If you ever had questions about life, Trash Bird is your … bird (I’ve no clue what this bird’s gender is, so they will just be Trash Bird.). This bird has lots of fun with their friend, Pink Bird, and completely blows the mind of their therapist. Why are they called Trash Bird, you may ask. Their home is a small pile of trash. Half of the time, I feel like Trash Bird is the bird version of me: loves food, naps and confusing everyone. This webcomic is a bunch of shorts that will subtly at times attack your funny bone. This bird is truly life.
This the super duper adorable anime Tsuredure Children, you meet – I want to say – eight different couples with completely different stories. At first, I thought it would be annoying switching between at least four relationships every single episode, but all it did was make me want to watch more. When you leave a couple, you are left on a cliff-hanger or with a major case of the feels. Every single relationship is different, which also makes it really interesting. If it was the same relationship, every single time, it would not be as cute as it is. I feel that this show did everything right. This show is the right amount of cute and angst from all the feels. This show is for every lover of romance ever.
When your co-workers are getting on your nerves, it time to sing some death metal, like Retsuko in Aggressive Retsuko (ONA). This Netflix original show had everything (in my Stephan-voice): cute, fuzzy animals, horrible bosses, and that annoying co-worker that never gets anything done because she is too busy opening a jar. This anime is a take on how you would probably deal with the stress of work if you were an animated red panda. This is based on the original shorts, but in this version, there is an actual plot. (Don’t you just love plot). And this show is decently short at just ten 15-minutes episodes that justs gives death metal some life.
I just finished watching the great anime known as Lupin the Third: Mine Fujiko to Iu Onna or Lupin the Third: The Woman Called Fujiko Mine. When I watched this, I was told that it was a prequel to the Lupin the Third series, which is good that I didn’t have to watch anything else to understand it. Everything that you need to know is answered within the series, making it a great stand alone. Not only that, but the story was amazing. It kept my attention the entire time. At the end of every episode, I wanted more answers to what was going on. There is just so much mystery going on. Warning, though: it is a very mature anime. Lets’ just say that the protagonist is very comfortable with her body and likes to show it off. There are also some trigger warnings of suicide and abuse towards the end, but it is not very explicit. I feel like I should tell people that. If you can get past that, it is a very enjoyable anime.
In the cute little anime known as Gugure! Kokkuri-san, the fox god known as Kokkuri-san helps raise Kohina, a girl who believes that she is a doll. It has an amazing cast of characters that are hilarious and heart-warming at the same time. With a supernatural and slightly creepy twist of a family drama, this family has to get through day-to-day without accidentally ending the world. Maybe not end the world but definitely trying to kill each other. They kinda fail at that one quite a bit. It’s a cute little show for a shounen (It makes sense as to why it’s a shounen after a bit.). Have a mentioned how amazing the characters are by the way. Their interactions with each other are the best.
In the anime Binbougami Ga! or Good Luck Girl, you meet two adversaries. One, a girl who has an overwhelming amount of happiness or good luck energy who also slowly sucks this away from other people, and the other, a poverty god who is just trying to right the scales. It is a funny show with fun characters that everyone would fall in love with. This show is classified as a shounen, so there are some really perverted male characters, but you just have to run with it. The characters are memorable, and watching them grow is truly remarkable. I would suggest this to anyone who whats a good laugh. It is fast-paced action and hardly any filler. I honestly want the second season that they were hinting at the end.
In the weird world that is anime logic, there is Ai Mai! Moe Can Change! It is apparently based on a video game, and you can honestly tell. It is a single episode of what-is-going-on. It is simple and straight to the point, but it is still almost unintelligible amongst the nonsense. Some people are people; some people are robots. Everything starts when two girls find a phone that can change people’s outfits at will. It’s an interesting thirty minutes of comedy that is definitely for the shoujo loving crowd. It is fast-paced animation, bright colors, and a single magic girl transformation sequence that made my heart squeal. And honestly, it is a thirty-minute show. What do you have to lose?
I have recently gotten into webcomics. The first one that I finished was a short one called I’m NOT Drunk. It is a short webcomic about the strange things people do when they’re drunk. This comic ranges from drunken singing to accidentally asking people out. It was adorable and made me giggle a couple of times. It is short, sweet and very to the point. It’s also easy to see who the drunk person is because they are colored in red. Each “round” is a funny scenario or reaction to a scenario by the characters that stereotypical of drunken people. I would recommend reading this if you want something to give you a little laugh.
If you know some good webcomics, I’m up for suggestions. I’m new to the scene and don’t know very many sources.
Recently, I watched the British version of The Office. No, I didn’t get every single joke, but I enjoyed the layout of the show. It wasn’t joke after joke, except from the guy who guininely thought he was funny. All of the relationships between the characters were believable and interacted with each other well. I believed the emotion, even though it was overlayed with this extreme awkwardness of nonactors pretending that they are not scared to be on camera. I felt that emotion, from every single character. Personally, Martin Freeman’s character was my absolute charcter. He was on point ever single moment that he was on screen. It was amazing seeing in action. I watched this version before watching the American version, because I want to be able to see the original version of these characters and see how they changed. I can’t say that I’m disappointed. I plan on watch the US version, but no promisings on when. The show is pretty long.
A show that I recently caught up on and finished, unexpectedly, was The Mayor. It was a short little show got canceled after 13 episodes. It had highlights here and there, but it was … cringy. There were many times that I paused the show, and walked away. For a while actually. If you are looking for a political commentary with some comedy highlights, this is probably not for you. Earlier on there were plenty of bazingas concerning current events, but they fall flat after that. All of the characters, in my opinion, were good but weren’t used to their potential. Also, when a protagonist makes the same, exact mistake over and over again, the conflicts become boring really fast. If the protagonist made new mistakes, I would probably understand the show not being canceled. To me, there was no growth of characters to make them rememberable. Any lessons to be learned were immediately lost, which was especially noticed by someone who binge-watches shows often instead of keeping up to date. It was just too much of a drag to even try to keep up to date. I honestly can’t say that I was surprised by the canceling of this show. I would say give this show a change, but I would not be surprised if you stop somewhere in the middle.