The Spring 2021 anime season is kicking off and that means Irina and I are getting back together for some episode reviews. Mars Red is the first of the two anime we'll cover together this season and here are our first impressions.
It is probably telling that I didn't finish reviewing this anime episodically letting the last few episodes finish before many weeks later I finally watched them. Needless to say I didn't feel I'd missed out by leaving it so long and writing this review just highlights to me how much wasted potential there really was in Fairy Gone.
Three seasons along and Attack on Titan finally shows many of the cards it has been holding. This information changes everything about how we've viewed the series (at least those of us watching blind without the benefit of reading the source). So how did season three part two of Attack on Titan manage to get me to fall back in love with this franchise?
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 12 Review - Don't expect an ending or even a satisfying last ditch battle. This is more a conglomerate of character moments, set up for future plot lines, and random flash backs that just kind of splatter there way across the screen for twenty minutes before we get a narration that more or less tells us the story is no where near finished.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 11 Review - They are bringing the fight at the base to a close but that isn't winning the war.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 8 and 9 Review - A school field trip and villains making preparations for an attack.
This week we count down anime that focus on various military groups and their exploits. Doesn't need to be authentic, just fun.
The Price of Smiles Episode 7 - 9 Review - The war continues and the fallout also continues. This anime continues to balance battles with real consequences and the quieter moments in between which might make for a slightly odd viewing experience but also makes it fairly interesting to follow.
Magical Girl Spec-Ops Asuka Episode 7 Review - Asuka is back with the military, or at least the squad that have been trying to recruit her, but it isn't smooth sailing. During their first real mission she freezes mid-battle and it is Kurumi who gets her moving again.
Magical Girl Spec Ops Asuka Episode 5 Review - They've rescued Nozomi but that's only half the battle. Asuka has magical mercenaries to take on and Kurumi is going head to head with Abby the crazy magical girl plus two Halloween Class monsters. Even once the dust has settled and the physical damage healed, Nozomi isn't exactly going to just get over that.