Chihayaburu 千早ぶる Hyakunin Isshu: poem 17 – (The Chihaya Card)

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not read up to CH 226 in Chihayafuru, everything that follows is a spoiler CREDITS:This piece is dedicated to a Ms. Anonymous who has requested not to be identified. I was stuck on this poem and could not see how Chihayaburu could be anything but a simple Autumn poem, but […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP11) – Yui’s First Romance and First Hurt

Season Three has been especially brutal to Yui Yuigahama (由比ヶ浜 結衣, Yuigahama Yui). Among the fan base, Yui, Saki Kawasaki (川崎 沙希, Kawasaki Saki), Shizuka Hiratsuka (平塚 静, Hiratsuka Shizuka), and Iroha Isshiki (一色 いろは, Isshiki Iroha) have been some of the most consistent fan favorites for best girl. Yet there is something very special […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP11) – Hachiman’s Answer

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP11, everything that follows is a spoiler. We ended the previous essay, Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU ( S3.EP10) – Communicate? With the following “Hachiman must now communicate his feelings to Yukino and Yui and he has only two more episodes in which […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP10) – Hachiman’s Communication?

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP10, everything that follows is a spoiler. As we approach the end of Oregairu, every line of dialog seems to sparkle with depth and insight. Over at ANN, Hachiman was criticized for being indecisive, that he has not made a decision since the plea for […]

Phos vs THE WORLD – Holding Houseki no Kuni Together

One of the best analytic anime reviews. If you really want to learn about “Houseki no Kuni”, Zeroloid will do it! And all by itself, “Land of the Lustrous” is an exquisitely wonderful and original work, but in its anime form, the story is very much incomplete. In its manga form, the story is still […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP9) – Hachiman’s Choice

  SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP9, everything that follows is a spoiler.   With S3.EP9, we have reached a moment of clarity in the long running story of Hachiman Hikigaya. In EP8, Yukino charged Hachiman with her wish that he grant Yui’s wish.  Dutifully, Hachiman attempts to fulfill Yui’s wishes. […]

Oregairu – My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU CLIMAX ( S3.EP8) – The End?

SPOILER ALERT: If you have not seen up to Oregairu S3.EP8, everything that follows is a spoiler. What, an episode is S3.EP8. Virtually every character in every scene lays out significant dialog, and anyone on board with this story will hang on every word. But this scene between Yukino and Hachiman is probably the most […]