Girls’ Last Tour Episode 12: Parting At The End of the World

Review: For a final episode of a slice of life/post-apocalyptic anime this episode this episode of Girls' Last Tour hits all the right notes. First we look back at the journey the girls have taken courtesy of their catalogue of photos that they have taken since receiving the camera. Also, throw in the most overt … Continue reading Girls’ Last Tour Episode 12: Parting At The End of the World

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March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada

Review: I couldn't help but feel sorry for Shimada while watching this episode. He is tenacious, hard working, dedicated and yet in the absence of any flash or good-looks his winning the right to challenge for a title is seen as undesirable by the club. While I can sympathise with the commercial nature of sponsorship … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 33: I Kind Of Feel Bad For Shimada

Girls’ Last Tour Episode 11: Painting a Grim Picture of the Past

Review: While the whole time we've traveled with Chito and Yuuri we've been given hints about the society that was once upon a time, this episode is the most blatant yet at suggesting that the old society literally self-destructed through war and weapons. While it isn't guaranteed that war wiped out most people, the obvious … Continue reading Girls’ Last Tour Episode 11: Painting a Grim Picture of the Past

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 32: The Lull

Review: I've kind of been waiting for it and it finally reached us. The lull in this series. For all of season two it has been working hard at tearing me emotionally to threads and now we get this episode that just kind of bobs along with very little concern. While there is some dark … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 32: The Lull

Just Because Episode 10: Being Resolved Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Falter

Review: The forward momentum of the girls continued this week though even though Natsume is now admitting she hadn't been choosing her own path with school and that she likes Eita, that doesn't make it smooth sailing. Ena continues to be adorable as she pursues her crush on Eita but supports his feelings. Meanwhile, the … Continue reading Just Because Episode 10: Being Resolved Doesn’t Mean You Don’t Falter

Girls’ Last Tour Episode 10: Not Answers But Insight

Review: Girls' Last Tour continues to avoid the trap of exposition dumps as it doesn't explain in detail how the world the girls are exploring came to be. Instead, we continue to be immersed in the world, gaining some insights as we go along and being left with many questions to ponder. It helps that … Continue reading Girls’ Last Tour Episode 10: Not Answers But Insight

Girls’ Last Tour Episode 9: Asking the Hard Questions

Review: Girls' Last Tour continues to probe at why people are the way they are, what our purpose is, and what it even means to be alive. That said, this isn't the get a simple moral at the end of the episode kind of thing given the themes of this show are intrinsically woven in … Continue reading Girls’ Last Tour Episode 9: Asking the Hard Questions

March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 30: Can I Read Subs Through Tears?

Review: The answer to whether or not I can read subs while tearing up is clearly no because I had to rewatch the second half of this episode and subsequently had my heart crushed and trampled a second time in the space of an hour. Fortunately I was out of tears so the second time … Continue reading March Comes in Like a Lion Episode 30: Can I Read Subs Through Tears?

Kino’s Journey Episode 9: Disjointed Fragments

Review: The episode title claimed various countries and it wasn't kidding. This episode we jump between Shizu, Ti and Riku and Kino and Hermes as they travel about. The end result is a fairly mish-mashed episode with ideas and countries fighting for your attention and the usual lack of subtlety I've come to expect from … Continue reading Kino’s Journey Episode 9: Disjointed Fragments

Just Because Episode 8: When You Know The Path is Wrong

Review: The love triangle between Natsume, Komiya and Eita continues with Komiya making her move and asking Eita out on a date (even if it was facilitated by her cat). What is interesting is that Natsume calls Komiya on the point I raised in my last post asking her why she even bothered to ask … Continue reading Just Because Episode 8: When You Know The Path is Wrong