Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 1: Hitmen, Detectives, and Corruption

Overview: Okay, I went in pretty blind but essentially the set up here is that there's a whole bunch of hitmen and organisations operating within the town and then there's apparently someone who specialises is killing hitmen. Don't ask me what the title means. The individual words make sense but what it has to do … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 1: Hitmen, Detectives, and Corruption

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March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 35: Here Comes The Sun

Review: This episode was adorable and emotionally stronger because even though Hina herself declares the situation over, she adds a 'probably' to the end of it. The scars of bullying remain and the fractures in the class don't magically disappear. The bullies also don't undergo some mystic transformation and see the errors of their way … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 35: Here Comes The Sun

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 34: Hina’s Choice

Review: Usually when a show makes their protagonist disappear for a whole episode the word filler is the first thing that comes to mind and yet episode 34 of March Comes in Like a Lion shows us how it should be done. Rei makes no appearance in this episode which is largely narrated by Hina … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 34: Hina’s Choice

Your Name Movie Review: Body Swapping, Teen Romance Played Out On Epic Stage

AnimeLab wasn't kidding when they said Your Name was only going to be available for 48 hours. I went to double check the spelling of a character name in the synopsis and it was already gone from their site. Anyway, really glad I had the chance to see this and that it streamed online making … Continue reading Your Name Movie Review: Body Swapping, Teen Romance Played Out On Epic Stage

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada

Review: I couldn't help but feel sorry for Shimada while watching this episode. He is tenacious, hard working, dedicated and yet in the absence of any flash or good-looks his winning the right to challenge for a title is seen as undesirable by the club. While I can sympathise with the commercial nature of sponsorship … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada

Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 11: Save Cardia, Save the World

Review: The race is on for Lupin and co to rush off and save Cardia off of Nemo's Nautilus. That sounds a lot more dramatic than this episode actually is, but it kind of speaks for this show. It remains very careful as it steps through all the necessary parts of a story including this … Continue reading Code Realize ~Guardian of Rebirth~ Episode 11: Save Cardia, Save the World

Angel Beats Series Review: What Do You Live For?

Overview: Another anime I cannot believe I haven't already reviewed given how many times I've used this one as an example. I discussed this in anime using product placement and it is on at least four of my top 5 lists including top 5 anime that made me cry and top 5 anime from P.A. … Continue reading Angel Beats Series Review: What Do You Live For?

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 31: Lessons Learned

Review: I really loved this episode for so many reasons but I'm going to try to see if I can keep this post from getting out of control. However, other than being a fantastic continuation on Hina's story and closing the newcomers tournament story, what episode 31 of March Comes in Like a Lion does … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 31: Lessons Learned

Just Because Episode 9: Renewed Purpose

Review: There's a sense of movement this episode that has been lacking in this series and that primarily comes across because our three female characters are all actively taking steps to decide what they want and to achieve it. Shame the male characters are still passively waiting for some kind of neon sign, but the … Continue reading Just Because Episode 9: Renewed Purpose

Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 3

Review: There's not a lot to say about this episode as the relationship between Miou and Haruki hits some rocky ground over the reveal of who Miou's saviour was. Most of the blame for the teen drama lands with Miou but at the same time she was kind of shocked so her poor choices through … Continue reading Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Episode 3