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Weekly Watch!! Winter Anime 2019 – #5

Another week, another set of episode to watch. This is Weekly Watch!! Winter Anime 2019 edition #5.

For this fifth week, I had some time to spare and manage to be able to continue this weekly series. Compared to the previous weeks, I am now on time and I watched all the episodes I needed to watch.

I’M PROUD OF MYSELF.

Heh.

Anyway, I won’t prolong this anymore with my stupid intro… here’s my thoughts of the news episodes:


Go-toubun no Hanayome Ep. 5

Okay, that was both disappointing and nice.

As always, I like how on point this episode was. It continued what was left off from the previous episode and progressed too similarly as the manga. Ichika got to shine alot and prove how worthy she is of the “best girl” throne. We also got to see Futarou being able to “label” his relationship to the quintuplets. Even though the word “partner” is a bit not really ideal and definitely not the right term for their relationship, its passable.

Just like the previous episodes, my bad sentiments continues to reign. It seemed the animation will never improve. As much as how good the voice acting of the top tier VA’s, the quality of the animation is not on par with their performance. Its a waste. The OST continues to be misplaced as some cheerful OST was playing while on a serious moment.

Sigh.

I just need to suck it up, and continue.

Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Ep. 5

Now, this one…is a cute episode. I want more of this.

In this episode, we get to know more of the new supporting chracters. We get to see their interactions and dymnamic of their pairing. Both of them gets to interact with the main casts, and it was full of fluff. Like I said above, I want more of this.

Interestingly, the main character, Mya-nee got the least screentime which resulted to less borderline pedo moves on air. Because of that, I kind of enjoyed this episode more. Don’t get me wrong, I like Mya-nee as a character, but her pedo-ish tendencies is really creepy.

As the series goes on, the pairings starts to become more solid. Of course, Mya-nee to Hana (uuugghhh), Hana to sweets, Hinata to Nao and the two new characters (sorry, they are not yet that important to me so their names are still irellevant). I can’t wait to see more and more developments on their yuri baity pairings (except for Mya-nee and Hana…its creepy).

Another thing, mom is still nowhere to be found. RIP me.

Can’t wait for the next ep.

Bang Dream S2 Ep. 6

Just like any other episode of BD, we got introduced to one of the featured bands of the franchise. This time, its one of my fav band of BD, Afterglow.

Damn, now I love them more.

In this episode, there is an upcoming festival in their town. To attract youngsters to the festival, the staff requested Afterglow to perform. Popipa was invited too, which in some ways made me happy as their screentime became less and less as episodes goes by. Still, their appearance here in this episode pretty much answered my suspicion that it was all for the build up in the end. With Popipa’s plan to have a one-man show of their worn, alot of preparations were needed to accomplish, and they seemed to handle it well bts.

Anyway, let’s not talk more about Popipa and focus more on the main protagonists of this episodes, Afterglow. I really like the relationship of the group. Compared to other bands, the members were childhood friends in the beginning. Because of time constraints in school and life, all of them decided to make a band so that they’ll still have time to hang out with each other (dunno if that is necessary..but I digress). Their friendship is really strong and it shows in their performances. They are really good.

Another thing, I want to shoutout to Locke-san. She is the MVP of this episode. To be able to show her love and appreciation for the bands and Popipa, she goes out of her way and become badass. Popipa members saw this and appreciates her effort. I hope she creates a band soon.

Can’t wait for next episode.

Endro Ep. 5

Ooohhh…a princess, huh…interesting!

I really like this episode. The fluffiness is still there and there were alot of meta jokes that made me laugh. It wasn’t just the meta jokes but all of its jokes, they all hit and were delivered well. I really had a great time watching this.

In this new episode, a new character was introduced. All hail princess!! She’s pretty much is infatuated with the Hero, even before meeting that person. I expected her to feel weirded out now that the new Hero is a girl. It was quite clear she was uncomfortable for abit with it but later gains feeling for her. Ooohohooh. I SENSE YURI. Lol.

I find it really funny how it seemed the princess knows something about Mao-sensei. Does the princess know that she’s the Demon Lord. Ooohohohohoh.

Can’t wait for the next ep.

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Ep. 05

This is a nice episode.

