Hello lovely beings
This passed November, I was finally able to give a couple different anime some undivided attention. It seems as though I wasn't given enough spooky-spook in October, and looks like I was either drawn to spooky or tragically emotional anime 😅.
"During summer break, sixth graders Kosuke and Natsume play in an apartment building set to be demolished. They find themselves caught up in a strange phenomenon. All they can see around them is a vast sea."
I happened to accidentally hover over Drifting Home on Netflix, and allowed the trailer to play out. Here were how my feelings played out while watching: this is such a happy start, how are you about to fugg my emotions? Tears, wtf feels, adorable lil tears, are you going to let me be happy, how could I allow you to do this to my emotions?! If you're a cryer, and don't like crying, then this is not for you lol! Other than that, the art was pretty aesthetically pleasing, and I appreciate the pace of the story. There was one moment where I feel like a section was added just to draw out the story more, but I can understand why it was needed. Vague Spoiler Alert: The ferris wheel part, but I suppose it was needed to go back to get Natsume.
Housing Complex C
"Trouble seems to follow Kimi wherever she goes, and now horrific incidents begin to happen in the small housing complex where she lives."
Firstly, this is one wild ride of a little mini series. There are only 4 episodes, was apparently on adult swim first, and can be found on hbo max. There are many twists squished into the mini series, and doesn't give you time to relax by starting with a fear-fueled and gory chase. By the end of the series, I definitely got Higurashi feels with there seeming to be arcs hidden within. They also attempted to shed light on racism, at least between Japanese and Middle Eastern cultures. The end was convoluted in some areas, where it felt that they were trying to break down the religious legioned of the area. Even so, it was a perfect mini mix of adorable aesthetics with creepy undertones. I watched it twice 😂
To your Eternity Pt. One
I don't agree with the description of this series that online presented me with, so here's my summary. An alien entity comes to earth to learn. Along the way, it is able to change it's form according to what it learns and what experiences it is made to go through. It can only turn into living things after they've passed on, and must also defend itself and what it eventually holds dear against an entity it had no real knowledge of.
This series really wanted to make me cry. Yet another one that tries to trick you with happen moments, only to rip the security blanket from your very shoulders. There were areas of narration from a guy in black, who apparently helped the main character. It felt odd and random at times. Felt like it was a method used to speed up some of the areas where maybe they couldn't figure out a good transition for. HBO max also didn't have the full series of part one. Though I felt like where it ended was the ending, it felt like a cop out 😅. I feel a little bit better about the series, with my new knowledge of there being maybe 3 episodes I haven't seen yet, and a whole part two. I will continue this journey, and holding onto hope that I wont feel rushed through the rest of the series.
The Orbital Children
"On a trip to space, children born on the moon and children from Earth meet at the Japanese-built Anshin space station."
"Born on the moon, Toya half-heartedly welcomes three kids from Earth to his home in space. But during the welcome party a terrifying accident occurs."
I don't know what made me want to watch The Orbital Children, as I don't usually pick sci-fi feeling shows. Once I started, I could not look away until it was done. Though sci-fi is not on y list of fandoms, I am a fan of the wonders of space. The space aesthetic was portrayed quite beautifully throughout this series. There were moments of suspense, situations that tip toed on the issues of discrimination, and the importance of learning from the world around you. With each episode only being 30 minutes, and the series only having 6 episodes, it made it an easy one to watch and rewatch. Did she cry? For sure lol! They still found time to add parts that tapped at my heart strings.
My Hero Academia [Rewatch]
"In a world where those with powers are known as "Quirks," Izuku Midoriya has aspirations to one day become a hero but there's a catch -- he isn't a Quirk. After a tragic accident involving his friend Katuski Bakugo; Midoriya is the only one to have stepped forward to help protect Bakugo from a villain, because of his acts, he is given a gift by the world's greatest hero, All Might. Now, Midoriya attends U.A. School--a school that cultivates the next generation of superheroes."
It has been far too long since I've given my loves attention. I'm teetering on being a bad fan, by being so far behind for this long. My ears have decided what voices belong to each charachter through sub, so catching up through dubbing was out of the question! I have added rewatching it again dubbed after I catch up though 😅. I just love it so much! Since I'm only watching it in the evenings, I've only made it to episode 10 so far. It has been oh so pleasing to relive this series. I still get hype for every single intense moment!
What was on your watchlist this passed November? Any recommendations you can throw your favorite Octomaid's way?
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