Anime A to Z: F – Flip Flappers. Could This Be Hidden Gem #2?! (Spoiler-Free “Review”)

Wouldn’t you know it, I’ve finished anime F!

And it was a good one.

Yet another anime reaffirming my decision to start this gauntlet! I’ll have to write some posts about moments like this once I’m done the challenge. 6 down, 20 to go. Time sure goes by fast when anime is involved.

So as I mentioned, Flip Flappers was great. I loved it. It was an excellent anime, and again, I did not expect it to be as great as it was.

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Which means the real question here is: is Flip Flappers another hidden gem?

Geez, and I just gave the last anime I watched hidden gem status. I feel like It’s going to be a cheap award at this rate if I keep giving it out. But then again, that was the point in this whole challenge! To compile a list of hidden gems. Finding hidden gems is one of the more fun aspects of starting new anime I think, you just never know…  Unless it’s a popular anime in which case you’d probably have a good idea of what you are getting into.

Will Yomu bestow hidden gem status upon Flip Flappers?
Stay tuned to find out!

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Some Anime One Liners

A little while back I was commissioned (tagged) by Average Joe Reviews to write some anime one liners. This is a job I take very seriously. I take all jobs seriously.

I cant believe it’s been over a week since I was commissioned (tagged)! Time sure flies. Of course I didn’t forget about this job, I was merely spending every waking moment since then focusing my efforts on constructing the greatest anime one liners ever written. Each one of these one liners was carefully and meticulously crafted to perfection.

You can expect some insightful one liners here.

I was originally going to save the best for last, but decided to blow your minds by putting my favourite one liner first. Be prepared, it’s all downhill from there.

We’ll talk about my price later, Average Joe.

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Anime A to Z: E – Eve no Jikan (Spoiler-Free Review)

I can’t believe I’d never heard of this anime! Could this be one of those hidden gem anime I’ve been searching for? Not that I know how “hidden” it really is. All I know is that I didn’t know it existed prior to this challenge, and I am very glad I found it.

I really enjoyed Cross Ange, but I’m not sure I would call it a gem.
It was great, but it had a mainstream feel to it. Which is totally fine, but it’s not a quality I’d expect of a hidden gem. That being said, it technically is less popular than Eve no Jikan is on MyAnimeList…

Let’s just say hidden gem is an arbitrary descriptor for my own purposes that is based on what I know, not what you know.

How does that saying go again?

I don’t know everything. I just know what I know.

That’s the one.

If you haven’t guessed already, I enjoyed Eve no Jikan quite a bit.
So lets take a look at what I enjoyed!

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Anything + Anime = Better?

What is the deal with anime? Something about it just seems to catch my interest, or increase my enjoyment for some reason.

My YouTube recommendations went off the deep end a while ago, filled almost completely with Japanese songs with anime thumbnails. And you know what? Those anime thumbnails totally work on me. I see a picture of an anime girl I haven’t seen before, and I click on it.

Anyone else get this?

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Anime otter > real otter.

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Anime A to Z: D – Devilman Crybaby. My Second Dropped Anime!

D – Devilman Crybaby. You know, I really don’t do enough research when picking these anime. This was a serious case of “I had no idea what I was getting myself into”. Then again, maybe I like that about my methods.

I made it through 4 full episodes, and stopped partway through episode 5. I feel like I deserve some credit for making it even that far – I actually stopped partway through the first episode twice before psyching myself up enough to get through it.

So Devilman Crybaby now joins that ranks of my dropped list, along with Divine Gate. That’s 2 / 362 anime dropped. Dropping an anime isn’t something I do often, although I don’t count it as dropped if I stop during or after the first episode alone, like I did with 3-gatsu no Lion. So Divine Gate isn’t alone anymore! How did this happen?

I’ll get to that, but first I’ll say that Devilman Crybaby is a very odd case.

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Listening to this guy speak was quite the trial. He almost did me in.


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Anime A to Z: C – Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo (Review)

I’ve finished the third of twenty-six anime in the challenge. For the letter C I watched Cross Ange: Tenshi to Ryuu no Rondo. Like Black Cat, I’d never heard of it before but decided to watch it based on the synopsis and tags. Unlike Black Cat, I’ve decided to get into spoilers for this review.

Speaking of which, reviews are relatively new to me. Technically I’ve been writing reviews for a while now, but I always called them my “thoughts” as opposed to a review. I’ve sort of realized that essentially these are reviews, and so I’ve decided to try and find my own style for reviews because I never had the mindset of improving until recently. Reviews are definitely something I’d like to write more of and improve at.

And one thing I’d like to improve on is focusing more on positive aspects of an anime. While I agree with the words I wrote in my Black Cat review, I feel like the tone I took was a negative one. Anything positive I wrote about in that review feels like an afterthought, or like I am just throwing the anime a bone here and there.

Which is why I’m going to try to make this review a more positive one. Taking a look at the good, and rooms for improvement. We’ll see how this turns out!

Cross Ange Spoilers Ahead!

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100 Followers Q&A Extravaganza!

Hey everyone, I’m back with answers to your questions! Also I really wanted to include extravaganza in the title of at least one of my posts, so this really worked out well.

I originally had an idea that I wanted to use for my 100 followers celebration, but I couldn’t make it happen just yet. I’ll post it at some point though for sure. I’m sorry I couldn’t surprise you all just yet. It’ll be worth the wait though!

I didn’t expect so many questions! I’m glad I asked for them though, seeing as my other idea isn’t ready yet!

Once again, thank you everyone who has been a part of this blog so far, from reading my posts, to following, to commenting! I truly appreciate all of it.

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