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The Price of Smiles Episode 4 Review: Coincidences may be stacking up and a few parts of this story are stretching plausibility, but that doesn't change that they are doing a beautiful job of crushing Yuuki's core personality and that is making it all the better.

ACCA Series Review

Overview: ACCA tells the story of Jean Otus, an inspector who travels the 13 districts of the Kingdom of Dowa, who is about to get drawn into a whole lot of political intrigue. With rumours of a coup gathering momentum, what will Jean do? Probably smoke a cigarette. I reviewed ACCA week to week so … Continue reading ACCA Series Review

KADO Episode 5

Review: After the UN made their declaration in the previous episode I was ready for Japan to either capitulate or defy and I was ready for the inevitable war to get rolling along or for zaShunina to do something really crazy but this show once again surprised me in the best possible way. While a … Continue reading KADO Episode 5

KADO Episode 4

Review: While this show has previously moved at a snail's pace (though this has been needed given how much information we've had to take in), episode 4 seems to have finally planted its foot on the accelerator. Part of that came from the absence of zaShunina for the large majority of the episode as we … Continue reading KADO Episode 4

Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 50

Review: This ends exactly as you would expect though I will give them points for one or two surprises (such as Ride's future which I didn't see coming). Still, any potential character growth for Mikazuki ends rather abruptly mid-episode much as it should given what they were up against. However, the general tone of the … Continue reading Iron Blooded Orphans Episode 50

ACCA Episode 12

Review: While I suspect not all will be thrilled with the way this resolved, for me it was the perfect way to end this story. At all times, things have been pretty laid back and resolved without much in the way of violence, and for the coup to end the way it did works perfectly … Continue reading ACCA Episode 12

ACCA Episode 11

Review: ACCA has been a great watch and while part of me wondered if the final episodes could deliver after the last of the mysteries seemed revealed, episode 11 answers the question with a resounding 'yes'. Everything about this episode worked and continues to tie the plot together while continuing to give us highly nuanced … Continue reading ACCA Episode 11

ACCA Episode 10

Review: There's no doubt ACCA has been an amazing watch so far and even this episode works very well and continuing the narrative and driving us ever closer to a climax that is definitely taking shape now. However... The writing this week has to be questioned. Now that Jean knows he is royalty it seems … Continue reading ACCA Episode 10

ACCA Episode 9

Review: Part of me is really happy to find out the Grossula is not the mastermind, but I'm not certain about the actual reveal. Sure it fits but it didn't quite feel satisfying, mostly because we still don't know what's actually behind everything. Hopefully that reveal is coming soon. Jean is all but absent from … Continue reading ACCA Episode 9

ACCA Episode 7

Review: If you haven't watched the episode, spoilers ahead. This show is a joy to watch. After weeks of holding off on giving us anything solid this week seems all about having characters just dropping major reveals casually like it is nothing into their everyday conversations. We don't learn everything, and there is still the … Continue reading ACCA Episode 7