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Apr 4, 2018
"As human beings, we all mature physically from childhood to adolescence and then into adulthood, but our emotions lag behind." - Bernard Sumner

This is the most memorable quote that had gone through my mind whenever I watched Violet Evergarden, and led me to ask myself this question: how do you learn an emotion?

Experience? Knowing its definition? Or perhaps... By writing letters for others? Thus is VE's answer.

Story: 7
I liked the novel, so obviously I liked the story. They did make me get worried with those original episodes at the start but later on they managed to adapt most of the best chapters. There are read more
Mar 19, 2018
"Youth... At times it can be wild, at times vicious. And yet, all those emotions from that age become an irreplaceable treasure. Although you may not see that right now..." - Masami Kondou

An injury, the fear of writing again... What do these two things have in common? Yes, they prevent you from pursuing what you want to do, and leaves you stranded alone while everyone else is moving on, as if time itself has stopped.

Story: 9
Revolving around the conflicting themes of moving on to pursue what you love or staying still for love, this is a beautiful allegory of life and regret.

I'm pretty sure that read more
Feb 5, 2018
"This is... my starting point." - Takumi Tomouchi

From the same author who wrote "Tokidoki", one of the best one-shots I've read, comes "E no Genten", a fresh new story which focuses on eSports.

If you're here for the drama, I wouldn't say this is as good as Tokidoki, so you may want not enjoy it as much. But still, you can give it a try.

Story: 8
Pretty predictable, but I still liked it. Compared to Tokidoki, it's not as good, but since it's just a one-shot I must say it was pretty well executed. BUT this does have a better ending, I guess. I was pretty read more
Jan 21, 2018
Romance doesn't necessarily exist in all 3 stories. Just a reminder.
Since there are 3, I'll do a short review for each.

Mermaid Prince:
Probably the best story out of the 3, with some actual plot going on. The story isn't that great itself but I still liked it. Seeing the title I guess you know what it's about. I liked the characters, especially Mugi, determined to achieve anything at the right time.

Snowy Day:
This story was pretty refreshing. Although it's the shortest story out of the 3, it presented a lot about the contrast between the calm library and the busy city. Decent.

Ametsukigahara:
Now this one was odd. read more
Jan 20, 2018
"Admiration doesn't equate to love."

Often we can get "love" and "admiration" mixed up. Human emotions are hard to explain, and "love" is probably one of the hardest of all. It is an emotion which can be defined in so many ways, for different people it has a different meaning. This manga explores the difference between "admiration" and "love", and I was very satisfied by the way the idea was carried out.

This is the story:
Miysohi's favourite school time is the after-school hours. From the veranda, she can look at the boy she likes, Tanabe, playing football. but she seems to be satisfied just by looking at read more
Jan 8, 2018
"Death is not the greatest loss in life. The greatest loss is what dies inside us while we live." - Norman Cousins

If you're someone who has been searching to find a work just as good or even better than Koe no Katachi or Kimi no na wa, then you're in the right place. Ladies and gentlemen, I introduce to you "Kimi no suizou wo Tabetai", also known as "I want to eat your pancreas".

Adapted from the novel of the same name, this piece of work is simply amazing in so many ways. Just by reading the synopsis, you can feel a huge load of emotions read more
Jan 6, 2018
Preliminary
Written by the same author who wrote Nijiiro Days, "We Don't Know Love Yet" is set in the same world and has the same genres as well. But this is slightly more serious.

Story: 9
The story revolves around 6 boys and girls. This is just the start but really it looks pretty promising as each chapter never bores you.

Eiji seems more like someone who doesn't really care about true love as his interests change all the time during middle school but his development is really interesting as starts to think back. Naohiko, a friend of his, has not experienced love but soon gets to like read more
Jan 5, 2018
Preliminary
I know this is different but this manga really reminds me of Horimiya. Anyway that's what I think... Let's start the review.

The story is basically about a girl who likes things that aren't your usual type of girl's hobbies: rather than fashionable clothes and new trends, she's basically a retro girl. That's how it's presented anyway (no offense to any retro people). One day she goes to a cafe she always wanted to visit, and finds out that a boy from her class works there. And thus starts their story together.

I like the story, but I was pretty worried by the fact that the girl read more
Dec 30, 2017
After reading this 3 times, I decided to update this review a bit.

Before I start, if you're wanting to know more from watching the anime, I'll tell you this: the anime has done what the novel hasn't and vice versa. Basically, reading the novel won't guarantee what you want to know.

Even though my expectations were very high before I read this, it still managed to surprise me in every single chapter (not necessarily in a good way). This novel has the power to play with your emotions to such extent that you end up thinking about what you read for weeks, let alone days. The read more
Dec 29, 2017
Before starting this review, I would just like to say that you CAN watch the other 2 movies after or before watching this. That is because they occur at the same timeline. The only difference being that each focuses on different couples.
Here's the titles of the 2 movies
Zutto Mae kara Suki deshita.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai
Suki ni Naru Sono Shunkan wo.: Kokuhaku Jikkou Iinkai

10 cm. Such as short distance. And yet it is too much to close this gap between these 2 people. No matter what you try, distance in love is not something easily explained. Although the person you love may be right next to read more