When the first two episodes of Joker Game aired, I was instantly hooked by this series. It was different from so many of the other anime around and that I had watched. No teenagers or highschools or magical powers. Just a look at a spy agency in Japan in WW2. Potential dark subject matter but at least something different. It didn't quite live up to expectations, but it was a bit different at least. First posted June 2006.
This is part of a series of re-posts of older reviews on 100 Word Anime. The original review came out in July 2016 and can be found here. Now this post originally had those random circular images in it that just look kind of hideous and didn't really have much in the way of flow. So … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Series Review: Guys With Super Powers, What More Do You Need?
Overview: Season 1 ended with the Guild attacking the Agency and essentially declaring war. Season 2 continues following Atsushi (mostly) as he works with the Agency to protect the city. I reviewed this episode to episode if you want to check out my thoughts (which progressively got more negative as the series continued). Review (full … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 Series Review
Review: The first half of this episode of Bungo was great fun. Rampo was doing his thing and coming to the realisation he doesn't have a gift and really not wanting to admit that. Okay, I just like Rampo so the diversion from the Agency/Guild/Mafia war to have a confrontation between two 'detectives' through the … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 22
Review: Things picked up again this week (no whale and no Atsushi really helped) and we saw an attempt at making an alliance with the Port Mafia by the Agency. What I like about this is that both sides know they are going to cooperate because they are kind of just used to one another … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 21
Review: Bungo Stray Dog does a lot of things well, but it also has a lot of problems in terms of writing a cohesive narrative. We just seem to keep piling on more characters, abilities and craziness for the sake of novelty and for every explanation we get there's a whole bunch more questions (and … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20
Review: Bungo Stray Dogs is going to get the award for most inconsistent not just in tone but in airing time the way this season is going. I could probably search and find out why the release date of the episodes has been all over the place but I'm really disinclined to bother. It just … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 18
I watched this series week to week and if you want to see my thoughts on individual episodes, click here. Overview: Down on his luck orphan, Atsushi, rescues a man attempting suicide in a river and then finds himself working for the Armed Detective Agency, an agency comprised of unusual individuals with powers (and the … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Series Review