Restaurant to Another World truly exemplifies what reverse isekai slice-of-life can be, creating an experience that’s the digital, visual version of a mug of hot chocolate. There’s this amazing warmth underlying each of the vignettes that rivals the warmth of the food the Master cooks. Coupled with the charming animation, the atmospheric music, and the solid sound design, you get a show laser-focused at depicting the pleasures that good food can bring, and in that regard, it’s as layered as a crepe cake with all the panache and grandeur of a ten-course feast.
There’s so much I want to say about this episode: so much I wish I had words to say. But I’m not a mother or a caretaker. I’m someone who’s definitively, explicitly chosen not to have children despite having a uterus, simply because I don’t want to raise a human being. And yet, I felt so deeply connected to Chiyu, a character who I thought was much younger, but actually is very much so my age. I deeply sympathized with her and feel really, really grateful that we got this character study, which puts a rare spotlight on the struggles that come with balancing parenthood and ambition.
This summer’s recs are definitely a case of quality over quantity. The post Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2021 appeared first on Anime Feminist.Anime Feminist Recommendations of Summer 2021 — Anime Feminist
A cute normal boy meets anxious girl comedy that’s definitely gonna be a romcom that will satisfy folks looking for a charming slice of life this season, with a few issues and concerns regarding Netflix’s handling of the subtitles. The post Komi Can’t Communicate – Episode 1 appeared first on Anime Feminist.Komi Can’t Communicate – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
This fall brings passion projects by big-name creators, long-awaited adaptations, and some unexpected surprises!2021 Fall Premiere Digest — Anime Feminist
On the other hand, Kai is also growing into a different role: that of being Kukuru’s potential romantic partner. It’s something that was definitely hinted at in the first half of the series, but is much more prominent here, especially towards the end of the episode. The music leans in hard on pitching them as the series’ lead partnership, and it wants you and I as viewers to do the same. Will it “pay off”? I don’t know. I don’t actually know if The aquatope on white sand will have any romance. I’m kind of hoping that it won’t, and will instead just let everyone be friends and lean on that as a catalyst for their own individual development.
Truth be told, I wasn’t expecting Fuuka to be reunited with Kukuru this soon – I had envisioned spending an episode or two with her back in Tokyo before her return. Still, having her back this soon, but with her and Kukuru’s workplace roles flipped, is interesting. Fuuka and Kukuru are now competent young women, but as this episode shows, they clearly need each other’s support to grow in their careers.
If you’re in the mood for a very safe, very standard, CGI shonen anime that tackles every trope in the genre, than look no further than SHIKIZAKURA, a show with the potential for potential… I think.SHIKIZAKURA – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
Embrace the darkness, entities of the night: Visual Prison is all fangs, a few bites, and loads of visual-kei idol boys, all mashed together into a premiere that certainly has appeal, but definitely not in the plot department.VISUAL PRISON – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist
While it’s not spectacular, it’s fair enough fodder for anyone looking for a wartime story against a cosmic enemy in 2021.Muv-Luve Alternative – Episode 1 — Anime Feminist