Category Archives: Anime

Beyond the Boundary

I’ll have a go at explaining this, although I’m not entirely sure I understood it all after watching the whole series. Also, it’s one of those series where everything you think you know at the start turns out to be … Continue reading

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Another Episode 1

“Rough Sketch” The view from Igirisu: Twenty-six years ago a student of Yomiyama North Middle School’s class 3-3 died tragically. The other children in the class didn’t cope well with their loss and carried on as if it had never … Continue reading

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Ef: A Tale of Melodies

I don’t know when I’ve ever seen two seasons of an anime structured as cleverly as Ef. The main characters in the first season barely feature in this second season, and instead the focus is on characters who were superficially … Continue reading

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Erased Episode 12

“Treasure” The view from Igirisu: It’s time for the final confrontation between Satoru and Yashiro, which is actually over within a few minutes, so it is interspersed with flashbacks to Satoru preparing for the moment. We find out the exact … Continue reading

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Lucky Star

I bought this series on Blu-ray, knowing that it was a popular one and that it also shared most of its voice cast with The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya, both in the original Japanese and the dub version. At first, … Continue reading

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Erased Episode 11

“Future” The view from Igirisu: We start this week with an opening monologue from Yashiro, which provides an interesting insight into the workings of a killer’s mind. The anecdote illustrates how he started on the path to being a murderer … Continue reading

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Ef: A Tale of Memories

I think it is hard to imagine the frightening prospect of memory loss without experiencing it, but this series does an amazing job of portraying the tragedy of a failing memory. Chihiro has a form of amnesia where her ability … Continue reading

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