Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires and Valentines (Collab with Primes)

Hello, wonderful readers! As you may already know if you follow Negative Primes from Curiously Dead Cat (go follow him if you haven't; he's awesome), Primes and I are starting a collab project. Our nice and catchy title comes from the fact that we both blog about anime and chose English lit. as a college …

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[Highlights] Piano no Mori 03: Mozart’s Questionable Presence

This episode of Piano no Mori is consistent with the previous ones: motivation -> tension -> realization ->> competition type of thing. I continue to enjoy it a good deal. Kai learns that there are different styles in piano-playing. I still can't completely buy into how he's trying to find his own style when he only just got …

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This is a clickbait title. Click me! — Plyasm’s wormhole

Did you think I was going to talk some more about seasonal anime today? Ahaha...I am too lazy for that. Here, have something better - a collab I did with fellow anibloggers on clickbait anime titles! You are now checking out the post, that is for sure. But is it really because the title of …

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[Highlights] Piano no Mori 01 + 02: Chopin x Shounen

Just to clarify, "Chopin x shounen" does not indicate a ship. That'd be a bit creepy. Ep. 1 The episode starts with Kai as an adult at the International Chopin Competition. Then it goes back and introduces us to Kai and his new friend, the transfer student Shuuhei. Kai and Shuuhei make up the ultimate …

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Basement Recording: “Last Night, Good Night”

Were you expecting a spring season first episodes post? Nah. Don't actually read this post, okay? https://soundcloud.com/moya-tori/last-night-good-night-cover I turned 20 today, and last night I made a breakup happen for the first time in my life. I sure hope it's the last, but even saying that makes me feel naive. So as any amateur soprano …

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Colour-Coded Kalafina: Yellow

A list of songs that feel "yellow" to give you a dose of hope in life. The previous song recommendations: Colour-Coded Kalafina: Red Colour-Coded Kalafina: Blue Cream Yellow Light, gentle, bright. "Alleluia" (2013) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MkmoOn1BZWY Associated work: Kara no Kyoukai/Garden of Sinners Colour justification: The tone, accompaniment, and everything feel very iyashikei. Highlight: [3:21-3:42] "こんな小さな君の手を取って/いたいほどかがやきがあって" (As I …

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[Highlights] Violet Evergarden 13 (Finale): A Doll’s Will

A decent end to the series. I was glad they got through the awkward battle bit as quickly as they did - Violet Evergarden is a show more about letters and reconciliation than action after all. Dietfried catches Violet's brooch before it flies off somewhere. This was the moment Dietfried redeemed himself for me. Seriously, this dude. …

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