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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

I don’t even know where to start this review – what an absolutely insane episode that was! But I suppose the beginning is the best place to, well, begin. After last week’s creepy Rena incident, Keiichi begins to avoid her as he tries to work out exactly what’s going on in the village. Rika confronts… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 4 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 3 Review: Speed

Picking up where last week’s episode left off, the team brainstorm exactly how they’ll steal the cargo from the shinkansen. But the train isn’t their only problem, as they find the  the station and platform defences just as formidable. The mysterious robo-cat divides the Akudama up. Teams A and B will work on the switches… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 3 Review: Speed

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Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anime First Impressions (Episodes 1 – 3)

I have something I have to admit – I’ve never really enjoyed watching music themed anime. There’s nothing wrong with them, I’m just not the biggest fan of them. On the other hand otome and general mobile game anime adaptations can be a major hit or miss. So all the cards were against me on… Continue reading Hypnosis Mic: Division Rap Battle Anime First Impressions (Episodes 1 – 3)

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Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 3 Review : Demon Deception – Part 3

Wow, three episodes in and the series is already popping off! This week’s episode opens with the ending of the Watanagashi festival. Rena tells Keiichi a bit about the village’s guardian, Oyasahiro-sama –  a name that continues to pop up throughout the episode. The day after festival, all seems quiet and settled in the village.… Continue reading Higurashi When They Cry – Gou Episode 3 Review : Demon Deception – Part 3

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Akudama Drive Episode 2 Review: Reservoir Dogs

After a premiere episode that left me with mixed feelings, I started Akudama Drive‘s second episode with a bit of anxious anticipation. But, as the episode unfolded, I was pleasantly surprised. The episode starts off shortly after the explosive collars are placed on the team. Their mysterious client-turned-captor has a second task for them, one he’ll pay… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 2 Review: Reservoir Dogs

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Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou Episode 2 Review

After watching episode 1 of Higurashi New, I wasn’t entirely sure I’d stick with it. As I mentioned in my review, I wasn’t completely sold on the slice-of-life gags and the characters hadn’t really connected with me. But after watching episode 2, I’m really glad I gave the series another shot. The episode opens with a… Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry – Gou Episode 2 Review

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Akudama Drive Episode 1 Review

As much as I try not to go into series with expectations, it can be really hard to ‘turn off’ any preconceived notions. And with Danganronpa writer Norimitsu Kaiho at the helm, it was even more difficult not to have high hopes for Akudama Drive’s premiere episode. The episode follows a group of super criminals working to free… Continue reading Akudama Drive Episode 1 Review

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Higurashi: When They Cry – New Episode 1 Review

While I am a massive fan of horror anime and manga, it may come as quite a shock that I’ve never watched the original Higurashi When They Cry (2006). I also own the visual novels that the anime is based off, but haven’t gotten around to playing them (oh that ever growing Steam backlog). So while I… Continue reading Higurashi: When They Cry – New Episode 1 Review