Organised by Shaegeeksout, the Readathon is taking place this weekend - from the 12th to the 14th of February. Although I'm using this as an opportunity to get through as much as my manga backlog as possible, Shae has also given us some challenges, should we care to accept them! These challenges make up the foundations of my own readathon choices for this weekend, so let's take a look at them!
Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin (or Midnight Occult Civil Servants) is a supernatural mystery anime that aired during the Spring 2019 season. Produced by LIDENFILMS (who also produced Koi to Uso and Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo), the series follows the latest recruit of Shinjuku Ward Office's Nighttime Regional Relations Department - Miyako Arata. If you're looking for a show that's quick-paced and has lots of fighting scenes, this isn't the show for you. It's also not the show you're looking for if you want a show with the greatest animation you've ever seen. However, Mayonaka is a show that's still underappreciated for what it is - an easy-to-watch supernatural mystery show.
It's time for some more first impressions of this season's anime! This was a show I had been waiting literally years to watch and I'm so glad it's finally here. The show in question? Why, Ensemble Stars!, of course! Ensemble Stars! is a series about high school male idols, based off a video of the same name.
During my third anniversary posts, I mentioned that I wanted to do some collaborations as I've never really done them before. Well, the time has come to introduce my first ever collaboration! We wanted to write something based on what we both enjoyed and what better than Fruits Basket?
It’s that time of the season again where we all take a look at the upcoming seasonal anime and pick what we’ll be watching! I realise I only made a return to seasonal anime a couple of seasons ago with The Promised Neverland, but I think I’m going to adjust my approach once again.
We are currently halfway through this season and I'm really surprised about the quality this time around. Usually, seasons are filled with quite a few mediocre shows, but Spring 2019 really does seem like a top season. Regardless, being halfway through the season means it's time to reflect on the past six/seven weeks and begin to form an opinion on the shows I've been watching. Some of these shows really have surprised me and, uh... not always for the better.
It's been an entire year since I've last done a "What am I watching?" post and that's because I've been avoiding seasonal anime so I could catch up on my backlog a little bit better. This all changed with The Promised Neverland, though and, admittedly, having something to look forward to watching every week really did wonders for my mood as well, as trivial as that sounds, so I've decided to get back into the swing of seasonal anime! Woo!
Last year, I decided that it was about time that I actually took time to sit down and watch what seems to be a lot of people's favorite childhood anime - Sailor Moon. My expectations, realistically, were all over the place. On the one hand, I was expecting great things. A lot of people in the anime community praise Sailor Moon so much, even as adults, and there weren't many people I knew who slated it. Were they not just using their nostalgia to create their opinions? It turns out, no. They weren't. And, watching it for the first time as a 22-year-old, I think the series is definitely one filled with important lessons.
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?
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.