Category Archives: Diary of an Anime Lived

Moments of 2009: One Summer Night Senjougahara Gives the Sky Away (Bakemonogatari Non-Finale)

As a kid I was very much into astronomy, and the stars and constellations was very much my thing. Oh to be a grade-schooler oblivious of the rigors of astrophysics and its related mathematics! It was all romance then. I … Continue reading

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Being an Adult Sucks and I Never Want to Grow Up (or at least graduate from college) Solanin is PAINFUL and I love it

I particularly like this panel from Solanin, it’s something random and commonplace in the manga — I don’t even remember from what chapter it came from. However, I think it represents my experience of the work. If I experience it … Continue reading

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Loneliness and a lifetime; an exploration on a turn of phrase in Honey and Clover

During Takemoto’s defining journey in the narrative, Hagu wonders if Takemoto is lonely. Shuu-sensei says he probably is. Loneliness comes suddenly like waves, one after the other, and recedes just as fast. That continues on forever. It’s the same for … Continue reading

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