Top 5 Anime That Enchant By Using Time Travel As a Narrative Device

Top 5 Time Travel Anime

With Vivy: Fluorite Eye's Song charming me during the Spring 2021 season, I decided to look back at other time travel anime that have enchanted me over the years. Here are my top 5 picks but I'd love to know which time travel anime you've enjoyed so be sure to start the discussion in the comments.

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 4 Impressions – A Sudden Terrorist Plot

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 4 Review

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei has a lot of exposition this week as the story tries to move from the cute girls playing detective to the more serious terrorist plot that we all knew was unfolding due to having already watched the original series. It's a little clunky but has some good moments along the way. Be sure to read the full review.

Watch or Drop? Is Scarlet Nexus Worth Watching?

Watch or Drop Scarlet

I'd read a number of fairly negative reviews of episode one of Scarlet Nexus but still decided to give the first three episodes a watch. Was it worth it?

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 3 Impressions – Beware the Stalker Girls Are Playing Detective

Mahouka Koukou Episode 3 Review

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei is going to end up being great complimentary viewing to Irregular, but I'm not sure that it is yet doing enough to stand on its own. Still, seeing Miyuki's new friends playing detective was kind of fun this week. Be sure to read the full review.

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 2 Impressions – The Awkward Honoka Gets Centre Stage

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 2 Review

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. We're reliving the entry exam, opening ceremony and first few days at the magic high school only this time Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei filters the events through the eyes of Honoka. I'll admit, I was surprised given the synopsis of this series clearly said we were seeing this through Miyuki's eyes but it was great seeing Honoka getting a voice. Be sure to read the full review.

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 1 Impressions – The Brother Complex is Strong With This One

Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei Episode 1

Post sponsored by Crow's World of Anime. We're heading back to magic high school with Mahouka Koukou no Yuutousei but in this spin-off from The Irregular at Magic High School we follow Mayuki, the honour student. While I'm thrilled to be returning to this magical setting I am wondering if Mayuki can carry the story.

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Episode 13 Impressions: Let Us End With a Song From The Heart

Vivy Episode 13

Post sponsored by Ashley Capes. Spoiler warning - this is the final episode of Vivy. And Vivy certainly does end.

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Episode 12 Impressions: Fears For The Collapse of Humanity?

Vivy Episode 12

Post sponsored by Ashley Capes. Clear warning - huge episode and series spoilers here. We finally see the confrontation between Vivy and the Archive and this is one battle that Vivy may not be prepared to take on.

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Episode 11 Impressions of The Devastating AI War

Vivy Episode 11

Post sponsored by Ashley Capes. The war that Vivy has long been trying to prevent has come and it seems all of Matsumoto's and Vivy's actions have been in vain. That said, they aren't giving up yet and there's others who are still prepared to try to end this war.

Vivy: Fluorite Eye’s Song Episode 10 Impressions of an Amazing Character Journey

Vivy Episode 10

Post sponsored by Ashley Capes. With Vivy having lost Diva at the end of episode 9, we pick up 5 years later and realise Vivy lost a lot more than we originally thought. This episode was great for a number of reasons, but none more so than the way Vivy's character journey has been portrayed.