My Top 2021’s Anime List ♥🐱

As 2021 is going to be a memorable past, and we’re entering 2022 soon, there are some amazing anime that I truly want to share it with you all. These three anime has been my friends, my family, and a beaming reflection of my loneliness. They’ve made my lonely soul bloom again after the show finished.

1. Kakushigoto / My Dad’s Secret Ambition

(かくしごと)

This anime hasn’t been widely recognized. However, if you have seen it on any platforms, including Netflix, I highly recommend you to give it a try. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed.

Kakushigoto is about a father named Gotou Kakushi who works as a manga artist writing mainly about dirty jokes, and his beloved daughter named Gotou Hime. The first episode shows you the funny side of a dad who tries to veil his career to his young daughter. He told Hime that he is only an ordinary salaryman, absolutely, his colleagues are in this hilarious operation too.

Yet, there is a mystery of the reasons why Hime in high school looks sad and why their loving house in the story seems destructive. As the story goes by, you would realize that all the fun things of these lovely father and daughter are set in the past. We are here in front of the screen to find out what has happened to Kakushi as same as his wife or Hime’s mother.

The touching part is, because we have a chance to watch how Kakushi treats Hime with such love, it is hard to bear our eyes open and continue the rest of the story, especially when we’re fully aware that something happened to Kakushi. But let me tell you this, the ending is worth your waiting. It’s wholesome, unbelievable to describe, one of the master of all masterpieces in my opinion.

2. Violet Evergarden

(ヴァイオレットエヴァーガーデン)

One of the most beautiful stories I have ever watched. The anime was graceful, the story line is touching, and the songs are profoundly meaningful, even the soundtracks are blessed to your ears.

Violet Evergarden is a 14-year-old girl who used to be a soldier, or a human weapon, in a war under Gilbert Bougainvillea, her commander. The story began by showing Violet and Gilbert got injured in the war. They were both devastated. Violet lost an arm while Gilbert became an unknown, assumed as being dead by the others. The story is overflowed with questions and indescribable feeling when Gilbert refused help from Violet while being injured. Gilbert uttered the word ‘love’ for the first time. At that slightest moment, Violet had no idea what ‘love’ is. Because of this, we follow this little girl and find out with her: What does the word ‘love’ mean?

Violet longs for her one and only person, Gilbert. He remains unknown, but his last word was so memorable that she keeps seeking for its definition. Whether she could understand this word or not, we all get to see it in Violet Evergarden The Movie (the poster on the left side) which Violet is already eighteen years old . In season one and Violet Evergarden Eternity and the Auto Memory Doll, we gets to see Violet’s development as Auto Memory Doll, which the main responsibility is to travel around, type out what people actually feel on the letter, and send those pleasurable letters to the receivers. This job is challenging because Violet was initially unable to understand others’ feelings and emotions. She learns through her supportive colleagues and customers while traveling back and forth. Noted, my favorite customer is Ann Magnolia’s mother. I could say that the episodes about Ann along with her growing up scenes have pretty much filled my empty soul.

Lastly, we all understand the fact that Japan products, anime and Japanese songs are included, are hardly accessible outside Japan. Fortunately, all songs appearing on Violet Evergarden are available on Spotify including all soundtracks!

3. Komi Can’t Communicate

(古見さんは、コミュ症です。)

The two recommended anime series above are touching and heart-warming. Komi Can’t Communicate remains the heart-warming quality, but in an entertaining and extremely adorable way.

First of all, Komi Shouko is a high school girl who finds communication difficult. She starts panicking right at the beginning of saying “hello” to the others. Because of this, she hasn’t been with any friends even though she’s been wanting one. Until she entered high school and sat beside Tadano Hitohito, he could understand Komi’s situation and grasp most of the things Komi needs without Komi uttering any sounds. Since then, Tanado has been Komi’s first friend who helps her obtain 100 Friends goal!

Generally, this series doesn’t focus on Komi and Tanado’s romantic relationship that much. Instead, the majority part of this series shows Komi’s communication development and her friendship with the other classmates. So, it’s more of slice-of-life anime which is totally my type. However, it seems like Komi and Tanado’s relationship has been naturally building up as the story goes by. That’s why we must follow every single episode to find out how the two’s relationship is going to be and cheer up for the second season to come. If you cannot wait to see how the two’s relationship would grow, the manga version is available as well.

The funny thing is, the anime title is translated as ‘โฉมงามพูดไม่เก่งกับผองเพื่อนไม่เต็มเต็ง’ in Thai which means the beauty who isn’t good in communication and her strange friends (the word strange is used in the positive definition). The translated title expresses the story very well because Komi is surrounded by diverse friends with varied personalities such as Najimi who is a childhood friend of every student in the school, and Omoharu who lives as chuunibyou, believing in supernatural powers. Honestly, these people hold a great role in this anime series as they uplift the story to be more entertaining.


