Time in HakoMari

Contains spoilers for the first volume of HakoMari

Time is a frequent theme in fiction, and in the anime realm it is just as popular as anywhere else. Time travel is one of the most common sci-fi ideas in fiction, but the idea presented in the first volume of Utsuro no Hako to Zero no Maria is much less commonly presented. The idea of a Groundhog Day Loop isn’t uncommon, but the length of the loop in HakoMari is something I haven’t seen presented elsewhere.

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Lack of Character in Grimgar

This post contains spoilers for Grimgar up to episode 6.

Hai to Gensou no Grimgar is one of the most popular anime this season, and it’s not hard to see why. Featuring the always popular, “Trapped in an MMO/MMO-like world” setting, it’s managed to tell a story completely different than shows like Sword Art Online and Log Horizon, featuring characters who are not only far from being amazingly skilled, but are in fact bad at what they do.

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I’ve Discovered the Importance of Rewatches

Up until the last week or so I had never re-watched an anime during the in which I would call myself an anime fan. As I’ve become more critical about the anime I’ve watched I’ve had a growing desire to talk about some of my favorite shows, but many of those I watched a year and a half or more ago. Since I felt like writing about them, I finally decided to begin re-watching Aria and K-On!, so that I could further flesh out my opinions on them and ensure they’re still my favorites. From the first episodes of each I’ve learned a lot about re-watching shows and why it’s important.

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