Grimm’s Notes The Animation 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

I’m Left Not Disappointed As I Expected Nothing, But I Am Left With One Question

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Grimms Notes Episode 12 Review - So that was kind of an ending. Maybe. They are still travelling ,still haven't actually stopped Curly, and realistically I still don't get why they think they are right (other than something about protecting feelings) but, hey, cool fight scene.

In The Absence of A Reasonable Argument, Rely on Sophistry

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Grimms Notes Episode 10 Review - The villains present a compelling argument to which Ex, our hero, simply says he'll trust in the feelings of a character who is following their fate... I'm not exactly sure that's a winning argument.

The Outlook Is Grimm

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Grimms Notes Episode 7 and 8 Review - This one has far and away been the underperformer of the season. With an interesting concept at its core, it just never manages to emotionally connect and so far character development or motivation has been somewhat underwhelming.

Every Episode Makes Me Question Their Motives Even More

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Grimms Notes Episode 6 - Given the characters themselves admit the fate of Snow White and her mother is pretty terrible, you have to wonder why they are working so hard to 'correct' the path of these stories.

The Death of the Dream, the Birth of a Despairing Villain

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Grimms Notes Episode 5 Review - Arguably the best episode yet but even then this has simply highlighted the overall flaw in the premise as it has been presented so far. Maybe that's a sign that the anime intends to deal with it, but I can't say I have a lot of confidence in that.

Should We Stop Mocking Stories For Trying?

It's become a fairly common criticism of a number of shows. It's trying too hard to be...It's just trying to be edgy...It's trying too hard to be deep...And this week we added the question of whether or not Banana Fish was trying too hard to be shocking. As I read these sorts of comments and … Continue reading Should We Stop Mocking Stories For Trying?

Let’s All Write A Book – Chapter 2 – Part 8

I'd like to thank Scott  for tagging me, though I'm going to point out the thought of trying to write part of a story I don't know the end of is kind of terrifying as I don't have a clue if what I'm adding is actually helping the plot along. Still, this has been a … Continue reading Let’s All Write A Book – Chapter 2 – Part 8

Friday’s Feature: Stories Without Soul

Those who have been following my episodic reviews will know that I've been increasingly less than thrilled with Elegant Yokai Apartment Life this season. And what is interesting is that this is a sentiment shared by most people who are watching it (or at least the ones who seem to be reviewing it) and we're … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Stories Without Soul

Friday’s Feature: Are There No New Ideas?

I'd suggest that those who haven't watched Your Lie in April and haven't read yet what happens, that you might want to try one of my other posts and come back after you've either watched the end or someone else has spoiled it for you. It's a common criticism of television shows, movies, and of … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Are There No New Ideas?