Anime-Gataris Episode 10: It’s the Power of Friendship/Teamwork/Plot Convenience

Review: While this episode certainly did better than last week in that it delivered some actual plot progression and a nice simple problem to solve (Principal's door is locked and we need a code to unlock it), there's still plenty to wonder about how the show got to this place. More specifically, why they felt … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 10: It’s the Power of Friendship/Teamwork/Plot Convenience

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Anime-Gataris Episode 9: There’s a Fine Line and This Just Jumped Right Over It

Review: I'm not the biggest fan of comedy in the first place, but the first couple of episodes of this show were pretty funny. However, heading in to episode 9 and off the back of a couple of fairly flat episodes, we see the show trying to capture some of the energy it had earlier … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 9: There’s a Fine Line and This Just Jumped Right Over It

Anime-Gataris Episode 8: It’s a Swing and a Miss

Review: One thing that has become painfully obvious during the mid-season of Anime-Gataris is that this show is at its best when it is a straight parody of other anime or when the characters are passionately engaged in an anime discussion dropping references left and right. Devoid of either of those ideas, the story itself … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 8: It’s a Swing and a Miss

Anime Quotes – Autumn 2017

Yes, this is another fairly random post where I have collected my favourite quotes from this season (so far) in one place. I'd love it if you would share your favourite lines or quotes from the season in the comments. Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed this post and like the blog, consider becoming a … Continue reading Anime Quotes – Autumn 2017

Anime-Gataris Episode 7: They’re Going To Shut Down The Club, Again?

Review: While conceptually I understand that this show is parodying many other anime, and the overused club getting shut down conflict is worth poking fun at, this is getting ridiculous. It was kind of the reason I didn't watch Food Wars this season because the whole getting expelled or equally ridiculous consequence of cook offs … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 7: They’re Going To Shut Down The Club, Again?

Anime-Gataris Episode 6: I Lost Count, But This Was Fun

Review: I have no idea how many references they packed into that episode but they were coming thick and fast and they were fantastic. Shout out to the Ore Monogatari and Steins;Gate references that both got shoved in to the same scene and somehow made perfect sense. Yet if there were any surer sign that … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 6: I Lost Count, But This Was Fun

Autumn 2017 Week 6

As we reach the half-way point for a lot of shows (though a number of these will continue on for a second cour) I am still loving this season. It could just be that I found the Summer season fairly weak and this season looks good by comparison, but I actually kind of feel like … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 6

Anime-Gataris Episode 5: Not Even This Show Managed To Make Waiting In Line Interesting

Review: Anime-Gataris has managed to make the usual high school club comedy fairly appealing so far with a cast of relatable characters discussing a topic that pretty much every anime fan can get behind (anime). The conversations have been high energy and overall the show has been fun. Then we get to episode 5. While … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 5: Not Even This Show Managed To Make Waiting In Line Interesting

Autumn 2017 Week 5

This continues to be a fantastic season for me in finding anime that I have really taken a shine to. The shows aren't perfect and how many of them will stand a rewatch test after the fact (or even manage to end well) still remains to be seen, but so far I have genuinely loved … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 5

Anime-Gataris Episode 4: There Was Supposed to Be A Ka-Boom

Review: While I enjoyed this episode, it wasn't quite as interesting as the title suggested it might be with the promised club explosion occurring just as a very minor and peripheral point to the actual story this episode. Meanwhile, as much fun as the reference game has been, including this awesome visual nod to Evangelion: … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Episode 4: There Was Supposed to Be A Ka-Boom