Domestic Girlfriend: First Impressions – The Complexities of Interpersonal Relationships via Adolescent Romping (Winter 2019)

Domestic Girlfriend (ドメスティックな彼女) is a shōnen, romance anime series that is an adaptation of the manga written by Kei Sasuga. When I read the premise for this show (I haven’t read the manga), I was intrigued by it, while simultaneously having some very low expectations. I felt it would either be an exploration of interpersonal…

Top 5 Popular Shōnen Characters I Don’t Like

Today I wanted to briefly chat about popular shōnen characters that I really don’t like. I have been hesitant in sharing this list because I didn’t want to get bombarded with hate, but then I realised that these are just my own, personal opinions and in no way, shape, or form reflect the masses. I…

Kuroko’s Basketball Season 1: First Impressions – Onigiri Abs, Oh My!

Kuroko’s Basketball (黒子のバスケ) is the anime adaptation of the shōnen, sports (basketball) manga written by Tadatoshi Fujimaki. Season one originally aired during the 2012 spring season with 25 total episodes. The series was produced by Production I.G. and directed by Shunsuke Tada. I remember catching the first two seasons why they were simulcasting, but halfway through…