Kizu, written by Otsuichi and drawn by Hiro Kiyohara, follows the life of Keigo. Like most other children, Keigo attends school, but his school is different. All of the troubled kids - the troublemakers, the abused, the scarred - are grouped in one class. This manga is a really short story. It's only 4 chapters long! But, despite that, it's a really impactful story.
I'm not going to sugarcoat it - I absolutely loved this episode. Sure, I may say that for most episodes of Fruits Basket, but this time I truly mean it. My emotions were all over the place. I was crying one second, laughing in the next and then completely in shock in the last. An episode which can pack so many different emotions, in my eyes, is a good episode.
I don't really know why I haven't touched many sports anime as of late. They certainly appeal to me and I have had every intention to watch them, but for some reason, I just... don't. Perhaps I just needed something to pump me up and motivate me and if that's the case, then, Kuroko no Basket certainly worked its magic.
I decided to take a break from the episodic reviews last week and merge episodes three and four together in one post. Which, quite frankly, works quite well. From the first two episodes, I was expecting great things. They were magnificent in, honestly, every way. They made me so happy. Episode 3, however... didn't quite make me as happy.
Boy, I love a death game scenario, so I was quite hyped to get reading this and I am so glad I did. The synopsis sounds a little crazy, sure, I get that, but the first chapter is written so well making me hooked from the start. And as the story progressed, I was obsessed with finding out what the next game was or what the next twist in the story was.
This episode was so nostalgic! Whilst watching it, I was transported back to the time when I was watching the original series for the first time. It's safe to say I had a massive smile on my face for the whole 24 minutes. As I was watching, I could remember very easily the 2001 version's series of events. Every time Yuki kicked Kyo, every time Kyo acted like the absolute tsundere he is, I was giggling. Apparently, my love for a good old shoujo anime hasn't disappeared at all.
Fruits Basket, the original 2001 series, was one of the first anime I watched all those years ago when I was diving into the world of anime for the first time. Because of that, the series has a special place in my heart. I wanted to do something special to mark the new adaptation (and to basically just gush about the show each week), so I've decided to make the 2019 series the first anime series that I do weekly episodic reviews for!
Now, we like to discuss anime with important themes and messages here at A Girl & Her Anime. In the past, discussions on gender equality have come up thanks to Aggretsuko, the inclusion of LGBT relationships in Asagao to Kase-san and now it's time for the discussion of perhaps the more broad topic of discrimination. Broad, maybe, but still just as important, for this is still, unfortunately, an issue that's relevant for today's society for many different people. Eve no Jikan focuses on the more subtle types of discrimination.
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.