In/Spectre

I’m currently watching In/Spectre on VRV, on Crunchyroll. Their brief blurb is here:

This series has romance, supernatural beings, and comedy! Three things I enjoy in anime. So I’m really excited about this series. I watched the first episode and it did not disappoint. Give it a chance, you may enjoy it too!

Kotoko Iwanaga bumped into Kuro Sakuragawa at a hospital. She’s immediately smitten but unfortunately he’s there visiting his girlfriend. Iwanaga runs into him two years later and declares her interest but he is not jumping at her offer. Her yokai friends don’t see his appeal and they wonder if she actually has two glass eyes (rude!) We learn Iwanaga is the Goddess of Wisdom for yokai and spirits and for some reason they’re all scared of her potential love interest.

OMG look at her face pressed against the window! However her spirit friend is not impressed.

Dried Fish

I feel personally attacked! And like I found my anime soul sister…so…

This was one of the first animes I watched, so it’ll always have a special place in my heart (along with Maid Sama, Special A, The Disastrous Life of Saiki K, Kamisama Kiss, and Noragami). I’m watching on Hulu.

While I relate to Umaru in many ways, I’d like to think I’m not a brat.

At least I hope not.

Meanwhile her big brother is always patient, thoughtful, and kind. And he spends time with her.

He plays video games with her, they enjoy meals and conversation, and even shop for groceries together. I’m curious about the background of the Doma family and how she came to live with her older brother. But he’s definitely a hard worker and a good parent figure. He never seems bitter about taking care of her or like his quality of life is less with her around. He’d appreciate her taking better care of things and being more considerate and responsible, but he genuinely seems happy. Although they do have tiffs like all siblings do.

Umaru is top of her class, excels in piano, sports, and is doing great at school. So it’s difficult to scold her when she’s laying around at home. In her free time she’s playing video games (if not watching anime, reading manga, scrolling online, snacking, or napping). While her brother has little, to no free time, and is not great at video games.

Boarding School Juliet

I’ve been watching Mushishi on Hulu, and enjoying it, but it tends to have a heaviness to it so I was looking for a comedy, or something lighthearted to enjoy this Thanksgiving. On Amazon Prime, I saw Boarding School Juliet (Kishuku Gakkou no Juliet). I just finished the first episode and it was exactly what I was looking for. Although it’s obviously based on Romeo and Juliet, I’m hoping for a happier ending!

Haha ah isn’t that what we all do….