Baccano Series Review: Ambition, Immortality, Murder and Mayhem

Overview: During the early 1930s in Chicago, the transcontinental train, Flying Pussyfoot, is starting its legendary journey that will leave a trail of blood all over the country. At the same time in New York, the ambitious scientist Szilard and his unwilling aide Ennis are looking for missing bottles of the immortality elixir. In addition, … Continue reading Baccano Series Review: Ambition, Immortality, Murder and Mayhem

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Friday’s Feature: The Dynamics of Duos

The Autumn 2017 anime season gave viewers many things, but one thing I took away from it was an absolute love of Chito and Yuuri, a duo made up of two moe girls surviving in a dying a world. In a show that really only had two characters for the majority of its run time, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: The Dynamics of Duos

Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Who Are a Bit Strange

Alright, anime characters by their very nature are usually a bit strange. They are after all living in the anime universe and not the real world. That said, there are some characters that take being a bit peculiar to all new levels of strange. Sometimes there's a really good reason for their actions (childhood trauma, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters Who Are a Bit Strange

Friday’s Feature: Are There No New Ideas?

I'd suggest that those who haven't watched Your Lie in April and haven't read yet what happens, that you might want to try one of my other posts and come back after you've either watched the end or someone else has spoiled it for you. It's a common criticism of television shows, movies, and of … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Are There No New Ideas?

Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters that are not all there.

Okay, anime is full of zany, quirky characters but every now and then we come across a character who you just have to wonder what is going on inside their head (if anything). There characters can be fun and amusing or they can be completely annoying but they usually leave a fairly lasting impression. For … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Characters that are not all there.

Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Quirks

Okay, if you are looking for quirky characters, anime has you covered. However, there are some characters who just have one specific trait that in some ways ends up defining them. This is my list of favourite quirks that complement the other features of the character, fit into the narrative being told, and still manage … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Character Quirks

Top 5 Tuesday: Nice Guys/Girls in Anime

I know it's weird but this is probably the hardest list I've tried to write so far. I was thinking how easy it would be to come up with the top 5 nice characters but then I started thinking what about... and the list just never ended. Finally I've whittled it down to my 5 … Continue reading Top 5 Tuesday: Nice Guys/Girls in Anime

Tuesday’s Top 5: Weird Episode Titles

Frequently you don't really know what an individual episode is called but when you buy the DVD or start searching for a particular episode online you suddenly realise the title and you are thinking... what the? Some anime go for thematic titles whereas others just go for long and strange. Here are my top 5 … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Weird Episode Titles

Tuesday’s Top 5: Top 5 Red-Heads (Male)

Last week we featured the female red-heads of the anime world. This week we turn our attention to the guys. Going to be honest, for those of you who have been following my blog you probably already have a pretty good idea who the number one is going to be on this list. As this … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Top 5 Red-Heads (Male)