Nazotokine Series Review


Overview: This is a short anime that I picked up during the Autumn 2016 season. It follows Tokine who is an office worker who occasionally gets transported into a parallel dimension thing and generates energy by solving quizzes. I reviewed this week to week here. Review: There's not a lot left to say about this … Continue reading Nazotokine Series Review

Reflections on Anime in 2016 – The Best and The Worst of the Year (in my opinion)


It's the first day of the year so let's look back at the year that was. I know that at the end of Summer I did my first reflection post looking back at the anime I'd watched and  I purposefully left D Gray Man and Sailor Moon Crystal 3 off the lists because nostalgia was … Continue reading Reflections on Anime in 2016 – The Best and The Worst of the Year (in my opinion)

Nazotokine Episode 12


Nazotokine Episode 12 Review: The last of Nazotokine episode offers little more than any other though it does give kind of half-hearted explanation for the locations of the quizzes and then reveals enough information that if you were in anyway interested you might want a sequel. Basically Tokine solves another riddle and we have a … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 12

Nazotokine Episode 11


Nazotokine Episode 11 Review: The movie finishes in Nazotokine, they go to work, and then a light show. As usual, Tokine gets excited and we end with yet another riddle. Part of me has taken to wondering if this wondering if this whole show is some sort of travel advertisement with the quizzes thrown in … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 11

Nazotokine Episode 10


Nazotokine Episode 10 Review: Here's a lesson I shouldn't have needed to learn. Don't watch Nazotokine after Yuri on Ice. I could have just stopped that sentence with 'don't watch Nazotokine' but at this point I'm more or less committed. However, after Yuri on Ice what was probably just another run of the mill episode … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 10

Nazotokine Episode 9


Nazotokine Episode 9 Review: What was the point of the wrestling in Nazotokine this week? They went (after the hot springs) we saw a fight and then they went back to Tokyo and went to a cinema. Maybe it was this show's lame attempt to say, 'Hey, we don't always follow the formula of go … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 9

Nazotokine Episode 8


Review: Tokine solves the dragon's quiz and asks yet another unanswered question. Nazotokine has really become predictable and dull at this point and time. The riddles aren't really solvable from an outsiders perspective particularly as you can only see the parts of them Tokine is focusing on and there just isn't enough of anything else … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 8

Nazotokine Episode 7


Review: I'll even keep this to 100 words. An Exciting, Fantastic Company Trip (AKA episode 7) is not exciting or fantastic and consist of still images of clichĂ© tourist like activities before we meet some high school girls and then get into the baths. That's it. The end. Oh wait, at the end Tokine gets … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 7

Nazotokine Episode 6


Review: Nazotokine has Tokine solving another riddle with the movers and once again the answer was either obvious or indecipherable depending on your view point. It actually kind of seems like there was a lot of unnecessary clutter this time around which made the solution seems just a bit lame. Then of course we have … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 6

Nazotokine Episode 5


Review: Tokine goes to help her friend move. They gush about the apartment and then the movers and then both of her friends and the movers leave to go downstairs for plot convenient reasons. Two of the movers return just in time for Tokine to transport them all into Quizum (?) and then we see … Continue reading Nazotokine Episode 5