the otaku wonderland
I never hated shounen or anything, but admittedly, I have outgrown it. Gone were the days when the only anime I ever watched were the “Big Three” of shounen — Naruto, Bleach and One Piece. After I tried out more genres and begun to appreciate them more, shounen anime just gradually returned to the backseat. As time goes on, new shounen anime does comes in bits and pieces once in a while, but these are a little different than the ones I’m accustomed to.
And then comes along Boku no Hero Academia. It’s really been awhile since I have last watched such a typical shounen action, and last season, this very anime instantly reminded me why this genre still works so damn well.
Flying Witch is really one of my favorite anime out of the Spring season. It has all the things I’m fond of-slice of life, iyashikei and other small things, but one aspect I really like is it’s treatment of animals.
Tokyo Ravens is an anime aired way back in 2013, though I never really knew about it and first found out about the anime through Animax. I heard some people singing praises of it so I decided to check it out. While I find that it’s definitely better than a lot of it’s LN anime peers, it’s not exactly amazing either.
I started playing visual novels when it wasn’t as commonplace as they are now. At the very least, during my early days of visual novels, I didn’t see so many visual novels popping up on Steam. During that time, I saw a lot of untranslated visual novels on VNDB which I really wanted to play. Tokyo Babel, a visual novel by Propeller, was one among the many that I thought I would never get the chance to try. Color me surprised though that it actually got localized recently, but how does it hold up to my expectations?