Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 5.5

Grudgingly I'll admit this episode of Arifureta isn't quite the dumpster fire some of the previous episodes have been. While that doesn't quite get this series to being good, it at least shows that there are some steps in the direction of maybe getting to kind of watchable. It might be too little too late given we're at episode 5, but this episode paves the way for a future journey and has some nice moments.

Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 5

Grudgingly I'll admit this episode of Arifureta isn't quite the dumpster fire some of the previous episodes have been. While that doesn't quite get this series to being good, it at least shows that there are some steps in the direction of maybe getting to kind of watchable. It might be too little too late given we're at episode 5, but this episode paves the way for a future journey and has some nice moments.

Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 4

Could Arifureta get any worse than its first episode? Well, actually no, but it certainly isn't trying all that hard to get better. Horrific visuals, characters that make no sense because they haven't actually been properly introduced, and cheesy dialogue all plague episode 4 of Arifureta.

Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 3

Battling Monsters and Bad Visuals Arifureta Episode 3 Outside of the still incredibly ugly visuals that make is difficult to figure out what is going on and what is monster and what is grainy textured background, Arifureta is kind of settling in as an underwhelming entry this season. Now that we’ve moved past the introduction, … Continue reading Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 3

Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 2

Have They Managed To Get Anything Right? Arifureta Episode 2 It is rare that I watch a show when I have pretty much no positives to discuss. Yet Arifureta falls into a very weird space where I feel oddly compelled to continue watching mostly just to see whether they ever manage to reveal the potential … Continue reading Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 2

Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 1

Let's Just Skip The Intro Arifureta Episode 1 When I picked up the first light novel volume of Arifureta, I was drawn into a story that really hit me emotionally as I watched Hajime’s character get broken down and literally rebuilt from the ground up. It was horrifying and compelling and truly a riveting reading … Continue reading Arifureta: From Common Place to World’s Strongest Review Episode 1

Tuesday’s Top 5: Anime Studios

Tuesday's Top 5

While I've counted down favourite anime from particularly studios before, I have never just done a list of my top 5 studios. That's probably because as much as there are some studios that consistently produce enjoyable anime, they all miss the mark at some point, so it isn't as though I watch everything by any particular studio. Still, there are certainly some studios that I'm more likely to give a go to their work than others even if it doesn't seem like it will be something I'll end up loving.