Survival and death game anime have had a really poor run over the last few years. Adaptations of manga or games tend to end up quite superficial, with death flags galore and characters appearing one-dimensional. On the other hand, you get original series which fall into cliches, trip over themselves in convoluted plots or are… Continue reading Darwin’s Game Anime Review – Survival of the Fittest!
After over ten years of watching anime I thought I had seen the full spectrum of what it can offer. From demon slaying teenagers to cat-banana mutants, it really took something special for me to go WTF. And that’s when my boyfriend introduced me to Keijo!!!!!!!!, a series so outlandish it needs eight exclamation points.… Continue reading Keijo!!!!!!!! Anime Review – The Ultimate Fan Service Series?
Ni no Kuni is a series of popular RPGs by Level 5 that have spanned five (soon to be six) games. The series has been highly praised for its complex stories, wonderful characters and Ghibli- style animations. Two of the games’ animated sequences were actually done by Studio Ghibli and the other games continued the style.… Continue reading Ni no Kuni Film Review – Lost Between Worlds
Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] also known as The Ones Within is a series I doubt is on everyone’s Summer anime watch list. The series is based on a manga of the same name by Osora, first published in 2014. This anime adaptation is by Silver Link who have also done series like Alice in Borderland [one of my very… Continue reading Naka no Hito Genome [Jikkyouchuu] Episode 1 Review
Dororo was never meant to be a happy story. Characters live tragic lives, filled with a futile struggle against cruel fate. It was something I’ve come to expect with the series, but nothing could have prepared me for how gripped and destroyed I was by the story of Mio. After gaining his hearing back, Hyakkimaru struggles… Continue reading Dororo Episodes 5 & 6 Review: The Moriko Song and My Tears
Coming off the high of last week’s episode of Dororo, I have to admit I was a tad disappointed how this week turned out. Taking a slight turn away from focusing on a specific character, this episode looked at an object. A cursed sword. I feel like I’ve seen one hundred and one cursed sword stories,… Continue reading Dororo Episode 4 Review: One Sword to Rule them All
To be perfectly honest, I am very rarely a fan of episodes devoted to a single backstory. I often feel they’re forced drivers of sympathy, the worse offenders being backstories in the Big Three (like Naruto) which seem to just outdo themselves with tragic childhoods. So when this week’s episode of Dororo started, I did let out a… Continue reading Dororo Episode 3 Review: A Backstory for the Ages
The winner of the Winter 2019 first impressions poll was Dororo , and I won’t attempt to hide my excitement. Thank you all for not rallying against me and picking something you know I’ll hate! For those who are new to Dororo, I recommend checking out my first impressions post of it, over here. With all that… Continue reading Dororo Episode 2 Review: Will Bandai go Bye Bye?
Time for the second, and final part of my Winter 2019 first impressions. In last week’s part 1 post we looked at Dororo, Boogiepop, Mob Psycho 100 and Pastel Memories. A majority of those series I rated very highly, so it seems that Winter 2019 has gotten off to a good start so far. But… Continue reading Winter Anime 2019 – First Impressions (Part 2)
As the Fall 2018 anime came to a close, a few of my Facebook friends where sharing pictures, lamenting the end of some great stories. One Facebook friend in particular, shared screenshots of the final heart-wrenching scene in Banana Fish. One of his friends complained about the spoiler (red) and the poster’s response (blue) used a… Continue reading Seasonal Anime, The Otaku Community & Spoilers – A Discussion