Violet Evergarden

One word…beautiful. This is probably the best tearjerker since “Your lie in April” as far as I am concerned. Great pacing, great story, great animation, last but definitely not least, great voice acting. Apart from odd tidbits like how in the world does Violet manages to get such advanced prosthetics in a world with a…

Dictated Diets

As I stood in line to check out my groceries for this week, I looked behind casually to see what the person behind me bought. Nothing of note, really. Then I glanced at my receipt and got a realization that these Sumo Oranges that I bought were more expensive than I expected. Oops! The little…

心が叫びがってるんだ/Anthem of the Heart

(Spoiler Alert) Just came across this gem from 2015, I must say I liked it. I suppose this can be considered a slice of life movie, about how a girl recovered from her self-inflicted curse of silence. The premise of the show is that the girl, Jun, stumbled upon her father having an affair and…

On Getting Married

“结婚是爱情的坟墓”. That means “marriage is the grave of love”, which I think is a pretty pessimistic yet realistic view of things. It takes a long time to know a person, to see through all the masks one puts on in his/her daily life. An incomplete view is very detrimental to a good marriage. One month?…