Berserk (1997): A Magnificent Adaptation of Kentarō Miura’s Dark Fantasy Masterpiece – Anime 1st Impressions

Berserk (剣風伝奇ベルセルク) is a Fall 1997 anime adaptation of Kentarō Miura’s masterpiece manga series, Berserk. This seinen, epic dark fantasy, sword and sorcery series was produced by OLM TEAM IGUCHI and directed by Naohito Takahashi and Kazuya Murata, spanning twenty-five episodes. Recently, I’ve been reading through the manga for the very first time and after being completely mind-blown by its scope and artful creation, I knew that I had to look up the anime as soon as possible.

Mid-Season Musings: Winter 2021 Anime Simulcasts

With this week, we shall be reaching (and in some cases surpassing) the halfway mark for most of the Winter 2021 anime simulcast season. I thought it would be neat to briefly chat about my overall musings for the stack of serials that I’ve currently got my hands in (well, that doesn’t sound naughty at all…). Luckily, most of my watchings have been bitchin’ awesome with only a couple of sour mangoes in the bunch.

Romance Manga I Want to Read in Spring 2021

After watching Horimiya this season, I’ve been in the mood to read more romance manga. It feels really strange to say this because a) I couldn’t get into the Horimiya manga at all, and b) normally I’m not a huge fan of this genre. Yet, here I am, craving some fluffy, friendship-turning-into-lushy-love type shenanigans.

SK8 the Infinity: Bones’ Brilliant New Shōnen Series About Skateboarding and Standing Back Up When Life Shoves You to the Pavement – Anime First Impressions (Winter 2021)

I honestly wasn’t planning on watching this series as I don’t know dick about skateboarding. However, during a bout of insomnia, I found it floating around on Funimation’s website and figured what the hell. I’m so glad that I took a chance on it because this very well may become one of my top three anime picks from the Winter 2021 season thus far.

The Elusive Samurai by Yūsei Matsui: A Quirky Historical Tale of Retribution & Family Honour – Manga First Impressions

The Elusive Samurai (逃げ上手の若君) by Yūsei Matsui is a shōnen, jidaigeki manga series that takes place between the Kamakura and Muromachi eras of Japanese history and follows a young boy named Hōjō Takatoki that is known for always being on a speedy run. When his entire family and status are viciously ripped from him by a terrible betrayal, Hōjō flees with an unexpected rival so that he may survive and exact his revenge one day in the near future.

Winter Anime Haul: Holiday Loot from Sentai

My anime buying ban was going superbly last year (I limited myself to one loot gig per year) until Sentai’s Holiday sale came around. I managed to resist most of the deals until I saw the premium box set for one of my favourite romance anime on sale for about ninety percent off!! That was the straw that broke my composure.

Horimiya: A Beautifully Animated Series on the Pleasures of Platonic Intimacy – Anime 1st Impressions (Winter 2021)

Horimiya (ホリミヤ) is a shōnen, romantic comedy anime series about two unlikely individuals who end up coming together due to peculiar circumstances. As they realise they’re classmates that are, in fact, quite different in reality versus their student personas, they formulate a platonic kinship which blooms beautifully with the potential for much more.

#AniTwitWatches: Kanon – Episodes 21 to 24 Thoughts & Reactions + Musings on the Series as a Whole

Welcome to the final #AniTwitWatches Kanon (2006) post! Today I’ll be covering the last four episodes of the series. This is going to be a little different than the previous mutterings as I’ve gone ahead and watched segments twenty-one through twenty-four and shall be talking about them collectively today, along with my overall feelings about the series as a whole.

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki: Becoming a Champion at the Game Known as Life – Anime First Impressions (Winter 2021)

Bottom-Tier Character Tomozaki (弱キャラ友崎くん) is a shōnen, romantic comedy anime series about a guy named Tomozaki who’s a badass online gamer. However, in reality, he’s an introverted, anti-social, loner geek. He absolutely loathes the game called Life since most people tend to have it easy with either their looks or personality or other superficial characteristic, and these same individuals make harsh judgments on anyone who isn’t quite like them.

So I’m a Spider, So What?: An Absurdly Amusing Isekai About Surviving as a Spiderling (Winter 2021)

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.

Laid-Back Camp Season 2: Wholesome, Whimsical Cosiness via Camping – Anime First Impressions (Winter 2021)

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.

#AniTwitWatches: Kanon – Episodes 14 to 20 Thoughts & Reactions

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.

BiblioNyan’s 2021 Blogging Projections + Minor Content Changes

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!