If there is one anime that can be credited with getting my to start blogging, or frankly to start watching anime seriously again. It would be ReZero. I’ve told this story before, but for those new to Shallow Dives, let me explain once more. Around 2016 I was pretty much ‘done’ with anime. I had watched it all throughout my childhood, but at that point I had fallen off pretty hard. Most of my favorite series were wrapped or close to wrapping, and I had long come down from my Gundam kick. There was no bad blood, but I felt I had gotten ‘my fill’ from the anime world. It wasn’t until a friend suggested that I check out this show, that the dominos starting falling once more. The rest, if you’ve been following this blog for close to three years now, is history.
And so last month, I actually sat down and re-watched the entire first season front to back, the first time I’ve done it since the original airing. Did it hold up? Was it as a good as I thought, or had time worn off some of the shine? Well after the cut let’s re-dive into one of the most beloved Isekai series of the last decade: ReZero: Starting Life in Another World
The Summer of Love III continues! This week we are discussing the music of the series! Fate/Illya has always had good tunes, and while nothing compared to the mega-hits of the Ufotable works, it has always gotten the job done. There are some catch songs here and great visuals to boot. Let’s get into it after the cut!
We have watched the first two seasons, but there is still a movie! The ride has had many ups and downs, plenty of good and plenty of ‘meh’, but we aren’t done yet. After the cut let’s take a look at the final chapter of the Love, Chunibyo series, the film Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Take on Me.
Our look at the light novels of Sword Art Online continue! With Aincrad in the rear view mirror, it is now time to talk about the next arc in the series. It is one of the most controversial and debated arcs, one that I’ve said in the past I’ve quite enjoyed. But what about it in light novel form? Does it hold up? Or like Aincrad does it feel like a rough draft of a better story? After the cut let’s take a dive into volume 3 of Sword Art Online and the first half of the Fairy Dance arc!
I loved the first season of Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! It was the perfect example of a show that was ‘about something’ without either beating you overhead with the message, or forgetting to have comedy, emotion and a lot of heart. Yet when I started watching this series, I had heard that reception to it’s second outing was more mixed. Still, I wanted to check it out and see for myself, so after the cut let’s take a dive into Love, Chunibyo and Other Delusions! Heart Throb!
We haven’t done a hentai post in awhile, and what better one to post than this! I’ve discussed many series, but there is one type that I haven’t really touched upon. Anyone who has been around the hentai scene has probably come across one of these series, ones that are…full… in all the right places. Well, now it is time to do just that, so after the cut let’s take a dive into the hentai series: Aneki: My Sweet Elder Sister!
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I talked about this show ages ago, back when the blog was just starting, and I always wanted to come back to it. It remains a beloved series for so many, and it’s continued love has made it last a very long time. Now that a second season is actually happening! It’s no better time to do so! Join me after the cut as we re-dive into one the classics of the Isekai genre: The Devil is a Part-Timer!
I’ve pretty much picked this entire series clean. I’ve said all I can think of saying. I’ve reviewed each film multiple times, discussed the central relationship and given my thoughts. Now we finally put this to bed with a final look at, not the three films, but at the entire story as a singular product. So, one last time, join me after the cut as I take a dive into Fate Stay Night: Heaven’s Feel
It’s been awhile since I’ve looked back at the blog, and since then I’ve talked about a lot of stuff, and made it through some of my lists. So I think it is time to come back, do some housekeeping and lay out what the plans are for the spring and the summer! Let’s get into it after the cut!