Second Impression: Caligula

On Saturday, I wrote about my experience at the CALIGULA premiere at Sakura-Con. Now that I’ve had a chance to rewatch it on Crunchyroll, I’d like to expand on my thoughts, “First Impression” style. As per the descriptions floating around, Caligula (aka The Caligula Effect) involves a virtual idol named μ, or “Myu,” who is trapping people in a city… Read More Second Impression: Caligula

Annalyn’s Corner: Teen Friendship in A Place Further Than the Universe

It seems like friendship comes easily to some people. They appear confident, they understand social rules, and they have people to confide in and hang with. Meanwhile, many of us feel lost—especially in the teen years. I couldn’t help but reflect on that as I watched the first several episodes of A Place Further Than the… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Teen Friendship in A Place Further Than the Universe

12 Days of Christmas, Day 7: Shirobako and a Working Christmas

Do you ever get so caught up in work—or school or life in general—that holidays and the holiday season become little more than background noise? I do. In fact, sometimes, holiday celebrations begin to feel inconvenient and impractical. See, I don’t get paid vacation days, so when a holiday lands on a weekday, I either… Read More 12 Days of Christmas, Day 7: Shirobako and a Working Christmas

Annalyn’s Corner: Fastest Finger First and Unknowledgeable Knowledge

I’m only following a few anime this season, each carefully chosen to keep me from thinking too hard during my limited free time. One of them is Nana Maru San Batsu, or 7O3X: Fastest Finger First. It centers on a high school first year, Koshiyama Shiki, who gets sucked into his school’s Quiz Bowl Circle.… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Fastest Finger First and Unknowledgeable Knowledge

Annalyn’s Corner: Not Just a Freak! Aoyama-kun and Assumptions

Welcome back to my corner, folks! First, let me apologize for just disappearing. I even stopped replying to comments, something I feel a bit bad about. But I needed a break more than I realized. In addition to aniblogging, I kind of abandoned anime itself—not completely, but mostly. Including the sports anime DAYS and All Out!!. They’d… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Not Just a Freak! Aoyama-kun and Assumptions