Just Because! starts with a certain Haruto trying again and again to achieve a home run in an empty school field. If he does, he will confess his feelings to Morikawa, who played the trumpet with such passion at his baseball matches. Does he really know her? Well, no. His friend Eita, back in town… Read More Shoujo and the Bride of Christ (and IV): Just Because!, Utena, and Princess Tutu
A couple of weeks ago, we asked you to name a series that you love, but isn’t an especially good series, nor especially terrible. It’s just there, one in an endless landscape of anime. And because it’s caught in that vast middle, your choice may be lost to time, a series that is rarely discussed… Read More 13 Anime That Are Completely Average, But Which You’ll Love Anyway
I want to begin this month with a note of congratulations to Tommy Phillips, who just celebrated his tenth year in aniblogging! He has his blog have undergone heavy transition over the past couple of years and, to be be honest, I think I would have left blogging altogether had I gone what he went… Read More Something More: Ten Years of Aniblogging Feels Like Only Yesterday
A piece of advice I often give on social media is, “Do the best you can and that’s enough.” It sounds trite, but I mean it. I try to mean it. The best you can give at that moment is fine, even if it means you’re unable to reach your goal, even if you fail.… Read More Just Because, Episode 8: All I Can Do for Now
Just Because shows it to be (maybe if I had grown up someplace where there was a little more snow), but the series does depict at least one thing accurately (in addition to the complexity and authenticity of relationships)—how events and people and could be’s and might become’s that will all likely be relatively minor… Read More Just Because, Episode 7: When Little Things Mean Everything
What was the last semester of your senior year in high school like? Was it a denouement, a very obvious closing of a chapter in your life? Or were things ramping up, a preparation for the next chapter of your life, or perhaps even a desperate grasp at making these last few months of school… Read More First Impressions: Just Because!