Science Fell in Love…

Trying to explain love scientifically is a challenge but they seem determined to do it. The first episode of Science Fell in Love, So I Tried to Prove It (Rikei ga Koi ni Ochita no de Shoumei Shitemita), which I saw on VRV/Crunchyroll, had more scientific explanations than I anticipated, but it was a good refresher on terms I suppose. Definitely giving this series a shot, although the first episode included a lot from the trailer, so looking forward to the other episodes. It is fascinating, considering what makes one fall in love, and what scientific basis there is for it (serotonin increases, physical attraction, etc.)…and I can’t help but think of the bridge experiment and the Misattribution of Arousal (Dutton & Aron 1974), because I have seen things, even to this day, that make no sense whatsoever.

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.

I Had a Crush Like That Too

My entire family and I love the anime Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun / Gekkan Shoujo Nozaki-kun (Holic probably being the only other anime we all agree on). Monthly Girls’ Nozaki-kun is funny, it’s cute, and has great characters. If you’re looking for a light-hearted, humorous anime about friendship, and a touch of romance, give this one a try.

Chiyo Sakura is absolutely in love with Umetarou Nozaki. He is oblivious. Having experienced something similar (I too, am a sucker for the tall and manly) I understand Sakura’s feelings.

Now THAT'S a Confession!

***SPOILERS AHEAD***

Yes! A romance anime that starts off with a confession in the first episode, instead of having us wait until the last episode of the season (or in some cases never to come). And he did such a great job in confessing too! *Swoon*

Well I wish she didn’t insist on them being secret lovers, but I guess we’ll see how it goes…I’m cautiously optimistic.

Drink It

As soon as Kokonotsu (“Coconuts”), leaves the coffee shop, her brother is giving her grief. So much for being secretly in love with his best friend…