Articles Posted in the " love stage!! " Category

  • Top Anime of 2014; A Year in Review

    So with 2014 at last at an end, it’s time to look back at all the great and not so great anime of the year. 2014 felt strangely like the end of an era. The Naruto manga came to a close, and for many of us, the big three, Naruto, Bleach, and One Piece, were […]


  • Love Stage!! OVA 1 Review: It Wasn’t Just A Little

    Love Stage!! is one of the fluffiest BL series I’ve ever enjoyed.  The first OVA, which was released with the fifth Love Stage!! Tankoban, lives up to my fun, fluffy, joyful expectations.  The first season of the show focused on two idiots falling in love, and the first OVA tackles their first major difficulty as […]


  • Summer 2014: Final Thoughts

    We’ve seen the end of summer, and with it, many shows completed, there’s only one show still airing through fall and I will continue to follow it. But for the shows that are finished, let me wrap up my thoughts on the end of the summer season before I plunge into the newly airing fall […]


  • Love Stage 1×10 Review: Love Isn’t Enough

    My first instinct when reviewing this episode is to just scream “PRECIOUS BABIES” in caps lock for several paragraphs and leave it at that.  It’d sum up my feelings pretty well, but alas, I do want to dive a little further into the episode.  It pretty much had everything I was hoping to get out […]


  • Love Stage!! 1×9 Review: Which Way Is Right?

    Have you ever wanted to grab two characters, bop their heads together, and scream: “You two are in love each other!” at them until they got the point? That was basically how I felt throughout this entire episode. It’s pretty clear at this point that the love is going both ways between Izumi and Ryouma, […]


  • Love Stage!! 1×8 Review: Men’s Style

    This episode spent a large portion of the time summarizing parts of the story that we’ve already seen in prior episodes and new material, including things that happened prior to the first episode of the series. We get to see more of Rei’s backstory and passed a major turning point in Izumi’s life. This also […]


  • Love Stage!! 1×7 Review: Could This Be…

    It was an agonizing wait to see how the cliffhanger scene from last week’s episode would play out but the resolution to the whole debacle was quick and mostly satisfactory. The romance between Ryouma and Izumi is blossoming in an adorably sweet way despite the rocky start. They’re a couple I’m proud to cheer on. […]


  • Summer 2014 Halfway point: Hits and Misses.

    For each new anime season, I do try to make a point to check out what’s gaining buzz in the community. Sometimes I’m a little late to the party, and sometimes it isn’t until the next season has started that I even get time to really invest in finding the gems. Usually I’ll discover one, […]


  • Love Stage 1×6 Review: What Kind Of Test Is That

    We’ve come so far in terms of character development in the span of just six short episodes. While Ryouma’s questionable restraint around Izumi is still an ongoing issue, he’s evolved from the cliched pop star into an altogether caring character that I’ve developed a large amount of sympathy for. Rei isn’t just a guy in […]


  • Love Stage!! 1×5 Review: Just A Little

    This anime continues to surprise me with both how absolutely adorable it is and how much each character continues to flesh out week after week. The characters could have been simple two-dimensional beings that exhibit only the cliched trademarks of their type (otaku, rock star, etc), but things are a lot more nuanced than that. […]