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Horimiya with IriMoya – episode 7 — I drink and watch anime

This episode might have been just okay to Irina and myself, but well...here's my reminder to everyone to always check for more content after the ED, after having been reminded myself! Also, I really look forward to Irina's snow sculpture. You're going to make it happen, right, Irina!? Let’s start with the most important! How… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya – episode 7 — I drink and watch anime

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Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 6

Watching an episode called “This Summer’s Going to be a Hot One” in the middle of a (finally) snowy winter is interesting. And happy Valentine’s, by the way! This episode review of one of our season’s cutest romance came in at the right time. How are you doing over there, Irina? Irina: Happy Valentine’s day… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 6

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Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 4

Back for another episode of Horimiya with Irina. How are you doing, Irina? I’m doing great! Thanks for asking! I hope you and the readers are doing just as great. Even better, in fact! "Better"...I wouldn't dare to hope so myself, but pretty fine, that's for sure. Yup, hope everyone reading this is staying nice… Continue reading Horimiya with IriMoya: Episode 4

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 8 (Land of Wizards)

An episode that takes a simple idea and explores it in a refreshing way. Probably not among the strongest of Kino's episodes, but there's a bit going for this one too. Old wizard's warehouse There's nothing too distinct about the Land of Wizards as a whole, other than that one or two "wizards" with mysterious… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 8 (Land of Wizards)

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 7 (Coliseum Pt. 2)

This episode wrapped up a little more hastily than I would like it to, but it shed some interesting light on Kino's personality and objectives. A story of patricide, told through puppets Having the King tell his backstory through puppets was an interesting aesthetic touch. The execution of the scene in the screenshot is particularly… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 7 (Coliseum Pt. 2)

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 6 (Coliseum Pt. 1)

And we're back to the regularly (un)scheduled Kino posts! I did miss this show. I don't know if others would describe it as "cozy," but that is indeed the first word I thought of when I came back to it after a month-long break. Perhaps it's the still tone + episodic arc format. I do… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 6 (Coliseum Pt. 1)

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[Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 5 (Three Men Along the Rails)

Starting to notice that one of the main differences between Kino's Journey and Mushishi is that whereas Mushishi observes the nature of life (both human and mushi ones), Kino's tends to have something to say about it. The strong themes and at-times-heavy dialogues in Kino's makes it kind of like watching oddly familiar fables told… Continue reading [Highlights] Kino’s Journey Ep. 5 (Three Men Along the Rails)