First Impressions: Chio-chan no Tsuugakuro

This anime was not originally on my watchlist, but in the end I decided to give it a chance.


The “dramatic extreme going to school comedy” manga follows the titular female high school student Chio Miyamo, and her adventures to commute to school every day. Chio runs in to problems both big and small, such as construction, a biker gang, a sudden urge to use the bathroom, and more.

The premise is very simple: Chio is a student who always has many obstacles when trying to get to school in time. It’s not much, really, but I guess for a comedy anime might be enough, or not.

At the first episode, we see two different occasions where Chio is having trouble trying to get to class in time, and how she reacts and what she does to try and arrive in time. So far both the situations and her reactions and plans were funny and made up for a good episode, although not comedy gold.

The animation, art style and voice are also good and fit the style of the anime very well.

While I had fun during the first episode, I’m still not sure if the title will be able to step up its comedy, and I fear that the novelty might wear off halfway through the season. But only time will tell. I had fun, but this title is not going to be a priority on my watchlist, and I suspect it’ll end up on my on hold list after a couple more episodes.

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First Impressions: Harukana Receive

Ok, you know why I’m watching this. You know why you are watching this. Beautiful girls playing beach volleyball and having fun.

The first that I can say about this title is that it looks damn beautiful. The art and animation are awesome and the character designs great, but it’s only fair as it’s an ecchi anime of cute girls playing beach volleyball, right?

But yes, there’s a story going on, rivalry, new friendships possibly, and plenty of character development that may happen. With the MCs cousin not playing anymore and the MC getting involved with a way better duo that seems to have story with her cousin, I think there’ll be enough to keep us interested and to have good episodes where development actually happens.

I didn’t watch Haikyu, mainly for two reasons: it’s already too long to start now, and it’s about boys. But Harukana Receive comes to fill this space with a cute girls version of it.

There’s no hiding in what made me want to watch this anime, but after watching the first episode, I’m happy to think that it’ll be more that an ecchi cute-girls-doing-cute-things anime.

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Spring 2018 wrap-up

This season had some interesting titles, but with my college program starting, I couldn’t watch as many as I would like. In the end, I settled for one new title, and two continuations.

Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online (MyAnimeList)

I didn’t watch the original SAO, but when this was announced it got my attention. I had fun watching it, and I recommend it if you have spare time. Now that I finished it, I think it’s entertaining and interesting, but nothing special.

Shokugeki no Souma: San no Sara – Toutsuki Ressha-hen (MAL)

Although at the beginning I though this story arc was a little too over the top, I still enjoyed watching it a lot. In the end, it was kind of more-of-the-same, but we learned a bit more about the characters backgrounds, and we saw some development too. And of course, the battles are still fun to watch. It’s only a shame that the season ended without finishing the story arc.

Boku no Hero Academia 3rd Season (MAL)

This is one of my favorite recent anime, and I doubt there’s any anime fan that doesn’t know about it. I’ve seen many different opinions on this season, but I really had fun watching it and on my opinion it was a good season overall. Maybe not as great as the previous ones, but the story and the character development that we had along the season, and the last few episodes were SO GOOD that compensated it’s faults, at least for me.

Do you agree/disagree with my opinions or have any recommendation from this season? Leave a comment, I’ll appreciate!

Watching Now

Last week I got addicted to Kim’s Convenience, a show about a Korean family that runs a convenience store in Toronto.

I’ve watched the first episode a few months ago during my flight to Toronto, and although I’ve liked it at that point, it didn’t catch me. But this week I watched a few more episodes with my wife, and I’m totally hooked. Sadly, we already watched everything and have to wait for season 3 😕

I also started watching Yuru Camp, an anime about… Camping. I’ve watched the first 3 episodes and so far I’m enjoying it a lot. It’s so cozy and heartwarming! As for cartoons, I’m enjoying the new Ducktales, and did catch up with Steven Universe (OMFG WHAT WAS THAT EPISODE!!!)

Yesterday I also started watching the last season of The Americans, one of the best TV shows I’ve watched these last few years. If you didn’t watch it yet, please do it! After I finish i, I plan on watching Glow’s 2nd season, quick premiered on Netflix last Friday. And with my wife, I’m starting Ozark. I’ve been curious about it since the first trailer, but never watched it.

And you, what are you watching right now? Leave a comment!

Kakegurui: First Impressions And Dropping It

When this show started airing, it didn’t catch my attention and I though it would be too random and forced for my tastes. And up to some point, seems that I was right.

Browsing Netflix’s catalog, looking for something to download and watch on my commute to college, I decided to give it a chance, since there was a lot of buzz about it online back when it aired. The first episode was ok, if not too fun or exciting, at least it was interesting and presented us with the show’s premise.
But the second episode episode goes on without giving us new things. I mean, of course, the main character explains how things work there and everything, but in the end, it only showed that the gambling goes deeper in the m this school, and how there’s a lot of cheating and everything.

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Spring 2018 Anime: What I’m Watching

With my classes starting soon, this will be another anime season where I watch just a few titles. This time, I’ll be watching just 3 titles from this season’s anime, while I try to watch already finished anime from previous season, one at a time, like Overlord II, Yuru Camp and A Place Further Than The Universe.

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First Impressions: Sword Art Online Alternative: Gun Gale Online

I have to admit: I never watched the original Sword Art Online, even after it was available on Netflix. I think it was the same thing that happened with Death Note, Fullmetal Alchemist and Attack on Titan. Everyone kept talking about it all the time, so I got tired of it before even watching.

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