This review has been a long time coming. Personally, this anime is still a contender for anime of the season for winter 2019, and likely will take a spot in my top 5 for the entire year. This anime leads you on two separate journeys: a physical one and an emotional one. By the end,…Read More
This year, we reached peak isekai. And by that, I mean the genre has become so popular as of late that we’ve now taken our isekai characters from several different shows and isekai’d them again into yet another world, all together. What would happen if you take a bunch of formerly Japanese protagonists and placed…Read More
Review: Kaguya-sama – Love is War
Love isn’t all warm fuzzies and unabashed bliss. Love can be a battlefield of carefully calculated choices and strength of will for new couples, old couples, and couples yet to come. Sometimes a well timed retreat can be much greater than an open victory, especially when it comes to carefully laid plans for the future.…Read More
Anime loves to showcase extremes, including everything from outlandish plots to outlandish personalities. Only so many stories can be told, so mixing in more extreme elements can help add that unique flavor. Toradora! is a story of extreme personalities. From the outside, it might appear completely farfetched and unreasonable (and to an extent, that would…Read More
Review: Usagi Drop
When I first started seriously watching anime, I had no idea where to begin. With so many choices and almost zero experience, I sought recommendations online from various larger anime personalities, eventually finding a list by ProZD. As it turns out, he has great taste (at least for me personally), particularly when it comes to…Read More
With as often as I sort of mock the fact that there is a lot of anime focused on adolescent romance, that doesn’t mean that there aren’t a few that catch my eye. If done well, they can actually be some of my favorite anime to watch. The premise may be simple and straightforward, but…Read More
Review: Cells at Work!
There are many animated versions of the human body and how it functions, from the comedy based Osmosis Jones to the more educational Magic School Bus. So of course there’s going to be an anime about it as well, and Japan is going to do it the only way Japan knows how: with lots of…Read More
Review: Maoyu – Archenemy & Hero
I’m just going to start off by saying that this review will be more negative than it is positive. I really wanted to like this one because it seemed like a really fun concept (at least in the beginning). Unfortunately, Maoyu – Archenemy & Hero lost its way after a few episodes and never really…Read More
I like to think of myself as someone with pretty thick skin. Not in the sense that I’m an emotionless person who’s too manly to cry and devoid of empathy. What I mean is, it’s generally really hard to hurt my feelings. But I can’t lie on the internet (it’s the law), so I’ll be…Read More
Review: Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon?
Since the premiere of one of my most anticipated shows for the summer 2019 season is imminent, I figured now would be a good time to post a review of the first season for Is It Wrong to Try to Pick Up Girls in a Dungeon (ダンジョンに出会いを求めるのは間違っているだろうか) (wow, that’s a mouthful in any language). I’m…Read More