December 2020: Best Year Ever

The single worst thing about 2020 is that the internet still hasn’t grown tired of 2020 memes.


It’s been the same shit on social media all year. I’d call it unprecedented, but the same shit happened back in 2016. Shut up and get over it. 2020 was the best year of my life. I’ve been posting more than I have in 10 years, I lost 15 lbs (7 kg), I’ve been in a relationship since February (we met in January), and I get to work from home. What more could I ask for?

Anyway, on to this month’s videos…

A few weeks ago, I asked you all if Haiyore Nyaruko-san was worth watching. I then proceeded to ignore your advice and watched it anyway. Nyaruko unfortunately joins the ranks of Maid Guy and Rapeman as lovable characters who weren’t done justice by the shows named after them.

Now let’s get into another anime about time loops and child abuse: Boku dake ga inai Machi (Erased). I’ve already written about it, but it’s more than good enough to deserve a video too. Final Grade: +++

Higurashi Gou moved on to Tataridamashi-hen, in which Keiichi’s courage shifted the timeline from Tatarigoroshi-hen to Minagoroshi-hen. What could possibly go wrong?

This month in Crystalis brings us the Debacle known as Vanderbilt Football and Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: if you don’t give me topics, I’ll pick my own, and I’ll do so with the utmost lack of consideration for anyone other than myself.

2020 was a such a great year that an anime I’d left for dead came back stronger than ever, that is, after being bad for just a little bit longer. I’m talking about Prisma Illya. I know, I can’t believe it either. Biggest surprise of 2020.

5 Replies to “December 2020: Best Year Ever”

  1. The only issue with the Erased anime was the rushed ending. The anime followed the manga pretty closed up until the main character was “erased”. There were probably another 5-6 episodes more worth of content after that happened. In the anime, the bad guy was defeated in another murder mystery type scenario, not a simple physical confrontation.

    Looking at the manga volumes covers, 7,8 and 9 depict the period after he “woke up”. So that’s a lot of content that skipped in the anime.

    I am tempted to rewatch the anime and then switch to the manga for the ending now.

    • that stuff you were complaining about being omitted was in the live action adaptation for what it’s worth

      • Good news: the live action is available on Netflix in Japan.

        Bad news: I have a bad track record with live action adaptations. If this really is the lesser of two evils…

    • If I had a nickel for every time I promised to check out a manga, I’d be a billionaire.

      But maybe, just maybe, I’ll check out the manga someday…

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