Compared to the previous ones, this episode was alot more upbeat, and fun. Definitely a change of pace, and I like it. After all, the main characters deserved a break after everything that had happened in the previous episode.

In this episode, we get to see first the queen and her spies. This one is unusual as I don’t remember this part in the manga along with the other contents of the episode. I kind of predicted already that they’ll reach the queen, but I didn’t expect they would show her now. It’s interesting.

We got to see the main characters go to the slave trader again. Even though it was unnecessary, Rapthalia requested for the slave mark. For her, it was a sign of “faithfulness”. Weird girl. The MC’s then bought an egg who later then became a big bird, Filo.

Now, this is where everything turned upside down.

I’ll be honest, I only read the manga and wasn’t able to reached this part in the LN so I’m not sure about it, but the anime definitely changed alot in this next sequence. In the manga, Filo’s fast growth was an issue of the MC’s as they didn’t expect the bird would go that big already. It was funny to see the reactions of the MC’s and how they handle Filo. Nothing much were change in the competition part, except the fact that they made the race really long. Another significant change that had happen was the reward the MC’s got from that race, not only Naofumi became the Lord of the land, he also got some properties courtesy of the people. I didn’t expect they would change it as the next sequences of that part was really funny.

Because of the change, it affected the next sequences of the story. The introduction of the loli version of Filo was definitely disappointing in the anime, as in the manga it was alot funnier. Sigh. they should have did what was in the manga. But was done is done.

Now that Filo is introduced, the MC’s party is now complete. The adventure will now start. I can’t wait to see it.

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Manaria Friends Ep. 4

This was…boring.

I kind off get the purpose of this episode. We were shown how the normal students, including Grea, studies ahrd for the exam while Anne, a genius, got lonely because she’s bored to death and no one’s as smart as her. Lel. I di sympathize with her struggle as I did experience that before, but I’m not a fan of how this story was portrayed here in this episode. It’s too boring, too sad, a bit far off the usual mood of the anime.

I do like the OST a bit, especially Grea’s performances. Her music made me feel like I was in a lounge or something.

Sigh, this episode is pointless.

Dororo Ep. 05

Oh…wow. That was really…something else.

Since last episode, Hyakkimaru regains his hearing. As he is not yet used to it, he can’t concentrate much in fighting which results to him hurting really bad. He then met up with a girl, Mio, who had a beautiful singing voice. Even I was enticed by her voice. We then heard about the bad developments in the land of Hyakkimaru’s family. The mom clearly knows that this was the result of what happened before. I really can’t wait on how all of this will end.

Then, the weird old man that was a companion of the MC’s found a land to stay in while the war is going on and encouraged all of them to evacuate there. Bad news, as there’s a demon residing there. Hyakkimaru still went there and fight even though he is still not completely healed. He, alongside the old man, accomplished the task which results to MC regaining his voice. However, he seemed to lost his real right feet. Damn, that would have been really painful.

Dororo tried to check on Mio as she mentioned she going to work harder so that all of them can leave the old palce. He accidentally witness a horrifying act which was Mio’s kind of work. That must have been terrifying for him. I’m not sure how the next episode’s going to be but I’m definitely curious.

I’m a bit disappointed on the lack of action of this episode. Compared to the previous episodes, this arc focuses more on Hyakkimaru’s adjusting to sound, his love for Mio’s voice, and other developments. I totally get it, but it would have been nice if everything was balanced at least. The last fight in the episode felt lacking as it cut off on the best part.

Anyway, I’ll just wait for the next episode.

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Meiji Tokyo Renka Ep. 05

Lel, I got it right. The popular actor was the geisha.

Damn.

Its hard to take this episode seriously. The popular actor acting like a woman and taching the main girl the “art of being a elite woman” is really wrong in alot of ways. I needs explaination as to why he’s like this. Even though he seemed to teach her the right stuff, its still weird to watch.

I really don’t have anything to say much. I guess, I’ll just wait for the next episode.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Ep. 05

Yeeee!! Another fun episode!!

OMG!! I laugh alot on this one. Damn.

When I first read this arcs in the manga, I know they are going to be hilarious when animated and damn they are.

