The first post was a success so I want to keep the thing going! Welcome back to ‘The Thing I loved, liked, and disliked,” where I go over a longer running series, or just any series really and tell you what worked, didn’t work, or was just plain bad or good. Last time we discussed Naruto, and I thought we should keep going with some other shonen series! So after the cut, let’s take a dive into the always fun to talk about, Bleach!
As a child of the 4kids/Toonami generation, Dragon Ball Z is a landmark series regardless of whether or not you actually enjoyed it. A cornerstone of my generation, it is something that has a massive fanbase and helped shape the outlook of millions of anime fans. In recent years we’ve been given a bit of a Dragon Ball renaissance with a new anime series and a bunch of canon films. Last time I looked at Broly and quite enjoyed myself, but what about the next installment? Well after the cut, let’s take a look at Dragon Ball Super: Super Hero and find out!
Spring 2023 is nigh upon us and it’s time to see what I’ll be watching this year. Hopefully this time around things will actually be able to be finished and we don’t get a repeat of last season. There is a lot on the plate this spring, and this list will very well change, but these are my initial shows! Let’s get into it right after the cut!
Another anime series I’ve long to get around to, and only now finally got to it. I’ve always been hesitant to dive into shows like this, the ones that feel like they are meant to be ‘about something’ and generate think pieces instead of just, entertain. However I always want to give everything a fair honest shake here at Shallow Dives in Anime and, more often than not I find myself taking something good away from it. With that said, let’s take a dive into Violet Evergarden after the cut.
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! When we last left off, Rudy was on the path to healing with a new crew of friends and a blossoming relationship with the mysterious Fitts. Little did he know that Fitts was his long lost childhood friend Sylphy who has always loved him. How will things end up? Can they end up in a better place? Well let’s find out as we discuss volume 9 after the cut!
Been working my way through this show and aside from being absolutely beautiful, it’s a pretty solid story! Good music too! The Tune of the Week is the opening theme to Violet Evergarden: Sincerely by TRUE
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! Last time we left off, Rudy had set off on a quest to find his mother but was sidetracked by a long stay in a winter town. There he met the bullish Sara and her friends, but a relationship vanished when things didn’t…rise to the occasion. Now Rudy has to plan his next adventure, but what will that be? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the eighth volume and find out!
The anime adaptation of Sword Art Online Progressive continues! After a bit of a delay, the second installment of the ‘director’s cut’ of the Aincrad arc is here. I sung the praises of the first entry, but will that be the same for the second? Well after the cut let’s take a look at Scherzo of Deep Night and find out!
My thoughts on Aria of a Starless Night are right here.
My thoughts on the Aincrad Arc in the anime are right here!
My thoughts on the light novel version of Aincrad are here and here!
Our look at the light novels of Jobless Reincarnation continue! When we last left off, Rudeus has returned home only to find everything destroyed and Eris’s family killed. After seeking comfort from Rudy and taking his V-card, Eris promptly skips town leaving our hero alone. Yet instead of withdrawing into himself, Rudy picks up stakes and decides to search for his missing mother. We resume our journey as we head into un-adapted territory! Let’s get into it after the cut!