Domestic Girlfriend (Domestic na Kanojo) is one of Winter 2018/19’s most controversial shows, and unlike Shield Hero, maybe it deserves its reputation. Its content certainly isn’t suitable for everyone. At times, even I was uncomfortable, and I spent an entire day last year watching Koi Kaze… Domestic Girlfriend definitely isn’t the easiest show to watch, by … Continue reading Domestic Girlfriend Analysis: It’s All Fine!
Goblin Slayer is Just One of Those Shows... One of those shows that stirs up the pot, gets in nice and hot, bubbling. I mean, surely that entices everyone, right? I don't have a problem with Goblin Slayer - I'm not saying it's a brilliant show by any stretch of the imagination, but I certainly … Continue reading On Goblin Slayer and Morality: It’s Fine?
Bunny Girl Senpai, or it's awfully long Japanese title... Seishun Buta Yarou wa Bunny Girl Senpai no Yume wo Minai Is one of - if not the - best shows of the Fall/Autumn 2018 anime season. Its studio Cloverworks is more or less new, splitting from its parent studio of A1-Pictures earlier this year. Cloverworks … Continue reading Bunny Girl Senpai: Characters and the Pain of Reality
Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 Took Me A Few Days To Get Through... After watching the first three episodes, I knew I was going to be in for a ride. So, I decided to space it out, to allow me time to think between episodes, and between all the emotional moments and baggage. Tokyo Magnitude 8.0 is … Continue reading Tokyo Magnitude 8.0: Strength in Family and Friends
A number of months ago I said I wasn't going to be looking at first episodes, or writing about single episodes at any length, However, Island has disrupted that train of thought with a massive fist being slammed onto my desk. This is because Island had one of the worst first episodes I've seen since … Continue reading Island: A Demonstration in Terrible First Episodes
During Spring 2018, Megalo Box has consistently impressed me. It came to occupy number one spot on my list during a season which has quality oozing out of every corner. At its core, Megalo Box is an original story with a rich history of origins - being the 50th Anniversary homage and celebration of the … Continue reading Megalo Box Analysis: Zero to Hero
I don't usually get caught up in the more fickle sides of the anime community, and the places they reside on social media. However, episode 14's 'Ichigo Controversy' has spread over into my abodes like a wild, vicious, unscrupulous parasite, latching onto and polluting everything it comes into contact with... the Episode 14 'Ichigo … Continue reading Darling in the Franxx: Episode 14… Insanity
A Place Further than the Universe has taken the Winter of 2018 by storm Though... not from the get go. It's something which has crept up on all of us. Rallying over the weeks, as its MAL score grew and grew to something which its cute girl aesthetic never foreshadowed at the beginning of the … Continue reading A Place Further Than the Universe: Love and Loss
I'll preface this discussion by saying I rarely watch Yuri. Not because I have an aversion to it - or feel anything inherently negative towards it. Only, Yuri is something that rarely ever comes to the surface in my anime watching habits; for whatever reason that may be. With this in mind, I have few … Continue reading In ‘Defense’ of… Citrus and the Ecchi Genre
From a list of more than ten shows I'm watching in the Autumn/Fall 2017 season, Inuyashiki continually makes me think the more than any other. Now, that does not necessarily mean I think it is the best. But, often incitation of thought is what I'm searching for... maybe above all else. I believe that a … Continue reading Inuyashiki: How to Masterfully Convey Unease