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
After skipping Fall 2018, I’m back with my seasonal anime first impressions. Welcome everyone, to Winter 2019, and just like last winter, we’ve got some great series to start this year off. From the dark tones of Dororo to the cute girls of Pastel Memories, this season is as colourful as it is varied. This post is the first… Continue reading Winter Anime 2019 – First Impressions (Part 1)