Sanrio Boys Episode 4: If The Boys Had Been In Middle-School, This Story-line Might Have Worked.

Before I get into the review, a reminder that last night was the special blog announcement. If you missed it, be sure to check out this post. Review: While the copious Hello Kitty product placement throughout this episode actually worked in well with the story despite being blatant advertising, the story itself fell flat on … Continue reading Sanrio Boys Episode 4: If The Boys Had Been In Middle-School, This Story-line Might Have Worked.

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Recovery of an MMO Junkie Series Review: Recommendation of the Wonderful Virtual Life

Overview: Recovery of an MMO Junkie follows Morioka, who has given up work and going out doors to become a NEET by choice who plays an MMO. Her avatar is a male and she is partnered in the game with a healer called Lily. However, everything changes when on her way to the convenience store … Continue reading Recovery of an MMO Junkie Series Review: Recommendation of the Wonderful Virtual Life

The Countdown Is Over – And So Now, This

And we've finally reached January 31st and the end of the countdown that has been going on for quite awhile now so it is finally time to make some announcements. Eva Launch! Oh, that's not quite right. That would be cool, but unfortunately budget cuts have meant that the Eva program just isn't getting off … Continue reading The Countdown Is Over – And So Now, This

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 4: Was Anyone Surprised By That Ending?

Review: Well, at least we know now why Syaoran is being all avoidy (though not any details, just that he's doing that usual lie to the girl in order to protect her thing anime the males in magical girl shows tend to do even though it usually fails miserably - see Darien season two of … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 4: Was Anyone Surprised By That Ending?

Protected: Darling in the FRANXX Episode 3: Like Playing With Matches

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters in 2017

Tuesday's Top 5

Following on from last week where I looked at my top 5 choices for best female characters in 2017, I now have my list of males. This list is always so much harder to write because there are more lead male characters and for some reasons more personality types for male characters which means the … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters in 2017

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 3: Game On

Review: Well, this anime just became my favourite of this season (still sitting underneath March Comes in Like a Lion which carried over from last season). The first two episodes interested me and started getting me drawn into these characters and their world but episode 3 consolidated everything I wanted from this show. Between the … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 3: Game On

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 37: Rei vs Souya

Review: This was everything I could have wanted from a first match between these two characters. It wasn't a major showdown but rather a peaceful and thought provoking game where Rei overcame both the mental hurdle of facing Souya and overcame the knowledge that he was going to lose after making a move he knew … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 37: Rei vs Souya

Record of Grancrest War Episode 4: Finally

Review: There's something deeply satisfying early in a story when the protagonist's plans go awry. Later in the series it can feel like set-backs exist just to drag the plot out, but early on if victory is too simple there's no reason to fret. Well, Record of Grancrest War gave us three episodes of very … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 4: Finally

Junji Ito Collection Episode 4: Did I Ever Mention I Find Puppets Creepy?

Review: Once again we get two creepy stories with neither one really pushing into actually being scary so much as strange and a little unsettling. What horror I did find in the second story came from my own dislike of puppets and marionettes which was firmly embedded when I was a child. And, just saying, … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 4: Did I Ever Mention I Find Puppets Creepy?