Kiss Him, Not Me Episode 4

Review: I have to wonder at this point how long the boys are going to just allow themselves to be dragged around. No matter how cute Kae is after losing weight (an issue in and of itself), the fact that these boys will apparently put up with anything in order to stay around her is … Continue reading Kiss Him, Not Me Episode 4

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Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Episode 4

Review: Hanna is fast becoming one of my favourite characters even though at times her stilted speech pattern seems really affected and a little bit silly. Her inclusion in the story kind of balances out the tragic friendship tale brewing between Chi and Suzuko. On that note, this week we met the Bookmaker and he … Continue reading Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Episode 4

In Case You Missed It

Finally got to the end of the biggest week I'm going to have for a long time. No more real world commitments outside of work for awhile. They are tiring. Anyway, this week I didn't get around to as many blogs as I would have liked but here are some posts I came across when … Continue reading In Case You Missed It

Flip Flappers Episode 4

Review: They really are pushing the Alice in Wonderland theme at times and the inclusion of a tea drinking scene and the design of Papika's 'house' just kind of reinforced that this episode. Of course, they are also pushing all and any symbolism to do with illusion and the idea of two things being one. … Continue reading Flip Flappers Episode 4

Girlish Number Episode 1

Overview: Chitose Karasuma wants to be a successful voice actress (or at the very least wants to be popular) and after getting only minor roles suddenly gets offered a main part. Review: This is one of those oddly self-aware stories that come up from time to time where we critique an idea by showing everything … Continue reading Girlish Number Episode 1

Natsume Yuujinchou Go Episode 4

Review: Part two of Natsume dealing with Matoba was great but as always when Matoba gets involved we get a lot of questions without answers and I wonder just what was in the letter. Both Natori and Matoba know and Natsume is in the dark as always and given the overall theme this season of … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Go Episode 4

Autumn 2016 Week 4

Week 4 and hasn't this been fun? And look, Bungo Stray Dogs gave us a series final 4 weeks in. Not really, but it felt that way while watching it. Anyway, some shows have delivered and others have simply spat out another episode, but here are my thoughts on what I'm watching. As always, I … Continue reading Autumn 2016 Week 4

Taboo Tattoo Series Review

Overview: Seigi is an ordinary teenage boy in Japan (who is of course trained in martial arts) who is given a tattoo that has some mystic powers and then gets caught up in a battle between nations that may or may not have world ending consequences. Review: If you followed my week to week posts … Continue reading Taboo Tattoo Series Review

Yuri on Ice Episode 4

Review: After the show down with Yuri and Yurio (Russian Yuri's nickname to save confusion), this week we get an episode of preparation and training for the ice-skating season. Both characters are working on their weaknesses and the continued contrast between the two remains a high point for this series rather than a detriment. We … Continue reading Yuri on Ice Episode 4

Friday’s Feature -On Admiring First Episodes

At four weeks into the Autumn season of anime I'm now reflecting on the choices I made about what to watch and what to pass on. A lot of these choices are made at episode 1 (even if they aren't confirmed I really do start leaning heavily towards watching or dropping something during that first … Continue reading Friday’s Feature -On Admiring First Episodes