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January: HaruChika, Akagami no Shirayukihime, Ojisan to Marshmallow

It has been a week since the new year. How is everybody doing? As much as I would love to say how wonderful the week has been, a quick reality check reflects otherwise. Well, I'm still moving albeit somewhat unsteadily. Has anybody made any interesting resolutions for this year? I'm sure that many of us have heard this somewhere, about how somebody's new year's resolution is to fulfil the previous year's, so on and so forth. Mine isn't that far off, considering that it is just one and only. Anyway, the slow, dry spell looks set to continue for a while, at least from how I see the current situation. Nonetheless, I will try my best to keep digging the trenches. Well, some might think that those trenches have long become dead ends. Fret not, those are merely a few alternative routes in disguise. I hope.

Earlier, minutes after Japanese class a few of us went to talk to our previous sensei. Winter season for anime has already begun, but quite unfortunately only a few titles have caught my attention thus far. Our sensei is pretty excited about the entire line-up though. HaruChika had its premiere recently, and I managed to sample the first episode. Actually, prior to the anime adaptation I have already clapped eyes on the manga adaptation. What a pleasant surprise it is, as HaruChika is a novel franchise written by Hatsuno Sei. Well, it reminds me of Hibike! Euphonium, which is also a novel series that saw an anime and manga adaptation. My brain power isn't stable enough to process raw Japanese novels. Manga will do for now.

The only glaring difference I believe is the mystery element which seems fitting and quite complementary in some ways. Conventionally, HaruChika would simply be just another title about music and ambitious high school students. I suppose that the clever, creative integration of intrigue which is connected to the little, mundane things in life helps greatly in the overall appreciation of the anime. With that said however, I'm still inept at those music stuff. One is a flute. Another is a horn. A third is a trumpet. A fourth is an oboe. Throw in a fifth with a clarinet, then a sixth on percussion. What else do they have? A bass trombone, a saxophone...well, never mind. I shouldn't be rattling off the entire (?) orchestra!

A classmate is looking out for the second season of Akagami no Shirayukihime, or Snow White with the Red Hair. She was quite appalled to know that I hadn't quite watched the entirety of the first season. And I still haven't. I don't usually dig the fantasy stuff, although there had been an exception or two over the years. Akagami no Shirayukihime had taken me by pleasant surprise, because its beginning was rather astonishing for something that would have been pretty common in its counterparts. A red-haired character was on the run because her unusual hair had attracted unwanted attention and trouble. Honestly, that was mainly why I got curious. The rest of the anime had kept me entertained, even though that meant skipping about really.

Our sensei had also pointed out another title: Ojisan to Marshmallow. Well, I shall put that down on the invisible list. Marshmallows huh...I don't recall having watched or read anything with marshmallows being strewn around. A quick google revealed that Ojisan to Marshmallow began as a web manga series which later saw two tankoubons in publication from 2014 to 2015. Hmm. I'm really curious as to how this one turns out. Okay, I do need to control the urge to raid the shelves for the tankoubons. The paperback mountain is getting out of place. Pretty soon, I would need another mountain for this mountain. Anyway, sweets are such a godsend. Marshmallows are soft and fluffy. That reminds me of another title on the list...

Naturally, there needs to be time to be able to handle so much of those. Frankly, I could easily find myself lost in the middle of an intersection. Now, just what should I focus on first?

Eccentrically Yours.

Written by J.Fluffysheep ♪

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