My Hero Academia: Heroes Rising Review

Anime is at an all-time high in the West right now, and that is thanks in large part to My Hero Academia. The manga launched in 2014, but it was the English release of the anime that hugely contributed to a new anime boom in North America. Go into stores like FYE or Hot Topic,... Continue Reading →

A Good Librarian Like a Good Shepherd Review

A Good Liberian Like a Good Shepherd is based on the visual novel of the same name. This anime is another in a long list of harem-based shows. For some reason, the idea of a school guy being surrounded by cute girls attracted to him is an immensely popular plot point in anime. Although it's... Continue Reading →

Rainy Cocoa Review

Rainy Cocoa is based on the digital manga of the same name. Its setting is a cafe called Rainy Color. There, at least in Season 1, we follow Aoi Tokura, a waiter. We also have the energetic Ryota, and the rather standoffish Keiichi Iwase, who doesn't seem to like Aoi There's also Shion, who runs... Continue Reading →

MADE IN ABYSS: Journey’s Dawn Review

  MADE IN ABYSS began as a manga written by Akihito Tsukushi. It's probably more well known for its 13-episode anime adaption, licensed by Sentai Filmworks in North America. This year sees the release of two compilation films of the anime for limited theatrical release outside Japan. Compilation films are nothing new for anime -... Continue Reading →

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-chan Review

The Disappearance of Nagato Yuki-Chan is a spin-off of The Melancholy of Haruhi Suzumiya. More specifically, it is a spin-off of the film, The Disappearance of Haruhi Suzumiya. In that movie, Nagato creates an alternate reality where she is a normal girl, and strange things like aliens and time travelers don't exist. The Disappearance of... Continue Reading →

In Search of the Lost Future Review

In Search of the Lost Future incorporates quite a few genres. It is part slice of life; the episodes can have an episodic feel at times. But, it also has an ongoing storyline that runs seamlessly for most of the 12 episodes. It is part romance, and even science fiction. It combines these genres exceptionally... Continue Reading →

The Rolling Girls Review

There are great anime, there are bad anime, and then there are okay anime. A show like Guilty Crown edges more toward the negative side, while a show like Karneval edges more toward the okay side. One great - no, fantastic anime, is Attack on Titan. The studio behind that show is Wit Studio. In... Continue Reading →

Karneval Review

Released in 2013, the Karneval anime is an adaption of the manga by the same name. The story follows a creature named Nai. Nai is apparently half "niji" and half human. Nai is looking for his caretaker, a man named Karoku. A crook named Gareki runs into Nai, and the two of them end up... Continue Reading →

Barakamon Review

There are slice-of-life shows like Spongebob Squarepants where episode order doesn't really matter most of the time. The opposite of that is a show like Young Justice - a show that features an ongoing storyline. Combining these two ideas, 'slice-of-life' and 'plot driven,' can be tricky. The rewards are high however, as this kind of... Continue Reading →

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