Ajin – 04, 05

「君は黒い幽霊を見たことがあるか?/ いざとなったら助けを求める最低なクズ」 (Kimi wa Kuroi Yuurei o Mita Koto ga Aru ka?/ Iza to Nattara Tasuke o Motomeru Saiteina Kuzu)
“Have You Seen the Black Ghost?/Trasho Who Only Asks for Help When Desperate”

Let there be no two ways about it – whatever you might think of the other aspects of its production, Ajin is a superbly written series as far as I’m concerned.

Ajin – 02

「何でこんなことになったんだ。僕は悪くないのに」 (Nande kon’na kotoni natta nda. Boku wa warukunainoni)
“Why is This Happening to me? It’s Not My Fault”

Ajin is a series about which one could play the “if only” card all day long, but that’s a study in diminishing returns if ever there was one.

Winter 2024 Preview

Winter is here again at last. From subzero days and snowy weather (or blazing summer heat for our southern brethren) to the realization that, oh yes, it’s also a leap year – don’t forget about that! – we also have that one seasonal constant: anime. New anime. And lots of anime at that. There’s quite a few hotly anticipated shows on the horizon, whether it be the fantasy/isekai manhwa adaptation for Ore dake Level Up na Ken, the thriller-esque high school shenanigans of Youkoso Jitsuryoku Shijou Shugi no Kyoushitsu e, or the new romance favourite in Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu. In the mood for sequels? Have at the return of Ao no Exorcist, the second go-around for Urusei Yatsura, school parody Mashle, or the venerable Kingdom now into its fifth season. Don’t think adaptations are lacking either, as between ingenious cooking adventure Dungeon Meshi, crazy villainess-OP machine fusion Akuyaku Reijou Level 99, shounen upstart Ishura, and the next great ecchi tempest in >Mato Seihei no Slave, you won’t be lacking for options. And hey, if all that still isn’t enough, there’s a few interesting anime originals courtesy of Bones’ Metallic Rouge, cute girl slice of life Pon to Michi, and Meiji era historical Meiji Gekken: 1874. Short days and cold weather may make winter suck something fierce, but anime is here to help keep our spirits high! This is Random Curiosity’s Winter 2024 preview!

Spring 2023 Preview

Welcome to the Spring 2023 anime tournament of tournaments! And oh what a tournament we have for you this time. The bases are loaded with some seriously seasoned veterans like Mix, Kimetsu no Yaiba, Gundam’s Witch from Mercury, and Mahoutsukai no Yome. New and promising players are also here on the team to whet appetites with Kimi wa Houkago Insomnia, Tengoku Daimakyou, and Skip to Loafer – not to mention established Shonen Jump series finally taking to the field like the supernatural sword-fight packed thriller Jigokuraku and Harry Potter meets Boku no Hero Academia, MASHLE. The ace everyone’s eyes should be on this Spring? The fantastic, funny, heartwarming romantic coming of age story of two adorably awkward middle schoolers in Boku no Kokoro no Yabai Yatsu (no, this is not a paid advertisement I swear!). Of course, you also need music for the cheer squad (and peanut gallery) and what better options for that than the beautiful melody of violins in Ao no Orchestra and the darker, idol-themed Oshi no Ko. If romance is more your thing though, check out the lovable Tonikaku Kawaii, manga-ka meets match in Otonari ni Ginga, and the melt-your-heart cute grade-schoolers in love comedy Jijou wo Shiranai Tenkousei ga Guigui Kuru.

Which ones will score a home-run? Well, we’ll just have to watch and see! Please give a stadium-shaking cheer for Random Curiosity’s Spring 2023 Preview!

Random Curiosity’s Favourite Seiyuus!

Drama class is tougher than you think

There’s a lot which goes into making anime, and one thing arguably more important than many are the voices of its characters. Good or evil, stunning or ugly, a voice can often make or break a production, and we here at Random Curiosity certainly have those we consider the best of the bunch. And now thanks to our Patreon subscriber Nicc we have a reason to finally lay them out for all to see. These are Random Curiosity’s writers’ favourite voice actors (and actresses)!