Black Cat tries to run multiple plot lines across a vast array of characters and mostly ends up being a mess. That said, there's some highly enjoyable moments along the way and the zany characters will grow on you even if they never make much sense.
Paranoia Agent Overview: Paranoia Agent, or Mousou Dairinin, starts innocuously, if violently, enough. Tsukiko Sagi, a timid character designer, is the victim of a street assault. However, as the story is told again and again, the perpetrator takes on urban legend status as the gold roller-blade wearing Shounen Bat. As the story spreads and more … Continue reading Paranoia Agent Series Review – When Alternate Facts Take On A Life of Their Own
Momokuri takes the journey of girl stalks boy and
The basic premise of Cheer Boys!! or Cheer Danshi!! is that Kazu wants to start an all male cheer-leading team with his friend Haru. They work together to first recruit and then train a team. At first glance, there's not a lot to say about Cheer Boys!! and the various male members of the squad. … Continue reading Cheer Boys!! Series Review – Finding Your Way Through Cheers
Ciel is asked by the Queen to investigate a circus after a number of children have gone missing and the police have no clues. In order to get close to the performers, Ciel and his butler, Sebastian, audition and take on jobs within the Circus in this 10 episode story arc.
Overview: Ashiya Hanae picks up what he thinks is a bag on the side of the road, however it turns out to be a yokai who becomes attached to him (quite literally for awhile). Desperate to be free of it, Ashiya turns to an exorcist (who turns out to be a class mate). Now, Ashiya … Continue reading The Morose Mononokean Series Review
A fun rom-com with plenty to recommend it even though there's a few problems along the way. Still, main couple Nanami and Tomoe are pretty sweet together after a rocky start. Original article published June 2016.
With The Promised Neverland Season 2 falling hard this year and How Not To Summon a Demon Lord quickly following in its wake, I was reminded of another sequel that was just so incredibly bad.
Sora and Shiro are a pair of gamers that collectively go by the name Blank, and Blank never loses. Because of this they have become quite bored and are slightly interested when they are challenged to a game of chess. On winning the game they get asked it they want to go to a world where games decide everything. This starts what is one of my favourite unfinished anime stories as it takes us into a fantasy world that is really compelling though it isn't without its problems. First published June 2016.
Ajin, available on Netflix, is the story about people who cannot die and as a result are not treated as human. It's an interesting idea and there are some interesting characters, though it doesn't quite bring things together. First published in June 2016.