Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Series Review: Fun Times With A Group of Killers

For an anime I expected nothing from, Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens delivered a fairly compelling story full of fun and interesting characters. What did you think of it or did you miss this during the Winter 2018 season? Review: There was no doubt that one of my favourite shows from the Winter 2018 season was Hakata … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Series Review: Fun Times With A Group of Killers

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Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 12: They Set It Up And Bring It Home

This anime didn't disappoint. As we went into the final episode it delivered yet another cohesive resolution to its plot bringing everything together in a highly satisfying manner. Of course we get plenty of Lin and Banba, which probably explains part of what I liked about this episode. But mostly it was that all the … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 12: They Set It Up And Bring It Home

Friday’s Feature: What Makes Something ‘Near Great’

As a self-proclaimed anime fan, it is sometimes hard to step back from something and really think about it. Aiming for some form of objectivity in reviews, which is never overly objective, compared with simply letting out my inner fan-girl and letting her scream "I love you anime" at the top of her lungs. Anyone … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: What Makes Something ‘Near Great’

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 11: Betrayal By Any Other Name

Banba, Lin, and all the other hitmen, torturers, assassins, hackers and other unsavoury characters continue to enthral as this anime enters its final stage. There is blood being spilled aplenty in this episode as well as some sweeter moments and some funny moments. Somehow the balance is just right and we continue driving smoothly toward … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 11: Betrayal By Any Other Name

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 10: Two Episodes To Go And All The Threads Are Coming Together

There are few anime that episodes from their final I feel confident in believing that everything is somehow going to come together, but Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens is remarkably reassuring in the way that each arc within the show has had closure and as we move into the final we see that each of those independent … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 10: Two Episodes To Go And All The Threads Are Coming Together

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 9: This Confirms It – Lin Needs a Hug

Anime has this real trend of giving main characters fairly horrific back-stories which are usually revealed through flashbacks at the mid-season or just before the final arc of the season, and Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens has followed trend by devoting most of this episode to Lin. Now we already knew Lin had a fair amount of … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 9: This Confirms It – Lin Needs a Hug

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 8: I Think We Need A Spin-Off Series Called Saito’s Revenge

Review: I took three things away from this episode. Number 1: The main cast have plot armour surrounding them so it doesn't matter how many people they are up against, how much on the back foot they are, or how hard they are hit, they are going to get up and win the day so … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 8: I Think We Need A Spin-Off Series Called Saito’s Revenge

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 7: About Time Someone Tried To Kill the Hacker

Review: I'd been wondering how Enokida was still alive and kicking given he seems to take on more or less any job even if it means trouble for his friends. This episode starts a new arc that reveals some of his back story and also plunges us into yet another interesting caper. The only down … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 7: About Time Someone Tried To Kill the Hacker

Friday’s Feature: Why Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Works

Firstly, I'd like you to keep in mind this isn't a review as we're only halfway through the Winter season. This is me looking at a series that started this winter with little fanfare. And yet, it fast became my only must watch pick of this season outside of March Comes in Like a Lion. … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Why Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Works

Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 6: Mistaken Identity Can Be Fun

Review: I think this is the episode I officially fell in love with this series. I've really been enjoying it so far but there's always been a hesitation in committing to it because there were so many chances for the show to derail. Yet 6 episodes of consistent entertainment and I'm now head over heels … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 6: Mistaken Identity Can Be Fun