PET episode 3 – Fishbowl

You know, I gotta to give it to Pet, whatever else it may be, it is a very consistent show. And by that I mean that if you've been watching it, you should already know what you're in for with this series. This week, the Pet centred on the "company's" dealings with a Chinese mobster … Continue reading PET episode 3 – Fishbowl


In/Spectre Episode 2 Review

We're back with the second episode of In/Spectre and I must say I was really enjoying it. Right up until we got a 'to be continued' shot and then the credits rolled right when things were getting really juicy. It is such a cheap plot particularly when it is clear that this story will be … Continue reading In/Spectre Episode 2 Review

In/Spectre Episode 1 Review

The nice thing about not looking at what is coming out in the next season is that sometimes you get these pleasant surprises. While In/Spectre isn't going to have the broad appeal of bigger anime, for those who like their fun supernatural stories this one certainly has all the signs of being pretty entertaining.

PET – The Naked Brunch

Well this week PET went from wannabe Scorsese to wannabe David Lynch. And yeah, I know the Naked Lunch is Cronenberg, I’m just all over the place today… And wannabe might be a bit too mean. Let’s face it, not everything Lynch puts out is a masterpiece and not every aspect of PET is particularly … Continue reading PET – The Naked Brunch

Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episodes 14 + 15

I said at the time that Midnight Occult Civil Servants was on that despite not being a particularly spectacular watch it was an anime I wouldn't mind more of. Well, episodes 14 and 15 are now available on Crunchyroll and so we're back to supernatural investigations in this story about a vampire hunt. It's more of the same and I have no problem with that.

Midnight Occult Civil Servants 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

Natsume’s Book of Friends Manga Review Volume 16

Helping Our Friends We're back with the next volume of Natsume's Book of Friends and I absolutely loved this one. Okay, I love all of them, but this one seemed extra-special. Natsume always feels like he is taking without giving anything back, which isn't true but it is how he feels, and he's incredibly grateful … Continue reading Natsume’s Book of Friends Manga Review Volume 16

Fruits Basket Review Episode 13

Ayame Slithers Onto The Scene Fruits Basket Episode 13 The introductions are coming thick and fast with Ayame, Yuki’s older brother showing up this week in Fruits Basket. Much like the original anime, Ayame is a larger than life character who certainly takes a bit of getting used to. His incessant prattle fills a lot … Continue reading Fruits Basket Review Episode 13

Bungo Stray Dogs 3 – ep 12: The Precipice

Well, I got to give it to them, it's not perfect but Bungo Stray Dogs did manage to tie up most of the loose ends. Not only that but they found a way t make use of all those background episodes, even brought back Francis. His episode remains my favourite in what has been a … Continue reading Bungo Stray Dogs 3 – ep 12: The Precipice

Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episode 12

A Sleepy But Satisfying Conclusion Mayonaka no Occult Koumuin Episode 12 This one ended as it began with Midnight Occult Civil Servants slipping away without fanfare or anything overly noteworthy; just a sense of a story going quietly about its business without putting on airs or drawing attention to itself. Whether or not you like … Continue reading Midnight Occult Civil Servants Review Episode 12