The Chuuni Corner

Anime reviews, Chuunibyou, and other writings

What’cha Watchin?

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! / Episode 3 / Rikka attempting to recruit new people to their school club

So many choices…!

What is everybody out there watching right now?!

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Winter 2021!

Skate the Infinity / Episode 1 / Reki enjoying skateboarding

New season, new anime!

The Winter 2021 anime season has arrived!

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Review & Discussion About: Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun

Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun / Episode 1 / First major appearance of Hanako

Down the drain

In the Harry Potter series, a girl named Myrtle haunts a bathroom. Jibaku Shounen Hanako-kun is basically the same idea but instead a boy with a knife is the ghost, a girl without a scar on her forehead is the protagonist, and together they deal with the out-of-control apparitions of their Muggle school.

Whether it reaches the same magical status, though, receives much debate.

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Those Favorites

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! / Episode 1 / Rikka smiling while speaking with Yuuta

Some are simply better

I’m always interested in reading or hearing the thoughts of others.

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A Parallel Adventure!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! / Episode 1 / Rikka and her "Judgment Lucifer" ability

More content!

Hey, everyone!

For those that enjoy my writings, reviews, and critiques here on my blog, I wanted to inform y’all that I am also embarking on a new creative endeavor over at YouTube with my new channel.

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Retro!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! / Lite Episodes / A screenshot taken from the ending song of the extra episodes of the first season of Chu2Koi

Shoutouts to retro anime

Another reminder for myself and to everyone out there.

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Films!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! Movie: Take On Me / Film / An official representing the sequel film for the Chu2Koi series

Shoutouts to anime films

A reminder for myself and to everyone out there.

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Review & Discussion About: Infinite Dendrogram

Infinite Dendrogram / Episode 4 / Ray wielding a new form of nemesis

Limited

When playing video games, we can separate our reality from its fiction. We understand that the “people” on screen are just a bunch of pixels, models, and sounds that merely copy-cat others we see every day. But what if they were meant to be seen literally as people? Not just fancy coding but practically indiscernible from the real thing?

Infinite Dendrogram runs with this premise, crafting a decidedly weak anime around it.

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Review & Discussion About: Darwin’s Game

Darwin's Game / Episode 11 / Kanama seeing a myriad of butterflies

Unfit

Charles Darwin is the man who discovered (or at least made most famous) the theory of evolution: that natural selection has led to all known life on the planet. In essence, the idea explains that, for a given environment, the strongest (or at least most able-bodied) survive, passing on their genes to their offspring. They go through the same survival steps to pass on their genes, and so on and so forth.

Darwin’s Game puts that survival mentality to the test, but it misses the selection process by a wide margin.

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Review & Discussion About: Azur Lane

Azur Lane / Episode 2 / A stylized showcase of the warring factions

Shipwrecked

The ocean is a vast expanse of salty water that supplies us, the animals, the plants, and the Earth itself with necessary benefits. Indeed, we thrive on its presence. I’ve had a few trips to the ocean myself, using it as a chance to enjoy the relaxing air and appreciate its impossible horizons. And so upon this blue alley does Azur Lane set the stage for its numerous conflicts.

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