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Anime Review: Uta no Prince-sama (Season 1-4)

Adapted from a game of the same title 
Studio: A-1 Pictures
Genres: Otome, Idol, Music
Number of episodes: 52 (Season 1-4) + 1 OVA

 

Summary:
In the beginning of the series, we follow Nanami Haruka as she aspires to become a composer. Here, we see how she overcomes her insecurities and grow not just as a composer but as a person as well. Throughout her journey, she has been surrounded by wonderful idols who has provided her with the much emotional support to her music career and she in return has given them the music that is precious to all of them.
From the school lives of STARISH to their debut, the series also follows STARISH’s growth as an idol through the meetings and encounters with many people around them. As the series progress, they learn and grow from those people who they have met, including: Nanami Haruka, Quartet Night, their teachers and even Heavens!

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Watching Yuri!!! On ICE From A Media Student’s Point Of View

Hello everyone! In this post, I will be looking at Yuri!!! on ICE and compare it with some of the communication theories I’m familiar with, including Celebrity Culture.

Celebrity Culture has always been a fascinating thing that we consume daily and one of the activities we do is idolize our celebrities. In their studies, Engle and Kasser (2005) reported that celebrity idolization can be disregarded as a harmless hobby among the fans that has taken place for quite some time.

However, they also pointed out that this remarkable behaviour is something that researchers could look into. It can also be regarded as a leisure activity and somewhat of an interest for fans towards their favourite celebrity. Likewise, our protagonist Katsuki Yuri has also admired Victor Nikiforov as a fan.

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6 Anime To Watch From Fall 2016

If you’ve been around the anime scene long enough, you’ll know that Fall and Winter have the best releases. And it makes perfect sense. The school year is finally over, students are going on break, and everyone has more time to watch more anime!

However, just because more series are being released doesn’t mean that all of them are good. Here’s a list of highlights from Fall 2016. (Everything else you can just ignore, lol.)

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Anime Review: Yamishibai – Japanese Ghost Stories

Studio: ILCA
Genres: Folklore, Horror, Supernatural
Number of episodes: 13 episodes (x 3 seasons)

 

Summary:
Every week at 5 p.m., an old man in a yellow mask shows up at a children’s playground and tells them ghost stories based on myths and urban legends of Japanese origin. The man tells the stories on the back of his bicycle using a traditional kamishibai (Paper Drama) method and features a new tale each week.
In the third season, instead of the old man in a yellow mask and his kamishibai stage, a boy (later revealed to be the narrator in the form of a child) sits on a playground slide and sings, “Friends on that side, come to this side… Friends on this side, go to that side…” as he draws illustrations of the creatures in the stories. At the end of each episode, the narrator’s mask sings the closing song to him, multiplying in number as each episode ends.

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7 Bittersweet Anime Series To Break Your Soul

Bittersweet anime has and always will be one of my most favourite kind of anime to watch. It makes you cry, it makes you emotional, it just stabs you right in the kokoro. I have seen a lot, and I mean, A LOT of not only anime but also dramas/movies where my heart and my mind feels conflicted about all the mushed up complicated feelings.

So before I get all touchy-feely and ramble on and on, here are 7 bittersweet anime SERIES for the soul.

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Anime Review: New Game!

Adapted from a manga of the same title
Studio: Doga Kobo
Genres: Slice of Life, Comedy
Number of episodes: 12

 

Summary:

The main character Suzukaze Aoba graduates from high school and joins a game company. The person who made the game that Aoba loved as a grade-schooler just happens to be Aoba’s senior at the company. The story follows girls who work and aspire at the Eaglejump company. (Source: ANN)

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Movie Review: Kimi no Na wa. (Your Name.)

Note: Kimi no Na wa will be screening in select GSC theatres early December 2016! 

 

Studio: CoMix Wave Films
Genres: Drama, Supernatural, Romance
Length: 1 hour 46 minutes

 

Summary:
Mitsuha Miyamizu, a high school girl, yearns to live the life of a boy in the bustling city of Tokyo—a dream that stands in stark contrast to her present life in the countryside. Meanwhile in the city, Taki Tachibana lives a busy life as a high school student while juggling his part-time job and hopes for a future in architecture.

One day, Mitsuha awakens in a room that is not her own and suddenly finds herself living the dream life in Tokyo—but in Taki’s body! Elsewhere, Taki finds himself living Mitsuha’s life in the humble countryside. In pursuit of an answer to this strange phenomenon, they begin to search for one another.

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Making Cliche Work: An In-Depth Analysis of Your Lie In April (pt. 1)

Disclaimer: The following post contains spoilers for Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

There is something about Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso (Your Lie In April) that is extremely gripping… Something that not quite many people can pinpoint when asked: “What’s so great about this anime?” The story in its entirety is pretty cliche. At best, it is a plot line that has been beaten to death with a few minor tweaks.

Boy meets girl, girl inspires boy to do something, girl has illness, boy falls to depression, girl passes away but boy is A-OK. This isn’t a story we haven’t seen, in fact it is quite predictable. However, there must be something about Shigatsu that made it into a what it is today, a highly rated anime.

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Anime Review: Assassination Classroom S1 & S2

Adapted from a manga by Yuusei Matsui of the same title 
Studio: Brain’s Base, Lerche
Genres: Action, Comedy, School
Number of episodes: 46 (S1 & S2)+ OVA

 

Summary:
A monster of a teacher who blasted the moon from its original shape to its current permanent crescent shape. He (It) “challenges” the entire globe into a race against time. The task presented was to get Kunigigaoka Middle School’s 3E students to kill him before their graduation that takes place within the year after his assignment as their teacher. Dubbed as “Koro-sensei” by his students, it will be a battle to see who succeeds first..
However, despite Koro-sensei’s demonic attributes such as being able to travel at a speed of Mach 20, he is definitely a teacher that tops the charts of being one of the best teachers among other anime characters.

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