Kokkoku Series Review: An Unexplained Mystery Wrapped Around An Uninteresting Cast

This anime starts out with a promising mystery even if the pace is slow, and yet it never quite manages to deliver. What were your thoughts on Kokkoku? Review: Kokkoku is one of those anime that on paper looks like a pretty good idea. You have a mysterious organisation kidnapping a family member to motivate … Continue reading Kokkoku Series Review: An Unexplained Mystery Wrapped Around An Uninteresting Cast

Kokkoku Episode 12: Happily Ever After?

We've reached the end and if you just take the end credits at face value the family have all reconciled and gotten over their pettiness that was plaguing them prior to their stint in stasis. Though how that transformation came about, I don't know given they all still seemed much the same as they were … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 12: Happily Ever After?

Kokkoku Episode 11: The Brain, The Spider Web and The Clean-up

There was definitely a lot of potential in this anime and even until the last couple of episodes it could have potentially been very good. However their lack of ability early on to make me care about the characters has been a persistent problem and with a plot lacking substantial explanations that might hold it … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 11: The Brain, The Spider Web and The Clean-up

Kokkoku Episode 10: Stuck – Unstuck

This anime is definitely maintaining that interesting in concept but not so much in execution vibe it has had since the beginning. The father pretending to have the power when really it was the grandson was just pointless given it was revealed to everyone less than half an episode later and genuinely served no purpose … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 10: Stuck – Unstuck

Kokkoku Episode 9: No Idea What The End Game Is Here

Review: So Sagawa wants to live forever but he's going to waste time in a stalled world to kill the family that have no means of stopping him and don't really care to try because...? And Juri intends to get out of stasis, how? As much as I love a good mystery, this one just … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 9: No Idea What The End Game Is Here

Kokkoku Episode 8: Sagawa Is A Man on A Mission

Review: While it took a fair while for Sagawa's motives to become apparent, and even now his final goal is still a little hazy, he has been shaping up over the last two episodes to be a fairly solid antagonist. Not so much because he actually seems to care about the protagonists and their goals, … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 8: Sagawa Is A Man on A Mission

Kokkoku Episode 7: All Their Reasons

Review: After wondering in my episode 5 review what the characters of this show actually wanted, the last two episodes seem to be making a determined effort to answer exactly that. And while some of the characters' motives are kind of silly, it actually seems to make sense because sometimes people do in fact want … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 7: All Their Reasons

Kokkoku Episode 6: The Plot Thickens as the Brother Gets Thinner

Review: A terrible post title, I know, and yet such an apt description of this episode. While there still hasn't been anything overly amazing in terms of character development, and that is one area that continues to be a problem given I still don't really care who comes out on top in this conflict, the … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 6: The Plot Thickens as the Brother Gets Thinner

Kokkoku Episode 5: Motives Matter, So What Do These Characters Want?

Review: With the exception of Majima, who laid out her motivation this week of recovering her family from stasis (which, probably shouldn't be possible but more on that one later), I have to wonder if we know what any of these characters actually want. The family at first were trying to recover all their members … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 5: Motives Matter, So What Do These Characters Want?

Kokkoku Episode 4: More on Stasis

Review: We're slowly learning more about stasis and some of how it works, but there's a lot that is still just speculation or unknown. We do know for sure now that Juri has not only been in stasis before and that it is possible to be trapped within stasis. Though one would assume if that … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 4: More on Stasis