Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 1: This Is My Experiment

Overview: With that title you would have to know there's a light novel of this one, and apparently a manga, and what do you know, it's another isekai story about an over-powered protagonist trapped in a game. And if you've watched any of the promotional material you probably already know a harem is incoming. That … Continue reading Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 1: This Is My Experiment

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Maerchen Maedchen Episode 1: I’m Curious

Overview: This is a story about girls (called "Maedchen") who are selected by “Origin”. They attend school of witchcraft located all over the world to wield their magic and become first-rate “Origin Masters”. Their goal is to win at the annual Hexennacht competition, where representatives of each school compete in their abilities to wield their … Continue reading Maerchen Maedchen Episode 1: I’m Curious

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 1: Sakura is Still Magical

Overview: She captured the Clow Cards, she turned them into Sakura Cards and now she's starting middle school. However, the cards have suddenly all become clear and new dangers have appeared. A new series of Cardcaptor Sakura and unlike other shows this one isn't a reboot but a continuation which means an all new adventure … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 1: Sakura is Still Magical

Record of Grancrest War Episode 1: She’s Going To Help Him Achieve His Dream Provided She Doesn’t Kill Him First

Overview: Right, I'm just giving you the Crunchyroll synopsis because there were a lot of terms and ideas thrown around in this first episode. Atlatan, a land ruled by chaos. Fearing disaster brought about by chaos, the people lived protected by “Lords;” those with the power of “Crests,” used to suppress the chaos. However, the … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 1: She’s Going To Help Him Achieve His Dream Provided She Doesn’t Kill Him First

The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Light Novel Review: Grinding, Crafting and Lots of Travel

Overview: Naogumi continues his adventure as the Shield Hero (although the term Hero here might be highly misplaced for a lot of reasons) in this second book. My thoughts on book 1 can be read here in case you missed it, but essentially boy gets summoned to another world where everything is more or less … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 2 Light Novel Review: Grinding, Crafting and Lots of Travel

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

Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 3 Light Novel Review: Why Has This Part Not Been Adapted Into Anime?

I've previously reviewed level 1 and level 2 so if you missed those, please check them out. Also, some spoilers below though I've tried to be fairly vague about specific plot points. Review: No beverage comparisons this time; the story is just worth reading. When reviewing level 1, I admitted the writing wasn't very good … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 3 Light Novel Review: Why Has This Part Not Been Adapted Into Anime?

Humanity Has Declined Series Review: A Spark Of Brilliance Followed Adequately

Overview: In search of a decent way to explain the plot I kind of gave up and let Wikipedia do the heavy lifting: Humanity Has Declined is set in a post-apocalyptic world where the human civilization has regressed and humanity keeps decreasing in numbers. The story follows an unnamed girl who acts as a mediator … Continue reading Humanity Has Declined Series Review: A Spark Of Brilliance Followed Adequately

Land of the Lustrous Episode 12: Phos’ Resolve

Review: While this isn't a perfect ending by any means with time wasted on the introduced character who ultimately contributes little to this season (though probably serves some greater purpose later) and overall no actual answers to the greater mysteries of this series, I couldn't help but feel satisfied by how this show came back … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 12: Phos’ Resolve

Tale of the Waning Moon Volume 3 Manga Review

Just a warning to start that the contents of this manga are not suited to everyone containing explicit (and sometimes graphic) sexual non-consensual relationships between male characters. While I have included no images below, the story content will be discussed. My review of Volume 1 can be found here. Volume 2 was review here. Review … Continue reading Tale of the Waning Moon Volume 3 Manga Review