The players of the hugely successful MMO Elder tales are still trapped in the virtual world. They now survive as immortal adventurers living out what some would call a dream come true by incarnating their online personas. But playing a game and living it are two very different things. Stakes that were once amusing have very real and grim consequences. And increasingly, it seems what constitutes the "real" world, isn't as clear as it uses to be. The all-powerful adventurers have had a huge impact on the world of Theldesia and its people. Now they have some pretty big responsibilities, and the pressure is building!
It is probably telling that I didn't finish reviewing this anime episodically letting the last few episodes finish before many weeks later I finally watched them. Needless to say I didn't feel I'd missed out by leaving it so long and writing this review just highlights to me how much wasted potential there really was in Fairy Gone.
As someone who isn’t a huge fan of school based anime and even less a fan of school based anime that focuses on the over-used plot line of the danger of a club being shut down, oh the horror, it seems weird that I got into Kono Oto Tomare. However, from episode one there was something about Chika Kudo as a character that made me want to give this one some more time.
Three seasons along and Attack on Titan finally shows many of the cards it has been holding. This information changes everything about how we've viewed the series (at least those of us watching blind without the benefit of reading the source). So how did season three part two of Attack on Titan manage to get me to fall back in love with this franchise?
Not So Amazing, But Not Trash Either There was something fairly intriguing about the premise of Amazing Stranger (of Chou Kadou Girl 1/6) as an anime figure who still has full use of all of her weapons and skills from her story coming to life in the modern world could have been really interesting. Particularly … Continue reading Amazing Stranger Anime Review
Not For Me But Not All That Bad You know that feeling you get when you watch something and you know it is fine there’s nothing technically wrong with what it is delivering, but you just aren’t in to it? That’s the feeling I had for the majority of Hitoribocchi’s run. While I was initially … Continue reading Hitoribocchi no Marumaru Seikatsu Anime Review
Let's Talk It Out Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin only has a score of 6.82 on MAL and that’s no real surprise. A visually dull anime with a slow story about a character who can talk to supernatural creatures isn’t exactly ticking everyone’s box of a must watch. Arata has no other power. No magic banishing … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Anime Review
Reincarnated Ultimate Magican Takes on Common Sense and Demonoids Let’s get it out of the way straight up so that we can move on. If there was a generic list of points for your standard isekai story, Kenja no Mago would tick almost all of them. It is the story of the average Japanese guy … Continue reading Kenja no Mago Anime Review
The Slow Burn With The Satisfying Conclusion Where do you even start with The Promised Neverland? As a viewing experience it is an extraordinary roller coster of emotional highs and lows, of fearing for the safety of characters, of being annoyed at times by the distractions of minor characters or plot points, but ultimately it … Continue reading The Promised Neverland Series Review
The quality of the story here is certainly grim. In case it hasn't become clear as I work my way through the anime I watched during the 2019 Winter Season, I'm jumping back and forth between anime I enjoyed a lot and anime that kind of had a bumpier ride. Last week was the slice … Continue reading Grimm’s Notes The Animation Series Review