Going Down The List: Yuri Kuma Arashi

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Yuri Kuma Arashi was my first Kunihiko Ikuhara show and, like Yoru no Yatterman, it was a big influence on my decision to start blogging about anime. I actually tried to do an in-depth analysis of episode 1 because while I hadn’t seen Ikuhara’s particular style of storytelling for myself before, I had heard many stories, and to some extent I knew what to expect when it came to metaphors and symbols and stuff.

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Going Down The List: Yozakura Quartet – Hana no Uta

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My memories of the early parts of watching Yozakura Quartet are pretty hazy. I have no memory of why I decided to pick it up, nor do I remember seeing any promo material that might have piqued my interest. I also don’t remember much about the first few episodes of the show, beside the fact that it seemed like no one else was watching it.

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Going Down The List: Yosuga no Sora

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Yosuga no Sora is based on a visual novel so it didn’t come to me as a surprise that it contains nudity and suggestive themes, but the fact that it’s more explicit than basically all other VN adaptations I’ve seen was surprising. It’s basically softcore pornography right on the cusp of being hardcore. It’s definitely not a show you want to show your parents, and probably not even to friends who happen to otherwise like VN adaptations. Nevertheless, the legend of Yosuga no Sora spreads as word by mouth in basically every anime community due to its infamy.

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Going Down The List: Yoru no Yatterman

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Yoru no Yatterman aired in Winter 2015, which was the last season before I started blogging about anime. On one hand it is unfortunate that I didn’t start the season before, because I would have had so much to say about Yoru no Yatterman, but on the other hand I think the show was a subconscious influence in favour of my decision to start writing about anime. Some of the reasons behind this were positive, others were negative.

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Going Down The List: Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou

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I am extremely sad about the fact that Yokohama Kaidashi Kikou was never made into a full-length TV series, because after seeing the first 2 of the existing 4 OVA episodes I was already completely sold. I’ve been meaning to read the manga for a long time but I’ve never actually gotten to it. Maybe writing this post will reignite that burning desire and finally make me start reading it. I can only hope.

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Going Down The List: Yamada-kun to 7-nin no Majo

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In the long run, Yamada-kun and the 7 Witches was not a very memorable show. Most people stopped talking about it shortly after the anime finished airing in June-July 2015, and I haven’t seen many resurgences in the fandom since. And I guess that makes some sense, because in this age of novelty and uniqueness Yamada-kun was a pretty standard school romantic comedy. Not that it had deep romantic relationships, but it had kissing and stuff because of the magic system, which I think qualifies it as a romcom.

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Going Down The List: Yama no Susume

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I don’t remember much about the first season of Yama no Susume, probably because the episodes were only 3 minutes long, but I remember the second season like it was just yesterday that it aired, and it’s actually already been over 2 years since it ended. That’s how much of an impression this show about mountain-climbing made on me.

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