The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Isn’t it weird how so many romcoms end on the confession? If we’re lucky,we might even get a *gasp* time skip to show them with a happy family. What is it with the obsession of mangakas with the chase part of romance but borderline disinterest in developing things PAST the confession? Today, let’s talk about that. Man, I wish I had a consistent schedule like … Continue reading The Immaturity Of Romance Anime

Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]

[Man, I sure peaked early, huh? I’ve been doing a lot of these remastered reposts lately. My views on anime and manga have changed a lot since the time I wrote theses posts. With a “mature” perspective, I want to talk about my old points and see if they still hold up for me or not.]As always, Future Lumi in bold. I think I’m always … Continue reading Why The Best Girl Always Loses [Remastered]

Friday Funsies: Platonic Friendships, Anyone? [Remastered?]

Start calling me The Luminous Iceberg, because I’m about to sink some ships today. [Remastered for my new readers and old readers alike, Future Lumi Comments in Bold.] ProZD made a hilarious video parodying the shipping fandom of every series that has ever existed, and it got me thinking: Wow, can’t buds just be buds these days? I love the friendship between Kirishima and Bakugo, … Continue reading Friday Funsies: Platonic Friendships, Anyone? [Remastered?]

The Significance of Holding Hands

[Repost of one of my favorite posts I’ve ever written. Excited to be back,but I need some time to adjust, so here’s for the new readers!] The very act of holding hands has been ingrained into us since we were infants. We first held our own parents’ fingers with the palms of our tiny hands as a way of finding comfort in a strange new … Continue reading The Significance of Holding Hands

Bittersweet Yuri Love: Scum’s Wish vs Citrus

Contrary to popular belief, a lot of yuri stories exist for reasons other than fan service. While a lot of them are portrayed as bubbly and sweet, quite a few, either through a misunderstanding of the orientation or just plain smut writing, are played up as “forbidden fruit.” Writing a realistic same sex relationship is certainly difficult if the writers themselves are straight as a … Continue reading Bittersweet Yuri Love: Scum’s Wish vs Citrus

Hayami Saori’s Phenomenal Rant As Hatoko – The Best Voice Acting In Anime Yet

Without any context, I stumbled upon this scene from “When Supernatural Battles Become Commonplace”, where the character Hatoko, played by Hayami Saori, finally breaks and shows what they truly think of the MC’s chuuni tendencies. I hadn’t even watched the show this scene was from at the time. I just gauged that generic male MC was just a generic asshole chuuni, like usual, and I … Continue reading Hayami Saori’s Phenomenal Rant As Hatoko – The Best Voice Acting In Anime Yet

A Companion Piece To My Holding Hands Article

I shared my post about The Significance of Holding Hands on reddit yesterday, and it was mildly successful! Well, sorta. My biggest peeve was that most of the comments were the same tired jokes about hand holding being lewd. Hell, the top comment was a guy saying they didn’t even read my thing and just said holding hands makes babies. Fortunately, a fair few people … Continue reading A Companion Piece To My Holding Hands Article

Shouya’s Indirect Confession To Shouko During The Moon Scene!

A quick blogpost because I JUST noticed it, and I had to confirm my suspicions. Remember the famous “Moon” scene in Koe no Katachi? Well, it turns out there was a famous way for a person to confess in Japan back in the old days. The person would say, “the moon is beautiful, isn’t it” (tsuki ga kirei, desune?) ,as it was considered to be … Continue reading Shouya’s Indirect Confession To Shouko During The Moon Scene!

Create-A-Story: Dancing of Leaves

Irina was kind enough to bequeath me with this tag last Saturday. This was, as usual, after I had commented on my wishes to be tagged soon since I found it so interesting (I’m very subtle about wanting to be tagged.) However, I am sad to say that I got it due to edgyanimeteen, the one originally tagged, being on hiatus for personal reasons, and … Continue reading Create-A-Story: Dancing of Leaves

Monthly Mongoose Manga: Stuff I’ve Read In June and July 2018

I’ve almost reached a point where I read more manga than I watch anime. With work, college, and having to fight siblings over the TV, I’ve used my phone as a respite for my otaku needs, and manga took up the call! I missed a month because I was busy with other things, so I’m just compiling them all here. Fair warning, I’m still traumatized … Continue reading Monthly Mongoose Manga: Stuff I’ve Read In June and July 2018