Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

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

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2016

One of the things most of us remember about an anime series is the opening theme. Whether we loved it or hated it, listened to it every time, or reached for the remote (mouse) to hit the skip. Opening themes set the tone for the entire viewing experience and yet it is another element I … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Opening Themes in 2016

Friday’s Feature – High Expectations

This one is going to be a super short feature because I've been on holidays and I'm just catching up with everything now and I nearly decided to pull the feature this week. However, with the summer anime season starting up it seemed like a good time to talk about one of the biggest issues … Continue reading Friday’s Feature – High Expectations

Kiznaiver Series Review

Overview: Katsuhira can't feel pain and doesn't know why. This apparently makes him the target of bullies and an obsessive child-hood friend. However, Katsuhira and six of his classmates are used in an experiment to join their pain and begin a journey of emotional self-discovery. I did review this week to week so if you … Continue reading Kiznaiver Series Review

Kiznaiver Episode 12

Review: Well, I will be doing a full series review on this soonish but this final episode was every bit the mess I expected after last week. The real issue being that everything that was resolved this week could have been resolved last week with about two lines of extra dialogue and none of the … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 12

Kiznaiver Episode 11

Review: Right, so we were on track for a fairly good episode. Katsuhira finally started using his head and actually developed some real growth rather than being artificially prodded along. The facility being closed down has become more inevitable than ever and the others in the group have been doing some self-reflection as well. Great. … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 11

Kiznaiver Episode 10

Review: With two episodes to go they are desperately filling in back story (most of which has already been hinted at, seen in flashbacks or easily able to have been guessed prior) and the various characters are trying to find closure on their summer in various ways. While the Kiznaiver experiment is a farce, no … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 10

Kiznaiver Episode 9

Review: This is more or less impossible without spoilers. I feel that every member of the group needs a bowl of ice-cream and a serious day in front of the TV, which is more or less where anyone would end up if they were sharing pain, emotions and now thoughts with others. Misery loves company … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 9

Kiznaiver Episode 8

Review: It's been a problem throughout this series but episode 8 takes it to new levels: over explanation of the mundane while failing to actually tell us anything useful. Did we need nearly 3 minutes of this episode devoted to the researchers explaining their views on the romantic relationships evolving (given they haven't exactly been … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 8

Kiznaiver Episode 7

Review: We continue to learn about Honaka this week and the story continues to be much stronger than the random mission episodes earlier in the series. These last two episodes have actually made me feel something for the characters beyond idle curiosity and I hope that the show continues to build on this emotional strength. … Continue reading Kiznaiver Episode 7