Overview: Togame is a self-proclaimed strategist and in order to gain favour with the shogunate, she seeks out the aid of an exiled warrior to help her collect 12 legendary swords. The warrior is long since dead but she does meet his children and recruits Yasuri Shichika, a swordsman without a sword, to help her … Continue reading Katanagatari Series Review: A Story of a Strategist and Her Sword on the Fetch Quest of a Life-time.
Overview: Inuyashiki is in his fifties but looks older, is overlooked at work and by his family, has been diagnosed with cancer, and one night while on a walk with his dog gets killed by an alien space craft and has his body rebuilt as a machine. While he is coming to terms with whether … Continue reading Inuyashiki Series Review: Welcome to the Land of the Lost Opportunities
Overview: Miou likes to draw and Haruki likes to make films. The two of them also like each other but can't seen to find the way to close the distance between them. Review (some spoilers): At six episodes, this was something I picked up midway through the Autumn anime season on Crunchyroll and while it … Continue reading Our Love Has Always Been 10 Centimeters Apart Series Review: Treading A Very Well Defined Path
Overview: Eita has returned to the town he used to live in during his third year of high school. As he is reunited with old friends we see these characters prepare to leave high school and figure out what they want to do next. Review: As you can probably tell from the overview, this story … Continue reading Just Because Series Review: High School Romance On Display
Overview: The anime series, B: The Beginning, came out on Netflix and styled itself as a task force (known as the RIS) working a double murder that involved a notorious serious killer known only as 'Killer B'. However, things soon take a turn for the strange when a military vehicle is stolen and taken for … Continue reading B: The Beginning Netflix Anime Series Review: There’s Murder and Mayhem But What Comes Next?
Overview: Minoa keeps dreaming about an anime she saw as a kid but doesn't know which one. one day in the classroom a classmate overhears her talking about the anime with a friend and seeks her out. Turns out she's a major anime fan. Soon the girls have found other like minded students and started … Continue reading Anime-Gataris Series Review: A Guide In How To Have An Idea But Not A Story
Overview: Chito and Yuuri are maybe the only two people left in the world and they are travelling around without much of a destination looking for supplies. Along the way, they reflect on a number of fairly big questions about the world and life. Review: There's something very special about Girls' Last Tour. It is … Continue reading Girls’ Last Tour Series Review: Don’t Let The Moe Characters Fool You
Overview: Weird guys with supernatural powers descend on a town intending to sacrifice it for some more power and Fujii Ren is apparently going to try to stop them. I'm not going to pretend like the story in this actually makes any sense or that it matters so that'll do for an overview. Review: As … Continue reading Dies Irae Series Review: A Hard Pass On This One
Overview: Land of the Lustrous kind of took me by surprise during the Autumn 2017 season as its CG animation made it stand out from the crowd but for once in a truly beautiful manner. The story follows Phos, the youngest of a group of living gem stones who are hunted by Lunarians who wish … Continue reading Land of the Lustrous Series Review: Beautiful But Not Without Flaws
Overview: Kino travels from country to country with her talking motorrad Hermes. She stays in each country for three days and then moves on. Review: I've always had a bit of a soft spot for episodic stories (even highly formulaic ones) so Kino's Journey was something I thought I could get in to. I'd never … Continue reading Kino’s Journey (2017) Series Review: Aimless Wanderer’s Journey Fails To Connect