Compared to the previous episode, this follows the usual formula, 3 arcs per episode.

One the first arc, it was about a love advice, this time, it was Kaguya that was asked. She tried to answer the student well, but gradually failed (hard). Insert Chika to the rescue (lol). The talk went overboard, with all the rebellious “us against the world” kind of advice, it worked.

For the 2nd arc, it was the famous volleyball arc. Its sad as Kaguya wasn’t featured much in this, but damn Chika and Miyuki combo is funny af. Miyuki can’t play at all, and with the help of Chika, he became awesome. I laughed alot in this arc, especially after seeing the aftermath.

And now, the last one was the Umbrella arc. YASSSSS!! What I liked about this arc was how they twisted a popular shoujo trope and made it really unique and fun. Rather than your typical “Ah! I forgot my umbrella” and then the other person share’s it, both Kaguya and miyuki expressed the loss of their supposed umbrella which resulted to both of them determining who would tell the truth. Kaguya pretty much got a upperhand on this, but then Chika happened. In the end, both of the MC’s shared the umbrella. Walking in the streets. Even though the sun was up. Ayyeeeeee!!

Pretty much all the arcs were adapted well. I could see some additional scenes but they were not bad as they made the story more concise and would flow properly. This anime is definitely well adapted.

Lesson learn this episode… the MVP is CHIKA. She’s awesome.

Can’t wait for the next episode.

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Yeeeeee!!

I had fun in alot of episodes this week. Only few were mediocre at best, but enjoyable.

Continue to look forward this weekly watching of mine.

See you next week.

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Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku: Quick Thoughts

I am not a hater of isekai animes. I actually like and enjoy them. It’s just…I am getting bored of the same overpowered main characters, harem of girls and cliche premise. I just wish there would be something new…and I actually hoped this anime, Death March kara Hajimaru Isekai Kyousoukyoku, would be different.

But it wasn’t.


 


When I first saw this anime, specifically the first episode, I thought this one had promise. An IT guy, one of the person making the game, actually transported to another world similar to his game. That really caught my eye.

BUT!

All of my impressions went to trash when the main story unfolded. It was like any other isekai anime. It had all the cliches I wish it didn’t have.

Still, I enjoyed it. Even though this one was mediocre, it was fun to watch.

To keep this post positive, I want to share some good points about this anime.

What I like about this anime were the interesting abilities of the main character. The MC became overpowered right off the bat, the moment he got transported to the new world. All his overpowered abilties were really cool and intriguing, it makes me think he can do anything. I also liked how “reasonable” his actions were. From how he treats his “girls” and other people, you can’t find any faults in his actions. Bruh, he is too “perfect”. Lol.

Another thing I like about this series were the interesting personalities of his “harem” girls. I especially like the fellow Japanese girl who happened to be summoned into this new world too. Her actions are quite unpredictable at times, I kinda look forward to what she’s going to do next whenever she is on screen. I also like the other girls, but sometimes, they are too generic for me to care.

The character designs were nice too and the animation was passable. What I find really interesting was the layout of the screen of the MC. Every time the MC acquires something, either physical or ability, there is always a ping on show. His settings and his inventories were really on point, it made me remember the stuff on some of the games I used to play. It was really facinating.

Overall, the anime is quite a mediocre. With alot of better isekai animes released last year, this one couldn’t stand out. It was really enjoyable, but the generic-ness and too much cliche kinda ruined the whole series.

Still, I would recommend this to peepz who likes isekai animes. You guys might like this one and even try reading its source material.

I guess, that’s it for now.

Thanks for watching!!

Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation: After Thoughts

As always, I continue to watch the animes I wasn’t able to finish before.

This anime, Ikoku Meiro no Croisée The Animation, was an anime I watched back in college. I wasn’t able to finish this one because I got bored watching it. Still, I knew that this one is a hidden gem and I want to finish it.

Did it live up to my expectation?


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Jul 4, 2011 to Sep 19, 2011
Premiered: Summer 2011
Studios: Satelight
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Historical, Seinen
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: G – All Ages
Synopsis: The story takes place in the second half of the 19th century, as Japanese culture gains popularity in the West. A young Japanese girl, Yune, accompanies a French traveler, Oscar, on his journey back to France, and offers to help at the family’s ironwork shop in Paris. Oscar’s nephew and shop-owner Claude reluctantly accepts to take care of Yune, and we learn how those two, who have so little in common, get to understand each other and live together in the Paris of the 1800s. (MAL)

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Unfortunately, it didn’t.

