Hey guys how’s it going? Weekly Check-in time where I was trying to just catch up with some media consumption because I was feeling slumpy.
Because of this, I watched two Anime and two TV shows. I also read one volume of manga and one novella. Onto the Media!
These episodes were very chaotic, funny, but also cringey at the same time. The cringe wasn’t exactly the lines but some of the animation style choices were not exactly something I liked but I understand why that choice was made etc. Because of that I can’t binge this series. I do think if you enjoyed the manga, you may enjoy the anime but again I don’t think it’s a bingeworthy series. Overall, just give it a try. Because of these points, I will give this anime a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 3 sushi 🍣🍣🍣.
Aria the Animation
This anime series has hovered around on my radar for so long that because of my media slump this week, I decided to give it a try. It definitely gives me AH My Goddess vibes with the feels and the characters and I am happy about that. However, because of the age of it plus how the anime is structured, there were a few moments that were also cringey enough that I cannot binge watch this either. But if I need something calm, serene, and with no high stakes, this is definitely something I am keeping on my list to watch. Because of these points, I have to give it a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
When it comes to ER, it doesn’t just show residents learning the ropes of the emergency room, it also shows experienced doctors dealing with a variety of cases everyday and needing to refer to different departments etc. However, in these latest episodes there were a lot more humor moments and emotionally draining ones as well. These moments are the reason I continue watching and for learning more about the medical field. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.
I think now after watching this show, I can understand why people love binge watching crime shows such as criminal minds. There was a ton of angst, frustration, love, and also crazy character dynamics all at once. It was definitely addictive and intriguing however, I think I will need to take a break after this week because I did start feeling overwhelmed towards the end. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4-4.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Ok the hype is real with me to an extent with this series starter. It’s definitely the teen version of the manga series Practice Makes Perfect with the athletic comraderies between the characters plus the different sports that are not typically discussed such as badminton and rhythmic gymnastics. I think my only issue with this particular volume, was that the male main character in this one, I wanted to shake him into oblivion with the miscommunication and angst. I am excited to continue on, but let’s just say I hope he gets better. Because of these points, I have to give this a 4 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣🍣🍣🍣.
Like every Cassie Mint Novella I have read, I love the males falling in love with the females even though in this instance its a coach and athlete relationship so if that is not something you’re a fan of don’t read this. I also for the purposes of reviewing a sports romance, this one only scratches the surface on what it means to be a professional Ice skater which I personally didn’t mind just an FYI. But the sexual tension and the scenes involved are definitely what I was looking for, and I was glad I read this during the winter season. My only issue with this particular one though was that things that could’ve been flushed out were not, and to me personally, the epilogue could have been loads better. Because of these points, I have to give it a 3.5 out of 5 stars or 4 sushi 🍣 🍣 🍣🍣.
The Week Ahead
Honestly, I don’t know anymore. Hahaha! I am sorry I think currently I am going through an intense media slump for no reason, so I am just picking things up and hoping for the best. What about you guys? What did you read or watch this week? Let’s talk about it!