Well, we've definitely seen our share of dark magical girl stories, yet I can't help feeling optimistic about this one. Will my hopes be dashed? Maybe, but I'm still wanting to see how this one goes.
Xuan Yuan Sword Luminary Episode 11 Review: The Empress has lost it, Ning's lost it, Zhao's losing it, and Yin isn't fairing much better. Yeah, I think this one is heading for a complete tragedy because I can't imagine any of these characters getting a happily ever after at this point.
A Certain Magical Index Season 3 Episode 10: There's genuinely no effort to make this make sense any more. It almost feels like we're just transitioning from set piece to set piece because something has to happen next and there's little thought or effort put into it. Needless to say, this one is still on track to get dropped at the end of the Autumn anime season.
A Certain Magical Index Season 3 Episode 9 Review: I suppose I shouldn't expect anything more from this particular franchise at this point. The weakest elements of its writing remain in tact while the fun and excitement that managed to keep it floating in earlier seasons has all but vanished. Touma's Imagine Breaker is probably more powerful than he realises.
That Time I Got Reincarnated as a Slime Episode 9 Review: Rimuru is still dealing with the death of Shizu as well as his return to human form. However, he doesn't have long to ponder his newly grown powers before his goblins are set upon by ogres. While there's still no sense of danger, it is kind of fun watching how Rimuru deals with that.
A Certain Magical Index Episode 8 Review: While the protagonist sleeps off being more or less obliterated, the glorified extras will stage a fairly drawn out battle that ends inevitably before another saint comes marching in.
The Harvest Festival is on its way and all the female adventurers and friends suddenly have one thing on their mind. Too bad Goblin Slayer only ever has one thing on his mind - killing goblins. Review: Of the three volumes I've read so far, this one is probably the weakest. And that's because instead … Continue reading Goblin Slayer Volume 3 Light Novel Review: It’s A Date, And Goblins
Goblin Slayer has quite the reputation now and in this volume he's answering a quest request from the Sword Maiden herself, a Gold-ranked adventurer who apparently fought a Demon Lord. Review: While this second volume doesn't quite have the drawing power of the first, it is a very decent follow up. There is an understanding … Continue reading Goblin Slayer Volume 2 Light Novel Review: It’s Always Goblins
I will get back to my ongoing reviews of the original Sailor Moon seasons in the near future but I decided I needed a short break from blonde pig-tailed heroines who fight for justice. And so I found myself eyeing off this title in my review list. Review: I should probably admit I watched the … Continue reading Children of the Whales Series Review: Youthful Cast, Pastel Colours, and Genocide
The Ancient Magus' Bride was a highly anticipated anime when it came out in the Autumn 2017 season. Now completed in Winter 2018, what are your final thoughts? Review: Having never read the source material for this one, I still managed to read an abundance of spoilers before going in and while watching it there … Continue reading The Ancient Magus’ Bride Series Review: Magic Feels, Mundane Plot