While I mostly enjoyed the anime series of WorldEnd my curiosity about whether the story was better in written form (whether the pacing issues and nebulous characterisation was better) eventually got the better of me and I decided to try out volume 1 of the light novel series. After devouring its pages the verdict is now in.
Overview: This is a story that takes place after the world has ended, humanity has been destroyed, and the species that survive now live on floating islands. However, the beasts still attack and so fairy weapons are kept to use magic swords to fight them. Willem, the only surviving human, is recruited to take care … Continue reading WorldEnd: What do you do at the end of the world? Are you busy? Will you save us? Series Review: Someone Save Us From These Titles
Review: I was kind of wondering where this show would end given how it began, and it doesn't really disappoint. The final episode is extremely reminiscent of the first, including bringing back specific scenes we saw at the start of the first episode and the great use of music (missed that during the middle of … Continue reading WorldEnd Episode 12
Review: I've definitely come to the conclusion during the course of watching this show that Willem is an idiot. A well intentioned, hard working, fairly knowledgable, idiot. He's already understood that things don't work out for him and that the world is not that kind. He's already come to terms with failing to succeed at … Continue reading WorldEnd Episode 11
Review (Spoiler warning for the second half of the episode in case you haven't watched): We've come a long way and nowhere in this series. While the reveals were coming thick and fast this episode it also indulged in one of my pet hates. Flash backs within the episode. If a character says something at … Continue reading WorldEnd Episode 10
Review: This episode felt long. I know it went the same length of time as every other episode but honestly when this got to the midway point I had to wonder why it wasn't already finished as it felt like I'd been watching forever. Turns out the destroyed ship from last week with the two … Continue reading WorldEnd Episode 8
Review: WorldEnd as a series continues to run incredibly hot and cold. There are some truly amazing moments and well delivered scenes where everything just falls perfectly into place complete with atmospheric music. Then there's all the stuff in between where you wonder if you are even watching the same show. This episode was no … Continue reading WorldEnd Episode 6