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.
Sora and Shiro are a pair of gamers that collectively go by the name Blank, and Blank never loses. Because of this they have become quite bored and are slightly interested when they are challenged to a game of chess. On winning the game they get asked it they want to go to a world where games decide everything. This starts what is one of my favourite unfinished anime stories as it takes us into a fantasy world that is really compelling though it isn't without its problems. First published June 2016.
The best story in the world will fail without decently written characters. As such, for my final best anime of 2019, I'm looking at the anime I thought had the best cast.
This week I'm counting down my favourite duos from 2018. These are characters who complete each other and are a joy to watch interacting. So have a read and let me know who your favourite duos are.
Luminous Mongoose has had a busy month organising a number of collaborative top 5 lists for the spooky season. I was really happy they asked me to be a part of it, though I definitely struggled with time management (it has been a really busy month). Still, I love Halloween and all things creepy so … Continue reading A Special Halloween Top 5: Spirits, Ghosts, and Dead People – With Luminous Mongoose
It is worth noting that realism is not what this anime was going for. All of the characters are complete and over-the-top parodies of human beings (even though the vast majority aren't human). And while this isn't necessarily a bad thing, it does make it hard to feel sympathy, empathy, or anything else for the characters.
Irina (I Drink and Watch Anime) and I had a fantastic time on the series of posts where we put the support cast of Natsume to the test (although mostly we tested our own ability to make hard choices and eliminate characters from the contest). If you missed any of these posts, check out my … Continue reading Natsume Supporter Battle – Final Thoughts
This is a collaboration between Karandi and Irina. If you need to catch up: Round 1 Part ARound 1 Part BRound 2 Part ARound 2 Part B Be sure to check out Irina's blog tomorrow for the conclusion to Round 3. Matoba vs Natori Krandi: Irina, why did we do this to ourselves? Seriously, what … Continue reading Natsume’s Supporter’s Battle For Supremacy Round 3 Part A
This is a collaboration between Karandi and Irina. If you are just catching up the previous posts are: Round 1 Part ARound 1 Part B Be sure to check out Irina's blog tomorrow for Round 2 Part B. Or, you know, just check out some of her great posts in general. Irina: We said goodbye … Continue reading Natsume’s Supporter’s Battle For Supremacy Round 2 Part A
A collaboration between Karandi and Irina. Be sure to check out Irina's blog tomorrow for Round 1 Part B. We'll be posting each day this week. Karandi here: Toward the end of last year I started thinking I’d really like to put together some sort of feature about Natsume Yuujinchou. I’m completely in love with … Continue reading Natsume’s Supporter’s Battle For Supremacy Round 1 Part A