Land of the Lustrous Episode 10: Bort, Phos & Dia

Review: I was really happy to see some of the old Phos back this week. They certainly are still not the Phos we met at the start of the season, but they have definitely not lost all of their spunk which was kind of a welcome sight. I certainly had a good laugh when she … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 10: Bort, Phos & Dia

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Friday’s Feature: On Transformation and Loss

To change yourself is to lose yourself and yet, transformation is an entirely necessary part of living. Everyday we grow and learn and experience and the world changes around us. Those who stay the same get left behind. It isn't really a wonder that so many stories focus on the notion of transformation, growth and … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: On Transformation and Loss

Land of the Lustrous Episode 9: After Winter Comes Spring

Review: Regardless of what happens in this story in the final three episodes (assuming 12 episodes is correct) this has been a fantastic tale to watch unfold. Phos'  desire to change has pushed her throughout the whole series and now we finally start to see the real impact of that desire. Early in this episode … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 9: After Winter Comes Spring

Autumn 2017 Week 9

And we are closing in on the end of the season with some shows having only a handful of episodes left. Regardless of how things go, Autumn has been my favourite season overall. Even the lesser shows this season have been pretty entertaining if for no other reason than to tear them apart, but there's … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 9

Land of the Lustrous Episode 8: Phos is Golden

Review: For all that Land of the Lustrous has some pacing and narrative issues, the overall anime continues to be an intriguing and pleasing viewing experience. Being easy on the eyes (and sometimes truly beautiful) certainly helps in this, but it is also how the story remains fairly ambiguous but not annoying. The world these … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 8: Phos is Golden

Land of the Lustrous Episode 7: Poor Phos

Review: Winter has arrived and the gem stones are for some reason hibernating. I'm not sure what the logic is here given their hardness and abilities have mostly been representative of the gem stone they are, but being solar powered and needing to sleep in winter just doesn't fit with that at all. Unless this … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 7: Poor Phos

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

Autumn 2017 Week 7

And the strong season continues as we go into the second half of some shows (second quarter for others). I think my buzz words this season have been around 'feels', 'pretty', 'shiny', and 'wow' but that probably isn't a bad thing. It kind of means I'm having a great time watching even if I'm not … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 7

Land of the Lustrous Episode 6: Not Yet Enough

Review: I'll get it out of my system first: What is Bort's problem? Is Phos hadn't been there, Amethyst would have still fought and been captured so the fact that Phos was relatively useless at the end there, doesn't actually make any difference to the outcome. It wasn't Phos' fault that and Phos didn't do … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Episode 6: Not Yet Enough

Autumn 2017 Week 6

As we reach the half-way point for a lot of shows (though a number of these will continue on for a second cour) I am still loving this season. It could just be that I found the Summer season fairly weak and this season looks good by comparison, but I actually kind of feel like … Continue reading Autumn 2017 Week 6