A Comedy to Keep an Eye on
Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san has hit the ground running this season. The PV released showed a scene from the first episode and as cute and funny as it was, the series is also the same. There are so many different things to look forward to in this comedy anime, and honestly, I am so happy this did not end up as a 5 or 10 minute anime. They never make splashes, but a full anime may just succeed.
Anyway it opens up with Nishikata who is trying to get revenge on Takagi-san, but fails as she gets him. While explaining that his plan for getting her and working on it, she gets him again with the eraser fiasco. Then yet again, she gets him. Poor Nishikata cannot win and this will be a foreshadowing of the series to come. We know he has feelings for her, we know that he can never best her, and it’s probably going to stay that way.
While it may not be AOS, Karakai Jouzu no Takagi-san is definitely going to be a great comedy that is perfect for unwinding and a few giggles here and there. It could even be a warmup for Saiki Kusuo no Psi Nan 2nd Season which comes soon!
As someone who literally just finished watching the kdrama Let’s Eat, I have to say that I found some sort of happiness watching Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san. It felt like they took my favorite parts of Let’s Eat and put it into a slice of life anime about ramen. Yay! So Ramen Daisuki Koizumi-san is apparently about a girl named Koizumi who loves ramen (go figure, right?). Koizumi seems to eat ramen at least once a week, if not more, and she has a wealth of knowledge about different types of ramen and their origins. Heck, she even travels for ramen. It’s fun to see her explain the differences, but really, it’s just fun to see how she eats and how happy she is.
So yes, I get a strange type of joy watching this show because it reminds me a lot of Let’s Eat with it being focused on types of ramen and the enjoyment characters feel while eating it. This anime makes me a bit jealous that I cannot just eat a bowl of ramen for 800 yen whenever I feel up for a bowl. I can see where a lot of people will think this anime is boring as other iyashi-kei slice of life anime may, but I’m enjoying it so far. Looking forward to future episodes!
Welcome back, childhood
To be honest, I kinda forgot about anime for a few days. Here in South America, with the holiday season spanning for 2 weeks until Three Kings’ Day —and let’s not forget the energy-draining hot days of summer— there’s not much time to be watching TV or streamings on PC, but there was this one series that most of us just had to see: the new season of Cardcaptor Sakura. For us on our late twenties this is the revival of our childhood, a show that many of us find nostalgic because there’s a lot of people who discovered anime through Sakura Kinomoto and the Clow cards. Even my daughter loves her, which is weird because one of my childhood memories is now one of her childhood heroines.
This first episode of the Clear Card-hen presents all of the beloved characters, now older. In fact, when Sakura’s father calls her “Sakura-san” you can help feeling old too, but somewhat proud of her. Aside of this bits, like Kero’s recap, Touya bullying his sister or Sakura meeting Syaoran, we get a glimpse of what’s to come: now the Clow cards are transparent and Sakura has another journey ahead… with new dresses! We don’t know yet what’s happening but everything looks just as we remember, and that’s a good thing. Want something new? Gale (kinda like The Windy) is the first card we get to see! Oh yes, and the new cards design is just beautiful. Maybe now I’m too old for this, but be sure I’ll give it a try.
And that is it for this very first installment of Hot Moments in 2018!! Thanks for reading until the end. Now that the New Year has started, what are you watching already and what do you plan to? Let us know below!