Even at the second watching, I got bored watching this.

This anime had a decent premise. Set in the late 19th century, A japanese girl suddenly starts living in France, its very interesting. But what made this series hard to watch was the flow and story progression. There was nothing special or exciting on each episode, which made me bored binging it. I mean, I knew from the start that this is a slice-of-life and would be mello, but this anime just lacks appeal to me.

I do admit, I did like the art and animation alot. The character designs were really nice and on-point. The background art was gorgeous. It made me want to go to France and see the place myself, even though I’m not sure if it still exists. Lel. The animation was smooth and fluid. There wasn’t a bad shot or anything that was ugly to look at. Definitely better than most of the animes released on that year.

It wasn’t just the art and animation, I also like the characters. All of them were quite interesting. Their personalities clash with each other, especially when both the culture of Japan and France tend to contradict. It would have been nice if their clashes were abit more spicy and exciting, then maybe I woould have liked this series better.

Overall, this anime was nice, but it lacked impact for me to like it. This just didn’t do for me.

That’s it for now.

Thanks for reading!!

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Movie Feature: Let me eat your pancreas

I had seen alot of Japanese dramatic movies, I have a soft spot for them. They usually hit me right in the feels and I enjoy them alot. But I do sometimes feel that they are overusing this kind of formula. Still, these kind of movies have their own appeal.

For this entry, I’m going to talk about a movie that had a weird and eye-catching title, Let me eat your pancreas. It is a live-action adaptation of a novel with the same name. There is an anime version of it but I haven’t seen it yet, so I can’t really compare and just focus on this LA adaptation.


Romaji: Kimi no Suizo wo Tabetai
Japanese: 君の膵臓をたべたい
Director: Sho Tsukikawa
Writer: Yoru Sumino (novel), Tomoko Yoshida
Release Date: July 28, 2017
Runtime: 115 min.
Genre: Based on a Comic / Romance / Illness / Past & Present
Language: Japanese
Country: Japan
Starring: Hamabe Minami, Kitamura Takumi, Oguri Shun, Kitagawa Keiko, Otomo Karen, Kamiji Yusuke, Yuma Yamoto, etc.
Synopsis: I (Takumi Kitamura) am a high school student. I happen to find a diary by my classmate Sakura Yamauchi (Minami Hamabe) that reveals she is suffering from a pancreatic disease. I spent time with Sakura, but she dies.

12 years later, due to Sakura’s words, I (Shun Oguri) am now a high school teacher at the same school where I graduated from. While I talk with my student, I remember several months I spent with Sakura. Meanwhile, Kyoko (Keiko Kitagawa), who was Sakura’s friend, is soon to marry. Kyoko also recalls the days she spent with me and Sakura.


This movie hit me with the right feels. I didn’t expect I would love this as much as I do now. I can literally say that this movie, Let me eat your pancreas, a new favorite of mine.

Pretty much, the synopsis above explained the whole plot of the movie. I can’t really tell if the overall story flowed the same way as the anime and the source material, as an LA adaptation tend to deviate from the source material to fit the movie time limit. I do know that I really like how this movie was made.

The pacing of the story was done well. I read alot of reviews of this adaptation and they don’t like much the constant back and forth of the timeline, but its the opposite to me. I really like it. It didn’t affect my enjoyment and the flow of the story. I think the amazing acting and decent cinematography added alot of factors to my liking of the movie.

Okay.

Let me express my delight of the performance of the actors and actresses of this movie. As always, Oguri Shun blew me away by his acting. He never fails to deliver the right performance for his role. And damn, he is still so handsome! Kitagawa Keiko didn’t fail me too. Even though her role here is not that big, she still caught my eye with her stellar acting. Uugghhh she is so good.

