The Chuuni Corner

Anime reviews, Chuunibyou, and other writings

Tag: Spring 2017

Review/discussion about: Renai Boukun

Renai Boukun / Episode 7 / Guri, Akane, Seiji, and Yuzu chasing after one another during a festival

An angel’s half-blessing

When I think about romantic love, simple thoughts come to mind: signs of affection, the giddiness, deeper connections, a feeling like nothing else in the world. Love takes on many different forms, and it means something different to everyone else, but love is lovely all the same.

In Renai Boukun, love attracts the not-so-normal, too. An angel-devil hybrid. A machete-wielding woman. A shield-creating girl. And a sadistic-happy psycho. For them, love also takes on multiple forms and multiple meanings – and with it all comes a lot of comedy to at least like along the way.

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Review/discussion about: Tsuki ga Kirei

Tsuki ga Kirei / Episode 11 / Kotarou and Akane back-to-back while on a date

Like poetry

Dazai once said, “The weak fear happiness itself.”

That’s a pretty powerful statement, for it dares the reader to contemplate thrice. “Am I weak?” “Am I fearful?” “Am I happy?” To answer those introspections, I like to believe that most people strive for strength and confidence – which inevitably leads to that pot of gold at the end of the rainbow.

For Tsuki ga Kirei, the characters ask themselves those same questions. And although there may not be either gold or rainbows, it instead replaces that wealth and those colors with something as equally rewarding and beautiful.

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Review/discussion about: Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2

Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 / Episode 1 (26 overall) / Eren waking up from sleep


I consider myself one of what I like to call the “Attack on Titan baby boomers.”

I had never hated or looked down on anime; I had just never cared enough about it to see what it could be. When fate put this gateway series in front of me during the Summer of 2013, however, I was kicking myself for not taking part in the medium at an earlier point in my life.

Technically speaking, it wouldn’t be until months later (in early-ish 2014) that I officially dove into anime and became hooked on all that it offers. My initial experience with Shingeki no Kyojin left a positive impression on me that eventually contributed to my growing interest in this hobby and thus got me to where I am today.

Four years later, Shingeki no Kyojin Season 2 finally drops. And with it come rushing back the feelings and the memories that I fondly remember of that time from long ago.

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