Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 1: Hitmen, Detectives, and Corruption

Overview: Okay, I went in pretty blind but essentially the set up here is that there's a whole bunch of hitmen and organisations operating within the town and then there's apparently someone who specialises is killing hitmen. Don't ask me what the title means. The individual words make sense but what it has to do … Continue reading Hakata Tonkotsu Ramens Episode 1: Hitmen, Detectives, and Corruption

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School Babysitters Episodes 1 + 2: Boys in a Babysitting Club

Overview: Ryuichi and Kotaro have lost their parents leaving Ryuichi to take care of his younger brother. The two of them are taken in by the chairwoman of a school with the understanding that Ryuichi will work in the babysitter club outside of school hours and help take care of the teacher's children. Review Episode … Continue reading School Babysitters Episodes 1 + 2: Boys in a Babysitting Club

Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important

Review: I have to say that while watching this episode I have the distinct impression I may have outgrown Cardcaptor to the point where not even the nostalgia lens made the first fifteen minutes of this episode feel like anything but dragging. We did get the initial buzz from Tomoyo who continues to know exactly … Continue reading Cardcaptor Sakura: Clear Card Episode 2: Tomoyo Knows What’s Important

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 35: Here Comes The Sun

Review: This episode was adorable and emotionally stronger because even though Hina herself declares the situation over, she adds a 'probably' to the end of it. The scars of bullying remain and the fractures in the class don't magically disappear. The bullies also don't undergo some mystic transformation and see the errors of their way … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 35: Here Comes The Sun

Record of Grancrest War Episode 2: Some Nice Touches This Week

Review: It is amazing how when you are expecting bare mediocrity that an episode that is still only passingly better can leave such a good impression. I read some fairly negative reviews of this second episode prior to viewing it so my already low expectations for this sank lower before I'd even started which left … Continue reading Record of Grancrest War Episode 2: Some Nice Touches This Week

Junji Ito Collection Episode 2: Not Much Improvement But Setting A Tone

Review: While I know I was hoping for something a little more like true horror from this series, episode 2 reveals two more kind of twisted tales that work well enough but never really do more than just intrigue at the possibilities they may have contained. With pacing and visuals handled as they are, even … Continue reading Junji Ito Collection Episode 2: Not Much Improvement But Setting A Tone

How To Keep a Mummy Episode 1: That’s Adorable and I Want One

Overview: Sora receives a parcel from his dad but is apprehensive about opening it given previous gifts from his father have been unusual to say the least. Fearing the worst, Sora is surprised when the contents of the coffin is a tiny mummy that is also a bit of a crybaby. Review: I have no … Continue reading How To Keep a Mummy Episode 1: That’s Adorable and I Want One

Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 1: This Is My Experiment

Overview: With that title you would have to know there's a light novel of this one, and apparently a manga, and what do you know, it's another isekai story about an over-powered protagonist trapped in a game. And if you've watched any of the promotional material you probably already know a harem is incoming. That … Continue reading Death March To The Parallel World Rhapsody Episode 1: This Is My Experiment

Maoyu Maou Yuusha Series Review: Understanding the Economics of War

Overview: Fifteen years have passed since the war between humans and demons began. Dissatisfied with their slow advance into the Demon Realm, the Hero abandons his companions to quickly forge ahead towards the Demon Queen's castle. Upon his arrival at the royal abode, the Hero makes a startling discovery: not only is the Demon Queen … Continue reading Maoyu Maou Yuusha Series Review: Understanding the Economics of War

Maerchen Maedchen Episode 1: I’m Curious

Overview: This is a story about girls (called "Maedchen") who are selected by “Origin”. They attend school of witchcraft located all over the world to wield their magic and become first-rate “Origin Masters”. Their goal is to win at the annual Hexennacht competition, where representatives of each school compete in their abilities to wield their … Continue reading Maerchen Maedchen Episode 1: I’m Curious