Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time! I spent time this week focusing on media I needed to review but also just picked and chose through what was pending.
I watched two movies, two anime, and one tv show. I also read two volumes of manga and one novel. I even listened to one podcast. Onto the media~!
Battle of Jangsari
This was truly a profound story. As far as the movie watching experience, if you are not comfortable with mostly foreign language in your films, I would not recommend it, but if you do not mind, and you are curious about the South Korean perspective on the Korean War, I would highly recommend this film. It is profoundly sad, and you will have emotions all throughout, but there are some funny moments too like American War films. The only aspect I honestly wasn’t a fan of was the choppiness of the American aspects of the event. Because of these points, I have to give this film a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime: Scarlet Bond
I wasn’t disappointed by this but at the same time the plot was very predictable even for someone who hadn’t watched the series beforehand (I had one of my dear friends go with me and he predicted everything even though he had never watched this series before). Its the usual items that are involved in the series but at the same time, it seemed like there wasn’t a lot of character development except for the guest characters and the bad guys. But in order to know certain characteristics of the series, you need to watch both seasons of the anime. Overall, though if you are interested in the movie, try it, but I would take it or leave it. 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.
I finished up the latest season of this these past two weeks, and I will be completely honest, I was very disappointed by the characters. There was a lot of miscommunications and there were times things were very choppy feeling especially the plot. I am hoping the next season is better and funnier. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.
I inhaled this series!!!!! Definitely better than I expected for sure. how they handled the (I might be mistaken so don’t crucify me) trans character was awesome (although there are some verbal and physical abuse points so be aware). I loved learning about the different kinds of art that people create and what it takes to become a painter/professional artist. I also appreciated seeing more unique characters with a variety of ambition and mental health discussion. I was also able to look back on my journey with art inhaling this show and if that is something you are interested in plus art, I highly recommend this. 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.
These episodes had a ton of relationship dynamic conflicts, a ton of racial and appearance bias, and tremendous lawyering. It can be very intense and annoying at the same time, but I am still enjoying learning about what it is like to have a law firm. Because of these points, I have to give this show a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Medaka Kuroiwa is Impervious to My Charms
This has a ton of unnecessary fanservice involved and I think the concept is okay however, there were way too many miscommunication moments and the guy just needs to tell her his reasoning for not talking to her properly!!! I was getting a little frustrated with the leading girl so much. I am though curious how things will continue on. Because of these points, I have to give this a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣.
This is a manga that I have heard mixed reviews about, however, if you need a quick lunch break read, I will highly recommend this. Its an episodic slice of life about people spending the day with each other avoiding their obligations and escaping. The art is gorgeous and the characters are funny, however, there isn’t much happening in a sense of plot. I had more questions than answers and wanted more character development. Because of these points, I would have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
I truly enjoyed this book, but I can definitely understand why people do not. The banter is definitely giving me the vibes of Desperately Seeking Roommate from this author but also it was deeper than I expected. I loved the music aspect (although I wished there was more with the music production aspect when it comes to the female leading lady) I also enjoyed the character dynamics between the friends and the couple as well. One thing that I have a feeling not a lot of people are going to like is a lot of the crude language that a lot of the characters do. However, I think if it’s possible to skip over it, some of the beautiful quotes that are in here make it worth it. I also think and maybe it’s because I haven’t read a lot of longer books lately, there were some scenes that could have been cut. I did appreciate most of them though. Overall, I am curious to see how this series will continue and I am really glad I read another book by this author. 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Dad Needs to Talk
These past two weeks, I have gotten into a slump with what to listen to while I am driving. Because of this, I listened to a ton of Vol 1 reviews from Dad Needs to Talk. I appreciate his conciseness, detailed descriptions and his personal opinion on specific series. My only issue now is that I am running out of episodes lol! Because of these points, I have to give this a 4.5 out of 5 stars or 5 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣🍣.
The Week Ahead
For the week ahead, I truly enjoyed what I did these past two weeks, so because of that I would like to continue my momentum to read and watch all I can. What about you guys? What did you read, watch, or listen to these past two weeks? Let’s talk about it!!