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Jul 5, 2015
"And so, I thought this might actually be kind of nice." - Seto Asaki

When it comes to manga, it's pretty easy to pass up oneshots for heavier, longer reading material. After all, it's only natural to assume that the longer a story is, the higher the number of opportunities for immersion, emotional investment, and overall enjoyment are, right?

Well, sure. But not always.

The easiest counterargument to the above paragraph is the old saying: "Less is More," and this unassuming anthology, one whose stories are an average of thirty pages long, is one of my favorite examples of this.

"I'll Send Her Home on the Last Train," read more
Jun 27, 2015
Re-Kan! (Anime) add (All reviews)
Re-Kan! is a supernatural comedy that can be funny, cute, or surprisingly touching...

...but the majority of it is so head-shakingly silly that I had a hard time enjoying all of it.

The concept isn't exactly original, and even this season there are shows that involve characters who can see ghosts (Kyoukai no Rinne, I'm looking at you), but Re-Kan! takes a much more lighthearted, easygoing, and realistic approach.

Well, as realistic as a show about ghosts can be.

Our story centers around routine interactions between Hibiki, our main character, and various spirits around town. Emphasis on "routine," because Hibiki greets and converses with these spirits in the same read more
Jun 25, 2015
*Some spoilers may follow*

I went into this show with unrealistically high expectations, since I based them completely off of the mysterious key visual and the fact that I have yet to watch another magical girl anime that is true to its genre. (Kill La Kill doesn't count.)

It was only natural that I was disappointed by the first episode... and the next one... and the one after that. From a mostly flat protagonist whose dialogue mostly consists of "Huh?" and repeating things that other characters have just said to characters who get a single episode of development which is subsequently ignored, the show was almost a read more