2017 wasn't quite the knock out year for big hitting anime that 2016 was (at least for the anime I tend to go for) but it did bring quite a few interesting and quirky titles that I had a lot of fun reminiscing over when making this list. Yes, this is 2017 and my favourite picks from the year but remember I'd love to hear your favourites so be sure to leave a comment.
This week I'm turning my attention to Jean Otus from ACCA. As an employee of the inspection department, ACCA, Jean gets the fun job of touring each district in the kingdom for the purpose of inspection (he also gets to eat some really good food). However, while Jean goes about his job rumours of a … Continue reading Up Close with Jean Otus
A lot of people love a good mystery. Okay, some people get frustrated and skip to the end when it is a book, but given the consistent production and sales of mysteries there's clearly an audience. I'll admit, I get frustrated when a mystery takes too long to get going, doesn't give enough indication of … Continue reading Top 5 Mystery Anime
There's no doubt that Madhouse is a bit of a powerhouse when it comes to producing anime. They've got a large number of fairly big titles under their belt and the quality of so many of their productions is undeniable. That isn't to say they don't have any misses and those will need to be … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Produced By Madhouse
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
Following on from last week where I looked at my top 5 choices for best female characters in 2017, I now have my list of males. This list is always so much harder to write because there are more lead male characters and for some reasons more personality types for male characters which means the … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Characters in 2017
Last year I wrote my list on the top opening themes of 2016 and unsurprisingly Yuri On Ice's History Maker took out the top spot. This year there wasn't a single stand out song that really stuck with me, but there were lots of opening themes that really matched their show so it ended up … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2017
ACCA tells the story of Jean Otus, an inspector who travels the 13 districts of the Kingdom of Dowa, who is about to get drawn into a whole lot of political intrigue. With rumours of a coup gathering momentum, what will Jean do? Probably smoke a cigarette. Be sure to read the full review.
ACCA Episode 12 Review: While I suspect not all will be thrilled with the way this resolved, for me it was the perfect way to end this story. At all times, things have been pretty laid back and resolved without much in the way of violence, and for the coup to end the way it … Continue reading ACCA Episode 12 – Terrific
ACCA Episode 11 Review: ACCA has been a great watch and while part of me wondered if the final episodes could deliver after the last of the mysteries seemed revealed, ACCA episode 11 answers the question with a resounding 'yes'. Everything about this episode worked and continues to tie the plot together while continuing to … Continue reading ACCA Episode 11