Kireina Josei, きれいな女性

I love the pleasure of watching anime where the female protagonist is a fully mature woman who is strong, competent and beautiful. Not talking bishoujo here. We're talking the real deal, kireina josei. They are out there in anime land. Perhaps outnumbered in anime by the bishies ten to one but they still shine! Utsukushii…Read more Kireina Josei, きれいな女性

A Study in Violet

Violet Evergarden. What is not to love about this anime? The art is spectacular. The plot is deeply moving. The theme is all about healing even the most terrible of wounds. I never thought it was sad because her arc never stopped pushing forward. I am so happy for her! This anime has a lot…Read more A Study in Violet

千早振る (Chihayafuru)

Translated to English, Chihayaburu means ferocious, impassionate, mighty, or raging.  In this anime, the "b" is changed to an "f" but the meaning is the same. Chihaya Ayase is a high school girl who's playing style fits the definition perfectly. They say this is in the josei genre. I think it has a massive amount of appeal to the…Read more 千早振る (Chihayafuru)

Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude Where We Are Least Alone

Number 3 here on my forbidden love playlist. Yosuga no Sora is considered borderline hentai for its controversial treatment of sibling sex and unusually graphic imagery for a television series. When I ran the title through the Google translator I got "wounded sky" after going through various options, most of which gave me no translation…Read more Yosuga no Sora: In Solitude Where We Are Least Alone

Kuzu no Honkai

I guess we can call this part 2 of the Forbidden Love Trifecta. The last anime I talked about was about student-teacher love, Kotonoha no Niwa, and so is this one. (Next up is Yosuga no Sora.) I suppose there are more than a few in this genre but I'm looking at examples of forbidden…Read more Kuzu no Honkai

Kotonoha no Niwa: The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created

Complete and total spoiler alert!   "I now think that I was learning how to walk then, as well. One day, once I'm able to walk a far, far greater distance, I'll come for you." The Garden of Words,  Kotonoha no Niwa.  Directed and edited by  Makoto Shinkai.  Animated by  CoMix Wave Films. Forty-five minutes of perfection. Shinkai…Read more Kotonoha no Niwa: The Most Beautiful Anime Ever Created