Category Archives: Anime

Geek Out: Miira no Kaikata (Anime)

If you are looking for an adorable anime that will make you laugh, Miira no Kaikata is perfect. Mii is an adorable mummy child who is sent to Kashiwagi Sora by his self-proclaimed adventurer dad. I have to admit I thought this would be a lame anime when I read the description on myanimelist.com. But after deciding to try it anyway I was hooked from the first episode.

I will warn you however, this is not an action, adventure, fantasy or any other super deep and exciting series. Nor does it try to be. This series is just something that makes you happy. The first few episodes are like watching videos of cute animals or small children. However, as the story progresses you fall in love with the characters and get a bit more story development. This is a slice-of-life/comedy so it should be watched as such.

In terms of character development, you see a lot of development later in the series from Kamiyama Tazuki and his little supernatural friend. Sora also develops right before the end of the season. However, the other two characters are mostly static after their introductory episodes.

If you are looking for an anime about friends or just looking for something to bring joy to your life, I suggest that you try Miira no Kaikata.

Feel free to let me know what you think of it!

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Geek out: Tonari no Seki Kun​ (Anime)

For those of us who have spent years in the classroom. Trying to entertain ourselves while the teacher drones on. And also for those of us who were often distracted by our neighbors during class. This anime is a wonderful and humorous representation of these times.

Seki and Yumi sit next to each other in class. Yuki is a serious and slightly goody goody student who tries to listen to the teacher. Seki is the imaginative and honestly quite talented boy who sits next to her. Yuki is constantly distracted by Seki throughout the series and he often draws Yuki into his hijinks, usually resulting in her getting into trouble.

My favorite episodes are the ones where Seki plays modified versions of Shogi and Go (two very traditional games from the eastern part of the world). His imagination and social commentary (all without saying a word), draw you in and enrapture you.

As the series progresses we see Yuki and Seki grow a bit closer and Yuki seems to give up on trying to change him. I would like to call for a reboot of this show and if there is not enough material, more of the manga as well. Perhaps someday they will reboot it. Maybe one day we could see Yuki and Seki in middle school or even college.

Personal Ban on Sports Anime During Exam Week

It’s exam week and that means procrastination. And nothing encourages procrastination more than binge-watching sports anime.

Why not ban all anime during exam week? Well, you could but I personally find an episode or two of a somewhat calm anime before bed allows me to sleep without constantly thinking about my exams and assignments. The problem with sports anime and even some action anime like Naruto is that they get your adrenaline pumping and then leave you with a cliffhanger… after almost EVERY episode. The adrenaline these shows produce is addictive so you will definitely want to know what happens next. The next thing you know you have been watching anime for six hours and it is now 3am. You haven’t studied and you have an exam at 9am tomorrow morning. Your only options now are an all-nighter study session resulting in a very caffeinated exam taker. Or, you can try to sleep with the knowledge that you have none. And finally, you can set your alarm for 6am so you can trick your brain into thinking that you will get some useful study time in before the exam. But instead, you are just an over-caffeinated university student who crammed last minute while in a half-asleep zombie state.

None of these options are great for your GPA. Which is why I have made a personal decision to cut out my beloved sports anime and some action anime (pretty much any anime that has a cliffhanger every episode). It is painful but my GPA is grateful for my sacrifice.