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Blue Period (ブルーピリオド): Draw It, Paint It Out, Shout to the Blue You Value

“好きなものを好きだと言う 怖くて仕方ないけど 本当の自分 出会えた気がしたんだ”

(It’s terrifying to say what I like, but I finally met my true self.) — YOASOBI


Blue Period has officially premiered on Netflix (weekly updated). The story tells about Yatora Yaguchi, a high schooler whose life remains plain before he enters an art classroom. That was the time he authentically realized what has been hidden within him. All conceptual image he could think of, the brush he’d enthusiastically pick, and eventually, the color he’s able to choose for himself.

Then, what’s more important to a soul?

What a soul values, or what the society decides to be valuable?

What is this anime about?

Art school in Japan are expensive and Yaguchi’s parents cannot afford private college. But when a passionate soul pursues a dream, it’s unstoppable. This anime dedicates inspiration. It gets through your deepest heart and the question within you: A boy has discovered what he truly desires and he goes after it. What about you, the other soul lying on this mysterious world? What would you like to chase after and embrace?

Seeing Yaguchi putting every effort to art is motivating. You don’t have to be an artist or an art student to feel closely attached to this emotional aesthetics. I personally think the story can be well conveyed to anyone who desires to embrace their dreams, but are overwhelmed by fear to take action.

Is the anime different from manga version?

The manga version is detailed, respectively speaking, it gives you the strong passionate and enthusiastic atmosphere throughout reading. It talks about the process of making arts such as the principles of art. Subjectively, I think they added this process in detail to bring comprehension to people outside art industry. More than this, it is kindly explained to anyone having a particular perspective that making art is a piece of cake. In fact, it goes through countless processes before being exposed to the public (and I highly appreciate all artists for their hard work).

In anime, these details are removed for the most part. But, I insist to keep following the anime anyway since I couldn’t understand some parts in the manga which they get illustrated in anime instead. My imagination couldn’t visualize their paintings when reading the manga as I don’t experience the art-making process frequently, so, to see all arts in colorfully animated pictures is genuinely satisfying and fulfilling.

Plus, Yaguchi’s character is totally charming and impressive. He isn’t the kind of guy you meet very often in anime. He is assertive, but calm. Never forgetting Ryuji Ayukawa, or Yuka, who wears both girl and boy uniforms. Yuka knows who they are and want to be. The manga artist pinned an intriguing point here. I’m very impressive how their story will be told from now on.


Personal Rating: Currently 4/5 (will be updated after the series get completed)

Recommendation Level: Highly recommend! Both the manga and anime. They have different atmosphere, but both are excellent and worth watching.

Watch Blue Period Trailer Here:


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(Anime Review) Traveling Back to Revenge in TOKYO REVENGERS!

I was very desperate after my final week and it was like searching for a needle in a haystack when it comes to starting a new fun anime. But, luck comes with a sharp eyes of mine. I found this anime called TOKYO REVENGERS on twitter feed at first. They’re legally streaming on Youtube by Muse Asia/Muse Thailand, so I immediately clicked and watched it to get away with my assignment boredom. Astonishingly, it turned out to be… FUN! FUN! and FUN! I’ve been watching them only 6 episodes, but they’re totally amazing. I’m so blessed. My soul has been saved from university assignments.

Now, let me introduce you to Tokyo Revengers which I only started watching them too (hahaha). It’s manga adaptation, and I don’t know any spoilers yet. However, this woman will drive you to the heaven of assignment freedom.

TOKYO REVENGERS DISCUSSION

This anime is about a 26-year-old Takemichi Hanagaki whose life isn’t very exciting. He works at the CD store and lives pathetically in a thin wall room. One day, he watched the news and found out that his ex-girlfriend in middle school, Hinata Tachibana, died from the fight of Tokyo Manjikai Gang. Takemichi was quite familiar with the gang name because he was used by some of them when he was in middle school. The gang has expanded its cruel power in the society and caused Hinata to dead.

Accidentally, he was pushed into the railway to death in the following day. Takemichi has been to the past 12 years ago where he was still a boyfriend of Hinata. He met his love one and his old peers. More important that that, he met Naoto Tachibana in the past and told him to protect his sister on the exact day he heard the news. When they shook their hands to make a promise, Takemichi came back to the present world and one thing has changed! He met Naoto who supposed to be dead with Hinata! He learned that by telling the little Naoto to save his sister, he became a police and helped Takemichi from falling into the railway. Naoto at this point became a lead character which I didn’t expect too.

Now, Tachibana and Naoto discovered that their hands are a door to travel back time. They agreed to start saving Hinata’s life and began their first new mission to rewrite the future!