Now for the youngsters, OMG. I think I have a new young actors and actresses to follow. Kitamura Takumi and Hamabe Minami captured me with their wholesome acting skills. Kitamura Takumi pretty much mastered the role and delivered a wonderful and believable performance. Hamabe Minami didn’t disappoint too. She delivered Sakura’s personality really well. Though, I guess, it would have been nice if she had a long hair, but that’s just me and my nitpicking complaints. Still, I am blow away by their acting skills. I’ll definitely look out at their series and movies in the future.

Overall, I really like this movie. Like I said in the intro, this might be my newest favorite movie yet, as everything was done right. 

Hold up, fans of the source material and anime movie. I am just reviewing the LA movie of Let me eat your pancreas. As a fan of Japanese movies, I pretty much know the tropes and cliches of these kinds of movies. And definitely, this movie was done right. It might be different from the other versions, let’s just enjoy this adaptation as is.

Anyway, I don’t want to make this any longer and I don’t think I have anything more to say.

Thanks for reading!!

Weekly Watch!! Winter Anime 2019 – #4

Yo!!! We are now on the 4th week of Weekly Watch. Over the weekend, I spent alot of my time with my family and relatives from Australia. Busy busy life.

Still, I was able to watch the episodes I needed for this post, though barely.

Anyway, I won’t prolong this much and here’s my thoughts


Watashi ni Tenshi ga Maiorita! Ep. 4

It’s summer!!

Usually, the summer episode is in the middle of the series, but this one is early. It definitely surprised me, but all the arcs in the episode were cute and simple.

One the first arc, rather than going to the usual outdoor locations, the casts stayed home and play. Mya-nee prepared the inflatable pool and gave them food to enjoy. We also got to know that Mya-nee doesn’t like school uniforms (which is quite unique). On the 2nd arc, the kids were doing their summer assignment that was creating a sculpture of their favorite thing using clay. As always, Hinata made a Mya-nee severed head (LOL!), while Nao recreated her face and Hana made a cake, which she later changed to her fav (not cute) character. On the last arc, it was the summer festival. In this arc, we not only saw the main casts (except Mya-nee) in yukata, but also the other supporting characters (I’m sad the mom didn’t make an appearance). Myaa-nee almost got arrested cuz of her pedo tendencies but was saved by the kids. She then repays them by allowing them to abuse her wallet.

I enjoyed watching this one as we get to know more about the casts. It’s also nice to see the pedo moments of Mya-nee were minimized, and added a lot of cute antics of the kids. I really like how Hana twist Mya-nee’s pedo moments into a benefit by asking her to feed her sweets in exchange. It might’ve sound bad when I wrote it here, but the exchange is quite smart. Lel. My most favorite parts were the closeness of Hinata and Nao. Hinata seemed to know how to please and up the mood of Nao and they are so cute to watch together.

It was also mentioned in the episode how popular Mya-nee is in the kid’s class, as Hinata tends to twist some stories in favor of Mya-nee. I can’t wait to see their reactions when they meet Mya-nee in person. Hehehehe.

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Meiji Tokyo Renka Ep. 4

Now that was interesting. I was already wondering the “importance” of Ougai-san in this series. Good thing we get a lot of info about him through this episode.

We now know more how important Ougai-san was in their society and the effects of the “engagement” he have with the main character. I also like how both of them spent a lot of time together, to know more each other and to see their chemistry. Its not so bad, but I’m still not a fan of their ship.

The actor guy was then introduced. He’s very popular, but I’m not feeling his acting. LOL. Anyway, it was quite clear he was that geisha at the very end of the episode that the main character followed. I’m quite shocked to see crossdressing in this story and era. I kinda want to know more about it.

Can’t wait for the next episode.

Manaria Friends

Oh damn. This anime is defintiely crossing the line of “yuri-bait” to “yuri”. It’s so strong!!

For this episode, Anne and Grea went shopping. They stumbled on a clothing store of their teacher, which had full of cosplay clothes. The two MC tried some clothes and they got them for free. They then went for a relaxing boat-ride which resulted into a YURI MOMENT. God bless us all!!!

I like the development of the relationship of Grea and Anne. Its definitely going somewhere. Their teacher is kinda funny too with her obsession with clothes. I do understand that feeling of being busy and go all out once there’s free time.

