The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 2 Light Novel Review: The Best Idea Has Flown

Overview: They made it out of the time loop but now Kazuki finds himself with the unwanted attention of the being known only as O and someone else with a box has come to disrupt his everyday life. Review: I'm going to keep this review short because I don't want to hit too many spoilers … Continue reading The Empty Box and Zeroth Maria Volume 2 Light Novel Review: The Best Idea Has Flown

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Kokkoku Series Review: An Unexplained Mystery Wrapped Around An Uninteresting Cast

This anime starts out with a promising mystery even if the pace is slow, and yet it never quite manages to deliver. What were your thoughts on Kokkoku? Review: Kokkoku is one of those anime that on paper looks like a pretty good idea. You have a mysterious organisation kidnapping a family member to motivate … Continue reading Kokkoku Series Review: An Unexplained Mystery Wrapped Around An Uninteresting Cast

Kokkoku Episode 12: Happily Ever After?

We've reached the end and if you just take the end credits at face value the family have all reconciled and gotten over their pettiness that was plaguing them prior to their stint in stasis. Though how that transformation came about, I don't know given they all still seemed much the same as they were … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 12: Happily Ever After?

Kokkoku Episode 11: The Brain, The Spider Web and The Clean-up

There was definitely a lot of potential in this anime and even until the last couple of episodes it could have potentially been very good. However their lack of ability early on to make me care about the characters has been a persistent problem and with a plot lacking substantial explanations that might hold it … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 11: The Brain, The Spider Web and The Clean-up

Kokkoku Episode 10: Stuck – Unstuck

This anime is definitely maintaining that interesting in concept but not so much in execution vibe it has had since the beginning. The father pretending to have the power when really it was the grandson was just pointless given it was revealed to everyone less than half an episode later and genuinely served no purpose … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 10: Stuck – Unstuck

Kokkoku Episode 9: No Idea What The End Game Is Here

Review: So Sagawa wants to live forever but he's going to waste time in a stalled world to kill the family that have no means of stopping him and don't really care to try because...? And Juri intends to get out of stasis, how? As much as I love a good mystery, this one just … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 9: No Idea What The End Game Is Here

B: The Beginning Netflix Anime Series Review: There’s Murder and Mayhem But What Comes Next?

Overview: The anime series, B: The Beginning, came out on Netflix and styled itself as a task force (known as the RIS) working a double murder that involved a notorious serious killer known only as 'Killer B'. However, things soon take a turn for the strange when a military vehicle is stolen and taken for … Continue reading B: The Beginning Netflix Anime Series Review: There’s Murder and Mayhem But What Comes Next?

Kokkoku Episode 8: Sagawa Is A Man on A Mission

Review: While it took a fair while for Sagawa's motives to become apparent, and even now his final goal is still a little hazy, he has been shaping up over the last two episodes to be a fairly solid antagonist. Not so much because he actually seems to care about the protagonists and their goals, … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 8: Sagawa Is A Man on A Mission

Kokkoku Episode 7: All Their Reasons

Review: After wondering in my episode 5 review what the characters of this show actually wanted, the last two episodes seem to be making a determined effort to answer exactly that. And while some of the characters' motives are kind of silly, it actually seems to make sense because sometimes people do in fact want … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 7: All Their Reasons

Kokkoku Episode 6: The Plot Thickens as the Brother Gets Thinner

Review: A terrible post title, I know, and yet such an apt description of this episode. While there still hasn't been anything overly amazing in terms of character development, and that is one area that continues to be a problem given I still don't really care who comes out on top in this conflict, the … Continue reading Kokkoku Episode 6: The Plot Thickens as the Brother Gets Thinner