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!
Conception, a Fall/Autumn 2018 anime... that's fallen below standard in just about every way. Now, for the purposes of this post, I partook in what I can only describe as a good hour and a half of self-flagellation - why? Because this is what it takes, and I though Conception's reception might be the product … Continue reading Conception: Completely Pointless Anime
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
Strike Witches (EP1-3) I've gone deep this time. I mean, let's be honest, the niche for girls with planes for legs is pretty slim. So, it's no surprise Strike Witches has a cult following. To be honest, I never understand the: "Girls become inanimate objects" meta in anime. Shows like Upotte!!, Kantai Collection: KanColle, and even Girls und Panzer never … Continue reading Sunday’s Segment: Strike Witches, Tsuritama, Demon Lord (#5)(16-09-18)
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
Harukana Receive (Ep6-7) I have been a pretty big fan of Harukana Receive since it stated airing. Maybe because it's a slightly better form of mediocrity than most other shows airing this season (Summer 2018). I had hoped that would last, that some of its better themes would be developed further, and not forgotten about. … Continue reading Sunday’s Segment: Demon Lord, Dead Cells, Fear The WD (#4)(19-08-18)