Usagi Drop Episode 2 Impressions + Screen Comparisons

It’s here! Episode 2 of Usagi Drop released a few days ago, and I’m back to give my take on it. Did Production I.G continue the quality they displayed in the first episode? Let’s find out, shall we?

(WARNING: Screens pertaining to the episode and chapters from the manga will be present. If you have not seen the episode or read the manga and do not wish to come across very light spoilers, do not read any further.)

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Usagi Drop Episode 1: First Impression

Usagi Drop is one of my favorite Manga. It struck a cord that no other Manga up to this point has before. So when I heard there was an Anime, I was skeptical. Could Production I.G turn one of my all-time favorite series into an Anime and do it justice? It’s literally been minutes since I’ve watched the first episode (as of the time I am writing this), so if you’d like to hear my take, read on. This is my first impression of Usagi Drop Episode 1.

(WARNING: Very slight spoilers will be dropped as necessary to explain things. Nothing major, though. In addition, I will not be following my normal formatting exactly, as this is not a full review, just an impression. )

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Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai: My Thoughts

In anime, we often see that brother and sister characters often have a very close relationship, usually one of an older brother and younger sister. That older brother is protective of the younger sister, and will go to great length to do anything to help her out, further strengthening the bond. But what happens if that bond is so far gone that you haven’t so much as exchanged greetings in years? What’s more, what happens when you come to find that all this time, that your overachieving, perfect sister has been hiding the fact that she is an all-out Eroge, Anime and Manga Otaku?

a) I’d condone her for being a disgusting Otaku!
b) It’d turn me on! Siscon FTW!
c) I’d help her in any way I could.

If you chose “C”, then you’re on your way to the true route. If not, reload your last save.

Will this Anime trigger any flags or should you go straight to the bad end? This is my review of Ore no Imouto ga Konna ni Kawaii Wake ga Nai.

 (Note: This review will be as spoiler-free as possible, and will contain Anime and Visual Novel-related terms. If you aren’t in the know, I’ll explain them. This is all only my opinion.)

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Puella Magi Madoka Magica: My Thoughts

Maho Shojo. Magical Girl. Perhaps one of the most well-known and enduring genre in Anime. With my only experience in Maho Shojo being Sailor Moon and Cardcaptor Sakura, I don’t have a firm grasp as to what typical elements make Maho Shojo; Then I had heard of Puella Magi Madoka Magica, one said to have a drastically different take on the entire Genre.

An incredibly dark take.

Should you make the contract or stay away? These are my thoughts on Puella Magi Madoka Magica.

(Note: This will be as spoiler-free as possible. I do not own these pictures.)

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My Thoughts: Toradora!

“Since ancient times, the Dragon has been the only beast to equal the Tiger.”

When two of the most unlikely people join forces to help each other out, what happens? One of the most refreshing, yet familar Anime of its genre. This is my review of Toradora!

(Note: I know, I’m slow to get on these bandwagons. This review will be as spoiler-free as possible. Pictures are not mine.)

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Photowalk: Little Tokyo

On Saturday, a friend and I were able to take a trip Little Tokyo in Los Angeles, CA. For the uninitiated, Little Tokyo is a district in which many Japanese-Americans frequent. As such, there are many shops and restaurants catering to their needs. It is considered a national landmark and a popular cultural attraction. If you’ve never been, consider this photo walk a little guide. (All photos taken with my trusty Nikon D3100 with the 18-55mm Kit Lens and CPL lens filter. And messed up by the JPEG conversion.)

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Clannad ~After Story~ : My Thoughts

For some time now, I’ve heard loads about the series Clannad, and how it was a very beautiful and moving Anime. After watching it, it affected me in such a way that no other Anime I have watched up to this point has before. I thought I had found the most beautiful Anime in existence. However, there was another Anime that recieved near-universal acclaim, the Anime’s sequel: Clannad: ~After Story~. Being a new convert, I had to watch it.

What I experienced was incomparable.

This review will assume that you have already watched  Clannad, and there will be spoilers from it. However, ~After Story~ spoilers will be kept to a minimum.  Read at your own risk.

Note: This is all my opinion. If you disagree with things I have said, by all means do, but please respect my opinion and I will do the same. Photos are NOT mine.

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