The Chuuni Corner

Anime reviews, Chuunibyou, and other writings

Review/discussion about: GARO THE ANIMATION

Their destiny is written in the "stars" themselves

Their destiny is written in the “stars” themselves

When you think about what you want most in life — be it a nice job, a wonderful family, or simply that shiny new smart phone — it’s often not an easy task to acquire whatever it is. Normally, it requires sacrifice, the loss of something to gain something else. This isn’t sacrificial in the sense of people; it may be giving up going to a party in order to focus on work to get that job or choosing to reduce food spending to save up for that next piece of technology. Sometimes, what we sacrifice is more ethereal: our time, our well-being, and our goals can be what are discarded. And as GARO THE ANIMATION shows, regardless of what it may be, such sacrifice almost always brings with it something greater.

Read the rest of this entry »

Review/discussion about: KanColle

Half ship, half girl, all cuteness

Half ship, half girl, all cuteness

In an anime like KanColle, with all of its ships, all of its “moe,” and all of its torpedoes, there actually exists something that the audience can relate to. And that is the idea of support. Everyone needs help, from the student looking to get tutored for the next exam to the adult wanting to learn how to use the computer. We almost can’t get through our daily lives without someone, in some form, providing some kind of aid in our direction. And receiving such support can often times be both a rewarding and eye-opening experience.

Read the rest of this entry »