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Reflections on a 3rd Year of Fangirling…

Hello, loves! It’s been a while, but I couldn’t let my 3rd blog birthday pass without something to mark the occasion. Basically, the last twelve months have been mega busy on the personal and work fronts, which meant that I fell behind with watching and blogging the more recent shows. However, I shall quickly add […]

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Sukitte Ii na yo episodes 6-7: The look of love

A reluctant Mei persuades Yamato to accept a modelling job with another girl…  Right. I admit it. This is now officially my ‘Guilty Pleasure’ anime of the season. Like my mother and her dodgy StarPlus doramas, I know that this is mindless fluffy melodrama that shamelessly caters to a specific female demographic. In this case, […]

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Sukitte Ii na yo episodes 1-5: You don’t have to say you love me…

What a silly question. ’Tis the season to be sparkly! Or, in other words, it seems that Christmas came early this year for shoujo fans, with not one, not two, but three shoujo anime airing this season, in the forms of Kamisama Hajimemashita, Tonari no Kabutsu-kun and Sukitte Ii na yo. However, quantity clearly doesn’t […]

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous episodes 05-06: My Little Manager is Definitely This Cute

Too. Freaking. Cute. A little late (sorry folks, more bulk reviews of the remaining episodes to follow), but here goes… After epi 4’s body-swappy flavoured cliff-hanger ending, I thought epi 5 really delivered not only on the romantic tension and comedic intervals fronts, but it was also gorgeously animated, and epi 6 did not disappoint […]

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous episode 04: My Young Part-Timer Can’t Be This Horny

Rokka was clearly facepalming already. Well… Hazuki certainly doesn’t beat about the bush, does he?! And, thankfully, neither does this show. Four episodes in, and great to see such significant character and plot development, plus some very fangasmic moments courtesy of young Mr. Carpe Diem. And when I’m referring to a 22 years old man […]

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Natsuyuki Rendezvous episodes 01-03: Mai Dead Husbando Can’t Be This Cute…

…and by ‘Cute’, I mean ‘Annoying’. While the angsty, serial-plant-buying bishie and the slow start were negatives, once you get past the first ten minutes, this new josei show from the noitaminA time-slot with its pretty art and gentle humour really grows on you. Plus, it gets bonus points for an early confession and its […]

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Reflections on a 2nd Year of Fangirling…

Um, basically, it’s my second blog birthday today and I wanted to mark the occasion, share a few memories and thank yous, and then bugger off again for another few days or so, lol. Seriously though, the last 12 months have been even more of a roller coaster than the previous ones, but, overall, they […]

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Space Brothers episodes 07-08: ‘Luck is what you make of it’

Mutta is feeling lucky. These two episodes represent a turning point in Mutta’s story. Presenting us with the possibility that Mutta will not pass the second round of the JAXA astronaut selection process, all of Mutta’s insecurities are brought to a head (no Zidane-ing pun intended), before being resolved in the second of these two […]

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Space Brothers episodes 05-06: Planes, Trains and Imbeciles

 Of course he hasn’t. He just really likes shampooing his hair. Daww. Yikes, sorry for being all quiet on the blogging front lately. Let’s just say it’s been an exceptionally busy past couple of months both at and outside work. Anyway, I’m back now (minus Crusader though, as he’s busy with his last finals this […]

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Space Brothers episode 04: Close to You

‘An older brother should be next to his younger brother.’ Hello, just my fangirling this week, as Comrade Crusader is buried under more projects and midterms than you can shake a cell phone at. So… I thought that this was a lovely ‘transitional’ episode, focussing on the immediate events surrounding Mutta and company’s end-of-the-second-round-interviews at […]

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