12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 2: Tsuki ga Kirei, Kimi ni Todoke, and What Christmas Isn’t

Lucy swears it’s just a big commercial racket. Princess Leia (or at least her alter ego) though it was about kindness. Mo Rocca says it’s a stocking stuffed with sugary goodness. And Chizu…well, Chizu’s not a fan. You don’t have to go further than your local mall—and in fact, the mall’s a good place to… Read More 12 Days of Anime Christmas, Day 2: Tsuki ga Kirei, Kimi ni Todoke, and What Christmas Isn’t

Tsuki ga Kirei Episode 06: Relationship Building 101

Tsuki ga Kirei is about a romantic relationship between a boy and girl, but even so, episode six was especially full of relationships. Through juxtaposition, we saw what it means to have a good relationship, via Kotaro’s family v. Akane’s, friendship v. relationship, and Takumi’s scolding of Akane v. the editor’s response to Kotaro. And… Read More Tsuki ga Kirei Episode 06: Relationship Building 101

Tsuki ga Kirei Episode 05: Building Blocks (and Stumbling Blocks)

I’m continually amazed at how Tsuki ga Kirei is getting it right. Kotaro and Akane’s experiences may not have been mine, but they’re still genuine – they feel like they’re supposed to feel, they act like they’re so supposed to act, and they fumble along as two awkward, innocent kiddoes would. And in episode five,… Read More Tsuki ga Kirei Episode 05: Building Blocks (and Stumbling Blocks)