How Kuroki Tomoko Evolves

Tomoko Kuroki

‘It’s Not My Fault I’m Not Popular’ is a really fun series. It’s also very cringey and depressing at the same time but I love it nonetheless. The reason is quite simple, it’s very relatable to me. As a shy and introverted person who is struggling with social anxiety, I can see a lot of myself in the main character, Kuroki Tomoko. I don’t try as hard as her to be popular or sociable, of course but I can see myself fail as miserably as her if I tried. So yea, none of the things Tomoko experiences are experienced by me (but maybe only in my mind).

I honestly think Tomoko has evolved from the the anime, the manga after the anime and the later part of the manga. Her personality, although very slightly, changes. How others see her also changes, how she sees other people changes and even the number of people she hangs out with increase over time.

I divide the change into three different stages.

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Two Anime ED That are Really Memorable to Me

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Out of many anime I’ve watched over the years, there are only two ED that I think stands out from the rest. Sure there are great ED out there that I also like such as Anohana ED, A Lull in The Sea ED and many more. However I think these two stands out for me more because of just one thing. The transition from normal scene to the ending song.

  1. Beyond The Boundary ED

The first time I watched the ED of this anime, it blew my mind. It sounds so good! II was so focused on the story when the ED song starts with a very low volume and then gradually becomes louder and ultimately plays it at full volume while the ending scene starts. It caught me off guard EVERY TIME and because of it, I always ended up listening to the whole ED every episode. It’s very difficult to set this up every episode but Beyond the Boundary managed to do it every time. At least, I don’t remember it transitions in a different way.

  1. Silver Spoon ED

Well these two videos don’t demonstrate the transition but I’ll link to the songs anyway because they’re good even without the transitioning.

This anime is great and heartwarming. The perfect ED is definitely a plus for me. The pattern is to set up a light mood by the end of the episode and, like Beyond the Boundary, starts the ED song with a low  volume as it gradually increases. The only flaw to me is that the song could only be effective after setting up a light mood. This anime, however, has some heavy moments at the end of an episode so when this happens, they usually don’t use the light mood set up but go straight away to the ED. It’s not bad, they handled it very well… It’s just that, I love the transition from the light mood to the ED song more so when it doesn’t happen, I feel a bit disappointed.

The first season’s ED is to me better than the second season’s ED. Both could still achieve what they want, which is to have a smooth transition from normal scene to ED song but I think the first season did much better.

So yeah these two are the most memorable ED to me so far. Maybe there are actually many more anime that have done similar things like  this and I probably even watched some of them. But I don’t know, so far, these two are the one I notice and remember.

Heaven’s Memo Pad Review

Heaven's Memo Pad

Synopsis

Narumi is your typical highschool boy who doesn’t stand out. He is pretty much isolated from other people including his classmates. But after meeting Ayaka and later is introduced by her to a girl named Alice, his life changes forever.

He finds that Alice is a NEET but she’s not an ordinary NEET, she’s much more than that. He soon finds himself getting dragged into her whole ‘NEET’ activities.

Review

It’s been a while since I actually wanted to watch this series. But after watching it, I can’t say that I enjoyed it. Some people like it but I just didn’t. here’s why.

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Daily Lives Of Highschool Boys Review

Daily Lives of Highschool Boys

Synopsis

This anime is about Highschool Boys doing their normal boring everyday routine. They chit chat about trivial things such as girls, skirts and panties (of course). They play pranks and talk crap about each other. Yup, normal highchool boys.

Review

Now this anime is hilarious. It’s one of the best comedy I’ve seen so far. It doesn’t have a particular plot or a vast number of unique characters but the way the anime delivers its comedy is top notch, using the correct timing for all the punchlines. All the jokes are very random. The jokes are conveyed in shorts skits before the punchlines hit you and sometimes hit you real hard. Only some rare occasion did the joke miss. The setting is the same either going to school, going home from school, being at school or being in a friend’s house but the scenarios are different.

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