Anime Monthly

Issue III

Golden Time

Golden Time is an anime that is currently airing with only 4 episodes so far.

"Banri Tada is a newly admitted student at a private law school in Tokyo. However, due to an accident, he lost all of his memories. During his freshman orientation, he encounters another freshman from the same school, Mitsuo Yanagisawa, and they hit it off at once... but what is their fate, and will it lead to happiness or another memory to forget..." Taken from the Crunchyroll website.

I started Golden Time not too long ago and already have a good feeling about it. Since it is a new anime, there's not a whole lot to say about it. The art is great and I believe so is the animation. Though now that I read the summary crunchyroll has, it sounds like the relationship is between Mitsuo and Tada, but really it's not. The first episode, no spoilers I promise, a fancy car pulls up and out steps the gorgeous Kaga Koko, Mitsuo's childhood friend who supposedly decided all on her own when she was young that she and Mitsuo would marry. Being against the whole idea, Mitsuo tries in every way to avoid her.

As the episodes go on, more is learned about Tada Banri and Koko.

So far, this anime looks really good. It airs every Thursday and can be watched on the Crunchyroll website or app.

Golden Time / ゴールデンタイム - English Sub - PV

Beyond the Boundary

Beyond the Boundary is about the encounter of a girl who is the last surviving member of her clan, and a boy who is half-youmu.

The encounter of the two will cause their lives to intertwine.

Youmu are basically like youkai (Japanese ghosts/spirits) and are created out of human anger, hatred, dark emotions really.

To combat these youmu, the Spirit World Warriors exist.

Beyond the Boundary is another anime that is currently airing and can also be viewed on the Crunchyroll website.

Like Golden Time, I started Beyond the Boundary not long ago. I'm liking what I see so far. The plot is going smoothly so far, but I don't feel like it's being rushed at any moment. There's the viewer's first encounter with a hostile youmu, a massive, a little learning about characters and some foreshadowing, nothing that shouldn't be in the first episodes. If this anime keeps going at this rate, it'll turn out pretty good. I'm looking forward to watching the rest and I recommend that others start watching it, even though it's still airing.

kyoukai no kanata Opening 1

Wolf Children Ame and Yuki (Ookami Kodomo Ame to Yuki)

Wolf Children is a gorgeous movie directed by Mamoru Hosoda about the encounter of a human and a wolf man. They fall in love and have two children, Ame and Yuki. However, shortly after Ame's birth, the father dies, leaving the human mother to care for the children. But how does one raise children who are half human, half wolf? Living in the city, problems constantly arise. The children make a mess of the apartment and disrupt the neighbors with their howling. In addition, they cannot go for medical checkups due to being half wolf, and they can't go to a vet either. So Hana decides to bring them out into the country, into a large, run down building. There, Hana works very hard to repair the home and grow the food she and her children would need to live. As the two grow up, Hana gives them two choices: grow up and live as a human, or grow up and live as a wolf. And so the two set off on their own paths.

Wolf Children Ame and Yuki is a absolutely beautiful and cute movie. Watching Ame and Yuki grow up was so adorable and a very warm experience. I recommend this movie to anyone who enjoys these warmth filled movies.

Wolf Children - Official Trailer (English dub)

Monthly Featured Character

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Lag Seeing: Tegami Bachi

Lag Seeing is an adorable little boy and the main protagonist of Tegami Bachi. He was separated from his mother when he was younger. A letter bee named Gauche Suede delivered Lag as a letter to a town called Campbel Litus, where Lag spent the next five years in. This event led Lag to look up to Gauche and greatly inspired him to become a letter bee as well.

Lag's hair on his left hides his eye, which is made of red spirit amber.

Featured Artist

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Daisy x Daisy

Daisy × Daisy is a project of female artist MiKA (近藤みか, Kondō Mika). She was born on October 4th.
She has sung songs for Fairy Tail and Chrome Shelled Regios.

Fairy Tail: "Evidence" and "Towa no Kizuna" (Everlasting Bond)

Chrome Shelled Regios: "Brave your Truth"

Fairy Tail Opening #7 [TV + Subs]
Fairy Tail Opening #9 [TV + Subs]
Brave Your Truth Full Song

Anime Openings/Endings

Code Geass R2 OP 2 [HD]
Daydream Syndrome-Yumekui Merry OP -TV size-
Black Cat Opening 1

Quote of the Month

"I’ve always lived in a world of deceit. And amidst the lies, I was able to find my true treasure."
Teito Klein (07-Ghost)

That'd be it!

Next month will contain animes filled with warmth, seeing how Christmas will be right around the corner. No animes have been determined yet to be in it, though.