Archive for March, 2018

Renai 3D Debut manga

Friday, March 23rd, 2018

For whatever reason I often re-read the silly thing (well, the 6 chapters currently available on scanlations). It’s just so nice, and everything about it is adorable: the arrow stuck in her head, how she turns into a lion and roars, and even the normie interlocutor (despide being a fujoshi, as we find out). Yes, it’s autobiographical. But then Shirobako was meta too, so this excuse does not work anymore.

ReLIFE OVA

Thursday, March 22nd, 2018

Thanks to a passing notice at Smug, I was made aware of the 4-episode OVA that came out for ReLIFE. It includes the rest of the story, and by necessity it is quite terse: it covers more manga than the original 13. For example, the disappearing money part was cut ruthlessly. Still, it’s a nice way to round out the story.

Tsurezure Children

Wednesday, March 7th, 2018

There wasn’t much to blog about this, but most importantly — it was good: a very nice and proper adaptation of the outstanding manga. The art was just as good as the original. They cut out some of my favourite couples for the lack of space, but I can understand that. The most missing were the pokerface couple (Toda/Sunagawa) and the teacher/student couple (Chiba/Kirihara). I know Kaji’s boobs were everyone’s favourite, even though the scenes with her mother were published after the anime and didn’t make it.

Some highly anticipated scenes could carry more impact. In the manga, the confession of the ugly otaku dude (Yamane/Kurihara) was timed pefectly. The two got into their heads so much that they forgot that they were in the middle of a Comiket, and came to their senses to the sound of applause from the surrounding crowd. Somehow, it went by somewhat muted. Also, I loved how Gouda and Kamine decided to make out and triggered a chain reaction, which naturally stopped at Toda and Sunagawa — obviously too much of bother for them. But in the anime they had to cut it rather badly. But at least Kana/Chiaki delivered (pictured above).

Liked: Yes
Rewatch: Maybe

P.S. The voice talent was high caliber, but in the heat of the moment I forgot to pay attention.