What is it?
At this time, there is not too much I can say. So far, after recording a test episode, we can say that we get sidetracked very quickly. The point of the podcast is to have a conversation between us, and have guests appear on the show every now and again.
So what we can say is you all are in for one hell of a ride. We cover lots of different topics, for example in the test pilot we discussed:
Very "interesting" stuff right? New info coming soon.
Everybody knows the "slice of life" genre of anime. From The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya to Sound! Euphonium, the slice of life anime takes on many characteristics and ideas (mostly the anime school life).
Today, I will be counting down the best (my favourite) moe anime series. Please enjoy!
#5. Chuunibyou demo Koi ga Shitai! An anime about love and high school, and is also filled with extremely cute girls (Dekomori is secretly the best). The anime focuses around Rikka Takanashi and Yuuta Togashi as they experience romantic feelings for each other. This anime was animated by Kyoto Animations.
#4. Nichijou - Also animated by Kyoto Animations, this comedy is the most random anime that could be watched. While the title suggests a story of simple, everyday school life, the contents are more the opposite. The anime focuses around the lives of Yuuko Aioi, Hakase Shinonome, Mai Minakami, Mio Naganohara, and Sakamoto the cat.
#3. K-On! Do you like cute girls playing guitars? This anime is definitely for you! Focusing around the Light Music Club at Sakuragaoka High School, Yui and Company keep the club alive by creating music and fooling around. There's a reason the band is called "Hokaga (afterschool) Teatime." The main characters here are Yui Hirasawa, Azusa "Azunyan" Nakano, Tsumugi "Mugi" Kotobuki, Ritsu Tainaka, and Mio Akiyama.
#2. Hibike! Euphonium - Is rock music not your thing? Then maybe Sound! Euphonium can satisfy you. Focusing around the Concert Band at Kitauji High School (in the light novels, it actually translates to "North Uji High School"), Kumiko Oumae and friends struggle to the Nationals. It's your typical slice of life with a beautiful yuri subtext between Kumiko and Reina Kousaka.
#1. Hyouka - Although having only recently completing this anime, I think this deserves the number one spot on the list. Oreki Hotarou, who prefers to live a "grey" (ordinary) high school life, is asked to join the Classical Literature Club at Kamiyama High School, where he meets Chitanda Eru. Eventually, Mayaka Ibara and Satoshi Fukube come to join the two. This anime is full of twists and turns as well as some shipping subtext between Mayaka and Satoshi, and Oreki and Chitanda.
So, it is officially December. What's to come for "Digital Minute?" Well, that's what I'm giving you the run-down for!
Sometime this week, there should be a video on the podcast feed called, "Teatime With Crafty - The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya". As the title implies, I have a cup (multiple cups) of tea while talking about the anime movie "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya." The official description follows:
"Come join Crafty for a cup of tea and an anime discussion. Because it is officially December, Crafty discusses "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya" and highlights the best moments. As always, this podcast episode has spoilers. Be warned, and enjoy the video!"
If you have not seen "The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya," the extended English trailer for the 2011 anime movie is below.