Two’s company. Three’s a community. That much is apparent in Keep Your Hands Off Eizouken!, which begins with a twosome—Asakusa and Kanamori—adding a third member, Mizusaki. The creation of this group suddenly coalesces a loose set of dreams without a plan or goal into a determined creative force under the banner of Eizouken (film research… Read More Keep Your Hands Off Community!
I didn’t expect to like Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash. But, as I wrote in the season reviews, it turned out to be fairly enjoyable. In fact, I found it soothing, almost like something from the slice of life genre: a perfect wind-down show for the end of a busy day. I saw it as a kind of… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Grimgar and Discordant People
Lately, one of the lighter-hearted anime I’ve been enjoying when I just want to relax has been Prince of Stride – Alternative (hereby being referred to as PrinStride). However, in the past few episodes I’ve found myself noticing less light-heartedness and instead I’ve been picking up on some deeper themes. One such theme I noticed… Read More “Prince of Stride – Alternative” & “Equal Ownership”
“Is the baby crow about to evolve? And will that be a blessing or a curse for their team? Though in the end, those who do not wish to change will not evolve. If that is what you wish for… you need to greedily proclaim that you are the best.” —Nekomata Yasufumi, Nekoma’s coach Episode 5… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: When Fear Stunts Growth
A new season of Haikyuu!! started this weekend. This volleyball anime hails from Production I.G, the same studio that brought us Kuroko’s Basketball, and it’s equally pleasing to watch. Hinata Shoyo never fails to put a smile on my face—even comedy anime rarely lighten my heart the way this kid does. But this week, his teammate Kageyama… Read More Annalyn’s Corner: Befriending the Kageyamas in Our Lives
When I was about nine years old, I got lost in the woods. It was one of the most frightening moments of my life. Thankfully, I avoided Blair Witch or The Girl Who Loved Tom Gordon spookiness and backtracked my way to a lake, and then found my way back to the campsite (where I… Read More Blue Spring Ride, Episode 5: Teamwork