So I’m a Spider, So What? (蜘蛛ですが、なにか？) is a seinen, isekai, fantasy anime about an unnamed girl who falls asleep in her class one day and finds herself waking up as a spider hatching from an egg in a different world. Given my vehement distaste for spiders, I tried to avoid this anime as much as possible, but my morbid curiosity won out in the end. I’m happy that I gave it a shot because this is quite possibly one of the most ridiculously amazing things to air this season.
When the first season aired three years ago, I loved everything about it. I don’t typically gravitate towards moe-type things. However, I enjoyed the gorgeous scenery and the camaraderie that Laid-Back Camp offers. Based on the first segment for this second season, I expect things to be just as comforting and kind as they were back in 2018.
The AniTwitWatches Kanon (2006) watching shenanigans continue today as I make my way through episodes fourteen to twenty. So far, I’ve had some mixed feelings about the series. It started off rather average yet entertaining, then ventured off into an evocative and grief-filled sector, then found its way back into something wholesome and whimsical, and once has found it’s footpath back into the strange and possibly sorrowful. It has definitely been an interesting ride to all sorts of places and I’m both curious as well as nervous to see what the next stop is going to be.
I finally received an opportunity to sit down and take a gander at the Winter 2021 anime offerings. At first, I thought there would only be four or five shows that would be of interest to me, yet after paroozing the catalogue, I ended up with a tentative watchlist of approximately eleven to twelve titles!
Today, I wanted to briefly chat about some blogging projections and minor content changes that shall be headed for BiblioNyan during the 2021 year. As I embark on some new journeys, my priorities shall be shifting around a bit. While my blog isn’t my number one priority in life anymore, it’s still in my top five and I want to do what I can to keep it alive and flourishing!
This time around I shall be chatting about my thoughts and reactions as I watch episodes ten through thirteen. Since everything seems to be taking a serious and solidly emotional turn, I decided to finish catching up in smaller batches rather than the massive ten episode binge I had originally planned. Similar to the previous write-up, I’ll be talking about the episodes as I watch them, so if my mutterings feel a bit random or all over the place that is why! If you haven’t watched Kanon, then I recommend you proceed cautiously as shall be discussing story spoilers.
Snow White with the Red Hair (赤髪の白雪姫) is a 2015 shōjo, romance, slice-of-life anime series that was produced by Studio Bones and directed by Masahiro Andō with two seasons and twenty-four total episodes. It became a marvellously surprising gem for me when I watched both seasons back in December. I desperately needed a happy distraction, something to make me feel an air of optimism as we shifted into the new year and this anime fulfilled all of that and more. Today, I want to share five reasons why y’all should watch this show if you haven’t picked it up yet.
The new university semester starts in a week or so, where I shall be returning in the pursuit of a pharmacist degree (I’m so ecstatic, y’all). Since I will have very little to no free time then, I want to spend the next couple days revamping my office/study and the burrowing into blankets with comforting reads, TV serials, and my kitters. During this period, I’ll definitely be ignoring the world because I need a mental and emotional break
When 2020 finally ended, I thought I could breathe. I had imagined inhaling a fresh bout of air and filling my lungs with hope by putting aside the commiseration caused by the last twelve months in lieu of moving forward with the future. Yet, barely a week into 2021 and things seems to be just as dire as ever. How can we stop and lift our heads towards the horizon when its continuously obscured by the black smoke of hatred and ignorance with a never-seeming end? In many ways, I feel that we cannot.
My Home Hero (マイホームヒーロー) by Naoki Yamakawa & Masashi Asaki is a seinen, psychological crime thriller manga series about a forty-something year old salaryman that also writes mystery novels during his free time. During lunch with his eighteen-year-old daughter one day he learns that she is being physically abused by her boyfriend. Unable to stand the thought of someone harming his little girl, the salaryman does the unthinkable with the intention of protecting her.
Welcome to my super late entry into the Kanon (2006) AniTwitWatches shindig. AniTwitWatches is a community-centric anime watching event that is hosted and ran by Jon Spencer of Jon Spencer Reviews. Kanon (カノン) is a 2006 anime adaptation of a shōnen romance visual novel produced by studio Kyoto Animation with twenty-four total episodes.
About a six or seven months ago, I did a small article on video games that helped me conquer the toughest depression days. Well, today I’m going to chat about something similar. Each title on this list facilitated my ability to cope through some heavy and difficult situations; situations where I had to step away from my own thoughts and stresses in order to fully process them so that I could find the best means of discovering a solution or other relative method for grappling them.
As I processed and mentally wrapped-up 2020, I decided to treat myself to a giant stack of fantasy and science-fiction books that I hope to dig into over the next twelve months or so. It’s a gift to myself to celebrate surviving all of things that decided to compile on top of me last year.
I ended up devoting a lot of my free time in re-watching comforting shows with semi-lengthy episode tallies (24 episodes or more), however. I did finish a couple of serials that brought me a wonderful sense of joy in the last few weeks of an awful eight months, give or take. So, while I consumed few titles, I still gained a relatively decent amount of satisfaction from what I was able to complete.
With the paranoia of wondering what the last month of 2020 would toss into our lives before hitting that finish line, I was not able to read nearly as many books as I had hoped to. Even so, I did find some amazing gems in what small stack that I did manage to complete, and I shall celebrate the heck out of that feat.