Gakkougurashi!

As sad as it is, this is the last review post you’ll see from me for a while. Keep up with how things are going by mailing to TheAnnyBlog@gmail.com or on the Facebook page or Twitter. Remember that Patreon pledges and donations will keep the site up while I’m on parental leave, and you can always contact me for donations of material to review whenever I have time between sleeping and caring for my baby.

b7ce4b859fb5081ac27a54fe89ee67171446083640_fullYuki Takeya (CV: Iori Minase) is the upperclassman of the school living club and is one of the original members of it together with Kurumi Ebisuzawa (CV: Ari Ozawa) and Yuuri Wakasa (CV: Mao Ichimichi). After joining the club she has started to enjoy school as well. But one day the dog that the club takes care of, Taroumaru (CV: Emiri Katou), left the club room by himself and Miki Naoki (CV: Rie Takahashi) is searching for him, asking Yuki for help. But Yuki has to remind Miki every time they enter a classroom that it’s in the middle of class, because not everything is as it seems…

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Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso

102691lKousei Arima (CV: Natsuki Hanae) used to play the piano, but after his mother died he lost the ability to hear himself play and he stopped. One day he is asked to go as Friend A with his friends Tsubaki Sawabe (CV: Ayane Sakura) and Ryouta Watari (CV: Ryouta Oosaka) and the fellow classmate of Tsubaki and young violinist Kaori Miyazono (CV: Risa Taneda). The young violinist start to violently and forcefully changing Kousei’s life after their meeting, and little by little Kousei is forced to deal with all his past demons and the ghost of his mother.

67177lThis is a story by Naoshi Arakawa that really wants to tell you something and the original comic is well made although I saw a few issues in the art once in a while. The pacing was messed up in the anime as they too religiously followed the original work, but it doesn’t change the beauty of this work. The story ends in my favourite way – bittersweet – and the general theme here is classical music. A question it rises for a fellow classical musician, as myself, is “Should you play as you wish, or follow the score to every point?” Another question that would go for everyone is “Are you ever ready to give up?” Continue reading

Strike the Blood

56163lThe legend says that the strongest vampire is the Fourth Progenitor, but it’s just a legend, because there is only three progenitors. For his entire life, Kojou Akatsuki (CV: Yoshimasa Hosoya) has been your average male student, nothing more and nothing less. But one day the Fourth Progenitor sent her spirit into Kojou and he’s now the one of legends. Keeping it secret isn’t an easy feat as his eyes turns red when he gets urges for blood, but he can’t let anyone know he became a vampire either. And now Yukina Himeragi (CV: Risa Taneda) was sent from the Lion King Organization to supervise Kojou and kill him if he is evil. Continue reading

Golden Time

52091lBanri Tada (CV: Makoto Furukawa) was in a an accident the day before graduating and due to the damage, he forgot about himself. Having people know him while he doesn’t know them, makes him uncomfortable and is certain it makes them uncomfortable, so when he gets into a university in Tokyo, he starts his life anew. There he meets Mitsuo “Yana” Yanagisawa (CV: Kaito Ishikawa), Kouko Kaga (CV: Yui Horie), Chinami Oka (CV: Ibuki Kido) and Takaya “2D” Satou (CV: Takahiro Hikami). He also meets a senpai, Nana “Linda” Hayashida (CV: Ai Kayano). He soon befriends Kouko, and not before long they become that overly lovey-dovey couple on campus. But everything isn’t going completely smooth, especially not when Banri learns Linda is a former classmate and someone who he used to be in love with. Continue reading

Servant x Service

51579lLucy (shortened) Yamagami (CV: Ai Kayano) starts working on the health and welfare section of the ward office to find the one who allowed her full first name and then complain. We follow her and the other newcomers Saya Miyoshi (CV: Mai Nakahara) and Yukata Hasebe (CV: Tatsuhisa Suzuki) and their supervisor Taishi Ichimiya (CV: Takahiro Sakurai) and the temp Megumi Chihaya (CV: Aki Toyosaki) in their daily life at the ward office and the various troubles they come across. Continue reading

Batch #4

Batch posts a compilation of a few shows I’ve dropped, films, OVAs and Specials that don’t need their own posts.

58145lWizard Barrister: Benmashi Cecil
Cecil Sudou (CV: Rui Tanabe) is the youngest Wizard Barrister in history. She is together with the other at her agency to be attorney’s for fellow wizards. She says it’s to help people, but in fact she wants to save her own mother who is in jail for illegal use of magic.

It seemed pretty okay, but after a while it got a bit confusing and more than anything – boring. I just gave up. (lol)

 

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