Friday’s Feature: The Reincarnation Dilemma

The far easier option is just to throw the protagonist through a portal, summon them, cross over or whatever else is needed to get them there and then close the door behind them. Reincarnation creates a myriad of plot issues that a lot of the time just don't need to be in the story at all and are seldom addressed in any kind of satisfying manner. So what are some of the problems I have with reincarnation as a story and are there any anime that get it right?

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Shows That Came Out in 2017

Tuesday's Top 5

One thing I'd like to make really clear is that this is not my list of best anime from 2017. That will come out in a few weeks time and will also include the results of the reader poll, so for the time being, I'm going to give some of my other top 5's from … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Surprisingly Good Shows That Came Out in 2017

In Another World With My Smartphone Series Review: Let’s Play Cliche Bingo

Overview: Touya is accidentally killed and to make up for it god lets him be reborn (or just kind of appear really) in another world. God also levels up all his stats (his words) before sending him as kind of a bonus because Touya wasn't supposed to die. So now overpowered Touya finds himself in … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Series Review: Let’s Play Cliche Bingo

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 12: They Actually Did It

Review: Wow. I did not see that ending coming even when last week seemed like this show was actually going to address the harem issue (where so few shows ever just admit that there is a harem even when it is obvious). Taking it straight and just having the girls outright ask Touya to make … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 12: They Actually Did It

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 11: Will This Show Actually Acknowledge the Harem?

Review: It is pretty standard in isekai stories for their to be a harem that forms around the protagonist. However, usually these remain unrequited and unspoken (or every girl is just aggressive beyond reason). Episode 11 of In Another World with my Smartphone kind of defies this trend with the girls clearly discussing the future … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 11: Will This Show Actually Acknowledge the Harem?

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 10: Beach Episode

Review: You probably don't need any further information about this given the story so far. Imagine Touya and the whole female dominated cast of this show go to the beach. Done. Go for beach volleyball, swim suit mishaps, and leading questions to ensure appropriate awkward responses and blushing. There is the slightly more interesting side … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 10: Beach Episode

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

Summer 2017 Week 10

At this point I'm really feeling like I'm chasing my own tail around in circles for all that I'm very busy but don't seem to be accomplishing much. Hopefully that changes soon but in the meantime, this anime season is drawing to a close and with a few exceptions, I'm not even upset by that. … Continue reading Summer 2017 Week 10

In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 9: Behold the Great and Powerful Touya

Review: There's genuinely no way to ignore the breast groping segment of this episode. While this show has definitely hit fan service points before just for the sake of having them, this is probably the first time I've actively wanted to stop watching the show because of a fan service moment. It was just incredibly … Continue reading In Another World With My Smartphone Episode 9: Behold the Great and Powerful Touya

Summer 2017 Week 9

A slightly less intense week which was definitely needed. Thanks to everyone who has sent me good wishes or positive thoughts via twitter, things really have been a bit full on in the real world at the moment but there's light at the end of the tunnel in that I know in about a month's … Continue reading Summer 2017 Week 9