[12 Days of Anime] Day 7: Feeling Young Again in Tsuki ga Kirei

I still remember a lot of the feelings I had back in middle school and high school. I tended towards embarrassment, yet liked attention just enough to get me in the good graces of others. I wanted my teachers to praise me, students to envy me, and boys…well, they were a whole different area altogether.

Some of my favorite books are geared towards older children and young adults. Though they span a wide range of topics and styles, they do have one thing in common: they evoke a sense of authenticity. The young characters sound and act their ages, usually. If they take more mature or jaded views, there’s always a good reason for it. Tsuki ga Kirei (as the moon, so beautiful), an original television series that aired in the spring, shares this precious trait. Azumi and Mizuno act like the middle school kids they are, reminding me so much of what I was like at that age.

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Spring 2017 Season Wrap: WorldEnd, Girl Beats Boys, & as the moon, so beautiful

Having finished up Tsuki ga Kirei on my flight down to AX, I had a difficult time not crying in happiness watching the final episode. Very few shows push me to this response, so I cannot thank the makers enough for giving us this gem. I waited until coming back home from the convention to write up my thoughts since I needed that crazy weekend to process what I had seen without coming across as an overly excited sap.

Without further ado, here’s my penultimate wrap on the spring season:

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Spring 2017 Set Menu

What have I gotten myself into? Don’t, just don’t, count the number of new shows I’ve picked up. It’s a bit ridiculous. It’s a lot ridiculous.

There are many wonderful sequels airing this spring, and I am also pleased with the amount of interesting new series. Below are my choices four weeks into the season. Let me know what you think of these shows, and to what you’re most looking forward!

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