Doreiku The Animation Episode 10: Ten Minutes Retell, Ten Minutes Of Confusing Story

I genuinely don't get what the point of the first ten minutes of this episode is supposed to be given we've already seen this story from Julia's view and the Ryuuou's view adds nothing. But that's this show in a nutshell, really. Dumb characters continue to make dumb choices once the story finally gets over … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 10: Ten Minutes Retell, Ten Minutes Of Confusing Story

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Doreiku The Animation Episode 9: Introducing A New Cast of Characters

I always thought episode 9 seemed like an excellent time to introduce two entirely new characters plus a split personality in an existing character. Makes perfect sense in terms of narrative pacing. So this week we get a flashback to see how Crazy Girl lost her dual to the sleazy scientist guy and it turns … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 9: Introducing A New Cast of Characters

Doreiku The Animation Episode 8: Protagonist Resorts To Singing Own Theme Song

If the goal is to make Eia look smart, her challenge this week certainly did not work. Doreiku continues to push some fairly poorly thought out character interactions even as it tries to escalate the tension. This episode really had two parts. The first has Ryuuou and his group of slaves looking into an unusual … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 8: Protagonist Resorts To Singing Own Theme Song

Doreiku The Animation Episode 7: Battle

This week Eia takes a break as we see the showdown between Ryuuou and the Crazy Person and their slaves. This week we get to see Julia's story and how she went from being Seiya's girlfriend, to a freeloader, to a slave. What this story tells us is Julia was pretty messed up even before … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 7: Battle

Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Season 1 Series Review

Lots of cute guys, historical setting, swords, and a girl disguised as a boy in the middle of it all. Where have I seen that before? Review: This review is going to be a bit difficult to write. Mostly because this anime is fine and I actually think a lot of viewers will really enjoy … Continue reading Hakuoki: Demon of the Fleeting Blossom Season 1 Series Review

Doreiku The Animation Episode 6: The Dog’s Perspective

When Tada Doesn't Fall in Love gave us an episode narrated by Nyanko Big, it fit the tone and style of the show and was just kind of amusing. When this anime puts words in the mouth of a dog the end result is pretty lame. With the first half of this episode a retelling … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 6: The Dog’s Perspective

Doreiku The Animation Episode 5: Too Late, Eia.

Are we supposed to like Eia now because she realised its stupid to play a game that enslaves people? This anime continues to astound with its ongoing lack of logical thought by the characters. Finally, Eia has realised that Ohta is kind of crazy and never really had any intention of letting slaves go. Though … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 5: Too Late, Eia.

March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 Series Review: An Emotional And Moving Experience

Most of my readers are already familiar with my deep love for this series so I probably don't need to tell you that this anime review is not going to be objective. In fact, let's just accept that this is my love letter to season 2 of March Comes in Like a Lion. It will … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Season 2 Series Review: An Emotional And Moving Experience

Doreiku The Animation Episode 4: Credibility Gone

Further random developments and while this anime is definitely a fun train wreck in the making, it isn't a great story. With poor visuals and fairly weak characterisation, unless you just happen to like watching things fall apart in slow motion there's not a lot going on here. The dog wearing an SCM was a … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 4: Credibility Gone

Doreiku The Animation Episode 3: Credibility Falling

You know how you can suspend disbelief for an out-there premise as long as what follows on is logical? Well Doreiku is kind of pushing the limits of what my rational mind will allow to disregard for the sake of narrative. How did you find this episode? This week our main pair of player kind … Continue reading Doreiku The Animation Episode 3: Credibility Falling