Keeping Up and Looking Ahead

Greetings, fellow casuals. It is the month of love. Nothing is quite as perfect for this month than starting it off with Golden Time! So good thing we already did that. Not a whole lot has changed in my life. I am still going to my Adult Catholic classes and making Tiktoks, some of which have done very well. One of them hit fifty thousand views and a couple hit the ten thousand mark. 

Because I have been spending a lot of time on my computer, I have been planning out some relaxing days. The setup is simple. I cook myself a nice meal (lately it has been dumplings), I move my speaker out to the living room, put on my Your Lie in April playlist, sit on the couch, and read a book. The last time I did this I sat down and read the entirety of The Great Divorce by C. S. Lewis. It was a solid book, I would recommend to anyone of the faith, or interested. Just sitting down and taking some time away from…everything…is really nice. I know that sounds odd given quarantine has pretty much kept us inside for the past year, but I have found my thoughts to be really busy lately and I just want to sit with someone and read. My success in having people read with me has been about as successful as my search for a Valentine’s day date, however.

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This month

You already got:

You will get (In order):

  • Burn the Witch
  • Love is Hard for Otaku (By guest writer and editor extraordinaire: Nick Mo.)
  • Fire Force

Next Month (In order)

  • Rascal Does Not Dream of Bunny Girl Senpai
  • Orange
  • Director’s Cut (Our Monthly Check-ins like this)
  • Recovery of an MMO Junkie

I am super pumped for all of the anime in March. Bunny Girl Senpai has been on my radar for a while. Preston, Lotad Gang member, has been saying I should watch it for a long time and after assuring me it is not a questionable anime, I have decided to watch it. Orange was an anime that looked like it would make crave love so I added that to the lost. MMO Junkie was also a recommendation and I honestly don’t remember who suggested it. 

That said…April will ALSO be a banger of a month for anyone keeping up with the current season’s anime. Just wait and see. 

Side Anime!

I suppose in terms of watching whole shows, my side anime is rather dull this update. I have just been keeping up to date on all the new episodes of Attack On Titan, Quintessential Quintuplets, Re:Zero, and Jujutsu Kaisen. Normally I wait for a season to be over before I watch it so I can choose my pace, but I have given up my independence to enjoy some shows that my friends are watching so I can be cool and topical. Do you normally wait to binge or do you keep track of the weekly episodes? Sometimes I feel like the weekly episode tracking is just too much on my mind.

Attack on Titan, or what my friend Lucas lovingly calls “Racism, war crimes, and genocide,” has been phenomenal. I see a lot of people complain about the CGI but I really don’t get the hate. Does it seem odd at times? On occasion it does, but otherwise it is perfectly fine and enjoyable. Season four has been pretty crazy and the viewers are still pretty disoriented as to what the heck happened in the four years since season three. This one keeps me in the most anticipation so I look forward to it each week more than most. 

Quintessential Quintuplets… Listen, I didn’t want to like this show as much as I do but then they had to show me dominatrix Nino and *whew*, there goes my heart. Quintessential Quintuplets is as deep as a puddle but I am a sucker for romance so here I am cuddled up on my bed watching an oblivious man fail to secure five girls who all want him. 

Re:Zero has been one show I have been on the fence about for a while. The pacing is pretty bad, so being patient for something to happen has been a slog. Luckily enough, the writers finally decided the story was going to move in the past two episodes after going nowhere for eight to ten previous episodes. I am glad that Emelia is getting some development. She was a cool character at the start of season one and she needed more lines that didn’t include yelling out car brands. 

Jujutsu Kaisen is setting up to be an awesome anime. This whole “school versus school” arc has been action packed, full of character development, and just amazing in general. I don’t have many deep thoughts about this show but Sarah and I enjoy talking about how the female characters are written. Someday I want to write my own anime but female characters make me nervous to write. 

Last but not least, I watched Love is Hard for Otaku! I know that it is on the schedule for this month but I am not reviewing it. I decided to give it a watch and I absolutely loved it. What a deep look into non-standard relationships. I really enjoyed the inner monolog of the characters, the examples of affection shown by different types of people, and the struggles characters went through. I made a point to watch this because my lovely editor was doing a review on it and was surprised at how much I loved it. I hope you guys like the guest review and take a chance on the show.

Key takeaways: Follow the @ArmchairAnime on Tiktok, look forward to the guest review, and look forward to March and April.

For now, the next review is up next Thursday… cut!

Published by Marshal Brummel

Anime Amateur

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