Tagged: School

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Tsurune Episode 12 – The Importance of Being Ochi

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation Waiting is always the hardest part, isn’t it? Those moments of uncertainty where meager hope keeps the pain nice and sharp and healing has no chance to begin. When you’re in the moment your vision dwindles down to the smallest pinpoint. Your senses dull and you walk around in...

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Tsurune Episode 11 – Little Earthquakes

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation Am I the only one who was a huge fan of Tori Amos when they were a kid. I really use to play her music non stop. I should see what she’s done lately. I was always particularly drawn by the way she manage to inject this pretty and...

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School Club Blues

I’m a rule loving, convention abiding, consistency seeking individual (exciting right!?!) and as such Japanese high schools have often been inherently attractive to me. From the first time I set eyes on those invariably flattering uniforms to the time I realized that I could have lunch on rooftops, to a gazillion school based animes later...

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Boogiepop and Shania and Irina ep 1&2 – It’s Boogiepop time

Hello everyone. Isn’t it exciting!!! A brand new anime season is upon us. Why that only happens 4 to 6 times a year! And new anime mean new episodic reviews from  me. But first!: Introductions are in order. For those of you who haven’t had the pleasure yet, this is Shania. She is walking, blogging...

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Tsurune Episode 10 – Giving it Another Shot

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation We’re actually rounding up the last few episodes of Tsurune (already? this sow has flown by for me) and a few themes are becoming quite obvious. One is the Power of Friendship which, well duh, it is at least in theory a sports anime. But this has been tempered...

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Tsurune Episode 9 – On A Dark and Stormy Day

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation The boys are back on their home turf and I have to admit I found I a little comforting. I have always been a homebody. Even if I’m away on vacation somewhere, there’s always that moment when you slink back to your hotel room, absolutely exhausted and crumbled unto...

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Tsurune Episode 8 – Straight as an Arrow

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation Guys, when does trolling become bullying? First Tsurune basically mocked me for not using the Other Shu title for two weeks in a row. Now, hen I more or less randomly picked “Another String to your Bow” last week, they have an entire restringing scene with emotional significance in...

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Tsurune Episode 7 – Adding a string to your bow

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation It’s like this show is daring me to use that “other Shu drops” title. Mocking my lack of gumption and failure to follow through with my dumber instincts. Why show..why?… Adding a string to your bow is an odd expression which means acquiring a new skill or figuring out...

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Marginal #4 – Vanguard of the Cute Boy Revolution

Genre: CBDCT, School, Slice of life, Cotton Candy, idol, comedy Episodes: 12 Studio: J.C.Staff   There’s no such thing as too much of a good thing. And you know what’s a good thing? Adorable and very handsome young men, dancing and singing for out entertainment. For the new generation of gifted young singers, the greatest...

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Tsurune Episode 6 – The restrained beauty of propriety

Genre: Drama; Sports; School Studio: Kyoto Animation I really considered naming this week’s review “the other Shu drops”! I’m depressingly and unreasonably fond of that title. It’s pretty stupid and doesn’t fit the tone of either Tsurune or this post. And I love it. If this is your first time here: welcome, I believe that little...