Hibike Euphonium 9.3 – Kumiko on Hazuki and Midori


For this post, I want to talk about the first year trio of Kumiko, Hazuki and Midori’s friendship. To be honest, even if it only amounts to just background detail on most episode, I really like the trio’s camaraderie. And I really like how its demonstrated in this episode, with all its up and down.

Saki Manga 160 – Miyanaga Family Mystery

The only Miyanaga Family accounted for?

Every three years or so, we receive some morsel of information regarding the biggest plot of the series and the driving motivation of its titular character. And every single time, it leaves me wanting for more as it become increasingly clear that whatever happened in the past  is more complicated than, “Teru is definitely still angry at me” – Saki’s stated reason [circa chapter 4].  *MANGA SPOILERS BELOW THIS*

Recipe # 1 – “Transforming” Furikake Gohan


Btw, did you guys know that every volume of Shokugeki no Soma has at least three recipes included? Also, did you know that people have managed to follow and replicate said recipes? In this series of posts, I’m going to talk about some of the recipes included and their in-story implications.  I would also like to put the links of people who actually replicated this recipe so you can check it out. ^^ *Slight Manga spoilers below*

Hibike Euphonium 9.2 – The Bass Section after the Agata Festival


After the dreamy episode 8, we are now back into the impending reality  with a vengeance, as the looming audition is introduced. Everyone in the band is in serious mode – trying to squeeze every bit of practice that they can, in order to make the cut and not drag their bandmates down. (It really hearkens my heart how far Kitauji band has come from the lazy and disorganized mess that they are in episode 3)

Saki Nationals:Fifth Place Match Predictions Part II: Final School Ranking Bet


The “Fifth Match” is ongoing in the manga. I’ve already made some match-up breakdown here.  If there is one good thing about being this deep in the tournament, its the fact that I can try to guess who is going to win without feeling like I’m throwing my bets blindly. While having unknown teams is fun and all, there is something to be said about knowing all of the teams deeply and watching them clash. Its a feeling that all sports fans know so well. And of course, as any sports fan, there is the “bets” to add spice to the  matches is a must. That said: TO ANY ANIME ONLY WATCHERS PLEASE STAY AWAY FROM THIS POST UNLESS YOU WANT TO BE SPOILED ROTTEN.