First Impressions of Netflix’s Erased


A live action adaptation of any anime is something of an occasion as it brings out the usual arguments about whether something follows source material, whether the characters 'look' right (though why any real human would want to look like an anime character is a bit beyond me), whether it can live up to the … Continue reading First Impressions of Netflix’s Erased

ID-0 First Impressions: Not for me


This one came out on Netflix over the weekend so I thought I'd check it out and maybe binge a couple of episodes. Then I got to the end of episode 1 and figured I had other things to do. Impressions: It should be pretty obvious that it was not love at first sight for … Continue reading ID-0 First Impressions: Not for me

Kurau Phantom Memory First Impressions


Overview: In a world of mercenary agents, Kurau is a martial arts master and elite thief—but she has a secret. Her body has been fused with a binary alien life form called the Rynax. Every moment Kurau lives is lived twice, one alien sharing her consciousness, the other still waiting to be born. The truth … Continue reading Kurau Phantom Memory First Impressions

Kuromukuro First Impressions


Kurmukuro has been on Netflix for awhile and I've been eyeing it off but hadn't bothered to start it. Recently, I read a review about the show and finally curiosity got the better of me. The reason I hadn't tried it prior was because it has a samurai in it (and I'm not a big … Continue reading Kuromukuro First Impressions

Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid First Impressions


Overview: Tohru is a dragon who shows up to be Miss Kobayashi's maid after some drunken incident in the mountains. Only, as a dragon, Tohru's understanding of how to be a maid is a just a bit off. Review: I'm not going to lie, I really didn't enjoy this first episode. It's perfectly functional as … Continue reading Miss Kobayashi’s Dragon Maid First Impressions

OneRoom First Impressions

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Overview: You are the protagonist. Be prepared to feel creepy. Review: Honestly, I didn't make it through the four minutes of this first episode. The deal with you being the protagonist is fine, even if it leads to bumpy camera as 'you' move around. What isn't so fine is the lingering camera shot on the … Continue reading OneRoom First Impressions

Piacevole First Impressions


Overview: High school student starts part time job at an Italian restaurant. Review: For a four minute episode this is kind of a reasonable set-up and cute enough but like most short anime it just doesn't do much to grab me. The premise isn't interesting enough to hang around for, none of the characters really … Continue reading Piacevole First Impressions

Zetman First Impressions


Overview: There are two forces in the world: the Zet, who are entrusted with the survival of humanity, and the Alphas, who have chosen an extreme form of justice. In a certain city, Jin lives under a bridge with an old man, struggling to pay off debts. He carries the destiny of humanity's survival. Kouga … Continue reading Zetman First Impressions

Hunter x Hunter First Impressions


Okay, calling this a first impression is probably misleading given I did watch some of the original anime series (though where and when I do not remember). However, I'm picking up the 2011 version for the first time and at this point I intend to finish it. First Impressions I think I'm going to spend … Continue reading Hunter x Hunter First Impressions

Haikyuu! First Impressions


Okay, so this anime has been recommended to me almost 50,000 times at this point so I figured given I have run out of shows from Autumn 2016 that I have access to and any desire to watch now was a good time to try the first episode of this. First Impressions The first 7 … Continue reading Haikyuu! First Impressions