I'd never read the source material before watching an anime before so Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody was something of an experiment to see if knowing what was going to happen would change my enjoyment of it. I can't say that it did but that's more because this anime probably would have bored … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Series Review: The Experiment Has Ended
Overview: I really enjoyed the anime of No Game No Life so while I've been trying to avoid too many books of anime I watched (Grimgar being the notable exception), I decided I wouldn't mind trying this series to see if I could find out what happens next given the anime just leaves us hanging. … Continue reading No Game No Life Volume 1 Light Novel Review
This one has finally drawn to a close and I'm not in the least sorry to see it end. While it isn't unwatchable by any means, given I clearly watched it and it isn't a disaster of a narrative, it really does just kind of meander its way through the events in the novels. Interestingly, … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 12: Friendship Trumps All
Overview: A classroom explodes in Japan and next thing our protagonist knows they are hatching as a spider in another world. Good thing for levelling up. Review: I'll admit that wasn't much of an overview, but to be honest, it probably didn't need to be. The story presented in volume 1 of this series is … Continue reading So I’m a Spider, So What Volume 1 Light Novel Review: Game Mechanics Go Wild
The biggest problem with this anime is it lacks any sense of urgency. Ever. This episode begins with Satou taking a leisurely meal, drink, and whatever else is on offer at a pub before he continues travelling along and playing around with skills and practising different magic effects. While this ultimately leads him to the … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 11: The Great Potion Bottle Conspiracy
Princess saved and the camper-van is on the road as the girls frolic in gentle rolling fields only occasionally stopping to ruthlessly cut down the perfectly innocent deer that might otherwise have live long and fruitful lives. Why did they keep this in when they adapted this to an anime? While I'm positive that Satou's … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 10: We’ll Eat, And Play, And Muse, and Eat Some More
Review: Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody as an anime just hasn't managed to really do much other than walk us through a check list of events that each could be interesting given sufficient time and attention and yet neither seems to be something this show wishes to give anything other than Satou's reaction … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 9: Destroy The Minions, Kill the Bad Guy, Rescue The Princess – Check
Review: I mentioned in the second light novel review that the dungeon exploring elements in this story seem more obligatory than actually apart of the story with the protagonist going out of his way to get through it as fast as possible. When reading that seems like an odd choice but the focus is on … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 8: Shortcut Through A Dungeon
Overview: Naofumi is still trying to prepare for the coming of the waves but now finds that the church is also blocking his path by denying him access to levelling up his party. It isn't any wonder he has difficulty trusting the young Princess who has come to his party insisting she wants to try … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 3 Light Novel Review: New Enemies and Conspiracies But Was It Fun?
Review: Well my fingers were crossed for something interesting and all I got for my effort was cramped fingers and an episode that was determined to take the one interesting plot point it might have offered and delivered it in the single dullest way possible. No joke, they had a serious point to explain about … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 7: Still Images and Exposition – Fun?