March 31, 2015 at 2:21 am Comments (41)
Seven Six Deadly Sins.
A shounen adventure through and through, Nanatsu no Taizai avoids many of the pitfalls of typical never-ending shounen to give us a story that never lets up, never gets boring, and never lets the excitement diminish … all while giving us a real conclusion with world-changing effects by the end.
Continue Reading "Nanatsu no Taizai – One Helluva Ride"
March 31, 2015 at 1:17 am Comments (19)
If you’re not a fan of sports anime, this might just be the one to change your mind.
For all that there are myriad qualities that can make an anime great, there’s just no substitute for sincerity.
Continue Reading "Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – Hime!"
March 30, 2015 at 5:17 pm Comments (16)
「ユリ熊嵐」 (Yuri Kuma Arashi)
“Yuri Kuma Arashi”
I feel it’s safe to say that Yuri Kuma Arashi turned out much better than people initially gave it credit for.
Continue Reading "Yuri Kuma Arashi – 12 (END)"
March 30, 2015 at 8:36 am Comments (40)
「スーサイド•ツアー」 (Suusaido Tsuaa)
Coming into this episode, I honestly did not know how Madhouse would send this one off.
Continue Reading "Death Parade – 12 (END)"
March 30, 2015 at 12:25 am Comments (30)
More friends all the time.
The third season was a return to form, featuring the essential elements I loved about the first season and all the characters from the second, mixed together in a different way.
Continue Reading "DOG DAYS” – Optimistic Adventures of Friends and Dreams"
March 29, 2015 at 2:23 pm Comments (17)
Also my face during Yoru no Yatterman’s filler episodes.
I don’t think I’ve ever watched an anime as inconsistent as Yoru no Yatterman.
Continue Reading "Yoru no Yatterman – A Difficult Journey"
March 29, 2015 at 11:47 am Comments (38)
Father, Mother, Child.
Junketsu no Maria was a simple tale, but there were several themes that it explored during its run – all of them to some degree of success.
Continue Reading "Junketsu no Maria – The Trials of a Witch"
March 29, 2015 at 8:55 am Comments (34)
「艱難汝を玉にす」 (Kannannanji o Tama Ni Su)
“Adversity Makes a Man Wise”
Every single series I wrote about this season is sequel bait.
Continue Reading "Durarara!!x2 Shou – 12 (END)"
March 29, 2015 at 3:44 am Comments (284)
「いつか見た流星 -Inherit the Stars-」 (Itsuka mi ta Ryūsei -Inherit the Stars-)
“Shooting Star of Yesteryear -Inherit the Stars-”
Fair or not, anime are always graded on a curve. And it’s a tough week for Aldnoah.Zero.
Continue Reading "ALDNOAH.ZERO – 24 (END)"
March 29, 2015 at 3:32 am Comments (77)
An uneven second season it may have been—at least compared to the more reliably stellar first—but the final episode delivered a finale worth it all. Log Horizon accepts your quest!
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March 28, 2015 at 11:31 am Comments (25)
So, what happens when the clock strikes midnight?
Yes, this show hasn’t actually ended, but I wanted to talk about a better example of a game adaptation than Kantai Collection.
Continue Reading "THE IDOLM@STER: Cinderella Girls – Fanfare"
March 28, 2015 at 9:34 am Comments (19)
Look into the flames, and they’ll look back.
It’s been a turbulent ride, but we got there in the end.
Continue Reading "Garo: Honoo no Kokuin – Fantasy with Style"
March 27, 2015 at 11:27 pm Comments (15)
「しみしみ、むぎゅっ。」 (Shimishimi, Mugyu.)
“Soaked Up, Squeeze.”
I would highly recommend this anime to anyone who calls themselves a “foodie” or anyone who just wants to develop an appetite late at night.
Continue Reading "Koufuku Graffiti – 12 (END)"
March 27, 2015 at 5:57 pm Comments (65)
I don’t know what stunned me more – that final episode, or the reaction to it.
Continue Reading "Tokyo Ghoul Root A – 12 (END)"