It's not often I come across an anime which makes me feel anything more than entertained, amused, happy. Chobits does all those things, and more. It forces me to examine ideals, things that I had already predetermined. It's an anime of two parts: a happy-go-lucky ride of lighthearted comedy, and a tumultuous expose on how … Continue reading Exploring Chobits: Love, AI, Comedy
From Sounan Desu ka's (Are You Lost?) opening episode, it's easy to recognise it as one of Summer's more niche anime, running at only twelve minutes, and with a subject matter that is a little removed from usual, all considering. So, after reading MAL's brief synopsis at the start of the season, it seemed to … Continue reading Sounan Desu ka? – Anime Is Not Lost
It's not often I come across something so abhorrent I want to erase it from my brain in an instant. However, Netflix's anime documentary Enter the Anime makes me want to do just that and more. In fact, it is so terrible I cannot understand why it was ever released on the platform - never … Continue reading Enter the Anime Review: Netflix’s Awful ‘Documentary’
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!
I've played all Life is Strange has to offer. I love it. It was unlike any other narrative experience I'd had previously. It took the idea of 'choices matter' and ran with it, they don't just matter - they are the game. I felt the same wonder during the First Episode of Life is Strange … Continue reading Life is Strange 2: Episode 2 Review – What Happened?
Log Horizon (EP1-5) I never played World of Warcraft. I did play Runescape though, for exactly 3,438 hours on my main account, and no doubt a few more thousand combining the others. This and a decent time played in Guild Wars 2, gives me a good idea of MMORPG's - how they play, what they are like, … Continue reading Sunday’s Segment: Log Horizon, How it Ends, Mortal Engines (#3)(12-08-18)
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
It's fair to say, Parasyte tickles me in all the right places. A feat that the majority of anime fails to come even close to doing. Not especially because the shows I watch are inherently unworthy, but because they simply do not compare with the truly brilliant shows I have had the pleasure of watching … Continue reading Parasyte: The Maxim – Anime Analysis and Review
Satoshi Kon. A name that is instantly recognised, and hugely respected within the anime community and business. Known for his distinct thematic elements, and unmistakable tonality of his films. Sadly, the man behind many other critically acclaimed classics such as, Tokyo Godfathers, Paprika, Millennium Actress, and Paranoia Agent passed away in 2010 after a very … Continue reading Perfect Blue – Exploring Satoshi Kon’s Masterpiece
Admittedly, I hadn't even heard of NEW GAME! until recently... something which surprised me, because of my penchant for both games and anime - what could be a better mix, right? Exactly! And, now I'm sat here wondering why I hadn't watched it sooner, why I hadn't experienced its awesomeness months ago when it first aired last year. … Continue reading New Game! (S1) – Anime REVIEW!