Me and fellow blogger Crow have recently been discussing YU-NO: A Girl who chants love at the Bound of this World. We’ve discussed every aspect of the series, and it’s been a project that has spanned three parts! That final section has just been posted, so if you’ve been following, make sure to take a look at the final part of the conversation!
About a week a bit ago, I sat down with my fellow blogger Infinite Zenith to discuss the first half of YU-NO: A Girl who chants love at the Bound of this World. It was a great conversation, and now we are back for round 2! We wrap up our look at the series with a discussion on the series second half, and all the madness that takes place!
A few months ago I sat down with fellow blogger Infinite Zenith to talk shop on the series School Days. It was such a fun time that I just wanted to do it again, and there was only one series I knew we should discuss next. YU-NO: A girl who chants love at the bound of this world! This convo is so big, it’s going to be two posts, one for each have of the story. If you aren’t sick of me gushing about this series, then enjoy!
There have been few series that have gripped me, that have pulled me so completely into their world, their characters. Stories that have kept me at the edge of my seat, that have had me thinking about them even months afterwards. YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this World is one of only THREE series that I give that honor to. Every-time I hear the soundtrack, or think about the characters arcs, I just want to load this visual novel up and start playing it again. To surrender myself to the story of Takuya, Ayumi, Kanna, Yu-No and the rest.
YU-NOis a masterpiece, a piece of history that has shaped so much of what visual novels have become, and it earns every single iota of that praise. I cannot understate how much I loved this work, from the solid anime adaptation to this wonder of a visual novel. I could go on, and on, and on, but I won’t. This is the best piece of anime material I have watched since I started this blog in 2018, and I don’t think it will ever leave that spot. Check out links to all my posts on the series after the cut.
Over the last two weeks, I’ve discussed two of my favorite couples in anime, why I like them, and why I think they work. That continues this week but with a couple that is relatively new to me. I’ve gushed and gushed about the visual novel YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this world, talking about the individual arcs, the characters, and why I think it is a masterpiece of fiction. Reflecting back on that this last month, and thinking about what is my favorite couple, I found myself thinking back to a surprising one. Join me after the cut as I take dive into the relationship of Takuya Arima and Amanda.
I like lists, do you like lists? Well I heard you like lists. A few months ago I threw out a post that discussed my favorite lines from anime and manga. Today I’m going to do the same thing! Join me after the cut as I give you five more of my favorite lines
Some people have criticized the first half of Steins;Gatebecause much of what happens is set up. However I would argue that such things in series like these are important, vitally so. This time allowed with the characters gives viewers a reason to be attached to them so that, when the plot comes knocking, they are invested in what is happening. That is the case with Steins;Gate as the second half suddenly becomes all about the central plot of the story. Let’s not waste anytime and get into my thoughts on the second half of the series after the cut.
While 2020 has started, I’ve been meaning to provide an easy place where you can find some of my favorite blog posts I’ve done in the last year. I’ve done quite a bit during 2019, and I have little intention of slowing down. With that said, here are Shallow Dives in Anime’s favorite posts made in 2019
One of the best things when it comes to Anime is when you come across a series that pulls you in. A series that really grips you by the hands, pulls you into it’s world and never, ever lets go. A series that has you dive into every corner of it’s world, picking at every bone, every nook and cranny, and most of all, a series that you don’t want to leave when it is all done.
In my entire three decades on this earth, and over two decades as an anime fan, I have only experienced such a feeling twice when it comes to anime. One was with High School DxD, a series I’ve lauded and praised again and again. The other was Fate/Stay Night, whose legacy speaks for itself. I’ve loved both series and I figured it would be sometime until I found another series like that, but then I came across YU-NO.
Join me after the cut as I give you my final thoughts on YU-NO: A Girl who Chants Love at the Bound of this World.