Week 4

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Went geocaching on Sunday, and was tired as heck on Mon…  and it entirely slipped my mind that this post was due!  Jeez, what’s the point in having content ready to go and then forgetting about it?

So, let’s hit the jump and chat about this week’s OP’s!

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Looking back – Spring 2015 (Featuring Sound! Euphonium.)

Once again it’s time to look back four years to see what I was watching back then and talk about what I thought of it then and think of it now.  Since its Spring 2019, that means it’s time to look at Spring 2015.

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Sound Euphonium

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

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Spring 2019 – Week 12(ish)

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A few quick observations so as not to totally lose my momentum…

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) Season 3 Part 2 – Episode 9 / Episode 58

Well, now we know where Eren got his tendency towards self indulgent/self pitying monologues…  He comes by it honest, inherited from his father.  (I kid…  Mostly.)

Speaking of inheritances, I’m still working out the implications of Eren possessing Royal blood and the Founding Titan.

A fascinating episode, fraught with portents for the future.  We’re in for less action and more politics I’m afraid.

Joshi Kausei Episode 12 (Finale)

I wish they’d chose more chapters from the manga like this one…  Joshi Kausei was always at it’s best when it’s just the friends derping around doing goofy stuff just because.

Kono Oto Tomare!: Sounds of Life Episode 12

Is it just me, or was the episode mostly filler(ish) so they could cliffhanger for the finale?

Senryu Girl (Senryuu Shoujo) Episode 12 (Finale)

There were two things many viewers wanted out of this show as the season progressed.  One was to see Eiji and Nanako become a canon couple.  We didn’t get that.  The other, was to see their first meeting…  and we did get that!  I don’t know if it lived up to anyone else’s expectations, but I was smiling all through the episode.  I won’t call it perfect, but it was pretty damn good.

I also wanted to talk a little about Eiji’s senryu…

Dear Mr. Santa
Can you convince my old man
Not to smoke in bed

I actually thought it was pretty good.  A nice blend of the childish (Santa) with the adult (concern for safety and health).  Seems to me about right for a first year high school student.  Others often see Eiji as a violent thug, but the poem once again reminds us (the viewers) that there’s more to that book than the cover.

Any thoughts?  Drop a comment and let’s chat!

Favorite Anime OP’s & OP Bingo! – Week 3

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Of course…  WP managed to somehow eat the introduction I’d written, and now the page has been published.  Ah well, consider it written and posted and pretend I said something intelligent and witty here.

Then hit the jump, and let’s take a look at the songs in this week’s squares!

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Spring 2019 – Week 11 (ish)

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I know, I know… Theoretically I’m on hiatus from weekly postings, but I couldn’t resist a few observations.

Attack on Titan (Shingeki no Kyojin) Season 3 Part 2 – Episodes 56-57

After 56 episodes of waiting, we’re finally in that d*mm basement…  And what we find there is like nothing I could have ever imagined.  My head is still reeling over all the implications.  Two very interesting ones:  First, there’s now a potential second claimant to Historia’s throne.  Second, the name of her friend/protector in the Scout Regiment takes on some interesting significance.

Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket continues to be a basket of feels each week.  How does it manage to accomplish in a few minutes what other shows would take a week or two to build up to?

Senryu Girl (Senryuu Shoujo) Episode 11

Each week I just fall in love with this show all over again…  Part of it is Nanako, but I have to admit to sneaky admiration for Eiji’s characterization.  Like this week, when the doofus completely misses the import of putting a ring on her ring finger!  The show has made it abundantly clear he cares for Nanako, so he’s not the typical oblivious anime protagonist.  He’s just clueless and dense in an endearingly clumsy way.

Any thoughts?  Feel free to share them down in the comments!

Favorite Anime OP’s & OP Bingo! – Week 2

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And we continue to reveal more squares!  Who guessed right?  Who is on the way to a Bingo?  Hit the jump and see!

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Queen (of the AMV)

Image courtesy of Wikipedia.

I wouldn’t say the Queen is one of my favorites bands, but I do enjoy a great deal of their music.  And of course, it’s always fun to combine two things I enjoy..  So, as promised when I posted the Maid Dragon AMV, here’s a collection of anime AMV’s that use Queen for their music.

Hit the jump, and let’s rock!

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