Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 6

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida – Was the flashback really needed?
Sword Art Online: Alicization
– I’m mad for the defense of Kayaba.
Banana Fish – Why the villains are always procrastinating?
Golden Kamuy 2 – That was actually pretty good!

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 5

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida – Rather bleak…
Sword Art Online: Alicization
– A real world segment – good, except for Yui’s part.
Banana Fish – Tell me more about that science part.
Golden Kamuy 2 – Inu… dOOOOU!

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 4

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida – Time travel gets complicated.
Sword Art Online: Alicization
– Finally the story is starting, right?
Banana Fish – Praise Ash the almighty!
Golden Kamuy 2 – Some action and a healthy dose of boredom.

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 3

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (#5) – Some backstory, ok.
RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (#6) – Some time travel with a confusing mechanism.
RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (#7) – A new fairly unimpressive villain.

Sword Art Online: Alicization
– SSllooww pppaaaccciiinnnggg…
Banana Fish – Ash is too good at everything.
Golden Kamuy 2 – The usual cocktail of everything.

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 2

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (#2) – Derrida’s really obsessed about Mage, really.
RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (#3) – A new incompetent villain! Yay!
RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida (#4) – Derrida’s actually quite good at what he does.

Sword Art Online: Alicization
– Familiarizing with the new world.
Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Not particularly final-episode-like.
Banana Fish – Ash can’t have any breather, can he?
Golden Kamuy 2 – Cool action.

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 1

One phrase impressions

RErideD: Tokigoe no Derrida – Beware! Free cryo-sleep chambers everywhere!
Sword Art Online: Alicization
– The new game is pretty intriguing.
Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Not really needed but a goof flashback nonetheless.
Banana Fish – Eiji (and much more) got on my nerves.
Golden Kamuy 2 – I don’t even…

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Musings and Reflections – Fall 2018 Week 0

     A few days lately have been rather hectic and then I wanted to restart my brain so eventually it go to this point that the first week of the Fall season is already over and I haven’t even written a post about what shows I’ll watch, let alone started watching them. I probably should’ve resisted the temptation to finish all the 7 volumes of Hone ga Kusaru made. A pretty good manga, but still. Well, the season for me seems likely to be rather tiresome, at least in real life. Of course I’ll try to be consistent but oh well, time is limited and when new responsibilities arise, something must be sacrificed. Anyway. Once I started to hunt for the likely shows, initially I thought that there’s nothing good. Then I found some PVs, some staff lists, and it turned out that the season is clogged with shows that do have potential and I’d actually gladly watch them. Only the thing is that there’re also shows that are sequels or continuations and they are plenty. Eventually I found that of the my must-watch shows there’s only one that’s completely new. Well, at least there’s always a possibility to catch up with something that turns out to be good later on, and there are some clear candidates for that. Anyway.

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Musings and Reflections – end of Summer 2018

     If there was a poll about the length of the summer  – the anime season as well as in general – how many people would say that it was kinda short? One of them clearly would be me. Of course, summer holiday is a always something pleasant, and pleasant things never seem to last long enough. I remember a joke about how to explain the relativity of time to basically anyone – “Do you think that 5 mins sitting on a chair and sitting on a stove last as much?”. Dumb jokes aside, I guess I’m more or less satisfied with the shows I watched. None of them were truly stellar, though Hanebado started very strong and the second episode of Attack on Titan was simply magnificent. On the other hand, there were no huge disappointments either. Out of everything I missed, I think about maybe checking a pair of oddballs – Planet With and Revue Starlight. Cells at Work looks like a show that gets repetitive quite soon but it also might get a chance. Everything else doesn’t look that important or relevant to me.

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 13

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Kenny becomes (sort of) interesting.
Hanebado! (#12)
– Preparations for the finale.
Yama no Susume 3 – All things as comfy as expected.
Sirius the Jaeger – Finally it’s over.
Hanebado! (#13) -I guess it’s ok.

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Scattered Thoughts – Archetypal side of Hisone to Masotan

     You probably have heard about Hisone to Maso-tan (otherwise I wonder what brought you there). The other part of the title might seem too mysterious, because I’m not talking about the so called character tropes (you know, tsunderes and stuff). We’ll get to that. Lately I’ve been reading some Carl Jung and similar stuff for fun and that actually has been quite educational, thought provoking and, well, fun to some extent. For those of you who don’t know, Jung was one of the minds behind contemporary psychoanalysis (you know, Freud and stuff). One moment it suddenly dawned to me that there’s a deeper layer that can be extracted from HisoMaso. It’s not just a tale about the confrontation (particularly woman’s) between love and work.  Well, I still know next to nothing about psychology and similar matters but I tried to dig deeper and my thoughts and interpretations seem to sort of make sense, so I guess good for me.

Hisone to Maso-tan poster

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