Sound of the Sky

A beautiful experience! This is a perfect example of how a lightly dramatic slice of life anime should be. Beautiful, carefully crafted artwork, heartfelt characters and storyline, and to top it off, amazing audio work! I don’t know much about playing instruments of any kind, but I know I love the sound of trumpets whenContinue reading “Sound of the Sky”

Girls und Panzer

If you like tanks, you’ll like this anime. If you like diminutive highschool anime girls, you’ll like this anime. If you like diminutive highschool anime girls who drive tanks, you’ll really like this anime. If you’re not any of that, jump in your own tank and drive away from this show, and turn your turretContinue reading “Girls und Panzer”

Challenge: Tagging Stories with Color

The Hawk breaks his rule and writes a post that isn’t a review!! Normally I only post reviews, as that ultimately is what I foresee this site as exclusively containing. But today I make an exception. Thank you 7mononoke for inviting me to do the challenge and breaking me out of my self-imposed rigidity. SoContinue reading “Challenge: Tagging Stories with Color”

Tsuredure Children

It’s apt that the final episode revolves around a game. Soccer is the quintessential game for children growing into young adults. It involves everybody, has a simple set of rules and one objective. It’s a good microcosm for young people learning about how to deal with romance in a school environment. And Tsuredure Children isContinue reading “Tsuredure Children”

Sword Art Online

People have very strong opinions about this show. Among popular anime, I see the most variation of opinion about this one. Some people totally love it and some people really, really hate it. And I can understand all of it. This show is one of the greatest isekai animes ever brought to life, but atContinue reading “Sword Art Online”

WataMote

No matter how I look at it, it’s you guys’ fault I’m not popular! No not me, Tomoko-chan! Apparently that’s what the full Japanese title, shortened to WataMote, more or less means. This is one of the most jarringly depressing shows I’ve ever seen. A rather unusual take on slice-of-life, it is almost intentionally stuckContinue reading “WataMote”