Aldnoah.Zero ▸ Season one ▸ Episode titles
As some of you might already have guessed, I’m a fan of Japanese girl idols. One of the many, many idol groups in existence today in Japan is NMB48, a Osaka-based spin-off group of the (in)famous AKB48. NMB has a weekly show that’s surprisingly entertaining as well as educational…
Under the Dog japanese animated series project directed by Masahiro Ando (Sword of the Stranger) on Kickstarter.
A human getting pissed at their vampire boyfriend so they put in a silver sterling tongue stud and bracelets and earrings and their vampire boyfriend is just standing five feet away like “babe. c’mon.”
best so far.
WHY ISN’T IT TAGGED, WHYYYYY. I shall feex eet.
This is from “A Gathering of Cats” by Makoto Shinkai. It’s a one-minute short, and you can watch the whole thing here.
Truest shit I’ve seen since Chi’s Sweet Home, y’all. Truest shit.
Hosoya Yoshimasa + Sports Animes“When I entered training school, there was a manager who always looked after me. Before that person quit the place, the last thing that person brought to me was an audition for TeniPuri. I heared the results on a public phone outside of work. When I heard that I passed, I shouted in the lobby, “I really passed the auditions!” because I was super happy… I feel like I was able to return the favor a bit.” — Hosoyan on how he started as a seiyuu (PairPuri Vol. 2)
b a r a k a m o n EP2
I’ve said this again and again,and I would never get tired of reiterating: Haikyuu brings something new and something extremely important to the world of sports anime.
That is advancing the perspective of the defeated, the characters in the periphery, the characters that we often forget and bypass when we watch sports series.
We’ve had a lot of sports series in the past years—series that emphasize the value of determination, teamwork, patience, and talent—the key to catching that win. But is that all there to is? Is competition just about winning, or more importantly—
Is it just about WINNERS?
I must say, this has been the most emotional episode of Haikyuu for me. Why? Cause we get to see that losing is something unnatural. Okay. Yeah. Losing is inevitable, but the way we focus on the story of the winners makes us forget how the other teams have felt. In this case, Furudate-sensei has achieved something I haven’t ever seen from the other sports anime that I’ve watched. He knows that these other teams also have their stories. It makes me glad that this episode was told from the perspective of the losing team. If this was the conventional sports anime, we would’ve shrugged our shoulders over this other team, went full force on supporting the protagonists. But no. It made you feel like, “Hey, it doesn’t really matter who wins. Everyone is doing their best, aren’t they?”
Another point of contention is the fact that the rival teams have always been presented in an antagonistic way—arrogant players who just wanted to bring down those who get in their way, athletes who only think of winning, blah, blah, blah. In the Nekoma vs. Karasuno match, I did not see any antagonist in Nekoma. They were supporting each other. To quote the Nekoma Coach, “they bring out the best in each other, that’s why they are called ‘rivals’.”
Watching this episode only made me realize again that in essence, their is no useless team. Every single player, every single team—all of them has their own story, their own purpose. Their relationships might rest on rivalry or friendship—but these two things all boil down to the fact that they are “bonds”, reactions that make the competing teams better and improve themselves. After all, this is the essence of sports—continuing to challenge yourself and come out as a better, stronger, and serious player.
I do hope, and sincerely so, that Haikyuu continues to be like this. :)
this page really struck me
Everyone else is like, “Sanic was in Steven Universe!” Yeah, that’s cool, but honestly…
UTENA WAS IN STEVEN UNIVERSE!!! REVOLUTIONARY GIRL UTENA!!!
Steven Universe and Utena? Two of my favorite things, right there, folks.
(Oh hey, first time making gifs.)
yesss it’s good to see the side-by-side b/c I was freaking out during the episode
(but also afraid that I was Too Utena To Live and just seeing what I wanted to see)
im literally gonna die like. this is the most incredible thing ever
"Nope", the anime.
Based on that hilarious text post.
it got betterrrrr
hhgghh Kakurenbo is one of the things that’s probably influenced me the most atmosphere and settings wise. gaaaah
so freaking cute
Where are they all getting those sweet power ranger helmets
( and to answer the person above, Model4Hobby sells some pretty accurate toku helmets! )
I LOVE THIS SO MUCH