How Excellent Side Characters Made Hinamatsuri The Best Anime of The Season

((Warning: Contains spoilers for Hinamatsuri)) Have you ever watched a series and thought, Wow, this side character is the real star of the series? Well, that's how viewers tended to feel watching Hinamatsuri, this season's surprisingly emotional comedy about a psychokinetic girl being adopted by a yakuza member. Now, don't get me wrong. Hina and Nitta are entertaining. … Continue reading How Excellent Side Characters Made Hinamatsuri The Best Anime of The Season

Sweet Punishment: I Watched It So You Don’t Have To! [ep 4 & ep 5]

Despite her innocence, Hina Saotome is about to be sent to a prison filled with dangerous(ly hot) men. There she must be punished by a sexy, sadistic guard and be subject to his “heartless yet sweet domination.” This is Sweet Punishment: I Am the Guard’s Private Pet, a short-form, web-only ecchi series. Episode 1       Episode 2+3 … Continue reading Sweet Punishment: I Watched It So You Don’t Have To! [ep 4 & ep 5]

Remembering My Teko: Amanchu! and the bittersweet beauty of teenage friendships

If there’s one thing Amanchu does remarkably well, it’s realistically portray the pure bliss of adolescent friendship. Teko and Pikari are oblivious to any Real World Issues, and spend their days having spontaneous barbeques and diving, all while subtly teaching each other to be better versions of themselves. Pikari helps ease Teko’s anxiety, while Teko … Continue reading Remembering My Teko: Amanchu! and the bittersweet beauty of teenage friendships

Spring 2018 peeps (part two): Like last week’s post, except this time I hated everything

This week has been wild! I ended up getting wrapped up in a whole mess of personal stuff pretty much all week. I'm tired! But I'm relaxing now, and ready to finally finish watching these Spring 2018 anime premieres. I already saw a decent amount last week, but I'm ready to watch what's left on … Continue reading Spring 2018 peeps (part two): Like last week’s post, except this time I hated everything

Spring 2018 Peeps (part one): Oh no, I accidentally just got into Sword Art Online!!

I tried to restrain myself from watching any new anime until all of the first episodes came out. I didn't want to overload myself - every season I end up checking everything out and then accidentally getting invested in like, ten shows right from the get-go. Unfortunately...I did not hold back this season and ended … Continue reading Spring 2018 Peeps (part one): Oh no, I accidentally just got into Sword Art Online!!