Even with lack of substance in their plot, its still enjoyable to watch. In some ways, this one could pass as a slice-of-life of a princess and a half-dragon half-human.

Can’t wait for the next episode.

Endro Ep. 3-4

Here’s another slice of life anime about adventures. So full of fluff and cuteness.

The 3rd episode was about quests. The first few quests they got are about finding cats. Lel. Once they feel like they were masters in finding cats, they got a “real” quest, but later forgot about it and look for a cat when they met a girl crying. It was really cute and very nice for them to do that. Its a bit of a bummer that the loli demon lord didn’t make an appearance, but the adventure of the MC’s was already really fun to watch that I didn’t mind anymore.

For the 4th ep, it is the summer episode (why is the summer episodes early?). The loli demon lord was the first thing I see, I’m loving this episode already. Lel. The gang needed to do alot of quests for their homework in class, and they deicided to go to an island for it. I like how Seira was leading the group as she is the closest one to being sane. As much as she wants the group to focus on their quest, they always end up playing around. Hahaha. Atleast, the more they play the more they discover alot of monsters for their quests. Lol.

This anime continues to filled me up with fluffy feelings and positive vibes. Can’t wait for the next episode.

Go-toubun no Hanayome Ep. 4

As a fan of the manga, I am greatly disappointed by this episode. From the animation to the music used on some scenes, its bad. Sigh, but before I say all my negative thoughts about this episode. Let me share the positive ones first.

Itsuki visited the home of Futarou to give him his salary, and they end going to the arcade cuz of Futarou’s sister. After bonding for awhile, they bumped into the other sisters and they went to see the fireworks. Complicated things happened afterwards.

I am indeed happy that they adapted this fireworks part cuz this is one of my fav stories in the manga. They followed the manga well, and its nice to see it in animation. The voice actors were really amazing in this episode. But unfortunately, all these positve points went all to drain cuz of the bad aspects in this episode.

Like I said above, the animation is bad. Its alot worse that the previous episodes. Even though I said that it followed the manga well, it was too well like panel by panel copy. Alot of shortcuts were done too to save time in animating this episode. Sigh, the amaizng performance of the VA’s went to waste cuz of the bad animation. Don’t get me wrong, this anime is visually appealing, but only in still shots. The animation is too stiff and unreal to enjoy.

The other negative thing that affected my watching was the soundtrack, especially the music in the first half of the episode. I’m just not a fan of it.

Even with all this negative comments from me, I will still watch this until the very end.

Bang Dream S2 Ep. 5

This anime….is becoming hard to watch. The set-up of these new episodes is not on my liking. Each episode, we get to know new set of characters. For this new ep, it centers on the members of the idol band Pastel Pallete. I could barely memorize their names. I’m not really a fan of their group but, this arc of theirs is quite cute. Though I find the pacing abit fast. With their arc only given an episode to tell, it can’t be helped for it to be fast.

Good thing the members are really cute. Lel. Another good thing is that cameo appearance of some members of Popipa, even though they are only two.

I guess I’ll continue to watch this, but I don’t think my excitement of this season when it first started didn’t stay as its getting boring as time goes by.

Kaguya-sama wa Kokurasetai Ep. 4

Ooohohohohoho!! This episode gave me alot of feels!!!

Reading this arcs were enthralling to me already, but watching it happen in an anime made it more amazing!! I can’t stop smiling!

For this episode, there wasn’t any intro like in the previous episodes. That made me happy. We immediately dive into the cat ears arc which was really cute. When I first read this on manga, I knew this would be amazing when animated. AND IT IS. The dissonance of Kaguya and Miyuki’s feelings about the cuteness of each other’s looks were totally on point as I imagine. I can’t stop grinning watching them act like they want to kill each other. LOL.

The cellphone arc was also done well. I’ll be honest, I kind of forgot about this arc, so I can’t really say much about it. All I could tell was how cute the Kaguya’s reactions were all through out the arc. She is definitely inlove with Miyuki.

Now for the exhibition arc, this was done well. In the manga, the french parts were a bunch of scribbles so I really didn’t mind them. Here in the anime, I still didn’t mind them, but I am curious as to what they were saying. I am also amaze by the talent of the VA’s. They were able to speak French well…I think. For me, its done well but I can’t really say cuz I am not French in the first place. LOL.

