A story about a boy doesn't want to face his life and runs away and a beast who hasn't quite figured out how life works. Together the two will learn and grow to discover what really matters to them. Review: It isn't really news that I don't watch a lot of anime movies. Even ones … Continue reading The Boy and the Beast Movie Review
I wondered what Alexis would be like in a fight. Turns out, he doesn't so much fight as conduct battles and the result is illogical but pretty (if a bit gruesome). Theo has vanished again without a single appearance in this week's episode of Record of Grancrest War. Siluca barely gets a showing at the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 19: Alexis the Artist
After the events of the past few episodes, Theo and Siluca have returned to centre stage though I'm wondering when Theo became that manipulative. The whole way through this series Theo, when he's been involved at all, has been the 'good guy'. The one who puts himself in harms way to protect others, who doesn't … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 18: That Was Almost Playing Dirty
Outnumbered and surrounded Milza decides his best plan is to ride out from the safety of his fortress anyway. Another wonderfully logical move by the characters of this anime. I don't know that I would describe Milza's strategy as a strategy or even as flexible. Mostly it just seemed to be ride fast, cut down … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 17: Decisive Victory
The Lords of Altirk are turning the tide of the battle, though I'm not sure why all their enemies suddenly started sucking. What did you think of this episode? Forget the witch and the demons and whatever else as this episode is all about Milza attempting to crush Theo and failing miserably. He heads into … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 16: Doesn’t This All Feel Too Easy?
I'm not sure when Theo's goal changed to protecting the alliance, defeating Milza and, given the path he's on, become King, but it seems like that is where this anime intends to go. Are you still following this journey or have you bailed? I don't know when it was ever suggested that Yana might be … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 15: Right, So Now Theo Has To Kill Milza and Become King?
The Ancient Magus' Bride was a highly anticipated anime when it came out in the Autumn 2017 season. Now completed in Winter 2018, what are your final thoughts? Review: Having never read the source material for this one, I still managed to read an abundance of spoilers before going in and while watching it there … Continue reading The Ancient Magus’ Bride Series Review: Magic Feels, Mundane Plot
Right, so we're going to accomplish the protagonist's main goal in two episodes as a side quest in this anime? Really? You know Theo's wondrous dream of liberating his home land from the evil rule of the Rossini's and saving the people from the chaos? It was mentioned back in episode 1 and occasionally the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 14: If Theo Accomplished His Goal Does That Mean We’re Done?
Overview: In a world where the gods grew bored of playing games and so created men and demons and dwarves and elves and goblins in order to play an even better game, adventurers know that they might die on a quest. Priestess knows this as she joins her first party and they venture out to … Continue reading Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Light Novel Review: A True Specialist
Episode 13 of Record of Grancrest War and while this anime found some direction last week, it still hasn't managed to really figure out how pacing should work. What did you think of this latest episode? There was a lot to like in this most recent episode. For one thing, Theo was actually acting on … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 13: Enter and Exit New Character That I Guess We Were Supposed To Care About