A Decade of Anime – 2019

The final year of the decade and the hardest decision yet, largely because I haven't really had the chance to rewatch most of the anime from 2019, nor do I get the benefit of looking back at the year from a distance. As a result, I'm sure some of my decisions here will change in a few years time when I look at which of these anime I actually want to watch again and which ones wear out their welcome.

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Announcing The Results of the Reader’s Poll – The Best Anime of 2019

I asked and you voted - it is time to reveal the reader's choice for 2019's Anime of the Year. This one was definitely surprising.

The Promised Neverland Series Review

The Promised Neverland Episode 4 Ray, Emma and Norman

The Slow Burn With The Satisfying Conclusion Where do you even start with The Promised Neverland? As a viewing experience it is an extraordinary roller coster of emotional highs and lows, of fearing for the safety of characters, of being annoyed at times by the distractions of minor characters or plot points, but ultimately it … Continue reading The Promised Neverland Series Review

The Promised Neverland Fact Check – Sheets

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Hi all! Are you surprised to see me here? For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Irina and I like anime. I like it so much that I have a little blog on the subject that I have been posting on for a bit over a year now, during which time … Continue reading The Promised Neverland Fact Check – Sheets

Up Close With Emma

The Promised Neverland Episode 5 Emma

She's one of a trio of precocious eleven year olds who learn her whole life is a lie. Emma from The Promised Neverland shines and today I want to take a closer look at her.

2019 Winter Anime End Of The Season

Now that the Winter season is mostly over, this is where the anime ended up on my list. The Reader's Poll results will be announced later today.

In Case You Missed It 2019 #13

This week's round up of anime related blog posts.

Embarrassment, Scrapes, Colds, and Other Deadly Things in Anime

Friday's Feature

Life is tough for the average high school anime character. Getting caught in the rain is nearly a death sentence when a dreaded fever will strike and certainly any character who ever had a bout of chuubinyou knows that embarrassment really can kill.

The Great Escape

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The Promised Neverland Episode 12 - No chance of avoiding spoilers in a review of the final episode but let's just say this was a lovely way to close the season and leave it totally open for another.

Someone Tell Ray That Self-Immolation Is Not A Plan

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The Promised Neverland Episode 11 - Its finally the eve of Ray's birthday and both Emma and Ray have a plan. However, only Emma's plan will keep Ray alive so I'm thinking they should go with that one.