Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episodes 11 + 12: Reunited

While these two episodes certainly do a better job of bringing the season to a resting point, this remains pretty much not concluded with no real indication of a follow up any time soon. After a couple of weeks off we finally get the last two episodes of this season and it is the big … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episodes 11 + 12: Reunited

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Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 10: And So It Doesn’t End

After a thirteen year gap, two recap episodes, we now have a ten episode season with a totally incomplete story. If this were any other franchise I'd be dropping it for good and never looking back and yet Full Metal Panic still makes me desperately want more of this story. There comes a point where … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 10: And So It Doesn’t End

Here It Is! The Results of the Best of Spring 2018 Reader Poll!

Welcome to the Best of Spring 2018 and while we might say there were slightly leaner pickings this time around, as always it has been fun following the shows with others in the blogosphere and discussing from week to week. Whether that is the discussions around Wixoss, the laughing at Devils' Line, or just being … Continue reading Here It Is! The Results of the Best of Spring 2018 Reader Poll!

Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons The Anime of Spring 2018 Have Been a Bit Disappointing

Tuesday's Top 5

I normally try and keep the top 5 posts pretty upbeat, but I can't deny I'm a little disappointed with the last season of anime. No, it isn't a sign that modern anime are dreadful or that seasonal watching is the problem. It is just that there were a lot of anime that just didn't … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Reasons The Anime of Spring 2018 Have Been a Bit Disappointing

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 9: Perfect Timing

Despite the fact that Sousuke has been carrying this season fairly well on his own, episode 9 of Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory brings the welcome return of some familiar faces at just the right time. Despite the twist being obvious from the minute Tessa was picked up, this was a deeply satisfying return for … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 9: Perfect Timing

Friday’s Feature: It’s In His Kiss

As much as I love my action, dystopian futures, horror stories, and generally violent adventures, deep down inside I have a soft spot for a well told romance story. This comes from an upbringing of watching family friendly romantic comedies with my mother on weekends while folding piles of washing or ironing or other incredibly … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: It’s In His Kiss

Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 8: Knowing How To Finish A Cliff-Hanger

If you don't understand why Full Metal Panic has so much appeal to me, the end of episode 7 and the beginning of episode 8 will probably help clarify. This anime uses the emotional cliff-hanger to bring us gut wrenching trauma in the first few minutes of this episode that then launches us into nearly … Continue reading Full Metal Panic Invisible Victory Episode 8: Knowing How To Finish A Cliff-Hanger