Did you know that Kinomoto Sakura’s birthday is April 1st?
Upon learning this, I realized that major spoilers for Watanuki in XXXHolic were staring me right in the face all along (his name means “April 1st”).
Do any of my Patreon supporters have an April birthday? Whether they do or not, I’m still just as grateful for their support:
Yoshitake Rika fans:
Hato Kenjirou fans:
Yajima Mirei fans:
Here are the post highlights for this month:
Part 2 of my Genshiken re-read is up, and it’s amazing to see how many characters come and go in the second volume.
March also saw the end of the New York International Children’s Film Festival. Here are all the Ogiue Maniax reviews from the event:
I also got back on track on my chapter reviews of Kimi xxxru Koto Nakare. The series looks like it got delayed for a little while, but I hope it’s coming back. I really do think it’s an excellent series.
Lastly, it was a close call, but I wrote my thoughts on March Comes in like a Lion. I knew I’d like the show, but I’m even more impressed with how well the show makes its protagonist Rei relatable.
April means the end of the winter anime season and the start of some new shows. That means you’re likely going to see a bunch more reviews for anime that concluded this past season. Early on, I saw quite a few people online expressing their opinions that the winter was something of a disappointment. While this has turned around somewhat, thanks to the rising popularity of shows such as Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid and Kemono Friends, I feel like that idea still persists.
As for new shows, I’m looking forward to Love Rice a show about rice-themed idols. It’s as if Hanayo was allowed to make her own anime.