Four Years Mark: The Only 2018 Anime That I Watched

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Happy anniversary to me! This blog is now four years old. Yes relatively, I can be called a veteran now in terms of how long I’ve been sticking around. However, in terms of actual posts, meh… Inconsistent content is kinda my brand now lol but I’ve been active for 6 months now so I hope I can continue to post regularly for at least another 6 months.

As I did in the past years, I will celebrate my anniversary by writing about shows that came out this year that I actually watched. For some reason that I’m unsure of, I don’t watch newer anime that much and I especially don’t watch seasonal anime. So can I fit ALL 2018 shows that I watched this year into one post? Yes, yes I can cause it’s only like 10 shows… Let’s begin.

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Impressions: Irozuku Sekai no Ashita Kara Episode 12

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This episode starts by continuing the relationship between Hitomi and Yuito as well as Hitomi’s eventual departure.

Out of all Hitomi’s desperation and depression, she at least has Yuito as her source of happiness. However, that source of happiness is going to disappear very soon so she’s frustrated by that fact. She thinks it’s better to not have met Yuito so she won’t have any of these confusing feelings. However, Yuito manages to convince her otherwise and thus indirectly making her take a step forward in facing the harsh truth of having to leave him and her friends. That step forward is well, to have the most fun with everyone, particularly with Yuito while she can. She’s basically facing her problem directly again instead of running away. She realizes that it’s no use wandering in the dark all the time. Her friends are always helping her so that’s the least she can do.

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Day 12 – Friendship Meow Dance

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Anime: Chio’s School Road

Save the best for the last. For those who haven’t watched this anime, I highly recommend watching it. It’s as funny as Asobi Asobase but weirder. If you like Asobi Asobase, you’ll like this. Also, watch the dub. I honestly think it’s much better than the sub.

To me, the most memorable scene in the whole anime is the MananaChio friendship dance. So, one day, Chio and Manana are going to school, like any normal day. However, this time, Shinozuka follows them out of ‘obligation’ because she’s the disciplinary committee of the school and rumours have it that those two are the school’s trouble makers outside of school. Upon following, she finds out that Manana and Chio treat each other very badly as if they aren’t friends at all. Frustrated by it, she confronts those two and asks them to prove their friendship.

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Day 11 – Trying to Sell 1000 Boxes of Buns in a Week

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Anime: Sakura Quest

There is one episode in Sakura Quest where the main character Yoshino is forced to sell 1000 boxes of manju buns because the stupid Director of the Tourism bureau accidently bought too many. They decided to challenge Yoshino to sell all of them in only a week. Having accidently signed a contract with the bureau to work for them for a year without realizing, Yoshino accepts the challenge. The deal is that if she managed to sell all 1000 boxes in a week, she will be freed from any kind of contract with the bureau and Yoshino can go back to Tokyo, the place she really wants to go. And thus, the challenge begins.

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Day 10 – Chihaya’s First Match Against The Queen of Karuta

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Anime: Chihayafuru

All Karuta matches in Chihayafuru is good and intense but my favourite is the first battle between Chihaya and Shinobu. In other matches, Chihaya’s the centre of attention whether or not she wins but in this match, Shinobu takes the spotlight effortlessly.

Shinobu’s first swing of the match pretty much sets the bar not only for the rest of the match but for the rest of the anime. This first swing lets everybody knows that she’s one syllable faster than an average Class A player and that her accuracy is unfathomable. The rest of the match shows how superior and unchallenged she is by Chihaya. Our main character almost can’t do anything at all. The match is completely one sided but that’s what makes the game very enjoyable.

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Day 9 – Futaba doesn’t Get The Role She Wants

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Anime: Seiyuu’s Life

In Seiyuu’s life, there’s one part which completely broke Futaba and also us as an audience. It’s when she wants to be the role of Uma from a manga called Spiral Cafe which is going to have an anime adaptation, but doesn’t get to be one.

In the universe of Seiyuu’s Life, Spiral cafe is a popular manga series that has gotten a drama CD adaptation and going to have an anime adaptation. Futaba played the role of Uma, a character in Spiral Cafe in the Drama CD. Because it is going to be adapted again into anime, Futaba hopes to get the role of Uma again in the anime. Usually, the same cast of voice actors are used in both drama CD and anime. Well usually, not always.

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