After looking at this: I realized that I didn't really answer either of the questions posed in the OP's thread. I honestly would, but I think I'm satisfied with this for now. Sorry! Also, I just scrapped the Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso one because it didn't really satisfy me. I still left it under a spoiler though, if you wanted to see it.
First of all, as many of you know, Studio Feel will be directing the second season of My Teen Romantic Comedy SNAFU TOO!
So far many ratings were extremely positive, and I'm hoping to start watching the aired episodes some time soon. I hope they don't screw up later in the series.
Another thing is Nisekoi 2
. I ended up binge-watching the entire season due to a lot of you pure unfiltered scum, and many others on Hummingbird and the net in general, and I fucking LOVED it. However, since I watched the entire first season all at once after it was all released, I think I'm going to do the same here, just so that any anticipation from the last episode is fresh and doesn't wear off. I love that kind of feeling.
Now I know this is, right now, an anime thread, but there are two movies as well as an OVA that I want to discuss that have caught my attention: The Kyoukai no Kanata
andÂ Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso: Moments.Â Kyoukai no Kanata
was a particularly thrilling series, and it was also one of the first animes that really tearjerked me. In fact, even rewatching all the events that happened in Kako-hen was just so memorable, like "Oh, I remember this part," and "Oh no, not that part!" It just sticks, and that's what makes it a great anime to me: It's good, it's unforgettable. I highly recommend Kako-hen if you like recounting an entire season condensed into an hour and a half movie.Â Mirai-hen, I assume, is still airing in theatres, hence the reason you are unable to find any working stream of it online.
Shigatsu wa Kimi no Uso was, in the dumbest way to say it, an anime that's half about music, the other about angst. The music portion of it was, to say, it. It was music, and I enjoyed it, as well as watching the protagonist leave his scarred and cracked shell to enter the path of a full-fledged, unafraid pianist. There was no romance, no stoic, clichÃ high school love triangle bullshit (yet). And finally, yes, he overcomes his traumatizing past and.. he threw himself into that stoic, clichÃ high school love triangle bullshit which ended up affecting him so heartbreakingly, yet I found it wholly unnecessary. It was beautiful, yes, but come on.Â
The OVA, according to the Hummingbird article, will reflect on the protagonist's pastÂ (when he wasn't being abused by his mother), in competition with two other fellow pianists. Perhaps this will turn something good out of the second half of that anime, because that really ruined a lot for me.
Lastly, but not the best-ly,Â Nagato Yuki-chan no Shoushitsu
. Many reviews have been saying the same thing: It is not anything close to The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya
nor is it The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya
, nor is it a continuation of either. It is an alternate universe, and as it is being done by another studio, one mustn't expect such high things of it. In fact, we should be praising it for at least getting mixed reviews rather than downright negative. Anyways, if you're aching for some more of Haruhi-verse, but is extremely tired of Haruhi's antics (I know I am), then Yuki-verse might be worth a shot, so you should check it out.
Wow. This turned out being really long. But anyways, this is just my opinions and stuff sooo yeah.
tl;dr April may have been a melancholic lie, but my teen romantic comedy is fresh false love from beyond the boundary.