Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 49

Review: Orga's death hits Tekkadan hard but Mikazuki actually takes some initiative, even if he is just using Orga's words to rally the others followed by the blunt threat of violence. I'm not sure if this counts as development or not but it is more proactive than we have seen Mikazuki before. Spoilers below. Someone … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 49

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Hand Shakers Episode 12

Review: This show and I do not mesh but this is the toned down version of the rant because the first draft was unpublishable in every sense of the word. So, let's just fight, a lot, with attacks we've never seen before and don't know the rules of so don't really have any reason to … Continue reading Hand Shakers Episode 12

Hand Shakers Episode 11

Review: So some of the missing pieces were explained, through a heavily narrated way too long flashback sequence. You know when ACCA decided to give us the backstory, they gave it to us from the perspective of an interesting character and we gained more of an understanding of the world and the characters we were … Continue reading Hand Shakers Episode 11

Iron Blooded Orpahns Episode 46

Review: Shino's death hits hard (you know, unlike the other half the cast that already died, we actually cared about Shino) and after the dust of the battle settles (or, rather Tekkadan and co scurry away to potential safety) we get the regret, the lamentation and the half-hearted I'm glad you didn't die speeches. Yamagi … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orpahns Episode 46

Hand Shakers Episode 9

Review: Visually this episode went to a new low on the completely ugly side of things and instead of anything resembling actual plot progression we get an extended fight with the villain from last week (which almost makes you wonder why they didn't just wrap the fight up then). A few pressing questions came to … Continue reading Hand Shakers Episode 9

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 45

Review: This episode is essentially the battle that we've been heading towards for quite awhile. Though with so little reason to care given Tekkadan threw themselves willingly into the hopeless conflict, McGillis' plan was pretty much nothing, and given none of the other players have mattered in the slightest, essentially this is just watching bits … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 45

Hand Shakers Episode 6

Review: You know, there has been a lot of criticism of this anime but other than being ugly, having extremely long moments of exposition that explain nothing, a goal that makes no sense, and two characters that are about as interesting as watching paint dry, there hasn't been anything too broken about this show. And … Continue reading Hand Shakers Episode 6

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 42

Review: And so Tekkadan cuts ties with their allies and avenges the deaths of Naze and friends. Points for acting on emotions and drama but this is hardly a master plan and now things are unraveling fast. The fight was almost anti-climatic given the cowardice  and weakness of the enemy and really this whole situation … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 42

Hand Shakers Episodes 4 + 5

Review Episode 4: Let's get this out of the way. They are still abusing the word mesh in this show. We get it. He uses gears and likes to fix things. Please, someone rewrite his dialogue. However, I didn't really have too many issues with this episode (beyond things that are just inherently part of … Continue reading Hand Shakers Episodes 4 + 5

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Series Review

Overview: Well if you've watched the Selector Infected WIXOSS then you already know the basics here even as Lostorage puts a new spin on the game. WIXOSS is a popular card game only some people are chosen to become Selectors which means for them the game has some very real consequences. I reviewed this week … Continue reading Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Series Review