After an indirect recommendation by Overcooled from the always-readable Metanorn blog, I started watching Kino no Tabi: The Beautiful World. The simple title literally means:
Buffering ready, I hit the start button to begin the 13 episode grind. The premise was simple, a traveller and his talking motorcycle travel to often strange lands with even stranger customs. They stay for two days only before leaving for other lands. I dropped it temporarily after the 3rd episode and I only picked it up again this week.
And boy, am I glad I did.
A month ago, after some
subliminal messages encouragement by a fan of the Type-Moon series, I wrote Fate/Zero down on my huge “To-Watch List”. A few days later, in my Spring ’12 post, I apparently promised to marathon the entire first half of the Fate/Stay Night prequel too.
Now, thanks to the planets aligning, I’ve somehow managed to avoid procrastinating and watch through Fate/Zero’s first half.
So, how did the complex lore of the Type-Moon universe treat a newbie like me? Read on to find out.
A visual metaphor for a fandom...I think.
[I’m writing this as an aniblogger, so I’ll tend to lean towards this fandom segment. I apologize for not focusing on the rest, I’ve only experience with this segment. On the flip side, I think this post can be seen in the context of non-anime related hobbies. Well, I hope you learn something from this as I did. =)]
The anime’s story was fast-paced yet well written, the animation was fluid and free from noticeable flaws, the soundtrack trumpeted glories and grieved for tragedies. All your favourite seiyuu were in it along with a visionary production team lovingly crafting the story.
Now, imagine having to bottle in all your emotions and thoughts about this godly series. Imagine not being able to share them with anyone-ever.
With the melting of winter’s snow comes a new glut of anime to last us the next four months, and you’ll need a guide to show you the cream of the crop and the low-key offerings this spring. Continue reading
Even in sadness, there are still puns.
[Events are coming to a head as the Inaba Investigation Team close in on the elusive killer. Man, have I been waiting to see how they animate this since the game cutscene didn’t really do this dramatic part justice. Well, read on!]