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
Yuru Camp - by relatively young and unknown studio C-Station - is one of this season's (Winter 2018) Slice of Life shows, very possibly a contender for the best in its class. Only one word comes to mind: camping. We all love camping, well... l love camping; it was something our family did when I … Continue reading Yuru Camp (Laid Back): Let’s Go Camping!
What do first episodes achieve? In its most simplistic form, it hooks the viewer into the show. After all, this is its mission; it has to make people want to view the next episode, and the next. For the more people you have viewing your show, the more popular it is, and ultimately, the more … Continue reading Anime: The Art of First Episodes