Tuesday’s Top 5: Things I Learned From Anime Last Year

Tuesday's Top 5

We all know anime can teach us many things and be entertaining in the process, but what were the top 5 lessons I took from anime last year?

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 19: Return of the Already Defeated Bad Guys

I'm going to stop weekly coverage of this one, but I'll probably watch for a bit longer before deciding whether to completely drop this or not. Basically, we finally got back to the ongoing story in this, but it was hidden under the tired trope of defeated bad guys return. This issue with that trope … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 19: Return of the Already Defeated Bad Guys

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 18: Cat-Chick Is Always Fun

Despite a pretty ordinary story, I had enough fun watching Cat-Chick this week. Though, that said, this is yet another pretty basic episode following on from quite a few pretty uninteresting stories. I really think next week is going to have to pull off something pretty good to keep this on my watch list any … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 18: Cat-Chick Is Always Fun

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 17: Yokai and Riddles

Still on vacation, Kitaro and the gang stumble upon a problem when the people in town are being turned into bronze. What follows is a pretty ordinary kind of story but it works for the most part. I will admit this episode struggled to hold my attention. Even with Kitaro being taken out of the … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 17: Yokai and Riddles

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 16: A Ladle Seems Like A Slow Way To Sink A Ship

Mana takes a vacation in this episode of GeGeGe no Kitaro but wouldn't you know it, Rat-Man is also on a 'vacation' and soon we're going to have yokai trouble again. It's probably a testament to how light-hearted this show is that even an episode that focuses on a yokai dragging sailors under water isn't … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 16: A Ladle Seems Like A Slow Way To Sink A Ship

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episodes 14 + 15: Dreams and Faces

Monsters of the week abound with episode 14 giving us a dreamland that you can't escape from and episode 15 asking what price you would pay to be pretty. This pair of episodes are both pretty cute and both pretty pointless as anything more than just another encounter with yokai. There isn't even any real … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episodes 14 + 15: Dreams and Faces

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 13: And We’Re Back To How Things Were

And after the nation changing events of episode 12, we're back to exactly how things were before as if someone hit the reset. That was disappointing. Last week: I wonder if the fact that everyone now knows about yokai will remain a thing or if people will go back to their ordinary lives after this … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 13: And We’Re Back To How Things Were

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 12: Grand Scale Fight

I wonder if the fact that everyone now knows about yokai will remain a thing or if people will go back to their ordinary lives after this episode? After setting up a fairly large scale fight between the Tanuki and everyone at the end of the previous episode, episode 12 of GeGeGe no Kitaro delivers … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 12: Grand Scale Fight

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 11: An Exciting Cliff-Hanger; Just Don’t Watch The Next Episode Preview

I've never quite understood why anime feel the need to shoot their own tension in the foot with their episode previews, but hey, after setting up a curse that takes out the protagonist this week, surely the audience needs to know he'll be fine, right? This was actually quite a well constructed episode. We get … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 11: An Exciting Cliff-Hanger; Just Don’t Watch The Next Episode Preview

GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 10: School Mysteries

It may be a common setting for ghost stories, but this episode makes it work with Mana, Cat-chick and the gang. Mana and Cat-Chick are my favourite two characters from this show, so an episode where the two team up for almost the whole run-time as Kitaro is conveniently away was always going to make … Continue reading GeGeGe No Kitaro Episode 10: School Mysteries