March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 17

Review: This episode is split into 3 parts with each lending its own weight to Rei's ongoing journey.We see the start of the title match for Shimada but it is Rei's meetings with various characters and his reflections that sell this section. Particularly his meeting with his adoptive father because that leads us firmly into … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 17

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March Comes In Like A Lion Episode 9

Review: While this episode was visually more impressive than episode 8 I liked it significantly less. Mostly this was because the old man, who was the focus for most of the episode, was just an annoying character. I didn't really care about his plight. Plus, it kind of made Kyouko's baiting at the end of … Continue reading March Comes In Like A Lion Episode 9

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 8

Review: The shogi lesson continues and we see more of how Rei responds to Nikaidou's presence in his life. I love how Rei says he feels suffocated when he spends time with Nikaidou but it didn't seem to be directed at Nikaidou himself and more the way Nikaidou makes Rei feel about himself. It was … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 8

Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20

Review: Bungo Stray Dog does a lot of things well, but it also has a lot of problems in terms of writing a cohesive narrative. We just seem to keep piling on more characters, abilities and craziness for the sake of novelty and for every explanation we get there's a whole bunch more questions (and … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs Episode 20