Chihaya is a flat character

Before the big drama in episode 19 & 20 happens, this is what we know about Chihaya:

1. She really, really wants to sing.
2. She has some vague family problems.
3. Occasionally she has dreams, flashbacks or memories of something really dramatic that happened to her, but they’re too vague to really tell what’s going on.

That’s not much, is it? Turns out it’s not enough. Continue reading

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Kyubey, My Dear

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You stalk around in the shadows, looking for unsuspecting candidates. You drag young girls into things they’re not prepared for. You put their life at stake in fights against otherworldly abominations. You knowingly send them into an emotional downwards spiral, eventually resulting in them transforming into monsters. You fundamentally alter the path of a species and of an entire planet. You do all this for the “greater good”. It’s very easy to hate you for this, yet I find myself strangely attracted to you. Continue reading

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Dump a Week, 22/4 – 28/4

Intro paragraph after midnight? Psh. Continue reading

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Dump a Week, 15/4 – 21/4

I watched some less anime this week. This is an intro blurb. Is this an intro blurb? This is an intro blurb. Is it though?  This is an intro blurb. It probably is, if you say so. This is an intro blurb. No need to repeat yourself that much. This is an intro blurb. Yes, we’ve heared that already. This is an overextended gag. Yes, that it is, it certainly is, sir. This is an intro blurb. Aaand back to that. This is an intro blurb. Do you have something else to say? This is an intro blurb. Seems like you don’t. This is an intro blurb. Yeah, we know that alread, you’ve said it like a million times already, jeez. This is an intro blurb. So it seems. This is an intro blurb. Yes, it still is one. This is an intro blurb. Yeah yeah, lah de lah, blah de blah. This is not an intro blurb. And agai- wait, what did you just say? This is an intro blurb. Oh, I thought I misheard you, that can happen when you repeat yourself. This is an intro blurb. Okay, once more, or you’ll have to put a tenner into the repetition treasury. This is an intro blurb. I wrote about the anime I watched this week, even if it’s less. The first drop of the season is among them.  Continue reading

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Dump a Week, 8/4 – 14/4

I don’t know if me watching less anime this week is because I started blogging again, because the holidays stop or because the blurbs this week are a bit longer, but whatever it is, it seems to be working. Continue reading

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Dump a Week, 1/4 – 7/4

I watch too much anime. If you find a better cure for that than writing about it, give me a note. Continue reading

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Urobuchi’s Perfect People

„[...] In order to write a perfect ending for a story you have to twist the laws of cause and effect, reverse black and white, and even possess a power to move in the opposite direction from the rule of the universe. Only a heavenly and chaste soul that can sing carols of praise towards humanity can save the story. To write a story with a perfect ending is a double challenge to the author’s body and soul.“ – Urobuchi Gen, Fate/Zero afterword

(spoilers for the Madoka TV series and Psycho Pass up to episode 11 may be closer than the moon) Continue reading

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