This is the third and final story that takes place in this, universe? Unlike the previous two stories, which were both films, this is a series. It lasts six episodes in total, and revolves around a couple that was in the background throughout the previous two films. There are some really fascinating things going on in this show, however it never feels as if there was any time to let any of the ideas breath properly. Conceptually, much like the previous two films, the main theme of the series revolves around love, and the various aspects that relate to it.
The Moment You Fell in Love is a story that exists parallel to the events of I’ve Always Liked You. These are the events that revolve around the younger siblings of the two leads in the first film during the same basic stretch of time. There is also a show that further expands on the characters further, however that is something we are going to be talking about another time. Till then we are going to be talking about whether this was better, worse, or similar in quality to the first film. The film clocks in at the hour mark so it is a quick watch.
Rumor, that was what I expected of the 24/7 Diner. A place unlike any other. Only a single employee inside, always waiting for the next customer, one at a time, for every second, every minute, every hour, every day. Those that found it are few, and that is if the stories are to be believed. Some fear it, some worship it, and others despise it. It was as if the mere thought of the Diner is all it took to materialize. The locations of it have been varied, at best in the same area, at worst in a completely different continent.
I’ve Always Liked You is one of two anime that was produced by Qualia Animation, and both anime are related to the same source. The second is the film The Moment You Fell in Love, both of which were released in 2016. There is a side story that was released in the form of a six episode series produced by Lay-Duce, the same studio behind Magi: Adventure of Sinbad. I’ve Always Liked You is an hour long and revolves around seven friends who all have feelings for each other. Some have mutual feelings, some are unrequited, and some are simply willing to take a chance.
Kabaneri of the Iron Fortress: Battle for Unato, is the feature film sequel to the series that premiered on Amazon Prime Video in 2016. The film was released in the spring of 2019, and is currently available to watch on Netflix. Kabaneri is a series that I have mixed feelings about. There are aspects of it that I really enjoy, the visuals are stunning, the production level is of such a standard that it looks fresh four years later. The soundtrack by Hiroyuki Sawano is so good I still listen to it. The characters have unique designs, unique abilities, and contrasting personalities which makes their interactions very interesting. It was the execution of the main villain, and the methods of which the action set pieces were initiated that I had a majority of my problems with.
Dorohedoro is an anime that is produced by studio MAPPA, and is based on the manga that ran from 2000 till 2018. The concept of the show is quite intriguing as it revolves around a man with a lizard head who is trying to find the person that cursed him so that he could reverse the spell. The caveat is that he does not remember anything from before the point he had his lizard head. This is Kaiman, and he is assisted by his friend Nikaido in his search for said magic user. What unravels is a fever dream that is both intriguing, and a fun time that will more often than not put a smile on your face.