Naofumi’s Progress From Zero to Hero to Not-So-Anti-Hero

This week I'm turning my attention to Naofumi from The Rising of the Shield Hero. As a character he's already been criticised and mocked and I'm not jumping on that band wagon. Rather I want to look at what his character was trying to achieve, what he did achieve, and where he was found wanting.

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The Promised Neverland Series Review

The Promised Neverland Episode 4 Ray, Emma and Norman

The Slow Burn With The Satisfying Conclusion Where do you even start with The Promised Neverland? As a viewing experience it is an extraordinary roller coster of emotional highs and lows, of fearing for the safety of characters, of being annoyed at times by the distractions of minor characters or plot points, but ultimately it … Continue reading The Promised Neverland Series Review

Grimm’s Notes The Animation Series Review

The quality of the story here is certainly grim. In case it hasn't become clear as I work my way through the anime I watched during the 2019 Winter Season, I'm jumping back and forth between anime I enjoyed a lot and anime that kind of had a bumpier ride. Last week was the slice … Continue reading Grimm’s Notes The Animation Series Review

My Roommate is a Cat Series Review

My Roommate is a Cat Episode 2 Cute Moment

It Has A Cat In It - Recommendation Enough? When My Roommate is a Cat, or Doukyonin wa Hiza, Tokidoki, Atama no Ue (what a mouthful) premiered, reactions were clearly split. The first episode by its very nature turned part of the audience away which is kind of a shame given this story ends up … Continue reading My Roommate is a Cat Series Review

Meiji Tokyo Renka Series Review

Another reverse harem time travelling heroine story. Reverse harem anime are becoming a fair staple of the seasonal line up with a handful of them coming out each year and the time-travelling heroine is starting to be a recurring theme. Meiji Tokyo Renka doesn’t bring a single new idea to the table as we have … Continue reading Meiji Tokyo Renka Series Review

Run With The Wind Series Review

They'll take your emotions for a run. For those who followed my episodic reviews you will already know it took me awhile to get into this series. The opening episodes, while there were some really pretty animations, didn't really grab me as we set up a fairly standard team sport anime. We had Haiji, the … Continue reading Run With The Wind Series Review

Sword Art Online Alicization Series Review

Sword Art Online Alicization Episode 7 Kirito

Proving that more is not always better. There be spoilers below. I remember back when Sword Art Online had just begun. I remember the first episode of the Aincrad arc and just how quickly it seemed to pass by and how heavily the bombshell at the end of that episode fell. I remember rapidly skipping … Continue reading Sword Art Online Alicization Series Review

The Promised Neverland Fact Check – Sheets

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Hi all! Are you surprised to see me here? For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Irina and I like anime. I like it so much that I have a little blog on the subject that I have been posting on for a bit over a year now, during which time … Continue reading The Promised Neverland Fact Check – Sheets

The Morose Mononokean Season 2 Series Review

The boys, and Fuzzy, are back for a more dramatic season of supernatural events. I had the distinct pleasure of getting to review The Morose Mononkean Season Two with the lovely Irina and I will admit, I went in with fairly low expectations. Season one of the Morose Mononkean was okay but that was all. … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Season 2 Series Review

A Time For Choices

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Endro Episode 12 Review- It's time for the final face off between a demon lord and a hero but how will Endro deliver this event?