Tuesday’s Top 5: Yokai Anime

Having spent the last two weeks looking at favourite yokai characters I am now looking at my top 5 favourite anime that contain yokai. There probably won't be any surprises on this list given where my favourite yokai characters came from, but here we go anyway. I have avoided any anime that is more focused … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Yokai Anime

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Tuesday’s Top 5: Male Yokai

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

Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Yokai

Seems like October is an appropriate time to bring out lists on yokai and similar topics so my Top 5 today is focussing on female yokai characters. I started with quite an enormous list of characters and narrowing it down was difficult but eventually I picked my 5 favourite female characters that also happen to … Continue reading Tuesday’s Top 5: Female Yokai

Nurarihyon no Mago Series Review: Fascinated by Fear

Overview: Rikuo is one quarter yokai and tries to live his life as a normal human. The problem is, his grandfather is the former supreme commander of yokai and his house is literally overflowing with them. That and his grandfather wants Rikuo to take over as the next commander of yokai. Despite this, Rikuo still … Continue reading Nurarihyon no Mago Series Review: Fascinated by Fear

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 11: Shifting Tone and Lack of Conviction

Review: While it will become apparent from my Feature this week (tomorrow), I am really not loving this show. It was one of the few titles I was genuinely anticipating this season and the overall delivery has been mediocre at best, though reasonably uninspired is probably a better statement. This week finally delivers something that … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 11: Shifting Tone and Lack of Conviction

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 10: An Attempt At Darkness

Review: If this show wanted me to take the supernatural seriously and think that there was any kind of threat coming from that perspective, it really needed to do something earlier. So far this show has delivered nothing but the occasional thug as a potential issue as almost every situation has been dealt with in … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 10: An Attempt At Darkness

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 9: Here’s a Set Up

Review: So it is a new school year and Inaba is now a second year. Other than that, nothing has really changed and we're still just kind of following him around occasionally observing things that might be interesting. Though, this episode does rather heavily and clumsily point out that something is up with the new … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 9: Here’s a Set Up

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 8: Today, My Friend Came Over And Nothing Happened

Review: Given it has now taken three episodes for Hase to realise Inaba is surrounded by weird things, to learn his friend has a magic book, and then actually to show up at the apartment, you would think that something would actually happen during the visit. You would think that. Instead, he is overly courteous, … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episode 8: Today, My Friend Came Over And Nothing Happened

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 6 + 7: Well, guess that secret is out.

Review Episode 6: Another resident returns to the apartment (seriously, how many residents are there not living in the complex) and he happens to collect and sell books. Of course one of the books is a bit odd and Inaba and then exorcist girl (who doesn't ever seem to actually do any exorcisms) noticed. Despite … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 6 + 7: Well, guess that secret is out.

Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 4 + 5: Too Much Guilt, Too Little Soul

Review Episode 4: I do not get what the point of this is. He leaves the apartment when the student dorm is built but why? What does he gain? And given he regrets it from pretty much the first instant, why is it several months later at the end of the episode and he still … Continue reading Elegant Yokai Apartment Life Episodes 4 + 5: Too Much Guilt, Too Little Soul