Anime x Lit Crit: Toradora! 18

Primes and I are back with another pre-Christmas party episode! Primes: Let the Christmas-preparation hijinks begin! The overarching motif in this episode, I think, is the idea of roleplaying. Ami is the first one to bring it up with her accusation that Ryuji and Taiga are "playing house." She points out that Ryuji is trying …

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Jon’s Creator Showcase: August Edition

Welcome, everyone, to the month of September and to Jon's Creator Showcase: August 2019! This month features an extensive selection of current, classic, and underrated anime content, as well as analytical and creative works from other fields that may surprise you. It's a true honour to be a part of this initiative, and thanks again …

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Clueless Comments and Decisive Opinions – Avengers: Endgame (Collab)

Yet another collab - this time with Kyri from Energized and Salty, who has been wanting a collab for a while. You'll probably realize soon enough anyways, but I watch 5x more animated films than live action, while Kyri is a complete film buff. First things first, I have little to no background with Marvel …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 14

I realized that I watched this episode long ago and even saved all the necessary screenshots, but forgot about it until now. At least we're just in time for Valentine's Day! Primes: Yay! I'm excited for us to be back in business! Is anyone doing anything special for Valentine's Day? I wanted to take my …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 13

We're officially past the halfway point for Toradora!, so yay! Also, it's December, and fellow aniblogger Jerem is introducing "Toradora December" on his blog in celebration of the anime series close to his heart. He encourages us all to watch Toradora! with him and use the hashtag #ToradoraDecember on Twitter. Primes: Brilliant idea! Check it out, y'all! So, …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 12

The last month has consisted of crazy triaging for me. The good thing about reviewing a classic series is that you don't actually have to follow a strict schedule. So here's more Toradora! for you, finally. This episode is something! And here's the latest Shiki on Primes' website: Shiki 7 Primes: Truer words were never spoken! 😀 By the way, …

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Anime x Lit Crit – Vampires & Valentines: Toradora! 10

So I'm back! Thanks to my partner Primes and anyone who keeps up with this series for having so much patience. Primes: Welcome back! We're glad you survived your intense summer coursework!  Thank you! 🙂 The fact that I more-or-less predicted the course of this episode may have affected my enjoyment of it a bit, but …

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[Highlights] Piano no Mori 12 (End): That’s It?

I know, it's only the end of the season and not the entire series, but man, this has gotta be one of the weakest episodes in the anime. Not even that many screenshots this time. It's mostly Kai playing piano, and the animation, though without major blunders, is fairly lackluster. Be yourself, Kai, be yourself. …

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Anime x Lit Crit: Vampires & Valentines – Toradora! 9

Ah, how I envy anime characters' summers. Those rich friends with seaside mansions.  Anyways, this episode has many phenomenal highlights, and I have plenty to say about it. Remember to check out Primes' Shiki review on his blog this week! Primes: Thanks, Moya! Of course, that's assuming I get to it while it's "First Impressions" time…!  Right, first …

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