Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2017

The final top 5 of 2017 list and this week I am focusing on those shows that I just found interesting to look at for whatever reason. Maybe they were pretty or set somewhere interesting, or maybe they were just plain bizarre, but they are shows that when I think about them I remember the … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Visually Interesting Anime in 2017

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18if Series Review: Great Individual Moments in an Ordinary Series

Overview: Haruto wakes up in a strange place and soon learns he is inside a dream where a sleeping girl has become a witch. Lily recruits Haruto to save the witches and help the girls wake up. Review: 18if is one of those stories that you know at the beginning you can't really judge until … Continue reading 18if Series Review: Great Individual Moments in an Ordinary Series

The Best of Summer 2017

Okay, we have made it to the announcement for the best of Summer 2017. Starting with my favourites of the season and then the reader's poll results. With over 100 votes again, and a few more than Spring, I am hoping that the poll is becoming more reflective of the feelings of the community, however … Continue reading The Best of Summer 2017

18if Episode 13: We Came, We Saw, We Drank Tea and Ate Cake

Review - With Spoilers: While I've enjoyed 18if all the way along, what this show really needed to lift it to something I would actually enjoy rewatching was a strong conclusion that really brought all those weird elements together. While they certainly brought back all the characters this episode, what we didn't get was anything … Continue reading 18if Episode 13: We Came, We Saw, We Drank Tea and Ate Cake

18if Episode 12: I’m Feeling This Was A Little Anti-Climatic

Review: This kind of seems like 18if has finally pulled everything together and is moving toward the final showdown between Haruto and Eve in the dream world, which means it really should be feeling exciting. We learn this episode where Haruto is in the real world (though no actual hints about how or why) and … Continue reading 18if Episode 12: I’m Feeling This Was A Little Anti-Climatic

Summer 2017 Week 12

Okay, some shows are done and others are close to drawing to a close and I'm now having to seriously think about my plans for the Autumn season. Here's my list but there will be one more to draw the season to a close. Remember polling for the best and worst anime of the Summer … Continue reading Summer 2017 Week 12

18if Episode 11: Does This Count as Recap?

Review: This episode of 18if was both satisfying, in that we are finally see them trying to connect all of these incidents and give us some explanation about Haruto, and also incredibly frustrating. Frustrating because we spend a large part of the run time flashing back through all ten withes we've previously encountered. While Haruto's … Continue reading 18if Episode 11: Does This Count as Recap?

Tuesday’s Top 5: Shows of Summer 2017 That Weren’t As Bad As Their Synopsis Made Them Sound

This might seem like an odd choice for a list but I'm going to be honest, going into Summer 2017 there were only a few shows that on reading the synopsis made me want to try them and then most of those were unavailable to me. I did get to watch Elegant Yokai Apartment Life … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Shows of Summer 2017 That Weren’t As Bad As Their Synopsis Made Them Sound

18if Episode 10: Dream a Little Dream

Review¬† (some spoilers below): While overall this show has been a bit hit and miss, episodes like this remind me why I didn't drop the show early on. Occasionally it hits the mark fairly perfectly. While the viewing of episode 10 is a disjointed at confusing experience, it has all the qualities one would expect … Continue reading 18if Episode 10: Dream a Little Dream

18if Episode 9: Crash and Burn

Review: While I'm not overly easily offended by content in anything, this week's episode of 18if just seems incredibly unnecessary. There's nothing wrong with the show wanting to highlight some of the issues idols have to deal with and looking at gender expectations, but this episode doesn't actually take its own subject matter seriously and … Continue reading 18if Episode 9: Crash and Burn