Great Moments of Spring 2016 Anime

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One last post about the spring season before I check out the rounds for summer shows and Anime Expo. While I hate ranking shows for overall taste, I do like taking a look back at some of the best moments that happened throughout each season.

The following moments are some of the great moments, but not necessarily the greatest moments of Spring 2016 anime. This is also narrowed down from a list of things that I watched during the season. You can find all of these and more on Crunchyroll.

The theme that I chose for these moments is Let’s Talk (話をしよう), thanks to this season’s Rin-ne! For the lighter side of the season, check out my Funny Moments of Spring 2016 Anime!

And as always, there will be SPOILERS!

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Funny Moments of Spring 2016 Anime

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It’s that time of the anime season again, where everything is wrapping up! And while I regret not taking part in the Winter 2016 season, I am relaxed enough to share some of my favorite moments from Spring.

The following moments are some of my favorite funny moments, but not necessarily the funniest moments of Spring 2016 anime. This is also narrowed down from a list of things that I watched during the season. You can find all of these and more on Crunchyroll.

The theme that I chose for these moments is Let’s Talk (話をしよう), thanks to this season’s Rin-ne! For the heavier side of this season, check out my Great Moments of Spring 2016 Anime!

And as always, there will be SPOILERS!

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Anime Review: Mr. Osomatsu

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Before I get into today’s review, I need to do some housekeeping announcements.

Anime Expo is coming this Friday, and as per my tradition on this blog going on 3 years, I have spent the past month reviewing a lot of shows that have aired between last year’s AX and this coming year’s. If you go to the event, you will most likely find me running around being a staffer, because that’s a thing!

As AX approaches, this will be my last full review until next month, and I figured I will end this marathon with something fun! I will then be compiling a list of my favorite funny and great moments from Crunchyroll’s Spring 2016 anime lineup.

But anyway, onto the review!

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Anime Review: Young Black Jack

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With so many new kinds of anime and manga out there, it’s hard to imagine that there would be any remakes or reboots. But whether fortunately or unfortunately, the industry has its fair share of those, too. And while fans often mistakenly believe that one show is inspired by (or for some critics, completely ripped off) another, here is an example where that is actually true.

Based on the works of the legendary manga/anime creator Osamu Tezuka, Young Black Jack serves as the prequel to the story about the famous anime doctor gone rogue. The original series is so popular, my Japanese language professor collected the manga volumes when she was growing up! (Okay, I admit that that’s no indication of how popular it is.) But before you start complaining how this anime is a rip-off of one of the most recognized anime of all time, may I remind you that it is still produced by Tezuka Productions and is therefore considered an official work under the same name. But I’m not here to discuss the comparisons between this Black Jack and its original. Here, I will be talking about how Young Black Jack pays homage to its history, both as part of the Black Jack series, and its real-time history in the setting.

Disclaimer: the events in Young Black Jack are still considered fiction. That includes all of the characters that are found in its narrative.

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Anime Review: Non Non Biyori Repeat

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So technically I have already reviewed this series before. If you want to know what to expect out of this series, go ahead and read that. I suppose this is a sequel series, but Non Non Biyori is situational, meaning that each episode stands on its own as a mini-story. The events of Non Non Biyori Repeat actually take  place alongside the first season, not continuing from them!

I don’t always express favoritism or distaste in my reviews, as I absolutely abhor using rating systems for the purpose of discussion. But even so, this is among my most favorite anime series of all time.

I won’t try to convince you to watch it simply by explaining it. So instead, I will be sharing with you some of my favorite moments from Non Non Biyori Repeat, in the style of the highlights I used to do on this blog, which I will continue as the Spring 2016 season comes to a close (woohoo)! Note that these are only a handful of moments I enjoyed from this series and does not include moments from the first season. There are plenty more where that came from. These are 20 great (and funny) moments of Non Non Biyori Repeat!

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