As someone who isn’t a huge fan of school based anime and even less a fan of school based anime that focuses on the over-used plot line of the danger of a club being shut down, oh the horror, it seems weird that I got into Kono Oto Tomare. However, from episode one there was something about Chika Kudo as a character that made me want to give this one some more time.
Well, we get a reveal that the enemy isn't what we thought and then not one, but two spontaneous hero power ups based on a mid-battle flash back. Gotta love the diligence with which they pile in the shonen cliches, but much like the earlier part of the season, this week Demon Slayer shows us how to use these standard tropes and still deliver a stand out episode.
Fruits Basket this week kind of killed the warm and fuzzy feeling it has been giving off. Goodbye sensitive handling of emotional depths and hello over-the-top characters and suicide humour? It isn't a deal breaker for the series but nor is it Fruits Basket's finest moment.
Three seasons along and Attack on Titan finally shows many of the cards it has been holding. This information changes everything about how we've viewed the series (at least those of us watching blind without the benefit of reading the source). So how did season three part two of Attack on Titan manage to get me to fall back in love with this franchise?
"Don't die" is Tanjiro's advice to Inosuke as he sails through the air this week. However this advice will prove easier said than done for all three of the young demon slayers as their battle on the mountain against the spider family continues. Demon Slayer continues to pick itself back up with an excellent episode leaving us once again on a cliff-hanger.
How soothing can you get? Fruits Basket episode 18 works not on addressing the issues of bullying but on how victims can find the strength to keep going. It also bathes us all in a warm and happy glow.
Not So Amazing, But Not Trash Either There was something fairly intriguing about the premise of Amazing Stranger (of Chou Kadou Girl 1/6) as an anime figure who still has full use of all of her weapons and skills from her story coming to life in the modern world could have been really interesting. Particularly … Continue reading Amazing Stranger Anime Review
Zenitsu might be striking back against reviewer criticism this week in Kimetsu no Yaiba as he single-handedly takes on the creepiest spider demon ever. For once I completely found his tears and screaming justified because I was right there with him. That was the stuff of nightmares.
Episode 17 of Fruits Basket picks up directly from episode 16 and concludes Arisa's memory of how she met Tohru and Kyoko and ended up leaving the gang. it is an emotional episode that will move you to tears and that is Fruits Basket at its best.
Say It With Senryuu This is going to be a short review, which makes sense given the nature of the anime being reviewed. Senryuu Shoujo is about Nanako, a high school girl who doesn’t speak but communicates by writing poems. Instead of being a story about a lonely girl who is bullied, this is the … Continue reading Senryuu Shoujo Anime Review