WEFOUNDPheromone Ritsuko Sensei (Japanese Edition)


I mentioned last week that Sakamichi no Apollon and Tsuritama – and indeed, all great anime – were much more alike than different, no matter their superficial dissimilarities. But if I were to call out the biggest difference between the two series it wouldn’t be the surrealistic vs. realistic visuals, the fantastical vs. grounded plot, or the busy vs. minimalist direction – all of those things matter less than it appears. No, for me the biggest difference – and the main reason I consider Tsuritama the best show of the season, with Sakamichi second – is consistency.

Another seinen/josei is coming to an end. At least the other two seinen of the season is either continuing or coming back later!

The scene where Seiji was bragging about his new wardrobe to Kaoru, instead Kaoru being all pissy on Sen about it later, Kaoru calmly replied: “We don’t need anything, but our music. That (pause) suit you really well.” And walked away, leaving Seiji to bite the dust. Since Kaoru always had some sort of inferiority-complex against Seiji throughout the series, that was great in manga, but they just skipped it entirely. Sigh.

I mentioned last week that Sakamichi no Apollon and Tsuritama – and indeed, all great anime – were much more alike than different, no matter their superficial dissimilarities. But if I were to call out the biggest difference between the two series it wouldn’t be the surrealistic vs. realistic visuals, the fantastical vs. grounded plot, or the busy vs. minimalist direction – all of those things matter less than it appears. No, for me the biggest difference – and the main reason I consider Tsuritama the best show of the season, with Sakamichi second – is consistency.

Another seinen/josei is coming to an end. At least the other two seinen of the season is either continuing or coming back later!

The scene where Seiji was bragging about his new wardrobe to Kaoru, instead Kaoru being all pissy on Sen about it later, Kaoru calmly replied: “We don’t need anything, but our music. That (pause) suit you really well.” And walked away, leaving Seiji to bite the dust. Since Kaoru always had some sort of inferiority-complex against Seiji throughout the series, that was great in manga, but they just skipped it entirely. Sigh.

Tiv is a South Korean female illustrator and manga artist born in Seoul. She is a Korea University graduate. From 2005, she became a freelancer illustrator and debuted as manga artist with Annyeong! . In 2010, she moved her main activities to Japan and lives at Saitama Prefecture . [1]

I mentioned last week that Sakamichi no Apollon and Tsuritama – and indeed, all great anime – were much more alike than different, no matter their superficial dissimilarities. But if I were to call out the biggest difference between the two series it wouldn’t be the surrealistic vs. realistic visuals, the fantastical vs. grounded plot, or the busy vs. minimalist direction – all of those things matter less than it appears. No, for me the biggest difference – and the main reason I consider Tsuritama the best show of the season, with Sakamichi second – is consistency.

Another seinen/josei is coming to an end. At least the other two seinen of the season is either continuing or coming back later!

The scene where Seiji was bragging about his new wardrobe to Kaoru, instead Kaoru being all pissy on Sen about it later, Kaoru calmly replied: “We don’t need anything, but our music. That (pause) suit you really well.” And walked away, leaving Seiji to bite the dust. Since Kaoru always had some sort of inferiority-complex against Seiji throughout the series, that was great in manga, but they just skipped it entirely. Sigh.

Tiv is a South Korean female illustrator and manga artist born in Seoul. She is a Korea University graduate. From 2005, she became a freelancer illustrator and debuted as manga artist with Annyeong! . In 2010, she moved her main activities to Japan and lives at Saitama Prefecture . [1]

Someone else noticed Saitama. Normally Genos would have been elated to know that his master was finally getting the recognition he deserved. But Suiryu didn’t just notice him; he wanted to be sensei’s disciple. This fact should have made Genos feel happy, but it didn’t.


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