Kyousuke is back, yet again. He lies over the table of the school canteen, tired—more so than he has ever been. The Refrain route, the last one, is about to begin. It is the last chance: Life, death, friendship, the past, the future, love and treason are all going to play out now. If only he… Read More Kyousuke Natsume and Meeting the Crucified Christ (II)
I have a friend who describes himself as “young at heart.” Even though I feel the same, I do see a generation gap, even between myself and those just a few years younger. Most of this gap has to do with how technology has affected us. With all the means in the world at our… Read More Kabuki is a Pain in the Yo-oooooooh!
The Narcissu 10th anniversary translation project continues with its recent release of A Little Iris. Unlike the previous Narcissu stories which deal with terminal illness, A Little Iris takes an incredibly different approach to the topic of life and death with even a completely different time period of roughly the tail end of the Dark… Read More A Little Iris: the Bleeding Heart
Merry Christmas, everyone! I hope you’re having a day of cheer and festivities with loved ones! And if you’re not, I hope that you stay warm, find joy in the season (and the reason for it), and enjoy your day. I know that’s easier said than done, especially if you’re having a tough season or… Read More 12 Days of Christmas Anime, Day 12: Toradora
I just watched Gangsta., one of the darker anime to air in the past year. I’ve seen a few anime that center on crime syndicates and corruption, but this is one of the most horrific—up there with Black Lagoon‘s second season. The anime’s setting, Ergastulum, seems hopelessly corrupt, and the anime refuses to sugarcoat it. There isn’t… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: When the World Feels like Ergastulum
Gendo Ikari is one of anime’s great villains. Some 15 years after Evangelion originally aired, he remains hated, the very picture of a vile father willing to sacrifice his son (and the entire world, even) for his obsession. But even Gendo has a tender side. Even Gendo was once in love. In the following portion… Read More Gendo Ikari: Yui Give and Take Away
I’ve mentioned this before, but to me, Shirobako feels like family. There are some members that annoy me, some that I embrace, but regardless, I care about them all. I want to know what’s happening with everyone – a week seems too long to wait to catch up with the cast. I streamed the first… Read More Destroying Seiichi Kinoshita: Shirobako and Murderous Words