Believe it or not, the anime is adapting fast. I didn’t expect this at all but they are surely skipping some parts. Still, I really don’t care much as long as this series is adapted well. Infairness, the studio haven’t failed me yet as this anime was visually appealing from start to finish.

Can’t wait for the next episode.

Tate no Yuusha no Nariagari Ep. 4

YAS!! Its my favorite part of the first arc. I always wanted to see this in the anime, and I am so glad they adapted this part really well.

In this episode, there was a party in the castle and all the heroes were invited to celebrate the “success” of the Wave. Naofumi continues to be bitter, doesn’t want to entertain anyone, even Raphtalia. The spear hero guy challenged Naofumi in a duel because of Raphtalia which resulted with an epic fight between the two. In this duel, we got to see Naofumi’s prowess in tactics and strategies to win against a guy with a weapon against his shield. Seeing the shiled hero winning, the b*tch princess cheated to make it look like the spear hero won. It resulted to Naofumi getting triggered and had a breakdown. He was then saved by Raphtalia by declaring her loyalty to him.

I always loved this part of the first arc, as we see the lowest point of Naofumi. He was consumed by his anger because of the b*llsh*t he’s been experiencing in that world. And the moment Raphtalia saved him, Naofumi’s outlook of her changed (lol). He now saw her in her current form and he can now eat proper food. We also got to see the other heroes, the archer and the swordsman, being neutral with everything and stated the real truth. They also saw how dirty the royal family was.

Now that the heavy negative side of the story is past, we can now welcome a new chapter of Naofumi’s journey in this new world. I can’t wait.


Ooohohohohoh.

Even though I said I watched all the episodes I needed, you guys might’ve noticed I didn’t have Dororo, Circlet Princess, The promised neverland and Boogiepop episode reviews. Well, I have different reasons.

For Dororo, I accidentally reviewed the latest ep. last week. Because of that I didn’t add it on the list above. For Circlet princess, I can’t find a 480p quality of the anime (torrent-wise). With my mac being really laggy, I can’t watch HD quality animes so I just set this anime to the side. Lastly, I decided to binge Boogiepop and the promised neverland instead of weekly watching it. I feel like I would enjoy them more that way. So yeah.

Now that everything is settled, the animes above (and Dororo) will be the final animes I will watch weekly.

I guess that’s all for now.

See you guys next week for anothr Weekly Watching.

Goblin Slayer: Quick Thoughts

I love Goblin Slayer. Even before the anime, I was already a fan. I read the first two volumes of the Light novel and am very updated with the manga, I just love this series.

With it anime adaptation finished airing last season, I think its time for me to share my thoughts about it and express my opinion about its adaptation.

This is going to be fun.


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 7, 2018 to Dec 30, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Studios: White Fox
Source: Light novel
Genres: Action, Adventure, Fantasy
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: R – 17+ (violence & profanity)
Synopsis: A young priestess has formed her first adventuring party, but almost immediately they find themselves in distress. It’s the Goblin Slayer who comes to their rescue—a man who’s dedicated his life to the extermination of all goblins, by any means necessary. And when rumors of his feats begin to circulate, there’s no telling who might come calling next… (MAL)


Goblin Slayer was a dark fantasy anime I didn’t expect I wanted. I first heard about this series when a friend of mine gave me a copy of the first LN volume. I fully got interested with it after seeing the interview of the LN author with the An1meMan. That was the moment I knew how the story was made through the experience and D&D campaigns of the author. With that connection, I immediately got intrigued by this series, and it didn’t disappoint.

The story was well-crafted and it progressed well. In alot of ways, alot better than the manga/LN. The manga/LN had a solid and well-paced plot already, but I prefer the arrangement of the arcs in the anime. Making the “attack of the hometown arc” the climax of the story over the “Sword maiden arc” had showed the growth of the characters, especially Goblin Slayer. Though, it would have been amazing if alot of the mini-storylines of the manga/LN was included in the anime. Still, the anime ended on a very happy note and I am looking forward heavily to the 2nd season.

