What Makes Love Live! Sunshine!! Work So Well?

Love Live! Sunshine!! Episode 4 Anime Review, Chika-chan Idols are good, well written

Love Live! Sunshine!! is one of the best shows airing this season, but what makes it click so well with so many people?

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Planetarian ~the reverie of a little planet~ – Episode 1

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This here is a long-awaited adaptation of a Key visual novel that was originally released in 2004, that received a boost in recognition thanks to the international release and translation on Steam in 2014. If you don’t know who Key are, I could instantly catch you up on that with three words: Air, Kanon and Clannad. Hugely popular VNs which have all received anime adaptations, the latter two by Kyoto Animation. The Key name has become somewhat synonymous with a writer called Jun Maeda (Charlotte, Angel Beats!), however it is important to point out that he was not involved in the source material of either this, or the currently airing Rewrite adaptation.

The staff on this are pretty interesting, coming from “the Jojo studio” also known as David Production, Planetarian is directed by the main director behind all of the recent Jojo’s Bizarre Adventure TV adaptations, including the currently airing Diamond is Unbreakable. Special mention must be given to the Art Director on Planetarian, that is Takeda Yuusuke, who has worked as the vision behind such beautiful series as Gankutsuou, Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex and Uchouten Kazoku.

Right, now lets dive into the episode to see exactly what these talented people have put on display!

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12 Days of Anime – Starting a blog / Zael in Japan

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The Japan travel stories will be on page 2.

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12 Days of Anime – Filling in the blanks of Anime History

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12 Days of Anime – Different Platforms, Familiar Faces

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If you’re familiar with the anime community on twitter, or the blogosphere, chances are you’ll have heard of a yearly ‘event’ of sorts, where bloggers gather around to reminisce on anime-related experiences of the past year.

If you don’t know what on earth I’m talking about, I’ll direct you over to Scamp’s explanation of it over on The Cart Driver

Owarimonogatari Episode 2 Anime Review - Ougi's nature

This is my first time doing this, as Falling Through The Bed only came into being this year. Thus I’ll also be putting my own little spin on it. For each of the twelve days, I’ll be talking about a specific relevant ‘event’ that occurred in each calendar month, starting with January. A chronological tale will hopefully be formed from this.

Also, as a bonus, most of you will be aware that back in November, I went on holiday to both Japan and China, I’ll be sharing some stories and pictures about that too in each 12 Days post from tomorrow onwards, they’ll be on the second page!

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Summer 2015 First Impressions — Part 2

The gauntlet continues.

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  • Part One: Gakkou Gurashi, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace, Gangsta, Chaos Dragon and Okusama ga Seitokaichou
  • Part Two: Prison School, Classroom☆Crisis, Gate, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou, and Various Shorts
  • Charlotte: Episodes 1 and 2

For an explanation of the format I’m using, look to the first part.

There is no more time for delay, but first, I must kick things off with a special segment…

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Summer 2015 First Impressions — Part 1

Index
  • Part One: Gakkou Gurashi, Gatchaman Crowds Insight, Ranpo Kitan: Game of Laplace, Gangsta, Chaos Dragon and Okusama ga Seitokaichou
  • Part Two: Prison School, Classroom☆Crisis, Gate, Monster Musume no Iru Nichijou, and Various Shorts
  • Charlotte: Episodes 1 and 2

The Summer season avalanche hit last weekend. But as readers will know, I was busy working on my latest two posts back then. I hadn’t even started a single show, until I finished writing those pieces.

That means I am behind. Very behind.

I’ll be catching up now. About 5-6 shows per post, coming out over the next week or so. Last season I did 3 parts, with many titles per post, but short impressions. I want to spend more time talking about each show this time.

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