I really do like finding cute little romantic stories. Something easy to watch, something wholesome to watch after a stressful day or after watching something not-so wholesome. So, when I found Sono Toki, Kanojo wa. last season, I thought I had hit the jackpot. It's simple and just nice.
Mahou Shoujo Madoka★Magica is by now a show that is certainly well-known within the anime community. Regardless of whether you're a fan of the magical girl genre or not, you have probably at least heard of the show, unless you've been living under a rock for the past eight years. One of the reasons as to why it took so long for me to watch this show was because of how cliché the synopsis sounds. The fact is Homura is completely right. Not everything is what it seems to be.
In the light of day and in the dead of night, mysterious horrors await in the darkest shadows of every corner. Ito Junji: Collection is a compilation series of horror stories that were originally written by Ito Junji - a popular mangaka known for his stories and art style, often making him one of the most talented horror creators. However, perhaps I should have just gone for the medium it was intended to be enjoyed as.
Although I had some doubts, it turns out Death Parade is a show like no other. It's entertaining, sure, but it also makes you think deeply about, well, everything. Purgatory is where Death Parade is set, albeit taking the form of a bar called QuinDecim where the dead come, not only to drink cocktails, but to be judged by the arbiter. Should they go to the void? Or, should they be reincarnated?
Devils Line is probably one of the only anime from this year (so far) that I probably stand on the minority side of things. A lot of people haven't given Devils Line a particularly good review and, although I can understand why people may not like it, I have to disagree completely. Move out of the way Twilight, a better vampire love story is in town.
I, like many other girls who were a teenager during the time where Twilight and Vampire Diaries were at their peak, have a soft spot for vampires. Ever since that craze, I've always been partial to some vampire fiction. And, well, Vampire Knight was no different. The question is, can humans and vampires co-exist?
This season, for me, will probably work like the last, where I explicitly said I wouldn't be watching any seasonal anime. Last season, it was mostly due to finishing university, graduating and getting ready to start working. For this season, my reasoning is just the mere fact I don't really have the time to keep up with seasonal anime. And regional differences.
Now that the Summer 2018 season is finally over, it's time to see how accurate I actually was in my picks. I'm going to be going through reviews and looking at scores and statistics in order to get an overview on the anime I selected in my What To Watch post and see how accurate I was in my predictions.
I personally really enjoy a romance, particularly those which don't follow the more conventional route. Koi to Uso, also known as Love and Lies, is set in a Japanese society somewhere in the future. In this society, a rather complex match-making system has been implemented in order to encourage successful marriages and combat low birthrates.
Watching drama is what I enjoy doing the most and, well, Kuzu no Honkai - otherwise known as Scum's Wish - is an anime that delivers the dramatic rollercoaster that is unrequited love and, undoubtedly, takes it to the next level. I certainly didn't mean to be hypocritical in this review, but the show is that complex that it's hard not to be.