Horimiya Review

You know, I still can’t believe that Hori is actually a brunette. The manga doesn’t shade or tone her hair at all, so I assumed for so many years that she was actually blonde. Did anyone else think that? I’m not going insane, right?

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Tenshi Souzou Design-bu Reveiw

You know, if God really did ask for even half of Earth’s creatures to be made just on the whims of really vague requests, I’d believe it. Because nature is often times really fucking bizarre and the things that’re considered as ‘evolutionary advantages’ really test the limits of how ‘life finds a way’ no matter the situation. Fun, but also really…really weird.

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Hataraku Saibou Black Review

I can’t help but feel like this show is also an allegory to the kinds of working conditions that a typical white-collar worker in Japan experiences and reflects upon Japanese society as a whole as some kind of social commentary on how toxic work culture can be detrimental to not only one’s own health, but also how it can impact society to an almost unhealthy degree. Eh, it’s probably just my imagination.

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Hataraku Saibou!! Review

I think we’re really stretching what constitutes as a ‘season’ now. Like…it’s usually supposed to be 12 or 13 episodes. We’ve established this. This has nothing to do with how it impacts the quality or anything else with the storytelling, but rather a PSA on the fact that it seems like the definition of ‘season’ now is ‘whatever the showrunners want it to be’. I guess.

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P.A. Works: My Favorite and Least Favorite Studio

There’s no easy way to start this given how much P.A. Works as a company has influenced me in this medium.  They’re a unique studio, a studio who’ve taken on quite literally whatever project they want to tackle.  If it wasn’t for them, I wouldn’t be able to appreciate original anime.  But my love for their projects has also served as an unfortunate double-edged sword.

Warning: Story spoilers for various P.A. Works shows from 2010 onwards.

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