おはようございます!

After One-Punch Man ended, I took a break from anime. I wasn’t sure how anything I could watch would top it in my heart, so my anime watching slowed down to a trickle that eventually halted when I started getting more into Korean drama. That took me away from anime watching, but I did still check the season lineup every so often, and most of the stuff before this present season looked really underwhelming.

And then I saw Erased. Or more accurately, I saw what Erased had accomplished.

Somehow, this new series that wasn’t even finished yet had beat out both Steins;Gate and Fullmetal Alchemist: Brotherhood on MyAnimeList and taken the #1 anime spot.

From that point on, I pretty much just had to watch it. Any show that manages to beat out two of my all-time favorites without even being finished deserves at least a few minutes of my time. Or a few hours.

Continue Reading "Another Chance at Life"

Konnichiwa! As we head closer into fall and as the fall season of anime grows closer and closer (ONE-PUNCH MAN FTW!), I’ve been thinking a lot about anime that I’m going to watch and anime that I’ve watched, especially some of my firsts. My first ever true anime (Pokemon doesn’t count. Never has.) was Sword Art Online, and despite the equal amounts of love and hate surrounding the series, I still think of it as a pretty decent show. While not perfect, it did do a good job of showing the viewer a world within a world, and using the story to explore how humans act in a crisis. When the reality that death in the virtual world was permanent became real to those playing it, the way the players thought about the world around them radically changed.

Continue Reading "The Reality of Virtual Death"