"Nothing really happens, but in a really good way."
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 Sayaka Ohara, voice of Alicia in ARIA

Iyashikei (癒し系) is Japanese for “healing”, a term used for anime and manga created with the specific purpose of having a healing or soothing effect on the audience. Works of this kind often involve alternative realities with little to no conflict, emphasizing nature and the little delights in life.

aria the animation aria the natural aria the origination anime

poloxamer asked:

animes are amazing ╰(*´︶`*)╯♡

Conductor of the Runaway Train of Thought Answer:

(┛◉Д◉)┛*:・゚✧ *:・゚✧ *:・゚✧ 

THEY ARE!! (Also the plural of anime is anime)

Final thoughts on Barakamon:
Did you even attempt to scale the wall of mediocrity?
Yes. Yes it did. This heartwarming story of a calligrapher moving to an island to try carving out his identity was one of my weekly highlights. Consistently delivering episode after episode of all the warm, fuzzy feelings that slice-of-life enthusiasts live for. Kudos to Kinema Citrus for their great artwork and animation. Bravo to the voice actors for bringing these lovable characters to life, especially Naru’s VA who’s only 8-9 years old. Barakamon is undoubtedly going on my Top 5 this season and mostly likely in my Top 10 of 2014.  
For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

Final thoughts on Barakamon:

Did you even attempt to scale the wall of mediocrity?

Yes. Yes it did. This heartwarming story of a calligrapher moving to an island to try carving out his identity was one of my weekly highlights. Consistently delivering episode after episode of all the warm, fuzzy feelings that slice-of-life enthusiasts live for. Kudos to Kinema Citrus for their great artwork and animation. Bravo to the voice actors for bringing these lovable characters to life, especially Naru’s VA who’s only 8-9 years old. Barakamon is undoubtedly going on my Top 5 this season and mostly likely in my Top 10 of 2014.  

For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

barakamon anime summer 2014

Vetro’s Top 5 Summer 2014 Anime in no particular order (Not including sequels):

Next 4:

Links to streams if available.

For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

aldnoah.zero terror in resonance terror in tokyo zankyou no terror Barakamon gekkan shoujo nozaki kun monthly girls' nozaki-kun ao haru ride blue spring ride tokyo ghoul hanayamata love stage!! sabagebu! anime summer 2014

Anonymous asked:

They didn't skip over. There are 2 OVAS (one already came out)

Conductor of the Runaway Train of Thought Answer:

I’m aware of the OVAs. I have seen them cause a lot of people were talking about how rushed they were. Those were most likely made for manga readers.

First thoughts on Terra Formars:
Well look who decided to kick things off early. The premise is insane as is the censorship in this first episode. This is definitely looking like a Tokyo Ghoul situation where I’ll have to read the manga alongside watching the anime. The characters held my attention.  Animation is decent and looks to be pretty action packed in the later episodes. 
They skipped over the first manga volume, chapters 0-6. Recommend reading.
For my other Fall 2014 posts, click here.

First thoughts on Terra Formars:

Well look who decided to kick things off early. The premise is insane as is the censorship in this first episode. This is definitely looking like a Tokyo Ghoul situation where I’ll have to read the manga alongside watching the anime. The characters held my attention.  Animation is decent and looks to be pretty action packed in the later episodes. 

They skipped over the first manga volume, chapters 0-6. Recommend reading.

For my other Fall 2014 posts, click here.

terra formars anime fall 2014

Final thoughts on Terror in Tokyo:
Where to begin. This anime packed so many good qualities into its short 11 episode runtime. From Watanabe’s fantastic directing to Kanno’s stellar soundtrack, it’s such fulfilling anime to experience. Social commentary and metaphors are clear yet subtle. Action scenes were intense and purposeful. Quiet moments were meditative and thought-provoking. The ending was unexpectedly powerful. These are the reasons I watch anime.
For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

Final thoughts on Terror in Tokyo:

Where to begin. This anime packed so many good qualities into its short 11 episode runtime. From Watanabe’s fantastic directing to Kanno’s stellar soundtrack, it’s such fulfilling anime to experience. Social commentary and metaphors are clear yet subtle. Action scenes were intense and purposeful. Quiet moments were meditative and thought-provoking. The ending was unexpectedly powerful. These are the reasons I watch anime.

For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

terror in tokyo terror in resonance zankyou no terror anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Ao Haru Ride:
Typical shoujo setup, insanely good execution. Great characters that continued making huge strides in their development without any melodrama. My favorite parts of this show were the really quiet, intimate bonding moments that you just don’t get to have in other romances. Unfortunately, no kiss. Guess it’s off to the manga for me!
For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

Final thoughts on Ao Haru Ride:

Typical shoujo setup, insanely good execution. Great characters that continued making huge strides in their development without any melodrama. My favorite parts of this show were the really quiet, intimate bonding moments that you just don’t get to have in other romances. Unfortunately, no kiss. Guess it’s off to the manga for me!

For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

ao haru ride anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Haikyuu!!:
Best sports anime I’ve seen since Chihayafuru. Watching Hinata and his team reach for the top was the highlight of my Sundays for the past two months. The teamwork, the stratagem, the intensity, it’s all there. Coupled with fluid animation, tight pacing, and excellent sound design, Haikyuu is one of the most accurate portrayals of what it means to play a sport. In its characters, it instills all the soul and energy of its genre. 
So you can’t help but cheer.
For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

Final thoughts on Haikyuu!!:

Best sports anime I’ve seen since Chihayafuru. Watching Hinata and his team reach for the top was the highlight of my Sundays for the past two months. The teamwork, the stratagem, the intensity, it’s all there. Coupled with fluid animation, tight pacing, and excellent sound design, Haikyuu is one of the most accurate portrayals of what it means to play a sport. In its characters, it instills all the soul and energy of its genre. 

So you can’t help but cheer.

For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

haikyuu!! anime summer 2014

Final thoughts on Hanayamata:
Best moe show I’ve seen this year. It’s cute, colorful, and surprisingly impactful. Each character was given an equal amount of attention and care to their development arcs and it all came together quite nicely. I really appreciated how the tone could unsuspectingly shift from a silly gag to thoughtful dialogue. The finale delivered on a huge amount of buildup and was satisfyingly executed. Madhouse has put together a lovely experience I can only describe as dazzling. 
For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

Final thoughts on Hanayamata:

Best moe show I’ve seen this year. It’s cute, colorful, and surprisingly impactful. Each character was given an equal amount of attention and care to their development arcs and it all came together quite nicely. I really appreciated how the tone could unsuspectingly shift from a silly gag to thoughtful dialogue. The finale delivered on a huge amount of buildup and was satisfyingly executed. Madhouse has put together a lovely experience I can only describe as dazzling. 

For my other Summer 2014 anime posts, click here.

hanayamata anime summer 2014