Please excuse my absence. Between getting sick, working on obligatory family things around the holidays, and still looking for work, I completely ignored my own 5-year anniversary on the 31st of December! Sorry I’m late!
Of all the side projects that I have done, I never would have thought that anime reviews would be the one thing that I would like to do most on this site. Well it’s the one thing that gets the most traffic on this site anyway, never mind my fan fictions and philosophical musings that I also do!
If there is anything that I have learned from being a largely ignored WordPress user who hypocritically doesn’t do anything to get people to notice him, it’s that you will only get attention on the Internet if you talk about stuff that everyone else is talking about, or you space out your content with pictures that grabs users’ attentions. And yes, while that is definitely a skill that I don’t have as a writer, I am just about as stubborn as every other critic out there who believes that my opinion needs to be heard, rather than appease the audience!
I admit that I’m not a big idol fan. In fact, I don’t feel like I’m a big anime fan either. It’s hard to feel like I’m part of a bigger crowd when I find myself retreating from dialogue than engaging in it. Or maybe my investment in this phenomenon is different from the loudest of fans.
This review is a critique of a short anime series that is an example of what many consider a “bad anime.” It’s too short, the animation seems rushed, and the characters leave something to be desired. Oh, and there’s that whole “all too real” thing going on, which some of the louder fans detest because anime is supposed to be fantasy. But instead of focusing on what makes this series hard to watch, I want to give it a chance to be real. I hope that by the end of this review, you will realize that I still have a lot of hard feelings about how this series was handled by production and so-called fans, but I still enjoyed it. Because if it’s going to be “all too real,” then it had better at least be genuine.
Hey everyone! Finally found time to preview lots of new anime for the Summer 2015 season, and to think there are STILL shows to be released all this month! But for now, here are 14 of the new shows I will be watching. Why 14? Because it’s my favorite number. Yeah.
Each show I will feature here will include genre tags, a brief summary of the show, and my personal opinion on the pilot. You can find all of these and more on Crunchyroll! This is also not a complete list of everything I’m watching/picking up. Let’s get these first impressions started!