Working as an ESL teacher at a university in China... you don't really get much time off. Work is constantly there. So, once I learned about the fact that I was going to get an entire week off with no teaching and hardly any students to deal with, it's safe to say I was quite happy. During this spring break, I've managed to somehow fit time in for eleven different shows and I have thoughts for all of them...
What an easier post would be is "5 Anime That Didn't Make Me Cry" because there are a lot fewer anime that I haven't cried at, that's for sure. I'm just a big crybaby, what can I say? Now, because I cry at literally everything, some of these, I feel, are probably predictable. Some others? Probably not. But I certainly have my reasons for all of them.
The Kuroshitsuji movie is based off the Luxury Liner arc of the manga. I was quite excited to finally watch the movie, but, unfortunately, it wasn't what I expected at all. I'm assuming a part of my dissatisfaction with the movie comes from the fact that the Book of Atlantic arc isn't exactly a favourite of mine in the manga, but I also found a couple of things about the movie that really annoyed me, regardless of my preferences from the manga.
Imagine a world where humans and demi-humans co-exist. They go to work, they go to school... I have seen a lot of shows, that just don't go into detail about the characters. They introduce them and that's that. That's their personality, we're going to stick with that for 12 episodes with absolutely no development whatsoever. This is where Demi-chan is different.
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.
Don't get me wrong, the story itself is pretty good. This is certainly not your typical harem show by any means, for the show isn't all too predictable and does contain some welcomed plot twists. For the most part, the story was paced at an acceptable speed, but I do think that some elements of the story weren't exactly needed.
Idol Jihen is, as the title suggests, an idol show that was an original story created by MAPPA and Studio VOLN. For many, the synopsis of the show will sound ridiculous. I get that. I'll be honest, though, it was partly this that made me want to watch it in the first place.
I talk about arguably the cutest anime of Winter 2017 which involves everyone's favourite dragons and give my opinions on various different perceptions on the show!