The Chuuni Corner

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Spring 2021!

Fumetsu no Anata e / Episode 1 / An important character meets with his "dog"

Another season, another helping of anime!

It’s been about a year now since we’ve all been experiencing (in one way or another) the effects of the global pandemic. I hope that you and yours are doing as well as you can during such crazy times still.

As it were, things keep going no matter what — and that applies as always to our seasonal anime.

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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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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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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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Review & Discussion About: Nekopara

Nekopara / Episode 1 / The main cast of the anime

Catastrophe

In the land of domesticated pets, two sides have almost always waged war. Maltese, Labrador, and Golden Retriever fighting against Bobtail, Savannah, and Sphynx. They only agree upon a single thing: asking everyone a question. “Are you a dog person or a cat person?”

Me? I like dogs more. Nekopara clearly chooses the cat corner, considering its cat-centric content.

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