Black Butler: Book of Circus Series Review

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Ciel is asked by the Queen to investigate a circus after a number of children have gone missing and the police have no clues. In order to get close to the performers, Ciel and his butler, Sebastian, audition and take on jobs within the Circus in this 10 episode story arc.

Black Butler 2 Series Review


With The Promised Neverland Season 2 falling hard this year and How Not To Summon a Demon Lord quickly following in its wake, I was reminded of another sequel that was just so incredibly bad.

Why Do We Criticise Main Characters For Being Overpowered?

Overpowered Feature

Why is an overpowered main character considered a bad thing? Admittedly, I do like anime where the underdog comes forward and finally overcomes the seemingly unbeatable peril, but that doesn't mean every main character has to be a wimp or a developing hero. It's nice sometimes to have someone competent, in control, and at times even confident to follow along on their quest. In those instances, it isn't tension that you are wanting to experience but rather the satisfaction of seeing someone overcome a challenge in a fairly capable manner. So, different emotional payoff but still entertaining, right? First published June 2016.

Black Butler Season 1 Series Review

Black Butler - Series Review

Black Butler has for a long time been one of my favourite anime. For all the historical inaccuracies and potential plot problems, it remains a series that is very fun to watch and manages a solid and dramatic finale (which makes you wonder why season 2 happened). Read the full review. First posted May 2016.

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

Tuesday's Top 5

Here we are with my very first top 5 list. Naturally I chose a topic near and dear to my heart and that is counting down my favourite crimson coloured heroines from anime. Whether they fight with their minds, their emotions, swords or a massive sniper rifle, these girls are tough and are going to … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Top 5 Red-Heads (Female)

Top 5: Anime With Demons or Devils

Tuesday's Top 5

There are a lot of anime that include demons and devils in their cast and I know that a list of 5 can't even begin to cover all the great titles out there. Still, I decided to have a go at listing my 5 favourite anime with demons or devils in them. I did rule … Continue reading Top 5: Anime With Demons or Devils

Top 5 Anime in Historical Settings

Tuesday's Top 5

I'm going to be honest, this list was harder than I first thought and that is because I made the decision early on to not include anime from fantasy historical settings. They had to be real places (or close enough). Now, that doesn't mean my choices are based on historical accuracy, because they definitely aren't, … Continue reading Top 5 Anime in Historical Settings

Embarrassment, Scrapes, Colds, and Other Deadly Things in Anime

Friday's Feature

Life is tough for the average high school anime character. Getting caught in the rain is nearly a death sentence when a dreaded fever will strike and certainly any character who ever had a bout of chuubinyou knows that embarrassment really can kill.

Black Butler Book of Atlantic Review

Black Butler Book of Atlantic

I’m wondering how much they paid in royalties for Titanic for this one? Pride and Prejudice got a zombie version and this one is definitely Titanic with Zombies. Not that I’m complaining. There’s an absolute delight at seeing our favourite characters cutting loose and not taking it all so seriously.

Up Close With Sebastian Michaelis


This week we turn our attention to one hell of a butler. He's a great character and just plain fun to spend time with even if he is only hanging around so that he can eventually eat Ciel's soul.