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Jan 2, 2018
So first, let me address a couple inaccuracies in MAL's summary of the anime. One, Ryuu is not an idol, but rather another otaku. Two, it makes it sound like Suuko has magical powers (at least that's how I read it), but she's just a particularly popular blogger.

Anyway, if you're here, chances are you got here because this has the voices of two Love Live! seiyuu, Kusuda Aina (Nozomi) in the lead role as Suuko, and Aya Uchida (Kotori) in a minor role as one of Suuko's favorite idols, Hinami, who has already made it big. With the exception of a line here and there, read more
Aug 10, 2017
(copied from my Goodreads review)
Coming in to this, my expectation was essentially "I'll like it, but it won't live up to the hype." Which turned out to be spot on. Even as a lesbian with depression and anxiety - and despite the title, the book deals with mental illness even more heavily than it does queerness - I didn't personally connect to the highly personal, specific story. I recognise, though, that it would be all the more powerful for someone who did have those connections. But it's odd because I've gone through a lot of the things Nagata talks about, like friendlessness and singleness and read more
Jul 30, 2017
I rarely enjoy "special" shorts, but these were pretty charming - the first four, anyway. (The last two weren't bad, but were a definite drop-off in quality; otherwise, I'd have scored an 8.) It's six shorts of the characters being silly and playing off each other, just as they did in the comedic scenes from the show. Plus, for those of us in it for the queer content, these go a long way toward repairing the overwhelming no-homo of the second half of season 2. We get Natsuki trying to kiss Riko, Midori obsessing over Reina's chest (because they look like fermata!), and Reina straight-up read more
May 7, 2017
Preliminary
Obviously shorts series like this usually aren't up to much since their very nature means they don't have any time for a real plot or much characterization, but they usually manage to get a few jokes in and be somewhat enjoyable. Not so with this series. Part of the problem is that the episodes are even shorter than usual, at about 2:30 once you take out the OP and ED, and they're then divided into three shorter segments! So you're looking at segments of under a minute each, which isn't much time to do anything. But even at that, the stories (such as they are) read more
Apr 30, 2017
Honestly there's not much point to watching this, even for IMCG stans. It's mostly a rather dry recap of the first eight (iirc) episodes hosted by New Generations' seiyuu, who also present their favorite scene (the concert with Mika). They don't talk much about making the show or anything. The one bright spot is when Producer's seiyuu joins them, and they do talk a bit with him about making the show. (His favorite scene, incidentally, is Uzuki's first meeting with Producer.) Moreover, he was a high schooler at the time and is pretty adorable actually. So, if you feel a desire to have a little read more
Dec 6, 2014
This is an interesting adaptation of one of my favorite children's book series. It takes the first quadrilogy (the Mystery of the Tree House arc), but replaces Mummies in the Morning with a loose adaptation of Vacation Under the Volcano, which is unfortunate as Mummies was always one of my favorites. It also includes a really needless B-plot about a classmate of Jack's who has a crush on him and wants him to star opposite her in Romeo and Juliet (totally a play every third grade class puts on).

It also takes several other elements of the series and weaves them in - Peanut from the read more