You guys feeling in a funny mood tonight? Then get your giggle boxes ready - for my final anime review of the year I will covering my favorite anime comedy this round: Monthly Girls' Nozaki-kun. And hey, if you're in a bad mood, skip the review and go watch it right now (on Crunchyroll). I guarantee it'll make you feel better. ^_^
As we hit the end of the year, that means once again it's time for my End of Year Retrospective mega review where I touch on some series I skipped in monthly reviews and that I feel played a big part in my consumption of this particular anime calender year. Currently I'm a LITTLE better prepared for the event than I was last year - it won't be delayed all the way to the end of January, I'll tell you that right now. I've got five series (two of which you can likely already guess if you've paid any attention to what anime came out this year and/or my Twitter) lined up this year, and likely I will release each review one every other day or so for a 1-2 week long event. But will it happen in December?Mmmmmmmmhopefully! I've given myself more work than my procrastinating mind is programmed to handle, as usual, so I can't make any promises. I'll do my best not to take forever!
But you're not here tonight for that, you're here to learn more about Nozaki-kun. Then by all means, read on, and enjoy! :D
A struggle I often face in doing these review art pieces is answering the all-important thematic question: "How do I incorporate Penguin into this?" For Nozaki-kun, it was never a debate. The moment I saw Sakura striking her paintbrush over the tanuki in the opening theme, I knew it was meant to be. All too late I realized Mikorin's direction of sight could be misconstrued for looking up Sakura's skirt. He's totally not supposed to be doing that, I swear! Dx This could also be a coded message via the Nozaki-kun cast challenging me to stop putting penguins in all my art. Hm.