Golden Time Episode 18 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 18 – My Hometown Ever since starting at college, Banri’s life has been full of ups and downs, but one thing has never changed – he has been avoiding confronting his past at all costs. Choosing a college in Tokyo, never talking about his accident, trying to ignore his memories as they re-emerged with ever-increasing frequency – his every action was a safe...

Golden Time Episode 17 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 17 – Return to Yesterday Everybody carries some scars from the past, some more literal than others, but real or not they define who we are today, for better or worse. Tada Banri is a unique case, in that he bears both and yet the vast majority of them have been lost to the flow of the river that took the Banri of the past as if by a Viking funeral. Since then, Banri has b...

Golden Time Episode 16 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 16 – Wakeup Call In this life there is a never-ending list of things that can catch you completely off guard, but few compare to the enormity of a car crash. Not only is there the damage to the car to consider, but there is your passengers, the people around you, and sometimes worst of all, your confidence. Last episode, Kouko put all of her friends in danger by falling a...

Golden Time Episode 15 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 15 – Accident Beach Oh snap! Remember what I said about beach episodes being fun last week? Well, it appears I may have been misguided. Beach episodes are fun, but only if you’re not being haunted by the bitter ghost of your past, determined to destroy everything that you love by any means necessary. From the very beginning, it looked like the whole world was conspi...

Bakuman Season 1 Review

Bakuman Season 1 Studio: J.C. Staff Publisher: Madman Entertainment Format: DVD Release Date: February 19th, 2014 Price: $69.95 – Available Here Overview An anime about making a manga that will go on to become an anime based upon a manga about making manga, that is Bakuman in a nut-shell, but it is so much more than just that. Bakuman is a story about passion, dreams, hopes and love, it just...

Golden Time Episode 14 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 14 – Ladies Talk Within the anime subculture there is a fairly common, slightly jaded view that all girls in anime are clean and pure which is one of the most frequently given reasons why people become very heavily invested in the 2D world. This is partly because in the vast majority of cases, anime that become extremely popular rarely ever feature sex, even those that thrive o...

Golden Time Episode 13 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 13 – Summer Has Come “Prepare yourself…” The ghost of Banri has been angered and his wrath shall be felt! All lingering sympathy that you may have had for Banri’s old self went straight out of the window this episode as he declared that he would have his revenge on his current self for abandoning Linda and rejecting his existence last episode. While that...

Golden Time Episode 12 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 12 – Don’t Look Back Lovers of romance anime have historically always been in conflict with each other, trying to prove that their favourite pairing is the best or ‘true’ pairing that the creator envisioned. It is not surprising, therefore, that creators often shy away from giving a real answer about who they intended to be the true couple at risk of ali...

Little Busters Season One Part One Review

Little Busters Season One Part One Studio: JC Staff Publisher: Hanabee Format: DVD Release Date: January 8th, 2014 Price: $59.99 – Available Here Overview Slice-of-life, its a genre of anime, but it’s also something more than just that, its a moment of life captured forever. What most slice-of-life series do is by and large a rinse and repeat formula that dozens of series have used. Li...

Golden Time Episode 11 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 11 – Trouble Party Money troubles – We’ve all had them, we all hate them, and as a student I know them far too well. In fact, after fate tried to do math by adding my laptop to a pint of ginger ale, putting me nearly a grand into the red, you could say that I’ve become a bit of an expert on them lately. If it weren’t for my lovely family fattening me up ...

Golden Time Episode 10 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 10 – In the Mirror Season’s greetings and welcome to this catch-up impressions of episode 10 of Golden Time. I hope you all had a happy and safe holiday with your families and didn’t over-stuff yourself like I most certainly did. But now it is time to get back to the anime and what better way to start with than my favorite drama series of the year. We’re...

Golden Time Episode 9 Impressions

Golden Time Episode 9 – With You Again Before I kick off my impressions of episode 9, I would like to apologise for the 4 week delay that came as a result of my PC having an unfortunate run in with a glass of ginger ale. Needless to say, when it is actually possible to pour myself a delicious beverage from one of my fans, the chances of it functioning for long enough to watch the episode, le...

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