Sorry last two posts so maudlin. I am legitimately in better state than I was, say, six months ago, but not much happening to write about (that's isn't too much real life detail). For a change I'll write stream-of-consciousness gibberish about anime I watched lately, instead.
Re:Zero: I marathoned this a few months ago. I liked the art and its gruesome take on the time leap concept, which is extremely
gruesome in places, so take that into consideration if you're thinking of watching it.
I'm worried that its light novel/moe tropes will make it exponentially less appealing to me over time, but I enjoyed it enough that I'll give the next season a chance. I really couldn't care less who is best girl TBH. My OTP is suffering/Subaru.
the characters in the first episode (direct quote: "WHY IS THERE ALWAYS A FUCKING MAID"), but I kept watching based on the good reviews I heard, and aside from spending episode eighteen facepalming, the show won me over in the end.
I read a LP of the visual novel, and the main character is rather more unpleasant in it, which is disappointing (I'm not talking about that one ending, more his initial thoughts about Faris are really whiny and the authors have a bad case of Male Gaze). He's more interesting to follow in the anime and his English dub actor's actually pretty good.
OTOH I tried watching Occult;Nine and raged out before the end of episode one. :D
Mob Psycho 100: Good! Excellent animation. Protip: Reigen comes across as one of those annoying Mr Satan-esque 'weak imposter who claims all the credit' characters and he... Well he kind of is haha, but give him a chance.
Hunter x Hunter (2011 anime): This image sums it up
. It's honestly one of the best things I've ever seen, but I have a theory that the manga keeps going on hiatus because it's so intense and bleak that it saps Togashi's will to live. An English dub is playing on Adult Swim atm if you're into that.
Gintama: Who the balls even is the target audience for this show??? I love the shit out of (most of) it but I wonder what the kids reading Shounen Jump make of the references to 70s television shows and porn actresses. Not to mention Heidi of the Alps, which I've concluded must be the M.A.S.H. of anime and reruns on Japanese television for eternity. The show itself asks who the audience is so it's not just me.
Gakuen Handsome: Gintama has spoiled me for bloody stupid gag anime, alas. But Mitsurugi looks like my drawings of Sephiroth when I was 14 and that in itself is hilarious.
Yuri!!! on Ice: I avoided this cos I don't trust anime with fujoshi appeal to not pull bullshit, and I guess it might still do so before the season ends. For now though? Actually pretty good. Yeah I'm surprised, but pleased! Pichit is a QT
I read some books too, like I mentioned before. Dune, for example. A few days after I finished it, we were talking about thighs chafing when you wear a dress and get sweaty in the summer, and I said 'It's basically the gom jabber
'. That's the only reason I brought that up tbh. Walk without rhythm.