Genre: Shounen, action, super powers Episodes: 38 Studio: Bones As they continue to train to become professional heroes, the students of UA must face increasingly difficult challenges. In order to prove themselves and learn what truly means to be a hero, they will have to make some difficult choices and accept some harsh realities. Is…
Megane Day – Miyuki Kazua
For my contribution to Megane day, I decided to pick Miyuki Kazua from Ace of Diamond, partly because I feel like that show doesn’t get enough love and I want another season. I will be thrilled if I’m wrong and there are dozens of other posts just like mine. But more importantly I picked Miyuki…
I want to find a way to work Zettai Ryouiki into a conversation
I want to have a conversation about socks. I like to keep my goals on the attainable side. No but really, I have conflicting feelings about “Absolute Territory” (絶対領域, zettai ryouiki),and l want to talk them out but I can’t seem to do it. Everytime I start a conversations with: “you know about Japanese schoolgirls’ thigh…
Friday Hunt – Hunter X Hunter challenge week 5
This week, we go from my favorite ant to my least favorite one.
Sket Dance – sneakily profound
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life, School Episodes: 77 Studio: Tatsunoko Production Kaimei High has the best clubs! Their softball club has a captain that can eat faster than the speed of sound, their manga club captain has a magical Otome Filter, and their kendo club captain has magical mints! The student council is pretty impressive too….
Visual Novels I Would Like to See as Anime
I was trying to put together a post on Fate/Stay Night and went on a rambling sideline about what makes for a good visual novel adaptation. You should stick to a single path rather than try to incorporate all routes in a single narrative. If you start from X-rated material and you want to take…
Drifters – What LOTR was missing
Genre: Action, Historical, Fantasy, comedy Episodes: 12 Studio: Hoods Drifters Studio Try to imagine a world populated with not only humans but goblins, dragons, elves, dwarves, hobbits and a myriad of fantastical creatures. A world where magic is real and wonders roam the land. Where each species has developed their own cultures and worships and…
Soul Eatin Mondays – week 4
I feel like 4/30 is an accomplishment! Hooray for achievable goals! So this week I’m going to be uncharastically critical but I think it’s warranted.
In defense of clichés
Welcome to another instalment of Irina defends things that don’t need defending. I find myself frequently commenting on the benefits of stereotypes. I understand that lack of novelty is a common complaint and that calling a show/character/premise “cliché” is an easy criticism to lob at a show we don’t have much to say about. It’s…
Bakuon!! Do you think motorcycles are sexy?
Genre : Sports, Slice of Life, Comedy Episodes: 12 Studio: TMS Entertainment Hane is a high school girl you’ve known – I mean as long as you’ve known some impressively stupid high school girls. I have! Hane gets by in her school life without too much problems except her daily commute, which she considers her life greatest…
Friday Hunt – Hunter X Hunter challenge week 4
So we start to delve into the chimera ant arc. This was a game changer on many levels and I am quite sure I will not do it justice. Even a question so superficial sounding as favorite ant has a lot of implications but I will try my best to soldier on (get it?)
Natsume’s Book of Friends 3
Genre : Supernatural, Slice of life, Action(?), drama Episodes: 13 Studio: Brain’s Base Natsume is finally starting to feel at home. The Fujiwaras have been so warm and welcoming and everyone at school is so kind. For the very first time Natsume has both friends and a family but how long will the good days last….
5 ways in which anime is more feminist than it gets credit for OR Irina has no clue what she’s talking about.
Let me be straight with you guys, this is my fifth attempt at writing this post. It’s an important subject and I wanted to get it right. At first, I figured I would avoid anything that could be considered “controversial” or “divisive” and ended up stripping away anything even remotely close to insightful or interesting….
My Hero Academia, Shounen 101
Genre : Action, Shounen Episodes: 13 Studio: Bones In a world where superpowers have become every day and supervillains run amok, one man stands for Justice and Order against the forces of evil! But soon, the time will come for him to pass the mantle. Now a young new hero rises, struggling to prove himself worthy…
Soul Eatin Mondays – week 3
I always pick gifs where the characters are smiling because I’m basic that way. I thought I would try something different here but it may have ended up a bit too melancholy. It is a nice gif though and shows Soul’s deeper nature. Also I like to imagine that’s a Mimosa.