Paper Hearts & Lies – What Does 22/7 Think It’s Doing?

22/7 started this anime season promisingly. It presented us with a pretty simple premise. An idol series turned sideways–the members of the idol troupe brought together not by happenstance, but by the government, working on the orders of a mysterious artefact called The Wall. A literal plot device in many ways, The Wall was theContinue reading “Paper Hearts & Lies – What Does 22/7 Think It’s Doing?”

Let’s Watch Healin’ Good Precure – Episode 3

To be honest there’s not a ton about this week’s episode I want to cover. It’s a fairly typical early plot beat for the franchise, after all, but we shouldn’t undersell the importance of getting our second Precure. First thing’s first though, this might have one of the most unfortunate titles of any Precure episodeContinue reading “Let’s Watch Healin’ Good Precure – Episode 3”

Let’s Livewatch Healin’ Good Precure – Episode 2

Healin’ Good‘s second episode gets a pretty standard “template” of Precure episode out of the way fairly early. One where the mascot(s) and Cure(s) have some kind of brief falling out before reconciling. It’s an easily-traced narrative arc so instead of just recapping the whole episode, I’d like to just zoom in on a fewContinue reading “Let’s Livewatch Healin’ Good Precure – Episode 2”

Let’s Watch Healin’ Good Precure – Episode 1

To lead with a simple truth; this project is the actual reason I created this WordPress blog in the first place. I’ve tried this once before, last year I tried liveblogging HeartCatch Precure on my now-defunct janesanimeblog site on good ol’ tumblr before life got in the way. I wanted to give it another shot,Continue reading “Let’s Watch Healin’ Good Precure – Episode 1”

765 Days Later: Late Night Idolm@ster Ramble

Finally, some actual original anime writing for my anime blog, eh? It’s nice to get into the swing of things of getting my ideas sorted without worrying too much about the formal aspect. So let’s cut to the chase. Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve been intermittently taking in turn-of-the-decade classic The Idolmaster inContinue reading “765 Days Later: Late Night Idolm@ster Ramble”