Junji Ito Collection Episode 2: Not Much Improvement But Setting A Tone

Review: While I know I was hoping for something a little more like true horror from this series, episode 2 reveals two more kind of twisted tales that work well enough but never really do more than just intrigue at the possibilities they may have contained. With pacing and visuals handled as they are, even … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 2: Not Much Improvement But Setting A Tone

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Junji Ito Collection Episode 1: Sit Back And Listen To A Twisted Tale

Overview: Apparently a collection of horror stories based on the works of Junji Ito. Review: There wasn't a lot of information to go on with this one though it has had a bit of discussion prior to release (I've mostly been trying to ignore it though). Still, an episodic horror based anime seems kind of … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 1: Sit Back And Listen To A Twisted Tale

King’s Game Episode 12 – The Dramatic Conclusion (Or Maybe Not)

Review (heavy spoilers): It will be genuinely impossible to review this episode without spoilers so if you want to be surprised by the conclusion (well, don't watch the show for one but also maybe pass on reading this post until later). We are down to our last five contestants in this game of death and … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 12 – The Dramatic Conclusion (Or Maybe Not)

King’s Game Episode 11: There Is No Winning

Review: Other than the near completion of the day long run (which I'm calling rubbish on given most of these kids weren't dressed for running and they certainly didn't have enough fluid so more of them should have collapsed) this episode brings us a glimpse at how Nobuaki's game ended leaving one crucial detail to … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 11: There Is No Winning

King’s Game Episode 10: Questions and Motivations

Review: Seems everyone is asking 'why' in this episode. Not the 'why' the audience wants answered mind you. No one is asking why the King's Game even exists or why the king thinks they are capable of running the entire day (because if that was my order I'd be camping out next to a vending … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 10: Questions and Motivations

King’s Game Episode 9: Emotional Tension Despite a Lack of Logic

Review (some spoilers): Pointing out holes in the logic of King's Game is pointless as well as stupid at this point in time. It is clear the story isn't logical and isn't trying to be. So the absence of parents at the hospital when two separate teenagers have been admitted with every finger on one … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 9: Emotional Tension Despite a Lack of Logic

King’s Game Episode 8: Individual Desires vs Collective Survival

Review: Slightly longer post this week. One thing King's Game has never been is subtle at nowhere is that clearer than in the theme that has persisted throughout the length of the season. When the game first started, Nobuaki stated point blank that they had to work together and not turn on their friends. This … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 8: Individual Desires vs Collective Survival

King’s Game Episode 7: Were These Deaths Supposed To Be Touching?

Review: I wonder exactly when it was that the audience was supposed to connect with Mizuki and Kenta. I mean, they were in the sports carnival sequence, and Kenta did kind of stand up for Nobuaki when he was being beaten to death by his classmates. However, none of that really makes up for the … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 7: Were These Deaths Supposed To Be Touching?

King’s Game Episode 6: There’s Suspension of Disbelief and Then There is This

Review: Okay, so this week King's Game decided that what little sense it was making was to its detriment and so it threw out any desire to ever be taken in anyway seriously. Not that you could take it all that seriously in the first place and it was more the enjoyment of bad horror … Continue reading King’s Game Episode 6: There’s Suspension of Disbelief and Then There is This

Dies Irae Episode 4: Um…

Review: After watching this episode I wondered if maybe I was over thinking the show, or maybe under thinking because I just cannot get my head around what this show is actually supposed to be. So I got someone to listen while I attempted to explain what had happened so far and what the story … Continue reading Dies Irae Episode 4: Um…