Post sponsored by Mechanical Anime Reviews. Heion Sedai no Idaten-Tachi was probably my favourite show from the Summer 2021 anime season. Alas, without an ending it makes it very hard to recommend. Be sure to read the full review.
One Week Friends Overview: Hase has been interested in Fujimiya for awhile but when he finally finds the courage to ask her to be friends she bluntly rejects him and then runs away. Later, he finds her on the roof and for a week they start to talk and get close before she starts to … Continue reading One Week Friends Series Review
Parasyte the Maxim, a title which makes us wonder if we've just been misspelling parasite our whole lives while simultaneously wonder what on earth 'the Maxim' might be. Don't get me wrong, I actually am a fan of this series but I've never quite figured out the title and unlike Bleach I just don't feel … Continue reading Parasyte the Maxim Series Review
In Another World With My Smartphone is a pretty standard isekai story but there's enough fun to be had here. Be sure to read the full review.
A Certain Scientific Railgun is the spin-off from A Certain Magical Index, and to be honest it was the superior product for a number of reasons. Be sure to read the full review.
A Certain Magical Index has a certain something, but not quite enough as it turns out.
Full Dive is one of those anime that in the beginning looks like it has made a few mis-steps but might improve as it goes. Unfortunately, what you see is what you get and if you aren't finding the first episodes funny there's nothing in this 'comedy' for you. Be sure to read the full review and, if you've watched it, let me know what you thought of Full Dive.
Death Parade begins ambiguously. A man and a woman wake up in a bar. They don't know how they got there, they can't leave, and the bartender is just a little bit unnerving. Then the bartender announces that they will need to play a game. Be sure to check out the full review.
Spiritpact is a series that really does start pretty terribly. The comedy misses, the main character is grating, and it really does look like this is an anime you should walk away from. However, for those who like the supernatural or shounen ai, there's definitely enough of a reason to stick around.
When it came to movies, I was always wary of sequels growing up. It was more or less universally accepted that the sequel would be weaker than the original with a few exceptions (which of course proved the rule). I was less aware of prequels until the Star Wars franchise essentially hacked the heart out of their own series by delivering 3 very underwhelming movies that pretty much told us nothing that we hadn't already figured out from watching the original series. Since then we've had plenty of other examples in movies of prequels and sequels just not quite hitting the mark. So how does this translate when discussing anime sequels?