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”Mikasa

Dear Diary.

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 11

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Crystals and weird titans.
Yama no Susume 3 – Even mountaineering isn’t omnipotent.
Banana Fish – A well-deserved breather.
Sirius the Jaeger – Random orbs and random flashbacks.

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Scattered Thoughts – Dissecting Tomie

     Yep, the title is a pun. A bad one. You’ll get it. Let’s move on.

     I’ve already written about Junji Ito and anime adaptations of his manga. Gyo was a failure through and through (Ufotable, what have you done?) and quite recent Junji Ito: Collection, while it had several stronger stories, was equally forgettable at best. It turns out that Collection also has 2 special half-length episodes that I recently watched, episodes that feature probably the most famous character Junji Ito ever created – Tomie. Knowing what a catastrophe Collection was, I was inevitably cautious but at the same time I tried to remain as optimistic as possible. Tomie, one of the first published stories (in 1989) by Ito so far has inspired 8 live action films and a TV drama. You’d think that the source material should be strong and compelling enough so even the terrible production of Studio Deen shouldn’t be able to destroy that, right? Ito is far better at writing short stories, so Tomie truly looks like one of the best options out the huge catalog of Ito’s manga. Yet, after watching the specials I can do no better than to laugh at all the improbable events and question who on earth could’ve created such a ridiculous, silly, unbelievable and, well, bad story.

Tomie beautiful manga

The gorgeous star of the show

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 10

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Half action half puzzling developments.
Hanebado!
– Boys do exist in this universe!
Yama no Susume 3 – Maintaining Hinata’s problems.
Banana Fish – Yeah yeah, manservice and stuff.
Sirius the Jaeger – Aaaah, boring. Once again.

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 9

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3– Lots of explanations and little action.
Hanebado!
– Didn’t expect so much silliness.
Yama no Susume 3 – Ordinary stuff.
Banana Fish – Being in this show is suffering.
Sirius the Jaeger – Sorry, but it’s pretty boring. Again.

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 8

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 A coup!
Hanebado! – Again an intense match between friends.
Yama no Susume 3 – Reefs in a friendship.
Banana Fish – Is LA cursed for our group?
Sirius the Jaeger – Sorry, but it’s pretty boring

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 7

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3  Unexpected comedy and an unexpected hero (sort of)
Hanebado! – Ayano’s madness is unstoppable (for now)
Yama no Susume 3 – Cake time!
Banana Fish – LA, but no profit there
Sirius the Jaeger – I guess again a building-up…

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 6

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 Even more questions and no answers
Hanebado! – Tournament arc!
Yama no Susume 3 – Coffee time.
Banana Fish – Very bad parenting.
Sirius the Jaeger – Just stuff.

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 5

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 Levi acrobatics and stuff.
Hanebado! – A fight for mom and stuff.
Yama no Susume 3 – Photography and stuff.
Banana Fish – Assassinations and stuff.
Sirius the Jaeger – Just stuff..

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Musings and Reflections – Summer 2018 Week 4

     Yeah, I’m a week late. Long story short, there have been some semi-avoidable troubles with the Internet but everything’s back to normal so just for the record before I jump right into catching up with week 5, here’s week 4.

One phrase impressions

Shingeki no Kyojin 3 – Shouting: the Anime is back!
Hanebado! – Sports anime starts being about sports.
Yama no Susume 3 – Weird, as there’s only school stuff.
Banana Fish – Prisons are awfully uninviting places.
Sirius the Jaeger – Flashbacks plus stuff.

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