My favourite kind of anime to watch during the spring season includes nostalgic old-school things and anime that ooze feel-good warmth and fluff. So, today I wanted to share with you a newer series that won my heart over utterly when it simulcasted last year, and this little goody is called Horimiya.
Episode twelve takes us to the post-win celebrations and anxieties as the team prepares to head to Nationals with the weight of representing Tokyo on their backs.
Peril on the Page by Margaret Loudon is the third book in the author’s cosy mystery series, Open-Book Mysteries. Writer-in-residence, Penelope, is co-hosting a marketing event at the Open-Book, along with the owner, to celebrate a local resident’s book release. However, when the author drops dead at the event, Penelope becomes determined to discover the secrets of the author’s life and how it may have gotten her nixed.
How well can we know our favourite characters? How do we define the outlines of a hero? Where is the fine line between good and evil when both of those are relative societal constructs as a whole with ever-evolving moralities and ethics? And finally, why is the idea of unity so black and white versus actually being diversely inclusive and actually unified?
For this week’s Caturday Reads, I have six books total to share. Three of which I have begun, and the other three that I hope to read and finish by next weekend! Half of them are library loot titles and the other half is from my own personal collection that I’ve been meaning to get through more productively this year. Thus far, I have broken even with my progress.
Episodes ten and eleven follow team Mizusawa as they try to qualify for Nationals, which shall be taking place at Ōmi Jingū. During the tournament, the varying ability levels separating the team members becomes rather apparent and causes a bit of tension.
One of my really bad habits when I’m supremely stressed out is shopping, specifically book shopping. I tend to go to the library to help me with this compulsive behaviour, however, I now work every single day during the same exact hours that the Libs is open for business, which has taken away my ability to healthily treat my stress shopping habits. So… when insomnia has stricken over the last month or so, I have ventured into the dark and tempting territories of the Amazon Kindle eBook store.
Happy Easter Sunday to those that celebrate! Since today is technically a day of celebrating rebirth and new beginnings (to put it very simply), I wanted to share with you my trip to San Francisco last weekend, where I attended Japantown’s 55th Annual Sakura Matsuri (Cherry Blossom Festival), which was a kind of new beginning for me in this solitary journey through life.
Episode eight focuses on highlighting certain characters’ personal skillsets that they have that shall be honed as the season goes on, such as Armin using scheming strategy to help his team get out of a tricky situation with a hoard of titans. (Murder of titans? School of titans? Tomb of titans? Littre of titans? Toolbox of titans! Okay, I’m done now.) We also learn who the emo-ab-infused titan is!
With the announcement of Makoto Shinkai’s latest film project, there has been a lot of discussion and hoopla going around the internet otaku communities and fandoms about his past works. Many folx feel that they are formulaic and boring, or just seem to regurgitate the same exact messages and themes over and over again. Then are the few who strongly see the uniqueness to each Shinkai film and what it represents as a stand-alone work of art.
Horseman by Christina Henry is a queer dark fantasy re-imagining of the classic, The Legend of Sleepy Hollow by Washington Irving. All the people of Sleepy Hollow know of the Horseman, yet no one truly believes in his existence. Not even Ben’s badass grandfather, Brom Bones, who was there when the rumoured Horseman chased one of their own out of town. Thirty-some-odd years later,
Episode five kicks off with the quick appearance of the Colossal Titan (or Bacon Beast as my late nephew had named him because his muscles made him look like he was wrapped in bacon… I miss him) who fucks up some of the defences the military has set in place, giving tinier titans an entrance into
This spring season has brought about quite the beastly sense of nostalgia for me. I am honestly not sure if I’m feeling a tad bit more emotional due to recent personal growth, if it’s my atrocious allergies constantly trying to get me to sneeze my little brown head off, or if I’m merely getting old. Whatever the motives, I have been craving the aesthetics and storytelling beauty of retro—dare I even say vintage—anime serials
Mecha-doc is a 1984 shōnen, cars and racing centred comedy anime that follows a small garage of dudes that tune up various mechanical things professionally and passionately. The main dude named Jun absolutely hates street racers and will always go out of his way to shut them down in various forms, which sometimes includes partaking in street racing himself.
Episode three starts off with the kiddoes in boot camp, taking place about five years (maybe two?) after the attack on Shiganshina, as they are working on becoming soldiers for the various sections of the military. As soon as some of the characters that I will grow to love and hate with equal measure started being introduced, all I could think was, “Holy shit, they are babies!!!” They are all so young and so green.