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.

You can check for more information about it on Anilist. You can also follow me there!

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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!

Library Haul: July 4, 2018

Yesterday I went to another Toronto Library branch, the Bloor/Gladstone Library. I’ve never been there, and I really liked, because it looks beautiful and they have a lot of comic books and manga. Back in Brazil I never though someday I would be borrowing manga and comics from a library.

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The manga is Delicious in Dungeon, published by Yen Press. I’ve been interested in it for some time, and now it’s finally time to check if it’s good.

When young adventurer Laios and his company are attacked and soundly thrashed by a dragon deep in a dungeon, the party loses all its money and provisions…and a member! They’re eager to go back and save her, but there is just one problem: If they set out with no food or coin to speak of, they’re sure to starve on the way! But Laios comes up with a brilliant idea: “Let’s eat the monsters!” Slimes, basilisks, and even dragons…none are safe from the appetites of these dungeon-crawling gourmands!


Next I have volumes 3 and 4 of Sex Criminals. I have read the first couple volumes a while ago, and I can guarantee that IT IS SO MUCH FUN! The idea is really strange and sounds absurd, but hey, give it a try. Besides being really funny, it also has a lot of depth about sexuality and relationships.

Suzie’s just a regular gal with an irregular gift: when she has sex, she stops time. One day she meets Jon and it turns out he has the same ability. And sooner or later they get around to using their gifts to do what we’d ALL do: rob a couple banks.


I also borrowed the first two volumes of Bee And Puppycat for my wife, as she wanted to read it for a long time, and she is reading comics to practice her English skills and increase her vocabulary.

A quirky new take on the magical girl genre with Bee, the forever unemployed main character who can’t seem to figure out life, and the mysterious PuppyCat, a stray…whatever it is…that she stumbled across who has a powerful secret.

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!

Toronto Pride Parade 2018

Last Sunday was the Pride Parade 2018 in Toronto, and I went there with my wife. She actually participated in the IKEA group with a friend who works there, while I watched the parade. It was wonderful, and I’m very glad that the weather cleared up at the time it started.

I admit: A little tear went out here

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The Library was also present!

After the parade, we me with a friend from college and a couple of her friends and had a coffee. (My wife had an Iced White Maccha Latte)

Light Novel Releases: June 24 Week

This week we have 4 new series starting, and we also have 5 releases from ongoing series.

New Series

Hanamonogatari

Volume: 1
Release date: June 26
Publisher: Vertical
Author: NISIOISIN

Our sorry hero, his reformed girlfriend, and the amnesiac class president have all graduated from their high school out in the boondocks, and self-described Sapphist and ex-basketball ace Kanbaru, retired by reason of an “injury,” is starting her senior year and the narrator of this volume—her voice far more introspectivethan the smutty jock’s we thought we knew.

Bereft of the company of her beloved mentors, the only other person around her with any working knowledge of aberrations the junior Ogi Oshino, apparently a relative of the Hawaiian-shirted folklorist, she feels a bit alone and blue, and sick with dread that the devil residing in her left arm courtesy of the Monkey’s Paw might act up again while she sleeps.

Investigating a rumor that she fears might lead back to her, the former star ends up peering into an abyss of negativity called Roka—a “wax flower” to take the characters’ meaning. Trapped in a pit the like of which could only be escaped by the one girl who was able to pull off slam-dunks in her basketball nationals, can the penitent Kanbaru, however, still be aggressive?

Purchase: Amazon

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