Aria the Avvenire: Farewell Again

I don’t follow manga and anime as much as I used to and I don’t planning on anime/manga blogging again, but there are certain things that I still want to write about. One of these things is Aria the Avvenire, a three-episode OVA series to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the first airing of the Aria anime. Aria is one of my favorite manga and anime series. Both the manga and anime adaptation ended in 2008, so I was really surprised that in 2015 they decided to come out with this OVA series, along with one special manga chapter to go along with it. I finished watching the last OVA episode recently, and I can’t help but feel a bit sad that the series is finished again. It is farewell once again to this beautiful series.

Aria the Avvenire

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Thoughts on Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann

The few of you who still check on this blog may have noticed that I haven’t been blogging or even talking about anime during this spring 2014 season. I haven’t been watching any of the new series in the season. Instead, I plan to watch some of the older “classics” that have been well received. In the last week, I watched all 27 episode of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann, a mecha show from Gainax that some people describe as “epic”. Here are some random thoughts of mine after watching the series.

Contains Spoilers.

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Thoughts on To Aru Majutsu no Index: Miracle of Endymion

After watching the first 25 minutes of the To Aru Majutsu no Index: The Miracle of Endymion movie a couple months ago as a Railgun S special episode, I finally got around to watching the whole film. For something that comes from the Index series, Miracle of Endymion is actually pretty decent, and here’s what I thought of the film.

Warning: contains spoilers.

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Thoughts on Blood-C: The Last Dark

Since I’m only following one show this anime season, I have some time to watch other stuff and I just finished Blood-C: The Last Dark. The Last Dark is the sequel movie to the summer 2011 series Blood-C, a collaboration between the studio Production I.G. and manga group CLAMP. The series featured a school girl named Saya using her katana to kill man-eating monsters known as furukimono. Blood-C was a memorable series; it wasn’t that good, but it was memorable because how the story unfolded and the bloody violence. I wanted to what sort of ending The Last Dark would put on the story, and here are a few thoughts I had for the film.

Warning: contains major spoilers to the film and also Blood-C the series.

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