Tag Archives: Slice of Life

Hidamari Sketch

Slice-of-life is a widely misunderstood genre, and I often see anime series mistakenly categorised as slice-of-life simply because they are not hugely dramatic by Western standards. But there is no point having descriptions for things if we misapply them, or … Continue reading

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Re-Kan

The title of this anime series translates as “Sixth Sense”, so it’s understandable that the DVD release goes with the original Japanese title rather than the translation. Anyone coming to this series expecting anything creepy or mysterious would be disappointed. … Continue reading

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Girls’ Last Tour

I have seen so many anime series now that familiar stories, tropes and issues crop up over and over again. It is rare to see a series that is doing something completely unfamiliar that I have never seen before, but … 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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Engaged to the Unidentified

What would you do if you found out that a marriage had been arranged for you, and your fiancé was a near-stranger you hadn’t seen since childhood? I can’t really get myself into that head-space, but it’s an interesting premise … Continue reading

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