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Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun

MONTHLY GIRLS’ NOZAKI-KUN Watched via Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun may initially seem anti-shoujo, but if anything it is a pleasant reimagining of the genre. In a time where girls’ manga series are all about an ugly girl falling in love with a dreamy heart throb, it is refreshing to find a series … Continue reading

Attack on Titan

Attack on Titan

ATTACK ON TITAN Watched via Netflix/Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: It has been well over a hundred years since the last “titans”, large humanoid creatures known for their brutal attacks, have been seen by mankind. While they once terrorized and drove humanity into walled cities, they have long since been regarded as mere legend. With the … Continue reading

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth vs. Gosick

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth vs. Gosick

Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth VS. Gosick Watched via Hulu and Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Croisée in a Foreign Labyrinth (crossroads of a foreign maze) explores the immersion of Japanese culture into Western countries, in particular France, in the late 1800s. As a lot of fans probably know by now, Japan was relatively cut off … Continue reading

Shamanic Princess

Shamanic Princess

SHAMANIC PRINCESS Watched via DVD/Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Tiara is a hot headed wielder of magic, recently come to “our world” to regain the stolen magical item, the Throne of Yord. Shamanic Princess came out in the ‘90s and therefore harkens back to a day and age of teenaged magical girls and thieves. This series … Continue reading

Baccano!

Baccano!

BACCCANO! Watched via fansubs WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Light novelist Ryohgo Narita is well known for his various series that dabble in multiple points of view. Baccano! attempts to break down one of these book series into a mere 16 episode season. This is a tall order considering the original novels are 20 books and counting. … Continue reading

Silver Spoon

Silver Spoon

SILVER SPOON Watched via Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: I wasn’t sure what to expect at first, watching the anime adaptation of Hiromu Arakawa’s manga series Silver Spoon. I haven’t read the manga yet, but I’ve grown to expect a high level of mastery from the author in regards to plot development and pacing. Since her … Continue reading

Watamote

Watamote

WATAMOTE Watched via Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Be careful what you wish for; Watamote is not just your typical shy girl anime. I’m always finding myself hoping that shoujo manga will reinvent the genre of the shy girl. In fact, I was very concerned that No Matter How I Look at It, It’s You Guys’ … Continue reading

Moetan vs. Inu x Boku SS

Moetan vs. Inu x Boku SS

Moetan VS. Inu x Boku SS Watched via fansubs and Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Moetan is an anime adaptation of the wildly popular and totally bizarre English language study aid of the same name, published by SansaiBooks in Japan. The original guidebooks have become so popular that there is also a CD, DS game, and … Continue reading

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya

THE MELANCHOLY OF HARUHI-CHAN SUZUMIYA Watched via YouTube/DVD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: The Melancholy of Haruhi-chan Suzumiya is a spin-off from the Haruhi franchise. These mini episodes came out during a time of high anticipation for the “second season” of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. Rather than staying faithful to the original storyline, Haruhi-chan takes the … Continue reading

Fractale vs. Sound of the Sky

Fractale vs. Sound of the Sky

Fractale VS. Sound of the Sky Watched via Funimation and Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Fractale is a conglomeration of Sci-Fi tropes, all used successfully in prior anime series. When Fractale first began airing on Funimation’s website streaming service, I was very excited, yet wary to watch it. I’ve noticed this strange theme in Sci-Fi series, … Continue reading