Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Disappointed Me From 2017

Tuesday's Top 5

Last week I gave my top 5 list of suprisingly good shows from 2017. This week I turn it around and share my top 5 disappointments from 2017. Like the last list, this isn't the list of shows I thought were the worst (those will come out in their own list with the reader's choices … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime That Disappointed Me From 2017

Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Series Review

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Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 concludes the story of Sorey the Shepherd. Be sure to read the full review.

Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Episode 13

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Review: While this final episode is not bad when compared to the rest of the show, it was definitely hurt by the extended break between episode 12 and 13. The momentum (what little this show had) was definitely gone and it took me awhile to remember exactly where we'd left the characters and then I … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria The X Season 2 Episode 13

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 12

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Review: You know that feeling you get when you think something is a final and then it isn't? I kind of got that this week. There just doesn't seem any reason to stretch this another episode but stretch it we will. But hey, we finally got back story on Michael, the former shepherd, and how … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 12

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 11

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Review (spoilers, no attempt to not reveal information): Possibly the whole Dezel sacrificing himself to blow away the dragons so that Sorey isn't forced to either attempt mass purification (which cannot end well) or to accept that maybe shooting them is the only option could have been dramatic and moving. Certainly his farewell to Rose … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 11

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 10

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Review: Remembering way back when I started season 1 of this, one of me key issues was that the characters didn't feel like they were part of the world. The world was pretty and the characters were pretty, but the two didn't match. As time went on, this kind of got less noticeable (either because … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 10

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 9

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Review: After kind of just aimlessly wandering and tying up loose ends for 8 episodes, we now just randomly have henchmen girl (I don't know her name, maybe we're told at some point but that one flew right by me) just exposition and info-dump us into the set up for a final battle. The Lord … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 9

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 8

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Review: Tales of Zestiria finally got down to business and brought all the main characters together in one place, faced an actual enemy, moved forward the political intrigue and finally actually let Alisha progress and not have the constant threat of a weak king and an overbearing would-be king in her way. In fact, so … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 8

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 7

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Review: This episode kind of feels like it's the episode for characters we haven't really seen since season 1 to appear for no other reason than to remind us they exist. Okay, they might serve some purpose in the overall story but if so, the connections they are drawing this episode seem tenuous. Besides, it … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 7

Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 6

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Review: Apparently one episode of moping is all Rose needs before making critical and life-changing decisions (though in terms of not being bored by the narrative her moving on was probably a good thing). This episode feels like it is getting ready to move this story along. We finally reached the source of the rain … Continue reading Tales of Zestiria the X Season 2 Episode 6