Tuesday’s Top 5: Trains and Train Sequences in Anime

Tuesday's Top 5

I love a good train sequence and I know I'm not alone. There's a reason why it is a staple of action movies and dramas alike. Trains can let the cast sit back and have those poignant conversations to catch the audience up on details and ensure that the characters can't escape midway through, they … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Trains and Train Sequences in Anime

Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

Tuesday's Top 5

Having covered some of the best from 2016 I kind of felt I should look at the shows that weren't necessarily bad but ended up being disappointing before I move on to non-2016 specific lists. Actually, this was probably the hardest list to write because there were just so many shows that had so much … Continue reading Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

Izetta: The Last Witch Series Review

Overview: In a world torn apart by totally not WW2, soon to be Archduchess of a small European nation Fine travels to find allies for her country against Germania but instead finds an old friend of hers who happens to be a witch. I reviewed this week to week here. Review: Here's the thing, after … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Series Review

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 12

Review: I'll give Izetta this, it at least resolves. It may be rushed, the final villain nonsensical, and the final battle may be completely boring to watch but I can't argue that the story did not finish. I'm annoyed that they seemed unable to commit to Izetta actually sacrificing herself. I'm also annoyed that essentially … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 12

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 11

Review: Looks like we are going to try to bring the war to an end before the end of the series. Basically this episode Izetta uses the stone, Fine has a whole bunch of doubts, Izetta slaps her, they have a heart to heart, and now Izetta is off to face Sophie while Fine is … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 11

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 10

Review: Well, they didn't commit to actually having Izetta stay captured by the enemy but at least she didn't get out of last week's predicament unharmed (because that would have pushed it way too far). Unconscious for a period of time and then without the use of her legs (for reasons unexplained), Izetta's condition pushes … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 10

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 9

Review: Finally a second witch shows up and finally Izetta gets an actual taste of defeat. It would be nice if this meant that some of her naiveté will now wear off and she will actually deal with the reality of being pretty much the only line of defence for a country at war. Of … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 9

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 8

Review: Well, at least someone in Izetta remembered that Jonas died and for half-a-moment that became an actual significant plot point and then we move on because now we have to create a sympathetic Germanian character before knocking him off (sorry, should have prefaced that with a spoiler alert but if you've been watching the … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 8

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 7

Review: Izetta is still performing propaganda tasks but this time for the representatives of the allies because Fine still thinks they'll offer help if she has something valuable enough. That said, it is obvious early on that there must be a traitor in the group because otherwise things are going to go too smoothly and … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 7

Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 5

Izetta

Review: It always goes so much better when the established villains have someone with a brain on their side. It makes for intrigue and actual suspense as you wonder when everything is going to get turned on its head. After the disaster of an episode that was episode 4 (okay, comparatively to other shows it … Continue reading Izetta: The Last Witch Episode 5