Up Close with Xianming Lin

From the moment we are introduced to Lin in Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens we know a few things about him. He has zero attachment to anyone, will do whatever he has to do, and for some reason he likes to cross dress. As the series continues to weave its tale of assassins, betrayals, and baseball Lin … Continue reading Up Close with Xianming Lin

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 1: Hitmen, Detectives, and Corruption

Hakata Tonktsu Ramens Episode 1 Lin

Overview: Okay, I went in pretty blind but essentially the set up here is that there's a whole bunch of hitmen and organisations operating within the town and then there's apparently someone who specialises is killing hitmen. Don't ask me what the title means. The individual words make sense but what it has to do … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 1: Hitmen, Detectives, and Corruption

Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Series Review

Overview: A young man from Japan wakes up without memories and finds himself thrust into a world of assassins and betrayal. He's a puppet for an organisation known as Inferno and he exists only to kill. However, he might not want to stay a puppet forever and as he grows closer to Ein, another of … Continue reading Phantom: Requiem for the Phantom Series Review

Blade and Soul Series Review

Overview: Alka, a member of the clan of the sword (an assassin) is on a mission for revenge after her master was killed. However, she's got a long road ahead of her. Review: I did my first impressions (when I was about mid-way through this series) awhile ago. I don't really want to change any … Continue reading Blade and Soul Series Review

Bloodivores Episode 3

Review: This has been the best episode so far in this series (though episodes 1 and 2) didn't set the bar particularly high. Though they never managed to actually get me to feel worried for any of the characters, I'm at least now mildly interested in a couple of them which is more than they … Continue reading Bloodivores Episode 3

Akame Ga Kill Impressions

I'm not ready to fully review this yet. I watched it awhile ago and remember not being terribly impressed (especially with the title character, Akame). That said, I decided to give the series another go because I didn't really remember much detail other than not liking the main characters. At the time of writing, I've … Continue reading Akame Ga Kill Impressions

Taboo Tattoo Episode 3

Review: This series isn't getting any better but it's also not getting any worse. Or, maybe the bath scene with the female assassin constitutes as getting worse? Hard to tell. Whichever way the fight sequences from last week kind of became non-events at the start of this episode and then we went through some more … Continue reading Taboo Tattoo Episode 3