Banished From The Hero’s Party, I Decided To Live a Quiet Life in the Countryside Episode 2 – A Flash Back Episode Of Scenes We’ve Never Seen

Banished From The Hero's Party Episode 2 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.

Is It Magic, Art, Or Science? Why do some first episodes in anime appeal and others leave you reaching for the escape key?

First Episodes in Anime

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.

Mieruko-Chan Episode 2 – Is She Seeing More Clearly?

Mieruko-Chan Episode 2 Review

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.

Top 5 Survival Anime – Murder Games, Zombies and More

Top 5 Survival Anime

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 Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Episode 2 – Exorcist Takes on Fake Fortune Teller

The Night Beyond the Tricornered Window Episode 2

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 Episode 1 – Made In Abyss Vibes But Offers Enough To Feel Unique

Sakugan Episode 1 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.

Mushoku Tensei: Jobless Reincarnation Part 2 Episode 13 – A Rare Conundrum

Jobless Reincarnation Episode 13

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.

Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy Series Review – An Indulgent But Enjoyable Isekai

Tsukimichi Moonlit Fantasy Series Review

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.

Saihate no Paladin Episode 1 – Reincarnation and Training (another isekai fantasy adventure)

Saihate no Paladin Episode 1 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.

Taishou Otome Fairytale Episode 1 – Pity Party For One

Taishou Otome Fairytale Episode 1 Review

Taishou Otome Fairytale only kind of grabbed my interest because I was still looking for just something sweet or romantic for my watch list this season. I've got a lot of supernatural and somewhat edgy titles on my list and wanted some balance. So how was this first episode?