Last November I undertook the task of dedicating the entire month to talking about every anime of the series Fate Stay Night called Fatevember. I greatly enjoyed talking about the franchise and I knew I wanted to try my hand at it again, but maybe only on one series.
So I hummed and hawed about it for awhile, until I realized this allowed me to kill two birds with one stone, and then I decided to go bigger, then smaller. Either way, I’m pleased to announce the upcoming blogging project: The Summer of Love with High School DxD
This week I’ll be doing my lead up to the 3-month blogging project in which I examine whether or not a certain series could be considered a great work of its genre, and also just seeing how it holds up after awhile.
For now though, I want to run off a list of the anime and manga that I think are the art-form’s great works. I don’t have one for each genre, so this is more of a personal list, of what I think are the most likely to be, or will be Great Works. Check em out after the cut.
This is going to be a bit of a different character dive than my previous ones, in that this is really a response to a excellent post from Yomu at Umai Yomu Anime Blog who has been doing a wonderful series of posts examining each of the girls from the hit anime of last year: Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai. More specifically this post is going to talk about the character of Kaede Azusagawa and provide what, I think at least, is a different viewing of the character from a more meta perspective than from the plot itself.
If you haven’t already, I HIGHLY suggest you check out Yomu’s post on Kaede and all the girls from Bunny Girl Senpai, as they are well thought out looks into the characters from frankly, the best show of the year last year. This post wouldn’t have happened if it wasn’t for that excellent piece of work.
Anyway, after the cut let’s take a character dive into one of the main girls of Rascal Does not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai: Kaede Azusagawa.
YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of This World is the anime that no one seems to be talking about this season (not even on WordPress!) and I don’t know why. Seven episodes in and the show is already a gripping and interesting story of time travel with plenty of “spiciness” added into the mix.
Either way, the Tune of the Week is the opening of YU-NO: “Kono Yo no Hate de Koi wo Utau Shoujo” by Asaka
Welcome back to Don’t @ Me, where I dish out a heaping helping of anime opinions that are raw, from the hip and to the point. Here are yet another ten of my opinions on anime in general. Let’s dig into it.
You know what’s hard? To talk about a series that is both of these things and also isn’t. A series that is straight down the middle, full of potential and possibility, but also just messy and just….messy.
So yeah, after the cut let’s take a dive into Kampfer.