Fastest Finger First Series Review: Do You Like Watching Characters Answer Questions?

Overview: Koshiyama is about as typical an anime dweeb as they come. A book nerd starting high school with few friends or social skills. Then he get dragged into a practice quiz and discovers Quiz Bowl. Review: There's really not a lot of story here. Geeky and shy kid joins new quiz circle at his … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Series Review: Do You Like Watching Characters Answer Questions?

Friday’s Feature: Reviewing Mediocre Anime

This is more a personal reflection than an actual feature. A lot of the Summer shows are ending and I'm left trying to write a series review and I'm finding that for some series I am drawing a blank. Why? Because too many shows this season were not particularly good but they weren't particularly bad … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Reviewing Mediocre Anime

Fastest Finger First Episode 12: Define Fun

Review: As expected, this anime has ended by wrapping up the meet though really the tension in the episode ended with the end of the match up between Koshiyama and Mikuriya (no spoiler on how that goes). Basically, there's a lot more story implied with where the two go from here after this meet but … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 12: Define Fun

Fastest Finger First Episode 11: Low Level Thrills Ahead

Review: There's not a lot to this episode beyond the obvious and yet when it ended I felt my body relax because I'd clearly been tensing up during most of the second half. It's kind of fun to be that caught up in a single character's emotions even if the end result is quite a … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 11: Low Level Thrills Ahead

Fastest Finger First Episode 10: No Time For Distractions Like Backstory

Review: They finally kind of got into the team leaders past this week on Fastest Finger First and then they decided that was too distracting from answering questions and we moved on. Or rather, Fukami does as she puts aside the question of whether their captain actually knows her brother or not and focusses on … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 10: No Time For Distractions Like Backstory

Tuesday’s Top 5: Shows of Summer 2017 That Weren’t As Bad As Their Synopsis Made Them Sound

Tuesday's Top 5

This might seem like an odd choice for a list but I'm going to be honest, going into Summer 2017 there were only a few shows that on reading the synopsis made me want to try them and then most of those were unavailable to me. I did get to watch Elegant Yokai Apartment Life … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Shows of Summer 2017 That Weren’t As Bad As Their Synopsis Made Them Sound

Fastest Finger First Episode 9: Way To Make A Character We Hate

Review: The final group of the second round have their go and of course Koshiyama ends up paired with the girl (who is actually a guy) from the arcade who really is just a jerk. There's no other way to describe someone who treats others with that much disdain. Really, really wishing, that his team … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 9: Way To Make A Character We Hate

Fastest Finger First Episode 8: No Reward Without Risk

Review Episode 8: And the competition has begun. There's not a lot to say about this episode other than I had a lot of fun watching the team take a paper quiz and then two rounds of buzzing. There's some character stuff going on with the girl they met at the arcade and the whole … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 8: No Reward Without Risk

Fastest Finger First Episode 7: New Rivals, New Brothers, New Buzzers?

Review Episode 7: This was interesting in that it felt like lots happened during the episode and you could list off a lot of stuff, but in terms of moving the plot forward we started with them preparing for the regular meet and we end with them still in preparation for the regular meet. Points … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 7: New Rivals, New Brothers, New Buzzers?

Fastest Finger First Episode 6: Have Phone = Have Social Life, Maybe

Review: Koshiyama is on an outing with a friend, or at least a classmate in the same club as him so that kind of counts. And he is armed with a smartphone gifted to him by his parents so now he's out to collect your contact info. Unfortunately, making friends isn't exactly covered within the … Continue reading Fastest Finger First Episode 6: Have Phone = Have Social Life, Maybe