Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Series Review – No Twists, No Turns, Little Excitement, But Not Fatally Flawed

Overview: 12 Zodiac themed warriors have been chosen to take place in the Juni Taisen (big death match) where the winner will have a wish granted. That's pretty much it. Review - There will be spoilers: If you are looking for an anime with a clear grasp of the big picture (the how and the … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Series Review – No Twists, No Turns, Little Excitement, But Not Fatally Flawed

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Friday’s Feature: Make A Wish, But Will That Help The Story?

It is a fairly common moment in stories where a character wishes for strength or power or to undo something terrible that has happened or even wishes to save a friend. While the vast majority of these wishes will go unanswered leading to some kind of tragic moment the character must overcome through non-magical means, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Make A Wish, But Will That Help The Story?

Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2017

Last year I wrote my list on the top opening themes of 2016 and unsurprisingly Yuri On Ice's History Maker took out the top spot. This year there wasn't a single stand out song that really stuck with me, but there were lots of opening themes that really matched their show so it ended up … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2017

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Disappointed Me From 2017

Last week I gave my top 5 list of suprisingly good shows from 2017. This week I turn it around and share my top 5 disappointments from 2017. Like the last list, this isn't the list of shows I thought were the worst (those will come out in their own list with the reader's choices … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Disappointed Me From 2017

The Worst of Autumn 2017

Something different this season, I'm starting with the worst so that the best can follow. I will admit, this season the poll had the most votes for worst anime of the season and there was a clear winner fairly early on. So, first I'll share my picks for worst of the season (keeping in mind … Continue reading The Worst of Autumn 2017

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 12: I Think The Viewers Need Rat’s Wish

Review: Sad that the final episode was the first that made me actually kind of intrigued by a character and the world constructed by this anime. Sad that all of the previous 11 episodes ultimately ended with Nezumi's one wish that he decided needed to be granted. However it is now done and I will … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 12: I Think The Viewers Need Rat’s Wish

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 11 – I’d Say It’s Over But There’s Still and Episode To Go

Review (some spoilers): There's a real sense of time wasted as this eleventh episode rolls around. At no point has this series veered off the path it set for itself in episode 1 as characters continued to be taken out in strict Zodiac order using the same basic idea over and over again. These great … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 11 – I’d Say It’s Over But There’s Still and Episode To Go

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 10 – I’m Going to Miss the Tiger

Review (some spoilers): As Tiger echoes my thoughts about little interest in a make-believe war (where the context and stakes are still so incredibly vague there's genuinely no reason for the audience to care) I have to admit this episode was one of the better ones this show has delivered. Part of that comes courtesy … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 10 – I’m Going to Miss the Tiger

Juni Taisen Episode 9: Repetition is Apparently Important

Review (with spoilers): So we continue our way down the zodiac with Snake and Dragon biting the dust (though noteworthy that zombie Monkey has not yet been dispatched so potential for some sort of final spanner in the works to at least break up the monotone that is this story). Rabbit also was sliced and … Continue reading Juni Taisen Episode 9: Repetition is Apparently Important

Autumn 2017 Week 8

So much fun and contrast in this season as I jump between the sweet romantic, to more comedy based romance, to pure fantasy, to post apocalytpic slice of life and then just horror, shock and gore. Really enjoying following a long with everyone as we navigate this season of anime. That said, below is my … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 8