Great, Violet Evergarden and now this... After Yuzuki and Hinata each get an episode of the spotlight, it's now time for Shirase to shine again. This episode did an excellent job taking the series to a new emotional height right before the final episode. Yorimoi offers something heartbreaking even before reaching the 1 minute mark. Shirase remembers that… Continue reading [Highlights] Sora yori mo Tooi Basho 12: Messages Unsent
Wow, this week's Violet Evergarden did a lot. I rarely get emotional watching anything, and I honestly wasn't expecting Violet Evergarden to be the show to deliver such feels. It makes me wonder though - why such a different effect compared to the previous episodes? The storyline for this episode is equally as predictable as those in… Continue reading [Highlights] Violet Evergarden 10: Molding the Feels
Hinata's turn for what? Backstory + getting motivated by nakama, obviously. I really liked Hinata early on, but I found this episode to be just okay. Nothing horrible, nothing outstanding. Ready for some Hinata? Hinata is confused that she has friends who aren't in Antarctica. Hmm, I really wonder where her parents are. They never… Continue reading [Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 11: It’s Hinata’s Turn!
This episode ties everything together nicely - it almost feels like the end of the series already! We're taken through the rest of Violet's past as a fire of war, and see her transition into what is, in my opinion, another type of fire. She becomes one who brings warmth and ignites the passion in… Continue reading [Highlights] Violet Evergarden 09: Fires of War, Fires of the Hearth
I found this episode to be an interesting one for the question it poses (also because Yuzuki is best girl). How do you define friendship? I reflected a bit on the question below, but I'd love to know some of your opinions! Shirase is a little less than enthusiastic now that they're finally in Antarctica.… Continue reading [Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 10: What Defines Friendship?
Well, this was one significant episode. I must say that I've been harsher on the series than I should for the last half of it, but this episode accomplished a tremendous amount of things that the previous ones didn't for me. Is it right to withhold the truth from a woman to keep her happy?… Continue reading [Highlights] Violet Evergarden 08: Love and Trauma of a Feral Child
This episode felt like a filler in the beginning, but it didn't turn out to be about what it claims to be about at all. Wait...what happened to Gin's type being "someone like clouds"? In the end, the episode's more interested in exploring the relationship between Gin and Shirase, which is probably more interesting than… Continue reading [Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 09: The Love of Cloud-like People
To be frank, this episode bored me for the first 15 minutes or so. I couldn't really get into the playwright's story, but I thought the flying-over-water scene was absurd and was intrigued by Violet's moral reflections near the end. I find it interesting that the subtitles Christianized this line by choosing to use the… Continue reading [Highlights] Violet Evergarden 07: Umbrellas Help You Fly
I predicted that they'd get to Antarctica this episode, but I was wrong. I had forgotten that Australia and Antarctica aren't exactly close... This episode had been educational and was pleasant overall. Finally setting sail! I would have thought that Kimari and Shirase would be the ones to topple over. Maybe Shirase is tall enough… Continue reading [Highlights] Sora Yori mo Tooi Basho 08: Cured by a Tempest
Wait, what happened to naval captain Dietfried?! Did he just drop by to say hello angrily last episode? This episode kind of disappointed me. It's totally watchable, but I didn't start Violet Evergarden to get a "watchable" show. If you like tsundere guys (who happen to be very pretty), maybe you'll enjoy it a lot more than… Continue reading [Highlights] Violet Evergarden 06: Stargazing with a Tsundere