It’s been a hot minute since we discussed the second half of this series, but it is high time we returned to it! When we last left off, our corporate sponsored heroes had thwarted a criminal, girls had sweet asses, and there was a PERFECT EUPHORIA. But does the series manage to keep up this hot streak in it’s back half? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into Tiger and Bunny’s second batch of episodes and find out!
It could be argued, rightly or wrongly, that the internet and modern online culture has destroyed the idea of just enjoying your hobby. If you dive yourself into the cesspit of social media, often liking something or enjoying something puts you on one end of the culture war. No longer can people like something, instead you have to make it part of your personality, or defend it against any and all accusations. It’s a difficult and stressful time if you care about such things.
So it is nice when shows like this come out and fully embrace just loving what you love, regardless of any implications or inferences. After the cut, let’s take re-dive into the series Knights & Magic.
Every year I decide to choose a series to celebrate the blog’s anniversary. Often times this is a series that has dogged my footsteps for a long while. A series that settles in my brain and lingers there, begging for me to talk about it. I often use this time to finally dive into that show and give my thoughts, feelings and frankly, just expel it from my system.
The first year, I re-watched Shinmai Maou no Testament and made peace with the series that made me start blogging.
The second year, I looked at Chivalry of a Failed Knight, something that had haunted my mind for almost two years.
The third year, I finally watched all of Neon Genesis Evangelion and gave my thoughts far removed from the mountain of hype that fanbase had thrown on it.
This year, I come to a series that came across my desk and kept a place in my brain ever since. A show that came out during my wilderness years away from anime, yet one I am surprised I hadn’t watched until then. It’s got boobs, it’s got butts, it’s got robots, it’s got lesbians! There is no point in waiting any longer.
Welcome to Shallow Dives in Anime. This is Cross Ange: Rondo of Angel and Dragon.
You know what? I kind of hate that I grew up in the generation that was raised on the Big 3, but most especially Bleach. No condemnation of that show, I actually like it far more than others, but because of how stylish that series was, I now see it everywhere. Shows that even have the slightest connection in regards to style I end up going “Oh yeah, this is a Bleach-like show.” I did that with Jujutsu Kaisen and now I’m here doing it again. Is that feeling an indicator of quality though? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the first season of Noragami and find out!
The Summer of Love IV continues! The series is finished! After 70 episodes we have come to the grand conclusion. Does it hold up? Does the ending of the series successfully pull CCS to the finish line? Or has it collapsed under its own weight? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the final batch of episodes and find out!
I’ve spoken about anime films before and how they can be divided into two separate types. The first are the anime series films, or franchise films. These are your Naruto, One Piece, My Hero, Fate, Demon Slayer. All the (usually non-canon) films that piggyback off their popular series. The other is the ‘feeling films’, which normally discuss big themes ideas, or as I put it: Your Daily Existential Crisis. I’ve watched several of the former, but rarely of the latter. Yet that has changed recently with my viewing of this film. Did I like it? Or was I bored? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into A Silent Voice and find out!
While I do think it is safe to say that while Dragon Ball is the most significant series to come out of Shonen Jump, it is One Piece that is its greatest. While it has not finished yet, I think we can say as we approach the final arc that the series is shaping up to be Jump’s Magnum Opus. I have full confidence that Oda can stick the series landing, because if he does, then hoo boy, is that going to be something.
Of course with a series this popular there are hundreds of people wanting to discuss, pick apart and analyze the series. It’s a cottage industry and while I have no interest in doing the same thing, I do think I can talk about my thoughts regarding the series. So in Shallow Dives fashion, here is a to the point, direct, and easy to digest post on the first third of the series: Romance Dawn to Alabasta!Read More »
The Summer of Love IV continues! We have watched the first anime film and now it is time to return to the main series! With the Clow cards captured and Sakura now their new master, what is left to discuss? Are the peaceful days going to continue, or are there more problems ahead of us? Well after the cut let’s take a dive into the next batch of episodes and find out!
How do you talk about a show that has already won your ‘anime of the year’ twice? What else can you really say aside from ‘it’s good, go watch it’. Sure I could go on and on about stuff that really doesn’t matter, or try to staple it to this our that idea or belief. But I’m a blogger, not an anime youtuber. I don’t care for hour-long video essays, and I don’t care for listening to my own voice. Still, is there something I can talk about? I think there is. So after the cut let’s take a dive into Kaguya-sama: Love Is War: Ultra Romantic and find out!
People on this blog need no introduction to this series. I’ve discussed all of the previous three seasons and The Summer of Love II was all about it! But that was then and this is now, and now we have a brand new season! Does it hold up? Is it an upgrade from the decent but ‘okay’ third outing? Well after the cut let’s take a look at Date A Live IV and find out!