What interested me is the complicated plot… After 6 episodes of Tokyo Revengers, I was very curious why Hinata got killed and why Mikey (a guy whom Takemichi must meet for the first mission, but somehow he coincidently met him. Mikey plays a big role in Hinata’s death.) has changed from being a good gangster into a brutal one. I think there are many complexity waiting for me to follow including what have happened to Takemichi’s friends after his graduation. I cannot say much about this mind-blowing anime yet because it’s been only 6 episodes and I’m not following the manga. But, I’m very confident that Takemichi can absolutely changed the future!


(Anime Review) Kimetsu no Yaiba: Mugen Train

In Thailand, the official release announcement of Kimetsu no Yaiba the movie is December 9th. It should’ve been released sooner. But due to COVID-19 crisis, we get to watch it at the end of 2020.

Kimetsu no Yaiba is very popular in Thailand. There was a special round a week ago, but the official one was yesterday. I booked the seat immediately and it was FULL yesterday as I expected. In front of the theatre, there were high school students wearing Tanjiro and Rengoku costumes. It was my first seeing japanese animation this popular aside from Kimi no na wa! Definitely, Thai fans want to see it according to the breaking sales record in Japan.

Now, let’s move on to my personal review of Kimetsu no Yaiba. First of all, the visual animation is FANTASTIC. You can clearly seen by the trailer. I thought the anime is unbelievably awesome, but the team make it more extreme in the Movie. It that even possible!? The fighting scenes are smooth as if this is not an animation! The music choices and audio quality is truly amazing. I could even hear the moving sounds of Tanjiro’s earrings guys.

This part contains some spoilers:

*This is only my personal opinion* I don’t follow manga, only the anime. I like the story line except the dead of Rengoku. In anime, demon slayer corps were represented with strength. The slaying demons scenes of Giyu and Shinobu are still imprinted in my eyes. Because I saw the corps as the extreme strength, I think Rengoku’s dead was too early. It was normal to get defeated, but as being one of the demon slayer corps, I expected to see something more of him. I asked my friend who is a BIG FAN of Kimetsu no Yaiba. She follows both manga and anime. She said that she loved the animation very much and it made her happy just to see the appearance of her favorite characters. However, she also agreed with me to this point about the dead of Rengoku.

Another point is the cut scences between sad and happy. I was really down and about to cry in Tanjiro’s dreaming scence. Then my emotion got switched instantly to hilarity in Zenitsu’s dreaming scence. At this point, my emotions did not reached the peak. You know, my tears were about to ran down and then they got dry. This is quite confusingly a mood swing. So, I think they should’ve arranged this a little bit better.

Lastly, I was worth waiting. If you are a big fan, I don’t think you should miss it! I think only some parts needed to be improved. Thank you so much for reading. It’s my turn now to continue watching Haikyuu the latest seasons! See you on my next post. Have a wonderful day.


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Heal Your Heart with Haikyuu

Say hi to Haikyuu (ハイキュー), best animation (for my little heart) in 2020. To be honest, I watched this for 3 times and it’s still not enough. As we all know, Haikyuu is a volleyball animation from Japan. It isn’t particularly focuses on volleyball rules, but on friendship and how ones fight for their dreams. Bless my tiny heart for Hinata, my strongest spiritual son, that this animation is widely recognised (Mommy is so proud of you 😢)

Hinata is definitely my most favourite character. He tried so hard to achieve his dream to be in the volleyball field. He truly saved my soul. I love how hardworking Hinata is. I couldn’t imagine myself getting all the negative words like he did. As well as Kageyama who seemed to be so perfect and heartless about other’s feelings. I have to admit that I couldn’t understand what was in Kageyama’s head in my first time watching… I understood him and found my true destiny after my 2nd. (also after me trying to read reviews on twitter and manga. His past story isn’t showed up yet in the anime. Please wait for that guys!)

Friendship is (I personally think) the most unique role in Haikyuu. I love how Hinata can become friend with everybody, even his opponents love him! 😂 It’s so funny to see how each members can get along with Nekoma team especially Yamamoto and Tanaka. In the end of Haikyuu, Hinata and Kenma became such as supportive friend too, I am again blessed.

If you haven’t watch them fighting to be the top team of high school volleyball in Japan, I highly recommend you to. Don’t worry if you aren’t a sport person because that’s me. What I do for my exercising is walking, thanks. There will be instructions and rules during the animation anyway. Lastly, you can find them on Netflix. The latest one is not coming on Netflix yet, but I think they’re available on other platforms. (Unfortunately, I heard some of the Haikyuu fandom say that the latest one is not as impressive as the earlier seasons. I guess I will wait until it comes on Netflix and will definitely give it a review!)

Let me show a little bit of Jump magazine guys! It’s my first time buying books directly from Japan. The posters are awesome! I plan to buy the manga too, but money is still in process..