Ah, baseball. A sport I doubt I’d ever get a chance to play (mainly ‘cause the university I’m in doesn’t really offer it) or watch live. Nevertheless, the technicality of it all just gets me going - whether it’s the pitching, the run-hitting, the strategy, or everything else that goes on in between. That’s why for this Quick Look, I’ll be talking about… you guessed it, a baseball-themed anime.
One of my absolute favorite titles, and is, in my opinion, one of the more under-“watched” ones as well – Big Windup!
The jig is up – lady warden Snippettee has found me on twitter, and has called me out to the ani-blogger lineup to be questioned. I’m sure a great deal of you guys (if not, like, all of you guys) have encountered this game organized by Iso, but yeah, basically it’s a game wherein those who’re tagged are given a set of questions to answer (well, the game’s deadline has passed so I can’t really tag other people.)
The human sense of taste is a complex and amazing thing. There’s never a common standard; what’s sweet is just, well, sweet, and if it’s bitter, there’s nothing else you could describe it as. But, what makes the palate so unique is how each of us sometimes go and like the weirdest, or at the least, the more uncommon tastes (you know, stuff like, mint chocolate, Oreo-and-cheese milkshakes, uhh, veggie burgers). We don’t like it right away, but it grows on us – we acquire a taste for them. The same also holds true for a lot of stuff; songs you listen to, books you read, and maybe, in the anime we watch as well.
Thanks to feal87‘s occasional recommendation (and being a fellow romance fan myself) it was only a matter of time until I finally got around to watching this series. I’ve heard many a tale of its near realistic plot feats, but I took it with a grain of salt – seeing as it also sports the oh-so-dreaded, forbidden, and angst-bound ratio of 3:2. Plus, it made rooting for the eventual “losing” girl to be all the more heart-wrenching.
Suffice to say, I still made that mistake – to the credit of the twisty-turny roller coaster ride of a love story that is True Tears.
But first, my lineup. I would’ve had this up a week ago but I wanted to see if I was gonna add more shows to my initial picks. That wasn’t the case as it turns out, and I ended up sticking to the five shows I planned on watching beforehand (and I still have a bit of a backlog from last season). So yes, only five this season. Starting off with..
It’s been a long while since my last Quick Look (two months I think). So, to remedy that, I chose to introduce to you guys a show with some pretty interesting “relatives”. Ever notice how TYPE-MOON works have a sort-of penchant for bladed weapons? Ever thought what it’d be like for them to try their hand at pistols and fast-paced action? Well, some would say that we recently had an answer to that in Fate/Zero’s Kiritsugu Emiya – but before he even arrived in the anime scene, we already did have the answer – that being Tsukihime’s, Kara no Kyoukai’s and the Fate series’ lesser known cousin, CANAAN.
Alas, here we are with my final update on my self-proposed Summer Checklist. Honestly, Summer just flew by in a flash (and there wasn’t even a moment where I forgot what day it was!) But as they say, time flies when you’re having fun.
And so, after two months, the results are in, and…*cue drumroll*