I think I don’t need to explain much about the characters and why their names are too literal. With the series being connected heavily to D&D, its understandable. I do wanna say share how much I love the characters and how much I enjoy the interactions between them. Yes, each character represent a cliche personality that is quite common in fantasy stories and especially, on D&D. But it was how these cliche archetypes compliment each other that made the watching alot more fun.

I especially love how unique and undefine Goblin Slayer was all through out the series. With him being the “anomaly” in their world, his actions continues to be unpredictable and it is a delight to see him fight against the enemies in a very unorthodox way. Other than GS, my other favorite character would be the Priestess. I really like her growth all throughout the series. From being a novice to a reliable party member, her journey was not easy but it was worth it. I especially love her amazing moment in the last arc where she was the one who hit the last blow. It was at the moment, I saw how the Priestess was no longer the same Priestess in the 1st episode. It was mesmerizing.

As much as I want to continue to give praises to this series, the anime fell short on the animation. The character designs were quite close to the manga so I approve it. It was the animation that was quite disappointing. I really hate the 3D animation of GS, he looked so detached from the anime. There were alot of shortcuts and bad animation on some simple scenes, though they do deliver really good animation on the important scenes. If only this series had a consistent and stable animation, then this would be amazing.

Overall, this anime was a nice adaptation. It delivered well and I can’t wait for the next season.

Yes, I know about the controversy and I don’t want to talk much about it anymore. I knew about the controversial scene in the beginning and I know that it was used for shock value. Its purpose was for us, readers, to see how cruel the Goblins are in their world and understand the hatred the Goblin Slayer had for those filthy creatures. Whether you guys understand that reasoning or not, I can’t force you to like this series. If this is not for you guys, then don’t force yourself to watch this. There are still alot of animes out there.

I guess…that’s all I want to say.

Thanks for reading!

Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!: Quick Thoughts

As I mentioned on my intro in my Honda-san review post, the fall season was one of the best in a while. It wasn’t just because of the popular ones or the hidden gems I discovered, but also the controversies surrounding alot of animes. The most popular one would be the Goblin Slayer as it had stirred alot of talks in the community. But I am not here to talk about GS, but actually an anime that had been controversial since the announcement of its anime, Uchi no Maid ga Uzasugiru!


Type: TV
Episodes: 12
Status: Finished Airing
Aired: Oct 5, 2018 to Dec 21, 2018
Premiered: Fall 2018
Studios: Doga Kobo
Source: Manga
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy, Shoujo Ai
Duration: 23 min. per ep.
Rating: PG-13 – Teens 13 or older
Synopsis: Having lost her mother at a young age, Misha Takanashi, a second grader who is half-Russian and half-Japanese, now lives with her Japanese father. Tsubame Kamoi, formerly a Japan Air Self-Defense Force, JASDF officer, comes to the Takanashi household as a housekeeper. This is a home comedy where Kamoi, a hardcore lolicon, attempts to get near Misha as she tries to fight against her.


This anime definitely dances around a fine line between pedophilia and what is acceptable. No wonder its so damn controversial.

Uchi no Maid anime is a yuri anime about a woman who’s infatuated with a “russian blonde kid who hadn’t had menstruation yet” and becomes a maid to get closer to her. From that premise alone I would have dropped this anime immediately. But with the fact that the woman was once a soldier and was really buff, the absurdity of everything was too funny to drop. Everytime the maid makes a pedo move, it always turns into comedy so you can’t help but slide it off as a joke.

You guys might be thinking that I’m okay with pedo stuff. Definitely not. I am just okay with this anime, after all, it handled all the pedo stuff really crazy well and the maid doesn’t cross the boundaries of the kid. She just teases her and creeps her out. And believe me when I say I don’t ship them at all.

One thing I did like about this anime would be the heartwarming moments in every episode. The anime, specifically the maid, never forgets to instill some life moral lessons to the main character kid as she is still young and she still has alot of things to learn.

Overall, I enjoyed this series alot. I had fun and I laughed alot, especially because of the absurdity of the situations and the eccentric characters. I was able to handle the borderline pedo stuff as I see them as jokes and the heartwarming moments pretty much won me over the problematic stuff.

Still this series is not for everyone.

Anyway, that is all for now.

Thanks for reading!!