18if Series Review: Great Individual Moments in an Ordinary Series

Overview: Haruto wakes up in a strange place and soon learns he is inside a dream where a sleeping girl has become a witch. Lily recruits Haruto to save the witches and help the girls wake up. Review: 18if is one of those stories that you know at the beginning you can't really judge until … Continue reading 18if Series Review: Great Individual Moments in an Ordinary Series

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18if Episode 12: I’m Feeling This Was A Little Anti-Climatic

Review: This kind of seems like 18if has finally pulled everything together and is moving toward the final showdown between Haruto and Eve in the dream world, which means it really should be feeling exciting. We learn this episode where Haruto is in the real world (though no actual hints about how or why) and … Continue reading 18if Episode 12: I’m Feeling This Was A Little Anti-Climatic

Witch Craft Works Series Review: Witches, Medusa, Giant Robot Bunnies, Oh My

Overview: Takamiya is an ordinary guy but for some reason the most popular girl in school, Kagari, is always by his side. Then he gets attacked by witches and learns that Kagari, also a witch, is going to protect him. His quiet school days just came to an end. Review: Part of me realises it … Continue reading Witch Craft Works Series Review: Witches, Medusa, Giant Robot Bunnies, Oh My

18if Episode 6: Recapturing the Dream

Review: For all that this show has been set mainly in the dream world, other than zany colour schemes and character designs, little has given the impression that this is a dream and not just some off-beat fantasy. Episode 6 corrects that with an ending sequence that throws you straight into a dream like feeling … Continue reading 18if Episode 6: Recapturing the Dream

Grimoire of Zero Series Review: Witches, Mercenaries & War, What More Could You Want?

Overview: Zero is a witch who wrote a grimoire (magic book) only it has been stolen and now she's travelling to get it back. She runs into a Beast Mercenary (no name given) and recruits him to guard her until she retrieves the book. As payment, she offers to turn the Mercenary back into a … Continue reading Grimoire of Zero Series Review: Witches, Mercenaries & War, What More Could You Want?

18if Episodes 4 + 5: No More Curry, Ever

Review Episode 4: As you may have picked up while I was watching March Comes in Like a Lion, I'm not a big fan of simple, catchy children's songs mid-episode (let the shogi cat song disappear from my memory) and this episode of 18if hammers us with a song about curry. Over and over and … Continue reading 18if Episodes 4 + 5: No More Curry, Ever

18if Episodes 2 + 3: Good Witch, Bad Witch, Whichever…

Review Episode 2: This episode is kind of an interesting follow up to episode 1. In episode 1, you didn't know who the people were the witch was playing with or whether there were any real world consequences. Essentially she was just playing house in dream land and there wasn't really any need on the … Continue reading 18if Episodes 2 + 3: Good Witch, Bad Witch, Whichever…

18if Episode 1: Well, I’m Confused

Overview: After going to sleep like normal, Haruto Tsukishiro wakes up to discover something unbelievable—he's stuck in dream world! Here, witches plague the dreamscape and are more than dreamy figments—they're the trapped souls of young women who've rejected reality and are afflicted by the "Sleeping Beauty Syndrome." As he searches for a way out, Haruto … Continue reading 18if Episode 1: Well, I’m Confused

Grimoire of Zero Episode 10

Review: Oh, they finally reunited and just to be sure we don't forget that Zero is supposed to be a sassy young witch almost her very first words to the Mercenary make us wonder why he bothered spending all that time climbing a cliff. Firstly, this is clearly a lie given she does need someone … Continue reading Grimoire of Zero Episode 10

Grimoire of Zero Episode 9

Review: Grimoire of Zero continues to be an oddity this season. I don't particularly like it but it isn't actually bad either so never comes close to being dropped. There was actually a small segment in this episode that made me really sit up and take notice. They were running from the assassins and magic … Continue reading Grimoire of Zero Episode 9