I've mentioned before that I am a huge fan of Joss Whedon's work. As a teenager in the 90's it was more or less impossible not to get on-board the Buffy bandwagon, and it was such a great bandwagon to be on. A female character who was reasonably attractive, had street smarts (though struggled at … Continue reading Friday’s Feature: Strong Female Character?
Continuing on from last week where I looked at my top 5 favourite female yokai, this week we have my top 5 male yokai. I must admit, my first draft had a lot fox yokai on the list and even the revised version hasn't really fixed that issue. Apparently I like foxes. Anyway, as always, … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Yokai
Overview: Yasaburo is a tanuki and one of four brothers who have recently lost their father, the one who used to lead the Tanuki world in Kyoto. With an election fast approaching to decide who the next leader will be, plenty of family drama, and an absolute sense of adventure, this is one story that … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 1 Series Review: Grief, Family, Adventure, and Foolishness – This Tanuki Will Experience Them All
Overview: As I went to write this, it occurred to me that I have yet to actually review season 1 of this show so I really must bump that up my priority list given reviewing season 2 without season 1 just seems odd. That said, season 2 picks up the story in the year following … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Series Review: How Much Trouble Can One Tanuki Get Into?
Review: Pretty sure I'd given up expecting a Nidaime/Benten face off and yet that's what we get this week after Benten 'allows' Yasaburo to crash the flying bus straight into Nidaime's home. Yasaburo really does think on his feet and yet he never thinks long term. Needless to say, Nidaime's reaction to the destruction of … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 12
Review: It is all happening this episode with all of the many little plots coming together fantastically for what looks like a great ending next week (or whenever I get to see it). Despite talking trains, evil imposters, caged tanuki, dreams where sons converse with their dead father, transforming giant tigers, and exploding factories, the … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 11
Review: This show continues to charm with its pleasant character interactions and exchanges even while it drops some pretty big bomb shells in this episode. Things have been heating up for a while and a lot of the plot threads have started to come together but now we get the big revelation for this season … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 10
Review: This show continues to demonstrate it really understands the bonds between its characters and it is that spiderweb of relationships and the stain that gets put on certain strands that makes this episode great. Admittedly, by itself it isn't particularly impressive, but having seen all the pieces getting put into place leading up to … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 9
Review: I find it interesting that my first thought after watching this episode was how much better this show was at telegraphing the end of the episode than Granblue Fantasy. I really shouldn't compare the two shows given they are entirely different but my biggest criticism of Granblue this week was how heavy handed and … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 8
Review: This episode was really fantastic to watch though I must admit that ending took a direction I wasn't expecting. Previously, with the exception of the father who had died prior to the beginning of the first season, regardless of what silly situations the characters had gotten into, you never really expected anyone to take … Continue reading The Eccentric Family Season 2 Episode 7