Post sponsored by Mechanical Anime Reviews. Heion Sedai no Idaten-Tachi was probably my favourite show from the Summer 2021 anime season. Alas, without an ending it makes it very hard to recommend. Be sure to read the full review.
Banished From The Hero's Party gives us an episode full of backstory on how Red and Rit met. Be sure to read the full review.
I recently read Irina's post on 'That Brand New Anime Feeling' where she discussed what she is looking for in the first 10 minutes of an anime. It made me wonder what it was about first episodes in anime that can appeal or cause me to walk away.
This post is sponsored by Ashley. Pretending not to see seems to be getting harder for Miko in episode 2 of Mieruko-Chan and more than once this episode she finds herself taking action after visions of ghosts. Be sure to read the full episode review.
With Battle Game in 5 Seconds coming to a close and Platinum End about to kick off yet more characters facing off against one another it felt like an appropriate time to look at my favourite survival anime. While not all of these are death game, battle royale style anime, they all involve characters fighting for survival. I'd love to know your favourite survival anime so be sure to leave me a comment.
The second episode of The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window expands on the supernatural world, though also paints Hiyakawa in a somewhat more dubious light. Be sure to read the full review.
Sakugan is an anime that is very easily compared with Made in Abyss because of a number of key factors in its setting and premise. That said, this episode actually ended up feeling like very much its own story and by the end of it I was ready for more. Be sure to read the full review.
Post sponsored by Lynn Sheridan. I'm wondering if I'm supposed to be overthinking the god's motives here? Or is it just a case of coincidence and misunderstandings? While episode 13 of Jobless Reincarnation wasn't as emotionally charged as episode 12 it still delivered some good moments.
I covered the first three episodes of Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy for a watch or drop post and wasn't amazed by this series but was happy enough to continue it. Surprisingly, this anime turned out to be one of the stronger isekai titles from the season. Be sure to read the full review.
Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Saihate no Paladin is another I was reincarnated in another world story where the main character is growing up in the city of the dead and being raised by a skeleton, a priestess, and a ghost sorcerer. So how was this first episode? Be sure to read the full review.