The Chuuni Corner

Anime reviews, Chuunibyou, and other writings

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Don’t Be Fooled!

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! / Episode 5 / Rikka upset about having to get better at math sooner rather than later

The first of April is just about here…!

With April Fool’s Day right around the corner, what sort of fun April Fool’s events have you seen within the anime community this year? Any particular favorites from previous years? Any ideas of your own that you think would be downright devious?

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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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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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Plan To Watch Plan-To-Watch

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai / Episode 5 / Rikka triumphantly holding Kumin's special pencil in the air

“Eventually” may be right now…!

I hope everyone is staying safe out there amidst this tumultuous time in history!

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Banjo’s Official Suggestion List

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai / Episode 3 / Rikka attempting to catch a piece of paper

So many anime, so little time

Over the years, people have wanted me to watch specific anime.

To honor such suggestions, I’ll now be tracking them as an official list here!

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A Simple Truth

Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai / Episode 4 / Rikka in complete awe

Shoutouts to anime

With the start of a new year and the new decade, I wanted to kick everything off with a more informal post than I normally do. To remind myself and others of a simple truth.

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Koi wa Ameagari no You ni and the Power of Visual Storytelling

Koi wa Ameagari no You ni / Episode 10 / Akira and Mr. Kondou going to a book fair

What really makes visual storytelling so powerful?

Anime would be nothing, a void on the screen if not for arguably its most inherent, important element: visuals.

Art and animation grant the characters, the audio, and everything else the chance to shine. They’re that next step beyond the pages of a book or a passing conversation with a friend. If nothing else, “anime” literally stems from the word “animation”, indicating quite plainly how vital these visuals are to this medium.

It follows, then, that visual storytelling is the crux of anime. When an anime gets it wrong, a clouded journey ensues. When an anime gets it right, stardom awaits. Koi wa Ameagari no You ni is one such brilliant star in the sky. But why is its visual storytelling so powerful?

This essay will attempt to explain the power behind visual storytelling. First, an understanding of what it is, how it works, and where it comes from will take place. Afterwards, relevant analysis of examples from Koi wa Ameagari no You ni will reinforce the claims made. Hopefully, by the end of this piece, you’ll not only have a better grasp of this idea but also a better appreciation of this wonderful show as well.

Without further ado, let’s get started!

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Banjo’s Top 5 Fall 2017 Anime

Ballroom e Youkoso / Episode 3 / Tatara readying himself for his first live dance

The results are in for Fall 2017….

I can finally put my Fall 2017 anime season behind me!

Not that I’m going to forget about it anytime soon. Since my last list, I became an uncle for the very first time in my life, I survived a medical procedure which luckily gave me a clean bill of health, and I finally passed the 300 review milestone in my writing career. I’m extremely grateful for these three outcomes, and, since I’ll be remembering them for the rest of my life, I’ll subsequently be remembering this interesting season in which they all happened, too.

In turn, these past few months also enlightened me to a rather simple fact: I grow to love this medium more and more with each passing year. Whether I’m watching an ultra-grounded drama about a bunch of college-bound students or a rom-com featuring two gamers at heart, anime always has a new, exciting experience waiting right around the corner.

On that note, let’s take a tiny trip down memory lane for this season. Eleven separate shows were competing for the five spots available. However, only one has claimed the title of Best Anime of Fall 2017.

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