Why Writing Smart Anime Characters Isn’t Easy

When I finally get to my review of season 1 of Moriarty the Patriot one of the points I kept getting stuck on was that in order to make Moriarty seem so smart so many other characters ended up feeling like they were being dumbed down. This made me wonder about the difficulties faced in authors creating smart and genius anime characters. Let me know your thoughts on this in the comments.

Fruits Basket Season 2 Series Review

I went into season 2 of Fruits Basket being warned not to set my expectations too high. That was probably a good thing but to be honest there's a lot to love in this follow up season that the original anime series never got.

Characters With Irreconcilable Differences This Week In Anime

While The Promised Neverland isn't quite living up to the promise of season one, it isn't terrible and the conflict between Emma and Norman is an interesting path to explore. Meanwhile Cells at Work brings back the best villain (victim) from season one with Cancer making a reappearance and he's most certainly making an impact.

Deca-Dence Series Review

An original anime from a studio that doesn't have much of a history and nothing I've actually watched (having not watched Youjo Senki), Deca-Dence deserves far more than its 7.52 score on MAL. While not perfect by any means, this one was a rare and somewhat unexpected treat.

This Is The Anime You HAD To Watch

Regardless of the anime you've seen, there's always something you've missed that someone else feels is pivotal to being an anime fan - of they just really want to share the love. Irina and I discuss the anime people have recommended and how those recommendations have gone.

Top 5 Reasons To Watch Seasonal Anime

Why watch seasonal anime? Here are 5 excellent reasons to get into seasonal anime viewing (with some down sides noted). I'm getting back into list writing.

Is Season 2 Of The Promised Neverland Weaker Than Its Predecessor?

The Promised Neverland Season 2 Discussion

There was a lot to love about season 1 of The Promised Neverland and I was eagerly anticipating a season 2. Now we have it and I can't help but wonder if maybe this second season is missing the mark.

What Is The Best Shounen For People Who Don’t Like Shounen?

It's an interesting question given how popular shounen anime actually is and yet there are a number of anime fans who state a preference for not watching it. However, what makes a shounen watchable to someone who usually avoids the genre?

Ominous Appearances Abound This Week in Anime

So much going on in the episodes this week with The Promised Neverland dropping another bombshell upon us, Cells at Work finally stepping up to the plate and Code Black seems to have the whole body going into meltdown. There's some thrilling watching this week so let's get to looking at the episodes.

The Reason Anime Fans Should Care About Banned Shows

Now I don't pretend to an expert on Russian law nor does a Russian court banning a few anime mean other countries will naturally follow along, however in a world where cancel culture continues to gain momentum, anime fans genuinely need to take an interest in anime censorship.