Weekly Anime Rankings & Digest – November 7-13


First off, I apologize for making a statement (including the complaints on Twitter) in the last post that wasn’t called for and got scalded for in the past. I admit that I have gone through a rough weekend regarding some stress in the family regarding an illness along with someone crashing into my mother’s car while making an illegal U-turn. Therefore, I wasn’t in my state of mind. Going forwards, I will not complain about it in the future if it happens again (everyone should heed this warning, especially those who complained about it on Anime Suki Forums).

Aside from that, the stuff that happened last week was exciting despite Ika Musume Second Season not airing. (Image Source)
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Working!! Second Season – Episode 6 – Souta Becomes a Jerk

Yamada is here to cause more trouble...

I have to admit that I was quite annoyed this week since I couldn’t watch anything. Therefore, I did not have anything to blog about for the past two days.  Apparently, a particular video game called The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim released yesterday and it has ruined everything through mass delays of subs. Let’s get our pitchforks and torches so we, the 99% of the anime bloggers can shred that game into pieces…

Just kidding because Working Second Season Episode 6 relived some of that rage that I have pent-up inside myself.
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Iyashikei, The Art of Friendship, Escapism and Healing


In recent years, shows involving schoolgirls doing cute things have become considerably popular, especially in the second half of the 2000s. Although some people argue that these works don’t have any substance, for others, it gives a feeling of happiness and refreshment. Shows like K-ON, Hidamari Sketch, Sketchbook, Tamayura, and A Channel along with the acclaimed Aria series and Ikoku Meiro no Croisèe, which don’t set at a school setting. So, what are in these shows that give this present feeling?

Iyashikei ((いゆ)(けい)), which means “healing series” in Japanese is what it says on the box. It’s a genre that focuses on the lighthearted aspects of life with little to no conflict. If you look further, there are several qualities in this genre, which contributes to feeling such as the emphasis on friendship, the setting and an easy-going feeling. (Image Source)
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Weekly Anime Ratings & Digest – October 31st – November 6th

Miraculously, our power finally returned on Monday after I spent two nights sitting in a cold, dark room.  Thankfully, there were no trick-or-treaters this year, so we didn’t have to go through the annoyance of the doorbell ringing every minute and having to pass out candy.

Aside from that, Ika Musume finally comes back from hiatus to make our day brighter along with Ritsuko’s comeback as an idol. Fate/zero on the other hand, it was somewhat disappointing, but still remains strong show. In addition to this, I will share this year’s pick for the Aniblogger Secret Santa project. (Image Source)
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The iDOLM@STER – Episode 18 – Ritsuko’s Reluctant and Unexpected Idol Comeback

Everyone knows that Ritsuko's former Idol career is no secret.

For a while now, Ritsuko became a full-fledged female producer of Ryuuguu Komachi. Somehow, Azusa comes down with an illness, which causes her to become afraid of the inevitable…
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