[Shanghai → Dailian]
✩ Jingyu missed the flight to Dandong (his hometown) so he took another to Dailian. Have a good time with ur family ♡
✩ HINTS: That Simpson denim shirt is from Joyrich, a LA street band and not really famous (no order & store in China).
Ok I only know that Weizhou just came to LA in May and he loves Simpson and cartoon. Zhouzhou usually eats TicTac Simpson too!!
→ Lets guess who really bought that denim shirt haha… and those unique glasses are more like Weizhou’s style for sure cuz Jingyu usually wears sunglasses.
If you are like me, you like things written out.
Here are the chords and lyrics to Hometown by Twenty One Pilots
I got the chords from aircatchvr’s beautiful cover!
I wrote these down how I heard them in her cover and how I would play it as well, so it may not be totally accurate, but I like it anyways!
Following the development and growth of a high school concert band, Sound! Euphonium is a story about hard work, ambition, and reaching the goals that you initially only believed in on paper.
Overall, this was, I think, a very, very good anime, and I will be watching the sequel. The animation is absolutely glorious, the characters generally feel very real and very much like real high schoolers, the music is great, and so much about it is inspiring. I found myself feeling nostalgic for long days of practice in choir or when I was taking flute lessons, working hard to make beautiful music together.
The cons, though: unfortunately, the series suffers from same-face, which is unfortunate because otherwise, the designs are very cute. It just would have been nice to see a bit more facial variety. And as muuuch as I loved the relationship of Reina and Kumiko, there was that constant niggling reminder that all of it was queer bait and queer bait alone that occasionally soured the experience.
Kids on the Slope (Sakamichi no Apollon)
I went from one music anime to the next music anime, lol. This one follows MC Kaoru, a rich, intelligent boy who’s moved from school to school for his whole life. He meets delinquent Sentaro and his childhood friend Ritsuko at his newest school, and the two of them pull him into the world of jazz music.
Okay, I’ll be up front with you guys, I stopped watching partway through episode 5. The good things about this anime: the animation was absolutely lovely, very smooth and the style was super nice. I appreciated the art style as something charming and endearing in its almost old-timey style, even though generally it wasn’t my cup of tea aesthetically.
But overall? It was honestly boring as shit. I don’t know if this is just me being overstimulated, but I couldn’t care less about the characters. This was supposed to be about jazz music, but instead it’s about sort of boring characters in a very, VERY boring heterosexual love trapezoid, and god, I was so bored. I tried to force myself through because it has great reviews, but I had to just…quit, when Kaoru told a 12-year-old in episode 5 that a boy who pulls her hair and is mean to her probably just likes her. I don’t even care if it’s the timeframe or the culture, I just…no more.
This is one I’ve been meaning to watch for a while. A gag anime, it follows Chiyo Sakura, a high school student with a crush on a boy in another class, Nozaki, whom she finds out is actually a popular manga artist. She becomes involved with him when he mistakes her love confession as a declaration of being a fan of his manga, and ends up interacting with a whole host of colorful characters when she becomes his manga assistant.
This was…honestly, exactly what I expected lol. It was a cute, funny anime that legitimately had me holding my sides from laughter more often than not. The characters were legitimately fun, endearing, and honestly more than one was very unique from a lot of other anime casts I’ve seen. I’m honestly a sucker for the manga-artist plot in cute anime like this, and I found it ridiculously endearing. The animation and sound direction was pretty decent overall. The only thing that reallyyyy bothered me was that in the end, none of the romantic pairs in the series were very interesting?? Like they were almost obnoxious, most of the time that was funny but the rest of the time it was just frustrating that these people were not communicating or understanding each other at all.
Erased (Boku Dake Ga Inai Machi)
Former manga artist Satoru has the mysterious ability called Revival: just before something horrible happens, he finds himself transported back in time a few minutes before the accident occurs, so that he can prevent it. When he comes home to find his mother murdered and himself blamed for it, he Revivals back 18 years–to his hometown where a series of abduction murders of his classmates took place when he was a child. To save the children and his mother in the future, Satoru takes it on himself to protect the victims and catch the killer.
This show was…fucking fantastic. I put off watching this show for ages but god, I wish I hadn’t. I was on the edge of my seat the entire show. I had this ridiculous feeling of delicious nervousness in my stomach the entire time. Even though the twist became painfully obvious by the eighth episode, it didn’t matter–the momentum had been built up so wonderfully that it was impossible to stop, and knowing the twist only made that more intense. This show was absolutely beautiful in its animation, music, and story. The character designs and personalities were all beautifully unique and endearing, and the emotional connections formed between the characters were heart-touching. I stayed up until 2:30 am so that I could finish this on the day before I had to go to work in the morning. Worth it.
A lot of the few low reviews marked this show down for not being a good mystery, and if you want to watch it, I beg of you not to go into it looking for a mystery story. That’s not, and never was the point. This is a story about friendship, trust, and love, and it should every bit be taken as such.
Little Witch Academia
When Atsuko Kagari was a child, she attended the magic show of Shiny Chariot, a popular and extravagant witch with incredible magic! Ever since that day, “Akko” has been determined to attend the school Chariot did, Luna Nova, in order to learn how to become as great of a witch as Chariot, and bring smiles to everyone with her magic–the only problem is, she’s not from a magical family, and her magic is almost nothing to speak of.
This show was–omg. This was such a good month of anime for me. The animation is refreshing and endearing; it’s clearly not the highest quality, but in some cases that only served to make it even MORE endearing! The character designs are wonderfully unique and adorable, and every single character is so much fun to get to know and love–even the antagonist is great! With wonderful music and an absolutely adorably eccentric world, I consumed this 25-episode anime in just a little less than a week, which is a big deal for me!
As some downsides, though, I thought maybe the magic wasn’t really…fleshed out? Like, it was hard to understand what it was and what it could do. And while the plot was a lot of fun, I think it might have taken just a little too long to get into the meat of what it wanted to do with the story, taking a lot of time for filler episodes that didn’t always even contribute to character development. Similarly, there were a few weird threads going on the background that never fully got the screentime that I think they deserved, like whatever political intrigue was supposedly happening. And I was very sad to see Lotte and Sucy kind of disappearing in the second half of the series :(
Other than that, this show was immensely endearing and inspiring and I couldn’t stop watching, if somehow you haven’t already seen it (cause I’m always behind the times) I sincerely recommend it!
(Your first date isn’t exactly smooth-sailing, but somehow it’s just right.)
word count: 2,604 note: for a lovely anon who requested a part two of my previous yoongi scenario! sorry that this took so long, and very sorry that it’s probably not as good as part one - major writer’s block all throughout the process of writing this. but I hope you enjoy to some extent!