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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My notes & votes – the Crunchyroll Anime Awards 2018 – part 2/3

It’s that time of year again! Crunchyroll is asking us, the users and viewers, to choose what anime are worthy of awards in a large span of categories. I thought I’d write up what I’m voting for and why for your amusement.  This post covers the second group, which we’ll be voting on next week (01/29-02/04).

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Image courtesy of Crunchyroll.

Hit the jump, and let’s dive right in!

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Winter 2017 – Week 12. The finales begin…

Well… a busy, busy week as we swing into the penultimate and final episodes of the season.  Some shows close out strong, other just slink across the finish line…  and a couple just drop out of the race entirely.

Hit the jump and see what I thought, then let me know your thoughts down in the comments.  (Really the comments aren’t just about responding to me, they’re all about you and what you think!)

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Winter 2017 – Week 11, getting caught up, some thoughts on 3-gatsu no Lion, season finales.

With the insane go-go-go seven evenings in a row behind me, and despite Crunchy once again misbehaving on weekends, I’m mostly caught up.  This week, catching up on weekly series, some thoughts on March comes in like a Lion, a little bit about my non-anime hobbies and why I’m only caught up on shows my wife and I are watching…

So, fresh cup of coffee at hand and my animusic channel playing on Pandora, let’s get right into it.

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Winter 2017 Week 9 – Gomenasai!

Got busy, didn’t have time to watch let alone write, and so missed a week…  Then was mostly caught up, but didn’t want to write because I wasn’t caught up…  around and around in self-reinforcing cycle.  Bad.

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Gomenasai!  I should have at least posted a note or something, and will do so in the future.  You the reader can’t discuss weekly if I don’t post something each week.

Anyhow, let’s get caught up up and move forward…

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Winter 2017 Week 5

Another week in the life..  Some shows progress, some regress, others tread water.  Demi-ChanMiss Koyabishi, and Konasuba were especial delights.

All this, and a look at the first episode of Cyborg 009: Call of Justice after the break!

(The opening to the 2001-2 series, one of my favorite series and favorite openings.)

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Winter 2017 – Week 2

Aaand… we’re off to the races.  Week 2 of a given season is usually an interesting one, the premieres (intended to grab our collective attention) are over and the stories actually begin.  For me, it’s also halfway between the start of the season and the third episode ‘gut check’.

Note: I know some shows only have placeholders (marking what I have seen)…  My original plan was to sit down after dinner and watch the shows I wasn’t caught up on.  Then I’d write my remaining entries, edit them this morning, and publish.  All that never happened.  Miss Rose, one of our guinea pigs, would not eat her dinner and was showing signs of distress.  That wasn’t entirely expected because she is, was, elderly and has been in decline for some time.  We ended up at our vets to see her off across the Bridge so she wouldn’t suffer through the night.  I did not sleep well and I’m still out of it today.

Rather than delay this post, I decided to go with what I have and stick to my schedule by publishing on Monday.  I’ll either publish a supplementary post later this week or incorporate the missing shows in next week’s reviews depending on how my time works out the rest of this week.

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If by “always like this” you mean “semi-competent at best and covered in toad slime”.   Yeah, they’re pretty much always like that.

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