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.
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?
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.
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.
Here are nineteen new serials that are going to pop out of April. One of them is a re-print of an older title, but the whole entire thing is getting the re-print, so I included it here for fun. If it says “novel” followed by the title, then those are light novel releases. The others are all manga, or Japanese comics editions.
Deadpool Samurai Volume 1 follows my favourite Merc with the Mouth as he drops into Tokyo with a magnificently foul-mouthed bang, breaking all the walls in existence, after Iron Man invites the merc to join the Avenger’s Japan-centred group, Samurai Squad. With a free trip to Tokyo and all the extra cash, DP decides to give it a shot. After all, Japan’s one of the safest countries in the world, what could possibly go wrong?
A dark fantasy shonen series. Episodes one and two cover the invasion of giant humanoid creatures called titans as they break through a colossal wall to destroy and devour the people of Shiganshina, which occurs after many, many decades of peace and prosperity.
This is a brief intro for the upcoming mutterings. I wanted to give a head’s up post for anyone who is out there that may not want to spoil themselves on Attack on Titan. I know quite a few folx who are eagerly anticipating a magnificent binge-watching session once all the episodes have been released, and I totally respect that.
Arisa by Natsume Andō is a shōjo, mystery manga series about twin sisters who were separated when their parents divorced. One day, the girls plan on meeting secretly as a way of reconnecting. They end up swapping places for the day and the unpopular, tomboy twin gets a taste of her sister’s perfect high school life. When she comes home to tell her sis how lucky she is, Tomboy Twin ends up watching as her Perfect Twin out of a window-
Everyone’s Getting Married (突然ですが、明日結婚します) is a josei, drama romance manga series about a successful and devoted career woman named Asuka Takanashi who has the traditional and old-fashioned dream of becoming a super supportive housewife. But when her long-time boyfriend breaks up with her to pursue other interests, her plans get quite the set-back.
My Home Hero by Naoki Yamakawa & Masashi Asaki is a seinen, psychological crime thriller Japanese manga about a forty-ish year old salaryman that also writes mystery novels in his free time. One day while he’s having lunch with his eighteen-year-old daughter, he learns that she is being physically abused by her boyfriend.