Mobile Suit Gundam: Iron Blooded Orphans Series Review

So basic plot: Girl A wants to get to Earth and team of adolescent males with various machinery are going to beat up everything between Mars and Earth to get her there. And its a Gundam anime so I pretty much expected it would be sermonising about the horror of war along the way. That said, Iron Blooded Orphans, season 1 at least, was pretty fun to watch (great opening song). First published June 2016.

Watch or Drop? The Saint’s Magic Power is Omnipotent

I really should learn to play by my own rules. After abandoning Trigger's SSSS.Dynazenon by the end of episode 1 and not even making it through the introduction of Combatants Will Be Dispatched I was a little worried that I wouldn't make it to episode 3 of enough anime to continue this post format. Well, I was saved from abandoning Watch or Drop by The Saint's Magic Power is Omnipotent, though I didn't quite remember to stop at the end of episode 3 and snuck in an episode 4.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Totally Narcissistic Characters

Tuesday's Top 5

Having covered red heads both male and female, I am now turning my attention to the narcissists of the anime world. I'm going to clarify, this is not just a list of narcissists though. It's pretty easy to make a character narcissistic. What is difficult is to make the audience actually like the self-loving individual. … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Totally Narcissistic Characters

How Fruits Basket Creates A Growing Attachment To Its Characters

Post Sponsored by Crow. Anyone who has been reading my episode reviews of previous reviews of season 1 and 2 of Fruits Basket will know I am absolutely in love with the series. But more than the story, what I'm in love with are these characters. So now, as we are being drawn into season 3, it seems like a good moment to think about how these characters managed to become so important to me.

Moriarty The Patriot 2nd Season Episode 15 Review

Well it was kind of inevitable we'd get a Jack the Ripper story in this series eventually. I wonder how they'll resolve it here?

Joker Game Series Review

When the first two episodes of Joker Game aired, I was instantly hooked by this series. It was different from so many of the other anime around and that I had watched. No teenagers or highschools or magical powers. Just a look at a spy agency in Japan in WW2. Potential dark subject matter but at least something different. It didn't quite live up to expectations, but it was a bit different at least. First posted June 2006.

I’ve Been Killing Slimes for 300 Years and Maxed Out My Level Episode 4 Impressions

Post sponsored by Lynn Sheridan Episode 4 diverts from the usual path of new character arrives at Azusa's doorstep as this time the crew are off to a dragon wedding. What will they get up to this time?

Fruits Basket: The Final Season Episode 4 Impressions

Post Sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. In an episode almost entirely without Tohru Honda making an appearance, Fruits Basket still managed to bring the feels in so many different forms. Haru steals the show in this fourth episode of the Final Season of Fruits Basket.

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Episode 6 Impressions

Post sponsored by Ashley Capes. Okay, logical inconsistencies aside, Vivy remains one highly entertaining ride with a story that keeps me wanting to find out more. While there's still a chance this could all fall apart, the first half of this series has definitely made me pay attention.

Our Last Crusade or The Rise of a New World Series Review

Another Silver Link fantasy anime based on a light novel - though the extended and overly descriptive title probably gives that away. Our Last Crusade is better defined by what it isn't than what it is given it isn't good but it also isn't bad which mostly just leaves me wondering what sticks with you after the final episode airs. Be sure to read the full review.