Which Isekai Anime Is Superior At Handling Character Death?

I've been catching up on Season 2 of That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime and it made me start thinking about how different stories approach death. So I decided to think about it a little bit more and ended up going off on a bit of a tangent looking closely at season one of Slime compared to season two and then threw in Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash because I could. Be sure to read the full post and leave me a comment sharing your thoughts on the subject.

Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Rukia Kuchiki Should Have Died At The End of Season 3

No surprise that I'm back to Bleach given it was one of the anime that got me into anime as an adult. Previously I've looked at whether Orihime contributes anything to Bleach and it occurred to me at the time that I really needed to look at Rukia's character (okay, I need to look at … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: 3 Reasons Why Rukia Kuchiki Should Have Died At The End of Season 3

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Series Review – No Twists, No Turns, Little Excitement, But Not Fatally Flawed

Overview: 12 Zodiac themed warriors have been chosen to take place in the Juni Taisen (big death match) where the winner will have a wish granted. That's pretty much it. Review - There will be spoilers: If you are looking for an anime with a clear grasp of the big picture (the how and the … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Series Review – No Twists, No Turns, Little Excitement, But Not Fatally Flawed

King’s Game Episode 7: Were These Deaths Supposed To Be Touching?

Review: I wonder exactly when it was that the audience was supposed to connect with Mizuki and Kenta. I mean, they were in the sports carnival sequence, and Kenta did kind of stand up for Nobuaki when he was being beaten to death by his classmates. However, none of that really makes up for the … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 7: Were These Deaths Supposed To Be Touching?

Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 12: Why Wasn’t the Rest of the Series This Good?

Review: I know some people will find this episode of Vatican Miracle Examiner overly emotional trite and it would be hard to argue that point. The focus is entirely on Hiraga's brother who is dying in a hospital full of other dying kids and we get a flash back of another boy who died to … Continue reading Vatican Miracle Examiner Episode 12: Why Wasn’t the Rest of the Series This Good?

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 41

Amnesia Series Review

Overview: A girl wakes up but doesn't remember anything and for some reason seems to intrinsically trust whichever guy shows up in her life first. Review: Originally I reviewed this over on Crunchyroll immediately after watching it. Probably a bad idea (it was pre-blog) and I really didn't like it very much. That said, I … Continue reading Amnesia Series Review

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 32

Review: Just letting you know, I am about to name characters and major events from this episode. If you count that as spoiler than please know this was a tragic episode to watch (in the best sense of the word) and I hope you enjoy it.     For everyone still with me... It was … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 32

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 31

Reivew: I know I've been predicting death for the cast of Iron Blooded Orphans for awhile now, but it is just as true this week. This is the slow motion fall toward an inevitable end (and not just because it's part of the Gundam series). It doesn't seem possible we could get through the next … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 31

Bloodivores Episode 2

Review: This may be my last episode review of this if the show doesn't significantly improve early next episode. Mostly because I am bored. Half-hearted incomplete explanation followed by flashing cameras (that you just knew were going to transition back into the gun fire from last episode because they weren't exactly being subtle with the … Continue reading Bloodivores Episode 2