I think I didn’t properly read the summary of Barakamon when I started it. And thus I was surprised, pleasantly surprised, to discover that Barakamon wasn’t only about calligraphy but also about discovering a new life in the country.
What would you say if you discovered the middle-school girl you knew in class claimed she was over 1,500 years old, is able to communicate with faeries, and has written a large and extensive blog called the Mabinogion detailing how important love is in the world? Cute, in that kind of deluded child way? Just plain bonkers who needs serious help? Or you could always follow her and see her as a mentor and tutor? Well, just like some other characters in Chuunibyou Demo Koi ga Shitai!, Shinka Nibutani, now turned into a high-school beauty queen, was desperate to put her middle-school Chuunibyou lifestyle firmly behind her. See in the first season, her chuunibyou form was only a mere mention by former devotee Sanae Dekomori, so it only came in this year’s second season where we finally discovered the truth about who Shinka Nibutani (oh wait, sorry, Mori Summer) really was: someone who didn’t want to fight, and saw goodness in all things. So…it only took high school for her to realise how much of an idiot she was behaving, then?
I still don’t know what I should ramble about here. Again, nothing interesting is happening in my life right now. Except for that infamous trip. For which I haven’t done a thing more than I did the last time I talked about it. Well, no, to be fair I did do something, I told people.
Either way, I guess I should focus on preparing for Christmas instead of rambling about a trip. But the trip is a lot more exciting, I’m one of those people who find Christmas boring.
Anyway, enough of my life, more on seiyuu. More on Sumire Morohoshi!
A couple of months ago, I had the pleasure of viewing a semi-obscure piece of 90’s comedy gold. The aptly titled The Irresponsible Captain Tylor is a 26-episode anime that ran in 1993, and based off a light novel (The Most Irresponsible Man in Space) that ran from 1989 to 1996. After its run as a show, it had a 10-episode OVA that ran from 1994 to 1996. Before this year, I hadn’t ever heard anything about this show. That’s strange because this show has all the elements that I’m looking for in a show: sci-fi, fantasy, and comedy. The fact that it’s a piece of 90’s anime only adds to the excitement that I’d already be feeling, being a sucker for all things that fall under the category of “90’s anime”.
For the past few years I have found myself more and more in love with a very very peculiar kind of anime.
By this I mean, idol anime.
It’s the future, and it’s all amazing and whatnot, in a world where technology has been infused with magic, and at an exclusive high school, a brother and his younger sister (Tatsuya and Miyuki Shiba) start their first year. While she was born a mage and is given the better treatment, he hasn’t, and is thus separated and looked down on by half of the school, like his fellow classmates who were only taught it. But it’s his skill alone that would make anyone think otherwise, and who else would be proud of his magnificent achievements?
His own blood relative, of course.