Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Yokai

Continuing on from last week where I looked at my top 5 favourite female yokai, this week we have my top 5 male yokai. I must admit, my first draft had a lot fox yokai on the list and even the revised version hasn't really fixed that issue. Apparently I like foxes. Anyway, as always, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Yokai


Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

Having covered some of the best from 2016 I kind of felt I should look at the shows that weren't necessarily bad but ended up being disappointing before I move on to non-2016 specific lists. Actually, this was probably the hardest list to write because there were just so many shows that had so much … Continue reading Tuesdays Top 5: Disappointments from 2016

The Morose Mononokean Series Review

Overview: Ashiya Hanae picks up what he thinks is a bag on the side of the road, however it turns out to be a yokai who becomes attached to him (quite literally for awhile). Desperate to be free of it, Ashiya turns to an exorcist (who turns out to be a class mate). Now, Ashiya … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Series Review

The Morose Mononokean Episode 13

Review: The episode is called 'The End' and while it certainly ended the crisis with Ashiya's vision it didn't really offer any other insight or resolution. That and they kind of just gathered every character together and used their emotions to solve the problem. Really? Anyway, the final episode ends much the way the show … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 13

The Morose Mononokean Episode 12

Review: For the first time this series has decided to actually take a problem seriously and drag it out. While it almost seems certain that everything will be fine by the end of next episode, it was nice to see the characters we've met over the season rallying to solve Ashiya's problem. And Fuzzy clinging … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 12

The Morose Mononokean Episode 11

Review: I feel this episode would have had far more impact if my internet connection hadn't continuously dropped while trying to watch it. As a result, I saw the episode in 2 - 5 minute blocks with a lot of frustrated waiting and reloading in between. The episode picks up from last episode and we … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 11

The Morose Mononokean Episode 10

Review: Once again the 'problem' set up in the previous episode turned out to be not much and while Ashiya and Abeno did succeed at exorcising a yokai (helped him move on from past regret), the reason they went to the farm was actually not addressed in the end. As much as I like the … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 10

The Morose Mononokean Episode 9

Review: Humans doubt exorcists. There's a revelation for Ashiya. In what was probably the least interesting episode yet, Abeno and Ashiya are called to a house by a girl who thinks her room is possessed. Turns out she's right, but her mother is not particularly thrilled at her spending her allowance on an exorcism. Anyway, … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 9

Summer 2016 Week 8

Here's week 8. Wow, I can't believe how fast this season is flashing by. It really feels like it was just yesterday when I was trying out the first episode of so many anime and having to decide what to drop and what to follow. I can't say I made the best choice in holding … Continue reading Summer 2016 Week 8

The Morose Mononokean Episode 8

Review: This show has done this twice now. Set up a conflict at the end of one episode only to resolve it within minutes of the next making it more or less a non-issue. Abeno's foul mood about the jobs this episode aside, very little happened after the issue with the fox was finalised. Yes, … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Episode 8