Just Because Episode 4: When You Break Through A Wall, Sometimes All You Get Is A Broken Wall

Review: I remember when Tsuki ga Kirei was on and how many people kept saying how real and relatable it felt but I never really got that vibe. That's probably because I'm catching it from Just Because. Watching Soma build up again to a confession is painful but the show isn't. This is seeing the … Continue reading Just Because Episode 4: When You Break Through A Wall, Sometimes All You Get Is A Broken Wall

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Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Series Review

Overview: After six seasons now, most of us know the story. If you are new to Natsume, check out the review of seasons 1 - 4 and the review of season 5. As much as I love this show, diving in at season 6 is definitely going to make this a fairly complex story as … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Series Review

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 11

Review - Some spoilers: Can we get a season 7 announcement, please? This episode resumes the hunt for the study and as usual Natsume's keen eyes and a deeper understanding of yokai and those who can clearly see yokai find the necessary clues that eventually lead the group to the study door. That said, Natori … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 11

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 10

Review: Is there really only one more episode of this? Really? And the next season is...? For a second last episode of the season, episode 10 of Natsume Yuujinchou pulled out all the punches. We are dealing with exorcists again and Natori most definitely did not forget about the Book of Friends. That said, this … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 10

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 9

Review: Natsume returned to its usual episodic formula this week. No returning characters of old, no Reiko flashbacks, just a strange shrine on a hill and a flood inside a building. That said, this isn't a bad thing as Natsume uses its episodic format to its advantage creating a charming self-contained narrative even as the … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 9

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 8

Review: After consecutive weeks of returning characters, season 6 delivered a yokai of the week story that went a different direction to what I was expecting. When Natsume first met the strange boy at the station, I suspected he'd be a yokai, but I didn't expect that Natsume would simply tell him that he should … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 8

Friday’s Feature: Why is Natsume Yuujinchou Still Endearing After Five and a Half Seasons?

There's no mistaking that I truly love Natsume Yuujinchou. You just need to look at the sheer number of posts I've tagged with Natsume to know that I not only like watching it, I like to talk about Natsume, a lot. I don't remember who recommended it to me or why I tried it initially, … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Why is Natsume Yuujinchou Still Endearing After Five and a Half Seasons?

Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 7

Review: Usually I love episodes with Reiko. Other than Natori, she's the character I most hope to see an appearance from outside of Natsume and Nyanko Sensei. That said, this season's Reiko episode kind of lacked bite. Part of the issue might be the yokai at the start of the episode that chases Natsume who … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Season 6 Episode 7

Spring 2017 Week 7

Some of these shows just get better and better. Meanwhile those that were just kind of ordinary remain that way and get a little bit less exciting each week. I have dropped both Sword Oratoria and Alice & Zoroku in the last two weeks so it isn't as though the list is stagnant (Grimoire of … Continue reading Spring 2017 Week 7

Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Episode 6

Review: I can honestly say that of all the recurring characters in Natsume, Nishimura and Kitamoto were probably the two I gave the least amount of thought too. So here comes an episode that puts these generic classmate and normal human friends of Natsume in the spot light by flashing back to Natsume transferring into … Continue reading Natsume Yuujinchou Roku Episode 6