Life lessons in Fruits Basket

Fruits Basket is incredible. And to try and convey just how incredible it is, I’m gonna analyse the characters through the life lessons shown by their stories. That’s all. Let’s start. Tohru Honda Tohru Honda is such a strong character. She has been through so much and yet she is full of positive energy all the time, and with it changing the lives of the people around her. Tohru puts pressure on herself to finish her studies and fulfill...

Embrace the “not-normal” – Sakura Quest Review

I first watched Sakura Quest around this time last year, started it around the end of March. Back then, it strongly resonated with me due to the rural setting and the main character Yoshino’s circumstances. She wanted to get away from a rural setting, and she believed a big city like Tokyo is the place to be. Then it turned out coming to Tokyo is one thing, but staying in Tokyo is more of a challenge than it may...

Best anime opening of 2019

Time to continue my little anime look back on 2019. This time I’ll rank my favorite opening sequences. The concept remains the same, I’ll pick 3 of my favorite openings from each season, and then I’ll rank the 12 picks in a final top list. Only this time I’ll skip the part where I’ll separate the list into sequels and non-sequels because honestly in the context of anime openings it doesn’t really matter too much if its a sequel...

Best anime of 2019

Happy holidays to everyone reading this! It’s time for my take on the best anime of 2019. This will be a top list, but not in your usual countdown way. I’m gonna make things a bit easier for myself… Maybe? First I’m going to decide on my top 3 anime from each of the four seasons. These three picks from each season won’t be in any particular order. Then I’ll take all my picks, which should be 12 in...

Fall 2019: What looks interesting

Once again I’m making my preview of a new anime season later than most, but I think I actually like it better this way. Spending the first few weeks of a new anime season not watching anything new that is airing gives me more time. Time which can be spent watching older anime, making AMVs, reading or studying since university has started and all that… It also kind of makes these posts easier to write – I’ve seen some...