I’ve Been Challenged to Give It A Light Novel Title!

We’re all aware of how incredulously long and ridiculously straightforward many Light Novel titles these days have been. In a bid to poke a little bit of fun at the seemingly upward trend of these comical titles, Dewbond of Shallow Dives in Anime created this hilarious challenge — the Give It A Light Novel Title Challenge! This is the second challenge I’ve picked up that (kind of) originated from him, with the first being the Put a Tune to It tag, and I will say that I’m constantly amazed at this man’s endless creativity.

But of course, I might not have done this challenge if it wasn’t for the two wonderful people that nominated me, neverarguewithafish and Le Fenette!

It hasn’t been that long since I started reading neverarguewithafish‘s posts, but I must admit that I’m drawn to his posts. Partly, because of his fascinating name, but also because I enjoy his easy to read reviews! As a fellow book-lover and fantasy maniac myself, I especially liked how he talked about the anime Ascendence of a Bookworm.

Meanwhile, Le Fenette of Anicourses sounds like a friendly and passionate author. Their amiable vibes make their writing feel like a conversation at times, while their passion for the things they write about empowers their every word. I’m definitely looking forward to reading more! Their take on this challenge was also ridiculously good, so definitely check that out HERE!


The Rules

  • Choose up to five anime, manga or visual novel series that have a short title
    • Light novels that have shorter titles (Date A Live for example) are also allowed.
  • Give these series a new title based on those classic overly long Light Novels we love!
  • If someone has already picked a series you wanted. It’s OK! Let’s see your own take on the title!
  • Link back to the original post so I can read people’s suggestions, I’d love to read everyone’s ideas.
  • Include Give it a Light Novel title in your tags so everyone including myself can find them all easily.
  • Nominate around 1-6 bloggers. I nominate
    • Foovay (let me nominate you on behalf of Irina xd)
    • Annieme (the sweetest blogger around)
    • Gah who am I kidding, you’ve all probably been nominated already, so on to the titles!

Beelzebub

Why the hell is there a demon baby in my bedroom!?

Grand Blue

Do all college students play with each other naked!?

Kemono Michi: Rise up!

My lifelong dream to touch animals is finally happening in another world!!

Hinamatsuri

That time I almost died after adopting a powerful alien girl that fell from the sky.


For a blog supposedly dedicated to discussing anime, I sure haven’t been posting any reviews at all. Nevertheless I do appreciate everyone that continue to read my posts. Thank you!

Best Anime For Each Year Of The Decade

@ProZD twitter

Recently I’ve been thinking hard on what I should post as my final entry of 2019, some might even say my final entry of the decade. I thought of posting a resolution, or maybe a thesis of my passion for anime, but neither really turned out well in the draft stage. I wanted to leave an impact, or to perhaps make my final post of 2019 a memorable one, but I couldn’t write the way I wanted to.

But then I woke up to this tweet, and I immediately knew that this was going to be what I’ll do for my final post in 2019. My favourite anime for each year of the decade. A simple yet appropriate way to end off the year, and the decade.

Alright, here it is, my final post of the decade!


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Grand Blue

  • Title: Grand Blue
  • Genre: Slice of life, Comedy, Seinen
  • Studios: Zero-G
  • Episodes: 12 – 24min (Completed)
  • Date: 14 July 2018 — 29 September 2018
  • Adaptation: Manga

Summary (MAL)

Iori Kitahara moves to the coastal town of Izu for his freshman year at its university, taking residence above Grand Blue, his uncle’s scuba diving shop. Iori has high hopes and dreams about having the ideal college experience, but when he enters the shop he is sucked into the alcoholic activities of the carefree members of the Diving Club who frequent the place. Persuaded by upperclassmen Shinji Tokita and Ryuujirou Kotobuki, Iori reluctantly joins their bizarre party. His cousin Chisa Kotegawa later walks in and catches him in the act, earning Iori her utter disdain.

Based on Kenji Inoue and Kimitake Yoshioka’s popular comedy manga, Grand Blue follows Iori’s misadventures with his eccentric new friends as he strives to realize his ideal college dream, while also learning how to scuba dive.

My Review

Honestly, I didn’t think I would be writing a review about another college anime so soon, considering how scarce they are. But after Golden Time, I just felt like diving into a Grand Blue review. In the case of Grand Blue, its a more comical and recreational take on college life instead of the drama and romance in Golden Time. I first watched the anime expecting a dumpster of comedic nonsense with repeated gags and overused jokes, and I would honestly be quite okay with that. While there were indeed many of those, which were a ton of nonsensical fun, Grand Blue offered something more than just comedic relief.

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