Last Completed Anime I Watched — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 2)

Though this may easily change by the time this post goes live (as I'm currently writing it about two weeks in advance!), the last completed anime I watched is the donghua Jie Yao (Antidote)! I reviewed the show here. I liked Jie Yao quite a bit. It had light Banana Fish vibes without the same … Continue reading Last Completed Anime I Watched — 31 Day Anime Challenge (Day 2)

“May all the gay couples around the world find happiness.” — Real Time Reactions to “The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi”

[Please note that, while this anime is rated PG-13, it probably should be rated M because of some of the jokes, and this review is intended for mature audiences.] The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi (Fudanshi Koukou Seikatsu) centers around a high school boy, Sakaguchi Ryou, who is totally OBSESSED with BL, but also totally … Continue reading “May all the gay couples around the world find happiness.” — Real Time Reactions to “The Highschool Life of a Fudanshi”

“It’s not Banana Fish, but it has the **vibes**” — Review of “Jie Yao” (Antidote)

I found out about this show from the Yu Alexius Anime Portal. Yu Alexius painted a very complete picture of what one might expect if they chose to view, and I knew it was the next show I needed to watch! In fact, I began doing so that same day. So, what is it? Jie … Continue reading “It’s not Banana Fish, but it has the **vibes**” — Review of “Jie Yao” (Antidote)

“Moe-lovers, please don’t murder me,” or reflecting on my discomfort around “The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera”

[The anime under discussion is rated TV-MA. Please proceed with appropriate caution.] I am ripping my retinas away from Hakuouki to write this post; yes, although it has been four years, I remain in love with said franchise to the point that I'm grinning like an idiot just listening to it play in the background. … Continue reading “Moe-lovers, please don’t murder me,” or reflecting on my discomfort around “The World’s Greatest First Love: The Case of Ritsu Onodera”

Why aren’t we talking about Mo Dao Zu Shi? (A take on 魔道祖师, or “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation”)

People aren't talking nearly enough about Mo Dao Zu Shi (魔道祖师, AKA "Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation"). I saw pretty art on Twitter and went hunting, only to find this GORGEOUS work that had me first reading 75 chapters of the manga before marathon watching a full season of donghua (Chinese animation) in one day. One … Continue reading Why aren’t we talking about Mo Dao Zu Shi? (A take on 魔道祖师, or “Grandmaster of Demonic Cultivation”)

If you ever wanted BL anime without any of the BL, “DRAMAtical Murder” is the title for you! (sub/dub)

Embracing BL (not yaoi which is different and not my thing, personally) as an anime genre made available new titles for my viewing pleasure, not the least enjoyable of which has proved DRAMAtical Murder (DMMD). However, for all the scandal of its source material (more on that later), the anime itself is tame in both … Continue reading If you ever wanted BL anime without any of the BL, “DRAMAtical Murder” is the title for you! (sub/dub)