Senryū Girl: First Impressions – Coping with Social Awkwardness via Poetic Communication (Spring 2019)

Senryū Girl (川柳少女) is a shōnen, slice-of-life, comedy anime adaptation of the original manga series written by Masakuni Igarashi. It’s being produced by studio Connect and is directed by Masato Jinbo. The story follows a socially awkward adolescent girl named Yukishiro Nanako who only communicates via senryū (Haiku-like short poetry) that consists of 5-7-5 syllables,…

My Favourite Spring Anime Simulcasts! (2018)

The Spring anime season has been one of the most enjoyable simulcast seasons for me in a long time! There are plenty of titles out there that have made me laugh, relate to, and get emotional over. The visuals have been breath-taking, the music a magnificent combination of traditional, jazzy, and an homage to hip-hop…

Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food From Another World: First Impressions – A Horribly Constructed Clone (Spring Anime 2018)

Food is life. Food makes the world a bright and beautiful place, and, as a foodie, watching anime that revolves around cooking and recipes are some of my favourite types of things to watch. As I was browsing CrunchyRoll’s Spring catalogue, I came across a show called Isekai Izakaya: Japanese Food from Another World. It…