After years of failed auditions, comedy duo Tokonatsu, consisting of Mafuyu Kogarashi and Fubuki Kitakaze, finally get their first break—a slot at Shoka-Yono High’s cultural festival! There’s a little bit of fine print, though: the slot was reserved for a four-person band whose lead singer called in sick hours before the performance. (And they’re not… Read More First Impression: Maesetsu!
Cocoa, Chino, and Rize are back to Rabbit House for another twelve episodes! Following up on the lively spring arc which capped off the previous season, Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM begins in the summer, which means fresh scenery, iced coffee, new work uniforms, and a trip to the town brocante (French for flea… Read More First Impression: Is the Order a Rabbit? BLOOM
Keiichi Maebara has recently moved into Hinamizawa, a quiet, sparse country town. He’s settling in well: the locals are sociable, the scenery is inviting, and his classmates are fun. Rena’s the clumsy-cute schoolgirl type. Satoko’s ingenious pranks keep him on his toes all the time, but Rika’s around to comfort him should he ever fall… Read More First Impression: Higurashi: When They Cry
Today’s guest post is by sleepminusminus, who previously wrote a wonderful article on Hyouka for us. Today, he posts on another beloved anime of that era: Chuunibyou, Love, and Other Delusions. I love Chuunibyou. If I’m being honest, it’s because it’s cute. But if I’m being more reflective, it’s because the show is rich with… Read More Guest Post: Love, Christianity, and Other (True) Delusions
Twwk: Today’s guest post was submitted by sleepminusminus, whom you can find on Twitter. It’s a wonderful read—I hope you’ll enjoy it as much as I did! I love slice-of-life anime. If I’m honest, it’s because slice-of-life is cute. But if I’m being more reflective, it’s probably because slice-of-life delights in small moments. Grand, cinematic,… Read More Finding Yourself in Hyouka’s Small Moments