Record of Grancrest War Episode 17: Decisive Victory

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

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Record of Grancrest War Episode 16: Doesn’t This All Feel Too Easy?

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?

Record of Grancrest War Episode 15: Right, So Now Theo Has To Kill Milza and Become King?

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 Series Review: Magic Feels, Mundane Plot

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

Record of Grancrest War Episode 14: If Theo Accomplished His Goal Does That Mean We’re Done?

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?

Goblin Slayer Volume 1 Light Novel Review: A True Specialist

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

Record of Grancrest War Episode 13: Enter and Exit New Character That I Guess We Were Supposed To Care About

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

Dances With The Dragons First Impressions

This was not a spectacular beginning for this fantasy anime and I'm thinking anyone with sense dropped it straight up, but I'd love to know your thoughts if you watched this. Would you like a flat opening monologue that exposition dumps while defining fantasy terminology? Dark visuals that obscure poor animation? Incredibly obvious cues as … Continue reading Dances With The Dragons First Impressions

Record of Grancrest War Episode 12: This May Have Found Some Direction, At Last

This anime took a week off to do a recap (which I still haven't got around to watching but according to a lot of reviewers apparently it helps make sense of most of the first 11 episodes), but despite that I found episode 12 to be far more focused than I think I've ever seen … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 12: This May Have Found Some Direction, At Last

Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Vol 1 Light Novel Review: Hazardous

Overview: I've previously reviewed the anime adaptation of this but I wasn't overly impressed¬† with certain aspects of the story (wasn't bad but also wasn't anything overly amazing, but the fight sequences do make it worthwhile) and so I picked up the first volume of this hoping it would tell the same story but better. … Continue reading Rokka: Braves of the Six Flowers Vol 1 Light Novel Review: Hazardous