12 Days of Doing Nothing Wrong

Slaine did nothing wrong.

Slaine did nothing wrong.


When you are reading this, I will likely be chilling around somewhere in Kansai. But do not worry, I didn’t forget about this tradition (yet). Even though I don’t really blog anymore (who does?) I do enjoy this festive end of the year exercise. In fact, I bet some of you don’t even know I had an anime blog. Anyhow, this year has had some good stuff going for it and instead of actually blogging throughout the year, I got lazy and saved it up to unleash on you all now. See you tomorrow.

12 Days XII: Mochizou Love Story

「もち蔵大好き、どうぞ」 | 欸府

「もち蔵大好き、どうぞ」 | 欸府

Something that I was totally convinced of during the airing of Tamako Market was that Mochizou and Tamako would get together by the end of the show. Otherwise, I reasoned, it wouldn’t make sense how much emphasis was put on how much Mochizou was in love with this childhood friend of his and this particular subplot fit in well with the whole getting married off to a foreign prince thing. Of course, none of this happened and I was left a bit disappointed.

Some time later, at a KyoAni event, Horiguchi had let slip that there was a Tamako movie or something in the works. When the title was revealed to be Tamako Love Story screamed internally and thanked the CEO of Kyoto Animation.

Of course, it turned out that this approach to the Tamako/Mochizou relationship worked out better in the end. Tamako Market let us see the characters going about their lives while being distracted by a talking bird. Separating the story about Tamako and Mochizou from that meant being able to focus intensely on the two of them for an hour and a half. This is obviously great because Tamako is cute and Mochizou is cute and they are cute together. Anime of the year.

12 Days XI : Future Fish

【7FrFr!ネタバレ】 | Mina

【7FrFr!ネタバレ】 | Mina

As promised, we did see them next summer. So this season, more than anything else, was about Haru’s (and some of the others’) futures. One of my small hopes was that for Haru, it wouldn’t be swimming related. It was something that I drew from the ED, but of course, you could argue that those were the dreams they had when they were kids and those are always bound to change. But I did enjoy Haru’s other talents being mentioned or shown briefly throughout the show and I really wanted him to pursue one of those. I think that kind of path fits in more with how he treats his swimming. But alas, that wasn’t how it played out, but that’s okay, I still love Haru.

12 Days X: The king of my court

セッターの皆様 | みかんもち@お仕事募集中

セッターの皆様 | みかんもち@お仕事募集中

The only things I knew about Haikyuu before it aired was that it was about soccer volleyball and that the characters were very moe. I was tempted to start the manga, but I had put that off for so long that the anime was coming up anyway. In a twist, not only was it everything I wanted but it was also well-animated. What’s nice about Haikyuu is that everyone’s great and there’s no real drama outside of sports stuff. Some characters have history, but there’s no one who’s an outright jerk or has issues or anything. Everyone’s fun, something that comes out in the training camp arc. Of course, that could change since I don’t think it’s ending anytime soon, but for now, it’s pleasant.