Devils’ Line Series Review: Get Ready For Dark – And I Am Talking About The Colour Palette Not The Story

An anime that started with a fairly poor first episode and pretty much never got any better, Devils' Line was one of my bigger disappointments to come out of the Spring 2018 season. Review: I would really like to start this review with an overview of the story, but unfortunately, I'm not sure there really … Continue reading Devils’ Line Series Review: Get Ready For Dark – And I Am Talking About The Colour Palette Not The Story

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And Now… The Results of the Worst of Spring Reader’s Poll Are Here!

If you missed it, the best of the Spring 2018 season reader poll results can be found here. For those who are new to my end of season awards, I'll just remind you that worst of the season is a slightly misleading term given I ask people to vote for a show they didn't drop … Continue reading And Now… The Results of the Worst of Spring Reader’s Poll Are Here!

Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons The Anime of Spring 2018 Have Been a Bit Disappointing

Tuesday's Top 5

I normally try and keep the top 5 posts pretty upbeat, but I can't deny I'm a little disappointed with the last season of anime. No, it isn't a sign that modern anime are dreadful or that seasonal watching is the problem. It is just that there were a lot of anime that just didn't … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons The Anime of Spring 2018 Have Been a Bit Disappointing

Devils’ Line Episode 12: The True Tragedy Is That The Story Might Continue

And this series slowly pulls into its final station and there it will stay. I'm not sure what kind of ending that was but I know I'm not planning on watching it again to find out. I'll save the rant for the series review. Wow, this is finally done. And while the squad is disbanded … Continue reading Devils’ Line Episode 12: The True Tragedy Is That The Story Might Continue

Devils’ Line Episode 11: Oh No – It’s A Trap

Turns out everyone is a double agent, or maybe a triple agent, who knows. And now they've walked into a trap. Terrible really. You walk into a building where there are dead homeless people and you just keep proceeding with your mission. Later, you act all shocked that someone set you up. Yep, that is … Continue reading Devils’ Line Episode 11: Oh No – It’s A Trap

Devils’ Line Episode 10: Disjointed

This week we get the continuation of Anzai's showdown with the professor on the train, a training sequence, some chat about lost memories and the ongoing conspiracy, a romance sequence, and then a fire. Not really sure which part of that I was supposed to pay attention to. Devils' Line continues to be a bit … Continue reading Devils’ Line Episode 10: Disjointed

Devils’ Line Episode 9: Vigilante ‘Justice’

And we're back to caring about the fact that people are protesting about the existence of Devils. This anime doesn't really know how to build a consistent tone at all. This episode is a little bit of a mixed bag. We get some more information about Lee and a flash-back to his 'escape' but not … Continue reading Devils’ Line Episode 9: Vigilante ‘Justice’

Devils’ Line Episode 8: Larger Social Issues Aside, Let’s Focus on Vampire Sex

Vampires and sex have always been fairly connected in stories, but I think Devils' Line has just thrown away the symbolism and really just wants to get Anzai and Tsukasa together. Still not sure why, but whatever. The episode of Devils' Line this week had multiple opportunities to not be a terrible anime. It had … Continue reading Devils’ Line Episode 8: Larger Social Issues Aside, Let’s Focus on Vampire Sex

Friday’s Feature: Romance in the Spring of 2018

As always, it strikes me as odd that I'm writing about Spring as the temperature plummets and I am being plunged into Winter. Now Winter in Australia, particularly QLD, isn't exactly chilling for most people, but when your Summer and most of Autumn days are hovering at the 35 - 39 degrees Celcius, a sudden … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Romance in the Spring of 2018

Devils’ Line Episode 7: Facing Your Fears Apparently Solves Everything

There's a flaw in the logic that knowing what you are afraid of will allow you to overcome it, and yet at least this seems like Anzai is finally making some progress so that this anime doesn't just go around in circles with Anzai and Tsukasa endlessly. This week I'm actually going to have to … Continue reading Devils’ Line Episode 7: Facing Your Fears Apparently Solves Everything