So the February tradition continues into this new year. One would think that I would at some point run out of something to talk about with regards to relationships and love in anime, but I am proved wrong time and again. But anyway, onto the review of this forgotten little gem…..
Well, hello there to 2018 and to another year of anime reviews. We are starting things off with an anime that at first glance a lot of people ignore, dismissing it as a joke. But slowly and surely, it grew into a cult anime phenomenon the likes of which I haven’t seen in a while. Also, it helps that I couldn’t really come up with something else to cover but figured hey why not talk about this…..
So, 2017 has come to a merciful close, at least to some. But for me, it has been quite nice. I finally got back into full time work which may be on night shift but hey it’s better than where I was at. I am looking forward to 2018; being cautious in hope is better than delighting in cynicism I say. Anyway, I close out this year with a look at a science fiction piece, part of a rather large and important anime franchise.
So, it’s that time of the year, the Halloween special review. I can’t believe it’s a tradition that I have been doing since near the beginning back in 2011. I have been quite lucky to come across some horror titles over the years, be it OVA or TV series, somewhat known or downright obscure, but it has been something I have looked forward to each year. This time, though, I won’t be doing a straight review but more a viewing guide for a show that only recently I revisited.
Well, this show I came across nearly by chance. Back in Fall 2013, when I was just coming into my own working on other sites besides my own, I got an offer from Erica Friedman with Okazu a yuri manga/anime website. She offered up a free copy of the DVD set for Hyakko provided that person do a review over the 2nd disc. I decided to bit the bullet and took up the offer. I have to say it was one of my first ‘requested’ review piece and it was an illuminating experience for me. I had told myself that I would get around to covering the show as a whole, especially after so long.
So, with September being when the school year goes into full gear-yes I know it starts mostly in August here in the States, whatever, I decided to make September’s 2 reviews themed like I did last year with regards to Chuunibyou. This year, it will be over 2 slice of life series, which next to sci-fi and fantasy is a favorite genre of anime for me. Much like last September, it will be over 2 different kinds of slice of life: one with adults (of sorts) and one with high school kids. First up will with some rather strange young adults…. To put it lightly…..
Well, it has been quite a nice and long 6 years of doing this anime blogging and what not. I remember back in 2011, there wasn’t that much out there doing it and now you can’t go one twitter post or youtube video past without stumbling upon a piece of anime analysis. I can say I am quite impressed, even if I was in a way a pioneer of this kind of enterprise back in the day. As I did a special review last August over a classic I love personally (Ah My Goddess TV) I figure this year I would do a piece over a classic that a lot of people remember, that being