Review: This story is determined to only make the yakuma actually bad because everytime we have one of these war lords looking all scary and intimidating (and actually being intimidating given our heroine has been kidnapped, locked in a shed, and - by our most recent contender - threatened with death if she tries to … Continue reading Sengoku Night Blood Episode 9: No Bad Guys Here
Overview: I cannot remember who, but someone recommended this series to me so I picked up the first volume to give it a go. Naofumi Iwatani is your basic otaku college student with no drive who suddenly finds himself summoned to a parallel universe where he becomes one of four heroes. Unfortunately for him, his … Continue reading The Rising of the Shield Hero 1 Novel Review: Why Annoy The Hero?
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
Okay, I previously reviewed the first Grimgar light novel and I kind of compared the reading experience to drinking a cappuccino so I kind of wondered what drink this book would be. Which made me think that the story is no less bitter and there is some surprising depth to the flavour, but this is … Continue reading Grimgar of Fantasy and Ash Level 2 Novel Review: Like A Bitter Hot Chocolate?
After enjoying the first volume of Grimgar and Fantasy and Ash I decided to just dive into this whole light novel thing and when the Book Depository had a bit of a sale, and I had a discount code, I ordered the first volume of a number of series just to try. Some were recommendations … Continue reading Death March to the Parallel World Rhapsody 1 Light Novel Review: And We’re Once Again Trapped in a Game
Review: I didn't actually dislike this episode, but I think it highlights the fact that this show is unashamed of what it is and it isn't trying to reach beyond that. Every move and every singe character is at this point predictable. Even the two characters who act like they hate each other but actually … Continue reading Sengoku Night Blood Episode 4: Heroine Gets a Fever,There’s An Original Development
Review: If the goal here is to walk through a loosely based on actual history historical setting where the cast have been replaced by pretty boy vampires and werewolves than this episode accomplishes its goal wonderfully. If there was an intention of actually helping us learn anything about these characters (other than the name of … Continue reading Sengoku Night Blood Episode 3: Sake, Herbs, Bees and an Attack
Review: I really think that if this had come out (and I'd had the means to watch it) when I was fourteen or fifteen, I'd have been in love with it. However, as I am not a teenager (and haven't been for well over a decade) and I've watched a lot of anime at this … Continue reading Sengoku Night Blood Episode 2: My Teenage Self Would Have Loved This
Overview: One day, Yuzuki is enveloped by a mysterious light suddenly emanating from her cell phone and finds herself in an unfamiliar place. The scenery spread out before her almost resembles Sengoku period Japan-- But this is another world known as "Shinga" where non-human creatures such as vampires and werewolves reside. Long ago, the various … Continue reading Sengoku Night Blood Episode 1: Diabolik Lovers Meets the Warring States?
Overview: Toyohisa is injured in a battle and as he starts to die finds himself in a mysterious corridor facing a man in a suit reading a newspaper. A door opens and Toyohisa finds himself in a new world where he is called a Drifter. Uniting with other Drifters, they begin to fight, well, everyone. … Continue reading Drifters Series Review: Was This Worth The Wait?