Juni Taisen Episode 8: So… Do We Just Skip This?

Review: Hand up every viewer who signed up for 19 minutes of flash back into the lives of two brothers. Where one character we never met in the present in a living state because he's been dead since episode one. And the other character has so far had combined about ten lines total since episode … Continue reading Juni Taisen Episode 8: So… Do We Just Skip This?

Anime Quotes – Autumn 2017

Yes, this is another fairly random post where I have collected my favourite quotes from this season (so far) in one place. I'd love it if you would share your favourite lines or quotes from the season in the comments. Thanks for reading. If you enjoyed this post and like the blog, consider becoming a … Continue reading Anime Quotes – Autumn 2017

Juni Taisen Episode 7: Is It Wrong That The Corpse Is More Interesting Than The Character?

Review: At this stage I've more or less resigned myself to the story walking through predictable patterns. Even the possible showdown between Ox and Tiger was kind of inevitable if the story didn't change path given they are the second and third animals in the zodiac. Still, I kind of wanted more from Snake and … Continue reading Juni Taisen Episode 7: Is It Wrong That The Corpse Is More Interesting Than The Character?

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 6: I’m Sure Someone Thought That Was Clever

Review (with heavy episode spoilers): My first take on this review was a little bit sarcasm heavy but then I realised I was being needlessly harsh on this show. It isn't that the show is all that bad, more that it continues to look like it should be a better show than it is and … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 6: I’m Sure Someone Thought That Was Clever

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 5: And The Old Guy Rambles On

Review: The Sheep gets some backstory. Is anyone surprised that rather than focusing on the Rat, Snake, Monkey, Rabbit face-off from last week we instead listen to an old guy ramble while he plays with animal models and makes plans about people who are already dead? Good luck partnering with Dog or Boar. On the … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 5: And The Old Guy Rambles On

Juni Taisen Episode 4: Nobody Died, Though My Interest Took A Hit

Review: From the first episode with the Boar, this show has been a little bit peculiar. For all the good qualities it has, the one thing it has failed to do is grab my attention. The third episode with the Chicken came the closest because her character had a little bit of humour about her, … Continue reading Juni Taisen Episode 4: Nobody Died, Though My Interest Took A Hit

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 3: Points for the Episode Title

Review with spoilers: I've made it fairly clear that so far Zodiac War hasn't exactly been amazing viewing and this week isn't an exception. That said, I actually enjoyed this episode significantly more than episode 1 or 2 because the Chicken was actually kind of a fun character: you know, before they inevitably cut down … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 3: Points for the Episode Title

Friday’s Feature: Characters To Make the Horror Real

This was not my intended post for this week however having started two shows that both seem intent on killing off their cast members in spectacularly gruesome and unrealistic fashions for the entertainment of the viewers this season the importance of the characters in making these sorts of stories anything more than visual spectacle has … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Characters To Make the Horror Real

Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 2: Dead Boar Walking

Review - Minor Spoiler: After episode 2, I'm still pretty underwhelmed by this one. It looks fantastic, I have no complaints about the visuals or animation. Yet, I was bored during a lot of this episode. The Boar was dead at the end of the previous episode and is now shuffling about in true zombie … Continue reading Juni Taisen: Zodiac War Episode 2: Dead Boar Walking