Sleep, Sleep, Sleep
Aug 13th, 2017
For whatever reason, anime fans have a habit to sacrifice sleep in favor of more viewing time before anything else. Even when we aren’t directly staying up later “to watch one more episode” we’re bringing our smartphones or other devices to bed – scrolling through social media and forums, staying engaged with the community’s conversations.
Well the thing is, a lot of us could actually use more sleep and a better sleep schedule in general. This is especially important with school kicking back in for plenty of fans and work being a consistent demand for others.
So why not fix up your sleep schedule tonight? Below we found a useful piece of content that can help you get started with just that:
How to Fix Your Sleep Schedule
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CLARITY: QUOTE OF THE WEEK
“His Stand is basically The Hanged Man except it used Yuuya’s sunglasses to attack him and that’s rad” — Nicholas Penrhyn in response to Re:Creators
KAKEGURUI COMING UP SHORT?
Kakegurui is back and so are we with our habit of reeling in the more intriguing pieces of content on it. This week we once again dive into a contrarian take on this work, not because we want to tear it down, rather we want to provide a perspective for you the reader that isn’t so common in the community. If you’re not a fan of opening your eyes to an unpopular opinion, then don’t worry, there’s a sea of pieces out there praising Mappa’s latest triumph. For the rest of us, sit back and consider an alternate perspective:
Why Kakegurui Falls Short in Engaging Viewers
GAMERS! – THIS IS JUST GETTING SAD
We’re honestly surprised this series is as well received as it is at the moment. While Gamers! certainly has traceable appeal that’s keeping viewers around, episode five really drove home how tedious and frustrating this series can be – not only with its base character work, but through the numerous cliche misunderstandings Gamers! decided to rail down our throats. Below we came across a piece that’s short, so it’s friendly on time but still brings entertainment and light to this series’ recent fumblings:
Let’s Talk Gamers! (ep 5)
KOI TO USO WORKING OUT THE WRINKLES
This week’s Koi to Uso may not have been the most compelling, but it still had a fundamental amount of intrigue in its material nonetheless so we were very happy to find a solid blog on it to present today. The following dose of content does a good job of covering the episode’s strengths and weaknesses, all while interspersing the author’s own commentary in a digestible fashion:
Koi to Uso: Episode 6 “A Prison to Compel Love” – Recap/ Review
WELCOME TO THE BALLROOM – AS SOLID AS EVER
There’s been a staggering amount of Ballroom content recently and we couldn’t be more pleased! Welcome to the Ballroom is certainly a work that deserves it – providing a sturdy product for consumption in virtually every tangible phase while backing its efforts with carefully considered writing. With that said, we bring you not one but two pieces of ballroom dancing goodness that certainly deserve attention. Each piece of content does a wonderful job of bringing value to its readers in its own way:
From Page to the Screen: How Kenichi Suemitsu Adapts Welcome to the Ballroom for Television
How a single episode of Welcome to the Ballroom blew me away
CLASSROOM OF THE ELITE IS PICKING UP
This episode was definitely better than last week’s, offering more naturalistic displays of anxiety from Sakura and really doubling down on the opening title card’s theme. However, some of the supporting cast members may need a stronger push in addition to our opening set up getting a little more snap if this work is going to be wholly entertaining:
Classroom of the Elite – 05 [Hell is other People]
LET’S TURN OUR ATTENTION TO NEW GAME!!
And more specifically Hifumi. Hifumi’s character has always been a fan favorite among New Game’s audience, and the praise for her would only continue to climb in recent weeks. If you’re not already aware of what makes this character so great, not only as a stand alone entity, but in her ability to elevate this work’s core dynamics while resonating with viewers – then look no further than the piece we have for you below:
THE RELATABILITY OF HIFUMI
PRINCESS PRINCIPAL – ONBOARD
At this point Princess Principal’s reception appears to be pretty sturdy – a lot more people have given this series a chance and the overall response seems to be positive. Episode five’s efforts can be tied to a lot of this success, as there was enough consistent draw to warrant the added attention from on the fence viewers. If you missed the episode, or just want to relive what made it so special, then we have the perfect piece of content for you:
Princess Principal 5: Father And Daughter Talk With Swords
What to say when you find out that Digibro will be debating Gigguk at Crunchyroll Expo…
Why? Ironically enough, it’s actually the same thing you should say when you see Digibro doing this. Two of the most popular content creators in the anime community have apparently agreed to debate…yet the actual topic that it will be over remains vague. As questionable as Crunchyroll’s Expo is in the first place, Seasonal Prattle can only hope that the debate ends up being over streaming service stances given Digibro’s recent take on the matter.
What to say to people who keep sharing Astolfos onto your social media feed and insisting he’s the best trapt of the season…
Thank you. Be proud that you’re getting any Astolfos at all, as there are many social media feeds that unfortunately go Astolfo-less. While there’s not much competition, Astolfo is indeed the best trap of this season, but also a relatively charming character on a written level. Astolfo’s standalone scenes tend to bring a lighter tone in comparison to the ones that flank it and more often than not, plenty of energy as well. If you’re unhappy with any Astolfos you’re getting Seasonal Prattle will surely take them off your hands.
What to say to people who still somehow think The Reflection isn’t a dumpster fire…
Are you serious? We get it, it’s your opinion, but it must take a real active effort to see how this series wouldn’t be considered a flop at this point. Almost every facet of this work has been laughable, from larger narrative strokes to the clunky character acting all the way to the muddy direction that’s only equally as repellent as the work’s sound design. If you’re one of a handful of people on this planet who’s unironically enjoying The Reflection, then our hats are off to you. You’re a very brave soul.
CLARITY: LAST THING TO KNOW
While Kakegurui and Fate/Apocrypha are widely considered the most popular works this season, they actually might not be if you take multiple streaming platforms into consideration. On a whole, it’s arguable that Hajimete no Gal is actually the most popular series given its viewership / engagement.