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

Hand Shakers Episode 3

Review: Is this story meshing yet? Have our characters actually developed some character yet? Not unless a poor catch phrase counts as character. Truly this show continues to demonstrate how you can have most of the elements you need for something that works and still manage to deliver it in a manner that is almost … Continue reading Hand Shakers Episode 3

Chain Chronicles – The Light of Haecceitas Episode 1

Overview: A voluntter army and its allies try to defeat the Black Army and lose. Now they need to figure out what the next step is. Review: This one screams based on a game almost from the beginning though starting with storming the castle and losing is probably a bit of new one given normally … Continue reading Chain Chronicles – The Light of Haecceitas Episode 1

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 38

Review: The battle is over though at a high cost to Mikazuki which then raises a lot of character questions about Mikazuki. Mostly because even though up until now he's been relatively indifferent to most of anything and willing to do whatever Orga says, deep down I kept thinking there was more to his character … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 38

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 37

Review: And they are still fighting the thing from the desert only due to various systems that make no sense the two main fighters are getting taken out of the fight, at least until Mikazuki decides that he doesn't much care about the consequences. I guess this was supposed to build tension and nearly taking … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 37

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 12

Review: I'll give Izetta this, it at least resolves. It may be rushed, the final villain nonsensical, and the final battle may be completely boring to watch but I can't argue that the story did not finish. I'm annoyed that they seemed unable to commit to Izetta actually sacrificing herself. I'm also annoyed that essentially … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 12

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 23

Review: Apparently this episode is everyone clearly and slowly state exactly what your personal hang up is and draw some sort of moral across the screen so that the viewers can't possibly miss the message. While it is nice that Bungo decided not to be confused in terms of tone or story this week, the … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 23

Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Episode 7

Review: Lostorage gets points for finally having a character (Shou) suggest what I asked a few weeks ago. Why don't they just trade coins back and forth until the arbitrary 90 days runs out? Well, Hanna has an answer. Because you will still lose coins and not have all 5 at the end which means … Continue reading Lostorage Incited WIXOSS Episode 7