December 30, 2014 at 12:04 am Comments (69)
For some reason, I feel like playing Risk.
An entire civil war in one season. If only the real ones passed as quickly … though I would’ve liked to have spent more time with this one, so we could really get to know these characters and this world.
Continue Reading "Madan no Ou to Vanadis – The Adventures of Human Legolas"
December 29, 2014 at 12:34 pm Comments (9)
PSA: Unless you are a Merman, please don’t sleep in the bath.
This show was everything I wanted it to be, and for that I am thankful.
Continue Reading "Orenchi no Furo Jijou – The Best Bathtub Ever"
December 27, 2014 at 1:08 am Comments (80)
The most surprising show of the season ends with more surprises. We thought it was slice-of-life, it turned out to be magical girl combat, and then it got dark. The question is: how did it fare in the end, and how does it measure up?
Continue Reading "Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – A Hero’s Despair, & Hope"
December 24, 2014 at 12:19 pm Comments (8)
A promise remembered.
This is a second season that takes everything that was good about the first, and then improves it immensely.
Continue Reading "Yama no Susume: Second Season – Mountain Climbing & So Much More"
December 23, 2014 at 8:15 am Comments (15)
Weeping for what could have been.
Ironically, and tragically, Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete is an anime ultimately doomed to being forgotten.
Continue Reading "Ushinawareta Mirai wo Motomete – In Search of Lost Potential"
December 22, 2014 at 9:20 pm Comments (41)
I am the bone of my sword.
It’s hard to put Inou Battle in a box, because it refuses to go into one. Slice-of-life, probably, and harem and comedy too, but what of the drama, the heartfelt feelings, or the surprisingly brutal turn at the end? It’s hard to define, but one thing’s for sure: It was entertaining all the way through.
Continue Reading "Inou Battle wa Nichijou-kei no Naka de – Defying Categorization"
December 18, 2014 at 1:26 pm Comments (24)
Sensei-chan best girl. No wait, Hio-tan. No, Tsumorin! Erohon G-men!? Too many choices!
Denki-gai is a comedy about the otaku life, but it’s in the characters’ relationships that it really shines.
Continue Reading "Denki-gai no Honya-san – Laughs & Love in Otaku Paradise"
October 17, 2014 at 10:24 pm Comments (57)
「乙女の真心 / ろうたけたる思い」 (Otome no Magokoro / Routaketaru Omoi)
“A Maiden’s True Heart / Noble Thoughts”
Another Studio Gokumi slice-of-life premieres … or maybe not. With a surreal turn, this original series is more than it first appears.
Continue Reading "Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru – 01, 02"
October 16, 2014 at 10:07 am Comments (33)
「かみなりの夜の子」 & 「はじめての森へ」 (Kaminari no Yoru no Ko & Hajimete no Mori e)
“The Child of the Night of Thunder” & “First Time into the Forest”
Someone at Studio Ghibli enjoyed working on Ni no Kuni immensely, it seems.
Continue Reading "Sanzoku no Musume Ronja – 01, 02"
October 11, 2014 at 8:21 am Comments (83)
「地球はツインテールの星」 (Chikyuu wa Tsuinte-ru no Hoshi)
“Earth is a Twin-Tail World”
Random Curiosity: watching anime so you don’t have to.
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October 9, 2014 at 6:22 pm Comments (62)
「明日に向かって、えくそだすっ!」 (Ashita ni Mukatte, Ekusodasu!)
“An Exodus Toward Tomorrow!”
Initial D meets Bakuman. If you’re interested in an anime about making anime, then SHIROBAKO is for you.
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October 8, 2014 at 8:28 am Comments (56)
「七つの大罪」 (Nanatsu no Taizai)
“The Seven Deadly Sins”
It’s time to go on an adventure.
Continue Reading "Nanatsu no Taizai – 01"
October 7, 2014 at 4:03 pm Comments (16)
「フェイズ４９」 (Feizu 49)
It almost feels like Yowamushi Pedal never went on break last season, considering how this episode jumped in right where the last ended – mid-way through the intense final stretch of the second day of the Inter High.
Continue Reading "Yowamushi Pedal: Grande Road – 01"
October 7, 2014 at 7:56 am Comments (22)
「レん家のフロ事情」 (Orenchi no Furo Jijou)
“The Circumstances in My Home’s Bathtub”
We finally have our anime about a merman in a pink bathtub!
Continue Reading "Orenchi no Furo Jijou – 01"