Tagged with Winter 2011

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

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

Kimi ni Todoke

Kimi ni Todoke

KIMI NI TODOKE and KIMI NI TODOKE 2ND SEASON Watched via fansubs/BD WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: I was a bit weary when I first heard about Kimi ni Todoke. We’re all too familiar with the stereotypical loner girl, who has no friends, meets a beautiful popular guy, makes friends, and falls in love. Luckily KnT goes … Continue reading

Wandering Son

Wandering Son

WANDERING SON Watched via Crunchyroll WHITNEY CRYSTAL PLOT: Ah, the joys and tribulations of youth. Wandering Son is a slice-of-life school drama that focuses on the hardships of growing up different while starting those ever so painful years of puberty. It’s not too uncommon for anime to focus on middle school and high school life, … Continue reading