Friday’s Feature: Problem Solver

I've been thinking this for awhile but this is probably the first time I'm really trying to write about it, but fiction is a fairly distorted way of experiencing reality. Not saying that's a bad thing, by distorting certain aspects of what is real other points can be more easily framed and foregrounded. Complex emotional … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Problem Solver

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Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 Series Review

Overview: Season 1 ended with the Guild attacking the Agency and essentially declaring war. Season 2 continues following Atsushi (mostly) as he works with the Agency to protect the city. I reviewed this episode to episode if you want to check out my thoughts (which progressively got more negative as the series continued). Review (full … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Season 2 Series Review

Friday’s Feature: Consistently Inconsistent – Or Why I Would Struggle to Recommend Bungo Stray Dogs

I know I covered a lot of my issues with Bungo back when season 1 finished airing. In case you missed it here's a link to my review of the season. One of my biggest complaints then was the inconsistency of the series. So now that season 2 is done, has the issue been resolved? … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Consistently Inconsistent – Or Why I Would Struggle to Recommend Bungo Stray Dogs

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 24

Review: Apparently this show wants a season three as once again we've introduced a new villain in the dying minutes of this season. The thing is, after how unsatisfying this final episode was, I wonder how many viewers will stick through yet another season of messy tone and inconsistent story telling? And why is everyone … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 24

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

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 21

Review: Things picked up again this week (no whale and no Atsushi really helped) and we saw an attempt at making an alliance with the Port Mafia by the Agency. What I like about this is that both sides know they are going to cooperate because they are kind of just used to one another … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 21

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20

Review: Bungo Stray Dog does a lot of things well, but it also has a lot of problems in terms of writing a cohesive narrative. We just seem to keep piling on more characters, abilities and craziness for the sake of novelty and for every explanation we get there's a whole bunch more questions (and … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20

Autumn 2016 Week 7

At the end of week 7 of Autumn 2016 and the anime are really working hard now to either keep our attention or just ensure they don't fall apart toward the end. For the shorter shows we're about to hit the final sprint to the finish. That said there are plenty of shows going beyond … Continue reading Autumn 2016 Week 7

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 19

Review: Bungo Stray Dogs seems to be stepping back to end of season 1 style, which isn't too bad because it wasn't as though season 1 was terrible, but it just lacks the impact and punch that the start of this season gave us. Kunikida finally does something this season as does the sister obsessed … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 19

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 18

Review: Bungo Stray Dogs is going to get the award for most inconsistent not just in tone but in airing time the way this season is going. I could probably search and find out why the release date of the episodes has been all over the place but I'm really disinclined to bother. It just … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 18